History CombatPragmatist / ComicBooks

7th Jul '16 2:21:31 PM margdean56
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* Rorschach from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': He uses several household items to give himself a chance to get away. To wit, he improvises a flamethrower with hairspray and a match as he flees upstairs, on the basis that people are reluctant to chase a psycho up a burning staircase. The first person up the stairs after him gets a handful of black pepper ''[[AHandfulForAnEye thrown directly into his eyes]]'' and his floundering gives him the time to draw his last weapon--his compressed-air-powered grappling-hook gun,

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* Rorschach from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': He uses several household items to give himself a chance to get away. To wit, he improvises a flamethrower with hairspray and a match as he flees upstairs, on the basis that people are reluctant to chase a psycho up a burning staircase. The first person up the stairs after him gets a handful of black pepper ''[[AHandfulForAnEye thrown directly into his eyes]]'' and his floundering gives him Rorschach the time to draw his last weapon--his compressed-air-powered grappling-hook gun,
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.
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