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I got into Skullgirls properly round about the start of this year, and when I got into beta and saw Big Band, I gotta say, I was fuckin' intimidated at first, mainly because at the time I was a fighting game scrub. Then the AI kicked in.
Also I have a question, have you ever been in a fight? Has anyone here fought before?
Do any of you know the feel of combat!?
I don't have that much direct experience with actual fistfighting, but from very careful study of real-life examples and mildly dramatized examples, I can assert a 'realistic' fight between any two of the Skullgirls' cast would last about 1-2 seconds before the victor would be made apparent. Take a look at this footage of a fumbled robbery, and try to time how long the 'fight' lasted for:
Not sure if this violates Skullheart's forum rules or not? I mean this was taken from a public news network, but I can remove this part if requested.
Also, reading up on Mafia stuff (Don't ask) I found this little tidbit from an article:
"Unless your kid goes on to be an MMA guy, there’s no use in learning karate or kung fu. Remember: This is America where bullies still use their fists to prove their point. And as kids get older, the situation doesn’t really change much since all you really need when dealing with slimy swindlers is how to land the first punch. And boxing will teach your kid how to sneak a surprise attack while also preparing him to block that first punch."
None of this yelling out names of 'special' attacks or multi-hit combos. One good swing, they're down and out: gone, snuffed, cold-cocked, clean-clocked, KO'd, lights-out, gone to dance with the faeries. No second chances, no recoveries, Do not pass go, do not collect $200.
Strength? Strength has very little to do with combat ability.
My two cents.
Edit: As I appear to have stepped on some toes, I'd like to humbly apologise for any unintentionally inflammatory content of my post. I was posting in the hopes of stimulating discussion and synthesis of ideas, not with the intent of provoking others. Sorry about that.
The fact that over the years Annie managed to kill countless Skullgirls but not Double suggests that the latter is either more powerful than a Skullgirl or harder to wipe out at the very least. That being said, I doubt what happened to Double at the end of Squigly's story was more than a temporary setback.
The way I see Double she is the Harbinger of the Skullheart. The Skullheart being created by the Trinity and seeded onto earth(?) Double serves the functional role as a demon/angel in the Skullgirls universe. While her appearance is literally that of corporeal form, i.e. she is a revolting blob that can mold herself into anything she wishes, her spirit is the true nature of her being and therefore like the Skullheart she cannot be destroyed. While her physical body can be destroyed (as seen in Squigly's story) her spirit would merely return to it's home plane of existance (i.e. whatever plane the Trinity exists on). From there Double could presumably return the physical world but like most extra-planar beings would require something to allow her to leave her own plane. The Skullheart would effectively act as this extra-planar gate.