Friday, August 31, 2007

LMS: Elektra Vs Batgirl

After the previous disappointing LMS (not disappointing in the characters chosen, but disappointing in the way the battle took place), here's hoping that this one's going to be a ripper.

Elektra vs. Batgirl Art by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella

130 lbsWeight110 lbs
S.H.I.E.L.D.Works For...Batman
Returning from deathStrange HabitNot speaking

THE PLAYERS...When her father was accidentally killed, Elektra traveled to Japan to further her martial arts studies. Becoming an assassin, she was later killed and resurrected, and she’s recently come under the employ of the spy organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D.

Trained as an assassin by her father David Cain, Cassandra possesses the ability to read and predict any opponent’s movement through body language. Forsaking the assassin’s way, Cassandra took up the mantle of Batgirl, dedicating her life to fighting for justice.

THE BATTLE... When Batgirl hears Elektra’s in Gotham City, she issues a challenge and sets up a duel to prove herself against one of the best fighters in the world. The deadly individuals meet and begin their ballet of brutality. Elektra opens with a bando move, striking out with the blunt end of her sai. Batgirl easily dodges the blow and counters with a genseiryu move, tumbling and performing elaborate somersaults that leave Elektra dizzy. Batgirl, negating Elektra’s height and reach, moves in with a cha chuan strike from directly above Elektra’s head—after a 10-foot standing high jump. A flurry of feet to the head by Batgirl, and Elektra’s dazed, setting her up for some jeet kune doe punches to her midsection. Elektra, already battered and bruised, finally succumbs to Batgirl’s kang fa attack, an ancient Chinese boxing style that KOs Elektra. Thirty seconds after the fight began, it’s already over. As Batgirl swings off triumphant, she mutters one solitary word under her breath: “Overrated.”

And a ripper it was. It was a much faster fight than the previous battle, but at least you know what the hell's going on and how it comes to the inevitable conclusion.

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