Review : Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. (Minor Spoiler Alert).

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The Fast and Furious spin-off with two major characters of the franchise had me hyped for quite some time and now that I have watched the movie , I feel like the hype was worth it. Well , let's get into the review. There will be minor spoilers , which don't matter all that much , so those who haven't watched the movie can read this too.

Plot :

The main plot was made clear in the trailers that Luke Hobbs (Played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Played by Jason Statham) along with Shaw's sister Hattie Shaw(Played by Vennesa Kirby) team-up to take down Brixton (Played by Idris Elba) , who is a genetically advanced terrorist. Well the plot is basically that , the trio fight off Hobbs and his his goons to protect the world , by preventing the release of a bio-weapon by Brixton.

Positive Points :

The Action : The movie is packed with high-stakes action , close quarter fight scenes and car chases , most of which were done pretty well. Although not as ridiculous as Fate of the Furious or Furious 7 , still some of the action scenes were pretty ridiculous , but that isn't a bad thing since the scenes and set-pieces were executed very well and looked awesome on the big screen.

Hobbs and Shaw's Bromance : Ah , movie bromances , be it 'Thor and Hulk' or 'Captain Kirk and Spock' are always good to see in a movie when done right. Hobbs and Shaw is one such duo , whenever they are in the same scene it becomes very interesting and some scenes in which they throw jokes at each other are just hilarious.

The Samoans : Well , the Samoans were a refreshment to see , since we don't get to see them and their life-style in many movies. They were also well used and timely placed into the plot of the movie.It was also good to see The Rock embracing his Samoan roots and his "real-life" family members and people playing the role of the Samoans.

Special Appearances/Easter Eggs : The movie is full of special appearances by actors from outside the F&F franchise and multiple Easter eggs.Two of the main special appearances will blow audiences away with how surprising and important they were. The third special appearance was clearly show in the trailer was by Roman Reigns , who pulled off-his WWE moves on in his fight scenes. There were also many nods to other Hollywood movies , the lead actors had previously appeared in. Just giving one tiny spoiler ,

Was Deckard Shaw in The Italian Job(2003) , an Easter Egg was given by none other than Deckard himself , while he showed his old 1965 Mini Copper.

Close-Quarter Fights : F&F movies aren't know for hand-2-hand combat , but this movie has some great hand-2-hand fight scenes , especially the ones involving Statham. The fight choreography is great and the fact that the scenes includes very few cuts between the shots makes it even better to watch. The Hand-2-Hand fights are definitely a standing point in this movie.

Mid-core Points :

Brixton "Black Superman" Lore : Well , he was an average villain by all standards , he wasn't bad but he was that good either. His character was like your average movie villain trying to destroy the world , the only thing that made him different was that he was enhanced to superhuman levels. Idris Elba did a lot of hard work to make him a likable villain and his efforts and charm is the only thing that saved Brixton from being a bad character.

The Plot : The plot of the movie was also decent , it had nothing special about it , but it wasn't bad either. The plot was pretty straightforward which was definitely a good thing and there were no inter-connecting stories or loop-holes. But nothing was special about the plot , so you won't find anything new in this story. But on the plus side it didn't have stupid twists like Fate of the Furious , which did make the plot easier to catch up with.

Negative Points :

A bit too much action : Yes the action sequences were a important part of the movie and they were good for the most part , but sometimes it just felt forced in and a bit too much.There were some sequences which were absolutely unnecessary and didn't need to be included from a story standpoint.

Brixton's Goons : Remember when the goons and side-villains from Fast 5 and Fast and Furious 6 actually felt like a legit threat to the main characters ? Well , there is no such thing in this movie , although Brixton's goons look all futuristic and skilled , but they are barely able to do anything to the main characters let alone be a legit threat , they are just there to get their asses kicked by the protagonists.

Not addressing other characters : Yes this is a solo film for Hobbs and Shaw , so not having other characters from the F&F franchise is alright , but not addressing them at all is a bit too harsh. It is almost like they don't exist and neither of the protagonist know about them.

Conclusion :

This was kinda different from the other Fast and Furious movies , and that is good thing. We get to see two protagonists whose characters are not only well acted , but also well written. The movie delivers on the action and fight scenes , while having a decent villain and a very average plot. The action does get a bit too much at times and the side-villains are basically means to show how bad-ass the heroes are. The acting was acting , bond between characters and special appearances were done very well. It could have definitely have done with a much better plot and having a bit less unnecessary action. Overall though it was a pretty good action/thriller and if you are looking for a movie with non-stop action , this is it.

Rating : 7.9/10.

Also Check out my previous review for Godzilla:King of The Monsters.

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Review : Godzilla:King of The Monsters (Spoilers).

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"Long Live The King !!"

I am not a longtime Godzilla fan and I only became a fan after seeing 2014 Godzilla movie. After seeing the 2014 movie and Kong : Skull Island in 2017 , I was pretty hyped for this movie as well and after watching this movie I am a hardcore Godzilla fan now. Anyways let's get into the review. There will be spoilers.

Plot :

The movie follows the Russell family , which includes Madison(Daughter), Mark(Father) and Emma(Mother).They had lost their son during the 2014 attack on San Francisco (Godzilla vs MUTO fight from the 2014 movie). After 5 years,Mark has become a wildlife photographer and Madison is living with her mother Emma , and Emma is the key figure in the organization 'Monarch' , who are searching for more monsters after the 2014 attacks.

Emma makes a device that can create sounds using the same frequency of the monsters (Now called 'Titans') to control them.She is there at the place of Mothra's awakening, when and eco-terrorists group invade and kidnap Emma and Madison. Meanwhile Serizawa (played by Ken Watanabe) and his team get Mark and they embark on a quest to save his wife , with aid from the US Military. In between all this the Eco-terrorist group , led by Jonah Alan , awaken King Ghidorah. Godzilla then confronts Ghidorah , but Ghidorah then gets away and starts awakening the other 'Titans' from around the globe in order to attack cities. Thus , the battles begin and the efforts of Mark along with Monarch and US Military to help Godzilla fight against Ghidorah.

Positive Points :

CGI and Visual effects : The CGI and visual effects in the movie were top-notch. The Monsters and the Battles looked fantastic and the details on Godzilla , Ghidorah , Mothra and Rodan looked absolutely amazing. All the three fights between Godzilla and Ghidorah were done to perfection. The movie was a visual spectacle with amazing battles and well detailed and designed characters.

Godzilla and the other monsters : As I stated the CGI and visual effects were top-notch and the monsters were also accurate to their source material (The original Toho movies and the Godzilla comics). The monsters also got a lot of screen-time , unlike the previous movie were they only had like 15-20 minutes of screen-time in the entire movie.

Universe building and references : Legendary Pictures did a good job of Universe building and setting up a shared movie Universe , where characters from different movies get to come together for one big crossover(Just like everyone's favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe). The movie had lot of references to not only Skull Island but also Kong himself. It tied in to the previous Godzilla movie very well too.

Human Characters : Although no-one watches a Godzilla movie for it's side characters , but this movie had a few great human characters. Dr. Serizawa (played by Ken Watanabe) , Madison Russell (played by Millie Bobbie Brown) , Dr.Rick Stanton (played by Bradley Whitford) , The Chinese Lady Doctor and Sargent Barnes (Played by O'Shea Jackson Jr) are all fantastic characters and help the plot in thier own ways. Dr. Serizawa picks up after his arc from the 2014 movie and helps advance the plot , before his death while detonating the nuke to power-up Godzilla. Madison was the most interesting member of the Russell family , who helps setup the final battle between Ghidorah and Godzilla , while also giving some comedic relief. Rick Stanton's main purpose in the movie is to give comedic-relief , while ranting about "the hollow Earth theory". The Chinese Doctor Lady gives the details about the monsters and basically tells the viewers about who the monsters. Although these were not the best human characters you can find in a movie , but they were good enough.

Negative Points :

Human Characters : Although it had some good human characters , but there were many bad one's too. Dr. Emma Russell (Played by Vera Fermiga) and Jonah Allan (Played by Charles Dance) were pretty bad characters , who only helped complicate the plot more. Jonah and his eco-terrorist group felt forced into the movie and pretty bland in terms of motive and Emma had a change of heart twice in the movie , which although helped progress the plot , made it a bit messed up. Also her plan was a bit too messed up and psychotic (Pretty close to what Thanos planned in Infinity War , but he's Thanos). To sum it up her plan was basically a big 'cliche'. The worst character by far had to be Mark Russell , who was the person who knew everything and could pull off all the plans successfully , that's clearly not the type of character you want to see in a monster movie. The 2014 movie had much better Human characters , to be honest.

The Plot : As I stated Emma and Jonah only made the plot more complicated and messed up. Then the fact they temporarily killed off Godzilla , only to be brought back 30 minutes later , while the humans tried to reach him through a hollow earth tunnel. The plot is basically one big mess , since the viewer has to follow to many sub-plots and there are just too many things going on at once.

Conclusion :

Godzilla : King of the Monsters is a great monster movie , with accurately depicted characters , fantastically visualized fights and some good human characters. It also connects with the previous two movies very well. But the movie is held down by a too much complicated plot and bad human characters in the lead roles. From a visual stand point it is a great movie , and I would recommend that if you are a long time Godzilla fan and are looking for a visually good looking movie , then you should definitely watch it. But in terms of plot and characters , it is kinda messed up. The movie is brought down just because of the messed up and un-compelling plot and 'cliched' human characters in the lead.

Rating : 7.4/10.

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Hal Jordan (Composite Animated Version) Respect Thread !

Hal Jordan :

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I will be showing Hal Jordan's (Green Lantern) feats from different Animated features like the DC Animated Movies and TV shows. Someone used "Composite Animated Hal Jordan" in a battle thread a few days back , so that is where I thought about doing this thread.

I will be considering feats from , the following ,

  • The 2 animated Green Lantern Movies.
  • Green Lantern : The Animated Series.
  • The animated Justice League movies.

Well a Composite version of Animated Hal Jordan is pretty powerful , like he could one-shot most LA characters , and be more than a match for some Comic Book heavy-hitters.

Powers and Abilities :

  • Green Lantern Ring.
  • Super Strength.
  • Super Durability.
  • Super Speed / Reaction.
  • Constructs.
  • Energy based attacks.

Strength / Striking :

He is pretty strong ,

Strength :

  • It takes two trained Green Lanterns to restrain a rookie Hal , Link. (Green Lantern : First Flight).
  • Lifts and throws The Center into space , Link. The Center was the size of an island that could support pre-historic life , which should mean that Hal lifted and threw several million tons. (Justice League : New Frontier).
  • Pulls two Moons towards each other , in order to destroy the Yellow battery. Link. Although he was being amped to a degree because he had absorbed a part the Green power battery. (Green Lantern : First Flight).
  • Pushes an inter-dimensional portal with his construct , to the size of a planet , in order to move the planet in the main Universe. Link and Link. He was low on power and eventually loses power after the process is complete , but a great feat anyways.(Green Lantern : The Animated Series).

Striking :

  • One-shots four Parademons with ease. Link. It took two-three hits from Wonder Woman to one down in the same movie. (Reign of The Supermen).
  • Uses a golf club construct to hit the Orange power battery from the Surface of OA to some distance in space.Link.(Green Lantern : First Flight).
  • Uses a base-ball construct and sends Guy Gardner flying a large distance. Link.(Green Lantern : The Animated Series).
  • Sends Razor through an asteroid with a few hits. Link. (Green Lantern : The Animated Series).
  • His fist fight with Sinestro could be clearly seen from OA , while they were fighting some distance in space.Link. (Green Lantern : First Flight).

These scans clearly show how strong he is and should be easily comparable to Comic Book High Tiers.

Durability :

  • Gets back up from a hit from Guy , the punched him from above the atmosphere to the surface of Earth. Link. (Green Lantern : The Animated Series).
  • In the same fight he tanked multiple hits from Guy.
  • Tanks a punch from Darksied. Link. (Justice League : War).
  • Tanks being blasted through multiple asteroids by Sinestro .Link.(Green Lantern : First Flight).
  • Takes the destruction of a planet , Link. Although it Ko'd him for some time , he got back up just fine.(Green Lantern : The Animated Series).

That's all I could find , but these are pretty solid.

Speed :

He's pretty fast ,

  • Flash asks him for a race to the JL headquarters , this suggests that his speed is pretty impressive. Link. (Justice League Throne of Atlantis).
  • Dodges blasts from Sinestro. Link.(Green Lantern : First Flight).
  • Dodges multiple blasts from Star Sapphire.(Justice League Doom).

Constructs :

  • One-shots Star Sapphire with a with a construct based hit.Link. (Justice League Doom).
  • His chain constructs hurt Superman. (Justice League : War).
  • His shields tank multiple hits from a pissed off Superman , although it gets broken but it takes multiple hits from a ticked off Superman to do it. (Justice League : War).
  • Blocks a blast from The Anti-Monitor with his shield , he blocks it for quite some time. Link. (Green Lantern : The Animated Series).
  • His shield is able to block a Solar flare , although it eventually breaks , but it blocks the solar flare for quite some time.(Justice League Doom).

His constructs are pretty strong as well.

That should do for now , I will add more feats if I get any.

These scans clearly show how powerful he is in nearly all aspects.

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Gladiator (Kallark) Respect Thread !!!!!

It is finally Complete !!!!!!!!!!!

After doing a Respect Thread on Namor , I decided to do this , Gladiator is one of the most underrated Marvel character in the forums and does not have a proper RT , the present ones are just a compilation of pictures and have non-Earth-616 feats as well.This will have Earth-616 feats only and I hope I am able to change your views on this character.Sure he has some low end showings but also has a lot of high-end ones that people often ignore or might not be aware of and some of his low showings are often misinterpreted , which I will talk about in a version of "Context Files" (Started by GhostRavage) I will do in the near future.

Gladiator (Earth-616) :

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Kallark, codenamed Gladiator, was once the Praetor of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, the most faithful servant of the Shi'ar throne. After the Shi'ar-Kree War, with the apparent death of Lilandra and Vulcan, Kallark is elevated to the position of Majestor by consensus of a desperate Shi'ar populace.

Powers/Abilities :

  • Super Strength
  • Super Durability
  • Super Speed / Reflexes
  • Heat-Vision / Super Breath
  • Enhanced Vision

Strength :

He is obviously a top tier in terms of raw strength , well above 100 + tonner range

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Easily lifts up a 100 + ton boulder and throws it at Eric Masterson.

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While holding back is able to hold back Ikon The Spaceknight , well Ikon in the same issue was easily able to hurt and hold back Ronan The Accuser , easily break Quasar's constructs and kinda hurt him too.

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Easily lifts up the Baxter Building and holds it with one hand (Baxter Building is 35 stories high and and such buildings weigh around 250,000 tons , but as shown in Fantastic Four #249 , above the 30th floor there are all of Reed's techs , laboratory stuff , a large cooling unit for the lower floors , the hangar for their planes , Negative Zone access area and extra support for the rest of the building below , which can make it weigh way above 250,000 tons and maybe around 400,000 to 500,000 tons range).

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He easily holds up and moves around heavy machinery (Which was stated earlier to be newly Shi'Ar Warbirds or simply battle spaceships).(Looking at the size of the thing and the fact it was a battleship , it is easily a few hundred thousand ton feat).

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He easily dives through the ground and comes back up in no time and he does it with ease.(Well , for drill machines it takes around 3000 psi or 216.0000000003 ton-force (short)/foot² to drill through the ground , but it also takes them some time to drill through a few meters , Gladiator did that and even came back up along with a large chunk of ground before the skrull-Nightcrawler could even move away).(To drill or dive through the ground faster , even more pressure is required like a lot more than the 3000 psi of a drill machine , like to do it that fast the figure would go up a few thousand ton range).(Although this is not as impressive as the other feats).

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This is one of his more underrated moments were he breaks out of Quasar's constructs.

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This time while being possessed by Magus and with Quasar concentrating a lot more and really trying hard to hold him back , he just shatters Quasar's constructs.

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He holds fair with Black Bolt.(Well some people say BB had the edge , but it's clear in this pic that Gladiator and BB are pretty equal in this situation , with Gladiator dropping a punch while shouting and next page Black Bolt just pushes him back before teleporting away).(Getting pushed back by BB isn't that bad either since he has done the same with Golden Age Hulk and Namor too , both of whom are also 100 + ton range).

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One of his best strength feats ever , he moves an Asteroid in order to adjust it's orbit.(Well , for example an asteroid of small size , with diameter around 3 km can weigh around 16 trillion tons , that's like the lighter and smaller ones and also add in the fact that Gladiator had to adjust it back to orbit to prevent it from going out , which basically means he needed way more force than to just to move the asteroid , maybe add in a 1 or 2 more zeroes which basically gives us over 160 trillion tons).(I really had to go through so many sites to get an estimate).(FYI , if the asteroid is bigger like several kilometers in diameter , we are looking at a figure of a few Quadrillion tons from the weight of the asteroid alone.But I am not using it in this case).

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This is a monster from cancerverse whom , many of the Imperial Guards and even Quasar couldn't put down and it's huge in size , which is clear from the picture and what does Gladiator do ? Well ,

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He just flies through this small mountain sized creature with ease.

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Hurts Quasar through his Quantum Aura , which is confirmed by Quasar himself.

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Not only does he overpower Earth-712 Hyperion but also ends up snapping his neck.

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Easily breaks out of Polaris's grip , who even admits that she can't hold him.(Polaris is said to have same potential as her father , Magneto).

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After taking a hit from Jane , he gets back up and holds Jane in a choking position before teleporting away and Jane is hurt and unable to do anything about it.(We all know strong Jane is).

Striking :

This is something Gladiator is extremely good at ,

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KO's Current Drax with a single punch , he was down for the entire issue and woke up few pages into the next one.(Ya , he isn't as strong as his Classic self , but has strength and durability feats to put him among high mid tiers and Glads just KO's him with a single punch).

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Easily punches Jane Thor a large distance away and puts her on her knees and Jane even admits he is strong.

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Easily punches The Thing through 7 cars straight and throwing him into the Baxter Building , Thing just falls down saying he is hurt and is unable to get for around 10 pages and in the next fight he puts Thing down for a few more pages by slamming him into the ground and dropping a bus on him.(This happened when Thing was able to hold fair against Golden Age Hulk , Namor and even stop Juggernaut in his tracks).

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Takes down Vulcan with just two punches.(Vulcan was fighting and having the upper hand against most of The Imperial Guards , just moments before.

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Sends Heimdall through a few buildings and then Heimdall falls down and is KO'd.

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Throws Drax into Groot and Angela with a single punch and this puts them down for 2-3 pages.

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Punching his way out of Susan's force-fields , he is punching so hard that Sue admits she can't hold him.(He does this with around 3 punches,because next page we see Sue getting knocked out).(Fantastic Four (Vol.1)#249).

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Breaks Cull Obsidian's weapon and hurts him with a single punch.

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Hurts Ms.Marvel with a single punch.(Annihilators Earthfall #2).

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This is a bit controversial , although Black Bolt pins him down by amping himself , but then White Noise hits him with a "Cone of Noise-Cancelling Sonics" which is clearly stated on the panel to just "stun him" , not "hurt him" and after Black Bolt is stunned , a single punch from Gladiator takes down Black Bolt.He does not get up until the Imperial Guards have left which was four pages later and his clothes are completely torn apart and face all bloodied up.(It is stated in the panel that "the King is down" and backed up by the fact that he does not participate int the rest of the fight , in which Gladiator and The Imperial Guards slaughter The Krees and gets up a page after they have left).

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After tanking a blast from Binary , he goes ahead and takes her out with a single punch.

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His best feat ever , he is a legit planet buster.(Marvel Comics Presents #49).(When fully confident he can do it).

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He also pummeled Wonder Man to the core of a planet with a few hits.(Although WM did get back up after a few pages , but the fact he could send someone to the core of a planet is pretty impressive).

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Makes a Shi'ar God bleed and knock out (Shown in the next page) with a single punch , the same Gods took hits from Jane Thor earlier.(Even mange to hurt both Jane and Gladiator before).

Durability :

Well ,

Well I have heard people say he will go down by building level attacks , well ,

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Smiles from Cannonball driving him through multiple buildings.(Even after Gladiator lost his confidence and Cannonball dropped his best him and dropped a building by punching Gladiator into it , Gladiator just got back up).

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While being possessed by Magus tanks a hit from Ronan with his Universal weapon.(Ronan , Quasar and Ikon were all trying to stop him so it's clear that he hit pretty hard).

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Tanks a Blast from Havok and gives a really badass look.

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After Jane hits him with a powerful lighting blast , he justs stands back up.

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Takes a hit from Jane Thor , the next page

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Although Kubark distracts Jane , Gladiator is fine as he tells the other to stand down and gets Jane in a choking position which she isn't able to come out of.

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Takes multiple energy attacks from Jean Grey(One is through a spaceship) and ,

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Gets right back up to fighting her in the next page.

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Flies through a Red Giant Star unfazed and he also stops at the core for some time.(Although not as hot as regular stars , they still are a several million degrees at the core).

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No sells Human Torch's flames.

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Is unfazed from Human Torch's Full Nova Blast.

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Tanks a blast from Vulcan.

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Tanks it again.

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"It's Clobberin Time" , next page ,

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Like not even dazed by Thing's attack and then knocks him out by dropping a bus on him.(Thing was out for like 10 pages into the next issue).

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Nosells Colossus slamming a pillar on him.

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Tanks a punch from Cull Obsidian.(Although he is pushed back , but seeing how his punches made Super Skrull bleed and Gladiator although pushed back a longer distance stood up with no signs of injury the next page).

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Just Smiles from everything that Drax throws at him.(Sure Current Drax ain't as strong as his former self , but he has some solid striking feats).

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Tanks hits from Groot , Angela and Drax and just chokes Drax before punching him onto the others.(I talked about what happened after that in Striking section).

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It takes some shots and blasts from Annhilus (Who was amped with Hulk's strength at that time) to put him down , although he isn't Ko'd but he was in a bad shape.

(Something to add to this , Annhilus does state that Hulk gave him a better fight , but I am not comparing them here).(Also Annhilus was insanely strong at this point , like he is usually quite strong then add in Hulk's strength and he even fought fairly with Thanos).(Later Thanos even admitted that Annhilus dealt with Gladiator quicker than he would have , which also tells a lot).

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Tanks a blast from a depowered Tyrant (Although he gets taken out with a punch , but even Beta Ray Bill got taken out by a punch from Tyrant).(Tyrant's Blasts even took out Surfer).

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Another Controversial one , here he takes a Black Bolt's whisper in his ear and is shown to float away from BB after which the narration cuts back to space and when it comes back to the Quantum Zone , he is back at Quasar and Lockjaw has to teleport him.(Even Quasar stated that the Whisper did not keep him down and he got back at him , so I don't know why people say Gladiator was Ko'd which is definitely not the case).

So he basically tanks(Although he got stunned) Black Bolt's whisper to his ear.

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He doesn't go down after taking a beating from The Destroyer , instead comments on how the beating was.("The Destroyer....Never have I felt such power").

Speed :

Well , this is something Gladiator is really good at , one of the Fastest Marvel characters by far ,

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He can punch FTE with ease.(That's wasn't Reed , he used a hologram).

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Human Torch isn't even able to see Gladiator hitting him.(Human Torch has casual Mach 10 + reactions).

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Here he goes from near cloud level of a planet to near ground level almost in an instant.(he also flies through the satellite facility while doing this).(Although not much is none about the distance or the time , but the fact that he covers such a large distance in such a short time while destroying a facility is pretty impressive).(X-Men Kingbreaker #1).

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Here he dodges Storm's lightning , which is comparable to natural lightning.(Although it was a Skrull , but they just copy abilities and one of Storm's ability is to control natural lightning).

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Reacts to a blast from The Destroyer and then blitzes it.

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Well , here he catches a bullet , but wait that's not it , it is said that the Sniper was across a city and the bullet could hit the target perfectly in the eye even when fired from across a city which means it's velocity would remain the same across it's path.So , after the shot is fired it reaches Vulcan almost instantly (around a second) and assuming even a small city is around 5 kilometers long , the bullet then had to be travelling at 5000 m/s or Mach 15.Now , when the bullet is just around a meter away from Vulcan , Gladiator decides to step in and catch the bullet , but before that he narrates around two complete sentences.

So , for a Mach 15 bullet to travel 1 meter it would take around 0.0002 seconds and in that time Glads narrates two sentences (Which he does while casually looking at the bullet which looks to be in slow-mo under his perspective) ,, assuming it took him 2 seconds to narrate two sentences , it tells that 2 seconds for him is around 0.0002 seconds for the Mach 15 bullet.Which means he was 10,000 times faster than the bullet.This gives this feat a figure of Mach 150,000.

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He blitzes through a Nova-Corpsman with ease.

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Reacts to a bulrush from Richard Rider and hits him back really hard.

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Easily blitzes Richard Rider , who has pretty awesome reaction speed.(Nova really has great Combat speed and bullrush speed , even FTL).

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His much FTL blitz on Heimdall.(Although it wasn't meant to take him down , since Glads said "This is not your fight" and "Stand Down".

Fought Hyperion in Nanoseconds

His flight speed has been stated to be 100 x faster than light on two occasions ,

Reed states him to be flying at 100 x light speed

Travels light years in seconds

He definitely is one of the fastest Marvel Characters.

Heat Vision :

His HV is also pretty impressive ,

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His HV is stated to be hotter than stars.

It was also stated by Rom the Spaceknight.

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His HV also deals with blunt force along with heat.(Here he destroys a large boulder , although nothing impressive , but it shows his HV deals with blunt force as well.

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Was able to hold up in a beam struggle against Phoenix Five Cyclops (A stronger version of the regular Cyclops).

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Holds up in a beam struggle with a depowered Tyrant (Although he loses out , but it's still very impressive).

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His HV hurts Jane Thor.

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Hurts Cull with his HV.

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Hurts and pushes Back Ronan.

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Hurts and pushes back Ironman with his HV.

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Also blows up a large part of The Builders ship.

Conclusion :

Most people lowball him and call him a mid-tier which he clearly ain't as from the feats.

And people often complain about his low end feats and say he doesn't have as many high end feats , which is also not the case , since the guy has this many high end feats.(His low showings definitely look less now).

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Gladiator (Kallark) Respect Thread !!!!!

After doing a Respect Thread on Namor , I decided to do this , Gladiator is one of the most underrated Marvel character in the forums and does not have a proper RT , the present ones are just a compilation of pictures and have non-Earth-616 feats as well.This will have Earth-616 feats only and I hope I am able to change your views on this character.Sure he has some low end showings but also has a lot of high-end ones that people often ignore or might not be aware of and some of his low showings are often misinterpreted , which I will talk about in a version of "Context Files" (Started by GhostRavage) I will do in the near future.

Gladiator (Earth-616) :

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Kallark, codenamed Gladiator, was once the Praetor of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, the most faithful servant of the Shi'ar throne. After the Shi'ar-Kree War, with the apparent death of Lilandra and Vulcan, Kallark is elevated to the position of Majestor by consensus of a desperate Shi'ar populace.

Powers/Abilities :

  • Super Strength
  • Super Durability
  • Super Speed / Reflexes
  • Heat-Vision / Super Breath
  • Enhanced Vision

Strength :

He is obviously a top tier in terms of raw strength , well above 100 + tonner range

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Easily lifts up a 100 + ton boulder and throws it at Eric Masterson.

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While holding back is able to hold back Ikon The Spaceknight , well Ikon in the same issue was easily able to hurt and hold back Ronan The Accuser , easily break Quasar's constructs and kinda hurt him too.

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Easily lifts up the Baxter Building and holds it with one hand (Baxter Building is 35 stories high and and such buildings weigh around 250,000 tons , but as shown in Fantastic Four #249 , above the 30th floor there are all of Reed's techs , laboratory stuff , a large cooling unit for the lower floors , the hangar for their planes , Negative Zone access area and extra support for the rest of the building below , which can make it weigh way above 250,000 tons and maybe around 400,000 to 500,000 tons range).

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He easily holds up and moves around heavy machinery (Which was stated earlier to be newly Shi'Ar Warbirds or simply battle spaceships).(Looking at the size of the thing and the fact it was a battleship , it is easily a few hundred thousand ton feat).

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He easily dives through the ground and comes back up in no time and he does it with ease.(Well , for drill machines it takes around 3000 psi or 216.0000000003 ton-force (short)/foot² to drill through the ground , but it also takes them some time to drill through a few meters , Gladiator did that and even came back up along with a large chunk of ground before the skrull-Nightcrawler could even move away).(To drill or dive through the ground faster , even more pressure is required like a lot more than the 3000 psi of a drill machine , like to do it that fast the figure would go up a few thousand ton range).(Although this is not as impressive as the other feats).

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This is one of his more underrated moments were he breaks out of Quasar's constructs.

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This time while being possessed by Magus and with Quasar concentrating a lot more and really trying hard to hold him back , he just shatters Quasar's constructs.

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He holds fair with Black Bolt.(Well some people say BB had the edge , but it's clear in this pic that Gladiator and BB are pretty equal in this situation , with Gladiator dropping a punch while shouting and next page Black Bolt just pushes him back before teleporting away).(Getting pushed back by BB isn't that bad either since he has done the same with Golden Age Hulk and Namor too , both of whom are also 100 + ton range).

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One of his best strength feats ever , he moves an Asteroid in order to adjust it's orbit.(Well , for example an asteroid of small size , with diameter around 3 km can weigh around 16 trillion tons , that's like the lighter and smaller ones and also add in the fact that Gladiator had to adjust it back to orbit to prevent it from going out , which basically means he needed way more force than to just to move the asteroid , maybe add in a 1 or 2 more zeroes which basically gives us over 160 trillion tons).(I really had to go through so many sites to get an estimate).(FYI , if the asteroid is bigger like several kilometers in diameter , we are looking at a figure of a few Quadrillion tons from the weight of the asteroid alone.But I am not using it in this case).

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This is a monster from cancerverse whom , many of the Imperial Guards and even Quasar couldn't put down and it's huge in size , which is clear from the picture and what does Gladiator do ? Well ,

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He just flies through this small mountain sized creature with ease.

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Hurts Quasar through his Quantum Aura , which is confirmed by Quasar himself.

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Not only does he overpower Earth-712 Hyperion but also ends up snapping his neck.

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Easily breaks out of Polaris's grip , who even admits that she can't hold him.(Polaris is said to have same potential as her father , Magneto).

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After taking a hit from Jane , he gets back up and holds Jane in a choking position before teleporting away and Jane is hurt and unable to do anything about it.(We all know strong Jane is).

Striking :

This is something Gladiator is extremely good at ,

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KO's Current Drax with a single punch , he was down for the entire issue and woke up few pages into the next one.(Ya , he isn't as strong as his Classic self , but has strength and durability feats to put him among high mid tiers and Glads just KO's him with a single punch).

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Easily punches Jane Thor a large distance away and puts her on her knees and Jane even admits he is strong.

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Easily punches The Thing through 7 cars straight and throwing him into the Baxter Building , Thing just falls down saying he is hurt and is unable to get for around 10 pages and in the next fight he puts Thing down for a few more pages by slamming him into the ground and dropping a bus on him.(This happened when Thing was able to hold fair against Golden Age Hulk , Namor and even stop Juggernaut in his tracks).

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Takes down Vulcan with just two punches.(Vulcan was fighting and having the upper hand against most of The Imperial Guards , just moments before.

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Sends Heimdall through a few buildings and then Heimdall falls down and is KO'd.

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Throws Drax into Groot and Angela with a single punch and this puts them down for 2-3 pages.

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Punching his way out of Susan's force-fields , he is punching so hard that Sue admits she can't hold him.(He does this with around 3 punches,because next page we see Sue getting knocked out).(Fantastic Four (Vol.1)#249).

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Breaks Cull Obsidian's weapon and hurts him with a single punch.

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Hurts Ms.Marvel with a single punch.(Annihilators Earthfall #2).

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This is a bit controversial , although Black Bolt pins him down by amping himself , but then White Noise hits him with a "Cone of Noise-Cancelling Sonics" which is clearly stated on the panel to just "stun him" , not "hurt him" and after Black Bolt is stunned , a single punch from Gladiator takes down Black Bolt.He does not get up until the Imperial Guards have left which was four pages later and his clothes are completely torn apart and face all bloodied up.(It is stated in the panel that "the King is down" and backed up by the fact that he does not participate int the rest of the fight , in which Gladiator and The Imperial Guards slaughter The Krees and gets up a page after they have left).

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After tanking a blast from Binary , he goes ahead and takes her out with a single punch.

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This is how Fast were Supergirl and Flash travelling in Elseworlds (Calculated)

After seeing Barry and Kara's feat and the show writers claiming it to only Mach 7 , there has been a whole lot of confusion about how fast they were really travelling.

So I decided to do some calculations myself and try figuring out there speed.

Here we go guys ,

So from from 2:29 to 2:30 they do around 7 spins (that's what it appears) , so they did around 7 spins around the globe in 1 second.

Thus , each spin would take them around 0.14 seconds for one spin.

From a Google search it states that the circumference of Earth is 40075 Km or 40075000 meters.

Putting the values in the equation , Speed = Distance/Time ,

their speed at that moment is 286,250,000 meters / second and that is Mach 841,911.76 or 0.9(or 95.41%) times the speed of light.

So there you have it guys , if you think I am wrong feel free to tell me.

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Namor (Earth-616) Respect Thread !!!!

Namor is one of the oldest Marvel character and he does not have a proper Respect Thread !? Dang !!

So I decided to make this Respect Thread myself.

Namor The Sub-Mariner (Earth-616) :

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Well , Namor is one of most underrated characters in the Battle forum , so it's time to give Marvel's "King of The Seas" the respect he deserves.

Bio :

Namor is the ruler of undersea Atlantis. The offspring of a sea captain and an Atlantean princess, he has been both a hero and a villain to the surface world. Namor is one of Marvel's oldest characters with his origins in The Golden Age of Comics.

Powers and Abilities :

  • Super Strength.
  • Super Durability.
  • Super Speed / Reflexes.
  • Flight.
  • Hand-To-Hand Combat.
  • Intellect.
  • Sub-Mariner.

Strength :

Namor is one of the strongest characters in Earth-616.

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Easily punches Ironman away.

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Catches a boat thrown at him by Attuma.(This looks like a fishing boat and they generally weigh around 4500 to 5000 tons).

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Lifts up a Submarine.(They generally weigh around 25,000 to 40,000 tons)(The heaviest is around 48,000 tons , but that is bigger than this one.).

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Lifts up a Battleship (These generally weigh around 47,000 tons).

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Best feat for current Namor by far , he stops both Thor and Ironman's attacks with his hands(Underwater).(Although this is under water , if he is properly hydrated before he can replicate this).(Current Thor is sure as hell a lot weaker but he is still on a 100 ton level and so is Tony.).

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Easily swings a Tank around.

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Hurts Hercules with a drop-kick and makes him bleed with a punch.

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Makes Sentry bleed with a single punch.

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Able to trade blows with The Thing (A 100 + toner).

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Is able to trade blows with Hercules(A guy who is on the same strength level Thor).

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Hurts Red Hulk with his punches(Underwater).(Red has taken hits from guys like Hulk and Thor and come out just fine).

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Hurts Venom with his hits.

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His biggest achievement ever , making Thanos bleed with a punch.

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Easily punches Hulk away (Look at Hulk's expression).

Durability :

Namor is also very durable , this is a department where he is hugely underrated.

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Was able to survive Sentry dashing him through buildings.

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Was able to survive a few thousand feet fall.

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Tanks a powerful energy punch from Captain Marvel (Underwater).

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Tanks a huge attack from She-Hulk and also survives Robbie riding his car over him.(Underwater).

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Is bulletproof.

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Survives hits from Hercules.

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Survives Venom pulling him from some height to the ground and beats him up(mentioned above).

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Survives a large Optic-Blast form Cyclops.(To those who think he isn't resistant to large amount of energy and heat).

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Survives Human Torch's heat for quite some time.

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Survives punches from abomination.

Speed / Reflexes :

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Dodges Ironman's attack.

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Catches two Air-To-Air missiles(Between Mach 2 to Mach 4.5).

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Dodges Doc Doom's lasers (Mach 2.5 atleast).

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Knocks away a speeding Speed Demon (He is around mach 2 to mach 7).

Water Control / Trident :

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Summons a huge tidal wave over NYC.

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Blocks an attack from Thor with his Trident.

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Has a Trident that can shot powerful lightning.

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Can throw really very hard.

Here it is guys , Namor's first proper Respect Thread.

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Top 5 Marvel's Superman Look-alikes !!!!

I was originally inspired by @lvenger 's post about why there are so many Superman inspired character in Marvel.

Superman is one of the most iconic and successful character in the history of Comics , so Marvel (In-spite of having guys like Thor and Ironman) decided to copy Superman and make their own characters inspired by Superman.

This characters in this list are placed based on how much alike they are to Superman and how much popular they are.

So lets get started !!!!

5. Moral Man

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Ethan Edwards aka Moral Man is the son of a Skrull chief scientist, he was sent to Earth as an infant sleeper agent whereby upon reaching maturity he would conquer the planet for his race.

On the night of his arrival, Ethan's Earth parents-to-be were driving home to their Iowa farm when a large metal object seemingly from space crashed with him inside(Pretty similar to Superman's arrival). The couple decided that a miracle had occurred, that they were judged to be worthy and a child was given to them as a gift from God. The Edwards's gave him a strong moral background, taught him the value of hard work and humility. Years later, Ethan told them he wanted to leave the farm and go to the city.On arriving in New York City he joined The Daily Bugle and also started fighting crime under The name Moral Man (Sounds familiar , right?).He even joined forces with Peter Parker (Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman).

But Ethan is unknown to many people and only appeared for 29 - 30 issues , so that's pretty much expected , but he still has striking resemblance to Superman only if he were as popular.

I know very less about this character so I wrote a part of his back story from wikia.For the rest of the guys on the list I wrote most of the things by myself.

4. Gladiator

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Gladiator aka Kallark first appearing in October 1977 is a member of the Strontian race, and was born under Shi'ar rule. Fearing a Strontian rebellion, the Shi'ar emperor ordered Kallark, among other Strontians, to kill the Strontian elders. Only Kallark was devoted enough to carry out the order, and the others were killed when their wavering commitment rendered them weak. As a reward for his actions, Kallark was named the Praetor (leader) of the Shi'ar Imperial Guards.

His first appearance was when The X-men came in conflict with the Shi'ar regarding the Phoenix and he even came in conflict with The X-men.Then when he was chasing a Skrull he came in conflict with the Fantastic Four (He thought they were the Skrulls) and he went on to humiliate the likes of Thing and Human Torch and even lifting up the Baxter Building.He also has come in conflict with Thor (Even had the upper hand) and many of Marvel's big guns and he also helped both The X-men and Avengers on many occasions.

Well it's his power-sets that make him close to Superman and then there is his name Kallark (Which is basically taken from Superman's Kal-El and Clark Kent (Kal and Clark , combine them you get Kallark)).

But the problem is Glads still a B-list character and is unknown to many , that's why he is on fourth.

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3. The Sentry

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The Sentry aka Robert Reynolds got his powers after ingesting an experimental super-soldier formula, he became The Sentry one of Earth's mightiest Superheroes.But he was constantly trapped in a battle with his Dark part , The Void.He was given membership of an Avenger and has proven he is one of the strongest dudes on the planet , stalemating the likes of Thor , Hulk , Red Hulk and hell even World War Hulk.During the Siege of Asgard story he lost control of the Void and the Void just ripped Ares (The God of War) into half , but was later killed at Robert's own request and thrown into the Sun.

Sentry has recently been revived by the Apocalypse twins through the use of a Death Seed, which they obtained by killing a Celestial , Jarnbjorn. The purpose of this was to create a new team of Horsemen, known as the Horsemen of Death, with the team consisting of Banshee, Grim Reaper, Daken and Sentry.(In an insanely overpowered way).

Since the defeat of the twins, Sentry has been acting on his own as a cosmic protector of Earth.

It's his power-sets , the Big 'S' on his suit and his popularity that make him one of Marvel's own version of Superman.(Out of all the characters in the list he is easily the most well Known and also an A-Lister).

2. Blue Marvel

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"What if Superman instead of being an Alien-American was an African-American and was created in the 1960's ?" - Well the answer is Blue Marvel aka Adam Brashear.

Adam Brashear is a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Marines with two Silver Stars. While in the Marine Corps he met Conner Sims. Brashear later became the project lead on a scientific attempt to harness anti-matter through the creation of a Negative Reactor which created a bridge between the Negative Zone and the positive matter universe. This reactor would be a source of unlimited clean energy by allowing devices to tap the stable event horizon balanced between the two universes. Due to the unexpected explosion of the reactor, both Brashear and Sims were subjected to mutagenic radiation generated by the destabilized event horizon. While Sims' body dissolved into energy, Brashear became a stable "antimatter reactor" with superhuman abilities, which he used to fight crime under the superhero alias Blue Marvel.

Blue Marvel became a fan favourite and known to even non-comic readers over time , although he was forced to retire at one point but now he is back with The Ultimate's.

1. Hyperion (Earth-13034)

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Hyperion is Marvel's first Superman pastiche.Although there have been many versions of the character (Like Earth-616 , Earth-712 etc.) I choose to go with the newest Earth-13034 version since he was an Avenger.

His origin is that he came to Earth as a baby sent as the only survivor of a race of Eternals from a dying world(This is again similar to story of Superman). He was raised by a man who named him Marcus Milton and taught him the morals of society. As an adult, he became the superhero named Hyperion and protected the world.When his reality collided with another reality, Hyperion was the only survivor, and was then pulled into Earth-616 reality (OK , that's different and then he was saved and recruited as an Avenger and helped them on many occasions.

His suit , his power-sets , his origin story and even his raising as a child all are pretty similar to that of Superman.He is also very popular thanks to his other versions who appeared before him and how much importance Marvel gave to his character (Although not as popular as The Sentry , he is more Superman like than Sentry).

So here is my first Blog ever , hope you guys enjoyed it , please be sure to comment.

I thought about making a list with these characters but decided making a Blog would be better since more people could see it.

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