O Captain! My Captain! Our Journey’s just begun.

Whether your ship sails the high seas or galaxies, votes will say who won.

Featuring captains Crunch, Kangaroo, Sparrow, Kirk, & everyone in between,

This is a bracket battle, the likes of which you’ve never seen.

Sound the battle cry, let the trash-talk fly—there’s no telling which way this will go.

Now all that’s left to say is Vote up me hearties, yo ho!


Starting today, 33 of the most popular captains will battle it out until only one remains and reigns supreme as the ultimate captain.

We’ve handpicked from a wide-range of captains from pop-culture & real life to make this one of the most diverse bracket battles yet. The starting categories are as follows:


  • Interstellar
  • High Seas
  • Island of Misfits
  • Animania


We picked the starting point and initial match ups, however, just like in bracket battles past, it will be up to the community to decide who takes control of the ship & who will just be part of the crew.


Bracket battle rules:

Match up Analysis:

  • For each captain, we’ve provided reference links to wiki pages— to access these, just click on their NAME on the bracket
  • A breakdown of each match-up is available by clicking on the VOTE link
  • Anyone can view the bracket & match-ups, but in order to vote or comment you must have a thwack account & you must be logged in



  • Again, you must be logged in to vote & trash-talk
  • You may vote ONCE for each match up
  • Once you vote on a match, click the link to return to the bracket & vote on the next match up in the series
  • Each vote earns you 50 thwack points! If you vote on every match up in the bracket battle you can earn up to 1550 points!



  • Please feel free to campaign for your favorite captains & debate the match ups via comment section or on social media (also, feel free to post pics of bracket predictions on social media)
  • To join the conversation on social use hashtag #SWBracketBattle
  • There is a PDF printable version of the bracket available so you can track the progress of your favorite picks



  • Bracket Release is TODAY, March 21st
  • Voting for each round will begin at 10 AM CT
  • Voting for each round will close at 11:59 PM CT on the date listed on the bracket home page
  • Play-in battle opens TODAY, March 21st
  • Swabbie round OPENS March 23rd
  • Sailor round OPENS March 28th
  • Gunner round OPENS March 31st
  • Quartermaster round OPENS April 4th
  • First Mate round OPENS April 7th
  • Ultimate captain announced April 13th


If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment below & we’ll get back to you!

Which one of these captains would you follow to the end of the earth?

We’ll let the votes decide!


Access the bracket overview HERE>>