Pride and Prejudice Play-offs Results!

We end our Pride and Prejudice Play-offs with Elizabeth Bennet’s victory over her husband, Fitzwilliam Darcy!

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Did you guess that Elizabeth Bennet would win it all?

I hope you had fun with this little game! I had a blast, and got some fun comments along the way!

I’m planning to arrange a similar game sometime this spring that will match up characters from lots of different Jane Austen books! I’m going to “rig” the game a bit for the starting match to pit characters against other characters who are similar in position and behavior. Wouldn’t it be fun to see who will win when Lady Catherine de Bourgh goes up against General Tilney, or Elizabeth Elliott against Tom Bertram? Who is the worse hypochondriac, Mary Elliott or Mr. Woodhouse? Who is the best hero, Henry Tilney or George Knightley? There should be some fun matches there!

Got a favorite match-up I haven’t mentioned? Please feel free to comment here or email me! I may or may not be able to include your pairing, but I will try! Please keep suggested characters to those in the six complete novels: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey.


Pride and Prejudice Play-offs, Round #4!

You guys! Nooooooo! You’ve ruined my hopes of having a cousins and a sisters play-off. Voting down my beloved Colonel Fitzwilliam, how could you? Sigh.

All joking aside, we have a final four! Mr. Darcy, Mrs. Gardiner, Elizabeth Bennet, and Jane Bennet have defeated their opponents to become the last four standing. The only really close race was Mrs. Gardiner, who beat Colonel Fitzwilliam by a mere 52% to his 48%. There may have been some voter fraud there, may need to demand a recount. Ha ha.

This is where we are so far!

It’s now time for Round #4! We’re down to two races, Mr. Darcy versus Mrs. Gardiner, and Elizabeth Bennet versus her sister, Jane. I have a different poll site this time, so I need you to click on a link and follow it instead of having the poll in-line. Sorry!

Match #29: Mr. Darcy versus Mrs. Gardiner

Match #30: Elizabeth Bennet versus Jane Bennet

Happy voting!

Pride and Prejudice Play-offs, Round #3!

Now it’s going to really get hard to pick! But before we start voting for Round #3, the winners of Round #2 were Mr. Darcy, Charlotte Lucas, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mrs. Gardiner, Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Bingley, Jane Bennet, and Mr. Gardiner. It was pretty close between Charlotte Lucas and Georgiana Darcy (56 to 44) and Mr. Bingley versus Mr. Bennet (also 56 to 44).

The current standings are as follows:

So let’s get voting for Round #3!

Some tough races here! Who will you pick? Check back after Christmas to see the results and vote for the final two rounds!

Pride and Prejudice Playoffs Round #2

We had some close calls in the second half of round #2! Maria Lucas only edged out George Wickham 57 to 43! And voters picked Caroline Bingley over Mr. Collins by 63 to 37.

Elizabeth Bennet won by a landslide, without a single vote for Colonel Forster. Take that, Mr. Darcy! Your future wife won more votes than you did!

The winners were Elizabeth Bennet, Caroline Bingley, Mr. Bennet, Charles Bingley, Jane Bennet, Maria Lucas, Mr. Gardiner, and Mrs. Bennet. Again, the totals listed on the chart below are percentages.

This new round pits Mr. Darcy against his aunt, and Elizabeth Bennet against Caroline Bingley. However shall you vote?

Current standings are as follows:

And now, without further ado, Round #2!

Should be some interesting matchups here! I can’t wait to see how the votes go!

Pride and Prejudice Playoffs, Round #1, Part 2!

Wow, thanks for all of the great responses to part 1 of this round! While I think most of the winners were as expected, it was really interesting to see by what percentage each contestant won their round! If you missed Round #1, you can click here to see what the options were, but I am no longer accepting votes for that round.

I have included the results with percentages of the vote that each character won. We actually had 99 people participate, so the actual numbers were very close to the percentages anyway, but we had at least one person who didn’t vote in all 8 contests, so the number of participants in the contests was slightly different. For that reason, and so that it’s easier to compare rounds, I thought it would be best to give the numbers in percentages (rounded to the nearest whole percentage point) instead of in total votes.

Without further ado, here are the results of part 1 of round 1!

As you can see, our winners were: Mr. Darcy, Lady Catherine, Charlotte Lucas, Georgiana Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mary Bennet, Mrs. Gardiner, and Kitty Bennet. There weren’t any races that were very close, but Mr. Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam won almost all of the votes in their rounds, whereas Mary only won 70% of the votes in hers. (Also, just who *are* the two people who voted against Mr. Darcy? We need to have a talk.)

And now is is time for the second half of round #1!

One note. It looks like WordPress/CrowdSignal limit the number of total responses to polls/surveys that I can post. That may mean that I run out of responses before we get all the way through this poll. If so, I may need to use an external polling service and the options/setup may look a little different. Fear not! I will find a way to make this work, it just may look different if I get close to my cap.

Pride and Prejudice Playoffs–Round #1, Part 1!

A favorite author of mine had a fun round of polls matching up fictional characters, and I thought it would be great fun to make a poll of Pride and Prejudice, and then maybe one of Jane Austen characters in general. Sure, we know Darcy and Elizabeth will almost certainly win–but which one will win over the other? Who will do better, Mrs. Hurst or Kitty Bennet? Lydia Bennet or Mr. Wickham?

So the rules are simply. Vote for whomever you choose in each matchup. You can vote on whom you think is the more likeable character, or you can vote for who is the most intriguing character, the funniest character, the one you most love to hate. Would you pick a hilariously annoying character over a barely-mentioned character? Or the reverse?

I seeded the matchups, so some of the first ones might be pretty obvious–I mean, Mr. Darcy versus Lady Lucas? But they will get more challenging as they go. And if there’s sufficient interest, we’ll do a Loser’s Circle where we see how the losers match up, because that’s almost more interesting than the winners!

Curious how everybody is matched up? Here’s the overall matchup we’ll be using (I’ll update it as we have winners).

I will set up the second half of Round #1 in a few days, I just didn’t want to overwhelm people all at once!

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!!! Winners will be announced in a separate blog post, along with the next set of characters to vote for!