15 Marvel And DC Characters That Are Too Similar To Be A Coincidence

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In case you love the superhero movies, then there is a great chance that you would have felt the pressure to support either Marvel or DC at some point or the other. The reason is that everyone believes that it is not possible to like both and still live like a normal human being. Therefore, you need to be cautious of entering a forum where superhero discussions are going on. If you come up with an idea which is unlike what the forum members believe, you will be subjected to their hostility.

However, one thing that you will definitely observe is that the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe has numerous superheroes and villains. Upon a closer inspection, it can be found that several of these characters have their replicas in the rival universe. You might think that the two publishers conceptualized the characters together, and then went on to develop them as per their own preferences, but, that obviously can’t be it. The other possibility is that they copy each other’s characters and vaguely claim to have got original ideas, which is ethically unfair to the original creators.

Considering the fact that most of the characters in both universes were conceptualized between 1939 to the 1980s, a lot of things were crucial to the creation of such characters. Also, there are smaller comic book brands acquired by the two comic book giants, which made them acquire characters already existing.

In this article, we present to you 15 characters each from DC and Marvel who are way too similar to be just a coincidence. We have also listed the years of the character’s comic book debut, in a bid to find out which one is a rip-off and which character is the original. However, as stated above, there was a lot required to create these characters, so it is not as simple as it might appear. Take a look!

15. DARKSEID VS. THANOS

14. DOCTOR STRANGE VS. DOCTOR FATE

13. DEADPOOL VS. DEATHSTROKE

12. HAWKEYE VS. GREEN ARROW

11. ANT-MAN VS. THE ATOM

10. QUICKSILVER VS THE FLASH

9. BLACK CAT VS CATWOMAN

8. MR. FANTASTIC VS. PLASTIC MAN AND ELONGATED MAN

7. NAMOR VS. AQUAMAN

6. MAGNETO VS. DOCTOR POLARIS

5. BULLSEYE VS. DEADSHOT

4. DAREDEVIL VS. DOCTOR MID-NITE

3. SWAMP THING VS. MAN-THING

2. SANDMAN VS. CLAYFACE

1. BOOMERANG VS. CAPTAIN BOOMERANG

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