Monster Madness: Balrog vs. Cthulhu – Predator vs. Samael

We’ve crowned our first Monster Madness champion! After a really close fight, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog emerged as the Lightweight bracket champion. In the Heavyweight semi-finals, Godzilla breezed past Orochi. Today, the Balrog faces a squid face, and Predator tries his hunting skills against Samael.

I’m pretty sure that Cthulhu bests the Balrog in size, even though I’m admittedly a little fuzzy on the exact specifications of Cthulhu’s makeup. Will the evil deity, who has remained an unstoppable force, take out the Balrog? Or will ‘Lord of the Rings’ fans unite and send the flaming whip-clad monster to the Heavyweight finals versus Godzilla?

Balrog – I thought for sure that our armor-plated ass-rocket friend Gamera would make short work of the Middle Earth monstrosity. No such luck. Even though the Balrog has minimal screen time, its fiery badassiness has taken it this far.




Cthulhu – Like Orochi, I think I mildly regret putting Cthulhu in the tournament. Not because he isn’t deserving, but because the powers he has movie-wise are a gray area. Still, he’s a formidable opponent and has proved to be a complete devastator up until now.




Final Word: As much as the Balrog makes me giddy when he appears in ‘Fellowship of the Ring’, I can’t help but think that Cthulhu’s overpowering Titan-esque stature makes him almost indestructible.

Cthulhu vs. Balrog

  • Cthulhu (57%, 38 Votes)
  • Balrog (43%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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I love that Predator made it to the Middleweight finals. Besides Godzilla, he’s the one monster I truly agree with making it this far. On the other hand, Samael feels like he was a product of his placement at the beginning of the tournament. Had these two been matched up in the very first round, I’m sure that Predator would’ve gotten the upper hand.

Predator – His hunting skills are unmatched. His fighting skills unrivaled (Note: Except when fighting Arnold Schwarzenegger.)





Samael – Has resurrection abilities. Also, he held his own against Hellboy, so I’m sure he could do the same here.




Final Word: If you didn’t guess from the paragraph above, I think Predator gets the win here. Not only is he more popular, but I’m sure that with all his smarts, he would be able to figure out a way to kill Samael for good.

Predator vs. Samael

  • Predator (85%, 53 Votes)
  • Samael (15%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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  1. Relatively clear cut this time round, not to diminish the losers abilities… But Cthulhu and Predator for the wins!

    Let’s face it, the real bloodbath is going to be the Beast of Caerbannog vs Godzilla… In that battle, size matters not.

    • William Henley

      I nearly went Samuel for his resurection abilities, but the argument for Preditor was just too good, so I relented and went Preditor.

      Cthulhu versus Balrog though is a no-brainer – Cthulhu is clearly the winner here.