Photographic Reflexes

#1 Posted by Alexandria Harkness (706 posts) - - Show Bio

Taskmaster seems to be a

#2 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

Alexandria Harkness says:

"Taskmaster seems to be a
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Love that store.

#3 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

I started thinking about it and Taskmaster's ability, while relatively rare, is not unique. Even before Monica Dawson (Heroes) there were others. Echo, Grunge, Cassandra Cain, Conner Hawke, Ryan Tabbot and Zeiss are the ones I know of, anyone know some others?

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#4 Posted by zee crusher (8997 posts) - - Show Bio

I think its mostly popular with only taskmaster compared to the others and he also made weapons for his abilities as well. And he looks really cool lol.

#5 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Taskmaster precedes the others so potentionaly has had more time for exposure.

#6 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

It sounds to me like the sharingan of sasuke and kakashi lol

#7 Posted by Dormath (2398 posts) - - Show Bio

Nighthunter says:

"It sounds to me like the sharingan of sasuke and kakashi lol
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theres is better can copy powers

P.S Kakashi runs things

#8 Posted by Iron Apollo (2191 posts) - - Show Bio

who's ryan tabbot? And i didn't know conner hawke had that as a power.

#9 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Dormath says:

"Nighthunter says:
"It sounds to me like the sharingan of sasuke and kakashi lol
" />http://yasmin.k.free.fr/Naruto/sharingan.jpg"

theres is better can copy powers

P.S Kakashi runs things"

no, he can copy "jutsus" that's diferent :P

we're kinda going off-topic tough

#10 Posted by Dormath (2398 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah good point on both sides

#11 Posted by Oluf_Von_Host_Museum (84678 posts) - - Show Bio

Unless I'm mistaking, Taskmaster is the one who actually coined the phrase, "Photographic Reflexes"

But I don't know of anyone else who hasn't already been mentioned.

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#12 Posted by Alexander Anderson (4030 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Echo's power identical to Taskmaster's? Can she mimic any action she sees, or only fighting styles?

#13 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Apollo says:

"who's ryan tabbot? "

He's from Gold Digger.

Alexander Anderson says:

"Is Echo's power identical to Taskmaster's? Can she mimic any action she sees, or only fighting styles?"

It's the same.

I don't really care who came first, just looking for more people with the skill.

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#14 Posted by Alexander Anderson (4030 posts) - - Show Bio

Prodigy would probably qualify.

#15 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

Good lookin' out. Didn't come to mind I guess cuz it's a offshoot of telepathy, but it fits.

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#16 Posted by fesak (7046 posts) - - Show Bio

But Taskmaster is the awesomest.

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#17 Posted by Akira Overdrive (10077 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a question.

Is Taskmaster's abilites limited,if he isnt strong or fast enough to do what he sees?

If he watched the Matrix,could he do what they do?

#18 Posted by Oluf_Von_Host_Museum (84678 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe, and I could be wrong, that he would be able to perform the moves that didn't require superhuman abilities. And even then he wouldn't be able to do them at the same speed. (unless using double time)

But really, in comics what is super human and what isn't are always blurred. Like he has copied the Bullet Catch now I don't care what anyone says, a normal human cant catch a bullet. It would require a level of super human durability (so the bullet doesn't blow a hole in your hand) super human reflexes/speed, and super human hand eye coordination.

Yet Taskmaster saw someone else do this move, and has now added it to his arsenal. So its my opinion that using double speed, Taskmaster would be able to perform some of the moves in the Matrix.

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#19 Posted by Akira Overdrive (10077 posts) - - Show Bio

Good points.

Thanks G.

#20 Posted by knightinbatmanarmor (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Conner Hawke does not have this ability. He is gifted with martial arts because he has been doing them so long, but has ability to copy someone else's style is not superhuman like Taskmasters. Also, neither is Cassandra Cain's in a superhuman way, and has actually lost a part of this ability. She only gained it because that part of her brain was stimulated and essentially replaced her speech area, so she used more of her brain in order to see, understand, and respond to what she saw.


#21 Posted by Oluf_Von_Host_Museum (84678 posts) - - Show Bio

Cain has not lost the ability to mimic people's moves. And Taskmaster can not copy Superhuman moves.

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#22 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

There was this one villain that appeared in Spider-Man/X-Force. His name was Mirror something. He was able to copy anything I think.

#23 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

Oops, It was Spider-Man/X-Factor and his name was Mirrorshade.

#24 Posted by Erik (32331 posts) - - Show Bio
Gambler said:
"Cain has not lost the ability to mimic people's moves. And Taskmaster can not copy Superhuman moves. "
That is why he pays big money for Wolverine video recordings. He is probably about as close to superhuman without crossing the line.
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#26 Posted by the human Juggernaut (7224 posts) - - Show Bio
Buckshot said:
I started thinking about it and Taskmaster's ability, while relatively rare, is not unique. Even before Monica Dawson (Heroes) there ... [more]
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