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    Default Celebrity Deathmatch vs. Thread (with a twist)

    Relatively simple concept- cage match between actors, bloodlust on, except that they have access to all the powers and abilities of the various roles they've played (IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: if they've played a role where their character was literally omnipotent, those powers are barred. So Morgan Freeman doesn't win by default). This includes any characters they have done voicework for (animated, video games, whatever).

    All combatants are in their physical prime. Accessing powers brings along any drawbacks those powers have, so if Christopher Reeves accessed the Superman abilities, he'd be vulnerable to kryptonite, or if Eddie Redmayne accessed Stephen Hawking's intelligence, he'd be quadripelegic for the duration of access. The powersets of up to five roles may be active at any one time. No alliances are allowed.

    In a massed battle royale run under these rules and aimed at depopulating Hollywood, who would be left standing at the end?

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    I've considered doing something like this before, but composite version of any one character is enough of a headache.

    James McAvoy has telepathy powers via Professor X and peerless assassination skills via Wesley Gibson.

    Keanu Reeves is John Wick, Klaatu, John Constantine, and Neo.

    Will Smith? He's got Hancock's superhuman feats, MIB's police and intelligence training and technology, Deadshot's markmanship, Ali's boxing skill, Genie's versatility, Neville's medical expertise, Captain Hiller's combat and pilot skills, and of course he's the Fresh Prince. That's a "bruiser type" character though. Pick whichever is most appropriate depending on the enemy, and you are set.

    Then we have Benedict Cumberbatch, who happens too have played: the extratemporal, extradimensional entity Dormammu, the sorcerer supreme Doctor Stephen Strange, the GOAT detective Sherlock Holmes, the powerful dragon Smaug, and of course Alan freakin' Turing. Half of Burgundy Cabbagepatch's characters are just plain silly.


    EDIT: Mr. Rogers as himself in a bloodstained sweater. Of course, he's got this.
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    Billy Crudup’s Dr. Manhatten doesnt even need anyone else to mix with. Guess it depends on if he’s considered omnipotent or not.

    If he’s not allowed Josh Brolin as a fully powered Thanos and Cable is a pretty hard hitter.

    Mark Hamil has a ridiculous number of voice acting credits including Specter (DC comics) which is another almost (but not technically) omnipotent being.
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    Default Re: Celebrity Deathmatch vs. Thread (with a twist)

    Quote Originally Posted by ben-zayb View Post
    Keanu Reeves is John Constantine,
    No he isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chen View Post
    Billy Crudup’s Dr. Manhatten doesnt even need anyone else to mix with. Guess it depends on if he’s considered omnipotent or not.

    If he’s not allowed Josh Brolin as a fully powered Thanos and Cable is a pretty hard hitter.

    Mark Hamil has a ridiculous number of voice acting credits including Specter (DC comics) which is another almost (but not technically) omnipotent being.
    Dr. Manhattan is one of those weird quasi-omnipotent types, but he's got a specific weakness to trans-temporal stuff (tachyons etc.) that could lead to any number of time-travellers utterly blindsiding him.

    And Keanu played a character that was at least theoretically supposed to be John Constantine, but that was kind of a lousy movie, so... eh.

    And Spectre, while enormously powerful, comes with some fairly sharp restrictions on his actions, so he's not necessarily an 'I win' button either.

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    Something like this has been done before. It was fine till some people got pissed for losing, or so I heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeChameleon View Post
    Dr. Manhattan is one of those weird quasi-omnipotent types, but he's got a specific weakness to trans-temporal stuff (tachyons etc.) that could lead to any number of time-travellers utterly blindsiding him.

    And Keanu played a character that was at least theoretically supposed to be John Constantine, but that was kind of a lousy movie, so... eh.

    And Spectre, while enormously powerful, comes with some fairly sharp restrictions on his actions, so he's not necessarily an 'I win' button either.
    So give some examples of who would beat these people. Like Im not sure what blindsiding Dr. Manhatten would actually do if he can just pull himself back together. Similarly Spectre just needs to wait until people start murdering each other and then he’s likely fully justified and empowered to judge them. These were the first people that came to mind. So if you have particular stronger amalgamations lets hear them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chen View Post
    So give some examples of who would beat these people. Like Im not sure what blindsiding Dr. Manhatten would actually do if he can just pull himself back together. Similarly Spectre just needs to wait until people start murdering each other and then he’s likely fully justified and empowered to judge them. These were the first people that came to mind. So if you have particular stronger amalgamations lets hear them.
    Dr. Strange trumps Manhattan. Likely a really good telepath does as well.

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    All of the Batmans/Batmen fight each other! Then all the Spider-Mans/Spider-Men fight each other!
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    Bow down before Rikiya Koyama. For five characters:
    • Jack Rakan (Mahou Sensei Negima), the ultimate combat veteran who's shrugged off being erased from reality
    • Ohma Zi-O (Kamen Rider Zi-O), overlord of time with the combined abilities of all Kamen Riders
    • Cumber (Dragonball Heroes), Evil Saiyan with more raw power than two blue-haired guys fused together
    • Gaiou (Super Robot Wars Z2), extradimensional King of Destruction
    • Kira Yoshikage (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure videogames), paranoid serial killer with confusing powers


    Or if you want something more subtle: Kira Yoshikage + Kiritsugu Emiya + Master Chief + Jack Bauer + Giovanni.
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    Iain McKellan: Magneto + Gandalf + Death + Iorek Byrnison + Sherlock Holmes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime32 View Post
    Bow down before Rikiya Koyama. For five characters:
    • Jack Rakan (Mahou Sensei Negima), the ultimate combat veteran who's shrugged off being erased from reality
    • Ohma Zi-O (Kamen Rider Zi-O), overlord of time with the combined abilities of all Kamen Riders
    • Cumber (Dragonball Heroes), Evil Saiyan with more raw power than two blue-haired guys fused together
    • Gaiou (Super Robot Wars Z2), extradimensional King of Destruction
    • Kira Yoshikage (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure videogames), paranoid serial killer with confusing powers


    Or if you want something more subtle: Kira Yoshikage + Kiritsugu Emiya + Master Chief + Jack Bauer + Giovanni.
    eh, I'd drop Cumber. He hasn't done anything that Jiren hasn't done already. Except Jiren lasted longer on screen versus UI.

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    Max von Sydow? (Ming the Merciless, Zeus, Leland Gaunt, the Three eyed Raven, Blofeld... among many others https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_von_Sydow).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeChameleon View Post
    (IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: if they've played a role where their character was literally omnipotent, those powers are barred. So Morgan Freeman doesn't win by default).
    Okay, fine, he loses the power to narrate penguins. That was OP anyway. But everything else is in right?
    The ultimate OOTS cookie cutter nameless soldier is the hobgoblin.

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    Ok, I tweaked that entry. Apologies.

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