It’s time, friends. March has arrived, and with it, that most anticipated of of events: Unbound Worlds Cage Match 2014, or, March Madness for those of us who’d rather debate the finer points of extended universe canon than basketball strategies. (Not to mention that, you know, fights to the death are pretty cool too.)
This year we’ve selected sixteen characters who’ve appeared both on page and on screen – page characters will be facing off down one side of the bracket and screen characters down the other, with our final match pitting page versus screen against each other a battle to decide ONCE AND FOR ALL which is the superior medium. But who will be the chosen character from each side? That’s where you come in.
Come one, come all – we’ve got your bracket announcement right here:
And here’s your full bracket for all your printable needs.
The first round kicks off March 10th, 2014 – a week from today – and voting is open through noon on Friday, March 14th. Mark your calendars (and keep an eye out for our new Minecraft video recaps).
UNBOUND WORLDS CAGE MATCH 2014: PAGE VS SCREEN: First Round Matches
- Leia Organa, Star Wars (1) vs Baron Munchausen, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (16)
- Beorn, The Hobbit (2) vs Yvaine, Stardust (15)
- Dust Witch, Something Wicked This Way Comes (3) vs Robert Neville, I Am Legend (14)
- Hal 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey (4) vs Trillian Astra, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (13)
- Arya Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire (5) vs Rick Deckard, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (12)
- Carrie White, Carrie (6) vs Sookie Stackhouse, The Southern Vampire Mysteries (11)
- Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games (7) vs Eowyn, The Lord of the Rings (10)
- Sonmi-451, Cloud Atlas (8) vs John Anderton, The Minority Report (9)
- Hal 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1) vs Baron Munchausen, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen(16)
- Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games (2) vs Trillian Astra, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (15)
- Beorn, The Hobbit (3) vs Rick Deckard, Blade Runner (14)
- Eowyn, The Lord of the Rings (4) vs Yvaine, Stardust (13)
- Dust Witch, Something Wicked This Way Comes (5) vs Arya Stark, Game of Thrones (12)
- John Anderton, Minority Report (6) vs Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood (11)
- Leia Organa, Star Wars (7) vs Carrie White, Carrie (10)
- Robert Neville, I Am Legend (8) vs Sonmi-451, Cloud Atlas (9)
This year we’ve got characters from George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, Philip K. Dick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, and more. Even better, keep your eyes peeled for posts from Pierce Brown, Michael Hughes, Mark Onspaugh, Daniel O’Brien, Cleve Lamison, Scott Sigler, Jason M. Hough, Jen Heddle, and more.
Go forth and nerd.