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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    It doesn't really have anything to do with running at all!

  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
    Today's hint for the final 16 characters:
    • These characters are all from the Marvel region
    • Nine characters return from the original hero tournament
    • The first five letters of two entrants are the same
    • Four characters have headlined their own TV shows. One more shares the title of a show with his team
    • One character has been played by three separate actresses in the same film franchise
    • Three characters have never appeared in a movie. Two characters have been in five or more movies.
    • Five characters have headlined their own films
    • Chris Evans has played none of these characters

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  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
    BLACK PANTHER
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    Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Art by: Gabrielle Dell'otto

    CYCLOPS
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    Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Art by: Salvador Larocca

    DAREDEVIL
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    Created by: Stan Lee and Bill Everett
    Art by: Gabrielle Dell'otto

    DR. STRANGE
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    Created by: Steve Ditko
    Art by: Stuart Immonen

    HULK
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    Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Art by: John Romita Jr.

    IRON MAN
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    Created by: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby
    Art by: Adi Granov

    THOR
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    Created by: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby
    Art by: Olivier Coipel

    WOLVERINE
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    Created by: Roy Thomas, Len Wein, Herb Trimpe John Romita Sr.
    Art by: Leinil Yu

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  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
    edited April 2015
    BLACK WIDOW
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    Created by: Stan Lee, Don Rico and Don Heck
    Art by: Phil Noto

    GAMORA
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    Created by: Jim Starlin
    Art by: Steve McNiven

    INVISIBLE WOMAN
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    Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Art by: Steve McNiven

    PHOENIX
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    Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Art by: Stuart Immonen

    SHADOWCAT
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    Created by: Chris Claremont and John Byrne
    Art by: John Cassaday

    SHE-HULK
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    Created by: Stan Lee and John Buscema
    Art by: Ryan Stegman

    STORM
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    Created by: Len Wein and Dave Cockrum
    Art by: Victor Ibanez

    THE WASP
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    Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Art by: Daniel Acuna

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    Bucketman
  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    Boy Blue should have been in there somewhere.

    Bucketman
  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Dang I thought of it way too late, but your horror trip through google image search could have been lessened for marvel at least by adding "EMH" to the search.

    a good 90% of Marvel Characters appeared in that series.

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
  • TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Cyclops Wins.

  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    What if it's a colour blindness test?

    TexiKen
  • TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    He'd plan an attack on every color that wasn't yellow (thank you for that, Grant Morrison!)

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Well I like this roster, but it would have been nice to see some people from the Image and Top Cow universes

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Well I like this roster, but it would have been nice to see some people from the Image and Top Cow universes

    I wanted Atomic Robo in there, but I understand the contest is more interesting without clear and obvious winners!

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Well I like this roster, but it would have been nice to see some people from the Image and Top Cow universes

    I wanted Atomic Robo in there, but I understand the contest is more interesting without clear and obvious winners!

    Atomic Robo is in.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/32366069/#Comment_32366069

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited April 2015
    OH snap!

    edit: For some reason Atomic Robo's competition needs to be Macramé, I have no explanation for why.

    WiseManTobes on
    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    I was hoping for Marko from Saga, to be honest

  • tomisboredtomisbored Cavalier, NDRegistered User regular
    I have nothing of real value to add to this other than I am super excited by these brackets. Which means I will promptly forget to log in for the next couple of weeks/let my lurker tendencies take over and just watch.

    A magician wandered along the beach, but no one needed him.
  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
    No roster updates, but today's tease has to do with the stipulations for the tournament itself. Next week I'll be revealing the matchups themselves, and you'll find out individual stipulations when the matches start. Each day of the tournament will feature four matches, and each day will have its own theme.

    Here are the themes for the FIRST ROUND
    • 2005
    • Horror
    • Musicals
    • Pro Wrestling
    • Rock and Roll
    • Space
    • TV Shows
    • Young Adult Fiction

    This spotify playlist, which includes every song I posted in youtube form in the original incarnation of the thread, contains VALUABLE INSIGHT into the types of matchups you'll see, based on those titles. PS: Each day will feature a match from each region of the bracket.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited April 2015
    Holy crap I just realized how OP Kitty Pryde's power would be in a wrestling match!

    edit: "Yes I finally landed an Arm Lock on you now you gotta tap o... OH COME ON"

    WiseManTobes on
    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    Holy crap I just realized how OP Kitty Pryde's power would be in a wrestling match!

    edit: "Yes I finally landed an Arm Lock on you now you gotta tap o... OH COME ON"

    "How is she going to escape that steel cage!? Oh. Alright then."

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    I cannot wait for the pro wrestling match

    DANNY RAND HAS MORE FIGHTING SPIRIT THAN ANYONE

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    Matev
  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Holy crap I just realized how OP Kitty Pryde's power would be in a wrestling match!

    edit: "Yes I finally landed an Arm Lock on you now you gotta tap o... OH COME ON"

    "How is she going to escape that steel cage!? Oh. Alright then."

    How do you pin her for the 3 count! she'd reverse it just by going through you!

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    I cannot wait for the pro wrestling match

    DANNY RAND HAS MORE FIGHTING SPIRIT THAN ANYONE

    Sorry, he's gonna take Young Adult Fiction hands down, have you seen his comic collection?

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
    Our first four matchups will be announced at 8 AM central, with the second set of four following at 10 am. Each announcement will be accompanied by a song from the playlist, to hint at what each day's theme is.

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  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular

    I am going to guess Horror, with the man comes around.

    Maybe even a stephen king reference?

  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    I am guessing the theme is pro wrestling because The Man Comes Around was Undertaker's theme at WrestleMania 31

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjyrhrZ0eDw

    BlankZoe
  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    I am guessing the theme is pro wrestling because The Man Comes Around was Undertaker's theme at WrestleMania 31

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjyrhrZ0eDw

    Oh see I don't know from wrestling.

  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    if it is wrestling, I hope the challenge is who can cut a better promo, as if it's actual wrestling some of those are really, really unfair

    if it is based on ability to work a crowd, Superman would beat Batman, Squirrel Girl would beat Captain Marvel, She-Hulk would absolutely destroy Gamora, and Joker would probably murder the audience and win by default.

  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    I'm hoping for Joker v. Lex Luthor in "who would promote/book a better wrestling card" because I have some very detailed notes on the matter

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    if it is based on ability to work a crowd, Superman would beat Batman
    In the context of wrestling, maybe. Maybe.

    In the context of singing? Batman beats Big Blue:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncj-wpBhr5E

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I know, that, on paper, some of these matchups seem pretty lopsided in terms of power levels and all of that. I want everyone to keep in mind that power levels are seriously not important at all in this contest, as these matches are essentially about creating alternate versions of characters, if that's what people want. For instance, a Superman/Batman fight with a Fallout theme wouldn't be those characters dropped as is into the Fallout universe, but Fallout style versions of those characters. Or really, whatever you guys want them to be, really.

  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    Great, now I have a sudden urge to make a Fallout Batman character.

    Except that's gonna be kinda hard considering you pretty much have to kill in that game. (I guess I could play a Nolan Batman oh ho ho).

    PSN/Steam - Elderlycrawfish
  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
  • Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder BeyondRegistered User regular
  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    controversial opinion: You're So Vain is a bad song that is only popular because it's probably talking shit about someone famous, and because people want to know who it is about

    it's basically subtweeting: the song but decades early.

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    well, it's not the only bad song on that playlist, I'll tell you what

    UnbrokenEva
  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    IRON FIST VERSUS WINTER SOLDIER

    MY HEART

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    Straightzi
  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    Oh man, Iron Fist and Winter Soldier should totally fight it out in a thumb war.

    PSN/Steam - Elderlycrawfish
  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    "MY THUMB IS LIKE A THING UNTO IRON"

    "Well, my thumb is actually iron, so"

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