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DragynWulf

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Ed Love

Subj: Re: It is because he isn't a master at every form of combat...
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 02:52:57 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 11:18:01 am EDT (Viewed 1 times)

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Then his power has been changed from being what was described as "photographic reflexes". From his first appearance his power was shown to be able to copy moves that he has seen. While formidible by watching tons of martial arts moves and boxing matches, it still isn't the same as having trained in a skill from the very beginning. The reflex muscle memory still isn't quite the same as actually having been the actual fighter and actually been in the fight. He can have the superior skill without actually being the superior fighter which is why I'd give even odds to those who have trained most of their lives in various martial arts skills. Photographic reflexes doesn't impart the focus, discipline or conditioning or the actual experience of going through the situation. Much like playing "Medal of Honor" doesn't make me have the same experience of actual veterans

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> Then his power has been changed from being what was described as "photographic reflexes".
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Not really.

>From his first appearance his power was shown to be able to copy moves that he has seen.
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Yes and each of those moves are a form of combat. He used shield fighting technique and combined it with archery.

>While formidible by watching tons of martial arts moves and boxing matches, it still isn't the same as having trained in a skill from the very beginning.
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And has watched hours of Captain America alone on video tape to learn every move by Captain America. This doesn't include the others he has watched. So he doesn't just watch one move, he watches news footage, movies, has other people recording and also selling video tapes to him (Black Box in CABLE & DEADPOOL mentioned he was going to sell video to him).

>Photographic reflexes doesn't impart the focus, discipline or conditioning or the actual experience of going through the situation. Much like playing "Medal of Honor" doesn't make me have the same experience of actual veterans
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He doesn't need to learn the discipline of it because once he sees it done, he knows it. He learned a discipline of a killing blow that took a guy 10 years (or more) to learn just by watching him do it once in DAREDEVIL.

Photographic reflexes is something that everyone actually has in real life. It is seeing something done and then repeating it. You've watched someone throw a football when you were a kid, by watching that, you learned how to do it. You might not have learned how to do it as good or better, but you learned to do it only by watching. Taskmaster does the samething, but learns how to do it just as good or even better.

The basketball game "Horse" where you repeat a shot or lay-up made by another player and if you don't you get a letter (this game has many names, but same concept). This is also just another example of it.

Taskmaster can take everything he has learned and combine them to form his own fighting technique that no one else has learned. He isn't limited to one move or fighting style.

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-DragynWulf






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