Sorry for the delay everyone! We should be back to our regularly scheduled blood bath per day. Well let’s be honest, all these kids are too nice to really make a proper blood bath, but slight clothing tears and gratuitous CPR may be in order (yup, looking at you YJ).
For those of you just tuning in, here’s a few helpful links:
Intro Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Onto Round Four which will be….
M’gann M’orzz/Miss Martian
- Advantages: Camoflauge, Telepathy/Mind Control, Healing
- Disadvantages: Heat, easily distracted by emotions
- Advantages: Superhuman Strength, Healing, Subconscious Metamorphic Adaptation
- Disadvantages: A bit new to being an alien
Okay, so now we’ve got ourselves a nice alien showdown (spoiler alert?). As you can see, these guys have a few similar abilities, such as healing, and in one way or another, camouflage. However, Teddy’s ability to shapeshift won’t do much in terms of camouflage since Miss Martian can simply read his mind, spotting any disguise a million miles away. On the other hand, Miss Martian’s ability to cloak herself from Teddy shouldn’t be stopped by any of his abilities, giving M’gann the first advantage.
Physically, Teddy’s got M’gann beat six ways to Sunday, but my expectation is that he will never get a chance to A) see her or B) get close enough to touch her. This throws his second advantage, super-human strength, right out the window as well. Sorry Teddy :( Why can’t he touch her? Well as a telepath who sometimes throws planes together with her mind like she’s playing Patty Cake, I expect Miss Martian can throw enough things at Teddy, if not throw Teddy himself, to keep him at arm’s length.
To top it all off, M’gann has a terrifying knack for knocking people unconscious and/or utilizing mind control when things get rough. So even if Teddy, in his awesome glory, manages to fight off his invisible, telepathic combatant, she may just pull out the big guns and put him to sleep. HOWEVER! A friend of mine brought up a good point: subconscious metamorphic adaptation. Teddy’s shapeshifting is not just external, but internal, and will sometimes adapt subconsciously to protect him. For example, in one comic his vital organs shift during a nasty dissection to keep him alive. Since the brain is an organ that controls thought and M’gann is telepathic, could Teddy’s brain shift to protect him?
Answer: NO IDEA. Seriously, this is an interesting idea, but I haven’t got a clue. My best guess would be probably not. The logic behind it seems somewhat impossible, as the only way to beat a telepath would be to have no thoughts at all, which would leave you otherwise handicapped. However, if someone thinks this could work, please throw me a theory, I’d love one!
- Winner: M’gann M’orzz/Miss Martian
- Duration: 5-10 minutes
- Collateral Damage: Level 3- “No, not my house!”
- How’s the Winner Looking: Can’t tell, invisibility does that you know…
- Watch Your Back For: BILLY MOTHER HUGGING KAPLAN! No but really, if there was ever a time when he’d turn into a nuke, it would be right about now.
I promised myself to never, ever, ever get into a shipping war. BUT IT’S THE YOUNGER GAMES AND ANYTHING GOES!
So who has the better relationship?
Since both these kids are part of their respective team’s main relationships, the question asks itself. Now I know there are a lot of feelings and love on both sides, but objectively, I think Billy and Teddy have a significantly better/healthier relationship. Yes, Miss Martian and Superboy adorably accept one another for who they are, but so do Billy and Teddy, and they also function/express their feelings/don’t throw eggs at each other. Superboy and Miss Martian are still a bit too wrapped up in sorting themselves out (after all he’s 6 months old) that it’s understandable that any attempt at romance is going to be confusing. Billy and Teddy have their slew of problems too, but they communicate through words instead of blank stares. So that’s something.
All right, Round 4 is all done. So did Teddy really lose? Can you shift your brain to stop a telepath? How screwed is M’gann now that Billy is gunning for her? Let me know what you all think! Next round should be up tomorrow!
[Source is for the lovely gif of M’gann]