Invincible Character VS Crazy Prepared
The only guy who can defeat the all powerful is one who always has a plan
Do We Have This One? So, you have this super-powered guy. He's fast, strong, impervious to nearly all weaponry. His only weakness is a rare metal found only in the mountains of Tibet. Yes, there is no one who can defeat him... ....Except for that guy. That one guy who always has a plan. That guy who looks at all options and uses them as back up. The guy who always comes prepared. In other words, the Invincible Hero VS the Crazy Prepared. This is when a character who is known for his strength and near invulnerability is put against a character who prefers brains over brawn and always has a back-up in case his first idea doesn't go as planned. These are often the result of a villain pitting the two against one another through deceit, and ends with the duo putting aside their differences and joining forces against said villain. It's also a common form of ahem discussion among fandoms of "Who would win in a fight?" between two popular characters.
ExamplesAnime and Manga Comic Books
- One of the most (in)famous examples is that of Superman VS Batman. On the one hand, you got a superpowered alien being who can fly, shoot lasers from his eyes, has super strength, and whose main weakness is a rare green rock. On the other hand, you got an intelligent detective who has formidable combat skills, went toe-to-toe with plenty of superpowered monsters and won using cunning, and has a ton of gadgets at his disposal.
- This has even been discussed in-universe in several different cases.
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