Let's keep it a buck: no matter how black or hip-hop Marvel's new Netflix original series Luke Cage is, many of us want to see the magnificent Mike Colter throw on his hoodie, get into Luke Cage mode and commence to beating people up. Portraying the bulletproof, indestructible Luke Cage has its benefits. While the show isn't one big beat 'em up bonanza, Netflix made sure to include some brutal, bone-crunching sequences into the series.

Note, you shouldn't be going into Luke Cage just to see Cage decimate hoodlums; there's a deeper story here. Sometimes, it's just dope to see someone who deserves it get wrecked. Without too much commentary (and virtually no spoilers), here's a quick guide to Luke Cage's most badass beatdowns, in GIF form.

​The Broken Wrist

Taken from: "Moment of Truth" (season 1, episode 1)
Power Rating: 10/10
Best Scored By: PeeWee Longway ft. Young Thug & Migos - "Breaking My Wrist"

Not sure what's funnier, the fact that "famous" Amos tried and failed to rock Luke with a right, or the line from homeboy a little later after his squad gets thoroughly handled.

"Watch a corny n***a fold"

Taken from: "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" (season 1, episode 3)
Power Rating: 8/10
Best Scored By: Wu-Tang Clan - "Bring the Ruckus"

This entire almost-three minute sequence (which is set to the Wu-Tang Clan's "Bring the Ruckus") is worth the price of your Netflix subscription for the year.


Taken from: "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" (season 1, episode 3)
Power Rating: 5/10
Best Scored By: Sean Price - "Monkey Barz"

Dude's face when he realizes that Luke just ate all of those bullets is priceless.

​The Prison Right

Taken from: "Step in the Arena" (season 1, episode 4)
Power Rating: 5/10
Best Scored By: Migos - "Fight Night"

Luke took out a lot of aggression while locked down in Seagate.

​The Choke Hold

Taken from: "Just to Get a Rep" (season 1, episode 5)
Power Rating: 7/10
Best Scored By: Pusha T - "M.F.T.R."

This is what happens when you f*ck up Luke's designer gear.

​The Definition of Bulletproof

Taken from: "Manifest" (season 1, episode 7)
Power Rating: 8/10
Best Scored By: Nas - "Made You Look"

The illest part about this isn't that Luke's getting shot at (again) to no effect, but how badly those ricocheting bullets destroy the boxing gym.

​The Cop Throw

Taken from: "DWYCK" (season 1, episode 9)
Power Rating: 9/10
Best Scored By: N.W.A. - "Fuck The Police"

The dash cam perspective is a beautiful touch.

Oops Upside Your Head

Taken from: "Now You're Mine" (season 1, episode 11)
Power Rating: 7/10
Best Scored By: The Gap Band - "Oops Upside Your Head"

How many times a week would you like to slap someone upside their head like this?

"Phone, fool..."

Taken from: "Soliloquy of Chaos" (season 1, episode 12)
Power Rating: 4/10
Best Scored By: The Firm ft. Dr. Dre - "Phone Tap"

Dude got so shook mid-robbery that this single chop to the dome was enough to floor him.

The Final Blow

Taken from: "You Know My Steez" (season 1, episode 13)
Power Rating: 10/10
Best Scored By: Canibus - "Second Round K.O."

Just in case you were wondering how devastating a Luke Cage uppercut could truly be.