The participants amalgams retain previous knowledge from their last battles and may use it in this battle in addition they have exactly one hour to prepare for the battle while dealing with the effects of the battlefield.
Seeing that our physical bodies are nearly equal(you may possibly be stronger, i doubt it), so this is going to come down to a battle of magic. and we know from Zantanas own profile that she isn't even the top earth magician.
During the hour of prep, I conjure up the Eye of Agamotto to protect me from any illusions or mental attacks.
I use my absorbing man powers to turn into iron, then to add further protection against any physical attack, I cast a spell that takes deep concentration and time to work(if I do it, it has to be done here while i have prep and nothing else to worry about), called the Triple Shield of Protection( DS #32).
Three times more durable and strong than the shield that took hits from Death and Galactus.
Strange has shown the ability many times to creat powerful illusions, the limit to how many is unknown, so 10 will do.
Each one of these illusions have small ammounts of telepathic/hypnotic/magical power and can think independantly or be programmed to attack/engage.
[ST #123 (first, against Loki), ST #130-131, DS #70.
(Loki himself couldn't tell the difference between the illusions and the real Strange.)
I conjure up the Bands of Cyttorak, they can lie in wait to attack a specific target, and can materialize/chase them down. [DSSS #1].
Done preparing, and wait for the bell or whatever.
First battle tactic:
As soon as the bell rings, I rush aside at near light speed and allow the identical illusions surge forth attacking at will, using each of their small amount of telepathy on BS, keeping her occupied....
I have no reason to attack her physically, if I did, there is a chance of being harmed or overpowered.
So I go for her mind's weakpoint, Concentration.
I cast the confusing Spell of Forgetfulness[ST #129] to confuse her mind, partially making her forget what she is here for in the first place, then, with help from the Eye of Agamotto I attack her mind, confusing her more, giving her false views of the landscape and slowing her mental down considerably.
As soon as I have her mind in a puzzle so thick she can't get out of, and too busy concentrating on where she is and fighting the illusions to put out any type of spell or energy blast... I allow the bands to overcome her and cast Fungol Thopa that will drain away her life force as well as her magical power [MP #5].
Any reality warping BS can possibly do, I can un-do or make myselfand the illusions immune to it.
Strange protected himself and his team twice from the reality warping power of the Infinity Gauntlet, once he even un-did the reality that Adam Warlock w/IG created.
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Two small gestures keep Strange and his team immune to the reality warping effects of the IG, Zatanna's reality warping power, if it exists at all, are not remotely near the scale of the IG.
Last edited by long pig on Jun 8th, 2005 at 08:54 AM
Second tactic, if the last one is too boring and cheap.
Conjure the EOA.
Caste the Triple Sheild.
Caste the multiple illustions.
Caste the bands, touch them, and absorb the properties of it, making me invulnerable to any attack, and infinitly strong (I figure this because of how strong the bands are, i.e they can be used to break out of certian unbreakable things. AM can handle it, he's absorbed Mjolnir before).
I fly at BloodStorm at light speed, blasting magic bolts that have K.O'd Galactus and knocked Death itself on her ass.
When I get into close enough range, I attack her in her weakend state, negate any magic thrown at me, and hand to hand fight her with my superior martial arts skill and reflexes.
And snap her neck or incapacitate her or make her tap out using pressure points.
That's just a summary, I won't use that tactic unless I need to.
Right now, I'm sticking to my first tactic.
My third tactic...........is so cheap, and so effective.....I'm saving it for someone else...
Last edited by long pig on Jun 8th, 2005 at 12:36 PM
Nice strategy lp. Stormfront shocked the pants off me (get that smile off your faces) the first round by making some good arguments with what I originally thought was a weak amalgam. He's got some work cut out for him here, but I'm interested to see what he says.
P.S. Hmmm....now Scoob, Khell, and I get to wonder...I think I'll just make 2 write-ups. It'll make it easier.
P.P.S. I hope the battle settings keep getting crazier. The Madness Realm is cool.
well, we both know this won't come down to a battle of trying to defeat each other with magic, or at least it shouldn't because our characters would stalemate. according to wizard zatanna and strange are two of the most powerful sorcerers in comics, there were a few more but i can't remember them. k heres my battle plan.
during prep i work on using storms powers(aaren't very hard to control, storm was flying when she first got her powers). i quickly find that they are affected by my emotions. i do some simple stuff like lightning and tornados. then i try freezing things which works very well for me. then i try some more fine attuned attacks, like create minature tornados, and create storms in the palm of my hand, chain lightning and stuff of that calibre. now i seem to have very, very good control over the weather, andkeep in mind my weather powers are better than thors. in the last 10 minutes of prep i focus on some spells, incantations and stuff like that. i think of spells that i could use and stuff like that. in the last minute of prep i create a two-way portal right in front of me so that anything that tries to hit me will go through the portal.
zatannas natural abilities are to manipulate and control magic, that is how she is able to do what she does. zatanna is naturally magical and can adapt easily to magic. she ia a magical being, her race is a group of magical people the homo magi(i think). hurting me with magic will be very hard. and zatanna is a very accomplished telepath herself, she mind-wpied batman and rewrote his memories. also storms powers make her naturally resistant to psionic attack and I can create a lightning field that will scramble your incoming psionic attack. even storm with her normal power levels was able to keep out emma frost, rachel grey, and even at one point xavier. now with my weather powers that even surpass thor it will be even tougher to get into my head. even if somehow you do get past my lightning field(more than likely won't happen) then you have my very powerful telepathic power to deal with. and storms powers will be able to go right through that field of yours. has happened on more than one account and now her powers are enhanced to much greater levels it will be no problem. once i am in there then all i have to do is electrify the air around you as storm did to x-cutioner in uncanny x-men #17. storm did it with mere ease and talked about it like it was nothing. it was so powerful the x-cuntioner couldn't take it and had to teleport away, he even had his forcefield up. once i electrify the air all i have to do is send a bolt in your head effectively shorting out the synapses in your brain as storm did to the hulk in cable #34.
also if you try to compete in pshyical battle it will be hard to defeat me because Bloodstorm was one of the 57 warriors to be forced into the Secret Wars tournament by the Beyonder. She fought through eight of her opponents, defeating Phoenix, Gambit, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Poison Ivy, Apocalypse, Juggernaut and Baron Zemo. and I have a question- bloodstorm had adamantium bonded to her, would that carry through to binary's body because it can be considered a power?
It most definatly will, and according to Zatannas own profile she isn't considered to be the best magician on earth, much less the universe, like Strange.
That's why I'm going to make it a magical battle.
Strange doesn't use -true- telepathy, he uses mesmirism, it has the same effects as telepathy, but doesn't rely on the same science( i.e EM fields) to work. It works off magic, and being backed by the EOA, it would make Strange more powerful mezmirism/telepath than Xavier.
Not happening, her lightning may get through a normal shield, or a science based shield, but it isn't getting past a trumped up magic shield. Galactus' own powers couldn't get through, Storm's isn't either.
Like I said, you aren't getting past my shield.
But, how are you do any of this while being telepathiclly attacked by me and magically/telepathiclly attacked by 10 other Strange's attacking you, how are you to know which one is the true strange?
You can't do any of this while being hit with blasts and telepathic assualts by 10 different Stranges, powerful spells that confuse you, and finally being wrapped up inside unbreakable bands.
Zatannas telepathic power's are easily easily trumped by the Eye, Strange's mind would cut through yours like butter.
Last edited by long pig on Jun 9th, 2005 at 01:20 AM
i don't get what your saying about the telepathy thing but zatanna's is magical based also. she is very powerful at using telepathy, and she gains an extra boost by using the lightning field. i could easily create duplicates of myself in prep time, but the rules stated that it is against the rules. and your trusting a web-site over people that write the wizard magazine?? they specifically said that zatanna and strange are both 2 of the most power sorcerers in comics. zatannas natural abilities are to manipulate and control magic, that is how she is able to do what she does. zatanna is naturally magical and can adapt easily to magic. she ia a magical being, her race is a group of magical people the homo magi(i think). hurting me with magic will be very hard. and i'm not breaking through your force field, i'm not even going to try. i'm going in the field which will be simple. i electrify the air in the field, one of the bolts goes through your brain shorting out all synapses in your brain. and your bands won't even touch me. and yeah i don't have storms expierence but i have her powers, and extra added abiities which make me stronger. by herself bloodstorm defeated Phoenix, Gambit, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Poison Ivy, Apocalypse, Juggernaut and Baron Zemo. she beat them, so could my character