What time is it? It’s time for the first annual MAY-HEM!
Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between characters in the DG
and ZOE universes? Of course not. No sane person would. But Zoe says we need
more content on the site and assigned Matt the task of coming up with something
awesome we could do ultra cheap. Matt flippantly suggested we just shove all
our characters in a room and let them fight their way out, and Zoe, who doesn’t
understand sarcasm, said yes, let’s go with that. So here we go with that!
MAY-HEM is a 64-person elimination tournament featuring characters from the
Demon Hunters, Gamers, JourneyQuest, and Rude Mechanical storylines, plus a few
surprise contestants. Starting tomorrow, we’ll have two matches per day posted on the
ZOE facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ZombieOrpheus
Twitter page: @zombieorpheus
and www.zombieorpheus.com… as polls. You, the spectators, get to decide who wins! Votes
will be tallied at the end of every day and the winners announced the next morning.
But here’s the catch—it’s not just a popularity contest. Like with an annoying math
problem, you have to show your work—it’s not enough to just vote for who you
want to win, you have to comment convincingly on why you think X would beat Y in
match Z. How would Gabriel beat Glorion, or Silence take on Silent Jim?
Keep in mind that these are not necessarily fights to the death, though that’s
certainly a way to win. It’s a matter of which character would overcome the other,
whether by brute force, trickery, seduction, name calling, or sheer intimidation.
Some of these guys can’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag, so you’d better
believe they’ll be looking for alternate means of achieving victory.
In the later rounds, (pending production logistics), we’ll start filming the matches,
which will appear in upcoming episodes of Rude Mechanical. And when we’ve
eventually crowned our champion, that character will be featured in an episode of
So grab your popcorn, polish your logic sticks, and grab a ringside seat for the text-
based clash of champions you didn’t know you’d been waiting for, MAY-HEM!!
And stay tuned, some battles may unlock Secret characters for Season 2!
“That ought to keep the plebes happy. Don’t quote me on that.” – Zoe Adastra