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Comics - Far Out There Christmas Clash - page 7 - December 7th, 2017, 1:36 am

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Blitzkrieg1701, December 7th, 2017, 1:56 am

Dang it, I was hoping I'd at LEAST be able to keep a page buffer going for a full week. Alas, no. A mere seven days in, and I'm already getting pages done past midnight. Oh well...

Anyway, look! The Super Stupendous Justice Heroes kids aren't the ONLY characters in this series we can't refer to by name! Actually, this is a bit of a milestone for Brown Hat and Goldilocks: after YEARS of appearing in Christmas pages for earlybird cameos, they can FINALLY boast of having a real, actual in-comic appearance under their belts! PROGRESS! Also, get a load of those tricked out computers... and do it quick, cos I can promise you the next time we see these characters, the shot will be so zoomed in on them that I don't have to draw that stuff again.

So, obviously, there's no way I can ramble about which wrestler somebody's design is based on this time... though I DID kind of sort of base the idea that Layla and Tabitha have been hogging the title via nefarious means on Triple H's lengthy run as champion (aka "the Reign of Terror") plus a little Jinder Mahal reference since I'd already made a shout-out to the Singh Brothers anyway.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna see if I can't get at least ONE page ahead of the deadline again...

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Ed8, December 7th, 2017, 3:31 pm

@Hovertext: Because they are Bahhumbuglicious! That's why!
(This message sponsored by Grich Bon Bons, a division of MegaChem, Inc.)

Kevin, for once, has a valid point. That particular characteristic counts for a lot in entertainment.

Steampunk computers are the best kind.

@Incentive: Actually, I think that is Johnny Depp, played by Gright, rather than the other way around. Depp doesn't have the acting range to play a challenging role like Gright.

Seros Senric (Guest), December 8th, 2017, 2:14 am

Concerning scripted and cheating fights; well we can't really have a real fight against Avatar and Tax and still have it look somewhat fair.

Avatar, this old incentive says something: http://fotincentivegallery.smackjeeves.com/comics/2277443/2010-incentives-page-23/

And for Tax... Well, I think we all at least suspect what's up with her.

I think Ed8 has the right of it; perhaps.

Darius Drake (Guest), December 8th, 2017, 3:11 am

@ Seros Senric: Actually, Avatar's indestructibility wouldn't really do much in a wrestling-limited environment, even if it's unscripted. The point of wrestling combat is to wear your opponent out to the point where you can pin them. Indestructibility doesn't combat pinning techniques, at worst it just means that Avatar won't wear down and they have to put her into a better position to pin against her strengths.

@ Incentive: It's updated since Ed8 & Seros Senric. Now it's an Avatar pic. And that's not necessarily her doign an impression. That could just be her mildly irritated at something or someone (Trigger), but not annoyed enough to actually bother to do anything about it beyond give a look.

Seros Senric (Guest), December 8th, 2017, 2:56 pm

@Darius Drake
Entertainment wrestling, sure. Friendly sparing, sure. Real wrestling, less so.

The point of real wrestling was usually to stab your opponent in a soft fleshy bit like their neck. This was important when people were going around in armour, because swinging a sword (of any type smaller than a huge zweihänder) against someone in full plate did approximately nothing.

But, all armour had weak points. Hitting those with a sword was impractical. Getting in close so you could put a knife through a join or eye hole was less so.

Of course, that doesn't help against Avatar. And remember she's not alone.
There's Tax too... and let's just say that Ichabod is usually right about people.

Bringing up another point I want to mention;
In Princess Resurrection / Monster Princess / whatever else it happens to be called (manga, I never actually watched the anime) there's a point where the protagonists are in prison.
Another prisoner wants to do mean stuff to Hiro, when Hiro's cell-mate points out to the guy that Hiro is, you know, immortal.

The quote in question is:
"If you fight against an immortal, who do you think is still going to be standing at the end?"

It doesn't really matter how much better of a fighter you are when your opponent is immortal and you're not.
Your only real hope is to trick them into getting themselves trapped in something that they aren't going to be able to escape from within your lifetime. And Avatar is very intelligent, knows all the tropes, all the ways of imprisoning something, and has most of the rest of the knowledge of the universe in her head. Tricking her would not be easy.

Also, Avatar is more powerful than even us fans seem to admit to.
I did mention "a real fight" rather than "wrestling" in my previous comment...
In a real fight, we also have to deal with Avatar's ability to blow up half a space ship... by vomiting.

Darius Drake (Guest), December 8th, 2017, 7:18 pm

@ Seros Senric: You're mistaking "Real Wrestling" with "Real Combat". Real Wrestling still has all the rules of a Wrestling competition, it's just unscripted, so either side can win and there's no outsider's interacting with the situation. "Real Combat" is trying to injure or kill someone.

So, basically, what I called "Real Wrestling" is probably what you called "Friendly Sparring". Because, quite honestly, someone who limits themselves to only Wrestling Combat Techniques in a real fight with actual serious injury on the line is an idiot, particularly with either side armed.

As for the "real fight" you brought up. Given the context of the wrestling arena/theme currently going on, I was given the impression that you were referring to a "real", unscripted wrestling match, which is why I actually specifically limited my response to "real wrestling" rather than "real combat". In real combat, Avatar's terrifying, particularly in an enclosed environment. In real wrestling, Avatar's not overly much of a threat.

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