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Poll1346

Monday, August 11th, 2003

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 1346
Division South Division
Match # 42
Match Date Monday, August 11th, 2003
Vote difference 58,626
Oracle
Expectations
Crono - 68.19%
51 for - 2 against
GameFAQs
Prediction
Crono - 60.93%
(25,018 brackets)

People expected Kefka to get rocked after he was barely able to beat Pac Man (and he was lucky as hell to win that match, quite frankly), but most didn't expect his beating to be quite this bad. Remember, Kefka/Crono was a massively debated battle before this contest started. However anyone with any sense knew that Kefka stood no chance after first round events, and Crono blowing him out wasn't exactly a surprise.

The only real surprise (aside from Crono's 79999 votes.. how awesome is that?) was the arguments that happened during this match. SFF wasn't vastly mainstream at the time, and many argued that this wasn't an SFF affair. I can't remember too many blowouts that generated more arguing than this one, though in fairness I didn't bother believing that this was an SFF match until Kefka/Knuckles. For myself and others it was a little more difficult believing in Square SFF at the time due to each game having its own fanbase. For Nintendo characters, SFF is easier due to the widespread appeal.

Though all of this was minor compared to what this match set up: Mario versus Crono, the Rematch. And this time, Crono was coming in with a full head of steam while Mario was struggling. You can imagine the hype, especially from those hoping for the upset.

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2003 Contest Matches

Round One
Link > AiAi
Fox > Pikachu
Ganondorf > Tidus
Magus > Sam Fisher
Squall > Jill
Luigi > Ratchet
KOS-MOS > Crash
Samus > Isaac
Cloud > CATS
Auron > Tails
Bowser > Ness
Yoshi > Conker
Aeris > Sora
Master Chief > Felix
Zero > Scorpion

Sonic > Ken
Mario > Olimar
Shadow > Wario
Kefka > Pac-Man
Crono > Tom Nook
Alucard > Bomberman
Kirby > Ramza
Max Payne > Gordon
Sephiroth > Raziel
Snake > Raiden
Knuckles > Yuna
Ryu > Duke
Dante > Ryo Hazuki
Donkey Kong > Vyse
Vercetti > Kite
Zelda > Lara Croft
Mega Man > Mr. Resetti

Round Two
Link > Fox
Magus > Ganondorf
Squall > Luigi
Samus > KOS-MOS
Cloud > Auron
Bowser > Yoshi
Aeris > Master Chief
Sonic > Zero
Mario > Shadow
Crono > Kefka
Alucard > Kirby
Sephiroth > Max Payne
Snake > Knuckles
Ryu > Dante
Vercetti > Donkey Kong
Mega Man > Zelda

R3 and following
Link > Magus
Samus > Squall
Cloud > Bowser
Sonic > Aeris
Mario > Crono
Sephiroth > Alucard
Snake > Ryu
Mega Man > Vercetti
Link > Samus
Cloud > Sonic
Sephiroth > Mario
Mega Man > Snake
Cloud > Link
Sephiroth > Mega Man
Cloud > Sephiroth (Finals)

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