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Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge

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Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« on: November 05, 2017, 10:37:24 PM »
Nominated by Kallor.  Skurge gets his axe and Ares gets an Olympian sword.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 02:28:12 AM »
Ares annihilates him.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 08:57:59 AM »
Skurge SHOULD win ... stronger, WAY more powerful

But Ares WOULD win.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 09:01:14 AM »
"Classic Ares"would lose,the recent one would win 6/10.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 10:23:09 AM »
Ares

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 01:06:22 PM »
Skurge SHOULD win ... stronger, WAY more powerful

But Ares WOULD win.

Why would the stronger and more powerful guy lose? 

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 02:05:26 PM »
And why is he stronger and way more powerful

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 02:28:13 PM »
I'd bet on modern Ares, assuming they had comparable weapons, but I don't see a random Olympian sword standing up to the Bloodaxe. It'd likely be shattered upon the first clash, and then it'd become a question of how well Ares can handle Skurge without a blade of his own.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 03:06:47 PM »
And why is he stronger and way more powerful

Bloodaxe is a Mjolnir level weapon with all kinds of magic abilities.  Ares isn’t as strong, doesn’t have a notable weapon like the Bloodaxe, and has no other powers beyond strength/durability and godly constitution.  Seems like Skurge’s fight to me.





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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 05:53:40 PM »
Skurge has never been cool since his "death" moment under Simonson.

Ares completely decimates this chump.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 08:58:37 PM »
On paper, it really ought to be Skurge's fight. The Bloodaxe is way better than anything Ares can muster.

But then I recall issues like Thor 260. Where Balder pretty much dominated the parts of the fight where Skurge was not being amped by Amora.

Have to favor Ares in light of his later upgrades.
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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 04:12:28 AM »
RE power and strength, what the others said. Ares is a 70 tons level guy, no lightweight but Skurge is firmly Thing-level. He's meant to be the strongest Asgardian after Thor and Odin.

Plus the Bloodaxe is sick powerful and can do all sorts of crazy shit a normal sword couldn't.

But like Imp said, the Executioner's been portrayed as a useful lug for large chunks of his history, regardless of his power, and he struggles with more skilled characters. IIRC Valkyrie handled him as well. Ares used to be the same until Marvel decided to turn him into a badass. Any Ares pre-2000 would get squished by Skurge but the Dark Avengers revamp is a different story.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 01:01:54 AM »
Skurge wins.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 01:13:18 AM »
Also I don't think Ares has ever been given this kind of showing.



Skurge has also defeated Namor in Defenders who always had Ares' number even in modern days.

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Re: Battle of the Week: Marvel Ares vs Skurge
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2017, 11:39:19 AM »
Good pick-up but that's a major outlier for Skurge. The whole point of that storyline was to show how useless the Thor Corps were, compared with the real deal. Thor himself has never struggled against Skurge like that, and as Imp said, much weaker characters than Thor have beaten the Executioner fairly easily. I remember Giant Man tossing him around in an early Avengers issue. Skurge was historically Wonder Man's punching bag as well and the Hulk had no problems with him.

Ares has had some shocking showings over the years, against the likes of Thor (with his strength magnified) and Ikaris but he's had a few decent showings in more recent years.