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 villains, MoviesMatrix.com positions your favorite comic book and anime characters for a head-to-head battle to see who is the strongest!
It’s the second Friday of the month, so we tackle comics! And thanks to everyone who responded to the poll, we get two of the strongest Marvel has to offer:
Black Panther vs. Wolverine
That’s right. Today in the Comic Colosseum, it’s Vibranium against Adamantium, Wit versus Brawn, Yibambe confronting Rage!
In each battle, we will list what gear will be selected to adorn and protect their physique, and special attributes that shine brightly in a dark battle to the death.
NOTE: This 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!
New Rule: The Leveling Base will be on the Fandom Tiering System. Characters are only allowed to fight characters on the same tier level unless it is multiple characters versus One.
Red Corner: Black Panther
“Then you have already lost. For I have trained my entire life to face the unknown.”Secret Invasion: Black Panther
In 1966, Black Panther — otherwise known as T’Challa — made his comic debut in ‘Fantastic Four #52‘ created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
Even though T’Challa was born into power, that never stopped him from working hard to make that power his own. This was instrumental to help him gain respect from people in Wakanda throughout and outside Africa. Being on multiple teams such as ‘The Avengers,’ ‘The Illuminati,’ and ‘Fantastic Four.’
Not only has T’challa saved the world on multiple occasions from supervillains. He has also revolutionized the world politically and economically. Of course, with the help of Shuri and everyone else in Wakanda.
- Divine Empowerment
- Spirit Energy Constructs
- Superhumanly Acute Senses (Not on the same level as Logan’s)
- Hot Claws
Tools / Equipment
- Vibranium Armor
- Anti-Metal Claws
- Energy-Dampening Boots
- Disguise Technology (Can only be used for 30 seconds every 15 minutes)
- Hard-Light Shielding (Can only be used for one minute every minute)
Blue Corner: ‘Weapon X’ Wolverine
Even though most of Wolverine’s history is a mystery, we know that he is at least more than a hundred years old! Logan is a mutant born in Canada that was raised in war. He was constantly moving everywhere but the place that influences his character the most is Japan. It gave him a sense of honor; a code that he lives by to this day.
With that said, The Weapon X Program is the program that truly made him the Wolverine. Pumping Adamantium throughout his entire body and brainwashing him to commit mass genocide made him “Weapon X.” Eventually, Logan was too wild to control, and because of that, he was able to escape those that brainwashed him.
- Regenerative Healing Factor
- Retractable Bone Claws
- Superhumanly Acute Senses
- Skilled Tracker
Tools / Equipment
- Adamantium claws
Regulations and Stipulations
- No leaving the battle location. (If it is in the jungle, they can only move around in the wilderness. If they abandoned or are 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 cannot turn into OP Form (aka. “overpowered”) consistently, then they cannot 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 on Savage Lands
- No back up from any characters
- Time Limit: Three Days
Let us address the elephant in the room first: Adamantium vs. Vibranium. Primarily, Wolverine and Black Panther are more than these revered metals. With that out of the way, Adamantium is more versatile but denser than Vibranium.
Important Note: Adamantium is indestructible, but that does not mean it cannot be transformed.@AJ_GeekVibes
This is where the versatility of Vibranium comes in. There is a form of Vibranium that is also known as Anti-Metal. This can affect any metal on an atomic and molecular level to weaken any metal and cause it to be liquified.
Now, let’s get inside the Comic Colosseum and see this fight! When we talk about the experience and consistency of each character, Wolverine is the most experienced in the art of killing. He has the experience in many wars because of his long life.
However, Black Panther has been in many wars protecting Wakanda. In that time, Black Panther has learned all forms of martial arts. Wolverine only learned martial arts in the places he has been, which means his fighting style may suffer.
This battle is also more than who is better at killing or who knows more martial arts, even though that is an important aspect. We also have to account for who would survive the Savage Lands longer and who is a better hunter.
The Battle is three days long, and much like in the Spider-Man vs. Vixen the first advantage would go to the one that catches the other off guard. That alone will be difficult because both Wolverine and Black Panther are master hunters and survivors.
Wolverine has more advanced senses, including his smell, sight, and hearing. But that does not mean Black Panther can use that against him.
The same can be said about Wolverine. One of the weaknesses for both Wolverine and Black Panther is heightened senses can be used against themselves.
Black Panther and Wolverine basically cancel each other out in terms of skills. Yet, the one thing Black Panther has over Wolverine is a better temperament.
Wolverine is too aggressive, impulsive, and restless. Whereas Black Panther is more controlled, careful, and calm. That kind of stable attitude is a significant difference in a battle.
Now, I know I did not touch on Wolverine’s healing ability. That’s because this is not a deathmatch. This is more of an advanced training session where there is only one rule: no killing.
If this were a battle to the death, Wolverine might win because of his regeneration ability. (Keep in mind: Wolverine is mortal. Also, this fight would last longer than three days.)
In honor of Chadwick Boseman, aka Black Panther, please go check out @writeongeek‘s article “In Memoriam | Chadwick Boseman (1977-2020).” This article goes deeper than Chadwick Boseman’s work as Black Panther.
Also, go out and read @hirschc14’s “The Fancasting Room | 5 Actors to Replace Jackman in the MCU as Wolverine,“ pulling out some great actors that he thinks would make a wonderful Wolverine. There are some I can agree with some that I do not. But please let us know your thoughts.