14 TV and comic book characters you should and shouldn't work for

Here are 14 comic book and TV bosses you should and should not work for. It's not always about the money and the cool costume.

Harley Quinn season 2, episode 11, “A Fight Worth Fighting For“ Image Courtesy Warner Bros. Television Distribution/DC Universe
Harley Quinn season 2, episode 11, “A Fight Worth Fighting For“ Image Courtesy Warner Bros. Television Distribution/DC Universe /
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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /

Magneto

Magneto doesn’t accept insolence and he has a low tolerance for foolishness. His fuse is shorter when it comes to arrogance. When anyone gets too self-important, he immediately reminds them who’s in charge. If that doesn’t work, you’re kicked off the team. Sometimes violently.

Magento is working towards a cause. Because of his dedication, he has no interest in something going wrong. If it does, he’s aware that the fault falls to him. Something he’s okay with. This is a gift and a curse.

Unlike other people on this list, the henchmen tend to get blamed for plans failing. Magento only blames others when they alter his plans or fail in their role. However, if you want to be heard, Magneto may not be the boss for you. You have to be exceptional for him to take your advice.

DARK PHOENIX
TR_0130_v0087_MPC.1023 – L-R: Tye Sheridan, James McAvoy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Alexandra Shipp in Twentieth Century Fox’s DARK PHOENIX. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /

Charles Xavier

You’d think this is a good idea, but it isn’t. Time and again Charles Xavier has proven Kate Pryde correct. Professor Xavier is a jerk. Where should we start? Could it be all of the lies? He’s never completely truthful with anyone. How about erasing Logan’s memory and blaming it on outside forces? Erasing the memory of Scott’s younger brother from his mind? And, if that’s not enough, he enslaved a sentient being (the Danger Room) and forced them to train the X-Men.

HAWKEYE
Fra Fee as Kazi and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Marvel Studios' HAWKEYE. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Wilson Fisk

The Kingpin isn’t a bad choice. He’s always fair to the people who are loyal to him. Even when he has tantrums, the aggression is usually pointed at objects, not those who don’t deserve it. The one negative is the company he keeps. Wilson Fisk may not kill you, but Bullseye, Typhoid Mary, and Tombstone may. And you also have to hope that Frank Castle or Wolverine don’t come knocking on the door.