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Old 03-21-2020, 02:55 AM
cmosdes is offline
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Originally Posted by DSeid View Post
I like an action hero analogy -

If the hero can position himself in the hallway so he only has take on one minion at a time he can beat up a dozen of them. If they all attack him at once from all sides (which somehow they never do!) he's dead.

We want to be the action hero taking on one of the dozen minions at a time, not having to fight 12 at once. It's a long fight scene, like some of the fight scenes in Netflix's Daredevil, but even without superpowers Matt could win like that. Exhausted by the end but still standing.
And therein lies the problem. The hero gets tired. He can fight 4 or 6 or 8, either together or sequentially, but after that he is tired and defeated. After being defeated, the remaining minion do the same damage as they would have before. The only difference is that it took a lot longer if he fights them serially.

If you let a minion or two through, slowly, they actually create more heroes while they are doing damage. By the time the last minion gets through, there is nothing but heroes left and the last minion does no damage at all.