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Fall 2006: The Great GameFAQs Character Battle V

Character Battle V

It's back.

The users of GameFAQs have nominated 64 video game characters and it's time to let them battle it out. Starting September 12th, the 64-character winner-take-all tournament will begin. Using the Poll of the Day to decide, the most popular series will take the this year's title.

Year number five of the Character Battle is a battle between the sexes: Four 8-character female divisions, four 8-character male divisions. The winners of each meet in the final, and then it's time for the Battle Royale.

The four champion characters, Link, Mario, Sephiroth, and Cloud, will be joined by the top male and female characters from the final, and they'll all battle it out at once, with the character receiving the least votes being eliminated each day until only one remains.

Your mission is simple: Choose which character will win each day's battle. Fill out your best guess at how the final brackets will turn out, and win a prize. Don't forget: This is not a contest to see which character is your favorite, or even which one is the most powerful. It's all a big popularity contest, and visitors who have never visited GameFAQs before will be sure to stop in and vote.

For the first round of 32 polls, picking the correct series that wins that day's poll will score one point. For each successive round, picking the winner will earn double the points of the round before (Round 2: 2 points, Division Final: 4 points, Quarter-Finals: 8 points, Semi-final: 16 points, Final: 32 points). Each character placement that you correctly choose in the Battle Royale will earn an additional 8 points each. The sum of all points earned is your final score.

A valid GameFAQs Universal account is required to create a bracket, and in order to be eligible for the prizes, you must provide your real name and address. Once you fill out your bracket initially, you can make as many changes as you like, but you can only enter for prizes once per household or Internet connection, so if you share board accounts with others, make sure only one of you enters a prizes-eligible bracket. Due to legal restrictions, only residents of the US and Canada may enter the contest for prizes, but anyone with an account may enter a bracket (or more than one) for fun and bragging rights.

Remember: This is a popularity contest, and nothing more. While we do make every effort to stop individuals from voting numerous times without restricting anyone from voting that wants to legitmiately, outside forces can and will attempt to push the vote for their favorite. As in the past, we reserve the right intervene in the daily tally when there is a clear evidence of mass voting fraud. Take all of the above into the account when filling out your bracket!

This year's prizes are as follows:

  • First Place: A $400 online store gift certificate
  • Second and Third Place: A $250 online store gift certificate
  • Fourth and Fifth Place: A $150 online store gift certificate
  • Sixth-Tenth Places: A $50 online store gift certificate






Round 1Round 2Div FinalQuarterSemiFinalWinner
Spazer Division Samus
Tifa
Samus
Zelda
Samus
Snake
Samus
(1) Samus Aran
(8) Nidoran F
Samus
Ada
Samus
Rikku
(4) Ada Wong
(5) Jade
(3) Rikku
(6) Lenneth Valkyrie
Rikku
Kairi
(2) Kairi
(7) Claire Redfield
Limit Division
(1) Tifa Lockhart
(8) Ivy Valentine
Tifa
The Boss
Tifa
Peach
(4) The Boss
(5) Celes Chere
(3) Jill Valentine
(6) Sheena Fujibayashi
Jill
Peach
(2) Princess Peach
(7) Princess Daisy
Triforce Division Zelda
Yuna
(1) Zelda
(8) Carmen Sandiego
Zelda
Terra
Zelda
Aeris
(4) Terra Branford
(5) Sarah Kerrigan
(3) KOS-MOS
(6) Amy Rose
KOS-MOS
Aeris
(2) Aeris Gainsborough
(7) Marle
Aeon Division
(1) Yuna
(8) Roll
Yuna
Joanna
Yuna
Chun Li
(4) Joanna Dark
(5) Cortana
(3) Chun Li
(6) Kasumi
Chun Li
Lara
(2) Lara Croft
(7) Alyx Vance
Patriot Division Snake
Mega Man
Snake
Sonic
(1) Solid Snake
(8) Soma Cruz
Snake
Squall
Snake
Yoshi
(4) Squall Leonhart
(5) Tidus
(3) Riku
(6) Yoshi
Yoshi
Dante
(2) Dante
(7) Ryu Hayabusa
Destiny Division
(1) Sora
(8) Tingle
Sora
Gordon
Sora
Mega Man
(4) Phoenix Wright
(5) Gordon Freeman
(3) Kratos (God of War)
(6) Ryu (Street Fighter)
Ryu SF
Mega Man
(2) Mega Man
(7) Axel
Blast Division Sonic
Crono
(1) Sonic the Hedgehog
(8) CATS
Sonic
Vincent
Sonic
Luigi
(4) Ganondorf
(5) Vincent Valentine
(3) Kirby
(6) The Prince of Persia
Kirby
Luigi
(2) Luigi
(7) Zero
Time Division
(1) Crono
(8) Captain Falcon
Crono
Bowser
Crono
Auron
(4) Bowser
(5) Leon Kennedy
(3) Auron
(6) Alucard
Auron
Sub-Zero
(2) Master Chief
(7) Sub-Zero

Top Entries

RankUserScorePrize Rank
1Jakyl252201st Place
2HeroicMint215---
3chris31312142nd Place
4SWFreekLUE2133rd Place
5Lord_Yggdrassil213---
6BloodFalcon872124th Place
7Arawok2115th Place
8ChromeGadget211---
9leadrboardsteve2096th Place
10Heroic_Rufus209---
11Supernova36209---
12Guitarfan1986208---
13MasterMoltar208---
14Smurfsdabomb207---
15Sturmtiger_Four2077th Place
16OBoxK207---
17RadLink52068th Place
18SocomGirl206---
19Ciaran87205---
20ultimaruneblade2059th Place
21Gnarkillv88205---
22SingToMe14205---
23Elendile20410th Place
24CaptnNGameMastr204---
25ScottMaster204---
26pmongold204---
27psxfreak1011204---
28hypertailz203---
29______________l203---
30nightowl30202---
31Hero_Joe_Smith202---
32SlyDante202---
33KHmaster5202---
34Ruisu-X202-Eligible--
35Exystence201---
36geno_16201---
37vash_131201---
38NikeXTC201---
39riemedev201---
40Luigifan98201---
41FollowTheNoob201---
42Compsognathus200---
43pbarkers77200---
44Penguinonfire200---
45Leebo86200---
46NinerPrattX200---
47FoxMcCloud32200---
48Snoopdawwg22200---
49nerazzuro13200---
50jbXIII200---

All Scores

ScoreCountPercentPercentile
22010.00%99.9977
21510.00%99.9953
21410.00%99.9930
21320.00%99.9883
21210.00%99.9859
21120.00%99.9812
20930.01%99.9742
20820.00%99.9695
20730.01%99.9625
20620.00%99.9578
20540.01%99.9484
20450.01%99.9367
20320.00%99.9320
20250.01%99.9203
20170.02%99.9039
200110.03%99.8781
199120.03%99.8499
19890.02%99.8288
19780.02%99.8101
196150.04%99.7749
195130.03%99.7444
194180.04%99.7022
193220.05%99.6506
192220.05%99.5990
191220.05%99.5474
190220.05%99.4958
189240.06%99.4396
188290.07%99.3716
187330.08%99.2942
186290.07%99.2262
185470.11%99.1160
184330.08%99.0386
183600.14%98.8979
182400.09%98.8041
181470.11%98.6939
180710.17%98.5274
179690.16%98.3656
178810.19%98.1757
177880.21%97.9693
1761000.23%97.7348
175800.19%97.5472
174840.20%97.3503
173830.19%97.1557
172940.22%96.9352
1711060.25%96.6867
170990.23%96.4545
1691170.27%96.1802
168930.22%95.9621
1671360.32%95.6432
1661130.26%95.3782
1651150.27%95.1086
1641210.28%94.8248
1631280.30%94.5247
1621180.28%94.2480
1611460.34%93.9056
1601210.28%93.6219
1591350.32%93.3054
1581360.32%92.9864
1571580.37%92.6160
1561710.40%92.2150
1551780.42%91.7976
1541900.45%91.3521
1532070.49%90.8667
1521870.44%90.4282
1512190.51%89.9146
1502220.52%89.3941
1492340.55%88.8454
1482670.63%88.2193
1472390.56%87.6589
1462640.62%87.0398
1452690.63%86.4090
1442860.67%85.7384
1432820.66%85.0771
1422990.70%84.3760
1413010.71%83.6702
1403000.70%82.9667
1393150.74%82.2281
1383300.77%81.4543
1373470.81%80.6406
1363390.79%79.8457
1353480.82%79.0297
1343570.84%78.1926
1333380.79%77.4000
1323210.75%76.6473
1313310.78%75.8711
1303390.79%75.0762
1293630.85%74.2250
1283620.85%73.3762
1273870.91%72.4687
1263910.92%71.5518
1253660.86%70.6936
1243800.89%69.8026
1233940.92%68.8787
1223970.93%67.9478
1213950.93%67.0215
1204030.94%66.0765
1194040.95%65.1292
1184210.99%64.1420
1174271.00%63.1407
1164521.06%62.0809
1154160.98%61.1054
1144691.10%60.0056
1134621.08%58.9223
1124551.07%57.8554
1114671.10%56.7603
1104711.10%55.6559
1094281.00%54.6523
1084661.09%53.5595
1074311.01%52.5489
1064291.01%51.5429
1054301.01%50.5346
1044301.01%49.5263
1034431.04%48.4875
1024561.07%47.4183
1014341.02%46.4006
1004471.05%45.3524
994421.04%44.3160
984120.97%43.3499
974641.09%42.2619
964751.11%41.1481
954521.06%40.0882
943940.92%39.1643
934200.98%38.1794
924431.04%37.1406
914170.98%36.1628
904331.02%35.1475
894531.06%34.0853
884240.99%33.0910
874561.07%32.0218
864110.96%31.0580
854301.01%30.0497
844150.97%29.0766
834020.94%28.1339
824341.02%27.1163
813750.88%26.2369
804240.99%25.2427
794150.97%24.2696
784311.01%23.2589
773970.93%22.3280
763820.90%21.4323
754010.94%20.4920
743750.88%19.6126
733780.89%18.7263
723520.83%17.9009
713480.82%17.0848
703630.85%16.2336
693320.78%15.4551
683220.76%14.7001
673270.77%13.9333
662900.68%13.2533
653030.71%12.5428
643080.72%11.8206
632960.69%11.1265
622810.66%10.4676
612580.60%9.8626
602480.58%9.2811
592340.55%8.7324
582350.55%8.1813
572400.56%7.6185
562200.52%7.1027
552060.48%6.6196
542270.53%6.0873
531940.45%5.6324
521960.46%5.1728
512050.48%4.6921
501600.38%4.3169
491370.32%3.9957
481630.38%3.6135
471570.37%3.2453
461190.28%2.9663
451290.30%2.6638
441070.25%2.4129
43980.23%2.1831
42890.21%1.9744
41710.17%1.8079
40690.16%1.6461
39510.12%1.5265
38510.12%1.4069
37600.14%1.2662
36440.10%1.1631
35350.08%1.0810
34330.08%1.0036
33250.06%0.9450
32240.06%0.8887
31160.04%0.8512
30230.05%0.7973
29170.04%0.7574
28120.03%0.7293
27110.03%0.7035
2670.02%0.6871
2550.01%0.6753
24100.02%0.6519
23100.02%0.6284
2290.02%0.6073
21110.03%0.5815
2080.02%0.5628
1960.01%0.5487
1830.01%0.5417
1780.02%0.5229
1640.01%0.5135
15180.04%0.4713
14270.06%0.4080
13270.06%0.3447
12200.05%0.2978
11150.04%0.2626
10100.02%0.2392
950.01%0.2275
8170.04%0.1876
7140.03%0.1548
6150.04%0.1196
5200.05%0.0727
4120.03%0.0446
380.02%0.0258
2110.03%0.0000

Correct Picks by Battle

BattleBattlersWinner% Correct
1Samus Aran
Nidoran F
Samus Aran97.13%
2Ada Wong
Jade
Ada Wong64.74%
3Rikku
Lenneth Valkyrie
Rikku85.91%
4Kairi
Claire Redfield
Kairi62.45%
5Tifa Lockhart
Ivy Valentine
Tifa Lockhart90.96%
6The Boss
Celes Chere
The Boss68.16%
7Jill Valentine
Sheena Fujibayashi
Jill Valentine85.76%
8Princess Peach
Princess Daisy
Princess Peach92.62%
9Zelda
Carmen Sandiego
Zelda98.13%
10Terra Branford
Sarah Kerrigan
Terra Branford56.50%
11KOS-MOS
Amy Rose
KOS-MOS71.23%
12Aeris Gainsborough
Marle
Aeris Gainsborough87.71%
13Yuna
Roll
Yuna90.64%
14Joanna Dark
Cortana
Joanna Dark65.75%
15Chun Li
Kasumi
Chun Li73.87%
16Lara Croft
Alyx Vance
Lara Croft92.91%
17Solid Snake
Soma Cruz
Solid Snake96.53%
18Squall Leonhart
Tidus
Squall Leonhart68.54%
19Riku
Yoshi
Yoshi58.08%
20Dante
Ryu Hayabusa
Dante78.81%
21Sora
Tingle
Sora92.66%
22Phoenix Wright
Gordon Freeman
Gordon Freeman56.77%
23Kratos
Ryu
Ryu48.99%
24Mega Man
Axel
Mega Man90.42%
25Sonic the Hedgehog
CATS
Sonic the Hedgehog96.38%
26Ganondorf
Vincent Valentine
Vincent Valentine39.39%
27Kirby
The Prince of Persia
Kirby72.24%
28Luigi
Zero
Luigi71.81%
29Crono
Captain Falcon
Crono83.11%
30Bowser
Leon Kennedy
Bowser71.09%
31Auron
Alucard
Auron70.08%
32Master Chief
Sub-Zero
Sub-Zero20.27%
33Samus Aran
Ada Wong
Samus Aran93.61%
34Rikku
Kairi
Rikku58.22%
35Tifa Lockhart
The Boss
Tifa Lockhart78.98%
36Jill Valentine
Princess Peach
Princess Peach62.85%
37Zelda
Terra Branford
Zelda92.76%
38KOS-MOS
Aeris Gainsborough
Aeris Gainsborough71.68%
39Yuna
Joanna Dark
Yuna70.10%
40Chun Li
Lara Croft
Chun Li33.13%
41Solid Snake
Squall Leonhart
Solid Snake79.17%
42Yoshi
Dante
Yoshi31.18%
43Sora
Gordon Freeman
Sora73.01%
44Ryu
Mega Man
Mega Man58.81%
45Sonic the Hedgehog
Vincent Valentine
Sonic the Hedgehog52.61%
46Kirby
Luigi
Luigi41.06%
47Crono
Bowser
Crono63.73%
48Auron
Sub-Zero
Auron35.87%
49Samus Aran
Rikku
Samus Aran83.95%
50Tifa Lockhart
Princess Peach
Tifa Lockhart61.21%
51Zelda
Aeris Gainsborough
Zelda65.58%
52Yuna
Chun Li
Yuna41.25%
53Solid Snake
Yoshi
Solid Snake68.14%
54Sora
Mega Man
Mega Man38.87%
55Sonic the Hedgehog
Luigi
Sonic the Hedgehog40.02%
56Crono
Auron
Crono46.04%
57Samus Aran
Tifa Lockhart
Samus Aran63.86%
58Zelda
Yuna
Zelda52.79%
59Solid Snake
Mega Man
Solid Snake48.34%
60Sonic the Hedgehog
Crono
Sonic the Hedgehog13.31%
61Samus Aran
Zelda
Samus Aran41.16%
62Solid Snake
Sonic the Hedgehog
Solid Snake27.07%
63Samus Aran
Solid Snake
Samus Aran12.54%

The GameFAQs Great Character Battle V

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