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Splitting Arrows

Here is our first match up with iconic characters.  Marvel Comics gives us Hawkeye (pictured left), while DC comics presents Green Arrow (pictured right).  sCrypt Comics also sent Agent Fox into this battle, but since he does not yet exist in comic book form (only in the novels), no picture exists for him.  Here is the break down:

Clint Barton (Hawkeye) lost his parents at a young age.  Raised by circus folk, he quickly became known by his hero name and was taught by the Swordsman to wield a bow.  He entertained for years with his archery and throwing skills until one day when he saw his mentor stealing.  Realizing that this was not what he wanted, Hawkeye went out on his own and eventually became one of the Avengers.  With new resources, he began creating various types of arrows.  His first appearance was Tales Of Suspense #57 in 1964.  His weakness in this battle would be that his temper sometimes gets the better of him.  This could cause him to make decisions without thinking them through.  He also does not have the wealth that his opponent has, meaning he could run out of weapons quicker.

Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) was shipwrecked on an island and had to learn how to fire a bow to hunt for survival.  During his time on this island, he excelled in his abilities as a marksman.  Once he managed to escape the months of solitude, he returned to his family’s empire.  As a Billionaire, he was able to build an arsenal of different type arrows and bows.  Missing the adventure of his island time, he donned the name Green Arrow and began his one man war on crime.  Eventually he became a member of the Justice League, and has proved his worth time and again.  First appearance was in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941.  His weakness in this battle would be that he is not as trained in hand to hand combat as his opponent.  If they were to run out of ammunition, his combat skills would be lacking.  Also, he has the tendency to party it up.  A hangover would not be a good thing to have in a one on one duel with someone of equal stature.

sCrypt Comics will now throw another arrow into the works.  Agent Fox is a man who has had many years of field experience in the Army Special Forces.  He is an expert marksman with duel wielding weapons and knives.  As a young boy, he learned from his military father about firearms and archery.  His experience made him one of the elite, and once he retired from service in his forties, he was recruited into M.U.T.S. (Military Underground Tactical Specialists).  With his new unit, he has continued to survive the impossible.  First appearance was in Flesh And Leftovers (The Novel).  Weakness in this battle would be that he does not have specialty arrows.  Most of his weapons are duel wieldable and would have to be reloaded in a longer period of time.  He also smokes, and in a battle such as this, it could limit his stamina.

Please vote below for who you believe would win, and feel free to comment as to why.  When the results are revealed an explanation will be given as to who the victor is and why.  Have fun!

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2 responses

  1. Boswell

    I’m voting to include Robin Hood in this battle. I know it is already closed, but Robin Hood was firing arrows long before the others, and he didn’t need his trick arrowheads to win.

    March 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    • Thank you for adding this. I am glad someone mentioned the leader of the band of thieves! 🙂

      March 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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