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SW vs LotR vs HP 231

A poll about the similarities between Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. There is another poll like this one; The 231 is to distinguish the two. This poll covers the similarities not covered in that one.

Of the three Dark Lords, which is the hardest to kill?

14% (10) Emperor Palpatine
69% (47) Sauron
16% (11) Lord Voldemort

68 voters have answered this question.

In spite of this, which do you think was killed most easily in the end?

40% (28) Palpatine
17% (12) Sauron
42% (29) Voldemort

69 voters have answered this question.

Who is the most powerful major villain that gets killed in the first installment?

70% (49) Darth Maul
22% (16) Lurtz
7% (5) Professor Quirrell

70 voters have answered this question.

Which of these would you least rather fall victim to?

34% (23) The Sarlacc (slowly digesting over a thousand years)
29% (20) Shelob (giant spider, really only applies to those who hate spiders)
35% (24) A Dementor (Dementor's kiss, sucks your soul out, worse than dead)

67 voters have answered this question.

Which "prequel" protagonist is the best good guy?

52% (36) Obi-Wan Kenobi
47% (32) Bilbo Baggins

68 voters have answered this question.

Who gets the best death scene?

23% (16) Palpatine
55% (37) Sauron
20% (14) Voldemort

67 voters have answered this question.

Favorite type of ghost?

20% (14) Force ghost
58% (39) The Dead
20% (14) Ghosts

67 voters have answered this question.

Which is the best way for the older character to return?

19% (13) Obi-Wan returning as a Force ghost
66% (44) Gandalf surviving his fall
13% (9) Dumbledore appearing in the portrait (and in the "King's Cross" otherworld place)

66 voters have answered this question.

Which of these "deleted death scenes" would you have liked to see?

20% (13) General Veers being killed when Hobbie crashed his damaged fighter into the cockpit of Veers's Imperial Walker (Empire Strikes Back)
52% (33) Uglûk's death at the hands of Éomer
26% (17) Barty Crouch Jr. getting kissed by a Dementor (I know this isn't considered a death, but Harry Potter films have been quite loyal to showing death scenes and this is the closest we ever get to an omitted death)

63 voters have answered this question.

Which was the most cunning trick?

42% (27) Darth Vader tricking Luke into thinking that Han and Leia were being tortured on Cloud City
57% (36) Voldemort tricking Harry into thinking that he was torturing Sirius in the Department of Mysteries

63 voters have answered this question.

Favorite character portrayed by Christopher Lee?

17% (12) Count Dooku
82% (56) Saruman

68 voters have answered this question.

Favorite character portrayed by Warwick Davis?

58% (34) Flitwick
41% (24) Wicket

58 voters have answered this question.

Favorite villain that is not directly aligned with the main villain, but still pretty evil?

34% (23) Jabba the Hutt
49% (33) Smaug (from The Hobbit)
16% (11) Dolores Umbridge (though she does kinda work for him in Deathly Hallows)

67 voters have answered this question.

Which instance of "not killing him when he had the chance" was more useful in the end?

31% (21) Obi-Wan not killing Anakin on Mustafar
55% (37) Bilbo not killing Gollum in the cave
13% (9) Harry stopping Sirius and Lupin killing Wormtail

67 voters have answered this question.

Which is the darkest power?

26% (18) The dark side
70% (48) The One Ring
2% (2) The Unforgivable Curses

68 voters have answered this question.

Which is the bigger twist?

47% (32) Darth Vader being Luke's father
32% (22) Gollum causing the destruction of the Ring when Frodo takes it for himself
19% (13) The typical Harry Potter twist (Quirrell being after the Stone and not Snape, Wormtail being Voldemort's follower and not Sirius, etc.)

67 voters have answered this question.

Which had the biggest differences between books and films?

10% (7) Star Wars
36% (24) Lord of the Rings
52% (34) Harry Potter

65 voters have answered this question.

Which of these was the best death scene?

20% (14) Princess Leia killing Jabba the Hutt
52% (36) Éowyn killing the Witch-King of Angmar
26% (18) Mrs. Weasley killing Bellatrix Lestrange

68 voters have answered this question.

Which is the biggest prophecy?

34% (23) That Anakin, the Chosen One, will destroy the Sith
40% (27) That Aragorn will become king of Gondor
25% (17) That Harry is the Chosen One, and will either kill Voldemort or be killed by him

67 voters have answered this question.

Which is the strongest defense for the dark lords?

22% (15) Palpatine's knowledge of the Force
47% (32) Sauron's Horcrux (the One Ring)
29% (20) Voldemort's six (seven) Horcruxes

67 voters have answered this question.

Which is the biggest weakness of the dark lords?

26% (17) Palpatine's overconfidence
24% (16) Sauron's idiocy
49% (32) Voldemort's neglectivity of important details

65 voters have answered this question.

Which was the best final battle?

16% (11) The Battle of Endor
63% (43) The Battle of the Black Gate
20% (14) The Battle of Hogwarts

68 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2009-07-07 22:20:57 by Ghostkaiba297
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