We have a real treat for you this week, battle junkies. We're bringing an all-new scenario your way and hopefully it'll be a blast for you to think about. Some characters who love firearms from Marvel and DC are about to take aim at one another and it's going to get hectic. Which team will win the day? Well, that's completely up to you.
There's a decent amount of rules here, but honestly, it'll take you no more than a minute or two to scan through them. They're important and you don't want to look silly by making a post which clearly contradicts 'em or ask something already addressed in there, do you? Go on, get your read on and then have fun thinking about the shootout.
Oh, one more thing: a common theme I'm seeing is people complaining about popularity or how they won't vote because they think it won't make a difference. That couldn't be any further from the truth. Not only will your vote matter, but you also have the ability to change the tide of the poll. Complaining won't win over votes, but do you know what will? Presenting awesome arguments, scans and luring in more voters. There's 5 days for the poll to fluctuate, so if you really want a team to win, bring your A game and truly support them.
Comic Vine Battle of the Week Rules
- Everyone is in character.
- Everyone is wearing standard and grey gym clothing (shorts and a t-shirt).
- Aside from strength, Bucky's bionic arm will not grant him any additional features.
- If tagged by a paintball directly, the character is eliminated and immediately teleported from the location (their weapon and ammo will remain behind). Elimination can also be by knockout, incapacitation or death via close combat.
- Where are they facing-off? A large forest. Midday. Weather is not a factor. Temperature is moderate and it's not windy.
- Teams begin 100 feet apart. Teams are somewhat visible to each other when the match starts, but seeing as they're in a forest and at that distance, there's a whole lot of cover.
- Characters have one simple objective: defeat the enemy team by any means necessary.
- Characters will not intentionally harm their own teammates (for example, Punisher won't shoot Bullseye), but no one is forcing them to use teamwork, either.
- Everyone has the same kind of pistol which fires paintball rounds. However, the paintball rounds will move at the same speed and accuracy as a standard pistol round.
- Characters can fire 21 shots before needing to reload. Each character has 10 additional magazines (assume these are weightless and will not hinder their movement).
- Each character only has the pistol. Unless they obtain extra ammo or even a pistol from someone else, they're limited to unarmed combat (or whatever they can find in the environment -- branches and rocks, for example).
- For simplicity's sake, pre-52 feats for the DC characters are applicable.
- All characters are aware of how to use their weapon and are fully aware of the rules.
- If you took the time to read all of these rules before diving into the voting thread, please give yourself a pat on the back. You've earned it and we're proud of you.
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.