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May 25 2009

River Tam vs Dr. Gregory House. Vote for TV's most badass character.

I am all about any bracket that displays River Tam beating up Jack Bauer. That hits me in a happy place.
Kinda' wondering how these two characters got tossed in together.
this is a crazy showdown of the nonsensical variety
this is a crazy showdown of the nonsensical variety


...Yeah ...the very best kind!
River Tam, but of course. She kills Reavers. House just kills your appetite.
Of course River could beat him up, she just needs to take away his cane.... But maybe he would be better than Simon at curing her? Regardless, I voted for River (because I always would).
Hmm. This is a much closer match that it would've been before the last several episodes of House.
River kills House with her brain!
You never know, River might just put soup in his hair.
Jack Bauer and the Texas Ranger lost?
The jokes world will never be the same.
As much as a I love River (and I really do) I have no idea how she lost out to Bauer. And I love House too! This tourney is not fair, I tells yah!
I think we may have swung the vote towards River just a bit.....
Haha, yeah, the scale fell off the table.
River kills House with her brain!


House kills River with his sarcasm! Probably.
LOL! @ Simon.
I think River would beat House to a pulp, to which he would respond by lashing out with a lethal dose of sarcasm. Unfortunately for House I don't think River Tam is very susceptible to weaponized sarcasm considering she is a more than a bit of a Deadpan Snarker* herself.

* SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: The website to which this link refers is considered highly addictive to discerning entertainment consumers. Follow link at your own risk.

[ edited by brinderwalt on 2009-05-25 22:45 ]
House killing people: Pft!

There isn't any health system abble to beat the Brazilian one in a contest like that.
River could think circles around House's mind games. Spheres, even.
I think we may have swung the vote towards River just a bit.....


yeah, just a bit.

I think River will have taken House down before he finished his first quip!
This is just too funny.
I love this site. Where else can I read about weaponized sarcasm. Well done brinderwalt.
I'm having a hard time choosing! I like both House and River. :-/
River is very badass indeed, but IMHO Wesley should be beating out everyone on this list with both hands tied behind his back.
House kills River with his sarcasm.

Really? Excellent post, Simon. Is this how you charm all the girls? I must take lessons! :)
Curse you, brinderwalt! Even when you warn, I cannot result the sinister attraction of the TV Tropes Wiki! Now I'll never get anything done ever again!


Why am I picturing an encounter between House and River very similar to the one between her and Badger where she one-ups him at his own game, leaving him both confused and awed? Because that would be awesome.
Curse you, brinderwalt! Even when you warn, I cannot result the sinister attraction of the TV Tropes Wiki! Now I'll never get anything done ever again!


Yeah. Welcome to the club. :)

Update: Will add this link to any future Disclaimers on the subject. By the way TvTropes.org was originally an offshoot of buffistas.org so it is very Whedon-relevant.

[ edited by brinderwalt on 2009-05-26 04:10 ]
tam beating bauer makes this moot. I don't like when riggery happens even when its our own.
Not a very creative list. And I don't even know what to say about Thrace beating out Adama. Or was that Lee and not Bill? Either way... Thrace was far too whiny to be a badass.
House isn't really "badass" in my opinion...

TV Tropes has taken most of my free time for about a year... So beware... I'm currently on it and have about twelve tabs open.

[ edited by Chrisham2 on 2009-05-26 04:39 ]
Love River but adore House. He gets my vote! :D
She could kill him (easily), but he could probably cure her (and be really abusive while doing it).

I dunno, he's just boatloads of badass without being (too) violent.
"House" was already tortured and presumably killed by Niska in War Stories, so the battle really was over years ago.
Sorry, voted House.. but mostly because ive been a Hugh Laurie fan since Black Adder The Third.
Sorry, voted House.. but mostly because ive been a Hugh Laurie fan since Black Adder The Third.


...Ahh ...the good ole' days, Yes?


River still wins, though.
Thrace should have been in the other side of the bracket, because Starbuck vs. River would be a much more epic final showdown than House vs. River. Ass kicking sci-fi chicks ftw!


[ edited by shinygroovyj on 2009-05-27 06:46 ]

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