Philippine Superheroes

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Captain Barbell

Comics Version:

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/7179/barbell.jpg

Movie version:

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/3417/barbellm.jpg

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Darna

Comics Version:

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/5051/darna.jpg

Movie Version:

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/6479/darnam.jpg

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Lastikman

Comics Version:

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/8803/lastikman.jpg

Movie Version:

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/6269/lastikmnm.jpg

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Other Superheroes

Pintados

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/9551/pintados.jpg

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Super B

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/5182/superb.jpg

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Gagamboy

http://img118.exs.cx/img118/4315/gagamboy.jpg

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Krystala

http://img131.exs.cx/img131/6346/krystala.jpg

Paola
eek! Darna is so beautiful!!!!

Paola
what are their powers?

Jury
big grin For Darna

Darna

Real Name: Narda
Identity/Class: Transformed human / extra-terrestrial meld
Occupation: School girl
Affiliations: Captain Barbell; Lastikman
Enemies: Valentina (snake goddess); Armida the Hawk Woman, The Evil Twins, Lucifera the Tree Monster, Garda the Leech Woman, Giants, Vampires, Warlocks and Witches.

Known Relatives: Ding (brother), Isabel (grandmother)
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: The Philippines

First Appearance: "Darna", Pinoy Komiks #78 (Pilipino Comics, May 27 1950) - but see Comments for her predescessor.

Powers/Abilities: Flight, super strenght, super speed and indestructable to all man-made weapons.

History:

When young Narda witnessed a falling star late one night and went to investigate where it landed, she found a strange little stone with the word Darna written on it. Hearing others approaching, she popped it in her mouth and in a moment of impetuousness, swallowed it. Instantly she was overtaken by a sensation of travelling through space, and collapsed. She was found by her guardian (parent?) who took her home and put her to bed. Later she asked Narda what had happened, and the young girl recounted the story of her find. But when she said the word that had been inscribed on the stone, she was instantly transformed in a flash of lightning into a tall, Amazonian woman. This was Darna, a mighty warrior from planet Marte, named after the mythological Adarna bird. Narda was channeling the alien woman. Luckily Darna meant no harm and by saying Narda, she was able to change back.

Since then Darna has been a constant protector of the innocent and helpless from a variety of threats and villains.

Narda...
witnesses the star fall...
swallows the stone...
and trips out!

Comments: Created by Mars Ravelo. Check out the official Darna website. Darna has been around since 1950, celebrating her 53rd birthday this year. According to the Manila Times "Darna is a cultural icon born at a time when the Philippines was struggling to come out of the devastation of World War II. She served as a salve to a country looking for champion." She has appeared in films, played by Rosa del Rosario (Darna, 1951, plus Darna at ang Babaeng Lawin, 1952), Liza Moreno (Si Darna at ang babaeng impakta, 1963, plus Isputnik vs. Darna, 1963), Eva Montes (Darna at ang babaeng tuod, 1964), Gina Pareño (Si Darna at ang Planetman, 1969); Vilma Santos (Lipad, Darna, lipad!, 1973, plus Darna at Ding, 1980); Brenda del Rio (Darna Kuno, 1979); and Nanette Medved (Darna, 1991). She was also the star of a 1977 TV series by Lorna Tolentino, a 1986 cartoon series by GMA 7, and a stage production by Ballet Manila which starred Liza Macuja.

In 1947 writer Mars Ravelo and artist Nestor Redondo created a female superhero for Bulaklak comics - Varga. When they both left Bulaklak two years later he couldn't take his creation with him, as she belonged to the company. So instead he took the concept and image, and renamed her Darna. She is currently being published by Mango Comics, who hope to bring her adventures not only to another generation of Filipinos, but also to a broader, worldwide, audience too.

Raffy, a major contributor to the Philippines section of this site, sent me the following excellnt information about the differences between the Golden Age Darna and the Silver Age one.

Golden Age DARNA

(From the 1950 comicbook original and the faithful 1951 movie adaptation starring Filipina-American actress- Rosa Del Rosario)

Narda sees a falling star that lands close to her as she is out playing hide and seek with neighborhood children. She picks up the object and discovers it's a beautiful white pebble with a word - "Darna" Her friends begin to look for her and call for her. Afraid that her newfound object might be taken away from her, she puts the pebble in her mouth. It comes alive and goes down her throat. She gets dizzy and sees stars and faints.

When she wakes up, her grandmother and younger brother "Ding" are relieved that she's alright. They ask her what happened and she says she fainted after accidentally swallowing the beautiful white pebble. Her grandmother says that it might be an "agimat" (a talisman) and Narda says it has an inscription. Grandma says what did it say? Narda says "DARNA!"

There is a "boom" and when the mist clears, in her place is the warrior woman- "Darna" of the Planet Marte. She states her mission to be a force for good on Earth. The Grandma and Ding are more concerned as to where their little girl- "Narda" is. Darna says "she will be returned to you once I call her name - NARDA"

Suddenly, after a "boom" , the smoke clears and Narda is back. The Legend Begins!!! (goes off to fight "Valentina"-the Gorgon" and "Armida"-The Hawkwoman (Babaing Lawin)

Note: In the Original version, NARDA is a separate entity from DARNA. Once Narda swallowed the stone that first time, she never removes it anymore and it is already absorbed into her being like a pill.

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Silver Age DARNA (1974)

Narda (in her late teens) discovers the magic stone after the "falling star" lands close to her home one night. She discovers that the magic pebble can give Narda superpowers and become DARNA. She and brother Ding are the only ones who know the secret. Their grandma doesn't know her secret in this version. Also-In this version, Narda herself becomes DARNA. They are not 2 separate entities and Darna is NOT from the Planet Marte but is just a champion warrior of the forces of light.

Note: In the "Silver Age" version- Everytime Darna turns back to "Narda", the magic stone reappears in her mouth and she takes it out and hides it until she needs it again. When an emergency arises again, she has to swallow the pebble again and say Darna to transform.

Most people nowadays remember this 1974 "Silver age" re-invented version by legendary actress, Vilma Santos. Vilma Santos played both "Darna" and "Narda". This practice continued in every movie version that followed after. Although Vilma didn't possess Rosa Del Rosario's goddess-like physique in the 1951 original, she made up for it in characterization and acting chops. Vilma Santos' version became the template and few people remember the original where the part of Narda was played by a young girl actress, and the beautiful Rosa played the grown-up DARNA.

smile Check out soon for other Philippine Superheroes.

Jury
More photos for Krystala

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/6510/photo37.jpg

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Even more!!!

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/6751/photo38.jpg http://img94.exs.cx/img94/2406/photo39.jpg

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The Villains:

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/4559/photo40.jpg becomes http://img94.exs.cx/img94/4895/photo41.jpg

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Her mother:

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/7002/zorina.jpg becomes http://img94.exs.cx/img94/3056/superz.jpg

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A Gay businessman:

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/7805/terrence.jpg becomes http://img94.exs.cx/img94/5949/terracotta.jpg

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Her best friend

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/6504/donna.jpg becomes http://img94.exs.cx/img94/7883/luminx.jpg

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The root of them all:

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/3610/photo42.jpg

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Her friends

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/3905/friends14.jpghttp://img94.exs.cx/img94/9513/friends15.jpghttp://img94.exs.cx/img94/3087/friends16.jpg

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Rivals to win Krytala's heart

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/5543/rivalgino.jpg http://img94.exs.cx/img94/918/rivalmiguel.jpg

and the family that brought her up

http://img94.exs.cx/img94/9484/family1.jpg

Jury
Yet another Philippine Super-Heroine

http://img110.exs.cx/img110/3250/volta.jpg

Paola
nice Jury!! big grin

The Flash
Filipino pride! :-D

Asian Hulk
Yup!!!I like Darna and Krystala even Captain Barbell.how about Batang X or Gagamboy?or even Lastikman?

The Flash
Batang X are cool, but Gagambaboy is sort of lame. He needs a beter costume.

Asian Hulk
Gagamboy is Spidey of the Philippines.

Asian Hulk
Fantastic Man is a kind of a superhero in the Philippines

Asian Hulk
Batang X is just a kid superheroes.

Asian Hulk
Batang Z is a young superhero just than Batang X

Asian Hulk
how are the the filipino superheroes in the world?

Arsenal
I agree.

Jury
More of Philippine Super-Heroes

http://img114.exs.cx/img114/8053/Mulawin_2.jpg

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They are the "Mulawin"

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A shot from Mulawin series

http://www.applepics.com/4/userfiles/413d30ca96a61.gif

rajah kalantiaw
pedro penduko?

Asian Hulk
Kapitan Kidlat is just like Superman of ther Philippines just than Captain Barbell

Asian Hulk
look at Kapitan Kidlat

Asian Hulk
Kapitan Aksiyon

Asian Hulk
Maskarado is a good Filipino superhero for all over the world.

Asian Hulk
Misteryo is just like Eric Bana movie"The Hulk".when he get makes him angry against his villains.

Asian Hulk
Astrobal is one of the Philippine superhero.just like Aquaman or Namor

Asian Hulk
Alamid is one of the Filipino superhero against his villains

Asian Hulk
Rubberman is a kind of superhero

Arsenal
http://img109.exs.cx/img109/8914/asianhulk.gif
Alamid looks cool

Asian Hulk
Super Rangers Kids is just like Power Rangers

Arsenal
http://img109.exs.cx/img109/8914/asianhulk.gif
Are they actually kids?!

Asian Hulk
Yup!!!these kids are just a new superheroes

The Flash
I remember the look of Rubberman from that old movie, but not Alamid. And I think I have seen Super Ranger Kids before, but I can't remember it.

FrothByte
never seen alamid before. any additional info on him?

Asian Hulk
Alamid is a kind of superhero.

Jury
Originally posted by FrothByte
never seen alamid before. any additional info on him?
Alamid

Dan Alvaro, Alamid (Lito Lapid), a supernatural being who dwells among men, asks the gods to let him stay on earth a little longer. He wants to prepare humankind for his departure, and he wants to find someone who will take his place. His request is granted, and Alamid finds an infant floating on a river. He names him David (Dan Alvaro) and nurtures him to become a righteous man. When the right time comes, Alamid trains David, and soon after, he transfers to him all his powers. David is now the new Alamid. He goes after society’s evil elements, and in the process, he captures both the fancy and admiration of the people. But, concealed by his superhero costume, Alamid becomes an enigma to all.

Asian Hulk
maybe thses pic about Captain Barbell

Asian Hulk
Darna is too sexy superheroine

The Flash
Originally posted by Asian Hulk
maybe thses pic about Captain Barbell lol. It looks like a photo shopped Alan Scott.

And Darna rocks.

peejayd
* philippine superheroes: http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/p/phillipi.htm

Sea King
Originally posted by Paola
eek! Darna is so beautiful!!!!

yep she is

Wolverine2006
I think that Mitseryo looks the coolest

Jury
Philippines' newest heroes from the upcoming anime-series -- Rounin!!!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/Rouninaura2.jpg
Angelica Panganiban as Aura

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Rouninleal2.jpg
Nikki Gil as Leal

Jaeh_JediPirate
sorry for waking this thread up.

Oh my goodness, I only know few of these guys, and I'm a true-livin' filipino. erm

pearl_fernando
I love to see (and i know you do too)Panday, Capt. Barbell, Darna & Lastikman teaming up each other vs the evil Lizardo, Valentina & Zuma. It would be a great story in a comic book, in a cartoon or in movie.

Asian Hulk
maybe the the Mars Ravelo 's superheroes like Lastikman,Darna and Captain Barbell

because Lastikman has many villains like Stryker,Wolfman(Taong Aso),Lastika,Atomika,Mothra,Beautiki and Dr.Jared Evilone.

Captain Barbell has a villains like Lady Spider(Babaing Gagamba),Freezee,Lagablab,Ratman(Taong Daga) and Viel Villain.

and Darna has a villains too like Valentina,Dr.Zombie and Planetwoman.

Asian Hulk
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/darna.jpg
Darna
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/captainbarbell.jpg
Captain Barbell
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/lastikman-1.jpg
Lastikman

Asian Hulk
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/volta.jpg
Volta
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/kamandag.jpg
Kamandag(Venom)
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/fantasticman.jpg
Fantastic Man

Asian Hulk
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/panday.jpg
Panday(Blacksmith)
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/krystala.jpg
Krystala
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/superinggo.jpg
Super Inggo
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/supertwins.jpg
Super Twins

Asian Hulk
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/mrphilippines53bx/superinggo-1.jpg
Super Inggo

SevenShackles
why have i never seen these heroes! seriously they sound cool they should be worldwide!

Jury
Got good pictures here.

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3170/captainbarbellfk8.jpg
Captain Barbell

http://www.tinig.com/v42/images/darna.jpg
Darna

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/105/1397488200447a6cbb37fs3.jpg
Lastikman

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2672/6029863751e784df59ofb8.jpg
Mulawins Aguiluz and Alwina

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/3685/kamandagrichardgutierrepz2.jpg
Lucero (Kamandag)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/heartangel/THE%20HEART%20EVANGELISTA%20PORTFOLIO/PANDAY%20ALBUM/PANDAY8.jpg
Panday

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5361/rounin1ec7sp8.jpg
The Rounins

More...

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http://contents.igma.tv/igmaweb/webpics/photos/800_350/zaido.jpg
ZAIDO (The Philippine Shaider)

http://contents.igma.tv/igmaweb/webpics/photos/800_350/Joaquin-Bordado.jpg
Joaquin Bordado

http://contents.igma.tv/igmaweb/webpics/photos/800_350/Lupin.jpg
Lupin

occultdestroyer
Bumpage.
Flip pride yeah!

Kovacs86
Originally posted by The Flash
lol. It looks like a photo shopped Alan Scott.


It really does look almost exactly like Alan Scott, possibly one of Alex Ross' covers for JSA...

ragesRemorse
That Darnia chick looks kind of like olivia munn

super pr*xy
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/2469/sanduguansandatabyberncjf7.jpg
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/sanduguansandatabyberncjf7.jpg/1/w600.png

sandata by gener pedrina...

drawn by bernce of deviantart.com

Jury
Codename: Asero

http://contents.igma.tv/igmaweb/webpics/photos/800_350/Codename-Asero.jpg

DestinyGuy678
what can they do?

Jury
http://www.abs-cbn.com/Portals/0/Shows/showlogo-kapitanboom.jpg
http://www.abs-cbn.com/Portals/0/Shows/showmain-kapitanboom.jpg

http://www.abs-cbn.com/Portals/0/Shows/showlogo-varga.jpg
http://www.abs-cbn.com/Portals/0/Shows/showmain-varga.jpg

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http://www.abs-cbn.com/Portals/0/Shows/showlogo-volta.jpg
http://www.abs-cbn.com/Portals/0/Shows/showmain-volta.jpg

Cacho36
I like super Ingo and Gagamboy!!!

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