We’ve come down to the final 16 characters in TV Madness. It’s been a long, hard battle for most of these combatants. Some surprises have emerged – like Sylar defeating Captain Kirk by two votes. Today, we start off the round of 16 by pitting Buffy Summers against Michael Westen.
Truthfully, Buffy will be a hard opponent for Westen to overcome. It’s bad luck that he has to meet her at this time. With almost any other character, I’d say that he had a pretty good chance to win, but Buffy’s popularity, plus her insane fighting skills, could easily push her over the top.
Buffy Summers – We’ve discussed Buffy’s abilities ad nauseam. The question now is whether her abilities only count when she’s fighting supernatural enemies. She barely got by Vic Mackey, but some people discussed in the comments that her powers should’ve been meaningless against a non-supernatural character. What do you think?
Secret Weapon: Besides her vampire-killing, demon-vanquishing abilities, Buffy has always had a staunchly loyal fan base. It can’t be said enough how important a strong fan following is in this tournament.
Michael Westen – He’s taken on all kinds of criminals, but he’s never met anyone quite like Buffy. However, while she may have extra powers, Westen is a highly trained professional – probably even more so than Vic Mackey.
Secret Weapon: I think Westen’s ability to hide in plain sight by creating his own character and identity could help him out here. He could sneak up on Buffy and take her out before she even knew what was happening. That’s the theory, anyway.
Michael Westen vs. Buffy
- Buffy (62%, 45 Votes)
- Michael Westen (38%, 28 Votes)
Total Voters: 73