Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
A lot of people noted in this match that The Boss feels like she gets into one weird match every contest (except the female bracket), and they would be right. Check this out.
2007 - Only beats Tails by 350 or so for third place after giving up a 900 vote lead, but no one cared because it was for third place. 2010 - Gets in via vote-in, then upsets Nathan Drake as a 15 seed before getting 46% on Weighted Companion Cube. 2011 - All of Big Boss vs. The Boss's matches finish within 60-40.
The reason The Boss isn't heralded in the same way as Kefka is because her matches never really matter, including this year. Who cares about The Boss v Sub-Zero when Bowser just advances anyway, right? But now we have the Expert Challenge, so stuff like this really matters.
The very short of it here is that for something like 9 hours of this poll, The Boss and Sub-Zero were basically tied, in a throwback to the Chrono Trigger/LTTP days. This was really surprising, because Metal Gear Solid has a hilariously awful day vote. So come the evening, everyone expected The Boss to pull away.
Naturally, Sub-Zero won the evening vote and SNV instead, and pulled away to win by 246. This contest made absolutely no goddamn sense whatsoever, and this was another match among many that helped prove it. Every trend we have said The Boss would take second place here, and she didn't.
I happen to love stuff like this, because anything that beats trends and LOL X-STATS and all the rest of the pretentious contest noise is okay in my book. You can follow all that stuff and get into the 99th percentile every contest, but you'll never win unless the field is so predictable like Rivalry Rumble was.
To actually win a contest, you need to be like Lopen or raytan. Pick weird stuff and not give two f***s. raytan won a guru contest by picking a Samus > Mario final, for crissakes.
Here's a match that shouldn't have been entertaining, Sub-Zero does pretty well in these things and the Boss had once struggled against Tails.
Naturally, The Boss hates keeping things predictable, so she managed to keep the match basically tied all night, but everyone knew that, onces the kiddies came home from school that The Boss would, well... I guess she summed it up herself: https://imgtc.com/i/fKxlhOl.png
I don't even know how this happened, I guess Boss is stronger than Garrus or something, which doesn't seem too surprising, so where does Chrom fall? This contest was fucking wild, man, but I blame the Boss more, she's just too unpredictable, if she came close to a Noble.
The Boss might also be a recipient of the Martyr Factor, but it's hard to tell. Hey, speaking of martyrs, have you seen the Metal Gear Solid 3 Pachinko Machine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziwuudqfLxY It's MGS3 remade in the FOX Engine but exclusive to a pachinko machine
Take a second and let that sink in then lay down and cry for a very long time
also lol @ having the full unedited Boss speech from the end of the game but in the middle of a Japanese pachinko parlour