|Well, your context's absurd!|
|Hypothetically Speaking Again...|
|Date Published||Saturday, August 27, 2005|
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Ranger's X-Fight ability in action...
|Black Mage||How about this then?|
Green Arrow vs. Bullseye.
|Red Mage||A most challenging match.|
|Red Mage||On the one hand, Green Arrow is an archer of preternatural skill armed with an array of high-tech arrows and a cunning born of the jungle.|
On the other, any hand held item in Bullseye's possession is a deadly thrown weapon that cannot miss.
|Red Mage||Considering all possible angles, and approximately 89% of the impossible ones, the greatest intellect of this world--mine--chooses Green Arrow as the victor.|
|Black Mage||You have chosen the path of defeat.|
|Black Mage||There are only two possible openings. One where Green Arrow attacks first, and the other where Bullseye does so.|
|Black Mage||If Bullseye takes the first shot, it would kill Green Arrow flat out.|
Paper clip, twig, whatever. The Arrow's life is officially forfeit.
Green Arrow, romantic relationships aside, is a moral man. If he takes the first shot, it will not be a fatal one. However, Bullseye's retaliation would be.
Quid quo pro.
|Red Mage||But, you see, Bullseye's only asset is impeccable aim.|
Green Arrow possesses that and an arsenal of specialty arrows.
|Red Mage||Tell me, what would Bullseye do after being coated head to toe by the contents of a fast-acting glue arrow?|
|Black Mage||Hock a loogie down Green Arrow's windpipe, choking him to death.|
|Red Mage||Oh, good answer.|
Let us not forget that Green Arrow could shoot any projectile right out of the air.
|Black Mage||Ah, but what about multiple projectiles? Hm?|
|Red Mage||He can shoot several arrows at once with the utmost precision.|
|Black Mage||Even in the context of this conversation, that's patently absur--|
|The sound of multiple arrows flying are heard. They hit Black Mage and pin him on a tree. Ranger appears...|