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Thursday, July 18th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis[]

Poll 957
Division South Division
Match # 18
Match Date Thursday, July 18th, 2002
Vote difference 8,400
Kyo - 50.51%
(8,468 brackets)

Another seeding upset, another fighting game character involved with it. The surprising thing about this particular match was that Kyo managed a victory after both Terry Bogard and Iori Yagami got creamed by characters who aren't exactly household names here on GameFAQs. And because those two characters were beaten as badly as they were, the only logical conclusion to be made from Kusanagi's victory here is that he won the match based upon's Abe's huge weakness, not his own strength.

Sure, people may have heard of Abe. They may have even heard of Oddworld series as well. But as everyone is well aware of by now, platformer characters do not do well in contests unless they are flat-out legends such as Sonic or Mario. The lesser-known platformer characters have little chance to do well, and Abe getting defeated by a King of Fighters character after two other King of Fighters characters had had their brains beaten in previously in this contest is one of many such examples that would arise as the contest evolved.

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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)