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DTL Season 5-Week 12 (Set 1)

DTL Commish

DTL Commisioner
Sep 23, 2007
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The rules:
This is one of four threads containing matches.
Due to the holiday, these threads will be in use for 9 days. Days 1-4 (Feb 15 - Feb 18) 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 19) 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 23) will get a W while the other will get an L. (Equal votes will result in a tie.)

The battleground for this week is: Oa

The Immortals
Silver Surfer (eXiles) (MU) - Wielder of the Power Cosmic, which grants enhanced senses, energy and matter manipulation on a massive scale, invulnerability, super strength and flight with the aid of his razor-edged board.
Tony Stark: Sorcerer Supreme (MU) - Tech genius and Sorceror who combines high level magic with a suit of advanced armor.
Iceman (MM) - Ability to generate cold, create and manipulate massive amounts of ice, and manipulate all forms of moisture to some extent. Also able to change into an organic ice form which grants increased durability and strength.
"Death"Wolverine (MR) - Mutant with healing factor, heightened senses, unbreakable bones/claws, a sword that fires large energy blasts and armor that provides cloaking and low level teleportation.
Midnighter (DR) - Fighter who has heightened senses, enhanced speed, durability, strength, skeleton and a healing factor. Also has a computer-enhanced brain that can instantly predict every possible move an opponent can make and plot the most effective counter move.


Thor (Power Gem) (MU)
Josef Huber (MU)
The Super Skrull (MM)
Mister X (MR)
Coronary (MR)


Nameless Wonders*
Black Adam (DU)
Flash (Titans of Tomorrow) (DU)
Blue Beetle (Jamie Reyes) (DM)
Traci Thirteen (DR)
Spider-Man (MR)


Team Alpha Wolf Squadron
Fernus (DU)
Dark Flash (DU)
Kang (MM)
Black Panther (MR)
Animal Man (DR)


Ownerless team extravaganza!

- Fernus takes care of Black Adam without any trouble. Black Adam has no psionic protection, and Brainwave, who is definitely a lesser telepath, was able to force Captain Marvel to revert to human form. Once Black Adam is just Teth Adam, he’s toast. If that, for some reason, didn’t work, the arsenal of powers Fernus possesses should be enough anyway.
- Ironically, I’ve written a Dark Flash/ToT Flash match before, and the roles were reversed then. Rightfully, Corp kicked my ass. Dark Flash has way more experience, and is just as fast. Titans of Tomorrow Flash is taken out in a heartbeat.
- Kang regularly takes on the Avengers. Blue Beetle, no matter how awesome, just isn’t powerful enough to pull of similar feats. Especially with the location as it is (the scarab doesn’t respond well to Green Lantern energy), Kang has the advantage. Kang’s definitely coming out on top in this match, based on cunning, location and raw power.
- Animal Man faced a clone of Spider-Man just last week, and beat him. Logically, he should be able to defeat Spider-Man as well. He’s stronger, faster, etc. You know the drill.
- Black Panther versus Traci Thirteen is a pretty unpredictable match. She should be pretty powerful on Oa, considering it’s basically one big city. I expect her to come out on top in this.
- Thing is, that leaves Fernus, Dark Flash, Kang and Animal Man to take on Traci Thirteen, and that’s a battle she can’t win.

I got some problems with your Flash thing, and I can't say I agree that Oa's loaded with urban magic, but the former isn't a big deal against a no-show, and the latter is a concession to your opponent, so it's not like I'm voting against you over it.
I'm actually pretty impressed with Harl's ability to do enough to get the vote without going overboard against an ownerless team. One bullet point per fight seems about right. I generally find myself getting sucked into doing way more than I need to, while certain other owners who will remain nAmeleSs tend to blow off the match altogether.
Okay, kids, barebones writeup because I'm a lazy bum and have a tremendous amount of other **** that needs to be taken care of over the next few days.

First, prep. Silver Surfer, though a mean mother****er, would eventually cooperate because he's not stupid enough to think he could win this fight on his own, though he'd make it clear he wouldn't coddle the other team. Meanwhile, Stark would occupy himself with his usual spell/armor prep work, including summoning several versions of the same spell used to snag Captain Britain's Excalibur in an earlier match (and that Strange used to snatch Thor's hammer in Strange Tales 123).

Uber Battle:

Using his Cosmic Senses, Surfer tracks down their opponents (this version was able to track the Exiles across light years, in spite of having no way of knowing where they would have gone/where they would be other than his formidable senses), even as Strange dispatches the massive spell-form hands.

This version of the Surfer was a brutal and skilled fighter, and would crash into Huber like a tidal wave. Telepathy would seem like his best bet, but even the regular Surfer was able to resist Moondragon with the Mind Gem, and this Surfer is gripped by a ferocious, unbending will to win. As the fight rages on, Huber finds his flesh stripped from his bones faster than he can regenerate it. Smashed headfirst through dozens of bright green walls, the still-regenerating skeleton of Huber is finally absorbed into the Silver Surfer's board, trapped there as a harmless, if gruesome, image under the surface of the bladed weapon.

Even as this insane version of Thor rampages through the emerald landscapes of Oa, a dozen diamond-hard hands appear, moving so fast that they seem to appear from nowhere even to the Thunder God's eyes. Smashing into his body, diamond hard hands tear the hammer from his hand even as others pound his body and face, seeking to tear the power gem from his forehead. Bereft of his hammer, and with Stark nowhere to be found, Thor is left to fend off the spell hands, all while ranting about unseen foes too cowardly to attack him directly. Eventually, between attacks from the hands, and other conjured distractions from Stark, Thor will be left without hammer or Gem, and while still formidable, will be left completely open from a near-lightspeed impalement from Surfer's board (which was a favorite tactic of his).

Meds and Regulars:
Using Death's teleporter and his and Midnighter's enhanced senses, my team is almost guaranteed to find the other team before they are themselves found. Immediately, Iceman will take the first step, drawing the heat out of every warm body in the area except his teammates. Tis will, at the very least, put Mr. X down for the count. Coronary might be a problem, if my Med wasn't just organic ice and my two Regs didn't have healing factors to cope with any biological trickery he may try.

With Mr. X out this becomes Iceman versus Super Skrull and Midnighter/Death versus Coronary. Super Skrull may be able to generate a lot of heat, but Bobby can drop his alien body to near absolute zero in an instant. Add to that the fact that Iceman is incredibly hard to put down with physical attacks, and it's just a matter of time before SS falls. Coronary might make a fight of it, if he goes for his most brutal attacks right off the bat, but he would basically be completely ineffectual against the pure ice Iceman, and eventually Wolverine or Midnighter WOULD recover, leaving Coronary to fall to a blindside attack.
The Immortals Vs. X
Team Alpha Wolf Squadron vs. The Nameless Wonders

even if the opponents were here to contest these battles i could still see them coming out the same way.
The Immortals
Team Alpha Wolf Squadron
The Immortals
Team Alpha Wolf Squadron

Nicely brief writeups against ownerless teams.
Voting is now over.
Final Results.

The Immortals 5
X 0

The Nameless Wonders 0
Team Alpha Wolf Squadron 5

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