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    Default Characters With Biggest Jobber/Jobbing Auras

    So which characters have the greatest jobbing auras? On the other side, which characters get jobbed too often?
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    If we're actually going here - without character hate, because that's a no-no - then I'd say Batman certainly does okay in the department of Forcing Others To Job.
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    Pretty much every lesser light that is part of a team that also has heavy hitters. Batman, Cap, Hawkeye, all-the low end X-Men, etc. It is kind of the nature of the beast. You can't have Batman just be totally useless whenever the Justice League does something, and it starts to seem contrived to just have him deal with mooks and security systems on the way to the Big Bad, so eventually you have to have Batman going toe to toe with Darkseid or whoever.

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    Batman, Cap, Wolverine, the unholy jobber Trinity.
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    Certain major villains excel at jobber, because they tend to fight solo against a certain team on a regular basis. Deathstroke is a notorious example, mostly for beating on the Teen Titans but also that one extreme fight against the JLA in Identity Crisis. These fights often feature the heroes inexplicably forgetting about teamwork and coming at the villain one or two heroes at a time.

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    I can't believe this is the 7th post in the thread and nobody's mentioned T'Challa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    Certain major villains excel at jobber, because they tend to fight solo against a certain team on a regular basis. Deathstroke is a notorious example, mostly for beating on the Teen Titans but also that one extreme fight against the JLA in Identity Crisis. These fights often feature the heroes inexplicably forgetting about teamwork and coming at the villain one or two heroes at a time.
    Now that you mention villains, that reminds me: a villain being a team level threat? Okay, cool. Assembling a group of team-level threat villains onto one team? Suddenly they're way, way, way less effective. They'll still be really ineffective. The Injustice Society is a notable case, but Marvel has the Black Order and the Cabal, whose members are so powerful that they can split up and take on multiple teams simultaneously around the globe -- but put them together and a decent Avengers squad can go toe to toe with them. Even if we remove the trope of the villains stepping on each other's toes out of ego or not being used to teamwork, when the heroes and villains split up to do battle (where that trope doesn't apply), they'll still be very ineffective. Power Rangers/Sentai would do this with their MoTWs, even though said-monster would have the Rangers on the ropes all by itself just a few episodes prior. Put five or six of them together, and then the Rangers go split up and go mano-e-mano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderClops View Post
    So which characters have the greatest jobbing auras?
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    James Olsen as Guardian .

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    Hulk Hogan by a country mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchist View Post
    Batman, Cap, Wolverine, the inholy jobber Trinity.
    Eh, at least Wolverine gets jogged towards too. I'd say Batman is the king of jobbing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geek Mangacomic View Post
    Eh, at least Wolverine gets jogged towards too. I'd say Batman is the king of jobbing though.
    He gets jogged towards? Is he the finish line of a marathon or something?

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    The Wrecking Crew exits to be jobbed at this point but I kinda love them for that reason, weirdly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensational C View Post
    The Wrecking Crew exits to be jobbed at this point but I kinda love them for that reason, weirdly enough.
    Ah, now people who exist to get jobbed is a whole other thing. In comics, Graviton falls under that category. He's occasionally a team-wrecker, but often gets jobbed by anyone, and just exists to make others look good.

    In wrestling, current Big Show, Kane and Mark Henry fulfil the same role.

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