Ah, you're just hatin' then. Can't handle the Fist, is that it Digi?
He wasn't dying the whole time during Countdown, or at least, not affected by it. He stalemated/got the best of Batman at the top of Countdown (although it was with memory loss, but he obviously still had MA skills), which could be construed as where he's supposed to be at. His best feat was fighting with Mon-El and that's like his only high feat, off the top of my head.
His striking power is far removed from PC days though.
Post crisis, one version cleared tons of ice and snow with a single punch, and Countdown version was breaking the limbs off of Equus. The same Equus who's limbs are powerful enough to draw blood on Superman.
The Mon-El fight is FAR from his only post-crisis feat that puts him at or near that level. There's too many to list, but a few off the top of my head are when he quelled an earthquake with ground strikes, detected the weakness in a gigantic ship and brought it down, shattered diamond, in a single strike shattered hundreds of tons of snow and ice around a huge structure. There are others, but it's been a few years since I've gone through them all. Then there's the Equus fight while he was noticeably sick.
Danny's got a few high-end feats to hang with those, yes. But "lol, stalemate to Batman" doesn't erase KK's entire history, which is much more impressive.
The Ice feat is good, but far removed from stalemating people on Mon-El's level, which was the implication.
They're knives designed for cutting. I'm not getting the connection. Just because they cut Superman, they must be super durable?
None of those feats put him at stalemating low herald level through skill though (save Equus feat).
They're good striking feats, but they don't give me the indication he's going to get in there and throwdown with say Wonder Man. Hell, they're actually comparable to Danny's if you want to go there.
It should erase it. But Batman is simply awesome.
Last edited by One Big Mob on Jul 23rd, 2010 at 01:46 AM
The limbs need to be strong enough to cut through Supermans skin, like how Wolverine couldn't really cause damage despite having superior cutting instruments.. (As DC's strongest metal is, as most, comparable to secondary adamantium, barring special items like Wonder Womans vambraces..)
He doesn't beat low heralds, obviously. But he can hang with them, yes. His sheer reaction times in most fights put him well into the superhuman. You can make the argument that the feats I listed don't = low herald, and it's completely valid. But he's not facing Wonder Man, he's facing IF. Those feats were designed to show that he's beyond Danny, which I still believe he is.
There's also his flight ring to consider, which should be standard equipment. Flight, maneuverability, and occasional forcefields could help a lot.
Also, don't lowball the Equus fight. We can play semantics about whether his limbs need to be Superman level (they don't, clearly, though they have to be somewhere in the ballpark), but the point is the fight was psychotically impressive.
But the feats are almost the same as Danny's. You're right though, he isn't facing WM, or Equus, or anyone else, he's fighting someone with striking power parallel to himself, and actual MA skills.
Does the KK we're assuming is in this thread even have a flight ring? Let alone one he'd use?
I'm not low balling it, I'm just not of the assumption that just because he could cut Superman, that it means he's very durable. For God's sake, KK kicked his arm off, and later karate chopped his forearm off. That's not Superman level, that's not even close.
...well, when you take into consideration the substances KK has cut through with his skill, it really means Equus could be ultra-durable and still get chopped up. I mentioned the diamond feat, and there's a feat of KK rocking his way through DC's indestructible adamantium-type substance, but I forget the name. Equus really could be Superman-level durability, and given KK's feats it's not unreasonable to say he'd be able to cut through it.
Flight rings are standard for Legion members. They're often forgotten in forum settings, but I see no reason why it shouldn't be standard equipment for KK.