Thursday, March 24, 2016

So, Who Would Win?: Ghost Rider VS. Ghost Rider 2099


Welcome to another edition of So, Who Would Win? where I match up a mixed variety of heroes and villains, either solo or on teams,and force them to duke it to see who'd be the last man/team standing.

Today I'm continuing current 2099 theme I've been going with for the last two weeks, as I pit certain Marvel characters against their futuristic counterparts from the year 2099.

This week, it's the spirit of vengeance, Ghost Rider's turn, as he's pitted against his futuristic counterpart, Ghost Rider 2099.

In one corner you have the guy who started it all (Discounting the retconned existence of the western cowboy version) the spirit of vengeance, the Ghost Rider. He's been around for over 40 years (My God has it really been over 40 years!?)  taking the fight to mystical demons and devils no matter where and when, be it solo, or on a team, having gone through a few human hosts along the way, starting with the first and best known one, daredevil motorcyclist Johnny Blaze.

Here's a full list of his powers (as if you really needed to be reminded of 'em):

-Immense superhuman strength, stamina, agility, reflexes, endurance and durability
Enchanted hellfire chain, motorcycle and shotgun
Invulnerability to fire, heat, lava and flames
Penance Stare
Accelerated healing factor
Ability to project regular/ethereal flame and travel between interdimensional realms and along any surface

And then we get to Ghost Rider 2099; he's actually highly-sophisticated, top-notch badass robot.
That's right, this version isn't a demonic being possessing a human being, but rather the ghost of a dead hacker "possessing"/inhabiting the body of a robot.  Kenshiro "Zero" Cochrane was once an expert cyber-hacker who stole vital information from the wrong people, namely the D/Monix Corporation, and they hunted him down and killed him. Fortunately for him, Cochrane was able to upload/download himself into the world wide web, retaining his personality and said vital information. He was found by some mysterious artificial intelligences from a hidden zone in cyberspace (The Deep Web) called The Ghostworks who wanted him  to be their avatar/champion.
He agreed (for some reason) and downloaded his consciousness into a high class, ass-kicking robot body in order to get revenge.

So how does Ghost Rider's  2099 counterpart stack up?

Being made out of a reinforced carbon steel composite robotic body , he has a variety of powers and abilities to dish out his own particular brand of futuristic justice on the wicked.

Here they are:
 Superhuman strength, endurance and durability. Both hands were capable of transforming, the right hand into a ceramic graphite composite bladed chainsaw that blasted bursts of energy; and the left hand in to a polymimetic nanomer alloy claw, able to cut on a submolecular level. The robot also possessed a stealth system rendering Ghost Rider invisible to detection by both electronic systems and the naked eye; in addition, it possesses a "solidgram" camouflage system that could allow him to mimic the appearance of any individual (including Zero Cochrane), and create the illusion of his head being engulfed in flames. The robot also had optic lasers, and was capable of self-repairing.

Not bad.

So really the only main weaknesses I can see to exploit, is the fact that GR2099's a machine, and machines require a constant source of energy, or in GR2099's case, the body needs to be recharged so often. If GR can take advantage of that, as well as disrupt the signal that contains Cochrane's downloaded consciousness, than he's got it. Or not, we'll see.


Ghost Rider



Ghost Rider 2099

Who Wins and Why?
As always, I'm curious to see what you guys thinks is the last 'Rider standing.

Have a good one folks....


googum said...

Love me some GR 2099! This'd be a weird fight. Most of current Ghost Rider's crap like the penance stare or burning hellfire wouldn't work on 2099, since he's (probably) just a program. Likewise, I'm not sure what hurts regular flavor GR, since he's basically a flaming ghost in a biker jacket. It's like rock-paper-scissors, except they keep throwing katana and howitzer, and no one knows what they do.

Dale Bagwell said...

Considering they both have regenerative abilities, for me, it all comes down to the fact that GR2099 is a machine, and machines need to recharge every so often. Now supposedly and eventually, GR2009 solved this problem by using a fusion reactor to keep him recharged. But if GR can somehow get to that reactor and damage it, he'd have a really good chance of taking GR2099 out.

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