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Subj: I think you misunderstand
Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 02:44:37 am EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply 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)
> >From his first appearance his power was shown to be able to copy moves that he has seen.
> Yes and each of those moves are a form of combat. He used shield fighting technique and combined it with archery.
What I think we're getting at is even though he can see the move and mimic the movement he can't actually duplicate the "effectiveness" (for lack of a better word) because he lacks Cap's powers. Ie. He can see Captain America perform a kick and he can do the kick perfectly but it won't be the same as Cap's because he's not as strong or fast as Cap is.
> >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.
> 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).
He watches the videos and can get the moves right away, what he doesn't get though is the conditioning of the fighters performing the moves.
> >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
> 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.
He does need the conditioning. The moves are meaningless if he's not fast enough to connect with it or strong enough to put down the opponent when he does connect. A good example of this is in Daredevil with Echo. She watches tapes of fights (with Wolverine etc), but she still has to train intensely to properly perform the movement even though she knows it from seeing it one time.
> 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.
I can watch Tom Brady throw a football, imitate his movements and everything perfectly and yet not throw it as far as he does. Why? Because I lack the strength and conditioning of a major league quarterback.
> 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.
What does limit him is that physically he's not at the level of Captain America, or even some of the other heroes out there. No matter how many times he sees the move he can't do it more powerfully than the guy with super-strength. (I agree his whole self preservation thing is used as a cop out at times by Marvel though)
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