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Your Favorite Obscure Characters of all time?

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Your Favorite Obscure Characters of all time? (characters that only appear once in a while or have appeared in one storyarc) Here's mine:

-Fastforward a.k.a. Buried Alien a.k.a Barry Allen (Marvel Comics)
-The Black Flash (Walter West)
-The Fury (Captain Britain enemy)
-Charon (CrossGen)
-Butterball (Avengers Initiative)
-Stone (DD Chaste member)
-Aaron The Watcher (FF)
-Shamrock (Marvel Comics)
-Will O Wisp (Marvel Comics)
-Black Knight (Sir Percy of Scandia)
-Jahf (guardian of the M'Kraan Crystal)
-Blue Marvel (Marvel Comics)
-Lila Cheney (Marvel Comics)
-Sat-Yr-9 (Marvel Comics)

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Wolverine.

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Seriously, I can't really think of any.

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What the hell? This topic is stupid.

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Slapstick
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Some good picks here :thumb:

Paladin
Jack of Hearts
and hell yes, Buried Alien!!
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Night Raven.

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Can someone explain Buried Alien?
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ian_house wrote:Can someone explain Buried Alien?
From Marvel Wiki:

Quasar #17


Buried Alien (not his real name, but he recalled it as being something that sounded like that) was an amnesiac speedster from another universe, who was discovered by the Runner and invited to participate in his great race. He beat several other speedsters and was declared to be the fastest man alive, but never recovered his memory. He later adopted the alias 'Fastforward'.

"Buried Alien" was obviously an intended reference to Barry Allen, the Flash of the DC Universe. Besides a similar sounding "real" name, the character wore a red costume with yellow boots, felt like he had a "ball of energy -- like lightning -- inside of" him, was from an alternate reality, and when he first appeared the last thing he remembered was "running", an obvious reference to Barry Allen's death in Crisis on Infinite Earths, where he ran himself to death (here, instead of dying, he was obviously supposed to have been transported to another reality). And, if those aren't enough references, he's also declared the "fastest man alive" by the end of his first appearance, which he says "feels...right".

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Tim wrote:
ian_house wrote:Can someone explain Buried Alien?
From Marvel Wiki:

Quasar #17


Buried Alien (not his real name, but he recalled it as being something that sounded like that) was an amnesiac speedster from another universe, who was discovered by the Runner and invited to participate in his great race. He beat several other speedsters and was declared to be the fastest man alive, but never recovered his memory. He later adopted the alias 'Fastforward'.

"Buried Alien" was obviously an intended reference to Barry Allen, the Flash of the DC Universe. Besides a similar sounding "real" name, the character wore a red costume with yellow boots, felt like he had a "ball of energy -- like lightning -- inside of" him, was from an alternate reality, and when he first appeared the last thing he remembered was "running", an obvious reference to Barry Allen's death in Crisis on Infinite Earths, where he ran himself to death (here, instead of dying, he was obviously supposed to have been transported to another reality). And, if those aren't enough references, he's also declared the "fastest man alive" by the end of his first appearance, which he says "feels...right".
Sounds cool, cheers dude!
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Solitaire (Ultraverse)

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Don't know if she's considered obscure since she was on the Avengers for a while, but I really love Echo from the Daredevil/Avengers comics. I guess she's been dead for some time but since I've started reading Marvel comics again with the Marvel Now relaunch, I'm hoping they'll bring her back.

A few months ago, I also got a great print of her from Ed's shop that was signed by David Mack.
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About everyone from Crossgen.

And Sosa from Valiant.

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The Merk

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A bunch of CGW/DHH characters:

The Motor (Motorhead)
King Tiger (various)
Kingston (X)
The Machine (various)
X
Ghost

Non-CGW/DHH:

Ok, he's not "that" obscure, but Hob Gaddling, from Sandman.
and...er...guess that's it for now.

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Monark Starstalker
Starman (the DC space one that Ditko and Starlin drew)
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My next Obscure character.

Ralph Snart.

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Ralph Snart Adventures is a comic book written by Marc Hansen and published between 1986 and 1993 by NOW Comics and currently being published by its creator Marc Hansen.
Ralph Snart is an example of absurdity in modern comics. All characters are depicted as grotesque and ugly, with bulbous noses and bulging eyes. Many of the male characters have physiques that ripple with muscles in unlikely places, an obvious deconstruction of the popularity of the muscle-sculpted weightlifter as male action hero in the 1980s. Hansen likes to elevate the mundane to epic proportions in Ralph Snart; for example Ralph would take terrible risks and great journeys to obtain a case of beer; another example is an alien attempt to dominate humanity in order to brew fermented beverages from human tissues.
The title character, Ralph Snart, is a Walter Mitty type who frequently escapes the painful realities of his life by daydreaming himself into incredible and often bizarre adventures. As the series progresses, his real life becomes as strange as his daydreams until there is not much to differentiate the two states. For this reason, his brain is sought by the arch-villain, Dr. Goot. Ralph's insanity takes the form of delusional fantasies, mostly consisting of drinking beer, that provide sub-plot respites from the main plot: Dr. Goot's eternal quest to use Ralph's brain for his own evil ends.
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xodacia81 wrote: Ok, he's not "that" obscure, but Hob Gaddling, from Sandman.
Hob Gadling is by far my favorite character in Sandman.
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MarrowMan wrote:My next Obscure character.

Ralph Snart.

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I didn't think Ralph Snart was that obscure.

I remember the first non-Marvel comic I purchased (after my Archie phase when I was 10) was Mr. Lizard.

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Terrax! :thumb: Fantastic Four 210-214, 242-243, & 258-260. Great oldschool throwdowns by John Byrne.

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Chiclo wrote:
MarrowMan wrote:My next Obscure character.

Ralph Snart.

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I didn't think Ralph Snart was that obscure.

I remember the first non-Marvel comic I purchased (after my Archie phase when I was 10) was Mr. Lizard.
Well, with people around our age (OLD) It may not be "obscure" obscure, but I'm pretty sure most people have no clue who he is.
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I like Grampa Rai. He was always so grumpy it just cracked me up. Then when he went to kick Rai's butt and failed miserably...ah good times.

Carrie the female Robin in Dark Knight was really good, my favorite Robin. Is she obscure?


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