Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2009 “Deathstroke's Army” fan art by Phil “MacAddict17”

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The basic idea behind this one was to get the villains together that Slade Wilson would choose to try to take down the JLA. From top to bottom:

Chemo: A colossal liquid humanoid with half a brain. He's approx. 40 stories tall, and shoots acid out of his mouth.

Gorilla Grodd: A talking gorilla with a strong mind, who can give telepathic commands as well as pack a punch

Despero: Mind-Control powers, as well as super strength and Flying. Don't look into his eyes!

Bane: Some guy juiced up on venom, which is essentially steroids. Grudge against Batman.

White Martian: Same powers as the Martian Manhunter - Strength, Speed, Invisibiliy, Shapeshifting, Intangibility, Heat Vision, Flying. Also, same weakness to fire.

Amazo: Quite possibly the most dangerous, as he can use any of the powers of the heros on the JLA. For instance, can use the speed of the Flash and the strength of Superman at the size of the Atom to be a human bullet. Ouch.

Solomon Grundy: Your standard brute, who just happens to be immortal. Can't really hurt him physically at all.

Deathstroke the Terminator: The man with a plan. Essentially, if Batman was a ninja/mercenary/assassin, he'd be Deathstroke. His only power is using 90% of his brain, which allows him to take on lots of heroes at once and win.

The typical JLA, say Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Flash, and a couple superfluous characters aren't going to last against these guys. Amazo alone could take them down, and so could Despero.

So my question for you is this: If you had to come up with a team to defeat these villains with as few members as possible, who would you pick and how would you do it?
At some point after JLA #1 came out, I started thinking of an anti-JLA team concept surprisingly (or really, not all that surprisingly) similar to this one. I even did a crumby little color sketch. Should I dig it up to post?


Anj said...

Most definitely dig it up and post.

That is a pretty vicious team.

Count Drunkula said...

Interesting lineup. A lot of times fan-made teams like this try to fill every little niche or power set. In this case, you have a lot of repetition. A lot of bruisers and a lot of telepaths.

If I had to come up with a hero team to oppose these guys... um, The Spectre?