Monster Madness: Stay Puft vs. Orochi – Grendel vs. Brundlefly

Last week, the Graboids were no match for the almighty Cthulhu. Also, Imhotep’s mummy proved to be too much for Swamp Thing. In today’s Monster Madness battles, we finish off the round of 32 to determine our final two entrants in the Slimy Sixteen.

Oh, Mr. Marshmallow Man. I love your happy demeanor and your soft, sugary exterior, but you’re going up against an ill-tempered dragon. I’m not sure if you have a lot of time left on this Earth. It was nice knowing you!

Stay Puft – He seems to be the most unassuming monster in the entire tournament. I mean, he’s made of sugar! As we all know, a marshmallow’s sworn enemy is the flame. Uh oh.

Tools of the Trade: Sugary rage! Don’t make him angry, because he can get angry. Then again, he is just a giant sugar monster.



Orochi – Granted, there isn’t a whole lot of information about the movie version of this monster, though we do have plenty of apocryphal info about its folklore and such. I think I’ve researched enough to give an accurate description of what facing the Orochi would be like.

Tools of the Trade: As far as I can tell, not only does the Orochi have eight heads, it also can breathe fire. Stay Puft is going to be the world’s biggest S’more once Orochi gets done with him.


Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vs. Orochi

  • Orochi (60%, 44 Votes)
  • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (40%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 73

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Both are ugly aberrations of nature. Both have extreme temper flare-ups that usually result in people dying. Both are stronger than the average human. This appears to be as fair a fight as we’ve seen in this tournament.

Grendel – A perpetually pissed off dude, he rips villagers limb from limb. He also enjoys a tournament field that doesn’t include his sworn nemesis, Beowulf.

Tools of the Trade: What separates Grendel from the Brundlefly and his other humanoid competitors is that estimates put his height anywhere from 10 to 12 feet. Coupled with immense strength, this makes Grendel a very tough opponent indeed.



Brundlefly – Half man, half fly, all mean. If you were turned into a fly, mutated into a slimy, surly version of your former self, wouldn’t you be pissed off too? Well, the Brundlefly has plenty to be mad about and is looking to take out his anger on someone.

Tools of the Trade: Increased strength and agility came along with his ugly disfigurement, but will that be enough to handle Grendel?


Grendel vs. Brundlefly

  • Grendel (59%, 41 Votes)
  • Brundlefly (41%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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  1. William Henley

    I so wanted to vote Stay Puft, but I just can’t. I mean, you really can’t vote for a giant marshmellow against a monster that breaths fire.

    Then again, it could be argued that in Ghostbusters, sitting him on fire did not destroy him – he suddenly turned into a walking fireball, potentially bringing about even more destruction. What killed him was the photon-reversal-implosion-thingy of the portal-thingy from which the one who summoned the destroyer came through.

  2. I concur with the sentiment that I really WANT to vote for Stay Puft, but can’t justify it logically. A marshmallow vs. a fire-breathing dragon? That contest would be over in seconds.

    Voted for Brudlefly over Grendel in the other match.

  3. Fire doesn’t destroy the Stay Puft, the streams from the proton packs light him up but it doesn’t seem to do much damage. You gotta destroy Gozer (or that doorway thing) if you want the Stay Puft dead. You think Orochi has the smarts to do that?

  4. Hate having to vote against Stay-Puft. In response to the whole “fire doesn’t kill Stay-Puft” thing, I’d argue it’d render him useless pretty quickly, and since we don’t have it listed as Gozer, I wouldn’t count any subsequent forms. Gotta go with Brundlefly in match 2.