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20 Super Strange Superheroes Who You've Never Heard of

By Vadim Newquist Sep 25, 2013

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Groot

Soon to be played by Vin Diesel in James Gunn's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the character of Groot was an extraterrestrial being that is basically a sentient tree. Although eventually fighting for the forces of good, upon first landing on Earth, Groot was hostile to humans until he was foiled by Leslie Evans of S.H.E.I.L.D., who defeated him with (what else?) termites!

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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