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Old 10-13-2006, 02:22 PM   #13
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Default Re: Contest of Marvels II Thread 2

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Originally Posted by hippy fascist


While this will undoubtedly be a tough match for the goblin he does have certain advantages over his foe. While yellowclaw's psychic assault would make things very difficult, demogoblin has displayed some psychic ability himself in the past.
In actuality, the only psychic abilities that Demogoblin has displayed is between him and his previous host, Jason Macendale. For this reason, he is stated as having "limited telepathic ablility," because of his previous association with the Hobgoblin.
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Devilclaw is an extremely accomplished sorcerer well versed in the black arts, he is certainly of a level that he'd give yellow claw a run for his money.
Yes, it is stated he's well versed in black magic and the occult, but never has he been referred to as "an extremely accomplished sorcerer." Simply put, he uses fire and brimstone to make his glider and weapon's work. In all the research you can do on Demogoblin, you will never find him using sorcery.

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Unlike many combatants he posseses an infinate supply of projectile weapons. Meaning he could simply carpet-bomb the area with pumpkin bombs until eventually he got a hit.

I'm not sure on the limitations of range but demogoblin can go pretty high and move pretty fast on that glider of his making him, at least initially, an extremely difficult target for any weapon yellow claw would bring to the fight.
The problem with this statement in regards to this match-up is two-fold. First, the Blue Area of the Moon is made up of many structures in which to battle. He cannot get so far out of range that Yellow Claw's method's would be unavailable to reach him. Second, need I remind you how Demogoblin died? He clearly won't "carpet-bomb the area," because a pillar ended up crushing him and ending his life.


Now, I won't continue to quote the references; but, instead just bring out a few points.

1) Demogoblin won't be able to research who Yellow Claw is, while Yellow Claw would have extensive information about Jason Macendale and Demogoblin at this disposal. You may ask, "Why wouldn't Demogoblin be able to get any information?" Because, Demogoblin is so insane that "he saw everyone as a sinner," and would thus try to kill anyone who could possible assist him.

2) Yellow Claw is a master at many things, including sorcery, mysticism, alchemy, biochemistry, and the martial arts. The last thing Yellow Claw would do is engage Demogoblin in a physical fight. So, all the arguments about that would be null and void. Yellow Claw would know this demon's weaknesses, he would know ways to protect himself from the Demogoblin.

3) The prep-time is to Yellow Claw's extreme advantage, and utterly useless to Demogoblin. Demogoblin does not play well with others. In fact, as my opponent clearly states, he's quite insane. Yellow Claw isn't. He has a vast empire, knowledge of the underground, and unlimited resources at his disposal. Simply put, the more anyone thinks about this match-up, the more they will realize the one character who has the clear advantage.

Winner: Yellow Claw

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