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 teams 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 Heroes of the New Age Darkseid (DU) 1 - Omega beam, Boom Tubes, Superhuman Strength, Juggernaut (MU) - Unstoppable, Immune to telepathy,invulnerable, NOT A MUTANT!!!!! Gorilla Grodd (DM) - Telepathy,Brute Ape Strength,High Intelligence Zauriel (DR) - Super Sonic Scream,Flaming Sword,Flight,Heightened Strength,Endurance,Durability,Master Swordsman,Heavenly Armour,Healing Factor Batman (DR) - Skilled Martial Artist,Has belt containing many gadgets,High Intelligence VS. In Jesus' Name Thanos Mimic MountJoy Shimmer Forge _______________________________ Chaos & Order Shanzar (MU) - Sorcerer Supreme of the Strange Matter Universe. Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) (DU) - Wields a ring that creates hard light constructs limited only by imagination and willpower. Jay Garrick (DM) - Super speed. Special abilities by tapping into the Speed Force. Proctor (MR) - Super strength, durability, teleportation, energy blasts, Ebony Blade. Deadline (DR) - Super durability, reflexes, intangibility, weapons expert. 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.