Horror has given us all manner of memorable monsters, but which one is the mightiest? This week: You decide! That's right, it's another round of io9 Smackdown, and this time, it's all about the creepies going bump in the night!
River Tam: a child prodigy, subjected to weird brain experiments and turned into an unstoppable killing machine. Who can stand in her way? Maybe the guy who trained since childhood to become the greatest detective and the greatest fighter?
Who knew River Tam was such an all-purpose badass? She's crushed two cybernetic organisms, a legendary starship captain and the Slayer. Can she defeat a Time Lord, who's lived ten lives and saved the universe? Plus a couple bonus rounds.
Is there anybody who can stop River Tam's slaughter of television's greatest ass-kickers? How about Joss Whedon's original heroine, Buffy? The Slayer has stopped the apocalypse more times than you can count — surely she can take on one girl?
The battle of the Summer Glaus was long and fierce — but we're calling it. River Tam vanquished her robotic twin, Cameron. But how will River do against the man who doesn't believe in the no-win situation: James T. Kirk?
Yesterday's io9 TV smackdown had a clear-cut winner — River cut Caprica Six to ribbons. But how will Firefly's River Tam do against Cameron, the Terminator from the late lamented Sarah Connor Chronicles?
Yesterday's television grudge match, pitting The Prisoner's brooding ex-secret agent Number Six against Battlestar Galactica's Caprica Six, was a hard-fought struggle. Caprica won in the end — but how will she do against Firefly's River Tam?
Television has beamed some great heroes, and deadly villains, into your home. But who's the biggest ass-kicker in the television universe? You decide. Today's match: Caprica Six versus Number Six.