Welcome back to Who Would Win in a Fight? Week #3! I apologize for the lateness of this blog post, but let's not waste any more time and get started!
WWWf? Week 2 Results
That's right! With 75% of the vote, Legolas triumphed over Hawkeye in last week's battle. Now he will face Obi-Wan Kenobi in the semifinals! Exciting stuff...but this week has its own battle.
WWWF? Superman? or Scarlet Witch?
This week, it's the Man of Steel vs. the Scarlet Witch. Just as in previous polls, I've included fight scenes from each character in the poll, which you can view by hovering over each side with your mouse. When you've decided, just click or tap on whoever you think would win in a fight! Choose wisely--you only have one vote! If you need some time to think about it, you have until Thursday at 9:00 P.M. to cast your vote. Here it is:
So, who did you pick and why? Let me know in the comments! If you're enjoying these polls, share this post on social media with #WWWF. I'm interested to see how this turns out!
Welcome back to the Who Would Win in a Fight? Championships. Last week, I pitted Obi-Wan Kenobi against Black Widow. With 66% of the vote, Obi-Wan advanced to the semi-finals. Here's what the board looks like now:
This week, it's the battle of the archers: Legolas v. Hawkeye. Just as with last week, I've included fight scenes with each character in the poll to help you decide. Hover over either side with your mouse or, if you are using a mobile device, tap once on either side to view them. You'll have until Thursday around 5:00 P.M. to cast your vote. Choose wisely, and let me know who you picked and why in the comments!
This week, I'm excited to announce a new Sci-Fi/Fantasy blog exclusive event--and you get to participate! I'm calling it the Who Would Win in a Fight? Championships. Here's the graphic:
So you can probably deduce what's gonna be happening, but I'll explain nonetheless. Basically, every Monday, I'll release a new poll. Each poll will pit one famous sci-fi/fantasy character against another, and you'll have to decide who you think would win if they fought each other. Each character you pick from the quarterfinals will go to a semi-final, then to a final. Thus, the outcome of this event is totally dependent on you. Pretty simple! Just remember, you'll only have until Wednesday to cast your vote! Let's get started with Quarterfinal #1: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars) vs. Black Widow (Marvel Comics). You can hover over each side with your mouse to see fight scenes from each character to help you make up your mind.
So, who did you vote for and why? Let me hear you in the comments! Make sure you tune in every Monday for a new poll!
All us science fiction nerds have at some point marveled at the tech of the Death Star despite its insidious uses. I mean, what kinda firepower does this thing have to be able to take an entire planet out in one shot? However disturbing such a thought is, it is rather amazing.
Well, even though the petition a few years ago for the American government to build an actual Death Star a few years ago failed, perhaps your an enterprising individual looking to privately construct your own world-decimating machine. You're in luck! Some other enterprising individuals already undertook the work of estimating the cost for you.
According to Geek.com, to intially construct the Death Star, you're gonna need a good bit of cash on hand, $8.1 quintillion, to be exact. That's over 100,000 times as much as the Gross World Product. Yes, I said "world". So to acquire this sum, you'll likely have to conquer the entire earth. You'll come up short, but since you're an evil overlord, you'll have no problem conquering other inhabited worlds to attain these funds. Make sure one of those you conquer is iron-rich, too: you'll need around one quintillion tons of steel to make the battle station--not including, of course, your batallion of Star Destroyers and TIEs.
After you've conquered these worlds, you'll need to plan out how long it'll take to construct this marvel of engineering. Since it's never been done before (save in a galaxy far, far, away), your build team will be working on this project for a short 833,315 years. Therefore, since you want to live to see your creation finished, you'll also have to become a time-lord so you can defy the laws of nature, or you'll have to find a magic ring (though be warned, the latter may have negative psychological effects).
Great! Your the proud ruler of hundreds of inhabited worlds across the galaxy, you've conquered time, but you've still got bills to pay. According to a study by Ovo Energy, your precious (but not yet fully operational) battle station will cost you $7.7 octillion to operate daily. This is due to the electricity that the 191,547,745,149 light bulbs you've got on board plus the laundry--oh, and the superlaser on the front--would require. OR, since your the all-powerful, tyrannical monarch of earth, you just get the energy companies to power the Death Star for absolutely free.
There you go. The Death Star is totally doable, so long as you plan everything out beforehand, which I have just helped you do. You're welcome, and do remember this when you actually attempt to build a Death Star (Vice Emperor Hariel has a nice ring to it, don't you think?) Let me know what you think in the comments!
I'm a sci-fi/fantasy lover & writer who especially likes talking about Star Wars and futuristic tech. I like finding new things & finding the beauty in old things, especially in my "Everyday Snippets" series. I hope you'll join me on my blog and unleash your imagination!