DTL Season 5-Week 8 (Set 3)

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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 10 days. Days 1-4 (Jan 6 - Jan 9) 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 (Jan 10) 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 10th day (Jan 15) will get a W while the other will get an L. (Equal votes will result in a tie.)

The battleground for this week is: The Himalayan Mountains

Heroes of the New Age
Darkseid (DU) 1
Superman (Kingdom Come) (DU)
The Turtle (DM)
Batman (DR)
Captain America (MR)


(Owner - Mistress Gluon)*
Silver Surfer (eXiles) (MU)
Hyperion (eXiles) (MU)
Wabird (eXiles) (MM)
Deathstroke (DR)
Bullseye (MR)


(Owner - Who?)
Starhawk (original) (MU) - Super strength, super speed, energy blasts, manipulates energy, can create light constructs, and a form of cosmic awareness.
Over-Mind (MU) - Vast telepathy, super strength, energy manipulation, and incredible durability.
Doom 2099 (MM) - Superhuman stats(durability, strength, stamina, etc.), technopathy, energy blasts, force fields, invisibility, phasing, and flight.
Ganymede (MR) - Enhanced stats, flight belt, and a staff that can release energy.
Magik 2 (MR) - Teleportation, spellcaster, and wields the Soulsword.


(Owner - X)*
Thor (Power Gem) (MU)
Josef Huber (MU)
The Super Skrull (MM)
Batman (One Million) (MR)
Coronary (MR)

Heroes of the New Age (Owner: Nightwing)

Darkseid (DU)
Superman (Kingdom Come) (DU)
The Turtle (DM)
Batman (DR)
Captain America (MR)


(Owner - Mistress Gluon)

Silver Surfer (eXiles) (MU)
Hyperion (eXiles) (MU)
Warbird (eXiles) (MM)
Deathstroke (DR)
Bullseye (MR)

Location – Himalayas


This is a simple one as it is a mainly open area and neither team can gain an advantage with the layout of it.

Turtle does make a point of asking (very slowly) for two of Batman’s batarangs.

The opponents names appear but neither can gain and advantage so they just decide who faces who…

Captain America decides to face Deathstroke whilst Batman opts for Bullseye, Superman KC sees his opponent in Hyperion and Darkseid being Darkseid refuses to be told who he shall face but it will be Silver Surfer. That leaves Turtle to deal with Warbird.

And so the strategy is sorted.

To Be Continued…

Heroes of the New Age (Owner: Nightwing)

Darkseid (DU)
Superman (Kingdom Come) (DU)
The Turtle (DM)
Batman (DR)
Captain America (MR)


(Owner - Mistress Gluon)

Silver Surfer (eXiles) (MU)
Hyperion (eXiles) (MU)
Warbird (eXiles) (MM)
Deathstroke (DR)
Bullseye (MR)

Location – Himalayas


And so the battles begin.

Cap and Batman immediately feel the perishing cold, its unsure if Turtle can because he doesn’t react quick enough but they blink and he freezes speed and walks away to find somewhere to set up his trap.

Bats and Cap fight through the cold knowing that only one other wouldn’t be greatly affect by this and that is Deathstroke. Having trained himself in many ways the cold is just another obstacle getting in the way of him achieving his goal. Bullseye isn’t as accustomed to the weather and this will take its toll on his fighting ability, but more of that later.

The first battle to commence is –

Warbird Vs. The Turtle

Warbird has a fleet of abilities and powers at her disposal that she can use to gain her advantage, this would be true if she could touch The Turtle that is. His thought processes a lot faster than she flies. He freezes speed as she nears, giving him ample time to plant two batarangs into the thick snow of the mountain.

As Warbird nears she hits the radius of slowness (new word folks – keep up) and hits the deck. Trapped in this bubble she can neither move nor see what is about to happen. Turtle removes his hold on the batarangs with his speed reduction and a mighty explosion causes an avalanche. He lowers the bubble surrounding Warbird in time to see her crushed beneath the tons of snow and rock. If she were to survive such an assault she would at least be unconscious therefore her part has been played.

Batman Vs. Bullseye

An easy one for Batman. Bullseye’s focus and concentration is massively affected by the sub zero temperatures. Batman’s suit is designed to keep him somewhat warmer than his opponent giving him a better chance at dodging the half hearted attempts at pinpointing Batman with knives. After his stash of knives is gone he opts for using the surrounding area. Picking up a large snowball he launches it, making it look like it was meant for Bruce but more by chance than skill hits another pile which in turn hits another and (you know where this is going) it grows. The giant ball of snow rolls towards Batman but his agility kicks in and he gracefully leaps clear and lands a kick on Bullseye’s face thus taking him out of the fight and freeing Batman up to help Cap.

Captain America and Batman Vs. Deathstroke

A tough battle for our all American hero but not an impossible one. It’s a case of using his agility and shield to the best of their ability as Deathstroke unleashes a barrage of bullets and sword swipes at Cap. Deathstroke has been briefed on Cap and therefore is trying to keep a nice distance between them so not to give Cap an opening, however, with Batman joining in the game as well, Deathstroke soon finds himself over whelmed and falls to the hands of both heroes. With the help of long range attacks from Batman and Caps shield this battle is soon over.

Superman KC Vs. Hyperion

Both are similar in powers and abilities, however, Clark’s will power and experience give him the upper hand here. Both will battle for as long as they can. Superman needs to use his strength and power to his advantage and take Hyperion out fast. Having faced other like-powered beings as himself he knows that under immense beatings and strengthy attacks they eventually cave. This has been seen when fighting Captain Marvel.

Supes battles on, his will power backing him more and more, and the advantage of being so high above the earth, the sun beats down on him increasing his powers. This is a tough battle for the Kryptonian but his determination doesn’t falter and he reigns triumphant.

Darkseid Vs. Silver Surfer

That leaves these two. Norrin sees a resemblance of Thanos in Darkseid and doesn’t want to take any chances. He will begin with trying to take him out of the battleground. Grabbing ‘Seid at great speeds he launches him away. Darkseid anticipates the lack of flight to be his disadvantage and boom tubes back to the battle ground. Surfer is somewhat surprised but still ready to fight.

He begins to launch an assault of Cosmic Energy at Darkseid only for it to be met with the Omega Blast. The energy given off the blasts begin to melt the snow and shake the very grounds they walk on. Neither backs down as they edge towards each other. Surfer steps off his board and begins hitting Darkseid, backing his punches with Cosmic Energy, however, it proves in effective as Darkseid’s speed on the ground is faster than Surfers. Darkseid, who has given Orion and Superman a good kicking a before, begins his own physical assault on Surfer, who when it comes down to it isn’t as powerful in physical strength. Eventually he is weakened and his own plan to remove from the battle field is used against him as Darkseid tubes him to a distant galaxy, minus his board.

Winners – Heroes Of The New Age
I vote for HOTNA. I can't remember, does Who? still participate? Should we wait for him, or just start voting on that match?
I vote for HOTNA. I can't remember, does Who? still participate? Should we wait for him, or just start voting on that match?

I will post a short strat later on tonight. I have been very busy lately.:csad:
It's cool, I just couldn't remember who was in or out.
I vote for HOTNA.
- I especially enjoyed the Turtle vs. Warbird fight with the use of the batarangs. It's nice to see someone using a teammates weapons while still making their own power the centerpiece of the fight. There really isn't much Warbird can do against Turtle's speed stealing.
- I also agree that Batman would beat Bullseye (he actually did beat him in a Marvel vs. DC crossover -- most of the fights in that crossover were crap, but that doesn't change that Batman would win). I was hoping someone would do the cartoon-style giant snowball thing this week (the closest I was able to come in my writeup was a big avalanche). :)
- Deathstroke I think might have a slight edge on Cap, but not so much that Cap couldn't hold him off until Batman arrives to double team him -- which is exactly what Nightwing did.
- I see the Superman vs. Hyperion fight about as Nightwing saw it -- pretty evenly matched, with a slight edge to Superman.
- Darkseid vs. Silver Surfer was a great fight, really playing up Darkseid's key advantages: speed (in terms of how fast he can throw punches and such) and brute strength. With a nice bit of battlefield removal thrown in to finish Surfer off.

All in all, an excellent writeup, especially given that his opponent was a no-show. :up:

I'll edit in a vote for the other match after I see what Who? has to say.


EDIT: No writeup from either side in the other match, so I'll just make up how the fight would go.

Huber can combine at least a couple mutant powers. So he takes Shadowcat's phasing (to protect him from physical/energy attacks) and Emma Frost's diamond form (I believe when she's diamond she's immune to telepathy, although she can't use her own either). Now he's protected from anything Over-Mind can throw at him. Huber takes Over-Mind down by phasing him half way into the mountain side and then solidifying him.

I don't know Starhawk well, but I think Thor should be able to hold his own against him. With the power gem he was able to give Thanos a pretty evenly matched fight (until Thanos pulled out a stasis gun and froze him). Plus he can use Mjolnir's energy absorption to deal with energy blasts and light constructs. He can at least keep Starhawk occupied long enough for Huber to come to his aid, and then they win by double-teaming him.

Batman 1-Mil's tech is too advanced for Doom to control. Doom has stealth, but Batman can use a hologram or something to fool him -- when Doom blasts it, revealing his position, Batman uses his boom-tube tech to port in behind him and trap him in a tesseract from which he can't escape.

This frees up Super-Skrull to help Coronary with the regs, leaving Who's regs overmatched.

Thus, I vote for X
Thanks Tim...appreciate the feedback

and yeah i remember that lame cross over....it seemed that Bullseye (who cant miss anything) in his prime managed to have something dodged by Batman....bit daft really considering this guy Zeiss manages to get two knives into Batman


but there you go...thats crossovers for you...theyre not gonna write one of their best characters getting taken out by a nothing villain from Marvel....also explains why Cap and Bats ended on a draw....they dont want either of their big hitters losing to the other....
The way I read that scan, Batman lets Zeiss stab him. He gave Zeiss obvious openings, making sure the knives wouldn't do serious damage, so he can take him out. I mean, he tells Zeiss to attack him and even counts the knives. He probably knew that in a prolonged fight, Zeiss would win out, so Bats made sure Zeiss attacked him on his own terms.
Who? vs X - this was based on line ups...and well Who's takes it for me....nuff said
Heroes of the New Age

Wing and Gluon seemed evenly matched. Power-wise, Gluon has the edge with Warbird. But Turtle is going to be the trump card. He can pretty much make most of the other team a non-factor by stealing their speed. Even if they didn't happen to play out like Wing says.

I have no doubt a convincing argument could be made for X's team. And I'm not sure which team would work together better. But strictly by powers, I think Who? has the edge.
I've edited in my vote above, along with a little mini-story to justify it. I don't know Who's ubers well though, so I just went by the descriptions he posted.
Current scores:

Who?: 6
X: 2

Nightwing up 7-0
Voting is now over.
Final results:

Heroes of the New Age 7
Mistress Gluon 0

Who? 6
X 2

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