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Friday, July 12th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis[]

Poll 951
Division East Division
Match # 12
Match Date Friday, July 12th, 2002
Vote difference 23,292
Dante - 74.49%
(12,487 brackets)

Q*Bert had absolutely no chance of winning this match, and most people on the board knew this coming in. I think I saw one people admit to picking him, and that guy was simply an old-school gamer who had no idea who Dante was.

This match was all about how well Dante would stack up to Crono in the second round, because no sooner did Crono's match end did the Crono/Dante hype start piling up. And after Dante's expected thrashing of Q*Bert was over, there was no reason to believe that we weren't in for an epic in the second round. Both Crono and Dante had similar odds of winning the contest and similar prediction percentages. Crono may have had an advantage both in total votes (in his poll) and direct votes (for himself), but at the time, this didn't matter. 2002 wasn't a contest where you could pinpoint percentages with Xsts, so to the board, Crono/Dante looked like it would be quite the epic after the two characters were done dispatching their first round opponents in similar fashion.

Yeah, Crono/Dante was massively hyped. Sounds odd, doesn't it?

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2002 Contest Matches

Round One
Mario > Servbot
Morrigan > Spyro
Aya > Terry Bogard
Donkey Kong > Bub
Alucard > Tails
Duke > Iori
Pikachu > PaRappa
Cloud > Fox
Lara > Chop Chop
Ryo Hazuki > Guybrush
Crono > Simon
Dante > Q*Bert
Aeris > Kasumi
Tina > Gordon
Knuckles > Akira

Snake > Squall
Pac-Man > Goemon
Kyo > Abe
Scorpion > Kazuya
Max Payne > Dirk
Bomberman > Kane
Jill > Kirby
Strider > Raziel
Link > Little Mac
Sonic > Pitfall Harry
Tidus > Claire
Samus > Ken
Ryu > CATS
Mega Man > Ms. Pac-Man
Serious Sam > Mr. Driller
Sephiroth > Gabe
Crash > Ulala

Round Two
Mario > Morrigan
Donkey Kong > Aya
Alucard > Duke
Cloud > Pikachu
Lara > Ryo Hazuki
Crono > Dante
Aeris > Tina
Snake > Knuckles
Pac-Man > Kyo
Scorpion > Max Payne
Jill > Bomberman
Link > Strider
Sonic > Tidus
Samus > Ryu
Mega Man > Serious Sam
Sephiroth > Crash

R3 and following
Mario > Donkey Kong
Cloud > Alucard
Crono > Lara
Snake > Aeris
Scorpion > Pac-Man
Link > Jill
Samus > Sonic
Sephiroth > Mega Man
Mario > Cloud
Crono > Snake
Link > Scorpion
Sephiroth > Samus
Mario > Crono
Link > Sephiroth
Link > Mario (Finals)