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  1. Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to another addition of Marvel vs. Mortal Kombat. Today's matchup is: Blade VS. Skarlet LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!! Blade Real Name: Eric Brooks First Appearance: Tomb of Dracula Vol. 1 #10 (July, 1973) Origin: The man called Blade was born in a Soho Brothel, in Great Britain. Blade himself has revealed that the exact date of his birth was October 24, 1929 - also known as Black Thursday - as it was the day the stock market crash began. Blade said he is 72 years old but his vampire powers make him look much younger. Blade's mother, Tara Brooks; a prostitute at Madame Vanity’s Brothel, experienced severe labor complications, and a doctor was summoned. The name of the "doctor" was Deacon Frost, in reality a bloodthirsty vampire. Frost feasted on Blade's mother during Blade's birth, killing her, and accidentally passing along certain enzymes in his own blood to the infant. This process turned Blade into a Dhampir - one who has been touched, but not converted, by a vampire. This resulted in Blade's superhuman abilities, such as immunity to being turned, ability to "smell" supernatural creatures, and greatly a prolonged lifespan. This also caused Blade's sensitivity to bright light. Frost was driven off by Blade's mother’s coworkers before he could kill the infant as well. They raised him until he was nine years old. Though he lacked superhuman physical prowess, he trained himself to become an Olympic-level athlete and formidable hand-to-hand combatant. Most notably, he became an expert with edged weapons and especially knives and daggers. Walking home from school, Blade saw an old man being attacked by three bandits. Blade fought off the hoodlums, who turned out to be vampires, and rescued the old man. He learned that the old man was Jamal Afari, a jazz trumpeter and vampire hunter. Afari moved into Madame Vanity's brothel and trained the young Blade in both music and combat. Blade was soon able to defeat many of the weak, younger vampires that he and Afari found in abundance. However, Blade's victories made him cocky. Blade was not seen again for some time after his battle with Dracula and Frost. However, some months later, Blade was seen battling Morbius, whom at the time was being controlled by another vampire. Blade followed Morbius after their first battle to New York City where Blade teamed-up with Spider-Man. When Morbius bit Blade, his vampire anatomy reacted to Morbius natural vampirism, and granted him all the strengths of a vampire and eliminated his sensitivity to sunlight, which gave him the title, "Daywalker" by his enemies. Blade also had a run-in with SHIELD, who were retrieving his blood to create vampire operative. With the help of other vampire hunters, they were able to stop them. He then joined with other vampire hunters all over the world to prevent Dracula from becoming a god. Here are his powers, abilities, and skills: Dampier Physiology: Blade was born a human/vampire hybrid, the enzymes in Blade's blood made him immune to normal vampire bites, uniquely attuned to sensing the supernatural and resistant to aging. Since being bitten by Morbius, Blade has gained many of the traditional powers of the vampire without developing their weaknesses. He has superhuman strength, senses, and stamina, plus an accelerated healing factor. Superhuman Acute Senses: Blade's sense of sight and hearing are heightened to levels comparable to those possessed by true vampires. He is capable of seeing objects with perfect clarity at much greater distances than ordinary humans. He retains this same level of clarity even in near-total darkness. His hearing is similarly enhanced, allowing him to detect sounds that an ordinary human can't hear and enable him to hear sounds an ordinary human can hear but at greater distances. Blade is also able to sense the presence of supernatural beings or forces whereas an ordinary human would be oblivious to them. Superhuman Strength: Although the amount he can lift is not specified, it can be assumed that he has a lifting/carrying capacity of at least 6-10 tons. Blade has overpowered a vampiric Spider-Man, routinely makes prodigious jumps of hundreds of feet through the air, and has sufficient strength to easily rip the head off of another vampire with his bare hands. Superhuman Speed: Blade is capable of running and moving at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete. He can also accelerate his movements to cover short distances in an instant, faster than the human eye can see, but he is not as fast as a pure vampire. His reflexes are similarly heightened. He moves so fast that everything else when compared to him, appears to be moving in slow motion. Superhuman Agility: Blade's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. He can leap several feet into the air and is able to move, jump, climb, flip, and run at incredibly fast speeds without difficulty or exhaustion. He can perform above-human parkour feats and virtually always land on his feet. Superhuman Stamina: Blade's musculature generates less lactic acid (i.e. muscle fatigue) during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair him. Superhuman Durability/Invulnerability: Blade's Vampire/Human Hybrid tissue allows him to sustain physical trauma to a certain extent. He can withstand powerful energy blasts, exposure to temperature extremes, and great impact forces without being injured. He's been seen tanking a blast from Lilith herself and walked away with minor burns and injuries. This also contributes to his healing factor, making him more resistant than a normal human. He is also highly resistant to the hypnotic gaze of vampires (also known as mesmerism). Regenerative Healing Factor: Similar to Wolverine, Blade has a healing factor that allows him to recover from injuries at amazing rates. His immune system attacks alien substances (chemicals/viruses) and eliminates any chance of him being rendered helpless or maimed from toxicity or infection. Wolverine himself stated that his regeneration was almost on par with his during his fight with Blade in the Civil War. The full extent of Blade's regenerative abilities are unknown, but after being bitten by Morbius, he is able to regenerate missing/damaged limbs, tissue, organs, and muscles. Prolonged Lifespan/Pseudo-Immortality: Although not a pure vampire, he does have the advantage of being a Hybrid. This includes a Pseudo-Immortality, greatly enhanced lifespan. This has also been noted in the Superhuman Registration act as one of his abilities. Also, no change of his appearance has been seen during his time on earth. Besides losing his hair sometimes. Immunity to Vampire Vulnerabilities: True vampires have numerous and very particular supernatural vulnerabilities, most of which Blade is totally immune to. For instance, Blade is unaffected by direct exposure to sunlight, whereas most vampires are either rendered comatose during the daylight hours or are quickly incinerated when exposed directly to sunlight. Vampires are also highly allergic to silver, supposedly because of the metal's mystical purity. As a result, silver blades or bullets are capable of killing vampires. If not killed, and merely injured, it will take a vampire much longer to heal than if the injury had been inflicted by another material. Blade himself could be injured by a silver weapon, much as an ordinary human would, but his healing powers would be able to heal it as if it were an ordinary wound. Blade is also immune to the effects of religious icons, such as crucifixes, whereas vampires are rendered almost powerless when confronted by them. Danger Sense: Blade has a very rare ability to sense supernatural phenomenon (which vampires do not seem to possess). This has helped him many times at identifying demons, even if they have taken possession of a human being (this is noticeable when a demon possessed a man, Blade sensed the demonic essence coming from him). Blade can sense nearing danger, allowing him to quickly react to incoming threats. Hypnosis: Blade has displayed the ability to hypnotize his opponents. He can directly influence the minds of others. He's showcased this ability when he caused Tyrone Cash to revert from his Hulk-like level, to his human form. Espionage: Due to being a vampire-like being, Blade can not be captured on film, camera, or be seen in a mirror. His superhuman agility and enhanced speed allows him to infiltrate compounds almost undetected. Intellect: Blade has shown that he has vast knowledge pertaining to supernatural phenomenon, gained by his experiences and decades of living. He has an understanding of the supernatural realm. He no longer thinks of himself as just a vampire slayer, but a demonic reaper. He will do anything necessary to protect what he believes in. Master Martial Artist: Blade is a master martial artist proficient in practically every form of weaponry known to man. After training with Jamal Afari and various other private instructors, his main form of combat is a mixture of Boxing, Capoeira, Escrima, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, Jujutsu, Shotokan Karate, Kung Fu, and Ninjutsu. Expert Marksman: He can throw most projectile weaponry with great aim and is well-versed in the use of firearms. Expert Swordsman: His particular specialty is the use of edged weapons, be they teakwood daggers or swords. Weapons Proficiency: Blade is practically proficient in every form of weaponry known to man. His particular speciality is the use of edged weapons, be they teakwood daggers or swords. Blade is a master in the use of small bladed weapons and can hurl knives with great accuracy. Blade also shows great skill with firearms, including both automatic and semi-automatic, which he often modifies to fire hollow-point, garlic-filled silver bullets. He is also a skilled jazz trumpeter. Multilingual: Blade is fluent in English, German, Romanian, Japanese. He might be lingual in other languages. Expert Vehicular Driver: He is proficient in driving cars, motorcycles, and various other vehicles when needed. Sorcery: As Spider Hero, he showed exceptional prowess in sorcery and the supernatural. He assumed that Photon's light mimicry of Shuma-Gorath's shields would buy them time, and was able to guide Power Man to utilize his chi in much greater and diverse ways that he never had before, creating an astral tiger to defeat him on both levels as he had theorized. Weapons: Blade uses a small arsenal of weapons: teakwood daggers; Adamantium, acid-etched swords; Kevlar body armor; automatic and semi-automatic firearms converted for use with hollow-point, garlic-filled silver bullets; and a variety of portable, custom-designed weapons that employ silver, garlic, sunlight, ultraviolet rays and anticoagulants. Blade's Sword: Specially tempered titanium, acid etched, with a soft steel core according to the Makuri Forging technique. This composite alloy makes it lighter, more resilient and perfectly balanced with a slight curve formed during the hardening process, this is to give it the the comprehensive strength it needed. Titanium has been chosen as the outer layer to prevent constant maintenance, for it does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does, and because it is lighter and stronger. Skarlet Real Name: Skarlet First Appearance: Mortal Kombat (April 19, 2011) Backstory: Originally, Skarlet was a character rumored to have been a secret in Mortal Kombat II, though this was speculated to be a coding glitch from Kitana, much like Ermac, who had supposedly been a color glitch from Scorpion. Scarlet is a devoted servant to Shao Kahn, her every action with the goal of appeasing her father. He taught her how to utilise Blood Magik and serves him willingly. She has a deep interest in blood and constantly refers to her opponents‘, such as speaking to Jade of her unique Edenian blood. Kotal Kahn refers to her as a former Champion of Outworld. Here are her powers, abilities, and skills: Skarlet is a very ferocious opponent in battle. She utilizes a slew of blades during combat, which she can use as both projectiles and melee weapons. Being composed solely of blood, Skarlet can utilize several blood-related techniques such as throwing orb-shaped projectiles composed of blood and can even morph herself into a red-liquid state which she can mold into structures. Unlike Noob Saibot, she utilizes this state for both offensive and evasive maneuvers. Despite having had her legs shattered by Mileena in the Mortal Kombat X comic, she returns in MK11 with restored limbs, suggesting regenerative abilities. Her abilities in particular have also been significantly improved thanks to Blood Magic, now being able to draw blood directly from her opponents out of their orifices as well as forming weapons from said blood as shown by her Fatal Blow and one of her Fatalities as well as forming blood constructs out of thin air and one of her win animations summoning a magic glyph underneath her that causes blood to rise up. While still a vicious opponent, Skarlet's fighting style has changed considerably, trading in her acrobatic techniques for blood constructs. Her assassin tendencies still remain by wielding a single dagger or hiding within a bloodied corpse and lashing out for a surprise attack as a shapeless mass of blood. Battle Breakdown: Man, we got ourselves a good one IMO. We have a human-vampire hybrid going up against a being created from blood magic. IMO, Blade has got to be real careful against this chick because she can do some serious shit with other people's blood. But as always, I leave it up to you guys. Is it Blade or Skarlet? I hope you guys enjoy this matchup and I'll see you guys next time. PEACE!!!
  2. I went to the Somerset Patriots game last night with my best friend, Colin. We had an awesome time despite the Patriots losing. At the stadium, they had a Comic Con event where comics were being sold, people were cos playing as their favorite superheroes and such. Hell, one little boy had a Spider-Man 2099 costume. More importantly though, me and my friend, Colin, met and received autographs from a profession comic book artist named Will Torres who once worked with the late and great Stan Lee. 4 years ago, he and Lee created a superhero called Mister Venture, who was once a firefighter that got empowered by the souls of 3,000 people during the events of 9/11. I personally asked Mr. Torres how it was like working with Stan Lee. He said it was great. He went to say that Stan Lee was always great with him and that he was a real giving person. I highly recommend checking out Mr. Torres' artwork because it is awesome. While me and my friend, Colin, were leaving, he was drawing a sketch of Carnage (Cletus Kasady) for this one guy and OMG it was beautiful. Plus, we also saw Yankees and Red Sox legend Sparky Lyle, who once managed the Somerset Patriots for many years. Unfortunately, we didn't get his autograph, but I did see him and boy was it awesome.
  3. Bills come back down 16-0 to beat the Jets 17-16. If you ask me, their defense is big time. They only allowed 8 points despite their offense turning it over 4 times. That's because he's a friggin head case I feel you bro, but you know what he's going to do just fine with them as long as he listens and follow's Bill Belicheck's rules.
  4. Hello Ladies, Gentlemen, True Believers, and newcomers alike and welcome back to Marvel vs. Mortal Kombat. Today's matchup is: Beast VS. Reptile LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!! Beast Real Name: Dr. Henry "Hank" Phillip McCoy First Appearance: X-Men Vol. 1 #1 (September, 1963) Origin: Henry "Hank" McCoy was born and raised in Dunfee, Illinois, the son of Norton and Edna McCoy. His father worked at a nuclear power plant where he was exposed to massive amounts of radiation during an accident. Norton was completely unharmed, but the radiation affected his genes and, as a result, his son was born a mutant. Unlike most mutants, Henry showed signs of mutation from birth: unusually large hands and feet, coupled with unusual strength and agility. A prodigy, Hank was also endowed with an innate superhuman intellect and during adolescence further increased his powers of simian-like augmented agility, reflexes, and strength. While attending Bard College, thanks to his powers, Henry became a star football player as a teenager and earned the nickname Magilla Gorilla. Hank hid his mutation and thirst for knowledge in plain sight - until the school asked him to leave after he was exposed as a mutant. Hank's remarkable athletic abilities and brilliance attracted the notice of Professor Charles Xavier, who was forming the original X-Men. Xavier offered Hank, who excelled in the classroom, the chance for unlimited academic opportunities at his prestigious School for Gifted Youngsters. The costumed criminal named El Conquistador, however, also took note of his abilities and captured McCoy's parents in order to force McCoy to aid him in his criminal schemes. With the help of Prof. Xavier and the X-Men, Henry defeated the Conquistador and then joined the X-Men as their fourth member, taking the code-name "Beast". A brilliant student, McCoy completed his doctoral studies and finally left the X-Men and Professor Xavier's school to take a position as a genetic researcher with the Brand Corporation, a division of Roxxon Oil. There he began working with Dr. Carl Maddicks and started a romance with his assistant, Linda Donaldson. He then isolated the hormonal extract that created mutation. The resulting serum acted as a catalyst for activating latent mutations for short periods of time (this serum would become the basis of the Mutant Growth Hormone). Dr. Maddicks grew increasingly envious of Hank and witnessed his new discovery. Eager to inform his superiors of his discovery, Hank overheard Dr. Maddicks plotting to steal his research. Unaware of the consequences, Hank drank the serum, trying to disguise his appearance, and underwent radical, physical changes. Hank grew gray fur over his entire body, his muscles expanded, ears became larger and pointed, claws sprouted, and his canine teeth became larger, resembling fangs. The serum further increased his superhuman agility, endurance, speed, and strength, as well as enhanced his senses, and granted him an extraordinary healing factor. After stopping the security guard from stealing his work for Dr. Maddicks, Hank realized that he had failed to keep track of the time. Because Hank hadn't taken the antidote within an hour, he permanently remained in his altered state. Dr. McCoy was now a beast, in body as well as in name. Angry, Hank attempted to exact revenge on Dr. Maddicks, but stopped short of strangling him. Dr. Maddicks was shot by Linda Donaldson, who had actually been a spy for the Secret Empire all along. In an attempt to continue a normal life, McCoy began wearing a synthetic mask and gloves and harness to correct his posture. No one at the Brand Corporation was able to connect that the Beast and Hank were the same person, despite the many attempts by the head of security, Robert "Buzz" Baxter. Hank worked tirelessly to correct his condition, but shunned the help of Professor X and Marvel Girl. After Tony Stark showed interest in Hank's work, Mastermind of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants planted the illusion of having killed Iron Man in Hank’s mind. Unable to remember meeting Blob, Unus, and Mastermind before, Mastermind convinced Hank to join the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, until he remembered the truth and single-handedly defeated them. An encounter with Quasimodo, who was attempting to steal Beast's metabolic abilities so that he could get a step closer to becoming more human, caused a majority of Dr. McCoy's life force to be expelled, which resulted in his gray fur becoming blue and the loss of his new found healing factor. Here are his powers, abilities, and skills: Genetic Atavism: It is possible that Beast's mutation is a result of genetic atavism (or genetic traits that resurface in a species after many generations of dormancy). He also possesses neotenous (or traits in a descendant that resemble those of an ancestor organism) characteristics, which would explain why he has a big modern brain with an ape-like physique. Due to Secondary Mutation, Beast transformed from his original ape-like physique to a more cat-like physique. A next mutation affected him, and he required the help of his past self, who was able to stabilize him in a new appearance. Superhuman Strength: Originally in his teen years, Beast was able to lift about 1 ton. From breaking chains to headbutting through a solid metal wall, he always made full use of his physical prowess by combining muscular strength with agile kinetic buildup. After his mutation into a blue simian form, which eventually stabilized afterwards, his strength was increased to the point where he can now lift about 10 tons, which is sufficient for him to smash through a brick wall with a single punch, toss a smaller car and to tie an iron barbell into a knot. When enhanced after Infectia´s kiss, he was strong enough to smash a tank with his bare hands and punch the ground to create a massive shock wave. Even before these extreme levels though, he has lifted part of a full grown oak tree made of solid gold, with effort. His strength also extends to the muscles in his legs, allowing him to leap a height of 32 feet high and 50 feet in a standing broad jump. Superhuman Speed: Beast can run and move at speeds that are slightly beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete, despite his abnormal size. He can run at speeds up to 40 mph for short distances, particularly if he runs on all fours. It also allows Beast to attack opponents before they can react and pull their trigger fingers and keep up with opponents who can move at low-level superhuman speeds. Superhuman Stamina: Beast's highly advanced musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than that of an ordinary human. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before the buildup of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him. He also commented that after his mutation into a cat-like form that he no longer needs a full night of sleep, although it is unknown if he still retains this side effect of his stamina after becoming a new ape-like form once again. Superhuman Durability: Beast's bodily tissues are harder and more resistant to certain types of injuries than the bodies of normal humans. His physiology can withstand great impact forces, though he can be injured by many types of conventional weapons such as standard firearms and bladed weapons. However, he can withstand physical impacts, such as falling from several stories by landing on his feet without suffering any broken bones or sprains. Also he is able to be physically struck by many superhumanly strong beings like Colossus and The Hulk that would either severely injure or kill a normal human with little to no discomfort. Superhuman Agility: Beast's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. While in his simian form, he has the agility of a great ape combined with the acrobatic prowess of an Olympic level gymnast. He can walk a tightrope or a slack rope as easily as most people can walk on a sidewalk. He can also walk on his hands for many hours, or perform a complicated sequence of gymnastic stunts such as flips, rolls, and springs. He can easily match or surpass any Olympic record in gymnastics. Superhuman Reflexes: Beast's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are on levels beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. His training with the X-Men, as well as his experience battling enemies has granted him the reaction time to evade gunfire. He can react at low-level superhuman speeds, even catching a smaller missile mid-air with his feet. His reflexes are a partial reason why the Beast is able to be so agile and fast, despite the abnormal bulk of his ape-like form. Superhuman Dexterity: He can perform many tasks with his feet as easily as a human could do with his hands. His manual and pedal dexterity are so great that he can write using both hands at once or tie knots in rope with his toes. Regenerative Healing Factor: Beast's metabolism enables him to repair mild to moderate injuries much faster than a normal human. For instance, he can recover from minor ailments, such as a severe cold or fever within a few hours. More severe injuries, like broken bones, used to heal within a few days, whereas normal humans might take many weeks or even months. However, his healing abilities have increased to the point where he recovers from mild to moderate injuries within the span of a few hours. However, he cannot regenerate destroyed organs or severed limbs. Contaminant Resistance: Hank possesses a highly advanced immune system, which is a partial reason why he is able to recover from mild aliments, among other forms of sickness, within a few hours. Hank also possesses a high immunity to foreign chemicals, such as tranquilizers and certain types of poisons used by Kraven the Hunter in their encounter during his early years with the X-Men. Temperature Resistance: Due to a combination of his own healing abilities and his fine coat of blue fur, Beast is resistant to freezing temperatures. This was evident even before his ape-like form, to the point of being frozen in solid ice by Iceman for a short time and survived with a moderate case of shivers once freed during his early years with the X-Men. Telepathic Resistance: Hank possesses a moderate resistance to telepathic manipulation, and was able to resist Cassandra Nova's high level telepathic powers for a short time until she used his own fears of devolving into a mindless animal against him. Slowed Aging: Beast also possesses a slight degree of slowed aging due to his own healing abilities. Despite being 40 years of age since the time of Cassandra Nova's attack, he still retains the physical appearance and vitality of a man in his prime. Superhuman Senses: Hank possesses enhanced, acute senses that are comparable to those of certain animals, enabling him to see and hear distant objects more clearly than a normal human, and identify and track someone purely by scent over open terrain and his hands and feet are sensitive enough to detect electronic signals (from bombs, listening devices, etc.) through solid walls and floors. He also possesses cat-like night-vision that also allows him to see even in near-total darkness and when asked by Nick Fury, he was able to identify that it was the real Colossus when he came back to life all by scent. Minor Pheromone Manipulation: Beast has the ability to secrete pheromones to attract members of the opposite sex. Razor-Sharp Claws and Fangs: Beast sports retractable, 3" razor sharp claws at the tip of each finger and toe. Their natural edges, coupled with his strength, are sufficient to rend most conventional materials including flesh, wood, stone, and even metal effortlessly and enable him to climb up vertical surfaces by wedging his fingers and toes into the smallest of cracks. He possesses elongated canines that he can use, if he chooses to do so, as effective weapons in close quarter combat situations. Genius Intelligence: Dr. Hank McCoy is one of the eight smartest people in the world. He has six PhDs, including one in biophysics. A world-renowned biochemist, Henry McCoy's greatest asset is his keen scientific mind. As the X-Men's resident technological and medical genius, he possesses extraordinary expertise in genetics, biochemistry, and electronics. He discovered the hormonal extract that is the chemical cause of mutation and cured the Legacy Virus. Among his technological feats, McCoy has designed and built Cerebra; a time travel device with the X-Club; a machine which separates the Evolutionaries from cosmic rays; and the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, outfitted with Shi'ar technology as well as a thermonuclear reactor. He is also quite the gifted computer scientist, hacking Bruce Banner's computer and designing a computer system that locked down as soon as Kitty Pride tried to access it. He has extensive knowledge of a variety of other scientific fields. Cecilia Reyes was impressed with his knowledge of theoretical physics and basic anatomy. Though, he has humbly stated himself to be an amateur in physics and technology. He has an eidetic memory and it shows in his ability to recall complex mathematical or chemical formula with little to no research. He can additionally remember and quote historical text, literature, or even comic strip quotes from memory. Hank is also an accomplished keyboard musician. Excellent Hand to Hand Combatant: The hyperactive, bouncing Beast is an excellent hand-to-hand fighter. He gained his initial combat training from Professor Xavier, and then continued his tutelage in combat gymnastics from Captain America. He typically uses a freestyle form of combat, similar to that of Spider-Man, that allows him to make full use of his great strength and agility. During times of anger, however, the Beast is known to resort to brawling and street fighting tactics. Multilingual: He is fluent in several languages including English, German, French, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, and Russian as well as Latverian. The Black Swan has also been teaching him a few extinct languages Expert Tactician: He is a capable leader as he has led his own team of Defenders with fellow X-Men Iceman and Angel as teammates. Even when he is not the leader of a team, he has been a key member in some of the greatest team accomplishments, such as helping to rescue Nova on Mars with the Secret Avengers. He is also a great team player. Indomitable Will: Hank's dedication to science and co-existence between humans and mutants is unwavering. He never gave up on finding a cure for the Legacy Virus in which he eventually did find a cure. He has great compassion for both humans and mutants alike, and his unflagging courage allows him to protect both of them at any cost, even with his own life. Reptile Real Name: Syzoth First Appearance: Mortal Kombat (April, 1992) Backstory: Reptile is a green garbed, humanoid reptilian creature that embodies the archetype of the unhappy underling. Said to be physically hideous and repulsive, he is renowned for his great stealth and unquestioning loyalty. Unlike many other henchmen, Reptile does not strive for power. He is caught in a delusional state of mind, obsessed with finding the last remaining member of his race, or freeing his homeworld of Zaterra from Outworld's grasp. Thus, he always remains loyal to Shao Kahn, only obeying other masters to survive and reach his goal of returning Zaterra to its former glory. While well-meaning and sincere, his obsession is so important to him that it causes him temporary fits of insanity. Reptile was hidden in the original Mortal Kombat and thus holds the distinction of being the very first secret character to appear in a versus fighting game. Before battles with an opponent he would make his appearance and jump in the middle of the screen in a Sub-Zero win pose. Above his head would be clues on how to find him, such as "Look to la luna" ("the moon" in Spanish or Italian and hinting The Pit stage), "Alone is how to find me" (denoting that he is only unlockable in single player mode), "Perfection is the key" (directing towards the double Flawless victory), or "Tip eht fo mottob" ("Bottom of The Pit" spelled backward). Once in a while he will say "I am Reptile, find me!". This concept was repeated with Smoke and Jade in Mortal Kombat II and Khameleon in Mortal Kombat Trilogy. He was a merge between the original Sub-Zero and Scorpion characters, capable of using both of their moves. Mortal Kombat co-creators John Tobias and Ed Boon admitted in an interview that the "birth" of Reptile was when they took Sub-Zero and Scorpion and fused the two into one and colored him green (yellow + blue = green). They christened this character "Reptile" due to his green color and their reference to lizards. While he wasn't given a lot of character depth at the time, he was worked on before the release of Mortal Kombat II. Reptile returned for the second tournament with his own special moves, available from the outset. It is not quite clear how old Reptile is. Estimates run in the tens of thousands of years or even millions. What is known, however, is that the Earthrealm was nearly destroyed by a battle between the gods millions of years ago. Reptile's race of raptors, or Saurians, escaped to another realm, Zaterra, where it was then invaded and annexed by Outworld's emperor, Shao Kahn. As was the usual process for Kahn conquering another world, most of the Zaterrans were killed in the ensuing battles, only leaving a handful of people left. Among those, or among those descended from these survivors, was Reptile. Unlike the others of his kind, who were forced into slavery, Reptile was trained to be a servant of both Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung. Here are his powers, abilities, and skills: At his debut, Reptile's powers were borrowed from the cryomancer descendant, Sub-Zero, and the hellfire specter, Scorpion. By the time of MKII, he is given his own powers (albeit they shared slight similarity to Sub-Zero's, like his power slide and force ball). Reptile appears to take abilities from several reptilian creatures. As a Saurian, Reptile remains mostly human in appearance. However, like Scorpion, the mask and the skin behind it are merely a thorough guise to his true lizard form (whereas Scorpion's mask reveals a flaming skull). However, he appears to remove his mask more often than Scorpion. His saliva is composed of powerful, corrosive fluids that can easily burn right through steel, much like acid. He also can fire concussive blasts of homing energy. Reptile's distinguishing trait is his ability to render himself completely invisible. As revealed in one piece of art for Deadly Alliance, a Saurian's appearance is human-like for the most part. However, the longer they are separated from one another, the more their human guises degrade and vanish over time until their true forms are revealed. The change is more than skin deep as it also can affect the mind as well. Saurians who lose their disguises completely will begin to regress into primal fits of blind rage, attacking both friend and foe. As shown in the Mortal Kombat X comics, Reptile can render anyone in an area invisible, as he managed to sneak himself, D'Vorah, Ferra and Torr behind Red Dragon soldiers body guarding Goro, allowing a surprise attack. In MKX, Reptile's Noxious variation makes him exhale a green poisonous gas from his body, which damages the opponent if him/her simply stands close to him. In the Nimble variation he gains the ability to move and attack at incredibly fast speeds, much like some sorts of lizards. Battle Breakdown: IMO, this is an a pretty good matchup. We have two humanoid animal characters going at it folks. Personally, Beast is going to have to rely on his intellect and battle tactics if he plans on besting Reptile. But as always, let me know what you guys think. Is it Beast or Reptile? As always guys, I hope you enjoy this matchup and I'll see you guys next time. PEACE!!!
  5. Yeah Professor X is no joke. As far as I am concerned, he's one of the Marvel Universe's most powerful superheroes.
  6. True, the Cowboys do have a stacked team, but the reason I put the Eagles over the Cowboys is because of Zeke's holdout. Ezekiel Elliot is IMO the Cowboys best player.
  7. My top 5 Super Bowl Contenders in the AFC: New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs Pittsburgh Steelers Indianapolis Colts Los Angeles Chargers My top 5 Super Bowl Contenders in the NFC: New Orleans Saints Los Angeles Rams Chicago Bears Philadelphia Eagles Dallas Cowboys
  8. Awesome. About damn time the Web-head cracks $1billion. He's one of the most commercially successful superheroes of all time. I do agree that the first two Blade films are dated, but they're still damn good movies. As for Trinity, I still have to watch it in it's entirety.
  9. Interesting. Cottonmouth is going to replace Wesley Snipes as Blade.
  10. Spider-Man movie villains ranking updated: Vulture Doc Ock Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) Mysterio Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) New Goblin Lizard Shocker Tinkerer Venom (Gopher Grace) (Shit) Electro (Shit) Mr. Face Herpes (Dan Dehaan's Green Goblin) (Shit) Rhino (Garbage)
  11. Spider-Man movies ranking updated Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man: Far from Home Spider-Man: Homecoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spider-Man (2002) Spider-Man 3 The Amazing Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Shit) My personal ranking of the MCU films updated, again: Avengers: Endgame Avengers: Infinity War Thor: Ragnarok Captain America: Civil War Avengers: Age of Ultron The Avengers Captain America: The Winter Soldier Iron Man Spider-Man: Far from Home The Incredible Hulk Captain America: The First Avenger Spider-Man: Homecoming Black Panther Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Guardians of the Galaxy Doctor Strange Ant-Man Thor Captain Marvel Iron Man 2 Ant-Man & the Wasp Iron Man 3 Thor: The Dark World
  12. Spider-Man: Far From Home - Movie Review The Positives: The story. The story IMO was absolutely awesome. I thought it was very interesting and unique compared to other Spider-Man movies. The CGI, visuals, special effects, and costume design were phenomenal. The action/fight scenes were spectacular. I thought they were step up from Homecoming. The acting was tremendous. Zendaya was great as Michelle "MJ" Jones. Marisa Tomei was excellent once again as Aunt May. John Favreau was fantastic as Happy Hogan. Jacob Batalon was fantastic once again as Ned Leeds. And of course like always, Samuel L. Jackson was sensational as Nick Fury. However, the stars of the film for me were Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/Mysterio and Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. First let me start with Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. He was absolutely phenomenal as the character. He really truly was. For those who are fans of Mysterio, I promise you will not be disappointed by his portrayal whatsoever guaranteed. As for Mr. Tom Holland, not only was he amazing as Spider-Man once again, but I will go to say that he delivered arguably his best performance as Spider-Man to date. I said this once and I'll say it again, Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man since Tobey Maguire. The comedy was hilarious. While the post credit scene was awesome and funny, the mid credit scene was off the chain. All I will say is, for all my fellow Spider-Man fans, especially those from my generation, once you watch this scene, your mind will literally be blown away. Negatives/Nitpicks: None. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie from beginning to end. Overall: This film is a huge step up and improvement from Homecoming. Jon Watts did a hell of a job directing this film. Grade: A+
  13. I finally the Lego Batman movie from beginning to end and I have to say it is a solid movie. I thought it was a cute, unique and interesting take on Batman. Do I think it is the best Batman movie? Hell no. IMO, that belongs to Batman (1989). That is like my favorite Batman movie of all time. Do I think the Lego Batman movie is a good film? Absolutely. It is definitely one of the better Batman movies that I have seen in recent years. Grade: B
  14. Probably, but they still look awesome nonetheless.
  15. Okay, I can respect that.
  16. I just watched the 2014 Robocop movie and I have to say I was very impressed with the film. I was very intrigued with the fresh, and new modern take on the Robocop character. Not as good as the original film but still a damn good movie. Grade: A-
  17. TBH, I thought about it and said you know what let me see it on Digital or DVD.
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