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ICT / Strongest character Superman can beat in tug of war
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:12:03 PM »
Who can Superman beat in a tug of war using only the strength of turning his head to the left?

Here are the stipulations:

Superman is:
  • holding an unbreakable 10 meter length of rope between his molars. The rope also won't directly harm his teeth or the opposing character.
  • floating 3 inches above the ground OR standing with his feet planted on the ground. Give different results, if you think they would matter.
  • Only able to turn his head to the left, while the opposing character pulls the rope to Superman's right.
Other character is:
  • Able to use any physical strength at their disposal
  • Prevented from touching Superman in any way

ICT / MOVED: Can Spiderman tank a nuke?
« on: September 02, 2018, 02:50:25 PM »

ICT / MOVED: Going by "average showings" Thor is barely a mid-tier
« on: August 25, 2018, 06:03:19 PM »
This topic has been moved to Hall of Fame because...
Thor getting hurt by Tiger Shark, Thundra, Goliath, Namor, Cyclops, Havok, etc are not mid-tier showings as those characters regularly hurt top-tiers.  Havok, Namor, and Iron Man have all KOed Hulk at different times for instance.  Meanwhile, Super Skrull has taken shots from the likes of Surfer and kept going, so Thor not one-shotting him isn't a low showing.

Aside from that, you're failing math here.  Thor has been around for 50 years and has had several thousand appearances.  If you come up with a small handful of low showings, that's not the average.  That's the whole point of going by averages.  We ignore the flukes and focus on what is more typical for the characters.

NONE OF THEM are high tiers consistently wtf are you talking about.  bruh even Spidey has hurt high tiers, DOESN'T mean anything. i feel like you just wanna argue just because, wtf are you even talking about

I never said any of them were top-tiers.  I said they have the power to hurt top-tiers.  And they do.  Consistently.

As for the rest of my post, I'm talking about the law of averages.  If a character like Thor who has had thousands of appearances over the course of 50 years has consistently high showings, a handful of low showings changes nothing.

no one but you ever heard of the law of averages idiot


Music, Movies, Tv and Books / RESPECT. RIP Aretha Franklin
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:13:28 AM »
She's gone.

General Chat / MOVED: Why are there so many liberal pedophiles?
« on: July 23, 2018, 04:52:48 PM »

He was 90 and designed one of the best and most iconic costumes EVER.

Sports Talk / Lebron went to the Lakers
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:32:40 PM »
There you go.

Debate / Evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp
« on: June 22, 2018, 04:45:32 PM »
In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp
PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) - He styles himself as America’s best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.

Meet Dennis Hof, whose political rise reflects fundamental changes in electoral norms that have roiled the Republican Party and upended American politics during the era of President Donald Trump.
“This really is the Trump movement,” Hof, 71, told Reuters in an interview at Moonlite BunnyRanch, his brothel near Carson City in northern Nevada that was featured on the HBO reality television series “Cathouse.”
“People will set aside for a moment their moral beliefs, their religious beliefs, to get somebody that is honest in office,” he said. “Trump is the trailblazer, he is the Christopher Columbus of honest politics.”
When news broke that Hof had won the nominating contest for a state Assembly seat on June 12, evangelical pastor Victor Fuentes said he closed his eyes and prayed.
He did not ask God to deliver Nevada and the Republican Party from Hof, the thrice-divorced author of “The Art of the Pimp” who campaigned as the “Trump of Pahrump.” Although Christian groups have long rallied against the state’s legal brothel industry, Fuentes was willing to overlook Hof’s history as a champion of the flesh trade and gave thanks for his victory.
“People want to know how an evangelical can support a self-proclaimed pimp,” Fuentes said in an interview at his home in Pahrump, an unincorporated town of 36,000 people that is the largest community in the sprawling, rural district where Hof is favored to win in November’s general election. 
He said the reason was simple. “We have politicians, they might speak good words, not sleep with prostitutes, be a good neighbor. But by their decisions, they have evil in their heart. Dennis Hof is not like that.”
The pastor said he felt Hof would protect religious rights, among other things.
In Hof’s Republican-leaning district, seven evangelicals said they voted for him because they believed that he, who like Trump is a wealthy businessman and political outsider, would also clean up politics and not be beholden to special-interest groups and their money.
“I’m kind of rich, I’m kind of famous, and I’m surrounded by hot chicks. I don’t give a damn what anybody says about me,” Hof said.
The source of Hof’s wealth - he owns a strip club and five legal brothels - did not deter his supporters. 
Nor did the allegations by several women that Hof sexually abused them. Hof denied the accusations, including a former sex worker’s claim that he raped and choked her several years ago, and the voters interviewed by Reuters dismissed them as lies. 
Hof was reluctant to discuss his own Christian faith.
“I don’t share my beliefs with the public,” he said. “I don’t feel the need to go to church on a regular basis.” LOSING FAITH IN ESTABLISHMENT For decades, evangelical voters have been a pillar of the Republican Party in the United States, using grassroots muscle to turn out votes and engage in political battles over hot-button social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.
But in recent years, many conservative Christians have lost trust in establishment Republicans, whom they accuse of not fighting for values they feel are under attack in modern America.
For them, Trump symbolizes a new breed of politician who is willing to upend long-held political norms — a quality they say outweighs any real or perceived moral flaws.
“It’s more important for evangelical voters that Trump is fighting for an idealized, white Christian, conservative America,” said Dan Cox, research director at the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan organization that researches the intersection of religion, culture and public policy. “Tribal values now supersede personal morality as an animating force.”
Convinced Trump would go to bat for them, a majority of evangelicals looked past the Republican’s two divorces and allegations of marital infidelity to provide him key votes in the 2016 presidential election. 
Their support remains robust: 71 percent of white evangelical voters said they approved of Trump’s job performance, according to the nationwide Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted online from June 1-18, compared with 43 percent of U.S. registered voters overall. TRUMP THE TORCHBEARER Hof beat a three-term incumbent legislator even as party activists pushed to get Hof’s legal brothels shut down. Voters in Lyon County, where he operates four of his brothels, will be asked in November if they want the businesses closed.
Brothels have been permitted in parts of Nevada since the 1800s and were first licensed in the 1970s. They are not permitted in highly populated areas, including the counties containing the cities of Las Vegas and Reno.

Voter Debbie Thomas said she signed the petition to shutter brothels but also backed Hof, who campaigned on issues including repealing Nevada’s commerce tax, protecting gun rights, improving education and protecting residents’ water rights against the federal government.
Hof has gotten a mixed reception from Republican leaders. The chairman of the state party said it welcomed “fiscal conservatives” such as Hof. But Brian Sandoval, Nevada’s Republican governor, Dean Heller, the state’s vulnerable Republican U.S. senator up for re-election this autumn, and much of the party establishment have not endorsed him.
No matter, said Hof. He credits Trump as the torchbearer for a new era of Republican, eager to embrace the support of the religious right, eschew the establishment and break the mold of a traditional candidate.
Trump has not weighed in on the race. But Hof held a rally with former Trump adviser Roger Stone and said he would not be in a position to win the district without the president’s transformation of the party. 
Some conservative Christian voters, however, were quick to note that their affinity for Trump did not extend to Hof.
Paul Goulet, a pastor who leads the International Church of Las Vegas, a megachurch, said he was disappointed the brothel owner had earned a spot on the general election ballot.
“For me, it goes back to faith and values,” Goulet said in a telephone interview. “Hof has a profession making money out of young women who sell their bodies for sexual favors. It’s demeaning to women. I can’t wrap my brain around supporting someone who does that.”
Others were willing to set aside the morality test of the past to back Hof.
Robert Thomas, a retired prosecutor and evangelical who along with his wife, Debbie, voted for Hof, said Hof’s brothels “bother me a lot” but that he was willing to overlook them.
“Dennis Hof seems to me to be a man of his word and he does what he says,” Thomas said.
Any guesses on how Trump will play this?

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / RIP Harry Anderson, "dead" at 65...
« on: April 16, 2018, 09:01:22 PM »

It has to be his last big con. He's still alive, I know it!




Debate / ITT: Letters provides proof of what he has asserted
« on: April 13, 2018, 04:38:12 PM »

Trump is a huge fan of porn and porn has a history of human trafficking.

Obama and the Clintons love pedophiles and have a long history of hanging out, protecting, and participating in pedophilia.
Cite this with multiple sources. Actual ones. Not Youtube conspiracy videos. A "long history" means you should be able to produce at least 3 examples EACH for Barack, Bill, and Hillary. Even Michelle, if you have it.

That's a whole different thread imo. This thread should be about current happenings and speculation on what Trump and Co is doing.

As promised, I've created this thread so Letters can support his assertions with facts.

ICT / ICT FAQs, because fangirl is objectively a fucking moron
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:08:29 AM »
 ICT FAQs  These FAQs are for reference. "Violation" of these is not a bannable offense, they are simply an outline to tell you how things are generally done on ICT. The majority of these simply explain how the fights are set up when a Thread-Starter does not specify certain aspects of the fight.
 We encourage innovation here, so coming up with new debate ideas is welcome.
 What can a Thread-Starter do?
 A Thread-Starter may start any thread that doesn't violate Herochat rules. In ICT, it is preferred that the topics are vs. related. Discussions not related to the fights we set up can be taken to the other forums, that's what they are there for.
 What Gear are Combatants allowed access to?
 Characters fight with access to their standard gear. AKA whatever they normally have direct access to. This does not include "calling in backup" from everyone they've ever met in their entire history.
 What sort of mindset are the Combatants in?
 Combatants are acting in character, as they are most often portrayed. Under special circumstances, a particular version of a Character may be substituted by the Thread-Starter (i.e. Blood & Thunder Thor or OWAW Superman). What this means is if Combatant 1 has a penchant for killing while Combatant 2 refrains from such a course of action as often as possible, then Combatant 1 may be out for the kill while Combatant 2 is not.
 How is a Combatant victorious?
 Combatants battle to win whatever competition they are placed in. Means of victory include KO, Killing, Entrapping, Battlefield Removal, anything that makes the opponent no longer able to continue the fight is considered a victory.
 If a Thread-Starter does not choose the setting for a fight, where is it taking place?
 Combatants fight in a time and place of the Thread-starter's choosing, if no place is chosen, they fight on the streets of New York City, on a nice day with scattered clouds, at 2 pm.
 How much do the Combatants know about each other?
 Combatants know whatever is common knowledge for the public of whatever universe the character is from. [ex. If Miracleman is fighting Iron Man, he knows whatever the public at Marvel knows about Iron Man.]
 You mentioned Blood and Thunder Thor and OWAW Superman. What's that all about?
 Those are External Power-Ups or Altered Frames of Mind. Unless the Thread-starter specifies otherwise, external power-ups are not typically allowed. This includes: Leaving the field of battle for additional weaponry, Sun-Dips, or Warrior Madness. Other similar, unlisted power-ups fall under this category. Mages are the exception to this rule as they often call on external power to overwhelm opponents. They are the only exception barring Thread-starter changes.
 Someone just changed their thread after I already replied to it. What's the deal?
 The Thread-starter may alter the settings and rules of their thread up until the 29th post, the end of page 1. This is simple courtesy since posters have already invested in the thread. After this point, the initial post describing the competition may not be altered, and the rules must remain the same so petty arguments will not be started over misunderstandings.
 What sort of evidence can I use in debates?
 For Comics/Manga, Primary Source Material is the weightiest proof. Where applicable, the Thread-Starter is supposed to designate whether the character version used is the anime version, manga version, or if both are allowed. Author's Intent does count. The most widely accepted forms of evidence are scans, issue numbers and quotes. Their weight in a debate is: Scans>Issue Numbers>Quotes. This is because a scan allows others to see it for themselves, and Issue numbers allow others to seek it for themselves. Quotes can be taken out of context, but if verified, are valid.
 Can I bring in out of continuity stories as a reference?
 Elseworlds, What If...?, Imaginary Stories and Crossovers do not count as in-continuity evidence.
 I read something in a handbook, do those count?
 In regards to power levels, they do not count. Sourcebooks and Handbooks are almost universally shunned from arguments here. The only thing begrudgingly accepted is their historical documentation. Do not be surprised if you reference a factoid you pulled from a Handbook/Sourcebook and someone demands you back it up with evidence from the Primary Source Material. Handbooks are generally just considered fun reads. Write-Ups by Wizard Magazine do not count, ever.
 What about Star Wars? Do you use The Official Star Wars Canon Tree here?
 With the exception of the Incredible Cross Sections, which do not count here, The Official Star Wars Canon Tree is in affect regarding Star Wars Debates. For board convenience, here it is:
Quote from: The Official Star Wars Canon Tree
G-canon is absolute canon; the movies (their most recent release), the scripts, the novelizations of the movies, the radio plays, and any statements by George Lucas himself. G-canon always overrides the lower levels of canon when there is a contradiction. Within G-canon, many fans follow an unofficial progression of canonicity where the movies are the highest canon, followed by the scripts, the novelizations, and then the radio plays.
 C-canon is primarily comprised of elements from the Expanded Universe including books, comics, and games bearing the label of Star Wars. Games and RPG sourcebooks are a special case; the stories and general background information are themselves fully C-canon, but the other elements such as character/item statistics and gameplay are, with few exceptions, N-canon.
 S-canon is "secondary" canon; the story itself is considered non-continuity, but the non-contradicting elements are still a canon part of the Star Wars universe. This includes things like the popular online roleplaying game Star Wars: Galaxies and certain elements of a few N-canon stories.
 N-canon is "non-canon". What-if stories (such as stories published under the Star Wars: Infinities label), game stats, and anything else directly contradicted by higher canon ends up here. N-canon is the only level that is not considered canon by Lucasfilm.

What does “CBR Rules” mean?
 That means the fight takes place with the CBR-Style of fight rules, included below for your convenience.
Quote from: ComicBookResources Forum Default Fight Rules

01. Prep time:

 Neither side receives any notable prep time before the starting bell. Neither side may take any offensive or defensive actions before the starting bell. Planning is allowed and powers that are automatic or 'always on' can be up, but actions such as setting up forcefields, taking flight, or consciously activating powers is not. For example, Batman cannot shove together an 'anti-Avengers ray' before the fight.
 02. Standard Equipment:
 Each side starts out with the equipment that they normally and have been shown to consistently carry on them. For example, Daredevil would have his billy-club, but Reed Richards would not have the Ultimate Nullifier.
 In a scenario fight, the contestants in whose city/reality the fight takes place are allowed access to any material resources they usually have there or of any team they're active members of, as long as they can reasonably get to them. For example, in a scenario set in the DCU, Green Lantern would have access to equipment in the JLA Watchtower, but not the Titans headquarters.
 03. Basic knowledge:
 Each side receives basic knowledge of the other. A good measure of this would be what the general population of the character's homeworld knows. For example, that Superman has a weakness to Kryptonite is general knowledge, but that he's Clark Kent is not.
 04. Bloodlust:
 It is assumed that each contestant in the arena will fight to his/her best ability. That means they will use any powers at their disposal. For example, even though The Flash doesn't clock each of his own opponents in the first picosecond in his own comic, it is assumed that is a viable tactic on this board since it is a proven fact that he possesses that level of speed.
 It is also assumed that the characters fight at their optimum levels of ability - not explicitly weakened or unusually powered up for those who have variable power levels.
 05. Setting:
 The default battle area is the Arena of Khazan, a colossal arena that looks somewhat like a Roman Amphitheatre. It is typically a 250 feet by 200 feet ellipse, though the size is adjustable in accordance to the size of the contestants; the opposing sides start out about 100 feet from one another. The Arena of Khazan is itself next to completely indestructable. The audience are protected from stray energy blasts/debris/body parts by a godly powered forcefield. The ground of the arena itself does not have this protection, nor is the skydome covered by it. Somewhere in the arena is located a commentators box (location seems to vary).
 06. No outside help:
 Unless specified otherwise, no contestant may call for outside assistance, even in scenario matches. For example, Captain America cannot call in the Avengers during a fight with Batman.
 07. Leaving the field:
 Combatants who leave the field of combat on purpose forfeit the match. If they are removed from the arena against their will (being punched, thrown, teleported, etc.) and can make it back under their own power, then they are still in the fight. Obviously, if a combatant leaves the field and cannot return under their own power, then they have lost.

What does HTH mean?
 It means Hand to Hand fighting only. This is a fight where opponents pit their martial skill against one another without weapons or exotic powers like energy attacks, flight or superspeed (This includes chi and chakra). Move-reading, enhanced senses and mind-reading(provided the character uses it primarily for physical fights and not communication[Mr. X-Fighting] [[J'onn J'onnz-Communication]) is allowed. This is any form of hand-to-hand combat, not just Asian martial arts. Dodging and giving ground for tactical regrouping is allowed.
 Can they do that with Weapons, too?
 The style is the same as above, except characters are given weapons of the Thread-Starter's choosing to use as well.
 What is a Slugfest?
 Characters hit each other until they go down, relying only on strength and durability.
 What does “Equal Bodies” mean?
 It means that the two opponents are in physically equal bodies. If the fighters are of opposite genders, then they are placed in exactly equal bodies of their own gender. They are equal in every physical stat, with no special powers(energy blasts, etc.) to speak of.

Game Cage / Monster Hunter: World
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:18:37 PM »
I'm on PS4 (not live and the moment, I just keep forgetting to make this thread when I'm on).

Anyone else playing? On either console?

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Scary scenes in otherwise shitty movies
« on: February 02, 2018, 07:29:04 PM »
I'm sure there are a few movies that sucked, but that one scene was damn good and you wish it was in a better film.

This scene from The Boogeyman was extremely well done. Creepy as hell. https://youtu.be/VNBzjYyGcd0

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / The Witcher is coming to Netflix
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:28:22 PM »
Could be good.

Game Cage / Super Mario Bros movie is in development...
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:25:15 PM »

The day many thought would never come has arrived. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo has made a deal with Illumination Entertainment, the animation studio that makes the Despicable Me movies (as well as recent hits Sing and The Secret Life of Pets) to do an animated Mario movie.

According to the report, the companies have been in negotiations for a year and the fact Universal (which finances and distributes Illumination’s movie) has partnered with Nintendo for several theme parks was helpful. Right now, the deal is one for one movie, but there is potential for more.
Of course, Nintendo is almost laughably protective of their intellectual properties, especially after the disastrous 1993 live action Super Mario Bros. movie. They’ve made Pokémon movies but, beyond that, rumors of movies based on Mario and The Legend of Zelda have been around for years. This is the vide game company’s first big move forward in a long time, and the implications are extremely significant.
The animated Super Mario Bros. film is  currently in “early development,” which doesn’t mean much. Animated films, especially ones as important as this, tend to take a long time to make, so don’t even bother to start holding your breath yet. But still... wow.

Illumination has made some really good ones. I think they could do a good job.

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