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    AgentJon Jan. 18, 2013 at 11:20 a.m.

    Yoichi Hiruma is very much the Nick Fury of the above team. He has an unbelievable cache of military-grade weapons. He would be the one shooting the rocket launcher at the jet near the end of the Avengers.

    Lelouche could be something of a Black Widow or Manhunter, using his hypnotized minions to perform stealth missions (not to mention his tactical advice).

    Tiger and Bunny's Kotetsu is a pretty clear Iron Man parallel.

    Akira from Eden of the East (with the assistance of his trusty phone) could bring havoc upon any target, and could also serve as the source of funds and materials.

    And of course, Kamina, the leader.

    There's another character from Yu Yu Hakusho I'd love to add, but I don't want to spoil things too much for those in the middle of Chapter Black.

    rubberluffyon Jan. 18, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.


    Leader - Roy Mustang. Military trained, with alchemy for support and fire alchemy for assault.

    Medic/Support - Josuke Higashikata (protag of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure part 4). His Stand Crazy Diamond can restore anything back to its initial state, or whatever Josuke thinks the original state was. Also incredibly fast and strong.

    Bruiser - Jotaro Kujo (JJBA Part 3/4/6) Star Platinum is one of the physically strongest and fastest Stands even before getting its upgrade.

    Assassin/Trump Card - Ryougi Shiki (Kara no Kyoukai) Skilled weapon user, can kill almost anything; people, objects, even concepts.

    Didn't put a whole lot of thought into this, just what popped into my head first.

    bigz007on Jan. 18, 2013 at 2:41 p.m.

    Now that I think of it Mr. Satan is really similar to Don Kanonji.

    Marshal Victoryon Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:22 p.m.

    Gona agree with sam on the leader.Not because of the guts.Because a guy in a suited up with pads an not on the feild leading would be entertaining.L would be NEET... i will leave it at that.

    My line up

    At brick or main tank position coming in fromAesthetica of a Rogue Hero...

    Akatsuki Ousaka reasons hes a good jobber can fill in as heavy hiter an since its a male group odds of a sexual harasment suit being filed would be zero.

    Wiith a arm mega-man would adore...fromSpace Adventure Cobra..

    Cobra the james bond of outer space.For ranged attack an space travel an some one on the team has to smoke a cigar.

    To shore up our magic an tea service incoming fromBlack Butler.....

    Sebastian Michaelis every team needs one hell of a butler.

    An last but not least for the main team.. he who has his name in the anime titles..fromLupin III ...

    Lupin III from gadgets to stealth an others would think hes the leader...

    But the real leader from the shadows .. The closest thing to Batman in anime.. an robin to.. Case Closed its..

    Conan Edogawa thats right Detective Conan!!! If he can handle the Detective Boys he can handel this motely crew.

    I give you team ... Rogue Vice!!!

    You may set of the multicolor smoke pilars behind each character!

    Daniel_Newton moderator on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:55 p.m. guys are saying Mr. Satan's name weird on purpose, right? Or do they actually say it like that in the original Japanese version? I have to say Sam's impression was pretty spot on though.

    Hmmm... I'll have to think about this and post my team later.

    Also, I still want to set up a poll for the best girl team at some point. I'll have to set that up as one of the new Anime Vice Weekly Polls, and another poll for the dude teams too.

    Kino88on Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.

    nice picks guys,

    my top 4 bad ass anime team,

    1. "L" ( Brains of the outfit,)

    2. Spike (from Cowboy Bebop) bounty hunter dude,

    3. Shizuo Heiwajima (from Durarara) bartender and also ass kicker when provoked,

    4. Lord Death (from Soul Eater) leader

    nishi99on Jan. 18, 2013 at 8:38 p.m.

    1. Urumi Kanzaki Brains of the group.

    2. Golgo 13 ass kicker and assassin of the group.

    3.Sousuke Sagara weapons expert, spy, pilot,and back up ass kicker.

    4. Motoko Kusanagi leader of the group.

    Aleashaon Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:42 a.m.

    Well here is my male dream team with a little more thought a couple might change but along with my girl team from last time I like it.

    Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)
    Sesshomaru (Inyuasha)
    Beyond the Grave (Gungrave)
    Hei (Dakter than Black)
    Akuto Sai (Demon King Daimao)


    Should I add a fifth to my female dream team as I only added 4 ??

    NickyCharismaon Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.
    My squad will be organized like a body, with each organ pertaining to a particular function. First, the brain: Holland Novak (Eureka 7). SOF Mobile Unite former team leader, Gekkostate commander, expert with the mecha "Devilfish" as well with other forms of armed and unarmed combat, keen mind, and vast amounnt of experience in high-risk operations. The heart: Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto). Trained in the art of Ninja, ninjutsu powers (including the ultra-rare rasengan), ability to create copies, vast resivor of chakra due to his body housing a demon, and an ubeatable spirit that refuses to give up. The soul (and a dark one at that): Alucard (Hellsing Ultimate). The original creature of the night, dual hanguns, the wisdom of hundreds of years of living, and the ability to call upon his vanquished foes as familars. The mouth: Koyomi Araragi (Bakemonogatari). Able to talk his way out of situations, risks life and limb for even the most mundane of characters, lateral intelligence, slight vampire powers, and can think of the perfect thing to say at any given time. And finally, the group's Deus Ex Machina: Shotaro Kaneda (Akira). The kid has the uncanny ability to be just where he needs to be at just the right time, skilled at riding the coolest motorcycle ever, charismatic, heart of gold, deeply caring, and the former leader of a youth gang.
    Latouson Jan. 20, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.

    I recently discovered this site and became a member just for this. From what I've seen i think my team can even take on the ones with overpowered bleach characters like Urahara. Don't get me wrong Urahara is a boss. So here is my list

    Hei (Darker than Black) The Chinese Electric Batman, known and feared as the Black Reaper before obtaining his powers. The is able to blend in natural environments and the fact that he is a contractor helps him use logic over emotions in most situations.

    Edward Elric (FMA) A Child prodigy, his alchemy can both serve as both an offensive and defensive role. If you focus on the Brotherhood version Edward has a heart of gold and is willing to help everyone out. FMA version is willing to kill when needed.

    Alucard (Hellsing) Powerful and crazy exactly what a team needs when the shit hits the fan.

    Kenshin Himura (Samurai X) Another kind hearted fellow to balance out the crazy that Alucard brings to the team. He is a skilled and experience samurai and he's popular with women and kids.

    And now for the leader

    Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho) He is by far one the most balanced characters that I have seen in any anime. Hes strong, smart and can get along with almost everyone. He showed that he was capable of taking on opponents more powerful than him and is respect by almost everyone in the anime, yes and that includes Hiei. If he could put up with Kuwabara and Hiei together then hes worthy of leading this team.

    YotaruVegetaon Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.

    Wow. That Hercule (MR SATAN) impression was frighteningly accurate.

    A 5 man team? Damn. Begin with the obvious...

    The Sass Mouth

    Vegeta. He's the guy who is absolutely an asset to the team, but he's always at odds with the leader.

    Comic Relief

    Duo Maxwell (in his Gundam, of course). You need someone to break up the tension, to lighten up the mission briefings and whatnot.

    The Muscle

    Guts. The man carries a sword that Cloud Strife could only dream of, and he cuts through anything with it. He's a human who willingly battles demons. You can't get any tougher.

    The Brain

    Aramaki. Growing up as a Marvel Comics reader, I do enjoy a Prof X type. So why not have Aramaki from GiTS figuring out a battle plan? The man is at the head of a group of badass future cops, and he's less creepy and manipulative than Charles Xavier, too

    The Leader

    Gene Starwind. Yes, there are many team leaders out there to choose from, and many ship captains, but this one is mine! He's got a badass gun, a ship with arms, and a great name!

    Count_Zeroon Jan. 28, 2013 at midnight

    Sneaky Bastard of the Team: Chinese Electric Batman himself - Hei from Darker than Black.

    Team Chessmaster: Aramaki from Ghost in the Shell. If L is the Batman style chessmaster, then Aramaki is the George Smiley.

    Angel Summoner to everyone else's BMX Bandit: Alucard from Hellsing. In terms of raw power he blows everyone else away. However, one of the character's traits is that he can work well with others provided that he can respect their skill and ability.

    The Obligatory Spaceship Captain: Captain Harlock - which leads me to my realization that to a certain degree, this list is turning out less like the Anime Justice League, and more like the Anime League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The list is collecting a group of heroes who are each competent at their jobs, and are willing to do whatever it takes to save the world, but they are certainly not traditional heroes in the slightest. This leads me to pick five.

    The Obligatory Super Robot Jockey: Guy Shishioh of GaoGaiGar. Unlike the rest of these characters, Guy is very much a super hero - his cyborg body gives him abilities beyond that of normal men, and when that isn't enough, that's what GaoGaiGar, Big Volfogg, and the rest of the Ultimate Robot Force is for. Oh, and his support team (which presumably would be coming along for the ride, as they do maintenance on the Giant Robot, has enough Hot Blood that they would not be topped until the release of Gurren Lagann.

    Honorable Mention:Obligatory Psychic: Locke the Superman, from the show of the same name. Locke is a character who hasn't really gotten much popularity in the US, which is unfortunate, as he's an interesting character - he's an immortal extremely powerful psychic who is the product of government experimentation who fits nicely in with the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen theme in that generally he doesn't want to fight and engage in heroic - he's quite happy being in retirement tending sheep in Switzerland. However, if things get rough, either because one of his arch enemies returns with the intent to start something, or the Earth is threatened, he will fight in Earth's defense, and he generally wins. He's kind of like educated immortal psychic John Rambo in that regard.

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