Figment’s Fandom Showdown: Round Four

Figment Fandom ShowdownBOOM. In a gritty, last minute battle, Harry Potter fell to Doctor Who. Now, we’re down to the Final Four of fandoms, and we didn’t think it was possible for your decisions to be more difficult, but how wrong we were!

Check out the two match ups below, and know that your votes will choose the two fandoms who will proceed to the FINAL ROUND.


Doctor Who vs. Sherlock

Sorry. We’re still mourning the downfall of Harry Potter. The boy who lived? MORE LIKE THE FANDOM YOU KILLED.


The Avengers vs. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avengers and Benders both want peace in their lives, but who does it with more style?


VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE! Click on the bracket to start voting.

You can vote on Round Four until Monday, July 22 at 11:59 a.m. ET. And check back on later in the afternoon to see who moved on to the final round! (You can only vote for each round once.)

Check out the fandoms that lost in earlier rounds:
Round One
Round Two
Round Three

99 thoughts on “Figment’s Fandom Showdown: Round Four

  1. “MORE LIKE THE FANDOM YOU KILLED.” Thanks, Figment, as if I need more guilt concerning my voting decision. *sob*

    WHY DID YOU MAKE US CHOOSE????

      • I mean, it’s over half a century old, serious stuff, arguably some of the best literature and movies ever!

        • I know right! LoTR was and is my favorite everything of all time, On my watch ratings, I give Avengers a Watch.5, meaning I would only watch it one and a half times. While Lord of the Rings I could watch enough times to break my watch counter. Doctor who has a 10.3 watch, so it’s the next best one. so I guess DW should win over Avengers. Who’s voting for it anyway? It wasn’t very good.

      • Um, fandom and shipping wars are the worst things to exist, so like, yeah. WORST IDEA EVER AS WELL.
        I hold Figment responsible for crushing the hearts of fangirls.

    • I know. It took me fifteen minutes to decide. In the end, it had to be Sherlock. I’m not a fan of the latest doctor who episodes.

      • I just decided not to vote. I am incapable of deciding. This is a cruel, cruel choice. (Albeit not as cruel as the last one D:)

    • I know, right?! I was just sitting there and I felt like sobbing. And then I choose Sherlock and felt like I had just killed a man.

  2. FIGGIES EVERYWHERE! HOW DARE YOU VOTE FOR DOCTOR WHO? I AM ABSOUTELY DISGUSTED! YOUR FANDOM IS NOW FACING AN INQUIRY AT COMIC-CON, AND IT’S ENTIRELY YOUR FAULT! IF YOU PUT ANOTHER “VOTE” OUT OF LINE, WE’LL BRING YOU STRAIGHT HOME! And Figment, dear, congratulations on making such a wonderful website. Your Figgies and I are so proud.

  3. Hooray for Who! Yeah, I’ll admit that if I have to choose between Sherlock and DW, I’d go with DW. I wanna see him win!

  4. This is revenge for beating Star Wars. *votes Avengers*

    Doctor vs Sherlock. This is not a competition. If I wanted Sherlock Holmes, I’d watch Sherlock Holmes, not this guy. *votes Doctor Who*

      • The Doctor is much, MUCH cooler! Think about it this way, he is essentially the futuristic, technically immortal, time-traveling, energetic (depending on which Doctor your talking about), over 900-years old, planet-saving, galaxy-saving, UNIVERSE-saving, extraterrestrial, Sonic Screwdriver-wielding, Time Lord version of Sherlock Holmes. How is he NOT cooler than Sherlock?

        • Because it seems like all of the episodes are the same. There’s some sort of attack or something and then he goes and saves everyone. (Yes I have seen many Doctor Who episodes) So while it may be a cool plot and everything, I just don’t think it is executed as well as it could be. But then you have Sherlock, written by a genius with different crimes that make you think. An awesome main character and changes to the books, while still staying true to the storyline.

          So to answer your question, he is not cooler than sherlock in every single way possible.

    • If Doctor Who loses (heaven forbid), then I’ll vote Sherlock in the next round. Don’t get me wrong, I like Sherlock Holmes — I grew up on the books — but when it comes to TV shows, I prefer DW better.

      And I never read HP. Aw, come on, stop staring at me like I’m missing my nose or something! (I guess you wouldn’t believe me if I told you I’d never heard about it, though….)

  5. I’m sorry, but GUYS? WAS HARRY POTTER NOT YOU’RE CHILDHOOD? DID YOU NOT DREAM OF GOING TO HOGWARTS? AND, BE HONEST, WITHOUT THE SERIES WOULD YOU BE THE WRITERS YOU ARE TODAY? I THINK WE ALL KNOW THE REAL CHAMPION FANDOM.

    And figment? Making us choose was a pretty bad idea in the first place.

    • Harry Potter is beautiful and it truly was my childhood. I completely agree with everything anyone says about it. However, that doesn’t mean that Doctor Who is any less amazing. The Doctor himself seems more like a real person than a fictional character, and somehow because of this, he inspires deep devotion in so many people, enough that the show got as many votes as a series that’s much more widely known. Who knows, though–if the tables were turned, it might have been the other way around. The point is that it was a very close vote and I don’t believe either is better than the other. I think that people who are fans of both are the luckiest ones, to be able to be a part of two such enthrallingly magical worlds. That’s far more important than any competition.

    • Yes! Exactly! Harry Potter inspires people to write, not some sci-fi television show! And, yeah, Harry Potter pretty much defines my childhood.

  6. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS? UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES IS THIS ACCEPTABLE?! That’s right, none. These are not okay. Ever. Never do something like this again, or you will be facing a riot. There will be injuries. It will not be pretty.

  7. How could Harry Potter possibly have fallen to Doctor Who? When I try to think about it, my brain just shuts down.

    • Sad HP didn’t make it……BUT….I’m glad ATLA is a finalist! I’ve been a bigger Avatard than Potterhead, si ATLA’s got my vote. It’s such a unique world, although based on lost if Eastern influence, & also complex. We had a 14y/o cunning, ruthless, formidable, clever, insecure, fearful, firebending princess & her genocidal father against our Gaang & the Order of the White Lotus. Now w/The Legend of Korra, I can’t even begin ti my shock & feels over Tarrlock & Amon/Noatak’s murder-suicide. Like, whaaaa???? The Avatarverse is NOT, I repeat NOT, a kid’s show. Lol. Book 2 looks even more amazing. There’s just a lot of heart…which M. Night ruined…the Bryke & the team put into it. It’s seriously the best & I’m glad the journey is continuing for the next few years w/Legend of Korra.

      I’d defend Avatar the way anyone would…..by the Avatar State! xD

  8. Avengers: No Crazy people, but lots of guns, fighting, and inter-galatic war. Eh, they have hot dudes.
    Avatar: No guns, but lots of fighting, crazy people, funny moments, and come on, they got Sokka!
    Sherlock: No fantasy, yet lots of smart people, crazy people, and guns. Plus murders! Who loves a good murder!
    Doctor Who: Contains all of the above, excluding Sokka, plus all of space and time, not to mention is celebrating 50 years this november.

  9. How can you possibly ask me to choose between Sherlock and Doctor Who?
    Honestly?
    ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME INSANE?
    Oh, wait, I already am. I COULDN’T DECIDE, SO I DIDN’T VOTE AND NOW MY BRAIN IS PULLING ITSELF APART IN TWO DIRECTIONS. THE DW DIRECTION AND THE SH DIRECTION. THERE IS NO POINT.

  10. Go Doctor Who (the Sherlock they speak of is not the movie, as can be seen by the fact that the man posing as Sherlock on the cover is NOT the Sherlock Holmes from the recent movies! He is a COMPLETELY different actor, younger, and he has rounder cheeks as the most obvious differences) and The Avengers (Sorry Avatar, but I still can’t get over the scene where Hulk tossed Loki around like a rag doll in the dryer)! You can make it to the next round (consequently, I won’t be voting the next round if both of these make it, I would never be able to decide between the two, so I shall simply remove myself from the equation)!

  11. Harry Potter and LOTR are out?! And now I have to choose between Avengers and Avatar? THAT’S IT. I’M SO DONE HERE.

    (for what it’s worth though, still rooting for Dr. Who :))

  12. Avatar the Last Airbender!!!! Come on, we’re loosing by, like, ten votes!! Didn’t any of you have a childhood?! Vote!! 😀

    • EXACTLY <3 CHILDHOOD FEELS, GUYS.

      … and I mean I wasn't even aware that the Avengers was a fandom in the first place o.o

  13. Doctor Who vs. Sherlock… Well this is a dilemma.

    Admittedly though, I didn’t spend much time debating. If this had happened while Tennant was the Doctor (although that doesn’t make much sense since Sherlock wasn’t quite here yet) I would have had a harder time. Eleven hasn’t really won me over. Sherlock’s the reason I started reading Conan Doyle’s books, and that’s reason enough for me to vote Sherlock instead of Doctor Who.

  14. I literally sat at my computer for 20 minutes trying to decide between Dr.Who and Sherlock. I picked the one that gave me more feels. And I SERIOUSLY DO NOT understand how The Last Airbender beat freaking Star Trek AND Harry Potter!

    • Actually, the Avengers beat Star Trek and Doctor Who beat Harry Potter. I love ATLA but its probably not bigger than those two. This system will probably show the favorite franchise but some favorable match ups let others advance further than they probably should have :/

  15. I’m impressed with Doctor Who. I’ll say its my personal favorite but the fandom has really shown up here. Just for fun I searched the followers on FB for some of the fandoms and the numbers are very uneven for some franchises. Its also impressive that Sherlock has made it this far.

    It’d be interesting to do this again and post the contest on the fan pages except it wouldn’t be a fair comparison.

  16. SERIOUSLY? SHERLOCK AND ATLA ARE GONE????

    .. I have lost all faith in figment. But still… *clicks Doctor Who* That’s revenge for beating ATLA D:<

    • *screams at tears out hair* Sherlock is dead. AGAIN. None of you appreciate it. They didn’t deserve this. I don’t even get a series 3 to cry and lean on in my time of need!

  17. Doctor Who ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!! Sorry Sherlock I love the Doctor just a bit more, but crime solving is still pretty cool, and I love how to know how you survived that fall.

    And then Avatar The Last Airbender, childhood memories, and cactus juice

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