In 2007, one hundred and twenty eight characters from across the Final Fantasy series gathered for one purpose; a popularity contest. It was a long, hard contest, but in the end, Vivi Ornitier rose to be champion.
In 2010, it happened again. Two hundred and fifty six entrants gathered. In the end, Terra Branford was the champion. The two champions then clashed to see who was superior, but, uh, we don't want to talk about what happened. Seriously, don't ask.
It is now 2013. And we're doing it again. And it's bigger than ever before.
Magicite Madness III is the Final Fantasy Wiki's biggest character tournament yet. Over the next four months, 384 characters will compete, in a single-elimination tournament, with voting similar to the Dragon's Neck Colosseum, to see who is most popular, followed by a chance to challenge Terra.
No anonymous votes. All voters must have an account on the wiki. Don't have an account yet? It's easy and free to make one, just click on the login button on the top right of the page, select to make an account, and follow the instructions.
Votes must include a signature and timestamp. To do this, at the end of your vote, add four tildes (~~~~). The wiki will automatically replace this with your signature, as defined in your preferences, and the time of your edit in UTC. Any vote that lacks either a signature or a timestamp in UTC will be subject to removal without warning. Please also start your vote with a octothorpe (#) as this makes it easier to count votes.
Voting for each match will last one week. Once that week is up, no more votes will be accepted.
In the event of a tie, a winner will be decided using the dice rolling function of the wiki's IRC bot, SacredMinotaur.
One vote per person. Anybody who is found to be sockpuppeting in order to have extra votes will be banned from the tournament and possibly the entire wiki.
Voting for a week's fights will close shortly before the next week's fights are open. The opening time for a new round may vary by a few hours. As a general rule of thumb, the update will be Saturday night in the Americas, Sunday before dawn in Europe/Africa, and late Sunday morning in Asia/Oceania.
July 7, 00:00 UTC: Round 1, Brackets 1 and 2
July 14, 00:00 UTC: Round 1, Brackets 3 and 4
July 21, 00:00 UTC: Round 1, Brackets 5 and 6
July 28, 00:00 UTC: Round 1, Brackets 7 and 8
August 4, 00:00 UTC: Round 2, Brackets 1 and 2
August 11, 00:00 UTC: Round 2, Brackets 3 and 4
August 18, 00:00 UTC: Round 2, Brackets 5 and 6
August 25, 00:00 UTC: Round 2, Brackets 7 and 8
September 1, 00:00 UTC: Round 3, Brackets 1, 2, 3 and 4
September 8, 00:00 UTC: Round 3, Brackets 5, 6, 7 and 8
September 15, 00:00 UTC: Round 4, Brackets 1, 2, 3 and 4
September 22, 00:00 UTC: Round 4, Brackets 5, 6, 7 and 8
September 29, 00:00 UTC: Round 5
October 6, 00:00 UTC: Quarter Finals
October 13, 00:00 UTC: Semi Finals
October 20, 00:00 UTC: Championship and Third Place match