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Respect..

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Archer and Armstrong

I'll start with the skill-copying Psiot Archer, then move onto his immortal buddy Armstrong.

Archer

Archer has the ability to copy and instantly master any skill he see's. Pretty useful. He also uses a crossbow.

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Sort of an explanation of his skill downloading. He "downloads" skills from the "Akashic field."

I'll be splitting his section up into the following categories:

  • Martial Arts
  • Fighting Skill
  • Accuracy
  • Physical Prowess
  • Super Powers
  • Other Skills

Let's kick things off.

Martial Arts

Here is a list of every martial art Archer has mastered so far:

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  • Aikido
  • Brazilian Ju Jitsu
  • Capoeira
  • Gastrizein
  • Hwa Rang Do
  • Krav Maga
  • Luchalibre
  • Ninjutsu
  • Pankration
  • Savate
  • Systema
  • Taekwondo

Archer has also mastered a technique called "Dim Mak", a strike that channels ones "Qi" (life force) and kills instantly. As well as this, in a brief fight with Eternal Warrior he mastered his entire fighting style. Eternal Warrior is an immortal who has been around for 10,000 years, has featured in every single major war or conflict throughout history and was even there when War was first invented. He lives to fight. That's a lot of knowledge to absorb.

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Archer also knows "Gun Fu".

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Fighting Skill

Archer gets the better of the superhuman-in-every-regard Bloodshot in a hand-to-hand fight. Bloodshot himself is an elite, world class soldier, so he isn't just fighting a strong brute. He's fighting a superhuman, supremely trained, tried and tested killing machine.

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Archer beats Eternal Warrior twice. This is impressive given Eternal Warriors 10,000+ years of nothing but war and combat experience, and the fact he is a clear cut superhuman multi-tonner. During the first fight Archer owns him instantly, and then states "I couldn't beat you anyway." However, during their rematch where Archer is mind controlled, the being inside of him states that Archer was only being modest. He then owns Eternal Warrior again.

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For correct order read it 3-1-2

Archer knows how to effectively crush someones Trachea and knows how to manipulate the Synovial joint. Also shows that he can fight with a Bo staff.

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Taking on Bloodshot's Hard Corps while sleepwalking, and using their own super powers against them:

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And again:

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Accuracy

Archer manages to accurately place a grapple arrow from a long distance, and manages to shoot an arrow into a moving targets gun at night in the pouring rain.

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Archer shoots Eternal Warriors hand, accurately hits the small explosive cartridges on his arm, and is confident enough to fire an arrow that just skims his face to hit a target. (He gave Gilad a lot of grief in this story arc xD)

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Archer is a master in Knife Throwing, and accurately shoots an arrow through the Geomancers vocal cords, without killing her.

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Physical Prowess

Dodges a tranquilizer fired from a sniper rifle after it was fired. Also, the only warning he got of the shot was a small reflection. Also some bullet dodging during his Gun Fu fight with Bloodshot.

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Archer reacts to crossbow bolts and stops a knife stab just before his face.

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Archer dodging bullets, and also reacting to them after they have been fired using his telekinetic Shield power:

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For strength, Archer punches Armstrong in the face hard enough to fully bruise and black eye him. This is a guy who has taken punches from Eternal Warrior, has been punched through walls and has even been blown up and launched 50 meters through the air onto a bus roof with less damage. Also Archer easily throws a guy at Mary Maria.

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Archer gets a golf cart thrown at him by Armstrong, takes a few broken ribs but is fine right away. Also takes an elbow from the superhuman Bloodshot seemingly un-phased.

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Super Powers

After copying various lifeline powers from the Hard Corps, Archer has developed a few super powers. His skill/power mimicking gives him the potential to become very powerful individual, should he bump into the wrong Psiot and copy his powers (Toyo Harada.. just to name one).

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  • Muscle Mode - The ability to amplify ones physical strength to superhuman levels
  • Neural Spike - The ability to send an offensive spike to harm an opponents mind
  • Shield - The ability to cover ones self in a wave of protective telekinetic energy
  • Stun Ram - The ability to send out a powerful telekinetic blast

Other Skills

Here is a list of all the other stuff Archer has mastered..

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  • Can sense changes in air currents
  • Instantly learns fluent Arabic
  • Computer hacking
  • Controlled demolition
  • "Diving Reflex" aka the ability to survive without oxygen temporarily
  • Escapology
  • Free Falling
  • Lockpicking
  • "Parallel Bars" aka Gymnastics
  • Pickpocketing
  • Piloting
  • Can fight, use powers and react to attacks/projectiles while sleepwalking.
  • Thoracotomy.. yes, Archer is also a surgeon.

Pretty er.. diverse skill set.

Armstrong

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Strength

He's really good at getting through big metal doors...

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Easily rips metal chains out of the wall and throws guys around with one hand effortlessly.

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This really just speaks for itself...

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Durability

Aram Anni-Pada was present for a cataclysm 10,000 years ago. It was caused by a device called the Boon. As a result, all the millions of lives that the Boon took were absorbed by Armstrong.. I'll let him explain the rest:

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So you'd have to kill him a million times over to actually kill him, essentially.. Anyhoo here are his best durability and healing feats.

Takes an absolutely massive beating from Eternal Warrior, then blows himself and his brother up, gets launched for ages and lands on a bus roof. Eternal Warrior is Arams brother who shares his strength.

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Is alright after getting his eyes shot with arrows. Tanks an explosive to the face. Can still speak and fight with a spear through his throat.

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Gunfire barely slows him down and he survives a huge fall.

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Armstrong recovers from the ill-effects of copious amounts of alcohol, as well as numerous roofies, in seconds:

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Fighting Skill

Taking on Bloodshot in a brutal fight.

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Laying a beat down on the Hard Corps:

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Reserved post.

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Love these two!!

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good job

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Awesome!

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cool!

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#8 Posted by bladewolf (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome! Love this series!

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#10 Posted by dcandmarvel (1110 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice thread I like it

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#11 Posted by Hyperlight (7671 posts) - - Show Bio

Great book