Top 10 Dumbest Decisions Made by Comic Book Superheroes

A list of some of the DUMBEST decisions made by superheroes.
The Top Ten
1 Selling your marriage to Mephisto (Spider-Man: One More Day)

Bro, Spider-Man is supposed to be really smart (with a near-genius IQ of 140), yet he makes the dumb decision to make a deal with basically the devil. Even if you're not PhD-worthy, if you've read enough books or watched enough movies, you know that's not a good idea.

His Aunt May is dying, and the only way to save her is for Peter to sell his and Mary Jane's marriage to Mephisto. It would be better to let Aunt May go in peace.

2 NOT killing the Joker (Batman)

Every time Batman sends Joker to jail, he breaks out and causes destruction, and someone usually ends up dead or severely injured.

Seriously, after everything the Joker has done, why is he still alive?

3 Spidey trying to catch Gwen with web (Spider-Man: The Night Gwen Stacy Died)

Spider-Man tries to catch Gwen as she falls off a bridge, but he accidentally causes her neck to break, and she dies.

4 Ms. Marvel follows the man who raped her (Avengers #200)
5 Night Thrasher throws Nova off a building (New Warriors)

It was only to reignite Nova's powers. It worked, but what would have happened if it didn't?

Like the other guy said, what if his powers didn't reignite?

6 Iron Man telling the Mandarin his address (Iron Man 3)

I don't mind Tony challenging the Mandarin (Aldrich Killian), but it disappoints me that not only did he not prepare for the attack, but he was also super surprised when it happened.

You're one of the smartest characters in all of Marvel, and you didn't expect that while you were busy talking with Pepper?

I know Iron Man has an ego, but telling a terrorist your address is just idiotic!

7 Hypnotizing Mr. Krupp (The Adventures of Captain Underpants)

That's how this whole madness started. Now, whenever Mr. Krupp hears someone snap their fingers...

8 Sending Jean Loring to Arkham Asylum (Identity Crisis)

Jean Loring murdered Sue Dibney, so Ray Palmer sends her to Arkham Asylum. Yeah, because no one ever breaks out of Arkham, and it's not like the Joker is there... oh wait!

9 Refusing to compromise (Watchmen)

Rorschach refuses to agree to Veidt's insane plan for world peace, so Dr. Manhattan kills him.

10 The Creation of Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

This one isn't quite as much of a duh moment, but it probably wasn't very wise for someone who is basically a mad scientist (the comic version of Hank Pym at least) to create a powerful AI robot. Usually, when it comes to mad scientists, even if they're good guys, their craziness is bound to make them screw up their inventions a bit.

Hank Pym (Tony Stark in the movie) creates Ultron. It becomes sentient and one of Marvel's most powerful villains.

The Contenders
11 Mindwiping Batman (Identity Crisis #6)

The League decides to mindwipe Dr. Light so he would be less of a threat. Then, they mindwipe Batman so he'd forget what they did.

12 Spider-Man revealing his identity to the world (Civil War)

Peter, you have one of the biggest line-ups of villains in all of Marvel (the Goblins, Doctor Octopus, the Symbiotes, the Lizard, and more). You even stir up trouble for arch-villains of other heroes, like Juggernaut, Kingpin, and Kraven.

Are you really willing to sacrifice your secret identity and risk any (or even all) of those villains coming after you and your loved ones?

13 Deciding to let his teenage self kill him (Cable)

We can all agree that was the worst move. Cable didn't deserve that, and it angered so many fans that Marvel brought him back to life.

His death not only caused an uproar among fans, but it also impacted the characters. Deadpool was sad because his best friend was gone. His daughter, Hope, was very messed up (he cared for her like a mother, so losing him was like losing a mother). Domino became depressed because he was her boyfriend, and she spent her days in the bar drinking away her sorrows until she started dating Colossus.

Even though Cable came back, he is going to see a lot of weird things. His girlfriend has a new girlfriend, and Wolverine is with his parents. The only thing that won't be weird is that Deadpool misses him and needs his best friend, Cable, because everyone needs their best friend!

14 Relying on Loki (Thor)
15 Opening the chest (Superman)
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