Phantom of the Opera vs. Jack the Ripper

Well, please excuse me if this belongs in a different forum, but I couldn’t run a search for threads with “vs.” in the title. Anyway, the time has come for me to ask the immortal question…Could Jack the Ripper take the Phantom of the Opera in a fight?

One is a disfigured expatriate Persian Parisian with a taste for music, the other is a West End boy with a taste for East End girls. (fried, preferably)

One has a penchant for the Punjab lasso, the other has a knife that nice and sharp.

One knows the way into a woman’s heart, the other knows…well, the way into a woman’s heart.

Frederick Forsyth wrote about one, and Alan Moore wrote about the other.

One played the Pipe Organ, and the other…well, he WAS a depraved serial killer. Think about it.
So, ladies and gentlemen, I ask you…who WOULD win?

Would you like to earn a shiny new shilling, my dear?

His eyes will find me there
Those eyes that burn
And if he has to kill a thousand men
the Phantom of the Opera will kill, and kill again!
I, for one, would like to see a three-way deathmatch between the Phantom, Jack, and Hannibal Lecter.

I must say, I am surprised! Is this not this the same group that debated the outcome of a fight between a Giant Squid and a Woolly Mammoth?

Oh, for shame

AudreyK: Lecter wins easily. Pass the fava beans and Chianti.

The Phantom would win. Easy. He’d Punjab good ole Jack before he even had a chance to pull out his knife.
I’m also a diehard Phantom fan, so maybe I’m a bit biased. :slight_smile:

They’re both the subject of musical productions.

“Saucy Jack, you’re a naughty one/Saucy Jack, you’re a haughty one.”

I’m torn. I’m a Phantom fan and a Lecter fan.

But then again:

Lecter: :maniacal grin: I’ll eat your brains…
Phantom: Jeezus. You win.

Jack would win by default. The other two being fictional and everything.

Oh, and AudreyK?

Your saying

in a thread with both Jack the Ripper and Hannibal Lecter being discussed was very appropriate.


Oh man, I didn’t even see that one. Heh. :slight_smile: