Uncanny X-Force by Daniel Acuña
Yeah, if you’re going to make non-powered characters always have the upper hand, what’s the point of even having a story with superpowers?
There isn’t one, really.
There was a JLA story where Deathstroke beats up the whole Justice League and it’s just the silliest, most contrived thing. I don’t know why I can accept that Batman might be able to do that but when Deathstroke does it’s stupid.
Probably cause his name is Deathstroke, the Terminator and he wears chainmail pants.
Nope. There has never been one. Like, I can accept it if they lured the heroes into a labyrinth of hidden trapped death and used that to their advantage, but otherwise? Nope. Nope nope nope nope noooooopeeeee.
It just baffles me that there doesn’t seem to be a well-executed version of that idea. “No powers but great training” works for Batman, it works for Black Panther. How come Deathstroke and Crossbones suck so much in comparison?
Is there a single instance of a comic book character who does the “I’m a mercenary villain without powers who can defeat every hero because of my TRAINING and SKILLS” thing and doesn’t come across like a complete tryhard?
Because I can’t think of one.