This week we again have a match brought from heaven as it involves opponents of same amount of popularity, feats, powers and origin.
Origin: Wonder Man
Simon Williams has taken over the Williams Innovations and invested in many shady deals. When put in prison the Masters of Evil freed and misinformed Simon that his long time rival Tony Stark was responsible for all his failures. He would be convinced to undergo an ionic ray treatment giving him powers. He would later realize his mistakes and become a hero, later joining the Avengers.
- Identity: Wonder Man
- Alter Ego: Simon Williams
- Occupation(s): Former CEO, industrialist, actor, stuntman
- Team Affiliations: Masters of Evil, Lethal Legion, Legion of the Unliving, Avengers, Defenders, Force Works, Ravengers, Avengers Unity Squad
- 1st Appearance: October 1964
Origin: Captain Atom
When Nathaniel Adams was forced to take part in an experiment that would bond alien metal to his skin and send him 18 years into the future, he gained unimaginable powers which he would later use to save Earth and its people.
- Identity: Captain Atom
- Alter Ego: Nathaniel Adams
- Occupation(s): None
- Team Affiliations: Justice League
- 1st Appearance: March 1987
Powers & Abilities: Wonder Man
- Superhuman Strength
- Super Speed
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Durability
- Energy Vision – able to see spectrums beyond human eye
- Superhuman Hearing
- Super Agility/Reflexes
- High Intellect
- Skilled Hand to Hand Fighter
Powers & Abilities: Captain Atom
- Superhuman Strength
- Atomic Transmutation
- Matter Generation
- Energy Projection
- Force/Energy Fields
- Energy Projection
So for people who know nothing about these 2 characters you are about go on a fun ride. Wonder Man is a character who has been through a lot, but that never stopped him from beating his enemies with ease. His upper hand is his strength as it can equal the likes of Sentry, Thor or even the Hulk, easily being able to lift over 100 tons along with UNLIMITED stamina. Captain Atom is super strong and can maintain a fight with a guy like Superman, but his strength never saw a definite stance at least in the New 52. Yes, this will be the New 52 version to make it more interesting. Wonder Man has an upper hand in speed as he can fly up to subsonic speeds. The speed combined with strength and stamina will for sure harm New 52 Captain Atom. On top of all that Wonder Man has intelligence and is an expert in combat fighting.
For these offenses Captain Atom needs high defenses. He is invulnerable to most physical and mental attacks, but like stated earlier when Simon combines his speed and strength Nathaniel is bound to get hurt. Captain Atom can also project force and energy fields to help stay protected not to mention his size alteration.As for his own offense Nathaniel has the power of atomic transmutation which allows him to turn one substance into another. One example was when he turned lava into snow (similar to Firestorm). He can also Generate matter or absorb it meaning he can shoot highly critical energy blasts and bombs. On top of that Captain Atom can alter his size. Fun fact, he cured a man of cancer! There is nothing stopping Nathaniel from changing up Wonder Man’s molecular density or structure……except for tiny little thing. In the New 52 his powers tap into the strong nuclear force while in Pre-New 52 they tap into the Quantum Field. In the Pre-New 52 he can create universes, create life and basically play GOD!!!! Too bad this is taken away from him in the New 52 continuity. So in the New 52 (takes a shot) too intensive use of his powers could lead to self-loss of molecular stability. Captain Atom has to maintain his power usage or else, bye-bye, game over, hasta lavista, baby! You get the point.
Captain Atom isn’t the only one being held back by his current version since now Wonder Man can’t alter his size and has limited use of energy prjection. Even with all this Captain Atom is still a threat so can Williams protect himself? Wonder Man’s durability protects him from bullets, great heights or impactful punches. That’s not enough. Captain Atom can alter anything on molecular level, durability won’t help. Next we can look at immortality which only helps Wonder Man be immune to toxins, poisons, diseases and plagues. He doesn’t need to drink, sleep or die from old age. Still not helpful. And now we can finally look at Wonder Man’s healing! Due to no bones or blood Simon can instantly heal his limbs to help him prevent death. Finally something that MIGHT help Wonder Man with Captain Atom’s precise power. Wonder Man’s healing extends only to growth of limbs and he did die before. And even if he could heal from one single cell it still wouldn’t prevent Captain Atom from being able to tinker with Williams. It seems that even though this version of Captain Atom doesn’t posses chronokenisis or ability of God he has enough power to beat Wonder Man if it’s by atomic transmutation, molecular generation or being able to survive hard hits from Wonder Man.
WINNER: CAPTAIN ATOM (DC Comics)
And that was that! I had a lot of fun making this new installment of Marvel vs. DC so, if you want to check out the entire archive it’s all right here. Stick in for more and come back next week for the new installment which will be our 40th one!
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