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Tangent Man
05-15-2014, 12:52 AM
Busting out an ancient classic, martial arts duel between the Celestial Madonna, Mantis, and Val Armorr, the Legionnaire who stymies Kryptonians!

Who takes the win/most wins?

big_adventure
05-15-2014, 02:56 AM
Busting out an ancient classic, martial arts duel between the Celestial Madonna, Mantis, and Val Armorr, the Legionnaire who stymies Kryptonians!

Who takes the win/most wins?

Mantis is totally amazing... and totally outclassed here. She gets wasted, 10 for 10.

KurtW95
05-15-2014, 03:01 AM
I went into this thread thinking it was Ralph Macchio.

master of read
05-15-2014, 03:20 AM
mantis will see that this fight is a curbstomp and thus leave before the match even starts.

Slade1
05-15-2014, 05:44 AM
I went into this thread thinking it was Ralph Macchio.

Crane Kick for the win.

Pendaran
05-15-2014, 09:33 AM
It depends, while Pre Crisis/Lightning Saga Val of the holding off kryptonians until he tires, negating speed force lightning channeled instant death effects even as they hit him, emerald eye shattering, earthquake cancelling with his foot, turning Superboy into an uncontrollable superspeed spinning top, throwing things faster than bullets because he knows all the galaxy's martial arts and there's a planet where they do that and various other "super karate" shenanigans takes out Mantis just fine.

Reboot Val, with his solar system scale judo redirect/toss of a charging Mon-El, punching through starship hulls, finding weak points in force fields and messing with people with intangibility powers, similarly.

The best one could say for Mantis not having massive problems with either is that she tripped the Runner the one time, but honestly, that was so far into her career and so beyond anything she did before or since that it's not really credible.

"threeboot" or, Waid incarnation Val though, gets smoked for being one of the incredibly rare sorts in comics that actually has to consciously activate his enhanced reaction time/speed. Mantis, by contrast, does not. She can outrun a shotgun blast, she can rush over and maul the dude before he thinks "speeeeed!". Unless he has some baseline reaction feats I haven't seen, I would suppose.

dupersuper
05-15-2014, 06:57 PM
Crane Kick for the win.

If done correctly, no can defend...

Yeoman
05-15-2014, 09:45 PM
If done correctly, no can defend...

Guys, seriously, the joke wasn't funny here ten years ago. It wasn't funny the first time.

Yes. Val shares his code name with a popular 80's movies. We get it.

I hate to be mister buzzkill, but seriously, this has been grating on me here for over ten years.

dupersuper
05-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Guys, seriously, the joke wasn't funny here ten years ago. It wasn't funny the first time.

Yes. Val shares his code name with a popular 80's movies. We get it.

I hate to be mister buzzkill, but seriously, this has been grating on me here for over ten years.

Some one needs to cool off waxing Mr. Miyagis cars...