Bracket Challenge winner
|Mensa Bracket Challenge Champion|
|Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6|
Over the last six weeks, both the public and American Mensa members from around the country cast votes on 64 villians in four regions. Each region was made up of 16 competitors, seeded 1 through 16, based on the strength of their résumés.
In the first round, the top seed from a given category faced off against the 16th seed from the same region; the second seed challenged the 15th seed, and so on. During the sixth week, the winner was chosen by you, the members...but which was it?
Horror/Thriller - Seed 1
Sure, he began as a literary villain, but Anthony Hopkins made him one of the most well-known serial killers ever. Hannibal is the perfect Mensa villain: He's a genius psychiatrist who loves art, music, and gourmet cooking. Unfortunately, that cooking usually includes human flesh, but we hear it tastes great. He hunts anyone and is nearly impossible to outsmart. Shudder.
Theatrical - Seed 1
When Darth walked into our lives in 1977, he was unlike anything we'd seen. He was tall, had a booming voice, a dark, skeletal mask, and a sweet cape. In no time, he was choking people with his mind, blowing up planets (yes, we know, but he was in the room), and looking to destroy the group headed up by his twin kids. There simply isn't a cooler villain than Vader.
Read the January issue of the Mensa Bulletin and watch our social media channels and this Web site in January to find out about the winner!
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