GamesRadar's ultimate hated character battle


Baby Mario vs The Agency Director


Still stuck in a bubble from the last fight, Baby Mario is unmoved. His crying continues, reaching a fever pitch as it drowns the Director out completely. Without a Halo beta to sustain his existence, the Director simply fades away.

Winner: Baby Mario

Clippy vs Undead Minnie

Through Zombie Minnie’s eyes, Zombie Wizard Hitler, CEO of Disney, sees a googly-eyed character and decides to acquire him via underhanded means. Zombie Wizard Hitler forges a sketch and claims he invented Clippy during the ‘40s. After a lengthy legal battle, Disney buys Microsoft, and the apparent rights to Clippy.

However, due to the complicated nature of the agreements, Zombie Wizard Hitler can only create a character similar to Clippy for public use. Stay-Paul the Staple takes center stage, condemning Clippy to obscurity once again. Also Zombie Minnie eats Clippy and chokes to death. Later, Clippy is recovered from Minnie’s corpse, still alive, and slowly lowered into a vat of Dip, like in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Man, we are really busting out the current references on this one.

Winner: Stay-Paul the Staple

Kurt Cobain Singing No Doubt Songs vs Navi

Still dripping with blood after the fight with Otis, Navi is an intimidating sight, and Kurt loses his nerve. “Welcome to the Tragic Kingdom, bitch,” grunts Navi as she unleashes a haymaker that ruptures Kurt’s solar plexus. As he staggers and vomits, Navi flies into his ear and – through fairy magic – begins to bore into his skull. As Kurt mindlessly shrieks the lyrics to “Hollaback Girl,” Navi devour his brain and, grabbing the frayed nerve endings in his brainstem, takes control of his body for her own nefarious purposes.

Winner: Navi

Superdeformed Jar-Jar vs The Black Baron

As the two racist caricatures face off, they immediately begin slinging insults as each tries to prove that he is the more offensive stereotype. Just then, Jesse Jackson shows up and says “absolutely not,” and Spike Lee makes a condemnatory film about the incident, with a thinly veiled parody character (the Dark Duke of Angry Planet) played by Delroy Lindo. Being a huge movie buff, Black Baron of course gets the joke, and enjoys laughing at himself throughout the clever satire.

Then Black Baron beats the shit out of Jar-Jar and shoves him face-first into a microwave. “AAAAA! NOOOOOO! MEESA EXPLODA!” screams Jar-Jar as he exploda.

Winner: Black Baron


Baby Mario vs Stay-Paul

Stay-Paul punctures Baby Mario’s bubble, causing Mario to finally stop crying and pay attention to the battle. With fire in his eyes, Mario draws upon the power of the gods and, with an animalistic roar, rips Stay-Paul’s googly eyes from their sockets. Dropping the pulpy orbs on the floor, Baby Mario then Skypes in to Stay-Paul’s relatives so they can watch him get brutally murdered by a red-hatted baby. As Stay-Paul pleads for his life, Mario laughs for the first time in the tournament, and promises to spare Stay-Paul if Stay Paul crawls over and eats out of Mario’s diaper. As Stay-Paul’s lips close around the first mouthful of baby shit, Baby Mario cackles and curb-jaws him while his parents wail. Not with grief, but with shame. Shame at Stay-Paul for dying in such a stupid way.

Winner: Baby Mario

The Black Baron vs Navi Cobain

Eager for an actual fight, the Black Baron hefts a spiked bat and, with surprisingly little resistance, drives it straight into Cobain’s midsection. While unable to feel pain, Cobain’s body has nonetheless been severely weakened by heartbreak and heroin and also the fairy living in its skull. It crumples, smashing its skull against a curb as it falls.

Free of her self-imposed prison, Navi emits a terrifying squeak of unbridled, high-pitched fury and slams full-force into the Baron’s kneecaps, which bend backward. Howling in pain, the Baron tries to crawl away, only to be stopped by a sudden impact against his back. Turning to look, he sees Navi holding the bat, the spikes of which have been buried in the flesh of his back. Cackling maniacally, Navi lifts the bat – with the Baron still attached – and swings the Baron into a spike trap, which slams down, crushing him as he comically swears up a storm.

Winner: Navi


Baby Mario vs Navi

The two combatants fix each other with steely eyes. Baby Mario’s lip twitches, curling into a sneer. Navi’s wings crackle with barely constrained homicidal rage. Mario wails mightily, beating his chest as his eyes blaze with fury. Navi bites her tongue and utters a piercing shriek in honor of her fallen warrior gods.

Then the two start rolling around on the floor and this happens:


Somehow, Waluigi wins.

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  • DrDevious - August 25, 2011 11:42 p.m.

    This is still one of the greatest things I have ever read
  • runstooslow - May 15, 2011 1:52 a.m.

    This was too damn funny
  • wulibo - May 12, 2011 6:25 a.m.

    best article ever written by anyone for anything hands-down. Especially when Waluigi somehow wins.
  • BilboTeaBaggins - May 10, 2011 5:21 a.m.

    Lord on high that was a fantastic read, most of all after listening to the audio version of it.
  • VermithraxDagon - May 7, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    I friggin laughed so hard at this line and had to share it with all my buds: "Locked out of his bus, Madden then tries to bend Clippy into a lockpick, but accidentally bends him into a swastika instead." Instant Classic.
  • bloodyshadow - May 5, 2011 1:03 a.m.

    It should be noted that I read, aloud, the ENTIRE 1st character battle to someone over Skype. This will be another thing for them to sit through. I do wish there was another "I hope this is not an unlocking sandwich" type quote, but I've got plenty to work with here. Thanks you guys.
  • Dutch - May 5, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    The zombie wizard Hitler charcter thread was sooo funy. I wanted fucking Stay-Paul to win.
  • R-ape - May 4, 2011 2:21 a.m.

    To defeat Navi, all you need to do is to not believe in her. Or to just turn the game off and go outside.
  • Triscuitable - May 4, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    GR, there is a flaw in this. The Black Baron... He's white. From the Madworld Wiki: "Despite looking black, Howard states that the Black Baron is in fact not actually black, of which Kreese gets in an arguement with Howard over if that would be important or not, in which it is implied that Kreese is black." Sorry if it ruined your fun.
  • HardMetalManiac - May 3, 2011 9:22 p.m.

  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - May 3, 2011 12:59 p.m.

    Aww I thought Madden could go all the way :(
  • Zanthis - May 3, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    A fittingly hilarious and perfect ending
  • DiJunoMan - May 3, 2011 1:11 a.m.

    Fuck yes! infinite internets for you Gamesradar!
  • JohnnyApplesperm - May 3, 2011 12:24 a.m.

    I love you.
  • philipshaw - May 2, 2011 1:50 p.m.

    This was amazing and great Gabriel Night reference
  • taterboob - May 2, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    @BigKingBud You are the king of trolls. I saw you calling Portal 2 overrated in another comments section, and now I find you here declaring Mass Effect 2 the most overrated game of 2010? Either you're trolling hard, or you just discovered the word 'overrated' and you're using it like a kid who just got a new toy.
  • VMPSaberwolf - May 2, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    Thanks for puting this together, well done!
  • ZenRobot - May 2, 2011 6:19 a.m.

    EPIC simpson's reference with Gex! wow. this whole article is the exact reason Gamesradar is my favorite gaming site. you rule.
  • Cheech360 - May 2, 2011 3:17 a.m.

    hahahaha this was awesome
  • FanofSaiyan - May 2, 2011 2:14 a.m.

    Navi Cobain will be giving me nitemares for about a week. Nice deus ex ending, but is Waluigi really deserving of the title Greatest Worst Character ever?

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