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Roman Torchwick vs Reaver

Roman Torchwick info:

Height: 6 foot 3

Weight: 177lbs

Weapon: Melodic Cudgel

Strengths: Extreme skill with both close and ranged combat able to hold off both Blake Belladonna and Sun Wukong with total ease, Fast enough to redirect and block point blank Gun shots, Great aim able to grab Ruby Rose out of the air at a great distance with pin point accuracy with the Grappling Hook component of Melodic Cudgel.

Weaknesses: Despite his great combat skill Roman doesn’t react well to surprise attacks and can lose his finesse once he loses his temper, Since he died in the series before his Semblance was revealed it will not be a factor in this battle.


Reaver info:

Height: 5 foot 10

Weight: 169lbs

Weapons: Dragonstomper .48, Cutlass

Strengths: As the Hero of Skill Reaver is arguably the greatest shot in all of Albion tied with the main player Heroes, Is highly skilled with both his Pistol and his Cutlass,

Weaknesses: Reaver greatly prefers to fight at a distance and despite his skill with his Cutlass he is nowhere near as skilled with it as he is his Pistol, Easily becomes flustered and panicked when fearing for his life.

Battle begin!

It was a quiet night shift for the guards Roman had hired to guard the Dust haul he had recently stolen, two of the men standing by the warehouses entrance when they heard someone knocking on it. Looking at each other confused one of the guards shrugged and went for the door handle to open the door “hello?” he asked poking his head out only to freeze as a barrel of a Pistol was pressed to his temple.

Further into the warehouse in his office Roman was busy taking a quiet moment to celebrate his latest heist, opening a box of special Vacuo made cigars that he had been saving for such an occasion “if only Neo could have been here to see this” he sighed disappointed that his mute partner in crime had been away with Cinder when he had stolen the latest Dust shipment.

Picking a cigar from the box he placed it between his teeth before pulling out his lighter preparing to light it when he stopped at the sound of several gun shots echoing throughout the warehouse “oh come on, cops already?” he sighed more annoyed than intimidated lighting his cigar and picking up his Melodic Cudgel before heading out to investigate the noise.

Humming to himself as he stepped over the body of one of the guards Reaver blew the smoke away from the barrel of his Dragonstomper Pistol before placing it back on his belt “now let’s see what we have here” the Hero of skill commented as pushing the body of another guard off of the crate he had landed on before breaking it open with his Cutlass revealing the Dust Crystals inside “my, my, aren’t you a pretty thing?” he smiled picking up one of the Crystal’s to inspect it.

“Yeah, it’s just a shame that it’s mine”.

Raising his head at the sound of Roman’s voice Reaver quickly leaned to his right to avoid a shot from Roman’s Cudgel, quickly drawing his Pistol as he did so firing a shot back to which Roman blocked with his Weapon effortlessly.

Shocked that someone had actually blocked one of his shots Reaver couldn’t decide whether to shoot him again or congratulate him “now, now my boy, it seems we’ve gotten off on the wrong foot, I can tell we’re both honourable business men here so why don’t we make a deal?” the man of Skill suggested “I take these gems and you get to live? Sound reasonable?”.

“Gems? Ok buddy at first I thought you were just trying to rob me, now I know you’re just outright dumb” Roman responded as he sauntered towards Reaver “you know what? Since you’re lacking in common knowledge about what the hell Dust is I’m gonna give you the chance to walk away because honestly I’m sure you’re too stupid to use crosswalks properly and will get your ass ran over on the way home”.

His eyebrow twitching at the insult Reaver didn’t show his annoyance simply letting out a small dry chuckle under his breath as he carefully placed the Dust Crystal back into its case and shut the lid. The moment the lid shut however he aimed his Pistol under his left arm to shoot sideways at Roman who once again blocked the shot effortlessly with Melodic Cudgel.

Batting the bullet away Roman went for the Grappling Hook component of his Cudgel not wanting to risk hitting the Dust with a stray shot, the Hook shooting straight for Reaver before the Hero could fully dodge it wrapping around his left arm snagging him before Roman used it to pull Reaver towards him.

Exclaiming as he was caught off guard Reaver quickly re-found his footing as he was snagged towards Roman quickly aiming his Pistol at the red-haired man’s face and pulling the trigger. Before the bullet even had chance to leave the barrel however Roman had reacted using his free hand to swiftly push the Pistol to the side causing the shot to miss his head by millimetres.

Shocked that yet another of his shots had missed Reaver yanked his arm free from Roman’s Grappling Hook and switched his Pistol for his Cutlass to made do with his close range. “En Garde!” the Hero barked as he hopped back to set himself in a fencing stance, lunging forward to stab at Roman who simply blocked the attack with his Cudgel.

“Back at you!” Roman smirked back easily blocking each Cutlass strike by simply twisting his wrist to flick his Cudgel around.

Blocking another hit Roman then surged forward, spinning his Cudgel around as he did so to strike Reaver across the face with the hooked handle making him recoil harshly from the hit. Stumbling back Reaver spat out blood glaring at Roman with pure fury in his eyes before lashing out again, a few more of his swings getting blocked again before finally one of his lunges went through Roman’s defences running his Cutlass across the Criminal’s arm drawing blood.

“Damn it!” Roman exclaimed before suddenly ducking as Reaver redrew his Dragonstomper and fired another shot at him, his hat flying off his head as the bullet clipped it “you bastard!” Roman then snapped aiming his Cudgel to fire back narrowly missing the crates of Dust with very shot “do you! Have any idea! How much! That hat cost me?!” he barked with every shot, Reaver narrowly dodging every one until one clipped his arm burning through his coat.

Exclaiming as his coat smoked Reaver quickly whisked it off and threw it to the ground before smoothing down his dress shirt underneath. “Well, it appears we’re even now” the Hero of Skill scoffed as Roman picked up and dusted off his hat, the red-haired criminal glaring at the now large bullet hole that decorated the headgear.

Casting the hat aside Roman gripped his Cudgel again before going back on the offensive, rushing towards Reaver with speed that caught the Hero off guard, Reaver barely able to redraw his Cutlass in time to block Roman’s swing of Melodic Cudgel.

Unfortunately however the Cutlass didn’t survive the blow, Roman’s Cane easily shattering the Sword sending the Blade end of it flying across the warehouse leaving Reaver with just the handle. Shocked at the loss of his Weapon Reaver went for his Pistol only to get knocked off his feet as Roman hooked his heel with his Cudgel’s handle.

Landing hard on his back Reaver quickly shot his arm up to take aim with his Pistol only to have it knocked clean out of his hands with another hard swing from Roman’s Cudgel. Now disarmed Reaver tried his best to defend himself with his hands managing to block a few hits before finally Roman landed a blow on his face, breaking his nose and disorientating him.

Spitting out blood and a tooth Reaver turned back to Roman “we could have been partners…I could have made you rich…beyond your wildest dreams” he told the red-haired man, all lies however as he tried to talk his way out of the situation but Roman wasn’t having any of it.

“I think I’ll be fine” he smirked standing over Reaver tapping the crook of his Cudgel against his palm “that’s the thing my friend, the world is cold, no one is really going to help you so that’s why I do what I do best” he started before bringing his Cudgel down on Reaver’s right hand breaking it completely making the Hero cry out in pain “lie!” he continued bringing his Cudgel down on Reaver’s left shoulder breaking it “steal!” his ribcage “cheat!” his right arm “and survive!”.

With that Roman swung his Cudgel across Reaver’s face like he was hitting a golf ball, the blow fracturing the Hero’s skull and ending his unnaturally prolonged life. Raising his Weapon Roman beat Reaver’s head in a few more times to be sure before stepping back to regain his breath “now…now that that is dealt with” he sighed smoothing his hair down and taking a deep drag of his Cigar before noticing the bodies of his Guards littering the floor “ah crap I gotta hire new goons”.

Winner: Roman Torchwick

Another quick death battle that I had been planning for a while now, first inspired technically when I first watched RWBY episode 1 and laid eyes on Roman. Honestly the first thought when I saw him was ‘Reaver? What’s he doing here?’ and I bet actual money that Reaver was part of Roman’s inspiration when Monty was creating him.

When putting these two up against each other however it quickly becomes obvious that Roman has an advantage in several factors mainly in speed and Weapon skill. Yes Reaver is the Hero of Skill but that is only in comparison to the Fable universe and technically he isn’t the best as the Main Hero either ties or surpasses him in Skill.

Roman on the other hand is experienced enough with his Weapon to hold his own and even best two opponents at once as he easily fought off both Blake Belladonna and Sun Wukong without breaking much of a sweat only having to retreat when Penny joined the fight. Also whilst it could be argued that Reaver killed Garth who was one of the most powerful Will users in the Fable universe it was never stated to be a fight and knowing Reaver he most likely shot Garth in the back or killed him in his sleep.
The fifty ninth of my fan made Deadliest Warrior battles

In these I will be pitting my chosen warriors from all of history, be they real or fictional

The fifty ninth battle: Roman Torchwick (RWBY) vs Reaver (Fable)
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:iconmrnate2015:
MrNate2015 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Fucking hate that bastard, Reaver...
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Garchompisbeast Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
indeed

i wasn't the biggest fan of him either
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YoungSamurai18 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I was rooting for Roman and he came through! Nice to see people in RWBY able to win a match or two.
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Garchompisbeast Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
indeed

that's two losses and two wins for my RWBY match ups
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YoungSamurai18 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Uh huh.
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kirk327 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
This might be the first time I've seen a fight where Roman won. I've read a few Death Battles with him and he lost each time, the best one was probably this one where he fought Gambit. Even so, this was pretty good, and I am looking forward to next time. Now I've got to go so I can get to work on Penny vs EDI.
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Garchompisbeast Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
i enjoyed the Roman vs Gambit fight as well and i agreed with that outcome

i look forward to it m8

just don't murder Penny too hard
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kirk327 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Maybe I will, and maybe I won't. We will see soon.

Also, reading this has really made me excited for when I do my fight with Roman and Crossbones. And I can agree with Roman winning this, especially since he caught Ruby from a long distance and I felt Reaver's own weakness was going to be a bigger detriment than Roman's.

Lastly, looks like RWBY characters have scored evenly in your fights. Two losses, and now two victories.
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Garchompisbeast Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
indeed

my next RWBY one will be Qrow vs Gherman, the first Hunter
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kirk327 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Sounds like fun. I'll be rooting for Qrow, but having looked into Gherman's I am a little worried for him.

Also, I am looking forward to my fight between Qrow and Eric Draven, aka The Crow.
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Garchompisbeast Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
nice :)
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