It's back...again!

In 2002, Link defeats Mario to take the first victory. In 2003, Cloud defeats Sephiroth. In 2004, it's time to decide once again who's the best video game character.

The users of GameFAQs have nominated 64 characters and it's time to let them battle it out. Starting August 1st, the third 64-character winner-take-all tournament will begin, using the Poll of the Day, and at the end of it all, we will have a champion.

Your task, should you dare to even try, is to get into the heads of the hundreds of thousands of GameFAQs visitors and try to guess in advance what characters they will pick. This is not a contest to see which character would be more powerful in a fight, or necessarily which character is best. This is a popularity contest, and it gets wilder every year.

For the first round of 32 polls, picking the correct game 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, Round 3: 4 points, Round 4: 8 points, Semifinals: 16 points, Finals: 32 points).






Final Bracket

Hyrule DivisionLink
Mega Man
Link
Cloud
Link
(1) Link
(16) CATS
Link
Ganondorf
Link
Yoshi
Link
Crono
(8) Ganondorf
(9) Alucard
(5) Yoshi
(12) Ryo Hazuki
Yoshi
Luigi
(4) Luigi
(13) Pac-Man
(6) Magus
(11) Luca Blight
Magus
Crono
Crono
Mario
(3) Crono
(14) Conker
(7) Bowser
(10) Guybrush Threepwood
Bowser
Mario
(2) Mario
(15) JC Denton (Deus Ex)
20XX Division
(1) Mega Man
(16) Earthworm Jim
Mega Man
Tidus
Mega Man
Zero
Mega Man
Snake
(8) Tidus
(9) Shadow the Hedgehog
(5) Tommy Vercetti
(12) Max Payne
Tommy V.
Zero
(4) Zero
(13) Protoman
(6) Frog (Chrono Trigger)
(11) Liquid Snake
Frog
M. Chief
Frog
Snake
(3) Master Chief
(14) Crash Bandicoot
(7) Kefka
(10) Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles
Snake
(2) Solid Snake
(15) Tanner (Driver)
Midgar DivisionCloud
Samus
(1) Cloud Strife
(16) Duke Nukem
Cloud
Vyse
Cloud
Squall
Cloud
Sephiroth
(8) Vyse
(9) Laharl (Disgaea)
(5) Kirby
(12) Kain (Legacy of Kain)
Kirby
Squall
(4) Squall Leonhart
(13) Bomberman
(6) Ness (Earthbound)
(11) Jak
Ness
Auron
Auron
Sephiroth
(3) Auron
(14) Scorpion
(7) Vivi
(10) Donkey Kong
Vivi
Sephiroth
(2) Sephiroth
(15) Sly Cooper
Chaos Division
(1) Sonic the Hedgehog
(16) Terry Bogard
Sonic
Ryu (SF)
Sonic
Dante
Sonic
Samus
(8) KOS-MOS
(9) Ryu (Street Fighter)
(5) Viewtiful Joe
(12) Miles "Tails" Prower
Tails
Dante
(4) Dante
(13) Ratchet
(6) Sora
(11) HK-47 (Star Wars KOTOR)
Sora
Ryu H.
Sora
Samus
(3) Ryu Hayabusa
(14) Jill Valentine
(7) Sam Fisher
(10) Gordon Freeman
Sam F.
Samus
(2) Samus Aran
(15) Lara Croft

Top Entries

RankEntrantScoreContest Rank
1Balrog01911st Place
2metalfreak191---
3LoopZoopTheBest1912nd Place
4joltC191---
5AlecTrevelyan0061913rd Place
6Flurple1904th Place
7nifboy1905th Place
8Link2dapast190---
9A Hogasm IN POG FORM190---
10Linkman 145190---
11ps2rulezzz190---
12King Morgoth189---
13Paratroopa1189---
14red sox 777189---
15moogle961896th Place
16Bumble II189---
17jay20901897th Place
18Relm Arrowny189---
19Forceful Dragon189---
20Kazin7531898th Place
21Shake From The Grave189---
22spree45671899th Place
23Buzzup189---
24Enoch Camas18810th Place
25XRanger7188---
26BrainSalad23188---
27KSwoosh188---
28Cavemanbob188---
29Keebler645188---
30Dasmopp188---
31Ori188---
32Acronym188---
33Crumbs188---
34therealmnm188---
35Almighty Kefka188---
36krusty the cow188---
37Draco Ryusett188---
38VideoboysaysCube188---
39phlyerphan1188---
40KrusTy the KloWn188---
41GoldenZora188---
42e1jefe188---
43Teratron188---
44Jabroni461188---
45Team Rocket Elite187---
46Plays With SquirreIs187---
47PhantomTrain187---
48YorkJelly187---
49TheDarkshineKnight187---
50Heroic Luca Blight187---

Score Distribution

ScoreEntrants
1915
1906
18912
18821
18734
18633
18551
18450
18368
18259
18173
18071
17986
178100
177102
176116
175132
174128
173124
172164
171164
170162
169177
168192
167194
166214
165197
164226
163228
162214
161237
160233
159225
158255
157226
156295
155256
154279
153268
152271
151300
150292
149269
148296
147285
146284
145273
144334
143280
142325
141342
140316
139325
138303
137304
136331
135325
134338
133351
132380
131353
130351
129348
128367
127340
126317
125321
124358
123332
122337
121332
120318
119325
118330
117312
116321
115305
114303
113303
112319
111300
110294
109290
108308
107284
106297
105312
104320
103307
102288
101274
100302
99277
98272
97251
96278
95243
94267
93282
92250
91255
90263
89256
88232
87239
86249
85233
84244
83225
82239
81197
80226
79222
78200
77199
76204
75181
74179
73168
72185
71155
70189
69176
68191
67179
66145
65164
64145
63143
62151
61174
60125
59136
58136
57138
56158
55119
54106
53102
52100
51102
5090
4990
4888
4772
4674
4570
4451
4356
4266
4152
4036
3946
3846
3744
3632
3536
3431
3323
3220
3118
3015
2911
2815
2712
264
2511
249
228
212
202
191
181
174
162
154
144
132
126
113
1011
96
87
710
616
519
426
325
216
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Correct Picks by Battle

BattleGames% Correct
1Link
CATS
98.79%
2Ganondorf
Alucard
63.02%
3Yoshi
Ryo Hazuki
85.16%
4Luigi
Pac-Man
68.69%
5Magus
Luca Blight
90.45%
6Crono
Conker
93.43%
7Bowser
Guybrush Threepwood
95%
8Mario
JC Denton
98.28%
9Mega Man
Earthworm Jim
97.47%
10Tidus
Shadow the Hedgehog
70.06%
11Tommy Vercetti
Max Payne
76.02%
12Zero
Protoman
86.41%
13Frog
Liquid Snake
44.33%
14Master Chief
Crash Bandicoot
76.58%
15Kefka
Knuckles the Echidna
43.05%
16Solid Snake
Tanner
97.27%
17Cloud Strife
Duke Nukem
97.97%
18Vyse
Laharl
66.71%
19Kirby
Kain
74.21%
20Squall Leonhart
Bomberman
79.82%
21Ness
Jak
54.16%
22Auron
Scorpion
70.14%
23Vivi
Donkey Kong
35.13%
24Sephiroth
Sly Cooper
97.37%
25Sonic the Hedgehog
Terry Bogard
97.47%
26KOS-MOS
Ryu
70.09%
27Viewtiful Joe
Miles "Tails" Prower
46.3%
28Dante
Ratchet
85.47%
29Sora
HK-47
75.4%
30Ryu Hayabusa
Jill Valentine
48.56%
31Sam Fisher
Gordon Freeman
65.22%
32Samus Aran
Lara Croft
91.74%
33Link
Ganondorf
96.07%
34Yoshi
Luigi
43.86%
35Magus
Crono
78.5%
36Bowser
Mario
92.85%
37Mega Man
Tidus
70.14%
38Tommy Vercetti
Zero
31.57%
39Frog
Master Chief
22.56%
40Knuckles the Echinda
Solid Snake
68.18%
41Cloud Strife
Vyse
96.48%
42Kirby
Squall Leonhart
54.91%
43Ness
Auron
54.43%
44Vivi
Sephiroth
91.26%
45Sonic the Hedgehog
Ryu
72.26%
46Miles "Tails" Prower
Dante
53.07%
47Sora
Ryu Hayabusa
39.06%
48Sam Fisher
Samus Aran
82.85%
49Link
Yoshi
94.05%
50Crono
Mario
38.31%
51Mega Man
Zero
52.73%
52Frog
Solid Snake
50.43%
53Cloud Strife
Squall Leonhart
90.98%
54Auron
Sephiroth
86.78%
55Sonic the Hedgehog
Dante
55.56%
56Sora
Samus Aran
71.58%
57Link
Crono
77.09%
58Mega Man
Solid Snake
31.34%
59Cloud Strife
Sephiroth
60.59%
60Sonic the Hedgehog
Samus Aran
52.46%
61Link
Mega Man
67.67%
62Cloud Strife
Samus Aran
55.11%
63Link
Cloud Strife
35.39%