I saw MitchO
's Harder Super Hero Alter Egos II
last week, but I only knew 3 of them at the time (2, 6, and 7). I made a note to check when it ended to see if the two that I was sure I'd heard of (1 and 9) were actually people I'd heard of. I remembered who 1 was before I revealed the answer, and 9 was indeed someone I know about (I think I would have known it with "Eel"). Maybe I'll know 5 in the next one.
Thanks for the note, Ding. I considered whether or not to put "Eel" in the middle, or replacing Patrick entirely, for Plas. Unfortunately, overall it looks like I overestimated the number of comic book enthusiasts who know it well enough to support these. I will say that I noticed a trend; if you take out the "tricky" Vision alter ego from the first one, if seems like the biggest misses were all DC characters. Megan Morse (Miss Martian) and Karen Beecher-Duncan (Bumblebee) were both on recent television shows (Miss Martian being bigger on Young Justice than Bumblebee was on Teen Titans), Geo-Force and Icemaiden have major hints in their names IMO, but you guys all knew Melissa Gold (Songbird), which I thought would be a tough one (and yet, at least one of you guys knew her as Screaming Mimi, the villain). We clearly lean towards the Marvel Zombie side of the spectrum around here.
I don't have the audience or forum that Keith has for his "follow ups", but I wish I kept notes on some of the answers and comment about all of them. I do remember that someone out there clearly read the last All New Hawkeye ("Kate Katie Hawkeye"), and sorry to the person who confused their 70s Marvel character for their 80s Marvel character (Grey Gargoyle vs Gargoyle). I did say they were all heroes. :p