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Friday, September 2, 2011

Revised Table of Contents, future plans, matchup lists and Other Blogs of Interest

Table of Contents, explanation, future plans and Other Blogs of Interest

* Please comment if able 

Table of Contents

 Hi there. I realize that this site may be difficult to navigate for some people, as it is not in Chronological order  and things may be a little out of place when first viewing my page (i.e. seeing a Battle sequence before seeing any other scene). So I've decided to create a table of contents, to give some semblance of order to my lengthy blog.

So without further ado here are my blogs in the order I created them.

Page 1: Future Matchups
Here can be found the list of matchups I plan on doing. Most of these, save the ones already done or that I am in process of doing, are subject to change.

 As you can see the list is extensive and I am may not be able to do them all. In addition some will probably change in the near future. 
Link Here
Page 2: Amazon Huaorani Tribesmen vs. Fijian Warriors:

 This was my very fist match-up, though not the very first match-up that I have suggested or planned on doing (that comes later) . I was seeking to do something ...exotic for my first fight. I had always been fascinated by the ecology of the Amazon since I was a kid watching Animal Planet, and the unfamiliarity of its people drew me in as a great mystery to be explored. After finding a great site where I was able to look up the various Amazonian Tribes I was ultimately forced to choose between two tribes : The Huaorani, also known as  the "Warriors of the Amazon",  or the Yanomani or "Fierce People" . It was a tough choice, but after an in-depth dissection of the two, I ultimately chose the revenge obsessed Huaorani to be one half of my pilot fight. 

    I had always felt that the Pacific Islanders had been horribly represented by DW -these are the guys who originally dubbed  the Maori as the "cannibal warrior" - and resolved to learn more about one of their cultures, and I ultimately selected the Fijians, who were frequently referred  to in the literature I had read in my youth as "cannibals" .

 This match-up was my very first, and while it may seem sloppy compared to later battles I still consider it one of my best. I felt I did a great job at presenting these two exotic and little known warriors to the public. 

Fight Description:  Ecuador's fanatical revenge obsessed "Warriors of the Amazon" take on the famed cannibal warriors of Fiji. In this battle between two savage warrior cultures with no rules of warfare the serrated spears have been sharpened on both ends, and man-sized bows, blowguns, slings, clubs and battle axes collide in what could only be a most gruesome finale no matter who wins.
Link Here
Page 3: Mayan Late classical Warrior vs. New Kingdom Egyptian Soldiers

 Of all my matchups, this was my fastest completed, and I finished it in just two weeks. I had been wanting to do these two warriors since I first came up with the list, and it was in this battle that I first brought about the policy of introducing new categories for every new matchup. The horse drawn chariot was an obvious addition to the animal category, however the Mayan equivalent, while far less known, can be far more deadly then the horse in the right circumstances. 

 Weapons aside, these are two of the earliest civilizations of their respective worlds, and both historically went in opposite directions. The Mayans were a fragmented, war-like people, whose scientific contributions still dazzle us today.  The  Egyptians unified early in their history and were mostly peaceful, but by the time of Ramses had an increasingly militarized citizenry, and  formed the first professional armies the world had ever seen. 

Fight Description: In this battle between two advanced ancient civilizations worlds collide. In what is a deadliest warrior first there will be an Animal vs. Animal category as horse driven chariots take on hand thrown hornet bombs. Joining these war beasts is an arsenal that includes obsidian chainsaws, bows, spear throwers, sickles and axes.
Link Here
Page 4 & 5: Imperator Julius Caesar vs. King Cao Cao of Wei

     This has been by far my most popular matchup I have ever produced, and as of this writing the first part has over 3,200 views! Which combined with the second post, translates into something approaching 4,000. 

 Early on, I wanted to tackle the Han-Rome debate that so polarizes many discussion boards. Originally I couldn't decide which two historical figures to pit against each other: both Han and Roman history are full with superb generals. After a day or so of scanning through chat forums I finally found a contest that caught my eye: Julius Caesar vs. Cao Cao.  

 Both men were commanders that I had already known of ; as I was aware of the Three Kingdoms period, and Caesar really doesn't need an explanation.  After reading of their biographies, I decided I just had to pair these two up, they were just two similar not too. Julius Caesar was arguably the greatest Roman commander who ever lived, and his death  helped bring about the death of an era (Republic) .  Cao Cao made the last Han emperor his puppet, and though he called himself Han and formally recognized the emperor as his sovereign, he was essentially king of Northern China (like Caesar was of Rome in all but name) . His death brought about the end of the Han, like Caesar and the Republic.  Going further into their biographies, everything about these men are so similar that it becomes hard to fathom a better Han/Rome  matchup. 

Fight Description: There are two internet matchups that appear over and over again on every forum, even those unrelated to history. The first is the ever famous Pirate vs. Ninja. The Second is Han Dynasty vs.. Roman Republic/Empire. In this very special fight, the armies of two superpowers collide as Rome's greatest general Julius Caesar, whose name has echoed throughout time, takes on Cao Cao the vicious and cunning Chinese warlord famed for his role in the Three Kingdoms. Shield walls, crossbow lines, Cataphracts, short swords, martial arts and artillery weapons fight it out in what will surely be a bloody affair either way.
Part 1 Here
Part 2 Here
Page 6, 7 and 10  : Dead Space Necromorphs vs. The Fellowship of The Ring
 The very first of my fictional match ups, this was originally inspired by TrueRoker's L4D Special Infected vs. Foxhound . In that scenario members of the elite black operatives unit take on various special infected of the Left 4 Dead universe, whose bodies were mutilated  by the body to give them perverse powers, such as the building jumping hunter and tongue strangling smoker. It was from that that I decided to do a "Heroes fighting Super Zombies" match-up of my own. 

 The idea to use the Dead Space Necromorphs was already pretty much a given; these guys are arguably the most horrifying zombie variant found in any game. In addition I was a big fan of Dead Space 2, so that helped influence my choice in monsters.

 The heroes were another automatic choice; what fictional company is more loved then the Fellowship of the Rings? Is their any other collection of heroes that possesses more skill then that of Gimli, Aragorn, Legolas and Gandalf? 

 Pitting these guys together was fun for me, as it pitted skill against fear, Sci Fi vs. Fantasy, unrelenting monsters vs. glorious heroes. The ending was something that I was not expecting, but a welcome one none-of-the-less. 

Fight Description:  This battle pits what is arguably the greatest company of fictional warriors to ever be conceived against some of the most Twisted, nightmare inducing monsters to have been ever imagined. The Fellowship won the battle for Middle Earth, but can they win against an unrelenting Infection? With magic, baby bombers, acidic puke and precision archery, this odd matchup will certainly be one you don't want to miss!
Part 1 Here
Part 2 Here:
Part 3: Here
Page 8, 9, 12, 13, 16: Hawaiian Koa vs. Shaolin Monk
*Due to my mind wandering, I often finish parts of other matches before the battle/story of another.

 After finishing the previous match up, I decided to once again dive into the field of exotic warriors, though both of these warriors are far more well known then the previous set of exotic fighters.  The Shaolin Monk were well known for their fast paced martial arts style, and famous thanks to Hollywood as a legendary martial arts master. Finding an opponent for them was a bit difficult, but after watching Terry Schappert's Warriors the answer was obvious . The Hawaiian Koa were famed for their highly lethal martial arts and if anyone could prove to be a worthy adversary for China's martial art's masters, it was these guys. 

Fight Description: The Shaolin Monk, the world's most famous martial artists, vs the Hawaiian Koa, the warriors of ancient Hawaii who were known for their unarmed lethality. WHO. IS. DEADLIEST! In this very special match up two martial arts masters go head to head. In a exotic fight between the Orient and Oceania, the gloves are off and no mercy will be given nor shown. Shark teeth clubs, devastating burial tools ,diabolical tridents, ear shattering slings,  concealed weaponry and heavy roped objects clash  in what could only be a gruesome finish.
Part 1 Here
Part 2 Here
Part 3 Here
Part 4 Here
Part 5 Here
Page 11: Alternate Ending Pack 1:
  This idea owes complete credit to Scarecrowsmainfan, who was the first to conceive of such an idea. I myself decided to write these both as a sort of an apology to those fans of warriors who lost, and to give the average readers a piece of alternate history. 
Fight Description: I realize that many people who read these blogs may be a bit dissapointed that ____ lost. Well , to prove that I do indeed care about these people, Alternate Ending Packs wil be published every four matchups. This is a "what-if " scenario where instead of ____ wining his opponent wins. The first Pack covers Amazon Huaorani Tribesmen vs. Fijian Warriors, Mayan Late Classical Warriors vs. New Kingdom Egyptian Soldiers, , Imperator Julius Caesar vs. King Cao Cao of Wei, and Dead Space Necromorphs vs. The Fellowship of the Ring.
Link Here

Page 14, 15, 17, 18, 20: Dante Alighieri vs. Alex Mercer 
   While finishing up the Shaolin vs. Koa, I began the tradition of using the polling application to allow readers to choose what battle they wanted to see next. As there are a fair portion of readers who like fictional AND real, I came up with the idea of alternating between the two.  This match-up was conceived as I wanted to pit two opposing concepts, Science and Magic, against each other. Other then the couple of similarities I noted in the first section these men are polar opposites in everything from personality to motivation to weapons (steel vs. biological) . So far, this battle was my only duel, and I was quite impressed with my ability to drag it out over 10+ pages, as well as utilizing everything I mentioned in the bios.

Fight Description:  Date Alighieri, a war criminal turned holy warrior who transversed all of hell in order to save his beloved vs. Alex Mercer, a borderline sociopath who caused a biological apocalypse that killed millions. In this fight opposite concepts go head to head. A man of faith vs. a man of sceince.  The magical powers of the cross vs. the most pertent biological virus ever created. In my first mano-e-mano fight holy relics, extendable fists, human blades, crusader weaponry, regenerative powers and Death's own Scythe go head to head in an awesome deathmatch.
Part 1 Here
Part 2 Here 
Part 3 Here
Part 4 Here
Part 5 Here
Page  19 Deadliest Warrior Quickie one: Super Roman Praetorian vs.Super Roman Centurion-
See description
Fight Description: Hi all. This is just a quick match up whose sim and resulted I was called on to do. The term super means that each warrior got the best arsenal possible, even if various pieces of their arsenal weren't used in the same period historically.

  This one was between the Roman Praetorian, the famed imperial bodyguards and emperor makers of Rome, vs. the Roman centurion, the front-line officer who commanded his troops with iron discipline.
Link Here 
Page 21, 22, 23, 24, 25- Byzantine Kataphraktoi vs. Polish Winged Hussars 

 My second popularly chosen matchup, this was an awesome battle to do. Both warriors were some of the greatest Calvary units of all time,  and this was my first battle where all combatants were mounted.  A had to scan through Europe's history to find someone that might be able to challenge the Hussar's supremacy, and it was a tough choice between the Byzantines and the Knights. Ultimately the Byzantines were chosen, as I felt that there were too few bloggers that have covered the fascinating military history of the Byzantines, which is unfair to them, as they were a dominating force in Europe for at least six centuries. 
Fight Description:  In this match up the elite of two nations vie for supremacy as the Byzantium's Kataphraktoi face off against Poland's Winged Hussar in, for the first time ever, a completely mounted match up. This match up pits horseback archery against early carbines,  double mail vs. plate, and  swords, flintlock pistols , lances and sledgehammers all make an appearance in the titanic dual  between two constantly beleaguered civilizations
Part 1 Here
Part 2 Here 
Part 3 Here 
Part 4 Here
Part 5 Here
Sarah Kerrigan vs. Anakin Skywalker : page 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Believe it or not  this was my planned matchup . I had conceived of this match up after observing Gamespot's Greatest  PC Villain poll  between Sarah Kerrigan and Darth Vader (Sarah ultimately won) back in September . Ever since then I have wondered who would emerge victorious between the two Sci Fi stars, and I made an impassioned appeal to Master OF The Boot to do this match up. He graciously accepted my request, and even though our conclusions were completely different (hopefully I am not disturbing anything) , his battle was superb (which I will talk about in his section). Of all the fictional battles I have done, I consider this my best. 

Fight Description:  This bout is a science fiction battle of titans. Its Star Wars vs.Starcraft as leader of the Zerg Swarm Sarah Kerrigan takes on Anakin Skywalker, the dark chosen one. Each will bring his/her minions with them , so expect to see a lot of bloodshed on both sides! This battle will feature two incredibly destructive sniper rifles, biological and mechanical weapons going head to head, and perhaps most spectacularly the Force will be pitted against Kerrigan's devastating psionic powers. This is truly a Sci clash of the ages!
Part 1 Here
Part 2 Here
Part 3 Here
Part 4 Here
Part 5 Here 
Part 6 Here

Alternate Ending Pack 2: 32
  My second Alternate Ending Pack features the alternate endings of Shaolin Monk vs. Hawaiian Koa, Dante Alighieri vs. Alex Mercer, Byzantine Cataphracts vs. Polish Winged Hussars, and Sarah Kerrigan vs. Anakin Skywalker. Every victor of those matchups was more controversial then the previous set, and I hoped I made the fans of the loser's somewhat satisfied with the alternate endings. 
Can be Found Here 

Arminius of the Cherusci vs. Shaka kaSenzangakhona 33,34, 35, 36,  :

 This matchup was chosen by popular demand, and it is my second army battle. I am glad that this was the second one chosen, as I feel that neither warrior is as properly appreciated as he ought to be. When we think of great military commanders we think of Alexander, Caesar, The Khan, Napoleon and rightfully so- after all all of those men earned their posthumous reputation among military historians and society at large through the scale of their conquests.  However that does not discount Arminius or Shaka's own significant military and cultural contributions. Both of them beat world domineering empires not in their dying days like Attila, but in their prime (well posthumously Shaka's tactics did, just as he predicted). On the cultural side of things Shaka completely transformed South Africa, and made one of the smallest tribes of the time into the largest. Were it not for Arminius, the English language might not exist today, and the Roman Empire may have even survived the first millennium!  Another similarity is the potent warrior cultures associated with both men, which in my opinion is just as interesting as the men themselves!

Fight Description:   Arminius, the German Warlord who in a single battle decimated 1/10 of Rome's army in a single battle vs. Shaka Zulu, a potent warmonger whose conquests transformed the Southern half of a continent. WHO. IS. DEADLIEST!  In this army on army battle, both generals come fully equipped to change the course of history. Longbows, short spears, Beserkers, British firearms, cattle and cavalry are all  brought to bear as two masters of warfare fight their toughest battle.
Part 1 here
Part 2 Here
Part 3 Here
Part 4 Here
Part 5 (coming soon)

An Explanation:

Currently I am taking no less then 6 classes, and as such it becomes difficult to balance time. My current plans are to do work during the weekdays, and then use the weekends for blog time. Depending on the amount of homework I am given I may have to forgo that rule at times, however I swear I will not give up on it. 
Future Plans: 

I am debating with what to do next. I was going to do Vampires vs. Werewolves vs. Zombies first...however given my time situation I may not get it done fast enough to appease those that want me to do Back for Blood. So I am going to leave it up to those gracious enough to comment on the post to decide: should I abandon the special for now to work on Back for Blood, or continue on 

Next  Back for Blood. For each battle new categories will be added, and all content for a battle condensed onto one page. What this means is that one page= grading scale,  two warrior bios, edges, battle and results.  I will not simply copy +paste warrior bios: new content will be added when necessary such as training for the Huaorani. I will be splitting the real warrior into  categories based on fairness, tech level and equipment, and then further split into Champion and Redemption characters, based on whether or not they won the previous matchup. . Thus while the  Shaolin Monks classify as medieval I believe that they would be screwed if they went up against Cataphracts, Cao Cao's  soldiers or legionaries, thus they will instead be placed against the tribal Fijians. For fictional the group warriors will only go against other  group warriors, thus their are no fights involving  the Necromorphs or Fellowship unfortunately. In taking into account each individual warrior, I will look at factors ranging from tech level, fairness of fight, whether a technologically disadvantaged warrior could overcome that tech level, is the warrior a superhuman, and other factors. As can be imagined I will be adding new categories here for warriors as well.

Currently my fights are:

Champions Circle: 

1. Hawaiian Koa vs. Huaorani Amazonian Indian for the title of the Greatest Tribal Warrior!

2. Winner of Shaka/Arminius vs. Rhamses II for the title of the deadliest Early Army* 

3. Sarah Kerrigan vs. Alex Mercer for the title of Deadliest Fictional Warrior!

On Sidelines: Julius Caesar,  Fellowship of the Rings, Byzantine Cataphract
Any warrior that loses here will be placed in the Redemption rounds. 

Redemption Rounds: 

 Rules:  If any warrior here were to win three fights in this section, they would be put back up in the champion's circle, should they lose just once they will be taken out of the circulation forever ( barring any special matchups by me). 

1. Fijian Warrior vs. Shaolin Monk

2. Winner of Shaka/Arminius vs. K'inich Janaab' Paka**

3. Dante Aligheiri vs. Anakin Skywalker 

*(tech  wise- while both of the former existed many centuries after Rhamses, their tech level is comparable as they are when you consider geography as Shaka was the first big South African commander and likewise Arminius for Germany) 

** due to a number of concerns, I have decided to forgo my original plan of pitting the winner and loser of Shaka/ Arminius against Julius/ Cao Cao, for the reason that no matter who wins/loses among the former I would be pretty much guaranteeing that they would be slaughtered by the latter. So for that reason I have decided to bring the army versions of New Kingdom Egyptian/ Mayan warrior into play, in order to ensure a more fair matchup (as you can guess, I hate blatantly unfair matchups like Sun vs. Vlad, Wallace vs. Shaka) 

After my back for blood series finishes I have plans for two more battles, both fictional, the first of which will immediately follow after the Back for Blood battles are done. They will both carry a unique format, and are made to commemorate some of the greatest movie/video games series of all time. 

With that said I am pleased to announce, in an ultimate battle of Xbox exclusives, two teams which fought against apocalyptic odds on a day to day basis.

 Both squads  fought against species desiring nothing less then the complete  extermination of the human race...

(some reading music) 
 Both were battle hardened from years of experience against overwhelming odds. 

Both were elites of their perspective worlds. 

However only one team  can emerge victorious.

Coming Soon.....

Gears of War Delta Squad 
From Left to Right: Baird Daimon, Marcus Fenix, Anya Stroud, Dominic Santiago, and Augustus Cole. Not seen in picture but  featured in fight: Clayton Carmine

Halo Reach Noble Team Six
From Left to Right: Emile, Jun, Carter, Noble Six , Catherine and Jorge. Of them only Jorge is a Spartan- II, while the rest are Spartan-III.

I am very pleased to announce that my first ever "modern " (meaning heavily firearms based) matchup will be pitting these  two hyper elite teams against each other. This battle will be expansive  and expect to see almost every conceivable weapon/item that was used Cannonly in the games, to be in use in the battle. Obviously pitting ever covenant/UNSC weapon against every Locust/COG weapon will be a bit I will only give them X weapon if A. it appears in the inventory by default (lancers, battle rifles, pistols, and sometimes case specific weapons, like Anya's mortar {yes, I said that right})  B. The character in question is a master of the weapon in background lore ( i.e. Jun is a sniper, while Baird uses the Hammer of Dawn a great deal in the books) C. it is pictured as used in official media (i.e. screenshots like the Mulcher below) or D. A critical moment in the story requires a character to utilize that weapon. 

A brief preview of what Delta brings to the table 
Clayton Carmine, the missing Delta Squad member from the picture above. 
  Delta Squad brings a variety of Locust and COG weapons to the showdown, ranging from the infamous Hammer of Dawn (used to successively wipe out 99% of human civilization!) to the standard Lancer. Melee combat will also be covered extensively, particularly Delta's insane ability to use every weapon in their arsenal as a close quarters weapon. Defense-wise, Delta Squad will be bringing in their superior cover and revive system to counter Noble Team's shielding and armor. To counter Noble Team's various equipment, they will be bringing in decoys and various makeshift defenses (these will be factored in both equipment and defense category). Finally, COG training, battle experience and squad tactics will be covered in great detail.

Preview of Noble Team Six: 
Noble Team concept Art
       For weapons, Noble Team comes equipped with a variety of UNSC and Covenant weapons, ranging from the iconic Spartan Laser  to the standard assault rifle. Defense wise, the Spartans come loaded to battle with their Mark V armor and jet-packs. Holograms and bubble shields aren't going to make things easy for Delta,to say nothing of their formal martial arts training, genetic augmentation, and experience. All in all, I expect this battle to be fairly close no matter who wins in the end. 

 Please comment at the end on what you think of this matchup! 

 After the winner of the previous matchup is determined, I will probably do one real interim battle determined by popular vote before moving onto my next match, which frankly I believe many people are going to consider an oddball one. Nevertheless it is a significant break in the previous format, and a thoroughly unique battle to be sure. 

Both men were two of the greatest spies  in cinema.

One relied on advanced technology , the other on supernatural magic. 

Soon one of these spies will be fatally compromised by the other , but which?

Presenting ....

James Bond: 


Severus Snape:

 In a battle of magic and firearms, gadgets and potions,which spymaster will prevail? Will it be the Harry  Potter Series Most Popular character? Or will the British super agent  outfox even him?  

 Please comment at the end on what you think of this and the Delta/Noble Team matchup!

Future Matchups!
 (with a very brief description

My Future matchups will be (hopefully)
* those crossed off = done 
1. Alexander the great (of course) vs. Sun Tzu: Will Macedon's Great Warrior-king prevail, or will he be outfoxed by China's semi mythical strategist?
2. Mayan warrior vs. Egyptian (done)
3. Amazonian Huaorani Tribemen vs. Fijian warrior(done)
4. Rajput warrior vs. Lanschrekmen: Between two great warriors a continent apart, who will come out alive?
5. Korean turtle-ships  vs. Byzantine Dromon: In their heyday the Byzantines were renowned for their navy, but can even their Greek fire overcome Korea's formidable turtle ships?
6. Australian Aboriginal vs. Iroquois warrior(no gunpowder): The Aboriginals were some of the most crafty of the tribal warriors to ever fight the West, but can they destroy the fierce and proud warriors of the Five Nations?
7. Dacio-Thracian vs. Zande Warrior: Another great tribal battle with some of most unique and gruesome weaponry seen on either continents.
8. Shaka Zulu Vs Arminius 
9. Assyrian warrior vs. ancient Iberian warrior : Can the world "first professional' army subdue the resilient natives of Spain, or will they be overcome be the tenacious tribesmen?
10. Dahomey Amazons vs Ottoman Janissaries :  The female bodyguards of Dahomey were undoubtedly the real thing to be sure, but can they overcome the Ottoman elite?
11. Incan vs Ancient Israelite : On one side we have the pinnacle of Andean warfare, on another we have the great soldiers that  served under the biblical hero known as David ? Who is deadliest?
12. Besilarus vs Khalid Ibn Walid: Many fans of Rome attribute the rapid conquest of much of the Byzantine empire to the lack of effective leadership and war exhaustion that plagued the country. They say that had the Muslims invaded at any other time, they would have lost. Well now that claim is going to be put to the test, as the "Sword of Allah" and most imposing figure of the Islamic Conquests, Khalid Ibn Walid, takes on the greatest Byzantine general to ever live, Besilarus.
13. Polish winged husssar vs Byzantine cataphract 
14. Boudicca vs Tomyris : Boudicca, the woman who launched one of the greatest revolts against Roman rule fights Tomyris, the woman who put a stop to Cyrus's conquests- and the man himself. Who Is. Deadliest?
15. Vlad vs Nobunaga oda - Vlad the Impaler, the sadistic inspiration for the modern day Dracula, takes on Nobunaga Oda, the so called demon king . The Grizzly methods of both men will play a role in this bout.
16. Hawaiian Koa vs Shaolin Monk
17. Han dynasty bodyguard vs Persian immortal: Who will prevail between the elite of Ancient China and Persia?
18. Genghis Khan vs. Hernando Cortez: Can the advanced firearms and steel of the Conquistadors tip the scales against the Mongols, or will the Spainard meet his match against a personality just as driving as his.
19. Templar knight vs. Hwarang:  Question. If a couple of Templar Knights were to come across their Korean counterparts, who would emerge victorious?
20. Flavius Aetius vs Hannibal: Will Rome's last, great defender pull of another victory, or will the ancient world's "Annihilator" finally crush the Romans one and for all?
21. Ancient Sumerian Vs Kiribati Warrior : the world's fist civilization vs. a society that preceded it on the scale. Who is Deadliest?
22. Cao Cao vs Julius Ceaser (done)
23. Maori  vs Apache: Tribal warfare does not get much better then this, as the brutal warriors of the South Pacific face off against the guerrilla fighters of America's Southwest.
24. Masai vs Inuit: Warriors from two extreme of climate meet in a neutral zone to settle their differences.
25. ChandraGupta Maurya  vs Suryavarman II : Between Khmer and Ancient India, which exotic civilization will emerge victorious?
26. Byzantine Vangarian Gaurd vs. Roman Praetorian Guard : Rome's two greatest bodyguards square off to decide who, exactly, is fit to guard the emperor (or secretly arrange his assassination).
27. Spartan Hoptile vs Viking Raider : This is to soothe all of those crying for a Sparta vs. Viking battle.
28. Ninja vs. Gladiator:  Can the mysterious Shinobi emerge victorious against Rome's crowd thrilling killers?
29. Aztec Jaguar vs. Filipino warrior : Two powerful warriors both encountered by the Spanish around the same time. Who will prevail?
30. Ivan the Terrible vs. Blackbeard the Pirate: Can the superior training of the Stelsky's overcome the superior firearms of the Blackbeard? Which one of them will brutally finish off the other?

On sidelines(meaning I want to do them but can't figure out who to put them against): ,    some Indonesian warriors ,  Comanche, Texas Rangers , Solomon Island warrior,

And that's it. Some of these will probably change, some may be added/removed and hell I may not do all of them(laziness is the enemy of all good things).
Part 2
Fictional Matchups:
1. Dead Space Necromoprhs vs. Lord of the Rings' Fellowship of the Ring

2. Sarah Kerrigan vs. Anakin Skywalker (assisted by storm troopers and hydralisks)

3. Ezio And Assassins vs. The gladiators of Starz's Spartacus : Legendary Assassins that are shrouded in a veil of secrecy  vs. combat experts who became legends after leading a massive revolt against their home country. Who is Deadliest?

4. Sprawl Security Team vs. Black ops Nazi Zombie Characters : Which of these two teams will survive the monsters and each other? Will it be the incredibly diverse Nazi zombie characters, with their mix of World War 2 and wonder weapons or the Sprawl Security team, who bring the latest armor and gear.

5. Ryu Hayabusa(Ninja Gaiden)   vs. War(darksiders) : The Slayer of numerous demons takes on one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse in an action bout for the ages.

6. Commander Shepherd vs. Master Chief :  Biotics vs. Augmentation. Specter vs. Spartan Super Soldier. Mass Effect vs. Halo. Who . Is. Deadliest?

7. Gears Of War Delta Squad vs. Noble Team Six : Two squads who have faced apocalypse in the face unblinkingly duke it out .

8. The Predator vs. Albert Wesker : The formidable alien headhunter finds his most worthy prey yet in Umbrella Corporation's criminal mastermind!

9. Dante Alighieri  vs. Alex Mercer 

10. John Marston vs. James Earl Cash : Can a 100 year of tech advantage and a psychotic  mindset trump a legendary gunslinger's skill?

11. The Joker (Dark Knight) vs. Hans Landa (Inglorious Bastards) : If  two twisted psychopaths from opposing sides of the Atlantic were to hunt each other, who would emerge from the ordeal alive?

12.  Agent 47 vs. The Boss (Saint's Row 2) : Someone's put a hit on the brutal crime boss of Saint's Row, hiring the greatest assassin in history. Does Saint's Row's main playa have a chance, or has he bitten off more then he can chew?

13. Locusts vs. Elites : We have pitted the heroes of the Gears and Halo franchises against each other, now who will emerge victorious among the villains?

14. Kratos vs. Sephiroth : Two of the most badass video game warriors meet in the arena for the toughest fights of their career. Two men enter the arena, only one leaves.

15. James Bond vs. Severus Snape : The brilliant British secret agent takes on the man's whose true motives  were so ambiguous, that it inspired a truly great fan debate.

16. Harry Potter vs. Luke Skywalker (New Hope) - a Death Battle rematch!

On Sidelines: Azula, Sora

And now for some other great blogs worth checking out!

Ares- "And so the story began"

 A real life Knight from the Netherlands, his  blog tells the tale of a modern day Television company that goes back in time to capture warriors and pit them  against each other in a modern day Arena, for a crowds amusement. Known as AresHuls on the Spike Boards, Ares has probably been blogging the longest of everyone on the list save iHonk(mike). He has also  researched matchups that DW are doing (Genghis vs. Hannibal, William vs. Joan) in order to determine who would win in a real life bout between the two.  While he used to do fictional matchup, he seems to have discontinued that policy recently.  Check it out ! 
Favorite Match up: Real:Joan of Arc vs. William of Normandy:
 In his first review of a Deadliest Warrior match-up, Ares seeks to compare Saint Joan of Arc, the woman who helped inspire France to freedom and is currently DW's golden girl, against William of Normandy, the conqueror of England. Ares passionately  looks up the four possible weapon choices of both warriors, and compares them based on : weapon on weapon, weapon vs. opponent's armor and personal skill vs. personal skill. In the end his winner is slightly more realistic then DW's approach. 

Runner-up :Julius Caesar vs. Khalid Ibn Walid

  This is a rather excellent battle between one of Rome's greatest generals vs. the man who almost single-handily conquered much of the Islamic empire. A battle no one wants to miss

Fictional Match up :Hero of Oak-vale vs. Hero of Bright-wall 

 Ares's first fictional match-up, this match pits the heroes of Fable 1 and Fable 3 against each other. This bout contains magic, swords and guns as well as the experts we all know and love. Mimicking the style of the show, he seeks to bring gaming characters in as experts in order to supply witty humor. His writing culminates into a epic showdown between the two and you will have to find out the winner!

Runner-up: Sub-Zero vs. Batman
 Ares's only other fictional match-up to date, this match up pits Gotham's Dark Knight vs. one of Mortal Combat's deadliest fighters. 

Currently Working on: Atahualpa vs. Heke

Meibukan Master- Meibukan Master 

 This man has his own fan season and does match ups in a similar manner to the way I do. Likes to do matches  with exotic or previously unheard of warriors. He doesn't like to advertise much, and he often switches between matches without finishing one, but he has done two  matchup before that was spectacularly done. 

Favorite Battle: Praetorian Guards vs. Imperial Guards:  This battle has overtaken the match below as my favorite battle. The Rome/China theme is always an entertaining one for me to read about, and Meibukan really puts an admirable amount of detail in this match. 
Runner-up :Border Raiders vs. Crow Nation:
  This battle pits two relatively unknown horse fighters, the Crow Nation and the Border Raiders, against each other. The Profiles are very informative, and he clearly puts some detail into looking up the weapons; To date this is the only match up he completed, and his simulation was superb. 

Currently Working on : Russian Stelsky vs. Croatian-Austrian Pandur 

Master of the Boot- Master of the Boot's Deadliest Warrior

 If fictional matchups are your cup of tea then make sure to check out this guy! Master of the Boot has been doing battles for over a year now, and he takes requests for both fictional and unique real (among the fight request that he has done were Sarah Kerrigan vs. Anakin Skywalker). He now has all 14 of his match-ups on blog spot with bonus videos, images and commentary.  I name this guy one of my chief inspirations so please check him out!

Favorite Match-up: Dante Alighieri vs. Alucard
   By far this was my favorite  fight of his, and I was not aware of who Alucard war when I read it . It took the concepts of good and evil, technology and magic, sin and redemption to an extreme, and everything from the commentary of the experts to the end sim was phenomenal

Runner Up:(tie) Batman vs. Punisher and Sarah Kerrigan vs. Anakin Skywalker
 As I have already mentioned, I originally suggested the latter to him, and I felt he did a superb sim and testing(also the experts were awesome) , though I  did not agree with the outcome. 

 Punisher vs. Batman is his take on a classic Marvel/DC grudge match, and he does a superb job at capturing the personalities of both warriors. In particular Batman, who many people look down upon in Deadliest Warrior fandom for his unwillingness to kill. As usual the experts, testing and sim are awesome. 

Currently Working on: Back for Blood: Zombie Apocalypse!
  Master of the Boot's next epic will pit the winners of his matches(and some experts)  against the zombie horde, which upgrades itself with each round (eventually culminating in a special "Redemption Round" ). This will be his longest sim to date, and almost certainly his best!

 Also by Master of the Boot
 Hellsing and Twilight

  The name is sort of misleading; although Twilight and Hellsing are featured, its mostly about the man's political and character musings.  Is he a true artist, a madman or a little of both? You Decide! 

Mike- Warrior  cultures :

 The legendary iHonk from the Deadliest Warrior spike site, this guy was one of the first to do deadliest warrior matchups. His posts are detailed , and he shows his boundless historical knowledge in all that he writes. Does both D.W. rematches and original battles, focusing on the cultures of all warriors. His writing has developed such a following that he is currently in the process of writing his own book.  One of my chief inspirations and a aspiring author. 
Favorite Match-upIroquois vs. Gauls 
 I have been looking forward to seeing the Iroquois for a while, and Mike expands on the Celt as well (which Deadliest Warrior badly represented).  His sim has a shock ending for D.W. fans, and his bios are full of information on both the warrior's weapons and culture. 

Runner-up: Zulu Impis vs. Roman Legion: 
 Mike pits the surprisingly similar Roman Legion against Shaka's Impi, and his was one of the most expansive I have seen in terms of organization. 
Currently Working on: Napoleon vs. Washigton battle, followed presumably be Boba Fett vs. Predator
Vercingetorix712- Deadliest Warrior Showdown:

Now Back, this man has two outstanding match ups coming soon to a theater near you: Toon Link vs. Sora and Rednecks vs. Gangsters, both of which radiate extreme detail and his own personal style !  I owe a lot to this guy's style, and he is full of good ideas. The only problem is that he updates very infrequently, which is frustrating to someone looking to enjoy seeing the fighters in his two high quality match ups fight! Check these and his unique writing  philophy towards writing out here
Favorite  Match up: Fictional Toon Link vs. Sora:
 Without a doubt one of the most expansive ever in the history of blogging, this battle pits to icons of the Toon video game industry against each other. He compares everything about the warriors, from their life styles to their weapons, tactic and defining moments, against each other to determine who will emerge as the DEADLIEST WARRIOR!

Runner-up: Harry Potter vs. Ash Ketchum!:
 Though he has only done the prologue thus far, this battle looks to be awesome.
Favorite Matchup: Real: Southern Redneck vs. Urban Gangster: 
  Vercingetorix pits two of America's greatest sub cultures/stereotypes against each other to determine which will emerge on top. While currently on Hiatus(due to Link vs. Sora)  , this matchup was a great success on Old Spike, and with Vercingetorix redoing it it will likely be even better!
Runner-up: None (hasn't done any others)

Currently Working on: Sora vs. Toon Link :edges! 

DaRaginCajun -DaRaginCajun 

 This relatively new blogger currently possesses wonderful little tidbits of info on Celtic Warriors and the various trickster gods of the world. On Spike he was well known for writing battles, so expect to see some on his blog in the near-future. Hasn't done match ups yet, but has done educational pieces on a variety of topics. 

Find him

Rikun85 -What IF? The Battle Simulator: 

 "The New Kid on the block" this guy seems to enjoy modern match-ups. Other then that I can't tell you much on him, other then his rather interesting incoming battle. 

Favorite(only)  Match-Up: Gestapo vs. Untouchables: 
    This matchup is very interesting in that as it pits two of the most uncompromising, incorruptible and unconventional police forces against each other. Their loyalty, weapons and tactics are all assessed, and the battle was superb! 

Currently working on: Les Apaches vs. The Highbindera 

Blog can be found here


   This guy has been doing battles at least as long as I have, and In all I believe this man has done 29-31 fights, nearly 2-3  times as much as anyone else!  His format is almost exactly like that of the show, but his fight scenes and weapons testing are extremely well detailed!

Favorite   Matchup : Vlad vs. Samurai: 

 The Sociopath ruler of Wallachia goes hunting for another trophy to add to that of Atilla and Sun Tzu. His fight scene in this battle is extremely detailed, has a fairly good plot and really captures Vlad's character well. 

Runner-up: French Musketeer vs. Apaches:
 A wonderful squad on squad battle between the elite of France and the guerrillas of America's Southwest . Another battle that I highly encourage you to check out!

Currently Working On: Unknown:

Can be found here

War-Cry: History of the Fighting Man: 

With a badass title, this man provides the world with in depth knowledge on the workings of a given warriors culture, which is even more fascinating then the warriors themselves! In the man's own words, his goal is to "Delve into each respective warrior's ethos on and off the battlefield, to truly get a grip in how they train, how they live, and most importantly, how they fought and waged war". Check him out 

Mad Abe's Death Battles: 

 A new blogger, this man does fictional bouts only. A longtime fan of  both DW and Death Battle ,(the fictional version of Death Battle), expect to see a lot of good work come out of this man's writings. 

Currently Working on: Alex Mercer vs. Sarah Kerrigan:
Blog can be found 

El Roker - Match 1: Giant Team Match Up

A man who has unfortunately gone missing, which is sad, as  This looks to be an excellent fictional matchup.

Northern Dancing Guy- Deadliest Warrior Epic Battles 

 This man has been doing highly detailed matchups on the D.W. boards for a while, and has just recently decided to do matchups on here as well. Check out his latest epic, Rough Riders vs. Boer Commandos, as well as his Warrior Cats comedy show, which adds flavor to his blogs. Does both fictional and non. On Hiatus.
Favorite Match Up: Rough Riders vs. Boer Commandos
   Song seeks to compare Roosevelt's Rough Riders against the Boer Commandos in Africa  Both of these regiments are famed for their irregular tactics, and it ill be interesting to see who wins. 

The CowGoesMoo - Dead Space Security Team vs. L4D Zombies

 Title says it all, as he seeks to pit the Necromorph hunting Security team against the some of the most famous Zombies in video gaming history.Hiatus 

DaurB16 - The Legends of History

 Ambitious new poster who seeks to pit some of the greatest and most famous warriors of history against each other. On Hiatus

Marek The Warrior - Making the Cut

  One of the  most detailed blogger on here, Marek seeks to pit some of the greatest warriors in history against each other in order to determine who is the King of War. Suffers from being chronically busy (Hiatus) .
Favorite Match Up: Sioux Atichika vs. Ottoman Siphai: 
 Breathtakingly detailed, this match up analyzes nearly every component of the two warriors and their weapon in an extremely detailed scoring system. 
With that said please take the time to answer the following questions.

Do you think I should move straight to Back for Blood, or finish the special battle? 

What do you think of Delta Squad vs. Noble Team and Bond/Snape? 

What do you think of my future matchups? Got any pre-battle predictions? 

Are there any other thoughts, concerns, criticisms , ect that you would like to voice? 


  1. Hey man, I'm not afraid to say that your presentation for Noble Team and Delta Squad gave ma a boner. I mean, it was like the best movie trailer ever but on words instead of screen. Your use of different coloured texts as well as how you plan to break it down is amazing :D

    I can't wait for it and take your time.


    MAster of teh Boot

  2. Holy hell, i was wondering what you were up to for the past week and I'm amazed at how much effort you put into this. I'll answer your questions first:

    1. I think you should do Huaorani vs. Koa to finish the story there, then switch to the monster mash.

    2. The first one is awesome, I was thinking of pitting the cogs against the elites someday myself. The second one I'm not thrilled about, they just seem too different to work out well. Perhaps you should find better opponents for these two.

    3. One of my biggest challenges is finding new and interesting warriors to use, so I'm impressed that you have this many listed already. Some are great (Belisarius vs. Khalid), while some are not (Janissaries versus Amazons). While it's excellent that you are thinking ahead, my own approach is to carefully select my next match based on what I'll be most interested in next. Perhaps you should have a poll for what you should do next. Realistically though, this list contains a good five years' worth of matches and you should narrow down the list somewhat.

    I'll end on this note: you have definitely picked up my flair for the theatrical, and your new ideas for this TOC have inspired me likewise. I agree that Ramesses is a perfect fit against Shaka/Arminius, but most of all I don't want to see a decline in your quality as you start to take on ever more projects. Sora/TL is hyperdetailed, but in the future I want to shorten my matches to around your standards. Good night, and good luck.

  3. To create titles for your polls, use text gadgets and put them above your polls in the design editor.

  4. Well, going to agree with Vercingetorix and say finish off Huaorani vs. Koa. Just to see the blowguns and other ranged weapons of the Huaorani completely decimate the un-armoured bodies of the Hawaiians.

    Cogs vs. Noble team looks pretty fun, jetpacks are a pretty interesting defensive comparison to being able to effectively take cover. Would the natural superhuman toughness of the Cogs compensate for the futuristic suits of Noble team?

    Not really a fan of Snape vs. Bond, but it would make for an interesting fight. Here's my breakdown.

    Long Range: Snape has magic, and is not as stupid or combat incompetent as most wizards. Bond may or may not have a sniper rifle.
    Edge: Snape

    Medium Range: Snape still has magic, and has a sure-fire killing spell that should start to be effective at this range. Bond has guns, but if they're anything like the gadgets in CIA vs. KGB they will be useless.
    Edge: Snape

    Short Range: Snape still has magic and his one-shot killing spell, but I think he fought in close-quarters like a newborn baby. Bond presumably has training in various martial arts. Still, magic! Close-quarters killing spells don't miss, hombre.
    Edge: Snape

    X-factors: Bond gets all the laaaaaadies. As far as my quick conversation with an acquaintance goes, Snape was turned down by the only girl he approached. Not sure what happened after to the girl after that, my buddy wouldn't tell me that part. All in all, I’d say Bond has the decisive experience of actually being an elite, trained spy.
    Edge: Bond

    Obviously, Bond's dominance of the X-factors is all he'll need. Of 1000 battles, I see Bond winning 1000-0 and then taking that girl Snape was turned down by to rub it in his face.

    (Seriously, Bond probably is some kind of living hive of STDs at this point. Interesting match-up though, but I don't think it'll turn out quite the way I described here.)

    For the real warrior matchups, I'd like to nominate Maasai vs. Inuit to be moved up for the sheer fun feeling of the match itself. For the fiction matchups, I'd like to see Hitman 47 vs. The Boss of Saint's Row 2 simply for the sheer amount of trauma needed to kill either fighter. Besides, I'd like to see how many times you can write "Is a cunning complete sociopath" for the X-factors and the sheer joy that is to be the close-quarters weapons comparison. Ho, Garrote vs. The Boss' eclectic variety of melee weapons! Including the Pimp Slap foam finger and Shock Paddles!

  5. Y'know I don't get why no one likes Snape vs Bond. It's genius! I actually like it!

  6. Hey man :D

    Hey, I just wanted to thank you for all that information about Azula, that is going to be invaluable to me in the future ;)

    speaking of future, I'm working nicely on my next match between Van Helsing and Wesker.

    you know what, I at first wasn't sure about doing an alternate endings package but you've convinced me to do it ;) Consider it done, just be patient :) Actually, it'll be a ton of fun.

    And dont' worry about Snape and Bond. They doubt that you can do it but I know that you'll prove them wrong :D You're the monopolyman, the guy who everyone wants to be with or to actually be ;)


    Master of the Boot