It may have taken 13 years to get to where we are today, but Avatar: The Way of Water is now arriving in theaters worldwide to welcome fans back to the breathtaking planet of Pandora. This is also a big moment for James Cameron as it will be the first film he’s directed since the original Avatar. In honor of these milestones, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back at the legendary director’s filmography and ask you to help us decide who the best character is from a James Cameron-directed movie.
Do you think Ellen Ripley deserves the top spot? Or is your top pick Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 a.k.a. The Terminator? We’ve selected 72 of the most memorable characters to appear in a James Cameron directed film to “Face-Off” against each other two at a time. Will you choose Neytiri over Jake Sully? Titanic’s Rose over Jack? The choice is yours…
(And don’t forget, you can pass on a Face-Off round if you don’t know a character by just hitting “skip” at the bottom of the page.)
What Is a Face-Off?
Like the name suggests, a Face-Off pits two things against one another and you decide which one is the superior of the two. In this case, you are voting to determine who the best character to appear in a James Cameron directed film is. It’s possible to see certain characters multiple times, so you can keep voting for your favorites to ensure they get ranked higher than the rest. IGN’s resident team of James Cameron experts pre-selected 72 characters for you to choose from. These get randomly paired up and each time you pick a winner, it’s tracked.
How Is the Winner Determined?
When voting ends on December 21, we tally up the total number of “wins” and “losses” each character has, and create a ranked list based on your choices that will be revealed on December 22. The character that won the most matchups will be crowned the “winner,” and in the event of a tied number of “wins,” the character with the least “losses” will take the top spot. If you continue to keep voting for your favorite character, they’ll have a better chance of ranking high on the list. You can vote as many times as you want until the Face-Off closes.
How Do I Know When I’ve Clicked Through Everything?
It’s difficult to know when you’ve seen every character included because they are matched randomly and there are so many possible match-ups. Playing until you vote for all your favorites or ensuring that certain characters don’t get in the winner’s circle are different options you can take with a Face-Off. By deciding the winner throughout all these match-ups, you’re ensuring that your picks for the best character to appear in a James Cameron film will have a fighting chance to reach the top of the list.
Which PlayStation Characters Have Been Included?
This Face-Off is made up of characters that have appeared in a James Cameron directed film. This doesn’t necessarily mean they were created by James Cameron, but only that they showed up in a movie where he sat in the director’s seat. We’ve come up with 69 characters from the likes of Avatar, Titanic, Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, and more that we believe deserve a chance to fight for the top spot. if we are missing any, do let us know in the comments below!
For more, check out our review of Avatar: The Way of Water, why you should care about the sequel even if you thought the original wasn’t your favorite, and details from Cameron about his canceled Avatar sequel.