Hey guys, remember when Superman defeated the Hulk in ‘Marvel v.s DC’ during the 90’s, but it took him all he had?
Or when Superman fought and defeated Thor in ‘JLA/Avengers’ and it took him all he had?
Yeah, I’m sorry, but those stories are flawed. In fact, almost every fight Superman gets in is flawed.
Sure, both the Hulk and Thor are at Superman’s level of strength… But everyone seems to forget that Superman has freaking SUPER-SPEED!!!
Even when they remember, it’s like he uses it for a second or two of the fight and then goes back to the same speed as his opponent!
Superman fighting Thor or the Hulk is like the Flash fighting a normal human!
In fact, one of the few comics I’ve ever seen where Superman applies his powers in a logical and effective way against another character in tights is in an out-of-continuity comic, ‘Lex Luthor: Man of Steel’. In this story, Batman intends to confront Superman with some kryptonite. Sure, Supes can’t get near Bats in that case… Except why would he even worry about that?
Superman just uses his super-breath to force Batman off the gargoyle he was perched on, causing him to lose the kryptonite. As Batman tries to use his grappling hook to catch himself while attempting to grab the falling kryptonite, Superman simply uses his super-speed to grab Batman’s rope, pull him away from the kryptonite and knock him out. Simple as that.
Is Superman overpowered? That’s not the point. The point is that he DOES have all those powers, and since he has them he should use them all the time!
It’s the fight between two blood-suckers who hunt other blood-suckers while wearing long black leather coats and taking no crap! Also, both have weird hair.
There’s one thing I need to get out of the way first. The fact that the Blade movies had more time and money to put on their fight scenes will not be taken to mean that Blade is the better fighter because of it. Story-wise, both have proven they possess superhuman strength and agility as well as incredible fighting skills.
So what sets them apart as fighters then? Both are confident and even arrogant when they fight, but there are many differences. For starters, Blade has a much more disciplined fighting style while Spike fights more savagely. It is difficult to say which fighting style would be best, so we’ll have to look at other factors. When Spike uses weapons, it is more often than not medieval weaponry, while Blade uses high-tech gadgets and weapons that go beyond the scope of normal technology on top of his sword and stakes. It is safe to say that Blade has the upper hand when it comes to weapons.
I’m just not that sure that the weapons seal the deal though. The first Slayer that Spike killed was armed with a sword (just like Blade would be for most of the fight) and Spike still won. And that was when he was much less experienced than he is now! When you really look at it, Spike could probably have killed Buffy if his heart had been into it back when he was evil. Drusilla had implied as much in the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Season 5 episode ‘Fool for Love’ and Spike himself confirmed it in Season 7 when he told Buffy “You’ve never met the real me.” When it comes to killing vampire hunters, Spike has an almost untarnished record with one exception because deep down he didn’t really want to do it.
There’s also the fact that Spike has dealt with many more Big Bads than Blade has. Blade confronted a god once (Deacon Frost/La Magra) and managed to win only through the use of his EDTA darts. Spike spent time sparring with one (Illirya)!!! (While Illirya is referred to as an ‘Old One’, she seems to be a creature similar to Glory from what we’ve heard of both, and Glory was considered a god.) Sure, Spike couldn’t have beaten Illirya, but the fact that he spends more time against foes that are more powerful than he is means he has to be that much better in a fight. Blade often just fights against minions and thugs until it’s time for the final confrontation at the end of the movie. And even if you look at those, in the first movie he won only because Frost/Magra underestimated the weapon used against him, in the second the bad guy offed himself when he realized that the close kill had stopped his pain and in the third movie Blade needed an assist and a surprise attack to kill his opponent.
I imagine Spike would come out of the fight extremely wounded and far from well, but he’d add another vampire hunter to his list of people he’s beaten. And possibly steal Blade’s coat if his own was too damaged during the battle.
It is my opinion that a sonic screwdriver could be used to damage a lightsaber and render it useless. Of course people who carry a lightsaber around are usually Force users, so the one who used the sonic screwdriver would probably be in trouble…