Twitter Is Feuding Over Whether Matilda Or Eleven Would Win In A Battle

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When Stranger Things first aired fans rallied around Eleven, the unlikely heroine with surprising powers and an affinity for frozen waffles who makes for an easy last-minute Halloween costume.

Now, people are looking back to the ’90s to compare her to another gifted telekinetic child — the bookish, effervescent Matilda.

Twitter user djrocklee sparked an all-out war of the fandoms late last week when he pitted the two characters against each other, asking Twitter who would win in a fight.

Who would win? Matilda vs Eleven. pic.twitter.com/DhQYoMzHr5

— 🤴🏾Most Hon. DaddyLongStroke III👑 (@_djrocklee) December 7, 2017

Many are staunchly on team Matilda, pointing out that she does not suffer from negative side effects (read: nosebleeds) when using her powers and that she has a mastery of her gifts that Eleven has not yet reached.

How about the one who does NOT get a nosebleed every single time she moves something.

— Beef Squatch (@GetNormoney) December 8, 2017

Folks are really saying Eleven would win and I am perplexed. She had training and still could barely wiggle a truck. Matilda’s skills were sharp and precise. She had kids flying, electricity going crazy, multiple objects moving simultaneously. Eleven don’t want no smoke. https://t.co/StSEMsqfdm

— CiCi Adams (@CiCiAdams_) December 8, 2017

Eleven can't even lift a piece of paper without her nose bleeding and passing out. Matilda would drag her. https://t.co/7AIsuBjSL5

— Marcuss (@DrugsMedia) December 9, 2017

Others are furious at the notion Eleven might lose, contrasting Matilda’s wholesome use of her powers with Eleven’s fighting experience against actual demons.

GIRL! Sister 11 banished a DEMON from and alternate dimension into another reality on some Jean Grey, Dark Phoenix ish. Mold Ill Duh can move book pages. pic.twitter.com/HlgF1fYVt0

— Ranedeer MacTavish (@RaneMacTavish) December 9, 2017

Please don't act like eleven wasn't out here opening and closing gates to other dimensions & fighting fucking demogorgans. She would fuck Matilda up. https://t.co/k8OwimofxZ

— $etta. 🐬 (@setaveli) December 7, 2017

The best responses, though, were from those that knew Matilda and Eleven would never fight in the first place.

dude what if eleven, matilda, and carrie all came together to form the Ultimate Telekinetic Girl Squad ™

— em 🌹 (@uhhmmily) December 1, 2017

Mara Wilson, the actress who played Matilda, planted herself squarely in the no-fighting camp, arguing instead that the two talented young girls would become fast friends.

I support this

— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) December 9, 2017

Matilda and Eleven would choose not to fight, and would instead become friends.

— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) December 9, 2017

*takes deep, exaggerated breath* While if actually forced to fight against one another, Matilda would win — because despite the fact that she does not have as much hands-on fighting experience, her precise control over her powers would allow her to end a fight without escalating violence and with the tiniest of movements — Wilson is right to say that they would not fight. Eleven and Matilda would read books together and bond in the shared knowledge that they are both clever, unusual, often misunderstood and mistreated girls who have the power to change the world for the better.

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