Top 8 Marvel and DC ripoffs: Thanos, Deadpool and others

The thing is, rules are pretty loose in the comic-book industry. If you’re going to steal one of the New Gods, at least rip off Darkseid, the really good one!”
2. Both are wizards that wield powerful magic. It does not get any more obvious than that. Although they do not look alike, it is easy to see from their description, abilities, weapons, and so on that who copied who. Doctor Strange (copied from DC’s Doctor Fate)

Doctor Strange is one of the most famous characters in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many of these have had TV shows or movies made on them. Here are my top 10. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Initially, Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, was thinking of copying another New God instead, Metron. Aquaman (copied from Marvel’s Namor)

Both are half-human kings of the mythical kingdom of Atlantis. The God of Evil, Darkseid, is a universal tyrant who wants to subjugate all reality, is searching for the anti-life equation, and is obsessed with death. Namor appeared in the ancient misty days of modern comics and predated Aquaman by two years. 8. Deadpool (copied from DC’s Deathstroke)

Both are master swordsmen and mercenary assassins with costumes that have similar colour tones. Both the comic-book companies have been around since the 1940s (albeit with different names), and now both are owned by giant studios – DC by Warner Bros and Marvel by Disney. 6.Quiksilver (copied from DC’s The Flash)

This one is easy. Sounds like somebody we know? They do not have superpowers like their friends but use technology to complement their marksmanship. Marvel and DC have actively imitated each other’s characters with the former indulging more in, shall we say, aping. But did you know that he was a blatant copy of a lesser-known DC character Doctor Fate? 2018-02-24T11:50:21+00:00″>
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Generally speaking, both the comic-book publishers, DC and Marvel, have indulged in some sort of imitation. Generally speaking, both the comic-book publishers have indulged in some sort of imitation. Both are patriotic, righteous superheroes that wear the star symbol proudly. Doctor Fate predates Doctor Strange by two decades. Even today, when humanity’s love-affair with printed material seems to be wearing off, comic-book characters like Superman and Captain America remain iconic, thanks to countless movies and TV shows they have appeared in. 5. Deadpool, to avoid the accusations of stealing, was reimagined as a foul-mouthed, wisecracking anti-hero – the Merc with a Mouth. Commander Steel (copied from Marvel’s Captain America)

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Both are bald androids with red skin. Thanos is probably the most obvious copy in this list. There is no order. But he was told to, “Beef him up! They both use the now-antiquated bow-and-arrows. That is because although Deathstroke remains aloof and solemn, they are still pretty similar. I am calling this imitation, as “plagiarism” comes with legal connotations and these are not necessarily legal issues. Hawkeye (copied from DC’s Green Arrow)

Hawkeye and Green Arrow have similar skill-set. It is not that one could copy everything from rival and get away with it, but it is far common to see almost exact copies of different properties in comics than in any other industry without any consequence. Both can fly and tap power from a special source and were trained by powerful sorcerers. Both have given some of the most legendary characters to not just the print medium but also film and television. 3. Thanos (copied from DC’s Darkseid)

The Big Bad in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos, is actually an imitation of the Big Bad in the DC universe, Darkseid. And these are no minor character ripoffs.