The Battle Dictionary is mainly for newcomers. It will have all the terms and initials that are commonly seen on the forum, along with their meanings of course. I believe this will help many newcomers.
1. General terms and initials:
- AFAIK: As Far As I Know.
- BAMF: Badass Motherf*****.
- BFD: Battlefield Destruction. Winning a fight via destroying the area where a fight takes place. For example: In a fight that takes place on Planet Earth, busting the planet would be BFD.
- BFR: Battlefield Removal. Winning a fight via removing the opponent from the battlefield. For example: Superman throwing his opponent into the sun would be BFR.
- Bias: Preferance of a certain character over another that clouds one's judgement in a fight between those two characters.
- BL: Bloodlust/Bloodlusted. When a character uses the full extent of his/her abilities in a fight and goes straight for the kill.
- BS: Bulls***.
- _Buster: A character or a force that can destroy a [fill in the blank]. For example: Thor is a planet-buster.
- CAV: Challenge a Viner. A friendly strategic debate between two users in Comic Vine, each representing a different character/team in a fight.
- CIS: Character Induced Stupidity. Describes a situation where a character behaves out of his/her typical personality, or when a character is not using the full extent of his/her abilities (due to morals, underestimating the opponent, or any other reason). For example: Hulk beating Thor is CIS, since Thor is holding back.
- EoS: End of Series.
- Feat: An achievement that shows a character's skills and abilities.
- FFS: For F***'s Sake.
- FPS: Feet Per Second.
- FTL: Faster Than Light.
- FTW: For the Win.
- Gauntlet: A series of tasks/objectives to be preformed by a character.
- GG: Good Game.
- H2H: Hand-to-hand, unarmed combat.
- IDC: I Don't Care.
- IDK: I Don't Know.
- IIRC: If I Recall Correctly.
- IMHO: In My Honest Opinion.
- IMO: In My Opinion.
- JK: Just Kidding.
- Jobber: A character with many low-end feats. For example: Killer Croc.
- KO: Knockout.
- Mindr*pe: Describes a situation where one character wins a fight by telepathically assaulting the other character.
- Morals off: Morals off means that a character does not hold back and can do whatever it takes to win. For example: Superman with morals off would use the full extent of his speed, strength, etc in a fight, and will be able to kill if he needs to.
- Morals on: Morals on means that a character would not use the full extent of his/her abilities and would not go for the kill (given that said character has morals in the first place). For example: Superman with morals on would not use his full strength and speed when fighting someone else and will not kill no matter what.
- NLF: No Limit Fallacy.
- OOC: Out of Character. Describes a situation where a character does something that is not typical for him/her to do. For example: Batman killing a man is out of character, since Batman never kills anyone.
- Omnipotent: A being that can do anything.
- Omnipresent: A being that is everywhere at the same time.
- Omniscient: A being that is all-knowing.
- OP: Original Poster/Original Post. The user who created the thread/the very first post in the thread.
- Alternatively: Over Powered. Describes a characters which is unbeatable or nigh-unbeatable.
- PIS: Plot Induced Stupidity. Describes a situation where something that should not happen logically, happens for the sake of the plot. For example: Two-Face beating Batman in a fight is PIS, since Batman is obviously far more skilled than Two-Face.
- PM: Private Message.
- Pre-Crisis: A version of DC characters from before "Crisis on Infinite Earths".
- Pre-Flashpoinf/Pre-52/Post Crisis: A version of DC characters from after "Crisis on Infinite Earths" and before "Flashpoint".
- Prep: The amount of time a character is given to prepare for a fight. The nature of the prep time varies from one thread to another.
- QFT: Quoted for Truth.
- Scan: A picture taken from a comic book/manga.
- SMH: Shaking My Head.
- Solo: When a character can defeat another character or a group of other characters by himself/herself. For example: The Flash solos The Bat-Family.
- Speedblitz: Describes a situation where a character attacks and beats another character too fast for his/her opponent to react.
- Spite: A mismatch created for the purpose of making a certain character look bad. For example: Green Arrow VS Green Lantern thread is a spite thread meant to make Green Arrow look bad, since he obviously loses.
- Stalemate: Standstill, tie. When neither character in a fight can beat the other, or when they're equal in skill. For Example: The Flash VS Ghost Rider would be a stalemate, since The Flash can dodge all of Ghost Rider's attacks but he cannot harm him. Batman VS Captain America in a hand-to-hand fight would be a stalemate since they possess equal skill.
- Stomp: Describes a situation where one character beats another with unfair ease. For example: Spiderman stomps Captain America. Other commonly used terms like "Curbstomp", "Murderstomp", ROFLstomp", and any other word that ends with "stomp" have the same meaning, but are usually used to describe more extreme cases. For example: Doomsday curbstomps Batman.
- TBH: To Be Honest.
- Tele-cut: Teleporting an opponent's body part away, injuring them severely and possibly killing them (depends on the body part of course).
- Tele-Drop: Teleporting someone into a great height, making them fall to their deaths.
- Tele-Frag: Teleporting something into someone, or someone into something, killing them instantly.
- Timeskip: An off-panel/off-screen period of time in which characters have trained and honed their abilities and skills. For example: One Piece characters.
- TK: Telekinesis.
- TP: Telepathy.
- WIS: Writer Induced Stupidity. Describes a situation where something that is obviously impossible happens due to the writer being ignorant, stupid or really bad. For example: Red Hulk punching The Watcher in the face is WIS, since the extremely large difference between the two is more than obvious and such a feat cannot be explained or justified in any way whatsoever.
- _/10: The number of times out of 10 that one character would beat another. For example: X beats Y 7/10, means X would beat Y in 7 out of 10 fights (which means 70% of the times).
- _ tonner: How many tons a character can lift at his/her best. For example: Namor is a 100 tonner. Killer Croc is a 5 tonner.
2. Characters, powers, story arcs, items, etc:
*Character's initials may vary depending on context. For example: DD can stand for either Daredevil or Doomsday, DS can stand for either Deathstroke or Darkseid, etc. I will write up the ones that are, according to my experience, most common.
- AvX: Avengers VS X-Men.
- BA: Black Adam.
- BB: Blue Beetle.
- Alternatively: Black Bolt.
- Big G: Galactus.
- Alternatively: Godzilla.
- BP: Black Panther.
- BRB: Beta Ray Bill.
- COIE: Crisis on Infinite Earths.
- ConJob: John Constantine (a nickname given to him due to him being a con man).
- Cyc/Cyke: Cyclops.
- DCU: DC Universe.
- DD: Daredevil.
- Alternatively: Doomsday.
- DP: Deadpool.
- DS: Deathstroke.
- Alternatively: Darkseid.
- Doc Ock: Doctor Octopus.
- EA: Entropy Aegis (Steel).
- FF: Fantastic Four.
- FoF/FotF: First of the Fallen.
- GA: Green Arrow.
- GEB: Great Evil Beast.
- GL: Green Lantern.
- GotG: Guardians of the Galaxy.
- GotU: Guardians of the Universe.
- GR: Ghost Rider.
- GST: God Swamp Thing.
- HoM: House of M.
- Alternatively: House of Mystery.
- HotU: Heart of the Universe.
- IG: Infinity Gauntlet.
- IM: Iron Man.
- IMP: Infinite Mass Punch (The Flash).
- IW: Invisible Woman.
- JL: Justice League.
- JLA: Justice League of America.
- JLD: Justice League Dark.
- JLI: Justice League International.
- JLU: Justice League Unlimited (animated TV series).
- JonCon: John Constantine.
- JPV: Jean Paul Valley (Azrael).
- JSA: Justice Society of America.
- KC: Kingdom Come.
- KF: Knightfall (Batman story arc).
- KotD: King of the Dead (Black Panther).
- Loebforce: Rediculous, illogical feats pulled off by a character (mostly Red Hulk) when written by Jeph Loeb. Perfect example of WIS.
- LT: (The) Living Tribunal.
- MCU: Marvel's Cinematic Universe.
- MGS: Metal Gear Solid.
- MM: Mirror Master.
- MMH: Martian Manhunter.
- MU: Marvel Universe.
- NML: No-Man's Land (Batman story arc).
- NW: Nightwing.
- OF: Odin Force.
- PF: Phoenix Force.
- PRB: Pre-Retcon Beyonder.
- RKT: Rune King Thor.
- Rulk: Red Hulk (accordingly, She-Rulk is Red She-Hulk).
- SCW: (The) Sinestro Corps War (Green Lantern story arc).
- SBP: Superboy Prime.
- Speedsteal: One of The Flash's most powerful (and therefore rarely used) abilities. The Flash "steals the speed" of his opponent, essentially immobilizing him.
- SpOck: Spider-Ock (Superior Spiderman).
- SP1M/SMP1M: Superman Prime One Million.
- SS: Silver Surfer.
- Alternatively: Solid Snake.
- Alternatively: Super Skrull.
- Alternatively: Solid Snake.
- TDK: The Dark Knight (Batman movie).
- TDKR: The Dark Knight Rises (Batman movie).
- Alternatively: The Dark Knight Returns (Batman story arc).
- TM: Taskmaster.
- TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- TOAA: The One Above All.
- Toon Force: The Toon Force is not clearly defined. It is an impossible force, that only applies to certain animation characters. Bugs Bunny and Genie (Aladdin) have Toon Force, while characters like Sokka (The Last Airbender) have minimal properties, and some characters like The X-Men Evolution Characters don't seem to have it at all.
- V4V: V for Vendetta.
- WBH: World Breaker Hulk.
- WM: Warrior Madness (Thor).
- WW: Wonder Woman.
- WWH: World War Hulk.