The tourney’s first round ends with this round….or it should have. Beast Boy got sick watching too many Teen Titans Go reruns so his round with Penguin has been very temporarily postponed. Here, it looked like Nemo could have had a shot at his first victory, but it wasn’t to be. In the film Beginning of The End, Giant Grasshoppers stormed the capital and dealt major damage. That means that via composite rules, Nemo is fighting a kaiju and he wasn’t prepared for that. I certainly wasn’t either, but the film definitely sounds very intense. Grasshopper will be moving on and maybe he’ll be able to win it all! Grasshopper wins.
This is a tribute to Kong: Skull Island. While his low durability for a big Kaiju was exposed, King Kong’s ingenuity and hand to hand skills helped him claim the win. He was able to think about how to win and did a good job of using the elements around him. I can’t say that Nemo is quite as versatile. He can try to swim away but it will be futile. King Kong wins.
This is a tribute to Rogue One. Jyn Erso kept her composure during Rogue One and while she was roped along in the end, she put up a lot of resistance the whole way. She took down a lot of troopers along the way and never lost her spark. Nemo is a cool little fish in his own right, but he definitely does panic quite a lot. He doesn’t have the same fortitude that she possesses and that will come back to haunt him. A quick blaster shot should do the trick. Jyn Erso wins.
This is a tribute to the Spirit. Spirit is a really tough Stallion who never backs down without a fight. He has a lot of courage and has developed a lot of muscle over the years. I had a feeling he would be a good character before I saw the film, but I was still surprised at just how good. It’s hard to see Nemo doing much here since one stomp would end it all. Nemo’s got heart, but it’ll take a lot more than that to win this round. Spirit wins.
This is a tribute to the latest Jason Bourne film. He is still one of the cooler agents out there and Bourne is an exceptional fighter. At this point, it is hard to see him lose in a fair fight to just about any other human in the series. Future films will have to bring in more super soldiers to take this guy down. I’m afraid that Nemo is no super soldier so he is doomed here. Jason Bourne wins.
The Car is a fairly powerful villain. It may seem like a normal car at first, but it does have bullet proof tires and a strong window. It may be limited in its array of attacks, but it can still hold its own against the average opponent. Nemo isn’t your average opponent, but it is tough to see him winning here. There is not a whole lot that it can do this time. The Car wins.
This is a tribute to the Scooby Doo soccer special. Scooby really got to show off his moves this time and he actually attacked the villain in the end and did his best to keep the ball away from him. That is a thumbs up in my book and I can’t say that Nemo’s ever had a feat to match that one. Nemo would quickly be overwhelmed here and is forced to utilize the classic tactical retreat! Scooby Doo wins.
Captain Nemo is a pretty well known figure. I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, but he is a sailor who always gets the job done. Nemo is a brave fish, but that won’t be enough for him to somehow take down a human. Captain Nemo has the edge in size, strength, and speed. Overcoming all three of those disadvantages without any special abilities is virtually impossible. This debut went well for the Captain, but will his run continue to go smoothly? Only time will tell. Captain Nemo wins.
Carl Denham is back and this is a tribute match for the Son of Kong! Carl was actually a likable main character and he can certainly fight once he has a gun at the ready. I don’t think that Nemo would win this round even if they were fighting in Nemo’s home town. Carl is simply too skilled and too experienced to back down at this point. He did help the Son of Kong after all and that’s no small feat. Carl Denham wins.
This is a tribute to Dracula Untold! Dracula was certainly formidable in this film. He probably should have won the final battle with greater ease, but he still did a pretty good job during most of the film. That’ll be enough to earn him the win this time and he ends up taking down Nemo for the count. Nemo wouldn’t last a second against such a fighter! Dracula wins.