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2020 Character Cup - Round 1A

Welcome to the 2020 SpoilerTV Character Cup. Our brackets are set and it’s time to start the fun. Before we begin, thanks to everyone who helped find pictures and videos for the Cup. You guys rock!   I cannot express how much time it saves me and how grateful I am to you.

To ensure that everybody has a good time, please read the rules below. It is important that everyone be kind and fair to make this the most fun for everyone.  Below is a link to the character rankings and official bracket, as well as character videos.  Character videos are new to the contest this year so I would love some feedback.  If you do not see a video for your character, it simply means that no one submitted one to me.  Please add video links to the comments below and I will add them to the list.  Finally, the daily TV Talk Topic will be found above the polls each time. We have a new TV Talk Topic every day and all are encouraged to participate. It's my favorite part of the contest.

The Character Cup goes by very quickly so don't forget to check SpoilerTV every day to vote, look at the prediction standings, and participate in the daily discussion.  For those of you with underdog characters, get the word out now because round 1 is where the biggest change can happen. Generally there are fewer votes in round 1, so it is far easier for an upset. With no further ado, I announce this contest, open! Happy voting!

Character Videos - Round 1A
All Character Videos

Round will end at approximately 5:30 pm CST on Monday, July 13.

Character Cup Rules:

1. Don't take it too seriously! Have fun. Discuss. Play nice.

2. Cheaters suck! - Only one vote per person per poll please. While we will do our best to keep this contest running smoothly, it's up to each person to follow the rules. This contest is just a fun little piece of internet fluff during hiatus. It won't get anyone's show renewed or un-cancelled. It has zero effect on ratings. It won't even be seen by anyone who has any power in the TV industry, so there is zero reason to cheat. All cheaters do is disrespect themselves, their fandom, their show, the actors, and this community. Just don't.

3. Focus on characters, not people. Talking about what you like and dislike about a character is encouraged. Going after actors or fans is not.

4. The aliens have not landed. There's no conspiracy here. I will do my very best to keep the contest running smoothly, but I do make mistakes. I apologize in advance for any technical difficulties, spelling errors, and general absentmindedness. Let me know and I'll fix it.

5. Comments are life. As you anxiously await the return of your shows, why not distract yourself with a little TV Talk? Each day is a new topic so even if your favorites are out, you can still discuss. Last year, the consensus was to narrow the focus of the topics but feel free to go off on any tangent you want. While this contest is just a silly little distraction, the conversation here dives deep, so jump on in.

6. Nuts and Bolts - All polls are active for about 24 hours. The winners advance to the next round. In the case of a tie, both characters go to the next round. New polls should go up every day and polls may sometimes overlap each other. Any questions? Ask away in the comments.

TV Talk Topic:

TV Talk Topic: Grade Your TV Year - Let's ease into the TV Talk Topics with our most general topic of the Cup. How was the overall 2019-2020 TV season for you? Did anything work particularly well?