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The controversial 2007 Character Battle Championship was by far the most popular poll in GameFAQs history

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Summer 2007 Contest
Announced: August 1, 2007
Started: September 3, 2007
Ended: November 4, 2007
Winner: Winner: L-Block
Runner-up: Link
BONUS BATTLE!!!: ? Block
Contest Winner: SAMIAM7779 (540/768 points)
Notable matches: Axel/Frog/Samus/Kerrigan
Alucard/Liquid Snake/Ness/Zidane
Link/Vincent/Crono/Zero
Dante/Amaterasu/Leon/Pikachu
All L-Block Matches

The Summer 2007 Contest was the sixth GameFAQs character tournament held on GameFAQs. Due to it starting in September, it is occasionally called the Fall Contest.

On July 13, 2007, CJayC announced that there wouldn't be a "Quotes Contest" or a "Games Contest" this year, but instead there would be another Character Battle, that would be a "departure" from the old style.

The "twist" for this contest was that it is a 4-way affair for each match. Using the Poll of the Day to decide, the top two characters from each match move on to the next round. Bracket makers were asked to pick the first and second place characters who will move on for each match IN THE CORRECT ORDER.

It turns out, however, more than half of bracket makers did not realize that the order matters. SineNomine has to make a sticky topic explaining this during the first round matches in order to prevent flooding of this same question being asked again and again.

Ulti's Analysis Edit

2007 was a fun contest for all the right reasons, but the fourway thing really should have not come back. And it definitely didn't need to ruin the return of our games contest, holy hell.

Contest ranking up to and including 2007, which people love to see for some reason:

Spring 2004 (Games)
Summer 2002 (Characters)
Summer 2003 (Characters)
Summer 2007 (Characters 4-way)
Summer 2005 (Characters)
Summer 2006 (Females vs Males)
Spring 2006 (Series)
Summer 2004 (Characters)
Spring 2005 (Villains)

2007 Contest Detailed Stat Listings Edit

See Also Edit

Contest Bracket
Division 1Samus
Mega Man
Cloud
Ryu SF
Cloud
Samus
Link
Sephiroth
Link
Cloud
L-Block
Snake
L-Block
Link
Knuckles the Echidna
Rikku
Vaan
Yoshi
Yoshi
Knuckles
Mega Man
KOS-MOS
Mega Man
Yoshi
Samus
Scorpion
Arthas Menethil
Diablo
KOS-MOS
Mega Man
Axel
Frog
Samus
Sarah Kerrigan
Samus
Frog
Scorpion
Midna
Agent 47
Kratos Aurion
Midna
Scorpion
Division 2
Kefka
Marcus Fenix
Tom Nook
Zelos Wilder
Marcus
Kefka
Cloud
Ocelot
Cloud
Marcus
Auron
Ryu SF
Cloud Strife
Jill Valentine
Midgar Zolom
Revolver Ocelot
Auron
Chris Redfield
Pyramid Head
Shadow the Hedgehog
Auron
Shadow
Ryu SF
Bowser
Bowser
Mewtwo
Ryu (Street Fighter)
Toad
Division 3Sephiroth
Mario
Link
Vincent
CATS
Meta Knight
Princess Peach
Sephiroth
Sephiroth
Meta Knight
Fox
Wario
Sephiroth
Fox
Mario
Big Boss
Banjo
Captain Falcon
Fox McCloud
Wario
Big Boss
Mario
Pac-Man
Wander
Mario
Big Boss
Magus
Phoenix Wright
Bomberman
Crash Bandicoot
Phoenix Wright
Magus
Division 4
Agent J
Bidoof
Link
Miles Edgeworth
Link
Bidoof
Vincent
Zelda
Link
Vincent
Crono
Zero
Miles 'Tails' Prower
The Boss
Vincent Valentine
Zelda
Crono
Sam Fisher
Simon Belmont
Raiden
Crono
Raiden
Zero
HK-47
HK-47
Lloyd Irving
Jak
Zero
Division 5Master Chief
Luigi
Pikachu
Dante
Master Chief
Dante
L-Block
Snake
Luigi
Mudkip
Pit
Tingle
Luigi
Mudkip
Ganondorf
Vergil
Ganondorf
Luigi
Master Chief
Yuna
Ganondorf
Ratchet
Thrall
Vergil
Master Chief
PaRappa the Rapper
Tommy Vercetti
Yuna
Master Chief
Yuna
Liquid Snake
Alucard
Alucard
Liquid Snake
Ness
Zidane Tribal
Division 6
Amaterasu
Dante
Little Mac
Matt (Wii Sports)
Dante
Amaterasu
Ada
Balthier
Dante
Amaterasu
Leon
Pikachu
Ada Wong
Balthier Bunansa
Frank West
Jade Curtiss
Isaac
Pikachu
Serge
Tidus
Pikachu
Tidus
Leon
Vivi
Leon Kennedy
Ridley
Spyro the Dragon
Vivi Ornitier
Division 7Snake
L-Block
Sonic
Squall
Kirby
L-Block
Laharl
Nathan Hale
Kirby
L-Block
Kratos
Donkey Kong
Kratos
L-Block
Snake
Riku
Donkey Kong
Kratos (God of War)
Marth
Prince of All Cosmos
Nightmare
Rayman
Solid Snake
Vyse
Snake
Nightmare
Ryu H
Riku
Haseo
Riku
Roxas
Ryu Hayabusa
Division 8
Aeris Gainsborough
Akuma
Geno
Squall Leonhart
Squall
Aeris
Sora
Lara
Squall
Sora
Sonic
Sub-Zero
Albert Wesker
Daxter
Lara Croft
Sora
Duke Nukem
Ike
Gordon Freeman
Guybrush Threepwood
Duke Nukem
Gordon
Sonic
Sub-Zero
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sub-Zero
Prince of Persia
Viewtiful Joe

Results and Analysis Edit

Ngamer's Analysis Edit

The true wildcard of the group; perhaps even as big a wildcard as L-Block himself! Block's run was the most shocking and unbelievable thing ever to happen on this site, and so naturally it's always going to be the first thing that springs to mind when people think back to 2007, and I get the impression that the whole year is going to end up being judged by how people feel about L himself. That makes sense, but it's a long ways from fair, IMO, because '07 had a ton of other notable events and surprises as well. 4-way matches may have been more a "gimmick" than a true twist, but hey, the Character battle needed something new, and 4-ways sure as heck beat Tag Teams or Best Sidekick or whatever other kind of nonsense was being thrown around in early '07. It was a whole new way of looking at character strengths, and for the first time since '03 we pretty much had to throw old stats overboard and expect the unexpected. Pokemon and Halo went from jokes to serious threats, Nintendo's third tier were exposed as SSB-leaches who get dropped the moment something else likable comes along, and with Team Sonic likewise taking a nose-dive, Square was able to come closer to evening the gap with Nintendo than we'd seen since back in 2003.

The other great thing about 2007 was, with maybe one or two exceptions, there was no such thing as a bad match. Even when the winner was never in doubt, there was nearly always something interesting going on below the surface, like watching Frog fight back valiantly to overcome Axel, or Phoenix hold the line against Bomberman, or Vincent crush (not really, but still!) the Noble Nine against Crono. On the other hand, because there was so much going on at once, no poll could match the full on intensity of the best 1v1 slugfests of the past. I wasn't so crazy about 2007 that I want to start switching over to a 4-way format full time, or even half-time for that matter, but still, it was a cool change of pace and ends up earning high marks across the board in my book.

2007 Contest Matches

Round One
Yoshi > Knuckles
Mega Man > KOS-MOS
Samus > Frog
Scorpion > Midna
Marcus > Kefka
Cloud > Ocelot
Auron > Shadow
Ryu > Bowser
Sephiroth > Meta Knight
Fox > Wario
Mario > Big Boss
Magus > Phoenix Wright
Link > Bidoof
Vincent > Zelda
Crono > Raiden

Zero > HK-47
Luigi > Mudkip
Ganondorf > Vergil
Master Chief > Yuna
Liquid Snake > Alucard
Dante > Amaterasu
Ada Wong > Balthier
Pikachu > Tidus
Leon > Vivi
Kirby > L-Block
Kratos > Donkey Kong
Snake > Nightmare
Ryu H > Riku
Squall > Aeris
Sora > Lara
Duke > Gordon
Sonic > Sub-Zero

Round Two
Mega Man > Yoshi
Samus > Scorpion
Cloud > Marcus
Auron > Ryu
Sephiroth > Fox
Mario > Big Boss
Link > Vincent
Crono > Zero
Ganondorf > Luigi
Master Chief > Yuna
Dante > Amaterasu
Leon > Pikachu
Kratos > L-Block
Snake > Riku
Squall > Sora
Sonic > Sub-Zero

R3 and following
Samus > Mega Man
Cloud > Ryu
Sephiroth > Mario
Link > Vincent
Master Chief > Luigi
Pikachu > Dante
Snake > L-Block
Sonic > Squall
Cloud > Samus
Link > Sephiroth
Master Chief > Dante
L-Block > Snake
Link > Cloud
L-Block > Snake
L-Block > Link (Finals)
? Block > L-Block (Bonus)

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