With his ability to control human perception, The Pessimist is perhaps the most powerful of the new breed of superheroes. Able to sway public opinion with an endless barrage of negative commentary, this wily do-gooder can trap his enemies in a cloak of impenetrable negativity.
Imagine being a disciple of evil. You're walking down the street, spreading malevolence when you're confronted with the argument that no matter what you do, it's going to make you worse off than you were before! You want to spend your money on a new Evil Club membership? That's bad because not saving enough money for a rainy day means you might not be able to afford to do evil when you need to most!
Wait, you say -- I will save that money instead of spending it on something I don't need! I'm pretty well known for my evil; that club membership isn't necessary. Too bad! Saving your money instead of spending it on useless crap means the club won't sell enough memberships and will go out of business; a net loss for evil!
So diabolical the machinations of... The Pessimist!