o-tay, i'll start with rebutting pg's post. as i do, i would ask all the judges to bear in mind: this rebut is almost entirely pointless. the question of whether his drainer would or wouldn't work on me is meaningless because he NEVER GETS CLOSE ENOUGH TO ME TO HAVE IT WORK. i'll reiterate the reasons why in my next post. anyway, to his post:
cool. nice to know my input has some value to him.
tsk. not for judges to decide that, i'm afraid. it has ALREADY BEEN decided. this wasn't me randomly throwing something in like chip with the miracle machine, or boks' plans where they didn't have prior permission. this was me actively inquiring before the tourney began and getting the okay. again, were i not ALREADY allowed this i would have chosen someone else.
huh? not even sure what you're trying to say here. he got hurt because AS he was pulling the rippers out of n-space (which the reach thought impossible, btw) the reach mothership reinforced their cloaks. the additional energy caught him by surprise is all.
and in any event, as you can see here, those energy blasts were exactly what he was WAITING for the whole time:
the copies didn't leave because he was hurt. they left because their JOB WAS DONE.
wut? where do you get that idea? harrow had to physically HACK osborn's armor to get it to crash. there is no proof the drainer did.....anything at all to the armor, or that the armor was "only saved" because it was fashioned by stark. seriously?
clearly in the first scan the armor was unaffected by the drainer. there is ZERO to suggest harrow just disabled some "imaginary stark protection" with his hack. where'd you get that? proof? harrow was forced to hack it BECAUSE armor is unaffected. when he hacked it, he caused the armor to fly off osborn and osborn crashed to the ground. when osborn was granted control once again, he commanded it to fly back to him like it flew off, and he was fine. the armor was perfect protection. which makes sense since the armor isn't a superpower like the others were. my armor would protect me just fine.
hrm. more thorough research needed methinks. parasite already knew about jaime because he absorbed the memories and powers of his friends:
nice try though. and parasite's powers were only effective, even momentarily, because JAIME was in control. parasite was also using the powers of his friends to help weaken him. when it was the SCARAB in charge (jaime let the scarab take over for one of the very rare times during that particular fight), well, things went a little differently for the parasite when he tried to drain him:
and as i already said, fantomex is letting the scarab do its thing. the scarab has already faced power draining and has a countermeasure set. so again, (1) countermeasure in place. (2) armor already proven protection against the drainer. (3) power nullification feedback causes the drainer to explode (not that he ever gets close enough to use it....) and the resultant feedback may very well drain PG as it drained and robbed all the powers of parasite.
not too sure what to say about this. the entire series--BOTH series'--basically depicted a struggle between jaime and the scarab. jaime was kind and gentle and good and constantly kept the scarab in check. fantomex? he's....nothing like jaime, especially his weapon iii brain. fantomex will WILLINGLY allow the scarab to do what it was DESIGNED to do: KILL. it was created to battle lanterns and darkstars, and the reach were powerful enough to force a DRAW in the war between themselves and the lanterns/guardians:
the armor was designed to be a "KILLING MACHINE":
it was created to infiltrate and take over/DEPOPULATE WORLDS by conquering:
it is a WEAPON and jaime always had the safety ON. fantomex takes the safety OFF. unfortunately for you, he is a near perfect host for the scarab. no special "mind" is even needed. in fact, the scarab is supposed to completely take CONTROL of the host:
"YOU ARE THE HOST YOU MUST COMPLY". problem is beetle's scarab was damaged BEFORE bonding to jaime and others before him, so the HOST was left able to control it. all its abilities REMAINED intact. it just can't control its host. so it wouldn't matter WHOSE mind i put in the scarab. i have a fully programmed scarab and am in complete control of it unless i willingly surrender control. hell, jaime himself was just some random teenage kid. and the scarab was STILL under the control of his mind. i just picked someone who is.....not at all at odds with its original programming. the mesh would be FAR more smooth and better suited.
they didn't just "fall apart under stress"! the reach (who CREATED the scarab) sent a SHUT DOWN directive to the scarab. for a time, they were STILL able to shut it out. but they couldn't resist it forever. the shut down code coupled with the 'stress' caused the scarab to shut down. or did it.....?
anyway, you (or anyone) could never replicate the feat because no one aside from the REACH know the codes to shut him down. and, as it turns out, jaime WANTED the scarab removed anyway, so it, and jaime, LET itself be shut down:
notice the quotation marks around "dead". the scarab ALLOWED itself to APPEAR to be shut down to gain access to the mothership's computer systems. and it did.
lol of course what he failed to mention is the fact that THAT scan came at the very end of the fight, after what? 3 pgs where weapon omega (who is a celestial-amped logan who completely controlled his alternate earth and killed almost all of its heroes....) was completely fooled by the misdirect. make no mistake--weapon omega was enormously powerful--more powerful than a well-depicted apocalypse, and far more powerful than that reality's phoenix host. so we have logan, uber amped with celestial tech, enthralled for 3 pages. the misdirect begins on the first page, continues through the splash pages and ends in the last scan only when the misdirect had already served its purpose and jean (the missing 'wife' of logan) had been safely taken away:
as you can see, the misdirect was perfectly successful and utterly fooled logan for the entire length of the battle. we saw a celestial ship equally fooled. and don't forget--i was capable of all that BEFORE I AMPED MY MISDIRECTION POWER . it is now FAR stronger and greater in scope. and i need PG's guy (NOT celestially amped, btw...) to be fooled for roughly.... ONE SECOND to send THREE NUKES HIS WAY TO END HIM. all the while, he'll believe himself sitting back, feeling great about his well-earned "victory" over me.
all righty. so, the preliminaries out of the way, let's review why almost none of what i 'defended' matters in the least.