Fifty episodes of Smash Fiction have come and gone...but we remain unsatistifed! After all, how can we tell which of our fifty winners is truly the best of the best? In celebration of the completion of the first season of Smash Fiction, it is our pleasure to unveil the first-ever Smash Bash Championship!
In this very special episode, each host will draft a team of four former Smash Fiction victors. These characters will compete in the Lighting Gauntlet, five successive Lightning Rounds whose winners will qualify for one final no-holds-barred fight to determine the first Smash Fiction champion! Who will win? Who will fall? And who will come up with the most nonsensical Lightning Round of them all?
Colin's underwater robot volcano fortress has inexplicably failed to transform into the talking submarine that traditionally transports him to the surface for recording...but that won't stop the Smash Fiction crew from answering another of the most important questions: Which half-man, half-machine do-gooder police proxy is the best at stopping a fiendish robot-themed crime lord from carrying out his fiendish robot-themed plans?
In this case, Dr. Wily is up to his wily tricks again, and Mega-Man is unavailable, so three other cybernetic heroes step forward. Will Cyborg's unbeatable combination of bullshit DC Comics technology allow him to boom tube and "Booyah!" his way to victory? Can RoboCop overcome his restrictive directives and take advantage of his lack of wireless ports? And does Inspector Gadget actually try to win on his own before giving up and throwing Penny at the problem?
Thanks to Sam Ruiz for suggesting this match and throwing us into possibly our dirtiest fight yet, as well as the dirtiest (in another way, but totally unintentionally, maybe) Lighting Round since...well, since the last time Liz Logan was the judge, probably.
When a bomb threat goes unheeded during a swag police fundraiser, it's a good thing to have a superhero on hand. After all, comic book police officers can't protect themselves from much of anything; hell, the chief himself usually doesn't even know about his daughter being a vigilante, and couldn't do anything about it if he did. Unfortunately, you can have too much of a good thing, and while one superhero is great in a crisis (non-infinite variety, thank you very much) two can be a real problem. Especially when they do what superheroes always do: start fighting each other instead of the bad guys because...well, it was all a big misunderstanding.
In this case, the Bat-family's resident detective/martial-artist/super-genius, Barbara Gordon, and the web-slinging, music-loving, slang-tossing protector of Earth-65 New York, Gwen Stacy, mistake each other for the potential bomber and immediately start to go at it (no, not that way, shippers, sorry). Will Batgirl use her equipment, experience and extreme edginess to defeat her opponent, or will Spider-Gwen's strength, questionable karate chops, and intensely bright color palette prevail?
Featuring a ridiculously unfair initiative contest, an extensive explanation of kung fu, and the truly unique reveal of who actually called in the bomb threat, and why (hint: It involves lightning.)
Fresh from their box office-breaking performance in King's Landing, the League travels north to Winterfell in search of the ever-elusive Stone of Grace. But the road to adventure is never easy, and our heroes will have to contend with harsh weather, unusually aggressive wildlife, and a mysterious new foe with dark designs on the League. Come for the action, stay for the unusual degree of romantic and sexual tension between two very unexpected characters!