Greetings, Champions! Last week was quite the battle between Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, and the Little Selkie! The four victorious secondary characters were: Cagney & Dooley with 197 votes; Lady Linnea with 156 votes; the First Regiment of the Dragon Army/Friedrich’s men with 152 votes; and Grandmother Guri with 128 votes.
Honorable mentions include Oisin and Morri with 112 votes, Gemma’s Hvit and Dylan’s Kelpie with 79 votes, Gemma’s guards with 70 votes, Cinderella’s friend Marie with 57 votes, and Cinderella’s servants with 46 votes.
As I admitted in the comments, I pretty much knew that by pairing Cagney and Dooley together as one entry it was guaranteeing they would win, but I tried to give other characters a fighting chance. (It’s why all of Friedrich’s men were lumped together as well.) I’m really happy with this poll result because each book had a character(s) place–which is a very happy occurrence. I was pretty surprised, though. I had no idea Lady Linnea was so popular, or Grandmother Guri! I hoped Friedrich’s men or Cinderella’s servants would snag a place, so I was very happy to see Friedrich’s men snag the honor. A few of you pointed out I forgot to include Pricker Patch!! I have no idea how that happened as he was on my list, so I have included him in this week’s round.
A big thank you to everyone who voted! There were 1,348 votes with 337 people casting their ballots.
It’s time for the Seventh–and final–Round of the “Favorite Secondary Character Poll!” The last line up is: Puss in Boots VERSUS Swan Lake VERSUS Sleeping Beauty! As it is with my hero/heroine polls, you get to cast your ballot once, but you can vote for up to four characters. (Since it’s three books I thought I would have mercy again) This poll will close August 17–so you have ONE WEEK to vote!
Choose carefully! The top four characters of this poll will go on to the FINAL ROUND, which will begin next week! (I’m looking forward to seeing who will be crowned the champion–though I have a feeling it’s going to be hard for you all to choose.)