Azula vs. Galen Marek

After two days of prep time who will prevail in a fight to the death between the Dark Knight and the God of War?

Batman vs. Kratos

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Ultimate Monster Mash-up : Preview

 When I first heard of Spike's controversial new "monster mash" , I admit I was a little peeved." How dare they take up a slot for a historical matchup for this...garbage!" I thought "  These guys aren't even warriors, they are just monsters who  hunt humans for consumption purposes. Why the hell would they trade having the hussars on the show for these creatures of fantasy?" I can not emphasize enough how disappointed I was in this episode, especially given how lackluster the rest of the episodes for this season are.

  Yet as I watch the trailers for this episode I can't help but feel some excitement for this match. Not because it is historically accurate-indeed I have come to realize that true historical accuracy may never come on the show(and even if it were achievable, they would remove the fun from the show; which they don't need to do) - but because it looks so insanely zany that I am actually excited to watch it. Maybe its because they so butchered every episode they have done thus far (ask and I will give specific examples) that I feel that this episode is going to be one of, if not the best of the season. I don't have a favorite, I am not looking for accuracy here, just good old fashioned fun, and I really don't see how they can mess this episode up.
 I know the other Deadliest Warrior bloggers don't exactly feel the same about the episode, but as things are thats the way I see it. I still have some hope for the rest of the season (particularly Gurkha vs. FFL, Genghis vs. Hannibal  and Ivan vs. Cortez) but that said hope flickers when I see complete obvious bias like I did the last two episodes (did anyone mention that Joan never killed?).
A horror icon for countless decades

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Warrior Bio: Arminius


Background: Color Scheme, Short Biography,  Greatest Battle

Color Scheme: Black, Red, and Gold
Arminius's legacy
   I have decided that the colors of the German Flag are the most fitting colors for this blog, as Arminius was one of the first to conceive of a unified Germany, and actually took steps toward it near the end of his life. Today he is regarded as a hero in his native land, and there was recently a 2000 year anniversary of his greatest battle, Teutoburg Forest. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Arminius of the Cherusci vs. Shaka kaSenzangakhona : Opening Statement and Grading Scale

Arminius leading his Germans down the slopes to ambush the Romans

 When we think of the term "Giants of History" we often think of a  famous figure who changed the world in an obvious and fundamental way. If you were to ask the average Joe on the street, his answer would probably be Adolf Hitler, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Kennedy, Osama, or some other figure mentioned frequently in the media . If you were to ask them for a classical figure that fits that description , they would most likely stumble before saying someone to the effect of Alexander, Caesar or Genghis. While all of these answers are correct, this is merely scratching the surface of history. Two lesser known figures that don't often get mentioned are Shaka Zulu and Arminius, aka "Herman the German".

Monday, July 11, 2011

Alternate ending pack 2

Alternate ending pack 2:

*Please read the battles for Shaolin Monk vs. Hawaiian Koa, Dante Alighieri  vs. Alex Mercer, Byzantine Cataphract vs. Polish Winged hussar, and Sarah Kerrigan vs. Anakin Skywalker before reading. Both for the sake of avoiding spoilers and understanding the story.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Anakin Skywalker vs. Sarah Kerrigan : Battle and Results

In the Separatist Compound, on Mustafar

      Sarah rushed through the halls, her pet zergling following briskly at her heels. The hunter-killers trailed many meters behind her but at the moment the Queen of Blades frankly did not give a damn if they would ever catch up. Kerrigan could sense someone else, exactly who she did not know, arriving on the station. Obviously anyone who set off her psychic sensor was quite powerful, and though Sarah longed for a chance to bathe in a worthy adversaries blood, she was also quite a realist and knew that she was separated from her brood in a hostile land on a covert mission. It would be ill-advised for her to engage in a potentially draining duel so far away from her forces. Shaking those thoughts aside, she turned the corner, coming into view of two tall, thin robot guards. One of them squeaked in alarm and rather oviously stated,

"Intruder! Open fire!"
The other one fired back
 "Roger! Roge-"

     The droid never completed his affirmation protocol, as a scrunching noise cut off his last words. The first droid attempted to open fire on the mottled green lady with a bad hair day, only to find that his gun would not fire. Before he had the chance to utter a single blemish, several 8 inch spikes collided with his body in numerous places, and the droid hit the floor with a loud thud. Satisfied Kerrigan let the 2nd robot drop to the floor, revealing a skull (for lack of a better word) that looked like it had sunken in on itself.

 The doors to the compound attempted to close themselves to lock her out; obviously they didn't know who they were dealing with. No one shut a door in Kerrigan's face. With a rather contemptuous look on her face she blasted the door off its hinges, flattening two more droids that were behind it. Flanked by her Hunter-Killers, she strode forth confidently into the compound.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sarah Kerrigan vs. Anakin Skywalker: Battle Intro


                    A long time ago in a galaxy far,  
 far away.......

With the purpose of Clone Wars fulfilled, the man who orchestrated the war, Darth Sidious (now known by his megalomaniac title of “The Emperor”), moves to eradicate the last organization that could still cause him trouble, the remaining Separatists who know of his true identity.  Eager to tie up that last, aching lose end, he sends his talented apprentice Anakin Skywalker to annihilate the remnants of organization. Anakin however has other plans…

Anakin has come to see his former friend and mentor for the man he is; a manipulator who seeks only personal advancement at the cost of trillions of lives. Though his morals have been corrupted by the Dark Side, they are still intact, and Anakin secretly plots his own master’s downfall, dreaming of the day when he may call himself “Emperor”. These feelings don’t cause him to reject his master’s mission; quite the contrary! He has more than a few debts to settle with the Separatist Council, particularly Nute Gunray, the vile fiend who had on several occasions tried to murder the only one who mattered to him. Together with a small entourage of devoted Legionnaires, he sped off to Mustafar, revenge burning deep in his heart.