Black Panther vs Man Ape

This is a tribute to Black Panther. Man Ape is one of those villains who is fairly iconic but didn’t really get much better in the modern comics. He used to be a credible threat to Black Panther but has long since been surpassed. While he looked good in the movie, he still isn’t ready to surpass the king. A fitting way for Black Panther to score his first win on the blog! Black Panther wins.


Lightning McQueen vs One Above All

This is a tribute to Cars 3. Lightning McQueen has done it again folks! He has managed to act like a seasoned veteran in this final film to close out the trilogy. He’s definitely a solid main character and his driving skills aren’t half bad either. I think it is fair to say that he would defeat the One Above All since he can extend his tires which allows him to punch people. TOAA would have a hard time dodging those punches. Lightning McQueen wins.

Mater vs Bass

This is a tribute to Cars 2 Mater is definitely not my favorite Cars character and I can’t say that the sequel really changed my mind on that. He just isn’t very smart and comes off as a big trouble maker the whole time. Bass has supreme speed and strength on his side so he has every advantage. Mater has his boost rockets, but even those won’t be enough to let him keep up with Bass. Bass wins.

Lightning McQueen vs Nemo

This is a tribute to Cars. Lightning McQueen is definitely a fun race car and I can see why he has a lot of fans. He isn’t lacking in confidence and can definitely run a good race. Nemo is his polar opposite as the fish doesn’t have much confidence at all and isn’t very fast. At a glance you can probably tell who will win this fight. Nemo will just have a hard time dealing any damage here. Lightning McQueen wins.

Lightning McQueen vs Iron Giant

This is a tribute to The Iron Giant. The Iron Giant is definitely a powerful robot who can really fight when necessary. He makes the tough calls when the situation is bleak and as such, he will give this fight everything he’s got. I don’t really think Lightning McQueen would be able to keep up. He’s up against a giant of a fighter after all and pulling off some cool car tricks won’t be enough to slow this guy down. Iron Giant wins.

Haruo Sakaki vs Larry Appleton

This is a tribute to the Godzilla anime film. Sakaki was a pretty solid main character. Unlike many characters who strive for vengeance, Sakaki still took the time to think up a good plan of attack in advance. Larry can’t really fight that well so Sakaki would beat him in hand to hand combat and the soldier would also have his gun if necessary. A mere civilian simply can’t hope to take him down. Haruo Sakaki wins.

Rey vs Captain Kirk

This is a tribute to The Last Jedi. Rey has always been a strong heroine and she looked very good in the latest film as well. Her determination will take her far and her Force Abilities make her a threat to any opponent. While Captain Kirk has his phaser set to stun, she can easily deflect the blast with The Force. Kirk won’t be getting anywhere near her. Rey wins.

Roland Deschain vs Larry Appleton


This is a tribute to The Dark Tower. Roland may not have been all that great at his job, but he still looked reasonably good. At the very least, he did a good job of surviving all these years and stopping any threats that impeded his path to vengeance. I don’t think Larry Appleton could have lasted quite as long and I get the feeling that he would have thrown in the towel years ago. He just doesn’t have the strength of will that Roland has and no formal combat experience either. Roland Deschain wins.

Larry Appleton vs Fred

This is a tribute to the Scooby Doo Beach Bash film. Fred is a guy who has been around the block. He has solved more cases than most and is a natural born leader as well. He really stole the show at the bash and I dare say that I expected no less. He can throw a punch when he has to and the guy is rather athletic as well. I think he would have no trouble teaching Larry a thing or two and Fred could even break out the net if necessary. Fred wins.

Shaggy vs Batman

This is a tribute to the recent Batman and Scooby Doo crossover. As per usual I can’t really say that Shaggy looked all that good. He caved in to the pressure and scares that come hand in hand with solving mysteries. While Batman also got nervous at different points in the film, he still came out on top. True heroes will always keep plunging through until they achieve victory. Maybe one day Shaggy will have that epiphany. Batman wins.