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Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Poll 3852
Round Contest Quarterfinal
Match # 123
Match Date Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Vote difference 3,336
Cloud - 55.70%
70 for - 3 against
Cloud - 63.80%

Ulti's AnalysisEdit

Samus had legitimate hype coming into this match given four straight godkiller performances, but few actually believed she would win a 12 hour night match against Cloud. Much of the hype was the in-jest hopeful type, although Samus really did make a case going into this.

Come match time, the beginning is about what you'd expect. Samus won the board vote and jumped out to a lead of 100 against the FF7 character. Like Missingno before her, the lack of a total slayer board vote surely spelled Samus's doom later, but at least we could have fun for a little while.

Cloud went and erased the 100 vote lead over the next few updates, and from this point he normally takes off, dominates overnight and shakes off the early troubles. Yet after Cloud evened the match, Samus shot back up again.

So Cloud fought back. Before long, he took the lead and again looked to dominate overnight. But yet again, Samus refused to let the match go and took the lead back. This little dance continued until well past 3 a.m., with neither character doing anything and the match basically being even. But just as hope set in on Samus pulling off an insane upset, the Total Domination Zone set in and Cloud finally put the match away. Anti-climactic ending, but at least it was a fun first three hours.

What's funny is this exact scenario happened in 2004, and we all assumed Samus finishing over 40% was amazing for her. But in 2010, she held on for dear life and stayed over 47% (likely falls below 46% or so in a 24 hour match). Maybe in a few years, she can win this match outright.

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2010 Contest Matches

Round One
Link > Thrall
Alucard > Magus
Red > Ocelot
X > Price
Luigi > Meta Knight
Amaterasu > Shadow
Cube > Sandal
The Boss > Drake
Sonic > Lightning
Knuckles > Cecil
Ganondorf > Mewtwo
Ken > Wesker
Kirby > Rikku
GLaDOS > Fawful
Vivi > DK
Altair > Liquid
Mario > Falco
Big Boss > Edgeworth
Zidane > Claptrap
Ike > Prinny
Mega Man > Cid H
Zack > Yuna
Ryu H > Crash
Master Chief > Spy
Sora > Midna
Laharl > Neku
Kefka > Arthas
Bowser > Frog
L-Block > HK-47
Isaac > Layton
Charizard > Duke

Kratos > Tails
Samus > PoP
Jill > Niko
Roxas > Heavy
Sub-Zero > Tidus
Jecht > Phoenix Wright
Ratchet > Eddie
Zelda > Travis
Ezio > Simon
Cloud > Ridley
Chris > MacMillan
Riku > Ramza
Falcon > Wander
Leon > Vault Boy
Sackboy > Kratos A
Ryu > Balthier
Dante > Axel
Snake > Proto Man
Fox > Lloyd
Pikachu > Banjo
Shepard > Ellis
Auron > Aeris
Zero > Marcus
Terra > Revan
Squall > Akuma
Sephiroth > Marth
Vincent > Guybrush
Yoshi > Jak
Missingno > Crono
Big Daddy > Soap
Ness > Geno
Tifa > Yuri
Gordon > Peach

Round Two
Link > Alucard
X > Red
Luigi > Amaterasu
Cube > The Boss
Sonic > Knuckles
Ganondorf > Ken
Kirby > GLaDOS
Vivi > Altair
Mario > Big Boss
Ike > Zidane
Mega Man > Zack
Ryu H > Master Chief
Sora > Laharl
Bowser > Kefka
L-Block > Isaac
Charizard > Kratos
Samus > Jill
Sub-Zero > Roxas
Jecht > Ratchet
Zelda > Ezio
Cloud > Chris
Falcon > Riku
Leon > Sackboy
Ryu > Dante
Snake > Fox
Pikachu > Shepard
Auron > Zero
Squall > Terra
Sephiroth > Vincent
Missingno > Yoshi
Big Daddy > Ness
Tifa > Gordon

R3 and following
Link > X
Luigi > Cube
Sonic > Ganondorf
Kirby > Vivi
Mario > Ike
Mega Man > Ryu H
Bowser > Sora
Charizard > L-Block
Samus > Sub-Zero
Zelda > Jecht
Cloud > Falcon
Ryu > Leon
Snake > Pikachu
Squall > Auron
Sephiroth > Missingno
Tifa > Big Daddy
Link > Luigi
Sonic > Kirby
Mario > Mega Man
Charizard > Bowser
Samus > Zelda
Cloud > Ryu
Snake > Squall
Sephiroth > Tifa
Link > Sonic
Mario > Charizard
Cloud > Samus
Snake > Sephiroth
Link > Mario
Cloud > Snake
Link > Cloud

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