Survival 16 Results

Results from Survival 16

We lost our first one seed when Django upset Wallace. Dixon, Bauer, and Gibbs all protected their 1 seeds. Captain Steve Hiller continued his upset streak, while Bourne, Maximus, and Shepherd all retained their seed advantage. Neville, Bond, and Han Solo beat their lower ranked opponents while Walter White moved on with an upset. Wichita, King Leonidas, and Private Jackson, all upset their higher ranked opponents, and joined John McClain in the winner’s circle.

My prediction for the most important matchup of the next round is Wichita, the last female, in the competition vs. Darryl Dixon, the crowd favorite, in a battle of the sexes. Will it be the last battle of the sexes for the tournament? That’s up to all of you.

Maximus joins Jason Bourne in the 100% club, as well as Jason Bourne winning a second match up by 100%. Congrats to these power house two seeds.

Survival Team Smack Down PSA

Due to the fact that it is a holiday weekend and I hope that all of my amazing readers are taking advantage of this time to go have fun with friends and family we will be taking a brief respite from the competition to give the fighters a chance to recover before we enter into the Elite 8. I will be posting current standings on Tuesday and voting will resume on Wednesday the 29th. Go have some fun.

Survival 16 Fight 4

Survival 16

Fight 4


Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead vs. Wichita from Zombieland

Rick Grimes was a deputy before he found himself to be the leader of a band of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. He is skilled in small arms combat, leadership, and killing zombies.

Wichita is a shotgun wielding vixen, who has plenty of practice at dropping the undead. Prior to surviving in a zombie infested world she was a masterful conwoman, and brought that survival skill with her into Zombieland. She is also a skilled driver.


Strider from Lord of the Rings vs. King Leonidas of 300

Strider is a ranger of the north who is an exceptional tracker, horseman, swordsman and archer. He often fights against over whelming odds and his skills keep him and those he protects alive. He also knows how to lead, since he was the king to unite the human realm.

King Leonidas knows how to rule a military society. He leads from the front lines, and is a hardened veteran of war. He is skilled with a spear and sword.

Boys with Toys:

John Mcclain from Die Hard vs. Bryan Mills from Taken

John McClain is a senior detective lieutenant with over thirty years on the force. He is used to operating solo without any help from his department. He is described as being a foul-mouthed, wisecracking, cop with an itchy trigger finger and a maverick spirit.

Bryan Mills  “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you”. He is exceptional at hand to hand combat, and a marksman with a pistol.

More than Meets the Eye

Macgyver from Macgyver vs. Private Jackson from Saving Private Ryan

Macgyver is a secret agent who prefers nonviolent resolution when possible, and refuses to handle guns. He is educated as a scientist, and has a background in EOD. His primary resources are a vast knowledge of physical sciences and the ability to solve complex problems with everyday items.

Pvt. Jackson “What I mean by that, sir, is if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile from Adolf Hitler… with a clean line of sight… Pack your bags, fellas. War’s over. Amen.” He is an exceptional World War II sniper who fought through DDay, so you know he can handle himself in the worst possible situation imaginable.

Survival 16 Fight 3

Survival 16

Fight 3

All of the 3rd seeds are still standing. Will they be after this round?


Abigail Whistler from Blade Trinity vs. Robert Neville of I Am Legend

Abigail Whistler is a marksman with her bow, as well as the variety of specialty arrows she wields. She can successfully lead an assault against a fortified building on a rescue mission, and often demonstrates her gymnast abilities. Not to mention she builds excellent playlists for slaying vampires.

Robert Neville knows how to survive as the last man alive. He is an excellent shape and is a military man. He is an excellent driver, and also a scientist. (This is a tricky one for me because I am not sure if I should use the book or film version, so pick the one you’d rather)


Han Solo from Star Wars vs. Lara Croft from Tomb Raider

Han Solo has piloting skills and charm. He knows when to fight and when to hide. He is exceptional with a sidearm and explosives. He has a proficiency for gambling, barter, and trade, as well as the knowledge of how to move goods without getting caught.

Lara Croft    is presented as a beautiful, intelligent, and athletic English archaeologist-adventuress who ventures into ancient, hazardous tombs and ruins around the world. When exploring, she often carries two pistols, but has used other weaponry throughout the series. Lara Croft is fluent in several languages. (From Wiki)

Boys with Toys

James Bond from Golden Eye vs. John Triton from The Marine

James Bond is an MI6 secret agent who is an expert marksman with a pistol and an excellent hand to hand to hand fighter. He is great at games of chance and can charm just about any female in the world. Also, he is great at improvised defensive traps, and makeshift explosives as well as a great shot with a long barreled rifle.

John Triton is an Honorably Discharged Marine Sergeant who works as a security guard. He is well trained in all forms of fire arms, melee combat, and hand to hand combat.

More than Meets the Eye

Sherlock Holmes from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle vs. Walter White from Breaking Bad

Sherlock Holmes is a detective who can dawn any disguise, and uses forensic science and logical reasoning. He is skilled at breaking into houses, hand to hand combat, and is accurate with a pistol. Arguably the best detective of all time.

Walter White is a once accomplished chemist now heading into a mid-life crisis that lives in Albuquerque, NM. A brilliant man that once contributed to Nobel Prize winning research, (at the beginning of Breaking Bad) he works as a very underpaid high school chemistry teacher, while working a second job at a local car wash. As he looks upon himself at the age of 50, he suddenly learns he has lung cancer. As his two jobs cannot pay for medical support (never mind his family’s regular expenses), he turns to a life of crime making the highest quality methamphetamine available (From IMDB)


Survival 16 Fight 2

Survival 16

Second Matchup

An interesting point of note for this round, is there are no two identical seed matchups. The maximum number of combinations was created by the voting. Can the last two two seeds hang on? Will the 15 seeds continue their Cinderella story? It’s all up to you.


Captain Steve Hiller from Independence Day vs. Abraham Lincoln from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Capt. Steve Hiller is a marine pilot who has showed down against aliens. He can successfully keep the groups spirits lifted and will have no problem volunteering for one way missions.

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, is in fact a vampire hunter who wields and axe and silver pocket watch. He knows how to handle the most dangerous of the undead, and excels in hand to hand combat, even against faster and stronger foes.


Maximus from Gladiator vs. Hawkeye from Last of the Mohicans

Maximus was a General in the Roman army, and then became a champion gladiator who stood against a tyrannical emperor. He is exceptional with a sword and on horseback as well as a natural leader.

Hawkeye Natty Bumppo, although the child of white parents, grew up with Delaware Indians Native Americans raised by Moravian Christians, becoming a near-fearless warrior skilled in many weapons, one of which is the long rifle. Hawkeye (one of his many nicknames) hunts only what he needs to survive, and when it comes time to fire his rifle he lives by the rule, “One shot, one kill”. (From Wiki)

Boys with Toys:

Jason Bourne from The Bourne Ultimatum vs. Mike Banning from Olympus has Fallen

Jason Bourne is a professional assassin and covert operative. He is well trained in hand to hand combat, as well as firearms. His knack for reading a situation and escaping definite capture would lead to avoiding hairy situations. The man can calculate everything about a fight and notices every detail of a room.

Mike Banning is a former U.S. Army Ranger Mike Banning is the lead Secret Service agent assigned to head the Presidential Detail. He is skilled in all forms of firearms, infiltration, electronic warfare, hand to hand combat, and tactics.

More than Meets the Eye:

Chuck Noland of Castaway vs. Dr. Jack Shepherd from Lost

Chuck Noland was able to survive a plane crash and years on a desert island with an ice skate, video tape, and a volleyball. He would be able to teach the group how to build shelter, make fire, and procure safe drinking water.

Jack Shepherd plays a key role in the survival of his fellow survivors in the immediate aftermath of the crash, instructing others to help those with injuries and using his medical background to assist the wounded. The survivors look to Jack as their leader. He has the ability to think quickly and analyze crisis situations. Jack intentionally represses fear and anxiety, usually in order to remain strong for other people, as he is the one they turn to during crises. He does this to not give his fellow survivors false hope. (From Wiki)






Survival 16: Match Up 1

Survival Sixteen

1st Match Up


Darryl Dixon of The Walking Dead vs. Lt. Ellen Ripley of Aliens

Darryl Dixon is an expert marksmen and tracker who wields a Horton Scout HD 125 crossbow. He has been a survivalist since his youth and has experience in slaying zombies.

Ripley is a military trained scientist that can use heavy machinery. When the job is on the line she doesn’t let fear stand in her way. She is trained in military tactics and knows her way around shotguns, rifles, and flame throwers, as well as pilot training.


William Wallace from Braveheart vs. Django from Django Unchained

William Wallace led Scotland in the Wars of Scottish Independence while wielding a claymore. The man was willing to die for his cause. He brings to the table front line leadership, melee combat skills, and conviction.

Django was a former slave who was freed and then trained to be a bounty hunter. He is a stellar marksman with a wide variety of firearms. He’s also excellent with explosives and hand to hand combat. In the movie he was almost always outnumbered by wide ratios. He was also very clever and cunning. Im sure you can clean this up and make it sound good. Django was a total badass in the movie, make sure you do him justice. (Ryan McCormick)

Boys with Toys:

Jack Bauer from 24 vs. Frank Martin from The Driver

Jack Bauer has been America’s defender on 8 different intense days. He was a member of Delta Force where he specialized in infantry operations, and received Ranger, Air Assault, and Airborne Training. He is highly proficient with firearms, explosives, and a number of languages. Also is capable of flying planes and helicopters.

Frank Martin is portrayed as having expertise with explosives, surveillance, hand-to-hand combat and evasive driving. Emphasis is given to his skills as an accomplished driver, able to conduct seemingly impossible maneuvers while retaining perfect control of his vehicle. Frank often engages in hand-to-hand combat, having to improvise using unconventional weapons against his opponents. Martin is also an accomplished sharpshooter.

More than Meets the Eye

Jethro Gibbs from NCIS vs. Dr. Quinn from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

Jethro Gibbs is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant; Scout Sniper and Military Police NCO. He is meticulous, disciplined, and demanding in the leadership of his NCIS team. He continually proves his long range marksmanship and his ability to outdraw with a sidearm. He is protective and fatherly to his team.

Dr. Quinn is a female doctor in the wild west, that alone shows she can survive in the Primal Age. She can perform lifesaving medical acts without the use of today’s technology. She has what it takes to survive in the wilderness without any of the conveniences of today.


Round 1 Totals

Current Standings

1st Place Ryan McCormick

27 points 

4/4 Fighting Four

100% Round 1 Boys with Toys

And just so you can all see how awesome he is:

Ryan’s Bracket

Current Bracket

Now you can all see what you need to do to dethrone the king

Remaining competitors:

2. Mario 27pts 2/4

3. Ross 25pts 4/4

4./5. Brady 24pts 3/4

4./5. Krista 24pts 3/4

6. Mike 23pts 3/4

7. Diane 21pts 3/4

8. Heather 18pts 4/4

9. Eric 17pts 4/4

10. SomeIdiot 16pts 1/4

Round 1 has come to a close. If anyone notices an error, please let me know.

Other than some idiot everyone still has a chance to make a run for the win.

The next round of voting will begin tomorrow. Remember Round 2 picks are worth 2 points per selection. Happy voting and good luck.

Round 1 Tie Breaker


Who will be broken?

Only one tie managed to survive through the first round of match ups. Facing off in today’s lightning round will be Abigail Whistler vs. Mad Max. Who will survive to the next round?

Abigail Whistler is a marksman with her bow, as well as the variety of specialty arrows she wields. She can successfully lead an assault against a fortified building on a rescue mission, and often demonstrates her gymnast abilities. Not to mention she builds excellent playlists for slaying vampires.

Mad Max is a tough brawler, who wields a sawed off double barrel shotgun and travels with the company of his loyal dog. He has proven his ability to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, and is an excellent convoy driver, already proving he can handle a tanker while under pursuit.