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Luffy came to mind, but couldn't think of a thematic link.
Jean Grey vs Lilith the Siren
Bird-themed psychics who've been to outer space.
Lilith becomes ash in seconds.
(10) I have to give it to the Grinch because he outright violated the laws of physics with that crazy pool shot, and he's slick enough to move around the ground like a snake, and he can hit with the strength of ten of himself.
But I wanted Shrek to win because he's my childhood icon.
Cortex's schemes always work in the context of video game mechanics, and he's hamstrung by that. This guy will fly around on a slow-moving jetpack because Crash can only jog in any direction, and fire laser bolts for Crash to deflect at him, and never learn from this. Cortex is at his most effective IIRC when he's working with Crash in Crash Twinsanity, and it's still Crash doing most of the legwork.
Mojo is basically throwing down with three tyke versions of Superman, and usually loses because of the demands of cartoon plot lines. But, same as Lex throwing down with Superman... well Lex lost his fight but, as Lex points out when he fights the Batman Who Laughs, you don't take down the guy who pits himself against Superman on the regular and expect to come out unscathed.
So they're both karmic losers but - I don't think Cortex has enough to fight against any of Mojo's robots.
Edited by Soble on May 22nd 2020 at 9:02:18 AM
Honestly, just watch it for yourself. This still feels too surreal.
CDB is Crimson Chin vs. Tick.
Shrek can do a Spinning Piledriver in one of his games I think therefore he beats the Grinch hands down.
Sakura Haruno remains a character that reversed her own character development, forever dooming my opinion of Naruto in the process.
Kamala vs Luffy is thematic but she probably loses that fight handily.
Neo Cortex has a much less threatening rival than the Powerpuff Girls yet loses even more often.
Like I don't doubt it, I just feel that Crash would also give Mojo Jojo an f-n Headache with his antics.
Plus Sakura was simply the worse character in Naruto because her main drive was simply to be with Sasuke... That's it. The moment she found out that the plan was to kill Sasuke in order to prevent war, how she looked like she just lost her world, was the one of the worst Character suicides ever written.
Edited by Mrbda241 on May 22nd 2020 at 10:45:51 AM
Yeah it's like... Sakura has an immature and stupid character motivation. At first. But she's a teenager and you can see her growing out of it. And she appears to! But then she doesn't. And everything falls apart. What did this Sasuke guy do to win over so many hearts.
I remember when Sasuke gets temporarily replaced on the team everyone treats the new guy like a Replacement Scrappy, basically saying he's not great because he's not Sasuke, and meanwhile I'm like "Sasuke did nothing but insult you for a hundred chapters and then betray your village and threaten to murder you. This guy's unique and clearly on your side. Why are you doing this to him?"
I just could not get into the headspace of these characters.
Edited by ShirowShirow on May 22nd 2020 at 1:54:19 PM
Sai talked shit about Sasuke, some of which were valid, but Naruto and Sakura didn't like their "Friend" getting dissed. Sakura, however, took it to a new level. After Naruto's fight with Pain or whenever, Naruto is thanking Sakura for the support, but in Sakura's head she said "I need that support" or something to that effect. Like, she did nothing compared to what he did and is crying how no one is giving her support over her love for Sasuke.
If it was me I’d give her support by paying for her therapy & medication but sadly there’s no therapists in Konoha.
Edited by slimcoder on May 22nd 2020 at 11:21:07 AM
At least none that could handle that amount of self-entitlement.
O.K, new topic: a goat-man named Moro, who’d you have him fight?
Medication dude, lots & lots of fucking drugs.
Therapists are banned from Konoha because invariably their first suggestion is “hey maybe don’t have child soldiers?”
Granted they live in a society that functions on a mercenary culture & glorifies self-sacrifice & always accomplishing the mission.
Moro should fight The Parasite.
Oooo, that'd be an interesting match-up.
Moro can fly, Parsite can't, Parasite throws down with Superman, Moro throws down with "punches the universe dead" Goku.
Moro has an absorbing sthick and Goku doesn't do the latter?
Edit: Also, Goku vs. Superman.
Edited by fredhot16 on May 22nd 2020 at 1:48:02 AM
Why would Goku have an absorbing attack? That’s not something he’s ever done.
Meanwhile Superman is out here absorbing energy from the sun all the time.
About Crimson Chin VS The Tick, I have to give it to the Tick. The Crimson Chin only never loses because he has the power of fairies on his side. The Tick never loses because his power is that he's an actual cartoon character.
From a thematic perspective, I know exactly who Moro should fight. Without question.
A long time ago, Moro was on a rampage throughout the universe. However, he was confronted and defeated by Daikaioshin, the supreme ruler of the heavens (for this universe). Moro was then imprisoned by the Galactic Patrol for what was meant to be forever.
Unfortunately, he escaped. Breaking out of prison, Moro began empowering himself. He has a special power to feed on enemies' ki, literally devouring it with his mouth to make himself more powerful. Seeking revenge against Daikaioshin, he desires little more than to empower himself and rain hell down upon everyone else.
He gorged himself on the ki of Goku, Vegeta, and all the denizens of the universe until he was able to assume his true form◊.
A long time ago, Tirek was on a rampage thoughout Equestria. However, he was confronted and defeated by Princess Celestia, the supreme ruler of the pony kingdom whose power literally causes the sun to rise and fall. Tirek was then imprisoned within Tartarus for what was meant to be forever.
Unfortunately, he escaped. Breaking out of prison, Tirek began empowering himself. He has a special power to feed on enemies' magic, literally devouring it with his mouth to make himself more powerful. Seeking revenge against Princess Celestia, he desires little more than to empower himself and rain hell down upon everyone else.
He gorged himself on the magic of the Mane Six and all the denizens of Equestria until he was able to assume his true form◊.
It would almost certainly be a stomp in Moro's favor. But I cannot think of a single more appropriate character for Moro to fight, because he literally is just Tirek unapologetically transplanted into Dragon Ball.
Which is, itself, weirdly appropriate given how very Dragon Ball◊ that arc of MLP was. I've been saying for years that Tirek felt more like a Dragon Ball villain than an MLP villain, and now he actually is.
Edited by TobiasDrake on May 22nd 2020 at 3:00:23 AM
...I did not expect that.
You know My Little Pony didn't invent the evil looking goat person right?
Though I guess it makes sense. Both were created from the inspiration of Faust.
Edited by FlutterFire on May 22nd 2020 at 4:08:24 AM
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