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#1 Edited by Esquire (3833 posts) - - Show Bio

The Superpowers Tournament

Short Version:

Make a team of three street-levelers. They each have to have their powerset focused around one of the same powers or abilities, e.g. Healing Factor, Expert Marksman, etc.

Longer Version:

It’s time for another tournament, ladies and gentlemen! Single elimination, one-on-one debates, intrigue and mystery, the usual.

The theme for this tourney is Super Powers. Who doesn’t love super powers? Anyway, let’s get down to business.

You may choose not one, not two, but three characters. They’ll be roughly street level, the exact limits are posted below. However, your team all has to be focused around the same superpower (or skill, if you’re so inclined). Healing Factors? Superior Durability? Swordsmanship? Flight? Energy Blasts? The choice is yours. Be creative! But the power must be a defining point of the character’s powerset. Spider-Man doesn’t count as a healing factor, for example, because although he does have accelerated healing it isn’t particularly potent or the point of his character. If you can convince me a character should fit in your team, then he’s golden. But I have the final say!

Character Limits:

  • - Comics, Anime, TV, etc. are all legal, but they must have sufficient feats to debate for/against.
  • - Must be “street level.”
  • - Nobody with superior speed or agility to Spider-Man's.
  • - Nobody with strength superior to Luke Cage's (~25 Tons).
  • - Nobody with Durability greater than Master Chief w/o shields or classic Luke Cage. Basically, they can’t tank more than a few bullets. Sustained automatic fire must be able to penetrate everyone.
  • - Nobody with a superior healing factor to Deadpool's.
  • - Nobody with intangibility.
  • - No Teledrop/Teledismemberment/Telefrag.
  • - Nobody who can mimic or steal powers.
  • - No TP use beyond mindreading.
  • - No Mind-Messing by any means, including illusions, pheromones, vertigo, and hypnotic powers
  • - No TK greater than 1 ton.
  • - No Energy Projection above Cyclops.
  • - Nobody with luck powers or probability manipulation.
  • - Nobody with size manipulation.
  • -Nobody who can create Duplicates.
  • - Pre- and Post-52 feats are valid for most DC characters, unless significant changes were made.
  • - No broken powers like Midnighter’s battle computer or Fantomex’s Misdirection.
  • - I get the final say on who is allowed.

Rules:

  • - Post your team in the thread to be entered in the tournament, pending approval by me.
  • - Matchups between participants will be determined by random number generator.
  • - Once all of the teams have been submitted, I'll make individual threads for each debate.
  • - Please stick to generally accepted debating practices and refrain from trolling. Treat your opponent with r respect and dignity. If spectators want to correct misinformation they may, but in general let the 2 people debating keep the debate to themselves. Once a debate is finished, we will call a vote and any Viner who wishes may vote for whom he/she believes would win the fight. Please vote for who made a better argument as to why their team would win, NOT who you like better or which characters you like better. This is not a popularity contest.
  • - There is no Prep Time. Both teams are aware of the situation and the names of their opponents, but are given no knowledge of their opponents. If characters have prior knowledge of one another, that can be used. Characters on the same team are given knowledge of their teammates' powers and histories.
  • - All characters are "in character."
  • - Teamwork and team chemistry does come into play.
  • - Victory is by Death, Knockout, Battle Field Removal, or Incapacitation.
  • - All Characters are given Standard Gear, and may be given one non-standard item that they have used in the past, as long as it doesn’t break any rules.
  • - Characters with guns have unlimited ammo unless specified otherwise.
  • - Characters with bows/throwing knives have unlimited razor arrows/knives unless specified otherwise.
  • - Characters still need to reload.
  • - Your team MUST consist of exactly 3 characters.
  • - The same character cannot be picked by multiple debaters.
  • - If a debater fails to show up for an extended period of time (greater than ~ 4 days) then I will be forced to disqualify them.

Teams:

@superboy91 Team Stealth

  • Daken
  • Batman
  • Nightwing

@joewell Team Elementals

  • Tarrlok (Water Flask)
  • Percy Jackson (Riptide, Tyson's Shield, Hermes's Sandals, Can of Nectar, 12th Legion Eagle)
  • Aang (Staff, no Avatar State)

@oceanmaster21 Team Energy Projection

  • Steel Serpent
  • Captain Mar-Vell (Pre-Nega Bands)
  • Electro

@diredrill Team Chaos

  • Kid Karnevil (DC Comics)
  • T-girl (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Red X (Teen Titans Cartoon)

@dredeuced Team Tech

  • Madison Jeffries
  • Mr Terrific (7 T-Spheres)
  • TUNED Alita

@sherlock Team Swordsman

  • Kirito (Black cost dual swords, throwing darts, Holy Sword Excalibur)
  • Asuna (Her rapier and blood oath light armor)
  • Link (All his gear from skyward sword, mirror shield)

@cadencev2 Team Sharpshooter

  • Roland Gilead (Stephen King, Marvel)
  • Liara T'soni (Mass Effect, Dark Horse)
  • Ultimate Hawkeye (Ultimate Marvel)

@laflux Kung Fu Healers

  • Wolverine
  • Gorgon
  • Ultimate Cap

@myrmidonhero Team Martial Artists

  • Ryu (Street Fighter)
  • Richard Dragon
  • Taskmaster

@sovereign91001 Team Spiders

  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Girl (Mayday)
  • Scarlet Spider (Kaine)

@dextersinister Team McCool Swords

  • Deathstroke
  • Zealot
  • TBA

@strider92 Team Healing Psychos

  • Luther Strode
  • Deadpool
  • The Librarian

@floopay Team Abyssal Terrors

  • The Creeper (DC)
  • Hellboy (Dark Horse)
  • Jeggred Baenre (War of the Spider Queen)

@juiceboks Team Ninjas

  • Storm Shadow
  • Shikamaru Nara (chunin)
  • Strider Hiryu

@18hunt Team Hunt & Kill

  • Predator
  • Kraven
  • Ultimate Green Goblin

@the_legendary_supersaiyan_hulk Team Blood Control

  • 1:Hitara (Deadman Wonderland)
  • 2:Azami (Deadman Wonderland)
  • 3.Toto; Hagire - possessed (Deadman Wonderland)
#2 Posted by New_World_Order (13235 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Cyclops
  2. Gorgon
  3. Captain America
#3 Edited by oceanmaster21 (8072 posts) - - Show Bio

steel serpent electro captain marv-ll

#4 Edited by Esquire (3833 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Edited by oceanmaster21 (8072 posts) - - Show Bio

i had to rechoose blade i forgot he dosent have wht i need but my guys all have energy projection

#6 Edited by New_World_Order (13235 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Sovereign91001 (4452 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire: Jeez all these tournaments!

Spider-Man

Spider-Woman

Scarlet Spider (Kaine)

Spider theme

#8 Edited by joewell (6375 posts) - - Show Bio

Theme: Elementals

Korra: N/A

Percy Jackson: Riptide, Tyson's Shield, Hermes's Sandals, and A Can of Necture

Aang: Staff

#9 Edited by Esquire (3833 posts) - - Show Bio

@oceanmaster21: Which version of Captain Mar-Vell are you using? Nega Bands make him too powerful.

@sovereign91001: You're in.

@thundergodswrath: Smh. Did you not even read the first two sentences of the OP? Here it is again for you, I guess.

@joewell It's exactly what it says in the OP.

Short Version:

Make a team of three street-levelers. They each have to have their powerset focused around one of the same powers or abilities, e.g. Healing Factor, Expert Marksman, etc.

#10 Posted by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

Can we use Video game characters or just TV, anime, comics etc? what if vid game character appeared in a comic?

#11 Posted by joewell (6375 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by New_World_Order (13235 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire: My bad. My theme is leaders.

#13 Edited by CalebHara (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

Post-Crisis Karate Kid (not the one who could beat Superboy)

Iron Fist

Midnighter w/o Battle Computer

Theme: Heavy hitters

#14 Edited by Juiceboks (9096 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine

Black Panther

Beast

Team Feral

#15 Posted by oceanmaster21 (8072 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire: my team is electro steel serpent and captain marvell just simple captain marvel i choose him without his bands negabands

#16 Edited by Floopay (8721 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire:

Count me in, I'll think of a team soon. If there's room that is.

Thanks for reading,

Floopay

#17 Edited by DireDrill (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

Team Chaos

The Joker

T-Girl (Jade Chan from Jackie Chan Adventures, I can elaborate on her if needbe.)

Whirlwind

#19 Edited by Dredeuced (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

Team Tech

TUNED Alita

Mr. Terrific

Madison Jeffries(no box)

I'm sure you know Mr Terrific and Jeffries use their tech related abilities to perform most of their tasks, and if you'll remember Alita from Cadence's tourney most of my arguments revolved around all of her pseudo autonomous drones and cyborg body.

edit: Just to be clear I'm using Alita without her Solenoid Gun or the orbital laser for gabriel, like in Cadence's tourney, if that's all good by you.

#20 Posted by myrmidonhero (61 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire: Theme- Martial Artists

Iron Fist

Karate Kid (Val Armorr)

Nightwing

#21 Edited by Pokergeist (22351 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire:

Name: What makes them Super Soldier:

Ultimate Captain America (Super Soldier Formula)

Captain Titus (Implants and Power Armour)

Liara (Biotic Implants)

Team Super Soldiers.

#22 Edited by Esquire (3833 posts) - - Show Bio

@joewell Good to go.

@vaeternus You can use any character from any medium as long as they are within the limits and have sufficient feats to debate for and against.

@thundergodswrath Convince me that Leadership is a fundamental aspect of Gorgon's character. And since team chemistry comes into play, people will jump all over your team, anyway. Just so you're aware.

@calebhara Not sold that Midnight w/o computer fits your theme. Convince me.

@juiceboks I've never seen Black Panther exhibit particularly feral tendencies. Beast is pretty borderline, too. I've seen him lose control and see red...twice? I'm not sure that's really a fundamental part of his character.

@oceanmaster21 Should be fine, although Electro has to be classic, (No #600 or the like, too powerful), and Marvel limited to his basic Kree form, no solar amp beyond the limits.

@floopay I'll save you a spot.

@diredrill Seems legit.

@dredeuced Sounds good, but I'm thinking I should limit Terrific to only 4 T-Spheres or so.

@myrmidonhero Iron Fist and Karate Kid are already chosen, I'm afraid.

@cadencev2 Convince me that Power Armor fits the durability limits.

#23 Edited by DireDrill (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

After giving it some thought my theme is fairly weak.

Team Impetuous Child:

Kid Karnevil (DC Comics)

T-girl (Jackie Chan Adventures)

Red X (Teen Titans Cartoon)

#24 Posted by Esquire (3833 posts) - - Show Bio

@diredrill: I'm vaguely skeptical that "Impetuous Child" is a power or ability.

#25 Edited by Dredeuced (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquireI figured you'd kind of have to have the T-spheres limited to some extent (I mean he's got thousands of em lol). I was hoping, in a pinch, he could use them to help my other teammates fly while still having a couple left over to do other stuff, can I haggle you up to 7?

#26 Posted by Esquire (3833 posts) - - Show Bio

@dredeuced: Eh, I suppose. Since you asked nicely.

#27 Edited by Dredeuced (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

Man if I knew asking nicely would've worked I'd have added a "pretty please" and gone up to 10!

#28 Posted by Sherlock (7258 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes!!!Street level!!!! I'm so freaking happy!!!

Team Sword Masters:

Kirito (Sword Art Online)

Asuna (Sword Art Online)

Link (Legend of Zelda) Give me a basic idea of what you will allow me for gear with Link since he has a metric shit ton of it that could be considered standard

Ill do all the gear at once

#29 Posted by Strman123 (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Team Speed

Quick Silver

Northstar

Aurora

#30 Posted by Dredeuced (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

Team Speed

Quick Silver

Northstar

Aurora

- Nobody with superior speed or agility to Spider-Man's.

#31 Posted by Strman123 (193 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by Esquire (3833 posts) - - Show Bio

@sherlock: No to the Four Sword since no duplication. From what I've seen, though, most of the stuff you usually like is fair game. Just so long as he doesn't break any limits.

#33 Edited by Dextersinister (6174 posts) - - Show Bio

@sherlock said:

Yes!!!Street level!!!! I'm so freaking happy!!!

Team Sword Masters:

Kirito (Sword Art Online)

Asuna (Sword Art Online)

Link (Legend of Zelda) Give me a basic idea of what you will allow me for gear with Link since he has a metric shit ton of it that could be considered standard

Ill do all the gear at once

You should pick one incarnation of Link and take everything that he earned within that game that falls within the rules. Each version of Link is a separate character.

#34 Edited by Veitha (3315 posts) - - Show Bio

Team Aqua:

1. Mera;

2. OceanMaster;

3. Aquaman.

If OceanMaster is too strong(but I've seen Electro, whose electricity manipulation is quite as strong as OceanMaster), I'll change him with Tempest.

#35 Posted by laflux (16024 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire

Kung Fu Healers

Wolverine

Gorgon

Ultimate Cap (He heals from Knife wounds in minutes lol)

If not allowed

Spider Villains

Mr Negative

Lizard

Classic Kaine

Online
#36 Posted by DireDrill (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire said:

@diredrill: I'm vaguely skeptical that "Impetuous Child" is a power or ability.

I suppose if you need me to make it about an ability then my team is really team Misdirection. Each person is a great liar and generally spends their time stealing their stuff. Though I would say that without their impetuousness, they would be far less powerful and less effective.

#37 Edited by marvelbeast (602 posts) - - Show Bio

Team Shapeshift

  • Mystique
  • Animal Man
  • Beast boy
#38 Posted by oceanmaster21 (8072 posts) - - Show Bio

shud be a great tournament

#39 Edited by name12345 (560 posts) - - Show Bio

@sherlock said:

Yes!!!Street level!!!! I'm so freaking happy!!!

Team Sword Masters:

Kirito (Sword Art Online)

Asuna (Sword Art Online)

Link (Legend of Zelda) Give me a basic idea of what you will allow me for gear with Link since he has a metric shit ton of it that could be considered standard

Ill do all the gear at once

hey Sherlock... don't you think that these characters of Sword Art Online are only the digital version of the characters in the anime?(and they exist only in the videogame of the anime, who doesn't really exist), so in this fight you are using 2 nerds? hahaha

#40 Posted by Dextersinister (6174 posts) - - Show Bio

Jumper Cables: Electric Boogaloo

Ando Masahashi

Black Lightning: may be too strong not overly familiar with the character

Static Shock

#42 Posted by Sherlock (7258 posts) - - Show Bio

@Name12345 yes I did consider the fact that they are in a computer game.I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work fine though.Also we tend to all be nerds here

Ok I have gear for kirito and asuna

Kirito:Black cost dual swords throwing darts Holy Sword Excalibur for a special weapon

Asuna:Her rapier and blood oath light armor

Link:All his gear from skyward sword and the mirror shield for a special since sec wants me to use only a single games gear

#44 Posted by CalebHara (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire: Like i said, heavy hitters. My team is all striking power, not a lot of lifting strength.

#45 Edited by Juiceboks (9096 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther usually doesnt fight in the same manner as say Wolverine, but his whole powerset and image is heavily based on (obviously) a Black Panther. That being said, there have been a few times when that aspect has come out in his fighting style or just general use of his powers (against Storm in Uncanny X-Men I think??). But I am willing to change the name to Animalistic Fighters.

#46 Edited by New_World_Order (13235 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire: Just drop me from the tourny.

#47 Edited by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

Team Elemental:

-Storm(Marvel)

-Cole(from Infamous)

-Rain(MK)

That ok?

#48 Posted by Floopay (8721 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire:

What are your rules on magic? Considered reality warping or no?

I'm talking conjuring fireballs, lightning bolts, magical walls, etc. etc. Obviously I'm not talking time manipulation or energy/molecular manipulation.

Thanks for reading,

Floopay

#49 Posted by Floopay (8721 posts) - - Show Bio

@esquire:

Hmmmmm....torn between the following teams, any thoughts or opinions?

Blaster Casters!:

  1. Phauron Mizzrym (War of the Spider Queen)
  2. Agrach Dyrr (War of the Spider Queen)
  3. Quenethil Baenre (War of the Spider Queen)

Abyssal Terrors

  1. The Creeper (DC Comics)
  2. Hellboy (Dark Horse Comics)
  3. Jeggred Baenre (War of the Spider Queen)

The Merc Squad

  1. Jarlaxle Baenre (Sellsword Trilogy) (No Ring of Three Wishes) (Post-Crenshinibon)
  2. Valas Hune (War of the Spider Queen)
  3. Deadpool (Marvel)

Thanks for reading,

Floopay

#50 Edited by Dredeuced (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh god please no DnD mages