Who is the most popular video game character of all time?

Well, we're going to find out, at least according to the visitors of GameFAQs. Beginning July 1st, there will be a 64-character winner-take-all battle royale, conducted as the Poll of the Day over the following two months. From 64 of the most popular video game characters, only one will emerge as the champion.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to try and pick the winners. Split up over four divisions and seeded through scientific estimation and wild guesses, the 64 characters chosen will duke it out in a single-elimination tournament. If you've ever filled out an NCAA Basketball Tournament bracket before, the rest should be simple.

For the first round of 32 polls, picking the correct answer will score one point. For each successive round, picking the winner will earn double the points of the round before (Round 2: 2 points, Round 3: 4 points, Round 4: 8 points, Semifinals: 16 points, Finals: 32 points).






Final Bracket

North Division Mario - 36796 Link
1 - Mario - 39436
16 - Servbot - 13777
Mario - 44448 Mario - 52333 Mario - 64990 Mario - 53831
8 - Spyro the Dragon - 18186
9 - Morrigan Aensland - 39173
Morrigan - 22084
5 - Terry Bogard - 19929
12 - Aya Brea - 36637
Aya - 30478 Donkey Kong - 11507
4 - Donkey Kong - 32602
13 - Bub - 20016
Donkey Kong - 31798
6 - Alucard - 33516
11 - Miles "Tails" Prower - 28190
Alucard - 35864 Alucard - 22578 Cloud - 64713
3 - Duke Nukem - 33160
14 - Iori Yagami - 19714
Duke Nukem - 22445
7 - Pikachu - 30711
10 - PaRappa The Rapper - 25736
Pikachu - 15445 Cloud - 51787
2 - Cloud Strife - 54643
15 - Fox McCloud - 18599
Cloud - 59926
East Division
1 - Lara Croft - 44737
16 - Chop Chop Master Onion - 19512
Lara - 36308 Lara - 21571 Crono - 52517 Crono - 53716
8 - Ryo Hazuki - 39574
9 - Guybrush Threepwood - 15818
Ryo - 24834
5 - Crono - 49283
12 - Simon Belmont - 14906
Crono - 43939 Crono - 52488
4 - Dante - 40745
13 - Q*Bert - 17453
Dante - 22055
6 - Kasumi - 22688
11 - Aeris - 38190
Aeris - 50055 Aeris - 32702 Snake - 46697
3 - Gordon Freeman - 22560
14 - Tina Armstrong - 33801
Tina - 15009
7 - Knuckles the Echidna - 49964
10 - Akira Yuki - 12057
Knuckles - 26748 Snake - 42545
2 - Solid Snake - 46897
15 - Squall Leonhart - 24779
Snake - 41335
South Division Link - 61415
1 - Pac-Man - 41150
16 - Goemon - 15839
Pac-Man - 32607 Pac-Man - 28936 Scorpion - 21991 Link - 58273
8 - Abe - 22760
9 - Kyo Kusanagi - 31160
Kyo - 19282
5 - Scorpion - 42327
12 - Kazuya Mishima - 17282
Scorpion - 39171 Scorpion - 39539
4 - Max Payne - 38707
13 - Dirk the Daring - 12109
Max - 20754
6 - Bomberman - 40943
11 - Kane - 11476
Bomberman - 27432 Jill - 23342 Link - 69544
3 - Jill Valentine - 37539
14 - Kirby - 32837
Jill - 37828
7 - Strider Hiryu - 30662
10 - Raziel - 27661
Strider - 17270 Link - 61931
2 - Link - 59509
15 - Little Mac - 11076
Link - 53992
West Division
1 - Sonic the Hedgehog - 53023
16 - Pitfall Harry - 11292
Sonic - 33602 Sonic - 41939 Samus - 46047 Sephiroth - 44597
8 - Tidus - 35004
9 - Claire Redfield - 28117
Tidus - 23516
5 - Samus Aran - 40857
12 - Ken Masters - 21698
Samus - 39293 Samus - 41973
4 - Ryu - 46869
13 - CATS - 11145
Ryu - 28630
6 - Mega Man - 63039
11 - Ms. Pac-Man - 5257
Mega Man - 60914 Mega Man - 48185 Sephiroth - 51177
3 - Serious Sam - 32301
14 - Mr. Driller - 22696
Sam - 5414
7 - Sephiroth - 61367
10 - Gabe Logan - 8602
Sephiroth - 53956 Sephiroth - 49172
2 - Crash Bandicoot - 36305
15 - Ulala - 21111
Crash - 12235

Top Entries

RankUsernameCurrent ScoreFinal Battle Pick
1Burney178Link - 1500
2Fat Morton Jellyroll178Link - 1254
3LeLoup177Link - 22500
4synergy177Link - 20211
5I am spam177Link - 6908
6magnolia brandon177Link - 165
7TRA177Link - 323500
8Moogle Man174Link - 17000
9Young Janus174Link - 7000
10SeladonEQ173Link - 18321
11SutterCane173Link
12KyerWiz173Link
14GuidoHunter172Link
13PapaLuigi172Link
15FryhtanLord172Link
16Four Ton Mantis171Link
17CamelG171Link
18crazyguy19992000171Link
19Dbputts211171Link
20SleazyBreezy171Link
21JoJoTemporary171Link
22NightRain170Link
23ciser0170Link
24Link to the Past170Link
25ElMoogle170Link
26reality169Link
27Kathinja169Link
28Battery654169Link
29Delpheous2003169Link
30Yurtle Turtle169Link
31sans86168Link
32ness445168Link
33NGobert50168Link
34Ganondork168Link
35capnshmee168Link
36Zidane411168Link
37tyrant6168Link
38Viper Daimao168Link
39Westsider168Link
40grand lethal22168Link
41blur2k168Link
42Zingela167Link
43NateVader167Link
44gbgeej167Link
45mesays167Link
46DrAgOnPhEoNiX167Link
47T R I G U N167Link
48MarcAlan166Link
49duwease166Link
5012 other entries tied at 166

Score Distribution

ScoreNumber of EntriesPercentage
1782.01%
1775.03%
1742.01%
1733.02%
1723.02%
1716.04%
1704.02%
1695.03%
16811.07%
1676.04%
16614.08%
16518.11%
16417.1%
16317.1%
16213.08%
16119.11%
16016.1%
15916.1%
15823.14%
15725.15%
15628.17%
15534.2%
15432.19%
15327.16%
15222.13%
15135.21%
15042.25%
14935.21%
14831.18%
14752.31%
14654.32%
14565.39%
14449.29%
14358.35%
14244.26%
14152.31%
14038.23%
13961.36%
13844.26%
13753.32%
13671.42%
13568.41%
13463.38%
13362.37%
13272.43%
13169.41%
13079.47%
12963.38%
12866.39%
12777.46%
12675.45%
12591.54%
124105.63%
12390.54%
12283.5%
12192.55%
12070.42%
11995.57%
11898.58%
117109.65%
116110.66%
115109.65%
11488.52%
11395.57%
112118.7%
111135.81%
110134.8%
109120.72%
108143.85%
107156.93%
106141.84%
105157.94%
1041771.06%
1031701.01%
102155.92%
101162.97%
1001721.03%
991821.09%
981751.04%
97161.96%
961961.17%
95165.98%
941971.18%
932051.22%
922071.23%
912041.22%
902041.22%
892591.54%
882211.32%
872061.23%
862271.35%
852261.35%
842461.47%
832361.41%
822351.4%
812221.32%
802421.44%
792421.44%
782201.31%
772181.3%
762071.23%
752461.47%
742401.43%
732231.33%
722161.29%
712261.35%
702101.25%
691961.17%
682121.26%
671981.18%
662301.37%
651941.16%
642031.21%
631951.16%
622101.25%
611941.16%
60159.95%
591951.16%
581961.17%
571761.05%
561751.04%
55159.95%
54165.98%
53144.86%
52145.86%
51156.93%
50151.9%
49132.79%
48119.71%
47140.84%
4690.54%
45103.61%
4495.57%
43102.61%
4294.56%
4194.56%
4091.54%
3965.39%
3869.41%
3761.36%
3662.37%
3534.2%
3436.21%
3343.26%
3237.22%
3131.18%
3016.1%
2923.14%
2815.09%
279.05%
2611.07%
258.05%
249.05%
233.02%
223.02%
217.04%
204.02%
183.02%
171.01%
162.01%
151.01%
141.01%
121.01%
112.01%
92.01%
81.01%
61.01%
54.02%
41.01%

Correct Picks by Battle

BattleNumber of Entries CorrectPercentage
11607195.87%
2708742.28%
3943356.27%
41578894.18%
5861851.41%
61406083.87%
71086664.82%
81344580.2%
91483788.51%
101295477.27%
111280676.39%
121248774.49%
131130567.44%
14732743.71%
151157169.02%
161406183.88%
171369481.69%
18846850.51%
191222072.89%
201541091.92%
211189270.94%
22851150.77%
23935355.79%
241615996.39%
251602495.59%
261019260.8%
271343280.12%
281458186.98%
291577194.08%
301087564.87%
311511690.17%
321363681.34%
331369881.71%
341166569.58%
35482428.78%
361165369.51%
371242774.13%
38867951.77%
39896553.48%
401277176.18%
411087164.85%
42563633.62%
43544032.45%
441349380.49%
451018860.77%
46972658.02%
471419284.66%
481291177.02%
491215872.52%
50897353.53%
51554133.05%
521131767.51%
53290617.33%
541156969.01%
55532331.75%
56934455.74%
57741644.24%
58245214.63%
59955757.01%
60642838.34%
61519030.96%
62513530.63%
63214012.77%