Superheroes aren’t the only comic characters capable of leaving behind a legacy. Even the most dastardly and deadly villains can inspire certain people to follow in their footsteps. We don’t all want to grow up and become police or fire fighters, so it makes sense some kids in comic universes idolize thugs like Kingpin or Captain Cold due to how they control a situation.
While villains like Doctor Doom and the Joker have always stayed the same, certain characters have had multiple identities. As the mantle is passed down, the new figures take aspects from the old version of the character and bring in their own personality to slightly tweak how the villain does business. Regardless of how their personalities change, the villains remain just as powerful and deadly no matter who’s behind the mask.
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