Who is the most popular video game character of all time? Will Link reign supreme again, or will someone take his throne?

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 Cloud - 64559 Cloud
1 - Link - 92998
16 - AiAi - 8802
Link - 80859 Link - 72188 Link - 67294 Link - 71438
8 - Pikachu - 30962
9 - Fox McCloud - 67856
Fox - 17193
5 - Tidus - 57078
12 - Ganondorf - 58660
Ganondorf - 54529 Magus - 38747
4 - Sam Fisher - 30866
13 - Magus - 60598
Magus - 55179
6 - Squall Leonhart - 57392
11 - Jill Valentine - 38274
Squall - 69958 Squall - 47103 Samus - 41139
3 - Luigi - 70550
14 - Ratchet - 24099
Luigi - 46232
7 - KOS-MOS - 61141
10 - Crash Bandicoot - 37510
KOS-MOS - 34246 Samus - 65582
2 - Samus Aran - 81123
15 - Isaac - 26560
Samus - 78948
East Division
1 - Cloud Strife - 94086
16 - CATS - 14168
Cloud - 81716 Cloud - 77991 Cloud - 71651 Cloud - 76199
8 - Auron - 70199
9 - Miles "Tails" Prower - 38685
Auron - 31470
5 - Bowser - 74164
12 - Ness - 24627
Bowser - 55510 Bowser - 33381
4 - Yoshi - 61421
13 - Conker - 30997
Yoshi - 43021
6 - Sora - 32614
11 - Aeris Gainsborough - 65196
Aeris - 65136 Aeris - 50241 Sonic - 36571
3 - Master Chief - 56549
14 - Felix - 50231
Master Chief - 43161
7 - Zero - 70885
10 - Scorpion - 41916
Zero - 47261 Sonic - 56701
2 - Sonic the Hedgehog - 73484
15 - Ken - 33146
Sonic - 51903
South Division Sephiroth - 59848
1 - Mario - 89189
16 - Captain Olimar - 11678
Mario - 59756 Mario - 66571 Mario - 47458 Sephiroth - 75977
8 - Wario - 36721
9 - Shadow the Hedgehog - 67886
Shadow - 48694
5 - Pac-Man - 45905
12 - Kefka - 47678
Kefka - 21373 Crono - 66434
4 - Crono - 88469
13 - Tom Nook - 14631
Crono - 79999
6 - Alucard - 65351
11 - Bomberman - 36033
Alucard - 53328 Alucard - 30891 Sephiroth - 76129
3 - Kirby - 57862
14 - Ramza Beoulve - 42482
Kirby - 48818
7 - Gordon Freeman - 41997
10 - Max Payne - 49281
Max - 18786 Sephiroth - 80539
2 - Sephiroth - 90364
15 - Raziel - 19838
Sephiroth - 89595
West Division
1 - Solid Snake - 84638
16 - Raiden - 17480
Snake - 61038 Snake - 61510 Snake - 55322 Mega Man - 48204
8 - Knuckles the Echidna - 56363
9 - Yuna - 45531
Knuckles - 35646
5 - Ryu - 67413
12 - Duke Nukem - 28995
Ryu - 51258 Ryu - 45915
4 - Dante - 74068
13 - Ryo Hazuki - 21316
Dante - 43649
6 - Donkey Kong - 61027
11 - Vyse - 36743
Kong - 50457 Vercetti - 37456 Mega Man - 63639
3 - Tommy Vercetti - 65818
14 - Kite - 35068
Vercetti - 51425
7 - Lara Croft - 42940
10 - Zelda - 70941
Zelda - 42329 Mega Man - 75551
2 - Mega Man - 91905
15 - Mr. Resetti - 11400
Mega Man - 65528

Top Entries

RankUsernameFinal Score
1Leo0820183
2Lawn Flamingo Lamp180
3TheM0ose238179
4Johnathon117178
5cervesaswatter177 - Best Tiebreaker (289 off)
6silvermoon9000177
7shahid177
8cloudstrifesheart177
9ZeonAce0079177
10spicymcspice177
11The Juggla176
12Blue Eon 03176
13Jay Smooth176
14daxis176
15HeavensJB175
16Makaveli Tha Don175
17Valkadesh174
18TMB174
19hyrulean174
20ExBahamut174
21TheRock1525174
22Hardcore Ultimate174
23obshamrock2006174
24bigfishman173
25Typhon173
26etbrain173
27darkcoldone13173
28Dragonmare Calvary172
29Malevolent Death172
30cloudstrife22172
31Eternal Wanderer172
32Nikore171
33Fafniel171
34skaternights171
35CozyLemon171
36Revlis171
37Binny101171
38inadequate peons171
39LegendaryHeroX171
40as1standtogether171
41Cloud Rocks171
42deflater171
43Concurred2171
44Dralor171
45TheIntangibleFatMan171
46pAraNOId sUrvIvor170
47chocomog170
48BreakMaster170
49dstrossner170
502 other entries tied at 170

Score Distribution

ScoreNumber of EntriesPercentage
1831.%
1801.%
1791.%
1781.%
1776.01%
1764.01%
1752.%
1747.02%
1734.01%
1724.01%
17114.03%
1706.01%
16916.04%
16810.02%
1677.02%
16619.05%
16514.03%
16428.07%
16328.07%
16225.06%
16128.07%
16027.07%
15938.09%
15836.09%
15738.09%
15636.09%
15538.09%
15445.11%
15346.11%
15251.12%
15139.09%
15054.13%
14954.13%
14842.1%
14744.11%
14642.1%
14562.15%
14454.13%
14347.11%
14271.17%
14176.19%
14060.15%
13964.16%
13873.18%
13799.24%
13691.22%
135104.25%
134103.25%
133104.25%
132115.28%
131111.27%
130123.3%
129111.27%
128147.36%
127111.27%
126129.31%
125147.36%
124135.33%
123132.32%
122182.44%
121140.34%
120173.42%
119164.4%
118195.47%
117187.46%
116205.5%
115234.57%
114233.57%
113257.63%
112264.64%
111262.64%
110266.65%
109297.72%
108300.73%
107342.83%
106354.86%
105334.81%
104355.86%
103362.88%
102350.85%
1014271.04%
1004091.%
994601.12%
984881.19%
975101.24%
965541.35%
955821.42%
946141.5%
936061.48%
926981.7%
916831.66%
907131.74%
897651.86%
887371.79%
878392.04%
867631.86%
857891.92%
847721.88%
837631.86%
827331.79%
816921.69%
807291.78%
797071.72%
787401.8%
776451.57%
766491.58%
756391.56%
746211.51%
735871.43%
725291.29%
715591.36%
705411.32%
695251.28%
685391.31%
675201.27%
665581.36%
654671.14%
644671.14%
634661.13%
624591.12%
614381.07%
604451.08%
594451.08%
584371.06%
57385.94%
56365.89%
55357.87%
54380.93%
53344.84%
52306.75%
51324.79%
50298.73%
49283.69%
48283.69%
47255.62%
46236.57%
45202.49%
44218.53%
43179.44%
42180.44%
41160.39%
40150.37%
39157.38%
38132.32%
37103.25%
36106.26%
3590.22%
3481.2%
3382.2%
3276.19%
3154.13%
3053.13%
2957.14%
2850.12%
2740.1%
2629.07%
2527.07%
2419.05%
2313.03%
2213.03%
216.01%
2010.02%
1910.02%
1811.03%
172.%
161.%
152.%
142.%
131.%
121.%
112.%
104.01%
93.01%
84.01%
71.%
64.01%
55.01%
47.02%
33.01%
21.%
12.%

Correct Picks by Battle

BattleNumber of Entries CorrectPercentage
14069799.12%
22357357.41%
31959547.72%
42337056.92%
52549262.09%
63609987.92%
71743142.45%
83851293.8%
93896894.91%
102492160.7%
113262979.47%
123171077.23%
132902170.68%
143002673.13%
151941447.28%
163465684.41%
174023597.99%
181729142.11%
191785043.47%
203810392.8%
212585262.96%
223286180.03%
232686065.42%
243856093.91%
253800492.56%
262062050.22%
272969672.33%
283430083.54%
293602087.73%
303438483.74%
312534061.72%
323925795.61%
333918095.42%
34995524.25%
351564238.1%
363378882.29%
373347081.52%
381668940.65%
391884445.89%
402486060.55%
413525085.85%
422501860.93%
431658940.4%
443458284.23%
453272579.7%
461541337.54%
472152952.43%
482142652.18%
493470884.53%
502664764.9%
513002773.13%
521386033.76%
532686265.42%
542910570.89%
552696665.68%
561277531.11%
572963272.17%
582222754.13%
591345232.76%
60596414.53%
61549113.37%
62892221.73%
6324826.04%