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Results Edit

Poll2130

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 2130
Round Tournament of Champions Semi Final
Match # 65
Match Date Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
Vote difference 13,972
Oracle
Expectations
Sephiroth - 51.96%
46 for - 10 against
GameFAQs
Prediction
Sephiroth - 78.20%
(26,426 brackets)

Personally, Alucard has nothing on Sephiroth when it comes to odd performances, throwing matches and plans.

Mario spent two months owning the hell out of the main bracket and many debates took place about whether or not the winner could beat Sephiroth. And given that it looked like Samus had a great shot at it should she have made it this far, why couldn't Mario? After all, Nintendo boosted like hell in this contest.

But Sephiroth shut all of these theories up within minutes, because after Mario took the typical early lead on Sephiroth, Sephy proceeded to own the hell out of Mario. It wasn't just any owning either, because for a long time Mario was doing worse than what Bowser did in the Spring. In fact Mario had to rely on the morning vote to keep himself from falling below Bowser's percentage, and even though Mario made a percentage recovery he would go on to get the crap beaten out of him in a match that many felt he had a good chance at winning.

To put this in perspective, Mario won a total of ONE five minute update throughout the match. In this update, he took a grand total of four votes off of Sephiroth's lead. He also tied Sephiroth in another update. Mario did better during the standard Nintendo votes than he did at others, but all this match was was an extended beatdown that was slightly slower at parts.

All after Nintendo boosted like crazy, and if this match doesn't convince everyone that Advent Children made a difference nothing will. During this match, RPGuy noted that ~150,000 torrents of AC were on record as downloaded. And that's just torrents; other, more simple P2P programs were likely used to download the movie to hundreds of thousands of other people by the time this match came around as well.

But while AC made a clear difference for Cloud and Sephiroth (and possibly even Vincent), how many increases does the FF7 crew have left outside of a remake of FF7 itself? Time is running out, and an FF7 character needs to bring home another of these contests before the window of opportunity is closed for good.

Match Trends Edit

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2005 Summer Contest Matches

Round One
Mario > Joanna
Ness > CJ
Zero > Ryu H
Lloyd > Wesker
Samus > Yuri
Frog > Riku
Ganondorf > Yuna
Auron > Big Boss
Snake > Manny
Zelda > Vivi
Alucard > Kratos
Sora > Agent 47
Kirby > Cecil
Tidus > King
Bowser > Chun Li

Ryu > Rikku
Master Chief > CATS
Donkey Kong > Sam Fisher
Vercetti > Kefka
Crono > Zidane
Dante > Terra
Vincent > Kerrigan
Knuckles > Magus
Squall > Geno
Sonic > Jin Kazama
Diablo > Kratos Aurion
Tifa > Vyse
Luigi > KOS-MOS
Mega Man > Conker
Leon > Gordon
Yoshi > Laharl
Pac-Man > Ocelot

Round Two
Mario > Ness
Zero > Lloyd
Samus > Frog
Ganondorf > Auron
Snake > Zelda
Sora > Alucard
Kirby > Tidus
Bowser > Ryu
Master Chief > DK
Crono > Vercetti
Vincent > Dante
Squall > Knuckles
Sonic > Diablo
Tifa > Luigi
Mega Man > Leon
Yoshi > Pac-Man

R3 and following
Mario > Zero
Samus > Ganondorf
Snake > Sora
Bowser > Kirby
Crono > Master Chief
Vincent > Squall
Sonic > Tifa
Mega Man > Yoshi
Mario > Samus
Snake > Bowser
Crono > Vincent
Mega Man > Sonic
Mario > Snake
Crono > Mega Man
Mario > Crono (Finals)


Tournament of
Champions

Link > Cloud

Sephiroth > Mario

Link > Sephiroth

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