While Superhero origin stories are always tragic plot elements, nothing beats a tragic origin story the way the story of the rise of a superhero’s supervillain sibling does. Superheroes, sometimes, are not just cursed with being orphaned or broke, sometimes their own blood comes back to haunt them every step of the way. Presenting 9 Superheroes and Supervillains you never knew were actually siblings……….
Infinity Man is Darkseid’s brother. When the five Forever People will it, Infinity Man comes from his home dimension and changes place with them. In the New 52 ret con, Infinity Man is Drax, Darkseid’s cursed brother who was pushed into a mishap inside the Infinity Pits, forever changing his fate.
Professor X had psychic powers even while he was just a fetus in the womb. He had a twin sister growing alongside him. Charles quickly learned through telepathy that his sister was evil and used his telepathy to vanquish her. Cassandra survived and has come back to haunt Professor X time and time again.
Dormammu, the extra-dimensional demonic entity that rules an entire universe of his own, has a sister he fears even more than death itself. Umar the Unrelenting was imprisoned by Dormammu for fear of her vast magical powers. When Dormammu died fighting Eternity, Umar was free to wreak havoc.
That’s right, folks!! Batman has a deranged, mentally challenged Super Villain elder brother by the name of Thomas Jr. Thomas tried to be the bad guy but ended up being manipulated by another one. Thomas later sacrificed his life to save his little brother.
Raven of the Teen Titans is the daughter of Trigon, a demonic being who has sired hundreds of children and killed most of them. Seven of them, including Raven, survived Trigon and became one of the seven sins. Raven was Pride.
Doctor Stephen Strange had a brother by the name of Victor Strange. The latter met with a car accident and Stephen used a healing spell which somehow turned Vic into a vampire. As Baron Blood, Victor tried to drink the blood of only criminals but ended up making more vampires. So he killed himself before he could do more harm.
Martian Manhunter’s brother’s name is Malefic, a guy so evil he wiped out their entire race by unleashing a telepathic plague that forced the Martians to burn themselves. Malefic tried to do the same to his brother but failed and killed himself.
After Johnny Blaze exorcised Zarathos out of his body, it got hold of Dan Ketch. It was only later that Johnny found out that Dan and Johnny were siblings and belonged to a family tree that was cursed to be host to the Spirit of Vengeance for eternity.
Alec Holland asked his brother Edward Holland to make him a cure to stop him from turning into a mindless plant monster. Edward succeeded in making the remedy just so he could prove he was smarter than his brother. Alec would later turn back into Swamp Thing to fight the Cabal.