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May 18 2007

Buffy and Angel listed as favourite small-screen superheroes. As an accompaniment to the Joss love on IGN listed below, is a list of favorite small screen superheroes from the staff at IGN.

And just for the record my favourite small screen superhero (and general favourite character ever) is...Angel:)
Awwwww did I ever say how much I love the guys at IGN?!

I'd love to see another superhero series one day that's able to balance drama, action and humor as well as Buffy.

Hear hear!

I love both 'Buffy' and 'Angel' as characters for vastly differing reasons that I won't elaborate on here.

And Spike.
Oh and Wes.
Ohh not to forget Fred/Illyria.
And even Xander and Giles, for showing that a superhero doesn't need to have super powers.

Dammit, don't make me choose just one!
Hmm, tough one, not least because the definitions are a bit murky. For instance, surely Giles and Xander were 'just' heroes - arguably even more heroic than Buffy/Willow in some ways since they were only human - but still not 'super' ? But then Giles used magic and since Willow's power is, AFAIK, only learned maybe Giles is if Willow is. For that matter, Xander cast a spell once so maybe he is too. In fact, Batman himself only qualifies by consensus having no powers of any kind (is Zorro a super-hero for instance ? Or how about Philip Marlowe ?).

That said, I think i'd have to go with the animated Batman (and i'm gonna cheat and have all the Conroy incarnations including Bruce Wayne on 'Batman Beyond' even though he's barely in the suit on that show) with Buffy in second place and Angel a very close third.
I can't even compare my Buffy/Angel love with my perhaps equal obsession with the Batman Adventures. I was also pretty obsessed with Lois and Clark when I was young--mainly because Teri Hatcher was to later become my wife.

While I appreciate most of those IGN people have brains enough to recognize the Whedon heroes, I'm glad at least two didn't list them. It seemed a little too much.
Buffy is my favorite superhero. Besides Angel, and Faith to some extent (when she's good, lol), I never really considered the others superheroes.
Angel and Buffy top my list. Really no others would be what I call favorites until this new show came along, "The Dresden Files". I think Harry Dresden qualifies as a superhero and I really like the show. I wish they had made more than 12 episodes for the first season and I'm looking forward to it coming back. Other than Bones and 24, its the only show I have to watch.
Wow...Ok, Buffy, Angel, Willow, Xena, Gabrielle, Spike and the Halliwell that order.
Dude, Darkwing Duck! I starting to think I was the only one who remembered that. Why can't there be good (non-anime) children's TV like that anymore? :)
For the record, my vote is for Glory! Except when she's Ben, then all bets are....

What were we talking about again?
Spike,Buffy,Peter P. and Hiro N.(from Heroes),Batman, those are my favorite heroes from tv.
Buffy, Angel, Willow, Wolverine, Molly/Runaways, Dark Phoenix/Jean Grey, Rorschach, Nite-Owl/Dan Dreiberg, Silk Spectre/Laurie Juspeczyk, Dr. Manhattan, Modesty Blaise and Lara Croft. Arguably, not all caped crusaders, but they're my superheroes. (Oh, well, and not all on the small screen... but they shoulda been...)

Oh, and lest I forget, The Tick/animated:

"Well folks, there you have it: a day in the life of a superhero and his sidekick. It's a very long day, the tights are uncomfortable...I think we covered that before. Map light: convenient and essential. A lot of working with villain motifs. Crime has a bossa-nova beat. Leap before you look. Remember, dénouement. Other French words: inconvenient, not-essential. Well, I could go on and on and on, but time's a-wasting, and evil's out there making handcrafted mischief for the swap meet of villainy. And you can't strike a good deal with evil, no matter how much you haggle. We don't need to look for a bargain. Goodness is cheap, because it's free, and free is as cheap as it gets. CUT!!"
That's a nice list and if I were to make one like it, I'd have Buffy near the top, if not number one. And I loved Angel the series, even more than Btvs but I gotta say it or I'll just explode. I never saw Angel as a hero, much less a 'superhero'. At best, one could define Angel as being an anti-hero. I was really hoping I would see him as heroic one day but the events of Not Fade Away killed that dream. Now I doubt I ever will see him as a hero and it kind of gags me to see the character described as such.

[ edited by menomegirl on 2007-05-18 21:05 ]
Word QG.

(where 'word' = "Spoon !" ;)
Spike, Scorpius, Locke, Sawyer, Mr. Bennett, Starbuck, Mal, Dean Winchester, Dexter...

I like my heroes damaged. ;)
RockManic .... is there a true BtS/AtS fan who *doesn't* like their hero's damaged? So I have to add Willow & Wes. And love you for including Starbuck :)

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