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Gaming with Uncle Lester: Darkseid vs. Thanos

Posted Fri, Jul 05, 2013 by Uncle Lester

Gaming With Uncle Lester

Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a gamer at heart. Always on the lookout for an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to use before being runoff, his quest for gamer glory continues!


Hello and welcome to the tenth edition of Gaming with Uncle Lester! I’m your host of today’s show, Uncle Lester. Well, Preacher McGee is finally sleeping of his Jesus Juice binge from last night. Seriously, I didn't think that dude was ever going to stop screaming or drinking since I lit those Roman Candles in the front room. Is it my fault the oil painting of Mary happened to burst into flames? I think not. Let's just hope he thinks the same whenever he finally wakes up. I don't feel like hitting the road in search of Wi-Fi access during the 4th of July weekend.

Anyway... As I said last week, I've decided to throw two superheroes or supervillains from Marvel and DC into the Pit of Eternal Geeknation and see who comes out on top. This week? I'm pitting Marvel's Thanos (during his possession of the Infinity Gauntlet) against DC's Darkseid. Two epic characters within their respective comic universes, it's time to throw them in The Pit, so let's go!

Darkseid vs. Thanos

On the left, sporting the blue trunks, it's DC's Darkseid. One of the New Gods, Darkseid is, quite literally, a god. With that kind of omnipotence, it would seem to be an easy battle, but as with most villains, his own ego often gets in the way. Rather than just destroy his victims out right with his Omega Beam, he often resorts to tactics of subtlety and manipulation. He enjoys seeing people destroy themselves, their works, or be out maneuvered by someone else and thus destroyed. Darkseid rarely bothers to get his own hands dirty.

On the right, wearing purple and gold, stands Thanos, son of Titan. Thanos is a cosmic being of immense power and is also the consort of the physical manifestation of death. Armed at one point with the Infinity Gauntlet (comprised of the six Infinite Gems - Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, Time, and Power), Thanos wiped out half of the living beings in the Universe. Why? As a token of his love to Death. Yeah... little off his rocker. Thankfully he is, because it's the only thing that allowed him to be taken down.

So there you go! Two of the most vicious and calculating cosmic entities in the known comic universe. If we threw them into a pit and forced them to fight it out, who would end up the victor and whose corpse would be left to rot in the sand? Vote for your favorites here!

That’s it for today’s show but tune in Monday for more from your jumping jellybean of the gaming world, Uncle Lester! Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @UncleLesterWIFI too or send me an email with your gamer topic at [email protected]!

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