Things will get bloody.
I’m okay with that.
Today we see Eric Northman, the Viking vampire from Charlaine Harris’ ultra popular Sookie Stackhouse books, take on Tohrment, one of the beloved members of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood. Will Eric make Tohr live up to his name? Will the Brother send the Viking to the Fade? You decide.
Read the pitches, then make the call. Who should advance to the next round in the Alpha Showdown? The poll at the end of this post will be open for two days (closing at 11:59 p.m. CST on May 21). Remember, alphas don’t share titles. Your votes decide who advances in the Alpha Showdown 2012.
You know him/her from: The Southern Vampire Mysteries (a.k.a. the Sookie Stackhouse books) by Charlaine Harris
First appeared in: Dead Until Dark (Buy it at Amazon)
Supernatural status: Vampire
Luscious blonde flowing hair? Check. Piercing blue eyes? Check. Tall and broad shouldered? Check. One whose ass could win an international butt competition? Check, check, oh, hell yes, Check! But besides his drool-worthy good looks, this born alpha was a Viking in his human years, bringing his cockiness and strength to his undead status as a 1,000 year-old vampire.
And! He can fly! (How cool is that?)
His day–er–night job is Sheriff of Area Five in Louisiana. His status gives him quite a lot of power in the area, but keeps most of his time open for running the vampire bar Fangtasia. Eric Northman takes anything and anyone he wants. But in the case of Sookie Stackhouse, he wants more. He loves the only way he knows how to and gives her anything she wants, including her mortality.
So let’s recap: Strong, hot (hot hot!), able to fly, man with a job (hard to come by nowadays), and he has the capability of actually loving someone. This man is the epitome of an alpha so I encourage you to vote for the baddest and best vampire out there.
Supernatural status: Vampire
Tohr. Just his name alone makes him a sigh-worthy alpha. He’s a vampire and one of the more tortured brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. He lost his mate, has been to hell and back because of that loss and then he gets saddled with a wisecracking angel that won’t cut him any slack or let him give up on life.
He is on a mission to take out the Lessening society, the mortal enemy of his kind. Things don’t go as planned, and while forced to stay and recover from an injury, he finds a romance when he least expects it. This forces him to re-examine everything and we get to see another side of him. Every family has a heart, and he is the heart of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he came back after leaving, the brothers became an unstoppable fighting machine.
Tohr is arrogant, standoffish, and a bit of a jerk. Underneath it all though, is a softer side brought out by love and it makes him a man of worth and worthy of the title Alpha, true?