Congratulations to Ben and Hurley, who both easily won their matchups. Richard Alpert and Tom will definitely be missed, but their elimination now will provide us with a more exciting Round 3.
Speaking of excitement, tonight's matchups have been both highly anticipated and highly dreaded. One last Main vs. Main? *gasp!* That means Locke vs. Desmond, right? Wrong!
THE FINAL MAIN VS. MAIN MATCHUP OF ROUND 2 IS DESMOND VS. LIBBY!!!
Congratulations to the few of you who either realized or suspected my ruse. No, I do not consider Libby a main character, but to freak you all out, and add some weight to the tournament, I accepted Lostpedia's billing of Libby as a main character, just this once. Otherwise, the last few matchups of Round 2 would have been predictable and less interesting. Mwa ha ha! I am evil, but it was fun, wasn't it- thinking two heavyweights were duking it out?
Anyway, tonight's other matchup pits John Locke against Desmond's girl. It's more than likely that this is Penny's last stand, but who knows? Maybe a legion of angry and determined Desmond fans will oust one of the early favorites.
We'll just have to wait and see. :->
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Since we have a large American contingent of voters, I wanted to take the time to alert you all to the fact that the Character Cup WILL continue to run over the Labor Day weekend, and on Labor Day itself. So, be sure to check out the site and vote amongst your festivities.
Status: Lostie (Alive)
John Locke has spent most of his life trying to be more than people expect of him. His complicated relationship with his father left him paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair and tore apart his only known committed relationship. After the crash of Flight 815, John miraculously regained use of his legs and has spent his time trying to uncover the many mysteries of the Island.
Penelope “Penny” Widmore
Status: Flashback Character/Miscellaneous (Alive)
Penny is the daughter of Charles Widmore and was Desmond's girlfriend, though she is still in love with him. Penny met Desmond after he was 'fired' from the monastery. He ended their relationship suddenly and took off, but Penny found him as he was training for a race around the world. Penny has been looking for Desmond ever since he disappeared, recently making contact with Charlie in the Looking Glass station.
Status: Miscellaneous (Alive)
Desmond has been a set designer, a monk, a soldier and a round-the-world race entrant. This last activity resulted in Desmond crashing his boat on the Island. There he was rescued by Kelvin and brought to the Hatch, where he pushed the Button for three years until Flight 815 crashed. Since activating the failsafe, Desmond seems to have precognitive abilities. His girlfriend Penny continues to search for him.
Status: Tailie (Deceased)
Libby was married once, but her husband died suddenly. She met Desmond in a coffee shop, and gave him her husband's boat for his race around the world. She was in the Santa Rosa Mental Institution at the same time as Hurley. After the Tailies merged with the Losties, Libby got into a relationship with Hurley. She was shot by Michael in the Hatch and bled to death.