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

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:

This is a “normal” Joker:

And this is the pathetic Joker:

Anyway, moving on.

7. Scarecrow

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

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

Do I need to explain?

4. Parallax

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

3. Skrulls

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

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

1. Victor Zsasz

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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