That’s right, the results are in. The Marvel vs. DC Team Tug-of-War battle royale has finally ended.
The official kingdom tally keeper tallied and counted and added and ran away and then came back and tallied some more.
I must admit that when I started handing out extra points I hadn’t counted on factoring them into the final results. But then, as I handed out more and more of them I realized I had to. I swear it was purely coincidental that both teams ended up with exactly 8,000 bonus points:
The Cutter received 1,000 points for the thoroughness of his argument.
Laura Lord received 1,000 points for pointing out that Spongebob is mightier than Aquaman.
Brother Jon received 1,000 points for basing his argument on stability.
Grayson Queen received 1,000 points for showing us all X-Babies.
J. Milburn received 1,000 points for sheer brilliance.
ElectronicBagLady received 1,000 points for admitting that her moral compass came from Uncle Ben and Aunt May.
C.C. received 1,000 points for using definitions to decide who to support.
CK Hope received 1,000 points for reminding us all it isn’t wise to anger The Hulk. He punched one god and repeatedly bashed another into the ground.
Sarah Brekke received 1,000 points for pointing out that goth is part of Gotham.
Little Dude received 1,000 points because he’s ten, and his post was fantastic.
Zoe received 1,000 points for picking sides early and pulling with all her might even when the odds were stacked against her.
NotAPunkRocker received 1,000 points for pointing out that no matter what else Marvel has, they will always have the sorrow of being affiliated with Howard the Duck.
FaithHopeChocolate received 1,000 points for referencing Bones.
AreYouFinishedYet initially received 1,000 points for reminding us all to party responsibly and then received a second 1,000 points for being Freshly Pressed.
Rara received 1,000 points for only using the comics to decide which side of the rope to support.
See? Evenly matched in bonus points. Funny that it worked out that way.
Therefore the real struggle came down to the number of people pulling on each side. The tally keeper freely admits that he may have missed some. He did his best but there were so many answers spread out across so many posts that it is likely he did, in fact, miss some. But, here is what he did come up with:
Team Marvel: 38
|Kim @ Tranquil Dreams|
|The Indecisve Eejit|
Team DC: 24
|El Guapo’s wife|
Therefore, the trophy, the glory, the victory go to TEAM MARVEL, and Team DC are left in the mud.
Big thank you to everyone who played. Including these wonderful posts:
The Matticus Kingdom Wants YOU! | rarasaur
How about a game of TUG OF WAR? | Tranquil Dreams
DC vs Marvel, official tug-of-war | JED’s Playhouse
Don’t lose your arms | Posting Tuesdays. I am Grayson.
DC vs. Marvel | Musings of a Dancing Wino
Marvel vs. DC – Tug-of-War | Writing To Be Noticed
Tug of War 2014: Marvel vs. DC | GAMERSCENE.WORDPRESS.COM
My Contribute to a Week of Silliness | To Breathe is to Write
Tug of war | Electronicbaglady’s Bag of Bits
Returning to my Youth to participate in a tug-of-war. | Faith, Hope and Chocolate
Matticus Kingdom Tug-of-War: Marvel vs. DC | consciouscacophony
A leap ahead – Zero to Hero Days 9-12 | the tao of jaklumen
Versus: Companies « 33 Grams of Blog
The Superhero Keg Party: A Battle for Superiority | Are You Finished Yet?
…and I shall shed my light over dark. | rarasaur
We Have a Hulk | Daisies from Dust
Zero to Hero Day 22: Draft a Post For (Another) Blogging Event | The Dragon’s Lair
Why So Serious? | Living Dead Girl
Marvel vs. DC: Which Comic Universe Reigns Supreme? | The Cutter Rambles
Tug of War: Marvel or DC? | Tranquil Dreams
In His Words | History of a Woman
Marvel vs. DC! What? | The Seeker’s Dungeon
TUG of WAR: DC vs. Some Other People « A Buick in the Land of Lexus
We Can See Heroes | Brother Jon’s Page
Fall From Grace « 33 Grams of Blog
What should the next tug-of-war battle be between? Star Trek and Star Wars? Clint Eastwood and John Wayne? Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett?
107 thoughts on “One side tugged and the other tugged harder”
Yes! YES! Marvel wins! Suck it, Team DC! Thor > Captain Marvel FTW!
Go Team Marvel!
Hey, your side fought valiantly. Extremely well. Better than expected.
There’s a hose out back to wash off the mud…
what do you mean better than expected?!
Heh heh heh
What? You didn’t know you were the underdogs? You lack Stan Lee!
No I just have confidence…in what at this point I don’t know…
Confidence is good, the “in what” will come with time. I think.
I’m mostly confident that I’m right.
Like this? 😛
yes like that!
Well, 😛 to you too.
I think we all know in our hearts it was the Right Decision 🙂
I agree. Even though it did hurt to root against Superman and Batman.
that’s the problem with tug of war – no shades of grey
Both teams can’t win! Games don’t work like that. Do they? Besides, winning isn’t important.. it’s how you play, and both teams played admirably. Better than admirably.
Plus, Marvel won. Which is as it should be. 😛
Well, I’m a sad Batmite now.
I was wondering about Star Trek vs. Star Wars, but that is literally religion to some people. Plus, I would have trouble choosing again.
Peanut M&Ms vs. Regular?
Crunchy vs. Creamy Peanut Butter?
Apple vs. Android?
Crunchy vs. Creamy Peanut Butter!!! That’s perfectly silly. We may have to run with that idea.
Love this idea! So awesome! Peanut Butter is definitely a worthy debate 😉 I have one of those once in a while doing grocery runs..haha! 🙂
What’s to debate? Throw the crunchy in the cart and move on to the next item.
Aw, nuts. And now I have mud in my underpants. 😦
It happens. Luckily, the experience was well worth any clean up afterwards, right?
Great! Hopefully you’ll come back for the next tug-of-war. I’ve heard rumors about Crunchy taking on Creamy Peanut Butter…
I might be down with that one…especially as someone who lives in a house divided on that issue.
The Kingdom is a crunchy zone. Creamy only passes across the threshold when cookie baking is involved.
so…we will be on opposite sides yet again….
These things happen. 😉
But I only just washed my hair!!
Please don’t make me choose between Pterry and Doug. That would be like asking you to choose between the Queen and the Little Prince.
Hahaha, I think the next one might be Creamy vs. Crunchy Peanut Butter. That seems “nicer” after such a passionate battle this time.
Yes. Slightly less controversial! What about, as another option, Mars bar vs snickers bar?
Um, Sinckers takes it in a landslide. The Mars Bar team doesn’t even bother showing up.
Mud is good for the skin…. 😉
I’ve heard that.
Maybe that’s why my skin is so good right now. All that time playing in the mud as a kid.
Man, you were just handing out points for anything. Seems like you were stacking the deck a little…
They evened out.
And did you read those posts? Every single bonus point was warranted.
Are you questioning the fairness of my contest?
Isn’t it obvious?
Well… Yes. But, I was hoping it wasn’t true.
Hope is such a useless action…
You must be joking.
I could be under the influence. Already…
Oh, well that’s perfectly acceptable then.
But, it’s only Tuesday… why so early in the week? That bad already?
(You know you can always email me if you want to chat about anything, right?)
Um, I needed the courage last night.
Fair enough. A little courage can go a long way.
See, if you were on Facebook, or even Google Plus, we could chat about these things. And you could see pictures of Baby C and the twins. And stuph.
I’m on Google +
And I keep meaning to join the book of faces, I just haven’t done it yet.
You are?? Under Matticus or your real name?
Real name. 🙂
Okay. Hold please.
Holding. Oh, nice hold music. Very classy.
Indeed. Duel of the Fates is bad ass. You have a request now.
Awesome. I will accept as soon as I get a minute to pull the phone out of my pocket and have it work its magic.
I love magic.
I think we all learned to valuable lessons.
1.) I’m always right.
2.) That’s why we just don’t print more money (points) to pay everyone who needs it.
Wait? Did you just throw an economics lesson into a post about a tug-of-war between two comic book franchises?
everything i know, i learned from comics and cartoons.
the downside is it means I believe in Snorks.
What do you mean “believe?”
I don’t understand… are you saying that Snorks aren’t real? Because that would absolutely crush me.
But seriously– well-done everyone! I was so incredibly impressed by the light, humor, and grace of all arguments! And, you know what? I think we have may have converted a few people to geekdom. I call that a win for all. 🙂
Even though Team DC was clearly better informed. 😉
“Better informed?” Rara, knowing is only half the battle. 😛
But, I agree. It was a victory for all because we drew some people into a wonderful world they may never have explored otherwise. Go Team Marvel and Go Team DC for that accomplishment!
Rara, if Team DC was better informed, they would’ve voted for Marvel….
HAHAHAHA!! Sorry. I couldn’t help myself. 😉
Haha!! The silliness of that argument almost swayed me, but nope, I’m still happily Team DC. 😉
Marvel deserved to win, just for the SpongeBob/Aquaman comparison.
I considered awarding more than 1,000 points for that comment. It was priceless. From the mouths of babes, or something like that.
Can I lie to the boy and tell him he gets extra points? Only if he’s good tonight. Pretty Please 😀
Yay for lying to children!
Exactly. That’s a concept that gets my full support.
For the wine…I mean win! Can’t wait to tell the mini monster that he helped Team Marvel win…right after I convince him that he can’t dress up as the Devil’s son (bad parenting = letting your five year old watch Ghostrider).
I am a fan of Ghostrider comics… the movies? Not so much. Then again, there are important lessons in there that everyone should learn at some point, nothing wrong with learning them early on. 😉
Did someone say something about wine?
My important lesson was not to let my impressionable, villain-loving son watch Ghostrider.
And I’m always saying something about wine. Do you have any?
It’s going to snow again…therefore I’m starting a collection to help me survive Spongebob marathons.
I do have some wine, yes. But, it’s probably questionable at this point. Old and hasn’t been stored properly. I’ll happily share some whiskey or beer with you, though. I have plenty of that.
Crimes against wine.
The husband is going to get me more. If the snow lasts long enough I may get desperate. Whiskey turns me into a lovely shade of silly-female-on-a-table-who-thinks-she-can-sing.
Pray we don’t get that much snow.
That actually sounds like fun…
Bring on the snow!
Or, you could just share with us poor southern California people who only get one season year round.
My brother moved to California. As someone who has never left the East Coast only has the right to say:
Screw your weather patterns.
It’s like -15 degrees here.
I don’t even think the words “poor” and “southern California” should be allowed in the same sentence.
Hahaha, I may have specifically thrown that word in just for the reaction. I’m tricksy like that. 😉
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Unfortunate, but it was still a fun event. I look forward to the next.
Glad you had fun! Hope to see you around for the next one too. 😀
Well, it looks like we missed all of the fun. Sad, because I’m a complete comic-holic. Mathair gave me my first book at the age of five, it was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but my uncles gave me first bit of reading material a year before by handing down their collection of old comic books, DC and Marvel alike. I’m definitely torn as I’m more of a Marvel girl, but I have to admit that my fave comic of all time is Batman and my fave comic character of all time is Harley Quinn and I loved the Gotham City Sirens issues. I loved the fact that the sociopathic, narcissistic Joker feared nobody not even Batman, but was terrified of Harley Quinn and her “Fatal Attraction” love affair. Great post.
Ah, I’m sad you missed our fun this time around too. Team DC definitely could have used your support!
The first comic book I ever picked up was a Punisher (Marvel) Summer Special… and then I went out and collected as many as I could. I later strayed to Spiderman and a few other titles, but always stayed within Marvel. I didn’t start reading Superman until I got hooked on the TV show Smallville. And, what can I say, I love the guy. And Batman, well… I’m a fan of the movies and the cartoons, but never got into the books. I guess I was always looking for something a bit lighter when I picked them up to read. Which seems at odds with my love of Punisher, but… Punisher always had a bit of flare/comedy that seemed missing in Batman.
Oh my good God, if you think I’m going to tell Little Dude that team DC didn’t win – well, you will learn all about lying to your child when the Little Prince is a bit older.
That being said, he’s still walking around the house like a rockstar, sunglasses on, pants slung low, packing two light sabers.
Sounds like you are raising him right 🙂
Hahahahaha, love it… the image. You aren’t really a rockstar unless you have two lightsabes “slung way down low.” 😉
ohhhh, I feel so defeated. And I really started to believe that we were gonna rise up and destroy the empire (sigh)… anyways, in my house the tug of war was always between Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. My sister was for Ella and I for Billie. There was a time that anyone entering our house had to take sides.
Billie Holiday. Without a single moment of hesitation.
Wo! Comicverse victory! Cookies and cake on the house.
Hooray for cake and cookies!
(Cookies vs. Cake?)
But… but… how would I choose a side. I don’t think I could do that. I love them both!!
Ha! Or, cake vs. pie is another.
Cake vs pie? Yes, that could be a tug-of-war. Cake would win, obviously because cake, but… still, I guess we could let the Pie people come out and give it a shot. Everyone loves an underdog, right?
*Smiles that knowing smile*
There really only ever could have been one winner.
Whew, Banner is pleased. Hulk smash adverted!
Star Wars vs. Star Trek? Oooh that could be deadly!
Narnia vs. Middle Earth! Or Hershey vs. Cadbury! Or Halloween vs. Christmas! Or Freddy vs. Jason … oh wait, that’s been done …
Hahaha, yeah, the Freddy vs. Jason one… I actually enjoyed it more than the Aliens vs. Predator one. 😛
Narnia vs. Middle Earth could be fun. Though, why anyone would pick Middle Earth is beyond me. Narnia you actually have a chance of getting to, you just have to find the right door.
You know, you have a valid point, we don’t know that one could get to Middle Earth from here. Easily anyhow. That would tip the arguments in favor of Narnia for sure, therefore I’d like to (re)suggest Narnia vs. Wonderland!
Oh! Now that could be fun! I’m sticking it in the back of my mind to pull it out next time I want to initiate a tug-of-war.
Late to the games again, but glad I was on the side of the winner!
Hooray for victory!! 😀