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Cooper vs. Wheaton

The Cooper-Wheaton War was a series of confrontations between Sheldon Cooper and Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton. Its origins could be traced back to the 1995 Dixie Star Trek Convention, where Sheldon suffered a 10-hour-long bus journey of personal torment, only to find that Wheaton was not in attendance. This infuriated Sheldon, who vowed revenge. After finding Wil Wheaton at a Mystic Warlords of Ka'a tournament, the conflict escalated as Sheldon was defeated due to Wheaton tricking Sheldon into purposefully blowing the match, leading to a two-year series of confrontations; however, from the Dixie Star Trek Convention in 1995 to The Russian Rocket Reaction in 2011, the "war" lasted off and on for 16 years.

Mystic Warlords of Ka'a tournament[]

The first confrontation occurred in Stuart Bloom's comic book store, when Cooper discovered that his arch-enemy was participating in the Mystic Warlords Of Ka'a card tournament. After discovering this, he immediately, much to Rajesh Koothrappali's delight, signed up to form a team with Koothrappali, who had been asking for his assistance, Cooper's eidetic memory and known habit of anticipating the outcome of a game being a decisive advantage to win the prize, $500.

During the first two rounds, Cooper's memory meant a swift victory for the team, and Cooper repeatedly ranted about his impatience to duel with Wheaton using Khan Noonien Singh|Khan metaphors. Eventually, in the final round, Cooper's memory again lead to his imminent victory; however, Wheaton lied that the cause of his non-attendance was due to the recent loss and funeral of his grandmother. This made Cooper falter, and despite Koothrappali's rigorous objections, Cooper allowed him to win the game. He then revealed the nature of his deception, and this outraged Cooper, who vowed revenge, screaming: "WHEATON!!!!"

Bowling Match[]

The gang competes against Stuart's team in a bowling match. Wheaton was a substitute member of Stuart's team, replacing Albino Bob. Cooper revealed to have made a website due to his hatred of Wheaton. Cooper has a bowling background as he was co-captain of the champion East Texas Christian Youth Group Holy Rollers team (7-12 year old division); however, Leonard Hofstadter and Penny were discussing her inability to admit her love to Leonard. This leads to a breakup and their team forfeiting the match.

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Cooper vs. Wheaton!

Cooper scheduled a rematch and gave his team a new name: The Wesley Crushers. Not a celebration of the character as everyone thinks, but they are the crushers of Wesley. The match was close; however, Wheaton manipulated Penny into breaking up with Hofstadter and leading to Cooper's team forfeiting again. When Cooper confronted Wheaton about whether he would break up a relationship for a bowling match victory, Wheaton denied it. Cooper agreed, and Wheaton told him to keep thinking that. Once again, this outraged Cooper, who vowed revenge, screaming: "WHEATON!!!!" For losing the match, Cooper, Hofstadter, Koothrappali, and Howard Wolowitz had to appear in the comic book store dressed up as female superheroes/villains: Batgirl (Howard), Supergirl (Leonard), Wonder Woman (Sheldon), and Catwoman (Raj).

Raiders of the Lost Ark[]

The gang went to the midnight showing of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, complete with 21 extra seconds of footage which would explain the submarine controversy. The line at the movie theater was extremely long and Wheaton showed up with his posse from the comic book store.



The bouncer was a huge fan and immediately let Wheaton in. Just when Cooper and his friends reached the theater, the theater closed. After complaining, Cooper spotted an open door and stole the film canister from the unguarded projection booth. Wheaton caught Cooper in the act and lead a chase of movie goers after Cooper's gang reminiscent of Indiana Jones' race to his pontoon plane in Raiders.

Wil's birthday/Peace In Our Time[]

Hofstadter and Cooper spotted a sword from "Game of Thrones" at the comic book store. After they haggled Stuart down to $210, Wheaton came to purchase a rare Batman Comic and invited everyone to his birthday party, where Star Trek actors and crew members would be present. It was revealed that Wheaton attended Hollywood Squares instead of the Dixie Trek Convention. While Hofstadter accepted the invite, Cooper walked out; however, Cooper came to the party after learning that Brent Spiner, who played Mr. Data, would be there. There, Wheaton presented Cooper with his last Ensign Crusher figurine in mint condition. He then made amendments to the past and signed it, "To Sheldon, sorry it took so long. Your friend, Wil Wheaton."



At this, Cooper accepted Wheaton as a friend and hugged him, thus ending the feud between them and ending the war. After seeing the figurine, Spiner opened the package, thus landing on Cooper's mortal enemy list. Wheaton assured his former co-star that it would not take up much of his time. Spiner offered Cooper a signed Mr. Data figurine for $20. While Cooper rejected the offer, Hofstadter was able to haggle two Mr. Data figurines for $30 and a birthday invite from him.