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Crossover battle: Cassandra Cain "Blak Bat" vs Laura Kinney "X23"!
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Cassandra Cain is THE badass, all other badasses strive to be as badass as Cassandra Cain, Cassandra Cain is so badass that whenever she speaks, Tim Drake gets kicked in the nuts, whenever she speaks, Batman gets laid, whenever she speaks, Stephanie Brown shuts the Hell up, whenever she speaks Jason Todd rethinks his life choices, Cassandra Cain is badass incarnate
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XTizaraX Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, stop pissing your pants with this. BOTH are trained assassins, and both have proven to be VERY lethal, BUT, Cassandra WOULD have an advantage with her body reading. Unless X-23 can recover from throat slitting, neck snapping, or anything else fatal, I give it to Cass.
Keep in mind ALL martial artists learn to react to their opponent's body language (I do this fencing longsword. If you have to stop and THINK about what you're opponent is doing and how to react to it, you're dead). Even allowing that Cass's is trained to a level above that of the average martial artist, it's not like it's a skill Laura doesn't possess at all. And even if Cass can read what Laura's initial move is, this is still assuming that Laura doesn't, y'know, throw a FEINT. In martial arts feints are still executed as real attacks (because if your opponent DOESN'T respond you've just wasted a free attack). This means Cass has to read EVERYTHING, and because she's not precog she has to do it on the fly and respond to each individual movement, along with the associated delays in processing what she's seeing and her own reaction time.

Which is, y'know, exactly what ALL martial artists do.

Ultimately, Cass's "body reading" is probably a comic writer thinking he's doing something smart and creative, without having done any research into ACTUAL martial arts at all, and rightfully coming across as ridiculous to anyone who ACTUALLY knows about it (I have this feeling all the time when I look at DnD's combat rules...)
Considering she has a faster healing factor then Wolverine, your counter argument agains't Cassandra is invalid. X-23 simply has the upper hand here.

Still, I do agree that there shouldn't be any more bickering on who would win.
XTizaraX Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd really like to see this as a Death Battle. I think Cass has more of a chance than she's given credit. I mean come on, a trained assassin who was also Batman's sidekick. That alone makes it worth the watch, but she has superhuman qualifies as well, so it would be interesting if not sexy >.>
And X-23 is a trained assassin who was also Wolverine's sidekick at one point. That alone makes her just as worthy as Cassandra.

Cass has the advantage to read body language.

Laura has the advantage to heal super fast.

It would be a very ineteresting battle to the death indeed. But I would still root for X-23, because of her healing factor, and simply because she's my favorite Marvel character. Cass on the other hand, is an okay character, but she never stood up for me. So I couldn't really care less about her, honestly.
XTizaraX Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you just for giving respect! Thank you. I just recently got into DC, and was never a big Marvel girl cept for spidey and the women of Marvel. They all look delicious. Back to the two at hand, I'm solidly behind Cassie, although Laura would probably win if she's the one with more stamina, because it'd most likely boil down to just that. Either way, they'd be a seriously lethal team. If not the most lethal in history.
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