2014 Character Cup - Rankings and Brackets



Updated July 30 - Everything updated. Final update will be tomorrow after runner-up poll closes.

Updated July 25 - Added characters out in round 2 to the final ranking list and moved the final ranking list to the top. The initial rankings are now at the bottom.

Updated July 21 - Final rankings for those who did not make it to round 2 are at the bottom. Rankings were based on number of votes in round 1. In case of a tie, percentage of votes was used.

Updated July 19 - Added characters who have left the contest after round 1

Updated July 17 - I've added how many votes each character gets per round and if they were defeated.  I will update this at least every other day so you can see patterns as we go.


Final Rankings: Other rankings will follow as we finish each round. All tiebreakers decided by percentage of the vote received.

1. Dean Winchester - Supernatural
2. Kate Beckett - Castle
3. Vincent Keller - Beauty and the Beast
4. Patrick Jane - The Mentalist
5. Felicity Smoak - Arrow
6. Tyrion Lannister - Game of Thrones
7. Temperance Brennan - Bones
8. Chandler Bing - Friends
9. Buffy Summers - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
10. Olivia Dunham - Fringe
11. Regina Mills - Once Upon a Time
12. Melinda May - Agents of SHIELD
13. Archangel Michael - Dominion
14. Damon Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries
15. Barney Stinson - How I Met Your Mother
16. Elijah Mikaelson - The Originals
17. Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock
18. Stiles - Teen Wolf
19. Sheldon Cooper - TBBT
20. Raymond Reddington - The Blacklist
21. Nikita Mears - Nikita
22. Bellamy Blake - The 100
23. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal
24. Walter White - Breaking Bad
25. Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars
26. Harold Finch - Person of Interest
27. Ichabod Crane - Sleepy Hollow
28. Donna Paulsen - Suits
29. Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead
30. Cristina Yang - Grey's Anatomy
31. Emily Thorne - Revenge
32. Norma Bates - Bates Motel
33. Ben Linus - LOST
34. Kelly Severide - Chicago Fire
35. Eric Northman - True Blood
36. Ziva David - NCIS
37. Sarah Manning - Orphan Black
38. Sydney Bristow - Alias
39. Vanessa Ivers - Penny Dreadful
40. The Doctor - Doctor Who
41. Dana Scully - The X-Files
42. Jack Bauer - 24
43. Joan Watson - Elementary
44. Derek Morgan - Criminal Minds
45. Chuck Bartowski - Chuck
46. Maura Isles - Rizzoli & Isles
47. Alicia Florrick - The Good Wife
48. Annie Walker - Covert Affairs
49. Kiera Cameron - Continuum
50. Erin Lindsay - Chicago PD
51. Nathan Wuornos - Haven
52. Olivia Pope - Scandal
53. Carrie Matheson - Homeland
54. Max Black - Two Broke Girls
55. Rust Cohle - True Detective
56. Mary, Queen of Scots - Reign
57. Rachel Berry - Glee
58. Paul Briggs - Graceland
59. Lagertha - Vikings
60. Leslie Knope - Parks and Recreation
61. Leonardo da Vinci - Da Vinci's Demons
62. Lorne Malvo - Fargo
63. Julia Walker - Helix
64. Fiona Gallagher - Shameless




Drum roll please.....and here it is: The 2014 Character Cup ranking list and brackets. I hope your favorites made it in. Below you will find the ranking and the bracket. I apologize for the teeny print on the bracket but if you click on the magnifying glass at the bottom you should be able to adjust it.  You can also view or download it for yourself. It is a fillable form so I encourage you to create either a bracket of who you'd like to win or make your predictions of who's going to and share them. Remember the conversation is a whole lot more important than the results. You can also e-mail me your predictions at dahne@spoilertv.com and I will keep track of how everyone's doing. Just remember to attach your picks and tell me your screen name on SpoilerTV. Either way, enjoy! Contest starts Sunday evening. Fun fact: The top two contenders had almost as many nominations as the bottom 40 altogether.


Original Rankings:

1. The Mentalist - Patrick Jane - 5780/5 = 1156 == 669 / 905 / 892 / 1,611 / 1,703 / out in round 5
2. Beauty and the Beast - Vincent Keller -7479/5 = 1496 == 1,008 / 1,004 / 1,190 / 1,827 / 2,450 / out in round 5
3. Castle - Kate Beckett - 10,106/6 = 1684 == 706 / 718 / 803 / 1,795 / 2,719 / 3,365 / second place
4. Arrow - Felicity Smoak - 4173/4 = 1043 == 620 / 800 / 780 / 1,973 / out in round 4
5. Supernatural - Dean Winchester - 11,885/6 = 1981 == 1,196 / 1,168 / 1,017 / 2,212 / 2,413 / 3,879 / winner
6. Once Upon a Time - Regina Mills - 1631/3 = 544 == 612 / 469 / 550 / out in round 3
7. The Vampire Diaries - Damon Salvatore - 1271/3 = 424 == 407 / 431 / 433 / out in round 3
8. Teen Wolf - Stiles -1171 /2 = 586 == 551 / 620 / out in round 2
9. Dominion - Archangel Michael - 1631/3 = 544 == 568 / 595 / 468 / out in round 3
10. Game of Thrones - Tyrion Lannister - 3437/4 = 859 == 492 / 497 / 642 / 1,806 / out in round 4
11. Revenge - Emily Thorne - 813/2 = 407 == 458 / 355 / out in round 2
12. Hannibal - Hannibal Lecter - 960/2 = 480 == 437 / 523 / out in round 2
13. The Blacklist - Raymond Reddington - 924/2 = 462 == 393 / 531 / out in round 2
14. Person of Interest - Harold Finch - 768/2 = 384 == 353 / 415 / out in round 2
15. Fringe - Olivia Dunham - 1516/3 = 505 == 494 / 417 / 605 / out in round 3
16. Sherlock - Sherlock Holmes - 1155/2 = 578 == 518 / 637 / out in round 2
17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Buffy Summers - 1900/3 = 633 == 513 / 684 / 703 / out in round 3
18. Sleepy Hollow - Ichabod Crane - 834/2 = 417 == 454 / 380 / out in round 2
19. How I Met Your Mother - Barney Stinson - 1290/3 = 430 == 404 / 481 / 405 / out in round 3
20. The Good Wife - Alicia Florrick - 274 / out in round 1
21. Orphan Black - Sarah Manning - 395 / out in round 1
22. The X-Files - Dana Scully - 325 / out in round 1
23. Grey's Anatomy - Cristina Yang - 738/2 = 369 == 403 / 335 / out in round 2
24. The 100 - Bellamy Blake - 1140/2 = 570 == 616 / 524 / out in round 2
25. Penny Dreadful - Vanessa Ives - 369 / out in round 1
26. Scandal - Olivia Pope - 218 / out in round 1
27. Veronica Mars - Veronica - 843/2 = 422 == 404 / 439 / out in round 2
28. The Walking Dead - Daryl Dixon - 864/2 = 432 == 480 / 384 / out in round 2
29. Suits - Donna Paulsen - 813/2 = 407 == 420 / 393 / out in round 2
30. Helix - Julia Walker - 147 / out in round 1
31. The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon Cooper - 1065/2 = 533 == 495 / 570 / out in round 2
32. Nikita - Nikita Mears - 905/2 = 453 == 376 / 529 / out in round 2
33. 24 - Jack Bauer - 316 / out in round 1
34. NCIS - Ziva David - 403 / out in round 1
35. Bates Motel - Norma Bates - 465/2 = 233 == 249 / 216 / out in round 2
36. Glee - Rachel Berry - 196 / out in round 1
37. Rizzoli & Isles - Maura Isles - 279 / out in round 1
38. Chuck - Chuck Bartowski - 286 / out in round 1
39. Breaking Bad - Walter White - 739/2 = 370 == 334 / 405 / out in round 2
40. Bones - Temperance Brennan - 3454/4 = 864 == 504 / 755 / 771 / 1,424 / out in round 4
41. LOST - Ben Linus - 470 / out in round 1
42. Fargo - Lorne Malvo - 156 / out in round 1
43. Friends - Chandler Bing - 2867/4 = 717 == 457 / 548 / 597 / 1,265 / out in round 4
44. Agents of SHIELD - Melinda May - 1675/3 = 558 == 408 / 768 / 499 / out in round 3
45. The Originals - Elijah Mikaelson - 1302/3 = 434 == 389 / 539 / 374 / out in round 3
46. Elementary - Joan Watson - 299 / out in round 1
47. True Detective - Rust Cohle - 206 / out in round 1
48. Parks and Recreation - Leslie Knope - 167 / out in round 1
49. Chicago PD - Erin Lindsay - 234 / out in round 1
50. Da Vinci's Demons - Leonardo Da Vinci - 158 / out in round 1
51. Doctor Who - The Doctor - 329 / out in round 1
52. Homeland - Carrie Mathison - 218 / out in round 1
53. Covert Affairs - Annie Walker - 273 / out in round 1
54. Continuum - Kiera Cameron - 235 / out in round 1
55. Haven - Nathan Wuornos - 226 / out in round 1
56. Alias - Sydney Bristow - 387 / out in round 1
57. True Blood - Eric Northman - 423 / out in round 1
58. 2 Broke Girls - Max Black - 208 / out in round 1
59. Criminal Minds - Derek Morgan - 299 / out in round 1
60. Reign - Mary, Queen of Scots - 197 / out in round 1
61. Shameless - Fiona Gallagher - 143 / out in round 1
62. Vikings - Lagertha - 173 / out in round 1
63. Chicago Fire - Kelly Severide - 436 / out in round 1
64. Graceland - Paul Briggs - 176 - out in round 1


Characters Out in Round 1 - Lagertha, Julia Walker, Joan Watson, The Doctor, Nathan Wuornos, Lorne Malvo, Olivia Pope, Max Black, Alicia Florrick, Sarah Manning, Vanessa Ives, Jack Bauer, Ziva David, Rachel Berry, Maura Isles, Ben Linus, Rust Cohle, Leslie Knope, Erin Lindsay, Lenardo da Vinci, Carrie Mathison, Annie Walker, Sydney Bristow, Eric Northman, Mary Queen of Scots, Fiona Gallagher, Kelly Severide, and Paul Briggs.

Characters Out in Round 2 - Nikita Mears, Sherlock Holmes, Bellamy Blake, Stiles, Donna Paulsen, Raymond Reddington, Hannibal Lecter, Daryl Dixon, Sheldon Cooper, Ichabod Crane, Cristina Yang, Walter White, Norma Bates, Harold Finch, Emily Thorne, and Veronica Mars.

Characters Out in Round 3 - Buffy Summers, Archangel Michael, Elijah Mikaelson, Melinda May, Olivia Dunham, Damon Salvatore, Bareny Stinson, and Regina Mills

Characters Out in Round 4 - Temperance Brennan, Felicity Smoak, Tyrion Lannister, and Chandler Bing

Characters Out in Round 5 - Patrick Jane and Vincent Keller

Runner Up - Kate Beckett


Characters In Order of Voting Average: Dean Winchester (1,981 average votes per round), Kate Beckett (1,684), Vincent Keller (1496), Patrick Jane (1156), Felicity Smoak (1043), Temperance Brennan (864), Tyrion Lannister (859), Chandler Bing (717), Buffy Summers (633), Stiles (586), Sherlock Holmes (578), Bellamy Blake (570), Melinda May (558), Regina Mills (544), Archangel Michael (544), Sheldon Cooper (533), Olivia Dunham (505), Hannibal Lecter (480), Ben Linus (470), Raymond Reddington (462), Nikita Mears (453), Kelly Severide (436), Elijah Mikaelson (434), Daryl Dixon (432), Barney Stinson (430), Damon Salvatore (424), Eric Northman (423), Veronica Mars (422), Ichabod Crane (417), Donna Paulsen (407), Emily Thorne (407), Ziva David (403), Sarah Manning (395), Sydney Bristow (387), Harold Finch (384), Walter White (370), Cristina Yang (369), Vanessa Ivers (369), The Doctor (329), Dana Scully (325), Jack Bauer (316), Joan Watson (299), Derek MOrgan (299), Chuck Bartowski (286), Maura Isles (279), Alicia Florrick (274), Annie Walker (273), Kiera Cameron (235), Erin Lindsay (234), Norma Bates (233), Nathan Wuornos (226), Olivia Pope (218), Carrie Matheson (218), Max Black (208), Rust Cohle (206), Mary Queen of Scots (197), Rachel Berry (196), Paul Briggs (176), Lagertha (173), Leslie Knope (167), Leonardo da Vinci (158), Lorne Malvo (156), Julia Walker (147), Fiona Gallagher (143).

Characters In Order of Total Number of Votes: Dean Winchester (11,885), Kate Beckett (10,106), Vincent Keller (7,479), Patrick Jane (5,780), Felicity Smoak (4173), Temperance Brennan (3454), Lyrion Lannister (3437), Chandler Bing (2867), Buffy Summers (1900), Melinda May (1675), Regina Mills (1631), Archangel Michael (1631), Olivia Dunham (1516), Elijah Mikaelson (1302), Barney Stinson (1290), Damon Salvatore (1271), Stiles (1171), Sherlock Holmes (1155), Bellamy Blake (1140), Sheldon Cooper (1065), Hannibal Lecter (960), Raymond Reddington (924), Nikita Mears (905), Daryl Dixon (864), Veronica Mars (843), Ichabod Crane (834), Donna Paulsen (813), Emily Thorne (813), Harold Finch (768), Walter White (739), Cristina Yang (738), Ben Linus (470), Norma Bates (465), Kelly Severide (436), Eric Northman (423), Ziva David (403), Sarah Manning (395), Sydney Bristow (387), Vanessa Ivers (369), The Doctor (329), Dana Scully (325), Jack Bauer (316), Joan Watson (299), Derek Morgan (299), Chuck Bartowski (286), Maura Isles (279), Alicia Florrick (274), Annie Walker (273), Kiera Cameron (235), Erin Lindsay (234), Nathan Wuornos (226), Olivia Pope (218), Carrie Matheson (218), Max Black (208), Rust Cohle (206), Mary Queen of Scots (197), Rachel Berry (196), Paul Briggs (176), Lagertha (173), Leslie Knope (167), Leonardo da Vinci (158), Lorne Malvo (156), Julia Walker (147), Fiona Gallagher (143).









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