I’ve always thought of myself as a superhero who’s eternally trapped in her secret identity, seeking her long-lost super powers and a buffed out superhero boyfriend. Though the first task is far beyond my reach, I’ve been researching (and drooling over) the latter for years. In honor of Comic-Con, I bring you my list of superhero boyfriends, ranked from the worst to best beaus. Whether you get tangled in Spidey’s web, dig a dorky bass-playing romantic or fall for the brutish rich boy, we’ve got a diverse set of lads ready to rescue you at any moment’s notice. Talk about my hero!
#10: Dr. Manhattan
I know what you’re thinking—why would I ever want a member from the Blue Man Group as my boyfriend? But Watchmen‘s Dr. Manhattan has something I love in a man and that’s intellect. Though the former Watchman Ozymandias was known to be “the smartest man alive,” Dr. Manhattan had a leg up on him—he could see into the future, into the past, stop bullets in mid air, turn an enemy into dust with a raise of his hand, travel in outer space without a suit or spaceship, and even satisfy a woman far more than any regular man could. But he falls on my list to number 10 because he’s very detached from the world and humans. It wasn’t until the end of the novel that Manhattan understood and cared about the human race. If you think regular Joe Shmoes give you a headache, try talking to Dr. Manhattan about feelings—you’ll miss your ex-boyfriend’s lame jokes and clueless behavior!
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