50 reasons Star Wars is better than Lord of The Rings

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43. Chewbacca vs. Gimli

Who Was Chewbacca? Wookie sidekick to Han Solo

Who Was Gimli? Dwarven member of the Fellowship of the RIng

Verdict: Finally, a more level battlefield.

Neither Chewie or Gimli are well-drawn characters, really. Chewie has the excuse of only being able to grunt, at least, while dwarves are kind of keep to themselves by nature. Both are exceptionally hairy. Both have notable tempers, though Chewie’s is a lot harder to set off.

If there’s one difference between (beyond their contrasting sizes), it comes down to likeability. Who would you really rather hang out with? The surly dwarf or the good-natured Wookie?

A night out on the town with Gimli probably starts off pretty dark and only gets worse from there. Imagine him at the bottom of a bottle. Let’s just say you’re not getting pizza together afterwards.

Chewie, though, probably carries you into the bar. He’s roaring and hugging you and grunting at you about the Kessel Run and really he’s just the life of the party. You’re probably moving in together the next day.

You’re gonna pick the gigantic teddy bear over the filthy dwarf, right? Of course you are. Who doesn’t want a Wookie best friend?

Star Wars wins

Next: 42. Darth Vader vs. Saruman