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#1 Posted by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool fight. My monies on X-Force. Better fighters and advantage with Betsy's telepathy (i.e. - trick Scramber into using his powers on his teammates again).

Good point; although the Marauders can also use Vertigo to make all of X-Force nauseous and disoriented, so they both have psychic-style attacks to throw off the other team.

#2 Edited by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm. I thought I had made more scans of Red Sonja before, but I guess not.

Here are some from a crossover with Spider-Man, where she gives him and Venom a pretty good fight. Now obviously crossovers are not usually canon, but this one is kind of unique, in that Red Sonja started as a Marvel characters, then went to Dynamite. And in this series, Spidey mentions to Sonja about a time when he previously met her during the standard Marvel continuity, so I think it is at least arguable that this series links her Marvel and Dynamite continuity together and should be counted. Regardless, it gives a good example of her abilities. One other caveat, Spidey is under a spell and thinks she's Mary Jane, so he's holding back.

Backwards order, sorry. And the second and third to last should be switched.

There are some scans of her healing factor in this battle against Batman.

Here are some random internet scans of Shanna. She fights through a herd of raptors, doing some serious damage, and gets the drop on Wolverine. There's also a bit with a t-rex--I'm not sure what blows its head up. I know there's another scene where she's swallowed by a t-rex, and then fights here way out of its head, or something like that, but I can only find one panel. The respect thread on KMC used to have it but the pics are all missing.

I'm not necessarily debating in favor of any of them, just presenting info.

#3 Posted by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

@lukehero said:

@owie: @tparks: Feats for She-Devil & Jungle Girl?

I don't have much in the way of scans on me right now, but Sonja has killed tons of giant monsters and demons over her history, besides many, many warriors. I don't have the specifics, and could be wrong, but I understand that Conan has been unable to beat her. In some versions she is peak human through the magic of her goddess, plus has a minor healing factor. I am less knowledgable on Shanna but I understand there was a recent version of her that has the SSS formula or something like it, and for a while there she was killing T-rexes by punching them or some such craziness. But I think she is a lot less skilled.

#4 Edited by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

An elite combined team of GI Joes and Cobras take on the classic Marauders.

The Joes/Cobras have 1 hour of prep and know the Marauders' powers. Battle takes place in top of Roden Crater in Arizona.

Marauders: Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Prism, Riptide, Sabretooth, Scalphunter, Scrambler, Vertigo.

Joes/Cobras: Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, Zartan, Serpentor, Scarlett, Spirit, Stalker, Blowtorch, Roadblock, Destro, Tomax, Xamot, Firefly, Scrap Iron, Tunnel Rat, Wraith

Standard gear for all. (This includes a fair amount of explosives on the part of a lot of the Joes/Cobras, esp. Destro, Firefly, Scrap Iron, and Tunnel Rat.)

In character, win by any means. The Joes and Cobras will work together well for the good of the mission.

Will the Joes/Cobras' strategic skills, stealth (for some members), and combined firepower be enough for them to win the day against their super-powered opponents?

The Marauders: Scalphunter, Vertigo, Sabretooth, Arclight, Scrambler, Riptide, Prism, Harpoon, Blockbuster
Stalker
Storm Shadow
Tomax and Xamot
Destro
Blowtorch
Scrap Iron
Wraith
Snake Eyes
Tunnel Rat
Zartan
Spirit
Firefly
Serpentor

Scarlett
Roadblock
#5 Edited by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Classic Marauders vs some of the Guardians of the Galaxy

Marauders: Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Prism, Riptide, Sabretooth, Scalphunter, Scrambler, Vertigo

GotG: Starlord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora, Drax, Mantis, Venom (Flash)

Standard gear for all. Let's not get out of hand with Rocket!

Battle takes place inside Walter de Maria's Lightning Field desert art installation on a clear sunny day, starting 30' apart.

In character, win by any means.

Who wins and why?

Marauders: Scalphunter, Sabretooth, Arclight, Scrambler, Ripide, Prism, Harpoon, Blockbuster
Mantis

Groot
Drax
Flash Venom

Starlord
Rocket Raccoon
Gamora
#6 Edited by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Classic Marauders (Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Prism, Riptide, Sabretooth, Scalphunter, Scrambler, Vertigo) vs a mix-and-matched X-Force team (Psylocke, Wolverine, Deadpool, Archangel, Warpath, X-23, Domino, Bishop).

Wolverine has his healing factor. Standard gear for all.

Battle takes place near Michael Heizer's Double Negative desert art installation, starting 30' apart. In character, win by any means.

Who wins and why?

Marauders: Scalphunter, Vertigo, Sabretooth, Arclight, Scrambler, Riptide, Prism, Harpoon, Blockbuster
Psylocke
Wolverine
Deadpool
Archangel
X-23
Domino
Bishop

Warpath
#7 Edited by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

The classic Marauders vs a slightly mix-and-matched team of classic Defenders:

Marauders: Arclight, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Prism, Riptide, Sabretooth, Scalphunter, Scrambler, Vertigo.

Defenders: Valkyrie, Andromeda, Beast, Iceman, Gargoyle, Nighthawk, Manslaughter, Devil-Slayer, Moon Knight.

All characters are the versions they were in the 80s (old-school Sabretooth, Iceman, Moon Knight, etc.).

In character. Win by any means.

Battle takes place in a depopulated Legoland, starting at 30'.

Who wins and why?

Marauders: Scalphunter, Vertigo, Sabretooth, Arclight, Scrambler, Riptide, Prism, Harpoon, Blockbuster
Valkyrie
Andromeda
Beast
Iceman
Gargoyle
Nighthawk
Manslaughter
Devil-Slayer
Moon Knight

#8 Edited by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Sonja vs Ka-Zar and The Phantom (The Ghost Who Walks)

Red Sonja has a sword, Ka-Zar and The Phantom both have two knives.

Battles takes place in the African savannah, starting at 20'.

In character, win by any means.

Who wins and why?

Red Sonja
Ka-Zar
The Phantom

#9 Posted by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

I was literally just checking to see if there had ever been a Red Sonja vs Shanna battle, and there hadn't. Until this!

I dunno enough about Xena or Jungle Girl, but I think Red Sonja would beat Shanna.

#10 Posted by Owie (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems to me that rounds 3-6 are around approximately the same level of difficulty. I could see them winning or losing any of them at around a 50% likelihood. Miles is way more agile than most of these people, and his webs, venom touch, and invisibility should help him quite a bit. But he is less experienced than most of them.