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#1 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

@jashro44: Its all potential. So far in anxf he seems to be at normal levels. At the end of his last solo run, he was briefly killed and brought back. He spat a bullet at the guy who shot him and he instantly was engulfed in purple flames and completely incinerated within a panel or two. Gambit wondered if he was put back together properly and I'm brain farting who resurrected him, Freya or something like that on MI:13 did it. Either way it was clear he didn't mean to kill the guy. Hurt him for certain, but reduce him to ash. Think Cyclops after avx. That's basically how Gambit was left off.

And Serval Industries is loaded and has their hands in many different markets IIRC. So things to get an edge up on the Lizard is a possibility. It's just Gambit doesn't have any prep feats to back it up.

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#2 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

Not gonna happen.

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#3 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

@jashro44: Gambit is good at recon, surveillance, and breaking and entering with prep. He managed to break into the Stark Penthouse by time charging the generator to get all the security over there because he needed to steal an Iron Man suit to save Fence. IIRC, Gambit managed to evade Rhodes in the armor for awhile, but Rhodey eventually let him go. He's broken into the X-Mansion and remained hidden before by getting past Wolverine using Xavier's aftershave to hide his scent (I'm iffy on that but whatevs) and he used a card to hide his mind from Jean and Xavier. So if he knows a place or has a chance to go over schematics, he is good at getting in and getting out. He isn't an Iron Man or Batman, and he doesn't even have feats on the level of Punisher or Jason Todd that I can recall. Nor is he as liberal as setting traps like them or using the variety of weaponry like them.

It's not like he doesn't have access to that kind of tech, though. He's the new King of Thieves, and he works for Serval Industries' Corporate X-Factor, and both sides have access to some potentially heavy duty gear. Remy just hasn't used it yet to my knowledge. Gambit was also supposed to be upgraded quite a bit at the end of Asmus' run, but I don't think Peter David has touched it in X-Factor, but I'm like 3-4 or issues behind. I can get caught up tonight and get something more clear out. So he has potential for many things here, but they just haven't had him do much outside of his standard cards and staff.

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#4 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

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#5 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd probably back Panther. To keep it simple, if we are using pre-52 and new 52 feats and tech for Slade, then Slade is just carrying the edge in strength and toting a decent healing factor. Using just new 52 feats, I'd say Panther is faster. If pre-52 skill includes his speed feats, it's much closer. The big difference here is T'Challa boasts the better gear. His vibranium suit is going to protect him from most of Slade's weaponry. So the guns, blast staff, explosives, and the sword on certain types of attack, will be dealt with by the suit. Now while Slade's nth armor is durable, a skilled enough fighter has been shown to bypass it, so T'Challa is skilled enough to do so and on top of that, his anti-metal claws would anyway. And with his claws, T'Challa can damage Slade's weaponry, especially if it comes down to sword vs claws, which it most likely will. Slade's best bets to deal damage would be slashing along the grain, and he doesn't need the knowledge to do so or potentially get T'Challa in a choke hold and slowly apply the pressure, but that would be much easier said than done.

T'Challa brings the better gear to provide a solid defense and a dismantling offense. He brings the better skill feats in general, and can match Deathstroke in most stats except for strength due to Nth metal armor. But that degree isn't so much that it makes a huge difference here. It won't be an easy battle, but I feel T'Challa should win a healthy majority with Slade going down swinging in each one.

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#6 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

Senorita, I have no idea what you're doing.

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#7 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I think a case could be made either way.

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#8 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy bday, dude.

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#9 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam: That's temporary ban worthy.

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#10 Posted by God_Spawn (37366 posts) - - Show Bio

I am on like two different wavelengths with people tonight.

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