Thanks to this week’s Dueling Review, I’ve been ruminating about the Mirror Universe and the idea of an evil version of our favorite pop-culture heroes.  Thanks to AXIS, we got to see an amoral Tony Stark, while evil Supermans are a dime a dozen, and Captain America’s evil counterpart actually took over the United States for a minute in a tortured attempt to make some sort of point about political divisions in the 2020s.  With so many antiheroes and jerkfaces already, I’m hard-pressed to imagine what modern mirror stories are still left untold, leading us to today’s inverted query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is torn between evil R2-D2 and evil Tina from Bob’s Burgers, asking: Which hero’s Evil Version would make the most horrifying villain?

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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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    • Isn’t that basically Barry, the other The Tick?

      Easy answer would be someone with godlike (or near godlike) powers, like a Scarlet Witch or Dr. Manhattan. Just a nudge in the wrong direction would alter reality. Or maybe one of the speedsters, who could slow time down enough to basically alter reality to a godlike extreme.

      Who’d be the biggest a-hole if they went evil tho? Maybe Guy Gardner.

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