Jonah Hex Repsect Thread

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#1 Edited by tparks (11807 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm amazed there isn't a Hex respect thread yet. Please feel free to contribute, as I do not own every comic by Jonah Hex. I have a pretty healthy collection to get this thread started, but contributions are very welcome and much appreciated! Also, please note that this is just a rough draft. I'll clean everything up and organize it so it reads better as I put together a more complete respect thread. (sorry for the large pics, but it's easier for me to upload them as large originally and edit the page later into all thumbnails)

Jonah Hex

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"He had no friends, this Jonah Hex...But he did have two companions...

...one was death itself...

...the other, the acrid smell of gunsmoke." - From Jonah Hex #1.

Jonah Hex throws his hatchet faster then his opponent can pick up a revolver and shoot back.

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Tricks would be murders into stabbing an empty bed roll. His accuracy shows how he can shoot an ear off his opponent without killing him.

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Showcases Hex's skill with dynamite, prep, accuracy, speed, acrobatics, punching power, and just being plain awesome.

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Hex quick draws on 4 outlaws before they can even make a grab for their guns.

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Hex protects Chako from a gang of 6 outlaws. He kills them all before they notice they've been fooled. He shoots so fast and accurate that no one is able to return a shot.

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More examples of Hex's accuracy.

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  • Scan 2: Shoots the toe off of a foot as soon as it kicks through the door.
  • Scan 3: Shoots a kill shot from long range
  • Scan 4 : Slides to avoid gun fire
  • Scan 5: Shoots down a horse to take out it's rider

Unarmed skill, strength, speed, toughness, pain tolerance, accuracy, and fighting skills all in one brawl.

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  • Scan 1: Uses a palm strike on an attacking Apache warrior with a knife and one shots-him. Gets shot in the shoulder and is completely unaffected.
  • Scan 2: Uses a bucket to knockout an attacker. Dives through flames to save the girl tied to the post and shows no pain from the fire.
  • Scan 3: An Apache warrior has an arrow drawn on Hex, but Hex is fast enough to close the distance before he fires and uses his incredible strength to casually toss him aside. The Apache warrior flies a long ways for someone who is not supposed to be superhuman.
  • Scan 4: Knocks a shotgun to the side before the attacker can fire and puts a shot in his head. Uses the body of the shotgun wielder as a shield. Throws the body with one arm a long distance into the two shooters. While they are distracted, Hex shoots the attackers down.
  • Scan 5: Knocks another shotgun out of the way before she could fire. Throws her body through a window a very long distance.

Prepares explosions to take out a gang while he is outnumbered.

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Makes a shot sideways without even looking.

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ex's skill with a sabre. He is able to sllce three bullets in half shot almost simultaneous from near point-blank range before cutting two men down with one swing. He then slices another bullet in half and stabs the remaining attacker.

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A rattlesnake strikes at a passed out Hex. Hex comes to right when the snake attacks. Hex is so fast that he is able to shoot the snake in midstrike before it bites him.

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Hex takes out a family of inbred killers, who feed their victims to alligators. He uses the alligators against them and has the strength to hold off the alligators from attacking him before he ultimately kills the gator too.

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Hex's toughness and pain tolerance allow him to survive being hung for a longer period of time then any other normal human before El Diablo saves him.

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Hex and El Diablo take out a gang of rapists and murderes.

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Killing rival bounty hunters

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Hex uses stealth to kill former soldiers who tortured him during the civil war.

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Hex using the skills learned from the Apache with a hatchet during the civil war.

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Hex going to war with a rival Native American tribe

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Takes out 6 men, all with their already weapons drawn, before they can fire back.

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Takes out all the guards of an Apache POW camp from long range.

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Hex wins a dual with the Apache that betrayed him. Hex is given a broken hatchet but still wins. (side note: this is also where Hex gets the mark of the demon)

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Takes out several soldiers while he is unarmed.

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Uses dynamite to take out a group that is hunting him.

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Hex shoots the eyes of a bear attacking him with ease.

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Throws a girl from his horse who tries to backstab him. Then shoots down an entire group of men hunting him from long range all while atop his horse.

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Dodges shotgun fire from point blank range.

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Burns down a whorehouse, shoots down all the guards, and uses his incredible accuracy to shoot the Achilles tendon off of his target.

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Dives from his horse and takes a guard captive all before anyone can pull a gun on him.

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Shoots down several raiders and shoots dynamite thrown in mid-air.

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Taking on a rival Native American tribe.

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Awesome knife fight with the rival's chief.

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Hex is holstered when an attacker tries to shoot him in the back. The attacker already has his gun drawn and aimed, but Hex is able to draw his gun and shoot before the attacker can even pull the trigger.

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There is still a whole lot more to do. This is a work in progress.

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#2 Posted by ComicStooge (22062 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome thread!

@beatboks1 being a Hex fan, do you have any contributions?

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#4 Posted by tparks (11807 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Lol. I know! This respect thread is weak compared to what it should be. I ran out of room on my storage for scans, and then accidentally deleted tons of them that I didn't want to, the bulk of them were Hex stuff too. This is definitely on my to do list though!

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#6 Posted by Deadgod (2206 posts) - - Show Bio

Excellent thread!

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#7 Edited by JohnMountain (42 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope I'm not necroing or anything, but there are several feats that I want to contribute to this thread. You did a great jobs tsparks, but I think most of your scans focus mostly on the 2006 Jonah Hex series. I have some scans here that are from old Jonah Hex stories (including Hex and Vertigo) and the New 52.

(Sorry if its a bit messy. I'm not really that talented in posting tons of scans)

Accuracy

* Kills a bulletproof armored bounty hunter named Stove Belly Jack by shooting him in his eye holes.

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* Jonah Hex shoots a horse in a way that it will fall and land unto a man.

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* Shoots off a boulder so that it can fall unto his enemy

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* Jonah Hex defeats robotic gunfighters sent to kill Justice League member Hal Jordan

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* Hex and his company ends up fighting robots. He then deduces where their weak spots are and they triumph.

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* Can still dodge, draw, shoot and kill accurately while blindfolded

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* Takes out a military aircraft by shooting their pilots off with pistols.

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* Does the same against futuristic tanks

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* Does the same to a military helicopter

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* The first person to survive and won the shooting gallery; a room filled with robots that can fire faster and more accurately than human beings.

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* Ricochets one bullet to kill 10 men (A debatable feat. This was told from the perspectives of two boys who may have exaggerated the feat. But the issue ends saying that the feat maybe plausible).

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Gun Skills

* Ambushes a lynch mob from the trees (shows how agile Jonah Hex is)

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* Fights off an army of Apaches by himself

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* Fights off an army of cyborgs.

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Draw Speed

* Jonah Hex outdraws four men at once.

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* Again draws and shoots three to four men who have already pointed their guns at him before they can react.

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* Dodges and outdraws a zombiefied Wild Bill Hickok (who as a zombie, has superhuman physicality and durability).

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* Dodges bullet fire at point blank while also drawing and shooting them at the same time. They try to swarm him but Hex still kills them anyways.

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* Outguns a time-travelling Batman.

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Combat Speed

* Dodges rifle fires at point blank while swinging from a chandelier with a girl on his back.

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* Dodges shotgun blasts at point blank with ease

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* Dodges a sniper fire from long range

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* Disarms a guy who was already pointing a gun at his face

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Combat Skills

* Knocks out a snow leopard with one hit.

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* Lifts a full grown man over his head and throws him off a cliff.

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* Fights a couple of sharks underwater during a storm.

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* Jonah Hex fights off an army of superhuman worms with only his swords and shield

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* Hex knocks out a pugilist with one punch

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* Blows up a large building with only a stick of dynamite

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* Fights and beats a cybernetic assassin.

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* Fights and destroys a super cyborg by being environmentally aware and zapping him with electricity.

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* Fights and stalemates a futuristic Batman in hand to hand combat.

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* Destroys a giant mech with dynamites

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* Defeats Stilleta; a superhuman reaper and Hex's love interest.

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Durability

* Was burned at a stake, shot by an arrow and bullets, and got stabbed in the leg but still kept on fighting (he didn't even yelled in pain even once).

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* Survives being bashed in the abdomen repeatedly by a bull.

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* Survived getting shot to the forehead

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New 52

(Hex during the New 52 wasn't really that impressive. He didn't have the same accuracy and speed as the original Hex and he gets his ass kicked most of the time. For example, New Earth Jonah Hex is capable of going toe-to-toe against futuristic robots and the goddamn Batman(s); New 52 Jonah Hex can't even put up a decent fight against a Talon or Batwing. Even so, he did have some awesome moments.)

* Kills of an entire army of vigilantes by himself.

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* Fights and kills a giant bat with only a torch and a hatchet.

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* Smashes a wall with a guy's face.

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* Survived being thrown from a building

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* Fights and defeats a superhuman Mr. Hyde even if he's injured.

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* Tagged Vandal Savage.

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* Unfazed after being tazed

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* Survived a shot to the head

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* Survived being hit by a truck head on

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* Fights off an Indian war party by himself

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Mystical Bullshit

(Some of Jonah Hex's most extravagant and unbelievable feats)

* Jonah hex together with the Five Warriors From Forever defeats both the Justice League and Justice Society of America after they were granted superhuman powers by the Lord of Time.

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* He can still kill people even though he's already dead and stuffed

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* Knows a Shaman trick of bringing people back to life from the brink of death.

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* Can see invisible supernatural monsters.

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* During the Absolute Power story arc in Superman/Batman, the timeline of the DC Universe was altered by the Legion of Super Villains, warping the history of many DC characters. In issue 16, Hex is turned from a Western bounty hunter to a lawman in modern-day Gotham City (which is ruled by President Lex Luthor). Hex then ends up shooting and killing Superman, as well as beating Batman in hand to hand (with the help of Scalphunter). The timeline is then restored back to order when Mekt Ranzz was apprehended.

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Not bad for a cowboy from the Old West eh?

These are all I can post which would hopefully help in future Jonah Hex assessment, analysis and battle forums.

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