There's a thing that people like to do, which is pit different things against each other in an imaginary fight and predict who would win. Hell, it's so popular there was even a TV show made about it.

Now we're thinking about it, it's surprising that it took so long to put these two together, but people are now debating online about who would come out on top between Stanger Things' Eleven and Matilda's Matilda Wormwood.


At the moment, the debate seems to be heading in Eleven's favour, with most people saying the character - played by Millie Bobby Brown - would easily trounce the protagonist of Roald Dahl's protagonist, played by Mara Wilson in the 1996 movie adaptation.

The question was first posed on Twitter a couple of days ago and things have gone a little crazy since:

The initial response seemed to be heavily in Eleven's favour. After all, Stranger Things is the show of the moment and people have seen it recently. And Eleven is pretty, badass, as people pointed out:

But there are plenty of people who are on Matilda's side here, too. After all, just because she looks like a little angel who wouldn't harm a fly doesn't mean she couldn't. And by fly, we obviously mean people.

The back and forth goes, well, back and forth a lot and people are taking the whole thing pretty damn seriously. But when we weighed it all up, we're going to side with Matilda as the victor.

"Why?" you ask. Well, Besides, the nosebleed thing - which is a very valid point. We believe it would be a fierce, furious battle and a real test of endurance for both, ultimately giving Matlida the advantage. We also think that beneath Matilda's sweet exterior is something seriously powerful and dangerous that we only saw the very tip of in the film. Still, we'll probably never know. Or will we?

Featured Image Credit: TriStar Pictures/Netflix

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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