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February 19 2009

Angel Investigations vs. the Scoobies of Sunnydale. A discussion about a possible crossover comic and who would win in the match-up. Part two is here.

Pretty funny. I would love to see this as a video game!

I'm more inclined to believe that Season 5 Wesley would take apart Giles. Giles may be pretty handy with a chainsaw, but Wes has a shotgun.

But even thinking about the two teams fighting each other is making me sad.
This list makes no sense... it includes all the time periods? Then why not have Angel and Spike on both teams, all of the new Slayers on Buffy's team and give Angel and co. all of Wolfram and Hart? If you're gonna have an epic what if brawl, it needs rules, and this one is sadly lacking.

And indeed, while Giles is awesome and my favorite of the Scoobies, Season 4 or 5 Wesley would beat him, since shotgun generally beats medieval weaponry (though it is cooler), bare hands (again, cooler)... though less likely magic (less cool, which is why I assume he doesn't often use it).
Those match-ups are fairly lame. Buffy vs. Angel sure as hell wouldn't go that way. If Angel thinks he's right, he'll have no problem fighting Buffy (see 5 by 5/Sanctuary). Also I want Willow vs. Illyria and Cordy vs. Anya. Makes much more sense. I agree that medieval weapons and hand to hand is much more awesome than guns, but Wes makes shotguns awesome!

[ edited by Pretty_Hate_Machine on 2009-02-19 22:04 ]
Yeah, I have to agree. this list was pretty lame.

Wes would beat Giles.

Tara vs Gwen? that makes no sense and Dawn vs Doyle? that fight wouldn't be fair at all. But I would like to see Gunn and Riley in a fight. That would be cool.
I agree Nolan, Wesley got much tougher and Rupert got weepy and misty eyed by seasons 5 and 7 respectively. Wesley wins that fight.

And how is the Xan-man going to take Lorne out? Lorne can take a beheading in stride while Xander just gets a lot of concussions.

BTW--any of you ever count how many times Xander has been knocked unconscious? I tried to count once but I never made it past calculus.

I'd rather see a D'Hoffryn vs Glory throw down. Or maybe The Gentlemen vs. Olaf the Troll. I can see it now...The Gentlemen are all smiley with their scalpels and golf-claps and then WHAM! SPLAT; Troll hammer to the melon.
Buffy vs. Angel sure as hell wouldn't go that way.

Well, they have a good point that Buffy beat Angelus. I've always assumed that in a real no-holds-barred fight, Slayer beats Vampire most times. Advantage, Buffy.

Willow v. Illyria is interesting. Although that's the problem with magic, isn't it? It hasn't really got any predictable range or scope. If, for story purposes, Willow needs to be a serious threat to end the world, then she is. If she needs to be taken prisoner by a mere human, then she is. She beats Illyria if the writers want it, she doesn't if they don't. There's no real "probabilities" here.
Would who win? The fans.
I dunno, alexreager. I think Giles, not Xander, is the one who's been knocked down the most times (thus strengthening the argument of Wesley winning in a Wes vs. Giles showdown).
Does anyone remember the legendary foilers for the Buffy season 5 finale? Where the Angel gang would travel to Sunnydale to save Buffy and pick up Oz on the way.
Both of them will one day wake up in a coma!

[ edited by Pretty_Hate_Machine on 2009-02-19 22:31 ]
My bias is showing big time here, but I don't particularly care. Wesley beats 'em all. He's the Batman of the Buffy/Angelverse.

Having said that I really loathe these blank vs. blank lists.
Does anyone remember the legendary foilers for the Buffy season 5 finale? Where the Angel gang would travel to Sunnydale to save Buffy and pick up Oz on the way.


I believe I have some of those content saved somewhere, including the "rumoured" titles and descriptions.

UPDATE: Found them.

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2009-02-20 00:44 ]
That would be fun to see those NumfarPTB--they were PB for me.
But this is all ridiculous. The question they should be addressing involves cavemen and astronauts.
I doubt Xander would be able to kill a Pylean. Lorne would just sing till Xander died.

Also, Illyria would just consume everyone. Angel wins.
I've often thought it would've been hilarious if the Ben to Glory and Glory to Ben switches were not so instantaneous. Like there was a brief period of overlap where both characters had consciousness--kind of like Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin in All of Me.

Then my request for a Ben vs. Glory fight would seem less implausible and much more with the funny. (Can you picture the actors attempting it?? lol)
I'm thinking Lorne has two options. Since he doesn't like to fight, he can either remove his sleep and have his subconscious fight for him or sneak attack, a la Lindsey.
I agree! The first thing I thought were the miss matches between Willow and Cordy and Illria and Anya.

I think the list would be more even if it was
Willow vs Illria
Cordy vs Anya
Spike vs Angel
Faith vs Buffy
I like your match ups Mysteryshadesman. Here are my predictions based on those pairings.

1. Illrya would win against Willow. Although I hate to say it, Illyria doesn't initially have much of a conscience to get in the way of her destroying everything. Willow had feelings enough for Xander to talk her out of burning the world.

2. If Cordy and Anya are without powers, I feel Cordy would win. She actually develops her fighting skills with Angel's help in Angel Season Three. The only thing Anya would be able to do is shoot sarcastic remarks.

3. Angel would take Spike. IMHO Angel is just smarter than Spike.

4. Buffy takes Faith. No questions there. She does a pretty good job it at the end of Buffy season with a substantial stabbing in the gut whilst on a roof top.

[ edited by Rebekah on 2009-02-20 02:14 ]
No i think you are correct Haunt, Wesley is this verse answer to Batman. I do think it would be funny however to see Giles face when he realizes just how bad ass Wes has become since his watcher days.
I kinda get the feeling this list is sort of biased against Angel Investigations. There's no way Giles would win against Wesley, IMO (after season four, I think it was obvious that Wesley was more than willing to be utterly ruthless, surpassing even Giles' penchant badassery), and I think Gunn would wipe the floor with Riley, gadgets or no (experience wise, Gunn beats Riley out by years). The Tara vs. Gwen is just ridiculous, because 1) Tara is almost never shown using magic, and what she does use isn't particularly offensive, and 2) Gwen is more than willing to kill, something I don't believe Tara would do. And as far as Spike and Faith goes, I think Spike would be just as likely to sit the whole thing out and see which side wins.
Does anyone remember the legendary foilers for the Buffy season 5 finale? Where the Angel gang would travel to Sunnydale to save Buffy and pick up Oz on the way.


I believe I have some of those content saved somewhere, including the "rumoured" titles and descriptions.

UPDATE: Found them.


Numfar, please post it. I haven't read it yet and I'm curious.
Numfar, please post it. I haven't read it yet and I'm curious.


I put them up on my blog, so it wouldn't cramp the Black. Here.
I think this is way too biased toward the Scoobies too. How on earth can Riley beat Gunn? Gunn would knock the gadgets right out of Captain Cardboard's hands!
I think Spike would be just as likely to sit the whole thing out and see which side wins.
I agree with you deepgirl187 - he'd probably pull out a packet of ciggies and a drink. Maybe even watch Passions if he got bored! Although if he did choose to fight, it might be a draw with Faith. If not, slayer beats vampire.

Illyria would thrash Anya! She's a Primordial demon who can warp time and what not - she wiped the floor with Spike!
Thank you Numfar. I think Buffy Season 5 turned out much better then the alternative story. The custudy battle would have been too "real".
I put them up on my blog, so it wouldn't cramp the Black.


Good lord. I'm glad that never happened. Not to say that Buffy and Angel didn't have their moments of convolutedness, but that would have been a mess.
I believe the real ultimate fight if the contenders were in their real shape should be Illyria Vs. Glory.
But Angel and Spike fought in the opera house. Spike won.
Yes, but Angel later beat Spike as a *puppet*. He didn't have much trouble subduing Spike at the end of "Power Play" either, and that was with the rest of the gang against him too. The opera house was the only time out of their many onscreen fights where Spike was the clear winner.
Just my opinion, but I think that Xander and Lorne wouldn't fight; they'd head to the nearest bar for drinks. Xander would have a beer and Lorne would have a Seabreeze and they would compare notes about terrible parents.
Yes, but Angel later beat Spike as a *puppet*

It's hard to fight when you're laughing your a$$ off. :)
First of all, the fights are paired up improperly.

Buffy Vs. Angel = Buffy
Willow Vs. Illyria = Willow (Making the assumption Illryia can't walk through time)
Robin Wood Vs. Wesley = Wesley
Spike Vs. Faith = Spike
Xander Vs. Cordelia = Cordelia
Anya Vs. Lorne = Anya
Riley Vs. Connor = Connor
Giles Vs. Gru = Giles
Tara Vs. Gwen = Gwen
Oz VS. Nina = Oz
Andrew Vs. Gun = Gun
Dawn Vs. Doyle = Dawn (I don't think Doyle could hit a girl.)

Is closer to even.

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