Doomsday query

#1 Posted by Bane_of_sith (2796 posts) - - Show Bio

I know this isn't a battle but its battle oriented and it the busiest forum. Just how fast does doomsday adapt in a fight,,I frequently debate a kid who says the doomsday "will instantly absorb the abilities of his opponent". I thought this happened as the fight went on? Reactive adaptation is something I'm aware of, but since when does doomsday straight up absorb abilities? Did I miss something cause last time I checked he never absorbed abilities only evolved ways to thwart it or protect himself from them.

#2 Posted by HyperViper97 (1342 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends. H/P doomsday was adapting almost instantly.

#3 Edited by Bane_of_sith (2796 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyperviper97: but he doesn't absorb abilities right? I'm in a debate with someone saying he absorbs the opponents abilities instantly,,I've never seen him do that,,only adapt defenses and ways the overcome them..when he fought MM he developed fire breathing and immunity but he didnt steal j'onns ability to use telepathy ..

#4 Posted by Pokeysteve (8653 posts) - - Show Bio

I know this isn't a battle but its battle oriented and it the busiest forum. Just how fast does doomsday adapt in a fight,,I frequently debate a kid who says the doomsday "will instantly absorb the abilities of his opponent". I thought this happened as the fight went on? Reactive adaptation is something I'm aware of, but since when does doomsday straight up absorb abilities? Did I miss something cause last time I checked he never absorbed abilities only evolved ways to thwart it or protect himself from them.

You're right and your friend is wrong. Ask him to give one example of Doomsday doing that.

#5 Posted by Bane_of_sith (2796 posts) - - Show Bio

@pokeysteve: thank you!! I've asked him to list an example but he won't he says "I'm not doing research or you, read a comic sometime" it's frustrating,,btw he's just some a-hole not a friend lol,,,thanks

#6 Posted by SirMethos (1358 posts) - - Show Bio

H/P Doomsday adapted almost instantly, even developing new offensive capabilities on the fly.

The next 'version' of Doomsday could also copy/absorb the abilities of others, like he copied Steels ability to fly, among other things.

#7 Edited by Bane_of_sith (2796 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirmethos: I know he adapts ways to protect or thwart opponents but I've never seen him steal abilities,,in his fight with steel didnt he adapt flight to help him win not necessarily absorb or steal it? In order to keep up he evolved flight. plus isn't the doomsday that fought steel in reign of doomsday a clone? Not the original DD? Iirc he evolved armor an ways of stopping nano bots but didnt steal powers directly? The real doomsday was in a coma during that fight,,a god like powered version of lex Luthor created a few different versions of him while he was comatose after being killed by the kndorians.

#9 Posted by darkseid1006 (2520 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by GodTriggerHulk (1998 posts) - - Show Bio

@bane_of_sith:

The person your debating with is incorrect. Doomsday's ability to evolve on the fly is suspect.

Also Doomsday did not copy Steel's armor, there were 4 clones of Doomsday that were augmented to mimic the powers of Superboy, Steel, The Erradicator and Hank Henshaw.

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