Stepping into the ring today is the symbol of truth and justice versus the deadly and devious assassin for hire. The fans have been polled. Their votes have been recorded. Let the battle begin:
Captain America Vs Cheshire
Darkness. It feels unnatural, but not something he hasn’t faced before in his long career. He can still feel his shield and that’s enough for him. Time to assess the situation and try to figure out how he got into this mess. He remembers leaving his teammates in the Avengers and heading home. He remembers watching a WWII documentary on the History Channel before having a warm glass of milk and heading for bed. Maybe someone drugged his food and brought him here. Whatever the problem, he feels fully confident that he can handle it.
As he begins to slowly move, a voice speaks in his head. “Defeat your enemy and you live. Lose, and you die. Refuse to fight and I’ll kill you both.”
“Not my first threat.” thinks Captain America to himself.
His only response is a laugh and a sudden burst of light. When his vision starts to clear, the sight that greets him is both strange and disturbing. He’s in Manhattan but there’s no one around. The streets are completely empty. No birds are flying. No cars are moving. Its as if everything is gone. Maybe if he can get to Avengers mansion, he might be able to find some sort of answer. Moving slowly and carefully, Captain America walks toward Fifth Avenue.
Suddenly, in the distance, he sees some movement. Something that has the shape of a woman dressed in green is lying on the ground and moving very slowly. As he approaches the prone figure, Captain America can see that her head has a light gash on it and there is blood on her dress and face. Very cautiously, Captain America moves in to inspect the woman.
“Are you all right?” he asks with concern. “How did this happen? Were you attacked?”
“N…n…not sure.” whispers the woman weakly. “I was just walking when something hit me on the head. I must have blacked out. Where am I?”
“New York.” replies Captain America, leaning down to hear her better. “Can you sta..?”
Before he can finish the question, Cheshire slashes her hand across his face. Using his amazing reflexes, Captain America manages to avoid having his eyes clawed out, but not before he receives a light cut across the cheek. Blood starts to ooze from the wound as Cheshire quickly rises to her feet. Pulling out a dagger with blinding speed, she throws it at Captain America who barely manages to deflect it with his shield.
Something is wrong, thinks Captain America to himself, moving back and watching his opponent for any weakness. Cheshire pulls out another dagger and advances on her prey. My reflexes are slow. My eyes are starting to get blurry. She must have poisoned me. I have to end this quick or I’m a goner. With no other option, Captain America attacks.
“Not bad soldier man. You guys always fall for the woman in distress ruse.” growls Cheshire, deflecting his first punch. “Now be a good sport and fall down. My poison usually drops a man your size in seconds.” Another punch is deflected by years of training and experience in martial arts. Cheshire keeps on deflecting more and more punches and kicks but for some reason her enemy does not fall. He seems to be getting stronger.
“Your poison might have caught me off guard, woman, but I have a few tricks of my own.” yells Captain America. His strength and reflexes seem to be returning. It must be the super-soldier serum fighting off the effects of the poison. “You also appear to be a skilled fighter, but when you have fought ten rounds with the Black Widow, you seem more of an amateur. Now let’s finish this.”
“Fine.” screams Cheshire. “To the death, then!”
Launching a massive attack of punches and kicks, Cheshire throws all of her skills at Captain America. A flurry of blows are thrown, landed, and deflected by both combatants. However, while Cheshire begins to fatigue, Captain America is vibrant and strong as ever. After a few more minutes, Cheshire crumbles to the ground from a blow to the face by Captain America’s shield. With the wind knocked out of her, Captain America easily disarms the deadly vixen and knocks her unconscious with a vicious hay-maker punch.
“A worthy, if honor-less opponent.” says Captain America out loud, as he is tying the prone woman’s arms together. “What about you, mystery voice? Are you honorable? I have defeated my enemy, it seems. Will you come out and face me now?”
The only answer he receives is a laugh and darkness.
The Winner: Captain America
With an overwhelming 95% of the votes, Captain America is the winner and moves on to round two. Is that who you would have picked? Make your opinion heard. Please comment on this article. Don’t forget to keep voting for the next battles…