The 'Shroom:Issue 101/Ultimate Character Tournament

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search

Welcome to the Ultimate Character Tournament 2015!

Click here to view last month's winners and losers!

Click here to jump straight to this month's round of voting!


Click "show" on the right-hand side of the box to view the introduction!

Back in September 2009, Ralphfan (talk) posted the idea of doing the Ultimate Character Tournament — a series of polls in a bracket-style "tournament" to determine the best character from several video game series. Originally, it was supposed to coincide with the anniversary festivities in 2010, but due to skepticism from the committee, the project was supported by The 'Shroom instead and became more closely affiliated with the publication. Planning meetings were held throughout the last few months of 2009, and the event ran from January 2010 through August 2010. It was considered one of the first major events that The 'Shroom had ever sponsored and was widely successful, pulling in hundreds of votes for each poll that was posted.

Five years later, The 'Shroom staff has decided to host a second Ultimate Character Tournament to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the event and the 100th edition of the newsletter! Several major changes have been made, though, in order to make it a truly ultimate character tournament:

  • Planning meetings were scrapped in order to set the event up quickly and efficiently. Instead, Super Mario Bros. (talk) created the bracket with advice from the Core Staff, and will be the manager.
  • The list of "tournament participants" (characters) has been streamlined from 234 participants to 72 participants in order to maintain focus.
  • Whereas the focus of the original tournament was mostly on the Mario series, the event has been expanded to include major characters from 30 different franchises.

How It Works

Click "show" on the right-hand side of the box to review how this tournament will operate!
  • The tournament will feature characters from various video game franchises going head-to-head in a series of polls.
  • The participants specifically featured in the bracket are:
    • All playable characters in the Super Smash Bros. series, including alternative costumes, with the exception of the Pokémon Trainer character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl; instead, Ivysaur and Squirtle (who were components of the aforementioned scrapped character) were individually included in the bracket
    • Tabuu, who is the central boss character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    • Four characters total from the Rare franchises Banjo and Conker, in honor of the last tournament and Rare's 30th anniversary
  • Two participants will be listed in every poll, and the voters will decide who wins and moves on to the next bracket.
  • There will be one round of voting held every month, including a preliminary round to be held this month. The participants in the preliminary round were specifically chosen due to either being third-party franchises or being alternative costumes in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U, though the match-ups themselves are randomized. The match-ups for Round 1 have also been randomized.


Click "show" on the right-hand side of the box to view the schedule!
Round # Voting Period Results Announced Participants Advancements
Preliminary Round Start: July 18th, 2015 August 15th, 2015 16 participants 8 place in tournament
Finish: August 8th, 2015
Round 1 Start: August 22nd, 2015 September 19th, 2015 64 participants 32 advance to next round
Finish: September 12th, 2015
Round 2 Start: September 19th, 2015 October 17th, 2015 32 participants 16 advance to next round
Finish: October 10th, 2015
Round 3 Start: October 17th, 2015 November 21st, 2015 16 participants 8 advance to next round
Finish: November 7th, 2015
Round 4 Start: November 21st, 2015 December 19th, 2015 8 participants 4 advance to next round
Finish: December 12th, 2015
Round 5 Start: December 19th, 2015 January 16th, 2016 4 participants 2 advance to next round
Finish: January 9th, 2016
Round 6 Start: January 16th, 2016 February 20th, 2016 2 participants Winner is announced
Finish: February 6th, 2016


Click "show" on the right-hand side of the box to view tournament information!
Links Notes
  • Green text denotes addition from last tournament.
  • Red text denotes removal from last year.
  • Blue text denotes participant being defeated in tournament.
  • Green text denotes participant has advanced to the next round.
  • Red text denotes participant has been defeated.
  • Blue text denotes participants have tied.

Previous Round

The winners from last month!

Sonic VS. Banjo
SSB4 - Sonic Artwork.png Sonic places in the tournament! Banjobear.jpg
50 votes!
Sonic wins!
28 votes!
Banjo loses!

Pac-Man VS. Iggy Koopa
Pac-ManSSB4.png Pac-Man places in the tournament! NSMBU Iggy Artwork.png
48 votes!
Pac-Man wins!
30 votes!
Iggy Koopa loses!

Wendy Koopa VS. Ryu
NSMBU Wendy Koopa Artwork.png Ryu places in the tournament! Ryu-SSB4.png
20 votes!
Wendy Koopa loses!
55 votes!
Ryu wins!

Larry Koopa VS. Ludwig von Koopa
NSMBU Larry Koopa Artwork.png Ludwig von Koopa places in the tournament! LudwigNSMBU.png
24 votes!
Larry Koopa loses!
49 votes!
Ludwig von Koopa wins!

Conker VS. Mega Man
Conker-Test.png Mega Man places in the tournament! MegaManSSB4.png
11 votes!
Conker loses!
66 votes!
Mega Man wins!

Morton Koopa VS. Berri
MortonNSMBU.png Morton Koopa places in the tournament! Berri-Test.png
68 votes!
Morton Koopa wins!
4 votes!
Berri loses!

Kazooie VS. Roy Koopa
Kazooie-Test.png Roy Koopa places in the tournament! NSMBU Roy Artwork.png
31 votes!
Kazooie loses!
44 votes!
Roy Koopa wins!

Lemmy Koopa VS. Solid Snake
Lemmy Koopa NSMBU.png Lemmy Koopa places in the tournament! Snake-Test.png
43 votes!
Lemmy Koopa wins!
32 votes!
Solid Snake loses!

Round 1

Vote for who you want to advance in the tournament!

Sheik VS. Mewtwo
SheikSSB4.png SSB4 - Mewtwo Artwork.png

Ryu VS. King Dedede
Ryu-SSB4.png SSB4 - Dedede Artwork.png

Falco VS. R.O.B.
Falco SSB4 Art.png ROBSSB4EN.png

Ludwig von Koopa VS. Zero Suit Samus
LudwigNSMBU.png ZeroSuitSamusSSB4.png

Pit VS. Duck Hunt
PitSSB4.png DuckHuntSSB4.png

Lucas VS. Sonic
SSB4 Lucas.png SSB4 - Sonic Artwork.png

Alph VS. Toon Link
AlphSSB4.png SSB4 - Toon Link Artwork.png

Donkey Kong VS. Jigglypuff
SSB4 - Donkey Kong Artwork.png JigglypuffSSB4.png

Pac-Man VS. Villager
Pac-ManSSB4.png VillagerSSB4.png

Wario VS. Zelda
Wario SSB4 Artwork.jpg SSB4 - Zelda Artwork.png

Bowser VS. Olimar
SSB4 - Bowser Artwork.png OlimarSSB4.png

Ice Climbers VS. Luigi
Iceclimbers-UCT.png Luigi SSBWiiU.png

Shulk VS. Ness
Shulk SSB4.png NessSSB4.png

Squirtle VS. Diddy Kong
BrawlSquirtle.png Diddy Kong SSB4 - Artwork.png

Morton Koopa VS. Dr. Mario
MortonNSMBU.png Dr Mario SSB4 Artwork.png

Pichu VS. Peach
Pichu-UCT.png Wii U Peach artwork.png

Kirby VS. Link
KirbySSB4.png SSB4 - Link Artwork.png

Bowser Jr. VS. Little Mac
Bowser Jr - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.png LittleMacSSB4.png

Wii Fit Trainer VS. Lemmy Koopa
SSB4 - Wii Fit Trainer Artwork.png Lemmy Koopa NSMBU.png

Pikachu VS. Palutena
SSB4 - Pikachu Artwork.png Palutena SSB4.png

Roy Koopa VS. Lucario
NSMBU Roy Artwork.png Lucario SSB4 Artwork.png

Ivysaur VS. Mario
BrawlIvysaur.png Mario SSB4 Artwork.png

Samus VS. Greninja
SSB4 - Samus Artwork.png GreninjaSSB4.png

Marth VS. Dark Pit
SSB4 - Marth Artwork.png DarkPitSSB4.png

Roy VS. Robin
RoyFE-SSB4.png Robin SSB4.png

Ganondorf VS. Captain Falcon
GanondorfSSB4.png Captain Falcon SSB4.png

Lucina VS. Wolf
Lucina SSB4.png Wolf O'Donnell(Clear).png

Meta Knight VS. Mega Man
Meta Knight SSB4.png MegaManSSB4.png

Young Link VS. Tabuu
Younglinkmeleeclear.png Tabuu-UCT.png

Yoshi VS. Fox
YoshiSSB4.png FoxSSB4.png

Rosalina VS. Mr. Game & Watch
SSB4 Rosalina Artwork.png G&WSSB4.png

Ike VS. Charizard
IkeSSB4.png CharizardSSB4.png

The 'Shroom 101
Staff sections Opening Statement
The 'Shroom Spotlight
Sub-teams Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
Specials Ultimate Character TournamentAwards 2015 Art Contest Results
Closing Statement

Front Page Shroombull.png About Shroombull.png Archives Shroombull.png Comments Shroombull.png Subscribe Shroombull.png Spotlight Shroombull.png Contact us Shroombull.png Manual of Style Shroombull.png Sign up
Bulbanews Shroombull.png Metroid Recon Shroombull.png The Mushroom Kingdom