The Top 10 Strangest Alternate Reality Superheroes

The Top 10 Strangest Alternate Reality Superheroes ...

The notion of infinite possibilities and infinite timelines that create new versions of stories with beloved characters is one of the most popular and frequently used concepts in recent superhero media.

Agent Venom

The Venom symbiote allows for a surprising degree of variety, often feeding on its hosts' worst impulses and desires. However, the symbiote has proven useful, especially with Peter Parkers ex-high school bully, Flash Thompson.

Agent Venom became a member of teams such as the Secret Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy due to his willingness to only use the symbiote for 48 hours at a time.

Superman Red Son

If Superman landed in Soviet Russia rather than Smallville, Kansas, this seminal Elseworlds story answers an interesting question: would there be a Russian Kal-El who never goes by the name Clark Kent, wears the communist sickle and hammer instead of the S, and becomes the leader of the Soviet Union to begin a peaceful (albeit somewhat totalitarian) reign?

Despite a radically different political system, this Superman still strives to fight for what he believes in, even if it takes him to difficult places.

Thomas Wayne Batman

After Barry Allen returned in time to confront his mother's murder, he discovered that the world around him had completely changed (much of it for the worse).

Barry quickly realizes that Bruce Wayne was the one murdered that fateful night in Crime Alley, and his father Thomas became Batman, and his mother Martha became the Joker.

Dark Beast

Dark Beast was a monstrous mad doctor who worked under Mister Sinister in the Age of Apocalypse storyline. He worked under the motto of survival of the fittest.

Earth-3 Superwoman (Lois Lane)

Earth-3 is a different world in which all members of the Justice League have dedicated themselves to murder and conquest, and this variation is no exception. An amazon native that adopted Lois Lanes identity after discovering the outside world, she married Ultraman (Superman's evil counterpart) and joined the Crime Society as Superwoman.

She can transform her golden lasso into whatever shape she wants and uses it to reveal the inhibitions of anyone she holds. She claims she is expecting a child that will devastate the world but has not revealed anything more.


Norman Osborn's death order, a mutant Daken's demise, and Morbius, the Living Vampire's lab work resulted in a remarkable merging of the Frankenstein Monster and the Punisher, Frank Castle.

Both characters are, in their own ways, motivated by revenge in their original works, including in the Frankenstein Monsters case, revenge against the doctor who created him.


Deadpool, being one of the weirdest characters in comics, is no stranger to weird variations, from a little kid to a psychotically evil maniac who slaughtered the whole Marvel universe. Perhaps no other suggestion comes to mind than this one.

This mutant zombie head from the Marvel Zombies universe can still talk and rides around with a little helicopter hat. With half his mask cut off to reveal a terrifying visage, Headpool is quite unlike his fellow zombies, but being a head alone will do that to you.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a talking pig. Or rather, a spider that was bitten by a radioactive pig. His universe is populated with anthropomorphic talking animals, but Spider-Ham is easily the most well-known of the bunch.

Peter Porker, who plays a much more bizarre cartoon character than a traditional superhero, balances his days fighting evil wie Ducktor Doom and the King-Pig with his secret identity as a reporter for the Daily Beagle. This little critter has found himself a member of the web warriors, joining various spider-people in the multiverse.

Lobo The Duck

Yes, he does exist. Back in the 1990s, Marvel and DC reached a short-lived agreement that would not only encompass their multiverses but also create a new timeline in which heroes and villains were combined to form interesting new characters. This was dubbed Amalgam, and perhaps their weirdest pairing was that of Marvel cult favorite Howard the Duck and DCs intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo.

Unfortunately, this series only lasted one issue that claimed to be a continuation of other Lobo the Duck stories, which were otherwise unavailable. Yet, this fantastic union of two cult favorites makes him worth a mention.

Golden Oldie (Aunty May)

Galactus, the celestial-like being, has chosen many heralds over his existence, most recently the Silver Surfer. Then there was the time he decided Peter Parkers Aunt May to be his herald, complete with her superhero name: Golden Oldie.

Aunt May's ability to enact a golden goddess is even funnier: she uses planet-sized cakes to satisfy planet-eaters' cravings, and it works. She managed to reappear in an issue of What If...?.