Since Kevin Matchstick has finally returned in the third and final installment of Mage, I thought I would put up a respect thread for him, should he start to feature in some battle threads.
Right now I am using scans I already have, which were not all originally made with a respect thread in mind. I will go back through and add complete battles over time. Right now this should give a good idea of his general capabilities.
I will also provide the basic capabilities of some of the other prominent characters in the Mage series soon.
In the world of Mage, many characters are an avatar of a legendary hero or being, who is reborn again and again in new lives throughout the ages. Kevin Matchstick is the avatar of King Arthur, the Pendragon. He also found out at the end of The Hero Defined that he is also at least in part the avatar of Gilgamesh, and possibly other heroes. As the avatar of the Pendragon, some heroes consider him their leader (and others don't).
Kevin has enhanced strength, durability, agility, and reflexes. He also used to carry a magic bat which was the avatar of Excalibur. The bat was destroyed, and now in The Hero Denied he seems to be able to turn any object into Excalibur, or at least a source of magical energy, from a post to a pebble. The bat is made of magical energy, and has a bit of a "blunt force light saber" quality. The bat can also shoot a ranged pulse of magical energy at a target. When he throws the bat, it comes back to his hand. He can also use the power of the bat to heal.
Kevin's power levels, somewhat similar to Gladiator's, vary depending on his confidence, his attention, and especially the degree to which he is using them for a righteous purpose. When he uses them for egotistical reasons, they go on the fritz. Kevin also didn't realize he was an avatar originally, so it took training for him to learn to use his powers. Thus, his powers start off at a low level in TheHero Discovered, and increase over the series.
Kicks a hole in a car when first learning about his powers
Kicks a Grackleflint a distance away while first learning about his powers
Punches a hole in a brick wall while first learning about his powers
Flips over an enormous dragon with one hand, while at the height of his quest
He can still be stuck with a splinter, because it doesn't affect the quest.
Agility and Reflexes
Hitting/energy touch: Its mere touch can KO opponents, and you can see the energy trail as it goes through the Man-mountain for example, but perhaps best seen here against the Dragonslayer, a highly durably hero,
He can conceal its power: one
Examples of enemies/minor scenes from fights that will be filled in completely later on:
A giant: one
A Troll: one
He has a magic ATM card to untracably withdraw seemingly-infinite money.