Choose Wisely! :D | June 25, 2012

by Joe

** SPOILERS AHEAD! PLEASE WATCH TODAY’S SCENE FIRST! **

So Joe has an interesting decision to make! And by Joe I mean you! :D

Which power should Joe get back from Inner Joe? Remember, he’s already getting back his rejuvenation ability!

– Super strength – Is offense the best route?
– Impenetrable skin – Or is defense better?
– Super speed – Moving from place to place in an instant could be pretty useful!

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Enjoy Scene 16 – “Choose Wisely”!

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Bill
Bill
9 years ago

What’re the limits to his regeneration? If it’s very powerful regeneration, why does he need impenetrable skin? I’d vote for super speed is that is the case.
Otherwise, impenetrable skin.

xjg246
xjg246
9 years ago

i think he should get super strenght because if they need something heavy out of the way joe can just push it with his finger

Psychapprentice
Psychapprentice
9 years ago

Power Fist needs a Powerful Fist. Besides, the regeneration is already enough to make him nigh-unstoppable.

Firewood
Firewood
9 years ago

Impenetrable skin, here’s why:
Super strength can pummel enemies, but only at close range, taking a hit from a robot, mutant, or plant monster would likely knock him out leaving him to his regeneration, if the rest of his team aren’t wiped out. A firearm or melee weapon could make up for his lack of strength.
Super speed can have him dodge attacks, but it doesn’t stop vampires and the like deceiving him for the one moment he stops moving.
With impenetrable skin he could take damage without fear or getting knocked out or killed.

zach
zach
9 years ago

That is a tough choice! Great scene! I say strength because he can kill more things that way and he doesn’t need impenetrable skin if he can heal fast

Reaver
Reaver
9 years ago

Hmmm…impenetrable skin would protect him from pain, as well as we don’t know how his regen will hold up against something like a machine energy blast. Also, Joe has a penchant for not wanting to feel pain. Me personally, he needs a few more broken arms. Or a few more bullets to the shoulder.

Super strength is definitely the thing “normal” Joe would pick. He could toss things around, show he does not want to be messed with, but at the same time, at the end of the day, he is mostly as vulnerable as most everybody else and can still feel pain.

But my personal choice would be super speed. He could still show himself off, but it might teach him that perhaps powers are not everything. Plus, being able to run from Bernie and Jess would definitely be on his mind.

Eric
Eric
9 years ago

I would say super-strength, that way he at least has the potential to tango with more of the heavy-hitters coming into play. It would give him more of a scrappy ‘wolverine’ style power-set with the powerful offense and regenerative abilities.Again, as mentioned above, what is ‘power-fist’ without that whalloping punch?
:)

Eric
Eric
9 years ago

ps. Give him FULLY unlocked strength, since he will require it to even out the scales between him and foes with the telepathic strengths.

Nick
Nick
9 years ago

I’d say speed.

Don’t forget, there’s a machine army on their way to the City, and a fast messenger, as much of an a**hole he might be, is still needed.

CC
CC
9 years ago

Strength for sure.

Jerome
Jerome
9 years ago

Damn i love this :D
I would say as evil joe is making decision he will give skin to keep “stupid” joe alive until he can take control over body again.

Fabricio, Greybane's successor (?)
Fabricio, Greybane's successor (?)
9 years ago

Super Strength or speed, cause if he can already heal himself it won’t be that bad to receive some damage.

matthías
matthías
9 years ago

skin

Surin
Surin
9 years ago

Huuum… Hard choice mean hard thinking.

Joe will already have regeneration so impenetrable skin would make this ability completely useless. I say Two power that you use are far better than two power when you use only one. That leave super speed and super strengt. We have to think about the power he already have: regeneration, super strength mean that he would have to be close to his ennemies and may eventually be overhelmed to the point were he is unable to regenerate as fast as he is hurt… on the other hand super speed would allow him to dodge bullets and kill quickly, speed is a strength when you are really fast your blow are powerful too. All he need is a tiny knife and he could behead anyone.

So if we consider only good Joe I would pick super speed…

BUT

There is also black eyed Joe, he will still have the power that aren’t chosen. Yes of course he is currently imprisoned but he might break free at some point. And then he will have super strenght and impenetrable skin. Gosh, he would be like an human tank. So if we prefer an easy to beat Bad Joe we should pick impenetrable skin because then Bad Joe would be forced to give control back to Good Joe in order to stay alive after a few bullets in some vital area.

Personnaly I prefer super speed. I vote for super speed.

Llama118
Llama118
9 years ago

Joe needs him some super strength, he’s next to useless with weapons and not much good if he’s just an impenetrable tank or a speedy, selfish asshole.

Sky wolfbat
Sky wolfbat
9 years ago

Speed or defense, both are quite powerful. Joe’s super strength was awesome and all, but he doesn’t need it as much as he needs his defenses and speed. Even if he cant shoot a gun properly, you give the guy grenades and there’s no need for guns. Just toss and run (stand there).

TatoKnight
TatoKnight
9 years ago

That is an easy one, he needs Impenetrable Skin so no zombie or vampire can bite him. Super strength and speed are cool but useless with regeneration powers only, he still can be turned into a zombie or vampire.

Although, he can always be properly trained to use a powerful weapon or Bernie can create gloves that give him super strength.

Mr.bojangles
Mr.bojangles
9 years ago

Strength obviously. Everyone else has defense thanks to the powersuits right? This way he might get one of his own.

Suzuran
Suzuran
9 years ago

You’re not thinking far enough ahead.
Assume that any ability that Joe does NOT take is retained by Evil Joe.
If Joe takes any ability other than impenetrable skin, then Evil Joe will be a much harder fight when it inevitably happens later.
Without his regeneration and impenetrable skin, Evil Joe can be caught and defeated eventually.
Otherwise…

p. observer
p. observer
9 years ago

I say impenetrable skin, even with regeneration one lucky zombie and it’s all over.

Joshy Boy
Joshy Boy
9 years ago

I would say Impenetrable Skin as Joe is too immature to actually defend himself. Without that skin, he would be killed, or infected by the zombie virus. As fast as the regeneration is, I think that virus is way too strong for him to fight.

Or the lack of impenetrable skin will make him more aware of his vulnerability and he grows as a character without it. Hmm……not sure anymore.

Oh yeah boy
Oh yeah boy
9 years ago

Got to be super strength. His name is Powerfist.

Shadow Lord
Shadow Lord
9 years ago

I think he Should keep the Mind Crafting Ability, That way he can still Blow things up with his mind, & he can help repair things.

Kuru
Kuru
9 years ago

I think Victor should give Joe his defensive ability, because he will not want to make Joe more powerful and therefore made ​​him weaker, Victor just wants joe will not die.

sh4d0wfl4re
sh4d0wfl4re
9 years ago

I’m thinking either super strength or invulnerable skin. When he gets out, InnerJoe will use whichever of the two Joe does not take against him.
Speed does give attacks, but not make them instantly fatal (so far as we know).
I might as well look at the forums (for once) to make my decision

Delaishla
Delaishla
9 years ago

Superspeed

Kaz
Kaz
9 years ago

I know I’m kinda late on this, but for TPD2, there is a way you can manage on a smaller screen. Go download “Leave the Devil Alone” to get a good base idea.

Alex Apocalypse
Alex Apocalypse
9 years ago

Hmmm Normal Joe would pick super strength… I think He needs impenetrable skin though because being shot in certain places can be just as fatal. and assuming fatal shots take more time to regenerate. It would be a nice twist that Joe asked his evil counterpart for whatever and regardless he got impenetrable skin. I’m looking forward to the next episode though

rtiger
rtiger
9 years ago

You have forgotten one. Why not give him the full mindcrafting abilities? Victor was powerful enough to even beat samuel in that regard. Against the vampires, there is no better weapon.

SEoF
SEoF
9 years ago

Wait, is “evil Joe” (who might be Victor) transferring his the powers, or giving Joe a copy of the power?

If he is giving up the power, then he (evil Joe/Victor) will become almost powerless without impenetrable skin, as he won’t be able to get those powers off Joe through coercion, and he can’t survive without them (one zombie bite…)

Eric
Eric
9 years ago

Actually a comment above had a REALLY good idea. POWERFIST could get his own armour, taking care of defenses, and rather than a firearm he would have STRENGTH.

That way the robotic-suited DUO could become a TRIO!!

Green POWERFIST suit please :)???

Aulos
Aulos
9 years ago

Speed. It can complement defense, and be used offensively. Super strength can out do many of the more common weapons, and it has utilitarian uses, but speed has many more uses – he can dodge close range attacks where impentrable skin might be helpful – the only drawback is if he is constrained. Offensively, he can put a great deal of momentum behind a melee weapon using super speed. He can also take up advantageous positions very quickly and hit the enemy where they are weakest- or even stay undetected and hit them before they can react. Depending on how fast, who knows, maybe bullet time’s a possibility.

snorri
snorri
9 years ago

super strength! POWERRRR FISTSSSSSS

Leinahtan
Leinahtan
9 years ago

Offense and Defense can be easily be built in a lab by Doc. Speed has applications for both AND transportation. I would have to say speed is the best route to choose if they want to survive.

Dairadh
Dairadh
9 years ago

Super Speed.
.
Super strenght is probably the more useful power he can get in a fight, but super speed will force him to act more wisely, to learn to act like part of a team. I think he really needs to stop being so selfish (well, it’s part of his personnality, but being just a little bit less selfish would be good for him).

runnerblade
runnerblade
9 years ago

MIND CRAFTING in the REAL REALM

will be very usefull especially if “stupid” joe learns how to use it wisely he wouldn’t need to move a singer finger to stop the machine army or any kind of army of the other races..

Trynt33
Trynt33
9 years ago

i vote super strength because powerfist need’s a comeback

Watching the world burn
Watching the world burn
9 years ago

I feel the need for Joe to speed

James
James
9 years ago

I would just go with super speed, super speed can lead to “super strength” running really fast and hitting something can do just as much damage. Why does a bullet work so well? And impenetrable skin kinda makes the regeneration redundant.

MSB
MSB
9 years ago

Except bullets shatter or flatten depending on the type when they connect, James! XD ;) But you do bring up a damn good point! :D

I’m thinking the impenetrable skin personally, even if it will make the regeneration redundant. He’s got two brilliant minds with him that could just as well find a way to augment his speed and strength in some manner, but no amount of armor in the world is going to make him that impervious to attack as that ability. The only thing he’d have to worry about is being trapped or the mind games (A threat with any ability he picks really) So really? Just being trapped somehow. Even then… If it’s under rubble and his friends survive, he can still be dug out or rescued. Not to mention he’d make the best damn ‘meat shield’ ever in existence while Bernie, Jess, and whoever else backs him up from a distance. Oh? And no worries about friendly fire! Blast away!

melchor
melchor
9 years ago

another physical power like superstrenght would be boring.

give him mind powers. like real world mind crafting! let him produce objects and blocks out of nothing.

grammar nazi
grammar nazi
9 years ago

I believe the choice is obvious: super speed

Joe’s regeneration keeps any permanent damage from taking form.

Super strength is nifty, but keep in mind he is still made from flesh; this largely puts a limit cap on his “working” strength level.

However, super speed would by it’s definition require the “impenetrable skin” so that the air friction (and other objects, such as dust and rain) does not kill the user. Furthermore, it would also imply that with sufficient speed, one can collect quite a power punch, probably more so than the super strength feature could provide.

melchor
melchor
9 years ago

like an army of block-joeys to fight off zombies. creating barricades to block shots and attacks. etc. that would be real awesome.

melchor
melchor
9 years ago

damnit, i wish i could edit my comments. had another idea. imagin him creating blocks he can drop on his enemies and squish them. like those super mario boulders.

mind crafting!

melchor
melchor
9 years ago

exploding blocks! the possibilities are endless (srry for the spam)

Perseus
Perseus
9 years ago

Okay, first I would like to say that I love this series. I stumbled onto it a couple months ago and fell in love with it. It’s funny, action packed, and the characters are very unique. I watched all the scenes that were out at the time in two days. However, I digress.

Everyone here is mostly advocating for Super Strength or Super Speed. Only one person, Surin, has pointed out that which ever power Joe takes then Victor/Black-Eyed Joe will keep the other two powers. So, I put forth that Joe takes the Impenetrable Skin. People are saying, “Well, he has Regeneration so why does he need Impenetrable Skin?”. Here is why he needs the Skin power: We don’t know how long it takes for certain wounds to heal. Given the severity of the damage Samuel just did to Joe, the regeneration could take hours or even days to heal (and I think this is a generous time frame). Some people have pointed out that we don’t need the regeneration with the Skin. Wrong. I come back to the issue of Victor keeping the other two powers. Skin may make Regeneration redundant, but we don’t know how long certain wounds take to heal (in-fact, this is the first time we’ve seen Joe critically wounded). If Joe takes Skin and Regeneration then that will give him the advantage when Victor breaks out of his “cell” (we all know that will happen sooner or later). If Joe leaves Victor the Impenetrable Skin then you may as well detonate a nuke in New Hammerston’s Town Square. If Victor gets Super Speed/Strength and Skin then he will be unstoppable. The Skin will stop even the heaviest Machine weaponry or Vampire attacks and the Strength, well that will allow him to tear apart even those large Capture-and-Transport Machines and Machine City Walls (and I am certain there are larger Machine types). As for Speed, you can’t hit what you can’t see and even if he is hit, the Skin power makes Victor invulnerable no matter what other power he has. If Victor keeps the Impenetrable Skin then everyone losses. Hands down that Joe takes the Impenetrable Skin. Also, one other person has pointed out how all of Joe’s friends have “awesome power armor”. Only Bernie and Jess do, the Nightcrawlers only have Kevlar Vests. Only Bernie and Jess would be able to help Joe against Victor if Samuel is not around for whatever reason. If Joe doesn’t have an adequate way to protect himself then Regeneration and what other power he takes are useless. Remember, Victor also has powerful mental abilities, but so does Joe. If Joe takes the Skin ability then the only way that Victor could injure Joe is in a Mind Battle (remember, they both have powerful mental abilities). In such a battle this is where the Regeneration power comes into play.

Qozux
Qozux
9 years ago

strength strength strength strength strength! This is Powerfist we’re talking about here people!

Qozux
Qozux
9 years ago

Perseus makes a good point though :/

Edward
Edward
9 years ago

Decisons=Pros and Cons

Indestructable skin
Pro:World’s toughest man
Con:Weak strength and speed

Speed
Pro:Sonic
Con:bullets be going through your skin and your week

Stength:
Pro:He man like person,and can impress ladies
Con:SLOW

I vote for strength

Khayne
Khayne
9 years ago

Strength. His pretty useless in a fight. at least give him a weapon to fight with(Super Strength)