Alex Mercer was a biological engineer who was hired by Gentek, a biochemical company, because of his skill in genetics. He became the chief of the Blacklight project. The project's goal was to engineer weaponized viruses to help the government. Through the group's work, they were able to create a Blacklight virus that has the capability to replicate the living cells of another organism. Blackwatch, a viral-containment special-forces group, tried to muzzle Gentek employees and launched a purge upon scientists working for the biochemical company. Mercer was one of those scientists. He tried to flee but was caught by Blackwatch. Out of anger, he smashed a vial of Blacklight virus onto the ground, starting a biological outbreak that spread throughout Manhattan. Blackwatch operatives shot Alex to death and left his body. The virus enveloped Mercer's body reviving him and granting him supernatural powers. Alex is now stricken with amnesia and tries to find out what happened to him and solve the Gentek conspiracy.
Battle vs. Cole MacGrath (by Omnicube1)Edit
Alex Mercer is in New York City strolling and thinking about what happened in his past. Suddenly, he sees a crowd of civilians running towards him. He grabs one and asks her what is going on. She tells him that a man is shooting out lightning from his hands and feet. Alex lets her go and runs toward the lightning man, Cole MacGrath. Alex spots him and unleashes his Whipfist which throws Cole off. MacGrath falls to the ground and uses his lightning bolt power. This shocks Mercer and sends him flying back. Cole runs toward his enemy armed with Gigawatt Blades and slashes at Alex. The Blades cut his chest but this does not waver Mercer who unleashes his Claw Power. He hacks at his nemesis but misses. Cole responds but headbutting Alex, but at that moment Mercer turns on his Armor Power. Cole's forehead hits Alex's hard Armor. MacGrath stumbles back in excruciating pain. He then launches two Shock Grenades at Mercer; the blasts stun him. Alex then morphs his arms into large Hammerfists and he punches Cole. MacGrath is sent flying into a nearby business building. Hiding civilians scream when they see him and run in terror. Cole shakes his head and brushes dust away from his face. He calls in another Lightning Bolt which strikes alex again. However, he was wearing Armor so the Bolt had minimal effect. Alex then unleashes his Blade Power and charges at his enemy. He cuts at Cole who dodges the large Blade. Cole uses his Polarity Wall when Alex slashes at him. The Blade is caught in the Wall and Cole kicks Alex in the stomach, knocking the wind out of him. He then launches two more Shock Grenades at Alex which knocks him back into the cement of the street. There is a cloud of dust and Cole cannot locate his enemy. He then sees movement behind the cloud and sends in his Lightning Storm Power. There is a big explosion and the light blinds Cole temporarily. After the Lightning strike, he moves forward. Suddenly, he sees Alex in Armored form! Mercer then unleashes his Tendril Barrage Devastator and greatly cripples MacGrath. Cole falls to the ground gasping for air. Alex then grabs him and thows him back to the ground with extreme force and punches him until the blood flies. Mercer then Consumes him and disguises as his enemy in order to escape Blackwatch.
Cole was a fierce opponent, but in the end it was Alex Mercer's superior offensive and defensive powers that won him the match.
Battle vs Wolverine (by Tomahawk23)Edit
Manhattan, New York. Day 9 of infection. Over 49% of Manhattan population infected.
My name, is Wolverine. I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do, isn't very nice.
James "Logan" "Wolverine" Howlett walked down the streets of Manhattan. Logan wore a leather jacket, a cowboy hat, and was caring a cylinder bag containing his costume. Logan wasn't very farmiliar with a virus like this. More so creatures like this. He had little to no experience dealing with zombie-like creatures. This would be a new experience for him. Logan had just been called in by General Peter Randall, the head of Blackwatch. A man determined to contain the outbreak at all costs. Logan had previously met Randall while he was working for Department H. Department H and Blackwatch were doing some Joint-Operation. Logan was headed towards a Blackwatch base to meet General Randall. The base had been destroyed just yesterday.
10 minutes later. Logan arrives at outpost. Logan entered the base. Not inside the building, but right outside it.
He saw General Randall observing the area. The base was crawling with Blackwatch soldiers retrieving bodies. What was left of them at least. The site was filled with piles of rubble. It wasn't really much of a left over now. Now it was mostly rubble.
Wolverine could see at least two downed helicopters, three destroyed tanks, and two destroyed APCs. He also saw what appeared to be robots. They were circular, and had green lights on them. All hovering about. A couple of them were on the ground, smashed and torn up.
Like any military base most Blackwatch outposts are surrounded by a large wall. Inside the wall are several vehicles, boxes, and troops. There is also a large building where most of the people are. Helicopters often hover above them, or are in the area. Surrounding these bases are often a couple of tanks and APCs. Inside the wall there are also detectors, these detectors are specifically designed to detect Zeus.
Logan approached Randall, "Looks like someone had a bad day" Logan said sardonically.
"This is just the Zeus' latest attack on our bases. It happened about 4 hours ago. The fight was over in under 20 minutes. Hell it might not even be the latest. He could be attacking one of our bases right now. Or attacking us elsewhere."
"Zeus?" Logan asked.
"His name, is Alex Mercer. Codnamed Zeus. Mercer created the virus that caused this, and he let it loose on Manhattan. We've tried to kill him by every means possible. That's why we're turning to you, Logan. You're the best there is at what you do- and dealing with threats like Zeus is in your job description.
"I want you to find and kill Mercer."
A grin lit up on Logan's face "Sounds like fun...."
"Here's a file on him."
Logan looked up as he heard the powerful rotors of a Black Hawk Helicopter. The helicopter descended to the ground.
Randall looked over at Logan "Get aboard the chopper. It's going to take you to Red Crown Command, our main base of operations. You'll be staying there until the job is done.
The Next Day My name is Alex Mercer. I'm the reason for this. They call me a monster. A murderer. A terrorist. I am all these things.
Not so long ago, I worked at a company called Gentek. An elite government agency, Biological Warfare Command or Blackwatch tasked Gentek to create a virus that would be codenamed Blacklight. I was the head of the team of scientists tasked with creating it. Unforutnately, me and my team were kept in the dark about its true purpose. The virus was going to be used a horrific biological weapon. Congress began investigating Gentek. I became curios, and with my sister who is an investigative reporter began investigating Gentek. I found out the terrible truth about the virus. Blackwatch began eliminating us. Blackwatch soldiers cornered me at Penn Station. In my frustration and anger I threw the sample on the floor unleashing the virus. I was shot to death by Blackwatch soldiers. 'I woke up in the morgue with no memory of my past.
Now I hunt. I kill. I consume. I become. A'm gonna find out who did this to me. And A'm gonna make em' pay.
Battle vs. Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (by Beastman14)Edit
Alex stood on top of a skyscraper, surveying the damage to the city. He would figure out what happened to him and he would get his vengeance on Blackwatch. He knew that much. Suddenly, a man cleared his throat, and Alex turned to see a man glowing green and floating. "Who are you?" Alex asked. "Hal Jordan, intergalactic Green Lantern core, and I'm putting you under arrest for acts of bio-terrorism." Hal lands next to Mercer,"So, pal, how's this gonna go? You gonna go quietly or you gonna oof!" Alex's Hammerfist collided with Hal's chest, sending him flying off the building. Alex turned away and prepared to glide off when Hal flew up and collided his own fist with Alex.
"Fine then. You wanna struggle? Bring it." Hal says as Alex pulls himself up. Alex grew a blade out of his arm, then charged at Hal, who generated two dueling swords and clashed blades furiously. "This all ya got?" Hal said as he suddenly generated a hammer and crushed Alex under it. "Stand down. Now." Hal said as he retracted the hammer and pulled Alex up. Mercer promptly used his whip fist to pull Hal close and slam him into the ground. "Ok. I'll give you that, but this has gone on long..." Hal drew back his arm, "ENOUGH!" He sent out a massive wall of energy, sending Alex flying off the building.
Hal flew down to see a massive mark where Alex landed, but no Mercer. He looked both ways, baffled at how someone like that could just vanish. Suddenly, a woman's screw rang out and Hal flew to where he heard it. He saw a woman laying on the ground, heavily injured. "Are you alright?" Hal asked to the downed woman, when she suddenly shifted to look like Mercer, who grabbed Hal by the throat and tossed him into the street. Alex's skin turned into an armor-like substance as he moved in to finish off Hal.
Jordan pulled himself up and summoned a massive sword, bringing it down onto Mercer, who grabbed it and with a show of great strength, tossed it aside and ran at Hal, who braced himself, then sent out a shield that Alex collided into a at full speed, sending him flying back. Hal shifted out of the shield, and stared down at Mercer, who had injured himself running into shield. Alex attempted to stand, but Hal said,"Don't think so!" And wrapped him in a green lantern energy shield, then constricted it, crushing Alex alive. He opened the shield and let Alex tumble out, dead. "It didn't have to end this way." Jordan says before flying away.
Winner: Hal Jordan
Hal won due to his far more versatile abilities which trumped Alex's devastating, but limited attacks.
Battle vs. Carnage (by Ghost_Razor216)Edit
LOCATION:NEW YORK CITY
Alex Mercer wanders around NYC when suddenly he sees a blur of red flash on top of the Empire State Building.Alex Mercer, who had recently heard of the myth of Spiderman, decides to investigate this, and climbs up the building with his claws.He sees that it isn't Spiderman, but someone dressed in a bug symbiote. Alex is interested in the symbiote and says "Hand it over!" Carnage responds by saying "In your dreams. Ready to suffer, clown?" Alex takes this as a sign of hostility (It is.), and punches Carnage straight in the face. "Hehehheheheheheheheheheh, so you do want to die.O.K then.Here comes the murder traiiiiiiin."says Carnage ready to kill his opponent.
Alex pulls out his gun and rapidly fires (Yes, rapid fire.) at Carnage,who shows no reaction. Carnage chuckles and knocks Alex off balance with his 6 tentacles. Alex aims at Carnage, but he bends Alex's gun,which jams it. Carnage forms a blade as a temporary replacement for his hand, and slashed Alex's arm off, and kicks him to the ground. Alex regenerates his arm and says in a voice that sounds like he feels pain "You're not the only one who can shapeshift.*groans*."Alex turns his hand into a sword, and the two blades clash at tremendous speeds.They both know that the current strategy won't work, and go to the edge of the rooftop to clash fists instead.So much force was put in this clash,the two fell off the building. When they got to the glass area, they smashed through it and continued the fight. Alex kicks Carnage in the stomach,which leads to Carnage falling down. Carnage gets up and says "This ends now!,"who then cuts his head off his body.Alex regens his head and brings Carnage down through the floor by jumping to the ceiling, and falling down.In the end of the enormous drop, Carnage seems to have no reaction. Alex thinks he is dead,and tries to grab the symbiote off him,but Carnage grabs Alex by the arms, uses him to cut the floor of The Empire State Building, and gives it a nudge so it falls on Alex. This creates an explosion throughout most of the vicinity, which causes the radius to have a no man's land look. Alex somehow survives and throws the biggest piece of debris straight at Carnage!Alex says "It's been a good fight,but you really stood no chance."Carnage gets up and kicks Alex with enough force,that he's pushed into another building.Alex gets up and chokes Carnage.Carnage gets out and throws Alex to the bathroom. Carnage grabs Alex in the ankles and wrists so he can't escape, and slams him into the bathtub. Carnage turns on the bathwater with his extra tentacles(He makes the temperature at the coldest.),then says "I will kill you like I killed my mom,because you're no better at fighting than my mom."With his one extra tentacle,he grabs the hairdryer and drops it in the bathtub.Right before this,Carnage asks "You know what happens when you mix electricity and water?!".After he drops it in,which is shocking Alex,he says,"Disaster!"Alex grabs Carnage's tentacles as much as he can with his hands,and puls him into the tub.They fight and struggle,but in the end Carnage makes a leap,and rips out Alex's heart.Carnage says "You were just dying for that climactic finale,weren't you?"
While Alex's arsenal was impressive,and the fact he's the leader of Gentek makes him more intellegent,he couldn't take down Carnage's psycho personality. Even if it was a first time fight, Carnage stil wants you to die in the most painful ways imaginable (*cough cough*electricity*cough cough*).There isn't a single thing in Alex's arsenal that Carnage couldn't counter
Battle vs. Mayuri Kurotsuch (by Codgod13)Edit
Mercer is ripping up soul reapers in soul society, and Mayuri has volunteered to kill him because Mayuri wants to 'take samples.' He sees Mercer and flash steps behind him, stabbing him in the stomach with his sword. Mercer gasps and falls, but to Mayuri's surprise, he regenerates and teleports away, sending a whipfist which Mayuri barely avoids. Mayuri smiles, and says, "well then, isn't that interesting?" He pulls out his ear and hurls it at Mercer, but Mercer dodges. Mayuri continues to smile, and says "Let's see of you can heal this! Claw out, Ashizogi jizo!" He sword transforms into it's shikai. He flash steps behind Mercer again, but this time the human is ready and swipes at Mayuri with his blade. The two exchange blows, until Mercer gets the upper hand and slices Mayuri's arm off. Mayuri yells in pain and flash steps away, injecting himself with Hojikuzai, and his arm regenerates. Mercer growls, and bull rushes the soul reaper. The two clash swords again, but this time Mayuri lets Mercer stab him in the chest. Mayuri gasps, and crumples. Mercer smiles and turns away, but Mayuri gets back up and says, "Just kidding," and stabs at Mercer. Mercer tries to deflect the sword, but it's a glancing block and Mayuri slashes Mercer's arm. Mercer regenerates, only to find he can't move his arm. Mayuri uses his surprise, and stabs again, but Mercer jumps back and uses his claw, slashing at Mayuri, who deflects it, knowing he has the upper hand now that Mercer can only use one arm. The two disengage, and Mercer states, "well, I didn't want to have to use this, but..." He unleashes Tendril Barrage Devestator and impales Mayuri multiple times. Mayuri, shockingly still alive, yells, "I wanted to to try and dissect you, BUT I'VE HAD ENOUGH! I WILL TAKE PLEASURE I WATCHING YOU DIE!! BANKAI!!" His sword reverts back to normal, but a huge caterpillar thing with a baby's head appears and rushes at Mercer, spewing poison. Mercer holds his breath and goes for a consumption, but suddenly falls twitching uncontrollably. Mayuri steps forward, and says, "My poison is quite special. It is made from my own blood, and is impossible to build up antibodies to. It also doesn't need to be breathed in, all it needs is a tiny rupture in the skin. Right now it is eating through your body in the most painful of ways. I think I will let it kill you so that the last minute of your life will be like an inferno raging inside your body. Maybe you will be intact enough to dissect after all." Mayrui lifts the dying Mercer over his shoulder and leaves.
Winner: Mayuri Kurotsuchi
Battle vs. Gabriel "Sylar" Gray (by CainVulsore)Edit
Battle vs. The Darkness (Jackie Estacado) (By Sws004)Edit
No Battle Written
Winner: Jackie Estacado
Expert's Opinion Edit
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Achilles somehow winds up in modern-day New York, face-to-face with Alex Mercer. The infected human quickly slams the ground with his hammerfists, and Achilles dodges the blow. Recognizing the threat, he pulls out his sword and knocks Mercer to the ground with his shield.
Mercer’s arms transform into claws, and he slashes at Achilles, most of his blows being halted by the warrior’s shield. Achilles tries to get blows of his own in, but his sword is deflected by Mercer’s claws. His sword eventually gets caught in his opponent’s claws, and Mercer twists his arm away, disarming Achilles. Mercer transforms his arm into a blade, and starts trying to slice through Achilles’ shield. The shield withstands the onslaught, and Mercer pulls back, making his arm into a whipfist. Achilles decides not to close the distance, and throws his javelin as Mercer launches the fist. The javelin shatters on impact, and the whipfist continues, but its speed is reduced enough that it glances off of Achilles’ shield. The Argive warrior then takes out his spear. Mercer’s arm morphs into his blade again, and he charges Achilles. Achilles stabs at Mercer, his larger reach keeping his opponent at bay. He eventually scores a hit, the spear driving into Mercer’s normal arm. Clutching his injured limb, Mercer decides on a new strategy to maximize his agility advantage. He runs up the building, out of Achilles’ sight. The warrior, startled, looks around for his quarry and spots him as he leaps into the air. He brings his blade down in a karate chop, missing Achilles but slicing his spear in two. Mercer then disguises himself and disappears into the crowd. Achilles moves through the frightened people, and tracks Alex by his behavior. Alex jumps over a building and into an alley, ignored by the watching Blackwatch Soldiers and Marines. Achilles, dumbfounded by the soldiers incompetence, walks into the alleyway.
He turns the corner, putting his shield up just as Mercer launches is whipfist. In his weakened state, the fist bounces off of Achilles’ shield. The warrior closes in, and repeatedly bashes Mercer with his shield. Mercer then goes into adredaline mode and uses a quick tendril barrage killing Achille, Mercer then hides from a blackwatch tank then moves on and blends into the crowd