#101 Edited by Arquitenens (4036 posts) - - Show Bio

He gets training and I get death threats?

#102 Posted by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio
#103 Posted by The_Puzzler (6455 posts) - - Show Bio
#104 Posted by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio

@spectrion:

She tossed her head back, ringing laughter filling the courtyard. "Good." A gleam of enjoyment in her eyes. "Now, ready your shield and attack me."

#105 Posted by Arquitenens (4036 posts) - - Show Bio
#106 Posted by Arquitenens (4036 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, probably not, unless I just happened to stumble upon it. >.>

#107 Posted by Spectrion (742 posts) - - Show Bio

@eagle_of_the_east: She was dead serious and he knew it. Rather than question the order, and its possible implications Spectrion allowed a settling breeze to pass between the two of them. This moment of peace short lived as the American Avenger drew his shield whilst pivoting on one foot. At 90 degrees the weapon was released from its attachment to his back. Approaching 180 degrees the weapon is hooked to his left forearm, outer end geared toward's the woman's body with an extreme level of torque creating a strike that could easily dent concrete. Continuing in this circular motion, Jason now begins to use his legs to execute a series of whirling round houses meant more so to keep the woman moving and prevent her from mounting an offense. Upon completion of the third revolution the hero, back facing the opponent leaped into a tightly arced back flip, trajectory angled so that the dorsal part of his boot covered foot would crash into his foe's cranium with exponential force upon descension.

#108 Edited by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio

@spectrion: [ That was a good attack. ]

The first shield strike landed with enough power to drop a elephant. The muted 'whump' sent birds fluttering skywards. Even Asteria's superhuman body felt the impact. Then she snapped into motion, feet blurring as they shuffled, bracers flashing through the air like molten silver as they deflected kick after kick.. until the final flipkick- which Asteria blocked with crossed bracers.

"Good. Aggressive opening and you seized the initiative early, controlling the pace of the fight. The final attack was from an unorthodox angle and flowed smoothly from your movements." The mutant amazon was genuinely pleased; Spectrion demonstrated real talent and impressive physical coordination and power. "Now defend."

Suddenly Asteria was standing eight feet away. A grin crossed her lips and she thunderclapped- the ear shattering boom filled the courtyard and scoured the cobblestones of rainwater, dirt and debris, hurling them outward in an ever expanding circle... only a heartbeat before a bolt of lightning snapped from her finger. Brilliant blue beam arching toward Spectrion like the wrath of the gods.

Her hypercognition allowed her to watch as if in slow motion. Should Spectrion block with his shield or evade, the response would be the same; a heartbeat after his defense Asteria would lunge forward, tearing through the sound barrier like a wet tissue, dashing past Spectrion. Her foot would slam into the cobblestones and she would pivot behind him, attempting to wrap her arms around his waist and suplex him into the stony ground.

Should he be injured by either the lightning bolt or thunderclap she would forgo the final assault.

#109 Edited by Spectrion (742 posts) - - Show Bio

@eagle_of_the_east: (I try :)

The compliment caused a smile to surface from the battle hardened gaze adopted amidst combat. An immediate facial transition signified battle readiness as the woman created distance between the two instantly. Rather than waiting for the attack Spectrion dashed forward; a foolish mistake. A mere clap sent thunderous waves of energy out in every direction, uprooting the earth and sending the hero flying through the air amid chunks of debris and specs of dust. With aerial, acrobatic acumen the All American Athlete reclaimed control of his body and executed a corkscrew mid air that placed him on his toes approximately fifteen feet from the woman. Without time to think, danger responsive instinct took over, allowing the American Avenger to bring his shield up for deflection of the oncoming bolt. Sheer force from the lightning knocked his shield arm away from his guard leaving him wide open for the goddess' embrace. As her arms wrapped around his sculpted torso survival instinct took over. His body lurched back and just before his neck made contact with the ground the hero placed his flailing shield arm behind his head, avoiding traumatic damage as he rolled to his feet, maintaining a defensive position with the shield placed in front of his chest. "What is she?" Was the question that gripped his mind as Jason breathed heavily, adrenaline coursing through his veins.

#110 Posted by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio

@spectrion:

Asteria was standing several feet away dusting her hands off when he arose. "Excellent. Improvisational and agile under pressure." He was the right choice; Asteria despised wasting time on those who lacked the powerset to ever become great.

"Your combination of great strength and agility is rare; most styles focus on one or the other. For you I will construct a style that is a combination of Pankration and Togakure-ryu." The unity of brutality and grace would suit him well, in her opinion. "We will focus on standing and striking techniques, as the shield enhances your stand up, but is an encumbrance on the ground."

[ Insert training montage here ;-) ]

#111 Posted by Spectrion (742 posts) - - Show Bio

@eagle_of_the_east: Several months had passed under the wise Sage's tutelage and significant muscle growth was the most obvious detail in Jason's advancement as a fighter. Instructional guidance in the fighting styles of both ninja and early greek warriors meshed well with the hero, elevating Jason to an elite level of martial skill. After learning to more accurately hone his senses Jason no longer relies solely on instinct to ensure survival, using his precognition to physically react what will be and not what is. Standing tall before his sensei he smiled proudly, amazed at what he'd accomplished and intent upon hearing what the final phase of his training under the Arcani A List would entail.

#112 Edited by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio

@spectrion:

"The last step is life." Asteria waved a hand at the world around them. "Just as swordsmen in ancient japan would go on pilgrimages to hone their skills in real battle, so too must you." She had done much the same thing herself, under Amaranth's tutelage. "You have the tools, now you must sharpen them in real battle. A master forged in a dojo is an untempered blade; sharp as a razor, but he will shatter under stress. You must face real enemies in real battle."

"That said, you are welcome to return for advice at any time and someday you will learn all you can learn on the field of battle. When that day comes, return and we will begin the next stage in your training." Asteria was not one to lather on praise but Spectrion was the type of pupil she preferred; bold to the point of arrogance, physical powerful and exceptionally agile. She had high hopes for him.. if he survived.

#113 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio

You cant use Wonder Woman as an av and then ban Superman level characters you cheater :P

#114 Posted by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio
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#116 Posted by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio
#117 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio

@eagle_of_the_east: (Sometimes I think I like Cheetah better then Wonder Woman. And I love me some Wonder Woman)

teach me instead lol

#118 Edited by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: [ Heresy! But yeah, Cheetah is cool. I mean, not on my top ten or anything but I'm always tempted to use her as a look.

That's unlikely Mr. Baneofmutants :-P

#119 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio
#120 Edited by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio
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#122 Posted by Eagle_of_the_East (867 posts) - - Show Bio
#123 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio
#124 Posted by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio
#125 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio

@strigidae_23: I liked how they showcased her mother being a badass in the opening war too.

#126 Posted by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: [ Yeah me too. Though it makes me wonder why they can't manage a live action show or movie.

Love that AV by the way. The tattoos on the neck are cool. ]

#127 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio

@strigidae_23: I changed it already lol

(rumors are former MMA star Gina Carano is making a major push to not only get a WW movie made but with her starring in it)

#128 Posted by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: Hah! Well that one is alright too.

Ohh, nice. Probably won't go anywhere, but it would be cool.

#129 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio

@strigidae_23: Just alright :O I wanted amazing lol

(It better goddamn it. If Aquaman gets a live action movie before WW I will abandoned DC)

#130 Edited by Arquitenens (4036 posts) - - Show Bio

@strigidae_23: Just alright :O I wanted amazing lol

(It better goddamn it. If Aquaman gets a live action movie before WW I will abandoned DC)

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#131 Posted by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: :-P Your amazing looks were the Before Watchmen looks. I'll always imagine LeBeau as Ozymandias and Prometheus in my head.

Yeah that would be.. insane. But GL already got a movie before Diana and I've already kinda given up lol.

#132 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio

@strigidae_23: I liked those too but there are so many suit and tie characters out there right now I needed something different. Hense all tatted up and militant :D

@arquitenens: Tis true

#133 Posted by Arquitenens (4036 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: Not the content, but the way it was stated.

"I will abandon DC." Yes.

"I will abandoned DC." NO!

#134 Posted by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio
#135 Edited by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio
#136 Edited by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: It is pretty cool, its the top level of human accomplishment mentally, physically and socially. Everyone (almost) likes that because its a wish fulfillment fantasy; the chance to imagine being brilliant, popular, rich and badass. All the symbols of social status.

#137 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio
#138 Edited by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: Batman isn't evil. Neither is Ironman (though he's a slightly different version of the same thing). Neither is Tom Strong. Most of the others are villains though.

#139 Posted by Charlemagne (6969 posts) - - Show Bio
#140 Edited by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: Haha, of course ;-) And there are also very, very few female characters that fit the type.

#141 Posted by _Nexus_ (804 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_last_arashikage: I know I'm late to the convo but I was reading through the comments saw the one you made about Gina Carano wanting a WW movie. So I Googled her because I didn't know who she was I'm personally not interested in female MMA fighters. And I saw her and was O_O DAMN! what is this woman not getting what she wants she looks perfect for the part.

Sorry for the random comment

#142 Posted by Mercy_ (92698 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman is 'too complicated'

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#143 Posted by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio
#144 Posted by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@mercy_: Before they simplified her origin there might have been some truth to that. Now... come on.

#145 Edited by _Nexus_ (804 posts) - - Show Bio

@strigidae_23: She is a better fit than Affleck as Batman <_< And it's better than bringing in a Hollywood starlet.

#146 Edited by Mercy_ (92698 posts) - - Show Bio
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#147 Edited by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@lobos_del_rayo: Haha, right? Poor Affleck.

And I agree. A MMA fighter would bring a lot of legitimacy to the roll. It would be like having Brock Lesnar as Bane.

#148 Posted by Strigidae_23 (4051 posts) - - Show Bio

@mercy_: Yeah, but I don't think its going to change.

#149 Posted by Mercy_ (92698 posts) - - Show Bio

@strigidae_23: it's mindblowingly frustrating.

Marvel has a freaking cgi raccoon that shoots guns in space.

But there's no audience for WW???

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#150 Posted by _Nexus_ (804 posts) - - Show Bio

@strigidae_23: i feel sorry for Affleck I'm holding judgement until I see the batsuit and him in said suit.

Brock Lensar as Bane.......I don't know if that was a sarcastic comment or a serious one. Because I could honestly see that.