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Poll952

Saturday, July 13th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 952
Division East Division
Match # 13
Match Date Saturday, July 13th, 2002
Vote difference 15,502
GameFAQs
Prediction
Aeris - 67.44%
(11,305 brackets)

After a few predictable matches, we were greeted to our second taste of an FF7 character in the contest realm. Aeris may not have proven to be as strong as Cloud, but she was more than strong enough to handle to likes of Kasumi of Dead or Alive fame. In all three seeding upsets seen thus far in this particular contest, all of them involved fighting game characters, and only Morrigan managed a victory in such a situation.

Another odd thing about this match was the fact that Aeris was an 11 seed in the first place. As everyone is well aware of by now, Aeris is far stronger than her 11 seed would suggest. If anything, the seeding in this match was backwards. Aeris was favored to win by a 2:1 ratio, Kasumi was three times the longshot to win it all than Aeris, and if the seedings were reversed, both the prediction percentage and the vote difference would likely increase in Aeris's favor. Final Fantasy 7 made GameFAQs what it is, and even though Aeris is only the third most popular character from the game, the likelihood of a lesser-known fighting game character taking her down was never in question. If anything, this entire four pack involving Kasumi, Aeris, Gordon Freeman, and Tina Armstrong was Aeris's for the taking from the onset of the contest. This match helped prove this, and all that was left for Aeris after her simple dispatching of Kasumi was to win another match before bowing out to Solid Snake, who had a similarly easy four pack.

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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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