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#1 Posted by pooty (10321 posts) - - Show Bio

Using your current physical condition how would you rank as a comic book character? For instance: If you're an elite MMA fighter you would be Batman. Here's a guideline to help.

Deathstroke: stronger/faster then everyone and have excellent training and H2H skills. You can beat 95% of people your size

Batman: you work out extensively and train atleast 5x a weak. You can beat 85-92% your size

Shang Chi: you are in very good condition. Most would be sorry to make you mad. You can beat 75% of people your size.

Hawkeye: you stay active and are in good shape. You can beat 65-70% of people your size

Hank Pym: you're in decent shape for your age/size. You can beat 50-60% of people your size

Volstagg: you've let yourself go. a couch potato. thinks walking the dog is enough exercise. you can beat 40-45% of people your size

Blob: you are out of shape. out of breathe. out of commission. You can beat 30% of people your size

Jabba The Hut: you are pathetic. you need to log off of comic vine and do some pushups. You can't beat anyone

Feel free to come up with your own character and stats.

#2 Posted by Joygirl (15369 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm. I've worked out and done some training, I consider myself moderately strong and skilled, but my natural state is "lazy" and I've kinda let myself go. If push came to shove, however, I think I could deal out some serious licks as I still have muscle memory... so, I dunno. Barbara Gordon? ^_^

#3 Edited by FourthDeity (2234 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I've been doing MMA for 7 hours a week for three years now so I would say I'm between Shang Chi and Batman.I Don't fight people my size because my sensei said I was too good so I only fight adults now Im 15 BTW. But in general I'm probably light-work to some of the kids my size in the world. I can still hold my own in a fight though.

#4 Posted by Malevolent1 (1072 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting thread. I'm an ex-football player (linebacker). So, while I'm familiar with physical contact, delivering and taking some serious blows, I never considered myself a skilled fighter. Been in a few bar room brawl/street style fights, so very unpolished. I don't know, maybe Hank Pym to Luke Cage?

#5 Posted by The_Mayhem_Theory (1060 posts) - - Show Bio
I am Hawkeye.
#6 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm Jabba the Hut, but like a skeleton Jabba the Hut. I've suffered from illness the past 18 months, so I'm nearing the state of a twig. Granted, I'm a pretty damn good runner.

So I'd be like Tom Cruise - who can sprint like a mofo.

#7 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (4523 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll say Hawkeye. I can defend myself and i'm pretty fast/agile. I've studied Karate and some American Kickboxing but i'd never say i'm the best.

#8 Edited by thatguy (1206 posts) - - Show Bio

If you don't outweigh me by 60 pounds and extensively trained. I'm winning a fight strictly on being able to take strikes and pop/rotate my hips for take downs ....Because my go to is to drop you on top of your head in the most unsafe fashion to disrupt your spine. I'd put myself at Shang Chi to low Batman.

#9 Posted by steelhound56 (1074 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, good thing I've been in the gym....

Probably somewhere between Batman and Deathstroke.

Height: 6'3''

Weight: 230 pounds

Strength Level: High. I'm 20 years old, and I train 5 times a week. I have no clue what other people my age average strength wise, but I can pretty comfortably say I'm a lot stronger than other males my age. All lifts were acquired on my last max effort day.

Bench Press: 325 pounds

Squat: 425 pounds

Power Clean (with overhead press): 270 pounds

Speed: I haven't sprinted in awhile, but in my football days (when I was around 15 pounds heavier, and not nearly as flexible) I ran a 4.7 40 yard dash. So given my improved leg strength and flexibility, 4.65-4.6 40 yard dash wouldn't be too much of a stretch.

H2H Skill: No formal training, but I wrestled 4 years in high school, giving me an expansive knowledge of grappling, leverage, and submissive holds. I know how to execute basic kicks and punches, as well as basic MMA style submissions. I full contact spar with my friends who dabble in MMA (headgear, gloves and whatnot). They say I hit with a lot of force.

Only been in a few actual (street) fights in my entire life, and I won those pretty quickly, mainly through my opponent not wanting to get up and fight anymore.

#10 Posted by Rainy (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Man:

Healthy and tall, but doesn't do a lot of exercises and instead is just on a diet and takes vitamins also has very little muscles and can exhaust himself after a few minutes of vigorous exercise.

#11 Posted by DangerousLoki (715 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't want to say Batman because I don't exercise regularly but I am a skilled fighter. I know various takedowns and strike combinations to put an opponent on the ground in a fight. I am very familiar with weak points on the human body and can hit most of them to drop even people larger than me. I routinely grapple with someone who is quite a bit heavier (I don't know their exact weight but i'd say 260-280 easy putting them near a hundred pounds over me giving them an advantage) And while I'll admit to having to submit to them more then my share of the time, I usually take them down a few times in the process and have made them tap out as well. If I actually went at it with them rather than a straight up grapple then I think I could take them more often then not. I'm no slouch in the strength department and despite my lack of exercise I can keep a fight going for an extended period of time having lasted up to about half an hour of extended grappling exchange before I was made to submit afte two chokeholds locked in succesion. I would say on average I could take most people my own size or even of greater weight and I can put up a fight against a trained or versed foe. Maybe Hawkeye? Maybe Chi? I'm not really sure.

#12 Posted by thatguy (1206 posts) - - Show Bio

@steelhound56 said:

Well, good thing I've been in the gym....

Probably somewhere between Batman and Deathstroke.

Height: 6'3''

Weight: 230 pounds

Strength Level: High. I'm 20 years old, and I train 5 times a week. I have no clue what other people my age average strength wise, but I can pretty comfortably say I'm a lot stronger than other males my age. All lifts were acquired on my last max effort day.

Bench Press: 325 pounds

Squat: 425 pounds

Power Clean (with overhead press): 270 pounds

Speed: I haven't sprinted in awhile, but in my football days (when I was around 15 pounds heavier, and not nearly as flexible) I ran a 4.7 40 yard dash. So given my improved leg strength and flexibility, 4.65-4.6 40 yard dash wouldn't be too much of a stretch.

H2H Skill: No formal training, but I wrestled 4 years in high school, giving me an expansive knowledge of grappling, leverage, and submissive holds. I know how to execute basic kicks and punches, as well as basic MMA style submissions. I full contact spar with my friends who dabble in MMA (headgear, gloves and whatnot). They say I hit with a lot of force.

Only been in a few actual (street) fights in my entire life, and I won those pretty quickly, mainly through my opponent not wanting to get up and fight anymore.

Wrestling can make all the difference.

#13 Edited by steelhound56 (1074 posts) - - Show Bio

@thatguy: Agreed. Once your on the ground, a fight quickly becomes a battle for top control. Wrestling can help you escape submission holds, properly defend yourself if you get taken down, and even reverse your position very quickly. I know quite a few techniques that can put someone in top control on their back in a few seconds, if they give me an opening. Once you have top control, and can pin your opponent down, the fight is over.

Ground n Pound

#14 Posted by thatguy (1206 posts) - - Show Bio

@steelhound56 said:

@thatguy: Agreed. Once your on the ground, a fight quickly becomes a battle for top control. Wrestling can help you escape submission holds, properly defend yourself if you get taken down, and even reverse your position very quickly. I know quite a few techniques that can put someone in top control on their back in a few seconds, if they give me an opening. Once you have top control, and can pin your opponent down, the fight is over.

Ground n Pound

I've never been keen on striking. I have only ever been in three fights and never really had to throw any punches. Its all in the take down. Atleast for my experiences. I shoot for the most damage I can do as quickly as possible. Belly to belly I tend to go over my shoulder and hold low around the waist and shoot back with a tight bridge. Most wouldn't know to tuck in. Should solve any problem that comes up. Its the most assholish move possible.

#15 Posted by MrBossAwesomeDude (238 posts) - - Show Bio

Deathstroke.

#16 Posted by TifaLockhart (13830 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Volstagg with the latter part of Shang Chi. I'm not in shape at all but I've hospitalized a guy and have kept some of my strength from my weightlifting days and a very rudimentary level of formal training. So I would say Johnny Bravo?

#17 Posted by Strider92 (15262 posts) - - Show Bio

I dunno lol. I do a lot of exercise but no form of MA so physically I guess its between Shang and Batman but my MA skills are most likely blob style lol.

#18 Edited by eatmore_payless (2210 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest Im just Mr. Bruce Banner without the power of the Hulk XD

#19 Posted by JediWaffles (746 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say i'm around... Thor level. And that's being modest.

#20 Posted by troller (911 posts) - - Show Bio

I AM TOAA!!!

#21 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@steelhound56: Wicked stuff man, good to hear you're keeping yourself in shape. What position did you play?

Hmm, I'd have to say either between Shang-Chi or Batman.

Height: 6'4

Weight: 180 lbs

Skills: Took boxing for 12 years, practiced tae-kwon do for a few years, trained jiu-jitsu for almost a year now. Record for boxing before I stopped was 17-9 (Amateur boxing)

Strength: Since losing weight and my leave from football, I've lost over 60 lbs so my strength has dropped significantly but I still can out-lift the majority of my friends who still play football. I've started to focus vastly on body-weight and compound movements more so than ever such as pull-ups, chin-ups, clap push-ups, dips, etc

Note: The following are my 1-2 rep max's unless stated otherwise

  • Bench-press: 285 lbs
  • Squat: 375 lbs
  • Clean press- 225 lbs
  • Curls- 135 lbs
  • Weighted pull-ups: 3 sets of 10 with an extra 50 lbs via weight belt

Speed/Agility: Have never been a long-distance sprinter lacking both the cardio and endurance, but I always excelled at short extreme bursts of speed and took home a few medals for 100m sprints.

Have only been in 2-3 fight "street" fights in my life un-willingly and taken out a group of 3 guys by myself when they ambushed me in the school hallways.

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#22 Posted by troller (911 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@steelhound56: Wicked stuff man, good to hear you're keeping yourself in shape. What position did you play?

Hmm, I'd have to say either between Shang-Chi or Batman.

Height: 6'4

Weight: 180 lbs

Skills: Took boxing for 12 years, practiced tae-kwon do for a few years, trained jiu-jitsu for almost a year now. Record for boxing before I stopped was 17-9 (Amateur boxing)

Strength: Since losing weight and my leave from football, I've lost over 60 lbs so my strength has dropped significantly but I still can out-lift the majority of my friends who still play football. I've started to focus vastly on body-weight and compound movements more so than ever such as pull-ups, chin-ups, clap push-ups, dips, etc

Note: The following are my 1-2 rep max's unless stated otherwise

  • Bench-press: 285 lbs
  • Squat: 375 lbs
  • Clean press- 225 lbs
  • Curls- 135 lbs
  • Weighted pull-ups: 3 sets of 10 with an extra 50 lbs via weight belt

Speed/Agility: Have never been a long-distance sprinter lacking both the cardio and endurance, but I always excelled at short extreme bursts of speed and took home a few medals for 100m sprints.

Have only been in 2-3 fight "street" fights in my life un-willingly and taken out a group of 3 guys by myself when they ambushed me in the school hallways.

I hate liars

#23 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@troller: Good for you bud.

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#24 Posted by troller (911 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: But not for you....

#25 Posted by beatboks1 (6385 posts) - - Show Bio

These days I'm probably around blob level. My condition is in a whole from where I was when younger. I'd struggle to fight my way out of a wet paper bag.

20 years ago I would have been maybe Shang Chi (maybe closer to 80%). That was when I trained 6 hours a day as part of military service in H2h, fitness/conditioning training etc. When you have to run a 20 mile trek (include scaling cliffs, obstacle courses etc) in under 45 minutes with over a 100pound pack of gear your usually pretty fit.

With a rifle, scope and the type of ammo at 1000 plus yards, I've been Deathstroke for near on 30 years. I was a rifle specialist in my unit and a 4th level marksman (so can hit a bullseye at 1000 yards with 95+% accuracy ).

#26 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@troller: Haha, I care little for what you believe. I have no reason to lie, I have nothing nor anyone to impress. I merely speak for myself from what I've done in my average 20 years engaging in sports and remaining active. I'm not pretending to some expert martial artist, I merely gauge the activities in which I've participated in.

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#27 Posted by troller (911 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Have fun with that, buddy

#28 Posted by The_Thunderer (2891 posts) - - Show Bio

@troller: ah jealousy...

#29 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Thunderer said:

@troller: ah jealousy...

Indeed, if he didn't care, he wouldn't have responded.

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#30 Edited by Petey_is_Spidey (2374 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I'm:

height: 6'3

weight: 222 lbs(9% body fat)

Strength level: Pretty good. Last time at the gym I benched 505 lbs. Can squat 620 lbs.

My fighting styles: amateur MMA fighter, black belt in Krav Maga, and golden glove boxer, and a little judo.

Speed: I clocked a 4.45 seconds in the 40 yard dash and 9.98 in the 100 meter dash.

Reflexes: Average for my size, probably not my age.

Who can beat me?: For my age(25), about 5% people can beat me, 3% can stalemate, and and I'll beat about 92%. You have to be trained to beat me.

I'm loosing my flow though. I've gained about 10 pounds in 2 weeks. Guess I need to hit the gym.

I.A.T.

#31 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@troller: I am indeed having fun with my life, you should do so with yours as well instead of accusing others. If you don't care, don't respond in the first place.

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#32 Posted by JediWaffles (746 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Wait. 135 lbs. curls?! Oh wait, i'm assuming this is on a barbell? I was thinking dumbbells at first.

#33 Posted by troller (911 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Thunderer: YOU, no, I know what it is to put work in and a bunch of nerds commenting on comic are not these types of athletes, see how very few people have put themselves below average, well 50% of people are below average, Its easy to sit at a computer and write BS, but I know it is lies.

Look: Bench 1000kg

Squat: 1500kg

Deadlift: 2000kg

Martial arts experience: 200 years of training for 18 different militaries, world best in 324 martial arts

Best Feat: Destroyed a tank with a karate chop.

SEE, ITS BS

#34 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2374 posts) - - Show Bio

So I guess I'm Batman. coughBUTcoughBETTERcough

I.A.T.

#35 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2374 posts) - - Show Bio

@beatboks1: You were in the military?

I.A.T.

#36 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediWaffles: Lmao, no it's dumbells, that's ridiculous. It's definitely a barbell with a 1 rep max.

@troller said:

@The_Thunderer: YOU, no, I know what it is to put work in and a bunch of nerds commenting on comic are not these types of athletes, see how very few people have put themselves below average, well 50% of people are below average, Its easy to sit at a computer and write BS, but I know it is lies.

Look: Bench 1000kg

Squat: 1500kg

Deadlift: 2000kg

Martial arts experience: 200 years of training for 18 different militaries, world best in 324 martial arts

Best Feat: Destroyed a tank with a karate chop.

SEE, ITS BS

Bud, you've evidently never stepped foot into a gym before. What I can do PALES in comparison to the majority of guys I work out with. Have you ever seen people work out? All that I've said is average of one whose stuck around in a physical life-style. It's not anywhere close to being uncommon.

Everything you stated is completely ridiculous. Quickly pointing out, a 1 rep max means lifting the heaviest weight you possibly can ONCE and with struggle. I'm not bragging, it's quite unimpressive compared to a lot of people. I trained in boxing since I was a kid, unusual? Absolutely not, others have engaged in other forms of martial arts. I've recently taken up brazilian jiu-jitsu. Am I good at it? Hell no.

So stop attempting to over-exaggerate things when clearly anything I've done is easily accomplished by one who has engaged in sports or been in the gym for a few years.

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#37 Posted by JediWaffles (746 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Edited by Petey_is_Spidey (2374 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediWaffles: Whoa whoa there, I meant 405 lbs. And what exactly are you asking?

I.A.T.

#39 Posted by JediWaffles (746 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@JediWaffles: Lmao, no it's dumbells, that's ridiculous. It's definitely a barbell with a 1 rep max.

@troller said:

@The_Thunderer: YOU, no, I know what it is to put work in and a bunch of nerds commenting on comic are not these types of athletes, see how very few people have put themselves below average, well 50% of people are below average, Its easy to sit at a computer and write BS, but I know it is lies.

Look: Bench 1000kg

Squat: 1500kg

Deadlift: 2000kg

Martial arts experience: 200 years of training for 18 different militaries, world best in 324 martial arts

Best Feat: Destroyed a tank with a karate chop.

SEE, ITS BS

Bud, you've evidently never stepped foot into a gym before. What I can do PALES in comparison to the majority of guys I work out with. Have you ever seen people work out? All that I've said is average of one whose stuck around in a physical life-style. It's not anywhere close to being uncommon.

Everything you stated is completely ridiculous. Quickly pointing out, a 1 rep max means lifting the heaviest weight you possibly can ONCE and with struggle. I'm not bragging, it's quite unimpressive compared to a lot of people. I trained in boxing since I was a kid, unusual? Absolutely not, others have engaged in other forms of martial arts. I've recently taken up brazilian jiu-jitsu. Am I good at it? Hell no.

So stop attempting to over-exaggerate things when clearly anything I've done is easily accomplished by one who has engaged in sports or been in the gym for a few years.

Looks like we've got some jelly here. is obviously just jealous, or living up to his username. Just cause you read comics doesn't mean you're a total dweeb. I mean, look at me, i'm a total stud (a wink wink). And just for the record, some of the "feats" troller posted aren't all ridiculous. I HAVE destroyed a tank with a single karate chop. Pics shall be uploaded asap.

#40 Posted by JediWaffles (746 posts) - - Show Bio

@Petey_is_Spidey: Haha nothin, i was just..in awe for a moment. 505 is quite a lot.

#41 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2374 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediWaffles said:

@Petey_is_Spidey: Haha nothin, i was just..in awe for a moment. 505 is quite a lot.

That is. I could only dream of doing that. Maybe if I stat hitting the gym again I'll do 505 lbs lol.

I.A.T.

#42 Posted by beatboks1 (6385 posts) - - Show Bio

@Petey_is_Spidey: yeah S.A.S. Mustered out a couple decades ago.

#43 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2374 posts) - - Show Bio

@troller: Maybe YOUR a total nerd who doesn't work out, but doesn't mean others are. There are many people on hear who enjoy comics, working out, and life. Please get a life. It will do us ALL good.

I.A.T.

#44 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@Petey_is_Spidey said:

@JediWaffles said:

@Petey_is_Spidey: Haha nothin, i was just..in awe for a moment. 505 is quite a lot.

That is. I could only dream of doing that. Maybe if I stat hitting the gym again I'll do 505 lbs lol.

I.A.T.

Damn dude, that's a massive bench. I could never imagine doing that :P

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#45 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2374 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@Petey_is_Spidey said:

@JediWaffles said:

@Petey_is_Spidey: Haha nothin, i was just..in awe for a moment. 505 is quite a lot.

That is. I could only dream of doing that. Maybe if I stat hitting the gym again I'll do 505 lbs lol.

I.A.T.

Damn dude, that's a massive bench. I could never imagine doing that :P

I know one of my buds doing it. I probably bench around 420 now since I've gained a few pounds. IDK. All I know is that I have MASSIVE thighs that it's freaky.

I.A.T.

#46 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@Petey_is_Spidey said:

@Deranged Midget said:

@Petey_is_Spidey said:

@JediWaffles said:

@Petey_is_Spidey: Haha nothin, i was just..in awe for a moment. 505 is quite a lot.

That is. I could only dream of doing that. Maybe if I stat hitting the gym again I'll do 505 lbs lol.

I.A.T.

Damn dude, that's a massive bench. I could never imagine doing that :P

I know one of my buds doing it. I probably bench around 420 now since I've gained a few pounds. IDK. All I know is that I have MASSIVE thighs that it's freaky.

I.A.T.

420 is still extremely impressive. My one rep max is only 285 man, needless to say I've lost a lot of weight since I stopped playing football but I've never been able to bench that high. That's quite the achievement there man.

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#47 Edited by Petey_is_Spidey (2374 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@Petey_is_Spidey said:

@Deranged Midget said:

@Petey_is_Spidey said:

@JediWaffles said:

@Petey_is_Spidey: Haha nothin, i was just..in awe for a moment. 505 is quite a lot.

That is. I could only dream of doing that. Maybe if I stat hitting the gym again I'll do 505 lbs lol.

I.A.T.

Damn dude, that's a massive bench. I could never imagine doing that :P

I know one of my buds doing it. I probably bench around 420 now since I've gained a few pounds. IDK. All I know is that I have MASSIVE thighs that it's freaky.

I.A.T.

420 is still extremely impressive. My one rep max is only 285 man, needless to say I've lost a lot of weight since I stopped playing football but I've never been able to bench that high. That's quite the achievement there man.

Thanks. I used to play football. Played a runningback, cornerback, and a little middlelinebacker and quaterback. I stopped because of a bad knee injury, and when I say bad I MEAN BAD. I've could've been really good if I still played. It still affects me today. 285 is pretty good, too. It's above average for the average man that is 22, 200lbs and can only benches 240 I think.

I.A.T.

#48 Posted by troller (911 posts) - - Show Bio

@Petey_is_Spidey: No it won't

G. A. T.

#49 Edited by beatboks1 (6385 posts) - - Show Bio

@troller said:

@The_Thunderer: YOU, no, I know what it is to put work in and a bunch of nerds commenting on comic are not these types of athletes, see how very few people have put themselves below average, well 50% of people are below average, Its easy to sit at a computer and write BS, but I know it is lies.

Your making LARGE assumptions that you really shouldn't.

1. at my LCS there are a about a dozen regular customers who are body builders.

2. When i was in the military (and yes it was LONG ago) most of my company read comics. When your a single man in the military you live in a barracks. there's no TV etc and unless your on leave very little to do with your free time other than exercise. Every base I was ever stationed on sold Comics from the base exchange.

3. When I was young and stupid and hanging with a bake gang in the 70's almost all it's members were comic readers too.

Shouldn't assume that the vast majority of an audience are all a single "type". You'll be wrong every time.

#50 Posted by not2baad (518 posts) - - Show Bio

You spelled week wrong.