Thanks to the hilarious Shannon of It Starts at Midnight, who inspired my to make my own character fight to the death. For this game, I chose some of my favorite shows and adapted books, and picked my two favorite characters from each. Then I assigned a number to each and randomized the picking of characters for each category. And because Fate is fickle, I had to choose among…
Let’s do this.
You only have one more spot on your spelling bee team. Who gets it?
Two dashing, devil-may-care rogues…be still my beating heart. I’m sure Crichton had to be smart to get into IASA, but I’ve actually seen Rackham reading, so he wins a spot on my team.
Both characters want to kill you. Who would you kill first to have a better chance of survival?
Marco, no doubt. Finnick is strong and could probably slay me with his smoldering looks, but Marco can do magic. MAGIC.
You’re on The Bachelor/Bachelorette and down to two characters. Who gets your rose?
Look, I respect Elizabeth a lot, but her family would drive me up a wall. And she’s probably been way too subtle this whole time for me to even think she’s interested in me. Amos, on the other hand, is hilarious, skilled, strong, and beats up child abusers. He gets a rose *and* a spinoff reality TV show.
You’ve been chosen for the Hunger Games. Who’s most likely to volunteer in your place?
Both Flint and Mrs. S are deliciously ruthless, but I can’t honestly see Flint being self-sacrificing like that. If Mrs. S felt protective of me, in the way she does of Sarah and Felix, I could see her volunteering. But that’s a lotta if.
You’re stranded on an island and must engage in cannibalism to survive. Who do you eat?
Let’s be practical here- although Gandalf is old and thin (not much to chew on, I’m sure), I’ve never seen him actually conjure anything useful in extreme survival conditions. If all he can do is be kind, we’re eating him.
You’re the next Marvel superhero (with your own TV show, of course). Who’s your sidekick?
Lying Cat. The answer is always Lying Cat.
You’re a manager of an avocado company. Who would you fire for poor communication skills?
Clearly, my avocado company is doomed. I suppose Katniss gets laid off, because she’s always terse, whereas Eowyn is only awkward when she’s frustrated or around certain men.
You’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies. Which of these two characters is more likely to comfort you?
(I’m still on season 3 of GoT, so I’m going with that season’s Tyrion not however he might be today). I love both of these characters so much, but I honestly think Wash would be the better comfort. Tyrion would bring over wine and wisdom and a heaping amount of bitterness, probably chastising me for caring more about a fictional character than real people. Wash would make me laugh. I’d need both, but Wash’s consolation would make me feel better.
Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?
High school girls are notorious for singling out (and ignoring, or torturing, depending on your school) the girl who looks different. As a blue, bald priest, Zhaan’s going to be the furthest thing from popular possible. But that’s ok- it means we’ll be hanging out in the same corner.
The day has arrived – you’re finally a year older. Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?
These are two thoughtful, lovely women. But they also have MUCH better things to do than remember my birthday. I’d give either one a pass, but if you make me choose I’m going to say Hermione is more likely to forget. She seems pretty focused on her immediate friends only.
You’ve just found an up and coming YouTube star. Who is it more likely to be?
Tough one! Henry is a witty flirt, and the Rowdy Three are mostly good at destroying things. Neither seem YouTube-worthy. But since the Rowdy Three do some supernatural sniffing thing, I suppose that would be more interesting. Sorry, Henry.
Sleepover time! Unfortunately you can invite only one person. Who will it be?
There’s too great a chance I’d fall in love with Rory, and I don’t think Stace would appreciate that. Plus, Avasarala and I would bond over tea and bitching about how messed up the world is when small-minded, old white guys run governments.
Bam, you’re pregnant. Who’s the father/mother?
River Song. I mean, clearly. But McGonagall would be the nanny.
You’ve just sent a super important text. Who would see it and not reply?
Bellamy, considering his communication skills. He’d be too busy fighting Grounders or making doe-eyes at Clarke or starting a revolution or something.
You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. Your mom has been replaced by… ?
Well, this is awkward. I suppose, with Locke I might at least get a well-made meal thanks to Father Chains’ training. With Bart, I may or may not end up dead (and starving).