Elektra vs. Lady Shiva – Marvel vs. DC #23

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…

Elektra vs. Lady Shiva

First we will look at the origins and the basics of each character. We will follow that with Elektra and Lady Shiva’s powers, abilities and weaponry which would then lead them into a battle against each other.

Origin: Elektra 

Growing up in a rich family Elektra Natchios was always in danger’s way. At age 20, her father was murdered by a group of terrorists. From that day on, she took it upon herself to avenge her father’s death and joined the martial arts organization, Chaste. She became selfish and later joined the assassin group, the Hand.

  • Identity: Elektra Natchios
  • Alter Ego: None
  • Occupation(s): Anti-Hero, assassin
  • Team Affiliations: Chaste, Hand, Heroes for Hire, Thunderbolts
Did Marvel misspell, ‘Elektra’?


Origin: Lady Shiva

Sandra Wu-San and her sister, Carolyn trained martial arts since a very young age. One day, an assassin David Cain discovered the talent of the two sisters and decided to push Sandra over the edge by killing her sister. Sandra with vengeance went after the man, but failed. She took on the name Lady Shiva and traveled the world searching for purpose.

  • Identity: Lady Shiva
  • Alter Ego: Sandra Wu-San
  • Occupation(s): Supervillain, assassin
  • Team Affiliations: League of Assassins, Birds of Prey, Society

Abilities & Weaponry: Elektra 

  • Martial Art Master
  • Weaponry Master
  • Stealth Master
  • Twin Sai Blades
  • Agility
  • Stamina
  • Trained Reflexes
  • Strategist

Abilities & Weaponry: Lady Shiva 

  • Master Martial Artist
  • Stamina
  • Agility
  • Master Strategist – can read body languages and predict movements
  • Weapon Master
  • Katana
  • Dagger

This battle will take place in a facility where imports are being stored in order to make the battle more interesting. This setting will benefit both of the fighters.

Battle Arena!



Lady Shiva is sneaking around the facility searching for her opponent. It is late night and she is looking for her. A cannon goes off signifying the beginning of the match. A kick in the face out of nowhere hits Lady Shiva. She meets Elektra, the greatest assassin in her own respective universe. Elektra takes out her sai blades and Lady Shiva pulls out her katana. The two run at each other and begin fighting with their weapons. The weapons klang. The constant cycle of the collision of the weapons has only proved the skills of both. Elektra makes a flip in the air when the chance was clear. She lands behind her fighter, tries to attack from behind, but Shiva is not confused by her varied style in fighting. Lady Shiva dodges her sai and goes for the kill.Elektra is barely able to dodge, but even for her the swift was too quick and it managed to cut her in the arm a bit. Lady Shiva kicks Elektra in the face and says, “I’m glad to return the favor.” The sai weapons were dropped at that contact. Elektra spits out blood and gets up running towards Sandra. Lady Shiva thrusts her sword, but Elektra dodges the attack and punches Shiva straight in the face making her drop her blade. Elektra goes for another one, but Shiva quickly blocks the attack. The two begin continuously fighting by hand-to-hand. Lady Shiva swings her foot across the ground to knock Elektra down, but she fails to as the Greek assassin jumps over her feet. Elektra takes this opportunity and tries to kick Shiva in the face in mid-air. Shiva quickly grabs the foot before contact and pulls her down. Elektra tries to get up, but Shiva strikes her down. Then Shiva pulls her by the hair and performs a Leopard Blow, breaking her ribs. Lady Shiva says and approaches her earlier dropped katana, “I have to say, you were giving me a challenge there at the beginning.”. Elektra takes this time to approach her dropped sai weapon while Shiva is not looking. Lady Shiva picks up her blade and continues saying, ”You were an honorable threat….” and Elektra THROS her sai weapon when Shiva wasn’t looking. Shiva CATCHED the weapon and threw it back at Elektra straight in the head.

The end! Elektra is a master at stealth so much that she snuck up on Daredevil, but by the end of this fight Elektra was so hurt and damaged that her stealth wasn’t precise as always, but she did manage to sneak up on Lady Shiva at the beginning of the fight. We approached a time in the battle where both unarmed the other and they were only left with their bodies to fight. Lady Shiva ended up winning of coarse in hand-to-hand  because she is superior in that category. Batman even called her the best fighter alive! Shiva can also read the tinniest movement and predict almost any strike. Elektra took such a beating here that not only her stealth was affected, but also her reflexes which is why she failed to catch her sai back.

P.S. Leopard Blow is a fighting move when a fighter only bends their first 2 knuckles (a regular fist requires to bend all three) which allows for more critical attacks in punctuation areas of the body.


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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