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Subj: Re: Who is the "best there is" at what they do?
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 07:58:13 pm EST (Viewed 17 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 162 times)

    Best Acrobat

I'd say Spidey with Nightcrawler and Beast getting honorable mentions.


    Best Detective

I think Bats gets this by defaut. He was the original super hero detective and is the best at it. Daredevil gets an honorable mention because he does it on the cheap using his powers.


    Best Energy projector

I'd probably give this to somebody like Cyke or Havok but their powers tend to get dwarfed by the cosmics, although that latter class doesn't get the good showings on Earth. If I were the Rhino and I had to take a hit from somebody, I'd rather it by Cyke than Silver Surfer.



Flash, without much question.


    Best Flier

I think Superman in general, multidirectional flight. Angel gets the win for winged flight because of a lack of competition (Hawkman and Vulture not being completely winged flight). For propulsion-driven flight, Iron Man is the best. Worst flyer goes to Jessica Jones or Peter Parker in his Hornet costume.


    Best at Healing

WWH was better than Wolverine but since there are different versions of Hulk I'm going to say his average isn't any better than Wolverine's average. Both have low showings and insane ones. I think Deadpool is getting left out here. Back in the day, he was top dog in this, no? I'm assuming we aren't counting shape shifters.


    Best Improviser

Spidey and Batman are good and they seem to do a lot with a little, but I think I favor Iron Man here. Improvising via his tech is what he does.


    Best Inventor

This has to go to Pym. Sure, Reed has built gizmos to take him to other dimensions and battle gods, but currently Pym pulls stuff like that out of his pocket. I think in the field of inventing useful gizmos Reed and Tony may have just gotten passed.


    Best Leader

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


    Most invulnerable

Classically, I'd say Juggernaut. However, if this is a brawl to end it all with Metropolis on the line, I don't know if Superman could not be the last guy standing in a straight up brawl.


    Most magical

This is hard to say.


    Best Power suit user

Iron Man



I'd say Black Panther or Doom, depending on who has the higher GDP.



It's cheating, but I'd say somebody like Ghost or maybe the Flash. It is really dependent on situation. the Invisible Woman has a very different approach to stealth than Batman.



If we are only taking big names, Superman has the highest average. There are guys that can surpass him (really angry Hulk, a handful of villains, etc.) but even then it's never completely clear that somebody else is stronger.


    Best Tracker

Daredevil. Sure, Wolverine has the experience and possibly the best since of small out there. However, Daredevil's other senses are much better than Wolverine's and these are used frequently in his book to help him find people.

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