The rules: This is one of four threads containing matches. Due to the holiday, these threads will be in use for 10 days. Days 1-4 (Feb 5 - Feb 8) are strictly setup time for owners to plead their cases, tell us their team’s strategies, breakdown the match ups, and do whatever else they can/want to do to try and convince you that their team would pull out a victory. Please, let the owners do this on their own with no help. On Day 5 (Feb 9) I will post and tell everyone that voting may begin. Any votes cast before I open voting will not count. Look over the matchups and read the strategies, and take into consideration how in-character each character is. Afterwards, use your best judgment to decide who you think has the best chance to win the match. (Note: The length of a writeup the discretion of the owner. Do not punish owners just for having a shorter writeup.) To vote, post the team names you think will prevail in each match. Remember to vote for all matches or your vote will not count! The teams with the highest vote total at the end of the 9th day (Feb 12) will get a W while the other will get an L. (Equal votes will result in a tie.) The battleground for this week is: Imperial Gladitorial Ring (Planet Hulk) X* Thor (Power Gem) (MU) Josef Huber (MU) The Super Skrull (MM) Batman (One Million) (MR) Coronary (MR) VS. In Jesus' Name Thanos Mimic MountJoy Shimmer Forge _______________________________ The Authorititans Infinity-Man (DU)--New God, superstrength, flight, superspeed, Infinity-Beams, invulnerability, phasing, energy manip, magnetokinesis, healing factor Resurrection Man (Cosmic Awareness) (DU)--cosmic awareness, quantum telekinesis (which manifests itself in myriad ways) Aztek (DM)--energy manip, superstrength, superspeed, supersenses, intangibility, flight Anarky (DR)--tech supergenius, expert at every martial arts fighting style Midnighter (Post-Worldstorm) (DR)--martial arts supergenius, predicts outcomes of battles VS. B'wana Bet? Baron Helmut Zemo (with Moonstones)(MU)- The gravimetric Moonstones grant Zemo his own version of Cosmic Awareness and powers, including the ability to open warps through time and space, in addition to his own natural skills and prodigious leadership ability. Ares (DU) - The Olympian God of War, Conflict, and Death, and gains power from all three. Possesses vast superhuman strength and durability, magical armor, the Staff of Hades (which devours life), and various mystical and devine powers, including energy-projection and interdimensional teleportation. Lightray (DM) - Faster than light, superhuman strength and durability, energy conversion, and light manipulation. Lightray is highly-intelligent and possesses a Mother Box. Reed Richards (MR) - Elastic supergenius. Freedom Beast (DR) - Telepathy, mild super-strength, and the ability to fuse any two organisms together into a chimera.