Ever wondered which characters from DC & Marvel have the same similarities? We got you covered here.
Check out the characters below. We have so many DC & Marvel characters in both universes, but only a few of them have managed to portray similar qualities from the other side of the Comic-book universe.
Some characters may have some fans getting confused at some point because they have similar qualities.
So we decided here to help you out on which characters have managed to copy the other in terms of skills and possible powers. So read on for 14 characters that, despite their differences, are awkwardly similar and may require that we geeks provide some explanation for modern audiences and the uninitiated.
Catwoman And Black Cat.
These two femme fatales share more than just their penchant for cats and leather. Catwoman and Black Cat are both antiheroes and theives, who strike up romantic relationships with flagship heroes, in and out of costume.
Catwoman famously courts Batman, while Selina Kyle has a thing for Bruce Wayne. Likewise, Black Cat has the hots for Spider-Man, while Peter Parker dates Felicia Hardy.
Plastic man and Mr. Fantastic.
Patrick O’Brien is a care-free, humorous criminal who gets his powers after a chemical accident during a heist. Genius scientist Reed Richard gets his when he’s bombarded with cosmic radiation on a spaceflight.
Green Arrow And Hawkeye.
Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics while Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. As For Hawkeye he’s appeared in (Avengers 2012,2015 and will appear in 2016’s Marvel’s Captain America:Civil War) For Arrow he appears in his own Dc Tv Series Arrow.
Aquaman And Namor.
After the events of Avengers vs X-Men, Namor is one of the Illuminati dealing with Incursions in Jonathan Hickman’s New Avengers. Aquaman, also known as Arthur Curry and Orin, is a superhero and the ruler of the seas. Luckily for Aquaman, he’ll likely hit the big screen first. Marvel currently has no plans to bring Namor to the big screen, and at this point, it’s unclear if they own the rights or if they reside at Universal.
The Atom And Ant-Man.
Ray Palmer and Hank Pym are just two of DC and Marvel’s size-changing hero.Scott Lang was the second man to take up the mantle of Ant–Man. He has been a member of both the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.Atom, and was one of many Silver Age reboots of Golden Age characters, to have a more sci-fi background. Two others, have taken the name after him but he has been the prominent, of them in the DC is one of the Greatest Heroes in the DCU. For Ant-Man he will be hitting theaters in summer 2015 for his Movie as For The Atom he debuted in Arrow and will also be featured in Dc Tv series Legends Of Tomorrow which will be airing from next year (2016).
Red Tornado And The Vision.
The similarities between Red Tornado and The Vision go far beyond the fact that they’re both androids possessing high levels of artificialwere both created by supervillains for the sole purpose of defeating their respective superhero teams, and both had a change of heart, opting instead to turn on their former masters. As for the Vision he has made his appearance in Avengers:Age of Ultron (2015) for the Red Tornado were not sure whether he’ll be introduced soon in the DCCU.
Man Thing And Swamp Thing.
Man-Thing and Swamp Thing, Marvel and DC’s creatures from the black lagoon, don’t just share similar appearances, but origin stories as well. Both characters were only created two months apart, so the debate about whether or not one is a ripoff of the other continues to rage on. As for the two characters we’re not sure whether the two studios will introduce them on the big screen soon.
Doom Patrol And X-Men.
The X-Men may be more popular, but Marvel isn’t the only company with a superhero team of gifted youngsters. DC’s version, the Doom Patrol, is also led by a man in a wheelchair. Both teams even have similarly-named adversaries; the X-Men face off against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, while the Doom Patrol fights the Brotherhood of Evil. As for the X-Men, they have made their appearances in a few X-Men films, and we’ll be hearing from the them again coming next year in 2016’s X-Men:Apocalypse, for the Doom Patrol, not sure also whether Dc Comics will be introducing them soon.
The Flash And Quicksilvers.
Marvel and Fox co-own the rights to the Quicksilver, and both plan on using him, while DC will also double down on The Flash (using him on both television and in film). That means that, before long, we’ll have four different speedsters in the mix, and they’ll be based on the same two characters. The flash is in his own Tv show (The Flash), Quicksilver (Fox) made his epic appearance in X-Men:DOFP & will be back in X-Men:Apocalypse coming (2016), as for Marvel’s Quicksilver he made an appearance in (Avengers:Age of ultron) but was killed out as he was saving Hawkeye from Ultron.
The Wasp And BumbleBee.
Wasp first appeared in Tales to Astonish #44 in 1963, Bumblebee didn’t appear until Teen Titans #45 in 1976.The costume is similar, as they are both similarly themed, but DC could maybe go out of their way to carve their own unique bug-woman niche instead of just saying “But ours is black! Not the same!”. for the Wasp Kevin Feige had recently revealed that Marvel has future plans for her, as well you can spot her in Ant-Man this July 17, 2015. For Bumblebee, Dc still has no plans for her yet, maybe we might see her in the near future.
Deathlock And Cyborg.
After his debut in Original Sins issue 1 (2014), and his debut in the hit-television show Agents ofman, half machine – all hero! After a near fatal incident, Victor Stone was cybernetically enhanced by his father. He now possesses the ability to communicate, manipulate, and interface with nearly all forms of technology. Cyborg will making his appearance in his own movie which is scheduled to be released in 2020.
Red Skull and Black Mask.
A long-time enemy of Captain America, Johann Schmidt is a proud Nazi general and the embodiment of evil, fear, and horror. He is known as the ruthless Red Skull. He made his first movie appearance in Captain America:First Avenger. Roman Sionis, AKA the Black Mask, is a ruthless Gotham City-based mob boss and leader of the False Face Society. At various times he has been the supreme leader of the Gotham criminal Underworld. Possessing an extreme hatred for Bruce Wayne, and a sadistic talent for torturing his victims, makes the Black Mask one of Batman’s most dangerous adversaries. As for Black Mask not sure again when he’ll join the DCCU, but in the future maybe he might make an appearance so watchout for him.
Green Lantern Corps And Nova Corps.
As comic book films head deeper into the cosmic realms, DC and Marvel will likely bring their intergalactic police forces – the Nova Corps. and Green Lantern Corps. – to the big screen.Luckily, the two Corps. are mostly similar in concept alone. The home planets of Oa and Xandar are unique enough to effectively differentiate them on screen, and the power sets between the corpsman aren’t very similarthe fact that James Gunn marginalized the Nova Corps.’ abilities in Guardians of the Galaxy, and WB should find it easy to make the Green Lanterns stand out when the reboot hits theaters in 2020.
Thanos, Darkseid And Apocalypse.
The similarities between Thanos, Darkseid, and Apocalypse – the upcoming “big bads” of the Marvel, DC, and X-Men cinematic universes – will be the hardest for casual audiences tostudios will have to effectively and faithfully adapt the villains in order for anyone unfamiliar with comic books to tell them apart (outside of their different color schemes and chin sizes, of course). As for Thanos he has already made his appearance in Avengers (2012) in the post-credit scene, also was brought back in Guardians of the Galaxy and we last saw him in Avengers:Age of ultron which got released this year, as we was in the mid-credits scene. For Apocalypse, he’ll be making his first appearance in X-men:Apocalypse which will be released next year, we also saw (younger version) in the post-credits scene for X-Men:Days of future past. For Darkseid, he still has not made his appearance, but there are rumors that he might be introduce in Justice League 2 movie which will be released in 2019.
Red-Hood And Winter Soldier.
Jason Todd and Bucky Barnes are both former sidekicks of flagship heroes, who were thought dead but came back as gun-toting assassins who faced off with their former, the second Robin, was supposedly killed by the Joker but reappeared years later as the Red Hood, an antihero unafraid of using guns and lethal force to clean up the streets of Gotham was Captain America’s best friend and sidekick in WWII. It appeared that he was killed in action, but he was actually found by Russians, given a robotic arm, and brainwashed into becoming the deadly assassin known as The Winter Soldier. Bucky made it to the big screen first and he will be back again in Captain America:Civil War next year, he was the eponymous antagonist of this year’s acclaimed Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Soldier – so it may be some time before WB finds a way to bring the Red Hood to cinema screens.
DeathStroke And Deadpool.
Genetically engineered to surpass all human limits, Slade Wilson was once a soldier, but now works as one of the most feared assassins in the DC Universe. He has frequently clashed with the Teen Titans, the Justice League, Batman, and even fought Lobo! Deathstroke made his appearance in Dc Tv series Arrow, and he might be returning in Season 4 from what ive heard. Wade Wilson is a former test subject of the Weapon X program, possessing a regenerative healing factor (like that of Wolverine), as well as an unstable compiling of other “Weapon X” experiments. Deadpool’s powers and personality traits combine to make a wild, mentally unstable, and unpredictable mercenary. Deadpool is a former member of X-Force, a self-professed member of the X-Men and Avengers and has recently joined the Thunderbolts. The “Merc with a Mouth” is infamous for breaking the fourth wall.