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    Default Grand Melee: Swordsmen of Marvel-616

    Every sword-wielding hero and villain of the Marvel Universe (616) appears in the Khazan Arena for a grand melee. They battle until one character remains standing. For purposes of this battle, the term "sword" will include any similar blade weapon, including katana, scimitar, (EDIT: no foil) saber, and claymore. A character only qualifies if a sword is part of their standard equipment. Any other weapons from their standard equipment are disallowed in this fight.

    EDIT: no cosmic beings, so no Red Shift.
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    I don’t know who wins but I’m pulling for Vargas because he takes being a peak human seriously, unlike some other losers we could name.
    "What I sought, I could not obtain."

    "This is a meaningless battle. We are two madmen engaging in senseless folley."

    "I will kill, I will let live..."

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    There's a Herald who runs around with swords.

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    Here's a partial list, off the top of my head:

    El Aguila
    Devil Slayer
    Taskmaster
    Swordsman I
    Swordsman II
    Swordsman III
    Fandral
    Raza of the Starjammers
    Black Knight
    Valkyrie
    Shatterstar
    Arabian Knight
    Silver Samurai
    Ares
    Helmut Zemo
    Ronin
    Machete
    Lady Sif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    For purposes of this battle, the term "sword" will include any similar blade weapon,...
    So Wolverine giving-middle-finger modus operandi, count ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    So Wolverine in giving-middle-finger mode ?
    Many artists don't depict Wolverine's claws as blades. They have sharp points but not sharp edges like a blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    E For purposes of this battle, the term "sword" will include any similar blade weapon, including katana, scimitar, foil, saber, and claymore. A character only qualifies if a sword is part of their standard equipment.
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    Many artists don't depict Wolverine's claws as blades. They have sharp points but not sharp edges like a blade.
    Even if that were true, wouldn't your own inclusion of foil (at least in it's principle use) contradict that disqualification then?

    Not trying to cause trouble or anything, just genuinely curious how this plays out, and where lines are drawn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    Even if that were true, wouldn't your own inclusion of foil (at least in it's principle use) contradict that disqualification then?

    Not trying to cause trouble or anything, just genuinely curious how this plays out, and where lines are drawn?
    Good point, a foil also lacks a blade. Let's exclude both foils and Wolverine's claws on that basis.

    Nemesis (from the pages of Alpha Flight) is an interesting participant for this battle, because she has a monomolecular blade that can cut through maybe anything.

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    Magik
    Deadpool
    EDIT: not Super Sabre
    Corsair
    Razorfist
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    Blade
    Conan
    Red Sonja

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    Ares uses a sword, does he count ?
    "... and when the Golden Toad started to sing, there was no turning back." - grampagen (Ochazuke)

    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu_of_R'lyeh View Post
    Ares uses a sword, does he count ?
    Yep, had him on my first list above.

    Super Sabre is actually out. I barely remembered the character and assumed he had a sabre, but he's just an unarmed speedster.

    Red Shift is the Herald of Galactus with a sword. Let's leave him out because he is so far above the rest that he makes this boring.

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    I mean Magik is as well.

    IIRC, she killed Dormammu.
    "... and when the Golden Toad started to sing, there was no turning back." - grampagen (Ochazuke)

    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."

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