Best Final Fantasy Character Ever: ROUND 1, DAY 37: Rufus (FF7) vs. Sabin (FF6)

#1MagmaYoshiPosted 5/1/2012 9:02:50 AM
**SPOILERS AHEAD!**

Welcome to ROUND 2, MATCH 37 of the "Best Final Fantasy Character Ever" tournament! This tournament will determine the best character in the Final Fantasy series. After going through an intense nomination process, we have narrowed the contestants down to 64 nominees, with representation from almost all corners of the FF universe.

This is how it will work. Every day, I will post two contestants. All you have to do is vote for the character you think is the better of the two. At exactly 12pm EST, voting will freeze and any votes past that will not be counted.

Some ground rules:

1.) I would really prefer you copy-paste the previous voters' "Current standings" posted to prevent me from having to go through the topic and count each one. However, I won't disqualify your vote if you fail to read.

2.) You are only allowed to vote once per match, but feel free to discuss as much as you want.

3.) If you don't know anything about one of the characters (ie you haven't played their game), please abstain. It's not fair to that character.

4.) Please be very clear when casting your vote.

5.) You may not vote if your account was made AFTER the tournament began on March 17. I would impose a karma requirement but that has the possibility of weeding out real voters.

6.) In the event of a tie, sudden death will be entered at 12am (midnight) EST and the first contestant to reach five votes will win.

Here is the bracket with all of the matchups:

http://www.bracketmaker.com/tlist.cfm?tid=423732
#2MagmaYoshi(Topic Creator)Posted 5/1/2012 9:03:05 AM
Yesterday, Vivi Orunitia (FF9) proved to Delita Heiral (FFT) that he couldn't be manipulated into not kicking his ass, resulting in a few Flare spells sending Delita packing at XX-XX. Vivi will move on to Round 3, where he will face Terra Branford (FF6).

ROUND 2, MATCH 37
End-time: 12:00am EST 5/2/2012

Name: Rufus Shinra
Original Appearance: Final Fantasy VII
Voice Actor(s): Toru Okawa (JP), Wally Wingert (US)
Age: 19-25 (BCFF7), 25 (FF7) 27 (FF7AC)
Gender: Male
Height: No official source
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Laterality: Right-handed
Hometown: Unknown (Midgar?)
Race: Human
Weapon: Shotgun
Ultimate Weapon: N
Memorable Quote: "People are ignorant. They'll feel better as long as someone is punished."
Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-fleXlIRbs
Image: http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100831191622/finalfantasy/images/6/6c/Rufus-shinra-ff7.jpg
More info: http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Rufus_Shinra

VERSUS

Name: Sabin Rene Figaro
Original Appearance: Final Fantasy VI
Voice Actor(s): None
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3"
Wight: 233 lbs.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Laterality: Right-handed
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Figaro Castle
Race: Human
Weapon: Knuckles
Ultimate Weapon: Godhand
Memorable Quote: "You think a minor thing like the end of the world was gonna do me in?"
Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMoVh9EUOZI
Image: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100903004846/finalfantasy/images/9/99/Sabin_IV.jpg
More info: http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Sabin_Rene_Figaro

I know I basically have no hope of Rufus Shinra (FF7) winning, but I just like him more. Sabin, while one of the strongest characters, contributes almost nothing to the plot. His ONE flashback scene with Edgar was sort of touching, I guess, but other than that... Rufus was a badass with balls of steel no matter what his appearance. He was especially awesome in Advent Children. His whole sub-plot was probably one of the most interesting from that movie. I also like how he sees the error of his ways eventually and provides the funding for the W.R.O. to atone for his sins. And he's basically a main character in Before Crisis, where he is also one of the most interesting characters. Rufus doesn't get nearly enough credit, but he is one awesome individual.

Current Standings:
Rufus Shinra (FF7) [01]
Sabin Rene Figaro (FF6) [00]
#3TiaelPosted 5/1/2012 9:03:12 AM
Sabin
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#4Rose_MagePosted 5/1/2012 9:03:56 AM
Current Standings:
Rufus Shinra (FF7) [01]
Sabin Rene Figaro (FF6) [02]

Go Mash! :T
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#5DragoonGriffithPosted 5/1/2012 9:04:59 AM
Rufus Shinra (FF7) [01]
Sabin Rene Figaro (FF6) [03]

Sabin
#6ValcristPLPosted 5/1/2012 9:05:25 AM
Sabin.Simple.
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#7JanneK89Posted 5/1/2012 9:05:43 AM
Easy. Sabin.
#8roxas9001Posted 5/1/2012 9:05:48 AM
Sabin
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Kefka/Kuja ruined/destroyed a planet. Necron destroyed a universe. Zodiark destroyed a concept of existence.
#9rumblingrosePosted 5/1/2012 9:07:18 AM
Rufus, even though he doesn't stand a chance.
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#10InertSoloPosted 5/1/2012 9:10:57 AM
Suplexing a train > Ruling By fear with only 500 hp

Yeah I think you guys know where I'm going with this, voting Sabin.

Current Standings

Rufus Shinra (FF7) [02]
Sabin Rene Figaro (FF6) [07]