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Who is the greatest character of the 80s and why?

Who is the greatest character of the 90s and why?

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I think Dr. Doom is the greatest character of the 80's because I can't forget his epic battle with the Beyonder in the Secret Wars.

And I think Spider-man is the greatest character of the 90's because of his great cartoon series, the various events in his comics like Sidekick's Revenge, Maximum Carnage etc. which always got me to buy the issues, and Venom was such a great villain at this time. He was the first great new villain Spiderman had since the Silver Age and it made Spiderman relevant and well worth reading again.

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80's - while I do appreciate your choice of Dr. Doom, as that issue of Secret Wars is a classic, my choice for greatest comic character of the 80's might be the Hulk. Was there ever a character who was already so popular who got such a makeover? The TV series was still big hit when Bill Mantlo decided to turn the character on its ear, and, for the most part, it worked. I'll always love the simple minded Hulk, but Mantlo took the character on a great ride.

90's - I love that you picked Spider-Man. His were almost the only comics that I read in the 90's. Many hated the Clone Saga, but I loved it, even when I hated it. And you're right, the 90's cartoon presented a character who was more relatable and likable than other super-hero characters, even though Batman was a better cartoon.

Outside of comics, I'd vote for David Addison from Moonlighting and Fox Mulder from The X-Files as greatest 80's and 90's characters.


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    80's - while I do appreciate your choice of Dr. Doom, as that issue of Secret Wars is a classic, my choice for greatest comic character of the 80's might be the Hulk. Was there ever a character who was already so popular who got such a makeover? The TV series was still big hit when Bill Mantlo decided to turn the character on its ear, and, for the most part, it worked. I'll always love the simple minded Hulk, but Mantlo took the character on a great ride.



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    90's - I love that you picked Spider-Man. His were almost the only comics that I read in the 90's. Many hated the Clone Saga, but I loved it, even when I hated it. And you're right, the 90's cartoon presented a character who was more relatable and likable than other super-hero characters, even though Batman was a better cartoon.


That's the beauty of these discussions there is no right answer. Hulk is a fine choice. Batman would be a fine choice for the 90s. I almost went with him or Superman for the 90s


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    Outside of comics, I'd vote for David Addison from Moonlighting and Fox Mulder from The X-Files as greatest 80's and 90's characters.


These are both great answers. I often see David Addison in any given wise cracking action hero. He changed the whole dynamic of what a hero could be like.

Mulder was the quintessential 90s hero. Wisecracking and yet serious too, and trusting no one and in way over his head.

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    Who is the greatest character of the 80s and why?


Yoda.


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    Who is the greatest character of the 90s and why?


Neo.

So what I want now is a Yoda versus Neo film.








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Paste Pot Pete 

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      Who is the greatest character of the 80s and why?



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    Yoda.



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      Who is the greatest character of the 90s and why?



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    Neo.



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    So what I want now is a Yoda versus Neo film.



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Good choices are those...Woah!

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    Who is the greatest character of the 80s and why?


Scarface. Because he's Scarface.



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Garak. Because he takes lying to an art form.

" Lying is a skill like any other, and if you want to maintain a level of excellence you have to practice constantly. "


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The One you are. No spoon there is.




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Paste Pot Pete 

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\:\) That's what I was going for, but you said it better.

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Paste Pot Pete 

Wolfman Pete!

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      Who is the greatest character of the 80s and why?



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    Scarface. Because he's Scarface.



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      Who is the greatest character of the 90s and why?



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    Garak. Because he takes lying to an art form.



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    " Lying is a skill like any other, and if you want to maintain a level of excellence you have to practice constantly. "


Garak was easily the greatest thing about DS9. Such a great character.

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I'm going for characters that epitomized the decade rather than just my favorites.

80s: Gordon Gecko. For better or worse he was the poster child of the 80s and 'Greed is Good' was the motto.

90s: Tyler Durden (and his alter ego). The duality of the character encompasses the materialism of most of the late 20th century but foreshadows the desire for a change common among all so called 'lost' generations. Shame we didn't listen to Tyler.


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Paste Pot Pete 

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    I'm going for characters that epitomized the decade rather than just my favorites.



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    80s: Gordon Gecko. For better or worse he was the poster child of the 80s and 'Greed is Good' was the motto.


Yeah, no one says 80's like Gordon Gecko. What a sad commentary on the decade. \:\(


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    90s: Tyler Durden (and his alter ego). The duality of the character encompasses the materialism of most of the late 20th century but foreshadows the desire for a change common among all so called 'lost' generations. Shame we didn't listen to Tyler.


Well said!

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    Well said!


Yeah. Every time I buy something online I wonder if I'm giving into my IKEA nesting instinct.




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        90s: Tyler Durden (and his alter ego). The duality of the character encompasses the materialism of most of the late 20th century but foreshadows the desire for a change common among all so called 'lost' generations. Shame we didn't listen to Tyler.

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        Well said!



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    Yeah. Every time I buy something online I wonder if I'm giving into my IKEA nesting instinct.


Yeah, that was a scary scene because we all fall into that. Unless you're a minimalist or something. Every time my wife and I move it's more things and we say we aren't going to buy anything else, but we still do.

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Of the 80's : OPTIMUS PRIME


Of the 90's : Batman from the animated series or Beast Wars Megatron....yes.


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