Versus: Dr. Manhattan vs. Wolverine
By ComicsOnline.com (@comicsonline)
What is Versus? Versus is a 26 Character Single Elimination Bracket. We will feature a new pairing each week till we reach the ultimate champion!
Dr. John Osterman aka Dr. Manhattan
Strengths: teleportation, telekinesis, invulnerability to nearly every threat or harm imaginable. Dr. Manhattan has the ability to: exist in a vacuum, manipulate matter on atomic and subatomic levels, exist without food, air or water, and he’s a generous lover.
Weaknesses: Two (one theoretical, one practical): shortly after the accident that thrust his god-like powers upon him, Dr. Osterman became increasingly apathetic to humanity and by extension, human social mores and norms. This is clearly reflected in his refusal to wear clothing or even to do away with his superfluous genitalia. Having a (sometimes) massive blue beanbag could present not only a fairly large and comically obvious target, but one which theoretically, if bludgeoned, could cause him pain.
Dr. Osterman experiences the past, the present and the future concurrently, making him nearly omniscient. Adrian Veidt, however, did cloud Osterman’s omniscience with tachyons, showing conclusively that his sentience is at least marginally fallible.
Famous Escapes: Dr. Manhattan can manipulate all matter so he doesn’t escape so much as send others away by reorganizing their matter in a different location. However, as textually evinced he can at will reorder his own matter in another location, making him not only an extremely efficient travel companion, but a cost effective one as well.
James Howlett aka Logan aka Wolverine
Strengths: Superhuman strength, agility, and stamina, heightened senses, six retractable adamantium coated claws (snikt!), adamantium fused skeleton, and an accelerated healing factor that allows him to bounce back from nearly any wound, disease or toxin. Wolverine also possesses unearthly weapon and martial art skills and can, at will, hand out over 31 flavors of ass kicking, occasionally to entire armies when he’s feeling generous.
Weaknesses: Because his skeleton has been fused with adamantium, Wolverine is at a particular disadvantage against any being with control over metal (see battles with Magneto: specifically Uncanny X-men # 25). Also, it has been theorized that separating his head from his body could permanently end him.
Famous Escapes: Wolverine don’t run, bub. However, for a strategic retreat, see Wolverine #138 in which Wolverine escapes the insatiable hunger of Galactus!)
Who will take the winners bracket and make their way to the top? The choice is yours!
Dr. Manhattan VS Wolverine
- Wolverine (56%, 76 Votes)
- Dr. Manhattan (44%, 60 Votes)
Total Voters: 136
Tournament Results So Far (Winners in BOLD)
1. Han Solo vs Captain Malcolm Reynolds
2. Darth Vader vs Jean Grey
3. Nightwing vs Robin vs Robin vs Robin vs Robin
4. Spider-Man vs Daredevil
5. Hulk vs Thing
6. Batman vs Predator
7. Deadpool vs Freddy Krueger
8. Aquaman vs Namor