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Your Top Teens OPC part 1

Written by Chris Mitchell on Monday, October 26 2009 and posted in Features
Welcome to the OPC, that’s the One Point Club to people new to the Top Lists. What is the One Point Club? Well, it’s those characters who received just one vote in the 10th place slot in all the 200+ lists I have received. Now, I want to say this as I always say. If there is a character in the OPC that you voted for in a slot other then 10th place or a character doesn't appear on the list at all, please please please do not get pissed or upset. It most likely was an honest mistake in the cut and pasting process. It happens, and if it did I apologize.


I put a lot of work into these, and the last thing I wanna do is miss someone’s list or a vote. I want everyone to enjoy this, so if it DOES happen this time around please do not exclude yourself from future lists just except it as an honest mistake. So, are we cool? Good. Now let’s do this, Rockapella!

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Namorita is a clone of Namora, another hybrid human/Atlantean, much like her cousin Namor, the Sub-Mariner. She was implanted into the sterile Namora in order for her to be able to have a child. After Namorita was born, her "father" was killed, and Namora raised the girl alone until her own death. Namor brought his young cousin to Betty Prentiss to raise.

Many years later, on a field trip for her college, Namorita joined a battle with 5 other super-humans against Terrax, former herald of Galactus. After defeating him, the 6 decided to stay together as the New Warriors. Namorita remained a member, even leading eventually, until she began to change colors and develop a hostile attitude. Atlantean scientists discovered she was a clone, and explained that the changes were a result of over-saturation of oxygen.

Namorita changed her name to Kymaera to match her new look and rejoined the Warriors. During the entire tenure of the team, Nova and Namorita had pursued a relationship. During her time as Kymaera, that ended due to the changes Namorita went through, and for a while, she dated Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, quite publicly.

Recently, during filming of the New Warriors' reality show, Namorita was in pitched battle with Nitro when he exploded and killed more than 600 people in Stamford, Connecticut, causing the American government to institute a Superhuman Registration Act. Namorita herself was killed in the explosion, along with most of the New Warriors.

"Easily my favorite character from the Mystery Gang. He and Scooby should've been on my top team list. The Dynamic Duo of kids' cartoons. He was the cat's pajamas. 'Nuff said"

Shaggy closely reflects the 1960s era in which the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! series was created, particularly in his manner of speaking (like he often punctuates his sentences with the word "like") and his appearance—he is lanky, with shaggy brown hair and a rough goatee, and typically wears a green T-shirt and brown bell bottoms. Thus, he embodies elements of both the beatniks of the early 1960s and the hippies of the late 1960s, with the primary inspiration for the character coming from Maynard G. Krebs, a beatnik character played by Bob Denver in the early 1960's sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Shaggy has been also shown wearing a red shirt and blue jeans in four 1980s Scooby-Doo productions: the Saturday morning series The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and three TV movies: Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, and Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf. In Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, a TV movie about the Scooby-Doo characters meeting artificial analogues of themselves in a virtual reality environment, Shaggy's double wears the red shirt and blue jeans that the character wore in the 1980s.

Both Shaggy and Scooby-Doo have nearly insatiable appetites, and are readily bribed by Scooby Snacks, as well as tendencies towards goofing off and cowardice. They justify their constant hunger by saying, "Being in a constant state of terror makes us constantly hungry!” Due to these similarities, Shaggy typically treats Scooby as a normal person rather than his pet. Shaggy uses his catch phrase "Zoinks!" (although 'Zoikes! ‘was once prominent) whenever he's surprised, scared, or embarrassed, which is frequently. Because of Scooby and Shaggy's cowardly nature, a running gag is that every time they split up to search for clues they always end up getting chased around by the monsters (Shaggy actually states in one instance "Split up and look for clues. Gotcha. See you when the monster chases us.") His other catchphrase is "GAAANGWAAAAY!" when Scooby and Shaggy see a monster or before a chase commences.

Although usually considered a coward, Shaggy often proves useful in ferreting out the monsters and ghosts that are usually at the heart of the gang's mysteries (sometimes by reluctantly acting as "live bait" for a trap), and providing a necessary distraction for their eventual capture (the plans almost always go wrong and he and Scooby are then chased for longer periods of time). Shaggy also has athletic, disguise, and ventriloquism skills which often help the gang. On a couple of occasions, he took his disguise skills so far he even dressed up as Scooby-Doo himself (in the "Never Ape an Ape Man" episode of Scooby-Doo, Where are You! and the 2003 What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "A Scooby-Doo Halloween"). Shaggy is also a miniature golf champion from the '60s, and was described by Daphne as "the swingingest gymnast in school," in the pilot episode of Scooby-Doo, Where are You! ("What a Night for a Knight"), as he helps the gang break into a museum by leaping from the top of a ladder and swinging through an open window a few feet above. In the episode, "Mystery Mask Mix-up," Shaggy claimed to know Judo, but this was most likely a bluff. Also, in the episode "Bedlam in the Big Top" (episode 10, Scooby-Doo, Where are You!) Shaggy describes himself as a "track man" who can run very fast. In the series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Shaggy is called "Norville" by his dad.

Originally, "Shaggy" was merely a reference to his appearance, which resembled shag carpeting. However, in Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, it is implied that the nickname "Shaggy" comes from an abbreviation of the name "Shaggleford," the last name of Shaggy's rich uncle.

Oliver, Kid-Omni Man
After Omni-man (Nolan Grayson), Invincible's father was revealed to have killed the Guardians of the Globe, he left the planet for deep space. Some time later his son had discovered his father on an alien planet (where the insect like locals age faster than humans) with a new wife and child. The planet is soon attacked by Viltrumites, and Invincible and Nolan are forced to fight the Viltrumites. Nolan is captured by the Viltrumites after the battle is over. The Viltrumites give Invincible his father's mission of taking over Earth and give him a hundred years to do it. the boy's mother Andressa told Mark to take his brother back to Earth as she wants to stay behind and rebuild her planet with her people. When Mark returns his mother is happy to take care of the boy and names him Oliver. Due to Oliver's insect DNA he ages faster than Nolan and has begun to show powers like his father.

When Mark returned his little brother to Earth, things began to happen rather quickly. Young Oliver is given a legal ID and a tutor who is skilled enough to handle his accelerated learning. As he got older, his brother began to train him. And, when he was old enough, his brother got him a real costume.

After the costume, Kid Omni-Man found it hard to restrain himself. Even when Invincible told his brother to hold back, Kid Omni-Man usually ran head first into the fight. His early attempts in battle went pretty roughly, but that didn't quench his eagerness to be in the fights.

When Invincible flew off to fight the Mauler Twins as they attempted to take over a nuclear facility, Oliver tagged along. Invincible tried to get him to leave, but the missiles within the facility where launched, and Invincible had to go after them. In his absence, Kid Omni-Man violently killed both of them, swearing later that it was an accident.

But was it? Oliver has shown several times over that he feels very little sympathy for the human condition. He has openly voiced that he doesn't not consider humans to be "his people", and that he hates almost all of them. His super-developed ability to learn has out-stripped the development of his morals, giving him all the knowledge he needs to rationalize his actions and none of the morality to truly decide what is right and what is wrong.

Kid Omni-man's most recent adventure took place as his brother pre-occupied himself with personal issues. While Mark was away, Oliver donned his costume and went off to face one of Invincible's villains. Though the confrontation wasn't really a fight (the guy needed help from someone strong to help him get out of his suit of armor), there was allot of property damage, and Invincible was angry when he found out. The story of Kid Omni-Man is still very young, and young Oliver can go to either side. And he may even grow to be more powerful than his brother. Only time will tell.


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