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10 Weird Superhero Friendships We Root For More Than Batman-Superman

Comic books are home to a lot of unlikely allies. But these friendships are definitely so weird but legendary that we would root for these guys all the way.

Hope & Namor

Namor is not an easy guy to deal with. the guy is mostly a loose cannon wherever he goes. But the anti-hero has had some form of redemption in the recent Marvel story arcs. Strangely, the King of Atlantis has developed a very friendly relationship with Hope Summers, the mutant messiah. It is nice to see interact and share their wisdom with each other. But it is even nicer to watch Namor get a little more character depth. He has been mistreated far too often in the comics.

Damian Wayne & Crush

Crush is the daughter of Lobo. Yeah the “Main man/galactic assassin who fights Superman on holidays” Lobo. Damian Wayne is the son of Batman. The two have really strict fathers with a predilection for violence. So Crush and Damian have developed a strong bond together. But things sometimes heat up because of a love triangle.

Victor Mancha & Doombot

Victor Mancha is a major member of the superhero team – The Runaways. His bubbly and optimistic personality rubs off on everyone. And that includes robots. Mancha is a cybernetic human being created by Ultron, programmed to be happy. Doombot is a member of Doctor Doom’s robot army that polices Latveria. The two are an unlikely duo and they keep their bond a secret.

Cyborg & Shazam

Cyborg is generally not a a guy you bond with. Having half your body replaced with alien technology tends to do that to your social skills. Shazam is literally a kid in a man’s body. The duo have polar opposite personas. and that’s what makes their friendship even more special. Cyborg teaches Shazam on how to behave more maturely. In return, Shazam helps Cyborg act like a total good once in a while. It’s a friendship we all root for.

Spider-Man & Wolverine

It is a proven philosophy that opposites attract. Like Cyborg and Shazam, Wolverine & Spider-Man are also total antonyms in terms of personality. Spider-Man is cheerful and witty. Wolverine is grumpy and angry all the time. With time, the two have set aside their differences have become a very popular duo of friends in Marvel Comics.

Joker & Lex Luthor

Both are fill the role of their superhero counterparts’ greatest nemeses. Luthor and Joker have different tactics and methods. But they are united in their shared hatred for the Justice League. Besides Joker is a shrewd businessman and a mad genius in his own right. So Luthor has come to respect him as a fellow ally.

Doctor Doom & Namor

Doom and Namor are both Monarchs of very powerful nations. With an ego as huge as the Kingdoms they rule, it is pretty easy to assume that the two will be oil and water. But surprisingly, the duo have colluded quite a number of times in the comic books. Their shared hatred for Reed Richards, Black Panther, and Wakanda are mutual grounds they have used to bond with each other.

Booster Gold & Blue Beetle

The relationship between Booster Gold & Blue Beetle is probably the most underrated one in the history of comic books. Their interactions are gold. Their chemistry is epic. And to top it off, the viewers love them with all their heart. Step aside Batman and Superman, Booster-Gold-Blue Beetle is where the heart is.

Luke Cage & Iron Fist

Luke Cage grew up on the streets of Harlem. Danny Rand is the heir to a fortune. But both have had a similar history. Cage and Rand were victims of larger conspiracies. Cage as experimented upon while Rand found new purpose after becoming the Iron Fist. The Heroes For Hire friends are a legendary duo in the Marvel Comic Book Universe.

Human Torch & The Thing

Johnny Storm is arrogant and exceedingly brash. Ben Grimm is a grounded guy who is as realistic as one can get. The two Fantastic Four members constantly bicker amongst themselves. But it is more like a friendly rivalry. If anyone even so much as touches the hair on one of them, the other comes running to defend his friend.

Bonus: Peter Parker & J Jonah Jameson

They used to not even look each other in the eye. But after Jameson redeemed himself as a person, Parker has revealed his secret to him. The two are now best of pals, regularly teaming up to fight for the greater good.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

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