Friday Night Fights – Dovahkiin vs. Corvo

What did we learn from last week’s brawl between Ratchet & Clank and Billy and Jimmy Lee? Mostly that folks care so little about the two teams that they can’t even be bothered to click their mouse button twice. Clearly, we’re going to need to step up our fight-promoter prowess…

When a villain is loose, when war is imminent, when the very known galaxy is facing certain destruction *breathless pause*… it’s totally inappropriate timing to have a popularity contest. But right now we’ve got peace, and with our 100 Best Heroes of All-Time rankings out, it’s time to tease out–scientifically!–just who is better than whom. We’ll tally up the votes at the end of each week and let you know which hero reigns supreme.

Tale of the tape: Dovahkiin the Dragonborn returns this week in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s third expansion. One thing that can be said of Dovahkiin is he rocks some seriously hardcore headgear. Who else can we say the same of? Corvo, of Dishonored fame. Time to lock horns, fellas.

Corvo (Dishonored): Corvo isn’t the typical hero type. He hides in shadows (Dishonored is, after all, one of the best stealth games out there), converses with a mystic being that very well may be the devil, and likes to dispatch his enemies by slicing their heads off their shoulders. But he does all of these things to the benefit the city of Dunwall and to save the kidnapped Empress-to-be. Plus, he is probably one of the nicest assassins on the job, as he doesn’t always submit his victims to death. Instead, Corvo’s targets might just spend the rest of their lives working in a coal mine, or be humiliated out of their influential political position.

Dovahkiin (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim): Dovahkiin’s power is what makes him an impressive character, and Skyrim one of the best games ever. As the Dragonborn, he carries the burden of being one of the only people in the world capable of actually defeating dragons, shouting them out of the sky with powerful, ancient dragon shouts and besting them in battles before devouring their souls. Dovahkiin is also capable of solving literally every problem for every person in Skyrim, which, obviously, has to count for something.

Who’s got the more impressive headgear?

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