I’m getting lazy, so I’m putting a more simplistic format for my battles:
Alex Mercer: the one-man killing machine who terrorized and liberated New York City.
Achilles: the famed Greek hero from the Iliad, and one of the Greek’s greatest warriors.
NOTE: Achilles IS NOT invulnerable everywhere except for his ankle. He was able to be hurt normally in the Iliad (a passage had him getting cut in the arm), and thus it shall be here.
NOTE: Alex Mercer IS NOT invulnerable to Achilles’ weapons. He can soak up gunfire like nobody business, but he can be hurt like a normal human for this tournament.
Short Range: Sword wins. Hammerfist can crush tanks, but they are slow. Achilles’ sword can kill Alex. Edge: Achilles
Mid Range: Claws win. Spear has a long reach, but the extra groundspike attack will be an unexpected surprise. Edge: Alex Mercer
Long Range: Whipfist wins. It’s more reliable and reusable. Edge: Alex Mercer
Special: Shield wins. Achilles’ shield is similar to the Spartan’s. Anyone else remember 300 + kills? Edge: Achilles
Achilles won, 10-7
Achilles somehow winds up in modern-day New York, face-to-face with Alex Mercer. The infected human quickly slams the ground with his hammerfists, and Achilles dodges the blow. Recognizing the threat, he pulls out his sword and knocks Mercer to the ground with his shield.
Mercer’s arms transform into claws, and he slashes at Achilles, most of his blows being halted by the warrior’s shield. Achilles tries to get blows of his own in, but his sword is deflected by Mercer’s claws. His sword eventually gets caught in his opponent’s claws, and Mercer twists his arm away, disarming Achilles. Mercer transforms his arm into a blade, and starts trying to slice through Achilles’ shield. The shield withstands the onslaught, and Mercer pulls back, making his arm into a whipfist. Achilles decides not to close the distance, and throws his javelin as Mercer launches the fist. The javelin shatters on impact, and the whipfist continues, but its speed is reduced enough that it glances off of Achilles’ shield. The Argive warrior then takes out his spear. Mercer’s arm morphs into his blade again, and he charges Achilles. Achilles stabs at Mercer, his larger reach keeping his opponent at bay. He eventually scores a hit, the spear driving into Mercer’s normal arm.
Clutching his injured limb, Mercer decides on a new strategy to maximize his agility advantage. He runs up the building, out of Achilles’ sight. The warrior, startled, looks around for his quarry and spots him as he leaps into the air. He brings his blade down in a karate chop, missing Achilles but slicing his spear in two. Mercer then disguises himself and disappears into the crowd. Achilles moves through the frightened people, and tracks Alex by his behavior. Alex jumps over a building and into an alley, ignored by the watching Blackwatch Soldiers and Marines. Achilles, dumbfounded by the soldiers incompetence, walks into the alleyway.
He turns the corner, putting his shield up just as Mercer launches is whipfist. In his weakened state, the fist bounces off of Achilles’ shield. The warrior closes in, and repeatedly bashes Mercer with his shield. Mercer is reduced to a bloody pulp, staining the shield and walls. Achilles walks back to where the fight started, picks up his spare javelin and spear and walks away, confusedly hearing the soldiers from before talking about Zeus being down.