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Novel Knockout

Character Clash

Book against book, friend against friend. Welcome to ThriftBooks Novel Knockout: Character Clash! The competition might be over, but you can relive the excitement with our bracket below. 64 iconic literary characters of four different factions went head to head in daily polls beginning March2, and with the help of our readers, one winner was declared! From Heroes, Villains, Wildcards, and Legends, the ultimate icon was decided April 1! Check out our journey in the bracket, and share some love for your favorite loser in the comments.

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And the winner is...


Winnie the Pooh!

With 60% of the vote, Winnie the Pooh has taken the championship! From Paddington to Gandalf, Winnie came out victorious over 63 other characters, proving just how important a good friend really is.
Winnie-the-Pooh Book Cover


Coming in second place and representing our Legends faction is Gandalf. J. R. R. Tolkien's gray and white wizard is truly a force to be reckoned with, both in his own universe and ours! Gandalf’s fans were loud and proud, fighting for him every poll and helping to get him here.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Book Cover

Tied for third: Dolores Umbridge and Inigo Montoya

These two characters were the other half of our Final Four and we could not be prouder. Umbridge caused the most upset with her wins, which is exactly what our Villains champion should do! Inigo crushed his competition, only barely losing out on second place by 1-2%.
The Princess Bride Book Cover
The Princess Bride
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