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Monday Night Match-up: Katana vs Elektra

Well, it’s about that time, my friends, for me to ‘nerd out’ for another Monday Night Match-up, DC vs Marvel style once more. So far you have voted via social media that Oliver Queen would take the crown versus Hawkeye. You voted that Captain America would beat Batman. Thor was voted to beat out Superman. Deathstroke killedThe Winter Soldier. Sara beat Natasha by the mere single digits. Atom squashed Ant-Man in the final tally. Ghost Rider blazed past John Constantine for the win. Wonder Woman came out on top with a victory over Lady Sif. Deathstroke dominated once again against Frank CastleDare Devil pulled ahead of Green Arrow in a no-weapons melee match. Thor recently squashed the almighty Wonder Woman in an extremely close match. Colossus smashed Bane for a drastic victory. Deadshot out-shot Bullseye for an incredible victory.

Everyone has been talking about the summer’s most anticipated film this week, Suicide Squad. I personally loved the movie, but it has been receiving mixed reviews all across the board. I admired the performance by Karen Fukuhara as Katana. She’s not someone who is frequently portrayed, and I think she really nailed the role. One ‘signature’ item that Katana is well known for is the deadly stroke of her blade. It made me think of another heroine who is pretty skilled with a blade, Elektra. Elodie Yung wow’d audiences with her performance as Elektra in the Netflix TV series, Daredevil.

You know the drill, my friends! If Karen Fukuhara’s Katana were to face off in a melee match against Elodie Yung’s Elektra, who would win? It’s a DC vs Marvel Match-up!

Katana (Skills and Abilities)

  • Martial Arts: Training in various Japanese-styled martial arts from an early age, Katana is a master martial artist. She is able to combat multiple enemies, fight meta humans and adapt to extremely complex situations.
  • Swordsmanship: Training under various samurai Katana is able to use whatever weapon she possesses (swords in particular) to win almost any fight.
  • Acrobatics: She is an excellent acrobat capable of many difficult feats.
  • Peak Human Physical Conditioning: Elektra has trained herself to always remain in phenomenal shape, and at peak physical conditioning.
  • Soultaker Sword: Katana’s blade, known as ‘The Soultaker’, is said to be cursed and sometimes takes the souls of those it kills, storing them inside the sword, where they can engage in limited communication with whoever wields it. These souls can be reincarnated by the means of a sacred ritual, under which they serve their summoner, even if it is against their will.
  • Stealth: Due to her ninja training, she can blend in with the shadows and remain undetected by most humans.

Elektra (Skills and Abilities)

  • Heightened Awareness: Demonstrated the ability to detect a threat to her well-being in the immediate vicinity before they commit the action.
  • Master Martial Artist: Elektra is proficient in many martial arts originating from China, Thailand and Japan.
  • Peak Human Physical Conditioning: Elektra has trained herself to always remain in phenomenal shape, and at peak physical conditioning.
  • Weapons Master: She is a master of many different weapons. Her usual weapons of choice are katanas, knives, and throwing stars.
  • Stealth: Due to her ninja training, she can blend in with the shadows and remain undetected by most humans.
  • Acrobatics: She is an excellent acrobat capable of many difficult feats.
  • Expert Marksman: Elektra is skilled with throwing weapons and sharpshooting.
  • Pressure point locator: She can locate different pressure points on a person’s body. She can incapacitate, paralyze, severely injure, or kill a person.

Jules Vote: Katana. Due to the fact that she has much more training and has demonstrated more skill with a blade.

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Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree. Some of her hobbies include fangirling, writing, cosplaying with her groups 'Emerald Archers' and 'DC Cosplayers East', hiking and training her German Shepherd, Soot. You can frequently find her at conventions cosplaying as Black Canary or as Hawkgirl with her boyfriend, who does Hawkman and Bane. :)