Friday, March 6, 2009

Our own March Madness Round 2 - The Whedonverse Character Tournament

Who is the best character of the entire Whedonverse? Once again, for those just joining us, we are running our own "March Madness" to that find out. Over the next 4 weeks we will give out the computer-generated randomized pairings of characters from Joss Whedon shows: Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dr. Horrible.

Round 1 was interesting, to say the least. Poor Jonathan got clobbered by Oz, although the largest landslide was Darla vs. Jasmine. On the flip side, Ethan vs. Fray was a tie until the very end with Ethan taking it. Check out the full list of winners so far:

Final totals: 47 Oz 6 Jonathan, 46 River 7 Anne, 14 Willy 37 Jenny , 36 Mal 15 Zoe,
44 Faith 9 Penny,
39 Spike 12 Lorne, 48 Darla 5 Jasmine, 27 Ethan 26 Fray

Next up is part 2 of round 1. It will end in 4 days - Monday March 9th at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. See the pairings below and if you want to play, leave your choices in the comments section of this post.

The Serenity Region - Location: Serenity Valley, Planet Hera

Lilah Morgan vs. Xander Harris






Charles Gunn vs. Harmony Kendall






Winifred "Fred" Burkle vs. Kaylee






"Electric" Gwen Raiden vs. The Master






Clem vs. Willow Rosenberg






Shepard Book vs. Tara Mclay






Principal Robin Wood vs. Principal Flutie (Weird! Principals against one another...there goes the Hellmouth).




Captain Hammer vs. Principal Snyder






If your curious to see the entire bracket of Round 1, click here to enlarge:


64 comments:

Tara said...

ok, here I go!

*Lilah Morgan - bitch lawyer extraordinaire

*Charles Gunn

*I think I'm going to go with Kaylee. Fred used to annoy me so much. Illyria, well that's a story for the other side of the bracket.

*Hmm, this is kinda tough. I'm going with the Master since he's a classic.

*Willow

*Tara

*Flutie!!

*Hammer

Iceeh said...

Woo! Round 2! Okay, here's my picks. ^^

-Lilah Morgan
-Harmony Kendall
-Winifred "Fred" Burkle
-Gwen Raiden
-WILLOW ROSENBERG! <3
-TARA MCLAY!!! <333
-Robin Wood
-Captain Hammer

Tara said...

wowie iceeh, half of ours were the same and half were not! I was a little shaky on some of the ones I cared less about. I think Tara will take this whole region easily....perhaps Willow.

Bitsy said...

- Lilah Morgan because she just f#@$ing rules.

- Gunn based almost completely on After the Fall so I'm basically voting for Brian Lynch.

- Kaylee because I wouldn't be happy if she died unlike some Fred Burkles I can think of...

- Electro Gwen because she's electric boogie ooogie oogie oogie. Did I just say that out loud? Seriously? That's a little... sad, huh?

- Willow Rosenberg because she's Willow, basically and not even a world's worth of extra skin could save Clem from this defeat, you know?

- Tara Maclay because I don't need to justify this one and because she's awesome and great and the end goodbye.

- Flutie, man. Gotta be Flutie. Why? Because his name is Flutie and his students ATE HIM. That's just... I don't even know what it is. Also, Robin is a girl's name, you wuss.

- Snyder is the man I love to hate. Plus, he was Quark on DS9. Penis Hammer be damned, I'm voting for the bald midget!

-

Anonymous said...

Xander, Harmony, Kaylee, Master, Willow, Tara, Wood, Snyder.

hitnrun017 said...

-Lilah (best Angel character)
-Harmony
-Kaylee...ugh that was hard!
-Gwen
-Willow
-Tara
-Flutie
-Snyder, as amazing as Captain Hammer is, Snyder is just too awesome.

Ruthie said...

Xander
Gunn
Kaylee
The Master
Willow
Book
Wood
Captain Hammer

Alexiness said...

Lilah
Harmony
Fred
Gwen
Willow
Tara
Wood
Captain Hammer

Allycat said...

Lilah
Harmony
Fred
Gwen
Willow
Tara
Wood
Captain Hammer

Amanda said...

Xander.
Gunn
Fred!!!
Electric
Willow
Tara
Wood
Snyder- never been happier to see someone eaten by a snake. Still. Everyone loved to hate him.

Hombrewolf said...

Lilah
Harmony
Fred
Gwen
Willow Rosenberg
Tara
Principal Flutie
Captain Hammer

Rayna said...

Xander (Xander was the s**t)

Gunn (so was Gunn)

Fred (I miss fred)

Electro

Willow (duh, like there is a choice!)

Tara (I wasn’t a big fan of Tara but I want to see what happens when she goes against Willow.)

Robin Wood

Snyder (can't help it, he was hilarious in Band Candy "Summers you drive like a spas" too funny!)

faile said...

Xander
Harmony
Fred
The Master
Willow
Tara <3
Wood
Capt. Hammer

Anonymous said...

Xander (tricky... but I'll go for the good guy!)
Gunn
Fred
The Master (Gwen was mega annoying!!)
Willow (I do like Clem though...)
Tara
Flutie (was not keen on Wood!)
Snyder

the gift said...

1. Lilah Morgan
2. Mr Gunn!
3. Fredikins
4. The Master
5. Willow
6. Tara
7. Principal Wood
8. Snyder

Angelsgirl said...

Xander (come on guys, show some love for the Xan Man!!)
Gunn (I just wanna wrap him in cotton wool and mother him...which is strange considering how manly he is! lol)
Fred!!!
Gwen (she's electric baby!)
Willow (awww Clem, you don't have a hope in hell(mouth) sweetie)
Tara (easy)
Robin Wood (he's just got something that I love :oP)
Captain Hammer (haha, what a ponce, I love him!)

Dana said...

Fray lost to who!?? Just goes ta show ya kids, ya gotta vote!

Here's my current votes:
-Xander
-Harmony
-Fred
-Gwen
-Willow (as much as I always loved flappy Clem!)
-Tara (being an old fart I can actually remember Book as that token black cop in Barney Miller, the one who cross-dressed that one time...and I could never see him as anything else)
-Principal Wood
-Penis, err.. I mean Hammer...

Van Stuard said...

-Lilah
-Harmony
-Kaylee
-Gwen
-Willow
-Tara
-Robin Wood
-Capt. Hammer

Steph said...

Xander
Harmony
Fred
The Master
Willow
Tara
Robin Wood
Capt.Hammer

Michelle said...

The Serenity Region:

-Lilah (The thought process goes like this: I love to hate Lilah and I just plainly hate Xander)

-Charles Gunn

-Winifred "Fred" Burkle

-The Master (This was a hard one, but I had to go with the original big bad)

-Willow Rosenberg (I almost picked Clem, but then I thought back to the amazing Willow of Seasons 1-5)

-Tara Mclay

-Principal Flutie (He was nice to Buffy and then got eaten. Sad.)

-Principal Snyder

Counterpunch said...

-Xander
-Harmony
-Kaylee
-The Master
-Willow! I love Clem, but there's no contest here.
-Tara. Tara tara tara tara
-Principal Wood
-Captain Hammer!

Jen Anderson said...

Xander
Harmony
Kaylee
The Master
Willow
Tara
Principal Flutie
Captain Hammer

marveldenton said...

-Xander (He's the man!)
-Gunn (Harm is just ANNOYING!)
-Kaylee (Captain Tight Pants would help)
-The Master (all the electricity in the world couldn't save her)
-Willow (love the extra skin comment up top)
-Book (DOG is on his side)
-Wood (Wood would eat him for breakfast, wait he already was)
-Captain Hammer (Everyone's a Hero, in their own way)

elaine said...

Lilah, since I really never liked Xander, he did not like Spike.
Harmony, she was great in Angel
Kaylee, will wait until Illyria shows up to vote for "Fred".
The Master a really BIG BAD
Clem, I LOVE CLEM even though I know this is not going to be a winning vote, I still love Clem.
Tara
Flutie, after all Robin tried to kill Spike and I won't vote for anyone mean to my favorite vampire.
Capt Hammer

arranee said...

Lilah
Gunn
Kaylee
The Master
Willow
Tara
Principal Wood
Captain Hammer

wyndam said...

Xander
Gunn
Fred
Gwen
Willow
Tara
Wood
Snyder

AndrewCrossett said...

Xander

Gunn

Fred (this was a really hard choice... sorry, Kaylee, I love you too)

Gwen

Willow

Tara

Robin Wood

Captain Hammer

buffygroupie said...

OK, here goes. This time was a little easier:

Xander
Harmony
Kaylee
The Master
Willow
Book - (I thought about that one for a while, but I never got over Oz and Willow's breakup, and I realized that I always kinda resented Tara)
Flutie
Hammer

Miranda said...

-Lilah (Hell yeah.)
-Gunn
-Fred (Sorry Kaylee! Tough choice)
-Gwen
-Willow
-Tara (Book annoyed me at times)
-Flutie
-Hammer

Buta Rose said...

Xander
Harmony
Fred
The Master
Willow
Tara
Robin Wood...I guess. Indifferent to both of them to be honest
Snyder

Anonymous said...

Xander
Harmony
Fred
The Master
Willow
TARA!!!!
Wood
Snyder

[oppps, mods, please delete the earlier post. I copied from one post and changed my other choices but both got posted, sorry]

-Lizzy

Tara said...

Got it, Lizzy! Thanks for clearing that up :)

Anonymous said...

Lessee...

Xander
Harmony
Kaylee
The Master
Willow
Tara
Principal Flutie!
Snyder

zooey said...

.Xander
.Gunn
.Kaylee
.The Master
.Willow
.Tara
.Wood
.Captain Hammer

Anonymous said...

1. Xander
2. Harm
3. Fred
4. Gwen
5. Willow
6. Tara
7. Robin
8. Captain Hammer

This is an amazing idea btw. Thank you for bringing this blog/game into my life!

Brian Lynch said...

Betta George could house all of these nogoodniks.

Tara said...

heh! Come on, Brian - take a stab at it! It's for favorite character (not who could take who in a fight) so you won't have to worry about betraying Betta George's honor :)

And you're welcome, Anon. Glad you're enjoying it!

Whole lotta Xander votes up in here.....

buffy0811 said...

Xander
Gunn
Fred
The Master
Willow
Tara
Principal Flutie
Captain Hammer
Those are my picks. Until next time.

dragonweaver said...

Xander
Harmony
Kaylee (This was painful)
Gwen
Willow
Tara
Robin Wood
Principal Snyder

angelvamp13 said...

Xander
Harmony
Fred
The Master
Willow
Tara
Robin
Hammer

Majnun said...

Xander
Gunn
Fred, not as close as I would have thought..
The Master
Willow (really?)
Tara
Robin Wood
Cap'n Hammer

djrestlessmind said...

Xander
Charles Gunn
Fred
Electric
Willow
Tara
Robin Wood
Cap. Hammer

I can't believe Willow and Tara will probably go against each other!

Sarah said...

This one is a lot easier!

-Lilah
-Charles
-Fred
-Gwen (the Master is so lame)
-Willow (goodbye Clem...)
-Tara
-Principal Wood
-Captain Hammer

Whew.

Poniac said...

Xander.
Harmony
Fred
The Master
Willow
Tara
Wood
Snyder

Zacki said...

Xander
Gunn
Fred
Gwen
Willow
Tara
Wood
Captain Hammer

Anonymous said...

Xander
Gunn
Kaylee
Gwen
Willow
Tara
Flutie
Snyder

Natalia said...

Lilah
Harmony
Fred
Gwen
Willow
Book
Wood
Snyder

Michael said...

Xander Harris
Charles Gunn
Winifred "Fred" Burkle
"Electric" Gwen Raiden
Clem
Shepard Book
Principal Flutie
Captain Hammer

Karnatos said...

Pretty easy for me this week:

1) Xander Harris
2) Charles Gunn
3) Kaylee Frye
4) The Master
5) Willow Rosenberg
6) Tara Maclay
7) Principle Robin Wood
8) Captain Hammer

Ivan said...

Xander Harris

Charles Gunn

Winifred "Fred" Burkle

The Master

Clem

Tara Mclay

Principal Flutie

Captain Hammer

Grimoire said...

Xander Harris
Charles Gunn
Winifred "Fred" Burkle
"Electric" Gwen Raiden
Willow Rosenberg
Tara Mclay
Principal Robin Wood
Captain Hammer

sog14 said...

Xander

Harmony

Fred

The Master

Willow

Tara

Wood

Hammer

Basket said...

xander
gunn
fred
the master
willow
tara tara tara tara tara tara
wood
hammer

luciarosa said...

Lilah
Harmony
Fred
The Master
Willow
Tara
Robin Wood
Captain Hammer

Mike Welker said...

Xander Harris
Charles Gunn
Kaylee
"Electric" Gwen Raiden
Willow Rosenberg
Shepard Book
Principal Robin Wood
Captain Hammer

Anonymous said...

Xander Harris
Harmony Kendall
Winifred "Fred" Burke
"Electric" Gwen Raiden
Willow Rosenberg
Shepard Book
Principal Flutie
Principal Snyder

Laura said...

Here are picks

1. Xander
2. Harmony
3. Fred
4. The Master
5. Willow (That one was tough, i love both characters)
6. Tara
7. Flutie
8. Snyder

buffyslayergal said...

Xander
Harmony
Fred
The Master (this was the most difficult)
Clem
Tara (also difficult)
Wood
Captain Hammer

Ambere Riggs said...

Xander Harris
Charles Gunn
Winifred "Fred" Burkle
"Electric" Gwen Raiden
Willow Rosenburg
Tara Maclay
Principal Robin Wood
Principal Snyder

Anonymous said...

Xander
Gunn
Fred
The Master
Willow
Tara
Flutie
Snyder

Anonymous said...

River
Malcolm
Spike
Darla
Charles
Fred
Willow
Hammer

J said...

xander
harm
fred
master
willow
tara
wood
synder

J said...

oz
river
jenny
zoe
faith
spike
darla
fray

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