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Thursday, December 08, 2016

So, Who Would Win?: The X-Men (Blue Team) VS. Cyberforce

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Welcome to another edition of So, Who Would Win?, where each week, I pit a team or individual against another, be it from the same comic company that spawned them or a different one altogether to see who would be the ultimate survivor of the two.

This week I'm pitting two teams against each other; one is the ever-popular (despite Marvel/Disney's recent efforts) Uncanny X-Men, and the other is an homage/pastiche of them, Marc Silvestri's Cyberforce.

Now since there's an over abundance of X-Men to choose from, this time around I'm going with the 90's classic Blue Team of X-Men that formed back in 1991.

Here's that classic roster:

-Cyclops (Leader)
-Wolverine
-Rogue 
-Gambit
-Jubilee
-Psylocke
-The Beast


Annnnd, here's the classic roster for Cyberforce:

-Heatwave (Leader)
-Ripclaw
-Impact
-Ballistic
-Velocity
-Cyblade
-Stryker

Now at first glance it's really easy to mistakenly lump them all together and ask what's the difference between the two teams visually?
 That's because this was definitely Silvestri's intentional design to mimic the look and roster of the X-Men right down to having an angry, but honorable guy with claws.

And Silvestri wasn't the only one, as Jim Lee did the exact same thing with his WildC.A.T.S. also being copies of the X-Men.

Both have failed to match the popularity of the team they both copied in the long run.

So, back to the stats.
Both teams match up pretty well in terms of member number and powers.
I'm sure you know what the X-Men's individual powers are, but here's a brief reminder:

-Cyclops: Solar-powered optic blasts
-Wolverine: Healing factor with unbreakable skeleton and claws.
-Rogue: Absorption of a person's powers, personality, life-force
-Gambit: Can charge objects with explosive energy
-Psylocke: Telepath and telekinetic
-Jubilee: Projects pyrotechnic blasts like fireworks
-The Beast: Enhanced speed, strength, durability, agility, and is super-intelligent.

And here's Cyberforce's:

-Heatwave: Absorbs and projects Solar-powered heat blasts, flight
-Ripclaw:  Metal claws, enhanced speed and agility
-Impact:   Metal body with enhanced strength
-Ballistic: Enhanced speed and targeting ability
-Cyblade: Controls and manipulates electromagnetic energy
-Velocity: Enhanced Speed and metabolism
-Stryker:  Enhanced strength, durability, possesses three arms with enhanced targeting abilities.

So now you know all  the players and their respective powers.
What happens next?

Well I imagine, as with most team battles, they meet up, and then split off, with individuals fighting individuals in a one-on-one fight.

Here's how I see them matching up:

-Cyclops VS. Heatwave
-Wolverine VS. Ripclaw
-Rogue VS. Impact
-Gambit VS. Ballistic
-Jubilee VS. Velocity
-Psylocke VS. Cyblade
-The Beast VS. Stryker

So,


The X-Men (Blue Team)










VS.

Cyberforce











Who Wins and Why?
Let me know who you think's the last team standing after this in the comments' section below.


Have a good week folks....





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