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Winter 2010 Contest
Announced: November 6, 2009
Started: January 15, 2010
Ended: March 21, 2010
Winner:

Winner: Link
Runner-up: Cloud

Contest Winner: Dr Football - 429 points
Notable matches:

Red vs Ocelot, Crono vs Missingno, Ryu vs Dante,

Charizard vs L-Block, Sephiroth vs Missingno,

Samus vs Cloud Strife, Solid Snake vs Sephiroth

Winter 2010 Contest was the eighth GameFAQs character tournament held on GameFAQs. It's more commonly referred to as Character Battle 8 (CB8 for short), since "2010" is slightly confusing (nominations and bracket creation actually took place in 2009, but the opening matchup didn't happen until after the new year).

Ulti's Pre-Contest Analysis[]

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=3691 – The Missingno poll. He won this thing going away, at the expense of fellow Pokemon Mudkip and Jigglypuff. No one knew at the time how many characters would make the main field from here, but obviously it would end up being Axel, Lightning and The Boss. Lightning was the cutoff line, edging Scorpion by 300 votes. The whining about Missingno during this poll was amazing, and it was great foreshadowing for the main contest. The lesser characters here were interesting enough, I guess. The Boss and Raiden seem independent of one another, Toad looks like he has a decent fanbase thanks to NSMB Wii, and Alex Mercer was the casual bait representative. The main thing here is Dan Hikibi and Yoshimitsu sucking it up. Can we stop the rally pushes for these two in every NRT?

Fun Tidbit: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3091/mnvotein2.jpg

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=3692 – This poll had a very clear cutoff point in it. Frog, Rikku, Liquid Snake, Midna and Big Daddy were a cut above everyone else. Even though we didn’t yet know what Bacon’s cutoff line was in these vote-ins, those 5 coming from this poll seemed easy enough. Big Daddy was especially impressive, given he had Andrew Ryan sharing the poll as an albatross. Of all the losers here, very little stands out. It’s hard to believe Diddy and Olimar have made the field in the past, and Archer doing well for a little while made for some great fads for a day. If this match had a picture, Archer probably would have won! He looks just like Dante.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=3693 – Another poll where a clear cutoff line exists between haves and have-nots. Jecht, Sub-Zero, Spy, Proto Man and Ridley all did well. But by this point, people (namely Mega Man fans) were very worried about how many characters from each poll would actually get chosen. Proto Man finished close to Ridley for fourth place, but the number 4 is a much more mathematical number when talking about brackets. Past the top five, there was a jumbled mess of low fodder and true fodder. Bayonetta, Kain Highwind, Etna, Lara Croft and Sho all did about the same. Bayonetta suffered from bad timing, since her game came out just after the bracket was made. At the bottom, Bub failed to catch any momentum at all from the Gamespot contest and Doc Louis actually made the vote-in after HaRRicH’s year-long joke rally. T E A M C H O C O L A T E

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=3694 – Probably the strongest group of any vote-in. Cid and Aeris from FF7 both did very well, and almost LFFd each other out of first and second place. Tails finished just behind Cid after leading him most of the day, and Simon Belmont finished very close to Tails. There’s a gap after this before you get to Prince of Persia, which ended up being the cutoff line for the poll. Morrigan, Chun-Li and Little Mac all finished relatively close to making the main field, and even Godot did fairly well here. Sol Badguy even making the vote-in was a shock for Guilty Gear fans, and past him is the fodder. Maxwell is from an overhyped disaster, and no one likes Emil.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=3695 – One day later, we probably got the weakest group of all the vote-ins. This was the only vote-in where 4 characters were taken instead of 5, and for good reason. Mega Man X obviously dominated this poll, and HK-47 and Vault Boy also did well. Past them, everyone either sucked or got caught up in the weak Nintendo character LFF mess. Falco ended up winning that king of the hill fight over Lucas, Wario and Spyro (I know Spyro isn’t technically Nintendo, but he has the same type of appeal). Beyond them, tons of fodder not worth mentioning.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=3696 – The last vote-in conveniently had a clear cutoff point. Akuma and Meta Knight rolled this thing, and tier 2 was clearly Marth, Peach and Thrall. Tier 3 would have been Isaac Clarke, KOS-MOS and Kerrigan, but they didn’t make the field. You could probably even make a Tier 4 given everyone left over did pretty well. Personally, I like considering these vote-ins a part of the contest itself so we can keep alive the trivia point of CATS making every character field.

When the dust settled and Bacon finally announced the bracket, characters and rules, the final result was amazing. 128 characters, 8 divisions of 16 in an NCAA style format, and 12 hour 1v1s until the final four. Personally, this is the best possible format we could have asked for, because everyone gets their own way. The 1v1 fans get their 1v1s, the random chaos fans get potential hilarious bandwagons from the matches being so short, Bacon gets his 128 entrants, and everyone collectively got to laugh at the crying 4way fans for enjoying their terrible format so much. With any luck, this contest symbolized the permanent death of that god-awful format. They are a bad gimmick, nothing more.

Ulti's Post-Contest Analysis[]

Personally, this contest ranks #4 for me. People look forward to my annual ranking for whatever reason, and here it is:

Spring 2004 > Summer 2002 > Summer 2003 > Winter 2010 > Summer 2005 > Fall 2009 > Summer 2007 > Summer 2006 > Spring 2006 > Summer 2008 > Summer 2004 > Spring 2005

The only thing Winter 2010 is missing are photo finishes, but those are extremely rare and we can't expect them all the time. But this contest had everything else we like; unpredictability, great matches, good runs by characters we didn't expect, great matches, unexpected matches, the works.

And most important, 1v1s ARE BACK BABY THANK CHRIST. Given all we know about stats and trends, 1v1s under this new format is the best thing we would have ever asked for. Now all we need is removal of Link, this format for a games contest with no generations and slightly better bracket placement. From there, we're gold.

Last but not least...

The Ultimate Loser!™ = Geno!

Link > Cloud > Snake > Sephiroth > Tifa > Big Daddy > Ness > Geno

Poor guy.

2010 Contest - Useful Articles[]

Coming after the conclusion of the Contest[]


Tournament Bracket[]

Click on the date above each match to see its article page.

Division Rounds[]

Hyrule Division
Division R1
(Top 128)
Division R2
(Top 64)
Division Semis
(Top 32)
Division Final
(Sweet 16)
Jan 16 - 60599
1 Link loz icon.png Link 48,367
16 Thrall icon.png Thrall 12,232 Feb 17 - 59971
Jan 16 - 65187 1 Link loz icon.png Link 43,055
8 Alucard cv icon.png Alucard 38,150 8 Alucard cv icon.png Alucard 16,916
9 Magus ct icon.png Magus 27,037 Mar 05 - 54681
Jan 17 - 58208 1 Link loz icon.png Link 36,790
5 Red pkmn icon.png PKMN Trainer Red 29,195 Feb 17 - 77712 13 Mega man x icon.png X 17,891
12 Ocelot icon.png Revolver Ocelot 29,013 5 Red pkmn icon.png Red 30,180
Jan 17 - 81068 13 Mega man x icon.png X 47,532
4 Price icon.png Captain Price 27,792
13 Mega man x icon.png Mega Man X 53,276 Mar 13 - 57731
Jan 18 - 55360 1 Link loz icon.png Link 41,062
3 Luigi icon.png Luigi 36,374 3 Luigi icon.png Luigi 16,669
14 Meta knight icon.png Meta Knight 18,986 Feb 18 - 52062
Jan 18 - 79846 3 Luigi icon.png Luigi 31,026
6 Ammy icon.png Amaterasu 41,994 6 Ammy icon.png Ammy 21,036 Mar 05 - 74973
11 Shadow icon.png Shadow the Hedgehog 37,852 3 Luigi icon.png Luigi 48,613
Jan 19 - 49202 7 Cube portal icon.png Cube 26,360
7 Cube portal icon.png W. C. Cube 38,427 Feb 18 - 74598
10 Sandal da icon.png Sandal Feddic 10,775 7 Cube portal icon.png Cube 40,132
Jan 19 - 33295 15 The boss icon.png The Boss 34,466
2 Nathan d icon.png Nathan Drake 33,295
15 The boss icon.png The Boss 36,615
Chaos Division
Jan 20 - 53494
1 Sonic icon.png Sonic the Hedgehog 34,159
16 Lightning ff icon.png Lightning 19,335 Feb 19 - 52753
Jan 20 - 71995 1 Sonic icon.png Sonic 35,668
8 Cecil ff icon.png Cecil Harvey 34,558 9 Knuckles icon.png Knuckles 17,085
9 Knuckles icon.png Knuckles the Echidna 37,437 Mar 06 - 52298
Jan 21 - 52248 1 Sonic icon.png Sonic 29,904
5 Ganon icon.png Ganon 30,642 Feb 19 - 70160 5 Ganon icon.png Ganon 22,394
12 Mewtwo icon.png Mewtwo 21,606 5 Ganon icon.png Ganon 44,784
Jan 21 - 72497 13 Ken sf icon.png Ken 25,376
4 Wesker icon.png Albert Wesker 36,013
13 Ken sf icon.png Ken Masters 36,484 Mar 13 - 72469
Jan 22 - 53126 1 Sonic icon.png Sonic 39,575
3 Kirby icon.png Kirby 30,566 3 Kirby icon.png Kirby 32,894
14 Rikku icon.png Rikku 22,560 Feb 20 - 48660
Jan 22 - 58971 3 Kirby icon.png Kirby 33,283
6 Glados icon.png GLaDOS 39,381 6 Glados icon.png GLaDOS 15,377 Mar 06 - 70066
11 Fawful icon.png Fawful 19,590 3 Kirby icon.png Kirby 40,381
Jan 23 - 53492 7 Vivi ff icon.png Vivi 29,685
7 Vivi ff icon.png Vivi Ornitier 30,113 Feb 20 - 74515
10 DK icon.png Donkey Kong 23,379 7 Vivi ff icon.png Vivi 41,571
Jan 23 - 76041 2 Altair ac icon.png Altair 32,944
2 Altair ac icon.png Altair Ibn-LaʼAhad 44,955
15 L snake icon.png Liquid Snake 31,086
Mushroom Division
Jan 24 - 54944
1 Mario icon.png Mario 44,525
16 Falco icon.png Falco Lombardi 10,419 Feb 21 - 57211
Jan 24 - 74661 1 Mario icon.png Mario 36,136
8 Big boss icon.png Big Boss 56,904 8 Big boss icon.png Big Boss 21,075
9 Edgeworth icon.png Miles Edgeworth 17,757 Mar 07 - 51821
Jan 25 - 50552 1 Mario icon.png Mario 38,401
5 Zidane ff icon.png Zidane Tribal 32,534 Feb 21 - 72135 4 Ike icon.png Ike 13,420
12 Claptrap icon.png Claptrap 18,018 5 Zidane ff icon.png Zidane 34,953
Jan 25 - 73321 4 Ike icon.png Ike 37,182
4 Ike icon.png Ike 45,820
13 Prinny icon.png Prinny 27,501 Mar 14 - 50164
Jan 26 - 51979 1 Mario icon.png Mario 29,285
3 Mega man icon.png Mega Man 32,766 3 Mega man icon.png Mega 20,879
14 Cid ff7 icon.png Cid Highwind 19,213 Feb 22 - 52391
Jan 26 - 73599 3 Mega man icon.png Mega 32,305
6 Zack ff icon.png Zack Fair 43,134 6 Zack ff icon.png Zack 20,086 Mar 07 - 70112
11 Yuna ff icon.png Yuna 30,465 3 Mega man icon.png Mega 50,583
Jan 27 - 46209 7 Ryu h icon.png Ryu H. 19,529
7 Ryu h icon.png Ryu Hayabusa 28,553 Feb 22 - 75466
10 Crash icon.png Crash Bandicoot 17,656 7 Ryu h icon.png Ryu H. 39,666
Jan 27 - 78003 2 Chief icon.png Chief 35,800
2 Chief icon.png Master Chief 46,974
15 Spy tf2 icon.png Spy 31,029
Heart Division
Jan 28 - 50852
1 Sora kh icon.png Sora 32,359
16 Midna icon.png Midna 18,493 Feb 23 - 47008
Jan 28 - 55285 1 Sora kh icon.png Sora 31,848
8 Laharl icon.png Laharl 31,134 8 Laharl icon.png Laharl 15,160
9 Neku icon.png Neku Sakuraba 24,151 Mar 08 - 51860
Jan 29 - 47495 1 Sora kh icon.png Sora 23,493
5 Kefka icon.png Kefka Palazzo 28,769 Feb 23 - 77153 4 Bowser icon.png Bowser 28,367
12 Arthas icon.png Arthas Menethil 18,726 5 Kefka icon.png Kefka 29,563
Jan 29 - 70310 4 Bowser icon.png Bowser 47,590
4 Bowser icon.png Bowser 44,449
13 Frog ct icon.png Frog 25,861 Mar 14 - 83524
Jan 30 - 52093 4 Bowser icon.png Bowser 37,813
3 L block icon.png L-Block 33,283 7 Charizard icon.png Charizard 45,711
14 Hk 47 icon.png HK-47 18,810 Feb 24 - 50627
Jan 30 - 60871 3 L block icon.png L-Block 30,620
6 Isaac gs icon.png Isaac (Golden Sun) 41,871 6 Isaac gs icon.png Isaac 20,007 Mar 08 - 81553
11 Layton icon.png Professor Layton 19,000 3 L block icon.png L-Block 32,097
Jan 31 - 56465 7 Charizard icon.png Charizard 49,456
7 Charizard icon.png Charizard 36,281 Feb 24 - 82168
10 Duke icon.png Duke Nukem 20,184 7 Charizard icon.png Charizard 44,776
Jan 31 - 77724 2 Kratos icon.png Kratos 37,392
2 Kratos icon.png Kratos 47,398
15 Tails icon.png Miles "Tails" Prower 30,326
Varia Division
Feb 01 - 50755
1 Samus icon.png Samus Aran 39,941
16 Prince p icon.png Prince of Persia 10,814 Feb 25 - 51877
Feb 01 - 75369 1 Samus icon.png Samus 35,025
8 Niko gta icon.png Niko Bellic 24,713 9 Jill v icon.png Jill 16,852
9 Jill v icon.png Jill Valentine 50,656 Mar 09 - 50605
Feb 02 - 54437 1 Samus icon.png Samus 34,062
5 Roxas kh icon.png Roxas 31,010 Feb 25 - 77158 13 Sub zero icon.png Sub-Zero 16,543
12 Heavy icon.png Heavy 23,427 5 Roxas kh icon.png Roxas 31,587
Feb 02 - 77410 13 Sub zero icon.png Sub-Zero 45,571
4 Tidus icon.png Tidus 35,717
13 Sub zero icon.png Sub-Zero 41,693 Mar 15 - 50578
Feb 03 - 49879 1 Samus icon.png Samus 32,292
3 Phoenix icon.png Phoenix Wright 23,592 10 Zelda icon.png Zelda 18,286
14 Jecht icon.png Jecht 26,287 Feb 26 - 46572
Feb 03 - 61507 14 Jecht icon.png Jecht 26,156
6 Ratchet icon.png Ratchet 42,066 6 Ratchet icon.png Ratchet 20,416 Mar 09 - 74868
11 Eddie r icon.png Eddie Riggs 19,441 14 Jecht icon.png Jecht 30,156
Feb 04 - 48896 10 Zelda icon.png Zelda 44,712
7 Travis icon.png Travis Touchdown 14,340 Feb 26 - 76798
10 Zelda icon.png Princess Zelda 34,556 10 Zelda icon.png Zelda 47,699
Feb 04 - 70538 2 Ezio icon.png Ezio 29,099
2 Ezio icon.png Ezio 42,115
15 Simon b icon.png Simon Belmont 28,423
Midgar Division
Feb 05 - 55398
1 Cloud icon.png Cloud Strife 39,732
16 Ridley icon.png Ridley 15,666 Feb 27 - 56563
Feb 05 - 63025 1 Cloud icon.png Cloud 40,719
8 Chris re icon.png Chris Redfield 42,865 8 Chris re icon.png Chris 15,844
9 Macmillan icon.png Captain MacMillan 20,160 Mar 10 - 53879
Feb 06 - 48,172 1 Cloud icon.png Cloud 37,679
5 Riku kh icon.png Riku 30,017 Feb 27 - 69318 4 Cpt falcon icon.png Falcon 16,200
12 Ramza icon.png Ramza Beoulve 18,155 5 Riku kh icon.png Riku 32,940
Feb 06 - 66028 4 Cpt falcon icon.png Falcon 36,378
4 Cpt falcon icon.png Captain Falcon 46,968
13 Wander sotc icon.png Wander 19,060 Mar 15 - 82222
Feb 07 - 55924 1 Cloud icon.png Cloud 54,253
3 Leon re icon.png Leon S. Kennedy 34,007 7 Ryu sf icon.png Ryu 27,969
14 Vault boy icon.png Vault Boy 21,917 Feb 28 - 51145
Feb 07 - 71165 3 Leon re icon.png Leon 33,147
6 Sackboy icon.png Sackboy 38,845 6 Sackboy icon.png Sackboy 17,998 Mar 10 - 67512
11 Kratos a icon.png Kratos Aurion 32,320 3 Leon re icon.png Leon 29,110
Feb 08 - 51297 7 Ryu sf icon.png Ryu 38,402
7 Ryu sf icon.png Ryu 35,377 Feb 28 - 74809
10 Balthier icon.png Balthier 15,920 7 Ryu sf icon.png Ryu 37,670
Feb 08 - 71779 2 Dante icon.png Dante 37,139
2 Dante icon.png Dante 49,791
15 Axel kh icon.png Axel 21,988
Gear Division
Feb 09 - 51803
1 Snake icon.png Solid Snake 37,482
16 Protoman icon.png Proto Man 14,321 Mar 01 - 50294
Feb 09 - 67654 1 Snake icon.png Snake 33,713
8 Lloyd i icon.png Lloyd Irving 22,154 9 Fox sf icon.png Fox 16,581
9 Fox sf icon.png Fox McCloud 45,500 Mar 11 - 51348
Feb 10 - 49808 1 Snake icon.png Snake 28,345
5 Pikachu icon.png Pikachu 37,403 Mar 01 - 80790 5 Pikachu icon.png Pikachu 23,003
12 Banjo icon.png Banjo 12,405 5 Pikachu icon.png Pikachu 49,287
Feb 10 - 66039 4 Shepard icon.png Shepard 31,503
4 Shepard icon.png Commander Shepard 50,052
13 Ellis l4d icon.png Ellis 15,987 Mar 16 - 55448
Feb 11 - 51628 1 Snake icon.png Snake 32,810
3 Auron icon.png Auron 29,758 2 Squall icon.png Squall 22,638
14 Aerith icon.png Aerith Gainsborough 21,870 Mar 02 - 49697
Feb 11 - 69053 3 Auron icon.png Auron 28,173
6 Zero icon.png Zero 46,381 6 Zero icon.png Zero 21,524 Mar 11 - 67170
11 Marcus f icon.png Marcus Fenix 22,672 3 Auron icon.png Auron 32,370
Feb 12 - 51259 2 Squall icon.png Squall 34,800
7 Revan icon.png Revan 23,647 Mar 02 - 70631
10 Terra ff icon.png Terra Branford 27,612 10 Terra ff icon.png Terra 25,063
Feb 12 - 69949 2 Squall icon.png Squall 45,568
2 Squall icon.png Squall Leonhart 47,575
15 Akuma icon.png Akuma 22,374
Jenova Division
Feb 13 - 54730
1 Seph icon.png Sephiroth 39,295
16 Marth icon.png Marth 15,435 Mar 03 - 48968
Feb 13 - 66761 1 Seph icon.png Seph 30,682
8 Vincent v icon.png Vincent Valentine 51,698 8 Vincent v icon.png Vincent 18,286
9 Guybrush icon.png Guybrush Threepwood 15,063 Mar 12 - 66731
Feb 14 - 48501 1 Seph icon.png Seph 35,286
5 Yoshi icon.png Yoshi 37,163 Mar 03 - 77696 13 Missingno icon.png M-No. 31,445
12 Jak icon.png Jak 11,338 5 Yoshi icon.png Yoshi 37,674
Feb 14 - 91081 13 Missingno icon.png M-No. 40,022
4 Crono icon.png Crono 45,277
13 Missingno icon.png MissingNo. 45,804 Mar 16 - 80421
Feb 15 - 55350 1 Seph icon.png Seph 45,168
3 Soap cod icon.png Soap MacTavish 21,174 10 Tifa icon.png Tifa 35,253
14 Big daddy icon.png Big Daddy 34,176 Mar 04 - 47439
Feb 15 - 67191 14 Big daddy icon.png B.Daddy 25,790
6 Ness icon.png Ness 43,544 6 Ness icon.png Ness 21,649 Mar 12 - 72224
11 Geno icon.png Geno 23,647 14 Big daddy icon.png B.Daddy 28,562
Feb 16 - 52957 10 Tifa icon.png Tifa 43,662
7 Yuri l icon.png Yuri Lowell 11,278 Mar 04 - 77473
10 Tifa icon.png Tifa Lockhart 41,679 10 Tifa icon.png Tifa 48,006
Feb 16 - 77719 2 Gordon f icon.png Gordon 29,467
2 Gordon f icon.png Gordon Freeman 41,389
15 Peach icon.png Princess Peach 36,330

Elite Eight[]

Character Battle VIII Finals
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Mar 17 - 53759
A Link loz icon.png Link 37,755
B Sonic icon.png Sonic the Hedgehog 16,004 Mar 19 - 104462
Mar 17 - 77348 A Link loz icon.png Link 67,456
C Mario icon.png Mario 41,452 C Mario icon.png Mario 37,006 Mar 21 - 129018
D Charizard icon.png Charizard 35,896 A Link loz icon.png Link 69,074
Mar 18 - 59334 F Cloud icon.png Cloud Strife 59,944
E Samus icon.png Samus Aran 27,999 Mar 20 - 125736
F Cloud icon.png Cloud Strife 31,335 F Cloud icon.png Cloud Strife 65,496
Mar 18 - 86776 G Snake icon.png Solid Snake 60,240
G Snake icon.png Solid Snake 45,954
H Seph icon.png Sephiroth 40,822


Trivia[]

  • Dr. Football won the first place prize because Heroic Palmer accidentally filled out a "just-for-fun" entry
  • This is the first Character Battle not involving CATS, unless you count vote-ins
  • This was the first 1v1 contest to take place in 4 years
  • The Noble Nine's historic winning streak was shattered by Missingno, and Snake ended an eight year 1v1 winning streak for Clinkeroth
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

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