Welcome to the second Comic Vine Battle of the Week! Last week, Daredevil and Nightwing faced off and the Man Without Fear took the slight edge! While last week's melee had a greater focus on agility, this week's is going to be far more brutal and drawn-out. One is a slightly physically superior and more aggressive version of an already talented hero... the other is one of DC's deadliest and most fear characters around. Remember to vote based on who you think would honestly win in a random fight. This isn't about who has better stories or who you like more... it's about the slugfest and who you sincerely believe would walk away! It's time for Deathstroke vs. Ultimate Captain America (Earth-1610)!
Both are incredibly skilled in their own right and more than willing to fight dirty. Captain America's key weapon is of course his shield, however, this alternate version of Captain America has used basic firearms and frag, gas and smoke grenades on occasion. 1610 Captain America is physically superior to his 616 counter-part, making him essentially superhuman in quite a few areas. He's displayed great speed while facing Nick Fury's Avengers in Paris and even greater strength when overpowering S.H.I.E.L.D.'s super agents (while tranquilized, too). One of his biggest claims to fame is temporarily taking down the Hulk without his shield.
Meanwhile, Deathstroke is one of DC's most formidable mercenaries for a reason. Sporting enhanced physicals (which includes reflexes, of course) and a brilliant tactical mind, Slade has been able to humiliate various big names over the years, including Batman. As you likely know, Deathstroke is packing an arsenal. It's common for him to have assorted firearms, swords, additional blades, and a variety of grenades. Currently, Deathstroke wears an armor made of Nth metal which greatly boosts his durability. Even without the armor, he's sporting an accelerated healing factor. It's not on par with someone like Wolverine, since he was never able to regrow an eye, but it is a considerable one.That said, it's worth noting his opponent in this battle (Ultimate Rogers) also heals much faster than a standard human. No matter who wins this one, there's no denying this is going to be a vicious battle between two characters with superb endurance and exceptional skill.
Comic Vine Battle of the Week Rules
- Combatants are in character.
- This is a totally random encounter. This means neither character has knowledge on the other in this case.
- They're fighting in a generic downtown city setting. It's unpopulated and at night. Assume they start roughly 30 feet apart.
- Both characters have standard gear.
Voting will remain open until this Friday morning (ET) and a new article will go on the homepage shortly after. It'll include one Viner's argument for the winning character (can't be a scan fest, people), the staff's thoughts and if we're extra lucky, thoughts from writers and artists! Viners, it's understandable that debates over "who would win?" can get heated, but please try to keep the conversations informative and not personal.