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Sucker Punch Productions: Our Favorite Superheroes

Ken Schramm's Avatar + Posted by Ken Schramm on Dec 27, 2010 // Sucker Punch Productions

The inFAMOUS storyline tells of a classic superhero origin: Boy meets explosion, boy gains superhuman powers, boy must choose between hero or villain. As we’re readying Cole MacGrath for his big encore this year, a collection of us here at Sucker Punch wanted to share with you who our favorite superhero is and why. Feel free to share your favorite superhero below in the comments. Enjoy!

Sucker Punch Productions: The Flash Rebirth

Chris Zimmerman – Director of Development, Co-Founder
When I was growing up, my favorite superhero was the Flash. I was a DC kid, and all the other DC superheroes were pretty boring as far as my ten-year-old self was concerned. Superman? Boring. Batman? This was the 70s, which was about ten years before Frank Miller made Batman cool. For me, Batman was Adam West, and even at ten, I didn’t think Adam West was cool. And don’t even get me started on Aquaman.

The Flash, on the other hand, I loved. I think I loved him because he had to be clever to win. It wasn’t just a matter of using his super breath, or firing up a magic ring that could do just about anything. He actually needed to think his way through things, to figure out ways to use his super-speed to get things done. I liked being surprised by what he came up with.

Sucker Punch Productions: Magneto

Bob Mowery – QA Lead
Magneto. I realize that choosing a villainous character may somewhat violate the spirit of the question, but let me explain. As a child, my favorite superheroes were solely based on a suite of powers. Green Lantern would probably top my childhood list as he could do just about anything with that ring. The older I get, the more interested I become in the fallibility of heroes and their more “human” characteristics. Magneto’s history is quite profound, being a holocaust survivor. This tortured past guides his character to great lengths. Magneto constantly wrestles with the question “what does it mean to be a member of a hated minority?” His past informs him that this means captivity, torture, and death. As a powerful member of the mutant minority, Magneto takes it upon himself to use his powers to fight for that minority. Magneto is a heroic character, but not to the greater power-lacking populace. Magneto fights for mutant-kind much like the United States fights for democracy around the world. His assistance and methods are often not welcome, but he fights passionately for his mutant brethren in the way he sees fit. I must also shamefully admit that the influence of my childhood is not completely absent from this equation. I still think it would be awesome to rip a building from its foundations, use its girders to tie up someone, and send bullets back to their source with an unnecessary wave of my hand. Parting the Red Sea that is Seattle gridlock would just be an added bonus.

Sucker Punch Productions: Amazing Spiderman

Billy Harper – Animation Director
Any one that knows me, and probably those who’ve seen me talk about inFAMOUS 2 on the internet, know that I think Spider-Man is the best superhero ever. I’ve felt that way since I was a little kid and would try to get spiders to bite me so I could climb walls. However, it didn’t stop there. As I grew up, I continued to find reasons that I liked him that fit with my age and life.

Originally, I liked him because he had the coolest toys and was on one of my favorite shows, The Electric Company. As I got older, I liked him because his powers somehow seemed “accessible” and had inherit weaknesses that sometimes tested his REAL courage because he had to deal with things that his powers couldn’t really help with. I also liked the fact that he still remained true to himself after becoming a hero. He was still a geek. He still used his brain to solve problems. Plus, at the end of the day, he had to figure out how to live a real life. He had to make rent. He had to go to class. Now, as an animator he’s great because his motions are so interesting and difficult to flesh out in my head. It really challenges me to think about how he moves through the world and what exactly he would do and how he’d do it.

Plus, he always has the coolest theme songs!

Sucker Punch Productions: Daredevil

Darren Bridges – Game Designer
Daredevil. If you asked me five years ago, it probably would have been Spider-Man or Batman or Green Lantern or someone cool. Acrobatics, radar-vision, and “willingness to deal with lots of pain” are definitely not the coolest super-powers in the world. So why the ‘Devil? I read a lot of graphic novels, and a few years ago I got hooked on a Daredevil storyline by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. Like lots of Marvel heroes, Daredevil gets dragged through a horrible mess… his identity is exposed, his life starts to crumble, and he and his friends all suffer. He’s pushed so far that he starts to skim the edge of what is acceptable for a hero, defeating the crime lord of his district and declaring himself the “New Kingpin.” Daredevil encompasses my favorite aspect of superheroes – that they are human people with super powers. They are powerful but still vulnerable; they are aspirational but still relatable.

Sucker Punch Productions: Batman Poster

Rebecca Mayfield – QA Lead
Batman will always be my favorite. He is a complex character that I can identify with in some way or another… minus the super-awesome gadgets, of course. The closest I can get to a utility belt packed with Batarangs and Thermite Grenades is my cell phone. But that’s beside the point. Batman is the whole superhero package.

He is human through and through. He bleeds and feels pain. He can experience great happiness one day, and feel the sink hole of loss the next. Yet he is super human, possessing things that allow him to surpass the restraints that we are bound to. This was something I always admired as a kid. Batman is such a powerful figure because of what he has enabled himself to do, but he is also like me in the sense that he can be hurt by a car accident, or a scraped knee. He gave me hope that I could achieve more than I thought was possible by just trying my best. He shows us that even someone who is ordinary can be extraordinary.

//Add Your Own

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+ Zezzler on December 27th, 2010 at 8:11 am said:

My favorite super hero would have to be Deadpool, for sure!


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+ Nick36542 on December 27th, 2010 at 8:13 am said:

Spider-man is my favorite. Can’t wait for inFAMOUS 2!


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+ Kchow23 on December 27th, 2010 at 8:18 am said:

favorite superhero? Batman and Spiderman


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+ AssassinHD on December 27th, 2010 at 8:18 am said:

My favorite is Batman without a doubt.


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+ Globox_82 on December 27th, 2010 at 8:19 am said:

we need more good superhero games.


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+ BallinOutTheBox on December 27th, 2010 at 8:24 am said:

My favorite superhero is Static Shock. He uses a trash can lid as means of transportation, awesome!!! No, just joking, but my favorite superhero would have to be Batman. When I was younger it was Spider-Man, but as I grew older and looked for more exploration of being human and identity in superhero stories, I really fell in love with the character and universe of the dark knight. But, keep up the good work guys, happy holidays, and can’t wait to play your awesome game in 2011!


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+ Marcellino on December 27th, 2010 at 8:32 am said:

THE MAXX! I can’t say his name in a sentence without shouting it!


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+ rocky_top30 on December 27th, 2010 at 8:36 am said:

Batman is the best superhero because he doesn’t have any super powers! He has to use intellect, technology, and athletic prowess unlike other super heroes who can shoot laser beams out of their eyes but than can be stopped by a little green rock…..


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+ narwhalSTAB on December 27th, 2010 at 8:44 am said:

My favorite hero has always been Batman but my favorite comic book character is Two-Face/Harvey Dent. I love his character’s duality, and his awesome physical appearance. I was Two-Face almost every Halloween as a kid.


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+ BlooodyCow on December 27th, 2010 at 9:03 am said:

Do Japanese Manga characters count as superheroes? If yes, then Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach) is my favorite anti-superhero.


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+ THE-D1RTY-77 on December 27th, 2010 at 9:03 am said:

Batman thru and thru….


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+ freddyrivas on December 27th, 2010 at 9:11 am said:

Goku from dragon ball z.


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+ k1ngsnak3 on December 27th, 2010 at 9:12 am said:

Always has been Batman, although I do have to say that the classic run on the 80′s Uncanny X-men helped get me through the Reagan years.


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+ Phantomdragon78 on December 27th, 2010 at 9:47 am said:

Wonder Woman and Storm have always been my favorite. something about women being in power I love. In addition, I loved the Greek mythology behind Wonder Woman’s origin story.


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+ WoLvErInE_DrAgOn on December 27th, 2010 at 9:48 am said:

my super hero is goku


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+ ShadowSpirit90 on December 27th, 2010 at 9:54 am said:

I’d definately have to say my favorite super hero is actually an Anti Hero, Deadpool all the way!!


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+ PrettyBoi_26 on December 27th, 2010 at 9:56 am said:

The Punisher! Not really a Super-Hero but he went through the same protocol and stops bad guys


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+ kadowskeh11 on December 27th, 2010 at 10:00 am said:

deadpool cuz he is badass


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+ oGREEN_LANTERNo on December 27th, 2010 at 10:01 am said:

Hal Jordan (Green Lantern). And Batman. Intelligence and Willpower are probably the strongest weapons.


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+ Silver_Shadow97 on December 27th, 2010 at 10:09 am said:

deadpool all day ! he needs his own game


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+ VANR_33 on December 27th, 2010 at 10:09 am said:

Goku!


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+ Hugorr on December 27th, 2010 at 10:18 am said:

From Marvel, Wolverine.

From DC, Firestorm.


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+ goupo_pie on December 27th, 2010 at 10:20 am said:

my favorite would be gambit


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+ Butters360 on December 27th, 2010 at 10:25 am said:

DC – Batman

Marvel – Spider-Man

Two heroes that used their brains.


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+ EliteAssassin0 on December 27th, 2010 at 10:28 am said:

favourite characters Dante from Devil May Cry
and Naruto
but from superheroes Batman


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+ mrdeadhead on December 27th, 2010 at 10:28 am said:

Green Lantern.
Green mother fudgin’ Lantern.

and not this weird muscle suit looking ryan reynolds lantern, either


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+ RibeyeKing on December 27th, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

I knew there had to be some Spiderman fans working at Sucker Punch. I convinced yet another friend to try inFamous a couple weeks ago, and I always tell people that haven’t tried it yet that Cole gets around a city better than Spiderman

Also, Magneto is kind of heroic, isn’t he? I hadn’t thought about it like that before, good call


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+ TheBasilisk on December 27th, 2010 at 10:32 am said:

Green Lantern (Guy Gardner)


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+ TheSoccerMom on December 27th, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

Not to be kiss up, but my favorite superhero is Cole… Just saying.


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+ shazbot-finubus on December 27th, 2010 at 10:38 am said:

I like Black Bolt, leader of the Inhumans. The concept and the costume, utterly brilliant.


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+ SuNnYBoI on December 27th, 2010 at 10:52 am said:

DC: Batman
Marvel: Deadpool/Nightcrawler
Overall: Batman, because he’s an everyday human [minus the fact that he's insanely wealthy] with no super-powers whatsoever yet he’s able to hold his own against other heroes and villains that have super-powers.


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+ BlackKusanagi on December 27th, 2010 at 11:06 am said:

She-Hulk.

Smart, sexy classy. Although she knows shes not normal by any means, she tries to be a hero, and doesnt mind showing off what shes capable of doing. Quippy and usually these days more so trying to find words over fists out of a situation, you can’t go wrong with that.


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+ Fluidshine on December 27th, 2010 at 11:08 am said:

Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender. He can control the four elements, and there’s so much mythos and story behind why he has his powers and his life. And of course he’s a superhero! Him or the Phoenix. Because the Phoenix is so unbelievably powerful.


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+ Shotgunshell_666 on December 27th, 2010 at 11:10 am said:

man i love Static Shock!
a tie between him and Deadpool


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+ resurrecthis on December 27th, 2010 at 11:17 am said:

comics:batman and spiderman
manga:VEGETA,loathe kakarot…


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+ TheGuardianFID on December 27th, 2010 at 11:21 am said:

Spidey, Bats, Flash, and Cole FTW!!! 8)


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+ itachizizu on December 27th, 2010 at 11:34 am said:

spiderman forever!!!….¬_¬..


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+ DeathBeforeDecaf on December 27th, 2010 at 11:35 am said:

Deadpool and Gambit. Both anti-heros with a heroic/evil sarcastic side. i would love to see a fight between the 2, the moves and the banter, perfect


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+ theultimatenub on December 27th, 2010 at 11:41 am said:

my favorite is hulk because he is so strong


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+ Aceman108 on December 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

for me it would be the holy trinity Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman; but if id have to pick one it would be Superman for the simple fact that even though he’s basically a God he’s more human than most of the humans on the planet.


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+ NINEblademanNINE on December 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

Bruce Lee!

Oh wait, he is not a…buuut, he did play Kato in The Green Hornet way back then.


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+ rjejr on December 27th, 2010 at 11:43 am said:

No love for Dark Horse? I know Dream, aka Sandman, got all the good press, but “Shade, The Changing Man” was like nothing I’ve ever read.

FYI for Darren Bridges, Frank Miller is known for Batman, but his Apocalypse to Armageddon story arc from the 80′s was DD at his best. “There is no corpse.”


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+ TheSil on December 27th, 2010 at 11:54 am said:

Mine was always Doctor Strange. But more recently, I’ve come across Alister Cloud. Search for ‘The Cloud Connection’ in Smashwords. The kid shows promise.


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+ rebeljd on December 27th, 2010 at 12:16 pm said:

My favorite super heroes? I grew up on Spider-Man and The X-Men. I like Super-Man and Batman. Favorite villains? I grew up on The Joker and Magneto.


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+ SirAnthon on December 27th, 2010 at 12:27 pm said:

From DC: Green Arrow
From Marvel: Thor

I just Love medieval stuff.


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+ SykoTech on December 27th, 2010 at 12:37 pm said:

My favorite is Spider-Man as well.

Man, how awesome would it be for you guys at Sucker Punch to make an open world Spider-Man game when you’re done with inFamous? It would most likely be the best thing ever! I’m drooling just thinking about it…


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+ Thane_of_Fife on December 27th, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

From DC: Batman
From Marvel:Spiderman
I can’t choose between them there both awesome but if we added anime to the mix my favorite superhero would be piccolo from dragonballz


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+ Adamian93 on December 27th, 2010 at 12:48 pm said:

Carnage and Venom


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+ OG-_-McLovin on December 27th, 2010 at 12:49 pm said:

Batman is my all-time favorite. He is such a beast!


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+ namikaze1 on December 27th, 2010 at 1:00 pm said:

From DC it would be Batman.
From Marvel: Spider-Man
I grew up reading the comics and watching the shows. They’re both complex characters in their own way.


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