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Friday Night Fights - Geralt vs. Sora

What a nail-bitter! After some 1,380 votes were cast, Dishonored's Corvo eked out victory over Skyrim's Dovahkiin--with a margin of victory at just 0.02%! Sorry, Elder Scrolls fans--don't look to us for a recount...

When a villain is loose, when war is imminent, when the very known galaxy is facing certain destruction *breathless pause*... it's totally inappropriate timing to have a popularity contest. But right now we've got peace, and with our 100 Best Heroes of All-Time rankings out, it's time to tease out--scientifically!--just who is better than whom. We'll tally up the votes at the end of each week and let you know which hero reigns supreme.

Tale of the Tape: Today's RPG day here on GamesRadar, and we've already named our 2012 RPG of the Year as XCOM: Enemy Unknown. As our nominees evince, the genre is diverse. How diverse? Enough to allow us to pit Geralt the Witcher in an even one-on-one brawl with Sora of the Keyblade.

Sora (Kingdom Hearts) - Few videogame heroes are as pure of heart and innocent of mind as young Sora. He values friendship above anything else, something he perhaps confuses with love, which is obviously what he’s feeling for Kairi. But that’s his charm – his childish naivety, like the way he meets a stranger and declares they’re friends after 20 seconds. And he has bigger feet than 99% of the heroes on this list, so he gets bonus points for that.

Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher) - The amnesiac Witcher from Rivia stands in sort of a grey area on the hero spectrum. He may make his living as a mercenary--killing monsters and mythical creatures for cold hard cash--but the monster hunter has a soft spot for the poor and downtrodden. He’ll fight till his last breath to defend nonhumans from oppression, but he can also be tilted the other way and take part in his fair share of debauchery and revenge. In the end though, he fights to bring justice to those who have wronged the people he cares for, making him a hero in his own right.

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13 comments

  • TheDudeFromNowhere - December 17, 2012 1:02 a.m.

    I believe Sora would win. He is just too much. All the things he can do guarantees his victory. Plus, he beat Sephiroth twice (is that even considered canon?)
  • nintendo365 - December 16, 2012 9:38 p.m.

    I voted for Geralt, he seems like hes used to fighting solo and can handle himself well. On the other hand Sora doesnt seem like a pushover either, but it seems to me that hes used to fighting with help. Without his friends, hes dead. Also I can type out the full battle right here: Sora: Hi there, Im Sora, you seem lost- need some help? Geralt: No thanks, Im supposed to meet a guy here for a battle to the death. Sora: Oh yeah, thats me! Geralt: Really now? Sora: Yeah, but now that we've had a conversation- we're friends! And I could never hurt my friends... Geralt: I can. *stab**stab* WINNER: GERALT
  • jackthemenace - December 16, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    Gotta be Sora. Even though Sora'd still manage to win in a proper, fair, all-out fight, I doubt Mr. Of Rivia would be THAT much of a douchebag to even try and kill a 15-year-old boy. That, and Sora can technically fly. Plus, it's already been established that if he 'dies', he'll basically come back as a Heartless. Like, Dark Sora.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - December 15, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    sora is shit
  • Cloudiology - December 15, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Sora can take down Sephiroth. I saw him do it multiple times! it's no contest..
  • poopaloop1 - December 15, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    Technically Sora could just summon some Disney characters to cartoonishly murder Geralt.
  • Shinn - December 15, 2012 6:21 a.m.

    If it came down to it, Geralt could just cast Axii and have Sora kill himself. It's never a fair fight when one of the characters has mind control powers.
  • Letter11 - December 15, 2012 2:39 a.m.

    I think Geralt's acute case of syphilis might slow him down a bit in a battle against the Keyblade master. No, wait, are Witchers immune to that? Whatever, Sora won't lose to anyone! (Except maybe Sephiroth...)
  • KA87 - December 14, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    Sora is going to land his Gummi ship on you right before he sticks his keyblade in your eye.
  • ThatGamerDude - December 14, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    I voted Sora. However in an actual fight, I don't really think Sora can beat anyone without using Final Form.
  • TheBountyHunted - December 14, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    He made it all the way through KH, Chain of Memories, Re:Coded, and Dream Drop Distance without any forms though. Also he has easily castable magic like fire, gravity, and stop that could do damage or disable the foe to create an opening. I think he can stand a chance.
  • ThatGamerDude - December 14, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Wow I did not think my comment through all the way! The only thing I can say now is... nothing. He just might be able to stand a chance after all.
  • GameManiac - December 15, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    God, I miss his Forms...

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