#1 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

Are telekinesis and telepathy too much for high tech armour?

Battle parameters: Start 100ft apart, War Machine flying. War Machine knows that Stryfe has tk & telepathy but doesn't have a bad plot device anti-psionic gadget or anything like that, just his standard ass kicking armour. Stryfe can see it's an Iron Man rip-off but that's about all, as far as I know these two have never met in the Marvel U. So who would win?

#2 Posted by The_Roman (3295 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't the armour have tp shielding?

#3 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Roman: I'll check....we'll use this armour "Stanetech Based War Machine Armor"

  • First Appearance: Avengers: The Initiative #1 (March 2007)

Used during Avengers: The Initiative to volume two of War Machine, this version of the War Machine armor shows all the abilities of the previous iterations with bleeding edge military ballistics and weaponry. Unlike previous War Machine armors, the armor incorporated advanced components derived from Obadiah Stane's reverse engineering of older Iron Man armor that made him immune to any Starktech based systems attack. Rhodes' bionics required an added life support system with cybernetic implants linked to the armor's systems. The armor is composed of alloys such as titanium and Wakandan vibranium, coated for stealth capabilities, and capable of space and underwater travel. Armaments included sonic generators, pulse bolts, a minigun, and a retractable unibeam projector. The armor can interface with any system and has interlocking capabilities that integrated mechanical constructs to repair and upgrade the armor. During the second War Machine series, Rhodes used this ability to merge with jet fighters and tanks deliberately to gain their technology and weapons"

So no, it's not TK shielded

#4 Posted by The_Roman (3295 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Oh, see, because I wasn't sure, I think Iron Man's is, so I assumed he'd do the same to the War Machine armour.

Stryfe should take this easy.

#5 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Roman: Seems tk & tp are the hardest powers to counter imo

#6 Posted by The_Roman (3295 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Looks that way.

#7 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Roman: Bugger

#8 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

Casual bump

#9 Posted by NazarethSavage (198 posts) - - Show Bio

How is this fair for War Machine? Isn't Strife a clone of Cable or something like that and isn't Cable with powers and extremely high-tier telepath?

#10 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

@NazarethSavage: Well that's what I'm asking. Is high tech armour a match for tk & telepathy? Asides from PIS anti tk & tp devices invented, can War Machine battle Stryfe or is the invisible nature of both telepathy and telekinesis too much for his beyond state of the art armour?

#11 Posted by NazarethSavage (198 posts) - - Show Bio
@batkevin74 said:

@NazarethSavage: Well that's what I'm asking. Is high tech armour a match for tk & telepathy? Asides from PIS anti tk & tp devices invented, can War Machine battle Stryfe or is the invisible nature of both telepathy and telekinesis too much for his beyond state of the art armour?

It may be a match for TP but i'm not sure about TK. I think Stryfe could probably rip that armor right off of him.
#12 Posted by SoA (4592 posts) - - Show Bio

stryfe is one of the most powerful tk users around , i like rhodey as much as the next comic geek but stryfe wins this

#13 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

@SoA: So (in your opinion) it's the telekinesis that is Stryfe's better weapon. Telepathy can be countered by say an electonic signal (for example) but the invisible smashing by a tk 'fist' will beat him coz he can't see it? Is that about right?

#14 Posted by SoA (4592 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: stryfe was able to smack around apocalypse (when he was seen as a big threat) with his tk , there is tp shields but ive never heard of any defense against tk , unless war machine can produce some kind of dampener field , stryfe will crush war machine like a tin can

#15 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

@SoA: Ouch. Thanks

#16 Posted by LordOfAllHumans (3726 posts) - - Show Bio

If WarMachine has powerful enough psi shields he has a chance. It was shown that Stryfe relies on his tp so much that if you can completely block him you're basically invisible to him. Psylocke did this to him but we must remember that she still possessed her knowledge and skill of how telepathy worked even though she was a tk at the time.

#17 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

Warmachine.

#18 Posted by batkevin74 (9750 posts) - - Show Bio

@LordOfAllHumans: Interesting, thanks

@zackattack529: I think so far, you're the only one on Rhodey's side :)