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Friday, February 12th, 2010

Poll 3784
Division Gear Division
Match # 55
Match Date Friday, February 12th, 2010
Vote difference 3,965
Terra - 49.59%
43 for - 63 against
Terra - 52.73%

Ulti's Analysis[]

Both guys who made pics here deserve a ton of credit. Photoshop hates light sabers like nothing else, and that is also an OUTSTANDING picture of Terra from RPGuy. One of my favorite overall round 1 pics this contest.

This was one of those matches that was weird at the time, but makes great sense in hindsight. Because of how awful Terra has been in contests for so long, people jumped all over Darth Revan > Terra. It made perfect sense, and without Dissidia it would have easily happened. Star Wars KOTOR made a great showing in the 2009 games contest, so the natural conclusion was Revan would do well. Add in a surefire good match pic for him, and this was supposed to be a slam dunk win for him.

But Dissidia *did* happen, which threw a monkey wrench into the consensus. Dissidia didn't boost New Square (though a good case can be made for Jecht), but the effect on Old Square was paramount. Dissidia exposed Old Square to the New Square audience that maybe didn't give those older characters a chance, and it showed this contest. Cecil, Terra and Kefka all did well this contest, and Terra wasn't finished impressing once she was finished backhanding Revan. It seemed embarrassing for Revan at the time, but he ended up being about as strong as everyone thought. Terra just went far, far above everyone's expectations thanks to her newfound EX Dualcast strength.

Dissidia is a weird case. The game is unequivocal garbage with one of the worst scripts ever written (and I hesitate to call that fanfic trash a "script"), yet it makes many of the characters look really good anyway.

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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