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The CLASH OF THE EPIC CHARACTERS Round 1, Day 5

epiccharacterlogo-2014With your votes, you chose the tributes to partake in this year’s Clash of the Epic Characters.  You’ve found them worthy characters to face off against other worthy characters for the honor of being the most epic character of 2014!

This year, you not only got to choose which characters will participate, but the number of votes for each character was the deciding factor in their seeding.

Now, you get to choose again.  Which ones will move on to Round 2, which ones will fall.  It’s up to you to decide.  You can vote more than once.

Round 1 will consist of different clashes per day for the next 8 days.  So, come back again to vote for the next sets of clashes during this lightning round week.

WARNING:  May contain spoilers! 

Here are the fourth sets:

(voting for this set of clashes ends at midnight EST on Thursday, March 6, 2014)

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Jace Wayland (9) vs. Roar (56)

Jace Wayland
Fandom: The Mortal Instruments

The archetypal Byronic hero, Jace gives the impression of holding most people in disdain but is quite chivalrous toward women. He is extremely arrogant, believing himself to be “the best Shadowhunter to ever live,” and to be above others. He can also be very sarcastic if he wants to be and is shown to be very confident about his looks and has dated a lot of girls, with Aline stating that he “gets around.” His charisma, good looks, and charm have made him quite the ladies’ man, and he is implied to be somewhat promiscuous among girls. Despite his luck with girls, he never forms emotional attachments for more than a brief amount of time, if at all, because of the way Valentine had taught him that “to love is to destroy.” And that love, therefore, makes a person weak. He is also known to be a bit self-centered; however, when it comes to battle and justice, he is willing to make sacrifices and the right decisions.

The only people Jace has any feelings of love for before meeting Clary were the Lightwoods. Jace shares the snobbish attitude toward mundanes and Downworlders that the Lightwoods have in common with Valentine, though he lacks their extremist tendencies. Beneath Jace’s flippant exterior lies a soul in constant torment. He is filled with a deep-seated rage that he keeps in check most of the time and which he channels into fighting and slaying demons and also, sometimes, his sarcastic and nasty remarks. Jace has also been shown to be a very passionate individual, and when he falls in love with Clary, he does so on a very deep and passionate level and does everything in his power to protect her from harm. – Shadowhunters’ wikia

Roar
Fandom: Under the Never Sky

Roar is one character that no one can seem to dislike.  He shows up in all his beauty and takes center stage like no other.  He’s strong, he’s beautiful, he has an amazing singing voice as he so often likes to sing and complements Aria’s beautiful swan voice very well.  

Even when he’s drunk, he can charm people, including the one he loves.  He hardly is one to grieve, but when he does, it’s makes your heart ache for him.  And when he loves someone, he’ll goes across dangerous lands just to be with the one he loves.  

He’s loyal to his friends, and he’s passionate in more ways than one.  He’s the type of person you’ll always want to be around because he makes you feel good.  But don’t be fooled, his fun demeanor may have you think he’s weak when he’s anything but.  He’s a survivor.    

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hbarPeeta Mellark (10) vs. Julian Fineman (55)

Peeta Mellark
Fandom: The Hunger Games

Peeta has a very likable personality. He is bold (having announced that he was in love with Katniss to the whole nation), smart (figuring out strategies to use in the Games), and willing to go to extremes to keep Katniss alive.  He is a great public speaker and is very brave. Peeta is also loving and cares about the people around him and hates killing unless the pursuer is a threat to himself or Katniss. He is extremely selfless, has a good sense of humor that he uses during tough times, and always knows exactly what to say to make someone feel better. He is able to work with Haymitch on goals and strategy and, unlike Katniss, able to keep secrets and is trusted by Haymitch. It is noted throughout the series his deep understanding of situations such as the Hunger Games where he says, “I don’t want to be just a piece in their Games.”

In Catching Fire, Finnick Odair states that Peeta is one of the only truly good people to survive the arena. He is usually the more sentimental of all of the main characters, “feeling” things more than everyone else. He doesn’t have Katniss or Gale’s “fire,” but he isn’t soft. – Hunger Games wikia

Julian Fineman
Fandom: Delirium

Coming in from Delirium, you are prepared to hate Julian, just as Lena is. He represents all of the things she has come to detest; he’s influential on a podium, a martyr for the very cause she is fighting against. However, we start to learn that there is something different about him even as he’s introduced, his quirks piling up as the words run across the page. He’s a complicated, conflicted character with some glaring flaws. And that’s what makes him great.

You don’t know how to feel about him at first, but as the information on piles up, you grow to love him. He has the fatal flaw of curiosity, a real drive to be informed, that is to be admired. He has a closet rebellious streak despite his upbringing (hiding a forbidden book in his mattress, anyone? Sneaking into his dad’s second study?). Most of all, he’s very rational. All he’s trying to do is make sense of the things that are happening to him, and he makes these decisions rather quickly. Get mad at his reactions all you want, he’s handling all the changes very, very well.

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Daniel “Day” Wing (11) vs. Thalia Grace (54)

Daniel “Day” Wing
Fandom: Legend

Day is very flirty and cool. He tends to be very loving and caring, willing to sacrifce himself to save the ones he loves. Day also worries a lot about how his loved ones are doing and if they’re safe or not. He’s also very sarcastic and sometimes comes off rude to certain people.

Living in the streets of the Republic, he’s a strong survivor, but he’s compassionate, and continues to keep watch over his family despite it being a danger to him.  He’s not easily swayed to believe what people say and he will not back down or relent if forced, even if it means death.  – Legend wikia

Thalia Grace
Fandom: Percy Jackson

Thalia is a brave, strong and caring girl, though at times she can be stubborn, prideful and assertive much like her father Zeus. She likes to be in charge and give out orders to people and becomes very angry if they are disobeyed. She also has a bit of a temper, as shown during the Capture the Flag match against the Hunters when Percy left his post causing them to lose the game, so she shocked him with electricity. In some ways she’s very similar to Artemis, as she enjoys being around her fellow Hunters and is a great fighter. She is also very loyal to those she trusts and respects, as she is willing to risk her life to protect them (for example, when she sacrificed herself on top of Half-Blood Hill). Unlike her fellow Hunters, Thalia apparently does not mind being around boys, as shown in The Lost Hero.

Chiron once said that Percy and Thalia are very much alike. The only difference is that Thalia is more sure of herself, while Percy has less self-confidence.

Thalia’s fatal flaw is that she has a weak resistance when she is offered power (mirroring Zeus’s power struggle with his brothers, as she also conflicted with Percy over capture the flag, and when offered by Luke to kill the Ophiotaurus). She is also afraid of heights (acrophobia), a quality Percy finds strange and funny, as her father is the Lord of the Sky. In the short story, The Sword of Hades, in The Demigod Files, she also shows to be very determined. Thalia has trouble abandoning a difficult task that she has started but is not able to complete.  – Camp Half Blood wikia

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hbarMinho (12) vs. Petra Arkanian (53)

Minho
Fandom: The Maze Runner

Even though he was merely the Glade’s Keeper of the Runners, Minho is a true leader. He believes in giving people what they deserve, even if it means giving something up himself. Minho was one of the original Gladers and one of the first to step foot into the maze that engulfs the settlement. Though he may be a tad hot-headed at times, Minho has the courage to jump into battle without a second thought and risk his life to save his friends.

Petra Arkanian
Fandom: Ender’s Game

One of the few female characters in the book, Petra has to be my favorite. Not only does her gender separate her from the rest of the Battle School soldiers but she was the first to help out Ender in the Battle Room. I think because of this kindness she became one of the first characters to make me fall for the book. Also, one of my favorite quotes from the Ender’s Game series is said by her in the Shadows Saga, Ender’s Shadow: “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

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By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.