I, Andy Peloquin, challenge you, Rusty Trimble, to a duel to the death! But it is not we who will fight, but our characters…
In the black corner, weighing in at 180 pounds, standing a cool 6 feet tall: the Hunter of Voramis!
Tale of the Tape:
- Superhuman reflexes, strength, speed–think Captain America, but stronger
- Thousands of years of weapons training
- Body has accelerated healing factor–can survive a sword to the heart (can be killed by drowning, iron weapons, beheading, and suffocation)
- Cannot be killed by anything but iron
- Accursed dagger that heals him when he kills
- No magical abilities whatsoever
- No hesitation to kill if he perceives opponent as a threat/obstacle to his desires–classic anti-hero
In the dark blue corner, standing at 5’10, weighing just 120 lbs, and barely old enough to shave: David!
Tale of the Tape:
- Master of the Chon technique of sword fighting
- Possesses a symbiotic magical, iron sword
Two enter the ring, only one can leave alive!
How would David kill the Hunter? The Chon philosophy could be described almost as a “passive-aggressive” style. David fights a defensive battle, his body and facial expressions giving off the appearance that he is being overwhelmed by his opponent, just barely being able to block this blow and that, the impression to the enemy being that the next blow will be the killing one. David continues to just manage to deflect blow after blow, looking more and more weakened, defeated, and desperate.
David is actually skilled and quick beyond belief and is instead allowing his enemy to wear himself out by these repeated strikes and become overconfident and careless, and during this time David is waiting for a perfect opening while easily deflecting these blows. Once his enemy opens himself to attack, David surprises his opponent with a lightning quick strike, dispatching him.
To kill David: The Hunter would try to overwhelm him with his inhuman speed, strength, and skill. All he has to do is pierce David’s skin with Soulhunger, and the dagger will consume his soul. Not even someone with considerable magical abilities can survive Soulhunger’s bite–it was created to kill demons.
Who would win?
The Hunter sees David as a child, but a threat nonetheless and attacks. David repeatedly blocks each blow, but just barely. Frustrated, the Hunter begins to attack more and more fiercely and aggressively, David continuing to just manage to fend off the dagger strikes.
However, this is a ploy. His sword has a symbiotic relationship with him and an awareness and works well in concert with its master to deliver both precise and deadly strikes, but also to ensure an excellent parrying defense.
David is sweating, breathing heavy, and staggering backwards. The Hunter, seeing this, charges forward for the fatal strike. Overconfidence is his undoing. Even a single wound from David’s iron sword floods his body with poisonous iron, slowing him, and killing him. David’s defensive fighting style keeps him out of reach of Soulhunger long enough for the iron to do its terrible work.
Winner: David. The Hunter of Voramis, defeated by a mere child!
Want to find out more about this youth who would dare challenge the legendary assassin of Voramis to the death? Click here to read about David, Master of the Chon technique…
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