The Comic Colosseum: Horror Edition | Candyman Vs. Pennywise

The Comic Colosseum: Horror Edition | Candyman Vs. Pennywise

Welcome to The Comic Colosseum, where gladiators, titans, demigods, and the mightiest of Earth’s warriors come face-to-face in a fictitious fight in the historic Flavian Amphitheater. Here, in this hallowed hall of Herculean heroes (and some villains), will position your favorite comic book and anime characters to go head-to-head against each other to see who is the strongest!

But this time…it’s a little different. We’re going for horror given the time of the year, so we are calling two legends into the Comic Colosseum as special guest pugilists!

Candyman Vs. Pennywise

In each battle, we will list what kind of gear they have to adorn and protect their physique, their special attributes that shine brightly in a dark battle to the death, the fight location and if there is “bloodlust” involved in the character’s motivations (i.e., if Superman were to have bloodlust against Lois Lane, he would go for the killing blow).

NOTEThis is a monthly clash of champions. Set your calendars and if you have thoughts on an ultimate character battle, let us know in comments or social media. Now, without further ado, let’s get ready for a geckaphile war in the Comic Colosseum!

Red Corner: Pennywise the Dancing Clown

Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise
Source: New Line Cinema/RatPac – Dune Entertainment

“For 27 years, I dreamt of you. I craved you.”

IT Chapter Two

Back in 1986, IT — otherwise known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown — made its debut in a horror novel named “IT” written by Stephen King. Years after this popular novel, IT had gotten a mini-series in the 1990s, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, and in 2017/2019 we got two films: IT and IT: Chapter Two directed by Andy Muschietti.

According to the novel, Pennywise is billions of years old, originating from the Macroverse. We are not sure what his species or identity truly is (or maybe, I just overlooked it). Pennywise takes on many forms but most notably as a killer clown.

Pennywise is a simple creature. He only sleeps and eats. And when he does eat, he only devours people who have the most fear because they taste the best. That is why Pennywise usually goes after children and not adults.


Tier Level: Lower-tier Omnipotence

  • Telepathy
  • Mind Control/Possession
  • Shapeshifting
  • Illusions
  • Invisibility
  • Telekinesis
  • Chlorokinesis
  • Teleportation
  • Superhuman Strength and Speed


  • Courage
  • Overconfidence
  • Hunger


No Tools or Equipment

Blue Corner: Candyman (Daniel Robitaille)

Tony Todd as Candyman
Source: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment/Propaganda Films

“They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What’s blood for if not for shedding?”

1992 Candyman

In 1992, Daniel Robitaille — otherwise known as Candyman — made his debut in horror directed by Bernard Rose. Years after this popular film, the horror/slasher community got two more films creating a trilogy. In 1995, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and 1999, Candyman 3: Day of the Dead.

Before the birth of the legend known as Candyman, Daniel Robitaille was hired to paint for a wealthy man named Heyward Sullivan. The painting was a portrait of his daughter Caroline.

While working on his painting, Daniel and Caroline grew a little to close, and she became pregnant with his child. Being disgusted by this thought, Heyward Sullivan and a mob decided to chase Daniel and kill him. This is where the Legend of the Candyman begins.

The legend is if you say his name five times, he will appear, and those who do call his name will die.

Since this is a fight, everyone: “Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman!”


  • Immortality
  • Teleportation
  • Superhuman Strength
  •  Summon a massive army of bees
  • Telekinesis
  • Levitate
  • Invisibility


  • If the Mirror is broken he ceases to exists
  • If the Painting is damage Candyman is also damaged.



Regulations and Stipulations

  • Morals and Bloodlust are their base character traits unless stated that they have Bloodlust.
  • No leaving the battle location. (If it is in the jungle, they can only move around in the wilderness. If they abandon or forced out, it is an automatic loss.)
  • Use feats as a reference only. Much like comic book writers do, use your imagination to decide who wins. (Plus, if you compare achievements and powers, where is the fun in that.)
  • If they can not turn into OP Form (aka. “overpowered”) consistently, then they can not use it in battle unless stated. This means you won’t see a “Superman Prime One-Million” in the Comic Colosseum or Wonder Woman flexing into “God mode,” unless provoked.
  • The Battle will be held in the Town of Derry
  • No back up from any characters
  • KO to win
  • The Battle will last only one day!


This will be a tough fight because neither one can really die, and they do not know each other’s weaknesses. It is true that Candyman is immortal and does not need to eat, and with Pennywise in order or his to stay in the fight long enough, he will have to feed, meaning time is not on Pennywise’s side. Candyman gets that first point.

Candyman Jeremy Pailler

With that said, Pennywise is far stronger that Candyman and he has the deadlights in his disposal, but the question remain does the deadlights work on Candyman?

Probably not because Candyman does not have a soul connected to his physical body. But despite that Pennywise is a being that could beat Candyman in terms of abilities.

Candyman can summon a massive army of bees, but that will not affect Pennywise in the slightest meanwhile, Pennywise can transform into anything and gain their abilities. Candyman and Pennywise both of invisibility, but I’m pretty sure that power would cancel each other out.

Now, this where Pennywise gets has the biggest advantage. With the power of telepathy and Illusions, if Pennywise gets into Candyman’s mind, it will be game over. So I will give that point to Pennywise.

But when it comes to Pennywise and his personality, he will most likely be overconfident and give Candyman an opening to make him go back into hibernation.

Pennywise is immature, and Candyman is the exact opposite, and that can be the thing that ends Pennywise. So I will give the point to Candyman.

I am giving this battle to ‘Candyman. Pennywise has Candyman beat in terms of powers and Abilities, but because of Pennywise immaturity, It won’t be able to use those powers to his full capacity to get the win of Candyman.



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