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Character Tournament 2017

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Do you guys like voting? Well, I sure do, so I've decided to host a double-elimination tournament in order to decide who the best characters are! Only characters from the main series are included, and only if they have a speaking role.

I've run a similar tournament before, with 64 characters, between Season 2 and Season 3. This taught me a few things that I'll use to hopefully make this contest even better. I'm also using parts of the previous results to create some seeding (that one was with random seeding, which wasn't ideal). There is one notable change to the traditional double-elimination format: The winner of the winners finals will be #1, and the winner of the losers bracket will be #2 (no grand finals, since chances are we'd just end up with the same two characters facing each other again).

Oh, and I've decided to skip the mane 6 this time, partly because there have already been so many polls with them, and partly because they tend to steamroll most matchups.

You're only allowed to vote once per round, even if you have multiple accounts. In order to reduce the risk of cheating, I will only accept votes from users with a minimum of 5 posts.

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Just a heads up that I intend to start this soon, so if you want to nominate some of the last five characters, you should do so soon. If you don't I will assign them myself (I don't blame you if you don't, most of these will likely be knocked out early anyway).

Edit: I added the last 5 characters (chances are they'll be knocked out soon anyway, but hey, 128 characters!).

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Winners Round 1 Start:

Discord vs Prince Blueblood

Filthy Rich vs Silver Spoon

Soarin vs Night Glider

Goldie Delicious vs Party Favor

Cheese Sandwich vs Zesty Gourmand

Cranky Doodle Donkey vs Moon Dancer

Tirek vs Sherif Silverstar

Mayor Mare vs Tree Hugger

Queen Chrysalis vs Starstreak

Sapphire Shores vs Igneous Rock Pie

Sunburst vs Fleetfoot

Prim Hemline vs Vapor Trail

Zecora vs Strawberry Sunrise

Thunderlane vs Cloudy Quartz

Minuette vs Dr. Fauna

Diamond Tiara vs Quibble Pants

Scootaloo vs Spearhead

Breaburn vs Gilda

Silver Shill vs Trouble Shoes

Nurse Redheart vs Windy Whistles

Princess Cadance vs Big Daddy McColt

Hoity Toity vs Lyra Heartstrings

Shining Armor vs Zipporwhill

Babs Seed vs Wind Rider

Apple Bloom vs Misty Fly

Cloudchaser & Flitter vs Countess Coloratura

Coco Pommel vs Sassy Saddles

Suri Polomare vs Bow Hothoof

Cheerilee vs Claude

Pipsqueak vs Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops

Granny Smith vs Prince Rutherford

Steven Magnet vs Dragon Lord Torch

Princess Luna vs Dandy Grandeur

Ms. Harshwhinny vs Twist

Mane-iac vs Sugar Belle

Chief Thunderhooves vs Gizmo

Maud Pie vs Rose

Iron Will vs Octavia Melody

Starlight Glimmer vs Doc Top

Little Strongheart vs Saffron Masala

Princess Celestia vs Inky Rose

Snails vs Bulk Biceps

Thorax vs Spoiled Rich

Trenderhoof vs Sky Stinger

Trixie vs Lily Lace

Photo Finish vs Limestone Pie

A. K. Yearling vs Lotus Blossom & Aloe

Mrs. Cake vs Gladmane

Sweetie Belle vs Flash Sentry

Ms. Peachbottom vs Garble

Dr. Caballeron vs Double Diamond

Diamond Dogs vs Princess Ember

Big McIntosh vs Svengallop

Flim & Flam vs Time Turner

Spitfire vs Tender Taps

Nightmare Moon vs Coriander Cumin

Spike vs Seabreeze

Snips vs Gabby

Fancy Pants vs Zephyr Breeze

Stellar Eclipse vs Angel Wings

Derpy vs Feather Bangs

Mr. Cake vs Marble Pie

Lightning Dust vs Pouch Pony

King Sombra vs Ahuizotl

 

Since this is the first round and many of these matchups are likely to be steamrolls I will try to get it over with fairly quickly, so expect Losers Round 1 to start in a few days (to reduce the sheer number of contestants). If you want to vote in this round I recommend you do it sooner rather than later.

In case of ties, I will award the win to whichever character I didn't vote for. This essentially makes my vote worth a little less than the average vote, which I believe is a good way to help ensure that the fairness of the competition.

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My votes:

Discord - Should be obvious.

Filthy Rich - Filthy Rich provides a much needed contrast to Diamond Tiara (at least prior to her "redemption"), and he's also quite likable. Silver Spoon, meanwhile, has mostly been Diamond Tiara's sidekick.

Soarin - I find Soarin slightly more funny than Night Glider.

Goldie Delicious - Can't say I care much for either of these two, but Goldie Delicious was at least a little funny. I don't remember Party Favor doing all that much?

Cheese Sandwich - He's funny.

Cranky Doodle Donkey - He provides more opportunities for comedy than Moon Dancer does.

Tirek - I barely remember Sherif Silverstar. Tirek was a threat.

Tree Hugger - Mayor Mare is fairly generic, while Tree Hugger is fairly unique (she's the only hippie MLP character).

Queen Chrysalis - Starstreak, one of the designers in "Honest Apple", didn't really stand out to me.

Igneous Rock Pie -  He's interesting and I hope they'll use him more.

Sunburst - He's kind of awkward, but in a good way.

Vapor Trail - She reminds me a bit of Fluttershy, if Fluttershy were a pegasus... Wait, Fluttershy is a pegasus. Um, if Fluttershy were good at flying and interested in becoming a Wonder Bolt, I suppose?

Zecora - I actually liked Strawberry Sunrise from when she mocked Applejack, and strawberries are better than apples, but Zecora is the more developed character. I hope Strawberry Sunrise gets a better matchup in the Losers bracket (assuming she doesn't somehow beat Zecora).

Cloudy Quartz - I guess?

Minuette - "Colgate" was a surprisingly fun character, and I hope we get to see her again.

Quibble Pants - Oh, this matchup is unfortunate. I would have liked to see Diamond Tiara at least go to Round 2, but Quibble Pants had such nice interactions with Rainbow Dash so I feel like I really should vote for him. Oh well.

Scootaloo - Well, yeah.

Gilda - Braeburn seemed rather generic.

Silver Shill - I guess? Trouble Shoes is interesting in theory, but the execution isn't the best.

Windy Whistles - Rainbow Dash's mother is pretty interesting.

Princess Cadance - Clearly.

Lyra Heartstrings - For episode 100. She's also a pretty good rock.

Shining Armor - I suppose.

Wind Rider - Mostly because I don't like Babs Seed.

Apple Bloom - Yeah.

Countess Coloratura - She stands out more.

Sassy Saddles - An antagonist that's actually pretty relatable? Not bad.

Bow Hothoof - Go Rainbow Dash's dad!

Cheerilee - She's very likable.

Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops - I don't really like Pipsqueak that much, and Bon Bon the secret agent? Cool stuff.

Granny Smith - She's probably one of the funniest Apples.

Steven Magnet - I guess?

Princess Luna - She's awesome.

Twist - I didn't like Ms. Harswhinny, so Twist?

Mane-iac - Amusing villain.

Gizmo - This nerdy pony is somewhat amusing.

Maud Pie - She's one of the best. So funny.

Iron Will - He's quite a character, all right. Octavia is nice and all, though I think as an actual character in the show Iron Will is stronger.

Starlight Glimmer - She's awesome.

Saffron Masala - Fun episode, and Little Strongheart didn't really stand out.

Princess Celestia - Inky Rose, the goth designer, wasn't bad, but she's not Celestia.

Snails - He slightly beats Bulk Biceps thanks to his buck ball skills.

Spoiled Rich - Thorax is more likable, but not that interesting. Spoiled Rich is not likable, but adds quite a lot to the show. Perhaps Thorax will grow in future episodes, but for now I'm voting for Spoiled Rich.

Sky Stinger - A confident flyer that's not actually as good as he thinks he is? That's interesting.

Trixie - Great and Powerful!

Limestone Pie - She may seem angry, but she's actually pretty sweet, underneath her rock hard exterior. Or at least I assume so.

A. K. Yearling - I like the spa ponies, mostly because they're funny in the background in earlier seasons. Visual comedy! But the mind behind Daring Do is more of a character.

Gladmane - He may seem friendly, but he's actually pretty bad... And likable. I doubt we'll see him again though.

Sweetie Belle - Yeah.

Garble - I didn't like Ms. Peachbottom.

Dr. Caballeron - Double Diamond didn't really stand out to me.

Princess Ember - The diamond dogs were funnier, but Ember is more of an actual character. Also, the diamond dogs were mainly funny thanks to Rarity's whining.

Big McIntosh - Eeyup.

Time Turner - Episode 100 was great, and he was one of the best ones in it.

Spitfire - Yup.

Coriander Cumin - I liked him. Nightmare Moon is rather generic, and barely a separate character.

Spike - Of course.

Gabby - Snails is better than Snips anyway.

Fancy Pants - Probably the best of the posh ponies.

Angel Wings - She's a fan, I guess?

Derpy - Feather Bangs wasn't as likable as Derpy.

Marble Pie - Mr. Cake hasn't been very funny.

Pouch Pony - His reaction to Pinkie describing Maud's anger was really funny.

Ahuizotl - King Sombra didn't really do much.

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4 hours ago, Ironic Nickname said:

 

Winners Round 1 Start:

Discord vs Prince Blueblood 

Discord is the best character of the show, so... Not many discussions there.

Filthy Rich vs Silver Spoon

Filthy is a great character. He talks business, but puts other people before money.

Soarin vs Night Glider

Soarin is my favorit Wonderbolt after Spitfire after season 4. 

Goldie Delicious vs Party Favor

This is a hard one, but I think Party, because he deserves a favor. ^_^

Cheese Sandwich vs Zesty Gourmand

Cheese pie is the best pie.

Cranky Doodle Donkey vs Moon Dancer

Moon Dancer is a character with better past, but I think they are almost equal.

Tirek vs Sherif Silverstar

Tirek was a huge villain and the sherif throws pies at buffalos

Mayor Mare vs Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger, because I never really liked Mayor Mare. And I liked her while Discord became sassy.

Queen Chrysalis vs Starstreak

I don't know who Starstreak is, and Chryssie is an okay character.

Sapphire Shores vs Igneous Rock Pie

Igneous....

SuPierst vs Fleetfoot

I don't know who these are either.

Prim Hemline vs Vapor Trail

Vapor is waifu of the year, so she deserves it. She was so sweet. :wub:

Zecora vs Strawberry Sunrise

Zecore and she needs more screentime.

Thunderlane vs Cloudy Quartz

Thunderlane x Rainbow is the ship for Rainbow for me.

Minuette vs Dr. Fauna

Minuette was enjoyable happy and sweet too.

Diamond Tiara vs Quibble Pants

Quibble Pants is the male Daring Don't. Thats reason enough.

Scootaloo vs Spearhead

Scootaloo, I'm gonna name one character because it takes to long :smug:

Breaburn vs Gilda

Breaburn.

Silver Shill vs Trouble Shoes

Trouble Shoes.

Nurse Redheart vs Windy Whistles

Windy Whistles.

Princess Cadance vs Big Daddy McColt

Princess Cadence is love, Cadence is life.

Hoity Toity vs Lyra Heartstrings

Lyra.

Shining Armor vs Zipporwhill

Shining Armor.

Babs Seed vs Wind Rider

Wind Rider. I never hope to see Babs again. :unamused:

Apple Bloom vs Misty Fly

Misty Fly.

Cloudchaser & Flitter vs Countess Coloratura

Rara.

Coco Pommel vs Sassy Saddles

Coco.

Suri Polomare vs Bow Hothoof

Bow Hothoof.

Cheerilee vs Claude

Cheerilee.

Pipsqueak vs Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops

Bon Bon.

Granny Smith vs Prince Rutherford

Granny.

Steven Magnet vs Dragon Lord Torch

Torch.

Princess Luna vs Dandy Grandeur

Luna. Why would you compare this two? :ooh:

Ms. Harshwhinny vs Twist

-

Mane-iac vs Sugar Belle

Sugar Belle.

Chief Thunderhooves vs Gizmo

-

Maud Pie vs Rose

Maud.

Iron Will vs Octavia Melody

Octavia.

Starlight Glimmer vs Doc Top

Starlight.

Little Strongheart vs Saffron Masala

-

Princess Celestia vs Inky Rose

Celestia.

Snails vs Bulk Biceps

Bulk.

Thorax vs Spoiled Rich

Thorax.

Trenderhoof vs Sky Stinger

Sky.

Trixie vs Lily Lace

Trixie.

Photo Finish vs Limestone Pie

Limestone.

A. K. Yearling vs Lotus Blossom & Aloe

-

Mrs. Cake vs Gladmane

Cake is delicious. :sunbutt:

Sweetie Belle vs Flash Sentry

Sweetie

Ms. Peachbottom vs Garble

Peachbottom, although I dont know who this is.:lol:

Dr. Caballeron vs Double Diamond

DD.

Diamond Dogs vs Princess Ember

Ember.

Big McIntosh vs Svengallop

Big Mac.

Flim & Flam vs Time Turner

Flam & Flim.

Spitfire vs Tender Taps

Spitfire.

Nightmare Moon vs Coriander Cumin

Nightmare Moon.

Spike vs Seabreeze

Spike.

Snips vs Gabby

Snips.

Fancy Pants vs Zephyr Breeze

Zephyr.

Stellar Eclipse vs Angel Wings

Angle Wings.

Derpy vs Feather Bangs

Derpy.

Mr. Cake vs Marble Pie

Marble.

Lightning Dust vs Pouch Pony

Hate them both. :eww:

King Sombra vs Ahuizotl

Sombra,because he is an awesome villain.

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Discord 

Filthy Rich 

Soarin 

Party Favor

Cheese Sandwich 

Moon Dancer

Tirek 

Mayor Mare 

Queen Chrysalis 

Sapphire Shores 

Sunburst 

Vapor Trail

Zecora 

Cloudy Quartz

Dr. Fauna

Quibble Pants

Scootaloo 

Breaburn 

Trouble Shoes

Windy Whistles

Princess Cadance 

Lyra Heartstrings

Zipporwhill

Babs Seed 

Apple Bloom 

Countess Coloratura

Coco Pommel 

Bow Hothoof

Cheerilee 

Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops

Granny Smith 

Dragon Lord Torch

Princess Luna 

Twist

Sugar Belle

Chief Thunderhooves 

Maud Pie 

Octavia Melody

Starlight Glimmer 

Saffron Masala

Princess Celestia 

Bulk Biceps

Thorax 

Trenderhoof 

Trixie 

Photo Finish 

Lotus Blossom & Aloe

Mrs. Cake 

Sweetie Belle 

Ms. Peachbottom 

Double Diamond

Princess Ember

Big McIntosh 

Flim & Flam 

Tender Taps

Nightmare Moon 

Spike 

Gabby

Fancy Pants 

Angel Wings

Derpy 

Marble Pie

Lightning Dust 

King Sombra 

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Discord

Silver Spoon

Soarin 

 Party Favor

Cheese Sandwich

 Moon Dancer

Tirek 

Tree Hugger

Queen Chrysalis 

Sapphire Shores 

Sunburst 

 Vapor Trail

Zecora 

Thunderlane 

 Dr. Fauna

 Quibble Pants

Scootaloo 

 Gilda

 Trouble Shoes

Nurse Redheart

Princess Cadance 

Hoity Toity 

Shining Armor 

Wind Rider

Apple Bloom 

 Countess Coloratura

 Sassy Saddles

 Bow Hothoof

Cheerilee 

Pipsqueak 

Granny Smith 

 Dragon Lord Torch

Princess Luna 

Ms. Harshwhinny 

 Sugar Belle

Chief Thunderhooves 

Maud Pie 

Iron Will 

Starlight Glimmer 

Little Strongheart 

Princess Celestia 

 Bulk Biceps

Thorax 

Sky Stinger

Trixie 

Photo Finish 

A. K. Yearling 

Mrs. Cake 

 Flash Sentry

Ms. Peachbottom 

Dr. Caballeron 

Princess Ember

Big McIntosh

Flim & Flam 

Spitfire 

 Coriander Cumin

Spike 

Gabby

 Zephyr Breeze

Stellar Eclipse 

 Feather Bangs

Mr. Cake 

Lightning Dust 

King Sombra 

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Results Winners Round 1:

Discord 4 vs Prince Blueblood

Filthy Rich 3 vs Silver Spoon 1

Soarin 4 vs Night Glider

Goldie Delicious 1 vs Party Favor 3

Cheese Sandwich 4 vs Zesty Gourmand

Cranky Doodle Donkey 1 vs Moon Dancer 3

Tirek 4 vs Sherif Silverstar

Mayor Mare 1 vs Tree Hugger 3

Queen Chrysalis 4 vs Starstreak

Sapphire Shores 2 vs Igneous Rock Pie 2 (I voted for Igneous Rock Pie, so Sapphire Shores wins)

Sunburst 3 vs Fleetfoot

Prim Hemline vs Vapor Trail 4

Zecora 4 vs Strawberry Sunrise

Thunderlane 2 vs Cloudy Quartz 2 (I voted for Cloudy Quartz, so Thunderlane wins)

Minuette 2 vs Dr. Fauna 2 (I voted for Minuette, so Dr. Faunta wins)

Diamond Tiara vs Quibble Pants 4

Scootaloo 4 vs Spearhead

Braeburn 2 vs Gilda 2 (I voted for Gilda, so Braeburn wins)

Silver Shill 1 vs Trouble Shoes 3

Nurse Redheart 1 vs Windy Whistles 3

Princess Cadance 4 vs Big Daddy McColt

Hoity Toity 1 vs Lyra Heartstrings 3

Shining Armor 3 vs Zipporwhill 1

Babs Seed 1 vs Wind Rider 3

Apple Bloom 3 vs Misty Fly 1

Cloudchaser & Flitter vs Countess Coloratura 4

Coco Pommel 2 vs Sassy Saddles 2 (I voted for Sassy Saddles, so Coco Pommel wins)

Suri Polomare vs Bow Hothoof 4

Cheerilee 4 vs Claude

Pipsqueak 1 vs Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops 3

Granny Smith 4 vs Prince Rutherford

Steven Magnet 1 vs Dragon Lord Torch 3

Princess Luna 4 vs Dandy Grandeur

Ms. Harshwhinny 1 vs Twist 2

Mane-iac 1 vs Sugar Belle 3

Chief Thunderhooves 2 vs Gizmo 1

Maud Pie 4 vs Rose

Iron Will 2 vs Octavia Melody 2 (I voted for Iron Will, so Octavia Melody wins)

Starlight Glimmer 4 vs Doc Top

Little Strongheart 1 vs Saffron Masala 2

Princess Celestia 4 vs Inky Rose

Snails 1 vs Bulk Biceps 3

Thorax 3 vs Spoiled Rich 1

Trenderhoof 1 vs Sky Stinger 3

Trixie 4 vs Lily Lace

Photo Finish 2 vs Limestone Pie 2 (I voted for Limestone Pie, so Photo Finish wins)

A. K. Yearling 2 vs Lotus Blossom & Aloe 1

Mrs. Cake 3 vs Gladmane 1

Sweetie Belle 3 vs Flash Sentry 1

Ms. Peachbottom 3 vs Garble 1

Dr. Caballeron 2 vs Double Diamond 2 (I voted for Dr. Caballeron, so Double Diamond wins)

Diamond Dogs vs Princess Ember 4

Big McIntosh 4 vs Svengallop

Flim & Flam 3 vs Time Turner 1

Spitfire 3 vs Tender Taps 1

Nightmare Moon 2 vs Coriander Cumin 2 (I voted for Coriander Cumin, so Nightmare Moon wins)

Spike 4 vs Seabreeze

Snips 1 vs Gabby 3

Fancy Pants 2 vs Zephyr Breeze 2 (I voted for Fancy Pants, so Zephyr Breeze wins)

Stellar Eclipse 1 vs Angel Wings 3

Derpy 3 vs Feather Bangs 1

Mr. Cake 1 vs Marble Pie 3

Lightning Dust 2 vs Pouch Pony 1

King Sombra 3 vs Ahuizotl 1

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Losers Round 1 Start:

Prince Blueblood vs Silver Spoon

Night Glider vs Goldie Delicious

Zesty Gourmand vs Cranky Doodle Donkey

Sherif Silverstar vs Mayor Mare

Starstreak vs Igneous Rock Pie

Fleetfoot vs Prim Hemline

Strawberry Sunrise vs Cloudy Quartz

Minuette vs Diamond Tiara

Spearhead vs Gilda

Silver Shill vs Nurse Redheart

Big Daddy McColt vs Hoity Toity

Zipporwhill vs Babs Seed

Mistly Fly vs Cloudchaser & Flitter

Sassy Saddles vs Suri Polomare

Claude vs Pipsqueak

Prince Rutherford vs Steven Magnet

Dandy Grandeur vs Ms. Harshwhinny

Mane-iac vs Gizmo

Rose vs Iron Will

Doc Top vs Little Strongheart

Inky Rose vs Snails

Spoiled Rich vs Trenderhoof

Lily Lace vs Limestone Pie

Lotus Blossom & Aloe vs Gladmane

Flash Sentry vs Garble

Dr. Caballeron vs Diamond Dogs

Svengallop vs Time Turner

Tender Taps vs Coriander Cumin

Seabreeze vs Gabby

Fancy Pants vs Stellar Eclipse

Feather Bangs vs Mr. Cake

Pouch Pony vs Ahuizotl

 

Time for 32 characters to get knocked out of the tournament! I'll keep this round fairly short as well, since, well, many of these characters aren't terribly interesting to begin with.

My votes:

Silver Spoon - She's more of an actual character.

Goldie Delicious - I guess? Night Glider didn't make much of an impression on me.

Cranky Doodle Donkey - He's grumpiness is amusing.

Mayor Mare - I suppose.

Igneous Rock Pie - Starstreak is probably my least favorite of designer trio.

Fleetfoot - She had some nice lines.

Strawberry Sunrie - I liked her interaction with Applejack.

Minuette - "Colgate" is kind of a variation of Pinkie Pie. She's a really fun character who I hope we'll see more of.

Gilda - I found her to be fairly interesting even pre-redemption.

Nurse Redheart - I guess.

Hoity Toity - Out of those two? Hoity Toity it is.

Zipporwhill - I still don't like Babs Seed.

Cloudchaser & Flitter - I guess? "What exactly does this machine do" was funny.

Sassy Saddles - Didn't like the other one that much.

Claude - Still don't like Pipsqueak that much.

Steven Magnet - Marginally better.

Dandy Grandeur - Eh.

Mane-iac - I actually like both.

Iron Will - Again, I like both, but I prefer Iron Will.

Doc Top - I guess?

Snails - I guess.

Spoiled Rich - She's interesting.

Limestone Pie - I quite like the Pie family.

Lotus Blossom & Aloe - Gladmane is interesting and all, but I prefer the spa ponies.

Garble - Eh.

Dr. Caballeron - He's more of a character.

Time Turner - His interaction with Derpy was fun.

Coriander Cumin - Grumpy but likable.

Gabby - I didn't like Seabreeze.

Fancy Pants - The best posh pony, probably.

Mr. Cake - Eh.

Ahuizotl - More of a character, I suppose.

 

This round has a lot of "meh" matchups. I think for next year's tournament I might just have 64 characters instead of 128.

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 Silver Spoon

 Goldie Delicious

 Cranky Doodle Donkey

 Mayor Mare

 Igneous Rock Pie

Fleetfoot 

 Cloudy Quartz

 Diamond Tiara

 Gilda

 Nurse Redheart

 Hoity Toity

Zipporwhill 

Mistly Fly 

Sassy Saddles 

Pipsqueak

Prince Rutherford 

 Ms. Harshwhinny

Mane-iac 

 Iron Will

 Little Strongheart

Inky Rose 

 Trenderhoof

 Limestone Pie

Lotus Blossom & Aloe 

Flash Sentry

Dr. Caballeron

 Time Turner

Tender Taps 

 Gabby

Fancy Pants

 Mr. Cake

Ahuizotl

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I think I'll end round 1 and start round 2 on Saturday. It might be a good idea to vote sooner rather than later.

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On 2017-05-15 at 5:02 AM, Ironic Nickname said:

Do you guys like voting? Well, I sure do, so I've decided to host a double-elimination tournament in order to decide who the best characters are! Only characters from the main series are included, and only if they have a speaking role.

I've run a similar tournament before, with 64 characters, between Season 2 and Season 3. This taught me a few things that I'll use to hopefully make this contest even better. I'm also using parts of the previous results to create some seeding (that one was with random seeding, which wasn't ideal). There is one notable change to the traditional double-elimination format: The winner of the winners finals will be #1, and the winner of the losers bracket will be #2 (no grand finals, since chances are we'd just end up with the same two characters facing each other again).

Oh, and I've decided to skip the mane 6 this time, partly because there have already been so many polls with them, and partly because they tend to steamroll most matchups.

You're only allowed to vote once per round, even if you have multiple accounts. In order to reduce the risk of cheating, I will only accept votes from users with a minimum of 5 posts.

Hi, great thread but it isn't actual show discussion so I've taken the liberty of moving it to Sugarcube Corner.  Otherwise, carry on.

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4 hours ago, AlbaTross said:

Hi, great thread but it isn't actual show discussion so I've taken the liberty of moving it to Sugarcube Corner.  Otherwise, carry on.

I disagree. This is a thread where we vote for and talk about characters in the show. When I look at Sugarcube Corner it mostly seems to be meta talk, like "Do you watch the show with your family", or Which YouTubers do you watch", or "Embarrassing Brony Moments". In Show Discussion you find threads like "Your Favorite Episode" (which is even stickied!) "Why Spike is the best character in the entire series!", and similar threads. There even is a thread called "Your favourite pony and why?", and it's a megathread! Clearly, it makes more sense for this thread to belong to Show Discussion rather than Sugarcube Corner, and it will be more clear in later rounds where matchups are longer (I expect people will be more willing to motivate their votes when they aren't voting for a ton of matchups at the same time). I worry that if it's in Sugarcube Corner then fewer people will find it, since 

Sugarcube Corner description:

"All pony talk that doesn't directly have to do with Friendship is Magic belongs here. Fandom discussions, merchandise, meetups -- you name it!"

This thread is not for fandom discussions, and it most definitely isn't related to merchandise or meetups.

Show Discussion description:

"Bronies come from all walks of life, but most of us have one thing in common: we enjoy the lovable TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Most discussions about it belong here, whether you're speculating about the next episode, dissecting a character's personality or discussing aspects of the vast world of Equestria."

This thread is related to FiM, the show, not the fandom, or merchandise, or meetups, or fansongs, fanart, or fanfic, or anything like that. It is directly related to the show, where we can vote and talk about various characters. Sure, we don't speculate about future episodes, but "dissecting a character's personality"? Totally doable in this thread!

Unless I'm missing something I believe I've made a good case for why this thread should be in "Show Discussion", so it would be nice if you or some other moderator would move it back. Thanks in advance.

With all this being said, I do encourage discussion/talking about characters in this thread, actually. You could just vote and do nothing else if you wish, of course, but it would also be nice to see some discussion (and analyses, perhaps) about the various characters. I suspect we might see some more of that in later rounds, round 1, like in most tournaments with a seeding system, isn't terribly exiting. I would like at least one more vote before updating though.

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On 2017-05-27 at 4:47 PM, Ironic Nickname said:

I disagree. This is a thread where we vote for and talk about characters in the show. When I look at Sugarcube Corner it mostly seems to be meta talk, like "Do you watch the show with your family", or Which YouTubers do you watch", or "Embarrassing Brony Moments". In Show Discussion you find threads like "Your Favorite Episode" (which is even stickied!) "Why Spike is the best character in the entire series!", and similar threads. There even is a thread called "Your favourite pony and why?", and it's a megathread! Clearly, it makes more sense for this thread to belong to Show Discussion rather than Sugarcube Corner, and it will be more clear in later rounds where matchups are longer (I expect people will be more willing to motivate their votes when they aren't voting for a ton of matchups at the same time). I worry that if it's in Sugarcube Corner then fewer people will find it, since 

Sugarcube Corner description:

"All pony talk that doesn't directly have to do with Friendship is Magic belongs here. Fandom discussions, merchandise, meetups -- you name it!"

This thread is not for fandom discussions, and it most definitely isn't related to merchandise or meetups.

Show Discussion description:

"Bronies come from all walks of life, but most of us have one thing in common: we enjoy the lovable TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Most discussions about it belong here, whether you're speculating about the next episode, dissecting a character's personality or discussing aspects of the vast world of Equestria."

This thread is related to FiM, the show, not the fandom, or merchandise, or meetups, or fansongs, fanart, or fanfic, or anything like that. It is directly related to the show, where we can vote and talk about various characters. Sure, we don't speculate about future episodes, but "dissecting a character's personality"? Totally doable in this thread!

Unless I'm missing something I believe I've made a good case for why this thread should be in "Show Discussion", so it would be nice if you or some other moderator would move it back. Thanks in advance.

With all this being said, I do encourage discussion/talking about characters in this thread, actually. You could just vote and do nothing else if you wish, of course, but it would also be nice to see some discussion (and analyses, perhaps) about the various characters. I suspect we might see some more of that in later rounds, round 1, like in most tournaments with a seeding system, isn't terribly exiting. I would like at least one more vote before updating though.

Well, ok, you've made a good case for moving it back, so sure.

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I would like to move on to round 2 soon, but I would also like at least one more vote before we do. Round 1 is probably the least interesting round, with a large quantity of one-sided matchups, and losers round 1 is even worse, with a bunch of low-quality characters. On the up-side, most of those will be gone once this round is over.

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Results Losers Round 1:

Since only two people voted (I and cmarston1), and I lost at ties, whichever characters cmarston1 voted for moves on to Losers Round 2!

On 2017-05-22 at 6:41 PM, cmarston1 said:

 Silver Spoon

 Goldie Delicious

 Cranky Doodle Donkey

 Mayor Mare

 Igneous Rock Pie

Fleetfoot 

 Cloudy Quartz

 Diamond Tiara

 Gilda

 Nurse Redheart

 Hoity Toity

Zipporwhill 

Mistly Fly 

Sassy Saddles 

Pipsqueak

Prince Rutherford 

 Ms. Harshwhinny

Mane-iac 

 Iron Will

 Little Strongheart

Inky Rose 

 Trenderhoof

 Limestone Pie

Lotus Blossom & Aloe 

Flash Sentry

Dr. Caballeron

 Time Turner

Tender Taps 

 Gabby

Fancy Pants

 Mr. Cake

Ahuizotl

I wanted to get Round 1 over with quickly, in order to get rid of some weaker characters. This, unfortunately, lead to each round being super long, which I fear intimidated people, and it also discouraged discussion and reflection. From now on I will only handle 8 matchups at the same time (at most). This should make it easier to vote and it should encourage some more discussion.

Winners Round 2, Part 1 Start

Discord vs Filthy Rich

Soarin vs Party Favor

Cheese Sandwich vs Moon Dancer

Tirek vs Tree Hugger

Queen Chrysalis vs Sapphire Shores

Sunburst vs Vapor Trail

Zecora vs Thunderlane

Dr. Fauna vs Quibble Pants

 

My votes:

 

Discord – Filthy Rich is okay, but he's not Discord.

Soarin – Party Favor really didn't leave much of an impresson on me.

Cheese Sandwich – He's a lot of fun, and being voiced by Weird Al makes him even more interesting. Moon Dancer? Eh, I liked Minuette better.

Tree Hugger – Manipulative Tirek was interesting, brute Tirek was generic. Tree Hugger? Kind of funny, and I'd like to see her again. Brute Tirek? Eh. Manipulative Tirek could be fun, though.

Queen Chrysalis – Her Cadance impression was quite interesting, and Sapphire Shores is kind of a B-lister.

Pass – I like both Sunburst and Vapor Trail. I might edit in a vote later, but for now I find it really hard to choose.

Zecora – Thunderlane wasn't that interesting.

Quibble Pants – Would I have voted for him over Minuette? I don't know, I like both. Dr. Faunta, meanwhile, hasn't left much of an impression on me.

Edited by Ironic Nickname

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