Cage Match 2015 Round 1: Death vs Alia Atreides


The Contestants



Neil Gaiman’s Sandman
Age: Immortal
Race: The Endless
Weapons / Artifacts: Eye of Horus, Ankh
Omnipotence & omniscience

Alia Atreides
Frank Herbert’s Dune series
Age: 29
Race: Human
Weapons / Artifacts: Ancestral memory. Bene Gesserit mental and physical abilities. Some telepathy and prescience.
Loyal army of followers.

The Breakdown


  • Immortal
  • At all places at all times
  • Virtually unlimited knowledge of this world and others
  • Shapeshifting
  • Virtually unlimited magical abilities

  • Loyal personality of cult that will kill and die for her
  • Regent Ruler of the Galaxy
  • Advanced mental and physical powers of the Bene Gesserit
  • Ancestral knowledge
  • Some prescience

  • Her power is limited by ancient customs

  • Madness

  • TBD

  • TBD

How we think the fight will go

Death: Hello, Alia. I’m Death. It’s time to go.Alia: You can’t take me. I’m the ruler of the Galaxy. I have millions of followers scattered over hundreds of worlds.

Death: I’m Death. I can take anyone any time.

Alia: I have a loyal army that will kill and die for me.

Death: I know. I’ve taken a lot of them. And I’ll take more. All of them eventually.

Alia: My ancestor, the Baron Harkonnen, dwells in my head. He’s clever and devious. He’ll help me defeat you.

Death: The Baron is dead. You killed him. What’s in your head is only a memory.

Alia: Oh. I forgot I killed him.

Death: Yes. And you killed yourself by jumping from a window to escape the torment of your madness.

Alia: I forgot about that too. I get confused sometimes.

Death: Don’t worry. All of that is over now.

Alia: You think so?

Death: I promise.

Alia: I’m Alia of the Knife. What if I still don’t want to go? I’ll fight you.

Death: Look around.

Alia: Oh.

Death: Yes.

Alia: I didn’t realize. I’m already dead. I guess you won.

Death: Don’t think of it as winning. Think of it as living your life. This is just another part.

Alia: I should have seen you coming.

Death: I hear that a lot. Are you ready?

Alia: I’m not afraid.

Death: I know.

Alia: Yes. I’m ready.

Death: Then let’s go.

Predicted Winner: Death. Always Death.

NOTE: THIS MATCH ENDS ON Thursday, March 5, 2015, AT 11:59 PM, EST

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