Superheroes are around to fight for truth, justice, and to generally right the wrongs of the world. While they usually stand up for virtue, there are many superheroes who did awful things despite their good intentions, resulting in some disturbing things in Marvel's Ultimate Universe, DC's Multiverse, and Marvel's 616. In fact, there were multiple times when the superheroes killed their friends, making them much worse than supervillains.
Sure, Iron Man wanted some order in the world by endorsing superhuman registration, but did he and Reed Richards have to create an interdimensional prison? And sure, maybe some villains can never be reformed, but does that give the Justice League the right to mindwipe them? Even Batman, with his "no killing" policy, is responsible for a few deaths. Read on for a list of superheroes who turned into villains or did unspeakable things in the name of "greater good."
Green Lantern Becomes A God
Batman Runs Gotham Like A Police State
Scarlet Witch Alters Reality Into A Utopia For Her Friends And Nearly Wipes Out All MutantkindPhoto: Marvel
Superman Takes Over Earth
Green Arrow Executes Prometheus
Batman Gets His Parents' Killer To Commit Suicide