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2nd Dec '16 2:31:22 AM Morgenthaler
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** And then there was the famous Wrestling/BarryHorowitz, whose 800-strong losing streak came to an abrupt end when he beat Skip of the Bodydonnas, rolling Skip up for a pinfall when he stopped to do push-ups in the middle of the match. He'd go on to get two more wins, one more against Skip and one against Hakushi, and again Hakushi was able to turn face by taking his loss in good spirits (of course, Hakushi's face turn was somewhat less successful than Razor's, as he went from the enigmatic {{Badass}} "White Angel of Death" to a FunnyForeigner).

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** And then there was the famous Wrestling/BarryHorowitz, whose 800-strong losing streak came to an abrupt end when he beat Skip of the Bodydonnas, rolling Skip up for a pinfall when he stopped to do push-ups in the middle of the match. He'd go on to get two more wins, one more against Skip and one against Hakushi, and again Hakushi was able to turn face by taking his loss in good spirits (of course, Hakushi's face turn was somewhat less successful than Razor's, as he went from the enigmatic {{Badass}} badass "White Angel of Death" to a FunnyForeigner).
30th Nov '16 10:50:33 PM jormis29
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** It should be noted that Cap's shield is often described as playing merry havoc with the laws of physics. For example, it's not just indestructible (it can shrug off a direct hit from everything short of Thor with the power of Odin), but it also arrests most (if not all) of the momentum directed at it, too. One imagines that works in reverse when used as a weapon. But still, all it should take is one shot from most people listed here and Cap is down for the count. To put in perspective just ''how'' weird Cap's shield is, the Avengers were, at one point, defeated by Molecule Man, an extremely powerful individual who can manipulate matter at the molecular level. Molecule Man messes around with the hero's weapons, including ''Mjolnir,'' but it's Cap's shield that freaks him out the most, not the ancient Asgardian magical weapon of storms.

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** It should be noted that Cap's shield is often described as playing merry havoc with the laws of physics. For example, it's not just indestructible (it can shrug off a direct hit from everything short of Thor with the power of Odin), but it also arrests most (if not all) of the momentum directed at it, too. One imagines that works in reverse when used as a weapon. But still, all it should take is one shot from most people listed here and Cap is down for the count. To put in perspective just ''how'' weird Cap's shield is, the Avengers were, at one point, defeated by Molecule Man, an extremely powerful individual who can manipulate matter at the molecular level. Molecule Man messes around with the hero's weapons, including ''Mjolnir,'' ''{{Mjolnir}},'' but it's Cap's shield that freaks him out the most, not the ancient Asgardian magical weapon of storms.



*** It must be also noted that how much force Cap's shield can protect him also is very much DependingOnTheWriter. In one story, Daredevil punching on the shield is forcing Cap back, while in another story it can take hits from Iron Man no problem. Cyclops blasts him a mile away in one story, while in another story the shield protects him from a blast from Galactus herald Airwalker, which KOs both Iron Man and Thor who were standing right next to him. On another occasion, Cap protects himself from a blast using his shield which knocks out Wolverine and Carol Danvers, both bonafide superhumans, while in another story landing shield first from a building hurts him. In one story, he is sent rocketing from a punch from Namor UNDERWATER (where he is at his strongest) but is unharmed and in another story, landing on water from a great height shield first knocks him out. In one story She-Hulk (someone who is several times stronger than Cap) has trouble blocking a Mjolnir throw with the shield and an ordinary human dies protecting Cap from a blow from Thunder Ball in another story, but Cap has no problem blocking attacks from characters far stronger and powerful than Thor or Thunderball. Even when he has shields that do not have absorbing capabilities, he has no problem. He once using a pure adamantium shield blocked a steel beam swung by Mister Hyde, a class 50 Thor villain with no problem, which by all means should have shattered every bone in Cap's arm. Even worse, in another story, he is shown blocking hits from the Destroyer Armor with a (his orginal) steel shield, and the armor punching Thor in the same comic was shown to be shaking the entire city.

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*** It must be also noted that how much force Cap's shield can protect him also is very much DependingOnTheWriter. In one story, Daredevil punching on the shield is forcing Cap back, while in another story it can take hits from Iron Man no problem. Cyclops blasts him a mile away in one story, while in another story the shield protects him from a blast from Galactus herald Airwalker, which KOs both Iron Man and Thor who were standing right next to him. On another occasion, Cap protects himself from a blast using his shield which knocks out Wolverine and Carol Danvers, both bonafide superhumans, while in another story landing shield first from a building hurts him. In one story, he is sent rocketing from a punch from Namor UNDERWATER (where he is at his strongest) but is unharmed and in another story, landing on water from a great height shield first knocks him out. In one story She-Hulk (someone who is several times stronger than Cap) has trouble blocking a Mjolnir {{Mjolnir}} throw with the shield and an ordinary human dies protecting Cap from a blow from Thunder Ball in another story, but Cap has no problem blocking attacks from characters far stronger and powerful than Thor or Thunderball. Even when he has shields that do not have absorbing capabilities, he has no problem. He once using a pure adamantium shield blocked a steel beam swung by Mister Hyde, a class 50 Thor villain with no problem, which by all means should have shattered every bone in Cap's arm. Even worse, in another story, he is shown blocking hits from the Destroyer Armor with a (his orginal) steel shield, and the armor punching Thor in the same comic was shown to be shaking the entire city.
24th Oct '16 3:36:22 PM nombretomado
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* GameFAQs has the Character Battles which seemingly pit two characters against each other and have users vote for the winner. While there is some debate going on, popularity ultimately decides the winner. This is sometimes ridiculed to the degree it's practically a subversion of itself, such as a Tetris piece winning the contest.
** And now sister site Gamespot is doing [[http://uk.gamespot.com/greatest-video-game-hero/standings/index.html the same]]. Though it has become a subversion of itself with heavy interference, first from 4chan who managed to have the ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'' beat [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] and SonicTheHedgehog before bowing down to Samus, and later from '''Valve themselves''', who pushed a massive rally call for [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], which went to... well, it allowed Valve to proclaim [[http://store.steamgames.com/news/2959/ this]]: "[[Music/KanyeWest There are other great game heroes, and we're gonna let you play with them, but Gordon Freeman is THE BEST GAME HERO OF ALL TIME"]]

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* GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs has the Character Battles which seemingly pit two characters against each other and have users vote for the winner. While there is some debate going on, popularity ultimately decides the winner. This is sometimes ridiculed to the degree it's practically a subversion of itself, such as a Tetris piece winning the contest.
** And now sister Sister site Gamespot is doing [[http://uk.gamespot.com/greatest-video-game-hero/standings/index.html the same]]. Though it has become a subversion of itself with heavy interference, first from 4chan who managed to have the ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'' beat [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] and SonicTheHedgehog before bowing down to Samus, and later from '''Valve themselves''', who pushed a massive rally call for [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], which went to... well, it allowed Valve to proclaim [[http://store.steamgames.com/news/2959/ this]]: "[[Music/KanyeWest There are other great game heroes, and we're gonna let you play with them, but Gordon Freeman is THE BEST GAME HERO OF ALL TIME"]]
18th Oct '16 12:34:02 AM Ramona122003
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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]], and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.

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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]], and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.
17th Oct '16 5:07:03 PM nombretomado
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** FrankMiller's Batman/Spawn crossover actually has their fight be even, ''to a degree.'' Batman beats down Spawn, but when Spawn turns the tables the rest of the fight is conviently '''off panel.'''

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** FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's Batman/Spawn crossover actually has their fight be even, ''to a degree.'' Batman beats down Spawn, but when Spawn turns the tables the rest of the fight is conviently '''off panel.'''
20th Sep '16 2:05:11 PM kuchiki222
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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]], and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.

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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z}}, {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]], and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.
20th Sep '16 2:04:35 PM kuchiki222
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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]],and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.

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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, {{Anime/DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]],and Buu]], and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.
20th Sep '16 1:54:21 PM kuchiki222
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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]],and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.
10th Sep '16 12:02:43 AM Yib
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-->'''Deadpool:''' Your temdemcy to come back from the brink of death has nothing to do with your healing factor. Your mutant power isn't regeneration. It's ''popularity''.

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-->'''Deadpool:''' Your temdemcy tendency to come back from the brink of death has nothing to do with your healing factor. Your mutant power isn't regeneration. It's ''popularity''.
10th Sep '16 12:00:38 AM Yib
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-->'''Deadpool:''' Your temdemcy to come back from the brink of death has nothing to do with your healing factor. Your mutant power isn't regeneration. It's ''popularity''.
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