Geek Deathmatch: Winners And Post-Game Analysis

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:

  • Unicron > Galactus
  • Twiki > Muffit
  • LeeLoo > River
  • Viper > X-Wing
  • Starscream > Cobra Commander
  • Kaylee Frye > Chewbacca (Mechanic)
  • Chewbacca > Nien Nunb
  • The White Star > USS Defiant
  • Starbuck > Sarah Connor
  • Old Ewok Song > New Ewok Song
  • Muppet Yoda > CGI Yoda
  • Adama > Roslin (Better Leader)
  • Firefly Chinese > Terminator One-Liners
  • Spike (Buffy) > Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)

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?

  • Family Guy's Blue Harvest > Robot Chicken's Star Wars Special

...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.

  • Malcolm Reynolds > Han Solo
  • Indiana Jones > Mal Reynolds

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 > Luke (Whine Off!)

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.

  • Darth Vader > Alfred Bester

...though black armor seems to trump psi-core.

  • Professor Xavier = Magneto
  • Patrick Stewart > Ian McKellen

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.

  • Tolkein > Asimov
  • Ewoks = Hobbits

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.

  • Cylons > Borg
  • Zombies > Cylons

We see the Cylons' conniving nature as more effective than collect(ive)ing, but the brain-eaters triumph. Interesting!

  • HTML > WYSIWYG
  • New Twitter = Old Twitter

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.

  • Yang > Yiin
  • Ninjas > Pirates
  • Black Spy > White Spy (Spy vs. Spy)
  • James Bond > George Smiley

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:

  • Gold > Poo

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!

2 Responses to "Geek Deathmatch: Winners And Post-Game Analysis"
  1. Pike says:

    Seth Green was also in the Family Guy special, so he couldn’t lose in that one.

  2. Coco says:

    Oh, I totally missed out on the whole deathmatch forum, but this is one awesmoe way for me to procrastinate. Gotta say, pretty fair results here. Am looking forward to checking out the forum.

    If by Sarah Connor you mean Linda Hamilton, then she’s got my vote. Even though Ripley was all kinds of awesome too.

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