Comic Theme Month – Best Comic Hero Turned Villain
All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.
Today’s topic is a follow-up to the last topic “What do you think is the best comic book hero-turned-villain?”
Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…
This one is also pretty self-explanatory. A comic book hero who became a villain. For the sake of difficulty, let us not count reformed villains who returned to a life of crime. Let us stick with villains who were always heroes until they turned bad.
There are not as many examples of this phenomenon. Kid Miracleman is the most famous, I suppose.
Bishop ended up becoming pretty much a bad guy. Forge of the X-Men also went nuts and became evil.
Currently, Archangel is evil, but that might not be a permanent thing.
What other good examples can you think of?