It looks like Cameron and Jack Bauer will easily pull off victories in their respective TV Madness matches. I thought that I should go back to check out how the Brisco County, Jr. and Ben Linus battle turned out. It seems that Brisco pulled off what I’d consider an upset, by five votes. Today, we have Fox Mulder going up against Angel while Vic Mackey battles Buffy.
Going into the second round, this was one of my most anticipated pairings. For anyone else, Angel seems like a formidable foe. He’s a vampire and therefore has all kinds of special abilities afforded to him. However, he’s facing one of the very few characters in this tournament who might be able to overcome such obstacles. Fox Mulder has a proven track record of dealing with all kinds of supernatural beings, including vampires. This will be a very interesting match indeed.
Fox Mulder – Over nine seasons of ‘The X Files’, Mulder faced down all manner of other-worldly things, all of which had special or superhuman powers. He became a master at figuring out how to kill beings with seemingly little to no weaknesses. He regularly went up against entities which, on paper, completely overpowered him in every way. Still, Mulder always pulled it out in the end. I see no reason why he couldn’t apply these same skills when fighting Angel.
Tools of the Trade: Mulder is a master researcher. He’ll scour ancient texts, figure out age-old formulas, and find out ways to kill whatever weird beastie pops up in his way. He even has experience taking out vampires, so that would definitely come in handy here.
Angel – He’s a powerful opponent by any measurement. He can simply overpower his enemies with his vampiric powers, but Mulder is a different kind of enemy. It seems like bad luck for Angel to meet up with Mulder this early in the tournament.
Tools of the Trade: Angel has all of the usual vampire powers, including super strength, fast healing, etc. But will those be enough to kill the world’s most famous supernatural hunter?
Fox Mulder vs. Angel
- Fox Mulder (51%, 54 Votes)
- Angel (49%, 52 Votes)
Total Voters: 106
Sadly for Vic Mackey, he doesn’t have Mulder’s experience when it comes to dealing with the occult. Buffy isn’t a vampire, but she’s been endowed with special powers that make her the perfect vampire hunter. Vic Mackey, as intimidating as he is, may be in over his head here.
Vic Mackey – He’s the most hard-nosed, corrupt family man/cop you’ll find on television. I’m sure that at the first sight of Buffy, Mackey wouldn’t feel scared at all. He’d simply pull out that huge gun of his and start unloading rounds into Buffy’s center mass. Would that be enough to take down someone who’s been granted special, super-human powers?
Tools of the Trade: He’s intimidating to just about anyone in this tournament, but I have a hard time seeing Buffy being scared of him. Also, he carries around a really big gun.
Buffy Summers – She’s spent her life fighting foes from the netherworlds. She’s faced down all manner of demons, vampires and ghoulish entities. She’s been able to do this because of her powers as a Slayer. However, she doesn’t usually apply these powers to regular human adversaries. Will she be willing to go all the way to take down one of the toughest S.O.B.s on TV?
Tools of the Trade: Her aforementioned powers will really give her a killer advantage here. Like Angel, it seems like bad luck that Mackey was paired up against Buffy. Placed anywhere else in this tournament, he’d make it pretty far, but Buffy’s deadliness seems to cancel out Mackey in every way.
Buffy vs. Vic Mackey
- Buffy (70%, 71 Votes)
- Vic Mackey (30%, 30 Votes)
Total Voters: 101