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The Never Miss Club is the exclusive group of characters or games who have made it into every single GameFAQs Contest bracket (for which they were eligible; Link obviously wasn't involved in the Villains Contest, for example), including Rivalry Rumble.

On the below lists, characters/games in bold have won at least one match in every contest. Characters in bold underline have won at least one match in every contest, but lost their first match in 2018 and only retained their title via the losers' bracket. Characters/games in italics have never won a contest match.

Characters[]

As of Character Battle X, only 16 members of this Club remain.

  1. Link
  2. Cloud Strife
  3. Sephiroth (including Villains)
  4. Mario
  5. Samus Aran
  6. Solid Snake
  7. Crono
  8. Mega Man
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog
  10. Alucard
  11. Dante
  12. Gordon Freeman
  13. Squall Leonhart
  14. Kirby
  15. Tidus
  16. Ryu

Pseudo-Members[]

The following characters had not yet made their North American debuts at the time of Character Battle I, or were otherwise ineligible for that contest, but have never missed a contest (including Rivalry Rumble) since their first eligibility (minimum 3 contests), in descending order of contest appearances.

Lightning had not yet debuted outside Japan at the time of the 2010 contest, but made the bracket through vote-ins. Her "win" in vote-ins was her only contest win until 2018.

  1. Sora (since 2003)
  2. Kratos (since 2005)
  3. Phoenix Wright (since 2006)
  4. Amaterasu (since 2007)
  5. Commander Shepard (since 2008)
  6. Mega Man X (since 2008; existed pre-2002 but was ineligible)
  7. GLaDOS (since 2008)
  8. Ezio Auditore da Firenze (since 2010)
  9. Lightning (since 2010; eliminated in vote-ins in Rivalry Rumble)

Only Missed Rivalry Rumble[]

The following characters missed the Rivalry Rumble, but have appeared in every other season they were eligible for.

  1. Nathan Drake (since 2008)
  2. Neku Sakuraba (since 2008)

Former Members[]

The following characters appeared in at least the first three character battles they were eligible for, with or without the Rivalry Rumble.

Tommy Vercetti won at least one match in every contest during his run, but returned for the Summer 2007 Contest and lost his first match.

Weighted Companion Cube appeared only in a bonus poll in 2007, as its game was released mid-contest. It has won at least one matchup in every season that it was in the main bracket.

  1. Bomberman (2002–2004)
  2. Crash Bandicoot (2002–2004)
  3. Duke Nukem (2002–2004)
  4. Jill Valentine (2002–2004)
  5. Lara Croft (2002–2004)
  6. Max Payne (2002–2004)
  7. Ryo Hazuki (2002–2004)
  8. Scorpion (2002–2004)
  9. Tails (2002–2004)
  10. Donkey Kong (2002–2005)
  11. Pac-Man (2002–2005)
  12. CATS (2002–2013, including Villains; eliminated in vote-ins in 2010 and missed Rivalry Rumble)
  13. Sam Fisher (2003–2005)
  14. Tommy Vercetti (2003–2005)
  15. KOS-MOS (2003–2008)
  16. Balthier Bunansa (2007–2013; eliminated in vote-ins in Rivalry Rumble)
  17. Midna (2007–2013; missed Rivalry Rumble)
  18. Weighted Companion Cube (2007–2013; missed Rivalry Rumble)
  19. Altair (2008–2013; missed Rivalry Rumble)
  20. Big Daddy (2008–2013; missed Rivalry Rumble)
  21. Heavy (2008–2013; missed Rivalry Rumble)
  22. Nico Bellic (2008–2013; missed Rivalry Rumble)
  23. Travis Touchdown (2008–2013; missed Rivalry Rumble)

Games[]

No game has been eligible for all five Games Contests, because of release date requirements. Game of the Decade 2 only allowed games released from 2010–2019, which makes it mutually exclusive with the first three contests.

The following games have been eligible for three or more contests, and have appeared in all of them. Games in bold have won at least 1 matchup in every season. Games in italics have never won a matchup.

Four Appearances[]

  1. Final Fantasy X (missed 2020)
  2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (missed 2020)
  3. Halo: Combat Evolved (missed 2020)
  4. Kingdom Hearts (missed 2020)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (missed 2020)
  6. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (missed 2020)
  7. Metroid Prime (missed 2020)
  8. Perfect Dark (missed 2020)
  9. Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal (missed 2020, represented by its remake)
  10. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (missed 2020)
  11. Super Smash Bros. Melee (missed 2020)

Three Appearances[]

  1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (missed 2004 and 2020)
  2. Chrono Trigger (missed 2010 and 2020)
  3. EarthBound (missed 2010 and 2020)
  4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (missed 2004 and 2020)
  5. Fallout 3 (missed 2004 and 2020)
  6. Final Fantasy Tactics (missed 2010 and 2020)
  7. Final Fantasy VI (missed 2010 and 2020)
  8. Final Fantasy VII (missed 2010 and 2020)
  9. Final Fantasy XII (missed 2004 and 2020)
  10. Goldeneye 007 (missed 2010 and 2020)
  11. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (missed 2004 and 2020)
  12. Half-Life (missed 2010 and 2020)
  13. Half-Life 2 (missed 2004 and 2020)
  14. Halo 3 (missed 2004 and 2020)
  15. Left 4 Dead (missed 2004 and 2020)
  16. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (missed 2010 and 2020)
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (missed 2010 and 2020)
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (missed 2004 and 2020)
  19. Mass Effect (missed 2004 and 2020)
  20. Metal Gear Solid (missed 2010 and 2020)
  21. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (missed 2004 and 2020)
  22. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (missed 2004 and 2020)
  23. Okami (missed 2004 and 2020)
  24. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (missed 2004 and 2020)
  25. Portal (missed 2004 and 2020)
  26. Resident Evil (missed 2010 and 2020)
  27. Resident Evil 4 (missed 2004 and 2020)
  28. Shadow of the Colossus (missed 2004 and 2020)
  29. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (missed 2004 and 2020)
  30. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (missed 2004 and 2020; represented by its remake in 2020)
  31. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (missed 2010 and 2020)
  32. StarCraft (missed 2010 and 2020)
  33. Super Mario 64 (missed 2010 and 2020)
  34. Super Mario Bros. 3 (missed 2010 and 2020)
  35. Super Mario Galaxy (missed 2004 and 2020)
  36. Super Mario RPG (missed 2010 and 2020)
  37. Super Mario World (missed 2010 and 2020)
  38. Super Metroid (missed 2010 and 2020)
  39. Tales of Symphonia (missed 2004 and 2020)
  40. Team Fortress 2 (missed 2004 and 2020)
  41. Tetris (missed 2010 and 2020)
  42. World of Warcraft (missed 2004 and 2020)
  43. Xenogears (missed 2010 and 2020)
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