The Ten Biggest Liars In Comics

By Melissa Molina in Comics, Daily Lists
Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:00 am


We've all told a lie here and there just to get out of sticky situations, haven't we? Sure, that's a simpler way to get what you want, but lying isn't the answer. Sadly, though, a nice chunk of comic book characters, both good and bad, are habitual liars. They trick and lie to many for a variety of reasons, and while it may be morally wrong, they continue to succeed in the art of deception. Love them or hate them, these characters leave an impression on all readers.

Now, let's run down who's the dirtiest of liars to ever pop up in comics. Warning: there are some major story spoilers in here.

10. Professor Xavier (X-Men)


Kitty Pryde was 100% right to have once shouted out "Professor Xavier is a jerk!" Why? Because he's one of the largest a-holes to ever use his psionic abilities for his own gain. The worst misuse of his talents came to be when he wiped Scott Summers/Cyclops' mind clean from any memory of his now-dead brother Vulcan. All right, so Vulcan was kind of a big bad guy, but Xavier had no right to erase that from Scott's head. Sure, his intentions are good; but don't be abusing your powers like that, Professor.

9. Alex Wilder (Runaways)


There's nothing wrong with trying to be on your parents' good side...that is, unless you're trying to screw the rest of your friends and humanity in the process. That's the situation Alex Wilder found himself in as a group of teenagers ran away from home because they found out that all of their parents happened to be major villains. Despite the fact that they may be on the wrong side of the law, Alex decided to help his parents by subtly leaving clues as to what their next move was. His intentions were true to his parents, but he was endangering all of humanity in the process, so he definitely got what he deserved in the end.

8. Tora No Shi (Witchblade/The Darkness)


Being a hitman requires that you learn to be at least a little bit crafty in order to get at your target, and Tora No Shi has no problem whatsoever with that. The violent character uses his skill of deceit for his own personal gain, which was accomplished at one point when he switched loyalties from the Yakuza to the Mafia and continued his slaughtering streak after the reveal was made. Not only is Tora great at manipulation, but he's a guy you'd never want to piss off. He's popped back up in The Darkness and Witchblade comics for a while now, and has proven he's one of those stubborn, blood-thirsty characters that may never really die.

7. Darkseid (Superman)


I have only two words for you: Anti-Life. Darkseid has used the Anti-Life Equation multiple times in his comic book lifetime, in order to control the free will of any being. While Darkseid has always been a rather nasty villain, taking over the minds of many through email deception is a bit much. Still, Darkseid manages to gather a group of super villains to do his bidding in Final Crisis, even if it is against their will. Stop trying to defeat the Justice League with your lies, Darkseid; all it's going to do is make you a bigger loser in the end.

6. Norman Osborn (Spider-Man)


There's plenty of examples that show how Norman Osborn rightfully takes the top spot as the biggest nemesis in Spider-Man's life. What he's done to our favorite web-slinger is unforgivable, especially that one time when he convinced Peter Parker that he was a clone of actual clone Ben Reilly. Osborn twisted the emotional knife through Parker's heart some more as Spidey eventually found out that not only was his dear Aunt May alive after being presumed dead, but she was being held prisoner by his deadliest enemy. Man, that is a lot of duping on Norman's part. Some liars would find that to be admirable.

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