Versus: Han Solo vs Malcolm Reynolds


By (@comicsonline)

What is Versus? Versus is a 26 Character Single Elimination Bracket. We will feature a new pairing each week till we reach the ultimate champion!

Han Solo
 Ruggedly handsome. Impossibly charming. Shoots first, despite controversy. Understands Shyriiwook.
Weaknesses: Unhealthy aversion to Carbonite. Weakness for attractive Hutt slaves. Actually cocky.
Famous Escape: Don’t know many other people who have escaped imprisonment within Carbonite, have you?  Though his friends can pretty much take all the credit for that one, having infiltrated Jabba’s fortress in disguises and elaborate-yet-unsuccessful plans… so maybe that bit of luck with a giant maneating sandworm was to thank.  Either way, quite the loyalty from his companions.

Captain Malcolm Reynolds
 Ruggedly handsome. Impossibly charming. Shoots first – no controversy. Speaks Chinese.
Weaknesses: Has unusually bad luck (though good luck near always follows). Weakness for Companions. Only appears cocky, but in reality puts his faith in his luck and his gun.
Famous Escape: Managed to defeat a master swordsman in a one-on-one duel to the death, having never handled a sword before in his life, to reclaim the honor of the woman he secretly loved. It helped that said woman (that loved him back but likewise remained in constant denial) sneaked to his quarters the night before the duel to give him an all-night crash course in swordsmanship – which may well have helped to save his life.  Quite the loyalty from his Companion.

Who will take the winners bracket and make their way to the top? The choice is yours!

Han Solo vs Malcolm Reynolds

  • Malcolm Reynolds (66%, 493 Votes)
  • Han Solo (34%, 251 Votes)

Total Voters: 744

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  1. JeanneNovember 5th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I have never seen malcolm Reynolds so I voted for Han Solo.

  2. BrynNovember 5th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Jeanne, you should watch Firefly! It is a fantastic show. It is (sadly) only 13 episodes and a movie, so not a huge time commitment.

  3. JackieNovember 5th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    This was a hard call, since Han is clearly the forerunner of Mal. That said, Mal has a more nuanced character, and… well… Nathan Fillion. So, gotta go with Mal. (But I won’t cry bitter tears if Han wins it)

  4. Lilys87November 5th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I can’t vote against Captain Tightpants. Even Han won’t change that.

  5. AmyNovember 5th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Sorry Han, I love you, I really do but I had to vote for Captain Tightpants.

  6. JennNovember 5th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    You know… an argument could be made that Mal wouldn’t exist without Han Solo.

  7. JeanneNovember 5th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    ok Bryn were do I find firefly? it oly went 13. episodes?.

  8. JuarhelaNovember 5th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Hmmmm…tough one. As said before, Han Solo was the archetype for Captain Mal, but Mal was such a complex, detailed, beautiful character.

    Really tough…

  9. AnnetteNovember 5th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I have to say Mal I grew up with loving Han Solo as my household liked a bit of Star Wars so had no choice but I got to choose to love Nathan Fillion……..cough……..I mean Cap’n Mal 😉 doesn’t mean I won’t vote twice 😉

    Ps yes Jeanne check out Firefly it’s a Whedon brain child of the best kind!!

  10. KevinNovember 5th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I told Han I voted for him and he just said, “I know.”

  11. an0nymouzNovember 5th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Jeanne, Firefly is available on Netflix. Make sure to watch Serenity (the movie) too after you’re done with the show!

  12. meCaleeNovember 5th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Malcolm Reynolds wins hands down… What a Hero….I’ll never forget the first time I watched ‘Firefly’…It’s called love at first sight..He’s My Capt’n forever…

  13. SynbiosNovember 6th, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Sorry Han, I voted for Mal

  14. SamNovember 6th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Mal any day of the week.

  15. Stephen JanesNovember 6th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    This was a more difficult decision because a vote for Han Solo is a vote for Chewbacca…

  16. NatalieNovember 6th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I have been in love with Han since I saw Star Wars at age 5… However… Mal has won my heart…

  17. JackieNovember 7th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    This was a lot harder than I thought it would be.

  18. Bryn 2November 8th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    3 things

    1. This isn’t the first Bryn that posted and I think it is super awesome that there is another Nerd Bryn out there. (Someday we shall rule the world)

    2. I love that it is nearly all women that seem to have posted, Nerdettes 4 Life!

    3. If you haven’t seen Firefly you can check it out on Netflix along with Serenity the movie that they made. This is a must do for any Scifi/Fillion fan.

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