I once did an article on some of the lesser known characters from the world of Marvel Comics whose absence from the MCU is probably better for us all. But upon my random hourly scouring of the internet, I happened across a few more characters such as these below, whose presence in Marvel Comics at all is simply baffling, and as such I must hope greatly that they hopefully will never belong in the MCU. Check them out and if you're up for the task, comment with your idea to book one of these characters into a Marvel film or TV show!
1. Blue Streak!
The Blue Streak almost looks like a fairly plausible villain, right? The armoured costume and creepy mask makes for a good look. Unfortunately... his gimmick is that he rides roller skates around. He also has lasers on his arms, so there's that. There have been three versions of the character, the third character was a completely different thing all together, and had mind control powers which he once used to control Venom for a little while. It didn't end particularly well for him. Safe to say, this character would not quite fit into the MCU.
2. Paste-Pot Pete!
The official Wikipedia page for the Trapster, whose first appearance in Strange Tales #104 named him as Paste-Pot Pete, gives his primary ability as "Adhesive or lubricant projection" and that should explain fairly well the reasons behind me hoping never to see him on-screen unless it is as some kind of poorly chosen joke by Marvel Studios.
Litterbug is a mutant, so it is entirely possible that he doesn't even belong to Marvel Studios and is more likely to turn up in the X-Men films. Having said that, nobody should ever want him at all. Why? Litterbug is a giant... cockroach. To be fair, this gives him incredible digging abilities and makes him pretty damn hard to kill, but he is still a human/cockroach hybrid and that should never be something we are subjected to in any version of the Marvel Universe.
4. Awesome Android!
Aside from the name you mean? Well there are a few problems, though the name Awesome Android (also referred to as Awesome Andy) is probably enough on it's own. He was a fifteen foot tall android created by the Mad Thinker. His powers apart from being a giant, incredibly strong machine, are that he can somehow mimic surfaces that he touches, and he can emit gale force winds from his mouth. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see how the crazy science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets around this one, but I think it's better if they just leave it aside.
5. Flag Smasher!
Let's set aside the fact that you can't smash a flag and focus on this crazy man, whose tragic backstory is that when his father was trampled to death in a riot at an embassy, he decided to destroy nationalism and the idea that you were better than someone because of the country you came from. Not a bad idea, but it basically made him the ultimate Anti-Patriot, obviously created as a Captain America villain. Possibly the worst part is that he started an organisation dedicated to bringing about the downfall of whatever he happened to be against, usually America, and called it: "The Underground Liberated Totally Integrated Mobile Army To Unite Mankind," or ULTIMATUM. I mean... how long do you think it took to come up with that one?
6. 3-D Man!
Yeah... somebody clearly didn't think about this enough, because they created a man called 3-D man, I hope because they forgot that every man is 3-D, and then decided to give him three times the strength and speed of a normal man to give the name some semblance of sense. The backstory included a whole horrible thing about Skrull radioactivity forcing two brothers to be one being, one trapped as a two-dimensional being unless he was summoned by the other. It's really not a superhero we need that badly on our screens.
No, I wish I was joking but I'm not. Leap Frog was a character who created an exoskeleton designed with electrical coils in the flippers that allowed him to jump great distances, while the rest of the suit increased strength and protected him. My main question is who would want to jump around dressed as a frog? Surely there are better ways to go about this, especially if you want anybody to take you seriously. With the roll the Daredevil TV show on Netflix is on with their villains, I have to admit I'd be surprised to see Leap Frog join that prestigious list in season three.
I'm not getting too far into the incredibly complicated backstory of Snowbird. She was born to a man and an Arctic Goddess who had been imprisoned by a malevolent Arctic Spirit but had escaped by releasing her God-Like powers and needed to mate with a human man to create an offspring to fight the Great Beasts of Canada. Snowbird was born, her father died, and a Shaman raised her to fight the Great Beasts and apparently she defeated them all, and then she joined the Marvel team Alpha Flight. Anyway, she's a damn bird and she has a lot of weird and wonderful powers, but my God who could keep track of that origin?
Nope, there's nothing left to say. Bird Brain is a giant bird... human... something hybrid, and he basically eats every piece of food he sees and doesn't understand anything. Marvel... please just don't.
If you want to see some better new Marvel Characters, you can check out the latest trailer for Thor: Ragnarok below, and don't forget to comment with your ideas about how any of these characters could be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!