So quite a few people have been wondering who Artemis is fighting. Although Kate’s been paired with Robin, she’ll be used twice in Younger Games because the numbers are uneven. And who doesn’t want a badass female archer fight?
So on with our next fight…
- Advantages: Life-long Training, Practiced Solo-fighter
- Disadvantages: One Weapon, Not Even Her Weapon, Hot-Headed
Kate Bishop/Hawkeye II
- Advantages: Three Weapons, Improvisation, Strategic
- Disadvantages: Fights Best on a Team, Limited Training
So first thing is first: let’s compare the quiver. Both of these guys tote about the basics: piercing, explosive, foam, bola, smoke, grappling hook, and net arrows. Some differences I’ve seen is Kate has used EMP and boomerang arrows, while Artemis has used tracking arrows. Aside from perhaps surprising Artemis with a boomerang arrow (because NO ONE expects an arrow to do that because it SHOULDN’T), I think most of these are rather specific to the fights they were in at the time. Since Kate has Hawkeye’s actual bow and quiver, I’m tempted to say she wins on the equipment front, but I’ll call it even since I’m sure Green Arrow contributed a lot to Artemis’ arsenal.
I can’t really see a definitive difference on first hit since both of these guys are pretty quick to shoot. Must be the archery dinosaurs.
Despite my love for the little green archer, I’d say Artemis is at a disadvantage for multiple reason. First off, archery isn’t actually her expertise. Fighting is, but archery in particular isn’t. This gives Kate a long range advantage which could be pretty killer. If we move away from shooting, Artemis is still at a disadvantage. Without a bow, she has her acrobatics and martial arts, while Kate has a sword, Mockingbird’s battle staves, as well as her own martial arts skills. Artemis may have lifelong training on her side, but Kate’s photographic reflexes should counter balance this.
Now Artemis does get bonus points for being ruthless, aggressive, and a good solo fighter. Meanwhile Kate will waste a decent amount of time trying to use a net arrow on Artemis and failing completely before trying more violent measures. This will most definitely be a full on cat-fight to the death, and Artemis is not going down without blowing up a few buildings on the way. However, I think Kate’s level-head (relative to Artemis) will give her a strategic leg up. Without brute strength or powers to make a definitive advantage, strategy means a lot.
All around I would call this a very even fight. However, in the end, I think Kate’s got better equipment, and is a better match for her equipment.
- Winner: Kate Bishop/Hawkeye II
- Duration: 15-20 minutes
- Collateral Damage: Level 2- “No, not my car!”
- How’s the Winner looking: Pretty beat, but at least the ego is in tact this time
- Watch Your Back for: Green Arrow, Kid Flash, and Cheshire. Oops. You might want to call in some back-up Hawkingbird.
Who’s the better shot?
All right, well we all know in an archery contest for “who can hit the bullseye” both of these spitfires are just going to blow up the target and give you a “Bitch, please” look. But when it comes to accuracy, I’d definitely give it to Kate. She tends to hit very small strategic targets (such as Kang’s utility belt). However, Artemis may be a faster shot, since she’s extremely aggressive, and tends to shoot explosives which don’t need as much accuracy. All around, I’d call Kate the better shot, since she makes every one count.
As always, let me know what you think! Does Kate take this round, or is she going to lose 2 for 2? Who has taken a more difficult shot? Longer, Faster, Flashier? Can we put Green Arrow, Artemis, Red Arrow, Hawkeye, and Kate all in a room together and see what happens? Cool thanks. I have a lot of archer love.
Put me in there too.