Since the launch of GWC's Geek Deathmatch forum we've seen some crazycool matchups. And with voting coming to a close on some, I thought I'd share some results.
First up we have a group of sci-fi classics:
So GWCers prefer clasic Star Wars (for the most part). We also apparently love Chewbacca but harbor some concerns about his ability to patch together the Millenium Falcon on his own. Viper over X-Wing, though? How can FTL lose to no FTL?
...though Peter's take on the Holy Trilogy grabs us a bit more than Seth Green's. Though there's much love for Seth around these parts.
GWC's badass pecking order: Jones, Mal, Han. I suspect that while we're all Han fans, we worry about his ability to get the job done when it comes to nastiness. He's just too nice a guy to be a true badass.
Anakin, on the other hand, can whine like no one's business. I suspect voters in this match took into account Luke's vast foray into the expanded universe, in which he's much, much less whiney than in the movies. Also key in Anakin's "victory:" GWCers fought an excellent battle over the definition of "Anakin," eventually deciding that Anakin ceased to be Anakin once he became Vader.
...though black armor seems to trump psi-core.
After a difficult match, wheelchair and helmet fought to a surprising draw. This is quite telling: in hindsight I believe these two are almost identical, pushing to a single end via different means. Note that stripped of their characters, Stewart had no problem crushing McKellen.
Clearly we have more than a few fantasy buffs in the GWC community! Thankfully we've been expanding that way; look for more fantasy (and comic) coverage in the podcasts soon.
We see the Cylons' conniving nature as more effective than collect(ive)ing, but the brain-eaters triumph. Interesting!
No Geek Deathmatch would be complete without battles like these, though it seems the GWC community is more meh than others when it comes to Twitter's new look.
I wonder how Pirates would've fared if the match hadn't closed before Talk Like A Pirate Day? And the most infamous GDM to date:
If you're unhappy with any of these outcomes, feel free to create your own re-match in the GDM Forum. Remember the rules: re-matches should have a catchy name. And don't forget to vote on the matches currently open. My fave: Sarah Connor vs. Ellen Ripley. Wow!