And here it is. The long-awaited BrikWar between popular science fiction. This entire war will consist of only three ridiculously overpowered characters; a Warhammer 40k Space Marine, Master Chief from Halo, and Boba Fett from Star Wars.
Without further ado, the awesomeness begins...
The BrikGods are bored. Very bored. For their amusement, they decide to summon the greatest warriors of three epic Sci-Fi plots and let them duke it out. The last man standing will be the victor, and will be rewarded with continued existence. But why this senseless carnage, this unnecessary bloodshed? Why? Because the BrikGods are bored. Very bored.
An overview of the battlefield:
Boba Fett's starting position. He selects a portable Ion Cannon with a grenade launcher attachment from his arsenal.
Master Chief starts the battle here, with his MA5C Individual Weapon System and M7 Submachine Gun. Together, these two weapons will lend him six attacks per turn; pretty impressive.
The 40k Space Marine will begin the fight with his trusty Bolter and Powersword.
Master Chief moves out first, contemplating the Verpine Rifle lying on the battlefield, a leftover from some bygone campaign.
Fett jets his way up to a dormant AA turret. It's a good position. He's shielded from the Marine's view by the turret's bulk, and the high position gives him a clear field of fire.
There's a door, of course, but doors are for puny mortals. The Space Marine begins to smash his way through the wall like a real man.
Master Chief leaps to the top of the wall and opens fire on Fett with both guns, aiming for the Ion Cannon; the power-disruptor weapon could be a serious threat to Chief's powered Mjolnir armor.
Three rounds hit the Ion Cannon as intended, knocking off the weapon's barrel and rendering it inoperative. The remaining three Chief aims at Fett himself. Two rounds ping off of Fett's Beskar plate, but one round carves a groove into his more vulnerable waist. That's one of Fett's wound levels gone.
Fett retaliates by using his grenade launcher to tag Chief with an Ion Grenade, sending the Spartan reeling...
...and while the grenade detonates, temporarily disabling Chief's Mjolnir armor and immobilizing him, Fett jets back down to his armory, dropping his Ion Cannon and replacing it with a Blaster Rifle (reattaching the grenade launcher).
Meanwhile, the Space Marine fires a Bolter round point blank into the wall, also slicing with his Powersword and creating a sizeable hole.
Master Chief loses his next turn, unable to move effectively under the deactivated weight of his armor. Fett takes advantage of his shield's incapacity to launch a concussion grenade at the fallen soldier, taking out one of Chief's wound levels.
The Space Marine completely wrecks the wall, knocking the AA turret into a set of power generators while he's at it. The resulting detonation trashes the surrounding terrain, but fails to put a scratch in his armor as he wades through the pulverized rock and machinery.
His suit begins to reactivate, backups coming online, and Chief rolls back, opening fire on Fett and destroying the bounty hunter's grenade launcher attachment.
In return, Fett jets over to the drill base and throws a concussion grenade into the drill itself, bringing the massive machine down on Chief's legs and trapping him temporarily.
The Space Marine draws near, taking a potshot at Fett with his Bolter, but missing and instead dealing further damage to the drill's base.
Master Chief shoves the drill aside slightly, clambers over the massive bit, and opens fire on Fett with his MA5C, but fails to penetrate the Mandalorian armor.
In return, Fett drops his blaster rifle and hits Chief with a second Ion Grenade as he flies to a better position (one not in direct line-of-sight to a violence-lusting Space Marine). He also throws a Concussion Grenade, but overshoots and merely manages to damage the drill some more.
The Marine fires a Kraken Bolter round point-blank into the disabled Chief. The round penetrates Chief's pauldron, drills through his shoulder, and detonates just short of his heart. The first elemination has been made; the contestant from Halo is out of the fight.
Swooping in, Fett takes measures to mitigate the impending threat by shoving a thermal detonator down the barrel of the Marine's Bolter.
The resulting detonation vaporizes the Bolter and, augmented by the detonating rounds, one of the Marine's hands (that's one wound level down out of the Marine's six). Fett is sent reeling by the blast, though he is protected from harm by his Beskar armor. The Space Marine, augmented in both body and suit, barely sways as the shockwave passes.
Disregarding his missing hand (he'll get a new one later... maybe steal one of Chiefs?), the Marine charges forward and uses his remaining hand to bring the Power Sword swooshing down at Fett. Fett parries successfully with his Crushgaunts, but because of the raw force involved, his hand was pulverized within the Beskar glove. So end result, attack is parried, but Fett's right hand is shattered.
Fett takes to the skies and lobs his last Ion grenade, disabling the Marine's suit augmentations. The Marine is caught off-balance by the sudden weight and collapses to the ground.
Fett takes advantage of the Marine's momentary witness, flying down, lodging a Concussion Grenade in the Marine's power armor, and jetting off as...
...BOOM. The Grenade destroys the rest of the Marine's left arm and deals massive internal damage (3 wound levels gone from the Marine, two left). The Marine, however, is impossibly manly, and, ignoring his missing limb, takes a swing with his Powersword, missing, but clipping one of Fett's jetpack nozzles.
Fett goes careening into the top of a wall before he manages to shut down his crippled pack. His armor just barely shields him from harm.
The Marine leaps to the top of the ruined wall as Fett makes a run for it.
Turning, Fett braces himself and launches his pack's missile. The projectile blows off a piece of the Marine's armor and sends him reeling, but fails to knock him off the wall. The Marine is now down to 1 wound level, another good hit and he dies.
Unfortunately, Fett doesn't get another chance. The Marine uses a Heroic Feat to charge forward, knocking Fett back, and then he runs the Bounty Hunter through with his Power Sword. 40k Space Marine wins the fight!
A shot of the carnage (after character removal):
Is this the end? It would appear so. However, even as the Marine wipes gore from his blade, the BrikGods are cackling maniacally. After such an amusing engagement, why not start more? These sci-fi wars are so entertaining. A little bit of editing, and they could have a whole horde of angry Spartans descending on the Star Wars universe. As for the Space Marines, they didn't need an excuse. Give 'em directions, and they'd run to a fight. This little show is far from over...
So, the wrap up.
I was surprised by the outcome of this battle. I didn't expect Master Chief to go quite so fast; he merely had the misfortune of being caught between two enemies at once.
The Space Marine's slow start seems to have worked to his advantage, as it gave Fett time to deplete his Ion Grenades and created a perfectly timed opportunity to blow Chief away in spectacular fashion.
Boba Fett did very well in this battle, mostly due to his grenade options. Ion weaponry is very effective against powersuits, apparently. I wasn't expecting Fett to last so long, or inflict so much damage.