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Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I got a good one for you today.

Today, we got another matchup between two major powerhouses.

I give you:

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Mantis                                                                         VS.                                        Blue Marvel     

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!

 

Mantis

Real Name: Mantis

First Appearance: Forever People Vol. 1 #2 (November, 1971)

Origin and backstory: Mantis is one of the "bug" people of New Genesis and has been given some of his superhuman powers by Darkseid. Mantis left New Genesis first for Apokolips and then for Earth, where he planned to conquer as much of the planet as he possible could. He did this with the blessing of Darkseid, who hoped that the chaos Mantis created would help him in locating the human mind holding the all powerful Anti-life Equation.  The bug has been referred to as the Energy Vampire, due to his ability to drain energy from his enemies. To regain his strength after a losing battle, Mantis rests in a tomb-like cocoon.  The Forever People summoned the Infinity Man who defeated Mantis and ended his first assault on Earth. Mantis then organized the inhabitants of the "bug" colonies of New Genesis into an army that invaded Earth. Lightray, Orion and Forager battled Mantis and his army and forced them to retreat. Mantis went on to aid Darkseid in his continual attempts to conquer the Earth.  During Orion's reign on Apokolips, Mantis retreated to New Genesis in order to "plant" firepits on the beautiful planet. He was quickly stopped by Mark Moonrider and Big Bear of the Forever People.  Like most of Darkseid's minions, there were occasions when Mantis has risen up against his master, and was punished in the most severe way.

Here are his powers, abilities, and equipment:

  • New God Physiology: The beings of Apokolips call themselves gods and live in a realm called the Fourth World which is outside normal space and time. Their strength is due to their relative proximity to the Source, an energy which fuels the powers of the beings in Apokolips. The inhabitants of New Genesis are far more stronger, faster, smarter and are said to be immortal.
    • Vast Superhuman Strength: He is considered one of the strongest New Gods, being able to match with Superman and Infinity Man and also able to lift 100,000 tons, without any effort.
    • Superhuman Speed
    • Superhuman Reflexes
    • Superhuman Stamina
    • Superhuman Senses: As a New God, he has all senses expanded at superhuman levels.
    • Invulnerability: As a New God Mantis is resistant to most forms of energy physical attacks, being able to withstand hits from people like Infinity Man, Orion, Superman and even Lightray's powers.
    • Immortality: As a New God Mantis has an extended lifespan which allows him to exist indefinitely, he doesn't age, wither or degrade.
    • Immunity: New Gods have an advanced immune system, which allows him to survive on Apokolips environmental (which is full of diseases and toxins) and be immune to toxin and diseases from other planets.
    • Flight
  • Darkseid Manipulation
    • Energy Manipulation: After have its powers increased by Darkseid, Mantis became a sort of energy vampire able to absorb and releases unlimited amounts of energy, for various purposes.
    • Absorption: Mantis can absorb unlimited amounts of energy from any power source, as light, life force, heat, magic, powers and many others.
    • Projection: Mantis can project blast from any part of his body and control its direction, he can also use this ability to redirect energies against an opponent, it is stated that his powers are capable of harming intangible beings.
    • Energy Enhanced Strike: Mantis can charge his hands with energy, multiplying the strength of his blows.
    • Charging: Mantis can also channel their energies on the matter to overload it and thereby disrupt the molecular bonds, causing it to explode.
    • Sensing/Tracking: Mantis' energy powers enables him to sense and detect energy, enabling to sense an invisible opponent and even tracking a person through his energetic signature.
    • Anti-Matter Manipulation: Another power given by Darkseid is the ability to emit Anti-matter radiation from his hands to annihilate anything he comes in contact, sometimes it already proved to be able to use this power as blast.
    • Thermal Manipulation: Mantis is capable to generate heat and cold energies from his hand, exciting molecular agitation inducing intense heat to melt any material that could come into contact or intense cold to freeze and or imprison people in a thick ice cocoon.
    • Teleportation: Like Darkseid, Mantis is also able to create and open his own Boom Tubes to teleport himself and others, across inter-dimensional and short distances.

Equipment:

  • Fatherbox

 

Blue Marvel

Real Name: Adam Bernard Brashear

First Appearance: Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel Vol. 1 #1 (November, 2008)

Origin and backstory: Adam Brashear was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. From an early age it was realized that Adam was a child prodigy. Adam was a former fullback at Cornell University who graduated magna cum laude. Adam had Ph.D.s. in electrical engineering and theoretical physics.  Adam was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the US Marine Corps with two Silver Stars. While in the Marine Corps Adam met Conner Sims, the friend he would later know as Anti Man.  Adam later became the project lead on a scientific attempt to harness Anti Matter through the creation of a "Negative Reactor" which created a bridge between the Negative Zone and the positive matter universe itself. This reactor would then allow for an almost unlimited source of clean energy by allowing devices to tap the energy generated by a stable event horizon balanced between these positive and negative universes. Due to the unexpected explosion of the reactor, both Adam and Connor were subjected to mutagenic radiation generated by the then unstable event horizon. While Sims' body disassembled into energy, Brashear became a stable antimatter reactor and developed a set of superhuman abilities.  In 1962 Adam received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President John F. Kennedy on the day the President asked him to retire; it had been discovered by the public that he is an African American. As the Blue Marvel, Adam wore a full face helmet, but when it was damaged in a battle, Adam's identity was revealed. A massive controversy ensued as the America of 1962 was too racist to accept a black super man. The President reluctantly decided to ask Adam to step back. Torn between myriad considerations, the Blue Marvel conceded.  At some point, Adam studied a mysterious being called the Infinaut who made various attempts to manifest on Earth.  Adam came back for one final mission and defeated the herald of an alien armada bent on enslaving the Earth. After that fight, Adam left the Medal of Freedom in the Blue Area of the Moon, where he first met Uatu the Watcher. Adam's conversation with the Watcher was interrupted by the late arrival of the alien armada and Adam defeated them. The United States Government used this final mission to fake his death. The government later set up S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Marlene Frazier as Adam's monitor under the cover name Candace. Marlene eventually became Adam's lover, his wife and the mother of their three children. Adam later became a tenured professor of physics at the University of Maryland.  Years went by without Adam donning the cape and cowl again, he lived a normal life raising a family and working having earned a PhD in Theoretical Physics; Electrical Engineering Degree from Cornell, before the return of the Anti-Man. Though because of his bitter history with the government he refused to help. Things grew even worse when his wife revealed her part in the plot to keep him under wraps, and her job as a spy. She was formerly an undercover agent sent to watch Brashear. She explains why she reluctantly took the job of spying on him, and later, how she eventually fell in love with Adam, despite the prevailing racism and prejudice of the era. Brasher, feeling shocked and betrayed by his wife's revelation, once more retreats to the moon. Where, his solace is interrupted by the Watcher. The two have a conversation, in which the Watcher helped him remember why he had become a hero in the first place, though he vowed that he would never take the fall again.  During there talk The Watcher reminds them of the first time that they met. At that time (1960's) an alien invasion task force assembled over the moon with the Earth within its sights. Blue Marvel dispatches the armada with relative ease, saving the Earth. However, his victory is unrecognized for no one besides himself, the Watcher, and any possible surviving aliens know of it . Cut back to the present, Adam leaves to talk to Tony Stark aboard the Helicarrier. After Adam talks with the Mighty Avengers, he eventually decides to resume his Blue Marvel identity. Answering Tony Stark's call to defeat the re-emergent Anti-man.

Here are his powers, abilities, and skills:

  • Anti-Matter Energy Absorption Physiology: Theoretically, it seems to be the main source of Blue Marvel's power. This source of power is the energy released from anti-matter which derives from the dimension called the Negative Zone.[2] Anti-matter is the same as normal matter except that the sub-atomic particles are the opposite charge. Therefore, anti-matter and normal matter cannot coexist without exploding. CERN was the first to synthesize particles of anti-matter on Earth in 1995, keeping them in a magnetically charged vacuum to keep it from coming in contact with normal matter. Nuclear fission releases energy with 1.5% efficiency; anti-matter releases energy with 100% efficiency. One gram of anti-matter contains the same energy as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. One droplet could power New York City for a full day. Adam Brashear is the first human anti-matter generator and reactor. The experiment he gained his powers from renders his form unaffected from anti-matter. Blue Marvel was considered to be an Alpha Level Threat by Captain America (Sam Wilson) and Tony Stark.
    • Anti-Matter Stabilization: According to Blue Marvel himself, he is a stable "antimatter reactor", but from his broader explanation, what he appears to do is channel exotic particles generated by a stable event horizon, caused by the interaction of opposing positive matter and negative matter (Negative Zone) universes. Because Blue Marvel has retained his powers all this time, it would seem that either the specific generative reaction that granted him his powers, continues at an unseen or subatomic level in the facility where he first gained his powers, or exotic particles generated by the experiment somehow became quantum entangled with Blue Marvel. He is able to stabilize antimatter, where anti-matter and matter would normally annihilate each other upon physical contact; Blue Marvel can prevent such an occurrence for a variety of effects, ranging from matter-antimatter constructs to the cohabitation of matter and antimatter beings.
    • Anti-Matter Manipulation: Blue Marvel can absorb and generate vast amounts of anti-matter energy for various effects.
      • Concussion Beams: Blue Marvel can release beams of pure solidified antimatter that causes concussive damage. The effects of these beams rang from slight push, hard hit, knock-out, minor and major damage, shattering, and total annihilation of the target.
      • Concussive Force Bolts: Blue Marvel can release anti-matter energy from his hands as bolts of concussive force.
      • Stun Bolts: Blue Marvel can project low-energy of antimatter bolts that render human beings unconscious.
      • Optic Blast: Blue Marvel can project antimatter beams from his eyes, of various intensity.
      • Energy Constructs: Blue Marvel can turn antimatter into any item he's seen, can imagine, or has a good idea how it functions.
      • Energy Enhanced Punches: Blue Marvel can focus antimatter into his fists, which he can then use to shatter substances.
      • Energy Pulse: Blue Marvel can produce a surge of antimatter from his entire body, as a massive omnidirectional pulse of devastation power.
      • Energy Shields: Blue Marvel has been seen creating antimatter shields, around himself ad others.  The shields are strong enough to deflect and absorb charging attacks from King Hyperion.
    • Incalculable Superhuman Strength: Blue Marvel possesses vast levels of superhuman strength, and is stated to be in the same league as Sentry, Hulk, and Thor strength wise; Blue Marvel has the potential to be the most powerful hero on Earth. He was seen effortlessly lifting the 1960 era's American warship 'Enterprise' which weighs over 93,000 tons, but is capable of greater feats of strength, as shown when he easily moved a meteor "easily the size of Arkansas". Blue Marvel is capable of lifting far in excess of 100 tons easily, as shown when he's lifted a disabled battleship weighing 100,000 tons and flew it back to port for repair. The Watcher said that Blue Marvel could have "split the moon in two" with one blow. Prince Namor himself stated that after Blue Marvel's long hiatus, that only the Hulk and Thor have hit him as hard. Blue Marvel went toe to toe with Sentry, as well as with the rest of the Avengers; he knocked Sentry unconscious into orbit in a single blow, for several minutes. Sentry barely beat Blue Marvel, requiring the distraction of a prolonged and exhausting fight with The Avengers including Wonder Man, Ms. Marvel, Ares and Iron Man to deliver a solid blow.  When he and the Ultimates confronted their Earth-1610 counterparts he was able to defeat their Hulk with just one punch.  The uppermost limits of Blue Marvel's strength is unknown, but it equals or exceeds the likes of a enraged Hulk, Sentry and others.
    • Nigh-Invulnerability: Blue Marvel possess nigh-invulnerability similar to Sentry, and has no physical weaknesses; he can withstand: tremendous impact forces, high-caliber bullets, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury. When swimming to his base in the Mariana Trench (deepest part of ocean), he remains unaffected by the Ocean's pressure. Blue Marvel has also withstood a nuclear detonation at ground zero, without any apparent physical trauma whatsoever.  
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his nigh invulnerability, it is possible to injure Blue Marvel. If injured, his body is capable of quickly repairing damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than the normal human body.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Blue Marvel reflexes are superior to those of the finest human athletes. He's capable of catching bullets and dodging projectiles.
    • Superhuman Agility:  Blue Marvel's natural balance, agility, and body coordination are enhanced to levels that are far beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Blue Marvel's enhanced musculature is far more efficient than that of a humans. His muscles produces very no fatigue toxins, thereby granting limitless stamina.
    • Self-Sustenance: Blue Marvel can survive in harsh environments without air, food, or water. He's also able to survive in the deepest parts of the ocean and unaided in space.
    • Superhuman Speed: Blue Marvel is capable of thinking, moving, and reacting vastly faster than any normal human being. He's shown to be fast enough to keep up with Sentry, which means he can move and think thousands of times faster than an average human.
    • Flight: Blue Marvel flies by manipulation of gravitons, manipulation of magnetic fields, control of his absolute molecular movement, and utilizing his superhuman speed. He can fly far beyond supersonic speeds, reach speeds of at least escape velocity (7 miles per second), and has been seen flying into space unaided under his own power. He's also been seen traveling to the moon in less than 20 minutes, flying at a casual speed. This would indicate that he is at LEAST capable of flying at 675,000 mph (187miles per second).
    • Superhuman Senses: Blue Marvel possesses sensory abilities that exceed far above normal human capabilities.
      • Enhanced Vision: Blue Marvel can see down to the quark level.
      • Enhanced Sense of Smell
      • Enhanced Sense of Taste
      • Enhanced Hearing
      • Enhanced Sense of Touch
      • Enhanced Mental Perception/Hyper-Cosmic Awareness: Blue Marvel possesses the ability to sense & comprehend things on levels that far exceed human capabilities. He can perceive different sensory spectra beyond the regular norm. Superior Spider-Man once likened him to being his own Electron Microscope, enabling him to see into Spectrum's damaged energy form in order to repair what Proxima had done. Later he would expand his consciousness further through one of his inventions to find out about the imprisonment of conceptual existence.
    • Longevity: Blue Marvel ages at a vastly slower rate than normal humans. Because of this, his life-span is greatly expanded and he remains at his physical prime.
    • Energy Manipulation: Blue Marvel was able to re-arrange the photons inside Spectrum's, to stop the anti-photons from destroying her body, thus making her stronger and more powerful. Afterwards, she was strong enough to take down a tiny shadow of Shuma Gorath.
    • Molecular Manipulation: Blue Marvel is able to affect matter at a molecular level with a great degree of precision and control. He displayed this ability, when he not only healed Monica Rambeau, but further boosted her electromagnetic abilities. It is not known if this power is limited to electromagnetic particles only, or if Blue Marvel is able to affect all matter, allowing him to alter an object's molecular composition or transmute elements.
    • Light Generation: Blue Marvel has exhibited the ability literally "create his own light". He can control its direction, intensity, and duration.
    • Skilled Athlete: Adam is a highly talented Football Player, and former Fullback at Cornell University.
    • Trained Combatant: Adam has been trained by the US Marines in armed and unarmed combat at Montford Point. He was able to directly engage Iron man, Ares, Wonder Man and Ms. Marvel in combat at the same time, and casually overpower them.
    • Super-Genius Intelligence: Adam has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, where he graduated Magna cum laude. Adam is a genius in the field of Theoretical Physics, and has made extraordinary strides in the study of antimatter; Spider-Man is familiar with Adams work, and is impressed. Adam is also a Physics Professor at the University of Maryland. He's capable of creating complex battle plans on the fly with teams he’s never worked with, and also creates portal technology on his own for fun.  According to Reed Richards, Adam's intellect matches that of Doctor Doom. 

Battle Breakdown: Man oh man, do I have a good one for you today.  IMO, it is going to come down to not one's energy and physical limitations, but also, the one who comes down with a better strategy to win.

Who do you guys think takes this, Mantis or Blue Marvel?  I hope you guys enjoy this one and I'll see you guys next time.  PEACE!!!

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41 minutes ago, musicboy said:

Definitely Mantis.

For a moment there, I thought Mantis was a marvel character, because he kinda looks like, and strangely reminds me, of that tall dude Galactus.

 

Anyway, good Fantasy Fights bro. This one had me thinking hard.:biggrin:

So that's two for Mantis and one for Blue Marvel.  Interesting.

Anyways, glad you enjoyed it.

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Hello True Believers,

Do I have a good one for you today?  

Today, I am going to matchup two powerhouse character that could potentially shake the ground beneath them.

I give you:

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Solomon Grundy                                            VS.                                   Red Hulk   

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

 

Solomon Grundy

Real Name: Cyrus Gold

First Appearance: All-American Comics Vol. 1 #61 (October, 1944)

Origin and backstory: Cyrus Gold was born some time around the early 19th century. In the year 1895, he had carried on an affair with a local prostitute from Gotham City named Rachel Rykel. According to Rykel, she was pregnant with Gold's child, and sought to extort money from him for her silence. Cyrus met with her for a secret negotiation at Slaughter Swamp, several miles outside of Gotham. When Gold refused to yield to blackmail, Rachel's pimp, Jem, dashed Cyrus across the back of the head with a shovel. They buried Gold in the swamp, content that no one would ever come looking for him. Over the span of fifty years, Gold’s body interacted with the detritus and sour vegetation of the swamp. Through an as of yet unknown process, Cyrus Gold's corpse transformed into a rotting, vegetative undead monstrosity that the world would soon come to know as Solomon Grundy.  In 1944, Cyrus Gold's corpse was reanimated as a huge shambling figure with almost no memory of its past life. Gold murdered two escaped criminals who were hiding out in the marsh and stole their clothes. He showed up in a hobo camp and, when asked about his name, one of the few things he could recall was that he was "born on a Monday". One of the men at the camp mentioned the nursery rhyme character Solomon Grundy, and Gold adopted the moniker.  Strong, vicious, and nearly mindless, Solomon Grundy fell into a life of crime — or, perhaps returned to one according to his scattered residual memories — attracting the attention of the Green Lantern, Alan Scott. Grundy proved to be a difficult opponent, unkillable (since he was already dead) and with an inherent resistance to Scott's powers (which could not affect wood, a substance of which Grundy's reassembled body was now largely composed). Their first fight ended when Grundy was hurled under a train. The second battle with Grundy involved Green Lantern and his fellow members of the Justice Society of America tracking him across the country, depositing Grundy on the moon once he was defeated. A subsequent battle between the two ended up with Lantern burying Grundy in 1947.

Solomon Grundy would then continue to a major threat in the DC Universe for many years.  He even helped form the infamous Legion of Doom.

Here are his powers, abilities, and skills:

  • Zombie Physiology
    • Energy Transference: Grundy has also proven to be able to absorb certain forms of energy and manipulate them at will. This ability has always been subconscious to the point of being accidental, though, but it would suggest that Grundy is even more powerful than he has the intelligence to realize.
    • Mystical Invulnerability: The weird elemental energy that imbues his form with pseudo-life makes him virtually indestructible - he is impervious to bullets, fire, and extreme cold, and can survive indefinitely without food, water, or oxygen. The only thing that has ever been able to hurt him, was the Mist's special toxins, developed to take out Grundy's plant tissue body.
    • Regeneration: Grundy also has a healing factor
    • Superhuman Stamina: Grundy can perform physically strenuous tasks for an indeterminate period of time before tiring.
    • Resurrection: Even when he is destroyed, he has always been reborn sooner or later. The soul of Cyrus Gold enjoys his pseudo-life through Grundy, even though Gold's whole personality is never present in Grundy's "life". Grundy's personality differs from incarnation to incarnation, but he seems to retain some memories of his experiences from one time to the next. 
    • Vast Superhuman Strength: Solomon Grundy possesses tremendous strength and stamina, the level of which varies with his different incarnations. Sometimes he can be held by a group of normal humans, on other occasions, even Superman has not been able to defeat him.

 

Red Hulk

Real Name: General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #1 (March, 1962); Hulk Vol. 2 #1 (March, 2008) as Red Hulk

Origin: Ross' daughter Betty was later killed by Abomination, and the Hulk was exiled off of Earth by a group of superheroes. The grief of his daughter's death, along with lacking a purpose now that there was no Hulk on Earth to fight, led Thaddeus to spiral into alcoholism and depression. On the night that Captain America was assassinated, Ross was watching the events on a television in a bar when suddenly all of the patrons in the bar except for Ross were launched into a trance, and Ross was approached by the villains M.O.D.O.K and the Leader. The two interlopers told Ross that Hulk would return to Earth sometime soon and seek vengeance on those who had exiled him. Using revenge upon the Hulk and a promise that they would bring his daughter back to life as leverage, the two villains eventually convinced Ross to help them with their plans. Thus, when Hulk eventually did return and initiated the event "World War Hulk," Ross helped fight in the battle against Hulk while communicating with his new allies. With the help of M.O.D.O.K., the Leader, and a previous friend of the Hulk's named Doc Samson, the quartet used satellites to siphon energy from the Hulk and even recover Bruce Banner's body in the aftermath of the battle using Life-Model Decoys posing as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Transporting Banner's body away to a secret base, Ross' three allies used the body and the energy they had siphoned from the Hulk to turn Ross into the monstrous Red Hulk—a red-skinned beast with similar size and strength to that of the regular Hulk, but with the ability for Ross to consciously transform between his human form and Red Hulk at any time he chose.  

Here are his powers, abilities, and skills:

  • Transformation:  Red Hulk will not transform between forms without consciously willing it. For example when he was knocked out by Hulk, A-Bomb, and Thor, he did not revert for hours even though he was unconscious. Though he has sometimes changed back when asleep.
    • Vast Superhuman Strength: Red Hulk possesses vast superhuman strength. He can augment it by absorbing radiation.  Red Hulk has performed some extraordinary feats of strength which include over-powering and killing the Abomination with relative ease, defeating an Odinforce-powered Thor in a one-on-one fight (though it should be noted that Thor was unprepared for him as he defeated Ross immediately after returning to Earth and later in a subsequent fight when the Red Hulk sought his aid and did not fight in earnest), punching out the Watcher, and killing an Elder of the Universe. In a fight with the original Hulk, the narration describes the Red Hulk striking with the force of a nuclear explosion.  
    • Superhuman Leaping: Red Hulk's overdeveloped legs allows him to jump over vast distances. In his fight with Thor he was able to leap past the Earth's atmosphere, requiring Mjolnir only to cover the rest of the distance to the moon and then leapt from the moon back to Earth unaided.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Red Hulk possesses a Healing Factor similar to that of the Green Hulk, although it's noticeably less powerful, as it took a considerable period of time to just restore his sight after Wolverine slashed his eyes. 
      • Retarded Aging: Red Hulk does not age because of his healing factor that regenerates his cells and that he is powered by gamma and cosmic energy, but when he was Ross he still aged.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Red Hulk's stamina is nigh-limitless and can constantly fight, run and perform physical activities without any tire.
    • Superhuman Durability/Nigh-Invulnerability: Red Hulk has an incredibly durable body, and has physically been able to withstand a direct blow to the face with Thor's hammer Mjölnir, only to laugh it off with only an "X" caved into his face. He has also taken on multiple super-humans at one time, effectively shaking them off and decisively beating them multiple times. Though Powerhouses Such as Hulk, Thor, Angrir and Iron-man still damage him, and in time it may result in a KO.  His skin and muscle, being as thick and dense as it is, allows for Rulk to survive deep sea depth equal to those seen in the Marianas Trench with no ill physical effects outside of the need for oxygen. He can also withstand direct contact with molten lava and can operate in a fiery environment with little worry of external damage. His body is tough enough to survive the conditions of space itself, at one point not only jumping to the moon while dragging Thor behind him, but also leaping back to Earth and surviving unscathed a deep crater-forming impact.  However, unlike the other Hulk, the Red Hulk in particular has a weakness to sharp objects. Characters such as Wolverine and Punisher managed to pierce the Red Hulk's hide.
    • Superhuman Speed: Red Hulk can move at superhuman speeds as well. Once he moved too fast for an unprepared Iron Man to react.  
    • Gamma Radiation Emission: Red Hulk constantly gives off gamma radiation. The rate of emission is increased the angrier he gets. This radiation sometimes burns what even Ross touches, and at high levels, makes Ross appear to be on fire. If Ross emits too much radiation, he overheats and can explode in immense levels, which could be dangerous for his opponents.
    • Energy Absorption: Red Hulk is capable of absorbing energy.  He said in his confrontation against the Hulk and his Defenders that he absorbs energy, mostly gamma, but that he has a real taste for cosmic power. He has also absorbed (and taken for himself) the Silver Surfer's power cosmic, leaving him powerless on the ground while Red Hulk flew away on his board.
    • Formidable hand-to-hand combatant, skilled military tactician.

Battle Breakdown: Man oh man, we got an interest fight folks.  We have two Hulk-like characters going at it.  To me, this is a toss up.  Solomon Grundy is incredibly powerful, but, his raw power varies from incarnation to incarnation.  Red Hulk is also incredibly powerful, but, not quite as powerful as the original Hulk.

So as always, I'll leave it up to you guys.  Is it Solomon Grundy or Red Hulk?  I hope you guys enjoy this fight and I'll see ya'll later.  PEACE!!!                                   

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4 hours ago, MDCFAN101 said:

Hello True Believers,

Do I have a good one for you today?  

Today, I am going to matchup two powerhouse character that could potentially shake the ground beneath them.

I give you:

234227021_SolomonGrundy.jpg.7f12ceaed9585e4164f69c0a16572b33.jpg                                                                   609138668_RedHulk(ThaddeusRoss).jpg.a995b1b8a6b542b8f2fc37bff3d33251.jpg

Solomon Grundy                                            VS.                                   Red Hulk   

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

 

Solomon Grundy

Real Name: Cyrus Gold

First Appearance: All-American Comics Vol. 1 #61 (October, 1944)

Origin and backstory: Cyrus Gold was born some time around the early 19th century. In the year 1895, he had carried on an affair with a local prostitute from Gotham City named Rachel Rykel. According to Rykel, she was pregnant with Gold's child, and sought to extort money from him for her silence. Cyrus met with her for a secret negotiation at Slaughter Swamp, several miles outside of Gotham. When Gold refused to yield to blackmail, Rachel's pimp, Jem, dashed Cyrus across the back of the head with a shovel. They buried Gold in the swamp, content that no one would ever come looking for him. Over the span of fifty years, Gold’s body interacted with the detritus and sour vegetation of the swamp. Through an as of yet unknown process, Cyrus Gold's corpse transformed into a rotting, vegetative undead monstrosity that the world would soon come to know as Solomon Grundy.  In 1944, Cyrus Gold's corpse was reanimated as a huge shambling figure with almost no memory of its past life. Gold murdered two escaped criminals who were hiding out in the marsh and stole their clothes. He showed up in a hobo camp and, when asked about his name, one of the few things he could recall was that he was "born on a Monday". One of the men at the camp mentioned the nursery rhyme character Solomon Grundy, and Gold adopted the moniker.  Strong, vicious, and nearly mindless, Solomon Grundy fell into a life of crime — or, perhaps returned to one according to his scattered residual memories — attracting the attention of the Green Lantern, Alan Scott. Grundy proved to be a difficult opponent, unkillable (since he was already dead) and with an inherent resistance to Scott's powers (which could not affect wood, a substance of which Grundy's reassembled body was now largely composed). Their first fight ended when Grundy was hurled under a train. The second battle with Grundy involved Green Lantern and his fellow members of the Justice Society of America tracking him across the country, depositing Grundy on the moon once he was defeated. A subsequent battle between the two ended up with Lantern burying Grundy in 1947.

Solomon Grundy would then continue to a major threat in the DC Universe for many years.  He even helped form the infamous Legion of Doom.

Here are his powers, abilities, and skills:

  • Zombie Physiology
    • Energy Transference: Grundy has also proven to be able to absorb certain forms of energy and manipulate them at will. This ability has always been subconscious to the point of being accidental, though, but it would suggest that Grundy is even more powerful than he has the intelligence to realize.
    • Mystical Invulnerability: The weird elemental energy that imbues his form with pseudo-life makes him virtually indestructible - he is impervious to bullets, fire, and extreme cold, and can survive indefinitely without food, water, or oxygen. The only thing that has ever been able to hurt him, was the Mist's special toxins, developed to take out Grundy's plant tissue body.
    • Regeneration: Grundy also has a healing factor
    • Superhuman Stamina: Grundy can perform physically strenuous tasks for an indeterminate period of time before tiring.
    • Resurrection: Even when he is destroyed, he has always been reborn sooner or later. The soul of Cyrus Gold enjoys his pseudo-life through Grundy, even though Gold's whole personality is never present in Grundy's "life". Grundy's personality differs from incarnation to incarnation, but he seems to retain some memories of his experiences from one time to the next. 
    • Vast Superhuman Strength: Solomon Grundy possesses tremendous strength and stamina, the level of which varies with his different incarnations. Sometimes he can be held by a group of normal humans, on other occasions, even Superman has not been able to defeat him.

 

Red Hulk

Real Name: General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #1 (March, 1962); Hulk Vol. 2 #1 (March, 2008) as Red Hulk

Origin: Ross' daughter Betty was later killed by Abomination, and the Hulk was exiled off of Earth by a group of superheroes. The grief of his daughter's death, along with lacking a purpose now that there was no Hulk on Earth to fight, led Thaddeus to spiral into alcoholism and depression. On the night that Captain America was assassinated, Ross was watching the events on a television in a bar when suddenly all of the patrons in the bar except for Ross were launched into a trance, and Ross was approached by the villains M.O.D.O.K and the Leader. The two interlopers told Ross that Hulk would return to Earth sometime soon and seek vengeance on those who had exiled him. Using revenge upon the Hulk and a promise that they would bring his daughter back to life as leverage, the two villains eventually convinced Ross to help them with their plans. Thus, when Hulk eventually did return and initiated the event "World War Hulk," Ross helped fight in the battle against Hulk while communicating with his new allies. With the help of M.O.D.O.K., the Leader, and a previous friend of the Hulk's named Doc Samson, the quartet used satellites to siphon energy from the Hulk and even recover Bruce Banner's body in the aftermath of the battle using Life-Model Decoys posing as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Transporting Banner's body away to a secret base, Ross' three allies used the body and the energy they had siphoned from the Hulk to turn Ross into the monstrous Red Hulk—a red-skinned beast with similar size and strength to that of the regular Hulk, but with the ability for Ross to consciously transform between his human form and Red Hulk at any time he chose.  

Here are his powers, abilities, and skills:

  • Transformation:  Red Hulk will not transform between forms without consciously willing it. For example when he was knocked out by Hulk, A-Bomb, and Thor, he did not revert for hours even though he was unconscious. Though he has sometimes changed back when asleep.
    • Vast Superhuman Strength: Red Hulk possesses vast superhuman strength. He can augment it by absorbing radiation.  Red Hulk has performed some extraordinary feats of strength which include over-powering and killing the Abomination with relative ease, defeating an Odinforce-powered Thor in a one-on-one fight (though it should be noted that Thor was unprepared for him as he defeated Ross immediately after returning to Earth and later in a subsequent fight when the Red Hulk sought his aid and did not fight in earnest), punching out the Watcher, and killing an Elder of the Universe. In a fight with the original Hulk, the narration describes the Red Hulk striking with the force of a nuclear explosion.  
    • Superhuman Leaping: Red Hulk's overdeveloped legs allows him to jump over vast distances. In his fight with Thor he was able to leap past the Earth's atmosphere, requiring Mjolnir only to cover the rest of the distance to the moon and then leapt from the moon back to Earth unaided.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Red Hulk possesses a Healing Factor similar to that of the Green Hulk, although it's noticeably less powerful, as it took a considerable period of time to just restore his sight after Wolverine slashed his eyes. 
      • Retarded Aging: Red Hulk does not age because of his healing factor that regenerates his cells and that he is powered by gamma and cosmic energy, but when he was Ross he still aged.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Red Hulk's stamina is nigh-limitless and can constantly fight, run and perform physical activities without any tire.
    • Superhuman Durability/Nigh-Invulnerability: Red Hulk has an incredibly durable body, and has physically been able to withstand a direct blow to the face with Thor's hammer Mjölnir, only to laugh it off with only an "X" caved into his face. He has also taken on multiple super-humans at one time, effectively shaking them off and decisively beating them multiple times. Though Powerhouses Such as Hulk, Thor, Angrir and Iron-man still damage him, and in time it may result in a KO.  His skin and muscle, being as thick and dense as it is, allows for Rulk to survive deep sea depth equal to those seen in the Marianas Trench with no ill physical effects outside of the need for oxygen. He can also withstand direct contact with molten lava and can operate in a fiery environment with little worry of external damage. His body is tough enough to survive the conditions of space itself, at one point not only jumping to the moon while dragging Thor behind him, but also leaping back to Earth and surviving unscathed a deep crater-forming impact.  However, unlike the other Hulk, the Red Hulk in particular has a weakness to sharp objects. Characters such as Wolverine and Punisher managed to pierce the Red Hulk's hide.
    • Superhuman Speed: Red Hulk can move at superhuman speeds as well. Once he moved too fast for an unprepared Iron Man to react.  
    • Gamma Radiation Emission: Red Hulk constantly gives off gamma radiation. The rate of emission is increased the angrier he gets. This radiation sometimes burns what even Ross touches, and at high levels, makes Ross appear to be on fire. If Ross emits too much radiation, he overheats and can explode in immense levels, which could be dangerous for his opponents.
    • Energy Absorption: Red Hulk is capable of absorbing energy.  He said in his confrontation against the Hulk and his Defenders that he absorbs energy, mostly gamma, but that he has a real taste for cosmic power. He has also absorbed (and taken for himself) the Silver Surfer's power cosmic, leaving him powerless on the ground while Red Hulk flew away on his board.
    • Formidable hand-to-hand combatant, skilled military tactician.

Battle Breakdown: Man oh man, we got an interest fight folks.  We have two Hulk-like characters going at it.  To me, this is a toss up.  Solomon Grundy is incredibly powerful, but, his raw power varies from incarnation to incarnation.  Red Hulk is also incredibly powerful, but, not quite as powerful as the original Hulk.

So as always, I'll leave it up to you guys.  Is it Solomon Grundy or Red Hulk?  I hope you guys enjoy this fight and I'll see ya'll later.  PEACE!!!                                   

I pick Red Hulk. I think him being a military tactician would give him a slight edge.

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2 minutes ago, GuessWhat said:

I pick Red Hulk. I think him being a military tactician would give him a slight edge.

Awesome.  However, as I said earlier, it also depends on the incarnation of Solomon Grundy.  There have some incarnations of Grundy that are either just as strong if not possibly stronger than Superman.

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