Hello True Believers and newcomers,
Welcome to yet another installment of Fantasy Fights 2.0.
Boy oh boy do I have a good one for you all today.
I've decided to put together a fight between two of the strongest magically empowered powerhouses of all time.
I give you:
Cain Marko, The Unstoppable Juggernaut VS. He-Man, Defender of Eternia
LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!
Real Name: Cain Marko
First Appearance: X-Men Vol. 1 #12 (May 4, 1965)
Origin & backstory: Cain Marko is the son of Dr. Kurt Marko, who was an atomic researcher, and Marjorie Marko. Cain's parents separated, and his mother died when he was three. Cain was eventually sent to boarding schools, which he continued to get expelled from. Dr. Marko's wealthy colleague, Dr. Brian Xavier, another atomic researcher, died in an accident, and Dr. Marko eventually married his widow, Sharon Xavier, for her great wealth. On marrying Sharon, Dr. Marko moved into her large Westchester County mansion, and, after yet another expulsion from school, eventually moved Cain in also. Dr. Marko favored his gentle, smart stepson, Charles Xavier, to his own son, which led to Cain bullying the young Charles and Dr. Marko secretly beating Cain. Cain was abusive to his stepbrother at every opportunity. Charles' telepathic powers began emerging when he was still a boy, around ten, and, on one occasion, he found himself experiencing the anguished thoughts and emotions of Cain; after Cain had been beaten by his father. The inexperienced young Charles could not control or end his contact with Cain's mind at this time. Somehow, Cain sensed that Charles was reading his mind and had discovered his secret shame. haron died shortly thereafter, of a broken heart, leaving Charles to live with his stepfather and abusive stepbrother. During an argument in Dr. Marko's private laboratory over money, Cain accused him of having a hand in Dr. Xavier's "accidental" death, at the disaster at Alamogordo. Dr. Marko was quick to be steadfast in defending himself, taking Cain by the collar of his coat and yelling at him to "never say that again". Charles was stationed outside the door, however, and overheard the conversation. When Cain realized, he intended to cause a ruckus, by destroying some of his father's chemical experiments, throwing a vial of green liquid that caused similar containers to shatter, spilling the chemicals throughout the laboratory. The collision of the different substances caused a violent explosion that left the lab aflame. Though Dr. Marko managed to rescue both Cain and Charles from the fire, he himself died of smoke inhalation. In his dying words, Dr. Marko begged forgiveness for not saving Dr. Xavier when he had the chance and telling Charles to keep his powers secret from Cain. Cain was standing over, however, and heard of Charles' gift, which led him to believe that Charles had invaded his thoughts deliberately. From then on, Cain regarded Charles as his enemy. Cain continued to live in the Xavier mansion, growing increasingly resentful of his stepbrother's scholastic and athletic achievements as well as his telepathic powers (which Charles mastered as he grew older), while Charles entered England's Oxford University. Cain even pushed Charles too far one day and the two got into a fight, which Charles easily won. What happened to Marko after he left home was unclear. However, it was known that Cain became a mercenary and was eventually imprisoned in a Third World jail when the revolutionary forces he was fighting for were defeated. Later, Marko and Xavier found themselves serving together in the same U.S. military unit in Korea. Marko deserted under fire and Xavier went after him to bring him back. Xavier followed Marko into a cave, that housed the lost secret Temple of Cyttorak, a powerful mystical entity. Marko impulsively grabbed a glowing ruby from the lap of an idol and read the inscription (which mystically appeared to his mind to be in English): "Whosoever touches this gem shall possess the power of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak. Henceforth, you who read these words shall become forevermore a human juggernaut." As Xavier watched, the gem's mystical power transformed Marko into a larger, superhuman being. Just then, enemy high explosive bombardment caused a cave-in and Marko was buried under several thousand tons of rock. Xavier survived and returned to his unit. Due to the fact that he did not need air or food to survive, Marko, now the Juggernaut, eventually dug himself free with his new-found, immense strength and invulnerability. He then confronted the previous man to hold the mantle of the Juggernaut, the local Jin Taiko. He killed Taiko in order to fully embrace the powers of the Juggernaut, and under the influence of Cyttorak slaughtered Taiko's entire village, since they ceased their worship to him. After many years, Marko made his way to America to use his newfound power to kill Xavier, leaving the gem in Korea. As the Juggernaut, Cain had released his soul to the deity Cyttorak, becoming his human avatar.
Here are his powers, abilities, and equipment:
Demonic Empowerment: The Crimson Gem of Cyttorak bonds to the user's soul and makes him the Avatar of Cyttorak, an Exemplar, by giving him this new body. He was stated to be a Thor-class threat. According to Prosh, his Comparative Mutagenic Power Register was of 8.9.
Limitless Strength: The Juggernaut is listed to possess virtually limitless superhuman strength, being endowed with endless kinetic energy coming from Cyttorak. With this source of power empowering him, Juggernaut can increase his physical strength to immeasurable levels with a simple thought when he needs it. In this sense, Juggernaut has the strength-increasing option due his potential to draw on the limitless power of the mystical energy of Cyttorak, which makes him a truly unstoppable force. Using this strength he was able to knock out the Thing with three blows, Colossus, and even the Merged Hulk (through repeated surprise ambush tactics), and Thor (Thor was in a fragile state). The Juggernaut proved strong enough to match the highly strong Prime in a fight, knocked out several mutants with a thunderclap, and even toppled the Stranger with one punch after he grew to about 50 feet tall. He was able to stalemate a moderately angry World War Hulk, as well as the Mighty Thor (before Cain's bond with Cyttorak was ruptured). Moreover, Cain was able to stalemate a relatively angry Savage Hulk, hurt the powerful King Hyperion while in a weakened state, injure Skaar and gain the advantage before being outsmarted, etc. Also, when empowered greatly by absorbing energies from a magical universe, Cain broke multiple dimensional barriers and could split the space-time whose fissure was expanding through the universe in which he was.
Superhuman Speed: Despite juggernauts huge size, his leg muscles allow him to run at superhuman speed, being able to reach speeds of 600 miles per hour, near the speed of sound (Mach's number) and possibly more.
Limitless Stamina: Juggernaut's body generates no fatigue toxins during physical activity, granting him unlimited stamina in all physical activities.
Invulnerability: An invisible force field surrounding Juggernaut's body allows him to be completely immune to any purely physical attack no matter its magnitude or intensity. While Juggernaut can still be thrown, knocked back, or hit by blows, he cannot actually be damage by brute force or physical in nature. In simple terms, Juggernaut cannot be defeated by anything that requires physical application. Juggernaut proved to be invulnerable to fire, heat, cold, electricity, radiation, toxins, aging, disease, molten steel, Hulk's strongest punches, Thor's God-force blast (which caused Galactus to run away for his life on one occasion and broke the prime Celestial’s protective dome), Wolverine's adamantium claws, the maximum force of Cyclops' optic blasts (which is said had enough force to rip a small planet in half), molecular disintegration by a reality warper (Onslaught and D'Spayre boosted with a fraction of Cyttorak’s energy which granted him a nigh-unlimited power), even he could not be destroyed or wiped out from existence by the void of Oblivion or Entropy. Cain can only be harmed by high-level mental attacks, mystical attacks, or weapons with mystical properties. In fact, when the Juggernaut's force field was negated by Mjolnir, he was still durable enough to exchange blows with Thor. Even while weakened, he proved able to withstand a blast from the cosmic entity Stranger.
Force-Field: The Juggernaut is capable of generating a personal force field around himself, which greatly enhances his physical durability, to the point that the field was even able to withstand Mjolnir and Thor's god-blast. Thor's attacks were completely ineffective against the Juggernaut, and Thor was explicitly not holding back. Indeed, Wolverine's Adamantium claws proved absolutely unable to hurt the Juggernaut.
Energy Absorption and Redirection: The Juggernaut's invulnerability also allows him to absorb energy-based attacks and redirect them at opponents.
Immortality: The Juggernaut is immune to aging and has sometimes been depicted or implied to be unkillable under normal means.
Self-Sustenance: The Juggernaut is completely self-sustained, he has no need to breathe, eat, or drink. He does not tire, hence he cannot sleep, however his self-generating mystical energies provide him with the nourishment of sleep, nutrition, hydration, and oxygen. He is sustained by his mystical energies alone. He once even kept talking and fighting after being reduced to a skeleton.
Contaminant Immunity: The Juggernaut is also immune to all toxins, poisons, and disease.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite of his invulnerability, it is possible that Juggernaut can be injured. If damaged, Cain possesses a regenerative healing factor that enables him to completely regenerate with superhuman speed. For instance, he has been injured by Shatterstar's sword and healed instantly. The demon being D'Spayre once flayed the Juggernaut down to a skeleton after draining him, and even then, the Juggernaut was able to regenerate all the damage done once he regained his full power.
Irresistible Force Embodiment: Once he begins to advance in a certain direction, it is virtually impossible to halt his movement. Some obstacles such as many tons of rocks and plasma-discharge cannons have slowed his pace but can't completely halt him. Thor's use of his god-blast allowed him to stop Juggernaut in his tracks. During a battle with "War Hulk", the mutant Apocalypse increased the Hulk's strength by grafting Celestial tech to him, which allowed Hulk to increase his strength at will, thereby enabling him to stop the Juggernaut. Spider-Man was able to defeat Juggernaut by blinding him and forcing him into a building foundation with newly-poured cement. As a result, Juggernaut sank to the bottom and was unable to move for months.
Size Manipulation: It seems like the Juggernaut can increase in size to 80 feet (as seen during the Trion saga), and greatly decrease his size, when battling Nightmare.
Levitation: When given enough power by the Gem, the Juggernaut can also levitate above the ground and possibly fly.
As a result of his days in the military and his experiences as a superhuman, the Juggernaut is a formidable hand to hand combatant preferring to use street fighting and brawling techniques that allow him to make full use of his great strength.
His weakness to mental attacks was typically nullified by his helmet, but after his latest upgrade, he is now completely immune to psychic assault even without his helmet.
Armor: Juggernaut's armor is indestructible from physical forces (except for his helmet, which serves protect him from telepathy or psionics attacks), and can be summoned at will. If somehow destroyed by a reality warper or cosmic-leveler, Juggernaut can always make a new costume.
Real Name: Prince Adam
First Appearance: Masters of the Universe Vol. 1 #1 (January 1, 1981)
Origin: He-man is a heroic barbarian superhero who becomes the main defender of Castle Grayskull. His major role also holds a secret identity of a young prince named Prince Adam. He works in secret to become He-man and fight off Skeletor and other evil forces from taking the mystical secrets of the Castle.
Here are his powers, abilities and weapon(s):
Immense Superhuman Strength: The extent of his strength is unknown, but on one occasion he was able to hoist Castle Grayskull and throw it through an interdimensional portal. He-Man also demonstrated his strength by lifting mountains and icebergs and hurling them toward a desired target. On one occasion, he welded a broken metal chain together simply by pushing the links together. In the episode "She-Demon of Phantos", he was shown to be the only person to break Photanium (claimed by Man-At-Arms to be the strongest metal in the universe). He was shown as being able to go one-on-one with pre-Crisis Superman. He-Man was also shown pushing a moon of Eternia into a specific orbit, and then later returning it to its original position by hand.
Super-Speed: He-man has proven to be extremely fast and acrobatic, he has made whirl winds with his speed while running in a circle (proving he can run at least 400 MPH). He has also rubbed sand in his hands so fast he turned it into glass, spun his sword so fast in a circle he was able to generate lift and, thus, fly.
Nigh-Invulnerability: He-man is very durable and is nigh-invulnerable. He has been able to withstand intense laser blasts and has also survived massively heavy rocks falling on him without injury.
Wisdom: When Adam is He-Man he possesses uncanny wisdom and is almost always able to outsmart his foes rather than resorting to fighting them.
H2H Combat: Prince Adam is a master of hand-to-hand combat and swordsmanship thanks to his close friend, mentor and weapons master Man-At-Arms and his daughter Teela.
Sword of Power: The Sword of Power is He-Man's main weapon, it is a mystical item that grants Adam his powers. The Sword of Power is virtually indestructible, and is often used to reflect laser and magical bolts. It can also shoot out energy beams and absorb energy.
Battle Breakdown: Holy smokes ladies and gentlemen. Do you we have an epic battle on our hands or what? Physically, this battle could go on for days, maybe months even. However, I think the slight edge goes to He-Man because of his superior intelligence and combat skills.
But, as always, who do you guys think takes this matchup? Is it Juggernaut or He-Man? I hope you guys enjoy this fight. PEACE OUT!!!