Now you see them! Now you...do. These are the candidates for our newest bracket, The Master of Magic!
We chose sixty-four magicians, magical beings, and practitioners of the mystic arts to compete for your votes. They reside in four sixteen character divisions: Books (which also includes comic books and comic strips), Games (which includes video games, board games, and even tabletop games), Movies, and TV. The competitors were seeded alphabetically.
As you would expect, some competitors could reside in multiple categories. Melisandre for instance is a character on the HBO show Game of Thrones but was created for the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. In those cases we chose a division for them that either represented where most people knew the character from or which divisions needed characters to make an even sixteen.
Here are the divisions and the week one match ups.
Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter) vs Zatanna Zatara (DC Comics)
Doctor Fate (DC Comics) vs Wanda Maximov (Marvel Comics)
Doctor Stephen Strange (Marvel Comics) vs Voldemort (Harry Potter)
Doctor Victor Von Doom (Marvel Comics) vs Sauron (The Lord of the Rings)
Gandalf the Grey/White (The Lord of the Rings) vs Rincewind (Discworld)
Gilbert Norrell (Jonathan Strange vs Doctor Norrell) vs Raven (DC Comics)
Harry Potter (Harry Potter) vs Prospero (The Tempest)
Mandrake the Magician (Mandrake Comic Strip) vs Merlin (King Arthur)
Bayonetta (Bayonetta) vs Vivi (Final Fantasy IX)
Donald Duck (Kingdom Hearts) vs Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)
Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda) vs Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher) vs Savos Aren (Elder Scrolls: Skyrim)
Gul'Dan (Warcraft) vs Robin (Fire Emblem)
Jace Beleren (Magic: The Gathering) vs Mordenkainen (Dungeons and Dragons)
Lulu (Final Fantasy X) vs Medivh (World of Warcraft)
Maze (Fable) vs Morrigan (Dragon Age)
Balthezar Blake (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) vs Yen Sid (Fantasia)
David Lo Pan (Big Trouble in Little China) s Winifred Sanderson (Hocus Pocus)
Doctor Facillier (The Princess and the Frog) vs Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
Elphaba (The Wizard of Oz) vs Tim the Enchanter (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
Fairy Godmother (Cinderella) vs The Evil Queen (Snow White)
Glinda (The Wizard of Oz) vs Ming the Merciless (Flash Gordon)
Jafar (Aladdin) vs Marnie Piper (Halloweentown)
Kiki (Kiki's Delivery Service) vs Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
Babadi (Dragonball Z) vs Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Dr Orpheus (Venture Brothers) vs Uncle Chan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
Emiya (Fate/Stay night) vs The Undertaker (WWF/WWE)
Madoka (Magic Girl Madoka) vs Samantha Stephens (Bewitched)
Melisandre (Game of Thrones) vs Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Orko (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) vs Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)
Pharoah Atem (Yu-Gi Oh!) vs Sabrina Spellman (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
Prue Halliwell (Charmed) vs Rita Repulsa (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Here is where you come in. Vote on the first round on our polling page. We encourage you to share the voting with friends who have an opinion on any of these character. The results of the voting will be announced on the next Mad Bracket Status show, which we stream live on our Facebook page. You can check out the whole bracket on our Challonge page.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and twitter for other updates and subscribe to the Mad Bracket Status podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. You can listen to the most recent episodes here. The first is a discussion about the bracket. On the second show, we correct some mistakes in the original seeding at talk about the match ups.