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Terror in Resonance review is now up. Guess it's a waiting game now until Fall titles start up next week.
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Battles » List of Banned Characters in the Battle Threads

@IndridCold: He's the creator of many worlds within the Fabula Nova Crystallis universe for FFXIII. He's essentially a nigh-omnipotent being, which makes him ban-able.

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Battles » List of Banned Characters in the Battle Threads

@IndridCold: The ban is for the Final Fantasy boss.

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Battles » Roberta vs Deathstroke

@ImDictatorBowDown: I think Wolfwood might be a bit much. His reaction time's on par with Vash's, who can casually evade many types of gunfire from pistols to machine guns. Deathstroke barely pushes into superhuman territory with his capabilities.

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Battles » Roberta vs Deathstroke

@Kobra678: Pulled via Comic Vine...

Powers & Abilities

Super Strength / Speed / Endurance / Intellect

As a result of an experimental hormone therapy conducted by the US government, Slade became a super soldier. Unbeknown to Slade's superiors, the procedure boosted his brain capacity, increasing his coordination and stamina further than a human could process, becoming an enhanced human. His mind is like a computer built for strategy. Deathstroke's mental faculties are accelerated by a factor of 9, allowing him to think and perceive nine times faster, affording him a greatly superior reaction time. It is stated in Identity Crisis that, unlike a regular man, Slade uses 90% of his brain capability making him a strategical genius, while normal humans only use 10% of it. Because of that, he alone momentarily beat Wally West, Hawkman, Kyle Rayner, Zatanna, The Elongated Man, Green Arrow and Black Canary. Lately, he has also been shown to be able resist telepathy, namely from his son Jericho. He is said to have "the strength of ten men," and he also possesses enhanced speed, agility and endurance.

Deathstroke's muscular system was hardened and strengthened making him way stronger than an average human being. He is strong enough (without his armor enhancement) to snap a sword in half, cut through a car with his sword, and even trade hits Donna Troy.

He is fast and agile enough to engage entire teams of metahumans such as the Teen Titans alone and even tag characters such as Kid Flash in combat, which he has done on multiple occasions. He has been shown to even side step Starfire's blast. Other characters (such as Hawkman) have often commented on how impressive Slade's speed, reflexes and agility are.

His endurance and pain tolerance are also above human levels, since Deathstroke has on many occasions continued fighting even when losing massive amounts of blood or taking punishment that would kill a normal human.

In DCnU, Slade appears to have a great degree of enhanced strength. In Deathstroke #1 he was shown ripping the door off an airplane at 40,000 feet above sea level with one arm. Indicating physical strength in the multi-ton range. In Deathstroke #14 Hawkman stated that Deathstrokes Nth Metal armor increases his strength and natural abilities even further. In reality Slade, over the years has shown strength, speed, endurance and reflexes above even peak human levels, that could be classified as low level metahuman.

Healing Factor

Slade has also been granted a modestly accelerated healing factor which enables him to recover from physical injuries much faster than most humans, which supplies him with great longevity. This ability has limitations, as he can not regenerate lost eyes or limbs, although he can heal from fatal injuries such as being shot multiple times, stabbed with a sword through his vital organs or great impacts such as falls from great heights and hits from super strong metahumans (such as direct hits from Donna Troy)He has recovered from otherwise fatal injuries, but the experience is traumatic. He has suffered from short-term periods of insanity and animalistic behavior after these "resurrections" (much like Ra's Al Ghul after using a Lazarus Pit). These episodic feral states are temporary, however, and he eventually regains control of himself.

Enhanced Senses / Reflexes / Agility

As he is able to think nine times faster than most humans, Deathstroke possesses heightened senses, reflexes, and physical acumen, making him a one man army and a great tactician. His senses allow him to identify small changes in the air that enables him to react to attacks from behind, and even allows him to cut a fly in half with a paperclip. His reflexes and agility is at such a degree that they allow him to casually dodge point blank gunfire from multiple assailants, fight an entire ninja clan alone, jump multiple feet (from one building to another while tackling a Warhawk) and perform other seemingly impossible tasks with ease.

Expert Combatant / Soldier / Marksman

Slade even before he had his physical attributes enhance was considered one of the world's top (and most decorated) soldiers (considered the best even among the members of the elite Team 7 that included characters like Grifter and Black Canary).

He is an expert of unarmed combat as well as an expert in the use of both melee (bladed) and ranged (rifles, guns) weapons. His arsenal is extensive and, with his augmented physique, he can turn any object into a deadly weapon. Nevertheless, he prefers his broadsword, bo staff/bazooka, and automatic pistols. In short Deathstroke is the DCU's premier mercenary and assassin.

Weaknesses

Missing Right Eye

Slade lost his right eye due to a gunshot wound. His ex-wife Adeline Kane was enraged after finding out that her son Joseph became mute. She became enraged at Slade, arguing that he betrayed her and risked her sons life. She then fired a gun at Slade,and he managed to evade the bullet but his right eye was lost. Though so far, his fighting ability has yet to be hindered by his blindness.

Weapons & Equipment

Nth Metal Armor: In the post Flashpoint Universe, Slade wears a special armor made partially from Nth metal which is stronger than titanium. It's more durable than regular armors and further enhances Deathstroke's natural abilities. His armor allows him to tank heavy blast, and gives him added protection against piercing weapons. His Nth metal armor is incredibly durable, to the point he is able to take direct hits from Lobo.

Broad Sword: Slade carries a promethium broad sword that is more durable than Titanium. The durability of the sword mixed with his metahuman abilities are extremely formidable. He has been known to cut through a jet wing in a single strike with his sword.

Grappling hooks: Slade also carries grappling guns that shoot hooklines and allow him to reach great heights or restrain his targets (similar to Batman's).

Energy Staff: One of Deathstroke's signature weapons, a near indestructible bo staff (sometimes made out of prometheum) that can also discharge an energy blast (strong enough to destroy aircraft, and even injure powerful metahumans). Lately, he has been shown to be able to separate his staff into two nightsticks as well.

Other Weapons: Deathstroke's normal equipment also consists of various handguns, rifles, explosives and bladed weapons. Lately he has been known to use sniper rifles with promethium bullets, though this is more situational.

Deathstroke has also amassed a fairly large fortune due to the contracts he undertakes, which pays for his equipment. He also employs some outside aid (like Wintergreen) that helps him get new contracts, provide equipment and when needed medical help.

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Battles » Roberta vs Deathstroke

Two well-known fictional assassins will be dueling one another in a fight to the death here:

Battle Conditions:

  • Battle to the death with both in character and having no knowledge of one another.
  • Battle takes place in an abandoned Ronapour with both foes 100 yards apart from one another.
  • Deathstroke has his preferred equipment (pair of broad swords, energy staff and a pair of pistols).
  • Roberta has her arsenal from her first visit to Ronapour.

With the conditions set, who do you think wins this?

Roberta (Black Lagoon)
Roberta (Black Lagoon)
Deathstroke
Deathstroke
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Off-Topic » Does Youtube Control What You Watch in Anime?

I normally resort to anime review sites to see what titles are getting enough praise from folks to see what is worth checking out; notably ANN, Nihon Review and THEM Anime Reviews. This can be hit or miss as reviewers have their personal tastes and preferences that usually don't mesh with my own preferences of what makes for a good anime and I have a good number of occasions where just because reviewers and fans give praise to a series, I'm not gonna necessarily like it.

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Just Anime » Worst animated Anime ever?

Likely Tekken. The anime was one of the earlier titles to make use of digital cel-shaded animation during the late-90s and this resulted in laughably bad character designs and animated movements looking stiff and sometimes rather unnatural.

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Battles » doctor octopus vs Lucy

Not much point to necro-posting a thread that has a clear outcome.

Locking this up.

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General Discussion » Official Anime/ Manga Teams/ Organizations Voting Tourney Thread

Lagoon Company narrowly leads 3-2 and Koko's Squad runs unopposed with 5 votes.

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Battles » List of Banned Characters in the Battle Threads

@CosmicKnight75: I never thought of Death as being at God's level, seeing as the latter's the apparent creator of the Supernatural universe. However, his power seems to be great enough as such that Lucifer had great difficulty with properly controlling his actions and Death can casually dispatch archangels, who are no slouches based off what information I'm finding on their abilities.

Just to let you know, I've yet to see Supernatural and I'm only plowing through the wiki to get a general sense of their abilities. Judging from series hype, he seems comparable to a nigh-omnipotent being.

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Battles » List of Banned Characters in the Battle Threads

@CosmicKnight75: To my understanding, the binding spell used to control Death requires a good amount of preparation and a large amount of magical power to be used. The means in which the Winchesters learned the spell came from a demon. It seems like the spells used to control Death require extensive effort to pull off and have varying degrees of effectiveness.

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Battles » Over The Limit!: AV Battle Community Vote Thread.

Just posting to let folks know that this thread's intent is to allow voting on threads to extend their posting limit when they are locked after passing 100 posts, not if they get locked for any other reason. If you have any issue with a thread that gets locked for reasons besides passing 100 posts, PM me or Sonata about it to make your case instead of doing it publicly in this thread.

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Battles » Over The Limit!: AV Battle Community Vote Thread.

@7574: It stays locked. Heavily nerfing Negi just to make him an easier foe for Batman to confront wouldn't make for a good match to debate about.

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General Discussion » Official Anime/ Manga Teams/ Organizations Voting Tourney Thread

Voting time is up. Bishokukai and Monsters of a Neuro have advanced to the next round. Time for the next set of matches:

Match #1

This group is a world renowned gang of thieves which consist of thirteen members and are all very skilled nen users. Each member hails from Meteor City and have a numbered tattoo of a spider on their body. The group is most infamous of their slaughter of the Kurta Clan in order to gain possession of their valuable scarlet eyes and were a major threat during the events of the Yorknew City arc. This is Hunter x Hunter's Phantom Troupe.

Notable Members: Kalluto Zoldyck, Shalnark, Shizuku, Feitan, Bonolenov, Franklin, Kortopi, Machi, Nobunaga Hazama, Phinks, Chrollo Lucilfer, Omokage, Hisoka, Pakunoda, Uvogin

And their opponents...

Located in the crime-infested town of Ronapour, this group functions as a for-hire service hired by various criminal organizations to locate and smuggle or retrieve items for them. The group consists of four members who serve differing roles with the leader/ boat driver, electronics specialist, gunslinger and businessman. This is Black Lagoon's Lagoon Company.

Notable Members: Dutch, Revy, Benny, Rock

Match #2

Weapons dealer Koko Hekmatyar is surrounded by a number of bodyguards who mostly have their origins as being former soldiers in the military or involvement with criminal organizations. Seemingly attracted to Koko's charismatic and bold personality, her bodyguards are all loyal to her cause, even as her true motives are mostly unclear to them. This is Jormungand's Koko's Squad.

Notable Members: Koko Hekmatyar, Jonathan Mar, Valmet, Lehm Brick, Mao, R, Ugo, Lutz, Akihiro Tojo, Wiley

And their opponents...

This school club was created as a separate version of the Game Creation Club when one of its members left it a year ago on bad terms to create her own take on it. Consisting of a delinquent boy and a number of girls with eccentric personalities, the club create their own games to compete against the “real” Game Creation Club with. This is D-Fragments' Fake Game Club.

Notable Members: Roka Shibasaki, Chitose Karasuyama, Sakura Mizukami, Kenji Kazama, Hachi Shiou, Minami Oosawa

Voting will end on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Have fun voting!

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Battles » Team Kill La Kill vs. Team Shinobi

@ShinobiX: Ragyo's means to take over the planet involved a great deal of prep. I would also have to agree that the Naruto team handily takes this. Besides the hax, they have greater destructive power and durability on them as such where not even the regenerative abilities of a Life Fiber-infused human could hold up to getting wiped out by Bijuu Bombs.

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Battles » Battle Forum Rules 2.0. ALL USERS PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!!

@7574: I don't know what your fascination with animal/ dinosaur vs anime/ manga characters are. But the majority of battle-capable anime/ manga characters would be capable of easily dispatching them and these wouldn't necessarily make for good battles to debate about.

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Battles » Joke battle: Team HST vs Broly (read)

@taichokage: Jplaya Itachi and Trollzen? o_O

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Off-Topic » What is your favorite musician/singer?

Mostly oldies for me:

  • Natalie Imburglia
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Nirvana
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Elvis Prestley
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Battles » Joke battle: Team HST vs Broly (read)

Hmmm. Brolypotence trumps all.

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Battles » Accelerator vs Juubi

Going off his later feats with Dark Wings and fending off a continental-level blast from a Saint, gonna have to go with Accelerator winning here.

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