The Great Issue of our Time

Who would win in a fight?

Iron Man or Mega Man?

Harlan Ellison or Ernest Hemingway?

Batman or Jack Baur?

Dalek or Terminator?

The world must know!

*dissolves into a cloud of nerdiness*

Hemingway would SO kick Ellison's butt.

Oscar Wilde vs Nikola Tesla?

Jesus vs Superman?

Nietzche vs Santa?

When in doubt, always side with Batman.

Iron Man vs. Mega Man? Well gee...depends on which Iron Man and which Mega Man yer talking about--there's more than one incarnation of both! :P I'm assuming you're meaning the latest Iron Man from the Ultimate universe, in his Mark III suit, the one they based the live-action movie off of. And since I haven't played past Mega Man 2 (there's nine games in the classic series) I'll just judge based on what he could do in the second game.

...In short, Iron Man would send Mega Man's metal tush back to the manufacturer's. No contest.

...Oh and Batman totally pwnz Jack Bauer.

Everything else exceeds my level of geekitude. ^_^;;

Right. Iron Man, in the wonderful Mark III costume (one of the best, if you ask me...although I have a fondness for his space outfit. I was such a fan of Iron Man comics). Mega you think he would gain an advantage by having that dog of his handy? And this all assumes that Mega Man's got a full compliment of all the dippy guns he gets from the bad guys.

I still think Iron Man would own li'l blue, though. :)

I was struggling to think of who could go against Batman. I don't know much about Jack Bauer. Okay, what about JAMES BOND (version of your choice) versus Batman (version of your choice)?

And...Nietzche vs Santa??

Would that end with the declaration "The presents are dead?"

Though only newly introduced to world of Doctor Who, my first inclination would be to say that a Dalek would kick Terminator ass.

In a fight, I think Batman would beat Jack Baur just because he has better accessories. :p Can't put an opinion on James Bond because I've never watched those movies (well, technically I payed some attention to Casino Royale when my bf had it on but it didn't really hold my interest).

What I want to know is... Donner vs Blizten?

Iron Man



(Don't watch Dr. Who, but a Cylon would lose to the Terminator :-P)




And Blitzen would totally kick Donner's ass.

Having not watched the new Battlestar Galactica or anything, and being only familiar with the old "We are totally not stormtroopers" Cylons, I can say that the only thing a Cylon might defeat is a microwave oven... :D


POOR TASTE JOKE COMING RIGHT UP! Perhaps Blitzen is actually fighting the Donner Party? Then I think he would lose. Yes, in that fight, he'd be toast. THIS CONCLUDES THIS POOR JOKE.

Hemmingway would beat Ellison, no question.

The Dalek would crush the Terminator into little itty-bitty pieces in seconds.

A Cyberman versus the Terminator would probably be a fairer fight. Who would win that?

(If you've not seen Cybermen and you live in the UK, you can wait five days to answer this question...)

Hey, here's something kind of on this topic...

Take a look at the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. It's a song about a mass fight of all heroes/villains ever.

Ha, I've seen that video before. It looks like the sort of thing I would have dreamt about, when I was twelve and had gone to bed with an upset stomach... :D

(of course, anyone foolish enough to be a dutifully reading comics fan in the 90's remembers the whole Marvel vs. DC comic series, which lead to Amalgam Comics, of which I still have shamefully fond memories)

As for a Cyberman versus a Terminator. Hm. My heart's with the Cyberman on this one, because they just make me happier. But unfortunately, I think that if it was one-on-one, the Cyberman would be toast.

Ah. Secret Wars.

Who ends up with the alien symbiote? I vote Ellison.

These would be steel cage matches, yes?

And wouldn't Chuck Norris beat everyone?

Apparently not Mr. Rogers. In his blood-stained sweater.

I agree, Terminator eats lone Cyberman. Pac Man east lone Terminator, as long as he's got access to a Flashy Pill. Not much can beat Pac Man with a flashy pill.

Ellison gets the symbiont. Which of course contains the malevolent essence of Isaac Asimov, and slowly takes control of him- causing the previously benign (...!?) Ellison to start acting aggressively and wear lots of black.

"I am the Beyonder! I am nigh all-powerful! Somebody please explain my haircut!"

[Theoretically, I'm not even old enough to get that reference...]

Wait. Did I just subconsciously bring up Pac Man? Oh no, he's GOT MY SOUL...


In a thousand years, historians will conclude that this "Pac Man" was a deity with a healthy following, who demanded pellets and occasionally ate spirits traveling to the afterlife.

And honestly, Pac-Man wouldn't beat ANYBODY! He's two-dimensional! Anyone can defeat him just by taking a step forward or backward.

I like the thought of Harlan Ellison being turned hostile by the spirit of Isaac Asimov. Talk about some sort of weird mirror-world. Would he have to go a Star-Trek-like mirror-world goatee?

He would then go on to fight, in a cage, against Michael Moorcock and Alan Moore, who would both team up and defeat Ellison through the power of their MIGHTY BEARDS.

Ah. The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. Classic. And catchy, too.

You can actually download an mp3 of the song somewhere (easy to find on Google, I think). I've got it on my ipod and it comes up every so often (which I like).