Same rules and regulations as last week, folks. Please only vote once per battle for your champion of choice. Winners will be posted on January 16th.
1. THE BRIDE VS THE KURGAN
Deadly assassin. Trained in a bajillion ways to kill people.
Excellent with samurai swords. Decapitation? No problem.
All sorts of martial arts.
Not easily killed—survived getting shot in the head, buried alive, and the Crazy 88.
No matter how resourceful The Bride is, she still must decapitate the Kurgan if she wants to survive—and he can (potentially) kill her in a variety of different ways.
Has never experienced The Quickening.
Has survived for centuries upon centuries.
Presumably pretty handy with a sword by now.
Vicious as hell.
Not as smart or resourceful as the Bride.
Even if he can’t be killed any other way but decapitation, The Kurgan can still be injured and slowed down by other means—and the Bride has a lot of weapons in her disposal.
2. BATMAN VS ROBOCOP
Can practically fly.
Exceptionally skilled fighter—dozens of martial arts.
Tons of gadgets on that utility belt—batarang, grappling gun, flash grenades, etc.
Rich as hell. Could potentially just buy out OCP and become seriously problematic for RoboCop’s prime directives.
Doesn’t use guns.
Feels more pain than a cyborg.
Very good body armor—possibly even better than Batman’s.
Hard to injure.
Nowhere near as fast as Batman.
Certainly not as stealth. Clunks rather loudly, I’d imagine.
3. HELLBOY VS GANDALF
Demon. Immensely strong with a right hand of doom.
Can heal from many would-be-fatal injuries.
Natural immunity to fire.
Big damn gun.
No actual magic.
Certainly can’t pass for helpless
Awesome sword plus staff fight combo.
Magic. Particularly good at breaking bridges and depossessing people.
Surely wiser than Hellboy.
Occasionally gets do-overs on the whole dying thing, if the narrative calls for it.
Nowhere near as strong as Hellboy
Gun almost always beats a sword.
4. WORF VS KILLER RABBIT
Trained Klingon warrior.
Skilled at martial arts.
Good with bat’leth and phaser.
Klingons often have problems with soft, furry creatures.
Small. Likely hard to hit.
Has killed many an armed warrior before.
Those warriors were always human, and they never had phasers.
5. ASH VS MAX
Good with a boomstick.
Squares off with demon-possessed things on a daily basis.
No match for Max’s natural speed/agility/strength.
Seriously, klaatu barada nikto. How hard is that to remember?
Transgenic. Super strength, speed, agility, reflexes, etc.
Designed and trained as a supersoldier.
No need for sleep.
Won’t use guns. Doesn’t eliminate long-distance attacks entirely, but certainly makes them harder.
6. RIPLEY VS SELENE
Buff and completely badass.
Access to future tech, big ass guns, power loader, etc.
Takes on big icky aliens for breakfast.
Still human. Not as strong or as fast as a vampire.
Super strength, speed, agility, etc. Resistant to most injury.
Can’t be killed with the usual weapons against vampires: sunlight, etc.
Also uses very powerful guns.
Any weaponry Selene has is modern day. Could potentially be disadvantaged in unfamiliar settings, like on a spaceship.
7. BLADE VS CYCLOPS
Exceptionally strong. Great reflexes, agility, etc.
None of the usual vampire problems—sunlight, etc.
He’s resilient to a lot of injury . . . but probably not to Cyclops optic blasts at full power.
Big damn optic blasts.
Trained against all kinds of mutants with various types of abilities.
Training might only take him so far. Still less naturally strong and fast.
8. IRON MAN VS LIU KANG
Serious body armor.
Missiles come with the costume.
There’s not a lot of stealth to being Iron Man. Likely not as quick, either.
Awesome martial artist with moves that continuously defy gravity.
Can shoot fire from his hands.
Can turn into a dragon.
No body armor.