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Character Battle: Chief Thunder VS Nightwolf

Okay, only going to say this once: If you're looking for my thoughts regarding the election, then you are definitely in the wrong place. I'd be more than happy to discuss that in person, but for right now... there's a Character Battle afoot.

While a lot of you will be visiting loved ones in the coming weeks, that's not a bridge I have to worry about crossing. However, I'm positive that I'll be pulling up to a table to enjoy some traditional holiday cooking. Whenever that time rolls around, I don't think about the story of the First Thanksgiving... I always come back to Charlie Brown. Granted, we never really get to see much of his family outside of dear Sally, but I imagine everyone's favorite blockhead has a fairly decent spread come Turkey Day. That got me thinking about dinner guests and about that First Thanksgiving. I find myself curious... who would make a better dinner guest?

Only burden these guys worry about is a bad matchup.

Only burden these guys ever really worry about is bad match up knowledge.

Again, we like to question the absurd here and just because Thanksgiving is around the corner doesn't mean we have any intention of slowing down. On one side of the table we have Killer Instinct's Chief Thunder. Now, in terms of what role in the usual holiday family cast of characters he'd play, I imagine Thunder being that cousin that has something of a one track mind. His primary motivations are all centered around his brother, Eagle. Nothing wrong with that, mind you, but I imagine he'd be a bit too sullen throughout the day's/evening's festivities. (Although, to his credit, I'm pretty sure Spiritual Dash would be an awesome party trick to entertain the kids for a while.)

Nightwolf from Mortal Kombat, on the other hand, strikes me as a bit more personable. I imagine the realm of conversation with him could be vast & engrossing. Sure, he's almost always a touch on the serious side, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The only drawback to his company that I can foresee would be if the spirits decided to reach out to him during the meal. Aside from more than likely being a bad omen, that's just terribly rude to interrupt someone's meal like that.

So who do I feel would be better dinner company on Black Friday's Eve? This might come off as an embarrassing reason, but the language barrier is a serious factor here. Far as I can recall (and if I'm wrong, please feel free to correct me on this), I've never heard Thunder actually speak English before. If I'm going to be in enjoying a feast while sitting around a giant table with the fixin's at my disposal, I need to know that guy across from me will be able to understand my garbled, mush-mouthed request for more stuffing & mac 'n cheese! If we can't properly communicate, then the whole feasting gameplan goes right out the window. Sorry, but that's just not going to fly for your boy Aphro.

WINNER: NIGHTWOLF

Until next time... keep fighting the good fight, my friends.

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