Cage Match 2012: Round 3 Recap!


Mr. Wednedsay -- recap

So a lot has been made about Zaphod making it to the Elite Eight, and rightfully so. As a sixteen seed, he’s making a mockery of our brackets, and yet, I think we all underestimated not only his popularity, but how powerful the Improbability Drive really can be.

But what I find really amazing is the quite run Mr. Wednesday has made to make it to Round 4. Perhaps he hasn’t faced the “biggest” characters, but Revan was a legit contender for the overall crown, and Mr. Wednesday made it past the Jedi Master.

So while I’m really curious about how many people had Zaphod this far, I can’t help wonder if anyone had Mr. Wednesday this deep into their bracket.

Which goes to show: for every Syracuse (Moiraine), there’s an Ohio (Zaphod) and Xavier (Mr. Wednesday). And, well, if you don’t get those references…you’re probably in the right place!

Obviously Round 4 has some intriguing match ups, but none whets the appetite quite like the Starfleet bracket: Moiraine versus Kelsier! Not only is it the only 1-2 match, it also features two characters that Brandon Sanderson has written. For two characters who have pretty much dominated their first three matches, it should be interesting what happens when fans of both have to make the tough decision.

Once again we got some great write-ups from Paul S. Kemp and Aidan Moher. Thanks!

So here’s the breakdown from Round 3 (winners in bold; % = percentage of vote for winner). You can check out all the matches and brackets here.

Miskatonic University: Field House division

  • Saphira versus Zaphod Beeblebrox: 5,083 to 5,155 (50.35% of the vote)
  • Anomander Rake versus Bast: 5,583 to 4,570 (54.99%)

Starfleet Academy: Holodeck division

  • Moiraine Damodred versus Jardir: 2,298 to 775 (74.78%)
  • Kelsier versus Ray Lilly: 2,278 to 655 (77.67%)

Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters: Danger Room division

  • Revan versus Mr. Wednesday: 1,414 to 1,439 (50.44%)
  • Granny Weatherwax versus Napoleon (on a dragon): 1,243 to 689 (64.34%)

Hogwarts: Quidditch Pitch division

  • Julia versus Kylar Stern: 438 to 2,205 (83.43%)
  • Erevis Cale versus Rachel Morgan: 5,252 to 5,063 (50.92%)

And don’t forget: Round 4 starts Monday, March 26 at 10 AM EST, right here on Unbound There are some great matches in the Elite Eight–I can’t wait to see who makes it to the Final Four!

Also, we’re still looking for character art. Check out the details here.

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