In 2012, The Sci-fi Christian brought to you its first annual Battle Royale! You witnessed the likes of various movie, television, and video game characters pitted against one another in epic battles! Last year, the SFC contributors chose the characters that you were able to vote for throughout the tournament. This year, we’re doing things a bit differently.
The second annual Battle Royale will begin in March, only this year you get to decide who’s involved! Here is how this will work:
1. In the comment section below, write in the character you wish to be featured in this year’s tournament (CHARACTERS FROM LAST YEAR ARE NOT PERMITTED)
2. You can only choose ONE character from either movies, television, or video games (This does NOT include superheroes from the above mediums as they might pertain major advantages).
3. Once we receive 16 characters (within two weeks’ time), the tournament and bracket will be announced.
4. The following day, the tournament will begin.
5. Each round will allow for one week of voting.
6. Once we reach the semi-finals, a short story depicting the current battles will accompany the winning outcomes.
7. Finally, if your character is featured in the FINALS, you will receive a prize.
Prize for 1st place finish – A signed paperback copy of author David Dalglish’s self-published fantasy novel, A Dance of Cloaks (Shadowdance Trilogy Book One).
Prize for 2nd place finish – A digital copy of A Dance of Cloaks (Shadowdance Trilogy Book One).
David Dalglish’s Shadowdance Trilogy is soon to be published by Orbit Books. This is a unique opportunity to receive a self-published version of the first book in the series with the original cover art, before it is discontinued.
No CURRENT SFC contributors are eligible for the tournament and contest.
Hear more about this year’s Battle Royale in the latest episode of the podcast up now (February 22, 2013) featuring Matt Anderson and me!
Let the battles begin!
(Thanks to suvudu.com’s Cage Match for the inspiration)
Check out our interview with David Dalglish here.
My vote doesn’t count… But I vote for Bender from Futurama.
It does count, Brady! You aren’t a current contributor to the site.
I vote for Godzilla, my second favorite movie monster (because my FIRST favorite movie monster, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, would go down like a punk).
I wasn’t sure if this would count, but I DID see Predator in last year’s . . .
The Pale Man from Pan’s Labryinth
Ok I take it back I want Abraham Lincoln (the version from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter)… maybe The Pale Man as an alternate or something
I don’t want to win any of the prizes but I really want to suggest these characters,
Hulk or Thor
Miles or Monroe (Revolution)
Batman or Bane
Ace…you have to pick just one. 🙂 Which one is in?
Hmm. The Hulk. He’s so cool!
Ace, I’m sorry, but no superheroes. Can you pick someone else?
Ace, Matt has gone ahead and changed your pick to James Bond! Hope you don’t mind =)
My vote is Tyrion Lannister.
The Spectre from the old DC Universe. I think the DC version of the spirit of God’s vengeance should fare pretty well!
Oh, wait . . . No superheroes. Hmmm. Crow T. Robot from MST3K then!
So far this is turning out to be a very eclectic group of combatants!
Rachel, how do you feel about changing your pick to one of the Sci-fi Christian’s founders, Matt Anderson?
That’s cool, I just found this podcast this last week so I wasn’t super sure how it worked.
I am ineligible, but let me appeal to those of you who are…. REMEMBER JOHN CARTER! And viva Barsoom!
Castiel from Supernatural or wait, Gabriel, because he can do literally anything.
I wouldn’t exactly call myself a Halo fanboy, but I have a hard time picturing Master Chief going down in a fight…
Dutch (a.k.a Ahhnold) from Predator
Captain Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds
Kratos from God of War. He automatically rips his first opponent in half.
Johnny 5 vs R2-D2
While that would be a great battle, you can only choose one =) Which one do you want to enter, John?
Alright, John, it has been decided that both you and Rick Lee James will be sharing Matt Anderson as a pick! Hope you don’t mind. This is going to be epic!
I’m going to go with an unconventional choice and say “Ender” from Ender’s Game.
Well since Jack Bauer isn’t scifi (whoops) I nominate Matt Anderson.
Rachel, someone actually chose Matt but posted it on Facebook. So you are good with Jack Bauer unless you’d like to choose someone else.
And welcome to the site and podcast, Rachel!
As longs as Putting Jack Bauer in is still cool, it’s fine with me.
ALRIGHT – We have our 16 picks for the tournament. NO MORE PICKS ALLOWED!
Ender Wiggins from Ender’s Game!!