Tuesday, July 21, 2020

2020 Character Cup - Stats, Rankings, and Brackets

Note - Stats will be filled in as the contest progresses.

Official Brackets: 

Stats to Geek Out On:

Round Results:

Characters Still In:
Round 1: Scylla Ramshorn, Caitlin Snow, Colleen Wing, Fallon Carrington, Lena Luthor, Elizabeth Jennings, Sara Lance, Angela Abar, Sam Winchester, Raymond Holt, Seeley Booth, Nicole Haught, Oliver Queen, John Reese, Leo Fitz, Chloe Decker, Jamie Fraser, Peter Bishop, Raymond Reddington, Danny Reagan, Lexa, Riley Davis, Jethro Gibbs, Ben Linus, Eliot Spencer, Ernesto Alamares, Lucy Preston, Lois Lane, Villanelle, Sydney Bristow, Spencer Reid, and Buffy Summers.
Round 2: Scylla Ramshorn, Colleen Wing, Lena Luthor, Sara Lance, Sam Winchester, Nicole Haught, Oliver Queen, Chloe Decker, Jamie Fraser, Raymond Reddington, Lexa, Jethro Gibbs, Eliot Spencer, Lois Lane, Villanelle, and Buffy Summers
Round 3: Scylla Ramshorn, Sara Lance, Sam Winchester, Chloe Decker, Jamie Fraser, Lexa, Lois Lane, and Buffy Summers
Round 4: Scylla Ramshorn, Sam Winchester, Lexa, and Buffy Summers
Round 5: Scylla Ramshorn and Lexa

Characters Out:
Round 1: Dexter Morgan, TK Strand, Jean-Luc Picard, Zoey Clarke, Anne Lister, Stiles Stilinski, Jesse Pinkman, "Hondo" Harrelson, Shaun Murphy, Uhtred, Alice, Janet, Merlin, Juliet Higgins, and Geralt.
Round 2: Caitlin Snow, Fallon Carrington, Elizabeth Jennings, Anglea Abar, Raymond Holt, Seeley Booth, John Reese, Leo Fitz, Peter Bishop, Danny Reagan, Riley Davis, Ben Linus, Ernesto Alamares, Lucy Preston, Sydney Bristow, and Spencer Reid.
Round 3: Colleen Wing, Lena Luthor, Nicole Haught, Oliver Queen, Raymond Reddington, Jethro Gibbs, Eliot Spencer, and Villanelle.
Round 4: Sara Lance, Chloe Decker, Jamie Fraser, and Lois Lane.
Round 5: Sam Winchester and Buffy Summers

Polls with the Most Votes:

1. Lexa vs. Scylla Ramshorn
2. Jamie Fraser vs. Lexa
3. Scylla Ramshorn vs. Sam Winchester

Polls with the Least Votes:
1. Villanelle vs. Thomas Shelby
2. Angela Abar vs. "Hondo" Harrelson
3. John Reese vs. Juliet Higgins

Characters New to the Character Cup: 29
Scylla Ramshorn, Alice, Malcolm Bright, Colleen Wing, Beth Boland, Nicole Haught, Hondo Harrelson, Judy Hale, Juliet Higgins, Raymond Holt, Ernesto Alamares, Peter Bishop, T. K. Strand, Brooklyn 2, Kat Edison, John Reese, Riley Davis, Angela Abar, Catra, Anne Shirley, Lois Lane, Danny Reagan, Zoey Clarke, Jean-Luc Picard, Geralt, Alex Karev, Jesse Pinkman, Nora Durst, Dexter Morgan

Shows New to the Character Cup: 23
Motherland: Fort Salem, Batwoman, Prodigal Son, Iron Wing, Good Girls, S.W.A.T., Dead to Me, Magnum P.I., Almost Paradise, 911: Lone Star, Utopia Falls, The Bold Type, MacGyver, Watchmen, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Anne with an E, Smallville, Blue Bloods, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Star Trek: Picard, The Witcher, The Leftovers, Dexter

Shows in ALL 7 Character Cups - 11
Arrow, The Blacklist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds, Doctor Who, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, LOST, Agents of SHIELD, Supernatural, and The 100

Characters in ALL 7 Character Cups - 3
Raymond Reddington, Buffy Summers, The Doctor

Shows NOT in the Character Cup For the First Time - Game of Thrones and The X-Files

Losing Characters with the Most Votes:

Round 1 = Peggy Carter, Annalise Keating, Malcolm Bright
****If going by votes alone, Peggy Carter would have been in 10th place, Annalise in 17th, and Malcolm in 20th.
Round 2 = Leo Fitz, Spencer Reid, Riley Davis
Round 3 = Nicole Haught, Jethro Gibbs, Colleen Wing
Round 4 = Jamie Fraser, Chloe Decker, Sara Lance

Winning Characters with the Least Votes:

Round 1 = Erensto Alamares, Angela Abar, Villanelle / John Reese (tie)
***Dexter Morgan's losing votes tied Villanelle and John Reese's winning votes.
Round 2 = Oliver Queen, Colleen Wing, Lena Luthor
Round 3 = Lois Lane, Sara Lance, Buffy Summers
Round 4 = Buffy Summers, Scylla Ramshorn, Sam Winchester

Closest Polls:

1. Elizabeth Jennings vs. Stiles Stilinski = 3 votes
2. Chloe Decker vs. Peggy Carter = 14 votes
3. Buffy Summers vs. Sam Winchester = 21 votes

Returning Characters:

Number of returning characters - 35
Returning characters who improved their ranking - 14
Most Improved Rankings: Elizabeth Jennings (14), Sydney Bristow (17), Anne Lister (9)

Returning Shows:

Number of returning shows - 41
Shows that improved their ranking - 10
Most Improved Rankings: The Americans (14), Alias (17), Gentleman Jack (9)

Gender Breakdown:

This Year - female = 32 / male = 33 (The Doctor is included in both.)
After Round 1 - female = 17 / male = 15
After Round 2 - female = 10 / male = 6
After Round 3 - female = 6 / male = 2
After Round 4 - female = 3 / male = 1
After Round 5 - female = 2 / male = 0

New vs. Returning Breakdown:

This Year - new = 29 / returning = 35
After Round 1 - new = 11 / returning = 21
After Round 2 - new = 4 / returning = 12
After Round 3 - new = 2 / returning = 6
After Round 4 - new = 1 / returning = 3
After Round 5 - new = 1 / returning = 1

Characters with Biggest Improvement between Initial Rankings and Final Rankings:

1. Lois Lane and Chloe Decker - tie - (38)
2. Spencer Reid (36)
3. Raymond Reddington (34)

Most Total Votes:

After Round 1 = Jamie Fraser, Scylla Ramshorn, Lena Luthor
After Round 2 = Jamie Fraser, Lexa, Scylla Ramshorn
After Round 3 = Jamie Fraser, Lexa, Scylla Ramshorn
After Round 4 = Jamie Fraser, Lexa, Scylla Ramshorn
After Round 5 = Lexa, Jamie Fraser, Scylla Ramshorn
Total = Lexa, Scylla Ramshorn, Jamie Fraser, Sam Winchester

Nomination Stats:

Characters almost in the Cup - Jack Bauer, Lola Carmichael, Casey Gardner, Bojack Horseman, Jason Bull, Kelly Severide, Sabrina Spellman, Andy Barber, Emily Dickinson, Rue Bennett, Leland Townsend, OA Zidan, Fleabag, Henry Morgan, Carrie Mathison, Gregory House, Murphy Mason, Jessica Jones, Marty Deeks, Dwayne Pride, Max Goodwin, Killian Jones, Alexis Rose, Jason Hayes, Sonny Quinn, Alex Lightwood, Jace, Maya Bishop, Eleven, Cassandra Killian, Margo Hanson, Klaus Mikaelson, Klaus Hargreaves, Damon Salvatore, Fox Mulder, Jack Pearson, Kevin Pearson, Dale Cooper, Dolores Abernathy

Characters NOT in because another character represented their show -
Agents of SHIELD - Daisy
Almost Paradise - Alex (because the actor already represented another show),
Batwoman - Kate
Dead to Me - Jen
Fringe - Walter
Killing Eve - Eve
Legends of Tomorrow - Zari
Leverage - Parker
Magnum, PI - Magnum
Motherland: FS - Raelle, Tally
Supergirl - Kara
The 100 - Clarke, Bellamy, John, Octavia
The Americans - Philip
Wynonna Earp - Waverly

Final Ranked List of Characters:  

1.  Lexa (The 100)
2.  Scylla Ramshorn (Motherland:  Fort Salem)
3.  Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
4.  Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
5.  Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
6.  Chloe Decker (Lucifer)
7.  Sara Lance (Legends of Tomorrow)
8.  Lois Lane (Smallville)
9.  Nicole Haught (Wynonna Earp)
10.  Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
11.  Colleen Wing (Iron Fist)
12.  Eliot Spencer (Leverage)
13.  Oliver Queen (Arrow)
14.  Lena Luthor (Supergirl)
15.  Villanelle (Killing Eve)
16.  Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)
17.  Leo Fitz  (Agents of SHIELD)
18.  Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
19.  Riley Davis (MacGyver)
20.  Lucy Preston (Timeless)
21.  Sydney Bristow (Alias)
22.  Danny Reagan (Blue Bloods)
23.  Raymond Holt (Brooklyn 99)
24.  Peter Bishop (Fringe)
25.  John Reese (Person of Interest)
26.  Caitlin Snow (The Flash)
27.  Ben Linus (LOST)
28.  Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
29.  Seeley Booth (Bones)
30.  Fallon Carrington (Dynasty)
31.  Angela Abar (Watchmen)
32.  Ernesto Alamares (Almost Paradise)
33.  Peggy Carter (Agent Carter)
34.  Annalise Keating (How to Get Away with Murder)
35.  Malcolm Bright (Prodigal Son)
36.  Alex Karev (Grey’s Anatomy)
37.  Stiles Stilinski (Teen Wolf)
38.  Zoey Clarke (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist)
39.  Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek:  Picard)
40.  Beth Boland (Good Girls)
41.  Steve McGarrett (Hawaii 5-0)
42.  Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
43.  Justin Foley (13 Reasons Why)
44.  Janet (The Good Place)
45.  “Buck” Buckley (911)
46.  The Doctor (Doctor Who)
47.  Alice (Batwoman)
48.  Jughead Jones (Riverdale)
49.  Kat Edison (The Bold Type)
50.  Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
51.  Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack)
52.  Geralt (The Witcher)
53.  TK Strand (911:  Lone Star)
54.  Catra (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
55.  “Hondo” Harrelson (SWAT)
56.  Merlin (Merlin)
57.  Juliet Higgins (Magnum, PI)
58.  Brooklyn 2 (Utopia Falls)
59.  Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
60.  Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
61.  Nora Durst (The Leftovers)
62.  Judy Hale (Dead to Me)
63.  Uhtred  (The Last Kingdom)
64.  Anne Shirley (Anne with an E)

Original Ranked List of Characters:  

1. Scylla Ramshorn (Motherland: Fort Salem)
2. Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
3. Eliot Spencer (Leverage)
4. Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
5. Oliver Queen (Arrow)
6. Villanelle (Killing Eve)
7. Lexa (The 100)
8. Lena Luthor (Supergirl)
9. Sara Lance (Legends of Tomorrow)
10. Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
11. The Doctor (Doctor Who)
12. Leo Fitz (Agents of SHIELD)
13. Alice (Batwoman)
14. "Buck" Buckley (911)
15. Malcolm Bright (Prodigal Son)
16. Colleen Wing (Iron Fist)
17. Fallon Carrington (Dynasty)
18. Beth Boland (Good Girls)
19. Steve McGarrett (Hawaii 5-0)
20. Nicole Haught (Wynonna Earp)
21. Peggy Carter (Agent Carter)
22. Buffy Summers (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer)
23. Ben Linus (LOST)
24. Hondo Harrelson (S.W.A.T.)
25. Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
26. Annalise Keating (How to Get Away with Murder)
27. Judy Hale (Dead to Me)
28. Juliet Higgins (Magnum, P.I.)
29. Raymond Holt (Brooklyn 99)
30. Ernesto Alamares (Almost Paradise)
31. Peter Bishop (Fringe)
32. Caitlin Snow (The Flash)
33. TK Strand (911: Lone Star)
34. Brooklyn 2 (Utopia Falls)
35. Kat Edison (The Bold Type)
36. Uhtred (The Last Kingdom)
37. John Reese (Person of Interest)
38. Sydney Bristow (Alias)
39. Riley Davis (MacGyver)
40. Stiles Stilinski (Teen Wolf)
41. Angela Abar (Watchmen)
42. Catra (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
43. Anne Shirley (Anne with an E)
44. Chloe Decker (Lucifer)
45. Janet (The Good Place)
46. Lois Lane (Smallville)
47. Danny Reagan (Blue Bloods)
48. Zoey Clarke (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist)
49. Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: Picard)
50. Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)
51. Lucy Preston (Timeless)
52. Seeley Booth (Bones)
53. Geralt (The Witcher)
54. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
55. Alex Karev (Grey's Anatomy)
56. Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
57. Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack)
58. Justin Foley (13 Reasons Why)
59. Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
60. Merlin (Merlin)
61. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
62. Nora Durst (The Leftovers)
63. Jughead Jones (Riverdale)
64. Dexter Morgan (Dexter)

About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews various shows, coordinates and edits Pitch Your Show, co-edits Quote of the Week, and writes The Monthly Binge. She also runs the annual Character Cup and SpoilerTV Awards. She's addicted to hot chocolate, loves reading and traveling, and co-hosted The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group.  She can also be found @dahne1 and on her blog. ~ "I speak TV."

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