Thursday, November 18, 2010

Battle Royal 8

Imagine if thirteen Marvel characters were to be in a huge battle where there could only be ONE victor. Put the good and evil notion to the side. It's EVERYONE vs. EVERYONE. No alliances! Only ONE can be left standing. Please choose who you think would win among the thirteen Marvel characters in the poll.

Also, if you have time, please leave the reason why you think the character you chose would win in the "comment" section below. This way, we can all see your reasoning in choosing your winner. Who will be the victor? Only YOU can decide!

The thirteen characters that are involved in the battle are the last thirteen characters that have been highlighted on the Marvel Madness blog:

Aunt May, Senator Kelly, Absorbing Man, Typhoid Mary, Henry Gyrich, Stick, J. Jonah Jameson, Foggy Nelson, Flash Thompson, Beverly Switzler, Phat, Anole, and Artie. (If you have forgotten some of these characters' powers/abilities, go ahead and check out their bios right here on the Marvel Madness blog.)


  1. So, Aunt May might survive a few rounds because of sympathy, but eventually she's a goner. Henry Gyrich could try to negotiate with people, but I don't think it'll work before his taken out. Beverly Switzler is a good actress, but her and Foggy Nelson won't last long at all. J. Jonah Jameson is gone quickly too. Both former soldiers, Senator Kelly and Flash Thompson, could battle it out; but, youth would win, and Flash would come out on top. This leaves Flash against those characters with powers.

    Unless they are battling in a huge white room to allow Anole to camouflage to pure white, Anole would eventually be found and taken out. Phat could change his size from small to big, but that's all he has going for him; eventually, he would be gone too. Flash Thompson would have been taken out by this point as well. Artie could use his "mind block" abilities on others, or holograms in defense, but it would only be a matter of time before he was taken out. Which leaves Absorbing Man, Typhoid Mary, and Stick.

    Stick has amazing reflexes, even though he is blind. He could dodge pretty much anything that came at him. He can move silently, but that wouldn't help too much in a giant battle royal. Unfortunately, he would eventually be taken down by on of the others. This leaves, Absorbing Man and Typhoid Mary.

    This could be a tough battle. If Typhoid Mary uses her force field, weapons, force blasts, fire, etc. Absorbing Man could possibly absorb the energy, turn into the substance, and use it against her. Depending on where they are battling, he could absorb rocks, metal, water, etc. However, the thing that he can't use is Typhoid Mary's telepathy and telekinesis powers. She could levitate away from him, or she could possibly levitate him away. Doing either one of these, she could throw weapons or use her telekinesis to attack Absorbing Man from the front and back with objects/weapons that are available. If that didn't work, she could use her mind powers to seduce him or put him to sleep, allowing for an easy take out!

    Therefore, the winner of Battle Royal 8 would be Typhoid Mary--all personalities included!!! ;-)

  2. I agree with much of the previous post, but I don't think that absorbing man would fall to typhoid mary. Yes she has her telekinesis, but I think that absorbing mans ability to control others may get in the way of Mary controlling him. She can only lift things up to 10 lbs (how does she lift people then?), which could easily be absorbed until Mary wears out, enough for him to get in a good shot with his ball and chain. He would just have to wait her out.

  3. Good point, Kirk! I missed that...Typhoid Mary definitely could not levitate Absorbing Man. And I forgot about Absorbing Man's powers to control the minds of others. I wonder if Typhoid Mary's multiple personalities would help against Absorbing Man's mind control? If they didn't help, I believe that the two characters might negate each others' mind powers. And like I said, it would be a tough battle! However, I still say that Typhoid Mary would be able to attack him from multiple directions with objects/weapons.

    But, who knows? By the end of voting, I might change my vote. I'll have to think about this for a bit. :-)

  4. Well as long as you are going to think about it that is all that matters. Still multiple attacks is a good point, I just don't see them having much affect on a guy that can turn yourself into steel, or whatever else she decides to throw at him. ;)

  5. I'm going to have to go with Absorbing Man. While I feel their powers are fairly equally matched, Typhoid Mary is too emotionally unstable. Who knows - she might have an emotional breakdown at any given time, and then she wouldn't be able to keep her concentration to even levitate anything.
    And let's be honest, he can turn himself into stone or steel and sit on her.

  6. Absorbing man takes it. He has a metal wrecking ball he can absorb right off the bat. If he can control/manipulate other's minds he is NOT weak minded nullifying Typhoid Mary's telepathy. Force blasts and telekinetic shields may work for a time but would be too difficult to continuously use.