For the past few weeks, CarterMatt readers from all over the world have been voting for our month-long Sci-Fi Character Battle, recognizing some of the best that this genre has to offer. There are so many different shows that fall around and within this genre, so what made the tournament so exciting this time around was being able to see so many different shows and individuals recognized.
With that in mind, that brings me to the subject of Alicia Clarke from Fear the Walking Dead, who after tens of thousands of votes in the final round, is declared the official winner! The competition was fierce throughout the final round, as Waverly Earp (Wynonna Earp), Ed Mercer (The Orville), and Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer) all generated thousands of votes. Yet, in the end, there can only be one champion … and that champion this time around just so happens to be Alicia.
So why did Alicia get the win? We think that a big part of it has to do with the character’s tenacity, plus also the parallels that exist between her and a lot of young people. She’s gone through a lot of adversity and through it all, she’s still searching and she’s okay with that. She’s not ashamed of the fact that she is trying to still understand the greater world that she is in; just in this past episode alone, we saw a story that was very much about her recognizing her own need for hope; rather than searching for tree messages to provide something for her, she could be more of a beacon to the outside world herself. That’s also allowed her to better realize that sometimes, it is okay to be violent. It’s a part of this world and you have to do what you must to make it through for yet another day.
We’ll see where Alicia’s story goes from here, but with Alycia Debnam-Carey continuing to do a fantastic job in this role, we have a hard time thinking that she will be anything less than a fantastic character in the weeks and months to come.
What do you think about Alicia Clark of Fear the Walking Dead winning the Sci-Fi Character Battle this year? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: AMC.)