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Day one of Round 2 is over. Now, let’s pull your heartstrings some more with a tough choice between the finalists of Groups 7 and 8.

The rules for how this works are simple.

  1. There are eight groups: four for men, four for women.
  2. You get 2 votes for each group.
  3. The top 2 contestants of each group moves on to the next round, which will be on February 12.
  4. This round is divided up into two days, one for two groups of men and two groups of women each.
  5. Today (February 11) covers the Groups C and D for both men and woman.
  6. Votes are collected here (men) and here (women). Feel free to vote in both categories or just one!

And now for our contestants!

Group C (Women)

Jessica Jones (Marvel)

  • Likes: Booze, privacy, good people
  • Dislikes: Nosiness, assholes, sexism

Caprica 6 (Battlestar Galactica, RDM/TNS)

  • Likes: God, love, sexy scientists
  • Dislikes: Ludditism, bigotry, atheism

Natasha Romanoff / Natalia Romanova / Black Widow (Marvel)

  • Likes: Martial arts, privacy, awkward goofballs
  • Dislikes: The state, arrogant playboys, mind games

Melinda May (Marvel)

  • Likes: Martial arts, discipline, good people
  • Dislikes: Disloyalty, micromanagement, Hydra

Samantha “Sam” Carter (Stargate)

  • Likes: Science, the military, snarky do-gooders
  • Dislikes: Conspiracies, Goa’uld, people who think the location of your sexual organs is important

Astrid Farnsworth (Fringe)

  • Likes: Science, music, butterflies
  • Dislikes: Being underestimated, having her name forgotten, creepy visitors from the future

Selina Kyle / Catwoman (DC Comics)

  • Likes: Cats, grumpy billionaires, burglary
  • Dislikes: People who abuse animals, the idle rich, asshole doctors

River Tam (Firefly)

  • Likes: Dancing, spacecraft, her brother
  • Dislikes: The government, human experimentation, loud noises

Group C (Men)


Hoban “Wash” Washburne (Firefly)

  • Likes: Flying, dinosaurs, warrior women
  • Dislikes: Violence, sadistic crime lords, giant spikes

Logan / James Howlett / Wolverine (Marvel)

  • Likes: Beer, the wilderness, kids
  • Dislikes: The government, amnesia, human experimentation

Steve Rogers / Captain America (Marvel)

  • Likes: Truth, justice, freedom
  • Dislikes: Lies, tyranny, bullies

John Reese (Person of Interest)

  • Likes: Good guys, the military, intelligence
  • Dislikes: Bullies, sexual predators, senseless violence

Max “Mad Max” Rockatansky (Mad Max)

  • Likes: Cars, leather jackets, dogs
  • Dislikes: Biker gangs, sexism, theft

Castiel (Supernatural)

  • Likes: God, humans, snarky monster hunters
  • Dislikes: Demons, evil, Leviathans

Lee Adama / Apollo (Battlestar Galactica, RDM/TNS)

  • Likes: Democracy, goodisobedient fighter pilots
  • Dislikes: Cylons, daddy issues, weight gain

Group D (Women)


Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire)

  • Likes: Dragons, stories about Westeros, dashing swordsmen
  • Dislikes: Slavery, sexism, being told no

Ygritte (Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire)

  • Likes: Freedom, cunnilingus, cute boys who know noting
  • Dislikes: Tyranny, walls, people who know nothing

Martha Jones (Whoniverse)

  • Likes: Time travel, medicine, good men
  • Dislikes: Racism, evil maniac time lords, the friend zone

Buffy Summers (Buffyverse)

  • Likes: Fighting, bad boys, family
  • Dislikes: Cruelty, sexism, secrets

Leeloominaï Lekatariba Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Seba (The Fifth Element)

  • Likes: Love, taxi drivers, multi-pass
  • Dislikes: Mangalores, war, the Great Evil

Chiana (Farscape)

  • Likes: Freedom, sex, partying
  • Dislikes: Slavery, prudishness, pain

Margaret “Peggy” Carter (Marvel)

  • Likes: Discipline, good men, nice hats
  • Dislikes: Being told no, sexism, Nazis

Diana Prince / Wonder Woman (DC Comics)

  • Likes: Bondage, truth, compassion
  • Dislikes: Lies, sexism, cruelty

Beverly Crusher (Star Trek)

  • Likes: Medicine, theater, poker
  • Dislikes: Cruelty, violence, slavery

7 of 9, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01 / Annika Hansen (Star Trek)

  • Likes: Logic, collectivism, science
  • Dislikes: Escapism, selfishness, being alone

Mako Mori (Pacific Rim)

  • Likes: Martial arts, piloting Jaegers, cute Jaeger pilots
  • Dislikes: Kaiju, overprotectiveness, being underestimated

Group D (Men)


Finn / FN-2187 (Star Wars)

  • Likes: Individuality, mercy, courage
  • Dislikes: Slavery, cruelty, war

Luke Cage / Carl Lucas / Power Man (Marvel)

  • Likes: Honest work, privacy, “coffee”
  • Dislikes: Coffee, nosiness, racism

Wade Wilson / Deadpool (Marvel)

  • Likes: Chimichangas, Bea Arthur, Death
  • Dislikes: His face, the fourth wall, betrayal

Drogo (Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire)

  • Likes: Horses, fighting, his Sun and Moon
  • Dislikes: Being told no, the ocean, whiny beggar kings

Han Solo (Star Wars)

  • Likes: Sabbac, Wookiees, princesses
  • Dislikes: Debts, being told what to do, bounty hunters

James “Bucky” Buchanan Barnes / The Winter Soldier (Marvel)

  • Likes: Dancing, women, Steve
  • Dislikes: Brainwashing, Nazis, people who hurt Steve

And here are the results from yesterday:

Women, Group A:

  1. Sameen Shaw (22 votes, 38.60%)
  2. Ellen Ripley and Morticia Addams (15 votes, 26.32%)
  3. Vesper Lynd and Xena (13 votes, 22.81%)
  4. Felicity Smoak (12 votes, 21.05%)
  5. Rey (9 votes, 15.79%)
  6. Nyota Uhura (8 votes, 14.04%)
  7. None of the above (0 votes, 0%)

Women, Group B:

  1. Leia Organa (25 votes, 43.86%)
  2. Dana Scully (19 votes, 33.33%)
  3. Willow Rosenberg (13 votes, 22.81%)
  4. Daisy Johnson (12 votes, 21.05%)
  5. Buffy Summers, Fred Burkle, and Emma Peel (8 votes, 14.04%)
  6. Helena G. Wells (7 votes, 12.28%)
  7. Barbara Gordon (5 votes, 8.77%)
  8. None of the above (0 votes, 0%)

Men, Group A:

  1. Jean-Luc Picard (26 votes, 57.78%)
  2. Poe Dameron (15 votes, 33.33%)
  3. Robin Hood (13 votes, 28.89%)
  4. Daniel Jackson and Tony Stark (9 votes, 20.00%)
  5. Jamie Fraser (8 votes, 17.78%)
  6. None of the above (1 vote, 2.22%)

Men, Group B:

  1. Indiana Jones (24 votes, 53.33%)
  2. Rupert Giles (17 votes, 37.78%)
  3. The 10th Doctor (16 votes, 35.56%)
  4. Dale Cooper (11 votes, 24.44%)
  5. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (9 votes, 20.00%)
  6. Spike (7 votes, 15.56%)
  7. None of the above (0 votes, 0%)

Update: We now have our winners!

In Group C for women Melinda May came out on top with Natalia Romanova and Inara Serra tying for second place. Men’s Group C meanwhile saw the triumph of ol’ Steve Rogers, followed by Wash from Firefly.


For Group D in the women’s category Peggy Carter once again achieved a pretty solid lead, with Diana Prince taking second place. Group D for men’s champion was Han Solo, with Luke Cage and Bucky Barnes sharing the second spot.

Round 3 will start in another 12 hours or so, after I’ve had a chance to sleep and reorder everyone. The deadline will be similarly extended by 12 hours as a result. See you then!

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