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(1)Bowser vs (1)Sephiroth 2005

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Results Edit

Poll2017

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 2017
Round Tournament Semi Final
Match # 29
Match Date Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
Vote difference 18,593
Oracle
Expectations
Sephiroth - 66.58%
48 for - 0 against
GameFAQs
Prediction
Sephiroth - 85.03%
(21,043 brackets)

There are few things to actually note about this match, since Sephiroth wasn't going to actually lose it. Thankfully, this match treated us to arguably the best thing we'll ever see in one of these contests. Bowser took the early lead on Sephiroth, but unlike the typical Sephiroth opponent, Bowser was actually able to hold on for a few minutes.

It eventually led to this piece of perfection in the stats topic:

From: Heroic Mario | Posted: 5/31/2005 8:09:21 AM | Message Detail
Bowser 50% 500
Sephiroth 50% 500
TOTAL VOTES 1000

Hot damn!

There were about 10 of these posts, all within a second or two of each other, all with the exact same content. It was the stuff of legend.

Everyone was well aware that it wouldn't last and that Sephiroth would eventually pull away for an easy win, but it didn't actually matter much. The only thing to really draw from this match outside of the crazy 1000 vote sample and the awesome match pic was this poll: http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=1363

Either Bowser increased between 2003 and this contest, Sephiroth was the direct benefit of the Mario/Crono 2003 after effect, or there was a massive anti-voting of Sephiroth in this match that made Bowser look stronger than he really was. As for which are valid, your guess is as good as mine.

Match Trends Edit

Graph2017

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2005 Spring Contest Matches

Round One
Bowser > Pyramid Head
Sigma > Andross
Ocelot > Nemesis
Dr Wily > Ultros
Sephiroth > Ramirez
Vergil > Ghaleon
Lavos > Mother Brain
Liquid > Tenpenny
Kefka > Mithos
Wesker > Luca Blight
M Bison > Albedo
Diablo > Ridley
Ganondorf > Giygas
Ansem > CATS
Robotnik > Sin
Master Hand > Kuja

Round Two
Bowser > Sigma
Ocelot > Dr Wily
Sephiroth > Vergil
Liquid > Lavos
Kefka > Wesker
Diablo > M Bison
Ganondorf > Ansem
Robotnik > Master Hand
R3 and following
Bowser > Ocelot
Sephiroth > Liquid
Diablo > Kefka
Ganondorf > Robotnik
Sephiroth > Bowser
Ganondorf > Diablo
Sephiroth > Ganondorf (Finals)

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