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#1 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

Zuko vs Azula

Like I said, Zuko was able to hold his own against a sane Azula before his dragon training (season 2 opening). The only reason why I'd give Azula the edge is because of her ability to play mind games with her brother. Zuko's swords make things interesting, as he can effectively combine firebending with their use. But Azula carries projectiles herself (see "day of the black sun"/"the eclipse"). Azula's cunning strategy gives her the edge. However, Zuzu isn't alone here.

Tonraq vs Unalaq

Unalaq is the better bender, Tonraq relies on his brute strength and athleticism more (like Father like Daughter). His feats ARE impressive, just not effective. Important to note that we never see Unalaq and Tonlaq fight each other unscathed and at 100%. Tonraq was taking out soldiers and took a hit from his niece and nephew before fighting Unalaq.

Tenzin vs Zaheer

Tenzin destroys Zaheer if fighting one on one. "Destroys" being relative considering airbending is primarily a dodge and evade type element. However, give Tenzin credit where it's due. Not only was he able to take on three benders on his own (until pli sniped him) but he did the best at drawing back the dark spirits in the LOK season 2 finale. Zaheer may be more cunning, but he has yet to demonstrate his skill outside of airbending (show don't tell).

Sokka vs Mai

If fighting one on one, Mai wins. Sokka is better behind the scenes. Mai can get a few hits in if she acts like a sniper, but she typically fights out in the open. Sokka is aware of his shortcomings and thinks outside the box to turn a match in his favor. (Beating combustion man, air ship slice, etc.)

Azula team strategy (more likely to fight their counter-parts due to justified overconfidence):

Azula would likely focus on Zuko and Mai would primarily protect Azula.

Zaheer is the "bait", jumping around to keep everyone unfocused and busy (mostly Tenzin).

Unalaq would focus on Tonraq.


Strategy for team Zuko (arguably more likely to think outside the box):

Tonraq focuses on Azula and Zuko focuses on Unalaq (at Sokka's suggestion), switching off every so often.

Tenzin provides support and contains Zaheer

Sokka stays behind the scenes and finds an opening to use his boomerang.

#2 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio
@arcus said:
@nighthunder said:

tteam zuko. By the promise, Zuko's been shown to be able to combat azula alone..

This is sane Azula, and there's three other people on each team

Zuko could hold his own against sane Azula in the season two opener. In theory he should be at least evenly matched after training with the dragons and utilizing his broadswords.

#4 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

Opinion for composite Ninja turtles

Bloodlust: Fighting to kill, abandoning Ninja code.

In Character: Within the Ninja code, utilizing individual strengths, weaknesses, and typical strategies

Raphael in Character > All turtles in Character

Raphael with bloodlust = Leonardo in Character = Michelangelo with bloodlust

Raphael with bloodlust/in Character and Michelangelo with bloodlust/in Character < Leonardo with bloodlust = Donatello with bloodlust

Leonardo in Character > Michelangelo in character > Raphael with bloodlust

Donatello in Character < All turtles in character and with bloodlust

#5 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

In the Dragon Ball universe, and in all fictional universes in my opinion, strategy and finesse are ultimately irrelevant when you reach higher levels of raw power in martial arts. The reason why Goku becomes a "brawler"/flying brick in Dragon Ball Z, compared to him focusing on hand to hand skill and strategy when he was a child, is because hand to hand skill is irrelevant from Raditz and up. Goku can utilize hand to hand strategy and recognizable martial arts techniques, but usually only in a tournament context will they mean anything.

Similarly Captain America with his peak human conditioning, can hold his own against Wolverine and Batman; despite them knowing and mastering over 100 forms of martial arts.

#6 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda negates all the stuff Hickman did huh? Ah continuity, thou art a cruel mistress indeed.

To be fair, Hickman's future was 1000 years later. Continuity is still possible, just maybe not probable.

#7 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump for the new movie coming out.

#8 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

With Andrew Garfield allegedly saying that Miles should replace Peter in the film series, I started to think about different ways they could have introduced the character.

For example

What if Miles Morales was introduced at least a year before Ultimate Peter Parker's death (with the powers and everything)? Would people warm up to him replacing Peter without as much drama and vitriol? That way he would be Peter's friend/ally/ward rather than some random politically correct replacement.

#9 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd said:

@soduh2 said:

@w0nd said:

I thought Norman just heals. he died like 3 times,

And i figured the whole scorpion was so unstable that he would be useless as anything as a villain. He only has 3 fingers for goodness sake. IDK I think theres more to it then just peter returning. To create a whole knew spider-man learning how to deal with being spider-man when the original is no more, only to bring the original back while he is still learning, shifts the entire point of miles stories and the spot light would be back to peter no? it is a comic though anything can happen i look forward to it

Which is why I don't want Peter to return as Spider-Man.

About Scorpion, his condition (mentality and fingers) seems to be fixable.

it should be interesting to see what ends up happening.

Agreed, as long as its not a bait and switch type of thing.

#10 Edited by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd said:

I thought Norman just heals. he died like 3 times,

And i figured the whole scorpion was so unstable that he would be useless as anything as a villain. He only has 3 fingers for goodness sake. IDK I think theres more to it then just peter returning. To create a whole knew spider-man learning how to deal with being spider-man when the original is no more, only to bring the original back while he is still learning, shifts the entire point of miles stories and the spot light would be back to peter no? it is a comic though anything can happen i look forward to it

Which is why I don't want Peter to return as Spider-Man.

About Scorpion, his condition (mentality and fingers) seems to be fixable.