And the Winner is… Nic Cage!

It was a sold-out room when Nicolas Cage faced off with Nicolas Cage in “Cage vs. Cage: The All-Nicolas Cage Match!” Spectators gathered in Marriott M103-M105 Saturday at 2:30pm to take part in the spectacle that is a Nicolas Cage event.

The brackets were laid out with some of Nicolas Cage’s most iconic roles pitted against one another. Panelists Keith DeCandido, Gary Mitchel, Will Price, Amy Chandler, and Joe Crowe discussed the merits of Nicolas Cage as an actor and what he brought to each of the characters he portrayed. They also had some comments on the characters themselves. But the fun really started as the crowd made their voices heard.

Nothing was off limits. From hairstyle choice to the name of the characters (Memphis Raines? REALLY?), the audience was hysterically brutal at times. But it all came from a place of deep love for the eclectic actor.

As the brackets were filled we came closer to the winner of the Cage Cage Match. The second round saw Color Out Of Space vs Lord of War, Ghost Rider vs National Treasure, Face Off vs Spider-Man Noir, and Mandy vs The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Though time was quickly running out, the audience still took time to point out various attributes of the movies and characters to help sway the vote for their favorite Cage.

The penultimate match pitted Color Out Of Space against Spider-Man Noir and Ghost Rider against The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. For this round, there was not much debate needed and Spider-Man Noir advanced to take its place against The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent in the final round.

A little debate was made at this final push for which Cage character would reign supreme. Some argued that Spider-Man would have the weight of all of the multiverse behind him, making Spider-Man Noir the best and ultimate winner. But the final nail was driven home when someone mentioned that Nicolas Cage was quite literally born to play the role in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. AND, how could that movie, with its portrayal of Nicolas Cage in a cage match against himself NOT win in a Nicolas Cage Cage Match?

The panelists called for the last vote, and the victor was crowned. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was the ultimate winner of the contest. Congratulations, Nic!

Author of the article

Colleen Callahan is a freelance content writer and social media consultant specializing in food and beverage, writing blog posts, newsletters, and managing social media accounts. She recently sold her house and most of her possessions and moved into an RV with her two doggos. They live the full-time nomad life, traveling the US and chasing 70 degrees. Starting with A Wrinkle In Time and never looking back, Colleen is a huge fan of science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural. Favorite time burners are anything by Joss Whedon, the entire Outlander universe, the occasional Neil Gaiman rant, and as many geeky TV shows as she can lay her eyes on. Recently, Colleen has decided to go back to her first love - writing. Since the third grade, creating neighborhood newsletters with a typewriter and copying them with a mimeograph machine (remember those?), the writing flame has been kept alive through short stints in industry magazines, copywriting for marketing projects, and writing on her blog, Volunteering for the Daily Dragon was the first stepping stone in a journey towards her Destiny. Colleen can also be seen on her YouTube channel, Sunrise 2 Sunset RV.

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