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Subj: Re: Who is the "best there is" at what they do?
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 01:17:28 pm EST (Viewed 100 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 153 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


I'd add the Beast as well. He may not be Spidey level but he's beter than Daredevil, Cap, or Nightwing.


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    Best Detective



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    In this category, Batman's (Bruce Wayne) the best, with Dick Grayson coming in second. I'd also give a nod to all the investigative reporters in each universe, many of whom don't have superpowers. This includes Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Ben Urich, etc.


Yeah, hard to argue with Batman. I'd give John Constantine honorable mention, but his methods involve magic which may not qualify as purely detective skills.


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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?


The heralds, Surfer in particular, have to get the nod here. An honorable mention to Pulsar.


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    Fastest



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    Flash of course. In fact he's so fast that there aren't even many good stories about him now.


Yeah, that's an easy one.


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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.


Not really sure what best flier means. Fastest, most manueverable, or something else. I think Supes is a safe bet here. A good combo of speed, manueverability, and experience.


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    Best at Healing



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


I favor Deadpool.


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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 think this one goes to Hawkeye. He's improvised wins over the Grandmaster, Abomination, and She-Hulk. I know of no other street with that kind of record.


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    Best Inventor



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


Forge has to be in there somewhere, but yeah Reed or Doom is number one.


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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.)


Yeah, Cap gets it.


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    Most invulnerable



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


Is durability different from healing factor? I think so and so I'd drop Hulk on the list. Juggernaut would be my vote.


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    Most magical



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    Thor, Doctor Strange, Doctor Fate, Loki.


Most magical? I'd take Karnilla over all 3 you've listed.


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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.


Aegis armor or Destroyer if they qualify. However, for terrestial armor I'd agree with Iron Man.


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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.


I'd put Stark or Luthor first. Modern robber barons are much wealthier than old money or the aristocracy.


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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.


I'll go with the Shroud on this one. He's very sneaky.


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    Strongest



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    The Hulk, then Superman


Yeah, I'd give it to Hulk when enraged though there are many with higher bases.


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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.


I'd go with Heimdall here. His senses are far sharper than Logan's.


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