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Who's Your Favorite Vampire Hunter?

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Buffy
  7846 votes / 30%
Blade
  4057 votes / 15%
The Frog Brothers
  938 votes / 3%
Van Helsing
  2676 votes / 10%
Abraham Lincoln
  2310 votes / 9%
D
  2618 votes / 10%
Lycans
  920 votes / 3%
Vampires are people too
  4284 votes / 16%
25649 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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Who's Your Favorite Vampire Hunter?

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  • Stephanie Meyer (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @11:14PM (#40475005)

    If "Twilight" is anything to go by, Stephanie Meyer is trying to kill the traditional vampire stone dead

  • Missing option (Score:4, Insightful)

    by sootman (158191) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @12:08AM (#40475253) Homepage Journal

    Where's the "Cowboy Neal" option when you need it?

  • by artor3 (1344997) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @12:14AM (#40475283)

    D and Alucard (and Buffy and Blade and the Belmonts and so on) all have it easy. They're basically on an even footing with the vampires they hunt, and that's being generous to the prey.

    It's way more impressive when a regular Joe, like Van Helsing, manages to succeed. I assume, of course, we're talking about Bram Stoker's Van Helsing, not one of the various super-powered re-imaginings.

  • Re:Which Buffy? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by MLease (652529) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @01:22AM (#40475569)

    Yup. Also Sarah Michelle Gellar. Yum! :)

  • Re:JCVH? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by geekoid (135745) <dadinportland@@@yahoo...com> on Thursday June 28, 2012 @10:50AM (#40478597) Homepage Journal

    It's nice that you make up your own definitions to help you feel good about your self while you spread lies and suppress people.

  • Re:JCVH? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by John Hasler (414242) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @10:58AM (#40478697) Homepage

    The level of bigotry and smug arrogance sometimes exhibited here is "amazing".

  • Re:Missing links (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Whorhay (1319089) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @12:06PM (#40479359)

    People here seem to be drawing a direct connection between the Underworld movies and the Lycan option. While I recognize that those movies probably popularized the usage it's not actually original to them. People who have animalistic shapeshifting abilities are generally called Lycanthropes in the fictional works where they exist. The word Lycans is just an obvious shortening. And imo Werewolves and the other varieties of Lycanthropes are easily the most interesting hunters of Vampires.

  • by LoudMusic (199347) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @12:22PM (#40479549)

    You knowingly watched a movie with "Arnold Schwarzenegger in HERCULES, in New York". You have no one to blame for your two lost hours but yourself.

  • Re:JCVH? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 28, 2012 @01:55PM (#40481919)
    Why are you even bothering to describe the difference between two fictional things that both rose from the dead?
  • by mrex (25183) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @03:09PM (#40483811)

    >Were there any empirical tests done?

    You, uhh, you mean like the ones we've performed on zombies?

  • Re:Which Buffy? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by UnderCoverPenguin (1001627) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @04:30PM (#40485303)

    My girlfriend and I always prefered Willow (Allyson Hannigan) over Buffy (SMG), but SMG was pretty darned hot in her own right.

  • by LateArthurDent (1403947) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @05:18PM (#40485989)

    D and Alucard (and Buffy and Blade and the Belmonts and so on) all have it easy. They're basically on an even footing with the vampires they hunt, and that's being generous to the prey.

    I hear that argument a lot, usually as a reason for why Superman is a boring character. "He can do anything, why is that interesting?"

    Basically, if you're reading Superman comics, or watching Buffy, to see heroes in a physical fight against their opponents, you're missing the point. And quite a few Superman writers, especially for movies and TV Series have missed the point (except for early Lois & Clark in the early seasons). The story isn't about their abilities. It's about how all those powers still aren't enough to fix basic problems we encounter day to day.

    Sure, physically, Vampires were no match for Buffy. Then again, she had relationship issues, could not save her mother from death, and when Angel turned evil, she had the opportunity and ability to kill him several times, but couldn't bring herself to do so. As a result of her inaction, other people died, and she had to deal with that. Eventually, she did have to kill him, but at the moment she did so, her physical strength wasn't a variable, since he had been given his soul back and was utterly confused about what was going on. Had Cordelia been there, she could have physically run that sword through Angel just as easily.

    The later seasons deal with similar issues. Oftentimes her strength actually gets in her way. And that's what stories about super-powered individuals should be about.

  • Re:JCVH? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by undeadbill (2490070) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @05:20PM (#40486029)

    Soooo... he was a lich? I mean, he resurrected with his old wounds intact (hence, the "doubting Thomas" incident with the finger in Christ's side, which went into the hummus afterwords, causing the other Apostles and Disciples great discomfort).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lich [wikipedia.org]

  • Re:JCVH? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Chrisq (894406) on Friday June 29, 2012 @03:31AM (#40491123)

    Why are you even bothering to describe the difference between two fictional things that both rose from the dead?

    Didn't you ever wonder whether Iron Man could beat Captain America?

  • Re:JCVH? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by KermodeBear (738243) on Saturday June 30, 2012 @12:58AM (#40502221) Homepage

    When it comes to Religion on Slashdot, you are allowed to believe anything you want - as long as you believe in no god at all, or profess a mocking belief in the flying spaghetti monster. It's pretty obnoxious, but unfortunately Slashdot has become far more puerile than it used to be. Used to be that the trolls would be modded down. Not only are they often modded UP these days, but anything that even hints at a belief in anything above and beyond what is "allowed" here is modded down into oblivion.

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