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(Some sci-fi Geek)   Vader vs. Q, Ender Wiggins vs. Paul Atreides, HAL vs. Wintermute, Hiro Protaganist vs. Ellen Ripley   (thwack.solarwinds.com) divider line 222
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2013-03-12 02:48:58 PM
Oh good, this should prevent many unnecessary arguments.
 
2013-03-12 02:50:49 PM
Vader v. Q?!  Really?  Do they know who Q was?  Vader won't last five seconds with Q; hell he wouldn't last 3.
 
2013-03-12 02:52:32 PM
They have poll results but no way of voting?  WTF
 
2013-03-12 02:52:32 PM

semiotix: Oh good, this should prevent cause many unnecessary arguments.


FTFY
 
2013-03-12 02:53:25 PM
Way too many Matrix and Firefly people.
 
2013-03-12 02:53:45 PM
How do I vote against mandatory signups to vote?
 
2013-03-12 02:53:57 PM
www.founditemclothing.com
 
2013-03-12 02:55:24 PM
Q, Ender, Wintermute, Hiro.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-03-12 02:56:56 PM

drake113: How do I vote against mandatory signups to vote?


biatch about the voter fraud then watch the derp ensue
 
2013-03-12 02:57:41 PM
Sure, a guy with samurai swords could beat "Alien" Ripley, but what about Ripley in the load-lifter suit from "Aliens"?
 
2013-03-12 02:58:34 PM
What farking IP has a character with the last name "Protagonist?"
 
2013-03-12 02:58:42 PM
Where the hell is the sponsored tag? I've seen several shiatty articles and shrugged em off as eh, its fark. A link to a forum to a shiatty poll? There is no seeding and the characters listed have almost nothing in common. Its like having a conversation about which is better, anti lock brakes or central air conditioning.

/now fight!
//AC for life yo!
 
2013-03-12 02:59:05 PM
Captain Adama vs the 10th Doctor?  Lorne Green wins, Eddie Olmos loses.  MHO.

Oh, and these brackets SUCK.   They should have planned to have the awesome in the final rounds, no the initial rounds.    Seriously.   10th Doctor is in the Empire Bracket--but there are no Doctors in the Galifrey bracket?   No followup needed, thanks.

/The Infinite Improbability Drive beat C3PO?
 
2013-03-12 02:59:29 PM

Rwa2play: Vader won't last five seconds with Q; hell he wouldn't last 3.


If Q desired, he could simply make it so that Vader had never been born. Omnipotent or nearly omnipotent beings should be excluded from these sorts of idiotic contests.
 
2013-03-12 02:59:49 PM

farbekrieg: Its like having a conversation about which is better, anti lock brakes or central air conditioning.


Salt water taffy RULES, biatch!
 
2013-03-12 03:00:27 PM

theorellior: farbekrieg: Its like having a conversation about which is better, anti lock brakes or central air conditioning.

Salt water taffy RULES, biatch!


Heresy.  Purple is the best pancakes
 
2013-03-12 03:00:35 PM
Oh.  This is some sort of popularity contest?  I thought this was going to be one of those articles where two arch-nerds pit their favorite characters against each other in a hypothetical cage-match scenario.

I gotta think the print media characters are at a distinct disadvantage, here.
 
2013-03-12 03:00:52 PM

CPennypacker: What farking IP has a character with the last name "Protagonist?"


Hiro Protagonist.  Get it?  It's, like, ironic.

(Answer:  "Snow Crash")
 
2013-03-12 03:01:36 PM
This matchup is worthless without a claymation "Celebrity Deathmatch" portrayal.
 
2013-03-12 03:02:15 PM

t3knomanser: Rwa2play: Vader won't last five seconds with Q; hell he wouldn't last 3.

If Q desired, he could simply make it so that Vader had never been born. Omnipotent or nearly omnipotent beings should be excluded from these sorts of idiotic contests.


Now: Darth Maul v. T-1000? THAT's a matchup!
 
2013-03-12 03:02:37 PM

theorellior: Sure, a guy with samurai swords could beat "Alien" Ripley, but what about Ripley in the load-lifter suit from "Aliens"?


Hiro Protagonist had a man-portable chain-railgun-thing, too. Ripley had to keep relying on convenient holes in spacecraft to win her big fights.
 
2013-03-12 03:04:13 PM

CPennypacker: What farking IP has a character with the last name "Protagonist?"


Snow Crash, which is a fun, if somewhat stupid, book. Its biggest flaw was that it completely forgot what it's tone was supposed to be- it swings between comedy to serious in ways that make you wonder if the author knew what he was doing. It started as a comic book script, though, so you can't fault him too much.
 
2013-03-12 03:04:16 PM

theorellior: Sure, a guy with samurai swords could beat "Alien" Ripley, but what about Ripley in the load-lifter suit from "Aliens"?



I'm sure she would listen to REASON.
 
2013-03-12 03:07:44 PM
Meh, wake me up when they do a 40k version.

/go Lorgar!
 
2013-03-12 03:07:47 PM
Ender decimated an entire race before he was 15 so. And anything that acknowledges the prequels loses creditability.
 
2013-03-12 03:08:57 PM

likefunbutnot: theorellior: Sure, a guy with samurai swords could beat "Alien" Ripley, but what about Ripley in the load-lifter suit from "Aliens"?

Hiro Protagonist had a man-portable chain-railgun-thing, too. Ripley had to keep relying on convenient holes in spacecraft to win her big fights.


To be fair, her enemy had the unfortunately weakness of creating holes in spacecraft any time it nicked itself shaving.

http://youtu.be/7N0jaxb94Fc
 
2013-03-12 03:09:40 PM
Pointless manufactured controversy, meant to garner clicks.

We're not even talking 'apples and oranges' here - what's the point?
 
2013-03-12 03:09:50 PM
Is this supposed to be a 'which is the better character', or 'which would survive a direct fight between the two'?

Paul Atreides could just kill a 10 year old boy Ender by saying his own name.

Darth Maul's lightsaber would make short work of a T-1000 terminator.

Q wouldn't even need the time it takes to blink to eliminate the rest of the field.

But as far as character development goes, that is a different story.
 
2013-03-12 03:09:58 PM
this shiat is done by the same people who argue relentlessly about who the better captain was
/it's nemo btw
 
2013-03-12 03:10:10 PM
Q pretty much would kick all their asses.

But a smart kid like Ender Wiggin could outsmart him.
 
2013-03-12 03:10:22 PM
Seems appropriate.
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2013-03-12 03:10:35 PM
The answer is the goddamn Batman.
 
2013-03-12 03:10:35 PM

t3knomanser: Rwa2play: Vader won't last five seconds with Q; hell he wouldn't last 3.

If Q desired, he could simply make it so that Vader had never been born. Omnipotent or nearly omnipotent beings should be excluded from these sorts of idiotic contests.


Well, after Q beats Vader (unless Vader wins just on popularity alone) there is at least somewhat of a case for The Doctor being able to time-lord his way out of obliteration.  Maybe the Q Continuum's powers are based in similar energies to the Time Vortex, at which point the Doctor is free to manipulate it via the TARDIS or other wibbly-wobbly ways.

It's also worth noting that typically Q's MO is producing scenarios to watch people squirm in, not just wiping them out on a whim.  So it's less about Q just saying "Flash, you never existed!" it's about a characters likelihood to foil whatever scenario Q would provide for them.  After all, the Enterprise crew did manage to 'beat' Q a few times (a few other times, notsomuch... "Q, I NEED YOU!").
 
2013-03-12 03:11:04 PM
credibility
 
2013-03-12 03:11:29 PM

The Haberdasher: Ender decimated an entire race before he was 15 so. And anything that acknowledges the prequels loses creditability.


Paul enslaved an entire galactic empire.....
 
2013-03-12 03:12:51 PM
And Subby, There is no 's' at the end of Wiggin.
 
2013-03-12 03:13:31 PM

The Haberdasher: Ender decimated an entire race before he was 15 so. And anything that acknowledges the prequels loses creditability.


But only because he thought it was just a simulation. If they had told him that's what he was doing, he probably would've pussed out -- like he did as soon as they did tell him. He's like the high school kid who's a karate master in his local dojo, but is too chicken to fight for real.
 
2013-03-12 03:14:07 PM
Number 6 has to win.  He has the coolest little car ever!
.click click. oh.

Nevermind.
 
2013-03-12 03:14:17 PM

Tricky Chicken: And Subby, There is no 's' at the end of Wiggin.


depends, does his cat's breath smell like cat food?
 
2013-03-12 03:14:24 PM
Ender takes it all.

Bet on it.
 
2013-03-12 03:14:43 PM

The Haberdasher: Ender decimated an entire race before he was 15 so. And anything that acknowledges the prequels loses creditability.


And Paul was the emperor of the known universe at the age of 18, was clarivoyant, a skilled fighter with knife and maula pistol and started a jihad that killed off billions of people.
 
2013-03-12 03:15:18 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Seems appropriate.
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Excellent.
 
2013-03-12 03:15:42 PM

t3knomanser: If Q desired, he could simply make it so that Vader had never been born. Omnipotent or nearly omnipotent beings should be excluded from these sorts of idiotic contests.


Huh? Q just makes funny gadgets for Bond to use... how would he beat Vader?!
 
2013-03-12 03:16:05 PM
Sigh it's that time of year again.

/stupid bracket is stupid
//just pick randomly and you'll do better than most
 
2013-03-12 03:16:30 PM

Grither: Huh? Q just makes funny gadgets for Bond to use... how would he beat Vader?!


invent a lightsaber that has a laser in it of course
 
2013-03-12 03:17:53 PM

t3knomanser: Snow Crash, which is a fun, if somewhat stupid, book. Its biggest flaw was that it completely forgot what it's tone was supposed to be- it swings between comedy to serious in ways that make you wonder if the author knew what he was doing. It started as a comic book script, though, so you can't fault him too much.


The thing that shocks and amazes me about Snow Crash, a book written in the early 90s, is the incredible prescience of Stephenson's descriptions of culture and technology. We have virtual worlds and wikipedia and 3D printing and always-on wireless internet connections, but we also have multinational corporate nations and a real internet culture and we're starting to see the impact of that on our world.
 
2013-03-12 03:18:07 PM

Rwa2play: Vader v. Q?!  Really?  Do they know who Q was?  Vader won't last five seconds with Q; hell he wouldn't last 3.


Q has a habit of undoing everything he does out of guilt of the influence of the other Q.  When Vader does something it sticks.

Easy victory for Vader.
 
2013-03-12 03:18:15 PM

imgod2u: The answer is the goddamn Batman.


This.
 
2013-03-12 03:18:23 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Seems appropriate.
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I was spewing my drink at "idiot".
 
2013-03-12 03:20:35 PM

Rwa2play: Vader v. Q?!  Really?  Do they know who Q was?  Vader won't last five seconds with Q; hell he wouldn't last 3.


This. Also, Paul Atreides would drink Ender Wiggins' blood.
 
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