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Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Poll 3828
Round Chaos Division Semifinal
Match # 99
Match Date Saturday, March 6th, 2010
Vote difference 7,510
Sonic - 52.78%
74 for - 13 against
Sonic - 47.09%

Ulti's Analysis[edit | edit source]

This match marked the beginning of the Ultimaterializer 24-Hour Match Pic Special, Featuring Ultimaterializer the Picsmith!™ Though to be serious Bacon loved my template idea for the sprite round this contest for whatever reason, so him picking a bunch of my pictures for round 3 wasn't too surprising. Not a bad showing given this was my first contest doing pictures, if I say so myself. According to Zen, "Ulti is the best pic noob ever, thank god he joined in, but WE'LL SEE COME FREEFORM HOW GOOD YOU ARE HAHA PUNK".

Anyhoo, the match. This was some of the weirdest upset hype ever. For literally years, people have been hyping a Ganon > Sonic upset special. It wasn't in jest, either. People were serious about it, and jumped all over this upset when the match was finally set up this contest. Something about Sonic being crap in fourways and all the near-elites being good enough to take him down and break the Noble Nine.

But... really? The premise seemed ridiculous, plus Bacon showed us this particular Ganon picture before bracket lockdown. It was no secret Sonic would have a 2D sprite against Bacondorf, but people stuck with the upset anyway. Even the Oracle people had a consensus of only 53-47 in Sonic's favor here, which in my opinion was just ridiculous. When the match got underway, it went according to form -- that is if the fourways never happened, Sonic scored the 57-43 beating everyone would have expected of him had the fourways never happened.

The fourways and the first round of this contest vastly overrated Sonic Team's weakness. In reality, Sonic himself is still Noble Nine caliber and the side characters are still just fine. Not only did this match restore some order that's been missing from contests for awhile, but it also completely destroyed any hope of a Kirby > Sonic upset. Sonic is doing just fine, thanks, and will probably continue being alright for quite awhile.

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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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