Total Nerd The Most Emo Marvel And DC Superheroes  

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Get ready to weep as we rank the saddest and most moody Marvel and DC superheroes of all time. Many of the superheroes that we all know and love have experienced true pain in their past. Whether it was due to the loss of loved ones, an abusive upbringing, or even long periods of isolation, these brave-faced superheroes are known for being some of the saddest comic book characters of all time.

However, each character has confronted their own personal demons in different ways. While some sad superheroes have overcome the abusiveness of their past, others continue to struggle in their everyday lives. Some even come from happier beginnings only to be met with tragedy and pain during their journey. Which superheroes do you think are the saddest? Batman instantly springs the mind. The Dark Knight had to witness his parents' death at an incredibly young age, which surely shaped the moody, brooding person he eventually became. Spider-Man, on the other hand, is a superhero who still has to face one of the hardest obstacles of all: being a teenager.

The list of sad superheroes includes characters with tragic origin stories, characters who have been suffering from depression, and younger superheroes who are just plain emo. Vote up which characters you think are the most emo, and if your favorite moody hero isn’t listed, add them!

Batman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Emo Marvel And DC Superheroes
Photo: DC Comics
1 33 VOTES

Appears In: Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, + more

Played By: Will Friedle, Adam West, Kevin Conroy, Val Kilmer, Joe Krajcar, + more

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#55 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#10 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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#1 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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Rorschach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Emo Marvel And DC Superheroes
Photo: DC Comics
2 21 VOTES

Appears In: Watchmen, Watchmen

Played By: Jackie Earle Haley

Also Ranked

#36 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

#35 on The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time, According to Fans

#76 on The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

#34 on The Greatest Fictional Characters Leading Double Lives

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Emo Marvel And DC Superheroes
Photo: Marvel Comics
3 23 VOTES

Appears In: Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe

Played By: Charlie Cox, Ben Affleck

Also Ranked

#10 on The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

#47 on Characters Who Are Most Worthy Of Lifting Mjolnir

#45 on The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

#23 on The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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Punisher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Emo Marvel And DC Superheroes
Photo: Marvel Comics
4 23 VOTES

Appears In: Punisher: War Zone, The Punisher, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, The Punisher, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, + more

Played By: Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren

Also Ranked

#16 on The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

#53 on The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

#20 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

#81 on The Best Comic Book Villains

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