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Respect the Bearded One
".. Be silent unless you can say something that is more useful than your silence .."
Powers and Abilities
- Essence Transer**
- From the Ashes***
- Exper Martial Artist
- Peak Human
- Genius level intellect
* Bearded Mercenary can create clones of himself that obey his commands and are equally smart and strong as the original one. They share a common train, long handsome beard. It's worth noting that only one of them is considered the brain or the original one, and so anyone who faces Bearded one, needs to figure out which one to target, or else they will simply find an enedless amount of clones.
** As if it wasn't enough, Beardenary can transef his essence and consciousness into another clone body, therefore turning it into the original one. When combined with his brilliant mind, this ability allows him to play a game of shadows with his enemies.
*** After the main body has been destroyed, it will be resurrected like a phoenix after certain amount of time.
I'd love to split this thread into categories, but it's simply impossible to throw his showings into one category, they are always a blend of his skill, powers and tactical mind. With this being said, I'll just start it at the beggining.
Above we can see how Bearden one and few of his clones bodies (they are easy to recognize because of the beard) tank an explosion at point blank range. It's worth noting that they are seemingly unharmed, yet they fall on the ground, toying with Batman and giving him a false sense of security that will eventually result with him being hit, but that's later. In the very next scene, he uses one of his lesser clones (he has really short beard) to once again fool Batman into thinking that they are just a simple mercenaries. He lets him grab the gun and !shoots at his other clones!. Double the feat because not only is he playing mind games with one of the greatest detectives on the planet, but also aim-dodges gunfire from himself.
Here comes the good part. B.Merc uses one of his replicas as a decoy, while he simultaneously uses his mine body to bust the doors, and throws a grenade:
It's not over though, the show must go on and so Bearded one continues to play with Bruce, letting him kick another foolish pawn, in a puny attempt to stop the grenade. He still fails to realize what's going on. As you can see below, Batflect continues to pummel the other merceneries while Beardenary transfer him own conciousness into his lesser clones ( He purposefully let Batman destroy his main body, in order to furthermore increase his cockiness). Double the feat because he transport his essence into othe bodies while the grenade is exploding ( Explosion is easily moving at 3.54 Mach speed, this feat needs calculations though), in fact he managed to also move a considerable distance during the explosion.
The next minute consists of Bruce battle against lesser clones, while his main body regenerates and prepares for the final phase of the plan. Meanwhile his weakend bodies showacased some really good skill and physical stats. While the grenade is still exploding, few other clones are already attacking Bruce (their power can be determined based on length of the beard):
Even his weaker forms could use gun and a knife in tandem:
The stakes are high now, he fights alongside legendary Asian Mercenary Senpai and savage Dreadlock Mercenary.
His lesser personas eventually lose the fight and then he..
.. shoots ..
Bravo, napakaganda, фантастичен, fantastique, amazing. He literally let Batman pummel his clones through the entire fight, building up his confidence, manipulating him like Matadore manipulates a bull, just so Wayne can let his anger control him for a moment. One scene in which he finally shoot him in the cowl, stunning him and pernamently hurting delicate equilibrioception.
As a result his clone and Asian Mercenary A.K.A Extended Universe Dragon, are able to put Batman down and beat him IRL. (gif above). It's also worth noting how he fought Batman to a standstill using his main body, before falling on the ground and pretending that his arm is broken, so the others can tag Bruce. At that point his goal is achieved. Asian Dragon managed to stab Batman in the arm. That one wound will definitely play a large role in stan alone Batman movie in which Mercenary Trio was said to be the main villains.
Long story short, Bruce lost this fight the moment he got stabbed. Another small brick in the wall of doom that Merc Squad was building. This entire encounter is a testament to skill, intelligence and teamwork of the trio, and Bearded one as the leader, played the major role. In fact, only a great general sacrifices himself to achieve the goal.
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- DCEU Asian Mercenary Respect Thread (Needs reformatting).
- DCEU Dreadlock Mercenary Respect Thread (To be added)
- Why was Lex Luthor just a pawn. Facts and Myths. (To be added)
- KG Beast as a tragic, manipulated hero. (To be added)