Greetings, Champions! Four characters emerged victorious from last week’s battle of the titans, they are: Phile (of Snow Queen) with 171 votes; Seer Ringali (of Red Rope of Fate) with 130 votes; Oskar (of Snow Queen) with 105 votes; and lastly Snorri (of Snow Queen) with 69 votes.
In honorable mentions we have: Halvor (from Snow Queen) and Thad, Grygg, and Wilford (from Red Rope) were SO CLOSE with a tie of 66 votes! Just three votes off, boys! Then came Evlawyn (Tari’s maid) with 61 votes, then Kai and Gerta with 42 and 40 votes.
Approximately 260 people voted in this round, and there were 1,037 ballots cast–thanks to everyone who participated!
For the first time ever, this poll ended up roughly how I thought it would. I was a little surprised Halvor didn’t place higher, and I didn’t think Oskar would get as many votes as he did, but I had predicted that Phile and Seer Ringali would be the run-away-champions. (Which is actually quite funny if you think about it as they have opposite personalities, but I do feel that for both of their worlds they are the funniest characters in the story.) As for the honorable mentions, I did cheat a little by listing Wilford, Thad, and Grygg as one entry, but I figured since there’s only about two scenes where they don’t appear as a trio, it was fair. (Plus the Red Rope drinking scene has gone down in history as one of the funniest scenes I’ve ever written, and they are wholly responsible for it.)
It really warmed my heart to see characters from both books claim top places. (The poll was actually a close run–Thad, Grygg, and Wilford were in third place for most of the week until Snorri led an upstart!) While I love all my stories, Red Rope and Snow Queen are very dear and special to me, so it really makes me happy that they are so fiercely loved by you as well, Champions.
It’s time for the Fifth Round of the “Favorite Secondary Character Poll!” Today’s match is: Beauty and the Beast VERSUS Wild Swans! As it is with my hero/heroine polls, you get to cast your ballot once, but you can vote for up to three characters. This poll will close August 3rd–so you have ONE WEEK to vote!
Special Note:*Though Gabrielle, Puss, and Steffen all appear in Wild Swans, as Gabi and Steffen are the protagonists of their own story I’m not counting them, and Puss–as well as Toril–will appear in later polls*
Choose carefully! The top three characters of this poll will go on to the FINAL ROUND!