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Saotome

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DragynWulf

Subj: Re: It is because he isn't a master at every form of combat...
Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 08:17:05 pm CDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: It is because he isn't a master at every form of combat...
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 09:20:40 am CDT (Viewed 1 times)

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> why do the new marvel hanfbooks state that Cap is a 6 instead of a 7. For the longest time he has been a 7. Taskmaster is a 7, red skull just got a 6, and Cap is shown at being a 6. Why the change?

It isn't a change. It is only defining it more is all. Captain America is not a master in all forms of combat, he is a master in several forms, but not all forms. Taskmaster, due to his Photographic Reflexes, is a master in all forms of combat. If there was a new one that suddenly emerged, he could master it within seconds/minutes, while Captain America would have to train hard at it, taking months/years to master. Remember, what took Captain America years to master (throwing his sheild for example), Taskmaster mastered just by watching him once.

Here is how they are explained:
OHotMU Power Grids

Proficiency in hand-to-hand combat
1 = Poor
2 = Normal
3 = Some training
4 = Experienced fighter
5 = Master of a single form of combat
6 = Master of several forms of combat
7 = Master of all forms of combat

While you didn't mention him, I am only mentioning him to help you get a better idea of things. Captain America from the Revolutionary War era has a fighting skill of 4, because he doesn't have anywhere near the training that his ancestor does.

Hope this helps you better understand how it is done.

Have a Nice Day!
-DragynWulf





> > why do the new marvel hanfbooks state that Cap is a 6 instead of a 7. For the longest time he has been a 7. Taskmaster is a 7, red skull just got a 6, and Cap is shown at being a 6. Why the change?
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> It isn't a change. It is only defining it more is all. Captain America is not a master in all forms of combat, he is a master in several forms, but not all forms. Taskmaster, due to his Photographic Reflexes, is a master in all forms of combat. If there was a new one that suddenly emerged, he could master it within seconds/minutes, while Captain America would have to train hard at it, taking months/years to master. Remember, what took Captain America years to master (throwing his sheild for example), Taskmaster mastered just by watching him once.
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Is there a reference for Taskmaster stating he's a master of all forms of combat? Cap actually stated once he's adept in all forms, when fighting Zemo. Even if he's not, copying the moves is not the same as being a master in them. Although Task can copy moves well, perfectly at that, he doesn't apply the knowledge in combat as well as Cap does IMO. Because of all the experience Cap has, especially from the time-loop rewinding in the Korvac saga in volume 3, that gave him lots of decades of experience.

In reality no one in marvel is a master of all martial arts IMO especially considering the Priest of Pama, and others.

Lets not forget that Cap's mind was also enhanced by the SSS. He was shown on "book" to master a fighting style that took others decades to master in Avengers vol 3 during the Kang War IIRC.


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