Jul 062011
 
Crown the King of Sidekicks ~ Ryodan is the Baddest Badass

      So, in a landslide victory, 600 to 60 votes. Ryodan kicked everyone’s assess.  Not that I ever had any doubts. I mean, come on.  It’s Ryodan.  Still, his competition was fierce, furry, and frankly, weak compared to his badassness of the Supernatural Sidekicks :snickers:  I know that Ryodan is probably pissed as all get out, for even being included in the Smackdown, and for being considered a sidekick, but well, what can you do when you are nominated for something, but show up and take names?  He took them.  Bob the Skull, Derek Gaunt, Andrea Nash and [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jul 042011
 
Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown Finale ~ Ryodan vs Jenks

  So, the competition was a little lopsided.  That’s what happens when you use Random.org to choose the match-ups.  If I had to do it all over again, would I adjust the matchups to be more even?  Like Gargoyle against Gargoyle, Guns against Guns, Magic vs Magic. Where is the fun in that?  Isn’t it more fun to imagine how a small pixie will fair against an unkillable, unflappable, unstoppable force?  Well, that’s where we are at.  The finale of the Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown is pitting Jenks the pixie from Rachel Morgans Hollows world–by Kim Harrison–against Ryodan from the Fever [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share

Jenks the Pixie vs Finn Lane – Banker

 Comments Off on Jenks the Pixie vs Finn Lane – Banker
Jul 012011
 
Jenks the Pixie vs Finn Lane - Banker

This is an interesting match-up in the Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown.  Jenks the pixie vs Finn Lane –Banker by day, badass by night.  Smooth and Charming with deadly aim. Which sidekick will come out on top?  Vote now.   Jenks the Super Pixie.  Armed with wings, and pixie dust, Jenks is one of my favorite supernatural sidekicks. He is always looking out for Rachel and Ivy. I love his love for his wife and family. A pixy who works with Rachel and Ivy in their freelance business. He often provides the comedy in the novels as well as working as a [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share

Andrea Nash vs Ryodan

 Comments Off on Andrea Nash vs Ryodan
Jun 292011
 
Andrea Nash vs Ryodan

I have received comments and emails saying they don’t feel that Ryodan should be in this contest, and that he shouldn’t win because he isn’t a sidekick.  I agree that he isn’t really a sidekick, however, he was nominated, and voted for–so I can’t exactly remove him from the contest, that would cheating or something 😆  I’m sorry! At any rate, we are going forward.     Andrea Nash from Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews Fun Facts from WIKI Andrea speaks with a light Texas twang.  Magic Burns & Strikes Appearance: Built with strength in mind Five feet two inches [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 272011
 
Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown ~ An Addendum to the VBC

  It has been brought to my attention through emails that The Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown should have given credit for the spurring of Badass Book Reviews idea that sidekicks should get some love too.  I enjoyed the fun of the Alpha Showdown, run by the Vampire Book Club, and after thinking about it, decided it would be fun to have a sidekick smackdown here on my blog — purely for entertainment mind you.  It was mostly to amuse myself.  Too often in the fictional book world, sidekicks get left behind in favor of the more glorious roles of Alpha’s.  So [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share

Finn Lane vs Shelby the Disillusionist

 Comments Off on Finn Lane vs Shelby the Disillusionist
Jun 272011
 
Finn Lane vs Shelby the Disillusionist

  Finn Lane from The Elemental Assassin Series by Jennifer Estep Finnegan Lane is Gin Blanco’s foster brother. He is a bit on the bad boy side, and loves women. All women, according to himself. He is Fletcher Lane’s son (The Tin Man) and became Gin’s Handler during book one when Fletcher meets his untimely end. He is great with money and works at a bank, always wears a dapper suit and shiny shoes, and drives awesomely badass cars. He is good with combat, but not as good as Gin. He can take care of himself. He’s good looking and [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share

Jenks vs Mouse in the Sidekick Smackdown

 Comments Off on Jenks vs Mouse in the Sidekick Smackdown
Jun 262011
 
Jenks vs Mouse in the Sidekick Smackdown

Jenks from Rachel Morgan & the Hollows series by Kim Harrison     A pixy who works with Rachel and Ivy in their freelance business. He often provides the comedy in the novels as well as working as a saboteur, electronics expert, and spy. He is always watching after Rachel, worried about her and Ivy’s interactions, as well as the men who come into her life as they usually turn out to be untrustworthy. VS.   Mouse, the Temple Dog, from Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher       Mouse may or may not possess the abilities listed, which include [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 242011
 
Andrea Nash vs Delia Peabody

Andrea Nash, from Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews Andrea Nash brought to you by: Kindle-aholic’s Book Pile: Or why Andrea kicks major ass and is an AWESOME sidekick It is no secret that I have undying fangirl love for the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. (see Is It May 31 Yet?) One of my favorite aspects of this series is the friendship between Kate and Andrea. Like all relationships in this series, it develops slowly (Kate does have issues getting close to people), it has ups and downs, but the series would not be the same without it. Now, [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 222011
 
Bob the Skull vs Ryodan the ?

Onto the Second Rounds!  The first bout, needs no introductions.  Bob and Ryodan are both pretty well known in the Urban Fantasy genre. This should be an interesting match up.  Although I have a feeling I know who will win 😆  If this were a real match, instead of fictional (and by fictional, I mean popularity, I mean let’s be honest, Ryodan has more followers, at least from this blog, than Bob the Skull)  I only hope Jim Butcher isn’t cringing at his computer during this bout.  Anyways, This would be a cool matchup because Bob isn’t alive, and Ryodan [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 212011
 
Shelby vs Bis

Shelby a disillusionist by Carolyn Crane   Disillusionists are a paranormal, psychological crime-fighting hit-squad. They are lead by the man trapped in a Restaurant– Packard, they target Midcity criminals and unleash their neuroses on them. It’s wicked cool, in a sinister but funny way.  Shelby is a Russian “Ringlet Girl” Author Carolyn Crane created a really weird world, but it works.  (See my Ode to Carolyn Crane here) “I infuse target with grim clarity about impossibility of happiness.” “That’s your disillusionist specialty?” She nods. “She sucks the sparkle out of desire,” Helmut adds. “I do not suck, I give. I [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share

Bergman the Genius vs Finnegan Lane

 Comments Off on Bergman the Genius vs Finnegan Lane
Jun 212011
 
Bergman the Genius vs Finnegan Lane

    Bergman from Jaz Parks by Jennifer Rardin   Bergman the Genius from Jennifer Rardin’s Jaz Parks series.  He’s sort of like Go, Go Gadget and Mcguyver all rolled into one person.  He can make something out of anything, and is a total tech geek.  He made a robotic cat, that can shoot grenades out her ass… I mean Come On! That is so awesomely gross 😆 He makes some really cool spy gadgets.   VS.   Finnegan Lane from the Elemental Assassin Series by Jennifer Estep     Finnegan Lane is Gin Blanco’s foster brother.  He is a [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 192011
 
Niko Leandros Vs. Mouse the Temple Dog

Tall, handsome, stern, with a big nose and long blond hair which is always in a braid. Very disciplined, an accomplished fighter trained in sword and martial arts. Niko went to college for a term in what we can only assume to be a medieval history. His sole goal in live is to keep his brother alive – he has unflinching faith in Cal, though he did fall in love with Promise Nottinger, and learned to trust Robin Goodfellow. Otherwise, he’s pretty much paranoid about just everything. The downside to his hyper discipline is that it comes with a lot [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share

Stone the Gargoyle vs Jenks the Pixie

 Comments Off on Stone the Gargoyle vs Jenks the Pixie
Jun 192011
 
Stone the Gargoyle vs Jenks the Pixie

Next up in our Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown are Jenks the Pixie vs Stone the Gargoyle. Both are very cool!     Stone the Gargoyle of Allie Beckstrom There isn’t much written about Devon Monk’s Gargoyle, Stone.  He’s magic! Tada!  It’s also been a while since I read this series, and I hope noone sends me hate mail, but I can’t remember much specifically about him except I loved him, and I looked forward to him being on the page.   VS.       Jenks the Pixie A pixy who works with Rachel and Ivy in their freelance business. He [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 172011
 
Karrin Murphy vs Andrea Nash

Andrea Nash, Beastkin, Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews   Andrea Nash brought to you by: Kindle-aholic’s Book Pile: Or why Andrea kicks major ass and is an AWESOME sidekick It is no secret that I have undying fangirl love for the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. (see Is It May 31 Yet?) One of my favorite aspects of this series is the friendship between Kate and Andrea. Like all relationships in this series, it develops slowly (Kate does have issues getting close to people), it has ups and downs, but the series would not be the same without [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share

Robin Goodfellow vs Delia Peabody

 Comments Off on Robin Goodfellow vs Delia Peabody
Jun 172011
 
Robin Goodfellow vs Delia Peabody

  Series: Cal Leadros by Rob Thurman Rob Fellows, more commonly known as Robin Goodfellow, is one of the last known Pucks in existence. He poses as a car salesman and due to his sly, sneaky nature, fits in very naturally. Goodfellow is described as good-looking with a constant look of mischief on his face. Although seemingly perverted and selfish, he eventually proves to be useful to the brothers and becomes a good friend.   VS.     Series: In Death by J.D Robb Detective Delia Peabody, a cool, calm and collected NYPSD cop, and best friend to Eve Dallas [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 162011
 
Derek Gaunt vs Ryodan

  Derek Gaunt — age 19 You know him as a teenage Werewolf Sidekick To Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews. Once a Pretty boy with charm and a smile.  Now he is a hardened wolf warrior.  His life forever altered, his path forged in blood and sacrifice.  He is Curran’s personal security –at 19 years old, you know he’s tough.  He has a better half form than most shifters; other than Curran, and he WILL be the wolf alpha someday Soon…He has learned from the best the pack has to offer–Jim, Curran, Mahon and Our girl Kate. 5′ 10” Lanky [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 162011
 
Bob the Skull vs Grendel the Attack Poodle

Bob the Skull, from Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher From Wiki: Bob is a ‘spirit of knowledge” bound to the skull and its owners wishes. He is free to leave the skull if given permission by his owner, but he will die if exposed to significant sunlight without a host body. His usual vessel is Harry’s cat, Mister, who doesn’t seem to mind Bob’s presence. As a spirit of knowledge, he has served various wizards over the years and functions much like a magical encyclopedia, assisting Harry with various tasks; such as making potions, preparing difficult rituals, and providing him [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share

Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown Bracket

 Comments Off on Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown Bracket
Jun 162011
 
Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown Bracket

I assigned each character a number 1-16 and then used Random.org to choose who will battle who, just to keep it interesting.  There are many ways I could run the Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown, but this seemed the funnest, and the funniest.  On the Bracket:   1) Bob 2) Mouse 3) Karrin 4) Delia 5) Jenks 6) Derek 7) Andrea 8) Grendel 9) Finnigan 10) Barron’s 8 11) Robin Goodfellow 12) Niko Leandros 13) Bergman 14) Stone 15) Shelby 16) Bis The Bracket is set as Follows:  1v8  6v10  11v4  3v7  14v5  2v12  9v13  15v16   Each Round in the Prelims [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jun 142011
 
Nomination Voting CLOSED!  Come back tomorrow!

We have twenty entries and only sixteen slots! Make sure your favorite gets in! Spread the word and vote! Become a follower to win prizes! The bird, bird, bird.  The bird is the word, I said the bird, bird bird, the bird is the word…Tweet Tweet!  Tweet us #Supernaturalsidekicksmackdown! Show some love. Spread the word, post to your friends, Gossip like teenagers on who will win! Thanks so much everyone for participating and for the fun!  NOW the REAL fun begins!!  Tomorrow get ready for Round 1 of the Supernatural Sidekick Smackdown! Check back after 10am Eastern time tomorrow to [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share