Illustration: Nintendo (Twitter)
This weekend, Splatoon 2 players ended a multi-week popularity contest over the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. And unsurprisingly, they chose the objectively best turtle in the end, Donatello.
Donnie, the brains of the team who can also kick righteous arse, won 2-1 over his brother-in-shell, Raphael. While he lost the popular vote, he won the electoral equivalent, as his team won more Splatfest matches than their Raphael counterparts.
Clearly, those who know Donnie is best are also, coincidentally, way better at Splatoon 2 than their less knowledgeable friends.
Grab a slice of pizza and get celebrating, because with a score of 2-1, Donnie is the @TMNT #Splatfest champion! Thanks to everyone who participated, and be on the lookout for the upcoming "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" animated series on Nickelodeon! pic.twitter.com/m2U0fsoA16
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) May 20, 2018
Really, I hope that more debates are settled in the ink-soaked arenas of Splatoon. It seems a more wholesome way to determine true victors rather than flinging 280-character insults at one another.
If Superman vs. Batman ever becomes a Splatfest, you can catch me online ready to dunk a bunch of Kal-El loving nerds in the viscous goop of Moray Towers or Inkblot Art Academy.