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The DNC is run by committee. If you have any questions regarding DNC rules, please contact one of the following people: ScatheMote, Jimcloud, and Some Color Mage. TacticAngel will also help in areas of policy or if somehow all other members of the committee are unavailable. The committee members will take care of changing the fights, archiving older fights, and maintaining the nominations page. Please do not change the format of this page or change the fight without permission.

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. Fights are changed weekly, and are supposed to be updated on Monday, but fate often conspires to make us update on Tuesday, so keep that in mind if you don't see a new fight yet. Failure to comply with the following rules will likely result in your vote being removed, and repeated or particularly obnoxious rule violations may result in a ban from participating in future fights.

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  • Any failure to adhere to these rules will result in your vote(s) being removed.

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 392: Red Dead Rhyming Week: Auron vs. Vincent

DNC Versus
In celebration of the release of the FFX remaster on steam, here is a fight featuring Auron versus his red dead compatriot Vincent.

Now, I wanted to have a pure FFX fight, but there were no good other undead people in FFX to pair with Auron. Yes, I know that half of the NPCs are undead in FFX, but most of them are total losers and not fit for this noble arena. Vincent is less of a loser than people like Seymour or Mika or that old guy who lectures you on the road, so he gets to be in this fight today. Yes, I am aware that he is a moron in his terrible sequel, but Auron has it much worse: his daughter stars in some terrible audio drama that features zombie shoopufs and Sin returning for no goddamn reason. Coincidentally, you can listen to it as part of the remaster. If you want, I guess. It's less of a time commitment than FFX-2, at least.

Votes for Auron

Anonymous Votes

Votes for Vincent

Anonymous Votes

Peanut Gallery

Week 391: Last Man Standing Round 109: Revenge Week: Red XIII vs. Zidane

PFF Red XIII Illust LMS Icon
PFF Zidane Illust
Last Last Man Standing's manly grandstanding matchup (say that five times fast) pitted red against orange in a gruesome battle for color dominance, a battle Red XIII only narrowly won. So, naturally, Garnet did the only reasonable thing available to her under the circumstances: complain to her boyfriend. Loudly. And now here he is, in the Dragon's Neck Colosseum Last Man Standing competition. Coincidence? We here at the Dragon's Neck Colosseum Committee do not believe in coincidence.

We also don't believe in Rock, not including Krile in fights, or the release date of Kingdom Hearts III, but that's neither here nor there. The point is, I hope you're all ready for some classic grudge match action! Can Zidane win this for his lady and make Orange XIII once and for all? Or will Red XIII manage to retain his ill-gotten color gains for good? Who will be the Last Man Standing?

Wow, that brings back memories of way back when we actually ended fight intros with that.

Votes for Red XIII

  1. Sorry Zidane, but Red XIII looks cooler... Crashb2007 (talk) 02:36, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  2. I want Red XIII as DLC for the next Dissidia game, if possible :D MechaKaiser, who else? (talk) 06:39, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  3. Monterossa (talk) 12:55, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  4. Red is the clear underdog (hahah), and I like VII more. Zhor7 23:00, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  5. I'm with Red XIII all the way!Free bird (talk) 23:42, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  6. GoldenChocobo 14:20, May 21, 2016 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Votes for Zidane

  1. If Jimcloud can be super late on updates, so can I! Cat (meowhunt) 04:08, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  2. You don't need a reason to vote for him (see what I did there?) ~ZidaneSilverfield 06:00, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  3. Pzykosiz (talk) 07:57, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  4. Trukk not munky Armageddon11 (talk) 08:34, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  5. --Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 10:39, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  6. I can't rely on tail alone for this vote, so I'll have to think of a reason later. King of Noobs 12:47, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
  7. ThePhoenixDown (talk) 18:23, May 19, 2016 (UTC)
  8. If only because I'm seriously allergic to cats. Berani00 (talk) 00:43, May 22, 2016 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

SOMEONE take out Red XIII! He keeps taking out characters from 2 of my favorite FF's (VI and IX) -__- 22:43, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

Peanut Gallery

To conclude this update with your typical topical Reason Jimcloud Didn't Update Earlier excuse, did you know African folklore is really fricking weird?? Like, the highlight for me is the story that opens with the hyena telling the hare that they should both kill and eat their mothers, and ends with the hare hammering a red-hot nail into the hyena's skull, at the hyena's request.

Folklore, man. Jimcloud 01:51, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

Was acid involved in the writing of this story? Pzykosiz (talk) 09:09, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
I make no guarantees. Jimcloud 12:24, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
And people say the stories we have these days are messing us up. Man, they had some weird ones back in the day. King of Noobs 12:49, May 18, 2016 (UTC)
That would depend entirely on what acid we're talking about. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 16:30, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

Week 390: Rerun Week: Zidane vs. Tidus

Zidane Amano
DNC Versus
Amano Steel
I feel this is one of the underrated matchups. The two latest protagonists in the main series excluding Final Fantasy XI and unreleased games have something in common: They're a lot more playful than those of past games. So, who would win?

OK ACTUAL DESCRIPTION TIME: On the 13th of May 2006, the great Man of Crazy Swords descended onto the Colosseum and saw naught, but one very lazy octopus. THIS, he said in flaming holy words, like great men in legend are wont to do, IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. So he told the octopus to gather a bunch of shmucks and let them fight for our adoration. And the octopus did, because you don't really argue with that kind of speech in legends.

And it was... OK, we guess.

For the record, when this fight was first run, Tidus won 8-5. As far as I can tell anons got counted as full votes at that time.

Votes for Zidane

  1. *laughs uncontrollably* Fëasindë Peth 23:04, May 9, 2016 (UTC)
  2. yeah I have no idea what 2006 wiki was thinking -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 23:10, May 9, 2016 (UTC)
  3. Jimcloud 23:11, May 9, 2016 (UTC)
  4. I join Fae in uncontrollable laughing.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 23:39, May 9, 2016 (UTC)
  5. This is not even fair --Trindadex 01:21, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  6. I continue to be fascinated by that tail. King of Noobs 01:22, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  7. Even if Dissidia didn't exist, Zidane will always be superior to Tidus. Least he got far with his girl than crybaby did before the end of Disc 1. MechaKaiser, who else? (talk) 06:52, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  8. Hm, tough choice. I'd MUCH rather work with Garret's saiyan apprentice than Johnny Test here, who's probably wangsting over how Chuck Norris (His dad) ought to be nicer to him. Berani00 (talk) 11:12, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  9. Suddenly I'm getting the laughing scene flashbacks. ~ZidaneSilverfield 13:37, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  10. And everything was right with the world. Armageddon11 (talk) 13:57, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  11. I love the description and both of these protagonists. I'm a tad ashamed to admit that dadgum laughing scene from X plays a major role in my vote for Zidane.Free bird (talk) 00:20, May 11, 2016 (UTC)
  12. Completely agree with the anonymous comment Zhor7 01:27, May 12, 2016 (UTC)
  13. *laughs with feasinde Pzykosiz (talk) 09:52, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

FFX over FFIX, but Zidane over Tidus! 23:08, May 10, 2016 (UTC)

Votes for Tidus

  1. Monterossa (talk) 11:48, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  2. Hyper Dodger Chocobo is a "great" minigame. ThePhoenixDown (talk) 16:11, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  3. He's upbeat, he's a talented athelete. Dude cooly accepted his fate like a MAN. Things he occasionally gripe about are way more legitimate than what most others cry about. I underrated him, he's underrated.--AnonyMan (talk) 23:11, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
  4. I will admit, he is a character I grew up with and upon ending FFX, one of few characters that actually made me sad about what happens to him in the end. Crashb2007 (talk) 04:26, May 12, 2016 (UTC)
  5. Zidane is an overall better character than Tidus, but in Dissidia 012 Zidane's battle style is lame compared to the dodge-style of Tidus! GoldenChocobo 11:48, May 14, 2016 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Peanut Gallery

So I figured that despite the results of when this originally run, this wouldn't be a fair fight at all, but, uh, wow. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 01:44, May 10, 2016 (UTC)

Haven't you figured it out yet? Never try to figure out the DNC, it's just not good for one's sanity. King of Noobs 02:54, May 10, 2016 (UTC)\
I work here, I'm not allowed to be sane. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 13:40, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
Touché. At least you get good benefits. King of Noobs 01:07, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

Zidane's a great character no question. But it's amazing how much people exaggerate things they hate about Tidus still. He's a good character. AnonyMan (talk) 01:31, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!!!! Pzykosiz (talk) 09:55, May 12, 2016 (UTC)
You're trying to compare a god to Tidus, Tidus is always gonna look like complete shit in comparison. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 10:31, May 12, 2016 (UTC)
Uhhhhhh...yes, I am. Really nothing wrong with him when you get right down to it. He's done alot for a guy who kinda technically didn't exist. Also moot point, 90% of FF looks like shit compared to Zidane. Loll. AnonyMan (talk) 00:14, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

Week 389: Last Man Standing Round 108: Color Week: Red XIII vs. Garnet

LMS Icon
RED (supposedly)
D A M N T H A T ' S C L O S E
This is a duel for the ages. A duel between over a very important principle. That is to say, colors. Garnet, wearing her weird orange jumpsuit thing, is the champion of the color orange. Therefore, Garnet has challenged Red XIII on the basis that he is not actually red, but orange. Garnet stipulates that Red XIII must either swear fealty to the Secret Society of Horrid Orange Attire or must dye himself red to match his name. Red XIII objects on the following points 1. it's his fur, not an attire 2. some random spiky haired guys just decided to call him Red XIII. Garnet remains unmoved.

The fate of the Secret Society of Horrid Orange Attire is at stake! It's up to you! Who will be the last color standing?

Votes for Red

  1. Red XIII all the way!Free bird (talk) 01:23, May 3, 2016 (UTC)
  2. Zhor716:51, May 3, 2016 (UTC)
  3. Poor baby Red XIII. Jimcloud 18:11, May 3, 2016 (UTC)
  4. Pancakes!!! Μάραυδερ ΟΘʹ 40px I can make the Black Sun look like a Swoop Gang. 04:04, May 5, 2016 (UTC)
  5. It's not that necessarily I don't want to see Garnet naked, it's that legally I am unable to comment on the situation one way or another. My lawyer advised me not even to bring up the subject, then lept out the fifth story window to his short yet probably very painful death. But before his untimely passing he mentioned the Red XIII is naked already and that should be enough. --BlueHighwind 13:05, May 5, 2016 (UTC)
  6. Nanaki Returns: Red XIII. Monterossa (talk) 13:41, May 5, 2016 (UTC)
  7. Crashb2007 (talk) 00:53, May 6, 2016 (UTC)
  8. Red's my favourite colour. It makes me feel awesome. Berani00 (talk) 10:53, May 6, 2016 (UTC)
  9. (runs towards the DNC) Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, I forgot to vote last time! (stops to catch breath) ...OK, thanks to FF7MA, Red has my vote. MechaKaiser, who else? (talk) 07:21, May 7, 2016 (UTC)
  10. Red XIII is a great character which is penalised by an insufficient plot involvement.GoldenChocobo 14:58, May 07, 2016 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Votes for Orange

  1. O B V I O U S V O T E--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 20:18, May 2, 2016 (UTC)
  2. King of Noobs 22:22, May 2, 2016 (UTC)
  3. All hail our soft queen! ~ZidaneSilverfield 07:33, May 3, 2016 (UTC)
  4. our lives are just a fucking mess and we're sinking Hexed 08:37, May 3, 2016 (UTC)
  5. duh Pzykosiz (talk) 11:44, May 3, 2016 (UTC)
  6. Orange is the new black ThePhoenixDown (talk) 15:19, May 3, 2016 (UTC)
  7. Armageddon11 (talk) 10:50, May 4, 2016 (UTC)
  8. Just to note I like the color Red better but I like Garnet better --Ffgamesftw (talk) 23:53, May 6, 2016 (UTC)
  9. She doesn't use a hairpin for a weapon. Instead she can use those lacrosse racquets or whatever they're supposed to be. Gigantuar (talk) 15:49, May 7, 2016 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes 23:31, May 2, 2016 (UTC) 12:51, May 7, 2016 (UTC)

Peanut Gallery

That may simply be one of the best fight descriptions I have ever read. King of Noobs 22:23, May 2, 2016 (UTC)

Older Fights!

You can find older fights in the Archives for the Dragon's Neck Colosseum. All of these fights are closed, so don't bother voting. All new votes will be removed. Each archive contains 10 weeks of different fights.



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