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The Tournament of Heroes Phase I: Nominations


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#1 Pariah

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:27 PM

Before we can have a Tournament, we must have competitors. This thread is where we determine who they will be.

 

Before discussing details, let me just get this out of the way: PLEASE NOMINATE HEROES.  We’ll get a fair number of 90s-style dark & gritty anti-heroes along the way--especially in the Street Level tournament--and that’s just fine. Healthy, even.  But the focus here is on heroes. So please don’t nominate villains. One day, we may have a Tournament of Villains--but today is not that day.

 

Okay, a few simple guidelines for nominating characters:

  1. Each Forum member may nominate up to three characters per day. No more than three characters per day, please. Make your three (or fewer) nominations, and then let someone else have a turn. (And let me have time to record and sort all of the selections).
  2. The focus here is on comic book heroes. Characters must have appeared in professionally published comics to be considered for nomination. (Note: They need not have originated in the comics. There is an Incredibles comic series, so Mister Incredible and Elastigirl are eligible. So is Queen Elsa, because there is a Frozen comic book.) Anime characters are allowed, as long as they have appeared in print. One day, we may do a Cinematic, Television, and/or Gaming Heroes Tournament--but today is not that day.
  3. When you nominate a character, please specify which version of the character you are nominating, if there’s more than one. Example: If you nominate Batman, please tell us whether you’re talking about Bruce Wayne, Jean Paul Valley, Dick Grayson, or Terry McGinnis.
  4. Multiple versions of the same character may be nominated, but different heroes that are actually the same person may not be.  In other words, both Hank Pym and Scott Lang may both be nominated as Ant-Man, but Hank may not be nominated as both Ant-Man and Yellowjacket. As we say in the Superdraft, nominate the man, not the mask.
  5. Please identify which tournament your nominated hero will participate in. Each hero may compete in one and only one tournament. We may need to discuss which characters qualify for which tournament, but I will claim right of final adjudication in such matters.

A few words about who is eligible for which tournament:

 

Under 21: This tournament is for heroes who were shown exclusively or primarily as teenagers (or younger). Examples would include pretty much anyone from the Legion, the Teen Titans, and the New Mutants, as well as Kitty Pryde, Kamala Khan, and so on. DC’s Captain Marvel is NOT eligible for this tournament (Billy is under 21, but his alter ego is decidedly not--this was a plot point in Young Justice), but Mary Marvel would be.

 

Street Level: This tournament is for heroes who fight primarily with skills and/or weapons rather than vast superhuman powers. This is as much about ‘feel’ as it is about power level. Obvious examples of characters who would fit into this tournament include Batman, Daredevil, the Question, Green Arrow, Captain America, Mockingbird, Black Widow, the Shadow, the Green Hornet, Zorro, and so on. I would also consider Moon Knight and Nightcrawler eligible for this tournament. Borderline heroes might include Spider-Man, Black Canary, and Luke Cage.

 

Open Class: This is the tournament I expect will have the largest field.  Pretty much any superhero with powers short of cosmic reality-bending is eligible here. Furthermore, characters who would qualify for the Under 21 and/or Street Level competitions may be entered into this tournament, if you wish (but again, only one tournament per hero.)

 

Unlimited Class: This tournament is for the heaviest of the heavy hitters, those who can affect entire worlds (or more!) by their actions. These heroes are the ones who can take on entire armies--or teams of other heroes--by themselves and win. Examples might include Superman (and many of his more powerful knock-offs), various Sorcerers Supreme, those who wield Cosmic Power, immortal/divine warriors, and so forth.

 

It won’t always be obvious, perhaps, which tournament fits a given character best. We can talk about it as needed. We’ll figure it out.

 

So, let me summarize: When you make a nomination, please name the hero you wish to nominate (including which version of the character, as appropriate) and identify which tournament they will participate in.  You may do this with up to three heroes per day.

 

In addition to nominating heroes, you may second any nomination that has been made. There are no limits to how many nominations you may second, but please second any nominations you consider worthy by name. Posting things like “I second every character that has been nominated so far” will be met with scorn and derision (and no other action on my part). Again, this is primarily to help me keep track of everything.

 

Ideally, I’d like to see something like between 16 and 48 (or maybe even 64) heroes in each tournament. We’ll see how it goes.

 

Any questions?  Ask ‘em now.  Otherwise, I will open up nominations at midnight Eastern Standard time tonight. For reference, it is now almost 3:30 p.m. EST, so nominations will begin in about 8½ hours.

 

Happy nominating!

 

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Click here to see the spreadsheet of nominated (and seconded) heroes!


Edited by Pariah, 04 January 2017 - 02:23 PM.

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#2 death tribble

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:54 PM

As I will be asleep when this kicks off and will probably be out until late Tuesday I will issue one nomination Street Level ahead of time. Bruce Wayne Batman.


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#3 Doc Shadow

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:49 PM

I'm sure someone with nominate Bats at the appropriate time, DT. Of course it might be the Adam West version, or mayhaps the George Clooney version.  :angst:


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#4 Pariah

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:12 PM

Perish the thought!

Sinclair: "No boom?"
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#5 Pariah

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:51 PM

Less than ten minutes now....

Sinclair: "No boom?"
Garibaldi: "No boom."
Ivanova: "No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow."


#6 Logan.1179

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:08 PM

I had a feeling we were jumping the gun. Ok, I'll try again.

 

Street level nomination

Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man

"Multiple Choice" era

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Open level nomination

Wally West, The Flash

pre Nu52

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Unlimited Class nomination

Saitama, One-Punch Man

Originally web comic, then anime, now comic book

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:59 AM

As I will be asleep when this kicks off and will probably be out until late Tuesday I will issue one nomination Street Level ahead of time. Bruce Wayne Batman.

Well as no-one else has said anything this stands.

 

Open Level nomination. Wonder Woman as is.

 

Under 21. A New Mutant Cannonball


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#8 death tribble

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:02 AM

Not my favorite, but this one should always be selected first

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:04 AM

One who could potentially sweep through the 21 and under (if put in there)

 

Gohan (DBZ)

 


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:06 AM

As a trump to Superman and his vulnerability to magic, I nominate Dr. Fate.

 

For street level, I nominate Dr. Midnite

 

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#11 Bazza

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:26 AM

Nominate
Adam Warlock (current) Unlimited Class
Silver Surfer aka Norrin Radd Unlimited Class
Iron Man Tony Stark -- MCU version Open Class
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#12 JohnnyAppleseed098

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:45 AM

A Couple of Personal Favorites.

 

21 and Under

 

My Nomination is Sora From Kingdom Hearts

 

Street Level

 

My Nomination is Doc Holiday From Tombstone

 

Open Level

 

My Nomination is Vegeta From Dragon Ball Z


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#13 Pariah

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:35 AM

Street Level

 

My Nomination is Doc Holiday From Tombstone

 

 

Is there a Tombstone comic with Doc Holiday?


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#14 Doc Shadow

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:10 AM

Street Level Class Nominations

 

Abbey Chase (Danger Girl)

 

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The Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:28 AM

As I will be asleep when this kicks off and will probably be out until late Tuesday I will issue one nomination Street Level ahead of time. Bruce Wayne Batman.

 

Well as no-one else has said anything this stands.

 

 

 

I will second this but only if it's the Adam West version. Adam West's Batman rules!  :yes:  :yes:  :yes:

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:33 AM

Last Nomination for today, still Street Level

 

The Phantom (Kit Walker XXI)

 

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#17 Logan.1179

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 12:04 PM

Adam West Batman really belongs in Unlimited Class.


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#18 JohnnyAppleseed098

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

Is there a Tombstone comic with Doc Holiday?

Actually, the movie about Doc Holiday is called Tombstone. 


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#19 Pariah

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

 A small quibble, Mr. Appleseed:

 

The focus here is on comic book heroes. Characters must have appeared in professionally published comics to be considered for nomination. (Note: They need not have originated in the comics. There is an Incredibles comic series, so Mister Incredible and Elastigirl are eligible. So is Queen Elsa, because there is a Frozen comic book.) Anime characters are allowed, as long as they have appeared in print. One day, we may do a Cinematic, Television, and/or Gaming Heroes Tournament--but today is not that day.

 

You are welcome to make another nomination.


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#20 Pariah

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:12 PM

My first thought is that Doc Shadow is trying to stack the Street Level tournament with ringers.

 

Not that I can really disapprove. All three of those are great picks. :thumbup:

 

In fact, I really like everything I'm seeing here so far. Well done, everyone!


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Garibaldi: "No boom."
Ivanova: "No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow."