Both alphas in this round hold positions of power. They’re political beasts (one more so than the other, as pointed out below). And they both have a thing for feisty mortals. Today we put the Viking vampire Eric Northman (played most excellently on HBO’s True Blood by Swedish deliciousness Alexander Skarsgard) in the ring with powerful archangel Raphael. Two bloggers have done the hard work for you and are ready to convince you that each alpha would win the fight. It’s up to you to decide who is right.
You can get a refresher on just what this Alpha Showdown thing is here, but a key point to remember: Each poll is open for only 48 hours. Then, the champion will advance to the next round until only one alpha remains. So, vote while you can. (Jump to the poll)
You know him from: Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
First appeared in: Dead Until Dark (get a copy), though things get Eric-focused in Dead to the World (get a copy)
Supernatural status: Vampire (Sheriff and Viking, to boot)
Championing for Eric: DeeDee from EricNorthman.net
Only one Alpha in this tournament can bowl with decapitated vampire heads one minute and make you need a jar for extra orgasms the next. That Alpha is Eric Northman.
Vampire. Viking. Sheriff. Bar Owner. Lover. God.
He’s a badass with a sense of humor, likes his women strong and feisty, kisses “like a house afire,” and rocks pink spandex like no other man could. There’s gracious plenty to love – and fear – about Sheriff Northman, as Louisiana Area 5 knows and his Alpha competitors will soon find out.
You know him from: Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh
First appeared in: Angels’ Blood (get a copy)
Supernatural status: Archangel
Championing for Raphael: Marcela from The Bookaholic Cat
Raphael is the epitome of an Alpha hero. He is powerful, dark, passionate, beautiful and sexy as hell. He is the son of two archangels and one of the most powerful archangels in the world. From his Archangel Tower in New York he rules all North America, including angels and vampires alike, while our today’s “rival” Eric Northman, is just the Sheriff of Area 5.
Raphael is so intense that I’m sure with just one look he will turn Eric to ashes.
Raphael is an ancient being, some may call him ruthless because of his hard hand, but his ruling is a fair one. He is otherworldly and unique and is not afraid to love a mortal even thought that might made him weak. He is committed to Elena and is willing to give his life for hers (not like others…*coughing* Eric).
And if all of this in not enough to win your vote, just think of his luscious body, his eyes blue as sapphires and those amazing glittered wings, imagine yourself enclosed by them while he glitter you from head to toe with angel dust or imagine those powerful arms holding you while his searing wings takes you to the sky to “dance” with him. *swoon*
Tomorrow’s the final in the preliminary brackets, and we’ve put together a good fight: Kate Daniels against Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series. You can see the full bracket, and keep updated on which polls are open by visiting the Alpha Showdown page.