What DO giant protruding forehead spikes actually say about a character? Are they mighty like a stag? Defensive like the ram? Libidinous like the narwal?
Not sure. Probably none of the above. What we do know, and I mean a scientific fact, is these characters and their protruding protrusions define awesomeness itself. Here’s our list our favorite horny men.
Lorne From Angel
Joss Whedon loves his music, which is why it’s no surprise that his Buffyverse includes a demon lounge crooner that rejects the warrior society of his birth dimension to open Los Angeles’ most successful underground karaoke bar as its eminent host. Even when he’d rather remain neutral in the eternal battle between Angel Investigations and the forces of evil, Lorne often steps up to prevent numerous apocalypses. What a class act.
Vincent From Catherine
A video game about relationships, cheating, growing up, and death by pillow, falling, and mutant giant babies? Already dope, but commito-phobe man-child Vincent and his dreamy sheep-horns is one of our favorite video game “heroes.” We secretly hope Vincent is damned forever to climb his puzzle blocks toward some sort of understanding about women, if only to avoid ending up with either of his horrible girlfriends.
Beast from Beauty and the Beast
A tale as old as time, though his beastly attributes didn’t last nearly as long as that. Although Beast was cursed to his buffalo horns for being kind of a shit, we, and more importantly Belle, have seen the good man within. However, the Disney design of Beast as a chimera mush of a few different animals has always been really cool.
Marko from Saga
Saga, from writer Brian K. Vaughan and co-creator and artist Fiona Staples, is without a doubt one of the best new series in comics. Its epic blend of fantasy and a space opera unsurprisingly produced a magic wielding romeo-trope character in the horned Marko. Like Lorne, Marko rejects his warrior culture and embraces pacifism after the birth of his daughter, Hazel. Of course, when it’s time to kick some major ass, Marko has no problem unleashing a glorious vengeance on enemies of his taboo union with the winged and spunky, Alana. We love Marko and this couple, though knowing Vaughan, we’re in for some serious heartbreak in issues ahead so don’t get too attached.
Ig Perrish from Horns
Ignatius Perrish is little less beast and a little more devil in a blue dress. The main character, soon to be played by Daniel Radcliffe in the upcoming movie adaptation of Joe Hill’s second novel, has been accused of violently murdering and raping his sweet-heart and wakes up one day with a pair of horns and some not so nice powers. One look at his new best accessory drives people to confessing their darkest fantasies, some that only a devil could push them to acting on. Even while turning in to the dark lord himself, Ig never forgets the pain of losing his angelic girlfriend or his passion for the truth and revenge. We’re sinfully excited to see this movie!
Loki from Mavel Comics
Cheating? Yep. Long Hair Don’t Care.