History CombatPragmatist / ComicBooks

17th Apr '16 12:37:56 AM caivu
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* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} was once challenged to a duel by a fellow assassin, who established that they would draw on the count of three. Deadshot shoots her dead right after she says "one".
-->'''Deadshot:''' You take the shot you have.
17th Apr '16 12:28:58 AM caivu
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* While still a skilled martial artist, ComicBook/Huntress is nowhere near top-tier, and supplements her fighting style with these sorts of tactics, from improvised weapons to [[GroinAttack crotch shots]]. If the situation is dire enough, she'll just fill her opponent with crossbow bolts rather than get into hand-to-hand combat.

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* While still a skilled martial artist, ComicBook/Huntress ComicBook/{{Huntress}} is nowhere near top-tier, and supplements her fighting style with these sorts of tactics, from improvised weapons to [[GroinAttack crotch shots]]. If the situation is dire enough, she'll just fill her opponent with crossbow bolts rather than get into hand-to-hand combat.
17th Apr '16 12:28:31 AM caivu
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* While still a skilled martial artist, ComicBook/Huntress is nowhere near top-tier, and supplements her fighting style with these sorts of tactics, from improvised weapons to [[GroinAttack crotch shots]]. If the situation is dire enough, she'll just fill her opponent with crossbow bolts rather than get into hand-to-hand combat.
28th Feb '16 7:43:58 PM nombretomado
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** These heavy hitters sometimes also have to use their strength in creative ways on those rare occasions when they're facing someone with even more raw power than them. In the ''Future Imperfect'' one-shot TheIncredibleHulk was outclassed by the Maestro, his EvilCounterpart. The good Hulk evened the odds first by hitting the Maestro with a blatant GroinAttack, then by throwing {{Captain America}}'s shield into his chest (the shield is unbreakable, but Cap wasn't strong enough to throw it hard enough to injure the Maestro) and eventually [[spoiler:using Doctor Doom's time machine to transport the Maestro to ground zero of the same gamma explosion that gave Bruce Banner his powers, vaporizing the Maestro on the spot.]]

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** These heavy hitters sometimes also have to use their strength in creative ways on those rare occasions when they're facing someone with even more raw power than them. In the ''Future Imperfect'' one-shot TheIncredibleHulk was outclassed by the Maestro, his EvilCounterpart. The good Hulk evened the odds first by hitting the Maestro with a blatant GroinAttack, then by throwing {{Captain ComicBook/{{Captain America}}'s shield into his chest (the shield is unbreakable, but Cap wasn't strong enough to throw it hard enough to injure the Maestro) and eventually [[spoiler:using Doctor Doom's time machine to transport the Maestro to ground zero of the same gamma explosion that gave Bruce Banner his powers, vaporizing the Maestro on the spot.]]



* WonderWoman does not feel bound to ThouShallNotKill, and so feels perfectly free to use deadly force if the situation calls for it.

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* WonderWoman ComicBook/WonderWoman does not feel bound to ThouShallNotKill, and so feels perfectly free to use deadly force if the situation calls for it.
18th Oct '15 5:36:55 PM nombretomado
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* Jesse Custer from ''{{Preacher}}'' may want to be the good guy, but he really loves his {{Groin Attack}}s.

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* Jesse Custer from ''{{Preacher}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' may want to be the good guy, but he really loves his {{Groin Attack}}s.
17th Oct '15 9:57:54 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{Superman}} can be like this when the situation allows. For instance, a PostCrisis story had him facing a dire threat and Metallo was standing in his way for a fight. Superman contemptuously responds he has no time to deal with the cyborg twerp and simply blasts limbs off with his heat vision until he is a pile of limbs and moves on.

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* ComicBook/{{Superman}} can be like this when the situation allows. For instance, a PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis story had him facing a dire threat and Metallo was standing in his way for a fight. Superman contemptuously responds he has no time to deal with the cyborg twerp and simply blasts limbs off with his heat vision until he is a pile of limbs and moves on.
10th Oct '15 2:29:29 PM nombretomado
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* Bullseye onced used his own tooth to kill a man. The tooth was spitted from his mouth and went through the guy's skull. He's even considering using his own feces as a weapon. Ugh!

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* Bullseye onced once used his own tooth to kill a man. The tooth was spitted from his mouth and went through the guy's skull. He's even considering using his own feces as a weapon. Ugh!



* ''NikolaiDante'' is frequently described as the dirtiest fighter in the empire. For example, Nikolai ([[spoiler:a BadassNormal at this point]]) fights [[spoiler:Konstantin Romanov]], a man with powers that effectively make him a walking nuke, for the right to be Tsar. At the beginning of the fight, [[spoiler:Konstantin]] mentions that he should have shot him when he had the chance. Instead, Nikolai waits for the [[spoiler:custom virus he released into the arena to take hold, disabling Konstantin's fusion powers. He taunts and dodges powerless Konstantin for the next few minutes, and only shoots him just before his powers come back.]] Dirtiest fighter, indeed.

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* ''NikolaiDante'' ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'' is frequently described as the dirtiest fighter in the empire. For example, Nikolai ([[spoiler:a BadassNormal at this point]]) fights [[spoiler:Konstantin Romanov]], a man with powers that effectively make him a walking nuke, for the right to be Tsar. At the beginning of the fight, [[spoiler:Konstantin]] mentions that he should have shot him when he had the chance. Instead, Nikolai waits for the [[spoiler:custom virus he released into the arena to take hold, disabling Konstantin's fusion powers. He taunts and dodges powerless Konstantin for the next few minutes, and only shoots him just before his powers come back.]] Dirtiest fighter, indeed.



* Marv from ''SinCity'' is physically capable of handling most opponents in battle but often uses whatever he can get his hands on simply because he's that damn crazy. Case in point: using a nearby hatchet to shove into a cop's groin.

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* Marv from ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is physically capable of handling most opponents in battle but often uses whatever he can get his hands on simply because he's that damn crazy. Case in point: using a nearby hatchet to shove into a cop's groin.
10th Oct '15 12:45:00 PM nombretomado
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* {{Nightwing}}, despite being a TechnicalPacifist, does this with acrobatic flair. He basically fights like Franchise/{{Batman}} with a sense of humor: nose tweaks, groin kicks, and distractions in the form of [[FoeYay ass smacks]] are not outside of his domain.

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* {{Nightwing}}, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, despite being a TechnicalPacifist, does this with acrobatic flair. He basically fights like Franchise/{{Batman}} with a sense of humor: nose tweaks, groin kicks, and distractions in the form of [[FoeYay ass smacks]] are not outside of his domain.
8th Oct '15 9:07:43 PM nombretomado
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* MoonKnight is more than happy to use truncheons, knives and a spiked steel cestus in the [[BloodKnight fight]] for justice.

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* MoonKnight ComicBook/MoonKnight is more than happy to use truncheons, knives and a spiked steel cestus in the [[BloodKnight fight]] for justice.
27th Sep '15 5:30:41 PM ultimomant
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* In the beginning of the story ''The Return of Bruce Wayne'', Bruce Wayne gets stranded in the time of the cavemen and is eventually captured by a tribe led by Comicbook/VandalSavage. Since AsskickingEqualsAuthority and the leader must constantly prove his prowess in battle, Vandal challenges Bruce to a duel, but cheats by first ordering his men to cut Bruce several times and then leave him tied up on the muddy ground overnight, reasoning that even if he survives, the blood loss, hunger, and infections will leave him too weak to fight (it's not clear why his tribe allowed this, since this wouldn't be "proving his prowess in battle"). Fortunately, a young boy (who wears face paint that resembles Robin's mask) from a rival tribe frees Bruce and returns his utility belt, which happens to have antibiotics. While escaping, Bruce is able to defeat the tribesmen and Savage himself.

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* In the beginning of the story ''The Return of Bruce Wayne'', Bruce Wayne gets stranded in the time of the cavemen and is eventually captured by a tribe led by Comicbook/VandalSavage. Since AsskickingEqualsAuthority and the leader must constantly prove his prowess in battle, They intend to eat him, but wanting some entertainment, Vandal challenges Bruce to a duel, but cheats by first ordering his men to cut Bruce several times and then leave him tied up on the muddy ground overnight, reasoning that even if he survives, the blood loss, hunger, and infections will leave him too weak to fight (it's not clear why his (the tribe allowed this, since allows this wouldn't be "proving his prowess in battle").because they ''want'' Bruce to lose, and praise Vandal for being smart). Fortunately, a young boy (who wears face paint that resembles Robin's mask) from a rival tribe frees Bruce and returns his utility belt, which happens to have antibiotics. While escaping, Bruce is able to defeat the tribesmen and Savage himself.
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