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Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, is our latest Character of the Month, and that means we're going to put his abilities to the test against another character each and every week. We all know the Caped Crusader has extensive information on the heroes and villains which occupy his own universe, but what happens when he's at odds with someone he's never met before? Seeing as it's all kinds of topical, we figured it would be fun to think about what would happen if DC's famous hero had to battle Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord.
Will Quill's technology get the better of Batman or will the dude from Marvel get an unpleasant taste of what his enemy is carrying in his utility belt? There's no need to vote just yet! Really, give it some proper thought before picking a winner. After you've selected a side (or "too close to call"), we encourage you to visit the comments section and tell the world how you think this fight would go down. Is Batman's skill and variety of equipment enough to overcome Quill's flight capabilities and powerful weapon? What do you think?
- Combatants are in character.
- This is a random encounter (aka no prep for either side).
- They're fighting in a generic downtown city setting. It's unpopulated, at night and all standard city lights remain on. Assume they start roughly 25 feet apart and visible. There's a good amount of cover in the location (parked vehicles, bus stops and such). The entire area is on limits. This means alleys, rooftops, building interiors, the sewer, etc.
- Both characters are current versions and have their standard gear.
- Incapacitation, knockout or death all count as elimination. Making a tactical retreat counts as a loss, too.
- Hey, you know what would be really cool? Treating everyone else in the debate with respect. If you think someone's saying something that just isn't true, go ahead and stick to the facts to point out why. There's no need at all to drop insults just because you disagree with someone. Seriously, this is just talking about a fictional fight, there's no need for immaturity and mudslinging.
- If you think the poll isn't going how it should, making an informative post about why a character is being underestimated and spreading the word is far more useful than complaining. Just saying.
- One more thing: you don't need to write an essay to have your post highlighted in Friday's article. Sometimes concise posts can be way more effective than a flood of paragraphs.
Check the homepage this Friday for an updated article with the following:
- Thoughts from the staff.
- Viner Arguments for both characters ().
- If we're lucky, blurbs from industry talent.
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