Another day, another bracket! Congratulations to the 16 Drama characters who triumphed over their fellows and will represent their shows in the tournament proper. They are:
- Kim Wexler — Better Call Saul
- Philip Jennings — The Americans
- Molly Solverson — Fargo
- Villanelle — Killing Eve
- Paula Proctor — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- Valery Legasov — Chernobyl
- Francis Crozier — The Terror
- Sam Sylvia — GLOW
- Nora Durst — The Leftovers
- Rust Cohle — True Detective
- Bill Tench — Mindhunter
- Emily Malek — The Handmaid’s Tale
- Veronica Mars — Veronica Mars
- Norma Bates — Bates Motel
- Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista — Pose
- Petra Solano — Jane the Virgin
Thankfully for my sanity, no serial killers or twentieth-century politicians advanced. The tie between Paula Proctor and Rebecca Bunch was decided at random.
Today we’ll be deciding the champions for the sixteen shows in the Youth division, which are, as a reminder:
- Gravity Falls
- Steven Universe
- Sesame Street
- Adventure Time
- She-Ra & The Princesses of Power
- Star vs. The Forces of Evil
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Regular Show
- We Bare Bears
- The Amazing World of Gumball
- Star Wars Rebels
- Andi Mack
- Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
- The Fairly Oddparents
Remember, only ONE CHARACTER from each of these shows will move on to participate in the bracket tournament. I’ll start you guys out with a list of main characters from each show (and major supporting characters, where it seems appropriate). If there’s a character you’re desperate to see missing from the list, you can nominate them, but remember: This is to try to eliminate late-nomination bias, and to give you guys time to get down to the real business of this tournament, which is: CAMPAIGNING. Vote-swapping between divisions is totally allowed; to see which shows are in the other divisions, check here: https://the-avocado.org/2020/04/02/avocado-april-madness-character-prelims/
To avoid comment overload, today we will only be voting in the Youth division. The Sci-Fi/Fantasy division will happen tomorrow.
You went to all the trouble to get your favorite shows picked: Now don’t leave your favorite character’s fate up to chance! You have 24 hours to make your pitch, make your deals, and make the Avocado do your will.
Because only one character from each show will progress, you should only vote once in each show.
Youth character prelims will be open for 24 hours.