Friday, March 13, 2009

Our own March Madness Part 4 (end of Round 1) - The Whedonverse Character Tournament

So if you're just getting to this now you're just a little late, but still totally in time to join the fun. We're hosting a "March Madness" tourney of our very own, to find the best/fan-favorite character of the entire Whedonverse. We've been giving out randomized pairings of characters from Joss Whedon shows: Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dr. Horrible. This is the final part of Round 1. After this, it's the "best of the best" facing off for the rest of the month.

This last round, The LA Region, was insane. First of all, there were some very hard decisions to make such as: Dru vs. Dr. Horrible and Angel vs. Wash (of all things.) The biggest shocker of the entire tourney thus far, however, has got to be Detective Kate Lockley getting her ass handed to her on a platter by the character inserted into the tourney as a joke: The Cheeseman from Restless. He's not even a real character!! He doesn't even have a story! Wtf? Wow that's a lot of Kate hate. I'm personally saddened by Groo losing to Phantom Dennis, but what can you do? The people have spoken. Here is a full list of winners....and what a fine looking bunch they are (well except Cheese and Dennis because he doesn't even have a fricken face. Really. How those 2 advanced, I'll never know.)

Dr. Horrible 31 to Dru 22; Groo 21 to Phantom Dennis 32; Giles 51 to Riley 2; Kate 19 to Cheeseman 34;
The First Slayer 14 to Jayne 39; Cordelia 49 to D'Hoffryn 3; Doyle 35 to Glory 18; Angel 41 to Wash 11

So here are the pairings for the final part of Round 1, ending in 3 days - Mon March 16th at 11:59 pm EST. Just like always, if you want to play leave your choices in the comments section of this post!

The UK Region - Location: The Watcher's Council Offices, England

Mayor Wilkins vs. Simon Tam






Joyce Summers vs. Wesley Wyndam Pryce






Connor vs. Lindsey McDonald






Anya vs. Adam






Buffy Summers vs. Kendra the Vampire Slayer (Slayers!!)






Moist vs. Inara (This is a beauty and the best type situation here)






Illyria vs. Dawn Summers
(Illyria: "I am the god-king" Dawn: "Get out, get out get OUT!!!")






Andrew vs. Whistler





If your curious to see the entire bracket with winners so far, click here to enlarge:


56 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Mayor
Wesley
Connor
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Illyria
Andrew

hitnrun017 said...

-Mayor Wilkins
-Wesley (Poor Joyce! So unfair!)
-Connor
-Anya!
-Buffy
-Inara
-Illyria (Sorry Dawn)
-Andrew

wyndam said...

- The Mayor
- Wesley (yay!)
- Connor
- Anya
- Buffy
- Inara
- Illyria
- Andrew

Tara said...

Mayor Wilkins (I really like Simon, though...he's such a good brother.)

Wesley Wyndam Pryce (He'll surely face Buffy in this region, no?)

Lindsey McDonald (this was a last minute random call)

Anya (don't care)

Buffy Summers

Inara

Illyria

Whistler (Love Whistler, wish they used him on Angel. Andrew grates my nerves to shreds.)

Van Stuard said...

-Mayor Wilkins
-Wesley (sorry, Mom!)
-Lindsey
-Anya
-Buffy
-Inara
-Illyria
-Andrew (I think he's just hysterical)

B.E. Earl said...

Dennis did have a face. In fact, his face appeared on every episode of Angel. Being walled in, in the opening credits.

Onward to the tourney...

Mayor Wilkins
Wesley
Lindsey (easy...Connor was awful)
Anya
Buffy (this should be a shutout)
Inara (hardest choice here)
Illyria
Andrew (sorry Whistler)

Iceeh said...

-Mayor Wilkins (Aww, he was so charming and evil.)

-Wesley

-Lindsey (I always loved Lindsey, and I was super sad when he died.)

-Anya (Best character ever! <333)

-Buffy (Loved her sometimes, hated her other times, but overall, she's pretty cool.)

-Inara

-Illyria (I actually don't mind Dawn at all, but Illyria PWNS her.)

-Andrew (One word. Storyteller. :D)

Amanda said...

The Mayor
Wesley
Connor. I love hate that kid
Anya!
Buffy
Moist
Illyria
Andrew!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Simon Tam
Wesley (but that's a tough one)
Lindsey
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Dawn
Andrew

Geraint said...

Mayor
Joyce (wesley got boring)
Linsey
ANYA!
Buffy (but i love kendra)
(??? dont know these ppl) inara?
Dawny
Whistler

Anonymous said...

Mayor Wilkins - I loved the scenes with him and Faith!
Joyce - Really hard decision!
Connor - Kid had a hard life! C'mon!
Anya - Adam=worst villain in my opinion!
Buffy!!! - Quite simply my hero!
Illyria - Dawn just gets on my nerves.
Andrew - Andrew was hilarious, Whistler is barely a character...

Can I just ask why Warren isn't in this? He was in way more episodes than Whistler, Adam and the cheeseman.

Buta Rose said...

The Mayor - He was so charmingly evil.
Joyce - I wish she was my mum!
Connor - It was a tough choice, but I feel like sticking up the kid!
Anya
Buffy
Inara - Simply because Moist just hasn't been developed all that much.
Dawny
Andrew

Zacki said...

Mayor Wilkins (Loved that character)

Wesley Wyndam Pryce

Lindsey McDonald (Tough choice but Connor was pretty annoying most of the time)

Anya (Great character, easy choice)

Buffy

Inara

Dawn (Didn't lie Illyira that much, plus I love Michelle)

Andrew (Can be annoying but funny as well)

faile said...

Simon
Joyce
Connor
ANYA!
BUFFY!
Inara
Dawn
Andrew

Karnatos said...

Simon Tam
Wesley Wyndam Pryce
Lindsey McDonald
Anya
Buffy Summers
Inara
Illyria
Andrew

--- I was surprised by some of round 3's winners, but I am excited to see the first 4 round completed to see who moves on!

Michelle said...

Mayor Wilkins (Awesome)

Wesley Wyndam Pryce

Connor (I love Lindsey and hated Connor very much on the show, but "Comic Connor" is so awesome)

Anya (She annoys me, but not enough to vote for the dumbest of all villains)

Buffy Summers

Inara

Illyria (Bye, bye Dawn)

Whistler (I don't really enjoy Andrew)

arranee said...

- Mayor Wilkins
- Joyce
- Lindsey
- Anya ("I'm just trying to tell you that we have nothing in common besides both of us liking your penis, and now I don't even have that!" XD)
- Buffy
- Inara
- Illyria (Dawn is way too annoying)
- Andrew

elaine said...

Simon

Wes, his character just kept getting better and come on Wes/Fred/Illyria was so good.

Lindsey, just love Christian, great in Leverage. And I really did not like Connor

Anya..easy choice here, I cried so hard when Joyce died and she did not understand..sad.

Buffy, and I almost did not watch this series because I did not like SMG, still don't but the show is my favorite series of all time.

Inara

Illyria, and to Dawn..GET OUT, GET OUT, GET OUT..spoiled brat.

Andrew, really grew on me and I loved his lie to Xander at the end.

Jen Anderson said...

Mayor Wilkins
Wesley
Lindsey
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Illyria
Andrew

AndrewCrossett said...

Simon
Wesley
Lindsey
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Dawn
Andrew

Ruthie said...

Wesley
Simon
Lindsey (GOD I have such a crush on this boy)
Anya
Buffy (Kendra was obnoxious)
Inara (She's one of my favorites...)
Illyria
Andrew

angelvamp13 said...

Mayor Wilkings
Joyce
Lindsey
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Dawn
Whistler

Anonymous said...

Mayor Wilkins
Wesley
Lindsey
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Illyria
Whistler

buffyslayergal said...

Mayor
Wesley
Connor
Anya
Buffy!
Inara
Illyria
Andrew (though I thought Whistler was really great)

Anonymous said...

Wilkins
Joyce
Connor (random. who?)
Anya
Buffy (your kidding right?)
Inara
Dawn
Andrew

Ry said...

Joyce
Mayor
Connor
Anya
Buffy
Moist
Dawn
Whistler

buffygroupie said...

Mayor Wilkins
Wesley
Lindsey (I hated Connor with a firey hate)
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Illyria
Whistler (this was the hardest one!)

zooey said...

.Simon
.Wesley
.Lindsey
.Anya
.Buffy
.Inara
.lllyria
.Andrew

Jennifer said...

OK,

Wilkins (he's the best)
Wes
Lindsey (sorry, cant stand connor)
ANYA!!!!
Buffy
Moist
Dawn- that one was tough, so I'm just gonna stick to btvs
Andrew (gotta love him)

Thanks!!! Love this, Can't wait to see how it ends!

Matt 2 of 3 said...

Simon (hard choice, but Firefly fan first)
Wesley (sorry Joyce)
Lindsey (easy choice here)
Anya
Buffy (come on)
Inara
Illyria (just because Dawn got on my nerves more)
Andrew

Basket said...

the cheeseman....seriously?

the mayor
wesley (started out annoying but he got more developed in angel)
connor
anya
buffy
inara
illyria
andrew

Alexiness said...

Mayor Wilkins
Wesley Wyndam Pryce
Lindsey McDonald
Anya
Buffy Summers
Moist
Illyria
Andrew

Tara said...

Re: Anon. We chose Whistler, Adam and the Cheeseman over Warren for a pretty simple reason. We struggled with which 64 to start with from over 150 characters. We had done a previous tourney about the "Worst character ever" and Warren won (yes even over Adam...he was beat out by Maggie Walsh since she made him). Because of this, we figured he not was likely to take the crown of "Best character ever" so why not just remove him? The Cheeseman was just supposed to be good ole' fun.

Re Karnatos: I also was very surprised by some of round 3's winners! The Groo thing threw me for a loop. Phantom Dennis? Really? Wonder how hard Groo would've been smacked down if he was against a real character. People must really not love the Groosalugg. I love the guy and feel awful for him when he leaves.

And Cheese beating Kate, that's pretty hard core. I feel bad saying it, but as a focus group...IDW should maybe re-think using Kate in the comics. I guess people (on this blog anyway) re-hee-lly don't like her, obviously. Perhaps she can be redeemed in the comic?

dragonweaver said...

Simon
Wesley (Joyce was awesome, he was more awesome)
Lindsey
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Illyria
Andrew

Rayna said...

Mayor Wilkins (hell yeah!)
Wesley *Drooling as I remember his bad boy days*
Lindsey (Connor is almost as annoying as Dawn)
Anya (just awesome)
Buffy
Moist
Illyria (Coolest b###h I have ever loved to hate)
Andrew (he is just funny)

Majnun said...

Wilkins
Joyce
Christ... Lindsey was least bad
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Dawn (I always thought the hate she got was incredibly overrated, but you named the one line I have always despised)
Andrew (Even better in season 8)

Poniac said...

The Mayor
Joyce
Connor.
Anya
Buffy
Moist
Illyria
Andrew

Anonymous said...

Mayor Wilkins
Wesley Wyndam Pryce
Connor
Anya (no contest!)
Buffy Summers
Inara
Illyria
Andrew

Allycat said...

Simon
Wesley
Connor
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Illyria
Andrew

Gwen said...

Mayor Wilkins
Joyce
Lindsey
Anya!
Buffy
Inara
Dawn
Whistler

luciarosa said...

Simon Tam
Wesley Wyndam-Price (my absolute favorite Angel character)
Lindsey McDonald (this one has got to be a slam dunk, right?)
Anya !!! (Besides the fact that I ADORE Anya, Adam is my least favorite villain)
Buffy !!! (of course)
Inara
Illyria (not even a question for me; sorry Dawn, but I'm just not a fan)
Andrew (Love him!)

Sarah said...

-Mayor Wilkins
-Wesley!
-Connor
-Anya
-Kendra
-Inara
-Illyria (although, she would respect the key)
-Andrew

Luthien said...

-Mayor Wilkins (sorry Joyce)
-Wesley Wyndam Price
-Connor
-Anya (only bunnies would vote against her)
-Buffy Summers
-Inara
-Dawn (Fred's already in the next round)
-Andrew (season 8 redeemed him)

Cathy said...

-Mayor Wilkins
-Wesley Wyndam Pryce
-Lindsey McDonald
-Anya
-Buffy Summers
-Moist
-Illyria
-Andrew

Zacki said...

Queston: Since I don't see Angelus here I'm guessing that he is counted as part of Angel. I guess you could have made an extra option for him since they kept stating that they are like two different personalities. I personally loved Angelus. He was without a doubt the best villian of both series. Especially in season 4 when he turns everyone against each other from inside the cage just by talking to them. And since both Angel and Angelus are together that should earn Angel major points in this competition.

Michael said...

- Simon Tam
- Wesley Wyndam Pryce
- Lindsey McDonald
- Anya
- Kendra the Vampire Slayer
- Inara
- Illyria
- Whistler

Buffy Summers said...

Mayor Wilkins
Wesley Wyndam Pryce (though I loved Joyce)
Lindsey Mcdonald (Connor was okay..)
Anya
Buffy Summers (though I would have voted for Kendra had she been up against someone else)
Inara
Illyria (Dawn who? lol)
Whistler (tossed a coin lol)

djrestlessmind said...

Simon Tam
Wesley Wyndam Pryce
Lindsey McDonald
Anya
Buffy Summers
Inara
Illyria
Andrew

I'm dreading Willow vs Tara.

Steph said...

Simon
Wesley
Lindsey
Anya
Buffy
Inara
Illyria
Andrew (geeky love all the way!)

marveldenton said...

Simon- tough 1
Joyce- her death meant more
Lindsey- I found Connor to be to whinny brat
Anya- Bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies
Buffy- Duh
Inara
I guess Dawn- didn't really like either
Andrew- it's like Wonder Woman #157

Anyanka said...

Mayor Wilkins
Wesley Wyndam Pryce
Lindsey McDonald
Anya
Buffy Summers
Andrew

Bitsy said...

Holy sheet! I almost forgot for me and the cap'n to make it happen. Away we go!

- Joyce because, unlike Wesley, she wasn't wrong about everything all the damn time. Seriously!

- The Mayor because he's great and because anyone but but Captain Bland himself, Simon Tamm

- Connor because I can't believe he's losing this. Have you people read After the Fall? He's amazing in it. I love you Connor!!!

- Anya because no Adam, just no.

- Buffy because it's her show, for pete's sake!

- Moist because I love Jewish super villains and I kind of hate Inara a lot.

- Illyria because she's great and Dawnie? Not so much.

- Whistler. Sorry, Andrew. I still don't forgive you nor do I understand why you even exist. Should be Jonathan, ya'll. That's all I'm saying.

Tara said...

ok, Round 1 is completely done...on to Round 2!

cynthia said...

Mayor
Wesley
Lindsey
Anya
BUFFY!!!
Moist
Illyria (Shut up Dawn!)
Andrew

Veiriti said...

The UK Region - Location: The Watcher's Council Offices, England
Mayor Wilkins
Wesley Wyndam Pryce (Sorry Joyce, but I love Wesley more... )
Lindsey McDonald
Anya
BUFFY (Apparently!!! Who's Kendra?!?! LOL)
ILLYRIA!!!! (Illyria is one of my most favorite characters!!! And there is no hesitating – I never liked Dawn – she is so annoying!;)))
Andrew (Wow!!!)

J said...

mayor
wes
connor
anya
buffy
moist

thanks