i think im the only one on this thread who's gonna agree with who kid. the concept of a "dark hero" is an oxymoron, something like "deafening silence" or "good evil". a dark hero is someone who isn't afraid to kill or torture someone in order to save or avenge somebody else. the darkest would probably be the crow... but my favorite would have to be ghost rider followed closely by spawn. i know a lot of you are gonna pounce on me for saying this, but batman doesn't qualify as a dark hero in the truest sense of the title. he isn't ruthless enough to fit the title...
Spawn... Anyone who would threaten/insult both Heaven and Hell has my vote....
P.S There was a time when Batman used to be considered a dark hero but now where you can't really be considered a dark hero unless you kill or torture a couple of guys he is just not in the running anymore.
Finally somebody who sees things as they are. Batman is NOT a dark hero. A great hero, yes. He works at night, yes. He's lots of times in a bad mood, yes.
But all this doesn't make him a dark hero. The concept of a "dark hero" depends on the personality of the hero.
How can call you a millionaire who respects the law (most of time), who still grieves for the death of his parents 20 years ago, who has a butler who irons his batcape, who never uses guns and never never wants to kill anybody, a dark hero ?
He's cool and menacing, but not dark.
(btw, I don't believe in dark heroes).
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damnit ive been tring to watch that movie for ever, but no video store in the area has it, and fukin blockbuster bastards, i had it as my number one movie i want and its been two months and i still havent got it, and im too lazy to go out and buy it...damnit! ohh well, back on topic PUNISHER is the best dark superhero ever! and do i have to explain myself at this point...
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Spectre is kinda of a dark hero. even though he's more of an entity. the stuff he's done is real dark. i mean like kill the egyptian's first born, have a demon have his soul plucked out by vultures. turn a guy into ice and then smash him.
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My favorite "dark" hero is Punisher. Vietnam vet turned vigilante/serial killer. His comics have been home to some of the most graphic snuff scenes in comics, and his character has always been well developed.
Also, I don't consider Batman "dark". I know he's called the Dark Knight, but he's not "dark" as in an anti-hero or criminalistic manner. He's a rich kid that becomes obsessed with fighting crime after his parents are murdered, and practices martial arts to better beat down street thugs and masks. He has a drgree of "torment" (basically grief stricken). The only thing "dark" about him is his costume. He's not a deranged psychopath, reformed murderer, noble demon, or anything like that. He's a ninja with a cape who fights along side pre-teens and Superman.
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I chose Spawn because I have always considered him a very dark, anti hero, he saves people but at the same time hurts people and hurts himself. Spawn has been through a lot... I think he's been through Hell twice literally.
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