The comic book world is full of heroes of every variety. Many had humble beginnings as mild-mannered, uncomplicated crime fighters who only got involved in situations with clear cut distinctions between right and wrong. But not all characters see things so black and white. For some, heroic deeds fall on a tortuous greyscale gradient where blurred boundaries create fascinating plot lines and thought-provoking moral dilemmas. These vigilantes are the ones who are willing to compromise their moral integrity and sacrifice whatever is necessary for the greater good. And, since breaking the rules almost always brings trouble with it, they’re also some of the biggest badasses in the biz. These are the ten greatest anti-heroes in comics.
Wolverine is the quintessential loner anti-hero. He’s always brooding about his checkered past and striking out on his own to find ways to atone. He is a character defined by conflict, which is continually struggling to control the raging demons within him while simultaneously serving the good of the world. Wolverine would just as soon kill a dangerous villain as he would send them to the justice system. His darkened past has him creeping in the shadows playing various roles as a spy, assassin, ravenous killer, honored warrior, and even teacher. But his persistent memory problems make it, so he’s unable to remember what of his life was real. Which leaves you continually guessing what his true motives are and what he’s capable of.