Cage Match 2012: Round 2: Granny Weatherwax versus The Fool


The Contestants


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Esmerelda “Esme” Weatherwax
Age: It’s rude to ask a Witch her age
Race: Witch
Weapons / Artifacts: Flying broomstick

The Fool
White Prophet
Age: Unknown
Race: White
Weapons / Artifacts: Can foresee the future and alter the path of time
Will outsmart you

The Breakdown


  • Incredibly powerful witch
  • Particularly skilled at tricking people without using magic
  • Can “Borrow” another’s senses

  • Can guide the course of time
  • Is very smart
  • Great at disguises

  • Committed to doing “Right”

  • Weakling

  • Bram
    I bet he’d prefer un-death

How we think the fight will go

Dearest fans and dedicated voters,

From all of us here at Unbound, we apologize for the severe damage done to the Unbound Worlds Cage Match Stadium and surrounding neighborhood. We had worked with the greatest minds in the realm to bring you the most entertaining, the most thought provoking fights between your favorite science fiction and fantasy characters, and we have failed you. Looking back, we should have seen this coming a mile away.

We were so excited for this fight. The Fool and Granny Weatherwax share so many incredibly awesome, mind-bending talents. Both have an almost incomprehensible ability to see far into the future, and understand how to guide the flow of time to preserve what’s Right in the universe. Both are frustratingly clever, and have razor-sharp minds. We expected this fight to be epic, discussed and debated for years to come. We were prepared to know that we may not even live to see the true outcome of this match, because both Granny and The Fool tend to work with centuries-long timelines. Theses would be written on the hows and the whys, films would be made and re-made to try and fully capture the complexities of this face-off, poems would be written, ballads would be sung. We expected, no, knew that this match would alter time itself.

Looking back, we didn’t expect that Granny Weatherwax would simply just set the arena on fire. It turns out that she was frustrated the whole concept of Cage Match, being forced to put her powers on display for the entertainment of others, etc. and was particularly miffed that her hotel only had “that god-awful Lipton crap and cheap, plastic-encased biscuits.” Granny has issued a formal apology to those in attendance that day, but we’re not sure if she really meant it.

Please forgive us.

Yours cordially,

Unbound Worlds Cage Match

Rhea Lyons contributed to this Cage Match

Predicted Winner: Granny Weatherwax


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Granny Weatherwax is a character from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett; The Fool is a character from the Tawny Man series by Robin Hobb

Granny image courtesy of Victor Gollancz, Ltd. The Fool image courtesy of Spectra Books

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