Thursday, November 15, 2018

So, Who Would Win?: Kyle Rayner Green Lantern VS. Vengeance


Welcome to another exciting edition of So, Who Would Win?, where I pit comic characters and/or teams of comic characters against each other to fight it out for my own personal amusement and ask who would win.

Today's going to be a battle of two 90's replacement heroes as I force Kyle Rayner to go one-on-one with Vengeance.

Kyle, in case you didn't already know, became the replacement Green Lantern for the more recognizable GL Hal Jordan after the events of Emerald Twilight, where Jordan turned heel after the destruction of Coast City (don't worry it got better years later) during the whole "Reign of Superman" business.
Kyle was a major departure character and personality-wise from Hal, as it seemed he was completely chosen at random by Ganthet, whereas Hal at least met certain requirements to become a space cop.
Eventually after a lot of trials and error, Kyle grew into the role as Green Lantern and was eventually accepted by fandom as Green Lantern and a worthy successor to Hal.

Vengeance is another story altogether.
Michael Badillino sold his soul to Mephisto in order gain power to get revenge against Ghost Rider, who he thought was the demon Zarathos, the being responsible for destroying his family. Eventually he found out the truth and started working with Ghost Rider rather than against him. Not too long after though, Ghost Rider was believed dead by the world during a rather intense battle with Zarathos himself and his acolytes. In the aftermath, Vengeance decided to replace Ghost Rider and even referred to himself as Ghost Rider and demanded others refer to him as such as well.
Eventually the real Ghost Rider returned, and reclaimed his mantle.

Ok so I know what you're probably thinking; Kyle's redonkulously overpowered and would easily make short work of Vengeance in a fight. Well maybe, if it was the current, experienced Kyle. But that's not the Kyle I chose for this fight. Instead I'm using rookie Kyle who was new to the whole superhero business, and thus was learning on the job as to the nature of the ring's abilities and limitations.

That I figured, would make things more fair between the two and make things a hell of a lot more interesting.

Let's briefly compare their respective stats shall we?

-Kyle Rayner:
AbilitiesUse of power ring grants:

AbilitiesImmense superhuman strength, stamina, agility, reflexes, endurance and durability
Immune to most Non Magical Attack
Invulnerability to heat and flame
Ability to project regular and ethereal flame
Ability to travel between interdimensional realms and along any surface
Wields magical chain
Rides flaming motorcycle
"Penance Stare"

So yeah, basically Green Lanterns VS. Ghost Rider, albeit an inexperienced GL against a more brutal version of Ghost Rider.

This should be fun.


Kyle Rayner



 Who wins and why?
Let me know who you think is the last 90's replacement hero left standing in the comments' section.


Gary said...

OH man, I know nothing about this Vengeance guy, but that outfit just screams 90s, doesn't it? SPIKES! LOOK AT MY SPIKES!!

I'm gonna go with Kyle for the win; even inexperienced Kyle would be able to whip up a force bubble and just take that fella into space.

What are his spikes going to do then, huh?

Dale Bagwell said...

It really does doesn't it?

You're probably right, and I'm sure it would take Kyle a second to process what he was looking at coming at him, and hopefully he'd avoid being chained up and getting the penance stare, so if he can, yeah, he's totally got this.

Yeahhhh, I don't think he's going to be very at all. I mean he is a Kree soldier after all, and I highly doubt...