Since this is Mundane Pointless Stuff I Must Share, I figure that the most mundane, pointless thing that I could share would be an “Ask the Intergalactic Gladiator” thread. The only way it could ever be more appropriate for this forum if it was called Mundane Pointless Stupid Stuff I Must Share.
Anyway, this will be great fun (in theory). Go ahead, ask me any question about space, intergalactic gladiatoring, how many blows to the head I’ve received. Anything.
There are a lot of tough opponents out there. The Psychlos are pretty bad, but fortunately they’re from an awful story and are poorly characterized. Space vampires are always tough as are Orwelian pantherbots. I did lose a match to Octupus Primeonce do to interference by my annoyingly unfunny comedy relief sidekick Jo Jo the Monkeyboy (who’s dead now, fortunately), but I’m not sure what race prime is.
Most contests santioned by the Intergalactic Gladiator Entertainment (formerly the Intergalactic Gladiator Federation until they lost that lawsuit) are held on Planet Hacknor in the Horizon Ampitheater. I guess fights could be in Zero-G, but I’ve never been in one.
It’s one location against foes from across galaxies. Two opponents generally square off in front of a crowd and the last man standing wins. Typically it’s mano a mano (or equivalent) but weapons like laser tridents or sonic stunners are also used. Gladitorial matches often settle disputes between warring groups and actually replace wars for beings who feel they’re evolved past that sort of thing.
Is it true what they say about Xaqbar the Annihilator from Galaxy M235? I mean, yes, it’d explain why they never were able to find Jub-Jub 75’s internal organs, but wouldn’t it be obvious in the pre-fight full-body scans that they make you guys take?