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DC/Marvel Tourney, DC Street Level, Round 3

The third round of voting continues now!

Simply choose which characters you think would win in a (non “to the death”) fight in the following match-up. The voting concludes 48 hours from right now!

Each competitor has, let’s say, a half hour to prepare (so it’s not like Nightwing just walking up to Lex Luthor and punching him in the face – Luthor would be prepared), and can use whatever weaponry you figure would be typical for that character (so Lex Luthor can use whatever weapons you would expect him to normally use, but he can’t go get, I dunno, the Infinity Gauntlet, or whatever). In this particular poll, we’re using the New 52 versions of these characters. Also, a quick word on prep-time. When I say “prepare,” I really mean planning. They can’t, like, do anything to the place where they fight or anything like that. They can just quickly prepare for their opponent.



Captain Librarian

March 28, 2014 at 6:29 am

Okay John, your run ends here…

Going with Lex over Dick. Batman vs Lex in a CEO showdown!

Agreed, John has met his match in a battle of wits here.

I couldn’t help go with Nightwing…hopefully he’s learned enough from Bats, and maybe Lex will underestimate him.

I voted for John – because it’s funny as much as anything. The two masters of prep time! I don’t think Batman’s prep time covers magic though.

And Lex beats Nightwing – obviously.

Luthor vs. Nightwing: Anesthetic gas & a kryptovenom knockout punch, followed by stopping his heart to disarm a bomb.

@ DanCJ:

Batman’s prep covers EVERYTHING! :-)

Batman over John Constantine Batman has been taking down magic users since the Golden Age. He probably has a Bat Magic Cabinet next to the Sci-Fi cabinet that we saw in JLA: Confidential.

Lex Luthor over Nightwing Again, this goes back.. I am sure that Lex and Dick have squared off in some issue of World’s Finest, or another. That negates the prep things a bit. Still, Lex has so many more resources that he seems like a heavy favorite.

Batman and Nightwing for the final Battle.

Constantine wins. Batman declines to show up, because Constantine annoys him. Plus, he’s curious how often he can win without ever showing up – it’s gotten him through the first two rounds!

with a month of prep-time Constantine can probably beat anyone
with half-an-hour he’s dependent on his wits and he can beat most people in a battle of wits
…but not Batman

(And I think Black Canary would have had the sense to refuse a battle of wits and scream and kick Constantine to unconsciousness while he was still ogling her fishnets).

Batman – because his utility belt contain Bat-Snarking Smoking British Mage Repellent. Because Batman!

Nightwing because clearly he…..HAHAHAHAHA.
Sorry, could not keep a straight face there. Seriously, with 30 min prep time, Lex.

I voted John over Batman, and Lex over Nightwing.

Why? John and Lex are CHEATERS. Yes, they use prep time and wits/intelligence to beat their foes, but if it ever comes down to it, they CHEAT. They call in outside help, break established rules or do whatever’s necessary to win.

In John’s case, he only needs to incapacitate Batman long enough for the win. With outside help (which he really shouldn’t need here) and/or magic use, this should be easy.

In Lex’s case, c’mon… Just as Nightwing is about to deliver the coup d’grace, Lex would have Mercy shoot Dick with a paralysis dart and bring out a bloodied and gagged Alfred, forcing Nightwing’s surrender.

Besides, a John Constantine vs. Lex Luthor fight would be freaking EPIC.

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