Thursday, June 04, 2015

So, Who Would Win?: The Punisher VS. Deathstroke


In wondering who to select for this week's edition of So, Who Would Win?, I first thought about having The Puisher face off against DC Comics' Vigilante. Remember him? He was an anti-hero character first introduced into the New Teen Titans in the 80's named Adrian Chase. He was a lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Kind of like a Daredevil who actively kills criminals.

As good a match-up as they maybe, I decided instead to save that one for another feature, and have them team-up instead. Makes more sense to me, especially since they have similar origins in that both their familes were killed by mobsters. And I figure Mr. Chase wouldn't be as worthy an opponent for Frank as the guy I chose instead. After all, realistically why would they fight, when it'd make more sense them to be on the same side.

So, I chose this guy instead.

Yep, Slade wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke The Terminator.

We all know the deal with this guy. He's a ruthless killer for hire, with his own twisted moral code that he lives by. Sometimes the almighty dollar doesn't totally motivate him, as we've seen when he attacked the Teen Titans when he thought they were responsible for the death of his son.

But it usually is.

He may not have super-powers in the standard way, but he does have enhanced skills and abilities in spades. Think of him  like how co-creator Marv Wolfman once described him, as "The evil version of Captain America". 
He's got enhanced strength(but not super, super-strength) lighting-fast reflexes, agility, and a form of a healing factor. Combine that with his years and years of military combat experience, and you'll see why this fight will be fun to watch play out on so many levels.

The Punisher, for lack of a better term, is pretty much Marvel's version of Batman, in that as been previously shown in an ass-load of comics, when given the time to plan, he can pretty much beat anybody.
He's no slouch in the multiple years of military combat experience either, since he served 3 tours in Vietnam as a Marine in the army.

Like Slade, he's skilled in various forms of martial arts and hand-to-hand combat and weapon training.
Seriously, these two could just as easily bond over their huge gun collection as they could fight it out in the streets or wherever.

And to add to the uncertainty of the whole thing, consider this; both of them have taken out their respective premier super-hero teams, with the Punisher having taken out the Avengers before, while Slade took out the Justice League.

So the question then becomes, can Frank survive a fight with a guy who's just as skilled and ruthless as him, but quicker, stronger, and more powerful?

Let's what I'd like to know, as I'm sure you all have probably considered a few times yourselves.


The Punisher



Who Would Win and Why?
Tell me who you think survives this one.

Here's hoping you guys and gals have a good weekend,
peace and chicken grease bitches......


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

good match up, The Punisher is one of those bad asses who despite not having any powers has been able to take down super powered opponents. he's just tough and brilliant and resourceful tactician. but Deathstroke being able to use 90% of his brain is an advantage I think that would give him the edge. but it would be one helluva fight though.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

by the way what did you mean by tattoos when it came to Leto? i'm drawing a blank on that one.

Dale Bagwell said...

Slade does have the edge in supehuman abilities, and probably speed and agility.
I guess it comes down to whether or not it'd be a planned fight, or a spur of the moment,one on one fight.
Could really go either way depending on who writes it.

The first pic leaked of Leto's Joker, had him covered in weird tattoos. And evn Harley's sporting a small on on her cheek.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

yeah ya see I had no idea about that. just not really following any news about the SS movie.

Dan W said...

I can't help but feel sorry for Deathstroke since that scientist dude came out and proved the whole concept that we only use 10% of our brains is untrue. He really hit one of DC's best villains in the balls harder than Clark ever could.

I vote Frank. I love Slade and think he can out scheme Castle, and is better across a wider variety of weapons, but Frank just doesn't give up and he's got nothing to lose. Slade is a good man who snapped and swore revenge. Castle is a good man who died and punishment took over. Revenge takes willpower, punishment comes easy.

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