Greetings from the Odinson,
Ding, ding! It’s time once again for that time-honored tradition when the Odinson thinks about the super heroes he’d love to see duke it out for the heavy weight championship belt. It’s time once again for Fight Night! Every comic fan has done this. They’ve sat around with friends, or gathered at the local comic shop, or simply pondered “who would win?” Here are some showdowns the Odinson would love to see come to fruition.
The SilverHawks vs. G-Force – The SilverHawks are a group of cyborg space cops that patrol the galaxy and protect the innocent from the monstrous gangster Mon-star and his gang of mutants and monsters. G-Force is a team of teen super ninjas that protect planet Earth from the invading alien legions of Spectra and their diabolical war machines capable of mass destructions. Led by the quick-thinking Quicksilver, each member of the SilverHawks is cybernetically enhanced (i.e. super strength and speed) and they shoot lasers from their shoulders and their metallic bodies protect them from harm. The kids of G-Force are highly skilled in martial arts and possess super human agility. They also pilot very diverse and individually powerful vehicles. But nothing is more powerful than their main all purpose aircraft – the Phoenix, which can transform into a fiery bird of prey. WINNER: G-Force. The SilverHawks are physically tough and Bluegrass can play some tasty riffs on his guitar, but between G-Force’s tornado attack and the power of the Phoenix, the silvery heroes just come up a little short.
ThunderCats vs. The Masters of the Universe – The ThunderCats are a small group of feline humanoids and the last survivors of the doomed planet Thundera. The Masters of the Universe are a group of warriors, monsters, and wizards locked in an eternal struggle for control of Castle Grayskull, an ancient citadel on the far off world of Eternia and said to hold the secrets of the universe. The ThunderCats are led by the brave Lion-O, a born leader with great strength, super agility, and armed with the mystical Sword of Omens. His companions include the stealthy Tygra, the super strong Panthro, the super fast Cheetara, the mischievous WilyKit and Kat, the worrisome Snarf, and the wise ghost Jaga. The Masters are led by He-Man, a great warrior with unparalleled super human strength and armed with the magical Power Sword. His allies include the mighty Battle Cat, the weapons master Man-at-Arms, the fearless Teela, the hard-headed Ram Man, the high-flying Stratos, and the bumbling little wizard Orko. The ThunderCats fight for survival on the mysterious world known as Third Earth against the Mutants of Plun-Darr, the pirates Hammerhand and the Berserkers, and the ogre-mage Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living. The Masters of the Universe defend the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil warlock Skeletor and his horde of mutants, monsters and witches. WINNER: The Masters of the Universe. The ThunderCats are cool, but the Masters of the Universe are an all time classic. Besides, they don’t call He-Man the most powerful man in the universe for nothing.
Voltron vs. the Megazord – Notice how I specifically said Voltron vs. the Megazord. That’s because the Voltron Force, though highly trained and skilled space explorers, would just get rolled by the physically superior Power Rangers. But put these teams in their giant robots and let’s see what happens. Voltron is a mighty robot comprised of five large robotic lions. Voltron defends the universe from the ever advancing alien forces and gigantic Robo-Beast of Planet Doom. The Megazord is a mighty robot comprised of robot dinosaurs and protects planet Earth from the mutants, giant monsters, and evil machinations of Rita Repulsa and her consort Lord Zedd. Voltron’s greatest weapon is the invincible Blazing Sword. The Megazord’s greatest weapon is the Power Sword. WINNER: Voltron. Nothing beats the original.
Hellboy vs. the Thing – This is, without a doubt, the most intriguing battle on this list. Two tough-as-nails, working class monsters duking it out for the belt. Hellboy is the prophesized “Beast of the Apocalypse.” However, he is more likely to just have a beer, chomp on a cigar and pound on some evil doers. Ben Grimm was a pilot and astronaut before an ill-fated outer space flight through some cosmic rays transformed him into a rock-skinned Thing. Hellboy hunts down monsters and investigates the supernatural with the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. The Thing, alongside the other members of the Fantastic Four, explores worlds and dimensions undreamed of and protects the Marvel Universe from the most diabolical and dangerous threats the multiverse has to offer. Hellboy has super human strength and is highly resistant to harm and injury. Fire cannot harm him at all. He is armed with an array of supernatural gadgets and weapons and an over-sized hand cannon. The Thing’s super strength has few rivals and he is as tough as they come. Bullets, fire, and explosions do little more to him than scratch an itch. Aunt Petunia’s favorite nephew has been known to stand toe-to-toe with the Incredible Hulk. Hellboy also possesses the Right Hand of Doom, an oversized rocky hand said to unlock the secrets to the End of Days. The Thing possesses one of the best battle cries in comics – “It’s Clobbering Time!” WINNER: Thing. Hellboy is as tough as they come, but the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing is the toughest blue collar monster in comics.
Now those were some good brawls. Somebody call Damage Control because the collateral damage is going to be epic!
This is Odinson bidding thee farewell