First Round is over. What a battle its been.
As far as movies go; Batman remains strong, easily taking Sonic out of the competition. He will be involved in a classic DC stand-off against Cyborg. Austin Powers, Thor and Prince Akeem also are advancing for the heroes, Austin Powers and Prince Akeem being upset wins, given seed. Princess Leia is advancing, as well as Clarice Starling and Samwise Gamgee, shocking nobody. For TV heroes, The Mandalorian continues his dominance, facing Ser Davos Seaworth in round 2. Father Gabriel Stokes, Meredith Grey, Lt. Columbo, Johnny Lawrence, Jim Hopper and Wanda Maximoff are all advancing as well.
For the villains side, Arthur Fleck for the movie villains continues his dominance. Dr. Evil, Hela and Syndrome were the biggest upsets in the movie villain bracket, advancing over their opponents. The Witch King and Amon Geoth are all advancing. For TV villains, Harley Quinn continues her dominance. Not too many surprises over at their side of the bracket.
I am building the second round voting poll right now.