epiccharacterlogo-2014We have our Sweet Sixteen tributes!  There were some shocking victories from Round 2, including one in which 25th seed Leo Valdez (from The Heroes of Olympus series) beat 5th seed Katniss Everdeen (from the Hunger Games trilogy), and another one where 30th seed Magnus Bane (from the Shadowhunter Chronicles) overtake 2nd seed Tris Prior (from the Divergent trilogy).  No doubt there will be more surprises to come.  Of course, that depends on you, the voters!

On to Round 3!

Here are your Sweet Sixteen tributes: Tobias “Four” Eaton (Divergent), Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson series), Jace Wayland (The Mortal Instruments series), Minho (The Maze Runner trilogy), Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices trilogy), Uriah (Divergent), Legolas (The Lord of the Rings), Gandalf (The Hobbit), Lena Haloway (Delirium), Leo Valdez, Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter), Magnus Bane, Nico di Angelo (The Heroes of Olympus).

We’re now done with using descriptions, because if you’ve been voting, you should know who these tributes are by now.  We’ll treat you with popular quotes from each of the tributes.

(voting for this set of clashes ends at midnight EDT on Tuesday, March 25, 2014)


Four (1) vs. Jace (9)

Tobias “Four” Eaton 
Book Series, Fandom:  Divergent, Divergent trilogy

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
“I might be in love with you.  I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”
“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up”
“You look good, Tris.”
“I don’t want to stop you. I want you to stop yourself.”
“I’ll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.”

Jace Wayland
Book Series, Fandom: The Mortal Instruments, Shadowhunter Chronicles

“I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.”
“It means ‘Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234’.”
“Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.”
“My rapier wit hides my inner pain.”
“I’ve heard the word ‘fear’. I simply choose to believe it doesn’t apply to me.”
“The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.”

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hbarLena (21) vs. Leo (25)

Lena Haloway
Book Series, Fandom: Delirium, Delirium trilogy

“I’d rather die on my own terms than live on theirs. I’d rather die loving Alex than live without him.”
“Everyone you trust, everyone you think you can count on, will eventually disappoint you.”
“Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie”
“There are some losses we never get over.”
“It occurs to me, then, that people themselves are full of tunnels: winding, dark spaces and caverns; impossible to know all the places inside of them. Impossible even to imagine.”
“We wanted the freedom to love. We wanted the freedom to choose. Now we have to fight for it.”

Leo Valdez 
Book Series, Fandom: The Heroes of Olympus, Percy Jackson Universe

“I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts”
“I mean… Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let’s do this.”
“I’m Leo Valdez, bad boy supreme. And the ladies love a bad boy.”
“Survive today. Figure out crayon drawing of destiny later.”
“You can’t burn me.”
“We’ve all got weaknesses. Me, for instance. I’m tragically funny and good-looking.”

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