High Meta Tourney quarter final - Damborgson vs LoB

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Philosophía
Rules:
No prep
Standard Equipment
BFR with no possibility of returning in a reasonable time is a loss
Opening + 2 posts
Posters are in full control of the characters

Arena:
http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/9039f6bdbb35f6e617e5371d3e29fd5c1353597781_full.jpg

Opponents start at opposite corners of the ring on the ground.
You can leave the ring/fly/use environment.
Deadline for all the posts: next Friday.

Philosophía

Philosophía
LoB opening post:

LET THE REIGN OF DARKNESS BEGIN

ENTER EMPRESS NIGHTSHADE

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/77/159238-79606-nightshade.jpg

The Nightmare that is Nightshade is an IMMENSELY powerful master of the Nightshade Dimension granting her COMPLETE control over shadows of all kinds!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightshade_(DC_Comics)#Powers_and_abilities

ACT ONE AND DONE: THE INCINERATION OF JENNY SPARKS!

Nightshade enters the arena and IMMEDIATELY turns intangible

http://i.imgur.com/Ttd8geG.jpg

Once intangible and made INVULNERABLE to Jenny Sparks attacks which are ALL physical in nature she uses the power of teleportation.

http://i.imgur.com/cPVa1xA.jpg

TO TELEPORT THE BLONDE WRETCH THAT IS SPARKS INTO THE SUN AS SHE DID ECLIPSO!!!!

WITNESS POWER BEYOND COMPARE!!!

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/jason-todd/Jimscomic299.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/jason-todd/Jimscomic300.jpg

JENNY SPARKS BECOMES SPACE ASH IN MILLISECONDS!!!!

THE END!

The fight is OVER as Sparks has NO WAY to affect intangible objects and she is INCAPABLE of BOTH surviving exposure to THE SUN and RETURNING to the battlefield in ANY capacity!!!

LordofBrooklyn

Damborgson
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I'd like to apologize for not making myself clear in the opening post. There's no fight to be had here, and there's no strategy that works when the electrical signals in your body aren't working.

Jenny Sparks, isn't your average character, who can instantly one shot her opponent, she has absolute and utter control over the electricity in her environment, and that includes the electrical signals in Nightshade's body.

https://i.imgur.com/C5hees7.jpg

That is her whole premise, nothing electrical works unless she wants it to. And she doesn't want Nightshade to work. Could the intangibility strategy work? Only if Nightshade entered the arena with prep, and she hasn't. She has to send the signal to the rest of her body to perform the action, and despite what seems like a rather obvious attempt at misleading, she's got a physical form to assault:

https://i.imgur.com/wDM0wKj.jpg

So, what is this, a quick draw situation? My character either fries LoB or he teleports me first? Not so, my friends.

The very basis of his attack, the very commands he needs to issue to his body to be able to perform that abilities, are under my control, the moment this fight starts, electricity belongs to Jenny Sparks, at the very least, Jenny could muddle with Nightshade enough to produce confusion, since there's no evidence Nightshade would out think Jenny, or that she should be quicker by any means, a situation where Nightshade tries to go intangible and Jenny catches her in the act, equals a win for Jenny.

http://i.imgur.com/Ttd8geG.jpg

It takes a moment, that's all I need. My thoughts being in control of hers and all that.

This is the essence of Jenny Sparks, nothing electrical works, unless she wants it to, and that will include mental commands, because that is the will of my character.

To address some of what the Lord of El has to say however, Jenny Sparks can indeed temporarily become electricity and zap Nightshade for the one shot.

https://imgur.com/R5ityQh

She may have started with a conduit, but unless the concrete counts, you can clearly see her performing the attack without the need of one, and all she needs is that moment.

Also, a backup strategy for Nightshade seems to be to catch me in darkness? First off, it's not impenetrable:

http://i.imgur.com/3b7iYnM.jpg

And that type of power is nothing compared to Jenny Spark's, who, despite LoB's blatant attempts at downplaying, can essentially fry the brain of god.

https://i.imgur.com/g2XUD9V.jpg
https://imgur.com/x9cTfek

It was strange attempt to lowball calling him a being that can put creation into play...but I'll take it. This should show the level of control that Jenny has.

I have more raw power, I have better one shot mechanics, and thought itself is your enemy when facing me because I decide if those signals reach their intended targets or not. Jenny Sparks doesn't even seem like a meta honestly.

GG, LoB.

Philosophía
Damborg final post:

Alright everyone, this is the wrap up to our battlezone, thanks for reading thumb up and thanks to LoB for his usual role play, it's fun as usual big grin

But here's why Jenny Sparks wins

We're both attempting to one shot the other, but my plan is a true instant kill. I don't need to phase and then act, all I need is a look.

https://i.imgur.com/O4LKiIQ.jpg

hands in pockets, casual stride, brain functioning interrupted. There's no ambiguity here. Also note that she can completely slice people's heads off with a hand wave, maybe I'll do that after Nightshade is busy dying.

If it comes to quick draw, at the very least I'm fast enough to catch her in the act, and disrupt her enough to then use my other one shot kill abilities which also move at an incredible rate that Nightshade can't hope to react to. Not that I have to stop thinking just because she has, I can just continue to fry her brain.

Nothing electrical works if I don't want it to. This is the entire M.O. of Jenny Sparks. Where there is electricity, I have dominion, and as I showed before, Nightshade has a body to assault:

https://i.imgur.com/wDM0wKj.jpg

And since a batarang can cause damage to the brain enough for a ko, so too can my death glare.

Nightshade has limits that she herself has expressed. If it comes to a battle of power, I can rain down power.



https://i.imgur.com/djfyAKD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/HNSNhsV.jpg

There is no construct that Nigthshade con produce that stands up to a thunderstorm by Jenny Sparks. It takes but a look to the sky, and it rains down death on the fairly human Nightshade.

So I've got her beat on the quickdraw, and I've got her beat on the full guns a blazing power fight. Any versatility tricks or trying to mess with my character by engulfing me in darkness are easily avoided by the fact that Jenny isn't limited to her human form, and has an entire history of turning into electicity. She appreciates having a conductor so she doesn't revert so quickly to human form, but even small jumps by her are deadly and usable as escape tactics to cover great distance insanely quickly.

https://i.imgur.com/R5ityQh.jpg

As you can see she bounced off the concrete and into her opponents face, a tactic I can easily replicate here.

But...let's talk about LoB's tactics. I'm not entirely convinced that her going intangible is such an awesome idea for Nightshade. Not because she can't do it, but because for the majority of her feats, she's got a physical form. She would need to prove that she can do all these things that LoB has said, while also being able to process her intangibility, and I have yet to see evidence of that.

http://i.imgur.com/Ttd8geG.jpg

As you've seen the scan aplenty by now, it's clear that she has some form of intangibility, but to be able to do all the things LoB said she would while in the form? Highly. Suspect.

If her intangibility is characterized by that dark aura she gained, then these feats:

https://i.imgur.com/cPVa1xA.jpg
https://imgur.com/Q5eQisR

two of his major attacks, are all done while she's solid. And if she's solid, there's no doubt I can affect her.

Could it be done? Sure, I guess. Even if it was I have already explained why I can beat it, but I have not posted anything I can't back up with feats. His feats, much more speculation is involved.

So, in a quickdraw scenerio, I win.

In a power vs power scenerio, I can overwhelm him.

Versatility fight, I can shut it down.

And ontop of that, his posts are suspect to begin with.

Jenny Sparks wins, guys. thumb up And not from lack of power on my opponents end, her abilities are just hax.

GG.

Philosophía

Philosophía
Bentley:

Knowing Little about Nightshade before this debate I already expected Damborgson to go the "quickdraw" route with Jenny. Ultimately and given LoB's defense against any huge showings of power, I believe quickdraw remains the superior strategy to weight whether Jenny is able to easily win this, or if Nightshade can entrap her and do away with her.

In my opinion LoB did not establish what he could do while intangible or whether it could resist energy attacks. Also his teleportation seemed to require pushing Eclipso into a blackhole... Could he do that if Jenny became energy and increased her speed well beyond human levels? I believe that if it came to that it'd be Nightshade's battle to lose, but I wish LoB's illustrated more of his potential plans instead of essentially trying to disqualify Jenny as a threat.

Damborgson should've predicted that Jenny's limits would be used and argue that her standard equipment includes electrical communication devices and that Nightshade being a team player probably posseses those too. But I'll give him the credit that he didn't have time to reply to that argument and that he did focus on the scans LoB provided... Without bringing up wiki links.

This was honestly really close and LoB did convince me Nightshade would win in the attrition war if all his assumptions proved to be true, basically playing the same cards he used differently, I would've given him the win. But in my mind, even a diminished Jenny Sparks could match a Batarang in hitting power, so a lot of what Damborgson brought seems more in point with how the match would go, despite the fact he repeated himself quite a lot (well, that happens when your characters have a handful of showings).

Damborgson has my vote.

Philosophía

Philosophía
Since this was a draw, I asked Pr to break the tie:


Basically, I thought both argument were based on some pretty hard to prove suppositions. How much energy Jenny Sparks can bring, how Nightshade somehow has Human-like biology and so on? I saw very little proof, and a lot of reaching. Maybe that's the nature of the tournaments, but it doesn't engender confidence.

As for who wins? Slight edge to Damborgson. A being composed of darkness just doesn't tend to do well against beings that can become pure light, and Damborgson's argument was convincing enough to counteract anything LoB shot his way.

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Winner of the match: Damborgson.

LordofBrooklyn
WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST ASK JBL TO CAST A VOTE IN MY MATCH?!!!

PR, AS THE [email protected]#$ING TIE-BREAKER!!!

ABSOLUTE [email protected]#$%% GARBAGE!!!

Damborgson
Good game LoB, was a close one!

Thanks judges for taking the time. You had 4 posts to write, it had to be a bit time consuming.

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