Sometimes, it’s difficult to decide between two good things.  One sometimes isn’t sure whether one wants chocolate or peanut butter, between surf and turf, between things and ideas.  Sometimes, you wake up at the crack of noon, and think “It’s gig time…  What T-shirt am I gonna wear?  Can’t decide… Can’t DECIDE..  BRAIN ANEURYSM!!!”  The same is often true of our pop culture, such as combining Cain Marko and Meredith Brooks (bonus points for those who got that) and inevitably leading to today’s burning query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thought that “all the powers of the Legion Of Super-Heroes circa 1961” was a bit like overkill, asking: What TWO characters would you merge to make the most formidable composite?

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. May 2, 2013 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Infinity and Eternity.

  2. SmarkingOut Adam
    May 2, 2013 at 11:45 am — Reply

    Superman and Gambit. Really, really, ridiculously, painfully, stupidly powerful, but cool instead of a boring doorknob.

    • May 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm — Reply

      Gambit is pretty boring…

      • SmarkingOut Adam
        May 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm — Reply

        But way overpowered, right?

  3. May 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm — Reply


    • May 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm — Reply

      I… Wh… What?

      My cellphone has developed a stutter, apparently.

  4. May 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm — Reply


  5. May 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    Animal Man and Swamp Thing

    • Ryan 'Halite' King
      May 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm — Reply

      Then the Rot avatar would have to come kill him/it

  6. May 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    Batman and Batman.

    Because the only thing more awesome than Batman is Double Batman.

    • May 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm — Reply

      You win one Internet for the answer, and one Internet for trying to be like me…

  7. Rob
    May 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    Batman and the Doctor, the worlds greatest detective and a time traveling genius, evil doers beware.

  8. May 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm — Reply

    Black Lanterns and Marvel Zombies to create an all out war against life through the multiverse.

    You didn’t say they had to be good guys, after all.

    • May 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm — Reply

      As for a heroic merge, I’m going with a merging of the arsenal rather than the characters.

      The Omnitrix (from Ben 10) and Mobirate (from Gokaiger).

  9. AllenBT
    May 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    Wolverine and Task Master? “The best he is at what he does” and the guy who does everything?

  10. Antonio Sanciolo
    May 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    Green Lantern and Plastic Man should theoretically have no limits.

  11. May 2, 2013 at 10:32 pm — Reply

    Number 6 and The Hulk.

  12. May 2, 2013 at 11:15 pm — Reply

    Harley Quinn and Power Girl

  13. May 3, 2013 at 12:11 am — Reply

    Luke Skywalker and Wolverine. Lightsaber claws!

    • May 3, 2013 at 6:39 am — Reply

      Like his future daughter?

      • May 3, 2013 at 10:00 am — Reply

        X-23 has lightsaber claws?

        • May 3, 2013 at 10:58 am — Reply

          The M2 universe (spidergirl and the like) had wolverine’s daughter with lightsaber claws

  14. Zombi
    May 3, 2013 at 12:53 am — Reply

    Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus….oh wait, nevermind; that would be stupid

  15. May 3, 2013 at 7:24 am — Reply

    Speedball and Sebastian Shaw…
    Cannonball and the Flash….
    Jamie Madrox and the Absorbing Man…

  16. May 3, 2013 at 7:51 am — Reply

    Deadpool and wolverine. Oh wait.

  17. May 3, 2013 at 11:00 am — Reply

    The riddler and the question. Even batman would have no clue what he is going on about

  18. May 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm — Reply

    Chuck Norris and… Oh! Wait! Nobody crosses Chuck Norris.

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