[This round is over, go vote in the FINAL ROUND]
joshx0rfz and I were talking about how the Muse video that was posted yesterday was all kinds of awesomeness, and discussed what else we’d like to see in it. Combine that with ChattyDM pointing me towards TV Tropes (and how it has ruined my life) and I’ve got to thinking about all those things we consider Awesome.
After much arguing about who our groups should be, we’ve come up with 16 matchups for you to vote on. The format is
totally stolen somewhat borrowed from Comic Pants‘ Rumble Pants feature. It really is the best way to present these kinds of match ups. Today we’ve started with 16 matchups. The voting will last for one week, and end next Thursday at Midnight EST (for us late nighters, this means late Wednesday night.) Then we will see who advanced to the next set of matches, and so on, running for 5 weeks until we have an ultimate victor.
But I’m going a step further. This will be, in the two years since we opened, our first contest. To enter: comment on THIS POST with your ONE pick on who will take the entire title. First come, first serve for picks, which means there are only 32 entrants in the contest. Myself, Bartoneus, and joshx0rfz will not enter, but the contest is open to anyone else.
The GRAND PRIZE for picking the correct winner is a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate. (We will be checking the voting logs, so we can pick up if anyone is cheating or not.) At our discretion, we may also award other prizes (probably some posters) to those who pick someone who barely loses. Good luck!
It is important to note: you are not voting for who you logically think would win. (As if logic has any place in many of these.) You are voting in each match up on WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN.
And so… on to the match-ups!
Samurai are the honor-bound ancient warriors who wield Katanas with deadly grace. Example: Zatoichi
Ninjas are stealthy assassins who have been purported to stab, fly, and flip-out. Example: Ryu Hayabusa
Dragons are large (or Colossal, or Gargantuan…) lizards who fly, breathe fire, and possess innate magicks. Example: Smaug
Knights are warriors sworn to chivalric code in service of their lord, and wield magic swords with funny names. Examples: King Arthur, the Black Knight
Cowboys are fast-drawing gun-shooting hard-drinking adventurers of the Old West. Example: Walker, Texas Ranger.
Indians are the warriors who live in harmony with nature in the Old West. Example: Tonto
Vampires are blood-sucking undead who nonetheless possess a keen fashion sense. Example: Dracula
Werewolves are shaggy creatures of the full-moon, who possess a terrifying half-man half-wolf form. Example: The Wolf-Man
Badasses have names like “Schwarzenegger” and “Stallone” and “McBain.” They might ostensibly be cops or soldiers or accountants, but really, they’re just ass-kickers. Example: Rambo
Terrorist Commie Nazi Businessmen are the ultimate evil, between trying to conquer the world, steal large sums of money, kill large numbers of people, and taking our your partner one day before retirement. Example: Hans Gruber
Jedis are those who use the Force and fight with lightsabers. This includes both the Jedi Order and the Sith. Example: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Super-Soldiers are usually genetically engineered in the service of their government to fight threats that normal soldiers can’t handle. Example: Master Chief
Hobos are those wandering souls who may not have a home but possess strange knowledge from their travels. Example: Boxcar Steve
Slashers are those serial killers who have become pure killing machines through some accident. Examples: Jason Vorhees, Freddy Kruger
Robots are machines that can think and react and may look human, but inside are all metal. Examples: The Terminator, RoboCop
Dinosaurs once were the dominant life form on earth, coming in many shapes and sizes. They have occasionally attacked humans via time travel and amusement park. Examples: Raptors, T-Rex
Pegasi are elegant horses with wings to soar over the battlefield. Example: The Pegasus from Hercules
Unicorns are magical defenders of goodness who smite evil with their horns. Example: Genghis Khan sighted one in India in the early 1200′s, so that one.
Secret Agents are suave and sophisticated, performing complex infiltration missions and employing a variety of gadgets. Example: James Bond
Sinister Agents are those agents that are part of The System somehow and can ruin your life just using the power of bureaucracy. Examples: Mr. Smith, the Technocracy
Demons are magical creatures from the underworld, here to tempt mortals into giving up their souls… or they just want to eat people. Example: Cacodemon
Wizards are those people who have mastered the magical arts. Many have beards, wands, and funny hats. Examples: Gandalf, Harry Potter
Space Empire is any futuristic Empire that employs military might to keep order in the galaxy. Examples: The Federation, The Empire
Space Rebels are those who oppose a totalitarian system over the galaxy, and believe in freedom for all. Example: The Rebel Alliance
Super-Scientists are those who push beyond conventional research methods to advance Science! to bold new heights. Example: Dr. Venture
Zombies: All they want to do is eat your brains. Example: T-Virus infected
Cthulhu is the alien elder god that sits beneath the waves, not dead, but dreaming, who will eventually rise up and devour us all.
Pirates are the scourge of the seven seas, who sail for treasure so that they can bury it and buy new hook hands. Example: Captain Jack Sparrow
Giant Animals are creatures who, whether it be through nuclear experiments or lost islands, are gigantic. Examples: Godzilla, King Kong
Giant Bugs are like Giant Animals, only they’re bugs. And thus more gross. Example: Mothra
Aliens are acid-spitting egg-laying horrors from space.
Predators are well-equipped hunters from space.
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