Thursday, March 14, 2013

Last Part of Round 1 - MARCH MADNESS 2013: "Most Shocking Moment" of the Whedonverse Tourney

OK, this last part will close out Round 1! It has been a very fun and enlightening tournament so far. Thanks to all the readers who are participating and if you're just joining us, this year's March Madness is aiming to learn: What is the most dramatically shocking moment of the Whedonverse? You know, those moments that make you scream "Joss!!" Here's a recap of the last round:

1. Faith murdered a man but apparently that wasn't all that surprising compared to the randomness of lil' Dawnie. Winner: Buffy gets a sister!

2. Reavers being chemically tweaked people was quite the twist! But Angel reigned when he went super darn and locked those lawyers in a room with Dru and the newly sired Darla. Winner: Angel lets the lawyers die!

3. In this "Evil Trio" themed battle, Jonathan's death fought Warren's surprise that Dark Willow won the fight. Winner: Willow flays Warren!

4. Bennet and Penny's death were frickin neck-and-neck down to the last minute. Tragedy strikes often around these Whedony parts, and the fandom sure does get divided. Anyway Winner: Bennet's death (by 1 vote!)

5. This next one was a "sexy-time" theme. In the one corner we have Wes sleeping with the enemy, W&H's Lilah Morgan! In the other corner we have Faith (in Buffy's body) seducing Riley! Talk about a mind f*@k! Winner: Wes & Lilah do the nasty!

6. The moments leading up to when Dru waltzed in and re-sired Darla after she decided on a heroic human death were definitely intense, but come on. There is little in this tourney that will match Tara's demise. Winner: Tara's death!

7. One of Firefly's best moments was Mal locking Jayne out and nearly floating him out to space in "Ariel", but fans must have been rabid waiting for Angel's return bc it wasn't all that shocking, was it? Winner: Angel returns from Hell

8. This one was also super close! It was 50/50 well into midnight and actually held this post going up. In the end, the majority slightly favored "Buff going gangster on Faith" (to quote tweep @mbatz) over Darla offing herself for the life of baby Connor Winner: Buffy stabs Faith!


OK, time for the final part of Round 1! Voting ends this Sunday, March 17th 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 1d Battle, taking place at the good ole' Hyperion Hotel in Los Angeles.

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

1 comment:

Kaaren said...

Giles' entrance in "Two to Go" has to be one of my favorite "WOOOOOOOOO!" moments. I scared my kids, yelling. It was awesome. Sad to see it losing.