25
Jun
10

Nerd Fight – Battle #11

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 🙂

Eleventh week in the random selection:

Typhoid Mary vs Hope Summers

Typhoid Mary Hope Summers
Origin Mary Walker’s mental illness was accidently caused by a pre-Daredevil Matt Murdock. Murdock tracked  down a villain to the brothel where Mary worked. To his surprise, the girls began attacking him. He lashed out in a panic, knocking Mary out the window. At this moment she becomes Typhoid Mary, vowing never to let a man hurt her again. It has also been implied that she was a victim of child abuse. Mary suffers from dissociative identity disorder and has three personalities. “Mary is quiet and timid. “Typhoid” is lustful and violent. And “Bloody Mary” is a brutal, sadistic killer that hates all men. Hope Summers was the first mutant child born after the events of Decimation. Thought to be a Mutant Messiah, she is hunted by many but rescued by Cable and taken to the future. Though it’s not known whether she’s a Messiah or an Anti-Christ, the fact that the moment of her birth caused Cerebra to blow up doesn’t bode well.
Edge? Hope – crazy is fun, but a Messiah or the Anti-Christ? Those are big shoes to fill!
Powers Mary has limited telekenisis and psionic hypnosis, but she is a powerful pyrokinetic and can cause spontaneous combustion on objects of people. Her powers are non-existent as Mary, strong as Typhoid, and at their strongest as Bloody Mary. Hope has displayed Telekinesis and Telepathy as well as a red glow to her eyes that makes some wonder if she has Cyclops’ powers. Her touch brought a comatose Rogue back to life. She is also an excellent hand to hand combatant due to copying Cable. And since we can’t seem to go more than a couple of stories without a Phoenix reference, we’ve seen the devil-bird show up in her eyes as well.
Edge? Hope – Though it hasn’t been revealed yet this can go one of two ways, Hope will either copy Mary’s powers and strengthen them, or ignite her with Phoenix Fire. Either way, Mary’s going down.
Love interest As Mary she dated Matt Murdock, but as Typhoid, she began a romance with Kingpin. Later on, she had a “brief and disturbing” little thing with Deadpool that didn’t last long when Deadpool tried to reform Typhoid. Emil – a boy she met while stranded in Stryfe’s Celestial City. He helped her survive for 2 years until she could meet up with Cable again. Though she was forced to leave him, they would meet again as Bishop tricked Emil into helping him hunt Hope and Cable down. Emil would find out the truth and saved Hope yet again by forcing her into an escape pod. With only one escape pod left, he nobly gave it to Cable so that he might continue to protect Hope. Emil died when he detonated the ship they had been traveling on, but not before taking out a stray pack of Brood.
Edge? Hope – And they say chivalry is dead-well I guess with the death of poor Emil it is L
Costume She’s gone through a few versions, but most recently she wears an open black leather jacket with no shirt  – just some bonding, tiny black shorts with fishnets, and half of her face painted white. Hope’s costume brings to mind an apocalyptic nomad, what with the ragged hood and the gear strapped to her. Since that’s basically what she is, I guess that gets the message across.
Edge? R1 – Typhoid Mary –the Cupcake Rogues endorse skanky gear. R2 – Hope – Her costume is way more functional than Mary’s.
Most off-putting personality Depends on which personality happens to show up that day – you might get a friendly batch of brownies or burnt to a crisp just because you have testicles. Since there’s the possibility that Hope is the reincarnation of Jean Grey she’s probably got the personality of a stalk of old celery.
Edge? Typhoid Mary – at least she keeps you on your toes?
Best story arch After the events of the superhuman Civil Way, Mary is found and recruited by Henry Peter Gyrich to join the Initiative program and becomes Mutant Zero in exchange for a pardon from all of her killings. Her true identity remains classified as she tries to get help with her multiple personalities. During a fight against HYDRA, Mary once again loses control of her personalities and flees. This remains to be seen as we haven’t seen how it’s going to end yet, but I’ll go with Messiah Complex since it’s her very existence that’s causing all this trouble.
Edge? Hope – We have a soft spot for anyone that saves the life of our beloved Rogue. Plus this chick blew up Cerebra!!
Hotness It’s been said that she’s the absolute male fantasy – the virgin, the whore, the girl next door, and a killer… so if you’re into that kind of thing, plus black leather and a half painted face, the sign up sheet’s at the mental institute. She started out as a baby and reappeared as a young girl. She’s appeared yet again as a girl of 16. Hope is your typical comic-book green-eyed ginger.
Edge? Typhoid Mary – who doesn’t like a little crazy? Or a LOT of crazy?
Fiercest foe Daredevil – the reason she cracked in the first place. Also, Mary’s fiercest foes are Typhoid and Bloody Mary, whom she can’t control. Bastion – or Bishop – both are relentless in their pursuit of her, and both mean to kill her. Bastion to prevent her from becoming the Mutant Messiah and Bishop to prevent her from becoming the Mutant Anti-Christ.
Edge? Hope – sucks to have someone stalking you down to kill you since the minute you were born.
Biggest WTF Moment While confined to a mental institution, Mary hired Deadpool to kill her for the greater good, Typhoid hired Deadpool to break her out, and Bloody Mary hired The Vamp/Animus to break her out to resume a killing spree. Her entire story arch has been a wtf moment. Is she a savior or a menace? Is she a reincarnated Jean or something else entirely? Does she have Jeans powers or is she simply copying the powers of mutants she comes into contact with? So many questions!!
Edge? Typhoid Mary – while Hope’s WTF moments are a set up for a big reveal, Typhoid Mary is just a crazy bitch who hires someone to kill herself. Seriously, this is the funniest WTF moment we’ve seen yet.
Person who should attempt an on-screen portrayal I’m going with Lena Headey. Kind of random, but I liked how fierce she was in 300 – I think she could pull off crazy, sexy and innocent well. Fun fact – she did the voice for Mystique and Black Widow on the Super Hero Squad cartoon. Maybe she’s a comics fan? I’m gonna go with Rachel Hurd-Wood. She was a lovely little actress in Peter Pan and I’d love to see more of her.
Edge? Typhoid Mary – We’ve seen Lena play the bad-ass, so we’re quite certain that she could pull this off.

Typhoid Mary: 5

Hope Summers: 6

And the winner is…. Hope Summers! Let’s hope she doesn’t kill us all!

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