In the latest edition of ScrewAttack’s hugely popular Death Battle series, Wiz and Boomstick pit Injustice 2’s very own Doctor Fate with Marvel’s Dr Stephen Strange in a battle of the arch-sorcerers that pits the Spirit of Nabu and servant of the Lords of Order against the Master of the Mystic Arts and defender of reality!
Fate, of course, was one of the most anticipated characters for Injustice 2 and his gameplay lived up to the hype as he’s become one of the most fearsome zoners in the game and arguably the number 2 or 3 character behind only Wonder Woman and Firestorm (even if his appearances in story mode are….well, there). A founding member of the Justice Society of America, Fate exists as the avatar of the Lord of Order in the mortal realm, granting him incredible powers such as sorcery, flight, super strength and telekinesis. His design and powers draw much from Egyptian mythology and legend, with his origin story being an archaeologist who stumbled upon the tomb of an ancient Egyptian sorcerer.
Strange has become the latest character to graduate from “you only know of him if you like comics” to “pop culture staple” thanks to his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his own psychedelic head trip (whose quality I think has largely been overlooked due to being surrounded by Black Panther and Ragnarok) and in the absolute juggernaut of a film that is Avengers Infinity War, where he’s played wonderfully by Benedict Cumberbatch. Well known to fighting game fans for his appearance in the Marvel v Capcom series, Strange is the most powerful sorcerer in the Marvel universe, utilising various spells and artifacts to the effect of defeating even the Silver Surfer and whole armies of demons at a single stroke. Having journeyed to the Far East to attempt to heal his nerve damaged fingers, much of his powers draw on Eastern and Indian mysticism.
Who’s gonna win? Well….cards on the table here, before watching the video, I’m more of a Marvel guy than a DC guy. Even if my absolute favourite characters, such as Zod and Dick Grayson, are DC, I much prefer Marvel, even aside from the world-conquering MCU. But as much as my heart says Strange, I’m gonna predict that Dr Fate wins this one. Check out the result below!
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Doctor Strange faces off with Doctor Fate in the latest DeathBattle!