Four late competitors - there may be four more, but then we close.
9. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - the only woman in the tournament has laid the smack down on many a vampire. Her skills have also allowed her to take on demons and all manner of scumbags, however, and Kilngons, Jedi, and Wizards should be nothing out of the ordinary for her. Second: Angel.
10. Wolverine (X-men) - His claws and fast healing will make him a force to be reckoned with. Wolverine shows very little mercy to his opponents. All around badass. Second: Beast.
11. Julian "Bean" Delphiki (Ender's Shadow series) - Not only is he the smartest person in the world, Bean is also Seven feet tall. Not to be underestimated by any means. Second: Petra Arkanian.
12. Spider-man (Spiderman) - Does whatever a Spider can. Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies. Lookout, here comes the Spider-man! Second: The Incredible Hulk (don't try to make it make sense.)
I'm also changing how the bracketing will work. I will draw randomly from a hat.