The male character is Tane Aiavao, as put forward by Josie. This was her description:
Tane Aiavao. (Pronounced Tah-neh Eye-a-voh) Since this is an entry from New Zealand, why not chuck some ethnicity in there? This dude's Maori.
As per usual, Tane is dark skinned, huge brown eyes (so they can do the eye-popping pukana at the end of rugby hakas to scare the crap out of you) and has short tousled dark brown hair. He can also have tattoos, maybe even a Maori pattern on half his face. Around mid twenties. Oh, and huge grin.
He's pretty laid back, takes things as they come, never has a plan (eg, never knows what he's doing until he's doing it) and pretty happy with everything. Probably a bit of a coward, but hilarious without knowing it. Interested in girls, food and explosions (especially those on video games). I would reckon he is an Elemental. Little bit of a rookie with the magic, but is a brilliantly quick learner.
The female character is Hayley Skirmish, as created by Sparky Braginski. I have a feeling Sparky will be a tad delighted to have won this... This was her description:
Hayley Skirmish Appearance- 17, Athletic build, Taller than average. Wears a leather jacket at all times. Blue eyes. Her hair is brown with blondes streaks. Has perfectly white teeth. Wears scuffed jeans. Never wears shoes.
Magic- The ability to run up walls and and upside down. She can also flip with ease. Basically her magic is and combination of Tanith's and Springheeled Jack's.
Personality- Has very strong opinions, and you can't change what she believes in. Always says what she thinks, regardless of how other will respond. She is Australian and has an Aussie accent. She is good, but is involved in a feud against the Aussie Sanctuary, because she's a bit like a modern Robin Hood.
As usual with these things, the standard was EXTREMELY high. In the end, it came down to picking two characters who would make the most unlikely- and therefore the most fun- partners. So now we have Tane's laid-back attitude contrasted with Hayley's no-nonsense approach, and when we put them in a highly dangerous situation we get, well, a story...
Well done to the creators, and hard luck to those whose ideas weren't picked. Remember, it's not because your creations weren't good enough, it just came down to what I need at this particular time.
You've never failed to impress me with your imagination and enthusiasm and talent. Be proud, Minions.