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mickyFinn said on January 7th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

I think 7h is Theah, in the 7th Sea setting

Alexi Sargeant said on January 8th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

If 3 is puns, 3f is definitely Maeby Funke (because she’s Michael’s cousin, Maeby/maybe)!

The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 9th, 2014 at 8:59 am

(by the way, how much longer do we have to solve these?…)

Q1 –> Characters with Noble titles
1a: Count Vertigo
1b: Princess Peach
1c: Duke of Deception
1d: Who chose the wrong time to go searching for his donkey?
1e: Who was imprisoned by the American government and separated from her child?
1f: Count Chocula
1g: Marquis de Carabas from Neverwhere
1h: Polgara the Sorceress, also known as the Duchess of Erat.
1i. Who was the friend of the Ash Can kids?

Q2 –> Machines
2a: Guy Pearce in “The Time Machine”
2b. Who served eighteen months for drunk driving?
2c. Who was Japanese, but had a strong French accent?
2d: The Doomsday Machine
2e: The Machine Man
2f. Who was greatly concerned with what would happen at the Somme?
2g: The T-X from “T3: Rise of the Machines”
2h. Who was brought across space and time to serve his people’s greatest enemy?
2i. Who has worked in international human rights, arms manufacturing and machine salvage?

Q3 –> Characters whose names are puns
3a. Whose options were dying, dying in the tunnels, or dying in the streets?
3b – Lew Zealand
3c – Harley Quinn
3d. Who set his son against his son’s half-brother?
3e – Max Payne
3f – Maeby Funke
3g. Who had the power to make it rain?
3h. Who sang about a 200-year-old woman?
3i – Bigby Wolf

Q4 –> Captains
4a. Captain Elizabeth Swann
4b. Who once made someone so desperate they joined a traveling circus?
4c: Captain Yossarian
4d. Who was killed by a robot while trying to protect a future President?
4e: Captain Blackadder
4f. Who joined the military when her professional sporting career became an impossible dream?
4g: Captain Caveman
4h: Captain Leela
4i: Captain Canuck

Q5 –> Undead characters
5a: Varney the Vampire.
5b. Who remembered the rituals of shaving?
5c. Who proved his existence with a single penny?
5d. Who made the mistake of deciding to re-bury his late father?
5e. Who begun their new life when they were ambushed by a gardener?
5f: the Confessor from Astro City
5g: One of the Ringwraiths, aka “The Black Easterling”.
5h: Barnabas Collins
5i: the Mummy from “Mummy Returns”

Q6 –> Swords
6a: Dyrnwyn(Cauldron thief, Taran?
6b. Who was born in a Soho whorehouse?
6c: Doomgiver, the sword of justice (Saberhagen’s Book of Swords).
6d. Oar, or Bokken- Miyamoto Musashi carved a bokken from an oar, and used it in his duel Sasaki Kojiro at a sandbar.
6e: Dawn, a greatsword (ASOIAF).
6f. Who is commanded by someone whose is marked with Grace?
6g: Holger Carlson/Ogier the Dane from “Three Hearts and Three Lions”, in which case it would be Cortana, forged alongside Durendal.
6h: Totsuka-no-Tsurugi, the “ten-fist sword” of Susano-o-no-Mikito, Japanese storm god.
6i: Godric Gryffindor’s sword.

Q7 –> Numbers
7a. 10 Towns in Icewind Dale (from the Crystal Shard, the first Drizzt book)
7b: Rokugan, from Legend of the 5 Rings.
7c: MILF Island from “30 Rock”
7d: The 5th Elephant of Discworld
7e. Who was exiled by the President-for-Life?
7f. Which policeman investigated an outbreak of zombie attacks?
7g: 6 from “9″
7h: Theah from 7th Sea
7i. Who successfully killed his ex-girlfriend?

DistantFred said on January 9th, 2014 at 10:31 am

With the categories more fleshed out/better defined I have a few ideas.

1E- Baroness from late DDP era GI Joe.
5C- The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln from Venture Bros. “Guess Who’s Coming to State Dinner”


I think 3a is Hud from Cloverfield.

Hud is also a pun, like Heads Up Display


6B – Eric Brooks, also called Blade the vampire hunter.


I’ll be posting the answers next Wednesday, so you’ve got until then.


2i – War Machine?

Matthew E said on January 9th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Another possible answer for 6G is the sword Hill Cleaver, carried by the extradimensional reptilian paladin Dragonbait in a series of Forgotten Realms novels by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb. (The first one was _Azure Bonds_, if that rings a bell.)

For 6A, I dunno if we want Taran and Dyrnwyn. The Prydain Chronicles draw on Welsh myths, not Irish ones, and are heavily fictionalized besides. My wife thought she remembered a story where the lid of the cauldron was used to kill a king, but that won’t do if we want a sword.


I think Bender is correct, and 2i is James Rhodes, AKA War Machine. Not only did he work with Tony Stark for a long time, he was also a member of Worldwatch, which was specifically formed to investigate human rights abuses.

If only because of the numbers theme, I think 7e is Steve Rogers, from the comic 1602.

Also not a lock: 7f could be Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 2?


4B could be Captain Chantel DuBois from Madagascar 3.


5f- Captain Kara Thrace from the new Battlestar Galactica.


1G seems like it would be Patrick Swayze’s character in ghost, reinforcing the theory that the theme for 1 is the Undead.

Not 1G, but that would work for the answer to 5C.


Kara should be 4F, not 5, sorry.


7E Number 6 (The Prisoner)


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