Yesterday on the Twitter, a random conversation led someone to opine that The Vision was an obscure hero, even though the character was front and center in a recent Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster.  Just as an aside, I asked my Twitter followers to throw out their favorite less-recognizable characters, with responses ranging from Penance (?) to characters they themselves made up to that one time Joe Hardy went to a costume party as his favorite hero.  Even so, my curiosity wasn’t sated, which leads us to today’s nearly unheard of query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is mostly interested in seeing what constitutes “obscure” to y’all, the Faithful Spoilerites, asking: What is the most obscure hero you can think of?

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  1. Hannah Jones
    September 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    Probably Birdy or Anole from the Marvel Universe. I’m not sure either of them exist in current continuity.

    One of my friends and my brother made up a crime fighting duo whose collective powers were to create the scent of lemons and untie peoples shoes. That was it, but we love hearing about their adventures anyway.

  2. September 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm — Reply

    Dynamite Thor. Fantastically ridiculous and fun hero

  3. September 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    Captain Citrus, the hero character of the Florida Department of Citrus who even got his own special team-up with the Avengers.

    For a gimmick character, I kinda find him intriguing.

  4. Daniel Langsdale
    September 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    The Horseman, the Canadian Mountie vigilante who helped out Green Arrow for a couple of issues back in the Grell run.

    I’ve probably read other, more obscure ones, but this is one I can actually remember right now.

  5. September 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm — Reply




  6. Toric
    September 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    Probably Beta Ray Bill, alias Thor’s horseheaded body double.I like his backstory of “Enemy to all tyrranical gods” but to my knowledge he never started his rampage across the Marvel pantheon.

  7. September 29, 2016 at 10:16 am — Reply

    Does Kablamacus count too?

  8. Ron
    October 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    Don’t forget Az.

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