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Bonus Match


Monday, November 5th, 2007

Ulti's Analysis[]

Poll 2926
Round Bonus
Match # 64 (Extra)
Match Date Monday, November 5th, 2007
L-Block - 37.02%
? Block - 30.06%
Weighted Companion Cube - 21.84%
Paddle - 10.69%

It's hilarious how ?-Block can come back from a 950 vote lead at the hands of L-Block, yet Link of all people totally collapses in the final.

Seriously, how in the world have we not gotten ?-Block into a contest yet? It's probably too late to realize the full potential too, which is sad. The strength that thing could have had in 2008 would have been nuts, especially given this poll telegraphed the crap out of Cube's 2008 run. You dropped the ball on this one, Board 8.

I'd give more of an analysis of the actual match, but beyond the aforementioned ?-Block comeback, the results speak for themselves here. There was a bit of backlash for L-Block's win here in the bonus poll, but the damage was already done and this didn't put an asterisk on L-Block's title or anything. It was neat to see the haters get a bit of revenge and pretend it mattered, though, not gonna lie.

Stats and Analysis[]

While the real match was going on, the Paddle from Pong proved that nobody remembers the way it used to beat up Chuck Norris all the time, showing off a CATS-like aura in the contest and looking like a complete joke in a battle of heavy hitters. The Aperture Science Weighted Companion Cube showed off the strength of Portal, but in the end science is always defeated by irrationality - in this case, the existence of building blocks that destroy nearby building blocks, or the storage of objects in blocks that need to be destroyed to remove them.

One can only wonder why the ? Block hasn't been nominated for a contest, considering the immense strength it wields...

Match Trends[]


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2007 Contest Matches

Round One
Yoshi > Knuckles
Mega Man > KOS-MOS
Samus > Frog
Scorpion > Midna
Marcus > Kefka
Cloud > Ocelot
Auron > Shadow
Ryu > Bowser
Sephiroth > Meta Knight
Fox > Wario
Mario > Big Boss
Magus > Phoenix Wright
Link > Bidoof
Vincent > Zelda
Crono > Raiden

Zero > HK-47
Luigi > Mudkip
Ganondorf > Vergil
Master Chief > Yuna
Liquid Snake > Alucard
Dante > Amaterasu
Ada Wong > Balthier
Pikachu > Tidus
Leon > Vivi
Kirby > L-Block
Kratos > Donkey Kong
Snake > Nightmare
Ryu H > Riku
Squall > Aeris
Sora > Lara
Duke > Gordon
Sonic > Sub-Zero

Round Two
Mega Man > Yoshi
Samus > Scorpion
Cloud > Marcus
Auron > Ryu
Sephiroth > Fox
Mario > Big Boss
Link > Vincent
Crono > Zero
Ganondorf > Luigi
Master Chief > Yuna
Dante > Amaterasu
Leon > Pikachu
Kratos > L-Block
Snake > Riku
Squall > Sora
Sonic > Sub-Zero

R3 and following
Samus > Mega Man
Cloud > Ryu
Sephiroth > Mario
Link > Vincent
Master Chief > Luigi
Pikachu > Dante
Snake > L-Block
Sonic > Squall
Cloud > Samus
Link > Sephiroth
Master Chief > Dante
L-Block > Snake
Link > Cloud
L-Block > Snake
L-Block > Link (Finals)
? Block > L-Block (Bonus)