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Posts tagged Kick Ass Tournament

Oct 19 '12

Kick Ass DC Woman Tourney: Matches 15 and 16

Last round of matches before we hit the next round. Yesterday’s match between Zatanna and Helena Bertinelli, Huntress was a nailbiter but in the end Hel is the one going on to the next round. In the second match Dinah Laurel Lance, Black Canary won over Amanda Waller.

Today we have two women who have both been the DCAU! (as of this past weekend).

In this corner, a woman who keeps coming back no matter how many times she’s whack-a-moled! You can call her Spoiler, you can call her Robin, you can all her Batgirl, you call her Nightwing, you can call her Toxic (I think this should be her next code name when she comes back to comics … whenever THAT is), today we will call her

Stephanie Brown.

And in the other corner a woman who has been a Teen Titan, a Titan, an Outsider, flown through space with Animal Man and is now an Outlaw … the woman who has the smallest clothing budget in the DCU

Starfire!

You can vote in this match here

And in the other corner two women whose powers consist of more than physical stregnth

In this corner a woman who has mystical powers!

Madam Xanadu!

And in the other corner a woman who has powers far beyond those of mortal women (but exactly what they are depends on who is writing her!)

Wonder Woman.

And you can vote in this match here.

Voting closes at 8:30 PM

Oct 18 '12

Kick Ass DC Woman Tourney: Matches 13 and 14

Just four matches left, final first round tomorrow! Yesterday Barbara Gordon won her match with Miss Martian and will move on. And in a match that was close all day, Catwoman took the match with Supergirl. And now on to today’s matches.

In the first match we have two women who know their way around Gotham:

In this corner, a woman who teaches by day and shoots people with a crossbow by night:

Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress. 

and in this corner a woman who is kcik ssa and has a Police song as her ring tone:

You can vote for this match here

And in the other corner two women who both know how to tell off Batman!

In this corner, a woman who takes not shit from anyone including Batman

and in this corner who you don’t want screaming about anything and she means you, Batman!

Dinah Laurel Lance, Black Canary

you can vote in this match here.

Oct 17 '12

Kick Ass DC Woman Tourney: Matches 11 and 12

We’re almost through the first round! Yesterday winners were Barda over Jeanette and Lois Lane over Amethyst. And now on to today’s matches.

First up is a battle of red heads!

In this corner, one of queens of DC Comics, no matter what identity she uses

Barbara Gordon!

and in the other corner, someone who is reading your mind right now!

Miss Martian!

You can vote in this match here

And in this corner it’s two women who like cats (come on you try writing these things every day!)

First up, a woman who will steal your heart and anything else you have …

Catwoman!

And a woman who is super-fond of her cat Streaky (most of the time) …

Supergirl!

You can vote in this match here

I’ve heard some folks say that they would like voting extended to support the after work crowd so I’m going to now end at 8:30 PM EST moving forward.

Oct 10 '12

Kick Ass DC Woman Tourney; Round One, Matches 3 & 4

Did you enjoy yesterday’s match-up? The competition is going to get more and more intense. In Kate Kane vs. Helena Wayne, the dynamic Batwoman walked away with the win. The battle of Vixen and Mera was much closer. It was neck and neck all day, but in the end Mera won by 17 votes! I hope DC puts Vixen in a book soon. I still think she’d be perfect for Birds of Prey.

I also want to answer a few questions I’ve received. First, international votes do count despite the map showing only the states on the results. Secondly, while you are free to vote for who you want the criteria for this contest is not who can physically beat the other. This contest is to determine who embodies all the qualities that kick assery can embody.

And now on to today’s matches.

The first match is between a popular new character in the new 52 and a fan favorite from the DCU

In this corner, the woman who crashed more cars in comics in the past year, the delightful Ev Crawford, aka Starling

and in this corner, the Green Lantern who was the daughter of a Green Lantern

You can vote in this match here.

The second match two characters who have had rich histories.

In this corner, a woman who has questions

and in this corner a woman who no matter what version of the DCU she’s in, has a shit for a father

Rose Wilson.

You can vote in this match here.

Voting closes at 8AM EST.

Oct 9 '12

Kick Ass DC Woman Tourney: First Round, First and Second Matches

It’s on! Today is the first day of competition in the:

And today we have two very exciting matches.

In the first match we have a match-up of two Bat females!

In this corner, the out and proud woman who wants to serve:

Kate Kane, Batwoman!

and in the other corner, the former girl Robin turned vigilante:

Helena Wayne, the Huntress!

You can vote in this match here

And in the second match of the day we have a battle of land and sea!

In this corner, the Justice Leaguer who can channel any animal

Mari Jiwe McCabe, Vixen!

And in the other corner, the Queen of the Ocean

Mera!

You can vote in this match here!

As a reminder you may vote ONCE in each match. The voting is open until 8PM EST. 

May the odds be ever in the favor of your favorite!

Oct 8 '12

The Kick Ass DC Woman Tournament Starts Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning I’m posting the first two matches of the first round of the DCWKA Kick Ass DC Woman Tournament. This is the third year of the event and I hope you’ll all take part.

The first year the contest ended in a final match between Oracle and Wonder Woman and in a surprise Oracle took the win. Last year it was Wonder Woman vs. Cassandra Cain with Cass taking the title. Who knows who will win this year?

Here’s a link to the final list of contestants.

It’s going to be a month of madness and I hope you’ll take part!

Oct 7 '12

It’s On! Here are the Contestants for the 3rd Annual Kick Ass Tournament!

Here, in no particular order, are the 32 contestants for the contest. The contestants have been placed and bracketed based on votes received and I follow a standard 32 contestant tournament. I’ll have two contests a week day to get to 16, then one a day to get to 8, 4 and the two finalists. 

  1. Barbara Gordon
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Kate Kane, Batwoman
  4. Lois Lane
  5. Ev Crawford, Starling
  6. Jade 
  7. Barda
  8. Starfire
  9. Donna Troy
  10. Cass Cain
  11. Amanda Waller
  12. Helena Bertinelli, Huntress
  13. Vixen
  14. Mera
  15. Zatanna
  16. Helena Wayne
  17. Madame Xanadu
  18. Stephanie Brown
  19. Miss Martian
  20. Kate Spencer, Manhunter
  21. Rose Wilson, Ravager
  22. Scandal Savage
  23. Amethyst
  24. Dinah Lance, Black Canary
  25. Renee Montoya
  26. Selina Kyle, Catwoman
  27. Supergirl
  28. Power Girl
  29. Jeanette, Secret Six
  30. Liberty Belle
  31. Katana
  32. Poison Ivy

Unfortunately my old polling service has gone under so I have to use a new one. Please take this poll so I can test it out!

Click here to take the poll!
Voting starts Tuesday starting at 7:30 AM and runs until 8PM EST. This is always one of the most popular events I do. If you’ve done it before, welcome back. If it is your first time, welcome aboard. Root for your favorites on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter and drive votes. The competition can get pretty intense and even creators are known to join in!
Nov 21 '11

Kick ass tournament: The final match

It’s the final match of the tournament. We started with 32 women and are now down to two. There are no losers in this tournament; all these women are kick ass. But only one can be “The Most Kick Ass DC Woman” for 2011.

In one corner Cassandra Cain and in the other Wonder Woman. Both brave, true, fearless and kick ass. But who is the most kick ass? You decide!

Below are the match-ups that brought each character to this day.

embiggen here

Polls are open until 9pm EST tonight. One vote per person please.

The case for Cassandra Cain is here.

The case for Wonder Woman is here.

http://micropoll.com/t/KEcOAZEx8X

7:00 PM Currently the count for Cassandra Cain is - 167 votes as seen due to admitted voter fraud.

Nov 17 '11

Kick Ass Tournament Final Four: The case for Zatanna

We are down to just four women and three matches. To help people make their choices I’ve brought in some guest posters to plead the case for each of the Final Four to be named “The most Kick-Ass Woman in DC Comics.”

The case for Zatanna is by the Happy Sorceress. Her thoughts follow.

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Nov 17 '11

Kick ass tournament: Final Four, match 1

It’s here. One goes to the finals; one doesn’t.

It’s Batgirl vs. Batgirl.

In one corner, Cassandra Cain.

Read the case for her to win here.

And in the other corner, Stephanie Brown

Read the case for her to win here.

Voting is open until 9pm EST.

One vote per person.

http://micropoll.com/t/KEcOAZEbLS

Nov 16 '11

Kick Ass Tournament Final Four: The case for Stephanie Brown

We are down to just four women and three matches. To help people make their choices I’ve brought in some guest posters to plead the case for each of the Final Four to be name “The most Kick-Ass Woman in DC Comics.”

The case for Stephanie Brown is by Jessica Plummer. Her thoughts follow.

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Nov 16 '11

Kick Ass Tournament Final Four: The case for Cass Cain

We are down to just four women and three matches. To help people make their choices I’ve brought in some guest posters to plead the case for each of the Final Four to be named “The most Kick-Ass Woman in DC Comics.”

The case for Cass Cain is by Andrea Shea. Her thoughts follow.

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Nov 16 '11

Kick Ass Tournament Final Four: Why each should win

Voting will resume tomorrow for the kick ass tournament. I am running the first match Thursday and the second on Friday. The final will be Monday. Today I am spotlighting the final four in a series of guest posts. I asked the posters to make the case for their candidate to be name “the Most Kick Ass DC Woman” for 2011.

I’ll be posting all four through out the day. I hope you enjoy them.

Nov 14 '11

Your Final Four Kick Ass Finalists! Looking for Guest Posts!

We are down to the semi-finals and I am looking for contributors to write about the four semifinalists before we go to the semifinals on Wednesday. I am looking for 4-5 paragraphs on what makes them so kick ass and why should they win? Why do you, I assume, love them? I will run them on the day each has their match. Let me know if you are interested and link me to something else you’ve written. You can reach me at dcwomenkickingass at Yahoo dot com. Thanks!

And the Final Four are:

Wonder Woman

Stephanie Brown

Cass Cain

Zatanna

Nov 14 '11

Kick Ass Tournament Quarterfinals: Match 2/REMATCH!

Due to some inconsistencies in voting I am redoing the second match of the quarterfinals. I know everyone has their favorites and there is a lot of enthusiasm for those favorites to win, but please stick to the rules - one vote per person.

So, one more time!

In this corner, a woman never stops fighting no matter what, the woman who can kick ass hard and fast and leaves Damain Wayne speechless …

Cassandra Cain, the former Batgirl and now Black Bat

And in the other corner

A woman who was raised to serve her country and now serves Gotham, a woman who knows what evil looks like and is ready, willing and able to kick its ass …

Kate Kane, Batwoman.

Voting is open until 8PM EDT. You know the rules.

http://micropoll.com/t/KEcOAZEJPR