This is big, Masterminds. We've managed to convince the toughest heroes, warriors, and rogues in the science fiction and fantasy universe to fight for dominance in an all-or-nothing battle bracket. The tournament will consist of 16 characters, and 8 battles, and you the readers shall decide the outcome of each battle by voting in the comments.
BUT WAIT! There's even more awesomeness. Sure, we have a barn full of tough-as-nails men, women, and Klingons waiting for their time in the ring, but we want to know who YOU want to see featured in this bracket. Nominate your favorite scifi/fantasy characters in the comments along with your vote, and we'll have our people talk to their people.
Now let the games begin!
ROUND 1: OBI-WAN KENOBI VS. THE TERMINATOR
Strengths: Patience, wisdom, expert lightsaber skills, and mastery of the Force. Epic beard-growing abilities.
Weaknesses: Mercy. The dude has a massive soft spot, even for his own enemies.
Personal Beliefs: Jedi all the way, baby. Trust your instincts and don't turn to the Dark Side. And hey, what happens in Mos Eisley stays in Mos Eisley.
Aliases: Ben Kenobi; That Old Fossil.
Quote: "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
Species: Robot, Model T-800.
Strengths: Advanced computer intelligence, ability to mimic human voices, resourceful with weapons. Oh, and he's also virtually indestructible.
Weaknesses: Molten steel, vices, and catching compassion from humans like it's a virus.
Personal Beliefs: Kill the Connors. No wait, protect the Connors!
Aliases: T-101; T-850; Nate.
Quote: "I'll be back."
Which Force is more powerful—the time-traveling terror's or the gallant guardian of the galaxy's?
Who gets YOUR vote? And who do you want to see battle it out next?