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Moon Knight Battle of the Week RESULTS: Moon Knight vs. Green Arrow

The dust has settled and only one of these heroes is left standing. Which one is the victor? Come find out!

Moon Knight being the latest Character of the Month means we're going to give him plenty of praise on the homepage (Khonshu should be happy with that). We'll promote some of his stories, ask why you love him, and even showcase his best covers. But being the Character of the Month means we're also going to test his ability as a combatant. Moon Knight's first challenge: Green Arrow! Should the anti-hero defeat DC's Emerald Archer if they got into a fight? According to the voters, the answer is yes!

The Fist of Khonshu earned 55% and Oliver Queen received 39%. Only 6% think this fight is too close to call and has the potential to go either way. So, why does the majority believe Moon Knight can defeat the accurate hero from DC? You'd think Green Arrow's accuracy and variety of trick arrows would give him an immediate edge, right? Oliver's superb abilities at range are indeed a big advantage, but Moon Knight has decades of experience against marksman.

Not only has he danced around the Punisher's gunfire and even caught an arrow, but his crescent daggers are often used as an equalizer. Spector really has a thing for using his throwing weapons to disarm or disable his enemies. He's commonly used them to injure hands, destroy weapons, and most recently, he cut a bullet in half. Dealing with the onslaught of arrows Oliver can dish out won't be easy -- and if he does get tagged, he has ridiculously high pain tolerance -- but it's not impossible for him to handle this obstacle, either. And, if he does close the gap, his effective hand-to-hand abilities means he has what it takes to eventually earn the win. However, proper use of Green Arrow's trick arrows (if you're reading GREEN ARROW, you know they can be very effective) could be a game changer. Anyway, let's see what a few Comic Viners said about this brawl.

Chaos Burn

"Moon Knight has a history of dodging projectiles such as bullets and arrows, and I think even if they do tag him, Moon Knight clearly shows the pain resistance to be able to close the gap before Green Arrow does too much damage. Moon Knight could easily throw projectiles of his own (well practiced crescent darts, truncheon etc.) and put Green Arrow's aim off enough that the arrows don't hit their mark. And once Moon Knight gets into close combat, I believe he will overpower Green Arrow relatively quick, emerging with a few cuts and scratches of his own - though that never bothers Khonshu's avatar...."

TDK_1997

"Interesting match-up but I don't think Ollie would stick for long. I mean he has a range advantage because of the arrows but Marc isn't going for the first time against an opponent who relies on long range combat and uses weapons of that kind. The best example for him dodging something that is shot at him is from the most recent Moon Knight series where in #2 he basically cut a bullet in half with his moon daggers,so it seems like an arrow wouldn't be much of a problem for him. That being said he will pretty quickly cut the range in half and maybe he will even be just too close and will rely on a h2h combat which just puts him above Oliver and that will make him fall.

But of course there is another scenario which isn't much likely to happen but there is a chance,Oliver to trick Marc. I mean that one explosive arrow may be just too much and to be enough for Ollie to win. If it is set at the right place and it explodes it might make MK a little bit dizzy and then he will be an easy target."

Omnicrono

"I'm leaning toward Green Arrow for the slight majority in light of the battle scenario. Moon Knight has never encountered a ranged fighter quite like GA. The man is arguably the most talented and tricksy marksman on Earth in the DCU, and he'll have plenty of cover from which he can maneuver his opponent into position on this battlefield. So if GA keeps his distance, maybe even gains the high ground quickly, he pretty much has this one in the bag... in my opinion.

That's not to say GA has to always keep his distance either. His martial arts skills are nothing to scoff at, allowing him to go toe-to-toe for a while against some of the greatest close-quarters combatants in the DCU, such as Black Canary and even Batman. Moon Knight is going to have a difficult time even if he does manage to get in close. At the very least, GA should be able to hold his own in an up-close confrontation... long enough to seal the deal with a trick arrow or two, for which Moony has no answer."

Is there someone you want to see Moon Knight duke it out with? Feel free to make future battle suggestions in the comments below or via Twitter!



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Edited by Xwraith

I love Ollie, but I'll admit he'll get clobbered in at least 8 out of 10 matchups you can think of for him.

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Posted by The Stegman

Moon knight vs Black Canary?

Posted by greenlucario

Glad to see MK coming out ahead. He's served on the West Coast Avengers with Hawkeye so he'd already know how to handle a top notch marksman. I'd definitely give him the majority in this fight.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I'm sad that there wasn't much debate for this battle

Posted by Wardishy

Moon Knight can fight marksmen. And current GA is too wet behind the ears to take this, I think.

Posted by daredevil21134

Moon Knight FTW!!!!!!

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Posted by johnny_blaze

Popularity contest

Posted by tparks

Popularity contest

Green Arrow is hundreds of times more popular then Moon Knight. Always has been, and even more so now that Arrow is on TV.

Posted by Omnicrono

@tparks said:

@johnny_blaze said:

Popularity contest

Green Arrow is hundreds of times more popular then Moon Knight. Always has been, and even more so now that Arrow is on TV.

I'm not disagreeing with you, but I'm not sure the majority of people who watch Arrow are necessarily the same people who also visit Comic Vine regularly and participate in these polls.

Edited by tparks

@omnicrono: Even before the TV show though, Green Arrow was still hundreds of times more popular then Moon Knight, even among comic readers. There are people who read Marvel Comics who don't know who Moon Knight is to this day.

His small following of fans love him, but he is pretty much a no-name to everyone else.

Posted by bigsoto74

@tparks said:

@johnny_blaze said:

Popularity contest

Green Arrow is hundreds of times more popular then Moon Knight. Always has been, and even more so now that Arrow is on TV.

I'm not disagreeing with you, but I'm not sure the majority of people who watch Arrow are necessarily the same people who also visit Comic Vine regularly and participate in these polls.

Majority of people that watch the Arrow might not come to this site, but I have a hunch that a lot of people that come to this site watch the Arrow. I watched every episode and I am a big fan of the show and I still voted for Moon Knight.

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@tparks said:

Even before the TV show though, Green Arrow was still hundreds of times more popular then Moon Knight, even among comic readers. There are people who read Marvel Comics who don't know who Moon Knight is to this day.

His small following of fans love him, but he is pretty much a no-name to everyone else.

Yep. As I said, I wasn't disagreeing on that.

Posted by BlackBolt35

Moon knight vs deadstroke

Posted by Lvenger

The arguments for Moon Knight were definitely more compelling than the cases made for Green Arrow. Marc's pain tolerance, superior close quarters skills and reactions make for the perfect counter to Green Arrow's ranged edge and agility in combat. People could have used Pre New 52 feats for GA but I didn't see many of those come into play during the debate.

Edited by Owie

Good to see Moon Knight get some respect from the Viners!

Posted by LuciusTheEternal

The better man won.

Posted by Batman_Fan101

Batman vs Moon Knight would be awesome.
I mean they're both somehow the same.

Posted by CyberWarrior

@tparks: His small following of fans love him, but he is pretty much a no-name to everyone else.

The sad... Sad truth...

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

moon knight vs batman next!

Posted by TommytheHitman
Posted by k4tzm4n

moon knight vs batman next!

Moon knight vs deadstroke

Batman vs Moon Knight would be awesome.

I mean they're both somehow the same.

They'd be good fights, but I can't see an argument being made for Moon Knight taking a majority in either.

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Posted by Alpha

Like to see MK vs Catman or Crossbones

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@lvenger said:

The arguments for Moon Knight were definitely more compelling than the cases made for Green Arrow. Marc's pain tolerance, superior close quarters skills and reactions make for the perfect counter to Green Arrow's ranged edge and agility in combat. People could have used Pre New 52 feats for GA but I didn't see many of those come into play during the debate.

Yea I think people could have put up a better argument for Green Arrow

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@k4tzm4n: How about Moon Knight VS Deadshot? Bullseye? Joker? Black Canary? Wildcat? Harley Quinn? Aunt May?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@k4tzm4n:

Moon Knight Vs Jason Todd

Moon Knight Vs The Shadow

Moon Knight Vs Shang Chi

Moon Knight Vs Judge Dredd

Moon Knight Vs X

The last one could be good.

Posted by CyberWarrior

@tommythehitman: That would be... Paradise...

@dagmar_merrill: Aaaaaunt Maaaay!!!! FTW!!!

Posted by dagmar_merrill
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Edited by HushoftheWind

I dare for the next battle next week to be Moon Knight vs Captain America seeing how Moon Knight never really lost to steve, i think. /By not losing, i mean never squared off against Steve and if anybody got scans or a comic issue to prove me wrong please let me know b/c i want to see these 2 battle.

Posted by AndySynn

I'd like to see Moon Knight vs someone he'd obviously lose to... just to get some compelling accounts for MK doing his damned best to take out someone from a higher weight class, and absolutely refusing to stay down.

Also, love that image mash-up for this fight... it really does make MK to be a scarier version of Batman (note: I didn't say better, just scarier, because he's clearly off the reservation a little).

Posted by tparks

Moon Knight vs Shredder.

Please make this happen!

I predict a "too close to call" vote being a majority.

Posted by TommyJones1945

Pfft.

Posted by Experio

Reasonable

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Ollie: "Yeah, well, I still have a TV show."

Moon Knight: "*cough*-sore loser-*cough*"

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Posted by Chaos Burn

Wow, Moon Knight is one of my fav characters and I kinda feel honoured you guys posted my argument! This month of Moon Knight is going great!

Praise Khonshu

Posted by BeaconofStrength

Moon Knight w/powers vs Batman or Moon Knight w/carbonadium armor vs Batman

Moon Knight vs Gambit

Moon Knight vs Joker & Harley Quinn

Moon Knight vs Nightcrawler

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub
Posted by TBEMrMcCoy

Moon Knight is a monster street level. I read Green Arrow like religion and I had to pick Moon knight. Pain tolerance and brutality are through the roof. Hand to hand he is a knockout artist.

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Edited by Admiral_IronBeast

Moonknight vs Kaine?

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Posted by Anjales

Here are some Moon Knight Battles:

- Moon Knight vs Black Canary

- Moon Knight vs Deathstroke

- Moon Knight vs Cyborg

Posted by TDK_1997

I feel honored to be one of the people with the argument of the battle.

Posted by kiraken

The new green arrow has no chance of winning, but the one before the reboot would straight up destroy Moon Knight, not only is he accurate and has a big variety of trick arrows, he mastered hand to hand combat and multiple fighting techniques from the world's best martial artists, including the trainer of Deathstroke

Edited by mikebrowneyes

I think Moon Knight vs Scorpion (MK) would be a good fight.

Posted by Lvenger

@tparks said:

Moon Knight vs Shredder.

Please make this happen!

I predict a "too close to call" vote being a majority.

How come? There are a lot of edges on Moon Knight's side in this battle that enabled him to win here. Why wouldn't that be the case against Shredder?

Posted by PabloGdeAnda

The only thing this match did, was make me realize how awesome a Moon Knight tv live action series would be.

Posted by karasu_

Moon knight breaks an arrow after catching it and pretends it's pierced through his head while laughing at green arrows stupid hat.

He should fight Tim drake next. That would call for some heated arguments.

Posted by karasu_

He should battle JPV Batman or Black Panther. Prometheus? Captain America? Wolverine? Earth-3 Owlman? Deadpool? Or is the next one another team battle? Mk deserves a good challenge.

Posted by terry2012

Moon Knight vs Bane

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