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Week 124: Garland v. The Emperor

Garland psp
Dnc v
Emperor psp
WINNER!
Undecided
Before they were sta... ultra-villains, which of these ancient foes would emerge victorious, and by ancient... I do mean I and II.

Votes for Garland

  1. He somehow manipulated time to turn himself into a demon. I may not know much about the older FF games, but I'm sold.Neo Bahamut 04:56, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Garland got a huge sword and he's Chaos.  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4 05:12, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. FFII is my least favorite game...easy decision...BoAKaNRikkusmallsig 05:32, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. Garland has my vote for being both the first boss and first final boss in the series. You just can't beat a guy who screws with time just to become a demon. TheBlueDragoon 05:34, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  5. When was the last time Mateus knocked anyone down? Thought so. Drake Clawfang 05:37, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. Garland can knock anyone down! And what's Mateus most famous for? Easy. UBOAR!!! --Cluna 06 06:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  7. I dont know what's the fight's about, but I see Garland zapping/pointing at the Emperor who seems to be running like a chick on fire. I'm voting for The Zapper. Leon5550 07:08, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. Destriker73 07:34, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  9. What is it that makes a game... the game's villain... you don't even know that its Garland behind everything until the very end, which is where he turns himself into a codpiece wearing demon that can and will '...knock you all down!'Hydronisa
  10. The irony is, it's your fault he got his power. Because you almost killed him, the fiends sent him back in time so that he could get the power to send them forward in time.--Werefang 11:42, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  11. Just listen to his first line in this [1], his Dissidia voice alone is the reason I'm voting for him.  Armageddon11! Dissicon ff12 Gab2 12:16, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  12. BlueHighwind : I vote for the one with the cooler hat.
  13. Another evil Emperor vs. the man who can knock you all down?! I don't think so.Immune to stop 14:21, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  14. Vampyro entertaiment 14:34, 26 June 2009 (UTC) He wears an evil armor, he has a sword that is a whip and a axe and everything in the between, he sounds evil, he messed with time before ultimecia was even born and most importantly: The emperor? I, Garland will knock you down!
  15. Garland's a legend! Plus the Emperor looks like a girl! Jeppo (Talk)
  16. Sword-chucks, yo. Template:BfDsig
  17. Knight beats mage .User:clvabl
  18. He will knock you...eh, whatever. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 16:15, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  19. I just like himThe6thangel 17:05, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  20. Rinoa leonheart 19:07, 26 June 2009 (UTC)"hes older FF WOW good luck O YA
  21. Both of them had about the same affect on me, so I'll cast my vote for the game's original villain. JohnnyC
  22. GA-RAN-DO! Garland looks WAY cooler. --Zack fair 007 20:33, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  23. never played II - D - E - R - U - M -
  24. Garland was the first boss and villian, and he was a better villain than "The Emperor" User:Copario
  25. Bruntie2 15:38, 27 June 2009 (UTC) The Emporer never seemed very frightening...
  26. FinalAnnihilator 16:49, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
  27. Come on, its Garland. Who else has the power to "Knock you all down". Certainly not Emperor Mateus.User:Terra Branford
  28. He, Garland, will knock the Emperor down! Silver Dragon XXVIII 21:17, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
  29. For the voice(s)! And the AWESOME SWORD!! 1stclasswarrior 23:43, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
  30. Because Garland is not GHEY. Silas Harvey
  31. Well I'm not sure but I'm not seeing Mateus knock anyone down like Garland has. User:NoctisoftheNight

Anonymous Votes

  1. Garland's classic... plus I'm pretty sure Garland would destroy the Emperor in a fight. 206.248.109.31 02:26, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Garland is so great he started all of the final fantasy series and all of the villans are based off of him 206.248.109.31 12:29, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. Garland is AWESOME!
  4. Hey, he is like the only bad dude u fight as the first and last boss fight. (well technically Chaos was last but Garland is Chaos)
  5. I found garland to be a much harder foe when I fought him in game (refering to chaos). The emperor was a pushover (then again, everything is when you max your stats)... - Omega

Votes for the Emperor

  1. I would sacrifice my rights to have someone as badass as Mateus as Emperor. Eric Ryan Jones 04:47, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. I like Garland, but Mateus is just more of a badass. He died, went to hell, and TOOK OVER. User:Nevanus 08:40, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. I have to vote for the guy who nearly conquered the world, then used his death as an excuse to conquer both heaven and hell. He's got some good lines too.--Otherarrow 09:05, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. FFII was better IMO and Emperor had more lines. - ロル Lol Cakes オケス 09:21, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  5. Garland's cool in theory, but the original game does little with him (Dissidia expands him). However, the Emperor was pretty badass to begin with, and the GBA remake made him even better. Sure, he's got a huge weak spot, but Mateus still looks threatening in with that eye liner. ClixPsi
  6. Im not a fan of bad guys wearing masks and armour Mr_Darkside 10:48, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  7. He was able to summon demons from hell, without supernatural powers!!! Silver Mage 10:18, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. Voting for Mateus Dachimotsu7734 10:42, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  9. The Emperor gets my vote for his dashing looks as well as his awesome angelic form in Soul of Rebirth.SamSandy 10:55, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  10. Garland was never all that interesting to begin with. Mateus was awesome from the start, he did massive amounts of damage and he took over hell. I also prefer II over I for it's story.--StragusLore 12:05, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  11. UBOAAAAAAAAAAR! - Henryacores^ 12:42, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  12. Is this "Garland" an Emperor? I think not. The.DreadnoughT 13:17, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  13. ScatheMote 13:29, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  14. As awesome as Garland is, he never actually knocked anyone down. The Emperor, on the other hand, although looking like a camp David Bowie, can lay traps in Dissidia, and becomes the supreme ruler of hell. instant win, even though I haven't played II. Yet. Jamiemitsu 14:19, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  15. Because I've really wanted to make the joke "Im in ur well, poizning ur Wyverns." Plus he had a nice straight forward plan. Garland's time loop still confuses me a bit.--Muchomas35 14:24, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  16. His deathcry Ubooooaarrr!!! alone makes him awesome!! The best version so far is in Shade Impulse 42 - 51!!! ahahaha... OnionKnight23
  17. I love Mucho's comment. Both are good villains, elaborate ruses and all that, but the Emperor's Hell/Heaven splitting was ingenious. His battle sprite and quotes as the Light Emperor is what makes him better than Garland, for me: If you will not have eternal life, I will give you eternal suffering! 8bit 15:48, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  18. Garland has a whole lotta history implied but does bugger all in the game. The Emperor DOES stuff, evil stuff. Nirvana Phoenix
  19. BlueLionheart Cloudy Wolf (T/C) 17:39, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  20. It's even, so i'm throwing it to the Emperor because he was technically more badass being a threat through the game. Hamfruitcake 09 19:07, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  21. I found the fight against Emperor more challenging, althought I do like FFI more than FFII... So he is getting my vote. MMLN メーマウリアン 20:12, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  22. I'm with Mateus, maybe because he actually knocked someone down. Maybe because UBOAR reminds me of Yume Nikki. Maybe because he's manly even wearing heels. Don't know the exact reason, but I'm with him. Forgive me, Garland. Zak Undersn 20:45, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  23. My vote goes to The Fashionable Emperor. Karu
  24. Oh, come on. Garland is to Palamecia as Farrah Faucet's death is to Michael Jackson's. Oops. Was that too soon, America? --Tacochickenwings 16:01, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
  25. Maybe Garland made some sort of grand entrance in the realms of villains by being the first villain of the FF saga and the first one to play with time (and thus being the first one to make players realize that all their hard work leveling and such served for absolutely nothing). But the Emperor was a the first true villain, he didn't want to just conquer one kingdom or cheat death, he wanted everything, he basically even wanted to die just to take over Heaven and Hell. That guy's greediness in man form. Plus Kefka took after him in basically everything (and improving it but still the bases were from Palamecia) which also adds points to the Emperor. Despite the UBOAR and the general dislike I've for FFII.Celythia

Anonymous Votes

  1. Ooh, this one's a bit of a tough one. On the one hand, Garland gained the powers of Chaos and made a time loop that caused him to become effectively immortal. On the other hand, Emperor Mateus died, went to Hell, apparently booted the previous head out, and unleashed Hell on Earth (or whatever the world would be called). I'm going with the Emperor on this one because while he may not have been technically immortal, he certainly had more potential to destroy the world if left alone. Garland was stuck in that time loop and really couldn't do a damn thing about it besides run through the process again and again and again...173.50.0.39 18:44, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. FF II was the 1st one i've played.
  3. Emperor is much stronger than Garland. 124.179.241.69 06:04, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. Although I really like Garland, Emperor just has so much more to him, plus he looks like David Bowie which is just awesome.
  5. Sure, Garland is the first Final Fantasy villain, but he doesn't accomplish much more than creating some time loop. The Emperor on the other hand, plunges the world into darkness. He expands his empire, killing all those who oppose him. He wipes out several towns in his mad bid for power. And he takes over Hell. Come on now. You can't get much more badass than that. Plus, he is downright evil to the core, as even his "good" side, is as evil as his bad side, just much more manipulative.96.242.165.2 00:21, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. Mateus is what Kefka wants to be when he grow up. He did everything Kefka did, but unlike the overrated-clown, he didn't stop at dead. He continued conquering, and took over Hell and Heaven! Everyone who likes the clown, should be voting on the Emperor.189.32.113.202

Peanut Gallery

Meh. Still not very interested in this fight, but at least it was easy to pick which one to vote for.Neo Bahamut 04:56, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I know what you mean Neo. But at least its a good fight to sit and watch. TheBlueDragoon 05:36, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
I guess, but I can't participate as much in discussion...the good kind. Although, it just occured to me to wonder: What do they do with Garland in Dissidia? They obviously can't have him becoming Chaos.Neo Bahamut 10:13, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
I wondered the same thing. I didn't really follow Dissidia too much yet, as far as story goes. I wanted to be surprised, but you do make a good point. TheBlueDragoon 18:26, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Garland is just Garland and Chaos is a separate being. The best game to compare it to is actually Nintendo's Super Smash Bros.; a massive marketing gimmick with everyones "favorite FF characters". It's basically an excuse plot and can't be taken as canon, anyway.--Werefang 23:36, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
I think the comparison of Dissidia and SSB has been cliched. Its a very accurate comparison, and we all know its not canon, but its so cliche. Anyway, point is, we all know that in Dissidia Garland and Chaos are two separate entities. TheBlueDragoon 00:27, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Don't know them "in game" so I'm not going to vote, but at least both are interesting characters. And well, I don't like so much the newer games, so I enjoy seeing battles between old games. Rai Balmung, the gargoyle 14:18, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I got a funny joke..."UBOAR!!!"- Emperor, knowing he is going to lose against Garland in this DNC fight. 'Nuff said. --Cluna 06 06:51, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I just knew, that you will pull a "UBOAR!!!" joke in this fight.  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4 06:54, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

You Spoony Bard! TomServo101 07:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

You should've called this fight: "I, Garland, will knock you all down!" vs. "OBOAR!" and have people vote on what's the cheesiest of the two! Jeppo (Talk) 14:48, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I don't really know who to vote for. The one made his way into the past to send the Four Fiends into the future, wo will grant himself the power to travel back in time to send them to the future to grant himself etc., and the other died and took over Heaven&Hell. They are just too freaking awesome. If the votes were a bit more reasonable this would be fun to watch.Zak Undersn 15:14, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm noticing a lot of unsigned anonymous votes again. Do we need another reminded? Please sign your votes with four tildes. TheBlueDragoon 23:04, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

One, used the help of 4 demons to create a time-loop that doesn't make sense. The other, destroyed the world and took over Hell and Heaven. Wow, that was "hard" to decide.

But the former made the latter his bitch in Dissidia. CheeseNinja 03:25, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Week 123: XIII v. Versus XIII

MeriStation FF13preview big2pe
Dnc v
Noctis VersusXIII-swordstab
WINNER!
FFXIII
43 1/2 vs. 22 1/2
E3, the end all, be all of videogame wizardry has come and gone, and its pretty clear that we've seen what we are to see of these two titles for a little while. As each draws nearer, the question is obvious, which are you anticipating more?
MeriStation FF13preview big2pe

Votes for Pure Numbers

  1. First Vote!!! I prefer main series to anything else. Jeppo (Talk)
  2. Although I'd probably prefer Versus, I only have a 360 so I cannot really look forward to it.--Werefang 22:24, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. XIII will be gorgeous. I <3 Lightning/Snow/Sazh/Oerba. Some of the concept art has captivated me as well. 8bit 22:47, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. I know more about Pure XIII then Versus. Also XIII has a female protagonist.  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4 23:02, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  5. JohnnyC
  6. At this very moment, I am much more excited about XIII, but I bet that will change as soon as we get more information leaked about versus :) MMLN メーマウリアン 23:16, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  7. Definitely XIII. It seems amazing and just as good as FFXII. Versus looks good, but there's too little info and I don't have a PS3, just a 360. Plus, Lightning reminds me of Ashe.Wee187 23:28, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. I prefer something I've actually seen how it looks like than a game shrouded in shadows. What's taking you so long SE? We want a gameplay trailer! - Henryacores^ 23:50, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  9. Not even a contest. I don't care about Nomura's directing "abilities." I'm not a fan of the Rule of Cool, and has there been any gameplay shown for Versus? What's to get excite about? On the other hand, FFXIII looks to be getting closer and closer to release, and the gameplay looks a lot of fun. Plus, I want to see what kind of direction they'll take with an "enemy of the world" plot. Overall, this isn't even a contest in my opinion.ClixPsi
  10. XIII's world looks amazingly beautiful not to mention the music is amazing so far. Plus I think the characters are very well designed, though I wish Lebreau should be a main char but probably not. Oh well, Vanille is perfect for me :) Can't wait to play her! BoAKaNRikkusmallsig 01:40, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  11. BlueHighwind : I haven't read what this fight is about, but I'm seeing two faces here. And I guess I'll decide by which pair of lips I more want pressed against mine.
  12. I think XIII looks more interesting than Versus XIII, and the characters look better designed in XIII. Alos, Noctis looks like another Squall (Oh No!) Destriker73 02:52, 21 June 2009 (UTC) 07:42, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  13. FinalAnnihilator 11:04, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  14. BigSlurp I prefer the purity of the mainline series of Final Fantasy. The greatest series of RPGs out there. Hence why I did not like FFXI, cause I don't like the online stuff with no true ending, which probably means I wont like XIV much either cause they are talking about that as an online as well. Versus XIII might be fun, but that will have to be proven when the game actually comes out.
  15. Nevanus I prefer the main series to spinoffs. Not that the spinoffs aren't good in their own right, but they're still just afterthoughts. Besides, a character with emo hair is a few points off of Versus XIII. 14:44, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  16. This game has a guy with an afro housing a small bird in it, the other doesn't. End of. - Paramina 18:17, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  17. I'm sorry, but what the hell? This fight is so stupid-neither of these games have been released. Whatever. This game looks so freaking awesome that I want to pee my pants, so of course I'll vote for it. P.S. I've always liked Vanilla Ice Cream ...Yummy. Violet mage20:21, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  18. I have always preferred the main series NeoExdeath 05:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
  19. I'm definitely looking forward to this game more. It promises a true FF-experience with both traditional elements and new innovations. The world divided into a futuristic side and a primitive side is also very intriguing. All the revealed characters look unique and the plot premesis is mind-boggling as well. Now I really hope the game won't let me down. SamSandy 08:41, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
  20. This fight is incredibly inane, but let's face it: in a contest of versus Versus, XIII will win every. SINGLE. TIME. MechaUltimaZero 15:58, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
  21. Seeing as how I've been keeping up to tabs on XIII and not Versus, I guess I wanna play it more. But, you know, it's just been too long since a numbered title came out v.v Yzz 16:44, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
  22. Versus looks like its just a ripoff of VII. Not that Lightning is not, but still. Exdeath64 17:01, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
  23. I have this strange feeling Versus will never see the light of day for a long time. ScatheMote 18:01, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
  24. Can't say that I like either more than the other, but I'm going for the game with a actual gameplay trailers, more than two characters named, and the fact that this game is in the main series. Here's to hoping that this game will be just as good as it looked in the demo. :D Xxwater blue pandaxX
  25. Rinoa leonheart 20:19, 19 June 2009 (UTC)" :)
  26. This game looks epic! Wikimaniac jedi master hurculates 01:42, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  27. Bruntie2 09:57, 20 June 2009 (UTC) I only have an Xbox 360, but I think this game looks better anyway ;)
  28. On the condition it's just as good as XII... Captain Darkblade 17:35, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  29. Eowynjedi 02:26, 21 June 2009 (UTC) One, Lightning looks kickass. Two, Nomura's running the show on Versus and he's a bad writer. Three... the guy in Versus. His name translates to "Nightlight." Come on.
  30. It pretty much comes down to XIII vs. Versus XIII (THE BRAIN! IT BURNS!) know more about XIII (and lightning for that matter). also, i cant get versus on xbox. so NYAA! (edit: apparently it was XIII vs Versus XIII. need to read as well as look at pretty pictures >.>) --Adonzo 09:26, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  31. Cryss Leonhart Haha Other Than The Name Translation Fail About The Other Game. Im Just Gonna Say Id Rather Play The One Coming To 360
  32. Because its comeing out first and its in the main series this gets my vote.R-o-b-s-t-a-r 15:07, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  33. This one looks cooler, and i think its a terrible idea and a waste of money to make compilation for a game before the actual game even comes out. X-2 was made before people even had enough time to react to X and that turned out to be awful. Gyromite 15:47, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  34. Maverick Riot: I sort of agree with the one above. I'm sure people will be stunned by this game, and the series, once released, but it could flop. I doubt that. Anyway, I vote here since know more information about this one. The other game looks quite good, but I'm short on information for it really. Not fully fair reason, but I can only go on what I know.
  35. Main Series for me Mr_Darkside 11:23, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
  36. Personally, I think this is a really dumb battle since enough is not known about either game for one to be anticipated more than the other...plus there is considerably more info available for FFXIII than Verses XIII. But to totally based on my logic...I'm going to have to say I'm looking foward to seeing FFXIII's release, so I can better understand the other 2 games coming out since they're all in the same world. Heretic Ramza
  37. XIII looks totally amazing, I've only seen FMVs of Versus. XIII looks to be the best FF since X User:Nirvana Phoenix
  38. It's incredibly easy to anticipate this game more than the other, first off it's a main series and they win above all else, plus lightning is an awesome kickass lead. Hamfruitcake 09 18:44, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
  39. One word: Lightning. She's the first "Bad ass" protagonist since Squall! Im realy hoping XIII will be a return to form for the main series. If its at least as good as X, i will be happy! Jamiemitsu 18:09, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
  40. Yes! Lightning is the perfect fusion of Cloud and Squall. Nevertheless, FFVXIII doesn't seem as appealing.
  41. DieKorruption
  42. Well, since XIII is winning anyways...Cluna 06 23:33, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

  1. XIII's characters look awesome! Lightning looks like an awesome main character so yea! 78.148.86.209 22:48, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. 87.80.197.171 08:59, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. Lightning's sexyness, Vanille's cuteness and sexyness, the "Sephiroth-girl's" sexyness, and two lesbian Shivas. Need I say more?189.32.113.202

Votes for Plus Versus

  1. Finally a fight worth of my presence, I like dark games and this game seems to be the darkest FF. Plus, Noctis and I share the same hair style and color. --TenzaZangetsu 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Noctis is my dream protagonist come true <3. But release some gameplay screenshots, damn. Template:BfDsig
  3. BlueLionheart Cloudy Wolf (T/C) 01:05, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. Masamune: Two reasons: The first being that there was something deliciously tragic about the latest Versus XIII trailer. The interactions between the two characters coupled with the gloomy setting brought about a very ominous and vulnerable atmosphere. The second reason is less likely to make me sound like a douche: there was no ear-mutilatingly bad voice-acting. Like, "reminiscent of FFX" bad
  5. I vote for this because of the protagonist. Kuzlalala Squee! 04:37, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. Blykus 07:19, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  7. Silver Mage 07:59, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. Vampyro entertaiment 09:02, 18 June 2009 (UTC) first of all noctis is hot. hotest of all ff ppl. and his ability is much same with my own character, and versus seems to be even darker then the legendary ff7 so this wins.no matter what.
  9. because i like the promotional videos for this one more. AtmaCrisis 10:48, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  10. User:9th Judge Gabranth Vesus has a more beautiful design of characters
  11. I'm probably going to like XII more but this looks like something I want to play NOW. Give it a day and my I'll probably change my mind but oh well.Immune to stop 01:48, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
  12. This just looks more interesing, also darker coloring and more realistic looking. Lost-myth
  13. Although I will try out XIII Original for its unique story, I like action adventure RPG games more, and with the story having settings and events alluding off of real life, I like this one a lot more. A Final Fantasy that mated with Devil May Cry with the world of No More Heroes and Killer 7? I'm up for it. Mask no Oni 22:02, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  14. Noctis reminds me Zack Fair (my all time favourite character)User:The 6th angel
  15. SeKaLoYa 04:19, 22 June 2009 (UTC) Noctis looks like me. Alot. I love his suit.
  16. I'm getting some very 12esque feeling about 13 so I'm especting it to dissapoint and while i think the theme bnehind 13 looks better than versus versus has nomura and its more actionlike also xii has abattle rating system and i bet you need to get 4/5 stars in some battles to do certain sidesquests and while i love video games I am super bad at them but am also a completeist so while versus will most likely be have similar downpoints they are not yet for certain so im going with this one.Jackrandall1 11:34, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
  17. The only characters in 13 who look interesting are Sazh and the Sephiroth looking girl. Versus has Noctis which is a con but the glasses dude looks like he might kill someone so Ningacom 00:30, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
  18. by the looks of things XIII is winning but my vote stays with Versus XIII because it looks dark and much better NocturnisEstra100 00:43, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
  19. I vote versus XIII, Just coz it's loosing atm :| CheeseNinja 07:04, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
  20. T·A·C·T·I·C·A·N·G·E·L

Anonymous Votes

  1. For some reason I seem to be more excited about this game. Not sure if it's the style of the game or the the fact that it is still a PS3 exclusive (YAY! PS3), but I seem to be a little more excited about this one. 206.248.109.31 23:39, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Versus XIII just seems more badass to me. XIII also seems to be going towards a XII style battle system, and I hated XII's battle system. 76.234.96.44 01:21, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. Definitely Versus. The character designs are far better, not to mention Noctis is a badass to rival any classic FF character. This is a game that anyone can be excited about. The new sense of realism, the violence, the intense action. What's not to love? 173.53.173.62 2:42, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. I do like both of them and can't wait to get my paws on them, but Versus gets my vote because it's dark. From my point of view, this is more than enough to win xD 89.217.41.207 20:44, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  5. Finally someone's brought this one up...we should do one with Agito. I like the dark feel. Suits me better.114.41.113.227 04:18, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Peanut Gallery

What the hell? I posted an idea for 2 games against each other...and it was declined Because the games weren't released. --Zack fair 007 18:53, 23 June 2009 (UTC) Most. Stupidestest. Fight. Ever. Zak Undersn 22:35, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Indeed. Rai Balmung, the gargoyle 17:03, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
[Citation needed]. The.DreadnoughT 02:18, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
For once, I agree with this guy. Well...maybe not the exact words, but yeah, this is stupid, & if you think about it for more than 2 seconds, you realize it's against the rules, anyway, yet it somehow made through. I don't care whether it's, "which has better characters," "which are you more excited about," or whatever. It's STILL a game-versus-game fight. And what the Hell is Versus XIII, anyway?70.211.186.162 23:28, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
It's not against rules because the rules pertain to fights about which game is better. This one is more about which one would you be more willing to buy if they were to both come out right now.--Werefang 23:42, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
You guys don't half take these fights seriously. It's only a bit of fun! Geez... Jeppo (Talk) 00:04, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Many, many messages removed

I've archived all of the messages with Diablo's permission. Since no one wants it on a talk page and everyone is sick to death of arguments, they are now located here. Ah, compromises: everyone is equally happy, or at least equally unhappy ;).

Please, let's never have a discussion like that again. As far as I'm concerned, you're both responsible for your actions, as no one is forcing you to reply here or anywhere else. Thank you. — YuanSaluto!Acta 11:01, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Hugs Yuan.* Thank you...so much.... *Sniffles.* As for personal responsibility, well, let's just say that this was like the War in Iraq: I had every intention of leaving, it was just taking forever to back out of the conversation in a *cough-semi-cough* dignifed manner.Neo Bahamut 11:10, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Stop acting so self rightious. If you wanted to leave, you should have left. You refused to because of your ego.--Werefang 13:05, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
I think you're e-stalking me. I've said that flat out. THAT'S why I'm "acting self-righteous." Regardless, the same logic applies to you. Now, if you're not going to listen to me, why don't you look at what everyone else is saying & STOP FUCKING POKING THE NEO! He's terrible when it comes to feeding the trolls, but that's no excuse for trolling in the first placeNeo Bahamut 04:10, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Don't... start... again...! -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 14:51, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes, please, don't start again, or tests will be given out. Complaining about the length of your discussion is like an arsonist complaining about the heat. 8bit 15:11, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
The Hell's this about tests? Are they multiple choice? Do they have any short answers or essays?Neo Bahamut 04:12, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
I really like both of them. I can't really decide! Cluna 06 22:55, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
It's not which one you like more, it's which are you more exited about, Zak.--Werefang 22:59, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
I thought liking the games and being excited about the games were the same thing...meh, oh well. I am pretty excited about both. I just would really wish VersusXIII would have English voices already. Sorry, but I'm a little impatient. Cluna 06 00:15, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

TA, can we have logo images instead of single protagonists, please? 8bit 23:06, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Another bad fight... TheBlueDragoon 23:08, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Another pointless criticism... 8bit 23:19, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Another good laugh...--Werefang 23:42, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Another questionable decision, too. (I don't remember seeing this even getting suggested, much less votes counting. But, I don't mean anything, I'm yet again just pointing it out.) The.DreadnoughT 02:18, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm finding it hard to vote in this. I mean #1 they still haven't come out yet. How can you judge something just by the trailers? Was this even in the queued list? Xlatinsorax 03:23, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

I don't even remember seeing this in the list at all. Maybe TacticAngel did this as a kinda spur of the moment thing? Thats my guess anyway.TheBlueDragoon 03:34, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

What the? How can we possibly have this fight, the game's aren't out! Plus, what happened to "no game fights"? -Nokareon

The vote is not which is a better game, which is obvious since there's no way to tell. The question is which game are you more looking forward to. The reason we don't do game versus game fights is because anytime has has been suggested (and its almost always _____ vs. VII) it is just going to turn into a flame war between fanboys. There is a substantial quantity of information and off-topic to go into when you speak of two sixty hour games next to each other which would be brutally ugly. These two titles do not pose that delemna. There is a critical lack of enthusiasm for them, which is counterproductive to our community, I think it would be good for people to talk about them. Plus, there's a nice palindrome going with XIII versus versus XIII. You cannot ignore that. T·A·C·T·I·C·A·N·G·E·L
Ok, well that makes more sense. I was wondering why this got chosen over fights that are sitting in the suggestion page. Its to build hype I'm guessing. TheBlueDragoon 05:04, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

I abstain from voting, because I'm looking forward to Agito XIII way more than these two. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 04:06, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

It's not as one-sided as I thought it might be. I was expecting XIII to wipe the floor of Verses. Not so it seems. Still, there's a long way to go. Jeppo (Talk) 11:25, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Hell, If they anounce a Versus XIII release for 360 I'm changing my vote. It'd probably be even closer except that most people are not willing to buy an entire system for one game.--Werefang 13:13, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
You'd be surprised how many people are willing to buy new system because only one game :) I was laughing at few friends doing it when i was younger, but later I purchased Wii because of Zelda (only game I own for Wii), PS2 because of Gran Turismo 4. I forked out lot of $$ for new PC just to be able to play Neverwinter Nights 2 (that was almost 4 years ago and after that I purchased only 3 other PC games, so it could be easily said that I purchased PC just to play NWN2). I purchased PSP because of Dissidia (which is still not out :P) and DS just because of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. And as soon as FFXIII will be out, i'll be forking out any price for new PS3 (hopefuly slim one will be already out at that point). But tbh it will not be purchase just for one game, because I plan to buy FFvXIII aswell, and I know there are many people who own Xbox360 already planning to buy PS3, just because they want to play FFvXIII aswell, and they prefer 1 BD over 6 DVDs aswell :P Ofc after getting most of these systems I just gone on purchase spree and got me other games for me and my gf, but initial purchase was always because only 1 game I wanted to play :P MMLN メーマウリアン 18:20, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Aren't Game fights against the rules? Characters and Stuff i know is allowed but i am sure games were not allowed. just checkin. Leonhart178 00:47, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Maybe if you read the Peanut Gallery before adding something that has already been said and thenyou may find the answer you seek. Jeppo (Talk) 01:22, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I have only one thing to say about this fight: "What... The... F*ck... !?" -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 18:38, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

People are taking this whole Colosseum thing waaay too seriously. You don't even seem to get what this fight is about. It's impossible to decide which game is better, since no-one has played either of them, but it is very interesting to see which game is more expected and hyped. Naturally FF XIII will win this, but Versus isn't doing that badly either.SamSandy 08:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Um, this is about which game are you more excited about not which is better and, NOW, it is NOT doing good.--Silver Mage 06:48, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Huh? But that's what I said! :P But you're right, Versus hasn't been gaining many votes since my first comment. Go FF XIII! SamSandy 09:05, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Wait a minute, I thought that we didn't allow these kind of fights in the DNC!?- Saraija Merinas

why does Neo Bahumut always have so much to say on a final fantasy wiki when he hasn't even played the majority of the series? plus his huge chunks of ranting are just nuisances.

Mysteries of the World, my friend. Karu

I agree with you on that, Anonymous poster. It's like, TL;DR, BE REASONABLE, and quit ruining a cool name. Also, XIII Original will most likely win due to it's expanded coverage. I'm just hoping we don't do a Versus XIII vs Agito XIII in the far future, because it'll just end up one sided.Mask no Oni 17:03, 21 June 2009 (UTC) VS because its muh darker as a game based on a daekenned reallity ie. ours Derum

Week 122: Shinryu v. Yiazmat

FFDOS Shinryu
Dnc v
Yiazmat
WINNER!
Shinryu
35 to 23
Dragons!


Yep, dragons...
FFDOS Shinryu

Votes for Shinryu

  1. Haven't faced either of these bosses. However, XII's idea of an "ultimate boss" is an absurd amount of HP & a ridiculous amount of buffs. Quantity over quality, if you will. Any boss that you can beat by setting up a bunch of gambits & walking away is bullshit. Any boss that takes "over 50 hours" (that's over 2 days, people) to beat is also bullshit, & sounds like a fucking meme. So, I'm going with the proper boss on this one.Neo Bahamut 01:35, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Damn! Before I changed my mind I had first vote of all! Oh, well. Anyway, the 50000000+ HP is good, but it's no connection to Ragnarok. The.DreadnoughT 01:40, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. I actually fought and won against Shinryu. And Shinryu is my second favorite dragon.  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4 01:42, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. Terra_Homing 02:02, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  5. Because I actually have the patience and the time to defeat Shinryu. And because I like the original Dragon Superboss. TheBlueDragoon 02:12, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. Yiazmat's difficulty only stemmed from the fact that fighting it was very, very, very boring. ScatheMote 02:20, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  7. I don't like either of these options... I don't like this fight... So, I'll be biased and vote for Shinryu because he didn't appear in XII. I hate basing my decision on that, but oh well. Shinryu appeared in more games than Yiazmat Yzz 02:49, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. I really enjoy a fight where I have to focus all my attention on. When I fought Yiazmat, I just set the gambits and occasionally healed and/or revived. Also, Shinryu is the one who appears as a summon in Dissidia, another plus! Shinryu FTW!! Xlatinsorax 12:52, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  9. I like my super bosses to be difficult, but not beasts with endless HP.ClixPsi
  10. I just like Shinryu more. Sora G. Strife 04:01, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  11. Because beating Shinryu actually takes skill. (This coming from the guy who beat XII without using gambits...AT ALL.) - +DeadlySlashSword+ 05:06, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  12. For the easier one. ロル Lol Cakes オケス 05:28, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  13. I really think fighting Yiazmat would be one long fight.Shinryu on the other hand, looks like a decent superbossDestriker73 07:06, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  14. All I was going to say was already said by NeoBahamut. Rai Balmung, the gargoyle 08:34, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  15. Yizamat was only cool because of HP,Shinryu was cool because was a hard awesome superboss NeoExdeath 09:12, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  16. Yizamat was just a bore Mr_Darkside 12:09, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  17. Shinryu IS the Dragon GOD CheeseNinja 11:53, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  18. Who revives the Gods when they die in war? SHINRYU FTW! YamiNoBahamut 13:03, 11 June 2009 (GMT)
  19. Shinryu is just awesome. Can't wait until I get him in Dissidia. User:Guiness Kid
  20. Another difficult one for me chose. Shinryu= has so many different ways to kill your party despite the strategy choosen to kill it...Yiazmat= EXTREMELY annoying and time consuming despite the attack party's maxed levels and ultimate equipment(longest time I've EVER spent fighting one boss, it took me WEEKS)! But the deciding factor for me is that, with Shinryu, you can't just run away, save, and pick up from where you left off the damn thing. It really becomes a race of trying to kill it before it kills you. Heretic Ramza
  21. Thanks for the Ragnarok, Shinryu. Karu
  22. See the Peanut Gallery for my detailed comment -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 16:40, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  23. Pikmin Master: The first time I saw Shinryu, it was in Dawn of Souls. When I realized that the thing was actually harder in V, I'll just have to say that this dragon actually knows the difference between a hyped-up battle and a pissed-off battle. 02:12, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  24. DB36 04:04, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  25. Let's see. A boss that can take over 24 hours to beat, or a boss that can beat you in less than a second. I've never faught Yiazmat, but the guide was reason enough to NOT vote for it. Besides, Shinryu is one of two original 'OMG Diz Beh tew hurd' superbosses. Yath 13:16, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  26. Surviving and beating a boss that can annihilate an entire party in a few seconds>Lots of HP and a Bore(Like most of XII. Burn! HO HO! ^^). Though the Mark info was pretty nifty to read. AnonyMan 22:58, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  27. What a joke. - Henryacores^ 23:56, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  28. BlueLionheart Cloudy Wolf (T/C) 01:41, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
  29. Vampyro entertaiment 08:49, 13 June 2009 (UTC) Yiazmat is just a looong and booring battle and besides he doesent even look like dragon, shinryu is actually a dragon, its more original and its not a test about how long you can play.
  30. I like fast game... rather than an all day match.... ehehhee... Shinryu is the best!! OnionKnight23
  31. As much as I like both of them, Yiazmat was kind of time wasting. Plus, I got more of an adrenaline rush when I fought Shinryu. MisfitAirship
  32. Shinryu is prolly one of the hardest REAL bosses of any FF game. He was so cool... Hell he came upon the planet via Omegas foot! AND has a bigger, badder version in the GBA port. if anyone tries to say that 24 hours of gameplay against ONE mob is fun, they REALLY need to be admitted to a hospital for laser eye surgery. Shinryu was so much more badass and way more skill/luck based. Plus he's HOLY incarnate. Try to beat that one on a tuesday! --Gerdat14 06:16, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
  33. Shinryu, unlike Yiazmat, is my idea of a real superboss. The only thing that really makes Yiazmat difficult is the amount of time it takes to beat him, whereas you have to really know what you're doing when fighting Shinryu. Nevanus
  34. Yiazmat is only difficult because you deal poor damage and he has tons of HP, like most of the Superbosses in XII, there's no real challenge. Shinryu is hard and can whoops my ass in FFX, and he's toned down from his V incarnation apparently (I'm not that far on V yet) NirvanaPhoenix
  35. I guess since he's winning...Cluna 06 01:02, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Anonymous Votes

Votes for Yiazmat

  1. First vote for Yiazmat!Xepscern Highwind
  2. 8bit 02:09, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. Silver Mage 04:36, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  4. CHaosEsperVII I enjoyed reading the bestiary entries in XII (yes I have no life). Plus he's the ultimate mark!
  5. Never faced it myself, but the arena where the battle ensues is awe-inspiring, so I reckon the battle is as well.SamSandy 07:32, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. First, Yiazmat has a connection to Montblanc. Second, Yiazmat sound like Yzma, Kuzco's arch-enemy! Kuzlalala Squee! 09:11, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  7. FinalAnnihilator 09:31, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. BlueHighwind I'll fight this guy eight times again before I ever even consider stealing all those Spears I needed to beat Neo Shinryu. JESUS!
  9. I nearly had a heart attack when I realized what those cute little squares under his health bar are. Leon5550 12:24, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  10. What Leon said is so, so true. I'm pretty sure my mouth actually dropped open after realizing what they were. What a fight. Paramina 12:53, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  11. Shinryu was tough, sure, but Yiazmat basically set an all-time high for a boss' HP (within Final Fantasy for sure, maybe within all gaming). Plus, XII has a lot less exploitable glitch/tricks than V (which make even Shinryu easy). -Nokareon
  12. Shiryuu is old. Time to young dragons win! Do it Yiazmat!!! Final Cannon 18:25, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  13. Yiazmat has such a ridiculous amount of HP that I can't help but vote for him. Violet mage19:27, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  14. he looks waaaayyy stronger User:The 6th angel
  15. I'm not a fan of doing optional bosses, hence I've never fought either of these but I've seen both in fights and I think Yiazmat is cooler overall BoAKaNRikkusmallsig 21:30, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  16. User:Genesis rhapsodos Well in response to Neo Bahamut, first off I'd like to see anyone set up the gambits and walk away from the Yiazmat fight, secondly if it tooks you 50 hours you must have been pretty damn weak, so know what you're talking about so you don't seem so pathetic okay? :D Now then I feel like Shinryu wasn't a big enough jump in dfficulty from some of the other big bosses, just my opinion. So my vote goes for Yiazmat the bigger of the beasts. Genesis rhapsodos 23:13, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  17. I never was able to kill either. But Yizamat made you WORK to be able to kill it, you had to waste every other mark in the game, but with shinryu you just open a chest. Exdeath64 02:18, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
  18. An optional boss exists purely for the challenge of fighting it. As such, Yiazmat gets my vote because it is the only boss that actually grades your success (retreat counter). Beating Shinryu is like beating Halo on Legendary: its hard, but just about everyone has done it.--Werefang 00:03, 13 June 2[009 (UTC)
  19. In fairs I think its the FFXII is crap argument comes to mind. Alas I gave it a "few" hours so ill don them a pity vote. Ive seen larger hps though Cryss Leonhart
  20. Definitely gotta vote for Yiazmat I've currently spent 4 hours fighting it and it still has 2 million HP left, not only that Yiazmat is one of the biggest most badass bosses in the FF series and to top it off the epic FFXII boss theme plays for the fight. Wyvern777 15th June 1009
  21. Seven F***ing hours- Saraija Merinas
  22. Yiazmat was a lot more of a challange than Shinryu...as thus more respect from me Derum
  23. T·A·C·T·I·C·A·N·G·E·L supports Yaizmat, homage to the creator of FFT rather than some random dragon, no matter how cool it might be.

Anonymous Votes

  1. Honestly, I like them both, but Yazimat was harder for me to beat. #72.23.69.192 05:32, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Shinryu's a bitch. 76.234.96.44 00:09, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Peanut Gallery

I think this goes without saying, but sign your damn anonymous votes! You're wasting your time if you don't SIGN YOUR DAMN VOTES. I'm not even a moderator and I know this. TheBlueDragoon 02:53, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

I was considering voting for Yiazmat, because Shinryu seems to be almost a water elemental, which is fail. However, reviewing the articles, I forgot just how ridiculous Yiazmat really was. Oh, & don't get me started on its backstory. First of all, I think that NOTHING should have surpassed the Lucavi (Espers in the fucktarded world of FFXII's Ivalice), second of all, "ZOMG! IT DEFIES TEH GODS!" Yeah. Who doesn't in that game?Neo Bahamut 01:35, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

First of all, voting against Yiazmat because someone else walked away and left it for 50 hours is not an intellegent reason. Gambits are an option, just as being level 100 is. Second, we know you hate 12. You've ranted about that every oportunity you have. We get. Saying "Zomg, tis gmae is suxxor, lol," isn't going to make you sound any more intellegent. Third, "it defies the gods" is a story. There is no proof that gods exist in the world of 12, just like real life. The scions (separate completely from lucavi as the games aren't in the same universe) are said to be fallen gods but do they ever say that they were ousted from the heavens themselves; no. As with real life, no proof exists to prove that any gods exist. So, to answer your question, just about everyone who is important.--Werefang 12:49, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Maybe you should do some research before you run your mouth? FFXII is part of Ivalice Alliance. Specifically, it is the distant prequal of FFT. It is the same universe. You are wrong. Not only that, do you know what makes YOU sound unintelligent? Responding to my points, instead of actually refuting them. I point out how Yiazmat fails as a proper boss. You go, "Well, that's just an OPTION." So? The fact that it's an option is what makes it a bad fighting sytem! The fact that its only advantages are ridiculous shield abilities & HP make it a bad boss. And "Gods" means "Occuria." No, it is NOT a story. Because half the characters OF XII defied the Occuria! I don't say "tis gmae is suxxor," idiot, unlike you, I actually reasoned my way through the vote. I didn't spend an inordinate amount of time declaring that XII sucks, I only called it on the faults that came up. I didn't randomly go on a rant about the license board, because it never came up. For more information of objectivity, you can go to the DNC nomination page,& note that I leave fights with FFXII characters in them alone, & have even APPROVED some. If you're going to try to argue a point with me, use something that ISN'T a half-assed straw man!Neo Bahamut 19:54, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Maybe I didn't make myself clear. First of all, I was refering to how you bitched about Yiazmat in your vote and then bitched in the peanut gallery. Don't start spamming everywhere to make sure everyone sees your opinion. Second, by option, I was refering to how you said that gambits made the battle too easy. Gambits were the option. If you want the challange don't use gambits. Third: Whether the superboss can sustain damage or delive massive damage to you isn't the end result the same: Frustration. Isn't the achievement really that you have little enough of a life that you can waste time on an optional boss at all. Another thing: How is XII a prequal without it being refered to on the page? Is that in a copy of Ultimania that no one has? I remind you that unless refered to explicitly as a direct sequal or prequal, they do not actually exist in the same universe. As such, the Scions are not the same as the Lucavi. Perhaps the defying the gods thing was premature. But does that make a game bad? No. Generally, that is a pretty good Idea. And lastly: Quality over quantity. Do you even know what that is supposed to mean? Appearantly not because having a lot of buff is quality while having a bunch of allies is quality.--Werefang 00:08, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Hey, dumbass, that's what I always do! It isn't spam, what you're doing right NOW is spam. And flaming. But that's not the point. Besides, where do you get off telling me not to divulge my opinion in the manner of my choosing? And arer you seriously using the FF Wiki--A FAN WIKI--as your ultimate source for FF information? Dumbass. Here's how it charts out: FFXII is the "Golden Age" of Ivalice. And it DOES mention Ajora in one of the Clan Primers. FFTA is the recreated Golden Age, done by the Grimoire of some such shit. FFT is the world after the cataclysm, set in a slightly different locale. Balthier explicitly mentions having travelled through time in War of the Lions. And here's a tip: Instead of going premenstrual on me, DO YOUR OWN FUCKING RESEARCH. You're entitled to your own dumbass opinion of whether or not you THINK the Scions are different from the Lucavi, but they aren't. End of subject. If you spam me again with your unnecessary bitching, it will be ignored. And, while you're complaining about my "bitching," remember that YOU started this shit. As to your "arguments" about my reasoning, they're a crock of shit, as usual. "If you don't want to use gambits, don't use gambits!" The flaw is still there, dickhead! The POINT is that there's a FLAW in the system. You don't like that I bitch ab out FFXII? Maybe if FFXII didn't have so many freakin' problems, I wouldn't!Neo Bahamut 00:46, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
The ironic thing is the last time you called me a dumb ass, you told me to look for the information on the wiki. That, good people is the definition of hypocrisy.--Werefang 00:58, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
No, I told you to "do some research." You're the one who concluded that this meant the Wiki. And if that was a trap to get me to respond to you when I said I wouldn't, ooh, aren't YOU clever?Neo Bahamut 01:39, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Would you two please stop griping at each other and cease eating up Peanut Gallery space? Take your own advice and ignore each other. kThanksmuchbai <3 8bit 02:20, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
8bit, that wasn't "advice," that was a promise. The only reason I responded was because I hate being misquoted. Otherwise, why on Earth would I need to respond to inane ramblings about posting habits I'm perfectly entitled to?Neo Bahamut 18:48, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
XII is sequel to Tactics. Says so on the Ivalice page. The Occuria are the gods. The espers and the lucavi are one and the same. The difference is that in Tactics, the lucavi bind themselves to the user's body rather than follow them around. Thats why I think they SE made them look so different in XII. I wish they can explain their war with the Occuria more. Instead of making Revenant Wings and Tactics advance....ChaosEsperVII
And I'm guessing "the Ivalice page" refers to the FF Wiki? The official continuity is that FFXII takes place before FFT. It doesn't make much sense, but it's fairly obvious. "The time of airships." And then, NONE of that stuff exists in FFTA, until you "remake the golden age of Ivalice." And yeah, I hate the way the "story" was executed. I think it should be a prerequisite to learn about Ivalice Alliance if a person wants to bitch about how bad the Compilation of FFVII is. Because it could be SO much worse, yet most people fucking love XII. Quite frankly, I don't think the day will ever come when my most important question is answered: Just what, exactly, did Ultima hope to gain from her rebellion?Neo Bahamut 00:04, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
SERIOUSLY! I hope SE has a reason for making games that are related but unnecessary to some of the titles. Yes I understand they are trying to expand on the world, but I feel that alot of the time they are adding to it rather than enriching it. I don't want to know new things (i.e. Revenant Wings) unless they are expanding on the things I already know (Esper's War with the Occuria). It's good to have a gigantic universe but if its filled with half-shit then it doesn't help to add more shit. ChaosEsperVII
That's why I like the Compilation. It actually adds to the story. Crisis Core: This is what Sephy was like before he went kookoo. Also Zack. Dirge: This is Vincent getting the fuck over everything. AC: This is what happened to everyone. And so on.Neo Bahamut 05:49, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Cryss Leonhart I was actually ok with watching that argument, partly because I have respect for Neos opnions even if half the time they differ from my own. Alhough this time I could actually agree with him. For the record I did not use gambits when playing FFXII was too easy otherwise. As for the DNC fight at hand honestly couldnt care.

I simply find it aggitating that whenever you bad mouth XII, you resort to features that are optional (games exist to be challenging. If you want it to be harder, do it yourself), inacurate, or hypicritical (if you have a problem with it challenges the gods, how can you like Tactics. That's the goal of the entire game). Perhaps the way that I went about this was wrong but I stand by my possition.--Werefang 16:06, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
It doesn't MATTER that the features were optional, the fact that you can beat several bosses by literally doing NOTHING is a problem. You shouldn't have to limit yourself just to play the game. You should know how to do the gambit system well, but STILL have challenges that you have to directly interfere in. And the goal of FFT is not to challenge the Gods, it ranges from fighting injustice to rescuing your sister. The problem is that the Lucavi are different in the 2 games. They're more Eastern in XII, but more Western in Tactics. That doesn't sound like a big difference, but if you know a bit about Western religions, when a messenger of God is fallen, they become a demon. That is why, in FFT, the Lucavi are depicted as quite demonic in nature. It's different in XII, where they were going for a more Eastern theme, and therefore just seem like "bad Gods."Neo Bahamut 00:04, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
I think you may be mistaken about the western religion. Most cases they become myth: good for stories, but no one has any faith in them (ie:germanic/norse paganism). I truely and utterly doubt that the Lucavi and Scions are the same thing. Perhaps they share the same underlying concept but the Scions were fallen gods forced into servitude, while Lucavi are fiends bound to gemstones and unable to take form without a vessal. As for gambits, I highly doubt that anyone can truely do nothing and still win: 1) most cases, you cannot get all of the useful gambits until late in the game, 2)tough enemies and bosses do significant damage and can quickly kill off you party if you aren't paying attention, 3) Items and magick are exhaustable, meaning that if you have healing gambits set, you will run out of resourses if the battle lasts longer than half of a day. As for "not limiting yourself," what about T.G.Cid. His skills and stats make him far too powerful and make the game too easy. To counter this, I (and other people) remove him from my party. And what about "Hard mode." It is a feature in many games to provide a challenge where one is absent. It is the same principle really. If it seems easy, the means to create a better challenge exists, so why not take it. If it seems to hard, the means exist to make it easier.--Werefang 01:19, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
Christianity is a Western religion. -_-' In any case, the point is that there's an Eastern theme with the Scions and a Western theme with the Lucavi but they are, in fact, THE SAME THING. They're bound the zodiac, most of them were in both games, they have a similar backstory, they're the same. And there's a difference between an actual flaw in the gameplay and a self-imposed restriction. No matter how powerful Orlandeu is, you still have to control him. And you can believe whatever you want, but people HAVE fought Yiazmat & a large portion of the final battle with JUST gambits.Neo Bahamut 01:32, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
Gambits aren't the flaw, players are. Gambits do absolutley nothing until they are set by the player. They are designed to allow the player to play the game as he/she sees fit. So what if some slob pays $20 to $50 for a game and then refuses to play it, how does that affect you? It was unavoidable for the nature of an AI system is to act in response to a situation. And also, I think you forget about Tactics' tactics, you can set Orlandeu at Berserk and have him level the entire field without input. Why you would want to I don't know, but it's the exact same idea.--Werefang 14:44, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
It is not the same idea. In berserk, you can't heal, or do much of anything but attack. And the AI system in FFT is not as fine-tuned, either, so it's still not the same as the Gambits, where you can literally set up the characters & walk away. Don't give me this "it's not a flaw," nonsense, it IS a flaw. Especially with bosses where it seems pretty much intended for you to do that. I mean, honestly, who has x # of hours to devote to Yiazmat?Neo Bahamut 21:30, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
No one. That is why you have the option to preform a tactical retreat. You aren't supposed to walk away and leave the fight on. You are supposed to retreat when you cannot fight, so that you can heal or what ever, sort of like a real battle (most "battles" in final fantasy are actually scirmishes). And there are many people who can defeat it in less than that amount of time. As for the "because-you-can-do-something-it-sucks" arguement, humans CAN commit murder, but that doesn't justify sending everyone to jail. And before you call this apples to your oranges, I will point out that this example exercises the same falacy as your argument. And I will close this with the following: Video games exist purely so that WE may challenge OURSELVES. If we find that we are unskilled, we can play on easy or use only gambits. If we find ourselves over skilled, we have the tools to challenge ourselves at our disposal. Do not think that because an AI CAN be efficient, that the most efficient AI has to be used. All there is is our choice.--Werefang 23:51, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
That's not even apples & oranges. And it most definately is not the same as my argument. Bottomline: There are flaws in FFXII's gameplay, & the Yiazmat "battle."Neo Bahamut 00:46, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it is identical reasoning. Capacity is not the same as inevitability. Because you can choose to kill some one, you are a killer; because you can choose to make the game easy, the game is too easy. But just as you may choose to not kill, you may also choose to challenge yourself. The arguements have identical frameworks and as one is an obvious falacy, so too must the other. And of course there are flaws, but the ones that you see and are refering to are self induced and are not inherently flaws of the game.--Werefang 02:03, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
That's nice. Now, -I- feel the need to point out to you that one world is real, & the other is programming. Thusly, they are not the same. I could limit myself to not using magic to make things harder, but that isn't a flaw in the gameplay. Because I'm avoiding using it in the way it's meant to be used. Gambits weren't meant to play the game for you, so the fact that they can be used that way is a flaw. It is, by no means, the BIGGEST flaw, but unless you want to turn the entire Peanut Gallery for this week, & most likely next week into a "Why FFXII sucks" rant, I'd suggest you just leave it alone.Neo Bahamut 04:26, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Lucavi and scions are the same. Remember when you beat a scion it gets imprisoned in a glyph. I believe that Tactics is a LONG time after XII and the Lucavi probably need a human host because they have been separated from the physical world for a while. Probably reviving Ultima is the way for them to come back. Speculation but it makes sense. ChaosEsperVII
You're always going to have speculation, & none of it's going to make definitive sense. They didn't even try to tie the Ivalice games together.Neo Bahamut 05:49, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Now your just dodging facts: whether one is real and another is programmed, both are governed by choice. Because people are not meant to kill each other but we can do it, we must all be murderers. And gambit are meant to be used the way you see fit, that includes the ocassionaly abuse of the system. Had they not had the gambit system, people would be bitching about how hard it is to control the entire party, so they gave a system that would make everyone happy. No one anticipated that some pig headed individual would say that freedom is a flaw. So if you try to say that the game suck as a fact, try to use an actual flaw. So what if players can make the game easier for them, that doesn't affect you.--Werefang 12:57, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
You're. You're, asshole, you're. With that out of the way, this, "You can choose not to do it!" argument is retarded. I can choose not to play the game, & it won't affect me, it doesn't change the fact that there are problems with it. Now, since you LITERALLY asked for it; poorly developed characters, several badly-drawn monsters, bad battle system, imbalanced Limit system, poorly-designed bosses, bad vocals, not-so-great music, shit summons, poor story, poor status as a prequal, flawed area design, not-so-well-avoided random battles, bad ability learning system, not-so-great money system, insufferable fanbase, about the only thing good about this game was the graphics. Take. Your. Pick.Neo Bahamut 02:22, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Most of those are opinions, not facts. XII has the most character developement of the entire franchise according to people smarter than either of us. Those same people praise it for it's complex and intricate story. And it isn't a prequal as the stories are unrelated, whether it is in the same world or not. If your arguement was that it simpley didn't appeal to you, that would make sense, but instead you resort to saying that anyone who can like the game is an asshole, a retard, or a dumbass and use false "facts" to support your own bias. And I missed the part where I said that you had to play it. Was it between the part where I called you a dumbass or an asshole? No, wait, you're the one who called me that. I was the one being civil here. I was simply identifying a flaw in your logic, nothing more or less.--Werefang 12:29, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Mother of <insert deity here>! That thing can take over 50 hours to beat? I beat MGS3:Substance twice in 30 hours!

And FFX-2 in 10, or less. That boss isn't hard, just boring and time-eater. Rai Balmung, the gargoyle 08:47, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

And, NB...we tried. We hoped. We came. We saw. We failed horribly. I mean, a superboss fight? Come on. It's at least a new fight, I'll give it that, but... I won't bitch about it though. There's (probably) always going to be next week. The.DreadnoughT 01:47, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

This fight my idea so your welcome.  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4 01:51, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't mind. However, I just checked. We now have official proof votes don't always count. (I don't mean anything by that. I'm just pointing it out for those concerned about the democratic process.) However, (edit: few moments ago, thought NB suggested this; error correction) Xlatinsorax's Kuja v Genesis has something like twelve for and only me against. This had seven for and none against. Votes don't count, apparently, because even if TacticAngel "voted for" this, it would have had 8-0 to Kuja v. Genesis' 12-1. The.DreadnoughT 01:58, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Interesting, a superboss fight. At least we have something new. And yeah, I'm noticing a trend here. Kuja V Genesis has more support. I wonder how TacticAngel picks these fights... Cuz a lot of fight like this one was suggested. I even suggested Shinryu versus Omega. Still waiting to see Genesis versus Kuja and Red v Mog. TheBlueDragoon 02:09, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Wow I almost forgot I even put that request there! I'm not complaining because this is an interesting fight, but how ARE the fights picked, I'm curious now....Xlatinsorax 03:03, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I could be very mistaken and I'm not trying to piss of TacticAngel, but I think each week he picks one that has decent support and one he thinks makes sense. That's what I would do at least, so that may be dead on or way into left field. TheBlueDragoon 03:13, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I think it goes without saying that the fights that make more sense aren't always as popular, as last week proved. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 05:04, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I know what you mean Slash. I guess all we can do is hope for a good fight each week. TheBlueDragoon 05:09, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Cryss Leonhart Im still waiting for a fight I can honestly care about. If only I knew what I knew about thunder god cid during his fight with basch I sooooo wudda changed my opinion. Just because FFT is amazing haha!. Also Genesis Vs Kuja definitely.

I'm not familiar with this version of Shinryu (as opposed to the FFX one, I mean), but from what I know of it, it's pretty lethal, right? By contrast, although Yiazmat is extreme (50M HP, for cryin' out loud!), and one of only two things I haven't completed utterly on XII (the other being the bloody Black Hole Concurrence), the leave-save-and-resume strategy means that Yiazmat becomes merely time-consuming, not properly difficult. I'm at the point with Yiazmat where I have my Gambits set and I only need to even be in the room just in case I take a bad hit, not because it needs much input from me. I probably would have killed him by now, but I got bored and haven't played XII for a couple of months now because I got him down to half HP, thus initiating that tiresome Reduce Damage Augment. Still, I expect Black Hole to annoy me long after the Great Wyrm is felled. So, yeah, this is me once again voting for the one I'm unfamiliar with :P -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 16:40, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree that Yiazmat isn't particularly tough to defeat if you have sufficiently levelled up and have a lot of time on your hands. It isn't even the hardest enemy in the game, if you ask me. I've only fought (and felled) the FFX version of Shinryu so it be a little unfair if I voted in this particular fight. Jeppo (Talk) 22:05, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Genesis: A lot of the later battles can be won simply by setting up gambits & walking away. This is a known fact. As for the "50 hour" thing, I just went by the article. Although, with statements here like, "It took me 2 weeks!", I wouldn't be entirely surprised.Neo Bahamut 23:21, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Damn, A cool fight this is... but the NeoVs.Werefang's kinda better </joke>. Ok, I'm not gonna flame but we should put in the description of the fight that "Sign your Votes or it will be deleted!" kinda thing... DB36 03:18, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

We should put that up for next week. I bet I'd get more votes. And I guess that works, but I'm not sure how many people read the fight description, either.Neo Bahamut 18:48, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
We do all know already what I have to say on the matter, right? Well, apparently the anony's don't, so here I go, reminding people again, because it seems to work:

SIGN YOUR DAMN VOTES! While editing, your vote should look something like this example:
#This is an example of a signed (and therefore correct) anonymous vote that will actually count, rather than wasting your time. ~~~~

When you click Preview, it looks something like

  1. This is an example of a signed (and therefore correct) anonymous vote that will actually count, rather than wasting your time. 1.2.3.4

So now that you have two examples of how to do it, GO SIGN YOUR DAMN VOTES (then sit down and drink your goddamned tea!), you anonymous people! (The rest of us have been signing, it seems, so just keep it in mind, people.) The.DreadnoughT 22:44, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

(oh, and extra marks for Genesis Rhapsodos, who signs his votes twice.) The.DreadnoughT 22:47, 12 June 2009 (UTC)


Responding to some votes, for no apparent reason: "Shinryu...isn't anything special...ooh, I get a new sword." I'd like to know how Yiazmat is "anything special." "OOh, I get a new sword...& there's nothing left to use it on!" Just sayin'. Also, there was mention made somewhere that Yiazmat may have "the greatest HP total in all gaming." I played a web RPG once where an enemy had 275 million HP. Granted, it was a war event, & his HP guage was being used instead of an enemy total, but you COULD fight him 1-on-1 (surprise: nobody ever beat him), & so he IS technically 1 enemy with 275 million HP.Neo Bahamut 19:01, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, that's why I said "maybe"; within a straight RPG it seemed like a pretty safe claim to make, but I figured there's always MMO bosses... so yeah. -Nokareon
I said "web RPG." Not "MMO."Neo Bahamut 04:25, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
My mistake. Although I wouldn't be surprised if an MMO superboss had even more than 275 million. -Nokareon

Who was that NB? Back on topic, I've never played any of the games before VII, so have never fought that version of Shinryu, but yes, Yiazmat was a bit of a bore by the end of it (particularly with growing threat/cyclone), though the amount of health does make it sort of worth it IMO. TomServo101 20:52, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Its name was "Carnax." The RP was Adventure Quest. I haven't played it since, because the company is being retarded. So, ironically, the game pretty much died with Carnax.Neo Bahamut 21:25, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Vampyro said everything I wanted to say. Including the comment on the artwork. I hated the way dragons looked in FFXII. And most of the Lucavi. Everything else was fine, though.Neo Bahamut 09:05, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

If you hate XII dragons, you'll need a new word to describe your dislike of VI dragons. The Eight Dragons...well, only two even look vaguely like a lizard, never mind a dragon. Only one looks like a dragon in specific. The other six...well, one of them looks like a fossilized Sandworm with legs. And it goes downhill from there. The.DreadnoughT 13:06, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Having not yet read all of these postsa, i can honestly say that the peanut gallery is slightly more interesting than most of the fights posted. Also, BigCubby Has had a figght on the ready to be posted list since christmas and i have seen no indication that's gonna take place. Is TA really that against status ailment fights? --Gerdat14 06:19, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

You know, now I feel sorry for that one poor anonymous user with the gigantic paragraph-long vote for Shinryu...because they put in all that effort in their vote, and it isn't going to count because they didn't sign... The.DreadnoughT 13:40, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

I think it's four different votes without pound signs.--Werefang 14:39, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

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