Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Minimum Clonage - Round 7: Trick Shot!

It's time once again for Friday Night Fights: Minimum Clonage, where the object is not to re-use a dominant fighter in any of the rounds in this bout.

Let's take another gander at the Used Character Board:

Shadow Lass

Professor Zoom


Iron Man

Bethany Cabe

Liberty Belle

For tonight's round , I'm going to step out of my usual Marvel/DC comfort zone to present a scene from Nexus: The Origin, written by Mike Baron and illustrated by Steve "The Dude" Rude and Gary Martin, and published by Dark Horse Comics back in 1992. For those of you unfamiliar with Nexus, he is a super-powered executioner named Horatio Hellpop, who was empowered by an entity called the Merk to seek out and kill mass murderers. To ensure that Nexus carried out the executions, the Merk sent Hellpop a series of headaches and nightmares that would continue until Nexus completed the killings.

In the scene below, Nexus crashes a dinner party thrown by one of the former mass murderers he is pursuing. None of the dinner guests knows of the target's brutal past, so when Nexus is about to kill him, one of the female diners throws herself into Nexus' line of fire to protect him.

Question: How does Nexus carry out the execution without harming the innocent woman?


Like that.

Tonight's fight music actually has nothing whatsoever to do with the above fight because, quite frankly, I'm still too stoked over the Blackhawks winning the Stanley cup this week, so I'm going with "Keys To The City" by Chicago's own Ministry. Hawks win! Hawks win!

P.S. Don't forget to vote!


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