Just like that, the first round of my third annual Heroes vs. Villains March Madness bracket is over.
As per most years, this year was a total bloodbath, with battles raging on all sides of the bracket. There may have been a couple upsets, and some big surprises. But that is the usual in these types of things, and I am glad that this is going over so well for another year.
Once again, Batman, Darth Vader, Spock and Don Draper have proven their worth and popularity, advancing to their next round. Easily erasing their competition. In the Movie Heroes bracket, in a particularly close vote, Martin Riggs edged out Doctor Strange. Jason Bourne defeated David Levinson. Wolverine shredded The Dude, although that vote was closer than people may think. Spider-Man webbed up Black Panther. Jyn Erso defeated Belle. Uhura outlasted Aragorn. And in a shocking turn of events, Ethan Hunt advanced over Rick Blaine.
In the TV Heroes side of things, Daredevil, Hercules, Ragnar, Luke Cage, Arya Stark, Carol Peletier and Goku will be advancing to the second round with Spock. All easily weeding out their competition.
On the darker side of the bracket, the Movie Villains bracket was all over the place. Advancing with Darth Vader include The Enchantress who defeated The Invisible Man. Samara defeated Ursula. Chucky destroyed The Douche. Saruman outlasted Shere Khan, Michael Corleone defeated Raveena. Zemo edged out Lex Luthor in a close vote. And Ed Rooney surprisingly defeated Michael Myers.
On the TV Villain side of things, The Monster advances over Jerome, Gus Frint advances over The Reverse Flash. Negan, Annalise Keating, Ari Gold, Ramsey Bolton and Hannibal Lecter also live to see another day of battling. Round Two starts tonight, it will run until March 24th.
Movie Heroes (TOP LEFT OF BRACKET)
Batman (1) vs. Martin Riggs (9)
Jason Bourne (5) vs. Wolverine (4)
Spider-Man (6) vs. Jyn Erso (3)
Uhura (10) vs. Ethan Hunt (15)
TV Heroes (BOTTOM LEFT BRACKET)
Spock (1) vs. Daredevil (8)
Hercules (5) vs. Ragnar Lothbrok (13)
Arya Stark (3) vs. Luke Cage (6)
Carol Peletier (7) vs. Goku (2)
Movie Villains (TOP RIGHT OF BRACKET)
Darth Vader (1) vs. The Enchantress (9)
Samara (12) vs. Chucky (4)
Saruman (6) vs. Michael Corleone (3)
Zemo (7) vs. Ed Rooney (15)
TV Villains (BOTTOM RIGHT OF BRACKET)
Don Draper (1) vs. The Monster (8)
Gus Fring (5) vs. Negan (4)
Annalise Keating (6) vs. Ari Gold (3)
Ramsey Bolton (7) vs. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (2)
Voting for this round ends March 24Th! HAPPY VOTING!