There are a lotta characters who make the legendary hunter archetype in fiction.  Buffy Summers.  Dawnstar of Starhaven.  Ray Stantz.  Though their quarry varies, their determination to track and capture/eliminate their chosen prey is what separates them from your garden variety schmuck.  But to choose the one with top marks is nigh-impossible.  Should it be J’onn J’onzz, the infinitely versatile mind-reader?  Or Blade, who uses the power of being half-vampire to put the stakes to his own kind?  There’s a lot to balance here, which is why I hand it off to you, the Faithful Spoilerites, with today’s stalkery query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that if being the man for whom “Nimrod” went from meaning mighty hunter to idiot isn’t enough for you to vote Fudd, nothin’ will, asking: Who is the most legendary hunter in all of pop culture?


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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. I have a special reason for my pick: It was one of the three animated films which showed me that they can be something else than Disney, Saturday morning He-Man or Warner Bros. Vampire Hunter D. (Other two were Ninja Scroll & Akira, word “anime” was not known at that time.)

  2. Elmer Fudd will always be my favorite cartoon hunter. However, to answer this question, I am going with my gut…Sam and Dean Winchester from Supernatural. We’ve watched them grow and evolve over the series from kids following what dad says to do to men able to to hold their own against God, Lucifer and the King of Hell, all while driving that Impala. And, thanks to being on the WB and unable to use foul language (not a bad thing), they have given us some of the best made-up one-liners and insults ever.

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