Nerd Fight – Battle #2

It’s that time again. To reiterate, every Friday the Cupcake Rogues will randomly pick 2 characters to do battle – whether it be Marvel, DC, female, male, mutant, human, or human that pretends to be a mutant with magic (I’m looking at you, Juggernaut), they are all possible. Once we’ve randomly selected our two, they will go head to head in several categories with one being deemed winner. The winner will live on to fight another day, but a warning – with 200 possible characters, it may be awhile before round 2 🙂

Second week in the random selection:

Captain America vs. Nightwing

Captain America Nightwing
Origin Parents died while he was young – his dad when he was a child and his mom when he was a teen. He tried to go to war, but was too scrawny, so he signed up for the top secret Super-Soldier project and became what he is today. Parents were killed while he was a young aerialist. Batman takes him in and trains him and he becomes Robin. As he matures he grows weary of being Batman’s sidekick and renames himself Nightwing.
Edge? Captain America – Anyone who “grows weary” of Batman gets no points from us!
Abilities Physical attributes enhanced to peak of human potential courtesy of a super serum. None – but trained by a grade-A bad ass, Batman. Dick Grayson is considered the peak of human physical potential courtesy of Batman and his own self discipline
Edge? R1 – Captain America R2 – I’m voting Nightwing on this one. Drugs are never the answer Cap! Crack is wack.
Sidekick Bucky – Poor little Bucky is finally demanding some respect as the new Captain America. Flamebird (Bette Kane version)
Edge? Captain America – Bucky is just too well known to ignore. So much for “no one stays dead except Bucky…”
Love Interest Betsy Ross, AKA Golden Girl, and Bernie Rosenthal… a glass blower? Starfire, Barbara Gordon, Supergirl, Huntress, Batman? (we kid! J)
Edge? Nightwing – No doubt about it, Nightwing has nailed a lot of hot chicks, and not one of them was a glass blower.
Costume The red, white and blue. Not much for style but an A+ for patriotism. Black and blue latex and a “you don’t know my real identity because you can’t see the skin around my eyes” mask.
Edge? Nightwing – His costume translates well in all medias. Caps? Not so much
Best Story Arch Becoming Batman – is there anything cooler than that?
Edge? Nightwing – Did you really think we were gonna pick Cap?
Hotness I’m not really one for blondes, but that is one tasty dish sans winged headgear. He used to be a Robin… kind of a boner killer, but he is tall, dark and handsome now. With buns of steel.
Edge? Nightwing – It’s tough to get past those green elf boots of the Robin days, but he’s Batman now. I vote Dick.
Fiercest foe Red Skull Blockbuster
Edge? Captain America – The Red Skull would stomp Blockbuster with his steel toed boots!
Biggest WTF moment When reintroduced, it was explained that in the final days of WWII, he had fallen from an experimental drone plane into the North Atlantic Ocean and spent decades frozen in a block of ice in a state of suspended animation. Sounds very “Jean Grey at the bottom on Jamaica Bay” convenient-ish. Also, he has a convo with Obama? Random. Raped by a chick…. And then runs off with said chick as she tries to form a relationship with him… Yep, you lost me.
Edge? Nightwing – It’s rude to pilfer from other storylines.
Best person to attempt on-screen portrayal Chris Evans has been chosen to play the Cap. I’ve always seen him as more of a jokester in movie roles (and as Johnny Storm), but I think he has potential to do the Cap proud. Chris O’Donnell… hahahah jk!
Edge? Captain America – But lets be honest, O’Donnell had a crappy script and a costume with nipples to contend with.
RESULTS Nightwing: 6

Captain America: 5

And the winner is…. Nightwing! Being the new Batman has its perks.


3 Responses to “Nerd Fight – Battle #2”

  1. April 25, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I dont agree. Cap would take Nightwing any day.

  2. April 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    As you can see, I was torn at 5-5… but we’re going to need reasoning as to why you think Cap would take Nightwing! Granted, our categories don’t always pick who would win in an actual fight, sometimes it comes down to who has a more dynamic story (I mean, raped by a chick and then takes a vacation with her? Come on, that’s good writing hahahaha)

  3. April 26, 2010 at 6:18 am

    You’re right, if this was a knock down drag out fight, Cap would win. But since we pick our contestants totally at random we threw in some categories that had nothing to do with strength/powers so as to give people like Toad or the Question a chance against someone like Martian Manhunter or Scarlett Witch. (Although lets be honest, if either of those pairings happened Toad and the Question are still toast. 🙂


    So do you still think Cap should’ve won our Nerd Fight?

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