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….
Black Panther vs. Blue Beetle
First we will look at the origins and the basics of each character. We will follow that by Black Panther and Blue Beetle’s powers and abilities which would then lead them into a battle against each other.
Origin: Black Panther
As the rightful heir to the throne of Wakanda, T’Challa protects his country and the world by wearing his royal Black Panther suit.
• Identity: Black Panther
• Alter Ego: T’Challa
• Occupation(s): Superhero, King of Wakanda
• Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Illuminati, Defenders
When Ted Kord found out his uncle, Jarvis Kord is scheming a crime with an android army he went to his college professor, Dan Garrett for help. Dan Garrett and Ted Kord located Ted’s uncle, but when his android army attacked the two Dan Garrett was forced to reveal his Blue Beetle identity. Defeating Jarvis Dan died and Ted Kurd promised to take on the Blue Beetle mantle by training himself to become a hero.
• Identity: Blue Beetle
• Alter Ego: Ted Kord
• Occupation(s): Superhero, CEO of Kord Industries
• Team Affiliations: Justice Society of America, Justice League of America
Powers, Abilities & Weaponry: Black Panther
• Black Panther Knowledge – possess the knowledge, experience, and memories of all the previous Black Panthers before him
• Heightened Senses- vision, sight in dark, smell, hearing
• Super Strength – broke Rhino’s neck while wrestling it; stopped elephant’s charge; knocked out a polar bear
• Durability – vibration-alloy suit
• Enhanced Speed
• Genius Level Intellect – 6th smartest human on the planet
• Master Combatant
• Weapon Master
• Speak Various Languages
• Expert Hunter/Tracker
• Vibranium Claws
• Master Hacker
• Shock Wave Projection
• Super Intellect – IQ of 192; smarter than Batman
• Olympic Level Acrobat
• Master Combatant – Karate, Aikido
• Durability – metal-mesh fabric suit
• The Bug – vehicle; carriers weapons; travel in water and orbit; fire electrical energy; sped of 600 mph
• BB Gun – shoot powerful compressed air blasts; create blinding flash of light
• Grappling Gun
• Suction Pads
• Sight-Enhancing Lenses – allow to see in dark
• Flight Pads
The battle takes place in a gladiator-like arena. Black Panther and Blue Beetle approach each other. They begin to fight! Both heroes begin to use their hand-to-hand skills in the fight in order to have the upper hand. The close clash rages on for long until Black Panther throws a punch that makes Blue Beetle fly across the battlefield. Black Panther’s strength is so high that it allows him to pick up over 5 tons. Ted Kord would get up from such punch as his strong armor keeps him on his feet. He sees that his chances up-close will not help so Ted takes out his BB Gun and begins to shoot his air compressed blasts that can make a charging Rhino fall to the ground with one shot. T’Challa dodges them with ease until Ted unveils his flash of light that blinds our King of Wakanda giving Ted Kord time to attack! Ted Kord shoots again with his BB Gun, but this time he doesn’t miss! The shots damage and hurt Black Panther, but he gets up slowly and creates a shock wave. His shock wave affect Blue Beetle, but he gets up as well.
Black Panther throws his throwing knives while Blue Beetle with the help of his flight pads and Olympic level acrobatics dodges them and then calls in his weapon-vehicle called, the Bug. The Bug begins to shoot electrical energy blasts at the Black Panther and their massive hits do damage to his defensive systems. Blue Beetle gets into his vehicle and fires everything at Black Panther. Black Panther’s suit was capable of surviving punches from the Hulk so although Kord’s blast did slow him down they did not keep him off balance. T’Challa uses his cloaking device to charge straight at the Bug unseen, where he breaks through the window and throws Blue Beetle out of it. Blue Beetle gets up and realizes that Black Panther is coming straight at him. Blue Beetle dodges and the up-close, hand-to-hand battle begins.
This is where we determine our winner, but first let’s recap. We begin our battle with Black Panther winning the first up-close battle. Blue Beetle later utilizes his tech to do damage with his long range attacks and later his Bug. Black Panther’s stealth mode lets him get close to the Bug and get Blue Beetle out of it, and now we are left with another hand-to-hand battle since, T’Challa realizes he has the biggest upper hand up close. This is the part where we see Black Panther win thanks to his Black Panther Knowledge. The Black Panther Knowledge gives T’Challa all of the experience, memories, and knowledge of his ancestors who also wore the suit before him. BP’s claws are also capable of slicing easily through Blue Beetle’s armor. T’Challa also defeated Captain America, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Wolverine (twice!). This is a situation where Blue Beetle cannot get himself out of which is why Black Panther is a winner.
Do you guys like this new format of the battle category? Instead of just looking at their stats I can now present those stats in a possible scenario which makes it more interesting. The question is if it works? If you let me know I will most likely change it back to just me listing off the stats without having a narrated battle.
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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