Big ups for the spirited discussion everyone! Shooting the shit, not shooting the neighbors! Getting worked up over a whole lot of nothing - this is the point in this pointlessness! Get out that testy energy, save someone at the laundromat a lecture on manners; get worked up over a cricket fighting a platypus today!
ROU Killing Time wrote:Manipulating reality to the point where Cricket Bat suddenly has an entirely different blood-chemistry seems a bit out of the scope of Luck-Bill's probability bending abilities.
He's not a freaking infinite improbability drive.
MingoZK wrote:The lame way this round could go is that LBP would use his powers to have lightning strike his opponents or have a tree branch fall on them or something else equally unlikely.
Luck-Billed Platypus (LBP) could use a bit of clarification. He can manipulate probability (and because of this he is technically altering reality). It is event to event. Key word is LUCK - he generates luck. So say an anvil was falling towards him, the result would be that he luckily sidestep it. He would not luckily turn it in to a pillow. He can't physically manipulate himself or his surroundings using these powers, he manipulates the likelihood of an event happening or not happening. There is a limit. Also, this is a conscious power; he must be mindful of an event to effect its probability. Otherwise he would be absolutely untouchable, and no fun.
And yes, he could make lightning strike an opponent, but he couldn't cause a lightning storm to appear by manipulating the probability of all weather. Strong, but not a god the rival of Zeus.
Mikes wrote:This is about Bill's ability to allocate luck to his advantage, and in this case, have Snaketopus and Cricketbat duke it out while he waits in the wings.
A little too strong - he doesn't possess telepathy, he can't change minds. He can frustrate a foe to the point of exhaustion, and make them give up and change course. He can redirect one opponent's attack to hit another opponent, thus sparking conflict. He cannot alter their free will outright. Again, too godlike.
ROU Killing Time wrote:Please, Don't nerf my baby... I love him as only a mad scientists, who's brain has been fused with a mass of cephaloserpentine flesh, can.
I'm with you on the constrictor arms. As I see it, he has 8 different snakes. A rattler, a pit viper, a boa, a python, a king cobra, a spitting cobra, a coral snake, and a garden snake. He covers your snake bases, the full bouquet of snake powers. He is also out of phase, and difficult to hit. I have though eliminated the human intelligence. He needed a touch of nerfing to be fair. Octopi are themselves smart and resourceful (cough http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOEZh1Lbb
g cough), that is enough, until he beats Red Panda in a few rounds and grows wise. He's the front-runner from facebook and here, I consider him the sure favorite.
cinnamon wrote:Cricket Bat isn't wearing pants, and it's quite clear he doesn't have cricket junk. I don't think he's going to bother with a cup.
Cricket Bat has junk, it is internal. That protruding lower segment would open at the end, like a regular cricket. This is a terribly important thing to clarify.