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Welcome mortals, to the Soul Shrine! Here the spirits of the dead and the forgotten congregate en masse. Longing for the eternal rest they will never be granted, these damned souls spar in weekly one-on-one competitions of strength for the entertainment of the living. Come in, don't by shy. Take a seat and cast in your lot and your vote for the competitor of your favor. Let the games begin!
You mortals who enjoy our fights may also wish to visit the Palamecia Arena, Flan's Elbow Colosseum, the Stellar Arena, and the Battle Square.


Rules

  • Registered users only please. Ergo, sign in.
  • The fight will change weekly at approximately midnight Thursday, Wiki time.
  • There's no official nomination form, but if you've an idea for a new fight feel free to mention it in the Viewer's Box.
  • No rules on language, etc, but try to keep it civil.

This Week's Fight - Magic Free-For-All

This Week's Fight!
Black Mage White Mage Summoner Blue Mage
TA2-HumeBlackMage Ffta2-h-whitemage WINNER
Undecided
TA2-VieraSummoner TA2-Hume BlueMage
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Votes for Black Mage

  1. Cape + wide-brimmed pointy hat + shadowed face = win. The Man In The Black Cape 00:03, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Hard choice.  CloudyKrystal Dissicon ff7 Clo2 00:38, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  3. If this vote surprises you even in the slightest, you do not know me nearly well enough. MirrorshardSceada 08:40, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Tactics Advance photos means that (by default) this job is the best. SidVI 12:07, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  5.  Kamikaze Pardee Dissicon ff5 Gil1 19:35, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  6. User:R8.50Mango/Sig2 06:42, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
  7. --Lonely Wild Rose Rose 21:21, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
  8. I was gonna vote summoner but then Vivi cried. Kupohunter FFV gilgamesh 16:21, July 21, 2011 (UTC)

Votes for White Mage

  1. Oh what the heck. Koharu Nami 04:24, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  2. ^ Exactly. SquallRocks 07:57, July 15, 2011 (UTC)

Votes for Summoner

  1. Stay away from the summoner!  The SirLaguna Dissicon ff8 Lag1 00:04, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Garnet and Ark. 2ea674f6.pngKujaBox 00:11, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Tough choice compare to Summoner and Black Mage, but hell why cast spells when you can summon the King of Dragons!  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4 00:27, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Garnet, Eiko and Rydia. --RazielZero 07:54, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  5. Okay, for the Red Mage replacement. Clarent  (talk/ contribs) 08:09, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  6. Yuna! MystRay 03:38, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
  7. Relied on this class so much when first starting with FF. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 03:48, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
  8. I had a hard time choosing. I went based on the characters. Yuna and Garnet are better than Strago and Quina.  TheBlueDragoon Dissicon ff10 Yun120:15, July 17, 2011 (UTC)

Votes for Blue Mage

  1. The gentlement's class.  Armageddon11! Dissicon ff12 Gab2 00:34, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  2. I've always had a fondness for Blue Mages. --ShirubaKurono Dissicon ff13 Lig3 00:39, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  3. I'll just be over here, KICKIN' REAR AND TAKIN' NAMES WITH MY KICKIN' BLUE MAGE Jimcloud 04:02, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Not enough of them. King of Noobs 13:02, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  5. Always. BluestarultorBSA  talk 03:44, July 17, 2011 (UTC)

The Viewer's Box

For purposes of this fight, since the columns are so tiny, please make your voting rationale short. Or remember we have the viewer's box for discussing fights. :) Doreiku Kuroofangu 00:01, July 15, 2011 (UTC)

Damn, no red mages Clarent  (talk/ contribs) 04:15, July 15, 2011 (UTC) ``

I had considered it in place of Summoner, but I felt the diversity between these four worked better. Doreiku Kuroofangu 04:20, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
It's not just Red Mages that are missing... what about Time Mages and Green Mages? Also, since you're counting Summoners as a type of mage, what about Elementalists, Geomancers and... well, any others that I might have forgotten? :P -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 14:19, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
BARDS! Jimcloud 14:30, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
True on all counts SN, but none of those except the Time Mage are as widely known or used in the series as these four. Doreiku Kuroofangu 16:48, July 16, 2011 (UTC)

Ok, take them one by one:

White Mage: Heals... and ... thats all... anyways, they are only annoying for me!
Summoner: I'd happily choose them, because summoning is a beautiful part of magic, but it is extremely costly, and summons are risky to use, because many times, they don't work as well, as we'd expect!
Blue Mage: Well, this job certainly looks intresting, but it's not as easy to use, as it seems. Going around, searching for certain monsters, then get hit by them, and at the end, we don't know how to use them... Ok... Weird...

And the vote goes to:

Black Mage: The shady faced little sprite became the No°1 Icon of FF games, and no wonder, it still acts pretty good. Magic has always been stable. All of us know the difference between a FIRE and a FIRAGA spell, and we know what we can expect from them too... Healing is not always necesarry, summoning can be risky, and blue magic is hard to use, but a simple spell like BLIZZAGA, can wipe out our enemies easily. Soooo... Easy to use, easy to get used to, and always looks pretty good... ohh, and by the way, they can equip daggers and knives, so it can also cause some major physical damage, unlike the other mages .... :-D --Lonely Wild Rose Rose 21:21, July 17, 2011 (UTC)

Last Week's Fight

This Week's Fight!
Ashe Lightning
220px WINNER
Lightning
17-13
LightningItadaki
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Votes for Ashe

  1. Keltainentoukokuu 01:52, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  2. One hundred times yes. Always. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 02:52, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Story-wise:tie. Battle-wise:Ashe. Lightning can only be with Fang and Hope unless you are dumb enough to do secondary roles early. Where as Ashe, Balthier, and Vaan can kill anythingAlVan 06:27, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  4. FFXII > FFXIII.  Armageddon11! Dissicon ff12 Gab2 08:55, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  5. The decisions that Princess Ashe makes and the role she plays in changing the fate of Ivalice to liberate her home, Dalmasca is the reason why she gets the vote. SidVI Dissicon ff7 Tifa2 12:23, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  6. Ashe had a unique role and storyline in her group of six compared to Lightning, I think. Also Time Mage ^^ 8bit 15:48, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  7. ^ What they all said. Lady Ashelia all the way. And this was going to be this weeks fight in the Den. Back to the drawing board. >.<  TheBlueDragoon Dissicon ff10 Yun106:46, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
  8. ....Why...Why does Lightning have to be everywhere? WHYYYY? She is not that good, she is not that original, she is not such a huge invention at all! I stick with Ashee, because she is pretty at least.--Lonely Wild Rose Rose 11:15, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
  9. IVALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE! User:R8.50Mango/Sig2 15:09, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
  10. --Xepscern 14:40, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
  11. FOR DALMASCA! RenoZellRikku 00:38, July 11, 2011 (UTC)
  12. Same as Armageddon11 Omega Mk.XII 06:57, July 12, 2011 (UTC)
  13. Smexeh smexeh Kupohunter FFV gilgamesh 13:03, July 14, 2011 (UTC)

Votes for Lightning

  1. Jimcloud 00:07, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  2. 2ea674f6.pngKujaBox 00:50, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Butt-kicking extraordinaire. King of Noobs 01:07, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  4.  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4 01:29, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  5. Koharu Nami 02:15, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  6. wikisig-2.png06:02, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  7. Perhaps if I could judge Ashe on more than the beginning of the manga (where she is just plain useless and whiny) and the early parts of XII (where she doesn't strike me as special), my vote would be different. But alas, I have still to understand Gambits and finish XII, and right now learning for my exams has priority. So I'll stick with the one that has the most awesome character theme. MirrorshardSceada 09:54, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  8. This is a very hard decision but i like FFXIII better.VentusFreakFF12Montblanc 10:39, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  9.  Kamikaze Pardee Dissicon ff5 Gil1 13:26, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  10.  The SirLaguna Dissicon ff8 Lag1 13:49, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  11. All credit to Ashe, but I don't think my vote surprises anyone -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 17:51, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  12. This was a hard choice, but even though XII is the better game, Lightning is the better character. MystRay 19:33, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
  13. ^  CloudyKrystal Dissicon ff7 Clo2 03:47, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
  14. --RazielZero 08:58, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
  15. Lightning's picture looks cute :D Ice Cream! 16:19, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
  16. The chibiness....SO CUTE!! SquallRocks 04:43, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
  17. I heart chibi. --Innosense 01:14, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

The Viewer's Box

Because many people on the IRC have brought it up and made remarks to the implication they are displeased, two things to address about the Fae-TA fight result:

  1. - You obviously don't get the joke behind the result.
  2. - What the heck were you doing take that fight seriously in the first place?

Thank you. Doreiku Kuroofangu 02:03, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

I thought it was kinda funny at first, considering the massive number of votes against TA. But I suppose it's best to not anger one of the folks in charge, ne? King of Noobs 03:48, July 11, 2011 (UTC)
Not sure who you mean - Fae knew I was gonna do it, I don't care one way or the other if you guys dislike me for it, and I doubt TA cares. Doreiku Kuroofangu 04:05, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

Past Fights

  1. Zack vs Balthier (Balthier win, 18-17)
  2. Halloween Week - Doomtrain vs Zalera (Doomtrain win, 15-8)
  3. Kain vs Fang (Fang win, 16-8)
  4. Terra vs Zidane (Zidane win, 16-8)
  5. Aerith vs Garnet (Garnet win, 14-5)
  6. Golbez vs Jecht (Jecht win, 14-5)
  7. Christmas Week - Firaga vs Blizzaga (Blizzaga win, 14-9)
  8. Christmas Week - Snow vs Garland (Garland win, 12-10)
  9. Christmas Week - Red Mage vs Paladin (Red Mage win, 14-11)
  10. Christmas Week - Exdeath vs Sephiroth (Sephiroth win, 14-12)
  11. Omega vs Shinryu (Shinryu win, 15-8)
  12. Genesis vs Kuja (Kuja win, 17-10)
  13. Flare vs Holy (Holy win, 13-10)
  14. FF3 Heroes vs FF5 Heroes (FF5 win, 15-7)
  15. Laguna vs Sazh (Laguna win, 17-9)
  16. Cissnei vs Refia (Cissnei win, 12-8)
  17. Valentine's Week - Sephiroth vs Jecht, Terra vs Garnet (Jecht win, 16-12, Garnet win, 17-8)
  18. Lightning vs Rydia (Lightning win, 18-8)
  19. Tifa vs Prishe (Prishe win, 13-11)
  20. Eight-Bit Theater Week - Fighter vs Basch, Black Mage vs Vivi, Thief vs Locke, Red Mage vs Onion Knight, White Mage vs Aerith (Basch win, 14-13, Vivi win, 14-12, Tie, Red Mage win, 16-5, White Mage win, 13-11)
  21. Ashe vs Beatrix (Beatrix win, 15-12)
  22. Auron vs Vincent (Auron win, 16-8)
  23. Ultima Weapon vs Excalibur (Excalibur win, 13-11)
  24. Kingdom Hearts Week - Sora vs Cloud, Riku vs Cecil, Roxas vs Gabranth, Aqua vs Lightning, Xemnas vs Cloud of Darkness (Tie, 13-13, Riku win, 20-5, Roxas win, 17-7, Tie, 11-11, Xemnas win, 13-8)
  25. Zidane vs Kain (Zidane win, 17-14}
  26. Vaan vs Kuja (Vaan win, 22-12)
  27. Fang vs Cid Highwind (Fang win, 16-13)
  28. Yuffie vs Edge (Yuffie win, 17-8)
  29. Mother's Day Week - Rosa vs Jenova, Terra vs Edea (Jenova win, 16-15, Edea win, 14-11)
  30. Aeris vs Rinoa vs Garnet vs Yuna (Garnet win, 2-4-12-11)
  31. Emperor Mateus vs Vayne (Vayne win, 14-8)
  32. Bartz vs Gilgamesh (Gilgamesh win, 16-6)
  33. Triple Triad vs Blitzball (Triple Triad win, 16-6)
  34. Basch vs Gabranth (Gabranth win, 12-9)
  35. Father's Day Week - Jecht vs Sazh, Laguna vs Dr. Cid (Sazh win, 17-12, Laguna win, 17-7)
  36. Turks vs Archfiends (Turks win, 22-8)
  37. Random Week - Yoshi vs Godzilla, Optimus Prime vs Gurren Lagann, Mickey vs Yoda, Zeratul vs Zero, Faethin vs TacticAngel (Godzilla win 13-11, Gurren Lagann win, 14-9, Mickey win, 12-11, Zero win, 14-2, TA win, 2-0)
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