A few key matchups I see where the psychology really comes into play. Joker and Luthor Brackets first.
Mr. Nobody over Mr. Freeze in the second round (Joker bracket). I thhink Mr. Nobody can really mess with Mr. Freeze’s head. Especially by using his failure to save his wife’s life. That will crush Freeze and give Nobody the advantage.
Star Sapphire over Scarecrow in round 2 as well. Carol has learned from Hal on how to overcome her own fears as well. One thing that can drive away fear is love.
That then brought up Mr Nobody vs Star Sapphire in the sweet 16 match up. I had to give that to Star over Nobody, because we know what Nobody’s Achilles wheel is. That he lost the woman he loves. That is an advantage Star Sapphire can exploit. But, Reverse-Flash takes her out in second in that bracket final.
Brainiac vs Vandal Savage was a tough second round call. I gave it to the immortal if just fir there cunning and force of will.
Took a flyer on Brother Blood over Bane in round one, knowing that Deathstroke will take out either in round 2.
Same with Riddler over Dr. Sivana in the first round. Ra’s is going to advance over Mr. Mind and Ra’s will take down Riddler or Sivana with easy.
Waller over Black Mask. She is one tough lady. But, not tough enough to takedown Shiva in round 2.
It was the sweet 16 round of this bracket that was really tough. Had to take Vandal over Deathstroke. Immortality beats healing factor every time, and while slate’s fast reflexes are usually a problem for many, Vandal has faced off with all 3 Flashes at one point or another, and could probably up th stakes by injecting himself with some variant of Velocity 9. I think strategy out maneuvers tactics in this match up.
Ra’s vs Shiva in the other sweet 16 match up. Again a hard one to call, Shiva is a greater hand to hand combatant, but, Ra’s can take her off her game by the slight psychological edge. He knows more about her mental weaknesses than she his.
Leading to the Author bracket final Vandal vs Ra’s. This comes down to swordsmanship but Vandal always has an extra knife on him for the stab that wins the match.