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Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Poll 3775
Division Midgar Division
Match # 46
Match Date Sunday, February 7th, 2010, 2010
Vote difference 6,525
Sackboy - 47.33%
32 for - 76 against
Sackboy - 63.00%

Ulti's Analysis[]

Kratos Aurion was far and away the guru favorite here, yet it ended up being one of those matches where the casuals embarrassed the experts. Kratos was never in this match, and only did well when the Super Bowl was on. The trend graph for this is hilarious, because you see Sackboy doing well, then he drops off a lot during the Super Bowl before going back up again. It graphically shows the disconnect between casual and hardcore gamers. The stereotype is casual gamers are more likely to be normal, functional people into sports, girls and whatever else the popular guys like these days, while hardcore gamers are the otaku neckbeards who live in their mom's basement and live off their parents income until roughly the age of 30. Both sides of that coin can be rather dumb, but the point here is how it's right on a graph. The proof is right there: hardcore gamers don't like sports as much, and even the ones that do were probably watching the Super Bowl at home. Take from this what you will.

There are two other major points about this match. One, it's clear LittleBigPlanet has suffered from always being in polls with Metal Gear Solid 4. It finally got the chance to be in a poll alone, and did really well. Secondly, it's time to stop nominating Tales of Symphonia characters. None of them have ever amounted to anything, and ironically the only one likely to have any strength is Kratos himself. So nominate Kratos until he wins. Everyone else can go away, especially those who keep popping in from other games in the series.

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2010 Contest Matches

Round One
Link > Thrall
Alucard > Magus
Red > Ocelot
X > Price
Luigi > Meta Knight
Amaterasu > Shadow
Cube > Sandal
The Boss > Drake
Sonic > Lightning
Knuckles > Cecil
Ganondorf > Mewtwo
Ken > Wesker
Kirby > Rikku
GLaDOS > Fawful
Vivi > DK
Altair > Liquid
Mario > Falco
Big Boss > Edgeworth
Zidane > Claptrap
Ike > Prinny
Mega Man > Cid H
Zack > Yuna
Ryu H > Crash
Master Chief > Spy
Sora > Midna
Laharl > Neku
Kefka > Arthas
Bowser > Frog
L-Block > HK-47
Isaac > Layton
Charizard > Duke

Kratos > Tails
Samus > PoP
Jill > Niko
Roxas > Heavy
Sub-Zero > Tidus
Jecht > Phoenix Wright
Ratchet > Eddie
Zelda > Travis
Ezio > Simon
Cloud > Ridley
Chris > MacMillan
Riku > Ramza
Falcon > Wander
Leon > Vault Boy
Sackboy > Kratos A
Ryu > Balthier
Dante > Axel
Snake > Proto Man
Fox > Lloyd
Pikachu > Banjo
Shepard > Ellis
Auron > Aeris
Zero > Marcus
Terra > Revan
Squall > Akuma
Sephiroth > Marth
Vincent > Guybrush
Yoshi > Jak
Missingno > Crono
Big Daddy > Soap
Ness > Geno
Tifa > Yuri
Gordon > Peach

Round Two
Link > Alucard
X > Red
Luigi > Amaterasu
Cube > The Boss
Sonic > Knuckles
Ganondorf > Ken
Kirby > GLaDOS
Vivi > Altair
Mario > Big Boss
Ike > Zidane
Mega Man > Zack
Ryu H > Master Chief
Sora > Laharl
Bowser > Kefka
L-Block > Isaac
Charizard > Kratos
Samus > Jill
Sub-Zero > Roxas
Jecht > Ratchet
Zelda > Ezio
Cloud > Chris
Falcon > Riku
Leon > Sackboy
Ryu > Dante
Snake > Fox
Pikachu > Shepard
Auron > Zero
Squall > Terra
Sephiroth > Vincent
Missingno > Yoshi
Big Daddy > Ness
Tifa > Gordon

R3 and following
Link > X
Luigi > Cube
Sonic > Ganondorf
Kirby > Vivi
Mario > Ike
Mega Man > Ryu H
Bowser > Sora
Charizard > L-Block
Samus > Sub-Zero
Zelda > Jecht
Cloud > Falcon
Ryu > Leon
Snake > Pikachu
Squall > Auron
Sephiroth > Missingno
Tifa > Big Daddy
Link > Luigi
Sonic > Kirby
Mario > Mega Man
Charizard > Bowser
Samus > Zelda
Cloud > Ryu
Snake > Squall
Sephiroth > Tifa
Link > Sonic
Mario > Charizard
Cloud > Samus
Snake > Sephiroth
Link > Mario
Cloud > Snake
Link > Cloud