8 Insane Times Comic Villains Took Up A Hero's Mantle

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. These villains take that to the next level.

Marvel Comics

The battle between good and evil is an ongoing one in the pages of most comic books. With super villains running rampant with nefarious plots, many comic readers have wondered why most heroes refuse to kill their notable arch rivals.

Well, besides crossing a line that would ultimately make them villains themselves, heroes usually believe in redemption, or the ability of one to atone for their past sins. Regardless of how dastardly the bad guy, nearly all heroes believe that anyone can turn a new leaf, and make up for their past indiscretions.

Some villains - like Deadpool and Quicksilver - do eventually redeem themselves, choosing to remain morally ambiguous in the process. Others, like Pied Piper and Clayface, got their act together and work alongside heroes for the greater good.

Then there are some who believe they can lead by example, determined to show they are better at saving the world than most heroes are. These villains take cosplaying a bit too far, as they discard their wardrobe and take up the mantles of regular heroes. It's time to take a look at those who went out of their way to prove once and for all that being bad, is very much the new good.


I am a veteran of the U.S. Army, comic book fanatic and part-time super hero. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.