Who would win a fight between "X" and "Y"?
Jul. 27th, 2007 @ 10:07 am
One of the things that always bothered me is how some people MUST know if a certain character could beat another character up...
The thing with fictional characters is that they are, well... fictional!
And their fates lay in the hands of their writers, they could lose or win to just about anybody!
An average Joe could beat Superman, specially since it seems you can get kryptonite just about anywhere, even in your cereal! That guy might have found a shiny crystal, and made into a ring without even knowing what it is...
It doesn't matter what, you can always find a way to win a fight in fiction, even if it's just a Deus Ex Machina!
So, the next time somebody asks you something like this, tell them "Who ever the writer wants to win.". And if they say "Well, imagine if they were real" or "No, seriously, you have to choose", you must insist that even a normal ant can defeat Godzilla if you just think about it a little...
Here's a fun exercise! Think of the most powerful character you know of and the least powerful, and then think of several ways of how the weaker one can win! :3
Bacteria vs the Martians in The War of the Worlds
is the best example. The Martians weren't immune to any of the bacteria that infest the Earth, while we humans were immune to nearly all of them.
Humans vs The Masters in the John Christopher Tripods books. The humans had to be Capped to be the slaves of the Masters. Those who escaped Capping were almost by definition the smartest humans of all, and defeated the Masters from within the Masters' cities.
Yes, The War of the Worlds is a very good example, a bit Deux Ex, but sitll a very good example!
Viruses, or is it virii, are sometimes even most destructive than an invasion! Just look at the zombie virus!
Batman doesn't really fall in the category least powerful But as I hate everything Super(man) and he definitely falls in the category most powerful so I love it when Batman takes on Superman (comic or animation) as Superman isn't really that smart (numerous examples possible here) so he really is no match for the Dark Kight.
One of the reasons I love Batman so much is because he has no super powers.
(and when I say Batman I don't mean The 70 series or movie 3 and 4 Batman ofcourse)
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