Buffy-verse Faves Face Off, Heroes and Once Upon a Time Villains Collide, in Bad Boy Bracket

A pair of vampires and a couple of humans with otherworldly powers highlight today’s showdowns in our TV’s Ultimate Bad Boy Bracket Tournament.

Yes, folks, in a battle of Buffy the Vampire Slayer favorites, we’ve got Angel versus Spike, plus a showdown between Sylar from Heroes and Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold from Once Upon a Time.

Every day for the next several weeks, we’ll kick off a new set of matchups in a single-elimination format that will whittle our field of 64 down to one ultimate champ. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 2 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

If you’re wondering what criteria we used to pick our players, we cast our net rather wide — including fellas who are dark and a little bit dangerous, truly good guys with naughty, maybe even promiscuous streaks, and actual evildoers who are nevertheless tough to root against. (We also put a cap of two cast members per show for the bracket, which meant some fan favorites had to warm the bench this time around.)

And if you’re interested in the match-ups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks, CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view) — and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.

Now ready, set, vote!