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Total Nerd The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters  

Switchdoctor
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List Rules Ranked from lazy blatant unoriginal cheap rip-off to decent homage or variation.

He flies. He has super strength. He was rocketed to Earth as a child from another world. He gets his powers from the sun. He's got the boots, cape, and a big emblem on his chest.

Those are just some of the basics that make up the Superman icon. Variations of those conventions and more have turned up in many comicbook characters. That said, while some of these creations seem like authentic Superman homages to certain readers, others consider them to be complete rip-offs.

This is the worst Superman rip-off characters. Vote up the ones you think are the biggest rip-offs, and downvote the ones you think not so much. There's only one true Superman.

1
147 87
Sentry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
Marvel Universe

2
115 63
Supreme is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters

3
120 70
Hyperion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters

4
85 60
Mister Majestic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters

5
83 62
Omni-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters

6
115 103
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection

7
70 57
Marvelman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
redlocque added

8
74 63
Icon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
DC Universe

9
87 79
Superboy (Kon-El) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
t.sparkman93 added Young Justice, DC Universe

10
65 56
Plutonian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
redlocque added Plutonian

11
79 73
Blue Marvel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
Marvel Universe

12
95 92
Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters

13
66 62
Samaritan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
Samaritan

14
61 66
Apollo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters

15
1 0
Ethan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
Moai added

16
3 4
Ranker Video
sjboucher98 added Super Sam

17
56 77
Count Nefaria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters

18
91 164
Goku is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters

19
51 141
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Superman Rip-Off Characters
Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths