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Subj: Re: Who is the "best there is" at what they do?
Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 11:18:02 pm EST (Viewed 128 times)
Reply Subj: Who is the "best there is" at what they do?
Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 10:51:19 pm EST (Viewed 159 times)




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    Best Acrobat



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    I put Spider-Man on top here, with honorable mention to Daredevil, Captain America, and Nightwing

Spider-Man is probably best. I'd give Daredevil more than an "honorable", he's actually very competative with Spider-Man, losing this contest by inches as actually wrtten.



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    Best Energy projector



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    This is a hard one for me to figure out. As many energy projector as there are in comics, there doesn't seem to be a general consensus over which ones are the most powerful. Superman? Thor? Green Lantern? Cyclops? Iron Man? Does Iron Man even count as an energy projector since he does it using machinery?


Magneto and Green Lantern are probably the two biggest name energy-projectors.



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    Best Flier



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    Just like energy projection, this is a hard one to figure out. I've noticed that the two most overused powers in comics are flying and throwing zaps.

Angel is probably the most skilled at using pure flight in combat.


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    Best at Healing



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    I think it's Wolverine, with the Hulk a close second.

Hulk would actually be above him these days, as would Madcap and Dracula.


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    Best Improviser



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    Spider-Man shows this in his solo books more often than anyone else. After that, I'd go with Captain America, especially while he's leading a team.

I wouldn't rate Cap high at this as actually written. He gets lauded as it, but he's failed the show-don't-tell test imo, and failed it badly. He mostly just attacks in fairly straight-forward manner and somehow becomes strong and tough enough to win anyway. I'd put Iron Man above Cap as actually written, and by a comfortable margin.


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    Best Inventor



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    Reed Richards in first place. Hank Pym, Tony Stark and Doom tie for second.



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    Best Leader



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    Captain America hands down. He's both inspirational and leads by example. (Something Superman btw is not so good at.)

I'd say Cyclops displayed better actual clever tactics. Cap mostly just shouts hit em hard and hit em fast and then gets praised as brilliant.


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    Most invulnerable



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    Superman, Hulk, and Juggernaut. Put those 3 in any order you like.



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    Most magical



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    Thor, Doctor Strange, Doctor Fate, Loki.



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    Best Power suit user



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    Iron Man. Doctor Doom may often have a better suit, having the resources of an entire nation to utilize, but Iron Man will use his suit more effectively.



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    Richest



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    Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Lex Luthor, Norman Osborn, Doctor Doom. Place those in whatever order you want.



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    Stealthiest



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    Daredevil. Since stealth is more about being silent than being non-odorous, Wolverine can only get second place at best. After that, Batman, Nightwing, Electra, etc.



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    Strongest



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    The Hulk, then Superman



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    Best Tracker



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    This is the only one I can think of where Wolverine comes in first. Unless you mean tracking as a detective does, in which case Logan would be way behind Batman.



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