Bracket Breakdown: Lily and Marshall VS. Emma and Regina

Can Marshmallow and Lilypad take down Swan Queen?

Bracket Breakdown: Lily and Marshall VS. Emma and Regina
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Curses and second chances and chimichangas, oh my!

Our TV Couples March Madness Challenge is down to the Sweet 16, and we've got a finished New York City love story going up against a still-unfolding Storybrooke romance: How I Met Your Mother's Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel) versus Once Upon a Time's Regina/Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) and Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison). Let's take a closer look at the match-up.

Lily and Marshall

Bracket Breakdown: Lily and Marshall VS. Emma and Regina
CBS

How They Met

While some may disagree (thanks a lot, Ted), the official story is that in college, during her freshman year at Wesleyan University, Lily needed help setting up her stereo. She had a strange urge to knock on Hewitt 110. Inside, she found Marshall — and it was love at first sight.

Current Relationship Status

Married with three children: Marvin Wait-For-It Eriksen, Daisy Eriksen, and a baby girl (name unknown).

March Madness Secret Weapon

You better believe a couple this in sync has a fandom following just as in sync. 

Bracket Breakdown: Lily and Marshall VS. Emma and Regina

Emma and Regina

Bracket Breakdown: Lily and Marshall VS. Emma and Regina
ABC

How They Met

Are you ready for this? Regina was the sworn enemy of Emma's parents, Snow and Charming, in the Enchanted Forest, but thanks to some serious curse shenanigans, she ended up adopting Emma's son, Henry, in our world. The two eventually crossed paths when Henry sought out Emma and brought her back to Storybrooke, where Regina was mayor.

Current Relationship Status

Allies and tentative friends 

March Madness Secret Weapon

Helloooooo, Swan Queen fandom! We see you! Though, come to think of it, there's nothing very secret about your powers. We wouldn't want to be in your way. 

Bracket Breakdown: Lily and Marshall VS. Emma and Regina

So which pair is your favorite? Cast your vote below and then let us know your take on this match-up!

I am a former Senior Associate Editor for Livingly Media.
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