Great minds think alike or just rip off each other's ideas. Now DC has copied a few superheroes from Marvel but shockingly Marvel has copied a lot more characters from DC than DC has copied from Marvel. In this list we're looking at the different Marvel characters that seem a tad too familiar to some of DC's heroes as both companies have borrowed characters and concepts from the competition.
5) Hyperion and Sentry - Superman
Ever found it odd that Marvel doesn't have anyone on the roster who carries any resemblance to Superman well that's because they've tried making their own Man of Steel and well it hasn't exactly worked out. The many Hyperion's from across the multiverse are all pretty clear-cut Superman clones. Sentry has appeared in numerous storylines only to be killed off almost every single time.
4) Deadpool - Deathstroke
Rob Liefeld showed his design of Deadpool to Teen Titans writer Fabian Nicieza and the writer blatantly said this is Deathstroke from Teen Titans and he isn't wrong because both characters are mentally disturbed assassins that use swords and guns to kill anything standing in their way. Marvel even named Deadpool's alter-ego wade wilson deriving it from Deathstroke's real name Slade Wilson. Deadpool might be a ripoff of Deathstroke but we'd like to think of this as a beneficial relationship one just couldn't exist without the other even if only one of them has seen massive success at the box office Deadpool wasn't the only deliberate.
3) Quicksilver - The flash
The idea of a hero that can run at high speeds isn't exactly as mind-blowing as the original as it once was. Since his debut in 1940 and especially since his revamp has Barry Allen in 1956, the flash in his many incarnations has been the face of this trope and no hero has reached the same level of reputation of course given the Scarlet speedster's popularity Marvel needed a speedster of their own and then enter Quicksilver who made his debut in 1964 unfortunately he comes off as nothing more than a flash knockoff and the streak of lightning on his costume certainly doesn't help when it comes to speed you just can't beat the original.
2) Hawkeye - Green Arrow
You know what makes Green Arrow awesome, the way he kicks ass with a bow and arrow his sweet Robin hood-like costume and that sweet facial hair. It's no wonder he was one of DC's most popular characters, so in 1964 Marvel decided to make their own Archer character named Hawkeye while he may have started out as a villain in comic, Hawkeye would end up following Green Arrow's footsteps as Green Arrow joined the Justice League and Hawkeye joined the Avengers.
1) Doctor Strange - Doctor Fate
Doctor Fate is a DC superhero who is the premier magic-wielding doctor in DC comics, with his first appearance in 1940. He draws his powers from artifacts like the Amulet of Anubis, the Cloak of Destiny, and the Helm of Fate, which combine to give the sorcerer phenomenal powers. All of this description of Doctor Fate sounds a lot like another doctor called Doctor Strange. Marvel's Doctor Stephen Strange made his first appearance in 1963, and since then has defended New York and the universe from his secluded Sanctum Sanctorum.