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(2)Link vs (7)Sephiroth 2002

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Poll1001

Saturday, August 31st, 2002

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 1001
Round Semifinal
Match # 62
Match Date Saturday, August 31st, 2002
Vote difference 13,676
GameFAQs
Prediction
Link - 30.63%
(5,135 brackets)

As hyped as this match was, one could essentially have called it in Link's favor after Sephiroth's struggle with Samus. If Sephiroth had such a large problem with arguably only Nintendo's third strongest character, then how was he supposed to take down Link himself? Sephiroth defenders tried arguing that this would be another Mario/Cloud affair, but it would be nothing of the sort. Link began the match on fire, and proceeded to lay the hammer down on Sephiroth's ass all the way until the end of the poll. The only thing Sephiroth had going for him in the match was his match picture.

Link essentially won the contest with this match, and it was unfortunate for yours truly. Link is the one character whose matches are all easy to analyse. Link is a monster, barely anyone can lay a hand on him, end of story, time for some pie. Simple as that. Link may have had a weak division, but his beating of Sephiroth this soundly simply couldn't be ignored.

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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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