Here's what Mumbai fans think of Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and other Marvel characters

Monday, 2 June 2014 - 10:45pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

Marvel's new line up Marvel NOW, was designed to combat DC's The New 52, a complete reboot of their titles to target the younger audience. But what it really did was showcase the immense wealth of characters that Marvel has at their disposal. Wolverine, Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Cyclops, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Magneto and the hundreds of other characters, although part of the larger universe, still have defining characteristics that make them stand out in the crowd.

But what do the readers really think about the pantheon of heroes, mutants, villains and Gods of the Marvel Universe.

We went out on to the streets of Mumbai and asked fans, comic book enthusiasts, as well as people who have just started to explore the comics because of the popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to describe a handful of characters with the first word or phrase that comes to their mind. Some of them were what you'd expect, while some of them were outright insightful.

Here are the most popular responses. (We added in their secret identities as well, because people thought different things for both)

Logan/ Wolverine - Samurai Warrior, Weapon, Lone Wolf

Matthew Murdock/ Daredevil - Protector, Blind, Lawyer

Reed Richards/ Mr Fantastic - Genius, Father, Explorer

Thanos - Immortal, Death, All powerful

Emma Frost - Manipulative, Telepath, Vixen

Gambit - Thief, Charming, Rogue

Hank Pym/ Giant Man - Ultron, Scientist Supreme, Inventor

T'Challa/ Black Panther - King of the Dead, Warrior, Honour

Steve Rogers/ Captain America - American Icon, Soldier, Leader

Erik Lehnsherr​Magneto - Terrorist, Dictator, Mentor

Peter Parker/ Spider-Man - Hero, Hope, Reliable

Bruce Banner/ Hulk - Monster, Genius, Internal Struggle

Scott Summers/ Cyclops - The first X-Man, Leader, Xavier's Protégé​

Charles Xavier - Visionary, A man of hope, Mentor

Tony Stark/ Iron Man - Genius, Billionaire, Inventor

Storm - Queen, Weather Witch, Leader

Apocalypse - Immortal, First Mutant, All-Powerful

Kitty Pryde - Inspiration for Buffy Summers, Feminist, Ninja

Ben Grimm/ The Thing - Loyal, Powerhouse, Heart

Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel - Pilot, Role-Model, Cosmic Traveller

Stephen Strange/ Dr Strange - Mystic, Sorcerer​ Supreme, Third Eye

Elektra - Assassin, Killer, Daredevil's Lover

Danny Rand-K'ai/ Iron Fist - Defender, Centred Chi, Lethal Weapon

Nightcrawler - Elf, Spiritual, Heart of the X-Men

Namor - King, Atlantean​, Warrior

Thor - Storm God, Founder, Odinson

Jean Grey - Phoenix, Death, Rebirth

Hank McCoy/ Beast - Evolution, Genetics, Genius

Natalia Romanoff/ Black Widow - Spy, Assassin, Killer

Nick Fury - SHIELD, Soldier, Howling Commando

Clint Barton/ Hawkeye - Sharp Shooter, Human, Avenger

Mystique - Facade, Terrorist, A Woman Scorned

Wanda Maximoff/ Scarlett Witch - Mutant, Witch, Chaos Magic

Deadpool - Laugh riot, Immortal, Annoying

Luke Cage - Hero for Hire, Invulnerable, Loyal

Rogue - Southern Belle, Succubus, Mystique

Nathan Summers/ Cable - Time Traveller, Summers, Omega Level Mutant

Loki - God, Mischief, Show Stealer

Did we miss out on your favourite character? Do give us your thoughts on them in the comments section!




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