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The Worst Action Heroes Of All Time

While good action heroes always rise to the occasion and overcome the odds to save the day, bad action heroes do anything but. Often overshadowed by their bigger, better counterparts, these awful action heroes are known for blundering, fubbing, and generally sucking all the fun out of whatever movie or show they’re in. Whether they’re purposely bad (like Sam Larson in True Memoirs of an Assassin) or accidentally bad (like Goku in the live action Dragonball Evolution), these characters are known for being the worst action heroes in film and TV history.

Some actors, like Vin Diesel and Tom Cruise, have managed to maintain their careers in spite of their bad choices, but other actors haven’t been as lucky. Chris O'Donnell’s painful portrayal as Robin and Shia Labeouf's awkward role as Mutt Williams in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull managed to damage each actor’s action career.

Which of these characters do you think did the worst job? Vote up the worst fictional action heroes, and add your own picks if they’re missing from the list.

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    Goku

    Dragonball Evolution
    7
    0
  • 2

    Shane Wolfe

    The Pacifier
    6
    0

    Played ByVin Diesel

    Shane Wolfe is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Pacifier.
  • Barb Wire
    9
    1

    Played ByPamela Anderson

    Barb Wire was a superhero published by Comics Greatest World, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics. A regular series was published for 9 issues between 1994-1995, followed by a mini-series in 1996. In  ...more
  • 4

    Cypher Raige

    After Earth
    5
    0

    Played ByWill Smith

    Cypher Raige is a fictional character from After Earth.
  • 5

    Simon

    Simon Sez
    4
    0
  • 6

    Rip Thomas

    No Holds Barred
    3
    0
  • 7

    Sgt. Jake Carter

    The Marine 3: Homefront
    3
    0

    Played ByThe Miz

    Sgt. Jake Carter is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Marine 3: Homefront.
  • 8

    Ecks And Sever

    Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
    5
    1
  • Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
    5
    1

    Played ByChisa Yokoyama, Ming-Na, Laura Bailey, Fumiko Orikasa, Kristin Kreuk

    Chun Li is a fictional character from the 1992 film Street Fighter.  ...more
  • Catwoman
    6
    3

    Played ByAdrienne Barbeau, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Courtney Thorne-Smith

    Catwoman is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics and is associated with the Batman franchise. Historically a supervillainess and often an antiheroine, the  ...more
  • Hitman
    5
    2

    Played ByBorislav Parvanov

    Agent 47 is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Hitman franchise, created by the Danish company IO Interactive. The franchise currently consists of six Hitman video game titles and the  ...more
  • 12

    Sgt. Joe Bomowski

    Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
    5
    2

    Played BySylvester Stallone

    Sgt. Joe Bomowski is a fictional character from the 1992 film Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.
  • 13

    Sam Larson

    True Memoirs of an Assassin
    3
    1
  • 14

    Derek Thompson

    Tooth Fairy
    3
    2

    Played ByThe Rock

    Derek Thompson is a fictional character in the 2010 comedy film Tooth Fairy.
  • 15

    Alex Shaw

    Speed 2: Cruise Control
    3
    2

    Played ByJason Patric

    Alex Shaw is a fictional character from the 1997 film Speed 2: Cruise Control.
  • 16

    Lt. Ben Gannon

    Stealth
    3
    3

    Played ByJosh Lucas

  • BloodRayne
    2
    2

    Played ByKristanna Loken

    Rayne, sometimes called Agent BloodRayne, is a fictional character in the BloodRayne series of video games. Created by Majesco Entertainment, she is the series' titular protagonist, appearing in both  ...more
  • Batman and Robin
    4
    5

    Played ByBurt Ward, Joshua Adams, Alexander Martella, Burt Ward, Chris O'Donnell

    Robin is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics  ...more
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones franchise
    4
    5

    Played ByShia LaBeouf

  • Played ByMilla Jovovich

    Violet Song jat Shariff is a fictional character from the 2006 film Ultraviolet.  ...more
  • 21

    Nick Morton

    The Mummy
    3
    5
  • Van Helsing, Van Helsing: The London Assignment
    2
    6

    Played ByHugh Jackman

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