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(3)Tommy Vercetti vs (2)Mega Man 2003

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Results Edit

Poll1360

Wednesday, August 27th, 2003

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 1360
Division West Division Semi Final
Match # 56
Match Date Wednesday, August 27th, 2003
Vote difference 38,095
Oracle
Expectations
Mega Man - 66.86%
48 for - 0 against
GameFAQs
Prediction
Mega Man - 31.11%
(12,775 brackets)

All the Vercetti hype that existed before the match had certainly died down to a deafening silence by the time this once-debated match took place. Everyone knew that Vercetti was overrated going in, and it was about time we saw just how much. Remember, many people expected Vercetti to win this match with ease before the contest started.

As you can see, no such thing came close to happening. Mega Man pummeled Vercetti into the ground from start to finish en route to a fairly easy doubling, though Mega was a far cry off from the days when he was flirting with 90% and coming close to beating elites in every match. Still, a doubling over a character that many once thought could beat you is still impressive, and it made for a nice tune-up going into his match with Solid Snake and eventual possible rematch with Sephiroth in the Final Four.

People were more reasonable with Vercetti's stock after he bombed in 2003, though most were smart enough to not have him making it past Mega Man. Had Donkey Kong pulled off the upset, Vercetti would have gone down as a much bigger bust than history shows. Vercetti has been in both contests since this one, but he was never able to live up to what people first expected of him.

With that, the final week of the contest was upon us! The Elite 8 all being 1 and 2 seeds was a crime, but there were some very interesting matches coming up. People have wanted Link/Samus for two years, there was still talk of Sonic upsetting Cloud, Mario/Sephy was guaranteed to be huge, and Snake still had a chance at beating Mega Man.

The funny thing about this final week were all of the people claiming that Mario/Crono symbolized the end of this contest when it came to excitement. What a difference seven days can make.

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2003 Contest Matches

Round One
Link > AiAi
Fox > Pikachu
Ganondorf > Tidus
Magus > Sam Fisher
Squall > Jill
Luigi > Ratchet
KOS-MOS > Crash
Samus > Isaac
Cloud > CATS
Auron > Tails
Bowser > Ness
Yoshi > Conker
Aeris > Sora
Master Chief > Felix
Zero > Scorpion

Sonic > Ken
Mario > Olimar
Shadow > Wario
Kefka > Pac-Man
Crono > Tom Nook
Alucard > Bomberman
Kirby > Ramza
Max Payne > Gordon
Sephiroth > Raziel
Snake > Raiden
Knuckles > Yuna
Ryu > Duke
Dante > Ryo Hazuki
Donkey Kong > Vyse
Vercetti > Kite
Zelda > Lara Croft
Mega Man > Mr. Resetti

Round Two
Link > Fox
Magus > Ganondorf
Squall > Luigi
Samus > KOS-MOS
Cloud > Auron
Bowser > Yoshi
Aeris > Master Chief
Sonic > Zero
Mario > Shadow
Crono > Kefka
Alucard > Kirby
Sephiroth > Max Payne
Snake > Knuckles
Ryu > Dante
Vercetti > Donkey Kong
Mega Man > Zelda

R3 and following
Link > Magus
Samus > Squall
Cloud > Bowser
Sonic > Aeris
Mario > Crono
Sephiroth > Alucard
Snake > Ryu
Mega Man > Vercetti
Link > Samus
Cloud > Sonic
Sephiroth > Mario
Mega Man > Snake
Cloud > Link
Sephiroth > Mega Man
Cloud > Sephiroth (Finals)

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