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#This is a vote for the rock in the snowball (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance intro battle). [[User:GoldenChocobo|GoldenChocobo]] 15:08, February 7, 2015 (UTC)
#This is a vote for the rock in the snowball (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance intro battle). [[User:GoldenChocobo|GoldenChocobo]] 15:08, February 7, 2015 (UTC)
#Voting here for the Almighty ability of Throw Stone in FFT. [[User:JC Holy Knight|JC Holy Knight]] ([[User talk:JC Holy Knight|talk]]) 00:12, February 8, 2015 (UTC)
#Voting here for the Almighty ability of Throw Stone in FFT. [[User:JC Holy Knight|JC Holy Knight]] ([[User talk:JC Holy Knight|talk]]) 00:12, February 8, 2015 (UTC)
#As cool as Galuf is, yeah, rock becoming reigning champ is too good.--[[User:Otherarrow|Otherarrow]] ([[User talk:Otherarrow|talk]]) 21:31, February 10, 2015 (UTC)

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Uwee hee hee hee! Welcome, editors, to the Dragon's Neck Colosseum! My name is Ultros the receptionist, and I'm taking bets as to who will win in a tussle between two characters from the Final Fantasy series! The winner gets, well, nothing. It's more of a poll, really. The Colosseum owner stuck me on this duty after Kefka was defeated, but I need the money! So what are you waiting for? Get voting! Remember, you can remain anonymous!

DNC Moderators

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The Rules, Briefly

Functionally, this is a popularity contest. You may vote for your favorite or whom you think would win in an competition between the two combatants that week. Failure to comply with these rules will likely result in your vote being removed up to being banned from participating in future fights.

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Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing is a spinoff of the original Dragon's Neck Colosseum. It is a fight between the previous victor of Last Man Standing and victor of the previous DNC fight. It occurs every other week; in other terms, it happens when the normal DNC fights are not going on. It has the same rules as the normal fights, with a few exceptions:

  • If the two opponents tie, the both characters will be retired, and two new fighters will appear.
  • If a character wins 5 Last Man Standing fights in a row, he or she will be retired from LMS and two new battlers will vie for the coveted champion spot.
  • Sometimes a previous Last Man Standing champion may be revived to fight against the current champion. This will happen if the previous DNC winner is incompatible with LMS (i.e. if the previous winner was a game mechanic, a summon, or an enemy) or for special celebrations.

Week 336: Last Man Or Rock Standing Round 84: Galuf vs. A Rock

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LMS Icon.png Ramza I Brigade.png
A ROCK (not Ramza)
Okay, let me try and explain this. ... Okay, deep breaths. Breathe in. Breathe out. Okay. You see... *snrrrrrk* oh God, this is hard. Um.

Right. So, our noble hero, king of Bal, Galuf, has defeated every opponent we've set against him so far in a display of unparalleled brutality. The gore was too much. So in response, we've pitted him against a common rock. Because, you see... you can't get blood from a stone.


Votes for Galuf

  1. I'm opposed to the idea of stoning people to death. It's barbaric. Monterossa (talk) 16:33, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
  2. i don't know what to believe anymore Pzykosiz (talk) 23:50, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
  3. Not allowed to vote against the G-Man, court order.--AnonyMan (talk) 12:12, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
  4. Still not falling for that, Jim... Crashb2007 (talk) 14:46, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
  5. I have no idea what's going on. (I do, but what better way to use my first vote ever than being contrary?) Lord Grammaticus (talk) 00:22, February 4, 2015 (UTC)
  6. --I’m Captain Zidane von Tribal of... Wait, what? Flüstergras 07:24, February 4, 2015 (UTC)
  7. I'd love to have an inanimate rock win LMS, I just think Galuf is way to cool to lose this one, though there's an excellent chance he will.Free bird (talk) 01:47, February 6, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Votes for A Rock. Not Ramza. A Rock.

  1. I vote for the rock that is not Ramza. May it soon be the Last Man-rock Standing. King of Noobs 16:24, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
  2. Galuf fought Exdeath on 0 HP. Rocks have no need for silly things such as hit points*(health points?).--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 16:28, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
  3. This Vote is going to ROCK. AROUND. THE. CLOCK. TONIGHT! TMG- Why? (talk) 19:04, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
  4. I just don't know how to comment on this one other than to show my support for this rock  Primarch Dysley FFXIII - Sprite-Dysley.png 20:40, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
  5. I...
    Goddamn it Jim. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 20:53, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
  6. Time for rock to run the table on this series! --BlueHighwind 00:39, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
  7. You keep posting it, I'll keep voting for it. Drake Clawfang (talk) 01:03, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
  8. Rock the Castrum with Steel Reason. C A T U S E 01:52, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
  9. Now this is more Like it. Shadow123367 (talk) 06:17, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
  10. I wanna see how long the rock wins. Mierna 20:45, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
  11. We will we will rock you --Ffgamesftw (talk) 05:00, February 7, 2015 (UTC)
  12. This is a vote for the rock in the snowball (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance intro battle). GoldenChocobo 15:08, February 7, 2015 (UTC)
  13. Voting here for the Almighty ability of Throw Stone in FFT. JC Holy Knight (talk) 00:12, February 8, 2015 (UTC)
  14. As cool as Galuf is, yeah, rock becoming reigning champ is too good.--Otherarrow (talk) 21:31, February 10, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Pebble Gallery

Request for the next battle: in memory of Monty Oum, Team Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts vs Team Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden. Or do I need to put this on the nomination page?-- 21:20, February 2, 2015 (UTC)

I'm hoping that next week we can have the epic battle between Rock and a Hard Place. Then followed by the grand three-way duel of Rock, Paper, and Scissors. --BlueHighwind 01:17, February 3, 2015 (UTC)

@AnonyMan: I AM THE LAW! COURT ORDER DENIED *throws the book at you* -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 12:19, February 3, 2015 (UTC)

SCM, you need a snickers. You're starting to get all judge-y. King of Noobs 23:31, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, man. Books hurt.--AnonyMan (talk) 00:06, February 4, 2015 (UTC)

I have just realised- we have had a "landslide" of puns! TMG- Why? (talk) 22:28, February 5, 2015 (UTC)

If only there was some large, heavy object handy that I could hit you with for suggesting that Pzykosiz (talk) 13:06, February 6, 2015 (UTC)
Awwww, I thought that pun rocked! :( TMG- Why? (talk) 21:09, February 6, 2015 (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure if I should groan or laugh at that. King of Noobs 23:24, February 6, 2015 (UTC)
I'm "gravel"'ing on my knees here- please appreciate my puns! TMG- Why? (talk) 18:00, February 7, 2015 (UTC)
We have come to take bad puns in the DNC for granite. Indeed, there are more slated for next week. 19:26, February 7, 2015 (UTC)
:D hehehe... :D TMG- Why? (talk) 20:05, February 7, 2015 (UTC)

I feel like some of the puns we've been tossing may have gone awry and beaned the poor Committee member in charge of updating this week. King of Noobs 23:02, February 9, 2015 (UTC)

I feel like it was supposed to be me, but I did another fight the week after my week so *shrug*. You get an extra week to show the rock some love. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 11:31, February 10, 2015 (UTC)
Must've been poor Jimcloud then, she's always getting caught in the line of fire. King of Noobs 13:42, February 10, 2015 (UTC)

Week 335: Throw the White Mage a Bone Week: Rosa vs. a Rock

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A Rock
12½ to 10
I was looking through the nominations archive and noticed a pattern with nominations involving Rosa. You see, the wiki's biggest Rosa fanboy would always vote against the fights, because he was so convinced Rosa would lose he could only express his pre-emptive disappointment in the form of rejection votes and text walls.

So I thought we should try to have a fight that Rosa would win. After a long, hard session of inward reflection, I figured the only thing with less character than Rosa is an inanimate rock. So, we're going to pit Rosa against one and finally give her the victory she deserves! Right? ...riiiiight?

*sigh* You're all going to vote for the rock, aren't you?

A Rock
12½ to 10

Votes for Rosa

  1. I don't hate Rosa Fëasindë Peth 01:46, January 26, 2015 (UTC)'
  2. although i'm tempted to vote rcok because the power of rock is the most powerful power, Rosa is more than just a mineral. Hexed 01:58, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  3. Fit.--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 02:20, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  4. I come back to this - BlitzballArt.pngTidus357 03:02, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  5. Really, we're doing this? Pzykosiz (talk) 10:07, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  6. She doesn't have much personality and doesn't talk much but she's sexy.... oh wait... isn't that the woman in every man's dream? Monterossa (talk) 11:42, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  7. I am not stooping that low... Crashb2007 (talk) 16:09, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  8. Whilst the Rock is probably a fan of the Rolling Stones (making the rock awesome), I am gonna vote for Rosa. TMG- Why? (talk) 16:45, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  9. While Rosa isn't a great character she isn't as terrible as everyone makes her out to be. --Ffgamesftw (talk) 02:36, January 30, 2015 (UTC)
  10. Same reason above. JC Holy Knight (talk) 00:12, February 1, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Votes for a Rock

  1. Vote for Tom and Boulder, who are far more interesting characters. Drake Clawfang (talk) 01:43, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  2. Beautiful, stylish, and sexy. Cecil went so wrong when he dumped Rock. --BlueHighwind 01:51, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  3. One of these two is a useless inanimate thing that relies on others to help it perform the most basic of tasks. The other one is the rock. Jimcloud 02:46, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  4. The most important character in Final Fantasy Tactics. C A T U S E 03:13, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  5. Rock's awesome as hell. Dem jagged edges, dat forcing people to do its bidding with Throw Stone. AnonyMan (talk) 03:28, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  6. Of course I'm going to vote Rock, especially after you said that. King of Noobs 03:35, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  7. No competition. --I’m Captain Zidane von Tribal of... Wait, what? Flüstergras 12:44, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  8. If you hit somebody's head with a rock, they will be bruised  Primarch Dysley FFXIII - Sprite-Dysley.png 23:06, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
  9. Sorry, Rosa. Mierna 01:23, January 27, 2015 (UTC)
  10. Rosa certainly isn't unpleasant, but when liking Cecil is your defining personality trait, that doesn't make for a very rock-solid character. MetroSubwayAndroid (talk) 16:28, January 27, 2015 (UTC)
  11. This is a vote for The Rock (Dwayne Johnson). GoldenChocobo 12:13, January 31, 2015 (UTC)
  12. Kind of disappointed that this isn't a landslide win Shadow123367 (talk) 12:23, January 31, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

  1. This is a vote for the United Federation of Rocks and Stones, a.k.a. tUFoRaS. 14:44, February 1, 2015 (UTC)

Peanut Gallery

The Pioneers used to ride these babies for miles! --BlueHighwind 01:54, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

Blue, I think you got it backwards, amigo. Rock dumped Cecil, it was too much mineral for his broke ass. So he went and settled for the Bronze. AnonyMan (talk) 03:36, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

So question, if the rock wins in this fight will the rock be fighting in LMS? Could have a corny fight description "will he rock galuf or will galuf leave no stone unturned?" --Ffgamesftw (talk) 02:38, January 30, 2015 (UTC)

Well I've done two fights in a row now, so if rock gets to go on to become LMS champion or not isn't my call to make. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 04:15, January 30, 2015 (UTC)
Imagine if rock became The Last Man Standing Champion? Oh the hilarity. King of Noobs 13:41, January 30, 2015 (UTC)

my god, what is everyone's problem with Rosa? So there wasn't much character development, most of the other characters didn't get much either. Pzykosiz (talk) 01:37, February 2, 2015 (UTC)

Just having a littke laugh, mate. And Rosa's actually won against non-inanimate objects in prior DNCs...somehow.AnonyMan (talk) 12:25, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
Rocks are simply awesome, amigo. King of Noobs 13:39, February 2, 2015 (UTC)
I think I made that statement look a bit too outraged. Still #TEAMROSA4EVA Pzykosiz (talk) 23:48, February 2, 2015 (UTC)

Week 334: Last (Old Dead) Man Standing Round 83: Galuf vs. Louisoix

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Louisoix NPC Render.jpg
12 to 6
12 to 6
So this week we let our victor from last week, Catuse, choose who he wanted to see take on the Warrior of Dawn, and he selected the leader of the Circle of Knowing. And there's a lot of similarities between the two. They're both old, seem to have a penchant for gold lining on their armor, and both went out in a pretty awesome blaze of glory. And now they're here, fighting, because, well, why not.

Who will be the Last Old Dead Man Standing?

Votes for Galuf

  1. --Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 23:29, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  2. I pledge my eternal support to the Badass Grandpa. King of Noobs 23:34, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  3. Mierna 00:43, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  4. My vote goes for Galuf! Free bird (talk) 02:57, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  5. Haven't gotten far in my FFXIV: ARR playthrough to know the other guy, so I have to put my vote on the World's Badass Grandpa. MechaKaiser, who else? (talk) 03:03, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  6. Galuf will forever be a badass in my favorites... Crashb2007 (talk) 07:05, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  7. Two men of magnificent power, pure epicness and lots of varices, but unfortunately for Louisoix, I don't know him well enough to vote against Galuf. --I’m Captain Zidane von Tribal of... Wait, what? Flüstergras 08:43, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  8. Luisoi is a Galuf rip-off and I don't like Elezen. Monterossa (talk) 11:46, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  9. Pzykosiz (talk) 12:03, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  10. Louie had to die and be reborn because his game was trash. Though he's a decent guy, Galuf is still the Zenith of Awesome FF characters, Old or in general. All others are only inspired by Mr. Badassion---I mean Baldesion.AnonyMan (talk) 12:54, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  11. G is for Galuf, A is for "A Galuf", L is for "Look, A Galuf", U is for "Ultra-cool! Look, A Galuf" and F is for "Fucking Ultra Cool! Look, A Galuf!" --BlueHighwind 03:30, January 25, 2015 (UTC)
  12. JC Holy Knight (talk) 23:46, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Votes for Louisoix

  1. Galuf fought Exdeath with 0 HP, but Louisoix? Louisoix fought a God. C A T U S E 23:30, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  2. See, it's funny, because both games have dead things come back as *shot several times by the spoiler police, like seriously, rude* Jimcloud 02:52, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  3. Shadow123367 (talk) 11:32, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  4. Lycropath (talk) 04:44, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  5. Two reasons 1) An attempt to make the fight less one sided. 2) Galuf? Fighting a tree? So last year. Fighting a hella big badass dragon, dying and then [SPOILER] is the latest trend! TMG- Why? (talk) 07:05, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  6. Galuf has got a great personality, but also an horrible design. This one looks much better! GoldenChocobo 14:50, January 22, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Peanut Gallery

I promised to put Louisoix's (and the rest of XIV 1.x, let's be honest here) big scene in the description somewhere, but couldn't think of anywhere that wouldn't feel shoehorned so here you go. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 23:24, January 18, 2015 (UTC)

Dear those of you who are calling Galuf "The Badass Grandpa", you are implying that Louisoix does not also have a claim on the title, which is blatantly false. Thank you for your patronage. Jimcloud 23:56, January 19, 2015 (UTC)

Week 333: Tentacle Appreciation Week: Ultros!

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(And Catuse167, but mostly Ultros)
Today's DNC is a very special week. Indeed, instead of having a fight (because there has been one nomination in three months and I, while amazing, beautiful, and brilliant, cannot continue spit out interesting fights every two weeks; seriously, go nominate new fights for me to do), we shall have a different kind of DNC this week. I ask but one simple task: please write me either evocative poetry or prose about the handsomeness of Ultros. Indeed, this week you are competing the DNC for a super special fabulous prize (judged by my compatriot in madness Jimcloud). This is a limited time to win both honor and fantastic riches, so you'd better deliver.

So evoke some tentacles with the beauty of your words! Also please nominate some fights while you're at it.

(And Catuse167, but mostly Ultros)

Evocative Ultros Poetry or Prose Below

I'm not sure if this counts as poetry (it would be iambic pentameter, since that's the only common poetic form I know that isn't a haiku, if I could be bothered to figure out stressing, so I guess it's just ... decameter?), but here's mine:

O tabernacle of tentacles,
First you came for Terra, to Drake's disgust
Then you returned for Ashe and her big butt
Then for Serah, with plot contrivances
But you refuse me, a noble catboy
And so the Enix of Squares has damned ye
Refused ye and scorned ye, cursed eter'ly
To be a cash grab in All the Bravest.

C A T U S E 05:24, January 12, 2015 (UTC)

So I'm trash at poetry, and all I can come with is haiku >>; This is for everyone who, like me, has failed miserably at the Dragon's Neck in FFXIV too many times...

Imps abound, and yet
A dreadful lack of Wet Plate
Cursing violently

.....orz 8bit 21:40, January 12, 2015 (UTC)

If I win, which I won't, my nomination is in my avatar

Roses are red
Tentacles are purple
They also stick to things
Nothing rhymes with purple :(

Pzykosiz (talk) 04:36, January 13, 2015 (UTC)

Long tentacles, Red eyes
He appears, all rise
His words, so wise
His praise: Our prize.
Ultros: Our lord
Revered, Adored
His goal: Dischord
His reason? He's bored.

Shadow123367 (talk) 07:53, January 13, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous Submissions

Evil Pit of Art Critics

Since I'm judging I can't really in good conscience submit my own entry, but I decided to go ahead and make one anyways In haiku form, because.

So wet and wriggly
The glorious purple limb
I cry out in pain

Jimcloud 04:49, January 12, 2015 (UTC)

I would flood this with dirty limericks, however I'm pretty sure Ultros is not from Nantucket, and lying in a limerick is the ultimate sin. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 05:00, January 12, 2015 (UTC)

Huh? Something's wrong with my calendar... it says something about january, but it must be april 1. --I’m Captain Zidane von Tribal of... Wait, what? Flüstergras 19:31, January 12, 2015 (UTC)
Nonsense. We don't offer fabulous prizes, or bitch about a low supply of good nominations (hint hint) during April 1. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 20:54, January 12, 2015 (UTC)
I think we've just about run the idea pool out :( Pzykosiz (talk) 04:42, January 13, 2015 (UTC)
Then the DNC will become a place of shenanigans.

Even more shenanigans than usual, anyway. I mean why else would they appoint me to the committee if they didn't want shenanigans? -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 09:33, January 13, 2015 (UTC)
How about Tonberry vs Sheila? After all, both of them are masters at kitchen-fu! :) TMG- Why? (talk) 07:37, January 14, 2015 (UTC)
Maybe it's time we wipe the archive and start the DNC anew. Bring back old fight combinations. A lot of time has passed, we might even get different results! King of Noobs 23:40, January 15, 2015 (UTC)

If anyone's bored, I've compiled a list of all the old nominations. There's possibly something usable in there. It's not sorted in any way though, I may go through it later - Pzykosiz (talk) 07:34, January 17, 2015 (UTC)

By the way, the prize is probably going to be (assuming we don't come up with a better idea) deciding who's the next LMS challenger, so people who aren't IRC regulars should probably note who they want to nominate somewhere. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 21:31, January 12, 2015 (UTC)

Older Fights!

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