Growing up as I did on issues of ‘Master Of Kung-Fu’, I have always harbored a secret love of the high-velocity flippy-dippy kung-fu fighting.  Though it might not be as useful in the “real world” (where I’ve never had a real fight as an adult and never hope to have one), the idea of a flying dropkick, an Iron Fist flippidy or even something ridiculous like a Rock Bottom seems so much more stylish and entertaining to me.  ‘Course, part of the reason that I’ve never had much of a connection to a character like The Punisher is his straightforward approach to the idea of crime-fighting, as I prefer the theatrical to the brutally effective, leading to today’s attitudinal query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would approach such matters the way I approached magic as Biium, the one-hummingbird fireworks display: With as much panache as humanly possible, asking: If it came to theoretical super-combat, would you prefer an all-business approach or the flashy flying dropkick style?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    I think I would prefer strong style wrestling kinda thing. So, combination of flashy stuff done sparingly (everybody needs to have their special attacks, otherwise its boring) combined what really works.

  2. In real life, peoples’ live would be on the line, so I would be all business. But hopefully, I could pull it off like Saitama and have it be stylish anyway =D

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