No superhero has an
entirely normal origin - after all, taking to the streets in spandex to fight
crime has to be provoked by some pretty unusual events. But given the sheer
number of superheroes that have been created over the years, it makes sense
that a lot of backstories are very alike, if not basically identical in
While most hero origins cover
familiar ground, many brave writers choose to take the road less travelled to
create something completely unique and also totally bizarre. The fact that
backstories can be incredibly similar makes
this all the more interesting, as an unconventional past immediately makes a
character stand out - though admittedly not always for the right reasons.
said, even the dumbest of backstories are at least somewhat redeemed by being
totally one of a kind, so at the absolute worst you know you're unlikely to
find that specific brand of weird anywhere else.
Be it through weird
powers or the strange way they are bestowed, here are the heroes whose origin
stories are not only impossible to believe, but also impossible to forget.