See POST 34 for a compilation of ALL of Earth-616 Elektra's feats from this thread.
See POST 24 for the 2003 Daredevil and 2005 Elektra movies.
See POST 26 for the Netflix shows (Daredevil season 2 and Defenders)
There is an excellent Elektra respect thread on Killer Movies. However it has not been updated in a few years. So this thread will sort of be a continuation of that threads and deal with some of her more recent feats.
The basic goal here is to show that Elektra is an extremely formidable H2H combatant with highly developed skills and abilities. I will skip over most of her various chi and psychic-based abilities, although she has used them on multiple occasions, just because they are somewhat inconsistent. However see the Killer Movies thread for examples of those if you are interested.
First I will sum up some of her past feats, which you can find on that thread. Please check out that thread for scans, or I can supply specific examples here upon request.
SUMMARY OF THE PAST
Elektra has defeated opponents such as Silver Samurai, Domino, Taskmaster, and Bullseye (granted, she lost to Taskmaster and Bullseye before she beat them, although even her first loss to Taskmaster was only due to him adopting the movements of her former love Daredevil, which emotionally threw her off and allowed him to take advantage of her distraction; before that, she was winning). She ended a short skirmish with Daredevil by putting him a chokehold, and took him down him a couple times when taking by surprise or when he was sick. I would point out that while these latter DD examples are often taken as asterisks (i.e. not real wins due to extenuating circumstances) I think they’re actually pretty solid since there’s not a heck of a lot of folks out there who can take him by surprise under any circumstances.
She beat Wolverine in Redeemer, and used nerve strikes to incapacitate him twice in a fight when he was mind-controlled in Enemy of the State. She also worked alongside him to kill a truly insane amount of Hand ninjas—seemingly in the hundreds—at once. Wolverine, who ought to know, has also called her the “world’s greatest ninja.”
She fought and defeated a group of amped Skrulls, who had powers and skills to mimic her own, plus those of Ghost Rider, Cyclops, Wolverine, Daredevil, and Nightcrawler, before finally being defeated by one with the powers of Colossus.
At the beginning of a short skirmish with Shang-Chi that ended in a friendly stalemate, he was holding a fly in some chopsticks. She cut the head off the fly, leaving the rest untouched. A very high feat of skill, especially considering that he wasn’t intentionally letting her cut it.
She has caught thrown knives on multiple occasions, and broke the blade of one in her hands.
She has used nerve strikes and touches, and joint breaks and locks, on multiple occasions, including breaking a wrist with her sai, or knocking someone out simply while shaking his hand.
She has thrown a sai into the barrel of a gun on multiple occasions. Once, after she threw the sai, the gun exploded when jammed, and she caught the sai after it was thrown out of the exploded gun.
She has strong internal body control, having demonstrated heartbeat control, the ability to deal with extremely cold temperatures in little clothing, and the ability to avoid Daredevil’s radar sense.
In a fight against another skilled ninja, she flipped above her in the air and intentionally cut the headband off the woman, without cutting her forehead at all. Imagine the amazingly finely-tuned ability this would take, to not cut a fraction of an inch farther than she did—while leaping in the air against a moving opponent.
She cut a guy’s limbs off, without removing them from his body, so he was still standing there alive with them all attached some time later, until the Punisher disturbed his body and they all fell off. Again, a ridiculous feat of anatomical knowledge and weapon control.
In what is either an extreme feat of speed or an example of “ninja mind tricks/chi usage” (or a mixture of speed and chi), she was able to steal a suitcase from under a table in public and broad daylight from a watchful agent, and then return it later on, without either of the people at the table seeing her.
She has also disappeared from right in front of people on multiple other occasions, including in front of Nick Fury.
She has speed blitzed multiple camps/bases of enemy soldiers. Now most of these guys are fodder, but the point is that she has done it so quickly that she is able to defeat most of them before they even realized she was there, or could move, or could attack back. The efficiency is what is impressive.
When almost dead from dehydration and exposure in the desert, she was still able to kill a snake before it struck her.
She has blocked automatic machine gun fire with her sais, and redirected them back towards their shooter.
While standing several feet away from the Punisher, and while talking with him, she stole the gun out of his hands without him even noticing.
She has raced past people who are holding guns on her before they can fire, on multiple occasions.
She lifted two guys who were impaled on her sais up in the air (one on each arm).
She carried a guy up a ladder holding him with one arm.
She threw a sai into the barrel of a gun, which then was rammed through the guy’s body (and his body armor) by the force of the thrown sai.
She has pierced Red She Hulk’s body with her sai. This could either be an example of strength or skill; in many martial arts traditions, the ability to focus one’s efforts or chi to penetrate or cut through an otherwise seemingly unbreakable object is an example of great skill/chi usage rather than mere muscular strength. Regardless, she has intense striking power.
She has broken 6 cinderblocks at once with a hand strike. Again, this could be seen as an example of strength or skill or both.
She has kicked through brick walls, seemingly without much effort.
She has punched through people’s bodies (with her bare hand) on multiple occasions, sometimes pulling their heart out while doing so. Again, this could be a mix of both strength and skill.
She is very good at using found objects as weapons, having used her earrings as shuriken against the Hand, ice shards as throwing weapons against the Hand, an ashtray as a thrown weapon to kill a sniper, and a top ninja’s belt as a weapon against him. She was able to spit out one of her teeth to wound Paladin.
So, now let's catch up to more current feats.
Before I start with the current series, here are a couple random things from the recent past.
A fight with Bullseye. In it, she catches a bullet he throws at her, shoots it by stabbing the end of the bullet with her sai, then catches an arrow he shoots. The arrow is barbed and poisoned, and he kicks her off the roof. Despite her heavily drugged state--he remarks how strong the drugs are--she survives the multi-story fall, and then defeats him in H2H.
A scene from a Batroc story. Batroc talks about how much mercenary supervillains are paid to fight heroes. Captain America is worth a certain amount. Black Widow is worth two-thirds that because, he says, his field is chauvinistic. But Elektra, despite being a woman, is worth 1.5x what Cap is worth, because she is so deadly.
A scene with Night Nurse. Elektra tosses a miniscule medical device at Night Nurse's knees to make her fall down and not get hit by an incoming threat. This is a nice accuracy/skill feat because of the small size of the object--to throw something so small hard enough to knock someone down is not easy to do.
Now on to the current series:
Elektra fights Lady Bullseye. According to Elektra, only a few people on earth can defeat Lady Bullseye--and she does have some good feats to back up that reputation.
This is an awesome fight, which includes Elektra blocking some shuriken with her sais. In the end Elektra defeats and almost kills her; LB would have died if she was not later saved by a guy named Bloody Lips.
Who is Bloody Lips?
He is a metahuman who can copy the powers, abilities, and memories of people and animals by eating part of them. By the time he first clashes with Elektra, he has copied the abilities of Bullseye, Lady Bullseye, Scalphunter, multiple SHIELD agents, a giant monster from Monster Island, a shark, an ogre-faced spider, and a rhino (and presumably other unnamed animals and people in the past). He can see in the dark, has enhanced strength of an undetermined limit (he says he can rip apart an armored car with his bare hands, and after that he eats the monster that he says enhances his strength multiple times more), has enhanced speed, can breathe underwater, can swim at shark speeds, has Scalphunter's techno-transformation powers and healing factor, and the accumulated fighting skills of all the above characters, specifically including Bullseye's ability to turn anything into a weapon and throw it with great accuracy.
Here are some scans from multiple issues where he explains his powers.
Here he blitzes some SHIELD agents and eats part of Bullseye
Here he explains how much more he wants the abilities of Elektra compared to that of Lady Bullseye
Back to Elektra.
In their first fight, Bloody Lips attacks Elektra in an underwater base, which rapidly fills with water. Despite his physical enhancements (she notes at one point that he can break through 12" of reinforced glass) and the fact that he is able to breathe and swim like a shark, she gets in most of the hits and forces him to a stalemate in which she intentionally allows him to try to drown her so she can stab him through the skull (and thereby saving her companion). Both of them are then stopped by a psychic attack from a third person who at the time is unknown.
Elektra throws off the attack and swims to the surface, saving her companion on the way, going an extremely long time underwater without breathing. (I didn't bother to make scans of this but it was a while.)
She meets with another associate and they fly away but are followed by Bloody Lips. She jumps out of her plane, breaks into his, drops some bombs, and dives out, showing an extremely impressive aerial acrobatic ability.
She crash lands in the arctic and is confronted by a top assassin, Cape Crow. More on her battle with him, and another battle with Bloody Lips, coming up soon in my next post. Plus, her recent appearance in Thunderbolts fighting Punisher.