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    Character » Taskmaster appears in 679 issues.

    Taskmaster possesses the ability to absorb knowledge and instantly replicate the combat skills of anyone he observes. He has used these skills as a teacher to many super villains, henchmen, and even some heroes. In order to clean his record, he started working for the U.S. government as a combat instructor. Due to a set of events, he was ultimately put in as sheriff of the criminal island known as Bagalia. He currently serves as Madame Hydra's personal bodyguard.

    Photographic Reflexes

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    Taskmaster seems to be a

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    #2  Edited By Eternal Chaos

    Alexandria Harkness says:

    "Taskmaster seems to be a
    " />http://www.gyroworldwide.com/site_images/Hot-Topic-Logo_v2.jpg"

    Love that store.

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    #3  Edited By BuckshotWasHere  Moderator

    I started thinking about it and Taskmaster's ability, while relatively rare, is not unique. Even before Monica Dawson (Heroes) there were others. Echo, Grunge, Cassandra Cain, Conner Hawke, Ryan Tabbot and Zeiss are the ones I know of, anyone know some others?

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    #4  Edited By zee crusher

    I think its mostly popular with only taskmaster compared to the others and he also made weapons for his abilities as well. And he looks really cool lol.

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    #5  Edited By Sling Shot

    Taskmaster precedes the others so potentionaly has had more time for exposure.

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    #6  Edited By Nighthunter

    It sounds to me like the sharingan of sasuke and kakashi lol

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    #7  Edited By Dormath

    Nighthunter says:

    "It sounds to me like the sharingan of sasuke and kakashi lol
    " />http://yasmin.k.free.fr/Naruto/sharingan.jpg"

    theres is better can copy powers

    P.S Kakashi runs things

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    #8  Edited By Iron Apollo

    who's ryan tabbot? And i didn't know conner hawke had that as a power.

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    #9  Edited By Nighthunter

    Dormath says:

    "Nighthunter says:
    "It sounds to me like the sharingan of sasuke and kakashi lol
    " />http://yasmin.k.free.fr/Naruto/sharingan.jpg"

    theres is better can copy powers

    P.S Kakashi runs things"

    no, he can copy "jutsus" that's diferent :P

    we're kinda going off-topic tough

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    #10  Edited By Dormath

    yeah good point on both sides

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    #11  Edited By The_Ghostshell

    Unless I'm mistaking, Taskmaster is the one who actually coined the phrase, "Photographic Reflexes"

    But I don't know of anyone else who hasn't already been mentioned.

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    Is Echo's power identical to Taskmaster's? Can she mimic any action she sees, or only fighting styles?

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    #13  Edited By BuckshotWasHere  Moderator

    Iron Apollo says:

    "who's ryan tabbot? "

    He's from Gold Digger.

    Alexander Anderson says:

    "Is Echo's power identical to Taskmaster's? Can she mimic any action she sees, or only fighting styles?"

    It's the same.

    I don't really care who came first, just looking for more people with the skill.

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    Prodigy would probably qualify.

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    #15  Edited By BuckshotWasHere  Moderator

    Good lookin' out. Didn't come to mind I guess cuz it's a offshoot of telepathy, but it fits.

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    #16  Edited By fesak  Moderator

    But Taskmaster is the awesomest.

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    #17  Edited By Akira Overdrive

    I have a question.

    Is Taskmaster's abilites limited,if he isnt strong or fast enough to do what he sees?

    If he watched the Matrix,could he do what they do?

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    #18  Edited By The_Ghostshell

    I believe, and I could be wrong, that he would be able to perform the moves that didn't require superhuman abilities. And even then he wouldn't be able to do them at the same speed. (unless using double time)

    But really, in comics what is super human and what isn't are always blurred. Like he has copied the Bullet Catch now I don't care what anyone says, a normal human cant catch a bullet. It would require a level of super human durability (so the bullet doesn't blow a hole in your hand) super human reflexes/speed, and super human hand eye coordination.

    Yet Taskmaster saw someone else do this move, and has now added it to his arsenal. So its my opinion that using double speed, Taskmaster would be able to perform some of the moves in the Matrix.

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    #19  Edited By Akira Overdrive

    Good points.

    Thanks G.

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    Conner Hawke does not have this ability. He is gifted with martial arts because he has been doing them so long, but has ability to copy someone else's style is not superhuman like Taskmasters. Also, neither is Cassandra Cain's in a superhuman way, and has actually lost a part of this ability. She only gained it because that part of her brain was stimulated and essentially replaced her speech area, so she used more of her brain in order to see, understand, and respond to what she saw.


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    #21  Edited By The_Ghostshell

    Cain has not lost the ability to mimic people's moves. And Taskmaster can not copy Superhuman moves.

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    #22  Edited By The_Martian

    There was this one villain that appeared in Spider-Man/X-Force. His name was Mirror something. He was able to copy anything I think.

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    #23  Edited By The_Martian

    Oops, It was Spider-Man/X-Factor and his name was Mirrorshade.

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    #24  Edited By Erik
    Gambler said:
    "Cain has not lost the ability to mimic people's moves. And Taskmaster can not copy Superhuman moves. "
    That is why he pays big money for Wolverine video recordings. He is probably about as close to superhuman without crossing the line.
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    Buckshot said:
    I started thinking about it and Taskmaster's ability, while relatively rare, is not unique. Even before Monica Dawson (Heroes) there ... [more]
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