As kids, we dreamed of being superheroes, watched them on TV, begged for their action figures, and bragged about their powers to our friends on the other side of the tracks. But we were a little less excited to idolize these "unique" superheroes.
Eighth Man, the American version of Japan's 8-Man, was an android superhero brought back from the dead by mad scientist "Professor Genius," after seven failed attempts of course. His superpowers were charged by a lab-created substance rolled in papers: yea, this guy's powers came from smoking.
What would our lives be like if we'd grown up with Cabot Henhouse III's alter ego "Super Chicken" and his Super Sauce? Drinking this Super Sauce, served to Super Chicken in a martini glass by his sidekick Fred, turned a millionaire playboy chicken into a crime-fighter. Or a tipsy fowl ready to pick a fight.
Underdog might've been best named AlphaDog because his cause was saving the damsel-in-distress TV reporter, Sweet Polly Purebred. Best of all, this love-struck pup got his strength from popping pills he stored in his ring.
Squirrel Girl was a Marvel character who wanted desperately to be Iron Man's sidekick and even once saved his life but still, he rejected her. He told the high school student who could control squirrels that maybe one day, when she was older, she could join the Avengers.
Zeitgeist discovered his bizarre abilities after getting drunk and making out with a chick: then vomiting on her. Apparently, his puke was so acidic that it could burn through four inch steel in thirty seconds and yes, he disintegrated her face.
Some might say Rainbow Girl's superpower was basically an extreme case of PMS; she controlled all of the colors of the emotional spectrum. Although she had obvious frequent mood swings, Rainbow Girl was still loved by everyone when she created her pheromone field.
Even though he was introduced and killed off in the '80s, Paco Ramone, or "Vibe", seems like a superhero for any generation's teens. He was a break-dancing Latino who left gang life in Detroit to use his superpower of creating force vibrations for good with the Justice League.
A reluctant superhero whose powers helped fight bad guys and get good guys to come see her perform, Dazzler had the strange ability to convert sound into light energy. Her dazzling powers also gained the attention of the X-Men, who later recruited her.
The character is just as ridiculous as his name implies. Arm-Fall-Off-Boy could detach his arms and use them to literally beat the enemy. For obvious reasons, Arm-Fall-Off-Boy was the first Legion of Superheroes reject.
Groot is the type of hero we have a soft spot for. Like Megamind, he once was evil. Although this tree-like alien originally abducted humans--as all aliens desire obviously--he later decided to use his control of trees for good. He is virtually immortal, too, since he can regrow when planted. He made a come back with the recent release of "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Matter Eater Lad
Yes, this weird superhero was a guy who could eat anything in any form. Problem is: what exactly is that good for?
The Red Bee
The Red Bee could swim, summon a swarm of trained bees, and had a stinger gun. The Red Bee could not, however, fight or fly, but instead got his name from the fact that his sidekick and favorite bee, Michael, lived in his belt buckle.
I'm not sure if Big Bertha is more hilarious or offensive, but she's definitely bizarre. Big Bertha is actually supermodel Ashley Crawford, who has the ability to change her body mass whenever and however she wants, and uses her massive size to crush enemies. Then she power pukes the fat right back off.
I'm not sure how writers developed such a sick idea, but apparently welding dead dogs to bad guys' faces seemed like a good way to fight crime. To amp up the creepiness, the Dogwelder never speaks and always wears a welding mask.