The H Dial: Device of unknown origin that allows the user to transform into different costumed super-heroes for a limited time frame.

The Omnimatrix: Device of alien origin that allows the use to transform into different super-powered alien hybrids, likewise for a limited time.

Either device has the potential to make you super, with the potential drawback of a goofy name, a disgusting form, useless powers or all of the above, but then, so does life, leading to today’s transmogrified query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) figures this one will come down to the argument of Cool Caped Super-Duper vs. Cool Monstery Guy, right in the Spoilerite sweet spot, asking: H Dial Or Omnimatrix?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

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!

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  1. January 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    That’s a tough one. I really don’t know much about either but I assume there’s a slightly better chance to not be too weird and useless thing with Dial H. My opinion is based on the thing that Omnimatrix would probably have higher possibility of picking up some strange alien creature out of countless possibilities while H Dial would be somewhat limited to what exists on earth.

  2. January 14, 2016 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    Omnitrix. The H Dial is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but the Omnitrix is actually a little more stable (at least, it has the potential to be, young Ben just hasn’t figured it out and Azmuth said he’s too rough with it, but adult Bens have been able to control it at will, even taking on the powers of multiple aliens at once).


  3. b003
    January 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    Omnimatrix fer sure, but I really never got into Dial H. Needs an animated series, (not a live action filmed in the dark on CW).

  4. January 16, 2016 at 3:29 am — Reply

    I’m a sucker for the oldies, so it’s H Dial for me.

    • January 17, 2016 at 10:08 am — Reply

      I agree. I’d rather deal with the occasional silly Mighty Moppet than have to fight off Ghostfreak or that evil clown… :)

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