Both battles list the special for Vader as "force lightning." This is inaccurate as no legends sources attribute this ability to Vader. In fact, most sources say Vader is completely incapable of force lightning as it would short out his cybernetics.
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Short and sweet. While a retiarius would use a pugio, a trident and net, and (at times) a hasta, a retiarius would not use a gladius.
Snake-Eyes vs. Captain America - VC, no mention of Captain America’s super soldier enhancements.
Snake-Eyes vs. Deadpool - VC, no mention of Deadpool’s healing factor or other mutant powers.
Snake-Eyes vs. Ryu Hayabusa - VC, no mention of Ryu Hayabusa’s Art of Inferno spell, which he has to have by the time he obtains all of these weapons except the Dragon Sword.
Ryu Hayabusa vs. Gabriel Van Helsing - VC, see above.
I hate this, #BringBackForums
Since we were talking Saya no Uta in chat, I remembered this one:
Monstrously unfair, as Ryoko is a normal modern human with normal modern weapons against legit five Xenomorphs. Don't think I need to say much more than that.
Now, i'm not sure if someone already made a post like this, but just in case it hasn't i'll make it right now. Also i apologize for any grammar mistakes, as i am slightly illiterate.
There are a few issues i have with this one, at first it was just the weapons but after thinking it through they really aren't that bad for the time, except for a couple. For close range you have knife vs knife, that's fine. For mid range you have pump shotgun and pistol vs pump shotgun and pistol, that's fine too. I mean, you might've been able to give Dempsey a slightly better pistol, but the M1911 is iconic enough for cod zombies that i'll let it slide. For special weapons, you got electricity vs fire, that's fine. For explosives you got a rocket launcher vs a grenade, and that's kinda wack but ive seen weirder matchups on deadliest warrior (cough cough pineapple bomb vs lever rifle), so i guess it's fine-ish. Then you got long range weapons, which is kind of a mess. I mean really? Black Ops 1 was out at the time this was made and you give Dempsey a BAR???? I could list 5 weapons that would've been much better, AK-74u, Commando, Galil, M16, Steyr AUG. The tommy gun is also kinda bad, but i don't know any BO1 SMGs that would've be better off the top of my head, aside from the MP5K, which is the same gun that Chris had but smaller, and that i don't even know if Dempsey used it in BO1, but i digress. Also the lack of X-Factors and character info is kinda wack too. And the votes are just kinda soulless, if you ask me, but maybe i'm just nitpicking.
Also the reasons listed for Chris winning is that Dempsey's weapons weren't as advanced and that he wasn't as experienced. As of Black Ops 1, yes, that might've been true, but today? He's got loads more experience and much more advanced weapons than he did back then. I'd say a rematch is long overdue.
The battle uses Saren from Mass Effect 1 but then gives the geth weapons from Mass Effect 2 and 3, such as the M-3 Predator and M-98 Widow. Keep in mind that the weapons from Mass Effect 2 & 3 weren't even around lore-wise during Mass Effect 1.
While it makes sense for Saren to have a HWMA Assault Rifle since its a Specter only weapon and Saren is a specter (even though he never used it), the Katana shotgun is a human weapon which makes less sense.
Garrus never used an omni-blade (though he would have access to one), M-100 grenade launcher, or Mark 14 grenade.
Kaiden doesn't use SMGs in Mass Effect 3 which seems to be the version used in this battle. He also doesn't use omni-blades, but since he uses an omni-tool he would have access to one.
While Zaeed does eventually gain access to the M-76 Revenant, he only does in the Citadel DLC of Mass Effect 3, which came out a full year after this battle.
I know, I know. I am helping Kai Leng out. Anyway the blog doesn't mention anything about Kai Leng's palm blaster, kinetic barrier, or force field.
Tomkahs don't have machine guns.
The blog doesn't mention Thane's biotic abilities.
Wrex never used an M-8 Avenger or M-100 grenade launcher
Wrex never used an M-8 Avenger or M-451 Firestorm.
Wrex never used the M-96 Mattock.
Wrex never used an M-8 Avenger or a M-100 grenade launcher.
The liquid tungsten railgun is only used by Destroyer-class Reapers and while Sovereign is a Capital Ship-class.
Ashley never used the Mark 14 grenade. She was also given weapons from Mass Effect 3 and the Phoenix armor from Mass Effect 2 even though she no longer used it in Mass Effect 3.
It's no secret that the ninja has a lot of hard elements to capture correctly. While the purge on the ninjato did some justice, there are many battle that still don't work, both for the ninja and their iconic leader, Hattori Hanzo. All of these are VCs.
https://deadliestfiction.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:SPARTAN_119/Pirate_vs_Ninja_Rematch Many issues with this one. The fukiya, while somewhat attested in some sources, was likely used in extremely limited situations only. Mainly, though, the bajozutsu was strictly a cavalry weapon (hence the name, meaning "horseback gun) and the ozutsu was mainly used as portable artillery, not as a shotgun.
https://deadliestfiction.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Elgb333/Ninja_vs_Sicarii Not only was the fukiya very limited in use but this battle states it used fugu poison. I've never heard of any sources confirming this, not only for fukiyas but for the use of fugu poison in assassination overall. The most common poison/venom to use was torikabuto/wolfsbane.
https://deadliestfiction.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:SPARTAN_119/Hattori_Hanzo_vs_Rashad_ad-Din_Sinan This is where I get to butchering Hattori Hanzo. The guy wasn't a ninja at all. He was a hatamoto who liked using ninjas a lot, but he himself wasn't one. There's no reason for him to use a wakizashi as his main sword instead of an uchigatana, nor reason for him to carry an ozutsu around (portable artillery) and the battle itself rests on the false premise that he was a ninja.
https://deadliestfiction.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:MilenHD/Hattori_Hanzo_vs_Shaka_Zulu Same issues, but better in some regards and worse in some. At least he has the yari, which he was described to be very good with, but that's where the fun stops. Giving him shurikens is a thing, but why the hell would a samurai, or a ninja for that matters, carry around sais? Those are from okinawa, and were mainly used for law enforcement as batons.
Making this mostly to solve a small issue I created.
I think that my blog should be declared a rematch of LB's. No offense to LB, but the information seems to be a bit forced in to follow a certain format (I highly doubt you could call the TF2 taunt kills 'ultimate attacks'). It also uses in-game stats (HP and movement speed) rather than stats that are more relevant to the lore and lacks X-Factors. My battle has none of these issues and simply lists the weapons and abilities of each of the team's members while taking the lore into account.
I would argue that Leif doesn't actually met the criteria to count as a warrior. While he was a man of Norse heritage and did live within Norse society, he wasn't a Viking. There is no record of Leif actually going on raids or fighting in any wars. There isn't even extensive records of him actually ever fighting in sparring matches or a Holmgang. So I'd say that Leif doesn't actually qualify as a warrior, making the battle become invalid.
Gives Goliath a "Giant bronze Kopis Sword, [and] Giant bronze knife," when his sword's shape is never defined and he is not seen with weapons other than his javelin, spear, and 500 Shekel (12 lb) sword
Gives Goliath a "Giant Bronze sickle sword," when his sword's shape is never defined
Gug is given magic, specifically "Bring Pestilance (sic)," which isn't part of the actual Lovecraft mythos and is instead from its non-canon tabeltop RPG spinoff.
Discussions suck, bring back forums. Or at least source formatting.
I feel like this rematch also needs a rematch, for a mix of both fairness based reasons. To start off the battle used only melee weapons, which makes the battle natively stacked against the Samurai who is primarily a horse mounted archer. The battle also used the Knights and Samurai from the 15-16 century, when there was a noticable different in the quality of their equipment and steel (with the Knight wearing armor which kept them protected from the majority of listed Samurai weapons). These come together to completely screw over the Samurai. My proposed idea for a rematch would be too use a number of Samurai and Knights from a time when the armor gap was itself much smaller, and too give both of them the primary weapons they would've used instead of weapons which are convenient to compare to each other. My idea of the two could be between two groups of 5, being composed of men who lived around the end of the 11th century (Knight from the first Crusade and a Samurai from the same time period).
Original first challenge has been removed for the reasons listed below.
Russian Airborne Troops vs. Parabat
RIP because I actually really like this battle in concept. But the selection of the AEK-971 for the Russian Airborne Forces just doesn't make sense to me. The rifle's only use in the field was combat testing in Chechnya by Interior Forces and Naval Infantry. Variants of the weapons system would eventually be adopted into the Russian military but not until seven years after the blog was made.
Streltsy vs. Serbian Revolutionaries
Sorry, Omni. I could not find any articles on a "Tula flintlock pistol." The only stuff I could find was a flintlock on a replica site and a pawn site. Even then, the dates on the weapons put them into the late 1700s and early 1800s, almost a century after the Streltsy had already dissolved.
- Cad Bane vs. Six-Six - VC, Cad Bane is never shown to use the disruptor rifle or the rawk chopped special.
- John Marston vs. Cole Phels, VC, Dead Eye is explicitly a game mechanic and not explained by lore/canon.
- Altair Ibn La'Ahad vs. Nanashi - VC, no mention of Altair's Eagle Vision.
- Altair Ibn La'Ahad vs. Aragorn - VC, no mention of Altair's Eagle Vision.
So yeah, sadly I have been going through some awesome battles and dare I say, some of them needs to be disregarded. The battles include:
Leone Crime Family vs Grove Street Families : The two technically already fought each other when CJ assaulted Salvatore Leon's casino in the mission "Breaking The Back at Caligula's". Another reason for it being disregarded is the fact that Leone was given an M16A2, which does not appear in both GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories (although the AR-10 and Colt Model 733 did appear, but in fact not M16s).
Tyler Durden vs Joker Nolanverse : I hate myself doing this cause this is such a good battle. But I had to, since Tyler never used an MP5. In fact, MP5s didn't even appear in the movie, and the battle claerly uses the film version.
The Shaolin Monks has no realistic chance of defeating the Vikings here. They have to both get through the shield and armor of their Scandinavian counterparts. All while having no actual armor of their own, a non-lethal staff, and generally inferior weaponry, and combat experience. I just can't see this battle as anything other than lopsided.
This battle has a large amount of inncorrect information within it about the Samurai and Saxon. First of all, the battle gives the Saxon a Boar spear as one of their weapons, even though the Boar spear was a hunting tool and not a weapon of war (likely confused with the Winged spear). They also got the Samurai's armor incorrect, giving the Samurai leather lamellar armor instead of anything thry actually used.
I was gonna do a big sweep but I realized you can only tag 4 pages as topics. To make it easier to keep track of reasons for, I'll keep them in groups of 2. Short and sweet.
Weaponry choice VC for use of the Javelin missile launcher. As discussed in a previous FC with FARC and Janjaweed, it's not impossible but extremely unlikely that FARC would have their hands on military-grade anti-tank weaponry. It is more likely they would use cheaper explosives and grenade launchers.
Dynamite was not used as a combat tool for a variety of practical reasons.
This battle is hilarious tipped in the Joker's favour. Not only can he just tell the Expendables what to do, putting them in any situation that will favour him, but the Expandables will have no idea where the hidden bombs are or that there are hidden bombs in the first place. The Joker can simply tell the Expendables to get in the pyramid and then blow the fucker up.
In short, the Expendables can only react to the Joker's demands and have no way to counter any of his shenanigans.