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Saturday, March 30, 2013

"This Is Madness" Character Tournament: Fight of the Fetts!

Before I begin discussing the epic father versus son match-up today, I'll do a brief overview of the past week in the tournament. 

As I expected, Count Dooku beat Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine beat IG-88, and and Ahsoka beat Captain Rex. The Ahsoka versus Rex round was very close, but Ahsoka beat him. Another close match-up was Princess Leia versus Padme Amidala. Princess Leia won with 52% of the votes, which is the closest to a tie we've gotten so far.

This week the second of the 5 rounds of match-ups began. Obi-Wan beat Han Solo with 55% of the votes, Darth Vader beat Maul easily, Yoda beat Luke with almost exactly two thirds of the votes (Yoda got 67% and Luke got 33%) and Jabba the Hutt beat Cad Bane. 

Today's match-ups are Princess Leia versus R2-D2 and Boba Fett versus Jango Fett. I think that R2-D2 will probably beat Princess Leia, because over the entire Star Wars series and the Clone Wars TV show, we have all grown to love and adore R2. 

I will not be surprised at all if the Boba versus Jango match-up ends with an exact tie. But I do suppose that if one of them is going to beat the other, it'll probably be Boba Fett. Boba has simply had more screen time than Jango, both in the movies, and in the Clone Wars TV show. Anyway, I think it's safe to say that whoever beats the other will go far, maybe even to win the entire tournament. 

Next week's match-ups will be Chewbacca versus Ahsoka and Count Dooku versus Emperor Palpatine. The Chewbacca versus Ahsoka round might be very close. Many Star Wars fans are very fond of Chewie from the original series (and his minor appearance in Episode III), but the Clone Wars fans have all grown to love Ahsoka after the 5 seasons, so it's simply a question of what percentage of the voting fans are Clone Wars fans. 

As I said before, this entire tournament is just a way to give fans a thing to do for a few weeks, and though that does annoy me a little bit, I won't complain (too much) because it's given me something to do and blog about. 

Vote now on the Star Wars "This Is Madness" Character Tournament, and be sure to leave comments if you have any thoughts or opinions. May the force be with you all. 

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