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Results Edit

Round One

Poll2526

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 2526
Division Blast Division
Match # 28
Match Date Monday, October 9th, 2006
Vote difference 9,644
Oracle
Expectations
Luigi - 48.65%
41 for - 89 against
GameFAQs
Prediction
Luigi - 71.84%
(30,637 brackets)

This match was funny in that it was a great clash between casual bracketmakers and those "in the know". Most casuals picked Luigi without thinking twice, and as you can see there were more casuals than you might have expected. Most people with stat knowledge picked Zero without thinking twice, and the big debate with Zero was whether or not Kirby, not Luigi, would beat him before Sonic could. Most objections on Board 8 were met with either stats (Zero has always performed better than Luigi in them) or a history lesson, because Luigi has never really won a debated match. Even most of the Luigi backers on Board 8 knew this, and were betting on fanboy love or Zero being a fraud in the stats.

And then the match began, with "O__O WTF??" being the response of choice. Not only was Luigi in the match, but he was laying the beatdown into Zero en route to an absolute destruction of him. Luigi was on the ass end of everything other than seeding and match picture going into this match, yet Zero looked like the eternal underdog once the smoke cleared. It was Luigi's first win in a tough match, and the prediction percentage being revealed after the match added insult to injury. All of the people with knowledge of all those stats kind of got, um... punked.

RPGuy (Loogie fanboy to the max) has the best theory of why it went down this way. Paraphrased, characters like Zero and Ryu and Dante do very well for themselves, but generally never had to face Squintendo characters in order to get the high values that we've all slapped on them. Non-Squintendo characters seem to have two different strengths, based on whether or not they're facing the two big companies.

Eh, makes as much sense as anything else. Luigi's "upset" put him in prime position to make the Sweet 16 for the first time ever.

Match Trends Edit

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2006 Summer Contest Matches

R1 (Female)
Samus > Nidoran F
Ada > Jade
Rikku > Lenneth
Kairi > Claire
Tifa > Ivy
The Boss > Celes
Jill > Sheena
Peach > Daisy
Zelda > Carmen
Terra > Kerrigan
KOS-MOS > Amy Rose
Aeris > Marle
Yuna > Roll
Joanna > Cortana
Chun Li > Kasumi
Lara > Alyx Vance

R1 (Male)
Snake > Soma
Squall > Tidus
Yoshi > Riku
Dante > Ryu H
Sora > Tingle
Gordon > Phoenix
Ryu > Kratos
Mega Man > Axel
Sonic > CATS
Vincent > Ganondorf
Kirby > PoP
Luigi > Zero
Crono > Falcon
Bowser > Leon
Auron > Alucard
Sub-Zero > Master Chief

Round Two
Samus > Ada
Rikku > Kairi
Tifa > The Boss
Peach > Jill
Zelda > Terra
Aeris > KOS-MOS
Yuna > Joanna
Chun Li > Lara
Snake > Squall
Yoshi > Dante
Sora > Gordon
Mega Man > Ryu
Sonic > Vincent
Luigi > Kirby
Crono > Bowser
Auron > Sub-Zero

R3 and following
Samus > Rikku
Tifa > Peach
Zelda > Aeris
Yuna > Chun Li
Snake > Yoshi
Mega Man > Sora
Sonic > Luigi
Crono > Auron
Samus > Tifa
Zelda > Yuna
Snake > Mega Man
Sonic > Crono
Samus > Zelda
Snake > Sonic
Samus > Snake (Finals)
Solano > Link (Ultimate)


Battle Royale

Day 1 (6 left)
Day 2 (5 left)

Day 3 (4 left)
Day 4 (3 left)

Final Day:
Link > Cloud

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