This morning, I woke up angry due to a couple of dream-arguments that I had in my sleep, and thus feel a lot of aggression that needs to be worked out.  Normally, the answer would be my video-games, as an hour or so of living the life of Franklin Clinton or Niko Belic usually does the trick and brings me back to myself, but a preponderance of pre-teens having a sleepover have put the kibosh on such language.  Thus, I’ve been re-reading Marvel Superheroes Contest of Champions, a story which pioneered the massive crossover shmageggi, and also created the rules for all that followed: Establish massive threat that can’t be defeated just by punching; defeat it by punching, lather, rinse, repeat.  Still, as cruel as it is, I have to admit it was satisfying to see Superboy-Prime cracked in the head by a coalition of Flashes, which leads us to today’s cartoon-violent question…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) generally likes to avoid negativity, but I’m positive that it would be a lot of fun to deck Kai Winn of the Bajoran Temple, asking: What fictional (and only fictional character) do you feel most deserves to be on the receiving end of a good punch?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Anakin Skywalker. Seriously, can anyone tell me they watched the prequels and NOT wanted to punch (or worse) Anakin at least once?

    And any of the Professors at the start of almost any of the main series of Pokemon games. They start out like “I’ve been waiting for you! Now, let me ask you a question: Are you a boy or girl?”. If you have been waiting for me, wouldn’t you KNOW if I was a boy or girl?!?!?! I realize it is a game mechanic, but they could have let you choose it before the professor starts talking.

  2. Ram_evilspaceknight on

    Runner up – Joffrey from G.O.T. If you know who he is you don’t need me to explain.
    First place for me would still have to go to Biff Tanner as demonstrated by George (Hello) McFly

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