Well, it’s about that time, my friends, for me to ‘nerd out’ for another Monday Night Match-up, and we are back to DC vs Marvel style! 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 killed The 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 Castle. Dare Devil pulled ahead of Green Arrow in a no-weapons melee match. Thorrecently 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. Katana sliced into Elektra for a brutal victory. Gandalf the White defeated Dumbledore in the greatest wizard battle ever held. Damien Darhk pulled ahead of Magneto is a villainous battle. Hawkman flew right past Archangel for a glorious victory. Negan beat out The Governor in a brutal match. Sara Lance bested Elektra in a grave assassins battle.
With the Season 5 premiere of Arrow coming up on Wednesday this week, I decided to give Oliver another shot at this match-up game! This time against Avenger, Captain America!
Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) Abilities and Skills:
- He survived Lian Yu. I think that in and of itself is essentially a hunger games all on its own.
- He has displayed on many occasions that he is an expert in acrobatics, and often uses this skill while evading enemy fire.
- Oliver is an extremely gifted archer. He also has a wide-variety of trick arrows, ranging from grappling arrows to explosive ones. He is capable of firing multiple arrows at a single target, with deadly accuracy.
- He is proficient in several forms of hand-to- hand combat. Oliver has been known to take on seven people at once. He spent several months dedicated to making himself a better fighter and trained with multiple people including Deathstroke (at the time, Slade Wilson) and Ra’s Al Ghul.
- Oliver’s reflexes are enhanced to the degree where he is quick enough to catch arrows and he has also been known to dodge bullets.
- Oliver is stealth in his movement. After years of training on Lian Yu, he has mastered the art of sneaking up on and taking out enemy forces.
- Oliver is very proficient with a sword, although his preferred weapon is a bow and arrow. He has been known to turn almost anything into a weapon to use to his advantage in a fight. He also is a pretty accurate sharpshooter, especially on pistols.
- Oliver is bilingual, mastering the Russian Language. (Not sure how this would help him in battle, but it is an awesome skill)
- Oliver has brief ‘spy’ experience with A.R.G.U.S
- He survived multiple tortures that were inflicted upon him. Including those done by both Slade Wilson and Billy Wintergreen; members of Australian Secret Intelligence Services.
Captain America (Steve Rogers) Abilities:
- Captain America displays several enhanced abilities: physical strength is enhanced to the very peak of human potential. He also possesses enhanced speed, durability, agility, reflexes, stamina, and senses.
- Rogers is an accomplished strategist, on and off the battlefield.
- He is an expert in hand-to-hand combat being very skilled in multiple martial arts through his training in military combatives
- He is well-versed in multiple Armed force disciplines including intelligence gathering, escape arts, demolition, and battlefield tactics.
- He, like Batman, has mastered the art of acrobatics. He’s utilized these talents in combat on multiple occasions.
- Also like Batman, Captain America is a very strong- willed person. He is not one to give up easily, and he has overcome many forms
of temptation along with having an insane pain tolerance.
- Steve is a pretty proficient marksman, although he is more comfortable with his shield; which he has mastered the art of. After years of using his shield as a weapon, he has found himself capable of putting up a good fight against any enemy.
Jules Vote: It’s a Draw, in my opinion. Captain America may have the super soldier serum, but Oliver is tactically smarter and more mobile.
Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She is currently co-authoring a novel called ‘Snow Falls’. 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 in Business. When she isn’t writing, she is co-owner of a film production studio called ‘Valentine Productions LLC’ and she frequently spends her weekends acting in films, or being a stuntwoman.