The 'Shroom:Issue 101/Ultimate Character Tournament

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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!

Introduction

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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

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  • 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.


Schedule

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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


Information

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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
Artwork of Sonic the Hedgehog, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Sonic places in the tournament! Banjobear.jpg
50 votes!
Sonic wins!
28 votes!
Banjo loses!


Pac-Man VS. Iggy Koopa
Artwork of Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 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! Artwork of Ryu from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
20 votes!
Wendy Koopa loses!
55 votes!
Ryu wins!


Larry Koopa VS. Ludwig von Koopa
Larry Koopa 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! Mega Man's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
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
If there's a bigger version, please upload a new version to this file. 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
Sheik in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Artwork of Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Ryu VS. King Dedede
Artwork of Ryu from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Artwork of King Dedede from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Falco VS. R.O.B.
Falco Lombardi ROB
SmashBoards


Ludwig von Koopa VS. Zero Suit Samus
LudwigNSMBU.png Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Pit VS. Duck Hunt
Pit's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Duck Hunt


Lucas VS. Sonic
Artwork of Lucas for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Artwork of Sonic the Hedgehog, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Alph VS. Toon Link
Alph Artwork of Toon Link for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U


Donkey Kong VS. Jigglypuff
SSB4 - Donkey Kong Artwork.png Artwork of Jigglypuff for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Pac-Man VS. Villager
Artwork of Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Villager's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U


Wario VS. Zelda
Wario from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Artwork of Princess Zelda in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Bowser VS. Olimar
SSB4 - Bowser Artwork.png Artwork of Captain Olimar, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Ice Climbers VS. Luigi
Ice Climbers Artwork of Luigi, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Shulk VS. Ness
Artwork of Shulk, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Ness


Squirtle VS. Diddy Kong
Squirtle Diddy Kong from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Morton Koopa VS. Dr. Mario
MortonNSMBU.png Dr. Mario artwork.


Pichu VS. Peach
Pichu Wii U Peach artwork.png


Kirby VS. Link
Kirby's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U SSB4 - Link Artwork.png


Bowser Jr. VS. Little Mac
Bowser Jr. from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Artwork of Little Mac for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U


Wii Fit Trainer VS. Lemmy Koopa
SSB4 - Wii Fit Trainer Artwork.png If there's a bigger version, please upload a new version to this file.


Pikachu VS. Palutena
SSB4 - Pikachu Artwork.png Artwork of Palutena, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Roy Koopa VS. Lucario
NSMBU Roy Artwork.png Lucario's artwork for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U


Ivysaur VS. Mario
Ivysaur Artwork of Mario, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Samus VS. Greninja
SSB4 - Samus Artwork.png Greninja in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Marth VS. Dark Pit
Artwork of Marth, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Dark Pit


Roy VS. Robin
Roy's artwork in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Artwork of Robin, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Ganondorf VS. Captain Falcon
Ganondorf Artwork of Captain Falcon, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Lucina VS. Wolf
Artwork of Lucina, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Wolf


Meta Knight VS. Mega Man
Artwork of Meta Knight, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Mega Man's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U


Young Link VS. Tabuu
Young Link Tabuu


Yoshi VS. Fox
Yoshi in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Fox McCloud's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U


Rosalina VS. Mr. Game & Watch
Artwork of Rosalina and Luma, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Mr. Game & Watch


Ike VS. Charizard
Ike Charizard in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.



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