The Worst Action Heroes Of All Time

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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.

Photo: Buena Vista Pictures
  • Goku


    Dragonball Evolution
    21 votes
  • Cypher Raige

    Cypher Raige

    After Earth
    11 votes
    • Played By: Will Smith
    Cypher Raige is a fictional character from After Earth.
  • Shane Wolfe

    Shane Wolfe

    The Pacifier
    19 votes
    • Played By: Vin Diesel
    Shane Wolfe is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Pacifier.
  • Derek Thompson

    Derek Thompson

    Tooth Fairy
    14 votes
    • Played By: The Rock
    Derek Thompson is a fictional character in the 2010 comedy film Tooth Fairy.
  • Catwoman
    24 votes
    • Played By: Adrienne 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
  • Barb Wire
    Barb Wire
    24 votes
    • Played By: Pamela 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