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Poll956

Wednesday, July 17th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 956
Division South Division
Match # 17
Match Date Wednesday, July 17th, 2002
Vote difference 25,311
GameFAQs
Prediction
Pac-Man - 81.69%
(13,694 brackets)

Remember how Lara Croft showed to be a character not worthy of a 1 seed after her very first match? The same philosophy applied here. Goemon may not have broken 30% on Pac Man like Chop Chop Master Onion managed on Lara Croft, but he came close enough. Furthermore, more people chose Solid Snake to defeat Squall than they did Pac Man to defeat Goemon.

Goemon who?

Exactly.

Pac Man may be a gaming icon in his own right, but his weakness was shown right out of the gate. Pac Man doesn't really have a large fanbase on GameFAQs, assuming he has a fanbase outside of his status in the first place. And because of this weakness, he would eventually go down as one of only three non-Halo 1 seeds to ever allow a 16 seed to break 25% on them, with Mario and Lara Croft being the others. But because Mario's match with Servbot was the first match ever in a contest, Servbot's result can be taken in jest.

Allowing Goemon, who most people still have yet to hear of, to come close to breaking 30% on you is very bad news. And Pac Man, like Lara Croft, simply did not perform up to their seedings right out of the gate in this contest. Whether or not those matches were flukes had yet to be seen, but it was somewhat obvious that neither character deserved their 1 seed.

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2002 Contest Matches

Round One
Mario > Servbot
Morrigan > Spyro
Aya > Terry Bogard
Donkey Kong > Bub
Alucard > Tails
Duke > Iori
Pikachu > PaRappa
Cloud > Fox
Lara > Chop Chop
Ryo Hazuki > Guybrush
Crono > Simon
Dante > Q*Bert
Aeris > Kasumi
Tina > Gordon
Knuckles > Akira

Snake > Squall
Pac-Man > Goemon
Kyo > Abe
Scorpion > Kazuya
Max Payne > Dirk
Bomberman > Kane
Jill > Kirby
Strider > Raziel
Link > Little Mac
Sonic > Pitfall Harry
Tidus > Claire
Samus > Ken
Ryu > CATS
Mega Man > Ms. Pac-Man
Serious Sam > Mr. Driller
Sephiroth > Gabe
Crash > Ulala

Round Two
Mario > Morrigan
Donkey Kong > Aya
Alucard > Duke
Cloud > Pikachu
Lara > Ryo Hazuki
Crono > Dante
Aeris > Tina
Snake > Knuckles
Pac-Man > Kyo
Scorpion > Max Payne
Jill > Bomberman
Link > Strider
Sonic > Tidus
Samus > Ryu
Mega Man > Serious Sam
Sephiroth > Crash

R3 and following
Mario > Donkey Kong
Cloud > Alucard
Crono > Lara
Snake > Aeris
Scorpion > Pac-Man
Link > Jill
Samus > Sonic
Sephiroth > Mega Man
Mario > Cloud
Crono > Snake
Link > Scorpion
Sephiroth > Samus
Mario > Crono
Link > Sephiroth
Link > Mario (Finals)

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