I’m in geeky fan battle mode this morning, thanks to a podcast I discovered, The Launchpad Podcast. The show hosts, Matt and Aaron, sound like they’re essentially younger counterparts of myself and my geeky buddies. We’d disagree on some things (as fans tend to do), but on the whole, these guys know what they’re talking about, and they have a lot of fun with it.
This morning I’m catching up on this podcast, and they presented a situation for discussion in “Episode 17: The Bodyguard,” which I’d like to share with my readers for consideration. Here’s the setup:
Darth Vader. Batman. Wolverine. Hellboy. Marv from Sin City. RoboCop. Judge Dredd. The Predator. The Terminator.
Pick one. This character will protect you.
The other eight will try to kill you.
The characters chosen were picked specifically because they’re not so overpowered as to completely wipe the floor with the others, despite what anyone may think at first glance. The show hosts also put forth the added bonus that you’ll fall in love with the one you pick, a la Kevin Costner, but hey… comedy. I’m leaving that to the side. It’s been far too long since I had a quality versus fan battle, so I’m more interested in comparing these fictional would-be gladiators.
Forget the (often highly inaccurate) YouTube videos you may have seen — and don’t bother linking to any of them. None of those take into account a nine-way combat like this anyway. So I want to know… which character do you pick as your protector, and why? How does this character beat the others? Discuss!