Beast vs. Vixen – Marvel vs. DC #13

Welcome! My name is Olaf Lesniak and this is Marvel vs DC! The series that will come out weekly on Saturdays and will pit two famous characters against each other. I will look at both opponents’ skills, powers, abilities, stamina and etc. to help me determine the winner. Today our battle is….

Beast vs. Vixen 

First we will look at the origins and the basics of each character. We will follow that by Beast and Vixen’s powers and abilities which would then lead them into a battle against each other.

Origin: Beast

Hank McCoy is one of the smartest figures on the planet. During puberty his mutant genes kicked in and awakened his inherited abilities. Trying to get rid of them, his appearance changed to that of an ape with blue fur. He became the founding memeber of the X-Men and adopted the name, Beast.
  • Identity: Beast
  • Alter Ego: Hank McCoy
  • Occupation(s): Scientist, superhero, teacher
  • Team Affiliations: X-Men, Avengers, Illuminati, X-Factor


Beast 1st Appearance
Beast’s 1st Mutation



Origin: Vixen

Mari McCabe possesses the magic amulet of the trickster god Anansi that allows her to channel any animal abilities. She uses these powers to fight crimes as the superhero Vixen. 

  • Identity: Vixen
  • Alter Ego: Mari McCabe
  • Occupation(s): Superhero
  • Team Affiliations: Justice League, Suicide Squad
Original Vixen Design


Powers & Abilities: Beast 

  • Super Strength
  • Agility
  • Endurance
  • Durability – survive a fall from 3 stories high
  • Hightned Senses – night vision and smell
  • Super Speed
  • Claws
  • Slight Healing Factor
  • Genius Level IQ – one of the smartest people on the planet
  • Hand-To-Hand Combat

Beast’s 2nd Mutation


Powers & Abilities: Vixen

  • Mimic the Abilities of Animals – this includes speed, strength, flight, claws, agility, etc.
  • Healing Factor
  • Claws
  • Slight Animal Shape-Shiftment (ex. gills, claws, etc.)


Beast and Vixen are both characters I always thought were good hearted but had that wild side to them. This was most likely the reason as to why I chose the two to clash. It is time to determine the winner! Beast has always shown his strength and his capability to lift 10 tons tops, while Vixen can use the strength of a dinosaur but has never shown the use of this extinct animal even though we know she can. Her go to strength animal is a gorilla and a gorilla cannot lift 10 tons.

Now agility is another common denominator the two characters use a lot. Hank McCoy has been taught to be agile since the very young age, while Mari McCabe can use a chimpanzee or a monkey, but Beast’s experience is what will let him win this category. It’s also important to note that Hank was taught martial arts by Charles Xavier and Captain America. Vixen used to be able to mimic the powers of other metahumans, but that was a special occasion when her trickster god, Anansi left her.

Heightened senses is the ability Mari McCabe most likely has more power over just because she has a much higher variety of animals to choose from. She also gains an advantage in speed as she can run as fast as a Cheetah while Beast can run up to 40 miles per hour which is way behind a Cheetah.

Vixen fighting Tattoo Man


Beast has a slight healing factor that allows his broken bones to heal within couple of days! Sounds impressive, but what’s more impressive is Vixen’s ability to heal within seconds by just touching her necklace totem. Let’s also look at the claws of each opponent because they both utilize them quite a lot. Beast has very sharp claws allowing him to cling on to walls, while Mari is able to cut people like: Pre-Crisis Superman, Geo-Force, and Despero! Her claws could create fatal damage to McCoy’s body, more than he could to her.

Evolution of Beast


And now the durability of each character! If Beast were to land on his feet from 3 stories high he would survive! Vixen hasn’t shown many levels of durability….. except surviving a punch from Superman!!! Ladies, gentlemen, Vixen is the clear winner here. I gotta admit that at first, before the research I had to do, I believed that Beast would win, but Vixen’s advantage in durability, healing, heightened senses, speed, and most likely strength give her a huge leap that even Hank McCoy’s genius mind wouldn’t be able to handle!

 WINNER: Vixen


Vixen Wins!!!



Thank you for reading this installment of Marvel vs DC. Do you agree with the result? What are some next battles that you would wanna see me analyze? Give me all suggestions, opinions and ideas in the comment section. Be sure to like, and make sure to SHARE! Thank you all once again and see you next Saturday.

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Teaser for Next Week: Themyscira vs. Asgard 😇👼


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  1. A cheetah can run up to almost 70 miles per hour…which is much faster then Beast. Also, Vixen’s strength can range from 1 (gorilla) to 80 tons (Dung Beetle) with a thought. She proven strong enough to hold Flashpoint Aquaman to a wall with the strength of a whale.

    She also has laser, electrical and the physical and mental powers of Gorilla Grodd.

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