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The three seed curse was created in 2003 as an attempt to explain the reason of the fail performances of three seeds in the first two character battles. Essentially characters with a three seed were cursed and were fated to fall below expectations.

Explanation[]

A large reason those highly seeded characters failed was because of the nomination system. Due to the fewer votes in the nomination period characters with hardcore fans were able to boost their seed, though when thousands more voters came to vote they didn't share the same opinion which would cause them to choke. Three seeds were the most common because the most popular characters would fill out the top two seeds.

Two Seed Curse[]

When the Character Battle shifted from 16 seed divisions to 8 seed divisions in 2005 the three seeds became two seeds and thus two seeds began choking continuing the tradition. 2010 can be considered an 8 seed division due the increased field.

Examples[]

Only characters that failed according to the board's expectations will be included.

  • 2002 - Duke Nukem
  • 2002 - Gordon Freeman
  • 2002 - Serious Sam
  • 2003 - Luigi
  • 2003 - Master Chief
  • 2003 - Kirby
  • 2003 - Tommy Vercetti
  • 2004 - Master Chief
  • 2004 - Ryu Hayabusa
  • 2005v - Dr. Wily
  • 2005v - Liquid Snake
  • 2005v - Ridley
  • 2005v - Kuja
  • 2005 - Lloyd Irving
  • 2005 - Ryu
  • 2005 - Revolver Ocelot
  • 2006 - Dante
  • 2006 - Master Chief
  • 2010 - Nathan Drake
  • 2010 - Kratos
  • 2010 - Ezio
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