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Cap vs. Bradley preview by Dimension-Dino

Steel: In the times of war, when the enemy has a crucial advantage, militaries work to create a super-soldier to help turn the tide.

Ray: In the era of both World Wars, none stand out better than these two, though.

Ray: Captain America, the First Avenger…

Steel: And King Bradley, Fuhrer of Amestris.

Ray: I’m Ray and he’s Steel, and it’s our job to gauge the strengths, weaknesses, weapons, and tactics of these two home-grown super soldiers to see who would win a DEATH BATTLE.

Height: 6’2”
Weight: 220lbs
Age: 25
True Identity: Steve Rogers
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (1941)

Won crucial battles for WWII
Punched Hitler
Went toe-to-toe with several strong beings and held his own
Led the charge against the Registration Act

Ray: Steve Rogers was a frail and scrawny man growing up in the height of World War II. Wanting to stop the acts committed by the Nazis in Europe, he tried, repeatedly, to enroll in the army and failed each time.

Steel: You’d have to be an idiot to not see why. Surprised the wind isn’t blowing him away.

Ray: Steve was then given an offer that he couldn’t refuse. He underwent “Operation: Rebirth”. By taking a body enhancement formula known as the Super Soldier Serum, his body was advanced to its fullest potential.

Steel: WOW! Not so scrawny anymore, is he? Anyway, with his new body, he gained peak-human (and some superhuman) strength, speed, stamina, reaction time, and a slight healing factor. And to think he was just a college student when he got this.

Consists of injections, consumable formulas, radiation, and gaseous chemicals
Never been successfully replicated
Wore off or hideously warped other subjects except Steve Rogers
Kept Rogers alive after being frozen
Affects his brain as well
-Master tactician
-Excellent memory

Ray: Steve took up the alias of Captain America, at first for propaganda, but would soon become the first true superhero in the Marvel Universe timeline. Then, tragedy struck. At the close of World War II, Cap saved all of America from a mass bombing by scrapping an explosive rocket before it could reach America. He was tossed into the Arctic Ocean where, thanks to the Super Soldier Serum, he went into suspended animation and became frozen in the Arctic’s icy hold. Don’t ask why, though, because unknown chemicals will do whatever comic books want them to.

Steel: He was thawed out decades later in the modern day and became the world’s First Avenger. Must’ve been some nap, huh?

Ray: Thanks to the Super Soldier Serum, Cap is stronger than even the best weightlifter, can run fast enough to catch a speeding car, and keep going as though he never tires. He can also make jumps that would be deemed ‘impossible’ by many, react fast enough to make it through a hail of gunfire unscathed, and perform extreme acrobatics without a problem.

Super strength
-Max Bench Press: 1100lbs
-Lifted a tree
-Hauled a WWII supply van
-Broke chains binding him
Super Speed
-Can keep up with a car on foot alone
-Outran birdlike creatures that could run 50mph
Super Stamina
-Doesn’t secrete tire-inducing toxins
-Can run and fight for hours on end
-Olympic-level gymnast
-Can weave around multiple attacks from multiple directions
-Runs through/into machine gun squad fire and emerges without a scratch
-Can see bullet speed

Steel: Whether it came from military training, the serum, or both, Cap is one of the best hand-to-hand combatants in comics, claiming to know all forms of hand-to-hand combat. He's fought Wolverine to a standstill and has even knocked out the Hulk.

Mastered several known martial arts
-All-terrain acrobatics
-Utilizes pressure points
Fights for hours without tiring
Fought and defeated Lady Deathstrike, Taskmaster, Black Panther, and Spider-Man
Claims to know all forms of hand-to-hand combat

Ray: His fighting style is augmented by his traditional weapon, his shield. The shield is almost three feet wide and weighs well under half the weight of a steel shield of the same size. The reason for this is because it’s made of an alloy composed of two of the hardest metals in the Marvel Universe, vibranium and adamantium. The shield is virtually indestructible, capable of taking a bullet, a gamma-radiated punch from the Hulk, a blast from Iron Man’s unibeam, even a pounding from Thor’s hammer without breaking. The only known way to destroy Cap’s shield is to disassemble it on the molecular structure.

Steel: The shield is not just a powerful defense. It’s a weapon, too. He can hit his enemies with the face of his shield and knock ‘em on their pants or hit ‘em with the rim and break their bones. It's capable of taking a guy's limbs off and he has beheaded people with it before. He can also throw it like a discus, taking in its flight trajectory and ricochet effects before actually throwing it. He’s so skilled with this shield that he can throw it so it will fly back to him like a boomerang.

Almost 3’ wide
Virtually indestructible
-Blend of adamantium and vibranium
-Harder than steel, but half the weight
Used in both close- and long-range combat
-Thrown like a discus
-Once extinguished a lighter by throwing the shield and turned it back on with return trip

Ray: Because of the environment he grew up in, Cap is also very proficient with a gun. He’s skilled in the use of almost any known firearm from plasma cannons to machine guns to handguns. In fact, he can become good with any weapon that he picks up, learning its use seconds after getting his hands on it.

Steel: Captain America is one of the Marvel Universe’s best peak-humans, right alongside heroes like Black Widow and Black Panther. He has also shown that he can go toe-to-toe with some of the Marvel Universe’s most iconic fighters and put up a decent fight, even Thor and the Hulk.

Ray: Above all else, Cap’s greatest attribute is his leadership and determination. He will try to bring his team to good terms if a fight should arise and will coax them in any way he can to complete the mission. That being said, he is a bit on the naïve side when it comes to superheroes, believing in more simplistic ideals, fighting styles, and heroism even if a situation is anything BUT simple.

Steel: Well, whatever, he’s still a great guy! Now, if only his costume wasn’t so goofy…

(Buchanan: What happened to you?

Captain America: I joined the army.)


Height: 5’11”
Weight: 190lbs
Age: 60
True Identity: Unknown
First Appearance: Fullmetal Alchemist Ch. 15

Matched Colonel Mustang move-for-move in strategy
Kept identity secret for many years
Defeated gun- and tank-bearing armies while armed only with his swords

Steel: The man known as King Bradley is a man shrouded in mystery to the people of Amestris, whom he proudly rules over. Little do the people know that Bradley, in the beginning, had no name, family, or any real form of identity. Must’ve been real hard to find him in the address book…

Ray: Bradley was born and raised to be a candidate of the title “Fuhrer”. All his life, he was primed to be a powerful warrior and to rise to become leader, branded as “candidate no. 12”. Then, as a young man, Bradley was injected with a philosopher’s stone, a reddish substance made from the souls of humans. This stone in particular was full of wrathful and vengeful spirits and reduced to just one that was the strongest and most vengeful.

Made from human souls
Allows alchemists to bend the laws of alchemy
The power source for any homunculus
Can create human-based homunculi
-Humans gain abilities based on stone’s contents
-Bradley first ever of this type

Steel: Every other candidate before Bradley had died in the injection process, and his survival made him the first human-based Homunculus known to others as “Wrath”. It means that he has to be tough, and he is in every sense of the word.

Ray: Bradley lacks the ability of most other Homunculi including an extreme regenerative ability and the inability to age. This doesn’t seem to be a setback for him, though. Years of physical priming combined with the effects of the Philosopher’s stone has given him enhanced strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, and agility far beyond most people his age.

Super strength
-Deceiving for his age
Super speed
-Can outpace swift homunculi and chimeras
-Fights for hours without showing signs of tiring, even when injured
-Escaped a train falling off a cliff
-Can deflect and avoid machine gun fire
-Slashed a tank round clean in two

Steel: Bradley’s go-to weapon is the sword, the weapon he was raised to use. Each sword is about three feet long, straight, single-edged, and strong enough to stab through tank armor. Yeah, scrap anti-tank rockets and landmines, I’ll take this guy instead.

Ray: Wielding up to two of these blades and carrying six, Bradley can take out small squads of gun-bearing soldiers, cut tank rounds clean in two, and hold his own against equally-skilled and younger adversaries. He’s also precise enough to render weapons useless, cutting them at just the right place so they won’t function.

Steel: While he does prefer swords, Bradley will work with whatever weapon he can get his hands on. Problem is that the sword is his preferred weapon and combat knives, though large and sharp, have too little range for his tastes.

Carries two at a time
Pierced tank armor
About 3’ long
Single-edged and straight

Ray: Bradley also possesses a trait called the “Ultimate Eye”. It has been suggested that it can allow him to read his enemy’s movements and perceive oncoming attacks based on muscle movement. The downside is that Bradley is well into his sixties and he has complained that his aging body can’t quite keep up with his eye. The eye also has the flaw of being unable to see through solid objects like walls or obstacles, thus being unable to recognize a threat behind or around it.

Obtained when he became a homunculus
Suggested motion-reading
Body can’t quite keep up with it recently
Cannot see through walls/obstacles

Steel: He may fight for long, LONG periods of time, but it seems even he has limits. That being said, he managed to trick all of Amestris.

Ray: Bradley had been Amestris’ fuehrer for years, married, adopted a son (who was also a homunculus), and even used the façade of a nice man to hide his true nature. What people didn’t see was that, if something came up, Bradley would take care of it quickly and quietly. He is a cunning and cold strategist, taking care of his enemies in secret so as to avoid all-out war in his country and forcing emerging threats into a corner, ensuring that they won’t interfere with his plans or the plans of his superior, known only as “Father”.

Steel: And when war did come, he survived an assassination attempt, walked right into the heat of battle, and started kicking butt all over the place. Tanks, machine gun fire, and alchemists didn’t even slow him down. He fought to the bitter end and earned the title of “Liveliest grandpa EVER”.

(Bradley: Not that you’d know, but growing old isn’t easy.)


Ray: These two super-soldiers have been sized up, so it’s time to end the debate once and for all.

Steel: Yeah, the young super soldier will face off against the old super soldier and the Ultimate Sword will face America’s Shield. Matchup of the century, so what’re we waiting for? It’s time for a DEATH BATTLE!

Out in the streets of Amestris, the air was heavy with a looming fight. Two home-grown super soldiers stood across from each other, a look of absolute hate for the other burning in their eyes. One was dressed in America’s colors and bore a circular, similarly star-spangled shield. The other wore the uniform of Amestris soldiers and had a pair of swords in hand.

There was only room for one in this city.


Bradley struck first, swinging one of his swords at Cap only to see him duck behind his shield and for his sword to slide off its surface, creating a shower of sparks in the process. Cap swung in a counterattack only to see Bradley step back and swing with his other sword. Cap, unable to get his shield back up in time, stepped out of its range and felt the blade pass so close to his face that he felt the wind of it as it passed him.

Cap jumped clean into the air to avoid a charging Bradley and, when met with another swing aimed to gut him in midair, he maneuvered his shield and blocked before hitting the ground. Cap’s fighting instinct kicked in and he rolled on impact with the ground, getting back to his feet to face his enemy.

Bradley was sprinting at him, a cold look in his visible eye and his swords poised to cut him to pieces. This time, Bradley took a different approach, taking a swing at Cap’s legs. The super-soldier’s reflexes saved him as he backed just out of the range of Bradley’s swing, then took his shield and swung at Bradley, hoping to nail him with the shield’s rim.

Bradley ducked right under the swing and thrust with one of his swords, Cap twisting his body to avoid it. He at least saved himself from serious injury, for when he looked down, he saw that Bradley’s sword had grazed him, leaving a small cut on his side.

Cap ducked under a swing aimed to cleave his skull open, then performed a jaw-dropping series of backflips, Bradley swinging at him with each touch down on the ground. Cap ended the combo by jumping on the roof of a car. Bradley chased after him, springing on the vehicle to join him, and swung his blade again only to meet the face of Cap’s shield and a shower of sparks.

Cap rushed forward, using his shield as a battering ram, and Bradley actually pushed against the shield with his foot before springing back to the ground and taking a swing at Cap’s legs from below. Cap jumped over it, then jumped down after Bradley, landed face-down on the ground, then swept the ground with his foot in an attempt to trip the fuhrer up. This didn’t work as well as he hoped because Bradley simply stepped back and lunged again only to narrowly miss the super soldier, who rolled back to his feet and put his shield in front of him again.

Cap realized that this was going nowhere fast and his eyes quickly scanned his environment. However, he had to do it while constantly evading and blocking Bradley’s relentless assault. He found just what he was looking for after a brief exchange of blows: a dark alleyway.

Cap blocked another blow with his shield, then thrust forward with it, pushing Bradley back far enough to momentarily stun him. When out of harm’s way for that brief moment, he made for the alleyway with Bradley hot on his heels. Cap could just barely outpace Bradley and stay out of striking range. However, that gap was closing fast.

Cap turned the minute he was in the alleyway and swung with the rim of his shield, missing Bradley’s head by inches. Bradley attempted to end the fight there and then only to see Cap twist to avoid it and use his free hand to grab Bradley’s forearm. With a heft, Cap threw Bradley clean over his shoulder and the next thing Bradley knew, he was flat out on his back with Cap keeping his forearm in a deathgrip.

Bradley’s years of physical priming and training kicked in, though, for he twisted his whole body and swept Captain America off his feet with a low kick. Cap hit the ground and Bradley immediately sprang back on his feet and attempted to cleave off the super-soldier’s legs only to see Cap roll backwards onto his feet and spring for what seemed like a jump kick.

Bradley jumped back, but it turned out that Cap’s jump kick was nothing but a ruse. The kick never landed as Cap seemed to fall just short of his target, but the face of his shield slammed into Bradley’s chest, knocking the Fuhrer back a few steps. Cap backed further into the alley and it was at this moment that Bradley saw Cap’s strategy.

Bradley’s swords were long, but the alleyway was far too narrow for his slashes to be work, barely wider than his arm span. If he tried to slash, his swords would drag or get caught in the walls. Vertical strikes and stabs seemed to be the only thing that would work for him in these conditions: both of which Cap would see coming from a mile away.

Cap, on the other hand, only had his shield. All he needed to do was hold it in front of him and move it where it was most needed and Bradley’s main method of attack would fail. Even if Bradley were to get behind him, Cap could turn around and attack or defend with ease.

Well, Bradley would have none of that. He charged the super-soldier, head-on, swords poised to slit Cap’s throat. Cap raised his shield, but Bradley’s objective was not to strike. It was to get some familiar turf. He had used Cap’s shield as a springboard, leaping off its flat surface to land on an open windowsill.

Cap looked up at his opponent, who in turn glowered back down at him, then sprinted down the alley until he came across a drainage pipe along the side of one house. He slipped off his shield, strapping it on his back, then leapt up as far as he could go before grabbing onto the pipe and clambering up the side of the building like a squirrel.

When Cap made it to the top of the building, Cap began to advance. “Began” was the right word because he had barely taken three steps when Bradley sprang at him. He had apparently traversed the inside of the building and emerged just out of the opposite window. Cap saw it right out of the corner of his eyes and only a flat-out drop on his back saved him from getting over two feet of steel lodged in his skull.

Bradley swung again and Cap flipped to his feet, but not completely unscathed. He had saved himself from losing his left arm, but wasn’t able to stop the blade from cutting across his shoulder, dyeing part of his costume red with blood. The next strike was met with Cap’s shield, the super-soldier barely fitting it on his right arm in time.

Bradley sped at Cap again, blades gleaming in the sun, and Cap jumped clean over the fuhrer’s head as he slashed again. Cap performed three tight flips, then removed the shield from his arm. He spun it like a discus before lobbing it at Bradley only to see him duck right under the whirling projectile and advance on him yet again.

Bradley thrust with his first sword and, just as he expected, Cap sidestepped and seized the old man’s wrist. Bradley was not about to let Cap twist his best weapon out of his grip and immediately swung with his other sword. Cap seized Bradley by the forearm, reaching just behind the deadly arc before it could come through.

Cap was unpleasantly surprised as Bradley pushed against him with strength comparable to his own. Of the two, Cap had the edge in physical strength due to the combination of the Super Soldier Serum pumping through his veins and his youth, being thirty-five years younger than his opponent. Bradley, on the other hand, was a seasoned war veteran, moving his whole body in a way to keep him even with his opponent. He knew where to apply force and where to relax so as not to give ground or give way to his opponent.

Put simply, they were both the best at their job.

The tussle was short lived when Cap brought his head smashing into Bradley’s visage. This confirmed Cap as a worthy challenge for Bradley: he was one of the few people who could land a good hit on him. It showed as blood began to trickle down the old man’s nose.

Anger rising, Bradley fought back, raising his knee to nail Cap right in the gut. Cap’s grip remained true, but when Bradley landed another knee in his gut, his grip came dangerously close to giving way. Yet, before Bradley could land another hit, Cap let go of the sword hand that almost impaled him and landed a solid uppercut to Bradley’s jaw.

Bradley was getting more and more irritated as he struggled to dislodge the persistent super-soldier. He was in too close for him to use his swords effectively. If he could put a little distance between the two of them, he would be done for.

Bradley raised his leg and, rather than knee Cap in the gut again, planted his heel into Cap’s ribs. With an almighty push, he managed to finally free himself of Cap’s grip and send him tumbling across the rooftop. He raised his sword for the kill, ready to end this here and now.

He heard the whistling sound of a spinning discus too little too late. Cap’s shield ricocheted off the back of his head, sending his vision spinning. As Bradley recuperated from the dizziness of the shield, Cap flipped back to his feet and jumped just as the shield was falling back down. With a swing of his arm, he slammed the front of his shield into the side of Bradley’s face, sending the fuhrer staggering sideways.

Bradley regained his senses, blood trickling from his nose and mouth, then turned to face Captain America again. He moved so fast that he almost seemed to fly and swung low at Cap’s legs, below his main area of defense.

Cap was now a bit nervous as he just barely stepped out of its arc. Bradley seemed to have seen past his shield and his main strategy. Bradley had stopped attacking Cap’s chest, arms, and head because the shield would get in his way and, instead, went for the one area where the shield would have difficulty reaching: his legs. That was a place vital for Cap’s fighting prowess and Bradley had just spotted it.

Cap changed tactics quickly and spied a nearby warehouse from the rooftop. After blocking another series of strikes from Bradley, Cap made a mad dash for the warehouse with Bradley in hot pursuit. The two hopped from building to building like gazelle until Cap made a mad dash to the warehouse. He spotted a window and jumped right at it, using his body to smash through the glass to get in.

Cap rolled on impact with the ground, then quickly turned and raised his shield. Bradley had taken the same strategy, following Cap straight out the window and attempting to cleave Cap down the center. However, by the time he had swung, Cap had turned before he had time to stop his strike. When the sturdy sword clashed against the indestructible shield, it snapped clean in two leaving Bradley with half a blade.

Bradley only had a split second to glance at his sword before Cap smashed the face of his shield into Bradley’s front, sending the Fuhrer tumbling across the ground, dropping his broken blade in the process. By the time Bradley had gotten back up, Cap followed up with kick that caught him full in the face and Bradley fell back even further.

Bradley staggered back to his feet and ducked so narrowly from Cap’s flying shield that he heard its whistle when it passed him. Once the danger was averted, Bradley charged Cap and swung high with his remaining blade. This was a moment when Cap didn’t have his shield: a vital time to strike.

Cap ducked to the side to avoid Bradley’s steel, but the wrathful homunculus quickly followed up with a slash that put a sizeable gash in the super soldier’s back. Cap howled in pain, but knew not to slow down against an opponent like this.

The airborne shield caught Cap's attention and he reached up and caught it. At the same time that Bradley charged, a glint from nearby caught his eye and he backflipped to avoid Bradley’s low swing. He picked up the object just as Bradley aimed to take his head off. He raised the picked up object and Bradley’s sword halted mere inches from Cap’s temple.
The thing that Cap had picked up was Bradley’s broken sword. It may have been only half its length, but it was still strong enough to deflect the fuhrer’s blade. With a push, Cap maneuvered Bradley’s sword away, then swung with his shield arm. Bradley stepped back to avoid it, then swung again only to meet the broken blade again. Cap attacked again with his shield, but Bradley ducked under, then brought a sharp punch into Cap’s face. Cap staggered back, but brought up his shield in time for Bradley’s oncoming sword to slide off its surface.

Cap backed away, his eyes scanning the warehouse for anything that could give him an advantage. He found one option: one that would not work twice, but if it worked, it would make all the difference.

Cap back-flipped away from the arc of Bradley’s next swing, then turned one into three tight flips before landing on the ground. He dropped the broken sword, removed his shield, then threw it like a discus. The shield flew in an arc that Bradley saw through in an instant and merely moved out of its trajectory, charging Cap like a bull.

Cap acted fast, picking up the broken sword just as Bradley swung, barely raising it to parry. Bradley swung again and again in a vicious barrage, Cap barely able to keep up. However, if his strategy was to work, he would have to act fast, and he did in every sense of the word.

Cap parried Bradley’s next swing, but used his free hand to grab him by the wrist. Before Bradley could retaliate, though, Cap had already let go of the broken sword and swapped hands so that his left hand held back Bradley’s sword while his right seized the homunculus’ shoulder.

Bradley had just summoned the urge to counterattack when a familiar whistling sound rang in his ears. Only then did he realize that he had fallen right into Cap’s trap.

Cap’s whirling shield spun right into the back of Bradley’s head. The fuhrer almost fell unconscious, his senses all a blur, and by the time he had regained them, Cap had released him to catch the shield. Cap then swung to slam the rim of the shield into Bradley’s face, delivering a savage blow to the fuhrer and actually putting him flat on his back. Bradley was still recovering from the last attack and Cap’s second only disoriented him further. His vision was having trouble returning and blood was leaking into his eyes.

Cap sprinted after him, taking his shield off and holding it in both hands. He hopped to land, knee-first, in Bradley’s midsection, then slammed the rim of his shield into Bradley’s neck. He felt the shield slam through the wrathful fuhrer’s neck muscles and spine as blood slowly started to pool around the gaping wound.



Steel: WOO! U-S-A! U-S-A!!!

Ray: It’s the closest battle to date with both being similar in terms of physicality, intelligence, and combat skill. The difference between them was miniscule, but Bradley has small, but exploitable weaknesses. The first is that he tires slowly, but notably, while Cap doesn’t seem to tire at all with his youth and energy. Add in the fact that Bradley kept swinging like a madman with those swords while Cap only had to move his shield arm and even Bradley would tire eventually.

Steel: That Ultimate Eye may have helped Bradley keep up with Cap, but does no good when that darn shield gets in the way. It blocks his views on Cap, covering at least half of the super-soldier’s body and allowing him to surprise the fuhrer, and is virtually indestructible, breaking at least one of his swords.

Ray: Those were notable Achilles’ heels, but Bradley’s biggest weakness is that he relies almost entirely on his swords and prefers them over other weapons. Cap is good with just about any weapon as he has proven time and time again. Combine less-exploitable weaknesses with a man who tires slower and is not above using just his shield, and Bradley suffered a slow, but crushing defeat.

Steel: “But Steel and Ray, Bradley DOES have a healing factor and can create air waves with his swords”-SHUT UP! We all know that series ain’t canon!

Ray: Yes, in the original anime series, Bradley had actual homunculus powers, but we use the Bradley from “Brotherhood” because that was the version from the canon manga, which Brotherhood ultimately stays true to. Despite what it did good, the 2003 anime twisted the original concepts to the point where people practically forgot about the source material.

Steel: Because Cap won, I’m contractually obligated to sing this…

Steel (to the tune of “America the Beautiful”):
America, America
Will show you no mercy
Awesome Captain America
Beheaded King Bradley!

Ray: The winner is Captain America.

Cap Wins by Dimension-Dino


+Stronger and faster
+Shield is a formidable weapon and defense
+Younger and thus more stamina
+Skilled and smart enough to match Bradley
+Serum keeps his body going
+Weapon use requires less energy
+Comfortable in the use of any weapon

+Older and more experienced
+Ultimate eye allows him to match Cap move-for-move
+Swords grant him slight range advantage
+/-Tires slowly, but notably
-A few exploitable Achilles’ heels
-Wounds affect him more than other homunculi
-Heavily prefers swords to other weapons
A reboot of a previous fight I did and, this time, I think I did it justice.

I do not own Cap or Bradley. They are owned by Marvel and Hiromu Arakawa, respectively.

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MetalHarbinger084 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Nice to see Cap win one, but then again I'm a Marvel fanboy so that's probably that talking.

Very cool fight though and it had me feel like Cap was almost fighting another Red Skull.
Huh, you know, I never really thought of this before but for some reason I really want to see this. I can't remember much about the 2003 series (I am aware that you are using Brotherhood but that series is the one I finished) and I haven't seen too much of King Bradley so I don't know too much about him but both characters pretty much have existed in World War 2 era world with Cap being more clear while the 2003 series shows that our world exists next to the FMA world and is either already having WW 2 or it's about to start as I recall Hitler being seen in the one movie so we have that going. Either way, I think this would be a funner fight than Batman vs Cap, I really hated that one. I mean, I'll concede that Batman would likely win but man did it seem like they were lowballing Cap. When I first saw that episode, it seemed like Ben and Chad were not into it and it just seemed like poorly researched filler to tide people over for Godzilla vs Gamera (or Epyon vs White Ranger, I forget).

I also have to argue about their little thing about using Avengers vs Justice League as a way to debunk people claiming Cap would win. I have the comic and while yes, Batman is saying Cap COULD defeat him but doesn't mean he always will, there are a few things to note here. One, Batman clearly saw that he couldn't handle Cap easily as he otherwise wouldn't have bothered talking to him and teaming up with him. Another thing is that Batman seems very impressed with Cap, even surprised (yeah, Cap surprised Batman) at how prepared Captain America was for figuring out what was going on. Finally, near the end of the comic, Cap comes in contact with a villain known as Promethus who shtick is that he has a suit that allows him to copy and use the fighting skills of other people and he has actually beat Batman himself and Batman only beat him by hacking his suit and giving him the fighting style of Steven Hawking. When Promethus engaged Captain America, he was using Batman's skills which he stated "Would be more than enough to handle you". Cap destroys him, before the fight it cuts away to some other people fighting, then we return to see Cap knocking Promethus on his ass. Promethus beat Batman and was using his skills to fight Cap and Cap won. I know this doesn't mean much but if they are gonna try to use Avengers vs Justice League to debunk arguments of Captain America winning, they should read the rest of the comic to see that Cap beat someone with Batman's skills who even beat Batman.

Sorry for the rant...but I love the idea of this fight. :)
*the rant continues*

Hell, in Marvel vs DC, Batman only defeats Cap because

1. They were in a dark sewer so Batman had an enviroment advantage.
2. It got flooded so Cap had to concentrate on not drowning while fighting Batman.
3. Batman took a cheap shot at Cap while he was getting blasted with water.

It wasn't really a fair fight for Cap in that one.
HeroicDefender97 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
This battle right here is the best portrayal of Captain America in a Death Battle... 

Too bad that on every Vs forum or video I've been on. People still say that Bradley would stomp Cap easily with his speed and Ultimate Eye. 

Talk about underestimating the Captain...
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
To them, I say...

Oh, PLEASE. Cap has matched wits and moves with powerful mutants, Gamma-Radiated monsters, robot-human hybrids, and even the God of THunder himself. I think it's safe to say that Bradley doesn't have that kind of track record.
HeroicDefender97 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015

I don't understand how people could overlook two of the major weakness of Bradley which is the fact that he can't see through solid objects with his eye or that he can tire out slowly. 

Than I got one guy telling that Cap hasn't gotten fatigue while fighting Black Panther and many other foes before while Bradley cannot since he has a lot of souls to feed on--- Wtf LMAO 
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
That thing about Bradley isn't even true. His Philosopher's Stone isn't like those of the others'. Theirs are made of many souls, but Bradley's is only comprised of one. It's even specifically stated in the canon manga (trust me, some people HAVE tried using the 2003 anime to defend Bradley) that Bradley doesn't have the regenerative abilities of his fellow Homunculi.
HeroicDefender97 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Oh yes 

I think its probably because people are looking at the wrong Bradley. Not being able to tell the difference between 2003 and Brotherhood Bradley. I mean yeah I admit that 2003 Bradley could possibly beat Cap, but the 2003 series is not canon yet people still try to bring his 2003 feats into account. 

Bradley fans could hardly ever come up with an excellent argument to back up his victory aside from his speed and Ultimate Eye. With Steve you can keep on going as to how he win. 

Looking at places like Comic Vine involving Cap vs Bradley. Cap is the underdog since so many people say Bradley would stomp him. 

I had another person tell me that without his shield. It would be almost too easy for Wrath to demolish Cap. I beg to differ on that one. 
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Again, people keep underestimating Cap. Even without his shield, he's one of the best unarmed fighters in the Marvel Universe. Hell, even BATMAN admitted that Cap could beat him in a one-on-one fair fight.
HeroicDefender97 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015

Cap is also a master of using his environment to his advantage. He doesn't need his shield to be an absolute threat. 
And surely enough that his own speed and reflexes can dodge the Fuhrer's flurry of speedy sword strikes no?  
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

My favorite Hero in the world beats one of my least favorite characters in the world...You sir have made my day. :D

GOD BLESS CAPTAIN AMERICA (See what I did there. XD)
kirk327 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Nice win, Cap! I salute you! :D
Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2015
This what Screwattack should do to make up for that mock one they did!
ffejgao Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student
Wow...Just wow. I'm not familiar with Fullmetal Alchemist but this is a FRIKIN AWESOME MATCH!
Sunogsabatis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, where did you find out that Wrath is 5'11''?
lightyearpig Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist
Just be thankful King Bradley didn't lose to Whompy Whomperson.
joaocouto Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
captain america is faster?! what's up with bradley's ultimate eye
UnlimitedT Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
 i've never heard of this Bradley, is he famous?
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
He's from "Fullmetal Alchemist". Read up on the manga sometime.
UnlimitedT Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
sorry, i don't read Manga too much so i didn't know that.
oODark-DawnOo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Well, I know it's totally friggin' stupid, but since the thought has most certainly crossed eveyone's mind, I'll just spit it out.


........................................................There, it's done. Stick a fork in me, I'm done.
Warriorofvengeance2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool battle.
Angelalex242 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
When Captain America throws his mighty shield...

All those who choose to oppose his shield must yield....
ehdahora Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
I am not sure about Bradley notably tiring, I mean, the guy was fighting full power without one eye and countless slashes in his body, in fact, he was fighting full force right before his death.
Another thing, anyone has a Favorite weapon, sure, caps can use almost any weapon, but caps using a shield is 100% better than caps using any other weapon,  also Bradley showed he could fight with knifes, hand to hand combat, grenades just fine. Although I agree caps would have an edge in physical terms and would probably spend less energy defending, the fact bradley is using weapons that cut the enemy may result in the enemy having to deal with blood loss more than the opposite. Caps may never tire, but he even he will slowly crumble if he has to face blood loss from countless small cuts, his healing factor will help but not cancel these effects as we saw when caps fought against wolverine and many others.
NOT SAYING BRADLEY will win, just saying there are some points open to debate
YoungSamurai18 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Mind if I borrow America's profile?
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Sure, but do add a bit of your own material to it.
YoungSamurai18 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
animegx43 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013

My money was on King, still is really, but like you said, Roger's youth does give him a slight advantage in physic and his shield was a good defence against the ultimate eye.


Poor King.


:iconfuhrerkingbradleyplz::iconsays3plz: Meh.

MetaMaster54610 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Okay, a friend of mine has a counter argument. He's on right now. This is him talking, not me.

Bradley beat Greed, a man who can make his skin harder then diamands, and regenerate any part of his body repeatedly. He beat the colonal who has the abilty to detonate the atmosphere around them at will, the only person he lost to in Brotherhood
was Scar. He only lost that because his opponent had the ability to destroy nearly any substance at a molecular level at a single touch. He also had the ability to alter the enviroment in his favor, against Bradley, which gave him an immense advantage. Bradley's eyes have the ability to see air momvements, this indicates that they can see things normal people cannot, plus he's a good enough tactician to make use of this against the colonal. Plus, Bradley is also more intelligent if you ask me, he is never to prideful to flee, and is capable of using stealth and subtlety, at least more so then Cap'n.

Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
My argument...

I don't deny Bradley's ferocity, skill, and strength, but take a few things into mind. Cap managed to defeat the Hulk with quick thinking, agility (Hulk is deceptively quick, mind you), and knowledge on the human body and how it works. Truth be told, Cap has also fought people who could alter the environment and MORE (magic users, Asgardians, mutants, aliens, etc.) And while Bradley can see things that the human eye cannot, he still lacks the ability to see through solid objects or something behind him and is fully capable of being surprised or tricked if his target is out of his line of sight. Cap's shield is fully capable of blocking out most of his body to his eye, concealing possible attacks.

Also, Greed has an easily-exploitable weakness: he can heal or harden, but not both, which Bradley took advantage of (as well as his own obsession with his looks, meaning he would often refuse to go full-body armor). Oh, and diamond's indestructibility is FALSE: they can be smashed very easily. It's just that they cannot get cut by anything except other diamonds (Bradley broke a sword trying to STAB Greed).

"Bradley is also more intelligent"? No, he isn't. I'd say they're pretty even in terms of intelligence. As mentioned before, the Super Soldier Serum Cap also knows when to make use of tactical retreat, stealth, and so on. Plus, he has fought and defeated extremely skilled fighters such as Wolverine, Black Panther, and Lady Deathstrike, superhuman enemies like Hulk, Loki, Thor, Spider-Man, and many others, and advanced alien races and technologies with races like the Skrulls and the Chitauri. In short, Cap actually has the wider variety of more-dangerous opponents than Bradley.

Last but not least, the two are practically equal in terms of physicality and fighting skill. The difference lies in their age and their super-soldier-makeup. Bradley's Philosopher's Stone does NOT give him the abilities of other homunculi, the best thing being his eye, and the fact that he's well into his sixties means that his body is not as able as it used to be. On the other hand, Cap's Super Soldier Serum enhances his body to superhuman levels, including a healing factor and a near-impossibility to tire out. His youth also means that he has energy to spare.

So, your friend's argument has not swayed me and I still stand by a lot of what I said. I will admit to Bradley being, possibly, the most dangerous combatant Cap has ever faced. And the fight would be very, VERY close, but I ultimately see Cap being the victor.

MetaMaster54610 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
All right, well said! I'm entirely convinced, and if this doesn't convince Jesse, I don't know what will.
hunter87j Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Even in his sixties, though, Wrath's got Cap beat for speed, doesn't he? Last I checked Rogers wasn't nearly fast enough to counter already fired bullets - he could block with his shield or dodge them, but Bradley's speed feats were outright supersonic. He had been cutting bullets fired from a light machine gun clean out of the air with a sword, and that's not even taking his strength into account - how much force is behind a tank shell being fired, and more to the point, how much physical force would it take to cut through it even if you were fast enough to match it? The only issue I really take with Cap is the idea that he's evenly matched with Bradley from a physical standpoint - Rogers is the peak of human physical potential, yes, but that's sort of the point. Bradley isn't human - the only reason he doesn't have the regenerative abilities of the other Homunculi is because he only has the one soul instead of several hundreds, but his body is still far stronger, faster and more durable than any human could possibly hope to be.
MetaMaster54610 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I've noticed that in both the official battles and yours, the Marvel series always comes out on top. Rogue, Thor, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Lizard, Deadpool and this. Marvel's got a serious winning streak, huh?
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I guess part of it has to deal with the fact that some Marvel characters are insanely powerful (especially on Thor and Ghost Rider's part).
MetaMaster54610 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Oh yeah. ...Is it just me, or are a lot of the official battles pretty one-sided? I mean, I can't necessarily think of one where both combatants were evenly matched...
FateStayFelicia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
This... this might be the best written Death Battle you've done so far. I enjoyed every minute of it. 
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
This was, without a doubt, the closest battle I've written to date. The differences were miniscule (most notable being Cap's shield) and, to me, Cap faced the most dangerous combatant in his life.
FateStayFelicia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
What, more dangerous than Thanos?
Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I meant in terms of hand-to-hand combat.
FateStayFelicia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I know, just being facetious. 
mrguy22594 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When Captain America throws his mighty shieeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllld..... All those who choose to oppose his shield must yieeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllld!
Zacmariozero Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
And get decapitated.
mrguy22594 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If it was shaped like one of your metal blades maybe.
Zacmariozero Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Well, they are the most broken weapon in the history of gaming.
mrguy22594 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
True, very true.
GodDragonKing Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
That was fun. I never get tired of these.
ShadowFrost1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Okay, this one was a great action packed melee focused brawl! And I loved it! Hoped to see more! I actually expected Bradley to win but as time passed on I slowly shifted to CA!
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