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Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)

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Re: Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 07:06:23 PM »
Just because it's not Hand style Karate doesn't mean there's no skill. Nomak showed plenty in both fights. Employing feints, grabs, counters, etc... multiple times through both fights.  He pulled off plenty of martial arts moves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzfV-1zVB-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DttM77EP8tw

You can't watch these and say he's not skilled.

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Re: Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2017, 07:47:05 PM »
He's a bit more acrobatic than I remember in the first fight but nothing all that amazing.  He gets by a lot on being a Reaver.  In the first fight, nearly all of his punches are blocked and if he had been a regular vamp, he would have died from the silver Blade pumped him with.

In the second, he's more of a brawler, using his superior strength to knock Blade all over the place.  His punches are pretty wild and again, if he had been a regular vamp, he would have died from the opening attack.

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Re: Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2017, 10:19:54 PM »
And if Elektra hadn't been Black Sky and had a weapon, and plot, she'd have lost every time she tried to fight them.

Taking advantage of his powers doesn't detract from his skill. And his skill is evident, even if you don't think it's there. Like the feint that Blade totally fell for. Spin and flip kicks, counters, grapples, etc... All of that indicates a very high level of skill.

It's all a moot point though, Elektra loses here, and badly.

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Re: Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 10:57:38 PM »
And if Elektra hadn't been Black Sky and had a weapon, and plot, she'd have lost every time she tried to fight them.

Except we know she's skilled.  We saw her training as a little girl, beating down adult men and nearly killing them with her bare hands.  We know that even before dying and gaining her powers, she was capable of fighting the Hand and taking Stick in a sword fight.  Even after she died and gained powers, she outfought Iron Fist who had similar training to her.  We saw her willing to hold back against Daredevil and still win.  Additionally, we see her taking down two opponents who are stronger than her (Jessica Jones and Luke Cage), meaning we see her fighting people while at a disadvantage.  We never see her use her strength to just over power people because she mostly didn't need to.

Blade can't claim to have done any of those things.  He started training when he was in his late teens/early 20's, never beat down multiple opponents who were stronger than him, never outfight people who were established martial artists, and generally didn't get his skills tested that much.

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Re: Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2017, 11:39:08 PM »
Blade destroys her

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Re: Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2017, 01:28:11 PM »
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Re: Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 04:14:46 PM »
She likely is more skilled, but not by enough to outdo the huge stats advantage of Blade.
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Re: Black Sky vs Blade (Spoilers)
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2017, 05:46:19 PM »
She likely is more skilled, but not by enough to outdo the huge stats advantage of Blade.

This is my thinking, yes.