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Xanadu! A Dome Thunderdome

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)

Welcome to the DEFINITIVE Thunderdome! Thirty-three Domes enter, one leaves! The bracket has been randomized. As a result of the odd number, the winner of the first match will face off with the 17th seed.

ROUND ONE

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Mercury Droplets

VS

The Treasury of Atreus
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Surface tension against underground vault. One a property of physics, the other an archaeological wonder.

ROUND TWO

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The Dome Of The Rock

VS

D.O.M.E from Gundam After War X

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A major historical and religious site against... well, the facility, organization, Gundam, and it's pilot all share the name D.O.M.E.
It's domes all the way down.

Three days to pick your winners. See you on the 17th for rounds 3 & 4.
 

Vaeran

perfect world
(he/him)
To correct the record regarding D.O.M.E. (which I nominated specifically to make Daikaiju's life more difficult), the series it's from is actually called After War Gundam X. It's an unmanned facility on the moon, containing a computer that houses the mind of the first Newtype (a psychic, basically) to appear in Gundam X's timeline, and it's the location everyone in the final battle is scrambling to get to so they can learn the truth behind the Newtype phenomenon. Then this incredible conversation takes place once they get there:

"Are Newtypes the next step in humanity's evolution?"
D.O.M.E.: No.
"Then... They're just genetic freaks?"
D.O.M.E.: Also no.
"... ???"
D.O.M.E.: Newtypes... are Newtypes.
"... *long, heavy sigh*"

Turns out being a psychic moon computer isn't a guarantee you'll actually know anything worth learning. Roll credits.

(Details of the above may be fuzzy as I watched GX exactly once, 18 years ago, but that's the gist of it. I certainly don't remember what D.O.M.E. stands for, if anything.)
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Put me down for the mineral vote. Mercury is a mineral, right?
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
This is... actually tough already.

But I'm'a go with Droplets Of Mercury Elevating just because it works.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
Minerals Win! Mercury coats the Treasury and The Dome of the Rock smites the lunar heretics.

ROUND 3
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The
Bonsecours Market dome

VS

The Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden

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A 100 year old market, that briefly was Canada's seat of government against the first geodesic dome conservatory. Grocery versus greenery!


Round 4

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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

VS

The City of Domes from Logan's Run

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The home of the Minnesota Vikings... and frankly what looks like a quilted pillow against a veritable army of domes! Big domes, little domes, some as big as yer 'ead!
Legacy vs Future!

Voting ends the 20th, results up on the 21st

 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
I think this is the first time I have ever been tempted to vote against my own pick but I can resist the temptation.

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Also that 'pillow' on the Triple H Dome was "a fiberglass fabric roof that was self-supported by air pressure and was the third major sports facility to have this feature."
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
The Market was reclaimed by nature, and Metrodome being over thirty, was forced to "renew"

Climatron and City Of Domes move on! Next round will be posted before day's end
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
Round 5

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Okitama Planetarium from The Caligua Effect 2

VS

Planetarium Domes

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Fantasical against the Mundane. Specific versus Generic!

Our first mirror match begins!

Round 6

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Atlantis via DC Comics

VS

St. Paul's Cathedral

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Another army of domes against a solitary foe. Polytheism Vs Monotheism!
Who will smite first?

Voting is open until Christmas Eve. Due to the holiday, the next two rounds will go live on the 26th
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
NOTE: Unless specified otherwise, I'm assuming any "-arium" votes are for regular planetariums,
 
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