Friday, March 27, 2009

March Madness! The Elite Eight of the Whedonverse Character Tournament.

Welcome back to the "March Madness" tourney - best of the Whedonverse! We're down to the "Elite Eight" characters of the entire 'verse (Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dr. Horrible) as voted by the people. Even if you never voted before, please feel free to still vote for your faves now (if they're still in the mix that is...chances are, they are!)

Holy Moly, in Sweet's Sixteen: Wes beat Anya by a fricken hair! I'm not even kidding, he won 58 to Anya's 56 . That's crazy! Willow took the most overall votes 103 to Captain Hammer's 11 (the tool.) Illyria managed to receive 24 votes against the Buffster herself...lots of Illy fans there! Most of all, I'm personally pretty surprised to see Mal beat Oz. Oz is truly a beloved character but Dannit if you can't beat those Browncoats! See below for the full list of winners:

Mal: 65 to Oz: 48, Spike: 92 to Darla: 22,
Fred: 46 to Xander: 68, Willow: 103 to Captain Hammer: 11,

Dr. Horrible: 28 to Giles: 86, Angel: 75 to Cordelia: 39,
Anya: 56 to Wes: 58, Buffy: 90 to Illyria: 24


And here is your Elite Eight! Wow, the 8 favorite characters of the Whedonverse...It's full of Watchers and Scoobies, Vamps with Souls and a Firefly Captain. They should be proud! This is ending in 3 days - Monday, March 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Like always, if you want to play along, please leave your choices in the comments section of this post!

The Sunnydale Region:
Captain Malcolm Reynolds vs. Spike a.k.a William the Bloody (You masochists.)




The Serenity Region:
Xander Harris vs. Willow Rosenberg (Scooby Showdown!)





The LA Region:
Rupert Giles vs. Angel a.k.a Liam a.k.a Angelus (Honestly, I'm not even going to lie, this is nearly impossible!)




The UK Region:
Wesley Wyndam Pryce vs. Buffy Summers




If your curious to see the bracket showing all past winners so far, click here to enlarge:


174 comments:

The Witches Cupboard said...

~Spike a.k.a William the Bloody (without a doubt!)
~Xander Harris (what can I say? like the underdogs!)
~Rupert Giles
~Buffy Summers (how did this get to be a matchup?)

luciarosa said...

By the way, thanks for hosting this contest--it's really fun! Here are my votes:

Mal (Aaggghhh! Tough one!)
Willow!!! (Easiest choice yet ;D)
Angel
Buffy (I love me some Wesley, but I gotta go with "Slayer, the." Look it up. "She who hangs out in cemeteries.")

It's funny, I never would have thought that Buffy was my favorite character ... but now that it comes down to it, I just can't manage to vote against her.

B.E. Earl said...

Mal - tough one. These two might be my two favorite characters.

Willow - easy.

Giles - extremely tough one.

Wesley - I can't believe I just typed that. Holy crap!

Alexiness said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Wesley

Anonymous said...

mal (spike's awesome, but mal might be my favorite lead character ever)
willow
giles
wesley

Anonymous said...

Mal (One firefly character should make it to the final four at least. =[ And I actually do like Mal more)
Willow (Gah. Xander. Go Willow!)
Angel (Don't particularly care for either character.)
Buffy (Woo!)

Anonymous said...

Mal
Willow
Angel
Buffy

robininseoul said...

Oh, I cannot tell you how hard this is. . . . It's gorram hard, that's what!

--Hundan! I loves me some sexy Spike, but I gotta go with my Captain on this one.

--Willow

--Angel

--Buffy

ACollinsVampire said...

Spike!
Willow (Poor Xander doesn't have a chance)
GILES (Angel is a pounce.)
Buffy (No contest.)

zarine said...

-Spike (still love Mal)

-Willow (want her to go against Buffy in the final 2)

-Angel (love Giles)

-Buffy [not my most fave character (that would be Tara) but she has my utmost respect]

Jennifer said...

- Mal
- Xander
- Giles
- Buffy

Iceeh said...

Woah, this was actually suprisingly easy!

-Spike (omnomnom)
-Willow (Love the witchy babe! <3)
-Giles (Sorry Angel, but Giles is just too amazing.)
-Wesley (pwns Buffy)

Zacki said...

* Mal (Who wouldn't want a captain like that?)

* Xander! (Love that character)

* Angelus (Toughtest choice of this tournament for me. Giles or Angelus. It's impossible to choose. I'm going with Angelus only because it would be a cool matchup against Buffy in the next round.)

* Buffy (Of the first 5 seaons)

Spillyria Forever said...

SPIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Willow (Xander sucks!!!)
ANGEL!!!!!! (I don't like Giles at all!!!!)
Wesley (Theam Angel forever!!!)

Nitpicker said...

Mal

Willow

Giles

Wesley

zooey said...

.Mal
.Willow (That one really hurt. I'm not sure I'll ever get over having to make that choice.)
.Giles
.Buffy

Natalia said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Wesley

Buta Rose said...

This is just full of hard choices...Except for my Buffster of course! Uh...

Hmmm...

...(still trying to decide)...

Mal - I don't particular care for either, and I would normally choose Spike over Mal. However the mere thought of Spike winning makes me want to vomit. His wonderful character developement of seasons four and five were completely wiped out by his repulsive and sickening behaviour of season six.

Xander, I think. They're a tie in the show. However season eight he just totally kicks ass!!! And I found I couldn't choose Will over him. However I'd like to state that I completely love my Willow. Voting against her twice now is heart breaking.

Giles - They're a tie on Buffy. However Angel's character became someone completely different away from Buffy and I can't say it was for the better. I do love him though.

Buffy - Quite simply my hero.

Anonymous said...

-Spike
-Willow
-Giles (the tough one of the round)
-Buffy

Gio said...

*NOW* it's getting hard..

SPIKE (well he's just my favourite, so, sorry Mal..)

:"""(...I'm gonna say Willow, but it's painful..

O_O...hm... Giles...? (ghh, painful too)

and.. Buffy...because she's Buffy, I have to pick her (but it's sooo painful, sorry Wes, I love youu :-(..)

Sara S said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Wesley

Anonymous said...

Spike - I have voted for Spike a lot in this even though I'm not really a giant fan.

Willow - Tough! Both characters at times had faults, but Willow's faults were kick ass while Xander's were just annoying.

AHH..... This is the hardest yet. I love both characters. I love me some BANGEL but Giles is awesome. Ok....I choose Angel :0

Buffy - sorry Wes no contest. Your only positive is "character development" and to be honest Buffy has bucket loads of that anyway.

DrSteggy said...

Mal
Xander
Giles
Buffy

Steph said...

Spike (times infinity, sorry Mal)
Willow (it's the redhead solidarity kicking in.)
Giles (To quote a robot: "Angel's lame. His hair grows straight up, and he's bloody stupid.")
Buffy (This was tough...)

elaine said...

SPIKE forever, would love to see him and Angel in the final

Willow

Angel, but only because I love Angelus so much

Wes, can not stand Buffy, she was just to hateful to Spike

Anonymous said...

Spike

Xander

Angel

Wes

Anonymous said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Buffy Summers

Anonymous said...

spike
willow
angel (but i luv giles too. so hard!)
wes

Buta Rose said...

elaine - I have a hard time understanding your commentsin regards to Buffy's treatment of Spike. Of all the characters in the 'vers buffy's been one of the most understanding towards him. Season 2 and 3 he's the bad guy and so she's not supposed to get along with him. Even then she forms an alliance with him at the end of season 2. Season 4 after all the crappy things he's done she takes him makes sure he's looked after even though the only thing stopping him hurting people is a chip in his head. He repays this by betraying her and doing his best to turn the Scoobies against each other. Season 5 he becomes a part of the family. They form a mutual respect for one another. Season 5 truely is Spikes finest hour. Season 6, Buffy has been ripped out of heaven, she's suffering from severe depression. Not wanting to upset her friends she's lies and says she was in hell. So what does Spike do to help her? He starts manipulating her, telling her she belongs in the dark. That her friends don't understand her. That she doesn't need them, but she needs him. Then, when she starts to get a grip on her depression, when she starts coming back into the light and embracing her friends. He starts threatening her and trying to blackmail her. After he sleeps with Anya and Xander goes to stake him Buffy saves him despite all he's done. Then what does he do the following episode in repayment for that kindness...He tries to rape her. Rape her!
Season 7 after she finds out he's got a soul they slowly rebuild their friendship and then even though he's been killing people (due to the first), she insists on helping him.
People are constantly trying to kill Spike and Buffy constantly comes to his rescue, even when it damages long running relationships of hers (Xander and Giles).

Surrea said...

- Spike
- Willow
- Giles (oohh toughie...)
- Buffy

The Groosalugg said...

Spike (sorry captain)
Xander (sorry Will)
Giles (another tough one!)
Wesley (he can't win from AYNA(!) and than loose to Buffy, can he? I mean I love Buffy but Wes and Anya are my clear favourites)

angelvamp13 said...

Mal
Willow
Angel
Buffy

snowpop said...

SPIKE
Willow
Giles
Buffy

Jennifer said...

Spike
Willow (sorry xan...)
Giles (what can i say, my heart belongs to him!)
Buffy

Andrew said...

Mal..always has to be Mal.
Willow (Easy one)
Giles
Buffy

Great competition. Thanks for putting it up.

Van Stuard said...

Geez...

Mal... and only because I want to see someone that isn't a Buffy character up in this mug.

Willow

Giles... I'm docking Angel points for his earliest portrayals as a big ol' Riley Finn sized steakhead.

Buffy... without whom, etc.

Jonathan said...

Spike
Willow
Giles
Buffy

foreverxkisses said...

Spike <3
Willow!
Giles :)
Buffy ;)

wyndam said...

Mal
Xander
Angel
Wesley

Anonymous said...

MAl
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Anonymous said...

Spike
Xander
Giles
Buffy

AndrewCrossett said...

Coming down to some tough choices here.

Spike
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Bitsy said...

- Mal because... I support Firefly? Yeah, that's totally the reason and has nothing to do with anything else... honest! (p.s. i'm lying)

- Willow because I remember actually liking her at one point whereas Xander was *always* a whiny bottle of Summer's Eve

- Angel because Giles went on my naughty list the moment he ditched Buffy in Season Sux

- Buffy because she is phenomenal and Wesley, yeah... I think I've made my feelings *pretty* clear how I feel about him.

Katrina said...

this is torture - but i'll give it a go...

Mal - I love spike, but Mal is seriously the best captain!

Willow, I guess - I hate to chose between these two. Can't break up the scoobies. I love you Xander!

Angel - this was the toughest for me. I love Giles, can they both win?

Buffy - sorry Wes but she's Buffy! how cool would it be though if Wes and Willow won and we had a husband and wife in round two :)

Michelle said...

Xander was *always* a whiny bottle of Summer's Eve

Bitsy, that might be one of the funniest things I've ever read.

Okay, here goes:

Captain Malcolm Reynolds because he's a great captain and I sometimes think Joss took a little sprinkle of the best qualities of Buffy and Angel, mixed them around, and out came this character.

Willow Rosenberg because she was a better friend than Xander.

Angel because he's a tortured soul with layers and a whole bunch of love in his (dead)heart. Oh, and he's extremely gorgeous. As my fellow Buffyfest Bloggers already know, I love Giles and this was a tough one for me.

Buffy Summers because although I like Wesley, he's not half the hero Buffy is.

Richelle said...

I am really surprised that so many votes are going to mal! Spike is one of the greatest television characters of all time!

SPIKE!!!!!! no question!
This is hard, but Willow
Giles
Buffy

The last two were pretty easy choices for me.

Anonymous said...

- Spike
- Willow
- Giles
- Buffy

elaine said...

Buta Rose all those are very good points, maybe it is just because I do not like Buffy(SMG)who IMO the only time she can act is when she is playing against David or James. I was never going to watch the show because I had seen 4 different eps, not in a row, and just did not care for her. But after I watched Angel I had to get the first 3 seasons of Buffy to learn where he came from, then of course I was in love with Spike so had to get the rest. I have watched this series many times and think it is one of the best TV series ever on TV, but I still do not care for Buffy. Sorry

marveldenton said...

Captain Tightpants

Beaty Eyes

Ripper

The Chosen One

Anonymous said...

Spike, my favorite vampire

Willow

Angelus

Wes

mandy jojo said...

okay so I am new, but I just couldn't resist this!!

Spike - cuz ya just gotta love his attitude
Willow - (Xander is just to judgmental for me sometimes)
Angel - No matter what he is just hot!!
and of course Buffy. Can't go against the Buffster

Bitsy said...

Richelle: many of us find it equally surprising that Spike is as beloved as he is. Despite witnessing him do countless horrific things it seems Spike fans are consistently willing to forgive and embrace him and yet they won't spare the same forgiveness for Angel (or Buffy for that matter, often times).

In particular, I find Buffy and Angel to be far more interesting and complex characters. Their struggle with people always turning to them to make the final decision, the pull they feel between destiny and free will, their desire for a life they can never have... they're simply better written and more identifiable to me. Mal is much the same way. He feels a responsibility to his crew because he's the captain and, as a result, he suffers much the same conflicts as Buffy and Angel.

That, of course, is just one Bitsy Belle's opinion.

Anonymous said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Wesley

ben said...

Aw, hell.

Mal: Someone's got to represent the non-Scoobies.

Willow: Just not a fun choice to make.

Giles: Angel never really did it for me.

Buffy: Look it up. Slayer comma The.

arranee said...

- Spike! (why are so many voting for Mal? Cmon, wouldn't you like to see a Spike vs. Angel or Spike vs. Buffy showdown in the final round?)
- Willow
- Giles
- Buffy

Bitsy said...

In answer to your question, arranee: no. I don't want that. At all.

Anonymous said...

Mal
Willow
Giles
Buffy

Nathaniel Cornstalk said...

This is pretty tough. Only one non-Buffy character in the mix, I hate to vote against him. But I think Spike is Gonna go all the way.

Spike

Willow
(Love Xander, but WIllow has that wonderful combination of badass and adorable - plus Alyson's on How I Met Your Mother now which I love.)

Giles
(Again, tough choice. Luckily I just saw Repo so I've had ASH on my mind lately)

Buffy
(Buffy is actually one of my least favorite characters on Buffy. But I've never seen Angel, so my only experience of Wesley is a few episodes of season 3 of Buffy, during which time I pretty much felt no sympathy for him. So yeah.)

Ryan said...

Mal
Xander
Giles
Buffy

Counterpunch said...

-Spike(but that's tough)
-Willow(tougher)
-Giles(easy as pie)
-Buffy

Beg2Diffr said...

Spike

Willow

Giles

Wes - Sure, Buffy's a great hero. She struggled mightily with her calling, and saved the world (a lot). But Wes so human. A man with no extraordinary gifts who wasn't Chosen, but chose, and many of his choices were disasterous.

Buffy was dark in a few episodes, especially after "coming back"; Wes had whole arcs of sleeping with the enemy and betraying his friends, and yet, he was, as Fred put it, a "good man." And while he never had to kill the one he loved, (well, there was Lilah's beheading...) he had to watch Fred die and then befriend her murderer. All this makes his story more compelling for me. He can't win this matchup, but I'm just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

- Spike
- Xander
- Angel
- Buffy

Angry Anonymous said...

Wes was never a good man. He consistently does the wrong thing and never bothers to consider the opinions or feelings of others. Let's sing some of those Wesley classics, shall we? Here's some of my favorite little ditties:

1) Let's sell Faith down the river even though everyone has specifically told us not to do that

2) Let's jump to conclusions concerning the Shanshu prophecy and then not even apologize for having literally gotten it backwards

3) Let's pretend to be Angel in order to get laid

4) Let's betray everyone because we're jealous that our best friend, Gunn, got the girl we wanted by kidnapping Angel's son and handing him over to Holtz, a man whose sole purpose is to torment Angel on every possible level before killing him out of vengeance. Let's never apologize for this colossal screw up either.

5) Let's help Fred try to kill another human being even though everyone else specifically knows this to be wrong and has said as much most likely in an effort to alienate her from everyone she cares about except us in yet another pathetic attempt to make her our sexy time prize.

6) Let's kill Daddy when he so easily could have been incapacitated in a non deadly fashion just because we want to bang Fred that badly.

7) Let's, once again, not listen to anyone (except for an ancient demon for some reason) and break the orlon window thus endangering everyone once again at which point we realize what a complete douche we've been all along and how, unsurprisingly, most of the shit that's gone horrifically wrong in the last few years is completely our fault. Then, as a result, we actually go on record saying we'll try to forget about all the messed up things we've done and, also once again, NOT BOTHER APOLOGIZING TO ANYONE.

All these and many, many more on Wes's worstest hits! Just $14.95 + S&H. Act now and get a free "Fuck Spike" compilation!

offek said...

Malcolm
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Belinda said...

SPIKE!!!
Xander
Giles
Buffy

Anonymous said...

-Mal
-Xander
-Giles
-Buffy

Veiriti said...

SPIKE!!!He's everything for me!!!
Willow (I love her - my fav witch;)))
ANGEL (my second favorite vampire!!!)
Buffy (she is my hero too and I love Spuffy)

Veiriti said...

Yeah, Bitsy, you really have no idea how many people over the world love Spike... I love Angel, and Buffy as well, they are one of my most favorite characters, but Spike is the BEST and MOST favorite character for me. Not only on the Whedonverse! He is FANTASTIC! Why I love that character so much... why I love Spuffy, I don't want to post a big comment here I only want to say Spike brought me to tears many times during the watching of season 7 – usually I don't cry watching tv shows... NO one tv character did it for me before!!! He is so real for me!!! Spike is my hero, my muse, my champion! I love him, even worship him!
And I'm really surprised that there are people like you, who hate this character... Well, I see you obliviously don't like that character and its ok – you don't need to like him – that's your choice, but you don't need to spit your hate upon him, every time when someone else says something good about him. Xander is my least fav character on Buffy show, but I never going to bash him, only because I don't like him. There are people who loved Xander and I don't want to insult them with my opinion, like you, and the other "anonymous" Spike-haters do.
I've started to watch the Buffy's show because of Angel – and Angel is my second favorite character – I love Angel so much and I have to admit I like his show a way more than Buffy's (I'm a Cangel fan as well and Wesley and Illyria/Fred are my favorite characters too).
And I should stop to watch the Buffy's show after season 3 if Spike wasn't part on it... Spike totally renewed my interest on that show. And he made me a huge fan of these 2 shows. He is one of the most brilliant, well written and complex character not only on Buffy/Angel verse, by my opinion. And, like I mentioned above, it's not only about me – Spike has huge fandom over the world - there are a lot of communities, forums and fan sites, dedicated to Spike! Why don't you go to u-tube, Buffytube, Daylimotion to see how many people (including me) make videos for him, how many people write fan fics for him, Yes, there are so many people who truly love him, and you, Spike-haters have to take it! But I don't want to confront with you, or to enforce my opinion here, let's be civilized people, and to stop with these negative and sarcastic opinions (I'm talking not only about Spike)- that's a bit childish... And I don't want to waste my time with these endless argues – now I'm making a video, can you guess for whom ;))

Carly said...

Sunnydale Region:
-Mal (Extremely hard decision here, they are both my favourites)

Serenity Region:
-Willow

LA Region:
-Giles

UK Region
-Wesley

Bitsy said...

Singling a commenter out and attacking them personally because they do not share your opinion is not something I will allow on this site from you or anyone else, Veiriti. Say what you will, positive or negative, about these characters. They are fictional. The commenters, on the other hand, are real. Treat them and their opinions with the respect they deserve.

P.S. And just for clarification: I don't actually hate Spike. Not sure where that rumor got started but, there you are. Just because I don't think he's the greatest thing since sliced bread doesn't make me a "hater". Let's make an effort not to be so reductionist about these things, shall we?

Hombrewolf said...

Spike

Willow

Giles

Wesley

Penny said...

~~I have to go with SPIKE

~~I love Xander but I have to vote for WILLOW. She is my favorite character on any tv show.

~~GILES, he was the man.

~~You know I was all set to pick Wesley, but I got to thinking. WIthout BUFFY we wouldn't have the rest of these characters so I choose BUFFY.

(I can't believe this is the first time I voting. I should have been doing this all along. I have had such fun keeping up with this. Thank you!)

Anonymous said...

SPIKE!!

Xander

Angel

Buffy

Anonymous said...

Spike
Xander
Giles
Buffy

hitnrun017 said...

Nooo! Not Anya!

Sunnydale:
-Mal

Serenity:
-Xander

LA:
-Giles

UK:
-Wesley

Nolan said...

Mal (Just one of the most awesome characters in general. I think Spike is a good one as well, but Mal trumps him.)

Xander

Angel (this one was tough, but I really learned to love Angel over the course of his own show. If I could I would vote for both, though)

Wes (yup)

Anonymous said...

-Mal

-Xander

- Giles

- Wesley

Jen Anderson said...

Spike
Willow
Giles
Buffy

Anonymous said...

Spike? Mal? Spike? Mal? uh-oh. Ummmm...Okay, Spike it is! (Sorry Mal!)
Willow
Angel (Love him and Angelus. Damn he's hot!)
Buffy (Would be awesome paired against Angel/us. Love me some B/A)

Faith said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Matt 2 of 3 said...

Spike (it kills me to not vote for Mal, but Spike's longer run endeared him to me more)
Xander
Angel (sorry Ripper)
Buffy (probably the easiest choice this round)

Tara said...

What in the shire is going on up in here? We made it all the way to the top 8, let's not get all ship crazy now... pretty please? Although, one could make the argument that this is WHY people are starting the ship psychosis. Shoulda seen it coming, I suppose.

Still haven't given my picks for this round! Will do that next.

Elena said...

Spike

Xander

Giles

Wesley

Spike and Angel said...

Spike {SO rulez}

Willow {hard one}

Giles{also a hard one}

Wesley{Sorry Buffy}

InDesignKat said...

Mal
Willow
Angel
Wesley

Anonymous said...

spike
xander
giles
buffy

Al said...

Spike
Xander
Angel
Buffy

Anonymous said...

Spike
Willow - You bastards. Xan would want me to pick Will.
Giles - Sorry Angel, you shouldn't have killed Jenny C.
Buffy


This is just getting too cruel!

Amanda said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Wesley

Anonymous said...

Spike - how could it be anyone else!

Willow (on the show; in fic it's Xander!)

Giles - he has intelligence and a personality when sane, unlike Angel.


Wesley - I watched 7 years of BtVS despite the repulsiveness of the title character. The other characters were so much better!

Anonymous said...

SPIKE!!!
Xander (it was a toughy)
Giles
Buffy (love Wesley and all but i'll have to go with Buffy)

Nicole said...

-Spike!!! (obviously...)
-Willow (sorry, xand n_n)
-Giles (what a question!! Angel is a poof)
-Buffy (like Wes too but there is no comparation)

Tara said...

Mal - I wanted to vote for Spike but then....I didn't. I feel pretty good about it.
Willow - even with the "black eyes of shut up Willow" she's still better than that tool. Aww, he's funny at times. Sorry Xan fans!
Angel
Buffy

Candace said...

This gets tougher every round!

SPIKE - I love you Mal, but in a fight, you'd be toast.
XANDER - the heart and soul of BtVS.
GILES - if only for that amazing hat.
BUFFY - only 1 brit can be in the final 4.

Anonymous said...

Spike, for sure
Willow
Angel
Buffy

cuervodolls said...

Spike
Xander
Giles!
Buffy

Anonymous said...

spike
xander
giles
buffy

rayna said...

Mal ( I loves my captain and because Spike was good until he became the whiner plus he was never really that evil on the show and you know how I like them.....Evil)
Willow (awesome especially when she’s evil)
Angelus ( because evil is sexy on him Sorry Giles)
Wes ( yes Wes because he’s hot and because he’s so screwed up you just want to fix him also because I can't stand Buffy)

Anonymous said...

Spike

Willow

Giles

Buffy

Anonymous said...

Spike
Xander
Giles
Buffy

NysSteph said...

Mal
Willow
Giles
Wesley

Nicole said...

SPIKE!!!!
WILLOW
GILES
BUFFY

Anonymous said...

spike
willow
angel
buffy

Basket said...

spike
willow
angel
buffy

hmm..easier then i thought.

Ruthie said...

Spike
Willow
Giles
Buffy

nmcil said...

Tough choices - I love all these characters.

Sunnydale:

SPIKE for all his complexity, passion, humanity, transformation and his magnificent journey. For me, he ultimately became the heart and soul of the entire series.

I LOVE MAL - had he been paired with anyone of the other selections he would have won my vote -

Serenity:

WILLOW - one terrific character - uber smart, beautiful but vulnerable to her inner demons for control and "easy fix"

LA:

GILES - I always loved having the "mature adult" perspective and contrast he brought to the Sunnydale group. Like our own parents, he loved his young heroes but made lots of mistakes - In the end he comes at Just Fine. Wit, intelligence, and great language skills.

UK:

BUFFY all the way - She, like Spike, became the character that reflected our own human experience. We could love, hate, admire, respect, feel anger and joy and feel all her pain - she was "one hell of a woman."

Thanks for bringing us the wonderful and fun Whedonverse Project -

Scarlet Ibis said...

Spike.
Xander.
Angel.
Wes.

So sayeth...well, me :P

Sarah said...

-Spike
-Willow ('cause as she says it's not a good idea to piss her off)
-Giles (if he would use brains and magics instead of brawn he would so beat Angel...unless the Powers intervened)
-Buffy

Anonymous said...

Mal
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Greer said...

1. Spike
2. Willow
3. Giles
4. Buffy

Gwen said...

Mal
Xander
Giles
Buffy

Buffy Summers said...

Spike (not a big fan, but he had his moments)

Willow (Best friend vs friend who wanted more)

Angel (sorry Giles, it's like daddy vs the boyfriend)

Buffy (Sorry Wes but you wouldn't have even come into play were there no Buffy)

Anonymous said...

This entire March Madness has really made me reflect back on all of the characters, and why I would choose one over another. Some choices have been easy - some hard.

Here are my picks for the final four:

Spike
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Anonymous said...

Mal
Willow
Angel (he makes me want to get bitten. And is sexy when he's evil-those leather pants! )
Buffy

Dr.H said...

Wow, tough pics. I love all the characters still in the race deeply. They are all great. Lol, starting to sound like a talent show jury.

Anyway, my pics:
SUNNYDALE
Almost impossible... this would have been a great finale. Wouldn't have thought I would get to vote against either of them. My mind is going one way and the other, again and again. But it's got to be... SPIKE. Or... no, let's just get on with it.

SERENITY
In the early years of Buffy (S1-S4) Willow was my favourite character, but during S6 her arc was pretty terrible, so I'll pick XANDER (who I also always loved).

L.A.
To Shanshu in L.A! Got to be ANGEL.

U.K.
Another one worthy of the finale. Didn't think I would ever vote against mr. Wyndam Pryce, my beloved Wes. But Buffy, also pretty great, now that I think about it. Well Buffy seems to have enough supporters already, so I'll just vote WESLEY.

Anonymous said...

Spike a.k.a William the Bloody (without a doubt!)
~Xander Harris (I love him)
~Angel, the vampire with a soul
~Buffy Summers , of course

anca said...

SPIKE

Willow

Giles

Buffy

ubi4soft said...

Spike
Xander
Giles
Wesley

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Anonymous said...

Spike
Willow
Rupert
Buffy

Luthien said...

Wow, it's getting pretty intense in the comments.

My picks:
Mal (I love my captain, plus we need at least one non-Buffy character still in the mix)

Willow (hard to choose between the scoobies, but at least she has the ability not to get her butt kicked in every single fight)

Angel (love them both, so the salty goodness wins out)

Buffy (Wes = meh for me)

buffygroupie said...

Spike
Xander
Giles
Buffy

Actually, this week was the easiest so far, except for Mal and Spike. But no matter who Spike was against he was gonna win, so there you have it.

buffygroupie said...

Hey, wait . . . who thinks the end is gonna be Buffy vs. Spike? And how will that be a fair choice???

Resident Clinton said...

Okay, this took a good ten minutes of pondering...

Mal...just barely, and NOT necessarily because he's a good guy.
Willow...who was always my favorite
Giles...I kinda don't dig on Angel that much, but I've always had a soft spot for a Watcher with a dark past
And Buffy. I gotta mimic that Summer's Eve comment about Wesley.

elaine said...

This has been so much fun, thanks for starting it, but I really want to see Spike vs Angel in the finals so we can see who is the real champion.LOL

Anonymous said...

SPIKE

Willow

Angel

Wes

Anonymous said...

William the Bloody

Willow

Angelus

Wes

Anonymous said...

Spike (without a doubt!)
Xander Harris
Rupert Giles
Buffy Summers

Anonymous said...

Spike
Xander Harris
Rupert Giles
Buffy Summers

Anonymous said...

Spike

Xander Harris

Rupert Giles

Buffy Summers

Joe said...

spike
willow
ummm,,,, not sure, but im gonna go with Angel
Buffy

Caz said...

Spike
Xander
Angel
Buffy

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...I have to say MAL for no. 1. This hurts me.

As for the rest:
Willow
Giles (excluding evil season 7 Giles)
and BUFFY.

Anonymous said...

Malcolm
Wil
Angel
Buffy

Anonymous said...

spike
willow
angel
buffy

Anonymous said...

SPIKE!!!!

xander

giles

buffy!

Anonymous said...

william the bloody

willow

liam

buffy summers

Anonymous said...

SPIKE, SPIKE,SPIKE, just because he is.

Willow

Angelus, because he is so HOT when he is BAD.

Wes, because he was so good with Fred/Illyria

Keijo_Eemil said...

Spike, I think Veiriti already explained why :P

Willow, she's just so cute and funny and loveable. And since Fred didnt make it it's Willow's job to hold the flag for cute nerds :) Like her, a lot.

Angel, all brooding and deep and stuff. Great character. But without a soul even better, kick-ass brilliant!

Buffy, sorry Wes, but you can't beat the one and only settle-for-no-substitute slayer. It's her world, not yours.

A Buffy-Angel matchup in the semifinals is gonna be pretty interesting. Unless hell freezes and Giles actually beats Angel.

Cathy said...

Spike
Willow
Giles
Wes

Anonymous said...

Spike

Willow

Angelus

Wesley

Michael said...

The Sunnydale Region:
Mal

The Serenity Region:
Xander (even though they're both shite but Willow really got shite at the end.)

The LA Region:
Angel

The UK Region:
Buffy

Anonymous said...

-Spike
-Willow
-Giles
-Buffy

Be said...

- Spike
- Willow
- Angel
- Buffy

Anonymous said...

- Mal
- Xander
- Giles
- Wesley

Anonymous said...

spike, willow, angel, buffy

Anonymous said...

Mal
Xander
Angel
Wes

Anonymous said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Allycat said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Buffy

n_angel said...

-Spike
-Willow
-ANGEL
-Buffy

Anonymous said...

Spike, the true champion

Willow

Angelus

Wes

Anonymous said...

Spike, Willow, Angel, Wes

Chris said...

The Sunnydale Region
Spike
The Serenity Region
Willow
The LA Region
Giles
The UK Region
Buffy

rebcake said...

Spike, Willow, Giles, Buffy

Dustin Madden said...

Here are my votes:

~Spike aka William the Bloody (no question)
~Willow Rosenberg (sorry Xander, no chance)
~Rupert Giles (you have to love Giles singing "Behind Blue Eyes")
~Buffy (What kind of a question is this?)

Joao Santos said...

My vote:

Sunnydale - Mal

Serenity - Willow

LA - Giles

UK - Buffy

Plin said...

Spike

Willow

Angel

Buffy (how is Buffy UK, again?)

DivaDea said...

Spike
Willow
Giles
Wesley

Where have I been? How did I miss this? LOL

djrestlessmind said...

Spike

Willow

Angel

Buffy

Anonymous said...

Spike

Willow

Angel

Buffy

cerrina said...

Just found out about this blog yesterday, and I'm sad that I've missed voting thus far (Cordy over Jayne? Really? Sigh), but this is absolutely fantastic :D

SunnyDale Region
Mal - I like Spike and all, but there's just no contest here.

Serenity Region
Willow - this was a tough one, but I'll have to agree with Bitsy's point regarding Xander's not-so-fresh feeling.

LA Region
Angel - the toughest decision and the one I'm most conflicted about.

UK Region
Buffy - I'm surprised by how many people seem to dislike Wesley, and even though I do like him very much and think he's grossly misunderstood (ahem...Angry Anonymous :D ) there's no way I can vote against the Buffster.

Anonymous said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Karnatos said...

Spike
Willow
Angel
Buffy

sog14 said...

Captain Mal
Willow
Angel
Buffy

cryingangel said...

-Captain Mal (Mal's fun/ny and in the end i dislike spike cause...well he just isnt Angel, sorry)

-Xander (well, duh, he used love to save the world)

-Angel/Liam/Angelus (gotta love Giles but A/L/Aus is just amazing...and yum)

-Wesley (gotta love a guy with an english accent)

Ivan said...

Spike
Willow (oh, please)
Angel
Buffy

J said...

Spike

Willow

Angel

Wes

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Spike because he´s dead sexy

Willow

Giles

Buffy

Anonymous said...

-Spike
-Willow
-Giles
-Buffy

Anonymous said...

Mal
Willow
Angel
Buffy

Anonymous said...

Spike
Xander
Giles
Wesley

NYPinTA said...

Mal
Willow
Giles
Wesley.

buffyslayergal said...

Mal
Xander
Giles
Buffy

Tara said...

ok, we're locking it down! Time for the next round...