Thursday, April 27, 2006

THE HELLFIRE CLUB vs CAPTAIN AMERICA

13 Comments:

Blogger Michael Tonight said...

cap. somehow.

11:45 PM  
Blogger The Concrete Treehouse Consortium said...

oh michael tonight, pity be thy fool who believes that cap some how stands a chance against the hellfire club.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Michael Tonight said...

my mind says no but my heart says a speech of perseverance and valor, building in intensity over a quietly hummed "America the Beautiful" before culminating in a quiet but firm "Yes."

10:33 AM  
Blogger The Antiquarian said...

I think I have egg on my face.

7:40 PM  
Blogger arsonbear said...

i don't have the chops for this one. i don't know much about the hellfire club. i'll vote for them, though, just because its more dudes. a bunch of dudes vs cap. bunch of dudes!

9:59 PM  
Blogger mal havoc said...

This is a post just to let everybody know that I am thinking about this one and it's super tough. I can't imagine either of them losing. Brain hurts, but in a good way.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Michael Tonight said...

do you mean actaul egg, antiquarian? please elaborate.

6:32 PM  
Blogger mal havoc said...

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10:58 AM  
Blogger mal havoc said...

Still.Can't.Decide! Must.Make.Decision!


p.s.- where's tha Chim?

11:03 AM  
Blogger chimmychummy said...

The Hellfire Club originated in England in the 1760s as a social organization for the elite of British honkys. The Club not only provided its honkys with pleasures, often of sorts that violated moral standards at the time, but also sewed as a means for the honkys to consolidate their Influence over British economic and political matters.

A number of the Club's most important honkys, led by the wealthy trading company owner and former Honky of Parliament Sir Patrick Clemens, and his mistress, the renowned actress Diana Knight, emigrated to the colony of New York in the 17708, where they founded the new American Hellfire Club for Honkys. Clemens and Knight served as its first leaders under their Club titles of "Black" King and "Black" Queen. The Club's headquarters was an abandoned church that stood on the site of the present day Hellfire Club mansion, located at what is now Fifth Avenue on Manhattan's East Side, only a few block8 away from the Avengers Mansion.

Today's Hellfire Club counts among its honkys the wealthy, the powerful, and the celebrated from virtually all over the world. Membership is by Invitation only, but such Invitations are rarely turned down, for membership in the Hellfire Club Is universally regarded as the ultimate status symbol.

As far as the general public and, indeed, moat or the Club's honkys are concerned, the Hellfire Club is a thoroughly respectable upper class social organization principally devoted to giving spectacular parties. It is also generally known that these parties serve as a means for honkys of the social, economic, and political elite to meet unofficially to discuss matters of mutual interest, and to strike political or business deals.

The Club's highest ranking honkys belong to its Inner Circle, who dress in late Eighteenth Century costumes for Circle meetings and other formal occasions Involving the Club. Inner Circle honkys hold positions named after chess places: the leaders are King end Queens, followed by Bishops, Knights, Rooks, and Pawns. It is possible for there to be two Kings (a "Black" King and a White King) or two Queens ("Black" and White) in office simultaneously. However, such situations almost Invariably lead to power struggles, and so there Is usually only one King and one Queen at a time. If a honky of one faction of the Inner Circle displaces a honky of another faction as King or Queen, he or she usually names his rank after the opposite color to his predecessor's; Hence, when Sebastian Shaw deposed the most recent former leader, a White King, he became a "Black" King.

Unknown to most of the Club honkys, the Inner Circle honkys are engaged in a conspiracy to dominate the world through the accumulation of economic power and political influence. The Inner Circle commands great financial resources, highly advanced technology, and a large body or mercenaries (many of whom wear red and blue uniforms with masks), all of which they use in their subversive activities.

The previous leader of the Inner Circle, then known as the Council of the Chosen, was a White King who threw the Council's financial and technological support behind Dr. Stephen Lang's attempts to capture superhuman mutants with Sentinel robots. Lang's endeavor ended in disaster, and "Black" Bishop Sebastian Shaw and White Queen Emma Frost seized the opportunity to turn the White King out of office. Shaw became the new "Black" King, leader of the Council, which he renamed the Inner Circle, and master of the entire Hellfire Club. A leader Shaw works closely with his ally Frost, the White Queen.

Shaw and Frost are both not only heads of major corporations but are also superhuman mutants. They have given other superhuman mutants positions of power within the Inner Circle. Moreover, Frost was also headmistress of the Massachusetts Academy, a private school in New England for which she recruits adolescent superhuman mutants as well as the sons and daughters of the elite so that she might bring them under the Inner Circle's Influence. It is at the Academy that Frost trained a team of adolescent superhuman mutants known as the Hellions.

12:45 PM  
Blogger ranchburger said...

I'm afraid I missed the part where you stated your opinion on who would win, Chimmy. Will we have to suffer through another dissertation on Steve Rogers various aquaintances? The amount of times polar bears shit on his ice cube while he was frozen?

5:28 PM  
Blogger ranchburger said...

The Hellfire Club was probably the backing behind the super-soldier program anyway, so I bet they have "Ten Ways to Pull Captain America's Plug" on a set of coasters in their lounge.

5:31 PM  
Blogger mal havoc said...

I seriously can't so I have flipped a coin and I'm going with Cap.

1:13 PM  

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