MATCH 1: Strange Intelligence
I mentioned this several years back, but many of my early favorite characters were based entirely of aesthetic, and aesthetic still holds a small but solid majority vote for what draws me into a character today. I have also always liked dinosaurs and dragons, so...
She also holds another arguably dubious distinction of inspiring perhaps the first true editorial I ever wrote. It was back in high school, and it was about shipping. Please do not Google it, it embarrasses me to think about now (in spite of, or perhaps because, it was the point through which I met the vast majority of my internet "friends" as a teenager).
MATCH 2: Manic Pixies
She's also my best ranged assassin in Heroes of the Storm, and she remains one of only two Heroes I ever paid 15,000 gold for (the other being Greymane). And I will likely not pay that much for a Hero again.
LEELOMINAI LEKATARIBA LAMINA=CHAI, EKBAT DE SEBAT
The Fifth Element remains one of my favorite movies of all time, and the fact that it just celebrated its 20th anniversary a week or two ago makes Leeloo's last-minute inclusion very fortunate indeed. And I remain pleasantly surprised by how far she's made it.
What I said last week about not being sure who I'd root for still stands. I'm happy with all of these quarter-finalists. I will say that if Luna wins, we will have our second-ever All-Female Elite Four, but that shouldn't sway anyone's votes - it's just an interesting notion.
As always, make sure you're viewing the WEB version of the site and vote in the polls on the right-hand side of the screen. Polls close Friday at 5:00 p.m., and results posted on Saturday. Feel free to discuss your picks in the comments below.