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Superhero Showdown 2020 - Battle #3 Phoenix vs Starhawk

MoonKnight1
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 1:17:23 PM
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ROUND 3


Howie won the Second Round - Black Cat vs Squirrel Girl and we are now tied 1-1

ALL-NEW SUPERHERO SHOWDOWN!!!

For those of you who have not played before have no fear, it's easy. For those of you that have participated in SHS (I know there are still a few of you!) this is going to be a little different than before. The reason for that is because, well - things are different than they were before.

I'm hoping that this will be fun, entertaining and a nice distraction. Dancing

Here's what is happening:

I (MoonKnight1) and Comic Clint have each chosen a set of comic book characters that have Animal themed names. You can find details here: Superhero Showdown 2020! The Draft

This is a Best of 5 tournament so first Manager with 3 wins earns the victory. Each Round we will present to you our Fighters and the Arena they will meet in. Both Clint and I will put forth our rationales about why we think our Fighter(s) will win and then argue/counter argue our points until the contest ends. We encourage ALL of you to take part in this discussion throughout the duration of the thread. If you think Character A will win against Character B then tell us why you think that.

If you are persuaded to change your mind because of either Clint's or my rationales then tell us that as well!

The Battle Phase will last until Friday afternoon (4PM EST) after which we will enter the Voting Phase. During the Voting Phase we ask all of you to cast your ballot for the Fighter that you think would win based on the discussions in the Battle Phase. If you can't decide on a victor you can always choose Draw. We have selected enough characters that it leaves room for Overtime matches if need be. Arguments/Rationales are encouraged during this part as well.

Here is a link to the Arenas Our good friend Pottersan is choosing the Arenas for us and also providing dialogue for framing sequences. Daydreaming

We also have Wild Cards available. Devil Clown

I hope everyone has fun with this. We love to hear your thoughts on the match-ups. Try to be unbiased when you vote (i.e. I'm a Marvel guy so I'm voting Marvel), if you are unfamiliar with a character then click on the links I will be providing and don't be afraid to change your first opinion. If you think that one character would obviously win and then either Clint or I have a compelling argument otherwise then let us know!

This is designed to be an interactive experience and hey, what else do you have to do right now? Laughing

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MoonKnight1
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 1:30:06 PM
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Phoenix - Marvel


VS


Starhawk - Marvel


on


Cybertron
This world is almost entirely metallic with gleaming plains, spiraling mountains and seemingly bottomless chasms all covered with technological wonders. The time is after the Autobots and Decepticons have left for Earth leaving only scattered remnants behind.

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MoonKnight1
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:58:42 PM
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I am The One Who Knows!

This Phoenix is known to me as are all who have been infected by the parasitic Phoenix Force. Throughout my lifetime I have encountered many who have been possessed by it.


I have lived my lifetime over and over countless times and am well aware of this malignant entity. This particular battle has been fought many times over and I have emerged triumphant more often that not. Just like the Phoenix, I live, perish and am reborn again. Unlike the Phoenix, I retain my memories of past encounters and can change events in each ensuing encounter. Each time I relive my life cycle I learn and adapt thereby countering my opponents assaults before they even know they are attempting them.

Marvel Database wrote:
Stakar...has extensive knowledge of various civilizations throughout the Milky Way Galaxy.

Indeed. The planet Cybertron is in my sphere of knowledge. I have visited it many times during my millennia of existence. It's cavernous rooms and serpentine passageways suit my purposes well for the past?present?future? battle that is now or soon will be occurring.

The terrestrial Phoenix, Jean Grey, is desperately availing to rid herself of the psionic manifestation of destruction and mayhem. This is Known to us.


I will use this knowledge to my advantage to end this battle decisively.

My speed is superior as I am capable of moving at light speed if needed. I can detect a photon particle from millions of light years away. It is simplicity itself to track the energy of the Phoenix:
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Enhanced Senses: His natural senses, especially eyesight, are enhanced to a superhuman degree; in addition, his powers give him extrasensory sensitivity to energy patterns and fluctuations in his environment, and he can track energy trails across intergalactic distances
I use these abilities to defeat my opponent.

I slip silently and swiftly through the labyrinthian matrix of Cybertron, this metallic and sterile world of technological wonder. I use stealth to stalk Phoenix, and use my light constructs to confuse her divided psyche.

Like the villain Mastermind, I use subtle manipulation by showing images of her loved ones - Scott Summers, Logan, Rachel Summers (yet another Phoenix) in dire predicaments caused by her actions. Her psychic powers are strong but she is vulnerable to emotional stress. Jean Grey does not want the Phoenix to control her as evidenced by her second possession by this malevolence.

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Phoenix Resurrection

Desperately seeking to merge with Jean again, the Phoenix Force resurrected her and placed her inside a pocket reality inhabited by her colleagues and her loved ones, so to slowly prepare her for their reunion. Jean subconsciously saw through the Phoenix's farce, and caused psychic incidents back in the real world as cries for help. The X-Men investigated this phenomena and eventually located a gateway into this pocket universe in New Mexico. When the mutants arrived, the elderly Logan confronted Jean and managed to snap her out of the Phoenix's illusion and regain her true memories. Fully returned, Jean renounced the Phoenix once and for all, deciding to live life with the pain and loss that naturally comes with it instead of giving in to the Phoenix's temptations of a perfect life.


As easy as it would be to overpower the Phoenix by sheer use of force as my might easily exceeds that of this being I choose instead to deprive it of it's host. Once Jean Grey rejects the symbiotic manifestation then it is only a simple matter to contain it and end this contest.

As The One Who Knows I declare this battle ended. I have foreseen it and lived it and this is the only possible outcome.

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Sunday, June 07, 2020 2:51:41 AM
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Moon would have you believe that Jean is in control--- but she is not. Time and time again we see phoenix go absolutely nuclear and destroy everything in her wake. This is no exception. Sure Jean tries to hold it together for the first part of the fight, but as she continues she realizes that her only chance at survival against this beast is to let the force take control. she knows it will be a very tough battle to get herself back, but she is willing to take that chance... she must see Scott one last time, even if for but a moment. She must get back to the love of her life.
Once she lets the Force take over, the battle is short.
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