|Round||Battle Royale Day 2|
|Match Date||Wednesday, November 15th, 2006|
|Mario booted out -|
9.96% (4,248 brackets)
Day 2 was my little upset special, which came through perfectly. I figured pre-contest that Link would SFF Mario to death on day two, which is exactly what happened from start to finish. The interesting thing here is comparing the percentages from day 1 to 2. Cloud and Mario barely moved, and it seemed that all of Samus's power went to Link, who just exploded between the two polls.
The other thing of note outside of Mario's shocking-but-not-really last place finish was Sephiroth and Snake. Relatively speaking, Snake performed out of his mind in the first two BR polls; with no reason to move up in percentage between the two days, he did so anyway. Sephiroth meanwhile dropped in percentage despite not having a reason to do so either. And for the second day in a row, Sephiroth relied on a good day vote to get himself out of last place and into respectability. The final result isn't indicative of how bad Sephy did, and though it meant nothing (yet), Sephy essentially spent the entire day coming back on and overtaking Snake. However if the percentage trend between the two repeated itself, we were in for Sephy going down on day three, which would be the first real shocker of this thing.
Oh and I'd brag about picking Mario correctly here, but it was tough to imagine Mario getting SFFd this badly given the 2002 final. Comparing that final to the FF7/Chrono Trigger match yielded an even comparison, and I only picked Crono to outlast Mario there because 2002 is irrelevant and predates the Zelda crew's TP announcement boost. Snake outlasting Mario in Crono's stead is just blind luck really <_<