One of the major downsides of trying to discuss the vicissitudes of popular culture as we do here with the MS-QOTD is the tendency for a large portion of responses to be “BATMAN!” It doesn’t even really matter what the question is, someone will eventually call upon the Caped Crusader. It should be noted, however, that he has been repeatedly and severely defeated in combat by Lady Shiva, outsmarted by Talia Al Ghul and never quite looks at good in a pointy hat as Barbara Gordon. Following that train of thought to it’s logical conclusion makes me wonder who ELSE might be the Dark Knight’s match in a fight while also possessing two X chromosomes. Zoe Washburn? Mara Jade? Trish Stratus?
And with that, we’re off!
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders if all the answers will have been written by Gail Simone, asking: Who’s the toughest female combatant in all of pop culture?