Part 1: Sewers of Brooklyn, New York; 150 feet beneath the street; MidnightPart 2: Sewers of Brooklyn, New York; 150 feet beneath the street; 2 P.M.Part 3: Sewers of Brooklyn, New York; 150 feet beneath the street; 7 A.M.
Bonus Theme Song
Rolling Cutter [Cut Man's weapon]: Though originally designed as a weapon capable of cutting down forests, this tiny weapon known as the Rolling Cutter is so sharp it can cut through several skyscrapers at once. It's made of highly resistant "ceramic titanium", a material that is both lighter and stronger than titanium.
Super Arm [Guts Man's weapon]: Guts Man's arms have the strength to lift and even throw objects weghing several tons with little effort, and at its best, the Super Arm is strong enough to hold a building with one hand. Guts Man's body is also incredibly tough. A building once collapsed on his back... and he walked it off. Hyper Doc Robot has the same if not a superior level of durability.
Ice Slasher [Ice Man's weapon]: The Ice Slasher takes the form of an arrowhead-shaped blade of ice that can freeze enemies with temperatures of 200 degrees below zero. Ice Man was built to perform human-like tasks under extreme climate conditions. This can be done due to the fact he was impervious to chilling sub-zero temperatures, so Hyper Doc Robot is also impervious to them.
Hyper Bomb [Bomb Man's weapon]: Bomb Man's Hyper Bombs are very powerful explosives originally used for land reclamation and destroying abandoned buildings. While a single Hyper Bomb doesn't have as much explosive power, it's still powerful enough to blast through concrete and stone.
Fire Storm [Fire Man's weapon]: Fire Man was built by Dr. Light to work in an incinerator at a waste management facility and is able to wield flames that can reach 7000-8000 degrees Celsius, so the Fire Storm is not a weapon one should take lightly. Not only that, but Hyper Doc Robot has also made himself resistant to these hot flames.
Thunder Beam [Elec Man's weapon]: This weapon is not just one, but three high power electric energy beams are shot in different directions, one forward, one straight up, and one straight down. According to its owner, Elec Man, and Elec Man's creator, Dr Light, these beams are no different from regular lightning bolts, or so it's been theorized at least, so expect them to be pretty deadly, but their primary use was to control the voltage of nuclear plants.
Not only that, but since he has practically copied everything about these robot masters, he also shares the same lightning fast reflexes as the original Elec Man, which are only inferior to one robot: Quick Man.
Metal Blade [Metal Man's weapon]: The Metal Blade was Dr Wily's first original weapon, and it was based after Cut Man's Rolling Cutter, only that this time, it was designed to kill. Being just as durable and sharp, the Metal Blade shares almost no difference with Cut Man's weapon, aside from its overall design and that it can be shot in multiple directions, unlike the Rolling Cutter.
Air Shooter [Air Man's weapon]: While Hyper Doc Robot can't duplicate Air Man's propeller, the Air Shooter compensates that lack of wind power. This weapon causes air to become tornadoes, being used to fire several small whirlwinds that spread out and rise upward, making it an effective weapon against airborne enemies.
Bubble Lead [Bubble Man's weapon]: While this weapon is almost useless (as its only practical uses in combat are being able to trap multiple enemies underwater with hard bubbles, being able to create a bubble-like forcefield and being able to discover hidden traps with it, and the bubbles being shot from his arm cannon are not that powerful, so that's why it gets called useless), Bubble Man's underwater combat skills are still within Hyper Doc Robot, so that makes him quite formidable in deep water.
Crash Bomber [Crash Man's weapon]: Crash Man was essentially a fusion between Guts Man and Bomb Man. He was quick and agile, but he was also really durable. His weapon has the same explosive power as Bomb Man's but the Crash Bomber are once again a lot more deadlier than what they were based on, since the drills can penetrate walls and have a timer programmed for a few seconds.
Time Stopper [Flash Man's weapon]: Often considered the most powerful weapon and most revolutionary device Dr Wily's ever created, Flash Man's Time Stopper allows him to stop and slow down time for a limited amount of roughly 10 seconds. His opponents usually see him moving at instantaneous or light-like speed.
Atomic Fire [Heat Man's weapon]: Yet another one of Wily's robots based on one of Dr Light's. His Special Weapon is the Atomic Fire, a heat-based weapon powered by highly compressed nuclear energy, which can be charged to produce bursts of fire at temperatures of up to 12,000 degrees Celsius (21,632 degrees Fahrenheit).
He can also spit fire from his mouth and project enormous fire blasts from his hands. Heat Man's favorite attack is to first surround himself in flames for protection, making him invulnerable for a short time, before charging at his opponents at high speed from across the arena, causing major damage to his foes by crashing into them.
Leaf Shield [Wood Man's weapon]: While the Leaf Shield is basically composed of the same type of weapons Cut Man and Metal Man had, Wood Man's power to levitate them through electromagnetism makes the weapons even deadlier, not to mention his electromagnetic powers offer plenty of possibilities given Hyper Doc Robot's massive arsenal.
Needle Cannon [Needle Man's weapon]: A short way to describe them would be to say that they're a barrage of spike-shaped bullets which are sharp enough to pierce 10 inch-thick stone, and that's pretty much it. The Needle Cannon's ammunition is near limitless, and it can be shot for as long as anyone carrying it wants.
Magnet Missile [Magnet Man's weapon]: The Magnet Missiles are horseshoe magnet-shaped missiles that can home in on nearby enemies, fired from a launcher on his right wrist. But that's not all, Magnet Man's second ability which was passed onto Hyper Doc Robot was the magnet shield, which draws enemies closer to him so he can attack them from close range.
Magnet Man's properties also allow Hyper Doc Robot to corrupt floppy discs and other nearby magnetic storage mediums with his sheer "magnetic presence" and can also use his magnetic powers to stick to other surfaces. Magnet Man was known for using this to sleep in the ceiling.
Gemini Laser [Gemini Man's weapon]: With Gemini Man's powers, Hyper Doc Robot is capable of creating holographic copies of himself, and use that power to confuse and overwhelm his opponents as he attacks them. While Gemini Man normally only created one copy of himself, his top limit is 4 copies.
On the other hand, the Gemini Laser is a reflective laser built into Gemini Man's right arm that was developed by Dr. Wily based on the idea that everything in existence is completely subject to wave or particle theories. The particles used in the Gemini Laser react to consciousness (or programming) as a type of wave, and are thereby able to affect conscious beings as well as robots controlled by programming. Following along these lines, when the laser beam comes into contact with stationary, inanimate objects like walls, it considers such obstructions to possess infinite potential energy, and reflects off of them.
Hard Knuckle [Hard Man's weapon]: The only negative component Hard Man provides for Hyper Doc Robot's system is his weight, making Hyper Doc Robot's weight over 3 tons, but this could be considered an asset given that Hard Man could use his weight to smash the floor and cause tremors that could stun nearby foes. Other than that, Hard Man offers his Guts Man-like resistance and his weapon which are rocket-powered punches, plus some skill in sumo wrestling.
Top Spin [Top Man's weapon]: While Top Man originally couldn't spin at high speeds due to the possibility of him damaging his internal components plus getting dizzy, this weakness isn't part of Hyper Doc Robot's programming. The Top Spin are three top-like projectiles which can levitate and always seek their opponent like a missile, similar to Magnet Man's weapon. Another one of Top Man's most helpful properties is the roller skates on his feet, which now belong to Hyper Doc Robot, and they allow him to be rather fast, so quick Top Man was always known as one of Wily's fastest robots, behind Elec Man and Quick Man.
Search Snake [Snake Man's weapon]: The Search Snakes are snake-like missiles that crawl across floors and up and down walls, though ungortunately they can't crawl on ceilings. Their powerful jaws can eat through most surfaces and enemies.
Spark Shock [Spark Man's weapon]: While Spark Man's weapon doesn't create beams as fast as Elec Man's, the energy ball it spawns can still produce over as much voltage as Elec Man's lightning bolts and they have one more use besides the power to electrocute their opponent. For a few seconds, the enemy will be paralyzed, be it man or machine. In the past, robots with insulated coating were immune to the Spark Shock (even though Mega Man once managed to penetrate Guts Man's armor with it), but Hyper Doc Robot's is a lot more powerful in comparison.
Shadow Blade [Shadow Man's weapon]: The Shadow Blade is a large shuriken coated with a deadly substance that seems to not be from Earth, capable of deranging the function of mechanisms. It can be shot in 5 different directions (left, right, diagonally up and right, diagonally up and left and straight up). Hyper Doc Robot can shoot up to 3 Shadow Blades at once, unlike Shadow Man himself who could only throw 2.
Due to having Shadow Man's components in him, Hyper Doc Robot is a skilled martial artist and a master of ninjutsu magic, his abilities include being able to temporarily create duplicates of himself to distract or attack his foes, create smoke screens, and summon frog robots of varying sizes- including a giant frog robot to ride on or smaller ones to check areas for him. He can also use the Kawarimi no Jutsu, a ninja technique that replaces the body of the user with an object.
Note: Hyper Doc Robot cannot be affected by these robots' completely different personalities, despite them being part of him now. His own weapons can't affect each other, and those which are weak to others aren't anymore.
In the next entry I'll post my favourite comic book performances in shows, especially cartoons.
Just if you're wondering why the title says 'movies only'.
This is not a Top 10, it's just a list of performances(which I'll probably keep updating in the future) from movies(and maybe shows) based on comic books. The ones I liked the most and the ones I thought were most faithful. Honorable mention goes to Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. Bolin convinced me he's got the talent to make this work, but he should've gotten a little bit more screen time in GotG. Sidenote, Ronan sucked in that movie.
Nick Nolte as David Banner - Hulk (2003)
While this character was more of an amalgamation of the Absorbing Man, Zzzax and Devil Hulk/Guilt Hulk/Brian Banner, I still found the performance to be pretty solid and the character to be really intimidating. He was constantly torturing Banner and Hulk at the same time, and that's a feat most Hulk villains in the comics haven't been able to achieve or even fathom. I've always found the scene where he murders that random guard to be pretty bone-chilling.
Tom Hardy as Bane - The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Those who know me know that I don't like Bane. I think he's a stupid character with a stupid origin and just another one of Batman's rogues turned into a gary stu, or one that is wearing plot armor. Or both. Bane is nothing but a smarter and more competent version of Killer Croc, which means nothing to me since Bane's origin is ridiculous and that Croc is a far more interesting and sympathetic villain. Tom Hardy made TDKR more tolerable to watch, because I couldn't believe how f***ing boring the movie was.
Bane was the only redeemable thing about it, as this version wasn't a hispanic stereotype but a hammy traitor with a sense of humor and a little bit of badassery, until the end where Batman manages to take him out. Plot armor, people. Plot armor f***ing sucks.
Caesar Romero as The Joker - Batman (1966-1968) & Batman: The Movie (1966)
Despite not having shaved his moustache (since he didn't wanna, and I totally understand that) to play this character, Romero's performance is still one of the best in my opinion. This is the definitive Silver Age Joker. He's funny, entertaining and sometimes kinda menacing and creepy, but that's because he's a clown and clowns are the most threatening creatures in this planet. What puts him above the likes of TDKR Bane and David Banner is the fact that Caesar was more into this role than any of the previous actors, and gave one of the most faithful-to-comic-book interpretations ever.
R.I.P., you were the best thing about the 60s Batman.
Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender as Magneto - X-Men series (2000- )
This is kind of cheating, but screw it. They're basically the same Magneto from the same X-Men series, they're just from different timelines. No biggie.
Both Ian and Michael were wonderful when playing one of Marvel's best villains, capturing everything that makes Magneto so great. They've got the presence, the sympathy, the look(and the costumes), and most importantly, the right to defend mutant-kind without any human telling them that they're doing something wrong. After what humans have done to mutants for so long, they deserve their punishment. Magneto is a character that, if played by a decent actor, can never be a disappointing or uninteresting character. Practically every interpretation of Magneto has been great so far.
Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin - Spider-Man (2002)
Even though I facepalm myself every time I look at this Super Sentai reject, the Power Rangers costume makes sense within the context of the movie, since it's a stolen military armor. What I don't like about this Gobby is the fact that they had a better design concept and a freaky animatronic mask that would've been better choices for this incarnation of Spidey's greatest foe.
HOWEVER, that doesn't mean I hate it, otherwise it wouldn't be here. On the contrary, this is one of my favourite performances of the character (mainly because most GG interpretations are either pretty bad or mediocre), and Dafoe nails this character down to the core. His rivarly with Peter is perfect, the creepyness is there, he is menacing as hell and above all else, he's got tons of funny moments that don't make his character look or seem stupid or ridiculous.
And Dafoe managed this while wearing that costume. Like a boss.
Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse - X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
You know how Dafoe managed to nail every aspect of a character despite the silly costume? Oscar Isaac also triumphs in that regard, but his costume is not silly. The more surprising thing is, this performance isn't even a month old, and it's already one of my favourites along with many that are much older in comparison.
Oscar, just like many others, captures the essence of Apocalypse's badassery, without me caring of his overall design. He might be a lot smaller and less "epic" than the original Apocalypse, but he still gets right what every single MCU villain doesn't. He is intimidating, ruthless and just like Magneto, aware of how right he is all the damn time. Not only that but he's also insanely powerful, taking down every X-Men and and most of the strongest mutants without breaking a sweat.
Thank you Oscar Isaac, I never expected to enjoy a character so much in a modern comic book movie.
Jack Nicholson as The Joker - Batman (1989)
Nevermind the other villains and other actors who nailed the performance.
Jack Nicholson PERFECTS this character, thanks to Tim Burton having a lot more creativity than most DC writers, but also because Jack is one of the best actors in Hollywood. He has been and shall always be one of my favourites.
This is the definitive Joker, in my opinion. His rivarly and contrast with Batman's character is done beautifully and in the best way possible. They're distinctive in every aspect, from the appearance to the designs to the personalities and the origins. OH MY GOD THE ORIGINS! It makes far more sense for this bloodthirsty (but still awesome) Batman to kill Joker so brutally after knowing what he did to his parents.
Something similar was done with Aku, from Samurai Jack, who is my absolute favourite villain from any cartoon, so it just goes to show how much I love this Joker. He's one of my favourite movie villains of all time, and Jack Nicholson made the character better. And for me, that's a FACT.
Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man - Spider-Man & Spider-Man 2 (2002-2004)
I would never describe Maguire's Spidey as a perfect performance, but I'm always inclined to say that it was rather "amazing". I don't enjoy Maguire's Peter Parker and Spider-Man as much as The Joker, and Jack's acting is way superior to Tobey's. Though here's the thing: Jack is an excellent actor.
Tobey isn't an excellent actor, but to me, he became Spider-Man. He didn't simply play the character, or made it his own like other actors, but while acting in the first two movies (I'd rather not mention the third one), Tobey's honest performance sucked me into the playful and comic book-esque atmosphere of the movie. He captured everything that I think Spidey should be, and used the best of Spider-Man in every needed situation. He was emotional and sympathetic, he was legitimately funny and had several one-liners, he mocked the bad guys who were excellent archenemies for him.
And above all else, he was honest. He was Spider-Man.
Michael Keaton as Batman - Batman & Batman Returns (1989-1992)
...And he IS Batman. That joke got wasted on s***ty performances such as the ones prior to this one.
Keaton is the original Batman, he is a cold-blooded crazy murderer that doesn't talk smack like BatBale or Batfleck. He is the ideal Frank Miller Batman, a crazy man who is lost in sanity yet is still a normal human being, who tries to live his life despite the tragedy of his parents getting shot alongside him at a very young age.
This Batman, unlike others, does not f*** around. He kicks a*** and has always been kicking a***.
Oh, and he's also the only modern Batman that doesn't have a stupid voice.
Christopher Reeves as Superman - Superman series (1978-1987)
This performance isn't like Keaton's or Maguire's. There won't be people in the future comparing the modern interpretations of Superman with this one. Because there is no contest. Every time someone looks up in the sky and they don't see either a bird or a plane, but Superman, they see no other than Christopher Reeve.
Everything Superman stands for and is ment to be is in Christopher Reeve's performance. And despite the latter two movies being among the worst superhero flicks, even Christopher manages to make a good performance.
You are still Superman.
J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson - Spider-Man series (2002-2008)
No reasons required.
Now bring me pictures of Spider-Man.
AND IT'S THE BEST THING EVAAAR!!
Cue the music!
I was thinking of making a respect thread for Skeletor from the 2002 He-Man show, but since the power scaling in that cartoon is really weird, I decided not to do it. So, I'll just post some of Skeletor's greatest quotes from that show here, otherwise I don't know where to put them.
"Mercy? What a ridiculous concept."
"Such courage. I believe I'm going to gag."
"Your sentimentality is your weakness, He-Man."
"How I loathe heroes. Always getting in the way and acting so... so... HEROIC!"
"For you see... Might makes right!"
"How noble... How brave... How utterly predictable."
"Whoever is behind this will perish a thousand deaths!"
This comic belongs to Hasbro (duh)
I upload it here just because I love TFA.Hopefully I don't get Hasbro's attention with this or something.
I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG! My armor is like tenfold shields!
My teeth are like swords! My claws, spears! The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath... DEATH!
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Fellow Decepticons, Megatron, your leader, speaks.
For too long we have suffered under Autobot oppression, vanished from our rightful home of Cybertron, forced to live as outcasts on the rim of the galaxy, while Autobot scum bask on luxury, but I swear to you, as long as I still process code I will lead you all to a new galactic order.
An order that starts with a Decepticon-controlled Cybertron, and woe betide any who would seek to undermine my authority.
Fellow Decepticons, take heed, your leader Megatron still lives! Though we remain dispersed through the far reaches of the galaxy, exiled from our true home, we are all still Decepticons, united by a common purpose.
The time has come for us to put aside our differences and act as one under my undisputed leadership, only then can we cast off the shackles of Autobot oppression.
Working together, we can raise upon our glorious empire once more and crush all who stand in our way!
suck it G1
`This list is pretty big.