5. Roy Harper
Perhaps best remembered from the pre-New 52 time period for beating up street thugs with a dead cat and being unable to function sexually, it’s easy to forget that Roy Harper got his arm ripped off in Justice League: Cry for Justice. And it was kinda gross. The real tragedy here is that J’onn J’onzz had just mopped that floor before Roy bled all over it. Real shame. But fear not! Somehow, Roy got his arm back after Flashpoint so don’t feel too sorry for him.
4. Booster Gold
Booster also lost his arm in a fight with a super villain, but he handled it a bit better than Roy. It did cause him to temporarily not be able to control the volume of his voice, but that calmed down after a while. You probably don’t remember this happened because no one remembers this happened. Less than a year later, Booster was totally healed and made everyone pinky swear to not bring it up again. And yes, he used his regrown pinky.
3. Oliver Queen (The Dark Knight Returns version)
While Roy completely fell apart after losing his limb, his mentor just got more tenacious. In The Dark Knight Returns, Oliver was happy to help an aged Batman take down fascists and he wouldn’t let a little thing like only have one arm stop him, even if one of those fascists was Superman. This will always be my quintessential Oliver Queen image.
2. Arm Fall Off Boy
This actually happened. This was a real character. Arm Fall Off Boy was the first person to vie for a spot in the Legion of Super-Heroes outside of the original trio. Needless to say, he failed spectacularly. Shrug him off all you want, but I don’t see how Brainiac 5′s Legion audition was more memorable than this one.
Poor, sweet Aquaman. He’s the only character that I know of to lose one hand, gain it back, and then lose the other one. Luckily, turning into an elemental and then returning to corporal form gave Arthur the power of regeneration because he’s once again sporting ten digits. Something tells me that a future creator is going to want to go for the hat trick and cut off his hand again. Aquaman had better make the most of his limited time. Maybe he should take up the piano.