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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Poll 3822
Division Jenova Division
Match # 93
Match Date Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Vote difference 12,396
Sephiroth - 68.37%
89 for - 0 against
Sephiroth - 88.55%

Ulti's AnalysisEdit

Shut up, Vincent's picture is awesome.

A lot of people expected Sephiroth to completely SFF Vincent into the ground here, and only HOCHI, CONTEST GOD and Leonhart4 were smart enough to hype Sephy not breaking 70% or so. Which is fine, but almost no one in their right mind expected Sephiroth to struggle to break 60%.

This isn't Sephiroth's failure to SFF Final Fantasy 7 or even Square characters, either. He's done it in the past, quite often, with great results:

2920, the 4way with Sephiroth, Mario, Link and Vincent is especially noteworthy. Yes Vincent was Last Place Factor'd, but saying Vincent wouldn't have done much better without another FF7 character in that poll is ridiculous. Regardless, Vincent scored 24% on Sephiroth in that poll. Auron and Tifa have had similar "I'd do way better if there wasn't a Sephy in the way" moments.

Now Vincent legitimately holds Sephy at 60% for awhile (before Sephiroth pulls away for a MASSIVE AND CONVINCING 62.66% win) and suddenly Seph can't SFF other FF7 characters? Not buying it. This goes far beyond SFF or rSFF or whatever else.

This is simply, and very effectively, massive anti-voting. Final Fantasy 7, Cloud and Sephiroth have all entered Master Chief territory. It used to be FF7 would get anti-voted early in a cute way before the godstomp. It's not like that anymore. The anti-votes are so massive that they're a part of FF7's growing weakness. Once you're in Master Chief territory, there's no leaving it. FF7 is still very strong, but it's getting weaker and weaker every year. If anything, 4ways hid this fact. If we get another game contest, FF7 could underperform expectations by a lot.

As a more immediate effect, this was Sephiroth growing old right before our eyes. He's done. And what's sad is this wasn't close to how bad it would get regarding Sephy failing to do well against FF7 characters -- also, you can imagine how nuts the Missingno > Sephiroth hype got after this debacle.

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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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