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In case you guys aren't aware, we won this last year because the WoT pick was Rand. It's hard to beat Rand. It's a big enough deal than when it was Rand vs. Jamie Lannister, GRRM actually wrote the scene how he thought it should go down. Brandon wrote a little speech that more or less amounted to 'I ain't writing this because then it would be me vs GRRM (!) and everyone will blame me if Rand loses, and OMG RJ WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DIE BECAUSE THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN SO AWESOME, but here are all the reasons why Rand should win.'

This year our pick is Perrin:

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Martin — Redwall series, Brian Jacques
Logen Ninefingers — First Law trilogy, Joe Abercrombie
Solomon Kane — Solomon Kane stories, Robert E. Howard
Pug — Magician series, Raymond E. Feist
Jon Snow — A Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin
Severus Snape — Harry Potter series, JK Rowling
Lestat — Interview With a Vampire, Anne Rice
Quick Ben — Malazan series, Steven Erikson
FitzChivalry — Farseer series, Robin Hobb
Mandorallen — Belgariad series, David Eddings
Vin — Mistborn series, Brandon Sanderson
Beowulf — Beowulf
Thomas Covenant — The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
Corvis Rebaine — The Conqueror’s Shadow, Ari Marmell
Paul Atreides — Dune series, Frank Herbert
Allanon — Shannara series, Terry Brooks
Druss — Druss series, David Gemmell
Severian — The Book of the New Sun series, Gene Wolfe
Perrin — Wheel of Time series, Robert Jordan
Tasselhoff Burrfoot — Dragonlance series, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Gollum — Lord of the Rings series, JRR Tolkien
Arlen — Demon Cycle series, Peter V. Brett
Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander — Sword of Truth series, Terry Goodkind
Molly Millions — Neuromancer, William Gibson
John Carter — John Carter of Mars stories, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Takeshi Kovacs — Altered Carbon, Richard Morgan
Percy Jackson — Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Rick Riordan
Alvin Maker — The Tales of Alvin Maker series, Orson Scott Card
Katniss Everdeen — Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
Jacob Black — Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer
Eric Northman — Southern Vampire Mysteries series, Charlaine Harris
Tally Youngblood — Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld
Obviously, I think that many characters on this list would kick Perrin's ass. My pick is Quick Ben. What do you guys think?
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Thats an interesting list.

I've never really liked the Suvudu cage match series as they don't compare like for like.

Eg: Warrior vs Mage. Druss vs Quick Ben. In a contest of arms, there is none. Druss wins. Over anyone most likely.

However, Ben would kill him in about 5 seconds.

Meh, it doesn't really matter. Perrin will get pretty far but then so will gollum and jon snow.

My pick is: Pug, for the surprise underdog(though he is practically a god) win!!
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Unless Perrin can convince his opponents to take a nap with him mid-fight there's no way he can win (the whole thing, obviously there's a few fights he can win). I don't know enough of the others to predict a winner.
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Thats an interesting list.

I've never really liked the Suvudu cage match series as they don't compare like for like.
I understand the dislike, but it's interesting to see how many people vote based on who they actually think would win and how many vote based on their favorite books. I'm obviously going for who I think would win. There was no conflict with Rand, but Perrin is a different story.
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Do Gollum and Covenant have their rings, or not?
That'd make a rather big difference, one way or another.

And, in the Unbeliever's case, it probably also matters in which universe the battle is fought.
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going with Quick Ben too. he's so sneaky he'll probably have his opponent kill himself
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Out of those in the list that I know (less that half) I'd go with Quick Ben too.
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I like Vin, Arlen and the Bloody Nine to go far. Perrin might have a chance with wolf backup, but you have to be realistic...
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Knowing maybe half the list, I'm betting Quick Ben could easily destroy Perrin. That's no contest really. Vin and Jon Snow also could probably win against Perrin.
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Well it depends on a lot of things. If Perrin gets to use his big hammer and a loaded wolf (especially if the wolf is Hopper) then no one beats him except Gollum who has the One Ring.

Now if Sam Vimes were on the list there would be absolutely no contest even if he was naked in the snow, but as things are it depends on what each character is allowed to use.

And of course if the fight takes place in Hogwarts, Snape wins by default since everyone else will be in detention and their books lose a hundred points.
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From that list, Paul Atreides will beat everyone except Vin just by using precognition to avoid the fights in the first place. Vin will stalemate him until she runs out of Atium.
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Then again, if Zed invokes the chicken that is not a chicken, that might scare everyone else off. Except for Gollum, of course, who would just eat it, and then complain that it tasted nearly as bad as Orcs do.
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If Zedd breaks out the chicken, then I think magic won't work any more. Which would probably put Zedd at a disadvantage to most opponents. So I doubt he will bother with it.

Zedd will probably go out earlier since no one will be allowed to write scenarios about his fights. Tairy is anti-fanfic.
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Quick Ben vs Severus Snape is next week. There have been a lot of Potter fans turning out - roughly it will be about 1000 vs 600 - so we need all the help we can get to make sure Quick Ben wins! I'll post here when the match goes up.
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Perrin's only chance is using Tel'aran'rhiod as a cheat. Dream assassination isn't really his style unfortunately.
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Mandorallen? Seriously?

i don't even like the Malazan books, and i'd pick Quick Ben.

Though i'd probably pay money to see Tasslehoff vs. a Twilight character.
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Vin's ability to win depends on whether it's Vin from the very end of the series, or Vin at the height of her Mistborn power. I mean...at the end of the series she...well,
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Don't really know that many others, but I'll take QB FTW. I mean...c'mon.
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Quick Ben vs Severus Snape

Perrin vs Martin the Warrior

Zedd vs Vin
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The Quick Ben link, links to Perrin instead.
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This is going to an interesting semi-finals, assuming Quick Ben and Vin win. And I can't wait to see what Brandon does if it's Perrin vs Vin in the final match.
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