What's up people?
So I know I was supposed to go with a horror theme for most of my posts in honor of Halloween this month, and so far aside from yesterday's post, I've only really continued that theme with these So, Who Would Win? posts. I'll try and do better as we get closer to Halloween.
But for now, here's another true horror-themed edition of So, Who Would Win, pitting Dr. Strange against Damien Hellstrom, the Son of Satan.
Now usually in the past, these two have always been on the same side, teaming up to fight whatever bad guys or demons have caused them to get together, most notably during the original run of the Defenders.
And as far as that team goes, Damien was a pretty good fit for team that proudly called itself a non-team. As he definitely was for the short time he was on the team.
And since Strange vouched for Damien to be on the team, you'd figure they were friends right? Or at the least, friendly associates.
Well when I was reading the Hellstrom series from the early 90's, I came across these particular scenes from #2:
Wow. Now that was I'm sure, a bit of a shocker for longtime fans and readers, since we were all under the assumption that they were chummier than that.
In fact, in the very next issue, we're shown through a series of flashbacks, that when Damien gave up his demonic birthright and exorcised his hellish dark side, that he became very, very ill due to the separation. He got so sickly, that his then wife Patsy(Hellcat) called Dr. Strange to see if he could help him. He couldn't of course, but you get my point. This was a stunning revelation at the time.
Then we get this series of panels when Strange inquires about Patsy:
And there you go, that's the basis for today's fantasy fight.
We all know Dr. Strange's power levels, and how ridiculously high they since he is after THE sorcerer supreme of the MU, but what about Damien?
Exactly how powerful is he, and would it be a straight up slaughter like we're all led to believe? In other words, can and could Damien really hold his own against the good doctor in an out and out fight?
Here's a whole list of his powers and strength level according to his official entry @ Marvel.wiki.com:
So there you have it. Damien's no pushover by any means. Then if you factor in the possibility he ever goes full rogue and fully embraces his birthright, he could call on daddy on for a further power boost if need be.
Damien Hellstrom, Son of Satan
Who Wins, and Why?
I'm very curious to see who you think survives what would most certainly be one hell of an epic battle between two very strong occult forces.
On a related note, recently the two have been shown hanging out together, being friendly enough to team up and help the Avengers during Bendis' New Avengers run.
So I guess they're good then? Eh, who knows
That's me for this week. Have a good one people.....