Halloween Battle: Who would win in a fight between…

We love dark designs! So do a lot of our designers, as demonstrated by the huge numbers of awesome ghoulie creatures we find in design contests.

Exploring all of this work we had to wonder: if an alien got in a fight with a zombie, which one would win? What about a ninja versus a robot? OR an alien versus ghost? Since this is the month of Halloween, it’s the perfect time for a design battle to determine the answer.

Round 1: The quarter-finals

Halloween Poll

We will run a poll every Friday in October: a semi-final and a final-round, with the winner being announced on the last Friday of the month.

Here are the quarterfinal contenders – so take a look and vote for which creature you think would win!

  • Aliens vs. Zombies
  • Skeletons vs. Robots
  • Monsters vs. Ninjas
  • Dinosaurs vs. Ghosts

Take a look at some of the designs that inspired our debate…

 

Halloween Poll

Halloween Poll

Left: Aliens Love Kids t-shirt by Pijaczaj; right: An Alien’s Guide to Planet Earth by toenail willie

Strengths

  • Has special technology to obliterate all living creatures on Earth
  • Has a high level of intelligence
  • Possibly a host for toxic compounds deadly to all other creatures
  • Could abduct competitor and take them to their alien world which creates an advantage fighting in their own environment

Weaknesses

  • Wherever these guys are they’re still pretty far away from Earth, so even if they have really sweet technology they better have good aim
  • Could be overconfident, leading to a downfall
  • Possibly have slimy, weak bodies
Halloween Poll
Halloween Poll

Left: DeadOrSurvive.com logo by korni; right: Zombie Proof Tactical Weapons Systems logo by Vespertilio™

Strengths

  • Keep attacking even when dismembered
  • Feel no pain
  • Work in teams, so mob mentality works in their favor

Weaknesses

  • Slow in body and mind
  • Always hungary, which might be distracting for them
  • Falling apart at the seams. All someone has to do is destroy their brain which is usually sticking out of their skull and easy for smashing.
Halloween Poll
Halloween Poll

Left: Loco Fox Hot Sauce logo by reinhardt; right: CANNIBALWEAR logo by alexspec

Strengths

  • Can take their bodies apart and reassemble, so they’re hard to kill
  • Don’t need to eat or sleep because they’re not alive
  • Don’t feel pain

Weaknesses

  • Osteoporosis can cause their bones to be fragile and easily broken
  • Don’t have a brain, so it’ll be hard for them to strategize in a fight
Halloween Poll
Halloween Poll

Left: Time Machine Toys logo by silverfox design; right: Big Kids Graphics logo by Simolio

Strengths

  • Made out of metal so they’re well protected against attacks
  • Outsmart the competition because they have computer brains

Weaknesses

  • Might rust when exposed to water
  • Need power to function and could run out of power if the fight goes on too long
  • Magnets could be a dangerous weapon against robots
Halloween Poll
Halloween Poll

Left: CrossFit Halloween T-shirt by Bathi; right: App Beast Inc., logo by breo

Strengths

  • Big and hairy, probably thick skinned and pretty impermeable to damage
  • Claws and teeth can kill
  • Sharp horns will hurt when they headbutt their competition

Weaknesses

  • Alive and feel pain
  • Don’t like the light very much
Halloween Poll
Halloween Poll

Left: App Ninja Labs logo by P.S.I. designs™; right: Ninjafish Studios logo by Andrei Ciocoiu

Strengths

  • Fast, stealthy and active at night, so can beat competition before they see them coming
  • Trained in battle and very resourceful
  • Ninja swords and nun-chucks… enough said

Weaknesses

  • More sneaky than strong — direct combat is not their forté
  • Mortal
Halloween Poll
Halloween Poll

Left: Dinosaur Studios logo by odb; right: Awesomeosaurus t-shirts by _Trickster

Strengths

  • Huge, bigger than any competitors and have big stomping feet to smash things
  • Carniverous and have big teeth
  • Specialize in group fights and can kill many at one time, without taking a scratch

Weaknesses

  • Small brains and small arms
  • Very loud and can’t be sneaky
Halloween Poll
Halloween Poll

Left: Ghost Bottle label by sultana!; right: Photobhoot logo by b64studios

Strengths

  • Can haunt and scare their victims
  • Move through walls and can escape attacks
  • Have the power of invisibility and can fly, which is also useful for escaping attacks

Weaknesses

  • Can’t fight because its limbs will go through anyone they’re trying to punch, kick or bite

So who will win in a fight? Vote in the poll now!

Who do you think will be the ultimate winner? We’d love to hear.

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Kaitlyn Ellison
Kaitlyn Ellison

Kaitlyn is part of the Community Team at 99designs.com. She grew up in Boulder, CO and went to school at Northwestern University in Chicago. When she's not blogging, she spends her time having adventures and being generally creative. She's all about having new experiences as often as possible!

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