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ZaziGuado
06/02/21 2:47:41 PM
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Welcome to the re-branded contest. There was some confusion over the "of the Year" terminology and I realized that saying "of the Year" is not as indicative of the UotY format as I figured. Moving forward, we'll just call it what it is: the hunt for Board 8's favorite video game character.

There was a nominations topic used to determine our field of entrants which I'll be listing in the next post. There were 188 characters that reach a tally of two or greater nominations. Basically if you got a count of two nominations, you are in the field. While I didn't intend for a double nom to mean immediate entry into the contest, the number of nominations wasn't there to allow for a higher barrier to entry, and, given the participation in nominations, I didn't feel throwing over 200 characters into a prelim would be a good idea. Instead we'll roll right into Round 1. To get to 200 characters, I basically used my best judgment on historical GameFAQs contest support and my perceived popularity of the character on Board 8 to select the final 12 entrants from the pool of 156 characters who only had one nomination. In hindsight I think I know a better way to have gone about nominations, but you live and learn and I'm still excited about the contest ahead. Thank you to everyone who nominated and provided input during the process.

As for Round 1, the characters with the highest nomination tallies will be the headliners of each group. Ten characters had 5 or 6 nominations, so they are obvious headliners. 16 characters had four nominations. Six of them reached four nominations without a double nom, so I'll throw them into the headliner pile. That leaves four more characters to choose from the remaining ten. I'll use my best judgment to select the remaining four. I'll post all that information tomorrow. Later this week I'll be drawing all the Round 1 groups. I'll do it live in the contests tab on the Board 8 discord. After that I'll post all 20 groups in this topic. The contest will begin in earnest shortly after.

This topic will be used to post results of each day of the contest as well as be open to any discussion regarding the contest or matches or anything adjacent. It will also be where group and match assignments for each round will be posted once they are fully drawn. I will also field any questions, comments, or concerns as they may arise. I will also be an active participant in the contests tab on the Board 8 Discord should you prefer that forum. In the posts to follow, I will post the official list of entrants as well as the scheduled rounds and a brief description of the rule set used.

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ZaziGuado
06/02/21 2:48:02 PM
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Official list of entrants:

THE LIST (200)
2B (NieR: Automata)
9S (NieR: Automata)
Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII)
Agent 47 (Hitman)
Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)
Alucard (Castlevania)
Andrew Ryan (Bioshock)
Auron (Final Fantasy X)
Bad Girl (No More Heroes)
Balthier Bunansa (Final Fantasy XII)
Bartz (Final Fantasy V)
Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
Bentley (Sly Cooper)
Blob (A Boy and His Blob)
Blue (Pokemon)
Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
Boyfriend (Friday Night Funkin')
Cammy (Street Fighter)
Captain Toad (Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker)
Captain Viridian (VVVVVV)
Carmen Sandiego (Carmen Sandiego)
Cave Johnson (Portal 2)
Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
Citan Uzuki (Xenogears)
Claire (A Short Hike)
Claire Redfield (Resident Evil)
Claude (Fire Emblem 3 Houses)
Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
Corvo Attano (Dishonored)
Count Bleck (Super Paper Mario)
Crash Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot)
Crono (Chrono Trigger)
Cuphead (Cuphead)
Dante (Devil May Cry)
Debora (Dragon Quest V)
Delita Hyral (Final Fantasy Tactics)
Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Dr. Nefarious (Ratchet and Clank)
Dr. Neo Cortex (Crash Bandicoot)
Edelgard (Fire Emblem)
Edgar Figaro (Final Fantasy VI)
Edith Finch (What Remains of Edith Finch)
Ellie (The Last of Us)
Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2)
Estelle Bright (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky)
Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
Falco Lombardi (Star Fox)
Felix (Fire Emblem: 3 Houses)
Fiona Belli (Haunting Ground)
Freddy (Five Nights at Freddy's)
Frog (Chrono Trigger)
Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)
Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
Giovanni (Pokemon)
GlaDOS (Portal)
Godot (Ace Attorney)
Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)
Goro Majima (Yakuza)
Guybrush Threepwood (Secret of Monkey Island)
Hades (Hades)
Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
Hat Kid (A Hat In Time)
Heather Mason (Silent Hill 3)
Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)
Hendrik (Dragon Quest XI)
Ike (Fire Emblem)
Irvine Kinneas (Final Fantasy VIII)
Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
Jak (Jak and Daxter)
James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2)
Jecht (Final Fantasy X)
Jennifer (Rule of Rose)
Jessie (Final Fantasy VII: Remake)
Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
Jin Kazama (Tekken)
Joel (The Last of Us)
Joshua Bright (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky)
K1-B0 (Danganronpa V3)
Kaine (Nier)
Kat (Gravity Rush)
Kate Marsh (Life is Strange)
Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)
Kim Kitsuragi (Disco Elysium)
King Dedede (Kirby)
Kirby (Kirby)
Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Kratos (God of War)
Kuja (Final Fantasy IX)
Kyle Hyde (Hotel Dusk: Room 215)
Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
Leah (Stardew Valley)
Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Little Mac (Punch-Out!!)
Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)
Locke Cole (Final Fantasy VI)
Luca Blight (Suikoden 2)
Lucas (Mother 3)
Luigi (Super Mario Bros.)
Madeline (Celeste)
Mae Borowski (Night in the Woods)
Magus (Chrono Trigger)
Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
Master Chief (Halo)
Max Caulfield (Life is Strange)
Mega Man (Mega Man)
Meta Knight (Kirby)
Mewtwo (Pokemon)
Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney)
Millenia (Grandia 2)
Missile (Ghost Trick)
Monika (Doki Doki Literature Club)
Mordin Solus (Mass Effect)
Mr. Torgue (Borderlands 2)
Mythra (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
Naked Snake/Big Boss (Metal Gear)
Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
Nenji Ogata (13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim)
Octodad (Octodad)
Olivier Lenheim (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky)
Pablo Sanchez (Backyard Sports)
Pac-Man (Pac-Man)
Palutena (Kid Icarus)
Papyrus (Undertale)
Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
Pit (Kid Icarus)
Porky Minch (Earthbound)
Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
Proto Man (Mega Man)
Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)
Racuni the Fire Harg (Summoners War)
Raiden (Metal Gear Solid)
Ramza Beoulve (Final Fantasy Tactics)
Reinhardt (Overwatch)
Ren "Joker" Amamiya (Persona 5)
Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid)
Robin (Iconoclasts)
Robo (Chrono Trigger)
Ryu (Street Fighter)
Ryuji Sakamoto (Persona 5)
SHODAN (System Shock)
Sam Fisher (Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell)
Samanosuke (Onimusha)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
Sekiro (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Shantae (Shantae: Pirate's Curse)
Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles)
Sir Daniel Fortesque (Medievil)
Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper)
Snow Villiers (Final Fantasy XIII)
Solaire of Astora (Dark Souls)
Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
Spinarak (Pokemon)
Spyro the Dragon (Spyro the Dragon)
Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)
Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)
Sunny (Omori)
Sylvain (Fire Emblem: 3 Houses)
Sylvando (Dragon Quest XI)
Talion (Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor)
The Boss (Metal Gear Solid 3)
The Goose (Untitled Goose Game
The Kid (Bastion)
The King of All Cosmos (Katamari Damacy)
The Nameless One (Planescape:Torment)
The Outsider (Dishonored)
The Prince (Prince of Persia)
Theo (Celeste)
Tidus (Final Fantasy X)
Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII)
Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
Tracer (Overwatch)
Trilby (Five Days a Stranger)
Vector the Crocodile (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Vectorman (Vectorman)
Vega (Street Fighter II)
Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
Veronica (Dragon Quest XI)
Vivi Orunitia (Final Fantasy IX)
Wario (Super Mario Bros.)
Welkin Gunther (Valkyria Chronicles)
Wheatley (Portal 2)
Yes Man (Fallout: New Vegas)
Yoshi (Super Mario World)
Yoshimitsu (Tekken/Soul Calibur)
Yu Narukami (Persona 4)
Yuna (Final Fantasy X)
Zagreus (Hades)
Zero (Mega Man X)
Zidane Tribal (Final Fantasy IX)
Zola (Blue Dragon)

For full disclosure, these are the characters I allowed in based on my judgment. The criteria I used was a combination of previous GameFAQs contest seed, previous GameFAQs contest results, and my own perceived popularity of the character and their respective game(s) on Board 8.

Auron (Final Fantasy X)
Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
Crash Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot)
Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Master Chief (Halo)
Pac-Man (Pac-Man)
Ramza Beoulve (Final Fantasy Tactics)
Ryu (Street Fighter)
The Boss (Metal Gear Solid 3)
Wario (Super Mario Bros.)
Yu Narukami (Persona 4)

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ZaziGuado
06/02/21 2:48:54 PM
#3:


Round Formats:

Round One (200 characters)
20 groups of 10 characters. Users vote by assigning +3, +2, +1, -1, -2, and -3 to characters. The bottom three placers from each group are eliminated.

Round Two (140 characters remain, 120 participate)
Winners of each group in Round One receive a bye in this round. Groups from Round One are randomly paired together and the characters from each group face off. Individual matchups are determined by finish in round one. 2v7, 3v6, and 4v5. Users vote by splitting five points between each character in each match. In essence, you are voting 5-0, 4-1, or 3-2. The losers of each match are eliminated.

Round Three (80 characters remain)
All characters participate in Round Three. Characters are randomly put into eight groups of ten characters. For each group, users vote by ranking them +10 to +1. The bottom five point getters are eliminated.

Round Four (40 characters remain)
Also known as the World Cup round. Characters are randomly drawn into ten groups of four characters. Each character faces the characters in their group round robin style. Users vote as they did in Round Two by splitting five points between the two characters in each match. Winning a match gives you +10 to your score. The bottom two in each group are eliminated.

Round Five (20 characters remain)
Also known as Boot and Immune. Characters are randomly drawn into two groups of ten. Each day users vote to boot one character and immune one character. The character with the most immunes at the end of the day moves on followed by the character with the most boots being eliminated. Boots and immunes are aggregate.

Round Six (10 characters remain)
Also known as the Golden Parcel round. Characters are randomly drawn into 1v1 matchups. Users vote by ranking each character participating in Round Six +10 to +1 once. Each day, however, users may award a golden parcel to a character of their choice which gives that character +5 to their score. The loser of each match is eliminated.

Round Seven (5 characters remain)
A nebulous round. This time I've decided to do a round robin format similar to the World Cup round. Each character faces each other once. For each day, users vote by splitting five points among the four users participating that day. However, both matches must receive at least one point. I'm open to tweaking this format as the contest rolls on if I figure out something more interesting (my original idea was using score differential to determine points so winners would get positive points and losers would get negative points, but that seems like it would snowball quickly, which maybe that kind of chaos would be interesting who knows that's why I'm keeping this open to change). The bottom two placers are eliminated.

Finals (3 characters remain)
Users vote by giving one character +1 and one character -1. The winner is Board 8's favorite video game character.

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Jesse_Custer
06/02/21 2:53:13 PM
#4:


Tag
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Snake5555555555
06/02/21 2:55:48 PM
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Jesse_Custer posted...
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ViolentAbacus
06/02/21 3:37:07 PM
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Jesse_Custer posted...
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Cavedweller2000
06/02/21 3:59:28 PM
#7:


Tagging hard

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Shonen_Bat
06/02/21 4:02:00 PM
#8:


Tag

Roster turned out pretty good here.

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ZaziGuado
06/03/21 10:51:23 AM
#9:


The following characters will each headline a group in Round 1:

Luigi (Super Mario Bros.)
Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)
Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
Kaine (Nier)
Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)
Madeline (Celeste)
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
The King of All Cosmos (Katamari Damacy)
Tidus (Final Fantasy X)
GlaDOS (Portal)
Goro Majima (Yakuza)
Hat Kid (A Hat In Time)
Kirby (Kirby)
Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney)
Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Spyro the Dragon (Spyro the Dragon)
Zagreus (Hades)

I'll randomize the order when it comes time to draw them.

I chose Goro Majima, Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth, and Princess Zelda from the batch of characters with four nominations that got there by way of double nomination. Majima, Phoenix, and Edgeworth I chose because I wanted to avoid them ending up in the same group with either each other (Phoenix and Edgeworth) or their in-game counterpart (Majima and Kiryu). Zelda headlines because she's Zelda.

I'll do the draw either this afternoon or tomorrow afternoon. Round 1 probably starts on Saturday.

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MZero
06/03/21 10:59:47 AM
#10:


ZaziGuado posted...
The following characters will each headline a group in Round 1:

Tidus (Final Fantasy X)

aww yeah

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andylt
06/03/21 11:13:33 AM
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Whoops I meant to come back and nominate before the thing closed but waited too long!

Final Fantasy makes up over 10% of this lol

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ZaziGuado
06/03/21 11:43:01 AM
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I'll be live drawing at the top of the hour.

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ZaziGuado
06/03/21 11:45:32 AM
#13:


andylt posted...
Whoops I meant to come back and nominate before the thing closed but waited too long!

Final Fantasy makes up over 10% of this lol

That's not all too surprising to me. RPGs normally have the most character development and Final Fantasy is the most popular one with many entries in the series.

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Jesse_Custer
06/03/21 1:29:01 PM
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andylt posted...


Final Fantasy makes up over 10% of this lol

If Im counting right, that franchise also made up over 10% of the characters in the last site-wide Character Battle, so its not too surprising.
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ZaziGuado
06/03/21 1:43:03 PM
#15:


Here are the results of the random draw for Round 1:

Group 1
Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)
Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)
Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
Ike (Fire Emblem)
James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2)
The Kid (Bastion)
SHODAN (System Shock)
Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2)
Mewtwo (Pokemon)

Group 2
Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
Palutena (Kid Icarus)
Kim Kitsuragi (Disco Elysium)
Vector the Crocodile (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Jak (Jak and Daxter)
Mae Borowski (Night in the Woods)
Kyle Hyde (Hotel Dusk: Room 215)
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
Theo (Celeste)
Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)

Group 3
Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)
Blue (Pokemon)
Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
Snow Villiers (Final Fantasy XIII)
Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
Vega (Street Fighter II)
Mythra (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
The Goose (Untitled Goose Game)
Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)
Naked Snake/Big Boss (Metal Gear)

Group 4
Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)
Alucard (Castlevania)
Ryuji Sakamoto (Persona 5)
Falco Lombardi (Star Fox)
Kuja (Final Fantasy IX)
Claude (Fire Emblem 3 Houses)
Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
Sam Fisher (Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell)
Yes Man (Fallout: New Vegas)
King Dedede (Kirby)

Group 5
The King of All Cosmos (Katamari Damacy)
Wario (Super Mario Bros.)
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Joel (The Last of Us)
The Prince (Prince of Persia)
Solaire of Astora (Dark Souls)
Samanosuke (Onimusha)
Mr. Torgue (Borderlands 2)
Welkin Gunther (Valkyria Chronicles)
Ren "Joker" Amamiya (Persona 5)

Group 6
Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney)
Irvine Kinneas (Final Fantasy VIII)
Nenji Ogata (13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim)
Ramza Beoulve (Final Fantasy Tactics)
Ryu (Street Fighter)
Racuni the Fire Harg (Summoners War)
Estelle Bright (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky)
Porky Minch (Earthbound)
Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
Sunny (Omori)

Group 7
Kaine (Nier)
Dr. Neo Cortex (Crash Bandicoot)
Octodad (Octodad)
Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
Crash Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot)
Bartz (Final Fantasy V)
Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
2B (NieR: Automata)
Sylvando (Dragon Quest XI)
Bad Girl (No More Heroes)

Group 8
Kirby (Kirby)
Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
Veronica (Dragon Quest XI)
Corvo Attano (Dishonored)
Dante (Devil May Cry)
Max Caulfield (Life is Strange)
Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Bentley (Sly Cooper)
Papyrus (Undertale)

Group 9
Goro Majima (Yakuza)
Vivi Orunitia (Final Fantasy IX)
Sekiro (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
Pit (Kid Icarus)
Wheatley (Portal 2)
Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)
Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)
Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles)
Zola (Blue Dragon)
Felix (Fire Emblem: 3 Houses)

Group 10
Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid)
Sir Daniel Fortesque (Medievil)
Captain Viridian (VVVVVV)
Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII)
Hendrik (Dragon Quest XI)
Locke Cole (Final Fantasy VI)
Robo (Chrono Trigger)
Joshua Bright (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky)
Kat (Gravity Rush)

Group 11
Tidus (Final Fantasy X)
Spinarak (Pokemon)
K1-B0 (Danganronpa V3)
9S (NieR: Automata)
Sylvain (Fire Emblem: 3 Houses)
The Outsider (Dishonored)
Jin Kazama (Tekken)
Cammy (Street Fighter)
Lucas (Mother 3)
Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper)

Group 12
Luigi (Super Mario Bros.)
Boyfriend (Friday Night Funkin')
Yoshi (Super Mario World)
Trilby (Five Days a Stranger)
Auron (Final Fantasy X)
Cuphead (Cuphead)
Fiona Belli (Haunting Ground)
The Nameless One (Planescape:Torment)
Yoshimitsu (Tekken/Soul Calibur)
Guybrush Threepwood (Secret of Monkey Island)

Group 13
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)
Magus (Chrono Trigger)
Ellie (The Last of Us)
Mega Man (Mega Man)
Count Bleck (Super Paper Mario)
Luca Blight (Suikoden 2)
Hades (Hades)
Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)
Zero (Mega Man X)

Group 14
Hat Kid (A Hat In Time)
Shantae (Shantae: Pirate's Curse)
Frog (Chrono Trigger)
Cave Johnson (Portal 2)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
Yuna (Final Fantasy X)
Talion (Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor)
Jecht (Final Fantasy X)
Pac-Man (Pac-Man)

Group 15
Spyro the Dragon (Spyro the Dragon)
Dr. Nefarious (Ratchet and Clank)
Andrew Ryan (Bioshock)
Giovanni (Pokemon)
Tracer (Overwatch)
Little Mac (Punch-Out!!)
Citan Uzuki (Xenogears)
Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
Godot (Ace Attorney)
Olivier Lenheim (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky)

Group 16
Zagreus (Hades)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Jessie (Final Fantasy VII: Remake)
Edith Finch (What Remains of Edith Finch)
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
Millenia (Grandia 2)
Pablo Sanchez (Backyard Sports)
Blob (A Boy and His Blob)
Zidane Tribal (Final Fantasy IX)
Monika (Doki Doki Literature Club)

Group 17
Madeline (Celeste)
Claire Redfield (Resident Evil)
Reinhardt (Overwatch)
Jennifer (Rule of Rose)
Freddy (Five Nights at Freddy's)
Raiden (Metal Gear Solid)
Meta Knight (Kirby)
Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
Edgar Figaro (Final Fantasy VI)
Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII)

Group 18
GlaDOS (Portal)
Yu Narukami (Persona 4)
Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
Kate Marsh (Life is Strange)
Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
Claire (A Short Hike)
Delita Hyral (Final Fantasy Tactics)
Balthier Bunansa (Final Fantasy XII)
Heather Mason (Silent Hill 3)
Mordin Solus (Mass Effect)

Group 19
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
Vectorman (Vectorman)
Leah (Stardew Valley)
Master Chief (Halo)
Missile (Ghost Trick)
Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)
Edelgard (Fire Emblem)
Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
Proto Man (Mega Man)
Crono (Chrono Trigger)

Group 20
Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
Carmen Sandiego (Carmen Sandiego)
Captain Toad (Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker)
Kratos (God of War)
Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
Debora (Dragon Quest V)
Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Robin (Iconoclasts)
The Boss (Metal Gear Solid 3)
Agent 47 (Hitman)

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Cavedweller2000
06/03/21 2:00:58 PM
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Some interesting groups there!

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Jesse_Custer
06/03/21 2:04:51 PM
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Can I request that Cammy be referred to as Cammy White, her full name? Since other characters like Vivi are mentioned that way.
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ZaziGuado
06/03/21 2:47:32 PM
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Jesse_Custer posted...
Can I request that Cammy be referred to as Cammy White, her full name? Since other characters like Vivi are mentioned that way.

I can if it's important to you. I was going for consistency within the franchise. Ryu and Vega don't have last names and I generally don't see Street Fighter characters recognized with them. Of course I know very little about Street Fighter in general, so if this is a sticking point I'm happy to oblige.

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Jesse_Custer
06/03/21 3:06:40 PM
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ZaziGuado posted...
I can if it's important to you. I was going for consistency within the franchise. Ryu and Vega don't have last names and I generally don't see Street Fighter characters recognized with them. Of course I know very little about Street Fighter in general, so if this is a sticking point I'm happy to oblige.

Fair enough, I dont feel too strongly one way or another.
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andylt
06/03/21 3:36:22 PM
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The only generic pokemon being Spinarak is hilarious.

Yoshi and Yoshimitsu together, Pyramid Head and James together, fun times ahead!


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JayLv100
06/04/21 11:57:13 AM
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I am very proud that my baby Spinarak made it into the contest!

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ZaziGuado
06/04/21 2:54:40 PM
#22:


JayLv100 posted...
I am very proud that my baby Spinarak made it into the contest!

They are the only "traditional" Pokemon in the contest as Blue and Giovanni are trainers and Mewtwo is something all his own. They carry the weight of the everymon on their shoulders entering the contest.

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06/04/21 3:31:28 PM
#23:


ZaziGuado posted...
They are the only "traditional" Pokemon in the contest as Blue and Giovanni are trainers and Mewtwo is something all his own. They carry the weight of the everymon on their shoulders entering the contest.

I hope that works to their advantage, and people rally behind a cute little spidey pokemon!

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Cavedweller2000
06/05/21 1:34:52 PM
#24:


Any chance you could post the link in here when a new group goes up?

Sometimes I just come on to see my tagged topics without looking at the main board :)

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ZaziGuado
06/05/21 1:41:29 PM
#25:


Cavedweller2000 posted...
Any chance you could post the link in here when a new group goes up?

Sometimes I just come on to see my tagged topics without looking at the main board :)

Sure thing.

Round 1, Group 1 is live!
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79496854

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Cavedweller2000
06/05/21 2:11:26 PM
#26:


ZaziGuado posted...
Sure thing.

Round 1, Group 1 is live!
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79496854
Thanks mate!

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Johnbobb
06/05/21 6:39:32 PM
#27:


Yeah

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ZaziGuado
06/06/21 1:01:18 PM
#28:


Round 1, Group 2 is now ongoing.
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79498417

I will be posting the results of Group 1 here shortly.

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kateee
06/06/21 1:03:16 PM
#29:


how did i miss the whole nom phase

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ZaziGuado
06/06/21 1:06:32 PM
#30:


Group 1
Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)
Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)
Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
Ike (Fire Emblem)
James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2)
The Kid (Bastion)
SHODAN (System Shock)
Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2)
Mewtwo (Pokemon)

Results:
44 - Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
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18 - Ike (Fire Emblem)
0 - Mewtwo (Pokemon)
0 - James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2)
-2 - Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
-3 - SHODAN (System Shock)
-3 - Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)
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-9 - Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)
-15 - The Kid (Bastion)
-30 - Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2)

Total Votes: 28
Tiebreaker: Mewtwo over James Sunderland by way of positive vote percentage (52.38% vs 46.67%)
Tiebreaker: SHODAN over Squall Leonhart by way of positive vote percentage (46.15% vs 43.75%)

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Shonen_Bat
06/06/21 2:19:24 PM
#31:


0 - Mewtwo (Pokemon)
-3 - SHODAN (System Shock)

For shame.

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Evillordexdeath
06/06/21 2:33:39 PM
#32:


rip Pyramid Head, I guess being in the same division as James was a rough draw for him.

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Cavedweller2000
06/06/21 3:44:39 PM
#33:


So long PH :(

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ZaziGuado
06/07/21 1:00:48 PM
#34:


Round 1, Group 3 is live!
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79500030

Round 1, Group 2 results will be posted shortly.

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06/07/21 1:25:18 PM
#35:


Group 2
Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
Palutena (Kid Icarus)
Kim Kitsuragi (Disco Elysium)
Vector the Crocodile (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Jak (Jak and Daxter)
Mae Borowski (Night in the Woods)
Kyle Hyde (Hotel Dusk: Room 215)
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
Theo (Celeste)
Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)

Results:
22 - Kyle Hyde (Hotel Dusk: Room 215)
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14 - Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
12 - Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
10 - Mae Borowski (Night in the Woods)
8 - Palutena (Kid Icarus)
-1 - Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
-4 - Kim Kitsuragi (Disco Elysium)
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-6 - Theo (Celeste)
-25 - Jak (Jak and Daxter)
-30 - Vector the Crocodile (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Total Votes: 25

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andylt
06/07/21 1:32:34 PM
#36:


Kyle crushing it!

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Cavedweller2000
06/07/21 2:05:06 PM
#37:


andylt posted...
Kyle crushing it!
Damn straight :)

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Johnbobb
06/07/21 5:56:34 PM
#38:


I am fully expecting this contest to dominate all my favorite characters D:

it's ok Jak I still love you

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MetalmindStats
06/08/21 5:34:16 AM
#39:


It's probably a bit late for this, but have a list of notable snubs (as selected by yours truly) to attest to the impact of a small nominator pool anyways:
  • Albert Wesker, Chris Redfield
  • Amaterasu
  • Banjo, Kazooie
  • Big Daddy
  • Bomberman
  • Captain Falcon
  • CATS
  • Cecil Harvey (and FFIV in general), Kefka (...how?), Lightning, Terra Branford, Vincent Valentine
  • Charizard, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, Red
  • Chun-Li, Ken Masters, M. Bison
  • Dick Gumshoe, Maya Fey
  • Diddy Kong, King K. Rool
  • Dr. Wily, Mega Man X
  • Dracula, Simon Belmont
  • Fox McCloud, Wolf O'Donnell
  • Ganondorf
  • Geno, Princess Peach, Rosalina, Waluigi
  • Isaac
  • KOS-MOS
  • Kratos Aurion, Yuri Lowell
  • L-Block
  • Lara Croft
  • Liquid Snake
  • Neku Sakuraba
  • Ness
  • Persona non-MC party members in general (except Ryuji Sakamoto)
  • Ratchet (missed a field Jak and Sly made even though his series is still alive and about to get a new game)
  • Rayman (after Rayman Legends' heroics last Zazi UotY-style contest)
  • Ridley
  • Rockstar and Telltale in their entireties (not surprising, but still)
  • Ryu Hayabusa
  • Sans
  • Scorpion
  • Shovel Knight
  • Tails
  • The Doom Slayer
  • Vyse

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andylt
06/08/21 8:10:25 AM
#40:


I propose the winner of this contest has a final one on one championship vote against CATS.

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colliding
06/08/21 11:15:28 AM
#41:


MetalmindStats posted...
It's probably a bit late for this, but have a list of notable snubs (as selected by yours truly) to attest to the impact of a small nominator pool anyways:


I'm okay with most of these being left out. I don't think the point is to mimic the actual contest as much as possible. I did nom Vyse and Maya so it sucks that they didn't get a second but whatever.

CATS is a glaring omission obviously

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ZaziGuado
06/08/21 12:12:03 PM
#42:


The lack of Persona love was surprising to me, but I guess I contributed to that since I love the modern Persona series but didn't nominate anyone. No character from the series had more than one person nominate them. Those that made it in either were given a bolded nom or, in the case of Yu Narukaimi, allowed in on my discretion. Honestly, if Ganondorf or Princess Peach had received a single nomination, I most likely would've chosen one of them over Yu. He was among my final cuts.

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Shonen_Bat
06/08/21 12:38:43 PM
#43:


A lot of those characters like Ganon, Peach, Shovel Knight etc are ones I didn't even consider nominating because I thought they'd get in pretty easily. Whoops.

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06/08/21 12:47:11 PM
#44:


Shonen_Bat posted...
A lot of those characters like Ganon, Peach, Shovel Knight etc are ones I didn't even consider nominating because I thought they'd get in pretty easily. Whoops.

this is why I think having baseline "assumed to be included" characters is good for a contest like this. people don't want to waste their noms for famous characters, but they want them to be in anyway.

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ZaziGuado
06/08/21 1:00:42 PM
#45:


Round 1, Group 4 is live.
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79501807

Group 3 results will be posted shortly.

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andylt
06/08/21 1:03:47 PM
#46:


IDK, does anyone really care enough about Peach to miss her absence? I think you can argue that it's good for there to be no (or very few) auto-locks based on fame alone.

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ZaziGuado
06/08/21 1:19:10 PM
#47:


I think having characters with fame is a good barometer within a contest. Like we'll see here shortly, many characters will place ahead of Mario from Group 3. I don't think that's Mario being unpopular so much as an example of characters Board 8 likes as a community more than general public would.

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ZaziGuado
06/08/21 1:20:57 PM
#48:


Group 3
Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)
Blue (Pokemon)
Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
Snow Villiers (Final Fantasy XIII)
Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
Vega (Street Fighter II)
Mythra (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
The Goose (Untitled Goose Game)
Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)
Naked Snake/Big Boss (Metal Gear)

Results:
36 - Naked Snake/Big Boss (Metal Gear)
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15 - Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)
13 - Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
10 - Blue (Pokemon)
2 - The Goose (Untitled Goose Game)
0 - Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
-4 - Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)
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-15 - Vega (Street Fighter II)
-18 - Mythra (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
-39 - Snow Villiers (Final Fantasy XIII)

Total Votes: 31

Highest votal yet. Thank you all for participating.

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Shonen_Bat
06/08/21 1:22:55 PM
#49:


I'd support Peach over a lot of characters just because she's a Smash main of mine tbh. Enjoying playing as a character is a valid reason to vote for them.

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06/08/21 2:36:18 PM
#50:


certainly I'd rather have had Peach, Kefka, etc over trash like Snow in there!

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