Subj: Yep, Yep...Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 11:52:56 am EST (Viewed 138 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Since your so knowledgable about battles, maybe you could answer me something...
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 09:36:39 am EST (Viewed 158 times)
Quote:has Marvel Ares had any battles of note? All I remember ever reading or seeing were one to two page curb stomps against him. Even with his strength enhanced or as an anti-hero I cannot remember him having any memorable battles. IIRC, didn't Hercules watch almost bored and have a casually conversation with Thor while Thor battled the thrice-strength enhanced Ares? I think Skaar had a skirmish with Ares during the Wolverine/Romulus storyline. He did fairly well against Nate Grey, but later it was implied Nate may have let Ares win and I cannot see what stopped Nate from telekineticly throwing Ares across the city. Has he had anything impressive over the years?
He beat A-bomb pretty badily in their meeting. That is his best showing that I remember offhand. For a god of war he is not that impressive at all. Which is depressing for me. Not that I love the guy but he should be the most militant and combat capable god around. Instead, he is really second tier if not third tier.
... I do like the character - always have. And when Bendis took it out, I had hopes for him, hopes that were half-satisfied: He became a very interesting character indeed, but yes, he lacks that terrifying edge. As he is he is a fair match for Wolverine.
He should be a better fighter than Thor, and as strong as him. He should be able to rally everybody around him in a fighting frenzy. He should have a "named" weapon and armor. He should also be one of Marvel's toughest characters to kill.
The most beautiful part of it is, that is still possible.