If superheros were real, how would you fight them?

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If superheros were real, how would you fight them?

Blackrravian
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me vs green lantern power ring vs umbrakinesis
the darkest place in the world is the human heart think about it
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Gentleman Vaultboy
Why would you ever fight a green lantern?

Unless you're a space criminal from outer space.
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Blackrravian
no i am just saying like sparing
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Gentleman Vaultboy
Intellectual exorcise, then.

Green Lanterns are fairly tough. Flight, any conceivable weapon at their command, crazy willpower, and they can just call in backup because they're space cops.

Mental attacks probably aren't a good idea, at least directly. Willpower is their whole thing. What I'd do is subject the Lantern to a series of emotional and psychological torments over the course of months or years, slowly whittling down their will to go on and any friends they can rely on, never letting on that I'm the one behind it all.

When they're at their weakest, BAM! I hit them out of nowhere and don't let up until they're down.
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Celadon's Penultimate
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Well, if the green light is regular light, then all you need is to get into contact with some matter that can absorb the green light spectrum.

Basically by wearing green.

But if it's psionic/psychic energy, then you need something to diffract/absorb/counteract it, such as quartz.

And if it's green magic energy, there's moly.
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Gentleman Vaultboy
I'm pretty sure that it's pure willpower. Think Spiral Power.

It also depends on which Lantern your fighting. Taking on Hal Jordan isn't going to be anything like fighting, say, Mogo the living planet.
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...wouldn't that be wearing any color other than green?

well anyway, back in the day his powers didn't work against wood. then they didn't work against yellow, so....kill him with a number two pencil.
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Blackrravian
Umbrakinesis can take or could the spectrum
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How does your version of umbrakinesis function in space?
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Gentleman Vaultboy
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Not anymore. The yellow thing was because an being made of pure fear was sealed up in the big battery that powers the Lantern rings. Eventually it possessed Hal Jordan and he became a super villain for a while and killed tons of GL's. There's this famous cover of him with a dozen rings on his fingers looking all crazy. They managed to free him, and the Fear parasite teamed up with Sinestro to form the Sinestro Corp.

Fear is yellow on the spectrum, like willpower is green and hope is blue. That's why they couldn't do anything against yellow objects.
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Mik_Hael
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Which reboot was that explained in?
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Pretty sure that was the base story, not a reboot. Also, it's been repeated in various forms.
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Ericus Europaeus (Bug)
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I forgot don't all the lanterns from each color have a drawback or weakness besides Greens natural distate of Yellow?>
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All the colors have a downside...in some form or another. For instance, A Blue lantern cannot do much without a Green lantern around because Hope is not as effective without Willpower.
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Celadon's Penultimate
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Yeah, sorry.

I mixed up absorption and reflection.
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I'd be easy.

We know alll the classic superhero's weaknesses.

Kryponite and Yellow and such..
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Even if you know a superhero's weakness that doesn't make it an 'easy' win.

Sure, one could collect a lot of kryptonite as preparation for a fight with supa.
But superman is smart, so to get him in your trap wouldn't be straight forward.

And the superhero can also use your weaknesses.
In the case of Superman versus Umbrakinesis he just needs a flashlight.

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What power would you use against Doctor Strange ? What weakness?



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Blackrravian
Good point me bsquare doc strange well.
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Dormammu.
“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
― Hogfather
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