I have been a HUGE fan of MMA for the past 10 years, and I have trained in MMA for the past few years. I have been a big fan of comics for the past year. So I have a much bigger understanding of MMA or Martial Arts than I do comic book characters. After watching UFC tonight, I wanted to tie comic book characters to MMA in some way, and here it is:
I am reading Archer & Armstrong. Archer has been taught multiple martial arts throughout his life. Archer's powers from some military project has allowed him to excel in these martial arts. Though Archer does not possess any "super powers". No super strength, no super speed, etc. I haven't had the chance to read all of the characters in Marvel or DC and their origins, but any that i have seem to have received their powers and have been able to fight like they have been training for years. I realize that there are some characters like the Hulk who just smash, and this makes perfect sense. He's not performing flying high kicks.
My questions are this: Can you name any characters with super powers that have had Martial Arts training? Do you think the characters with super powers would be a much larger threat if they did have Martial Arts training (at least in one on one fights with other super powered characters)?