The rules of drama mean that for every hero, there is a villain and for every monster, there is a giant robot with, like, a cannon in its chest or something.  Maybe eyebeams?  I lost my train of thought there, but the point is that even the most mundane Homer Simpson in fiction has a Ned Flanders archnemesis to drive them crazy.  Superman’s alien might is opposed by Luthor’s human intellect and utter ruthlessness, Batman’s logic is opposed by The Joker’s madness and even Spider-Man has Doctor Octopus as his greatest foe.  (Don’t @ me, Venom and Goblin fans.)  This leads us to today’s oppositional query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would probably want someone who is incredibly lazy and unmotivated, so that they wouldn’t come get me, so I’m going with 80s Jughead Jones, asking: What fictional character would you choose to be your archnemesis?

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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.

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  1. Malone_hasco on

    It has to be someone utterly incompetent and nonthreatening, lets say Jon Arbuckle from Garfield.

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