Apr 22 , 2021
Everybody loves them and they have some seriously wicked powers, be them gained, born with or made by themselves. But did you ever wonder what superheroes had the weirdest powers?
Read on to find out Popgear’s Top 5 Weirdest Superheroes.
1. Danny The Street (DC)
Yes, the name is quite literal. No, we’re not joking. Bumping up the weird factor to a level of about eleven, Danny the Street is a thinking piece of pavement. Like, an actual roadway with thoughts. The character, created by kooky comics creator Grant Morrison, is a play on the legendary drag performer Danny La Rue. The character can integrate himself into the geography of any city withoutpeople noticing, and speaks via window signs of shops that line his…erm… body. Danny isn’t just an odd locale in the DC universe, but an actual superhero of sorts, being a full-fledged member of the Teen Titans and possessing superpowers such as teleportation. Oh, and did we mention he was a transvestite? We can't even imagine how that works.
2. Cosmo (Marvel)
All hail the power of chew toys!
In the Marvel Universe, during the space race of the '50s and '60s, the Soviet Union spent most of its time flinging animals into space and hoping for the best, but we bet they didn't expect to create a superhero. Originally a test animal for the Soviet space program, Cosmo is sent into space in the 1960s and drifts to the alien space station Knowhere *cough* The Collector’s home *cough*, where he gains telekinetic and telepathic abilities as well as a supreme intellect. Did we mention that Cosmo is a dog? The character has fought alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy.
P.S.: Did you notice the dog in the spacesuit during Guardians of the Galaxy part 1 Knowhere scenes (see image above)? That was a sneaky Easter Egg hinting at Marvel’s own dog superhero, Cosmo, inspired by none other than Laika. Will we seeCosmo join up with our favourite space rebels in Guardians of the Galaxy 3?
3. Mogo (DC)
Okay so… Superman is great and powerful and all that but, how does he even stand to a full-on sentient planet superhero? Mind-boggling, right!?
Mogo is part of The Green Lantern Corps and has pretty much all the powers of a Green Lantern. Now imagine that for a second. The Green Lantern corps are the galaxy’s most fearless and valiant protectors, and their ranks are made up of aliens of all shapes and sizes, but Green Lanterns usually aren't as big as Mogo. Mogo is a sentient planet that took the oath of the Green lantern and fights alongside Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, and other human-sized members of the corps. Despite the oddity of the character, Mogo is well-loved by fans and remains a very prominent part of Green Lantern comic book storylines.
4. Matter-Eater Lad (DC)
Darwin would be quite proud of thissuperhero. Matter-Eater Lad (quite the literal name) is an alien superhero that hails from the planet Bismoll, where microbes have turned all food inedible. To survive the population of the planet evolved to be able to consume any type of matter. Matter-Eater Lad is often seen happily munching away at a wrench, iron bars and any other matter of inedible objects like they’re a 5-star Micheline meal. Quite useful when you can just "chew" your way out of a tight spot we guess. Imagine trying to keep him locked up!
5. Eye-Scream (Marvel)
Okay, so not a superhero per se… More of a supervillain, but we could not exclude him from this list just for that! He’s well worth it.
Though Eye-Scream shows up only once, his spot on this list is well deserved. This mutant supervillain has the power to turn into any flavour of ice cream he wants. Yep, that’s it.That’s all of his big bad, world-ending, superpowers. His mortal enemies for the one comic book issue he showed up for were the sun and hungry kids.