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Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Ulti's Analysis[]

Poll 1993
Division Jenova Division
Match # 05
Match Date Saturday, May 7th, 2005
Vote difference 56,738
Sephiroth - 85.81%
89 for - 0 against
Sephiroth - 97.41%
(24,107 brackets)

So, who remembers that guy who made that "I want Ramirez to go up against Sephiroth" topic? I wish I would have archived that one, because it was the ultimate "be careful what you wish for topic" of the entire contest. The topic hit 500 posts, CJayC noticed it and set this match up in jest.

Anyway, Ramirez had absolutely no chance whatsoever in this match, and he would wind up being so weak that he was completely unable to benefit from the "Let's all vote against Sephiroth because we know he's going to win anyway" votes that all of Sephiroth's other opponents were able to enjoy at the beginning of their matches against him. Ramirez got his ass kicked early and often in this match, and it eventually grew so bad that he was unable to outdo Vyse's percentage against Cloud in the Summer 2004 Contest:

For anyone hoping that Sephiroth would somehow be off of his game in this contest, this match was a bad sign. Sephiroth was easily the strongest character coming into this contest, and nothing short of an act of God was going to prevent him from winning this contest.

On the other side of the equation, all of the "Ramirez is a far better villain then Sephiroth" topics were fun to read. Having never played Skies of Arcadia before, I honestly never knew that SOA's villains were all named after Spaniards. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't all the Spanish named in SOA copied off of real-life explorers?

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2005 Spring Contest Matches

Round One
Bowser > Pyramid Head
Sigma > Andross
Ocelot > Nemesis
Dr Wily > Ultros
Sephiroth > Ramirez
Vergil > Ghaleon
Lavos > Mother Brain
Liquid > Tenpenny
Kefka > Mithos
Wesker > Luca Blight
M Bison > Albedo
Diablo > Ridley
Ganondorf > Giygas
Ansem > CATS
Robotnik > Sin
Master Hand > Kuja

Round Two
Bowser > Sigma
Ocelot > Dr Wily
Sephiroth > Vergil
Liquid > Lavos
Kefka > Wesker
Diablo > M Bison
Ganondorf > Ansem
Robotnik > Master Hand
R3 and following
Bowser > Ocelot
Sephiroth > Liquid
Diablo > Kefka
Ganondorf > Robotnik
Sephiroth > Bowser
Ganondorf > Diablo
Sephiroth > Ganondorf (Finals)