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10 Comic Heroes Who Humiliated Their Rival

Adding insult to injury... and then a few more injuries, for good measure.

Marvel Comics

For most comic book heroes, fighting is all part of the job. Whether it's Spider-Man cracking wise at his enemies' expense, or the Punisher laying into any superhero who might dare cross his path, it's all part of the bread and butter of being a superhero.

But at what point do the gymnastics, wisecracks and martial arts take a darker turn? When do our heroes take it a bit too far, intentionally or otherwise? It's still bullying in the workplace, even if your workplace happens to be the Justice League Satellite.

Which isn't to say that it isn't always deserved - sometimes an enemy escalates things to another level; sometimes they overestimate their own powers, or provoke their opponent into a brutal rage. And sometimes, Batman just casually tosses the Punisher aside like a piece of trash (it happened - look it up) out of pure disregard.

Here are ten comic book battles gone very wrong, in which a famous hero or villain caught their rival on the wrong day, and ended up with egg all over their face... or, in the case of some, far worse.

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