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Dr_Omicron
18th August 2003, 03:25 AM
Well, this is it. At the beginning, 64 characters that have entered this melee. There was the famous chipmunk Alvin, the portal master Rudy, the wanted outlaw Vash, and the brilliant swordsman Samurai Jack, among others. The competition has finally ended (And the moderators can close this thread if they want to), and the winner is none other than Calvin!

http://www.mtbca.com/calvin.jpg
Calvin and Hobbes was a comic strip that lasted for a little over ten years about a six-year-old philosopher named Calvin and his equally-intellectual stuffed tiger, Hobbes. Bill Watterson, the cartoonist, grew increasingly tired over the rules and regulations given to him by the syndicate (more specifically, The American Syndicated Press) and retired in December 31st, 1995. Watterson now focuses on painting and playing music.

But how is a series about a little boy and his best friend so amusing? Calvin is such a troublemaker that he has becme the arch-enemy of almost everyone he sees, from Miss Wormwood, his teacher, to his very own parents, to Rosalyn, the occasional babysitter. I can't explain the humor Watterson uses, except that it's far above what a six-year-old should find funny. f you haven't read any Calvin and Hobbes, go to your local bookstore and find a collection. Why not?

The match was never close. Rocko juggernauted his way to the Finals, beating Mickey Mouse in the Semifinals to get there. But Calvin was an even more threatening juggernaut--he beat Homer Simpson in the same round. Votes were coming in at a two-to-one ratio in favor of Calvin, until the very end, when the last vote for Calvin threw off the steady 66.667% he was receiving. For all of you wishing to see Rocko go down, here it is. For those of you who want to avenge the fall of Vash the Stampede, you're out of luck.
Round 1: Calvin beat InuYasha 14-6 (70.000%)
Round 2: Calvin beat Shrek 18-3 (85.714%)
Round 3: Calvin beat Wallace 25-6 (80.645%)
Quarterfinals: Calvin beat Vash the Stampede 21-13 (61.765%)
Semifinals: Calvin beat Homer Simpson 24-18 (57.143%)
Finals: Calvin beat Rocko 17-8 (68.000%)
Whoopage Ratio: 70.545%

For full results, you may want to check this out (www.bracketmaker.com/scripts-bracketmaker/tmenu.cfm?tid=43045&tclass=).
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Also, nominations are now open for The Winter 2003 Cartoon Character Contest! This time, there will be five Divisions of 16, ending in a 5-person battle royale! But not actually battling. You'll still be voting. There are a few rules for nominating a character though.
1. You may nominate up to five (5) characters.
2. One character per series in the tournament. That means if Kenny McCormick (South Park) was already in the tournament, that means no Eric Cartman or Wendy Testaberger or Uncle Jimbo.
3. The top four contestants for the first four Divisions in this contest will automatically be in the 2nd (rearranged if needed). Division 5 lacks four strong competitors, so there will be three instead.
4. If any of your selections can't be put into the tournament, it doesn't count against your five.
5. When a Division is full, nominations for that Division are closed. That's pretty easy to figure out.
6. The nominations from GameFAQs are in this list as well.

Here are the Divisions (and their top four reps)*:
*The numbers aren't seedings but the rough order they were put in, except for the full Divisions, which are already seeded

Division 1-Disney/Dreamworks
1. Mickey Mouse (Mickey Mouse)
2. Donald Duck (Donald Duck)
3. Buzz Lightyear (Buzz Lightyear)
4. Shrek (Shrek)
5. Don Carnage (TaleSpin)
6. Rufus the Naked Mole Rat (Kim Possible)
7. Patch (101 Dalmatians)
8. Suga Mama (The Proud Family)
9. Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
10. Z (Antz)
11. Spinelli (Recess)
12. Squirt (Finding Nemo)
13. Lizzie McGuire (Lizzie McGuire)

Division 2-Viacom/The Funnies
1. Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
2. Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life)
3. Invader ZIM (Invader ZIM)
4. Garfield (Garfield)
5. Bob the Builder (Bob the Builder)
6. Bucky Katt (Get Fuzzy)
7. Snoopy (Peanuts)
8. Curtis Wilkins (Curtis)
9. Spongebob Squarepants (Spongebob Squarepants)
10. Kenny McCormick (South Park)
11. Wanda (The Fairly OddParents)
12. Jason Fox (FoxTrot)
13. Courtney Gripling (As Told by Ginger)
14. Dilbert (Dilbert)
15. Dot Warner (Animaniacs)

Division 3-Anime
1. Vash the Stampede (Trigun)
2. Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
3. Ash Ketchum (Pokémon)
4. Luffy D. Monkey (One Piece)
5. Lupin (Lupin III)
6. Tenchi Masaki (Tenchi Muyo!)
7. Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
8. Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)
9. Goku Son (Dragon Ball)
10. Cyborg 001 (Cyborg 009)
11. InuYasha (InuYasha)
12. Keitaro (Love Hina)
13. Sailor Mercury (Sailor Moon)
14. Aisha Clan Clan (Outlaw Star)
15. Kiddy Pfenil (Silent Möbius)
16. Haruko Haruhara (FLCL)

Division 4-WB/FOX
1. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
2. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
3. Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
4. Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
5. Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?)
6. Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones)
7. Papa Smurf (The Smurfs)
8. Mandark (Dexter's Laboratory)
9. Eustace Baggs (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
10. Imhotep (The Mummy)
11. Shadowcat (X-Men Evolution)
12. Jackie Chan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
13. He-Man (He-Man)
14. Osmosis Jones (Osmosis Jones)
15. Static Shock (Static Shock)
16. The Sock (Kids' WB!)


Division 5-Miscellaneous*
1. Popeye (Popeye)
2. Wallace (Wallace and Gromit)
3. Bullwinkle J. Moose (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle)
4. Mario P. Mario (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show)
5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
6. Tinky Winky (The Teletubbies)
7. Crow T. Robot (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
8. Link (The Legend of Zelda)
9. Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong Country)
10. Ernie Elf (Keebler's)
11. Olive (Olive the Other Reindeer)
12. Gumby (Gumby)
13. Big Bird (Sesame Street)
14. Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)

*"Miscellaneous" refers to cartoons ONLY. The only reason Sonic and Mario got in is because they starred in one or more cartoon series or animated movies.

conspiracy
18th August 2003, 03:35 AM
~CALVIN~

~lots of vB ;)
~added font

Sir Chris
18th August 2003, 04:20 AM
Well...for an anime division, some characters just have to make it..

Vash *check*

Inu Yasha *check

Spike from cowboy bebop

Yusuke from YYH(or Hiei)

Goku...vegeta? wtf..goku OWNS vegeta, you make me CRY..

Ranma..*check*

Also I wouldnt mind seeing a random love hina character...but those people are prolly some of the most popular anime characters ever..Keitaro > this contest...heh.

Oh, as for the vote, Rocko is god, and he is the greatesttoon ever, save maybe some family character, like stewie. so rocko gets my vote.

~ Chris

SilverMachop
18th August 2003, 11:35 AM
I'm voting for Calvin. He has more potential for winning than Rocko does, and I stopped watching Rocko's show a long time ago. Go, Calvin!

By the way, Dr_Omicron, I have a suggestion. Whoever wins this tournament, are you sure you want to include them in the next one (since they are both in)? It could very well lead to another land-slide victory for Calvin/Rocko. Just my 2 cents.

Here are my nominations (if you need more, I'll give ya more :D):

Division 1-Disney/Dreamworks
* Patch (101 Dalmations)

Division 2-Viacom/The Funnies
* Bucky Katt (Get Fuzzy)

Division 3-Anime
* Sailor Mercury a.k.a. Amy Anderson (Sailor Moon)

Division 4-WB/FOX
* Jackie Chan (Jackie Chan Adventures)

Division 5-Miscellaneous
* Crow T. Robot (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

classy_cat18
18th August 2003, 12:16 PM
How did Calvin get this far? DROP HIM LIKE A TON OF BRICKS, ROCKO!!!

Let's see, nominations:

Division 1-Disney/Dreamworks
* Suga Mama (The Proud Family)

Division 2-Viacom/The Funnies
* Snoopy (Charlie Brown)

Division 3-Anime
* Asa Clan Clan (Outlaw Star)

Division 4-WB/FOX
* Static (Static Shock)

Division 5-Miscellaneous
* Link (The Legend of Zelda)

Mikey
18th August 2003, 12:47 PM
Ok, go Rocko!!! I vote Rocko!

Nominees

Disney/Dreamworks
*Donkey (Shrek)

Viacom/Funnies
*Stewie (Family Guy)

Anime
* Kitty (Silent Mobius)

WB/Fox
*Shadowcat (X-Men Evolution)

Misc.
*Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)

The_Missing_Link
18th August 2003, 04:03 PM
ugh, I hate Calvin so much. Rocko is a more likable character anyway. I guess you know who my vote for is then ^^


Division 1-Disney/Dreamworks
Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible)

Division 2-Viacom/The Funnies
Curtis Wilkins (Curtis)

Division 3-Anime
Haruko (FLCL/Furi Kuri)

Division 4-WB/FOX
Brian Griffin (Family Guy)

Division 5-Miscellaneous
Gromit (Wallace and Gromit)

Toxicity
18th August 2003, 04:58 PM
I vote Rocko! Clavin doesn't make me laugh at all....besides, Calvin defeated Vash. ;_;

Nominations:
Division 1-Disney/Dreamworks
Jack Skellington(Nightmare Before Christmas)

Division 2-Viacom/Funnies
GIR(Invader ZIM)

Division 3-Anime
I definetly know Vash will make it....so....
Tsukasu(?sp)(.HACK//Sign)

Division 4-WB/FOX
Bender(Futurama)

Division 5-Miscellaneous
Sora(Kingdom Hearts)

Dr_Omicron
18th August 2003, 05:07 PM
You don't have to nominate one character per division. You can just nominate completely randomly. I'll fill in the Divisions myself.

If you want to nominate one per division, then keep in mind that Viacom owns Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and Paramount Pictures. I've noticed a lot of confusion over this.

Nominations for Division 3 are now CLOSED due to all 16 vacancies being filled up. Check the first post for more details.

The following nominations can't be accepted because the series is already represented. If any of these are your nominations, feel free to nominate someone else or ask to replace the current character with yours:

Hobbes (Calvin & Hobbes)
Donkey (Shrek)
Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
Brian Griffin (Family Guy)
Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible)
Gromit (Wallace & Gromit)
GIR (Invader ZIM)
Bender (Futurama)

The following nominations can't be accepted bvecause they were never in a cartoon (at least from my knowledge). If they did show up, let me know and I'll put them in.

Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy 7)
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)

SilverMachop
18th August 2003, 06:34 PM
Well then, to be fair, Crow T. Robot is not an acceptable nominee. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a show with real people, and Crow is a puppet made out of tupperware; he's not a cartoon. He's the guy in my avatar under my name; he does look kind of like a cartoon in that picture, doesn't he? I'm guessing that means he is not eligable for the next contest. :( Do puppets count, like the Muppets, or are puppets and Muppets not allowed?

If Crow is out, and I still get to nominate someone, I'll nominate Abraham Lincoln from Clone High USA (an MTV cartoon).

Pikachu101
18th August 2003, 07:27 PM
My vote Calvin
He beat Shrek, Wallace (who was getting way too many votes), Vash and Homer he can kick Rocko's "Bleep"

For the WB/Fox division i nominate Joey Wheeler from Yu-gi-oh,
Ozzy from Ozzy and Drix, The holiday sock from any kids WB special you can think of and Imhotep from the Mummy

oh yeah Diddy Kong for micsellanous There used to be an old cartoon called Donkey Kong Country

Dr_Omicron
18th August 2003, 07:54 PM
Crow is allowed, since puppets are eligible. Man, I never realized that the line between cartoon and live-action is so blurred.

Joey Wheeler is not eligible because he is an anime character (manga, to be more precise; his Japanese name is Jonouchi Katsuya) and Division 3 is completely filled up. You'll have to pick someone else.

I've noticed a pattern between Miscellaneous and video game characters. I was hoping that this would be filled with foreign shows, like Tin Tin, and a bunch of other random misfits who don't belong on the top four divisions. I guess I'll put in my own nominations:

Spongebob Squarepants (Spongebob Squarepants)
Mandark (Dexter's Laboratory)
Kenny McCormick (South Park)
Z (Antz)
Ernie Elf (Keebler's)

Pikachu101
18th August 2003, 08:16 PM
another nomination for division 2
Jorgen von Strangle, Toughest fairy in the universe from the fairly oddparents

mr_pikachu
19th August 2003, 02:12 PM
GO CALVIN!


My nominations:

Jason Fox (FoxTrot; comic strip)
Bugs Bunny (Looney Toons; TV cartoon)
Lan (Megaman NT Warrior; TV cartoon on WB)
Sakura Avalon (Cardcaptors/Cardcaptor Sakura; WB and manga, I think)
Garfield (Garfield; comic strip)

Okay, there you have it! btw, if Sakura Avalon is ineligible for the division of WB because of the manga comics, I'll change my pick later. Thanks! :D

EDIT: Meh, typos... XP

Everoy
19th August 2003, 02:48 PM
Go Calvin!

Nominations:

Division 1-Disney/Dreamworks
* Squirt (Finding Nemo)

Division 2-Viacom/The Funnies
* Courtney Gripling (As Told By Ginger)

Division 4-WB/FOX
* Henry Wong* (Digimon Tamers)
Kitty/Shadowcat (X-Men Evolution)

Division 5-Miscellaneous
* Olive** (Olive The Other Reindeer)

*Yes, Henry Wong is an Anime character, BUT Digimon Tamers was shown on Fox.

**If you need a picture of Olive, just ask.

Dr_Omicron
24th August 2003, 01:23 AM
Alright! That's great! The voting has ended...three days ago. Sorry I couldn't be around; homework started to seriously hold me back. I'll be updating the nominations shortly. Here are the ones that couldn't get in (and as I said, you can nominate someone else if you wish; it doesn't count against your five. Keep nominating! We only got a few more spots left!):

Jorgen von Strangle couldn't get in, despite his girth, because Wanda from the same show has already been nominated at GameFAQs.

Lan, Sakura Avalon, and Henry Wong couldn't get in because they were originally anime characters, and the Anime Division is full.

Garfield and Shadowcat weren't added simply because they're already on the list.

And I know who Olive is. I've seen all those shows that have been nominated. (Except for Love Hina...can anyone fill me in on who Keitaro is? And Antz. I just nominated Z because it's the shortest name for a cartoon character and Dreamworks is underrepresented anyway.)

mr_pikachu
24th August 2003, 03:45 AM
Grrrggh... though I'm ecstatic that Calvin won, we seem to be running out of worthy nominees... this one-per-show limit is tough! And HOW ON EARTH did Tinky Winky make the list?!

Meh, okay. Here are my "replacement" nominees, to replace Garfield, Sakura Avalon, and Lan.

Dilbert; Dilbert (Comic Strip)
Dot; Animaniacs (WB)
Uh... Big Bird; Sesame Street (PBS)

Okay, now THAT was sad. And please note that while there IS a Dilbert TV show, it is based off the comic strip. And it's exactly the opposite with Animaniacs; the comic books are based off the TV show.

Let us all pray for the death of Tinky Winky. :D

DarkTemplarZ
24th August 2003, 09:05 AM
Where's Kenshin? :( o well, go Vash

Dr_Omicron
25th August 2003, 12:26 AM
Just got a bit more word on GameFAQs, and in addition of the move of Inspector Gadget to Miscellaneous, this leaves ONE spot left for Division 2, TWO for Division 5, and THREE for Division 1. To boost a bit of ideas, here's a list of animation that beolngs to those categories that haven't been represented yet:

Disney
DuckTales
Darkwing Duck
Aladdin
Teamo Supremo
Lloyd in Space
Teacher's Pet
Goofy/Goof Troop
Filmore!
Pepper Ann
Madeline
Bear in the Big Blue House
The Lion King
Lady and the Tramp
Monsters, Inc.

Viacom
Undergrads
The Wild Thornberries
Rugrats
AAAH! Real Monsters
Ren and Stimpy
The Angry Beavers
ChalkZone
Rocket Power

The Funnies
(It doesn't seem like you need any help at all for this)

Dreamworks
The Prince of Egypt
Chicken Run
Sinbad

Miscellaneous (you'd be surprised which shows are independent)
Duckman
The Critic
Tin Tin
Butt Ugly Martians
Santo Bugito

And for a really extensive search, you can check out TV Tome (http://www.tvtome.com), the largest anthology of TV shows on the internet.