Poll Position: The finest of them all

We did this a couple of weeks ago with Marvel characters, but of course the DC Universe is quite different. So here goes:


Discussion after the jump.

I'm pretty wiped out after my trip, so please forgive me if I jump right in.

  • Aquaman: Because sometimes it's nice to be the Main Guy on the team, and there's no one like Aquaman to guarantee that the Main Guy will be YOU.
  • Batman: The exact opposite of the Aquaman choice, there's no better way to guarantee that you will NOT be the Main Guy than pairing with Batman. On the other hand, odds are very good that you will come out of whatever the situation is, alive. So that's nice. Of course, the odds are ALSO very good that you will come out of whatever the situation is with your testicles kicked into your hat by Batman. So that's not so nice.
  • Flash: Assuming this is the wisecracking "JLA Animated" version, he'd be fun to hang out with. His ability to vibrate through walls would be handy in a ninja-type way, too. Sadly his propensity to get knocked out by debris that is a bazillion times slower than him is distressing.
  • Martian Manhunter: I've always felt like J'Onn was one of the most underappreciated major characters out there. He's got an enormous range of powers of a very high level, including most of Superman's portfolio and a nice smattering of psionic ability to boot. His versatility would be great no matter what situation you find yourself in. You just better hope your opponent isn't armed with a Bic lighter, that's all.
  • Mister Miracle: I'd say there's a better than even chance I'd be getting my ass kicked in any super-hero type fight, and in that case, I'd want a partner who could get me the heck out of Dodge, stat. And no one is better for that than Mister Miracle.
  • Superman: Come on, he's freaking Superman. On the downside, you'd be about as necessary as a Jazzercise DVD on the Donner Expedition.
  • Wendy and/or Marvin: I would totally choose them just so I could lead them into a situation where they could be killed. Messily.
  • Wonder Woman: Superman's powers, with boobs. Cha-ching! OK, no, seriously -- she's awesome. Great powers, let's-kick-ass attitude, and the ever-present chance she'll use that lasso to tie you up and have her way with you. What am I, eleven years old?!

So, in my post-trip fog of exhaustion, I am going to go with ... OK, if I'm being serious (ha!) I'd go with Martian Manhunter. The versatility is just too hard to beat. But if I'm going for fun, I'd choose Wonder Woman, because she's so tough she could handle anything we'd face on her own, giving me plenty of time to try and convince her to go on a date with me.

But we all know those are both bad answers, because any self-respecting lover of super-hero stuff would choose Wendy and Marvin in a heartbeat, just for the chance to send them to a messy, fiery death.

So who would you choose?

14 Responses to Poll Position: The finest of them all

  1. Gero says:

    Yay, first vote ^_^

  2. knight1192a says:

    At this point, looks like a shoot out between Superman and Batman as to who’s gonna win. Wonder how many votes have been cast so far besides Gero and myself.

  3. Gero says:

    Well, there’s at least 3 votes. I can kind of see why Bats is winning, because, like it says above, Superman doesn’t really NEED a sidekick. I’d still like to hang out with him anyway, though…

  4. Dennis says:

    I chose Wonder Woman. For the reasons you described, Jeff LOL

  5. DerKork says:

    I chose the Martian Manhunter.
    With Superman, you’d probably be pushed out of sight by his public image while J’onn leaves you enough space to gain your own tiny bit of fame and recognition in the superhero world. And I wouldn’t mind 5 seconds of fame to be honest.

  6. kingmonkey says:

    hile I was a strong supporter of She-Hulk as a partner, I couldn’t choose Wonder Woman. She’s just too… I don’t know, snooty? I went with Martan Manhunter, leading me to think I may have som kind of green-skin fetish. (Plus, he could shape-change into She-Hulk! Its not gay if he’s a Martian, right?)

  7. AmyElf says:

    Hmm… while I did chose Batman, just because with the (basically) millions of sweet toys he would have to give to take out the bad guys, my second choice would have to be Martian Manhunter because, lets face it, he’s awesome. I could see that being paired with the some of the others would be cool, I’d just think that most of them would make you sit on the sides so you wouldn’t get hurt. Which would honestly not be as much fun.

  8. Runt82 says:

    I chose Aquaman because it’s all about me.

  9. TopHat says:

    What,no Platic Man? Plastic Man is one of the few DC heroes I wouldn’t want to kill after five minutes.

    I’d go with Manhunter. He’s probably less likely to hoover up all the fame.

  10. Xstacy says:

    My morals are strong enough to be a hero in the Marvel Universe, but in the DC, I think I’d be one of those characters that constantly goes from minor villain to minor hero and back again, depending on the story. So, yeah, I’d be up for taking Wendy and Marvin into as many dangerous situations as possible and rooting them on until they die.

  11. Gene says:

    I went with Martian Manunter for the versatility, and the fact that I’d get some spotlight time. And once I leeched my way to fame, then I’d make Batman and Wonder Woman MY sidekicks 😀

    Though the idea of leading Wendy and Marvin off the edge of some situation does sound appealing…..

  12. darkvatican says:

    It was a toss-up with either Martian Manhunter or Wonder Woman for me. Batman would be another great choice, but I’d probably not survive the adventure. lol Because I normally choose male heroes in these sorts of polls, this time I opted for a female partner and went with Wonder Woman. It’d be interesting to see how much of my “chauvanistic attitude” attitude she put up with before abusing her powers by attacking me. ^_^

  13. William A. Peterson says:

    J’onn was going to be my first choice, but if there’s a fire, then it’s all up to me… and, THAT wouldn’t be good!
    Wonder Woman, while not quite as powerful, is VERY good at inspiring people to do their very best… and, personally, I’d probably need that, whatever kind of powers I might have!
    I don’t hate Wendy or Marvin, but if I got teamed with Batman, I’d be tempted to lead HIM to his Death!

  14. PhoenixTalion says:

    I’m crush-motivated to go for Flash.