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Red Hulk vs Wonder Woman: Who Would Win?

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Both Wonder Woman and Red Hulk are powerhouse superheroes who possess incredible strength.  If these two ended up fighting, the collateral damage from the battle would be massive!  But the real question is, who would emerge as the champion?

I always get excited when I think about two super-strong dudes (and lady dudes) smashing each other!  Imagine this scenario:

Ares is becoming weak.  To fuel his power generated through conflict, he teleports a host of monsters onto the beaches of Themyscira.  Red Hulk just so happens to get caught in the teleportation and ends up in Themyscira.  As the Amazon forces battle the other monsters, Wonder Woman squares off against the hulking red creature.

The reason that I like this particular match up is both of these heroes are very stubborn in their own way.  Take Red Hulk, for example.  As Thunderbolt Ross, he was a military man obsessed with eliminating the Hulk.  Why? His hatred for the Hulk is rooted in an even deeper obsession within himself.  He is obsessed with power.

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Even after he achieves ultimate power and becomes Red Hulk, it still isn’t enough.  Jeph Loeb wrote a story arc where Red Hulk goes on a rampage and steals the power cosmic from Silver Surfer.  But I must admit, that whole series was way out of character for Red Hulk, and he was written to be overpowered.  The Loeb force Red Hulk is not the version of the character in this fight.

So he doesn’t have the power cosmic, but Red Hulk is still very powerful!  He has superhuman strength, stamina, and durability.  This guy is a Hulk, which means he is very, very strong.  Red Hulk has gone toe-to-toe with some heavy hitters like Thor, A-bomb, and Green Hulk.

That’s an impressive list. Princess Diana has her hands full with this fight.  On the other hand, she has also gone up against some heavy hitters of her own, guys like Doomsday, Ares, and even Superman.

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Wonder Woman is by far my favorite female superhero.  She has superhuman strength and speed, enhanced senses, and the ability to fly.  She can react fast enough to deflect bullets with her impenetrable bracelets, and she has an indestructible lasso that can force opponents to tell the truth.

When it comes to strength, I think Red Hulk has the upper hand.  He is probably stronger than Wonder Woman, but Diana has additional powers that could level the playing field.  One thing is for sure, it would definitely be a close fight!

Red Hulk looks around, surveying the area.  Somehow he has been transported to a forest, and there is what looks like a city in the distance.  Red Hulk uses his powerful leg muscles to jump high into the air, heading toward the city.  Suddenly, something hits him hard and he is sent hurtling back towards the ground.  Wonder Woman is hovering above him as Red Hulk comes to his senses.  She calls out a warning, offering the beast one chance to leave her home before she makes him leave.  Red Hulk responds to her offer by uprooting a massive oak tree and striking Wonder Woman with it.  She is smacked out of the air and hits the ground hard.  Red Hulk pounces on top of her and begins to strike her violently, beating a crater into the earth. Wonder Woman calls to Gaea for strength and manages to kick Red Hulk off.  She then summons all her strength and hits Red Hulk directly in the spine.  The force of the blow causes him to fall to the ground, and as he does Wonder Woman loops her lasso around his throat.  Red Hulk thrashes his limbs and struggles for breath, but Wonder Woman is able to hold the lasso firm.  Red Hulk’s oxygen is cut off and he slowly slips into unconsciousness.

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Winner:  Wonder Woman!

I said that I thought Red Hulk was stronger than Wonder Woman, but it’s not by much!  Wonder Woman is one of the strongest heroes in the entire DC Universe, and even if Red Hulk is stronger, she has enough supplemental powers and weaponry to more than make up the difference. This would be a long, tiring battle that would drain a lot from the Amazon, but I believe she would come out on top.

Who do you think would win?  Do you agree that Diana has the power needed to take down a hulk, or would Red Hulk’s strength prove to be too much for her?  Tell me your opinion in the comments section below!

All Things Considered

 

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Happy Father’s Day to any fathers out there, and welcome to a special Father’s Day edition of Cure For Kryptonite! In today’s post, I wanted to write about my dad’s favorite superhero: the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing.

If you ask the average comic book junkie who their favorite superhero is, you’ll probably get some long, drawn-out answer about how it’s impossible to judge different characters in different comic book universes. If you ask my dad, you’ll get a very different answer. How do I know? He gives the same answer to anyone who asks about his favorite superhero, and it goes something like this:

“My favorite hero has to be The Thing. He’s the reluctant hero. That which gives him his strength, also makes him ugly and alienates him from society.”

I’ve heard my dad say those words hundreds of times. And the more I think about it, the more I realize he’s right. The Thing is an interesting character with a deep personality.

In 1961, The Thing was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He made his first comic book appearance in Fantastic Four #1 that same year. Since then, The Thing has skyrocketed in popularity. He’s had a huge impact on everything from comic books to movies and video games. In fact, a new Fantastic Four reboot movie featuring The Thing is scheduled to be released in June 2015.

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But his popularity as a character isn’t what makes The Thing special, it’s the layers to his personality that set him apart. On the one hand, we have Ben Grimm the brawler from Yancy Street with some serious power. (And when I say serious, I mean serious. Sometimes people don’t give Thing enough credit, you’ve got to remember, he’s got enough strength to stand toe-to-toe with the Hulk.)

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However, there’s also a very different side to The Thing. Deep down, underneath his rocky exterior, he has the heart of a man. Thing wants nothing more than to be accepted by a society that sees him as an outcast. He craves acceptance so much that he would gladly give all of his strength just to be seen as normal.

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The tragedy of his character is that society doesn’t accept him. People tend to treat The Thing poorly, they stare at him and call him names. But when hordes of Doombots are attacking the city, he’s still the one they turn to. And regardless of everything society has done to him, The Thing doesn’t hesitate to stand up and protect the very same people that look at him with disgust. That’s powerful stuff… even for a comic book character.

So why does The Thing continue to fight for people that sometimes hate him? Easy, he has an unbreakable spirit. We can see another example of his unrelenting will in the iconic fight with Champion. For those of you who don’t know, Champion is an omnipotent character that satisfies his lust for fighting by traveling across the universe and challenging the heroes of a planet to a boxing match.

When Champion traveled to Earth, he went up against some heavy-hitters in the Marvel universe. Namely Thor, Hulk, Colossus and a few others. He was able to defeat/disqualify all of them with ease. Then, Champion came to his final opponent: The Thing. In my humble opinion, this was and always will be one of Thing’s shining moments in comic book history.

Champion hits him hard, and Thing goes down right off the bat.

Wow, maybe that wasn’t as epic as I remember. Oh, right, here’s the epic part!

 

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He get’s back up! Do you know what happens next? Champion knocks him down again… and again, and again, and again. But each time he gets knocked back on his rocky butt, Thing gets back up. After two rounds, Thing’s jaw is broken and he’s crawling across the ring. And yet he continues to fight…

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At this point, Champion realizes that he’ll never beat The Thing without killing him. He yields the fight, remarking that he might break The Thing’s body, but he could never break his spirit.

Well, there you have it folks, a brief analysis of my dad’s favorite superhero. What do you think about The Thing? Let me know in the comments section below! Oh yeah, and one more thing….

IT’S CLOBBERIN’ TIME!!!