Scariest Comic Characters

Since it’s Halloween today, I decided to do something fitting. This is simply a list of characters who I find to be the scariest in comics. This is mainly an opinion list, but feel free to list your thoughts in the comments.

9. Ultron

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4f/Ultron2013.jpg

Just something about that face.

8. Joker

Really depends on the writer.  Sometimes I read a book with Joker and am just scared thinking of him, sometimes I read him and just don’t think anything, and sometimes I just sigh at how pathetic he is (like during Death of the Family. They were just trying way too hard to make Joker scary, when all they needed was a writer who new what he/she was doing.  Scott Snyder is not that person).

Seriously, this is a terrifying Joker:

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jokertongue2_4593.jpg

This is a “normal” Joker:

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3900000/Joker-dc-comics-3977455-1024-768.jpg

And this is the pathetic Joker:

http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/BM_13_24_450.jpg

Anyway, moving on.

7. Scarecrow

http://www.majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/dc_wal_scarecrow_1280x1024.jpg

The character himself isn’t very scary (to me at least), but it’s just what he can do with that fear gas.

6. Norman Osborn

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110820182936/marveldatabase/images/3/3b/New_Avengers_Vol_2_18_Textless.jpg

He’s a genius, manipulative, and has the extra strength and stuff.  He’s insane enough to do some gruesome evil stuff, but sane enough to convince the world he’s just a businessman.  He’s basically broken his son beyond repair, plus everything he’s done to Peter in attempts to break him.  I just find all this terrifying.

5. Killer Croc

http://images.wikia.com/marvel_dc/images/7/70/Killer_Croc_0008.jpg

Do I need to explain?

4. Parallax

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/31666/762607-parallax.jpg

Parallax is basically fear itself, so… Honestly, if you came face to face with this, what would you do?

3. Skrulls

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/40/2059509-skrulls.jpeg

Just think about it.  They can change their appearance to impersonate anyone, and they can infiltrate anywhere without someone knowing.  Just a scary thought to me.

2. Carnage

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/8/89742/2940112-whitedevil0404_carnage.jpg

Even without the symbiote.  The guy just makes my skin crawl.

1. Victor Zsasz

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111016234048/marvel_dc/images/3/39/Zsasz_0004.jpg

The guy just makes my skin crawl.  He’s a serial killer, but one that could legitimately exist in real life.  I won’t go into any more detail than that (just so I don’t freak myself out too much).

So, there’s my top 9 scariest characters in comics.  For anyone wondering where Professor Pyg is, I haven’t actually read anything with him, so I can’t really say anything about him.  Anyway, that’s it for now, and Happy Halloween everyone!

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