2016 Character Cup - Rankings and Prediction Contest




The nominations and rankings are done and now the real fun begins. Below you will find a complete list of characters that made it into the 2016 Character Cup, the official brackets, and homework.  (This should be the last post with a lot of information thrown at you.  Woo hoo!)  For those of you who are new to the Character Cup, one additional piece of fun is the prediction contest. How well do you think you know the SpoilerTV community? Whether you think you do or not, the prediction contest is a lot of fun.  This is your chance to guess which characters will win each round. Remember the prediction contest is about who you think will win, NOT who you want to win. Like last year we are using Challonge to run the prediction contest. You may have to sign up to use it (not quite sure), but it is completely free.  You have until 8 pm CST on Thursday, July 21 to complete your prediction.  To participate, go here:







Prediction Contest:


1. Only one prediction per person. If you would like to also create one on how you wish the contest would turn out, let me know and I'll see what I can do.
2. When titling your prediction, please use your Disqus name (or SpoilerTV name) so I know whose brackets are whose.
3. Your predictions can be saved and edited up until predictions close, but to do so you must copy and paste a very, very long link in order to find your prediction again. It will only show up once so if you even think you might be changing your predictions, I highly suggest saving the link somewhere. I will not be able to find the link for you.
4. All predictions must be finalized by 8 pm CST on Thursday, July 21 to be eligible. Once the contest starts, no other predictions will be accepted.
5. Challonge has a weighted scale so correct guesses in the first round are worth 1 point, the second round 2 points, and so on until the 5th and final round.
6. After every round, I will post our winners so far. The grand prize winner wins…bragging rights. Hey, I'm a teacher. I can't afford cool prizes. Unless you love Supernatural and then I have some leftover prizes you can win.




Original Character Ranking List:  


Characters are listed by number of nominations and I've included what shows they are from in case you need a handy guide for predicting or voting.

1. Sameen Shaw (Person of Interest)
2. Lexa (The 100)
3. Alicia Clark (Fear the Walking Dead)
4. Sharon Raydor (Major Crimes)
5. Eliot Spencer (Leverage)
6. Jake Stone (The Librarians)
7. Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
8. Barry Allen (The Flash)
9. Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
10. Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
11. Kate Beckett (Castle)
12. Annalise Keating (How to Get Away with Murder)
13. Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer)
14. Peggy Carter (Agent Carter)
15. Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
16. Laurel Lance (Arrow)
17. Wynonna Earp (Wynonna Earp)
18. Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)
19. Liv Moore (iZombie)
20. Olivia Dunham (Fringe)
21. Stiles Stilinski (Teen Wolf)
22. Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
23. Ben Linus (LOST)
24. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
25. Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)
26. Sara Lance (Legends of Tomorrow)
27. The Doctor (Doctor Who)
28. Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)
29. Daisy Johnson (Agents of SHIELD)
30. Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)
31. Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
32. Meredith Grey (Grey's Anatomy)
33. Matt Murdock (Daredevil)
34. Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful)
35. Dana Scully (The X-Files)
36. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
37. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
38. Chuck Bartowski (Chuck)
39. Klaus Mikaelson (The Originals)
40. Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
41. Norma Bates (Bates Motel)
42. Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
43. Demelza Poldark (Poldark)
44. Sue Heck (The Middle)
45. Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
46. Cosima Niehaus (Orphan Black)
47. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
48. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
49. Sydney Bristow (Alias)
50. Seeley Booth (Bones)
51. Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill)
52. Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
53. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
54. Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
55. Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
56. Alec Lightwood (Shadowhunters)
57. Jessica Huang (Fresh Off the Boat)
58. Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
59. Lito Rodriguez (Sense8)
60. John Crichton (Farscape)
61. Vincent Keller (Beauty and the Beast)
62. Frank Underwood (House of Cards)




Official Brackets: 


If you click on full screen, you can see the whole thing.  If you would like a blank printable bracket to play along, click here.  Fillable brackets are here.  (Hint - download it before you fill it out or it won't keep what you typed.  Learned from experience...again.)








Picture Homework:


The first round will probably start on Friday to give everyone ample time to get their prediction brackets in and to put the final touches on our TV Talk Topics. Until then, I'm assigning homework. Ugh, I know. What do you expect? I'm a teacher. I need good headshot pictures of the characters that are in the contest. Otherwise your favorite character is stuck with the first picture I find on Google. Since all the characters are now revealed, it's a great time to start looking. The guidelines are below. You can send them to me via Twitter @dahne1 or simply put them in the comments below. Thanks in advance for your help in this.

Picture Guidelines:

1. Must be clothed and PG please!
2. Clearly shows the character's face
3. Is just the character and not a group thing
4. Must be the character and not the actor (no premiere party or tabloid photos)
5. No gifs - jpeg or png only please




About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
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