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End of the Unviverse!
emnmnmeHeard about this on conservative radio:Registered Userregular
There's nothing wrong with a villain who can lift boulders or control dozens of minds simultaneously - a good supervillain has to put up a good fight, right? - but I think comic book writers in general get a little goofy when they whip up villains that can destroy/devour/alter all of existence. Usually, these almighty evildoers pop up for big events that are pretty damn weak compared to normal stories and, of course, these cosmic baddies are destined to fail because, obviously, no more comic book universe means no more comic book characters from that universe.
In my opinion, the industry shouldn't invent anymore of these all-powerful types for a number of reasons. For starters, threatening galaxies passes some unmarked threshold for readers where they can't wrap their heads around how much destruction is happening. There's not much of a difference when a god-villain waves his hand and snuffs out ten planets versus another who snuffs out fifteen besides numbers. Also, these guys tend to be clones of one another, all driven in purpose yet slightly mad. The story's been told and retold - the formula is perfected. Finally, do all these galaxy smashing fiends tolerate each other? Does Mephisto play golf with Galactus on Tuesdays? Does the Specter not care that Imperiex Prime is attempting to end everything? Even when these big guys do fight one another, the fights are lame, usually seen from the perspective of a regular hero. It reminds me of how the climactic fight in Clash of the Titans was a disappointment with just one 'punch' thrown.
To make a point, help me out and let's list all the Big Fish out there that threaten the universe. There not as rare as you'd think. If they can crack more than a few planets in half, they belong on the list.
You've got Parallax, Thanos with his magic glove, and Galactus to start.