Sunday, April 6, 2014

Geekdom Madness: Episode I

In our first match, it's the Grand Master vs. the Bombad Representative

Now, once again, this isn't who would win in a battle, this is who you, my readers like better and/or think is the better character.

That being said: Let's meet the combatants:


Former Grand Master of the Jedi Order and Swamp Hermit, Yoda failed to stop the rise of the Empire but was instrumental in training the Light Side's new hope.

* A strong fighter
* One of the most powerful Force-users in history
* Poster-child for Jedi wisdom

* Can be arrogant
* Small stature
* 900 years old and looking every second of it


Former outcast from Otoh Gunga, Binks regained his honor through victory in the Battle of Naboo and as the planet's Senatorial Representative. Unfortunately, he was not immune to the charms of the Chancellor.

* Extremely loyal
* Extremely flexible
* Friendly and innocent.

* Too gullable
* Catastrophically clumsy and accident-prone
* Tendency to annoy 90% of those who spend a significant amount of time with him

Final Thoughts
Jar Jar might seem like the underdog here due to low public opinion. However, This blog's readerbase (and author) generally shun the section of the public who share that opinion. Plus, Yoda won last year's Star Wars Madness tournament on that franchise's official website, which may count against him progressing too far here.

Make sure you're viewing the WEB version of the site and vote in the poll on the right-hand side of the screen. Poll closes Friday, and results posted on Saturday. Feel free to discuss your pick in the comments below.


  1. Hmmm, picked Yoda and yet it seems to say I picked Jar-Jar. Odd.

    1. Really? I'll have to check that out.

    2. Oh- seems to be showing it now. Must've been a problem on my end.

    3. Well there is a slight delay...