10 more comic book movie and TV characters with wasted potential

Photo: Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller in Justice League (2017).. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment
Photo: Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller in Justice League (2017).. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment /
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Inhumans, comic book
MARVEL’S INHUMANS – The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. “Marvel’s The Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. (Marvel/ABC)ANSON MOUNT, IWAN RHEON /

4. Inhumanly bad

Comic book Project: Inhumans

The Inhumans are another race that are better-known to just comic book fans have heard of. They are a group of beings that have powers unlike any others. Among them, is the royal family. Their king, Black Bolt, can destroy a mountain with a whisper. Medusa, the Inhumans’ Queen, has complete control over her hair – which is strong enough to break a human in half with ease. There’s also Karnak who can see the weakness in anything. These are only three of them. With this kind of power, you’d assume they’d use it to make a popular TV show. They didn’t.

The Inhumans TV series was probably the biggest flop in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was almost constructed to fail. Medusa’s power involves her hair, so cutting it made zero sense. Karnak’s ability is to see weakness and exploit them but that power was taken from him. Nothing about this made sense. The only bright spot was Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones) who played Maximus. Other than him, there wasn’t a single thing worth mentioning.

The Inhumans are rumored to be getting a reboot. Hopefully, the creative team will get it right this time around. The best thing to do is to not give them a show. Sure, the Inhumans’ powers are incredible, but they could be seen as boring to a wider audience. Without the Fantastic Four, Avengers, or X-Men, no one cares enough about them to watch them weekly. Let them be part of the MCU in another project without them being the lead, establish a base and then maybe increase their role going forward.