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Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Magik84 » 30 Oct 2017, 10:30

I've seen this going around on tumblr, I question some of the values (only $2 for Scarlet Witch!) but it is fun idea.

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My picks would be:
Captain Marvel ($5)- haven't seen her in action yet but if she's like comics she will be a heavy hitter and potential leader
Nebula ($3) - Kick ass and really wants to take Thanos down so she's going to do her best to achieve that
Vision ($3) - Another powerful player and will want to keep his infinity stone
Scarlet Witch ($2)- Another power house plus her connection to Vision will make them work well together
Mantis ($1)- She made a whole planet sleep
Coulson ($1) - Someone to bring team together and strategic asset
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by WorldWideWade » 30 Oct 2017, 16:13

Hulk, Iron Man, Gamora, and Nick Fury. The values are more based on popularity than power level. Dr Strange and Cap should switch. Black Widow is not worth $4 as her skill set is useless against Thanos, etc.
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Spectral Knight » 30 Oct 2017, 17:11

$5 Captain Marvel - Powerhouse
$3 Doctor Strange - Crazy understanding of reality
$3 Vision - To buddy up with Wanda.
$2 Scarlet Witch - Crazy ability to change reality
$1 Nick Fury - Strategist, bad-assery
$1 Mantis. Celestial Madonna seems almost representative of an antithesis to Thanos' obsession with death.
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Cable » 30 Oct 2017, 18:31

The first instinct is to pick the most powerful characters to counter Thanos, but reading comics has taught me there are often other qualities just as important in saving the day like leadership, ingenuity, heart, willpower, decisiveness, courage etc. Therefore my team might surprise some but I am fully confident in them:

$5 Captain America
$4 Spider-Man
$3 Dr. Strange
$2 Hawkeye
$1 Nick Fury
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Cable » 30 Oct 2017, 18:33

Spectral Knight wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 17:11
$5 Captain Marvel - Powerhouse
$3 Doctor Strange - Crazy understanding of reality
$3 Vision - To buddy up with Wanda.
$2 Scarlet Witch - Crazy ability to change reality
$1 Nick Fury - Strategist, bad-assery
$1 Mantis. Celestial Madonna seems almost representative of an antithesis to Thanos' obsession with death.
Aren't you from the UK Spectral Knight? You can pick more characters because you get £15. At the current exchange rate you've only spent £11.37 so far :lol:
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Anna Raven » 30 Oct 2017, 18:45

$5 Hulk
$5 Thor
$3 Dr. Strange
$2 Scarlet Witch

Two powerhouses, two mystical.
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by ev82 » 30 Oct 2017, 23:51

$5 Captain Marvel
$5 Thor
$3 Dr. Strange
$2 Scarlet Witch
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Spectral Knight » 31 Oct 2017, 09:02

Cable wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 18:33
Spectral Knight wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 17:11
$5 Captain Marvel - Powerhouse
$3 Doctor Strange - Crazy understanding of reality
$3 Vision - To buddy up with Wanda.
$2 Scarlet Witch - Crazy ability to change reality
$1 Nick Fury - Strategist, bad-assery
$1 Mantis. Celestial Madonna seems almost representative of an antithesis to Thanos' obsession with death.
Aren't you from the UK Spectral Knight? You can pick more characters because you get £15. At the current exchange rate you've only spent £11.37 so far :lol:
Don't suppose you know what the going prices on Captain Britain, Blade and Union Jack are do you? :D
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by AntiBody » 31 Oct 2017, 11:36

Captain Marvel - $5
Doctor Strange - $3
Vision - $3
Scarlet Witch - $2
Mantis - $1
Fury - $1

A superior strategist, a powerhouse, two magic users, one gem-enhanced robot, and a mentat should be able to do the job!

So, same team as Spectral Knight lol
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Spectral Knight » 31 Oct 2017, 12:45

Good picks, AntiBody. :D
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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Magnus » 05 Nov 2017, 23:37

Looking at the prices per character...

$5 tier: Hulk seems like an easy pick here, though I might be overrating his power level in the MCU vs the 616 version. Hard to analyze Captain Marvel without seeing her in action yet. Cap could be a good leadership pick and Thor a power pick. Iron Man seems overpriced here.

$4 tier: All of these guys seem overpriced, Gamora the least, but still overpriced. Maaaaybe Star-Lord if he can somehow channel his Ego bloodline.

$3 tier: Vision and Doc Strange are clear picks here (unless Thanos' use of the gems means he completely nullifies Vision). Nebula could be useful because of her knowledge of Thanos. Drax and Groot seem overpriced.

$2 tier: Scarlet Witch power-wise seems the most useful here. I'd take any of the others though for grit (or Ant-Man for his usefulness).

$1 tier: Mantis is the only one with powers, though if we're getting AoS Coulson he stands out as a good pick.

So with my $15 I'd pick Ant-Man, tell him to jump inside Thanos' nostril, work his way into his head or heart and then expand to full-size, problem solved. And then I have $13 leftover for lunch.

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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by ElizaGWR » 12 Nov 2017, 00:36

$5 Captain Marvel - Powerhouse, Military Training, and in the comics is good with both leadership and improvisation with teammates
$4 Gamora - Skilled fighter, inside knowledge of Thanos, and drive to see him defeated
$3 Dr. Strange - Has knowledge of realities, dimensions, time, has experience with an infinity stone, and is medically trained
$2 Scarlet Witch - Reality warping, probability warping, with Doctor Strange's help she'd be the biggest powerhouse
$1 Phil Coulson -Strategist, Outside the box thinking, also never underestimate the human element

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Re: Pick team to defeat Thanos

Post by Gibbering Fool » 25 Nov 2017, 13:28

$5 - Thor: easily one of the most powerful picks (he had Hulk beat in Ragnorok before the Grandmaster cheated)
$3 - Vision: Up there with Thor for power, plus a very varied powerset
$3 - Doctor Strange: vast mystical powers are always an asset, not to mention time manipulation
$3 - Nebula: She knows Thanos himself ands his operation. Her intel alone would be worth $5, but add in her combat skills and cybernetics abd she's an asset
$1 - Mantis: If her powers work on a Celestial they should work on Thanos.

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