In our last TV Madness battle, poor Hulkster met his match in Jonas Blane. I have to say that I’d never have thought such a badass person could come from a show on CBS. In the other match-up, it looks like Capt. Kirk has a slight lead on Sylar. Not too many votes separate them, though. I’ll keep an eye on this one.
Today we have a couple of strange showdowns that I’m not quite sure I can make heads or tails of. In the first, we have the most intimidating drug lord that has ever wandered the Baltimore streets taking on one of the greatest fictional minds ever. The second match-up features Clark Kent going up against Malcolm Reynolds. Now this is going to get interesting.
If there’s ever been a pair more weirdly matched up, I’m not sure I know of it. Going round by round over our tournament, I don’t really see a contest that strikes me as such an oddity. I have to giggle whenever I think about how these two characters would ever meet. What would happen? I guess that’s what we’re trying to figure out.
Tools of the Trade: His intimidation factor cannot be discounted, but one wonders if Sherlock would find him intimidating at all. He also usually carries around a sawed-off shotgun, so there’s that.
Sherlock Holmes – The cunning of Sherlock Holmes could probably outsmart Omar, but let’s remember that Omar is also a master planner. That guy could rip off anyone he wanted if he got his plan down to perfection. Holmes will have to be at the top of his cerebral game.
Tools of the Trade: Just the mind, Watson. Just the mind.
Sherlock Holmes vs. Omar Little
- Sherlock Holmes (73%, 55 Votes)
- Omar Little (27%, 20 Votes)
Total Voters: 75
Here, we’ll see if people can separate Clark Kent from Superman, even though they’re one and the same. The Man of Steel, even when played by Tom Welling, is pretty much invincible. So, either we say that Kent couldn’t kill anyone without being Superman, or Mal’s fan base comes out en masse to make sure that one of the coolest sci-fi characters to ever grace the TV screen doesn’t lose to an angst-ridden, teenage Superboy.
Clark Kent – Yes, he’s Superman. There’s no way around that. I purposefully made the character Clark Kent in the tournament so as to deter people from thinking, “Well, he’s Superman. There’s no way that anyone can beat him.” However, after a closer inspection of ‘Smallville’, Kent sure gets the crap kicked out of him numerous times by all sorts of baddies. I’m certain that he can be defeated.
Tools of the Trade: That six-pack he’s sporting could give Mal problems.
Malcolm Reynolds – He’s captain of the coolest spaceship in the coolest show that went absolutely nowhere because its network floundered. While Mal couldn’t save himself from the Fox executives (who is?), does he have enough in the tank to take on the chiseled Tom Welling and his “I’m gonna get you real good, bad guy!” look?
Tools of the Trade: He’s insanely popular and his fans are rabid. That’s about all you need to know here. This may be one of those match-ups that gets decided simply by popularity.
Clark Kent vs. Malcolm Reynolds
- Malcolm Reynolds (64%, 51 Votes)
- Clark Kent (36%, 29 Votes)
Total Voters: 80