You know how I’m always joking about how much I love watching the food network? Okay, well. It’s not really a joke. It’s like the best—and most useful—kind of reality TV, right? Right. (Have you ever seen Throwdown with Bobby Flay? If you haven’t, you can read the details at the Food Network website.)
I was watching Throwdown the other night, and got thinking about the protagonists of all my favorite books (yes, including my own) and their differences, as well as what they have in common.
Wouldn’t it be frawsome to have a throwdown match between our favorite fictional characters? Like…just for example, Jacob Black and Peeta Mellark. Jacob is a wolf-boy out to save the world—and the girl he loves—from vampires, but Peeta is a trained killer, forced to kill other kids his age and younger, including possibly the girl he loves, in order to survive.
But both are good, decent people who want to make the world a better place, and who will do anything to ensure the safety of their love-interest girl. And by the way, both of them are in love with a girl who kind of loves them back, but not enough. Not really.
So, who would win in a throwdown between them? Any ideas? Because I just don’t know. I don’t. I love to read, but am not sure I could be a judge in this particular match between heroes. This is why I need to hear your thoughts on the matter.
And also, what two characters would you like to see throw down?