Sonya Blade vs Lady Shiva

Suggested by Sonic Lady Shiva is one of the deadliest hand to hand fighters out there. In DC there are few who can even hope to come close. At the same time, the same can be said for Sonya in her verse. She also has the added bonus of being able to use her energy ring and her handy droids that can be summoned in battle. If Shiva was able to face Sonya in a hand to hand battle with no tricks or abilities then she would probably win, but as it stands I think she would be overwhelmed. Sonya Blade wins.

Lady Shiva vs Zatanna

Suggested by Sonic I’ve never been all that impressed with Zatanna’s magical abilities. That’s due in large part to her usually relying on non offensive spells in the shows. Still, we do know that she has some pretty solid abilities from the comics. If Shiva can get in close she will end this in an instant but realistically she should not be able to reach Zatanna in time. Zatanna has mastery over all of the elements and is also a pretty decent hand to hand fighter. When you mix all of that together, Shiva is out of luck no matter how good her hand to hand skills are. Zatanna wins.

Mr Incredible vs Lady Shiva

Suggested by iKnowledge This is a pretty tough fight. On paper Mr Incredible beats Shiva in just about every category ranging from strength to speed. He has some pretty good feats as well, but basically no hand to hand experience or combat skills at all. He’s the definition of a character who uses his abilities as a crutch while Shiva has no special abilities and has worked to perfect her craft of hand to hand combat. So, I think the question here is really if she can injure him. Well, Mr Incredible has been shown to not be completely impervious to sharp objects or blunt hits if they’re strong enough. We can forget the blunt attacks, but Shiva has the sharpest tools that you can get in the League of Assassins and I believe they would pierce Incredible. It would take some time, but with her agility Shiva would be able to take the win. Lady Shiva wins.

Lei Fang vs Lady Shiva

Suggested by iKnowledge Lei Fang and Lady Shiva are both very accomplished hand to hand fighters. While Lei Fang was not initially one of the more experienced battlers out there she has continued to grow stronger and stronger throughout the DOA series. In a few games perhaps she really will be able to win this one. Still, at the moment Lady Shiva is clearly superior in her fundamentals and also has the advantage of experience. Lei Fang doesn’t really have a path to victory here. Lady Shiva wins.

Tenel Ka Djo vs Lady Shiva

Suggested by iKnowledge Lady Shiva is known as one of the most skilled close combat fighters out there. It’s incredibly difficult to take her down for the count. In a fight without weapons I believe she would win this one. However, none of her weapons are as good as a lightsaber and that is enough to close the gap in their skills. Tenel can just cut through everything and Shiva will have to be extremely careful not to be blocked or she’ll be dealt a fatal wound. She can’t win like that. Tenel Ka Djo wins.

Lady Shiva vs Hitomi

Suggested by iKnowledge It’s time for Lady Shiva to take on another pretty tough DOA character. While the others had the edge on her, I think Shiva has a reasonable chance here because Hitomi doesn’t have any other special abilities beyond her close combat skills. Since we’re talking pure hand to hand here, I think Shiva would manage to pull out a victory. It’ll be a very difficult match for her, but one that is definitely winnable. Lady Shiva wins.

Morrigan vs Lady Shiva

Suggested by iKnowledge Lady Shiva is a powerful hand to hand combat. I have no doubt that if speed was equalized and this was a pure hand to hand battle Shiva would have the edge. Still, that is not the case. Morrigan has the massive advantage in terms of speed and power in this fight. Her energy attacks are a force to be reckoned with and I don’t think Shiva would stand for long against her energy abilities. Morrigan is a very powerful fighter. Morrigan wins.

Mara Jade Skywalker vs Lady Shiva

Suggested by iKnowledge Mara Jade Skywalker is a powerful Star Wars character who is one with the Force. She wields her Lightsaber with pinpoint accuracy and was already a strong warrior without it. Shiva may have the edge in hand to hand combat, but The Force is always the better ability to have at the ready. There just won’t be much of anything that Shiva can do to resist its power. Mara Jade Skywalker wins.

Lady Shiva vs Kasumi

Suggested by iKnowledge Kasumi can teleport and her attacks are nearly as powerful as Ayane’s. Shiva won’t be able to match this level of combat. While her expertise in martial arts will allow her to mitigate the damage as much as possible, she will still be on the defensive here. You can’t win a match without attacking and Shiva simply won’t be in a position to launch too many attacks. Kasumi wins.

Lady Shiva vs Ayane

Suggested by iKnowledge Lady Shiva is known as one of the greatest hand to hand fighters of all time. It’s easy to see why as she has even defeated Batman in a formal fight. Ayane won’t be winning through pure skill here, but she has a significant advantage in speed as well as raw power. Shiva simply won’t be able to endure her attacks for very long and keeping up with Ayane will be impossible. Ayane simply has too many skills to lose here. Ayane wins.