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Comic Vine Battle of the Week Results: Moon Knight vs. Red Hood

The fist of Khonshu dukes it out with the second Robin! It was a close one, but one of the characters BARELY took an edge. Come see who the Comic Vine community sided with!

Man, this was ridiculously close! Every 'Comic Vine Battle of the Week' has had a pretty clear winner so far, but this week, one of the combatants barely edged out a victory. In fact, he only took the lead by 1% and that single percentage point was often shifting back and forth between them during the week. After five days of debate, more than 550 Viners cast their votes and in the end, the people have declared a winner. Taking 47% of the votes, Moon Knight defeats Red Hood!

Jason definitely gave him trouble before going down for the count, though. The DC character earned 46% of the votes and 7% thought it was too close to call -- and based on the verdict, I can't blame them for thinking such. That said, my vote went to Moon Knight. The two are fairly comparable in a lot of factors (physicals, skill), but ultimately, Moon Knight's pain tolerance should keep him in the game longer than his opponent. Additionally, while they're in a similar level of skill, I do think Marc Spector has better feats under this belt even though Jason receiving training from Batman and many more in The New 52 (including the All Caste and Lady Shiva). But at the end of the day, training doesn't mean everything if you don't have the showings to actually prove you're more talented than your foe. And in this case, I think Marc's showings against a plethora of characters can support giving him a slight edge in that regard.

Viner Argument of the Week for Moon Knight is by CitizenBane

"Moon Knight wins. Jason's skill resume is a bit lacking in comparison to people like Nightwing; he lost to Batman rather rapidly once Bruce took him seriously in the original pre-Flashpoint Under the Hood arc (appeared to have the upper hand in the new 52, but that was one panel and no details were provided so virtually anything could have happened before that), and lost to a blind, disoriented (and gassed, if I remember correctly) Nightwing.

Moon Knight's skill feats are better, and I'm ignoring that nonsense with Taskmaster here; even disregarding the fights while he had powers, he's done well against Deadpool, Swordsman, and as a high showing, against the useless Mac Gargan Venom. Neither of them have ever struck me as especially great marksmen along the lines of a Deadshot or Bullseye, but Spector has accuracy feats with his crescent darts that should match up well with the Hood's.

What really sells it for me is Spector's more impressive damage soak. He's been on the receiving end of several gruesome beatings and continued to fight while bleeding profusely from a half dozen different places. He'll outlast Todd, if nothing else."

Unfortunately, no one from the comic industry was able to chime in this week. However, my fellow Comic Vine staffers were more than happy to share their thoughts.

Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring:

"WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME, GREGG?! My two favorite b-list heroes fighting it out?

For me, this all depends on what version of Moon Knight we're dealing with. Is the the original MK that pretended to be a cabby to keep his ear to the streets? Is it the mid-2000s MK that was incredibly insane? Or was it the most recent incarnation of MK that thought he was hanging out with the Avengers, but it was all in his head? After looking at the rules, you picked the pre-Bendis run of MK? The one where Marc Spector tries to talk to his god all the time? The one that had some insanely brutal fights? The one that... wait... didn't he die?

What we have here is two character with incredibly confusing histories. Red Hood has a good amount of training under his belt, as well as a few fights, but I'm going to give the slight edge to Moon Knight simply because the new 52 version of Red Hood is a bit more sane and a tad more tame. How do you stop a crazy person in battle, unless you're a psychiatrist?"

It's okay, you're still a winner to me, Jason.

Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder:

"Red Hood VS Moon Knight is about as close to "too close to call" as I'm willing to get, and even though I MAY have voted that way (then again, I may not have), upon closer examination: I think Red Hood takes this one by MICROMETERS. Marc Spector, somewhat ironically, has the scion of Batman beat in the gadgets department. Todd has often eschewed the more fancy trappings of his mentor, preferring pistols and hand-to-hand blades (the occasional mini-gun not withstanding), but what Todd lacks in versatility, he makes up for in training and sheer, hellish determination.

Moon Knight, in the time period we're talking about, is at his most ruthless, but he's also wracked with guilt and a sense of remorse over going too far and haunted by visions from his god, meanwhile Jason has never been more determined and focused. And we're talking about someone who trained under both Batman AND the Talia al Ghul. Spector can throw out all the moon-shaped shurikens he likes, you think Jason doesn't have a million and one ways to counter those after years of working with the Bat?

It will be a pitched and vicious battle, don't get me wrong, but every time Spector hesitates, Todd will be there exploiting the moment. This definitely degenerates into an UGLY slugfest between the two, and in that situation I ultimately see Red Hood taking this with a non-lethal victory."

Last but most definitely not least, here's a tease for next week's battle! Check the homepage on Monday to see who they are!

LET THE GUESSING GAMES BEGIN!

Previous 'Comic Vine Battle of the Week' results

Want to suggest a battle? Feel free to comment below or send it to Gregg via Twitter.

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Posted by saoakden

Nick Fury vs. Batman.

Posted by ComicStooge

Deadshot and someone vs Bullseye and someome

Posted by utkanflash

DeadShot Vs. Punisher !!

And this match (Hood Vs Moon Hood :) ) is a close and tough one...But Moon Knight take him in first met

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

Deadshot, Catman vs. Punisher, Bullseye maybe?

If that would be the case it would be an awesome fight! I like all 4 of those!

Oh and I think Red Hood should've won, but just because I like Jason more and know NOTHING about Moon Knight, except that I find his outfit very silly.

Posted by CyberWarrior

That was close for MK, but happily, he made it!!

Posted by nightwingnerd

Tim Drake vs SpOck

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Wow. Punisher and Bullseye team up.... how would that work? That be a auto loss for the Punisher team I think....

Posted by doombot890

@slade_wilson: FINALLY A TAG TEAM MATCH!!!!

Deadshot slaps Catman on the chest and shouts "CATMAN GET THE TABLES!!!!"

Posted by Tyrannotaur

I don't know enough about Moon Knight to judge this. He has a cool costume though. I'm more of a Red Hood fan.

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

Moon Knight Ftw

Posted by MyNameWasDeleted

I had to stop checking in on this battle- the back and forth was too much for me. Glad too see Marc won the vote, but wow, quite the nail biter. Excellent digital manipulation on the victory image too (really moving, and nicely done).

Excited for the next one, but will really have to do my research into all the characters... FYI: I hate them all so there will be no bias from me. Love this segment- keep it comin!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Moon knight well deserved!

Posted by Catsnlynne

Good going Moon Knight!

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Posted by Postacrat

Sorry to say this but if this op is the same person who makes the "Does Batman always win" threads votes or no DC characters always lose in his battles, by a slim margin. I haven't seen Batman win one round, it's almost as if nobody in the Batman family can handle people with superhuman capabilities in these battles despite doing it in their own books... Maybe I'm wrong, that's just how I feel.

Edited by k4tzm4n

Sorry to say this but if this op is the same person who makes the "Does Batman always win" threads votes or no DC characters always lose in his battles, by a slim margin. I haven't seen Batman win one round, it's almost as if nobody in the Batman family can handle people with superhuman capabilities in these battles despite doing it in their own books... Maybe I'm wrong, that's just how I feel.

Votes or no DC characters always lose? Yes, you are wrong on that. In this segment, Deathstroke won the votes against Ultimate Captain America. In my other feature, Batman has taken a majority over Daredevil, Gambit, Deadpool and the Ninja Turtles. And if you read the OP then you'd see my opinion doesn't determine who wins for this segment -- the community's votes do. I've disagreed with the verdict before, but that doesn't change it at all. For example, I thought Snake Eyes would best X-23, however, she took a large majority in the poll and therefore she won.

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I read the OP that's why I said "votes or no" lol. I totally agree about snake eyes vs X-23, I will need to check that thread to understand why X-23 wins. I find myself wondering how she and cassandra cain would stack up. Now deathstroke vs ultimate Cap seems like a tough one, I would have assumed he would take DS in some peoples eyes. What were your thoughts on that? All in all this was a good matchup, didn't mean to offend. DC can't win em all!

Posted by Strider92

Tim Drake vs SpOck

You know that would be a serious stomp in SpOck's favor right?

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man with wrist guns vs man with regular guns. you have liefeld's attention.

hahaha lets hope they have better feet to stand on then that

Posted by ironman004

@danhimself: Marc Spector was a boxer first, then became a marine, and in the old comics they said he was an expert martial artist who'd mastered every weapon. So, boxing, military training, and martial arts training.

Posted by Grubich

How sad. Jason lost another voting that involves winning/losing. It's Death in the Family all over again.

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I cant disagree that Moon Knight won in the polls or that there HAS TO BE a winner but i would have had to call the results to this fight to close to call simply because it was so close and there was a larger percentage for "to close to call" then there was a difference between the 2 opponents poll results.

I love these fights though and i have been coming back looking for them each week

Posted by k4tzm4n

@degraaf said:

I cant disagree that Moon Knight won in the polls or that there HAS TO BE a winner but i would have had to call the results to this fight to close to call simply because it was so close and there was a larger percentage for "to close to call" then there was a difference between the 2 opponents poll results.

I love these fights though and i have been coming back looking for them each week

Very happy to hear that. Thank you.

I read the OP that's why I said "votes or no" lol. I totally agree about snake eyes vs X-23, I will need to check that thread to understand why X-23 wins. I find myself wondering how she and cassandra cain would stack up. Now deathstroke vs ultimate Cap seems like a tough one, I would have assumed he would take DS in some peoples eyes. What were your thoughts on that? All in all this was a good matchup, didn't mean to offend. DC can't win em all!

No worries.

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Posted by nightwingnerd

@nightwingnerd said:

Tim Drake vs SpOck

You know that would be a serious stomp in SpOck's favor right?

Don't care it would be cool to see

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Posted by Yung ANcient One

Magnificent Photoshop skills on the Moon Knight standing over Red Hood. REAL NICE

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