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Monday, July 29th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis[]

Poll 968
Division West Division
Match # 29
Match Date Monday, July 29th, 2002
Vote difference 57,782
Mega Man - 94.08%
(15,771 brackets)

Up until this match, we thought we had seen some blowouts. After all, we had seen many characters break 60%, and some even break 80%. But nothing prepared anyone for the surprise that would come from Mega Man's utter beating of Ms. Pac Man on this day.

Not only did Mega Man win, but he took every weapon he has ever had and annihilated Ms. Pac Man into utter oblivion with them. While other characters were having trouble breaking 70 and even 80 percent on characters that may or may not have been weaker than Ms. Pac Man, Mega Man was sitting here breaking ninety percent in a match. This was absolutely unheard of, and in one quick match, Mega Man became a huge player in this contest.

After the initial shock of seeing what Mega Man was accomplishing, the attention quickly turned into Mega Man's chances at doing some real damage in the contest. Mario, Cloud, Solid Snake, Link, and Sonic had already proven themselves to be elite characters in these polls, but could Mega Man take them down? There was no way to know unless he actually managed to face one of them, and with the way Mega Man was performing, it was obvious that we would see him in action against a big player sooner than later. Neither Serious Sam nor Mr. Driller would likely pose a threat to as complete a machine as Mega Man, so the attention quickly turned to Sephiroth. Blowing out Ms. Pac Man is nice, but could Mega Man manage to perform to such elite levels when facing a real threat? Considering Sephiroth's path to the Sweet 16 was as big a joke as Mega Man's, we were practically guaranteed to find out.

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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)