Saturday, July 13th, 2013
There was a minor debate about Lucina winning this match until Tharja's awful performance in her earlier match, but for the most part Dracula winning this was a lock. There was too much going for him, namely his showing in the Rivalry Rumble and this being a night match, and Lucina didn't have much going for her.
This match was mainly notable for Caim's historically awful performance, even among a field of 243 loaded with historically awful performances. For a time, Caim was threatening being the worst character in contest history. But he, uh...." recovered" his percentage later in the match to get up to a "respectable" level.
He still set all sorts of horrendous records though, because it takes a special kind of suck to only score 1586 votes in a contest match. And even with all of that, Caim wasn't even bottom 5 in the raw LOL, X-stats. This contest had some horrible characters in it.
My boy Drac!! He was shown off in Smash today as a stage boss, and if the rumors about a new story mode is true, he might get some more screen time.
Abysmal votals here, and even then almost none of them were for Caim. 1586 votes. Holy shit. Holy shit. I think Caim was the biggest loser this tournament, right? Freaking 1586 votes.
My girlfriend just came over and asked what I was typing, I asked "what would you think of a character that looks like this?" and showed her the match/bio pictures, and she responded "these are bad pictures" and gave me my laptop back.
Caim is an obscure character from the cultest of cult games and he doesn't even look that cool. Is there even art for this dude? I think his claim to fame is that his series is distantly related to Nier.
There was some LP on SomethingAwful of Drakengard at the time and it made Caim into a minor meme. I thiiiiink KamikazePotato was into it? I read some and it was pretty funny, but it didn't make me want to... nom... Caim.
Shit, did I nom Caim? I might have. What a waste. Should have been Liquid here. Liquid/Lucina/Drac? That's a match, baby.
People thought this performance made Drac look good, but really, with votals as low as this and Caim in the match, how good of a look can you possibly get from this? Dracula is a decent midcarder and it's cool to have him in a bracket but I doubt without the power of Alucard he could ever have a run like he did in Rivalry Rumble. For someone that we tried to rally in for a while and had to get special permission from Bacon to even nominate him, was it really worth the effort?