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Round 2 of the Buffy/Angel Character Tournament: Vote For Your Favorites!

Thanks to everyone who voted in Round 1 of the Buffy bracket. We’re doing a 64 character tournament styled after the NCAA’s March Madness, with each round of matchups pitting characters against one another for your voting pleasure. How you decide who to vote for is up to you, whether you think the character is better (whatever that means) or just your favorite between the two. The point is it’s fun!

In Round 1 we had four polls, one for each quadrant of the bracket. From here forward it will just be one poll a week, giving you 16 matchups to vote on here in the round of 32, and so on.

Round 1 was fairly predictable, with the top seeds coming through unscathed and a couple of close ones in the middle of the bracket. Many were sad to see Principal Snyder paired in an unwinnable match with Drusilla and Phantom Dennis equally against Anya, which was indeed a shame. Perhaps a glimpse behind the curtain would be helpful.

Lorne performing on stage with the Lornettes at the Tropicana in Las Vegas

This bracket was created by a group of writers who are all fans of Buffy and Angel independently coming up with lists of 64 characters. These were then ranked based on how many lists each character was on, with deliberation of what felt right when it came to more nuanced questions of seeding. The matchups were then generated based on those seedings. You can find the numbers (1 through 16) listed by the names in the polls themselves, if you’re interested in such a thing.

Regardless, things only get tougher as we enter Round 2. I put this thing together and I am just as mad as you are about seeing Fred up against Darla, Dru up against Anya, and many of the other matchups here. Of course, we’re just getting going, and things will only get harder to decide as we get to later rounds of the tournament. That’s the fun of it!

So scroll down and vote in all of these matchups, check back throughout the week to see how things are shaping up, tell your friends and lobby for your favorite characters in the comments and/or on social media, and watch out for the next poll next week!


Round 2 of the Buffy/Angel character tournament closes at 11:59pm EST on March 13

  • Question of

    Choose One to Advance

    • Buffy with a stake
      (1) Buffy
    • Caleb looks threatening
      (9) Caleb
  • Question of

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    • Lorne (green skin, little red horns, red eyes, snazzy suit) on stage in his first appearance in 'Judgement'
      (5) Lorne
    • Illyria looks at something
      (4) Illyria
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    • Dawn looks slightly concerned, sitting at the table in her house
      (6) Dawn
    • Faith eats cookies in the Mayor's office
      (3) Faith
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    • Close-up of the Mayor with his best Dad grin on his face as he talks to Faith.
      (7) Mayor Wilkins
    • Giles stands in the Sunnydale High School library
      (2) Giles
  • Question of

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    • Willow looking surprised, pumpkins in the foreground as the Scooby Gang have been carving them for Halloween
      (1) Willow
    • Harmony stood opposite Willow while they catch up during season 4 after parting ways in the season 3 finale (Harmony has since been turned into a vampire)
      (8) Harmony
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    • Jenny Calendar stood in the library at Sunnydale High
      (5) Jenny Calendar
    • Charles Gunn in his first appearance, standing in front of his vampire-killing truck at night
      (4) Gunn
  • Question of

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    • Darla stood in Wolfram and Hart HQ
      (6) Darla
    • Winifred Burkle (Fred) looking sheepish, sat inside the Hyperion Hotel
      (3) Fred
  • Question of

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    • Lilah Morgan stood with her arms folded in Wolfram and Hart HQ
      (7) Lilah
    • Xander Harris looking very dishevelled and worried, wearing a dirty shirt, with tousled hair
      (2) Xander
  • Question of

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    • Angel stands in the Wolfram and Hart offices.
      (1) Angel
    • Ethan stands in the candy factory.
      (9) Ethan
  • Question of

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    • Jonathan stands outside the house, looking worried.
      (5) Jonathan
    • (4) Oz
  • Question of

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    • Drusilla holds a doll and looks excited in the Wolfram and Hart offices.
      (6) Drusilla
    • Anya looks concerned.
      (3) Anya
  • Question of

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    • Andrew recovers from being thrown onto an arcade machine.
      (7) Andrew
    • Wesley rests a crossbow on his shoulder and looks worried.
      (2) Wesley
  • Question of

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    • Cordelia looks confused in an abandoned car park in 'The Wish'
      (1) Cordelia
    • Kendra stands in Sunnydale High's library
      (8) Kendra
  • Question of

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    • Doyle stands in the Angel Investigations office smiling
      (5) Doyle
    • Joyce looks confused
      (4) Joyce
  • Question of

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    • Head and shoulders shot of Lindsey waring a shirt and tie
      (6) Lindsey
    • Tara sings to Willow in 'Once More With Feeling', sat on their bed
      (3) Tara
  • Question of

    Choose One to Advance

    • Connor, just returned from a hell dimension, points a weapon at Angel
      (7) Connor
    • Spike in vamp face smoking a cigarette at night
      (2) Spike

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