In the movie Red Dawn, the Wolverines, who are defending the US against a Russian/Cuban invasion, discuss the battle with a gunner from the air force. Basically, they want to know why the US and Russia had to have a nuclear war. The Colonel from the air force, deftly played by Powers Boothe essentially says, "They're the two toughest kids on the block, eventually they're going to fight."

Well, we have a similar epic battle brewing between the universes of DC and Marvel. More specifically, between the Suicide Squad and the Avengers. Initially, it might seem that Marvel has DC licked harder than a postage stamp. However, given how Marvel basically stunk up Comic-Con with a dull Doctor Stranger trailer and rehashed information about Captain Marvel and Spider-Man, it seems as if DC finally has the opportunity to pounce.

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And given how well received their Wonder Woman and Justice League trailers were at the the recent Con, it seems like DC Films is seizing this opportunity. It is as if they realized that, as talented as he may be, they can't pin all of their hopes for a multilayered universe on Zack Snyder. Furthermore, they seem to have injected their world with much needed levity, and as a result their efforts are resonating widely.

Bolstering all of this is the obvious fact that if push came to shove, if the rubber were really to meet the road, the Suicide Squad would wipe the floor with the Avengers. It wouldn't be easy. There would be a lot of broken bones and everything else along the way, but, once the dust settled it is pretty apparent who would be standing on top.

Without giving too much away, we give you '7 Obvious Ways the Suicide Squad Could Demolish The Avengers'. Sure, to just glance at that headline it might seem like a joke or "click bait." However, when you read the pages that follow, you will find that what has been presented is a thoughtful article on why /suicide-squad-fans-petition-rotten-tomatoes-shut-down/Task Force X ultimately trumps the mighty Avengers.

Suicide Squad Refuses to Fight Fair

<strong><em>Suicide Squad</em></strong> Fair Fight

As was very evident in Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers are too concerned with trying to do the right thing before they actually do anything. This would be okay if it was the real world and they were sitting with their fingers on the nuclear trigger. They are not. They are comic book heroes. While I get that the people creating the comics are trying to say something grander about society, this is probably the biggest advantage the Suicide Squad would have in a battle royal. If the chips are down they aren't going to be concerned with the safety of the people around them. Furthermore, they would probably use the Avengers ethics and morals against them. Aside from this, you have a coterie of people like Harley Quinn, El Diablo, Rick Flag (among others) who are just batshit crazy. If Deadshot's ultimate desire is to die in a grand way, what the heck is he going to care about in a battle with the bleeding heart Avengers?

Suicide Squad has Street Smarts

<strong><em>Suicide Squad</em></strong> Street Smarts

Sure the Avengers have fought some crazy battles against beings like Loki and Ultron. Yes, they did some pretty earth shattering things in Sokovia. However, the Avengers are gonna need at least 2-3 more Visions and Scarlet Witch's to even be able to show up. Just look at the worlds that the characters of Suicide Squad inhabit. It is dark, dirty and wholly unpredictable. The Avengers are fighting for the people. They're fighting for justice and everything that is good in our society. They are with the people. The Suicide Squad isn't with anybody. Captain Boomerang is going to do his thing. His boomerangs are going to fly if the situation gets too hot and he's not going to care who he hurts. His ability to sense when things are going to pop off gives him a distinct advantage over the Avengers. Killer Croc's animalistic tendencies are the difference between his survival or death. Katana brings a knowledge of how superheroes think but is not afraid to embrace the dark side. Lastly, with Slipknot's ability to handle ropes and fearlessness in the face of losing appendages, it is fairly apparent that he's gonna do whatever it take to win in a fight. I could also mention Batman's role in this and how seeing his parents die in the street ups his cred, but I think you get the idea. Suicide Squad isn't gonna let a bunch of superheroes punk them in a contest of street knowledge.

Suicide Squad is Down with Street Justice

<strong><em>Suicide Squad</em></strong> is Down with Street Justice

The hardcore punk outfit the Cro-Mags have a song called "Street Justice." This could be the anthem of the Suicide Squad. With lyrics that say "Street justice happening all around you see/won't try to talk my way out/Don't try to play those speech games anymore/Overpower-overcome," it is fairly obvious that the Suicide Squad follows this same code. The Avengers biggest problem, in fact the biggest problem with Captain America: Civil War is how they ultimately, during some of the most brutal battles, let the other Avengers off the hook. Okay, going in, nobody believed that any of heroes were going to die. At the same time, it is almost pathetic that the only person who really sustained any injury was War Machine. Had the Suicide Squad been involved, you can bet that there would have been no doubt who the clear winner of any of the skirmishes were. Where the Avengers let their feelings get in the way, the Suicide Squad use their feelings to infuse with the kind of rage they need to break their opponents; to "overpower" and "overcome" them. While both the Avengers and Suicide Squad are out for justice, Suicide Squad's brand is not nearly as opaque as the Avengers.

Task Force X Just Doesn't Care

Task Force X Just Doesn't Care

With more than one member of the Suicide Squad suffering mental issues, a mission to them is little more than words on paper. Even if there's a directive there's no directive. They don't have a Captain America complex where they need to think and rethink the consequences of their actions. For the Suicide Squad, even though they are on a "top secret" mission, that will in no small part play into how they carry it out. Unlike the Avengers, who sit in cafes scoping places out and trying to be inconspicuous, the Suicide Squad fly their colors proudly. We can say they don't care, but when Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Enchantress, Harley Quinn or any of the other members walk into a room, they know that they instill a certain kind of fear. They depend on this as that is how they will get the upper hand to do what they need to do. At the same time, they can't hide who they are so, by design, the members of the Suicide Squad have to NOT care. That is quite simply a luxury they can't afford. Amanda Waller has given them a mission. They need to carry it out. Whether it's the Joker or anybody (or thing) else getting in their way, the mission will be completed. Or, the Suicide Squad will die trying. It is this "do or die" attitude that is at core of who the Suicide Squad is. As a result, the Avengers already enter a battle with the deck stacked against them.

Suicide Squad has More Experience

<strong><em>Suicide Squad</em></strong> has More Experience

One could read this point and think that I am downplaying the achievements of the Avengers. I am not. Each member of the Avengers has a unique set of skills that they have been sharpening over their lifetimes. The biggest difference is the attitudes that both the Avengers and Suicide Squad bring to their endeavors. We mentioned above that the Suicide Squad doesn't care. As a result this has put them in battles with baddies that are on a completely different level than the Avengers. Yes, Loki was a quite a force to be reckoned with. And Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, etc, have had their share of near death encounters. However, Harley Quinn fell in love with the Joker for crying out loud! In order to be as devoted as she is to that psychopath, her childhood and teenage years must've clearly informed her decisions. With that experience alone, how in the world could the Avengers contain her?  Ultimately, they would probably decide that she'd have to be killed. However, that isn't really what the Avengers do. Again, their rules and codas would get in the way. At the same time, they'd have to not be manipulated by Harley Quinn. Well, if the feminine wiles of Natasha Romanoff could get Captain America's blood stirred, Steve Rogers would be putty in her hands. And this is just one of the members of the Squad. How in the world would they deal with Deadshot (again someone who wants to die) or Killer Croc?

Suicide Squad Has Better, More Interesting Powers

<strong><em>Suicide Squad</em></strong> Has Better, More Interesting Powers

Now, the Avengers have truly superb combat skills. If a battle between the Suicide Squad and The Avengers was a boxing match that was being scored by judges, if you couldn't kill your opponent, the Avengers would probably win. Aside from butt kicking abilities, you've got the Hulk's otherworldly powers, Captain America's tactical prowess and physical gifts, Iron Man's near invincibility, Black Widow's mastery of all weapons, Visions numerous gifts -- flight, agility, regeneration, etc. Basically, the list is endless. However, believe it or not, the Suicide Squad can match them just not in a straight up way. Hey, what else would you expect from the Squad? Lets, look at Enchantress. She can teleport for crying out loud! Harley Quinn could probably stop a tank with her strength and ease of movement. El Diablo is a fireman just in the complete opposite sense of that noble job. You're telling me he'd think twice about frying some of the Avengers? I could keep going but you get the point. Sure, the Avengers are packed with ability, BUT the Squad wouldn't be that badly outgunned in this department.

Task Force X Can Always Tag-Team in The Joker

<strong><em>Suicide Squad</em></strong> Joker

Sure, the Joker is someone who the Suicide Squad are contending against. However, lets just say for the sake of argument that the chips are down. That Captain America and company are just gaining the upper-hand. You don't think that the Joker, is going to lend a hand? The guy is in a committed relationship with Harley Quinn. Okay, maybe it isn't the sort of relationship that people would define as sane, but are relationships really sane endeavors anyway? Should the Squad find themselves up against it, The Joker would probably try to blow them all up just make his life easier (yes, whether or not Harley Quinn was in the building). With the green haired menace in their back pocket, the deal would be officially sealed. The Suicide Squad beats the Avengers like a set of drums at a Phil Collins concert.

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