Battles Of The Week: Iron Fist vs Sabretooth (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “SNOWFIRE”

Iron Fist and Colleen Wing are being hunted in the Canadian wilderness. At the mercy of a snowstorm, they must recover in time to save Jeryn Horgarth, the man they swore to protect.

Featuring the first appearance of the snow-chilling menace of Sabretooth!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

SABRETOOTH MAKES HIS FIRST FEROCIOUS APPEARANCE IN ‘IRON FIST’!
In 'Iron Fist' (1977) #14, Sabretooth picks out a disguised Iron Fist with his enhanced sense of smell.

In ‘Iron Fist’ (1977) #14, Sabretooth picks out a disguised Iron Fist with his enhanced sense of smell. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at the Canadian Rockies. On the left side is Iron Fist, the Living Weapon and on the right side is Sabretooth.

Let’s look at the stats.

IRON FIST – EARTH-616

SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: CITY
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Iron Fist Suit.

SABRETOOTH – EARTH-616

SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: WARRIOR
DURABILITY: CITY BLOCK
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: STREET FIGHTER
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Adamantium Laced Skeleton.
  • Adamantium-Laced Claws.
WEAKNESSES
  • Muramasa Blade.
  • Carbonadium Poisoning.
  • Vulnerable Senses.
  • Memory Issues.
  • Drowning.
  • Adamantium Poisoning.
  • Decapitation/Severe Spinal Damage.

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THE FIGHT

In the Canadian Rockies, Iron Fist must save Jeryn Horgarth. He must clash with Sabretooth!

The battle to decide who is the warrior!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Sabretooth removing Iron Fist’s disguise by scratching away his costume. Iron Fist responds with a tap.

IRON FIST BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.




On the following page, Iron Fist ends up snow-blind in the snow. Sabretooth hits him with a sneak clawing on the back.

SABRETOOTH INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.




The fight kicks into high gear. As Iron Fist attempts to connect with his attacks, Sabretooth claws him on the back. On the following page, Iron Fist finally connects with a roundhouse kick. Then, Iron Fist lands a strike at Sabretooth’s throat, a toss and a final punch that knocks him out.

SABRETOOTH INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS: 3 DAMAGE PTS.
IRON FIST BLUNT FORCE (x3) + CONCUSSION ATTACKS = 1 PT (x3) + 3 PTS = 6 DAMAGE PTS.


At the end of the battle, Sabrettooth is knocked out and Iron Fist reconvenes with Colleen.

TOTAL


IRON FIST’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Burned In Martial Arts For 3 Hours = 16439956 J.
-(7 DAMAGE PTS * 16439956 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 0.02739992666 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CITY

SABRETOOTH’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Burned In Martial Arts For 24 Hours = 131519652 J. -(7 DAMAGE PTS * 131519652 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.21919942 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

OUTCOME: IRON FIST WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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SABRETOOTH IN COMICS

‘Iron Fist’ (1977) #14, titled “Snowfire”, marks the first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel continuity. In the issue, Sabretooth is a mercenary hired to take down Jeryn Horgarth.

The issue was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

'Iron Fist' (1977) #14, titled "Snowfire", marks the first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel continuity.

‘Iron Fist’ (1977) #14, titled “Snowfire”, marks the first appearance of Sabretooth in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: AQUAMAN VS BLACK MANTA. (HERO VS VILLAIN). JUNE 17TH.


SOURCES

Iron Fist Vol 1 14 in Marvel Database.
Victor Creed (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Black Panther vs Iron Fist (Hero vs Hero)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “Return of the Dragon Book 2: Silent Stone”

Black Panther battles a mind-controlled Iron Fist. Time may run out for Everett K. Ross.

A silent battle between two of the greatest fighters of the Marvel universe.

IN MIND CONTROL

BLACK PANTHER VS A MIND-CONTROLLED IRON FIST!
In 'Black Panther' (2002) #39, Black Panther fights a mind-controlled Iron Fist.
In ‘Black Panther’ (2002) #39, Black Panther fights a mind-controlled Iron Fist. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants. On the left side is Black Panther and on the right side is Iron Fist.

Let’s look at the stats.

BLACK PANTHER – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: CITY
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Kimoyo Card.
  • Panther Habit.
  • Heavenly Armor.
  • Vibranium Armor.
  • Spear of Bashenga.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to loud noises and strong smells.
IRON FIST – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Iron Fist Suit.

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THE FIGHT

Black Panther fights a mind-controlled Iron Fist.

The battle to decide who is the martial arts master!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out underwater with Black Panther holding Iron Fist in a choke hold then using Vibranium Energy Daggers to attack his spine.

BLACK PANTHER BLUNT FORCE + ENERGY MANIPULATION (x2) ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT + 6 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 13 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following pages, on land, Black Panther lands two Vibranium-charged blows with a kick and a tap.

BLACK PANTHER BLUNT FORCE ENERGY MANIPULATION (x2) ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 12 DAMAGE PTS.




On the port, Black Panther lands a tap on Iron Fist’s spine, then Iron Fist hits Black Panther with a chi-charged roundhouse kick. Then, the battle kicks into high gear. Iron Fist goes berserk and hits Black Panther to the face with the Iron Fist Punch on a splash page. On the following page, Iron Fist blitzes Black Panther with five attacks.

BLACK PANTHER ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
IRON FIST ENERGY MANIPULATION (x5) ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS (x5) = 30 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Iron Fist collapses from exhaustion and Black Panther frees him from his mind control.

TOTAL


BLACK PANTHER’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-30 DAMAGE PTS.

-(30 DAMAGE PTS * 4.2*10^10 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -300 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

IRON FIST’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-40 DAMAGE PTS.

-(40 DAMAGE PTS * 4.2*10^10 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -400 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

OUTCOME: BLACK PANTHER WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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BLACK PANTHER IN COMICS

The issue marked the first appearance of Black Panther outside the ‘Fantastic Four’ series and leads to Black Panther joining the Avengers afterwards in Avengers (1968) #51.

In ‘Avengers’ (1968) #51, titled “In The Clutches Of… The Collector!”, the Avengers face the Collector. Photo/Marvel Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: HULK VS SENTRY (HERO VS HERO) (PART II). MAY 19TH.


SOURCES

Black Panther #39 in Comic Vine.
T’Challa (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Daniel Rand (Earth-616) in Marvel Database
Avengers Vol 1 51 in Marvel Database

Marvel Day: In The Dream Of K’un Lun, Danny Rand Defeats The Dragon Shou-Lao The Undying And Becomes The Iron Fist

MARVEL DAY

In 'Marvel Premiere' (1974) #16, Danny Rand battles Shou-Lao the Undying for the power of the Iron Fist.
In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1974) #16, Danny Rand battles Shou-Lao the Undying for the power of the Iron Fist. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN MARVEL COMICS

IN THE CITY OF K’UN LUN, BEGINS THE PATH OF THE WARRIOR

In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1974) #16, the path of the warrior begins in the city of K’un Lun, it is a dream in a way. 10 years ago, Daniel (Danny) Rand arrives at the gates of the fantasy city of K’un Lun escorted by a protector. He meets the venerable Yu-Ti. Seating on a throne, he proposes to grant Daniel’s heart desire.

Daniel demands revenge for his father’s death; that is something Yu-Ti cannot grant. So, Daniel accepts to begin martial arts training under the tutelage of Lei Kung, The Thunderer. So begins the dream of ten years of martial arts training.

In 'Marvel Premiere' (1974) #16, the path of the warrior begins in the city of K'un Lun
In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1974) #16, the path of the warrior begins in the city of K’un Lun. Photo/Marvel Comics

DANIEL RAND COMPLETES HIS TRYING WARRIOR TRAINING … BUT WANTS MORE

Under the tutelage of Lei Kung, The Thunderer, Daniel trains in the martial arts and has to face the King of Vipers. He trains and is tested until he is ready for him to face his coming-of-age test.

At the age of sixteen, faces the King of Vipers one last time. He speaks, his eyes narrow, his hands move with blinding speed then, the Crown of Fu-Hsi is his. The Crown of the King. But his victory seems hollow.

In 'Marvel Premiere' (1974) #16, Daniel Rand wins the Crown of the King from the Serpent King, but he wants more.
In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1974) #16, Daniel Rand wins the Crown of the King from the Serpent King, but he wants more. Photo/Marvel Comics

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DANIEL RAND BATTLES SHOU-LAO THE UNDYING AND BECOMES … THE IRON FIST

Daniel meets with the venerable Yu-Ti. Having sharpened his fists with sand, gravel and rock, he finds it is not enough. The venerable Yu-Ti senses his dedication and orders the challenge to the death with the fantastical dragon, Shou-Lao The Undying in order to obtain the power of … the Iron Fist.

The dream continues. According to the legend, Shou-Lao is a dragon-lord that was eternally condemned to guard the molten heart that had been torn from his body. Daniel Rand had come to claim the molten heart in order to obtain the power of … the Iron Fist!

In 'Marvel Premiere' (1974) #16, Danny Rand battles Shou-Lao the Undying for the power of the Iron Fist.
In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1974) #16, Danny Rand battles Shou-Lao the Undying for the power of the Iron Fist. Photo/Marvel Comics

The final scene is set. The dream takes shape as the warrior fights the dragon of legend. Daniel delivers “a devastating rock-smash blow” to the dragon’s head.1 But the monster recovers and comes back on the offensive. Then, he tries a desperate attack: Daniel utters a prayer then lunges towards the dragon tattoo on the monster’s breast. He hopes this way to block “the mystic emanations” from the molten heart that sustain the dragon with his own body.1

The heat from the scar seared through his flesh, but Daniel withstood the “blistering” to the point of unconsciousness until the scar appeared on Daniel’s chest.1 Shou-Lao fell to the floor as Daniel triumphed. Danield headed for the cavern and found the molten heart. Again and again and again, he “plunged [his] open hands agonizingly into the glowing molten essence.”1 Until his hands shone. He became … the Iron Fist.

In 'Marvel Premiere' (1974) #16, Daniel Rand defeats Shou-Lao The Undying and conquers the Iron Fist.
In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1974) #16, Daniel Rand defeats Shou-Lao The Undying and conquers the Iron Fist. Photo/Marvel Comics

THE DREAM ENDS

Iron Fist passes his last challenge by defeating a robot. Yu-Ti gives him the chance to gain eternal life. He can either eat from the Tree of Immortality and stay in K’un Lun or return to civilization. Burning with revenge in his heart, Iron Fist refuses Yu-Ti’s invitation and returns to civilization to avenge on his parents’ killer, Harold Meachum.

The dream ends. That is, the fantasy that is K’un Lun ends with Iron Fist returning to civilization. The flashbacks end and Iron Fist is in battle with the supervillain named Scythe. He has revealed to Iron Fist that there is a 10 million dollar bounty on Iron Fist. As Iron Fist defeats his foe with his signature iron fist, he finds out the bounty came from the owner of the Meachum Building.

In 'Marvel Premiere' (1974) #16, Daniel Rand refuses Yu-Ti's offer to eat from the Tree of Immortality and stay in K'un Lun. He decides to return to civilization in order to avenge his father's death.
In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1974) #16, Daniel Rand refuses Yu-Ti’s offer to eat from the Tree of Immortality and stay in K’un Lun. He decides to return to civilization in order to avenge his father’s death. Photo/Marvel Comics

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COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Power Man and Iron Fist’ #10, a turf war erupts in Harlem after Civil War II.


SOURCES

Marvel Premiere Vol 1 16 in Marvel Database.
Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 3 10 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Marvel Premiere #16.