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Saturday, September 11th, 2004

Ulti's Analysis[]

Poll 1758
Division Midgar Division
Match # 41
Match Date Saturday, September 11th, 2004
Vote difference 57,252
Cloud Strife - 80.52%
52 for - 0 against
Cloud Strife - 96.48%
(32,052 brackets)

This could very well be the easiest analysis ever. Cloud did exactly as expected against Vyse, and the only thing of note about the match was Cloud once again giving up the early lead in the poll.

The only thing anyone card about in this match were Cloud/Link comparisons, and honestly, Cloud did not impress me here. While Link was busy putting a world of hurt on Ganon, Cloud only did as expected against Vyse. "As expected" is not good enough when your main opponent is exceeding expectations. In fact, all Cloud had going for him after this match was the prediction percentage advantage, and that can easily be explained by Link having to deal with CATS, Alucard, and Ganondorf as opposed to Milk Nukem, Vyse, and Laharl. Cloud did not look good here at all.

As they say, one's an accident, two's a trend, three's a problem. Link managed more total votes in an SFF match than Cloud in a pure match. Honestly, assuming transitivity in the finals, what argument could have possibly been made for Cloud at this point?

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2004 Summer Contest Matches

Round One
Link > CATS
Ganondorf > Alucard
Yoshi > Ryo Hazuki
Luigi > Pac-Man
Magus > Luca Blight
Crono > Conker
Bowser > Guybrush
Mario > JC Denton
Mega Man > Earthworm Jim
Tidus > Shadow
Vercetti > Max Payne
Zero > Protoman
Frog > Liquid
Master Chief > Crash
Knuckles > Kefka

Snake > Tanner
Cloud > Duke
Vyse > Laharl
Kirby > Kain
Squall > Bomberman
Ness > Jak
Auron > Scorpion
Vivi > Donkey Kong
Sephiroth > Sly Cooper
Sonic > Terry Bogard
Tails > VJ
Dante > Ratchet
Sora > HK-47
Ryu H > Jill
Sam Fisher > Gordon
Samus > Lara

Round Two
Link > Ganondorf
Yoshi > Luigi
Crono > Magus
Mario > Bowser
Mega Man > Tidus
Zero > Vercetti
Frog > Master Chief
Snake > Knuckles
Cloud > Vyse
Squall > Kirby
Auron > Ness
Sephiroth > Vivi
Sonic > Ryu
Dante > Tails
Sora > Ryu H
Samus > Sam Fisher

R3 and following
Link > Yoshi
Crono > Mario
Mega Man > Zero
Snake > Frog
Cloud > Squall
Sephiroth > Auron
Sonic > Dante
Samus > Sora
Link > Crono
Mega Man > Snake
Cloud > Sephiroth
Samus > Sonic
Link > Mega Man
Cloud > Samus
Link > Cloud (Finals)