An example of people missing the point (some of them clearly intentionally), Arm-Fall-Off Boy is perfect for what he is:  A one-shot joke character, designed to lovingly poke fun at the tropes of the Silver Age Legion Of Super-Heroes.  He is not, nor was he ever meant to be taken seriously, and as such, he serves his story function as punchline to a T.

Plus, a guy with a club is better than a guy with no club…

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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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