Get your popcorn out- this is going to be one of the most heated debates you will hear about! Most of us have either read a few comics or watched the movies or TV series, but to those of us who are avid fans- the debates among characters can create the most interesting of feuds. Cool man cave accessories can be a combination of a variety of things, but there are a few categories of ideas for a man cave that no true nerd or geek will cross. Let us delve into the most intriguing feuds of the last century that matters when setting up your ideal comic/nerd/geek themed man cave.
DC vs Marvel
Why not start with one of the most popular feuds on all spectrums! Are you a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers? Or are you a fan the Justice League, Super Man and Wonder Woman? I can list off a bunch of characters for each, but if you are reading this you probably already have an idea of which theme you want to lean towards.
In terms of TV and Movie appeal, Marvel has been owning the box office and will continue to do so for what seems like decades to come. There are characters like Captain America, Ant Man, Iron Man, Thor, The Guardians of the Galaxy, and Deadpool. If you are a fan of all things entertainment, there is no doubt you have seen a majority of these and would be happy to have any related memorabilia or wall art present in your man cave. I have a bunch of these products available on my post here. But…..what if these aren’t the characters for you?
Perhaps Superman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, Aquaman, etc are the ones you seek! Batman, the DC version of Ironman (in terms of no super power but with a lot of money) or The Flash (like Quick Silver) are appealing to some over their comic counterparts, allowing a different array of fantasy and awe. Whichever you choose, don’t forget where these character came from- The Comics!!!
My wife and I debated between these two comic categories to the point where half our living room is split between decorations of either enterprise. You too have this option, separating half your room into a Marvel Universe and the other into the DC universe, where us mortals are stuck inbetween. Whatever route you take, don’t forget to prepare for the best debate when your friends come over as there are some pretty devout fans out there!
Star Wars vs Star Trek
These aren’t the drones you are looking for, or are they? This has been an ongoing debate since the 80s- and it will not disappear for quite some time. Millennium Falcon vs U.S.S. Enterprise- the two most iconic ships that exist in outer space. Romulans vs the the Republic. The captivating ideology of a life and intergalactic war between planets is something that keeps us glued to the screen, waiting to see what happens next!
Determining what happens next is really a matter of your preference- which side will you choose? If Star Wars, then dark or light? If Star Trek, will you fight with Captain Kirk or with Kahn? I always loved this debate, so I took the picture to the left and sent it to my friends who are die hard fans of one or the other. Out of the 13 response I got, only one involved someone not cursing at me- love the dedication!
This is truly the only theme that I can never imagin being able to cross into both platforms. I have NEVER seen someone with both Star Wars and Star Trek memorabilia (on purpose)- never. In some instances, fans incorporate their own man cave memorabilia into their wedding- cue me. I took elements from my own man cave and brought them to the wedding: death star disco ball, light sabers used as the flower holders, coasters with the famous “i love you, I know.” On the opposite end of the spectrum, others sway away from the storm trooper helmets and put on the fake ears to Spock the night away- sometimes even creating the inside of the Enterprise as their own man cave. These two mega-corporations will forever link to the nerd and geek world, and I can’t wait to see what is to come!
Anime vs Animated
This is probably the most common question in the East, as anime has taken over nations in Asia and spread their content over to the Americas. Whether you are a fan of Dragonball Z, Full Metal Alchemist, Pokemon, or any other of the long list of anime shows, there is an immense amount of content out there for you to decorate your man cave. The common misperception of Anime is that it is solely popular in Cosplay. False. There are Pop Heads, replica weapons, lamp designs, etc.- all available content that can be found for any other genre you choice (if not more).
Anime’s counterpart, animated shows and films, have the same appeal in all respects. Animated memorabilia may not be as popular in the Adult world (I am talking PG 13 fellas, calm down), but it does appeal to a large amount who want this specific theme for their man cave. There are so many different animated characters and shows out there that you could spend days upon days searching them on the internet- it comes down to choosing which ones work for you and whether or not you want to mix and match between Anime and Animated characters.
Whatever decision you choose, this battle has no losing side!
Heroes vs Villians
Such an open themed question! Once you choose your overall theme from the lists above or one you composed yourself, you can decide whether to break it down even further should you choose to do so. Are you in favor of the dark side or the jedi’s? Klingons or Enterprise? Goku or Vegata?
The lists are far to long to name across on genres, but there is another way you can increase the appeal of your man cave by incorporating both the heroes and villians, or just one side. If you go the first route, you can have half your man cave decorated with heroes, one side with villians. I have seen a DC Universe themed man cave with the first picture on the left featuring Batman and the first on the left featuring the Joker- both facing each other. The rest of the wall has the same effect so each hero is facing his or her villian.
Opposite of this is the ability to mix and match. Can’t decide on whether to choose good or evil? That is fine, let’s do both an incorporate the whole character list of what made that peticular genre appealing to you! The next debate is the most intriguing of all though….
Harry Potter vs …Narnia?
Just kidding, this isn’t really a battle. Harry Potter took over the world over a decade ago and has captivated multiple generations, while Narnia is a smaller series with less intrigue and appeal. The concepts of a Harry Potter man cave has equal appeal to that of others in terms of choosing good vs evil, a combination of both, or just one or the other.
The man cave decor you can gather from this is exceptional, as the series is recent and there are a plethora of decorations ranging from a variety of mug options to furniture. Too many to list, not enough room to horde!
Also- to add a little excitement to what you could do to your Nerd or Geek man cave, Youtuber gaminggeek has an awesome nerd-cave that he made a video of for others to see
If you do decide to go this route, or any route listed above, please feel free to comment below and leave a picture for others to see!