After a great week of voting, we’ve narrowed down all four of our divisions to the top sixteen badass ladies of literature. March is going to be so much fun, as long as we don’t have Turtle fans shiving Katniss fans in the comments. Or maybe even if we do…
We’ll start voting on the individual brackets on March 1, continuing until we reach the last badass standing on March 31. Start your campaigns for your favorites now, it’s going to get ruthless in here pretty quick.
1. Hermione Granger v. 16. Tally Youngblood
2. Meg Murray v. 15. Sabriel
3. Katniss Everdeen v. 14. Lucy Pevensie
4. Lyra Belaqua v. 13. Tiffany Aching
5. Eowyn v. 12. Vicky Austin
6. Coraline v. 11. Alice
7. Alana v. 10. Cimorene
8. Luna Lovegood v. 9. Ginny Weasley
1. Anathema Device v. 16. Elspeth
2. Morgaine v. 15. Tarma and Kethry
3. Esmerelda Weatherwax v. 14. Charity Carpenter
4. Viviane v. 13. Adora Belle Dearheart
5. Susan Sto Helit v. 12. Phedre
6. Karin Murphy v. 11. Harry
7. Grytha Ogg v. 10. Kerowyn
8. Fran v. 9. Angua
Fictional Youngs (determined by putting them in alphabetical order by first name)
1. Anne v. 16. Turtle
2. Claudia v. 15. Scout
3. Emily v. 14. Remy
4. Frankie v. 13. Ramona
5. Harriet v. 12. Nancy
6. Jessica v. 11. Melinda
7. Karana v. 10. Margaret
8. Laura v. 9. Lesley
1. Jo March v. 16. Claire
2. Offred v. 15. Jordan Baker
3. Lisbeth Salander v. 14. Portia
4. Hester Prynne v. 13. Kate
5. Scarlett O’Hara v. 12. Celie
6. Mulan v. 11. Lady MacBeth
7. Irene Adler v. 10. Sethe
8. Francie Nolan v. 9. Nora
15 replies on “Middlemarch Madness: The 64 Contenders”
Ugh. Too. Much. Pratchett. Seriously?
Lyra for the win, totally. Across the board.
I’ve been rereading my Tamora Pierce books lately. Go Alanna!
Actually, I’m surprised at how many names I don’t recognize on these lists. I’m going to go through the previous posts to make myself a reading list.
Coraline vs. Alice is kind of cruel, especially since Coraline is based on Alice. I love Coraline, but how can she compete with her inspiration?
Luna vs. Ginny is a tough one, too. I’ll probably vote Luna, as I’m sure the majority also will, but I don’t think Ginny really gets the credit she deserves.
HERMIONE VERSUS TALLY??!?!?!?!
WHY DO YOU HATE ME SO?????????
Anne v. Turtle?? It’s like my soul is being torn in two!
And as much as I love A LOT of those scifi/fantasy youngs — I’m sorry, there is already one clear winner. Tiffany Aching. All the way. She is super bad-ass and super-real at the same time. RECOGNIZE. I’m just worried not enough people will have read her books to know.
(Also, I still want to grow up to be Granny Weatherwax. Although I think I’m headed more toward Nanny Ogg.)
Lyra vs Tiffany is seriously breaking my heart, because they’re my top two, and I have to vote one out immediately. I think I’m coming down on the side of Team Lyra because I think Pullman has a wider audience than Pratchett.
You do what you need to, boo. But there’s no contest in my mind. :)
I really hate that Tiffany might get knocked out in the first round, though (Pullman being, like you said, more popular than Pratchett). She deserves better than that. I’m so fangirl for her.
LYRA VS TIFFANY ACHING??? Is that pairing purely to torment me, the biggest Pratchett fan ever, and yet staunchly Team Lyra? You’re breaking my heart.
But, yeah, TEAM LYRA 4EVER.
This is going to take some serious thought. Alanna vs. Cimorene alone is enough to make my head spin.
That said, I’ll fight for Lyra to the bitter end.
I am totally with you. Almost all my favorites are up against each other in round 1.
ANNE! ANNE! ANNE! ANNE!
As a children’s lit junkie (well, actually, I’m more than a junkie since I have a graduate degree in the subject!), I am LOVING this! I’m kind of curious whether new, more immediate favorites (Katniss, Coraline) or older, more cherished favorites (Ramona, Harriet) will win. Also, I’m right in the middle of that line with HP characters, since I was with them from the beginning, but was in my late teens when the series started. I don’t have the nostalgia, but I have the loyalty.
But Lyra gets my vote for anything, ever, and I’m so happy she made it to the final 64.
TEAM LYRA 4EVER
Should we start placing our bets on upsets now? Who’s in charge of the pool? :)