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Invincible Character VS Crazy Prepared
The only guy who can defeat the all powerful is one who always has a plan


(permanent link) added: 2011-07-15 20:20:44 sponsor: fluffything edited by: Arivne (last reply: 2014-07-01 00:12:51)

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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.


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  • 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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