The Top 10 Most Comic-Accurate Characters From DC’s Television Shows

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Before you begin reading this list, I want you to keep a couple things in mind: 1) All these characters are comic-accurate relative to the other characters on DC Television, don’t forget that when reading this. 2) I rated these characters with a few different criteria in mind: physical accuracy, characterization, and comic origins and backstories. I’ll admit, physical accuracy had a slight preferential advantage, but the other items were also heavily scrutinized. 3) This list doesn’t include full-CGI characters like King Shark or Gorilla Grodd. With that in mind, let’s begin!

Hey guys, Josh Behr here again with another DC television list to follow up my last two (here and here) from the past couple weeks. These are getting fun! Anyway… as most of you are aware, DC is arguably running the comic television game right now. This year will be featuring a massive crossover between four different shows – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow – and a new Black Lightning show is in the pipeline. To say DC has made their mark on television is an understatement. Alongside the compelling comic-inspired stories, the shows we have now are giving us comic-accurate character after comic-accurate character. Some of which are much better at representing their print versions than others.

Scroll through the gallery to check out the ten DC television characters I believe are most accurate to their comic book counterparts.

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  • Junaid Roman

    Weird.. Manu Bennet did not make the list?..

    • He was close. My thought on Manu is that he made an excellent Slade Wilson but lacked a little in the full on Deathstroke department.

  • So Vandal Savage made this list because he…looked the part? That’s it? Forgetting that just about every other aspect of him was completely wrong, he…looked the part? I wouldn’t even say he managed that! Vandal Savage’s image is supposed to be that of an intelligent caveman, whose physique alone conveyed just how much of a physical powerhouse he was. This Vandal Savage…had the beard for it. He was probably one of the most comic-inaccurate characters in the CW-verse (sure, maybe not THE most innacurate, but he was fairly off)

    • Hinscher

      That about sums up every “most wanted casting” for any comic book hero movie/tv show ever. I so hate seeing lists, or people saying “so and so should be cast cause this image on google images looks just like this character.”
      Like lets not bring into account anything else but how they ‘look’. A great casting decision is one that it doesn’t matter what the person looks like, but after the movie you can’t see that character as anyone but him.

  • Shahzar Butt

    i have my issues with presentation of both Ras and Savage.
    but i think u missed Hugo Strange’s portrayal.
    he totally embodied character and appearance, which is btw very impressive

    • Hugo Strange was so close to making the list. I 100% agree with that.