SUPER HERO BRAWL BRACKET -
(Just to remind everyone, these matches are totally random and were literally chosen by rolling a dice)
Potpourri Brackets - Round 1 - The Flash Vs Spectrum
The Flash - Barry Allen was struck by lightning and exposed to a mixture of chemicals that turned him into the fastest man alive. For years he has served as a scientist for the Central City Police Department and as a member of the Justice League.
Spectrum - Monica Rambeau was exposed to extra dimensional energies that allowed her to transform into any form of light energy, giving her incredible speed and an almost unlimited amount of energy blast. She has been the leader of the Avengers (regular and Mighty) and of Nextwave.
The Fight - This is another one of those fights that I can’t believe just happened to get lined up, because we have here the two fastest people on the bracket. Spectrum can move at the speed of light, and the old Flash used to be able to go much faster than that, but New 52 Flash is closer to her, but still probably a tad quicker. However, you can’t hit what you can’t touch, and just because he could keep up with her doesn’t mean he can hit light. The only thing he could do would be to vibrate his arms through her, which would hurt, but at most it would cause her to disperse and then pull herself together again at which point the fight would continue. After a few vibrating punches she’d be hurt, but after a few heavy energy blast, Flash would be down.
Winner - Spectrum
This is probably how it would go down.
I’ve not been reading the Flash lately, but one thought occurred while I was looking at this - when he runs faster than light, how does he see? For that matter, how does Monica see? One way might be if she ‘read’ electromagnetic waves as she moved through them, using them to get a ‘map’ of her surroundings - which would mean that, subconsciously, she had total situational awareness across vast distances, even when remaining in place. Huh. Is that physically possible, even with the mucky storified physics of the Marvel Universe? Could I use that in a story?
See, mucking about on Tumblr does help you work.
More thoughts - in a straight race, Flash would win. His charity would get the money, but it’s a terrible charity that’s actually one of the many scams of old-time Superman foe J. Wilbur Wolfingham. Barry has not researched his charity very thoroughly. He is publically shamed by this debacle. The Pied Piper tuts at him. Wally would never be so foolish, Barry. Wally was your superior in every conceivable way and anyone under thirty-five knows it, Barry.
Once he and Monica team up to sort it out, with Monica doing all the heavy lifting because she’s better than him at being a superhero, Barry takes back his winnings and donates them to Monica’s charity. Blade gives a thumbs up and says ‘FANGS for the donation, Barry’.
Everyone laughs. Freeze frame.