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Poll949

Wednesday, July 10th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 949
Division East Division
Match # 10
Match Date Wednesday, July 10th, 2002
Vote difference 23,756
GameFAQs
Prediction
Ryo Hazuki - 77.27%
(12,954 brackets)

Believe it or not, Ryo Hazuki didn't always suck. In fact, Ryo Hazuki was respected by the 2002 contest stats even after all was said and done. Unfortunately for him, we now know that Ryo Hazuki's numbers were vastly inflated in 2002 due to facing some horrid competition.

Unlike Ryu Hazuki, Guybrush Threepwood has always stunk it up in these things. Before getting killed by Bowser in 2004, Guybrush was busy getting his face pounded in by --- you guessed it --- Ryo Hazuki. And unlike other matches in the 2002 contest, bracketmakers going with the character that they had actually heard of wound up paying off. From an unbiased perspective, Shenmue is simply much more well-known and popular on GameFAQs than the Monkey Island series is. When the bracket was first released, Ryo was the sentimental favorite simply because virtually no one knew who Guybrush was. Oddly enough, it worked out.

For one day, Ryu Hazuki actually looked good in a match. Unknown or not, he managed to break 70% in a match, which was no easy feat at the time. But was this a result of Ryo's strength, or Guybrush's weakness?

Of course we all know that both characters suck now, but at the time, Ryo surprised some people. Bear with me here =P

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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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