draco x wrote:
First off, all villains no matter how badass or not they are usually end up losing to heroes, so Prometheus getting getting knocked by Catwoman in the balls and then getting tricked by Batman is non-relevant. I mean look how many times the Joker gets his ass handed to him by Batman and co. That doesn't change the fact that he's still one of Batman's best villains. The fact that he took down the Justice League single handedly is nothing to sneeze at.
Besides a lot of the losses Prometheus went through after Morrisson wrote him was really his teenage sidekick Chad Graham who was impersonating him for awhile-Although that was one of the dumbest retcons ever in all fairness.
there's a difference in losing and jobbing, and that's especially evident when the character, like Prometheus, is one who is all flash, no substance.
there was absolutely NOTHING to the character except a "kewl" costume, one quick "let me get this guy over by showing him outsmart the whole JL" moment, which was then immediately followed by him getting beat by a bullwhip to the junk from freaking Catwoman. Cat. Woman.
there was no depth to his character, no real plot or plan of any sort to speak of on his part beyond "embarrass the Justice League", no character motivation...nothing. Miorrison's Kool-Aid Brigade just jumped on him immediately as "OMG WOWZERS this guy is the greatest creation ever b/c G-Moz is so rad!!!!!!!!" but in the end, the super-villain had no clothes, and was there solely to look kewl in one issue only to job out in the very next.
at least characters like the Joker, Lex, Two-Face, etc have some hook to them, something in their character beyond powers or a suit, that makes them interesting. they may lose, but they're still interesting to read about, and have staying power beyond one or two appearances. Prometheus has none of that, and never did. he's a classic 90s "all attitude, no dimension" cipher of a jobber.