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The 2006 Character Battle came down to Samus vs Snake

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Summer 2006 Contest
Announced: June 26, 2006
Started: September 21, 2006
Ended: November 13, 2006 (regular)
Nov 18, 2006 (BR)
Winner: Regular bracket: Samus Aran

Battle Royale: Link
ULTIMATE BATTLE!!!: Jay Solano

Contest Winner: Jakyl25 (220/240 pts)
Notable matches: Kairi vs. Claire, Luigi vs. Zero,
Sub-Zero vs. MC, Jill vs. Peach,
Samus vs. Tifa, Sonic vs. Crono

On June 26, 2006, CJayC announced that there was going to be a 2006 Character Battle. However there was now a "twist"- instead of nominating any 10 characters, you had to nominate 7 male characters and 7 female characters.

The bracket was made of 32 spots for males and females, with the strongest male going against the strongest female in the Championship. Link, Cloud, Sephiroth, and Mario were separated in a "Battle Royale", similar to the "Tournament of Champions" of SC2005.

On August 18 the 1 and 8 seeds were announced, along with the fact that Midgar Zolom and Jay Solano wouldn't make it in, much to the dismay of many Board 8 users. Solano would later appear in a Board 8-only match against Link.

Bracket Edit

Contest Bracket
Spazer Division Samus
Tifa
Samus
Zelda
Samus
Snake
Samus
(1) Samus
(8) Nidoran F
Samus
Ada
Samus
Rikku
(4) Ada Wong
(5) Jade
(3) Rikku
(6) Lenneth Valkyrie
Rikku
Kairi
(2) Kairi
(7) Claire Redfield
Limit Division
(1) Tifa
(8) Ivy Valentine
Tifa
The Boss
Tifa
Peach
(4) The Boss
(5) Celes
(3) Jill Valentine
(6) Sheena Fujibayashi
Jill
Peach
(2) Princess Peach
(7) Princess Daisy
Triforce Division Zelda
Yuna
(1) Zelda
(8) Carmen Sandiego
Zelda
Terra
Zelda
Aeris
(4) Terra Branford
(5) Sarah Kerrigan
(3) KOS-MOS
(6) Amy Rose
KOS-MOS
Aeris
(2) Aeris
(7) Marle
Aeon Division
(1) Yuna
(8) Roll
Yuna
Joanna
Yuna
Chun-Li
(4) Joanna Dark
(5) Cortana
(3) Chun Li
(6) Kasumi
Chun-Li
Lara
(2) Lara Croft
(7) Alyx Vance
Patriot Division Snake
Mega Man
Snake
Sonic
(1) Solid Snake
(8) Soma
Snake
Squall
Snake
Yoshi
(4) Squall
(5) Tidus
(3) Riku
(6) Yoshi
Yoshi
Dante
(2) Dante
(7) Ryu Hayabusa
Destiny Division
(1) Sora
(8) Tingle
Sora
Gordon
Sora
Mega Man
(4) Phoenix Wright
(5) Gordon Freeman
(3) Kratos (God of War)
(6) Ryu
Ryu
Mega Man
(2) Mega Man
(7) Axel
Blast Division Sonic
Crono
(1) Sonic the Hedgehog
(8) CATS
Sonic
Vincent
Sonic
Luigi
(4) Ganondorf
(5) Vincent Valentine
(3) Kirby
(6) The Prince of Persia
Kirby
Luigi
(2) Luigi
(7) Zero
Time Division
(1) Crono
(8) Captain Falcon
Crono
Bowser
Crono
Auron
(4) Bowser
(5) Leon Kennedy
(3) Auron
(6) Alucard
Auron
Sub-Zero
(2) Master Chief
(7) Sub-Zero

Results and Analysis Edit

Interesting FactsEdit

  • The Ultimate Loser of the 2006 Contest was Master Chief. Chief lost to Sub-Zero, who lost to Auron, who lost to Crono, who lost to Sonic, who lost to Solid Snake, who lost to Samus
  • 16 of the 64 characters who appeared in this contest haven't made a Character Battle since. To no one's surprise, 15 of the 16 are female; the only male on that list is Soma Cruz


Ulti's Analysis Edit

CJayC halfway announced a surprise twist this time around by making the nomination form 7 male 7 female. He never actually said what the twist *was*, but the three ideas thrown around were a 32-32 bracket, a tag team battle or a 48-16 bracket. The last one made no sense and a tag team would be match pic hell for Ceej, so even though no one wanted to admit it until they saw it, we were due for some 32-32 goodness. Or badness.

The last post Slowflake read before leaving Board 8 for good (allegedly <_<):

From CJayC Posted 8/18/2006 8:00:34 PM #001
Preliminary, may change, but looking solid.

1s:
Solid Snake, Sora, Sonic, Crono.
Samus, Zelda, Tifa, Yuna.

8s:
Soma, CATS, Captain Falcon, Tingle.
Roll. Carmen Sandiego, Ivy, Nidoran F.

And, for the record, Midgar Zolom and Jay Solano weren't even remotely in the running.

This did little more than reveal the 32-32 format, as well as an 8x8 format therein. General consensus was that the male side was a beast to predict, but the female side was horrendous. Given how everything went down, it's hard to disagree with this.

My personal ranking of contests:

  1. Summer 2002
  2. Spring 2004 (Games)
  3. Summer 2006
  4. Summer 2003
  5. Summer 2005
  6. Spring 2006 (Series)
  7. Spring 2005 (Villains)
  8. Summer 2004

Ngamer's Analysis Edit

Eh, I think everyone knows the story of '06 pretty well. Really terrible and fodderific (as in, Villains-bad) Female half pulled out of the fire at least somewhat by Peach/Jill and the complete insanity that was Samus/Tifa, while the Male side was great throughout. That half was just solid top to bottom, and featured some true gems in Sonic/Crono, the truly delightful Subby > MC, and fun upsets in Luigi > Zero and Steroid Snake's awesome run. And then to have more surprises in the BR with Mario dropping out early and Snake outlasting Sephy was just the icing on the cake. Overall I'd rate 2006 as a "Very Good" Contest, but the 28 or so useless Female matchups are always going to hold it back from "Great" status.

2006 Summer Contest Matches

R1 (Female)
Samus > Nidoran F
Ada > Jade
Rikku > Lenneth
Kairi > Claire
Tifa > Ivy
The Boss > Celes
Jill > Sheena
Peach > Daisy
Zelda > Carmen
Terra > Kerrigan
KOS-MOS > Amy Rose
Aeris > Marle
Yuna > Roll
Joanna > Cortana
Chun Li > Kasumi
Lara > Alyx Vance

R1 (Male)
Snake > Soma
Squall > Tidus
Yoshi > Riku
Dante > Ryu H
Sora > Tingle
Gordon > Phoenix
Ryu > Kratos
Mega Man > Axel
Sonic > CATS
Vincent > Ganondorf
Kirby > PoP
Luigi > Zero
Crono > Falcon
Bowser > Leon
Auron > Alucard
Sub-Zero > Master Chief

Round Two
Samus > Ada
Rikku > Kairi
Tifa > The Boss
Peach > Jill
Zelda > Terra
Aeris > KOS-MOS
Yuna > Joanna
Chun Li > Lara
Snake > Squall
Yoshi > Dante
Sora > Gordon
Mega Man > Ryu
Sonic > Vincent
Luigi > Kirby
Crono > Bowser
Auron > Sub-Zero

R3 and following
Samus > Rikku
Tifa > Peach
Zelda > Aeris
Yuna > Chun Li
Snake > Yoshi
Mega Man > Sora
Sonic > Luigi
Crono > Auron
Samus > Tifa
Zelda > Yuna
Snake > Mega Man
Sonic > Crono
Samus > Zelda
Snake > Sonic
Samus > Snake (Finals)
Solano > Link (Ultimate)


Battle Royale

Day 1 (6 left)
Day 2 (5 left)

Day 3 (4 left)
Day 4 (3 left)

Final Day:
Link > Cloud

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