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Choose your Overlord

Level 12

We are down to the final two contenders in this year's bracket battle. Darth Vader and Loki are headed into the arena and once again, only you have the power to determine who will walk out. How will the Frost Giant fare against the Sith? Darth Vader prevailed over a wand, but can he handle a scepter?

We get the sense that many of you are resigned to the inevitable reality Darth Vader has this thing all wrapped up. Not so fast there my pretties...

For you Loki-philes there is plenty of time to gather your minions and get the voting going. Comment, tweet, post updates to facebook (#swbracketbattle; #evillaugh), recruit everyone you know to vote for your chosen leader. Not to leave the Imperial Troops out... but we figured Darth Vader already has y'all mobilized and marching forward.

Our official overlord will be announced on Monday. Vote today!

23 Comments
jkump
Level 15

Looking forward to seeing how this one plays out

clubjuggle
Level 13

It's not as close as it should be, though I'm not terribly surprised. We'll see what happens. Maybe Loki can go back in time and change the early votes.

kevincrouch4
Level 13

If only I knew where to vote for this!!!!!

cahunt
Level 17

This requires some considerable consideration.

jwilson2013
Level 12

Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.

Wait til I get going...   ...Now, where was I?

mr.e
Level 14

Does SolarWinds have a Villains MIB file for NPM?  Having more data about Loki and Darth Vader's performance might help us to make informed decision between these two. 

cahunt
Level 17

check out the Match Page :  https://thwack.solarwinds.com/polls/2170#comment-199954

There are a few links on the page with GREAT References.

kbthwack
Level 9

Considering the considerable amount of consideration that you have to consider, I suggest that you just consider about considering.

mr.e
Level 14

kbthwack  That's very considerate of you....   .

shuth
Level 14

This month I've learnt that a lot of thwack members need to watch Doctor Who!

kbthwack
Level 9

Who?

squinsey
Level 13

Exactly what I was thinking KB

tcbene
Level 11

You could just ponder the thought, vote and move on.

jwilson2013
Level 12

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

Pinky and the Brain - Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering

clubjuggle
Level 13

If we have the sidekicks competition next year, I will be sorely disappointed if Pinky isn't in it. NARF!

mr.e
Level 14

Great.  Now, I am getting flashbacks the old TV series called... "La Ponderosa". 

cahunt
Level 17

The Dr.

jwilson2013
Level 12

It might be interesting to have a "for real" overlord battle with Genghis, Alexander, the Persians, and the Roman caesars.

emoore1
Level 9

That was a fun event! Thanks TiffanyNels‌ for the colour commentary. Although I'm happy Vader won in the end, next time we'll see more of our favs make it to at least round 3

jkump
Level 15


Yes thanks to TiffanyNels This was fun diversion.

cahunt
Level 17

Yes, Thanks TiffanyNels‌  - this was thoroughly enjoyable!

muwale
Level 12

This requires some considerable consideration

jkump
Level 15

The overlord has been chosen.  Now, we shall have to work in the shadows to overthrow him and choose our best candidates for the next battle! 

About the Author
I am not a native of the Geek Kingdom, but I have been granted permanent legal resident status.  I find your culture intriguing and seek to study it closely so that I might help the rest of the world better understand your needs, motivations, and strange rituals. Somewhere in 1997, I discovered that I possess a pretty decent ability to take complex, technical "mumbo-jumbo" and explain it to anybody's grandmother.  Thus, a career was born.  And now, I run SolarWinds' corporate marketing and PR programs.  (So, if you are ever struck with a sudden and pressing need to declare your undying love of SolarWinds to a Network World reporter, feel free to call me.  I can make that dream happen.) I married a geek and am pretty sure that our two boys are already displaying the tell-tale signs of geek.  And while I have been known to kid about those with a professed love of technology...  it has changed my life for the better.  And no, Spock is not a superhero.