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Duel to the Death: Mercy

Duel to the Death: Mercy

I, Andy Peloquin, challenge you, Sarah Buhrman, 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! Bucelarii 2 Small 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 yellow corner, we have Mercy, the embodiment of Odin's will and the vanguard of his army. Too Wyrd Front cover Tale of the Tape:
  • Carries a bowie knife that transforms into a sword
  • Master of virtually all fighting styles, having been on earth for hundreds of years doing Odin's bidding.
  • She is a god-creature, an extension of Odin, she has no soul and cannot be killed--she is simply absorbed and re-manifested through Odin.
  • Mercy is protective, determined and compassionate - for a Valkyrie. Mercy is a manifestation of Odin's empathy for humanity.
Two enter the ring, only one can leave alive! How would (your character) kill the Hunter? Valkyrie weapons are made of cold-iron, as that is a primary weakness of the Jotun, the ice and fire giants, enemies of the Aesir and of Odin. Mercy recently finished helping Nicola begin her quest, leading her sister-Valkyrie in battle against not-so-good-ol'-Bob and his demons, given to him by Jehovah (at least, they are pretty sure it's Jehovah). She has experience with demon-kind and with monstrous creatures, and she will simply fight until the enemy is defeated. That's what the Valkyrie do. To kill (your character): The Hunter would try to overwhelm her with his inhuman speed, strength, and skill. All he has to do is pierce her skin with Soulhunger, and the dagger will consume her soul. Not even someone with considerable magical abilities can survive Soulhunger's bite--it was created to kill demons. Who would win? Faced with the almighty power of Odin's messenger, one who wields the cold-iron (the Hunter's weakness) of the Aesir, the Hunter would grit his teeth and fight until his last breath. With no soul for Soulhunger to consume, he would have no way to heal himself from the iron's poison. Winner: Mercy. Not even the Hunter can withstand the power of the gods. Want to find out more about this Valkyrie who would dare challenge the legendary assassin of Voramis to the death? Click here to read about her… Who do YOU think would win? Did we get the match-up right? Leave a comment below and let me know... Want to match your character against the Hunter? Click here to enter your protagonist/antagonist in a duel to the death!