Monday, March 18, 2013

Round 2 Begins! MARCH MADNESS 2013: "Most Shocking Moment" of the Whedonverse Tourney

Round 2 has officially begun! Thanks to everyone who has voted in this March Madness so far. If you're just jumping now, this year's tourney begs the question: What is the most dramatically shocking moment of the Whedonverse? The times that made you shake your fist in the air and scream "Joss!!" We've weeded out a lot of amazingly crazy moments in Round 1. Here's a recap of the last part:

1. Ooh, Giles big comeback scene during Dark!Willow's ragefest might've been a fantastic moment, but Buffy spearing Angel straight to Hell was a quintessential Whedonverse moment. Winner: "Close your eyes"

2. In a related event, Angel losing his soul was also a pivotal moment in Buffy and apparently more shocking than leaving the entire Angel series on a cliffhanger. The people have spoken! Winner: The Gypsy Curse's random caveat!

3. Alexis Denisof was a surprising choice for Benedick! But Mr. Universe meeting a similar demise as Angel took the cake here. Winner: They killed him with a sword, Mal.

4. Compared to Buffy's mom dying, Angel murdering Drogyn to prove his loyalty to the bad guys shocked pretty much no one. Winner: Joyce's death

5. The tinkly piano of ConCord sex was playing, and viewers were gagging. Thank goodness that the epicness of Buffy plunging to her death was against this one because I don't know if I want to envision that squick again any time soon. Winner: Buffy's death (the second time).

6. Shockingly, I guess viewers didn't find that Spuffy kiss all that shocking! Evil Cordelia takes it by a smidgen! Winner: [Possessed] Cordy murders Lilah Morgan!

7. Angel set Drusilla and Darla on fire. HE SET THEM ON FIRE. But the Scoobs kicking Buffy out of her own house (when she should've just told them to shove it hard) was really nutso. Winner: Buffy gets kicked out of Revello Drive!

8. Maybe it's just because not many people have read Fray (do it!) but Wes dying with Illyria-as-Fred by his side took this one by a landslide. Winner: Wesley's death


OK, time for Round 2! Things are going to start speeding up now. Voting ends this Tuesday, March 19th at 11:59 pm EST.

Obviously there are **Major Spoilers** ahead in this tourney. If you're not familiar with all things Whedon, tread lightly or avoid.

Here is the Region 2 Battle, taking place on the west side of the bracket (The Bronze/Miranda).

If your curious to see what's lost so far and what's ahead, click the below bracket image to enlarge:


elainecleo said...

The only reason I cried when Joyce died, was Anya's reaction, that was heartbreaking.

oldblackmagic said...

Spike getting his soul was a real shocker. It would've probably gone the distance if you didn't put it up against Wash's death so soon. That one, I predict, is going to win.