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Who do you prefer
John Steed
56%
 56%  [ 40 ]
Mrs Emma Peel
43%
 43%  [ 31 ]
Total Votes : 71

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:07 am    Post subject: Steed v. Emma Poll Reply with quote

This is the first in a series of polls designed to see who is your favourite of two Avengers.

I've tried to match up who I think will give each other a run for their money. A 'Steed v. Gambit' or 'Emma v. Venus Smith' poll (for example) would be unfair and the result predictable.

This is just a wee bit of fun - please treat these polls in the spirit of which they were intended. If you want to reveal who you voted for please comment below and gibve reason if you want.

I begin with the big guns ...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a tough one, but my vote is based on the fact that without John Steed, there would be no Avengers. In my opinion that is. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kim wrote:
That was a tough one, but my vote is based on the fact that without John Steed, there would be no Avengers. In my opinion that is. Very Happy


I think that's more than an opinion - it's a fact which we'd all agree. Although there have been two episodes without Steed appearing once.

But this is why I put the mighty Emma Peel up against Steed, either would trounce any other Avenger (I think).

Having said that, it's like saying 'which do you prefer bread versus butter?' as they go so well together but on their own one is too dry and the other too sickly.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO!!! You can't make me vote!!! Shocked Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I can´t vote either. Every character of Avengers is unique so, I loved them all Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Steed as Patrick Macnee is unique (that’s why the film was a flop). An Avengers girl can be changed…
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emma is brilliant, but I agree that without Steed there is no Avengers, so I guess my vote will have to go to Steed. But ideally I wouldn't want to choose at all Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I went for Emma, just because she was what drew me into the series in the first place, but I always feel Steed has gone beyond being a mere "character" and become an integral part of the fabric of the series. Everyone else was "temporary" in comparison. That's why whenever I list my preferences of Avengers, I leave Steed out and give him his own list. I can only compare Steed to other iterations of Steed. Maybe you ought to do another set of polls, Dandy? Gale v. Peel Steed, Tara v. TNA Steed? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also voted for Steed, then without him aren't THE AVENGERS what they are and what we love!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very close call, but I voted for Emma. It is true that you can't have The Avengers without Steed, but I'm afraid I've always loved the character of Emma, and The Avengers were extremely lucky to have found an actress like Diana to play her. After Honor left it could have meant the end of the show and replacing her was no easy task. As we all know they had to drop the initial choice and start looking again. Emma is I think the greatest female character to have ever appeared on tv. Rich.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steed had more character development.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Steed, no Avengers. But I love Emma Peel too much.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not the greatest Emma Peel fan, so this was an easy choice for me. John Steed.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted for Emma Peel.

These arguments that 'without Steed there would be no Avengers' strike me as a little disingenuous. The question is about feelings. One could equally well say that without ABC there would have been no Avengers, but if there was a Steed v. ABC poll, I don't see ABC winning.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a toughie, but because of his iconic status and the fact that he was the perenial Avenger it's another vote for Mr Steed.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Crusoe wrote:
I voted for Emma Peel.

These arguments that 'without Steed there would be no Avengers' strike me as a little disingenuous. The question is about feelings. One could equally well say that without ABC there would have been no Avengers, but if there was a Steed v. ABC poll, I don't see ABC winning.


I really find your opinion intriguing and I do mean that in a good way. I would argue the fact that Steed was the only constant in the show. His partners were changed out every couple of years. The other problem with this question is that it has always been Steed AND Keel, Steed AND Gale, Steed AND Peel, Steed AND King, Steed AND Gambit/Purdey. So to choose between Steed and any one of his partners is almost an impossible task in my opinion.

That was a great little statment Captain. And it's a great poll Dandy. Fun to think of these things when you are laid up. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steed. He is the pretty much the soul of the Avengers, even back in the day with Dr. Keel.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlie Parker wrote:
Steed. He is the pretty much the soul of the Avengers, even back in the day with Dr. Keel.



Agreed! I gave in and voted for Steed- though I was leaning towards Emma.(sigh)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steed. He was the constant thread that kept the series together through all those partner changes. The series survived when Honor, Diana and Linda left. I can't imagine it would have continued had Steed left.

It kills me that I had to vote that way, because I totally, completely, uncontrollably love Emma

In fact I have watched most of the Emma seasons over the last three days. Our area of Virginia has been in the middle of a nor'easter since Thursday, and we have been without power and TV. I do have a generator and a DVD player, so Emma it was.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to applaud those that voted Steed in spite of being Emma Peel supporters. Fair play to you.
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