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Jeremiah Ecks

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Blargh

Subj: Re: I am going to go with the Punisher.
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 at 10:21:58 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: I am going to go with the Punisher.
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 at 01:23:45 pm EDT

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> But his ability means that he is near practically perfect. No other human can reach that perfection, not even Batman or Punisher, why is why the Super Soldier serum is so special. So Cap is a bit of a 'naughty' example.



I'll grant you that. But it makes it a bit harder to believe when some super-powered villain appears and Cap somehow beats him without much trouble.



> I was always under the impression that all of his senses were heightened, and therefore, since his sense of touch was heightened, he has super-strength? Correct me if I'm wrong. I've just never regarded Daredevil with normal level strength ability.



His sense of touch is indeed heightened, but strength is not a sense. Daredevil rarely takes on super-powered beings without the assistance of other heroes. He is a master in many martial arts, but his strength, like many in the MU, is someone for his age, weight, and height who engages in regular, extensive exercise.





> Until we find out Bullseye is a Mutant, like Taskmaster. ;\) Actually, Taskmaster is a good example also of a non-powered bad guy... until the dreaded retcon.



I'm not too familiar with Taskmaster. Care to tell?



> Elektra... she has ninja abilities to make up for it. She can actually psychically transfer her mind from place to place and influence people telepathically. She can, I think, also teleport, or am I wrong? In essence, Elektra has learned enough supernatural arts to no longer classify as 'non-powered'.



Ninja abilities are still just that, abilities. She had to train to be that good, like Cap, Bucky, or any other number of experts in martial arts in the MU.



I've never heard of the teleport, but I have heard and read her influencing people. I like to toss that up to an intimidation in training to battle rather than a genuine super ability. Otherwise, how'd she get it? Bitten by a telepathic spider?



> The Kingpin has always bothered me as there is simply no natural way for anybody to be as built and as fast as Fisk is. I've always secrely suspected him to be a Mutant.



It really depends on who is writing him. He isn't FAST, per say, but whenever someone encounters him, they think they'll be able to just run circles. I think agile is a better word, since he has been shown in many comics in the weight room or practicing with his body guards. I wouldn't put it beyond Fisk to be using steroids or MGH, but that's just speculation on my part.



> Felicia lost her powers for a while thanks to the Chameleon and never regained them. All of her current powers are from the Tinkerer, but I suspect in one retcon or another she's recovered either her old powers or gained some new ones. But yes, I remember Felicia making a jump straight up in the air and finding it difficult to suspend my disbelief at that point.



Yeah, they all have unreasonable scenes of power. During the '90s, Spider-Man picked up a building and tossed it with one finger.



> Back onto Punisher, that man once went toe to toe with Venom... now that's stretching credibility.



I'm guessing he used a flamethrower.

> His sense of touch is indeed heightened, but strength is not a sense. Daredevil rarely takes on super-powered beings without the assistance of other heroes.

Yeah, I dunno why I always supposed Daredevil had super-human strength. Anybody else wanna back me up..? Noo...? \:\)
Actually, that makes DD a lot more unbelievable for me now. \^_\^ It's one thing for Punisher who takes on more 'street level' bad guys, but DD has even fought Doctor Doom level baddies...

> I'm not too familiar with Taskmaster. Care to tell?

Michelinie created the character as only a human who was extremely intuitive and could watch and copy any other person's fighting techniques based off simply seeing it in action. He was known to implement quite a few manouevers performed by Daredevil after watching him, and that's no mean feat. So that made Tasky an amazing hand-to-hand combatant as he could essentially do a 'human version' of what Rogue does to Mutant powers - see and copy. Alas, a future retcon decided that that would be too unrealistic so they decided to make Taskmaster a Mutant, which is actually a cheap way out if you ask me. I was happy with Taskmaster being a human.
(This also keeps this on topic 'cause Tasky is a Spidey villain. ;\) )

> Ninja abilities are still just that, abilities. She had to train to be that good, like Cap, Bucky, or any other number of experts in martial arts in the MU.
> I've never heard of the teleport, but I have heard and read her influencing people. I like to toss that up to an intimidation in training to battle rather than a genuine super ability. Otherwise, how'd she get it? Bitten by a telepathic spider?

Ninja abilities in the MU are capable of doing supernatural arts that are otherwise physically impossible. The Hand can summon people back from the dead (Dr. Octopus and Elektra, for example) and have been shown to shadow-port on occasion. I wasn't sure if Elektra too had done that but perhaps you're right and she never did.
Her telepathic nature has been shown to affect people who aren't even in the same room as she is (I'm sorry I wish I could give issue number? I'm going off vague memories) but I'd simply say 'it has some kind of occult element to it and best leave the rest of the explanations to somebody else. ;\) ' I see Elektra possessing some kind of extra-power, but only from this MU understanding of nunjitsu, which isn't exactly an accurate one - just as MU martial arts can beat ANYBODY. ;\) What rubbish. \^_\^ Amusing rubbish, nontheless...

> I wouldn't put it beyond Fisk to be using steroids or MGH, but that's just speculation on my part.

I'd go with that. Makes more sense than him just being 'big'. ;\)

> Yeah, they all have unreasonable scenes of power. During the '90s, Spider-Man picked up a building and tossed it with one finger.

I remember that! \:\)

> > Back onto Punisher, that man once went toe to toe with Venom... now that's stretching credibility.
> I'm guessing he used a flamethrower.

At one point he used a sonic device but Venom destroyed it. Apart from that, Punny and Venom actually had a FIST FIGHT. Okay, Punny got pretty beaten, but the fact that ONE punch off Venom didn't collapse Castle's ribs like toilet paper is beyond me.

-Jeremiah Ecks,
who still likes Taskmaster. \^_\^


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