Spring Tourney Round 1
I had high hopes, dear readers, I really did. But it appears Bentley has decided to unfortunately go the lowball route, and not actually address anything in my posts (nor, the weaknesses within his). I will, as always, be taking the high road here, judges. I COULD easily do the same as he - use lowball tactics for Foom, or for Wendigo. But no, I am far too classy for that.
Let us start.
Firstly, please note, judges, that he snuck an illegal scan into his OP. The version he had drafted specifically did not infect people with scratches and bites - yet, after being told this, he mysteriously left that scan in and didn't even acknowledge it in his 2nd post. Very well, judges - since he disregarded it, you must too.
Secondly, his entire strategy depends on TWO tactics - 1) Use mind control, and 2) use said mind-control to...force Lobo to eat Wendigo's heart, thus cursing Lobo with the Wendigo curse. Great plan, so let's pick it apart.
He uses scans of Foom...controlling a mere human with ZERO resistance feats. Apparently, this is enough to control Lobo (let's ignore that there are actually hundreds of thousands of Lobos dropping down on his giant dragon head). Lobo, whose willpower is enough to overwhelm Green Lantern willpower:
Uh...who's that? Ok, let's go with a named GL - G'nort:
Who? Ok, let's go with someone more famous, Hal Jordan:
Not once, but twice:
Nah, context! Hal was distracted! OK, how about...Guy Gardner?
OK, that's a bit better. How about Starro the Conquerer? And yes, this shows every single clone will have equal amounts of willpower:
Then there is the usual neural Djinn scans and Blackrock scans:
Note that last panel. Look who else succumbed. Yup, Hal 'god of willpower' Jordan is there. Kilowog. Willpower out the wazoo.
But you know, Bentley has totally proven his tactic is legit, because it worked on some random human once, over a matter of weeks, without Foom having hundreds of thousands of clones beating the crap out of him. Note, this isn't lowballing - this is literally the only mind control feat Bentley has shown. Against someone with ZERO mind control resistance feats, sure, maybe. But this is a clearcut example of no limits fallacy going on.
I think Bentley has forgotten what Lobo's name means. 'One who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it'.
He attempts to pass the curse of the Wendigo onto me, which sounds like a clever plan, EXCEPT: it does NOT WORK.
What is the curse of the Wendigo?
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I trust this drives home what I am getting at. The Wendigo curse arises when a human eats another human. Cannibalism.
Lobo most assuredly is not human. Eating Wendigo would do nothing except....well, give Lobo heartburn, maybe?
All Bentley's strategy does, is have Foom trying desperately to mind-control a single Lobo as hundreds tear him apart, and Wendigo being eaten alive with a hearty burp from others.
That's assuming my own plan doesn't succeed.
Again, this is not lowballing - this is a giant gaping hole in Bentley's strategy. It's like bringing Kryptonite to fight Shazam. He has sacrificed Wendigo, just so Foom can...try to mind control a guy who's fought off Starro, who's overpowered Green and Yellow Lanterns, was resistant to beings who OVERPOWERED Green Lanterns, whilst hundreds of thousands of clones, all with equal willpower feats, rain down on him. OK.
Some other points to bring up:
Oh? Foom will burn the blood? With his nuclear furnace breath? See Solaris, a literal living SUN, failing to burn Lobo. I mean, I assume they meant nuclear reactor, which reaches a whopping....300 degrees C (source: https://www.google.com/search?q=temperature+nuclear+reactor&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB921GB921&oq=temperature+nuclear+re&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0i22i30l5j69i61.3904j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)
Nice. I will leave you guys to Google how hot neutron stars get, let alone living ones who are actively trying to burn you
He has some nice panels of Foom flying. Nice. Zero speed feats, though.
A werewolf! Nice, now we are getting somewhere. Except Bentley fails to mention that Lobo was still in full possession of his mental faculties (check his scans of him fighting). In short, relying on him 'struggling in his hybrid state', whilst presenting scans of him being VERY combat effective, seems...weird.
In short, he has an imaginative plan split over two parts, where both parts unfortunately don't work. Meanwhile, he has no answer whatsoever to my clones (the heat he brings can't burn the blood, and he has no way of catching me)nor has he shown any durability feats to being torn apart.