PDH wrote:Did you see the rest of the post? I edited it.
Anyways, put as much effort into defending the hypothesis that Reed Richards is the best hand-to-hand fighter in all of history as you are currently putting into the hypothesis that Cyclops is some Shang-Chi level fighter and you will easily be able to do it. I'm not denying that you can make up a story about Cyclops being some great fighter. You could do exactly the same thing with any number of characters.
I wouldn't say that Cyclops is in the same level as Shang-Chi or Iron Fist, however, I would say that an argument could be made that Cyclops wouldn't really have much trouble with a small group of Hydra soldiers or a couple of Hand ninjas. If he were ever to go hand to hand with the Taskmaster, I'm sure that Cyclops could hold his own but I don't know that he could actually definitively beat him unless he used his optic blasts.
Where did the idea that Cyclops was a particularly great fighter come from?
I really don't know that there is one definitive story where you can go back and point and say "there it is" but rather just years worth of stories where Cyclops is capable of handling himself in any situation, whatever that situation may be.