This is the second in a series of battles involving the Annihilators. The first set them against Earth-based heroes.
This second battle is against Earth-based villains:
The set-up, again, is that the Stranger is controlling the Annihilators and the villains, and is setting them against each other. The teams begin one mile away from each other. This battle takes place in the Siberian tundra during the spring (cold but not disablingly so):
No morals for either side.
No initial speed blitzing. This means that anyone from either side can start the battle with shields up, if so desired.
Both sides are generally aware of each others' power-sets.
Win through death, KO, or other form of incapacitation.
The Annihilators are all current versions. Maelstrom, the Absorbing Man, and Graviton are all their standard versions. Madelyne Pryor is at the height of her powers as the Goblyn Queen.
Legion has all the numerous powers/personalities from when he battled the New Mutants early in their current series--not the version in Rise of the New Mutants. He is unhinged and violent, sane enough to control his powers and fight along with the group, but not lucid enough to engage in real teamwork. The rest of his team will fight together well as a team.
Which team wins? PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER! What match-ups do you see happening?