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Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Harbinger
Review:
Fantastic fight scene! Nice to see that Xander is still using his brains instead of just barreling on through.

Oh, and just a little point to raise, when texaswookie mentioned the fast forward thing that TM did, TM mentioned that there was the chance that he could break all his bones if he used it to much. It's just that when someone gets powers like this there has to be a downside.
Comments from author:
Having the fighting skills available to match his determination makes it far easier for Xander to be combat effective in any sort of confrontation, and being able to duplicate moves he's seen in movies and TV shows can only enhance his effectiveness. ;-)

And yes, as texaswookie pointed out, moving twice as fast as normal will also put an increased strain on his muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as his bones, so unless Xander somehow develops a healing factor like Wolverine possesses, that's not something he's going to be doing in normal combat situations.
Review By [Harbinger] • Date [25 Jan 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from greysh
Review:
very nice :)
Comments from author:
Thanks. Hopefully, more will show up soon, if my muse is in the right mood. ;-)
Review By [greysh] • Date [14 Dec 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from eriktheviking
Review:
Still a great start.
Comments from author:
Thanks . I always appreciate reviews from my readers. Positive reviews are appreciated even more. ;-)
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [6 Nov 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Mechconstrictor
Review:
Great so far. Hope to see more.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Working on the next chapter now, and hoping to post it soon.
Review By [Mechconstrictor] • Date [20 Oct 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from leb
Review:
this is a great story, I cant wait to find out if willow will be ok and what has happened to giles. please update soon
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm trying to get the next chapter done, but am waiting on my muse for additional inspiration.
Review By [leb] • Date [27 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Harbinger
Review:
Fantastic fight scene!
Comments from author:
Thanks. I try to be as believable as I can, given the context. ;-)
Review By [Harbinger] • Date [8 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from dorkmoon
Review:
In “Daredevil #177” his mentor Stick said that anyone is capable of developing a “radar sense” (three-dimensional analogue of sighted vision) through training, and that Daredevil’s exposure to radioactive waste merely woke the latent potential that exists in all humans.

If true, then Xander as a super-polymath ought to be able to develop a “radar sense” with a week or two training instead of months or years. Not only would this let him operate in total darkness, but Xander’s ability to instinctively learn new skills would expand greatly due to sensing anyone’s heartbeat, breathing, scent/pheromones/perspiration, etc. with a thirty-foot radius of himself.

The Buffy-verse has its own version of Stick’s monastic group called The Order of the Nanjin. In “Blind Date,” Wolfram&Hart hired blind assassin Vanessa Brewer.

http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Blind_Date

Two other comments:


One. Daredevil has a superhuman sense of balance on par with Spider-Man (according to the Marvel-wiki). Also, his superhuman sense of touch gives him greater muscle control which allows Daredevil to maintain peak strength, agility, and reflexes without needing to exercise as often as normal human because he can get the maximum benefit out of his work-out sessions.


Two. In “I Fall to Pieces,” health guru Vinpur Natpudian authored a book “Anything’s Possible: the Secrets to a Long and Healthy Live Revealed”; I hope Giles lends Xander a copy or Xander buys it in a bookstore. The book a combination of physical and psychological techniques that’d let someone attain total self-mastery of their body. Natpudian’s original intent was to go others a means to enhance their vitality and longevity. For Xander, reading “Anything’s Possible” might give rapid healing like DEADPOOL or Wolverine as well as the ability to survive decapitation and dismemberment like Lorne the Host from Pylea.

http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/I_Fall_to_Pieces
Comments from author:
Good points, all of them, and something I'll keep in mind for the future.

I've got the next several chapters outlined and am working on the next one, so I've got what'll be happening for a while already laid out, yet.
Review By [dorkmoon] • Date [9 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from DieselDriver
Review:
To short!
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm working on the next chapter as time and Real Life let me. ;-(
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [17 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from EarthDragon
Review:
Loved that fight! Is Xander going to have memory problems like Tasky?
Comments from author:
That's something that will be addressed in the future. along with other possible health issues.
Review By [EarthDragon] • Date [17 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from musumenosuoh
Review:
very cool! can't wait for more!!!!
Comments from author:
Thanks. ;-)

It shouldn't be too long 'til the next chapter.
Review By [musumenosuoh] • Date [9 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing. Glad you enjoyed the story.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [3 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from jgoodman
Review:
Love this story and can't wait to read more
Comments from author:
Thanks. Trying to work on the next chapter as Real Life and my muse allow. ;-)
Review By [jgoodman] • Date [28 May 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from texaswookie
Review:
Okay good fight in this chapter Xander proved that he's got game now and how to use said game. Angelus will probably make Xander pay for that later though and might take him a bit more seriously. Xander needs to watch some weapon movies now though, something along the lines of Erroyl Flynn, Princess Bride, The Black Swan, and 7 Samurai.
Here's a question, what would happen if Xander was to learn something while he was pressing fast forward though? Would he perform a move faster or would he not be able to catch the entire move because of all the lines that pressing fast forward caused on the screen?
Comments from author:
Thanks, and I'm glad you enjoyed the story, so far.

Xander does have intentions to watch the sort of movies you mentioned, in order to expand his capabilities, but time seem to be in short supply at the moment,

And your last question is quite intriguing. In canon, the Taskmaster did watch videos at fast forward and was able to duplicate those moves. Whether Xander will be able to the same thing is yet to be determined.
Review By [texaswookie] • Date [15 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from bookworm
Review:
Very nicely done. Too bad they couldn't have gotten Angelus too, but Dru is definitely a major win for them, as well as blasting canon to bits. Do we know why Acathla didn't work, if I was to read back into earlier chapters, or is that yet to be revealed? I'll be glad to see more of this whenever you have a chance to finish the next chapter, anyway.
Comments from author:
In canon, Angelus used his own blood to activate Acathla, which is something he isn't aware of, at this point in time.

And yes, canon is lying in shambles far back down the metaphorical road, and things are going far, far afield in upcoming chapters.
Review By [bookworm] • Date [14 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from loretta
Review:
this is a good story, i cant wait to see what will happen next
Comments from author:
Glad you're enjoying the story. Thanks for reviewing.
Review By [loretta] • Date [10 May 13] • Not Rated
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