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Battles Of The Week: Captain Universe (Spider-Man) vs Tri-Sentinel (Hero vs Villain)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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'Amazing Spider-Man' (1989) #329.

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Writers and Artists

David Michelinie and Erik Larsen.

SYNOPSIS FOR “POWER PREY!”

Finally, the mystery of Spider-Man’s cosmic powers is revealed. In fact, just in time to take on the Loki-powered menace of Tri-Sentinel.

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

'Amazing Spider-Man' (1989) #329.
Amazing Spider-Man (1989) #329. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in New York City. On the left side is Captain Universe (Spider-Man) alias Peter Parker, and on the right side is Tri-Sentinel.

Let’s look at the stats.

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Supersonic 58%
Durability: Building 17%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Adaptive Evolution 67%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.
WEAKNESSES
  • None.
TRI-SENTINEL – EARTH-616
Super Strength: City Block 25%
Super Speed: Sonic 50%
Durability: City Block 25%
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Mathematical Computation 58%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.
WEAKNESSES
  • Antarctic Vibranium.

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THE FIGHT

Tri-Sentinel has been created by Loki and re-programmed to destroy a nuclear power plant in New York City. Powered into Captain Universe, Cosmic Spider-Man fights to stop the menace.

The battle to decide who is the strongest!

DAMAGE SCALE




The fight starts out with Cosmic Spider-Man blasting the enemy and Tri-Sentinel blocking the attack.
On the following pages, the battle rages.

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE MATTER MANIPULATION + BLUNT FORCE + ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT + 6 DAMAGE PTS = 13 DAMAGE PTS.
TRI-SENTINEL MATTER MANIPULATION (x2) + ENERGY PROJECTION + BLUNT FORCE (x2) ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS (x2) + 6 DAMAGE PTS + 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 19 DAMAGE PTS.





On the final page, Captain Universe destroys Tri-Sentinel.

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE MATTER MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


CAPTAIN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-19 DAMAGE PTS.

Building Power Output = 72,000,000 W * 600 s = 10.2857142857 Tons of TNT.
-(19 DAMAGE PTS * 1640000 kg * 4186 J/kg C° * 37 C° * 1 Ton of TNT)/(600 s * 4.2*10^9 J) = -1.91512822222 ​PTS * Tons of TNT.
Captain’s Durability = (-1.91512822222 ​PTS * Tons of TNT)/(10.2857142857 Tons of TNT) = -0.1861930216 PTS.
Durability = 2 – 0.1861930216 = 1.82 PTS = BUILDING.

DURABILITY: BUILDING

Durability: Building 15%
SENTNEL’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-19 DAMAGE PTS.

City Block Power Output = 144493200000 W * 600 s = 20641.8857143 Tons of TNT.
-(19 DAMAGE PTS * 3.96*10^13 W * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -179142.857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.
Tri-Sentinel’s Durability = (-179142.857143 ​PTS * Tons of TNT)/(20641.8857143 Tons of TNT) = 8.67860909718 PTS.
Durability = 3 – 11.4192224963 = -5.67860909718 PTS = DEATH.

DURABILITY: DEATH

Durability: Death 1%

WINNER: CAPTAIN UNIVERSE WINS BY DEATH.

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SPIDER-MAN IN COMICS

Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15, titled “Spider-Man!” marks the first appearance of Spider-Man in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the classic origin story of Spider-Man: Socially inept Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider at General Techtronics Laboratories East.

Amazingly, he develops the proportionate strength of a spider and becomes… Spider-Man!

The comic was written by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and penciled by Steve Ditko.

SPIDER-MAN’S FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR
Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15, titled "Spider-Man!" marks the first appearance of Spider-Man in Marvel continuity.
Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15, titled “Spider-Man!” marks the first appearance of Spider-Man in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.

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LINKS

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 329 in Marvel Database.
Captain Universe (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Tri-Sentinel (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Fantasy Vol 1 15 in Marvel Database.
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Super Power: Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense Is Precognition, A ‘Fight Or Flight’ Response That Warns The Hero Of Danger

 

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A RADIOACTIVE SPIDER BITE GRANTED PETER PARKER THE PROPORTIONATE SUPER POWERS OF A SPIDER

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In ‘Amazing Fantasy’ (1962) #15, a young and wimpy high school student from Midtown High named Peter Parker got bitten by a radioactive spider at the General Techtronics Corporation

Spider-Man is well known to have the proportionate super powers of a spider. What is Spider-Man’s spider-sense?

In ‘Amazing Fantasy’ (1962) #15, a young and wimpy high school student from Midtown High named Peter Parker got bitten by a radioactive spider at the General Techtronics Corporation. The spider had gotten in a radiation test demonstrating the safe handling of nuclear materials.

The spider’s venom mutated Peter’s DNA and caused him to have the proportionate super powers of a spider such as strength, speed, agility and a spider-sense.

SPIDER-MAN’S SPIDER-SENSE IS A SUPER POWER OF ‘FIGHT OR FLIGHT’ RESPONSE THAT WARNS THE HERO OF DANGER

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1, Spider-Man’s spider-sense warns him of the attack by the Invisible Girl. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Spider-Man’s spider-sense remains his most uncanny super power. It is a form of precognition that warns the hero of incoming danger several hundreds of a second in advance. To note, they are a form of adaptation of the ‘fight or flight’ response that allow the hero to respond instinctively to incoming danger with reflexes of speed, agility and strength. In that sense, they are Spider-Man’s most primal connection to the Web of Life and Destiny.

Read on!

Spider-Sense: Spider-Man possesses a precognitive danger or “spider” sense which warns him of potential or immediate danger by the manifestation of a tingling sensation in the back of his skull, and links with his superhuman kinesthetics, enabling him to evade most any injuries unless he cognitively overrides his automatic reflexes. The precise nature of this sense is unknown, though the Master Weaver states it is enabled by his connection to the Web of Life and Destiny.[282]

Peter Parker (Earth-616), Marvel Database

Moreover, Spider-Man’s spider sense allows to react by reflexes even when stunned or asleep. In that sense, the spider-sense is an adaptation that is a form of primal survival mechanism, that already heightens his ‘fight or flight’ reflexes.

Read on!

It appears to be a simultaneous clairvoyant response to a wide variety of phenomena (everything from falling safes to speeding bullets to thrown punches), which has given several hundredths of a second warning, which is sufficient time for his reflexes to allow him to avoid injury. The sense also can create a general response on the order of several minutes: he cannot discern the nature of the threat by the sensation. He can, however, discern the severity of the danger by the strength of his response to it. Spider-Man’s spider-sense is directional and can guide him to or away from hidden weapons and enemies. Sudden and extreme threats can cause his spider-sense to react with painful intensity. Spider-Man can also sense and dodge attacks directed randomly or by artificial intelligence. Using his spider-sense to time his enhanced reflexes, Spider-Man can casually dodge attacks up to and including automatic-weapons fire, provided there is sufficient distance. His spider-sense is sufficiently well-linked to his reflexes to the point that a threat can trigger them even when Spider-Man is asleep or stunned. His spider-sense has helped him preserve his secret identity since it alerts him to observers or cameras when changing into or out of his costume.

Peter Parker (Earth-616), Marvel Database

Let’s look at examples in battles where Spider-Man uses his spider-sense for defensive and offensive purposes.

OFFENSIVE: IN ‘PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN’ (1979) #28, A BLIND SPIDER-MAN USES HIS SPIDER-SENSE LIKE A RADAR IN ORDER TO SEE A BIRDDROID AND PREVENT IT FROM EXPLODING

In ‘Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man’ (1979) #28, a blind Spider-Man uses his spider-sense like a radar sense to see and prevent a bombdroid from exploding in Manhattan. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man’ (1979) #28, a blind Spider-Man uses his precognition super power. Spider-Man and Daredevil have been fighting the Masked Marauder. While Daredevil is occupied with the Masked Marauder and his men, Spider-Man has to ride the Masked Marauder’s BirdDroid and prevent it from exploding 8 million of men and women in Manhattan.

Spider-Man uses a combination of spider-sense and hearing to ride the birddroid. When Spider-Man finally boards the BirdDroid, he attempts to use his spider-sense to detect the BirdDroid’s power source. He finds out that the power source is actually an H bomb.

At that moment, the BirdDroid does a nosedive. With seconds to spare, Spider-Man rips the power source which explodes. Then, his precognition super power heightens.

Spider-Man begins to use his spider-sense as a radar sense to see the people below and guide the BirdDroid. Spider-Man can “‘see’ danger –instead of just sense it!”1

In ‘Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man’ (1979) #28, a blind Spider-Man uses his spider-sense like a radar sense to see and prevent a bombdroid from exploding in Manhattan. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Spider-Man manages to guide the BirdDroid and land it in Central Park. As he falls of the H bomb, he lands in Central Park and begins to notice the smell of trees and grass. Unfortunately, he is roused by the threatening voice of a police officer telling him to “freeze, wall-crawler!” Spider-Man radar sense is heightened and he seems to be able to pinpoint their positions from their heartbeats.

WINNER: SPIDER-MAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

DEFENSIVE: IN ‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’ (2012) #690, SPIDER-MAN USES HIS SPIDER-SENSE TO DODGE MORBIUS’ BEHIND THE BACK ATTACK

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (2012) #290, Spider-Man uses his spider-sense to dodge Morbius’ behind the back attack as he converses with Madame Web. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (2012) #290, Spider-Man is fighting the vampire Morbius. During the fight, the new Madame Web named Julia Carpenter, appears to Spider-Man to warn him of great danger. During the fight, Spider-Man uses his precognition super power. As he turns his back on Morbius and converses with Madame Web, Spider-Man uses his spider-sense to dodge Morbius’ behind the back attack.

Madame Web warns that something is about to happen at Horizon Labs where he works that is going to change his destiny with ruin and despair.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘MARVEL KNIGHTS: SPIDER-MAN’ (2013) #2, THE SPIDER-SENSE RUNS THROUGH THE DIFFERENT BATTLE SCENARIOS, BUZZING THE BAD ONES AND SILENT ON THE GOOD ONES

In ‘Marvel Knights: Spider-Man’ (2013) #2, Spider-Man speaks of his spider-sense and its role in battles. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.


LINKS

Amazing Fantasy Vol 1 15 in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Peter Parker (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 1 28 in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 690 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Vol 2 2 in Marvel Database.


FOOTNOTES

  1. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #28.