Thursday, November 30, 2017

So, Who Would Win?: Onslaught VS. Dormammu


Oh God is it REALLY the last day of November already!?


Well at least I get end No Shave November/No Nut November with a bang as I present this week's edition of So, Who Would Win? with a battle of two of the most powerful Marvel villains in the MU, Onslaught and Dormammu.

Now I was inspired to pit these two together due to an admittedly silly impetus; I just so happen to have their respective Marvel Legends action figures versions standing next together on my overwhelmed toy shelf.

Yup, simple as that really.

But honestly, the idea appeals to me because of the vast power both of these characters have/have access to, so the prospect of them fighting it out for supremacy is too good to pass up.

Of course as just so happens, I'm not the only one to think about having these two fight since the comic website Comic Vine already conjured up this match earlier this year on their own.

That's cool, but I still go ahead with presenting it here too.
And hey if you want to check out it over there, here's a handy link to guide on your way:

Now I know there's a version or two out there of Onslaught, as well as the Red Skull version, but I'm just using the original version for the purpose of this fight.

Let's go to the stats to see how these two vastly powerful beings compare against one another.

AbilitiesPsychic omnipotence
Okay so that may not quite explain all of his powers, so here's a quick run-down/explanation:

"Onslaught is a psionic entity with superior physical and mental power; possessing the combined abilities of Professor XMagnetoFranklin Richards, and Nate Grey. At its prime, Onslaught is capable of telepathy, telekinesis, energy projection, sensing mutant presences, manipulating magnetic fields, and affecting reality itself. Onslaught can also enhance its physical size and strength.

Onslaught's true body was revealed to be a mass of pure, psionic energy that was immune to all forms of physical attacks."

So yeah, he's basically a god at the very peak of his powers/ultimate form.

AbilitiesMystic energy manipulation
Mastery of dark magic
Dimensional teleportation

Here's a further explanation of his power set:

"The character is an interdimensional entity composed of mystical energy that can be used to achieve almost any effect he desires, including: energy projection, matter manipulation, resizing, teleportation, possession; necromancy, bestowing of power, and creating demon lords. In certain instances Dormammu has been displayed approaching a universal, or even multiversal, scale of influence.
Dormammu is apparently stronger in the Dark Dimension, being empowered by the worship of his followers, and can draw upon its power. The character has been shown to have one significant weakness: being vulnerable in environments that cannot fuel his mystical Faltine flames"

I don't know about you guys, but shit, they seem pretty damn evenly-matched to me.

Now I'm sure I could create a reason why these two would ever cross paths and have beef with one another, but honestly, who would care? They're both highly egotistical fanatics with want to the rule not only the world and the universe, but probably the entire multiverse too.

It could just be a case of them each seeing the other as an obstacle to that goal, simple as that.





Who wins and why?

You know the deal, let me know who think is the last mad bastard left standing at the end of this in the comments' section.

Personally for me, this is a tough one to call, as both of them are redonkulously powerful, not to mention how much of a factor the environment could play in this. Like say if they were on the Astral Plane or the Heroes Reborn counter-Earth, then Onslaught may have an advantage, whereas if the fight were to take place in Dormammu's home world of the Dark Dimension, then HE'd have the considerable advantage.

If I had to make a gut decision, I'd have to go with probably Dormammu on this one, if only because if Onslaught's true form is nothing but powerful psionic energy, and Dormammu can easy manipulate all forms of energy, then it's stand to reason he'd win in the end.
But that's just my opinion. What's yours?

Alright kids, have a good one.
See you in December......

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sexual Harassment Panda must be working overtime these days

So if you haven't already heard the news, now former news anchor for NBC's the Today Show, Matt Lauer, has just been fired after allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace were made by a fellow co-worker was brought to NBC's attention.

Despite this being his 1st ever allegation of sexual misconduct in working there for over 20 years, the big wigs at NBC obviously felt there was enough evidence provided by the claimant to fire his ass.

Here's a link for the whole story if you're interested:

Ok, so here's my two cents on all this....
It appears that Matt Lauer is now the latest in a now long line of celebs, reporters, and anyone else currently active in the public eye to be accused of sexual harassment, which lead to their getting pink-slipped.

I gotta' say I was pretty surprised to see Lauer's name join this list, not as much as I was when I heard Charlie Rose got popped for the same thing, but still shocked nonetheless.
Now I'm not a big fan of his, and trust me I'm pretty sure he's a bit of an asshole and stuck up jerk in real life, but damn, Matt Lauer too!?  I mean I guess this former co-worker had a legit claim since he was fired, but considering this was his first complaint in over 20 years, and NBC's not standing with him, means this shit has to be legit right?

Goddamn, who else is next!?

My thing is this: Why now? Why is it now all of a sudden being the "it" thing to do?
The short answer seems to be this is the kind of world we live in now, at this moment in history. 

Today's society/culture seems to have evolved to this point where everything's super PC, where you have to really watch what you say or do, because if you offend someone, you're automatically in the wrong. And that's beyond fucked up.

Now I'm definitely not defending these men in positions of power who legitimately did the things they've been being accused of and fired for. Not at all. There's a reason why there should NEVER be sexual misconduct or harassment in the workplace, or how fucked it up it is that these women were abused like that. And yes these women who have come forward, are indeed incredibly brave for finally speaking out about what they've suffered and all, but again, WHY NOW?

Why wait a year, 5 , 10, 20 years to FINALLY come forward after all this time?

Because that's where we are right now in this society.

Funny how there's no men coming forward with any accusations of sexual misconduct towards women/female employees though. Oh I'm sure it'll come to that eventually. We'll see I guess.

I know one thing, if I was one of these guys who did stuff like this, I'd be sweating bullets because it'd be only a matter of time before someone came forward with claims of sexual harassment, and then bye-bye jobby-job.

I wonder if Sexual Harassment Panda is a sad panda for all this coming out to light, or a happy one that it finally did?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Of Thots and Thors

Huh. You know, other than the Falcon, you'd think maybe there'd be a lot more guys trying to hit on Thor now that she's a chick. Or maybe not. After all we live in a society where there's supposedly about 60 genders all going on at one time. Yeah, progress my ass.

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Flair For The Old


I've always wanted to do something with my Ric Flair figure, and I think I did one with Tony Stark a few years back, but otherwise ol' Slick Ric's been criminally underused around here.

Btw, seriously guys, if you haven't already, please go watch that 30 for 30 ESPN special on Ric Flair's life. It's so good and damn informative. A very brutally honest look at the Nature Boy, but still damn inspiring. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

So, Who Would Win?: The Taskmaster VS. The Human Target


And Happy, Happy Turkey Day....

Well before you stuff your face, have about you stuff your eyes and brain with a fight like this that you'll only see on the Thanksgiving Day edition of So, Who Would Win: The Taskmaster VS. Christopher Chance, the Human Target.

That's right, it's the man who can copy any move he sees against the man who gets paid to impersonate anyone.

Let's look at the stats shall we?

-The Taskmaster:
AbilitiesGenius level intellect
Master assassin and tactician
Olympic level conditioning
Exceptional athlete
Master hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist
Master swordsman and marksman
Master archer and bowman
Photographic reflexes
Physical movement prediction
Voice mimicry
Master of disguise

-The Human Target:
  • Master impersonator
  • Exceptional athlete
  • Skilled detective, marksman, and martial artist

Hmmm. Looks like they should really be super-close in terms of abilities and skill, except I think Tasky's ahead of Chance in the skills far......

In fact it may be all Chance can do to survive a one-on-one onslaught by someone like the Taskmaster, especially considering all the little tricks and mannerisms he's copied from all of the Marvel superheroes he's fought.


The Taskmaster


The Human Target

Who wins and why?

Hey did you know the Human Target's had two TV shows based off his adventures?

The first one was made back in 1992, with rocker Rick Springfield in the lead role.

It didn't make it past the pilot though. Guess it was that bad.

The next one wasn't too long ago, back in 2010 and running a whole year, the Human Target was a show on FOX, that also didn't last too long, starring  Mark Valley.

My guess is it didn't adapt too directly from the source material (No disguises) and tried to be too much like "24."

Oh, and then there was actor Will Traval's portrayal as the Human Target in season 5 of Arrow.

He's not a bad character, he just needs to find the right place for him. Maybe Netflix, HBO or Showtime?

Anyhoo, have fun stuffing your face with turkey and mashed potatoes.
That's me for this week, have a good one people.....

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