I know that you’re all dying to know which character really won in the hotly-debated Brisco versus Buffy TV Madness match-up. Unfortunately, we discovered a significant amount of voter fraud in that battle. (Again, this tournament is supposed to be just for fun, people!) We’ll have the answer for you after the jump, along with a new match-up between Mal Reynolds and Jack Bauer.
Short answer: Buffy won. Long answer: Why would anyone try to cheat the system for a contest that’s just for fun? Really, what’s the point? After seeing the lengths that the cheater(s) (you know who you are, and I’m pretty certain that I know who you are) went to in order to move Brisco to the semi-finals, I was both amazed and appalled. There are no prizes associated with this tournament, no outward glory of any kind. It’s just a fun way for our readers to interact and discuss their favorite TV characters. There’s absolutely nothing to be gained by cheating the system, especially when we have detailed IP address logs of everyone who voted.
Anyway, here’s the moral of the story: Cheaters never win. Also, the Hulk lost to a girl, so he’s pissed off and we’re sending him your way.
To put your minds at ease, I tirelessly pored through all of our logs to see if any other rounds or match-ups had been vote-bombed. I found out that, to the best of my knowledge, all the other matches were legit. Brisco versus Buffy appears to be the only match that was severely tampered with. All the other votes cast in the tournament appear to come from organic origins.
Okay, everyone take a breath. Now that we’re done with Briscogate, we can get back to more important things, like figuring out exactly who would win in a battle between Malcolm Reynolds and Jack Bauer.
Malcolm Reynolds – He’s had an extremely tough ride along the way. First, he got past Shane from ‘The Walking Dead’, which wasn’t that hard, but then he had to face ‘Smallville’ Clark Kent and Sylar back-to-back. They were beings with superhuman powers, but Reynolds pulled victories in both. While his supporters would probably note his many merits and say that he deserves to be here, his detractors claim that it’s only the Whedon fanboy vote that has kept Reynolds in the tournament. So, which is it? Does Reynolds really have it, or are the fanboys carrying him?
Jack Bauer – I was fairly certain that no matter where Jack Bauer started that he’d be here as the tournament whittled down to a select few. Over the series run of ’24’, Bauer established himself as the resident badass of television. His kill-count was off the charts. He was always the powerhouse in this tournament, but now he faces a real threat – Mal Reynolds and his legion of fans. Bauer can kick some serious ass, but can he can he kick some Browncoat? That’s the question.
Final Word: Just to be clear, I have a vote too. I cast it directly after writing this post. The Final Word segment is meant for me to explain my reasoning for the way I voted. Does it mean you have to vote that way? Nope. Make up your own minds and hopefully you can give the same kind of explanation in the Comments once you’ve decided which character is more worthy of your vote.
Having said that, I’m voting for Bauer here, for no other reason than I think he’s the baddest character to ever grace the small screen.
Jack Bauer vs. Malcolm Reynolds
- Jack Bauer (50%, 56 Votes)
- Malcolm Reynolds (50%, 56 Votes)
Total Voters: 112