The Deadliest Fiction Wiki
is a wiki inspired by Spike's hit show, Deadliest Warrior
, but with notably more lightsabers and magic. Deadliest Fiction uses the original show's format to pit warrior against warrior, whether they be from history, comics, video games, movies or any other form of media. Battles are weighed by the community, and voted on based on each warrior's weapons, armor, X-Factors and any other factors rolled into the battle at the author's desire, and vote. While less logical or lazy votes are worth less, the warrior with the most accumulated points by the end of a set period of time is declared the winner, and the author (usually) writes up a brutal battle for them, ranging from short couple paragraph fights, to multi-page epics and continuity-holding plots.
But unlike any other Vs websites
such as Factpile, Comic Vine, or The Outskirts Battledome
, admins generally takes the battle quite seriously. So any fanboy
bias, trollers, and lurkers are either dismissed or banned.
Can be found here- http://deadliestfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
This wiki provides examples of:
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Plenty of them. Anything made of Adamantium has to take the cake though.
- Not to mention a wooden stake that can penetrate a human skull. Ouch!
- Action Girl: All the female warriors qualify.
- Aerosol Flamethrower: Most notably used by Rorschach in battle.
- Armor Is Useless: Sometimes. Depending on the author, armor can be the final factor between victory or defeat for a warrior.
- Author Avatar: Some of the tournaments are built around warriors meant to represent the users.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Some warriors are pretty awesome, but tend to fare poorly in the arena. Duke Nukem and Cad Bane.
- Ax-Crazy: So, what happens when Deadpool, Norman Bates, The Joker and Hitler in a Mech Suit walk into a bar...
- Bad Ass: Lots. Just about every warrior has to be one to compete.
- Batter Up: The New York Mafia retain this weapon as part of their arsenal. Also, the primary weapon of Frank West.
- Battle Cry: Most warriors have at least one, often said at the end of the fight like in Deadliest Warrior.
- Beast of Battle: From the Fell-Beast to Dragon Mounts to traditional horses and war elephants, there's about as many animals fighting as there are warriors. Of special note- Tony Montana's Bengal Tiger, which actually survived his battle with Sacramenga and escaped into Miami when it was done unleashed it's fury.
- Berserk Button: Most any negative criticism will set this off.
- BFS- There's a few, but Sephiroth's sword might just take the cake.
- Blade Lock- Frequently, if two warriors both wield swords. Sometimes done with knives or other sharp melee objects instead.
- Bowdlerise: Subverted. While there are supposedly rules against cursing on the talk pages, users will often substitute "real" curse words with censored versions, such as @$$. Of course if someone calls you an @$$hole you'll be just as offended as if they'd "really" swore. It probably doesn't help that half the curse words used aren't censored anyway.
- Car Fu- Some warriors bring their vehicles into combat- including the Batmobile or Optimus Prime's truck form.
- Cavemenvs Astronauts Debate: Some of the fights can drip into this, espiciall on the arguments section.
- Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Like the original show, this is averted. The French Foreign Legion and French Musketeer have pretty good win-loss records. Joan of Arc? Not so much.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Some of the members can get a little...aggressive, when provoked.
- Cold Sniper: Quite a few, but the epic three-day battle between Simo Häyhä and Vaclav Jezek shows this trope the best.
- Combat Pragmatist: Numerous, and they often fight more traditional warriors with superior firepower to help balance it out.
- Cool Versus Awesome: Kind of the point.
- Crippling Overspecialization: A mixed bag, just like Deadliest Warrior. Sometimes, warriors will have a weapon that is so notable, they get votes regardless of the rest of the loadout, though this is far more common than the opposite.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Joan of Arc tends to lose...badly. Superman doesn't get much breathing room against Thor, either.
- Double Knockout: Some fights end in draws, so this sometimes comes up.
- Drop the Hammer: Thor wields Mjolnir, as do many others.
- Dual Wielding: Some Warriors- whether or not it helps is random.
- Eccentric Mentor: Dumbledore, Flemeth and Gandalf, among others.
- Elites Are More Glamorous
- Evil Versus Evil: A popular concept. From Darth Vader vs. Lord Voldemort, to the Ku Klux Klan vs. The Nazi Gestappo to Victor Von Doom vs. Adolf Hitler, there's plenty of evil to go around.
- Flash Step: Numerous anime characters, Albert Wesker, The Dovahkiin (via Whirlwind Sprint) and The Flash have used Flash Stepping as a tactic in battle.
- Historical-Domain Character: LOTS.
- Historical In-Joke: Occasionally, if the author cares enough or is researched well enough into the warrior.
- Hope Spot: While Master Chief killed the (mostly innocent) Jim Raynor, Captain Matt Horner seems dedicated to continuing the resistance in his name, Raynor's Raiders recruitment is at a new high, and Master Chief himself would like some "words" with the Terran Dominion. The same author is continuing with UNSC vs the Dominion, so it's likely we'll be seeing more from here.
- Improbable Weapon User: Frank West and Chuck Greene use mostly whatever they can find, while other "weapons" have ranged from the Lone Wanderer's Nuka-Grenades (Explosive soda cans, basically) to Oddjob's hats of death.
- Monster Clown: The Joker (in both Comic and The Dark Knight varieties!), Sweet Tooth and Pennywise have all gone into the battlefield before.
- Mythology Gag: Quite a few, but Drayco90's Marvel vs. DC Tournament might take the cake for the sheer number of homages, references and in-jokes to the source material and various adaptations.
- Reference Overdosed: The Comics vs. Anime tournaments and the Marvel vs. DC tournament are espicially overdosed.
- Rock Beats Laser: Thrud the Barbarian killed the Predator.
- Shield Bash: Captain America IS this trope, though the Spartans and Link get in on it too.
- Shown Their Work: Rarely, particularly where magic is concerned. If one is unfamiliar with The Wheel of Time, for instance, how can a voter be expected to evaluate the effectiveness of the One Power or the True Power without being given further information? And just what is the "Sword of St. George," and why do the vampire hunters have it? (seeing as how the legendary St. George had nothing to do with vampires)
- Frequently subverted however, when most users only make battles about warriors or works that they already enjoy.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: Joan of Arc, which is the main reason why she tends to lose.
- Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny- The entire premise, really.