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Comic Vine Battle of the Week: Elektra vs. Shredder

Who wins when one of Marvel's most dangerous characters takes on the leader of the Foot Clan? Who's left standing? Well, that's up to YOU, so get in here and vote!

This week, we're pitting two incredibly deadly characters against one another and, no matter who's left standing in the end, we're pretty confident the clash would be all kinds of epic. Elektra Natchios or Oroku Saki? That's what we're asking you this week and we're very curious to see who you all think would win in this one. Will you side with the dangerous ninja assassin or the fearsome leader of the Foot Clan? Or, will you be torn down the middle and declare this one too close to call?

We understand not everyone's knowledgeable on both characters, so please keep in mind you have all week to vote. Seriously, the poll's open until Friday morning (ET), so there's no need to rush. Go ahead and conduct your own research or head to the poll thread (link provided below) and read the detailed arguments which will hopefully be made for both sides. Or, if you do know both characters well enough, jump into the poll thread right now and let us know who you think should win and why. Impress us enough and you just may earn the Viner Argument of the Week (post must be free of scans). You can't put that on your resume, but it's still a pretty darn satisfying award.

Comic Vine Battle of the Week Rules

  • Combatants are in character.
  • Characters are standard versions and have standard gear (latest IDW version of Shredder).
  • Knockout, incapacitation or death all count as elimination.
  • They're fighting in a generic downtown city setting. It's unpopulated, at night and all standard city lights remain on. They start roughly 25 feet apart and visible. There's a fair amount of cover between them (parked vehicles, bus stops and such). The entire city region is on limits.
  • It's not mandatory, but if you take time to vote, elaborating as well would be extra awesome. Keep things informative and your post could be the next Viner Argument of the Week!

Click the following link to cast your vote. Again, it would be extra cool if you could get your elaboration on as well. If you vote for a character, be sure to tell us why! Oh, and do try to remember this is just a conversation about fictional characters fighting, so keep things informative and not personal.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!

Viners, you have the week to research, debate and vote! This means there's no reason to vote right away if you don't have all of the info you need to make an educated decision. Check the homepage Friday for an updated article with the following:

  • My extended thoughts on the match.
  • A Viner Argument in favor of the poll's winner (can't include scans and must be in the poll thread).
  • Extra thoughts from other Comic Vine staffers.
  • If we're lucky, blurbs from industry talent.

Feel free to make future match suggestions in the comments below or via Gregg's Twitter page.

32 Comments
Posted by 2cool4fun

Shredder in my opinion.

Posted by dondave

Awesome Battle

Posted by Lvenger

@dondave said:

Awesome Battle

QFT. Looking forward to this battle's outcome.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@lvenger said:

@dondave said:

Awesome Battle

QFT. Looking forward to this battle's outcome.

Thanks, guys. I'm really hoping this one generates a great debate.

Posted by HigorM

@k4tzm4n: finally an Elektra battle, I always wonder to see how good she is after all, and Shredder looks like the perfect match to discover it. Congratz!

Posted by k4tzm4n

@higorm said:

@k4tzm4n: finally an Elektra battle, I always wonder to see how good she is after all, and Shredder looks like the perfect match to discover it. Congratz!

I've been meaning to include her for quite some time now! Fun fact: I was originally going to have her face-off against Catman, but I figured vs. Shredder is more debatable and avoids the traditional Marvel vs. DC formula.

Posted by HigorM
Edited by k4tzm4n

@higorm said:

@k4tzm4n: excellent choice indeed.

I'm surprised Shredder's taking such a big lead in the poll, but it has only been less than an hour and hopefully things will even out and such the week progresses. At any rate, even if the poll ends up totally lopsided, I just hope it's a fun and informative debate for all.

Posted by jstndmnd

I'm going to have to do some research for these two. I know that Electra has some telepathic powers--but Shredder I believe is really go at Shredding!

Posted by HigorM

@k4tzm4n: I fully agree, they are characters I´m willing to know more about, especially Shredder, so I´m hoping to find some good points from both sides, so the debate becomes richer.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

very good battle

Posted by k4tzm4n
Posted by laabitres

shredder all day

Edited by Captain13

I choose you---Power Man!

Power Man uses stomp. It's SUPER effective.

Posted by Supreme_Maj

Hummmm this will be difficult for me to vote I know more about Elektra than Shredder comics version I watch only tye animated version from the 80ties and he was a joke so I will wait intil Thursday night before casting my vote please guys try to convince me on one and no insult I beg you

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

Posted by jwalser3
Posted by Iridium

Completely unrelated to the battle, this is one of my favorite scans.

Basically Cage says along the lines of - "Dare Devil had something he wanted me to give you ..."

Edited by McDerpyson

@iridium said:

Completely unrelated to the battle, this is one of my favorite scans.

Basically Cage says along the lines of - "Dare Devil had something he wanted me to give you ..."

LOL

Posted by Gunners

Elektra all the way!!!

Posted by Teerack

Eh....gonna go with Elektra.

Edited by VoidShadow

It seems like they have the same abilities kinda want to say Shredder though he sorta has better equipment armor and also aside from the claws I think he has a sword...maybe slightly better training to hes supposed to be one of the best in his universe up there with splinter who taught the turtles...

Also physical size advantage.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Elektra. Though I don't know too much on either, so I might be wrong....

Edited by StarShieldMan

Got some questions before I make my vote. Can Elektra do her sonic scream and her mind control/ manipulation? She hasn't done them in years but I believe if she could now, it would give her a significant edge.

Posted by Pokergeist

Very.... even match.

Edited by cmaprice
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Edited by BWANASIMBA

@iridium said:

Completely unrelated to the battle, this is one of my favorite scans.

Basically Cage says along the lines of - "Dare Devil had something he wanted me to give you ..."

The shocked look in everyone's eyes is priceless.

Edited by Pokergeist

@iridium said:

Completely unrelated to the battle, this is one of my favorite scans.

Basically Cage says along the lines of - "Dare Devil had something he wanted me to give you ..."

Whats more funny was that was one of the stupid Skrulls too.

Edited by TheMantisShrimp

I'm going with Shredder

Posted by Perfect 10

ooh now THIS is a battle. at the top of her game using all her hand tricks elektra wins. i've rarely seen shredder fight and yes i know he is suppose to be this great warriror but like i said rarely seen him fight and its mostly has been against splinter vs elektra who has gone up against numerous opponents of various fighting styles, skills even species. my elektra will always be the one from elektra assassin not this watered down version they made her into so that the boys like daredevil and wolverine could beat her. she is easily marvel's version of lady shiva the world's top assassin. the girl can catch bullets, heal wounds and switch bodies not to mention the different forms of martial arts she's picked up along the years.

Posted by Queso6p4

I honestly have no clue how this would turn out but it seems like a neat pairing.