The Soul Shrine

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


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  • The fight will change weekly at approximately midnight Thursday, Wiki time.
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This Week's Fight - Vincent vs Yuna

This Week's Fight!
Yuna Vincent
250px WINNER

Votes for Yuna

  1. Not even close to a contest. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon.png BSA 00:03, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Being in Dissidia + Mega Flare abuse = instant win. DarkShuyin 00:06, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  3. She's my favorite summoner and gunner. Oblivion+trigger happy=instant win.AlVan 00:38, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  4. She doesn't have silly elf shoes.Keltainentoukokuu 01:21, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  5. This isn't even a contest. Yuna is the reason I still play FF.  TheBlueDragoon Dissicon ff10 Yun1.png01:24, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  6.  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4.png 03:14, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  7.  CloudyKrystal Dissicon ff7 Clo2.png 06:38, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  8. Yuna is totally my favorite character plus i loved X-2 :D Dragoon667 07:09, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  9. Yunie's my fave gunner now. SidVI 12:02, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  10. Hated Dirge of ceberus a little more than. FFX-2VentusFreakFFTA2-MontblancSprite.png 16:17, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  11.  Armageddon11! Dissicon ff12 Gab2.png 22:21, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  12. While I still have to play both of their respective games (meaning DoC and X-2), I have played their original games. And it is just like Bluesey said: Vincent is forgetable in VII, while Yuna is the single most important character in X. Easy choice as such. MirrorshardSceada 14:10, July 24, 2011 (UTC)

Votes for Vincent

  1. Not even close to a contest. Jimcloud 00:01, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Its time... to shave the world.  The SirLaguna Dissicon ff8 Lag1.png 00:36, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Clarent  (talk/ contribs) 01:07, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Not really a tough choice. He doesn't do a near 180 with his personality in all the games/extra stuff he's in. Plus, gotta give him the "Secret Character" props. King of Noobs 02:21, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  5. Koharu Nami 02:27, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  6. Barring the trainwreck that is X-2 Yuna, it was still an easy choice. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 04:08, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  7. 3rd favorite character. --RazielZero 11:15, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  8. -- Sorceror Nobody Flan.PNG 20:26, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  9. 22:27, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
  10. AT LEAST HE DOESN'T GLITTER!!!! SquallRocks FFXIII - Sprite-MadLightning.png09:40, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
  11. I explained why I chose Vincent--->*Take a look at the comments BELOW!* --Lonely Wild Rose.jpg Rose 10:50, July 24, 2011 (UTC)
  12.  Kamikaze Pardee Dissicon ff5 Gil1.png 22:53, July 26, 2011 (UTC)

The Viewer's Box

I heard DoC was a bad game that ruined Vincent, but he's actually one of the strongest gunners ever (Death Penalty = win - when charged). SidVI 12:03, July 22, 2011 (UTC)

Aw, don't base Vincent on DoC thats biest (no offence)Clarent  (talk/ contribs) 22:29, July 22, 2011 (UTC)

Why not? People are basing Yuna on X-2. Aside from that, basing Vincent on FF7 basically means sticking Yuna of any sort against a silent, no-personality excuse for a character. Yuffie was a secret character and got lines. Vincent just hung around for battle.
Aside from that, X-2, from personal experience, is pretty much in all ways better than DoC. For one, it has one of the best battle systems in the series. For two, Yuna doesn't do a 180 so much as she's just had a lot of time between games to grow. Yuna in X-2 is the product of her actually trying to live for herself after a lifetime of never owning her own life and, from experience, it's portrayed quite well. Yes, even the clothes. I have a closet full of clothes I can no longer comfortably wear in public. >.<
Vincent on the other hand started out as nothing and didn't exactly improve from there given his own game. I found it very hard to empathize with him because he STILL had no personality, only he had more lines to express it. He has a story; just not a character. Red XIII was characterized better than him and has the dubious distinction of having the least screen time outside of the original game of any of the main cast. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon.png BSA 02:06, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
Hmm..good really great point(s) there Clarent  (talk/ contribs) 02:29, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
Bluesey, you win The Game, the Internet and the World. THANK YOU! Someone else who agrees with me on everything you just said.  TheBlueDragoon Dissicon ff10 Yun1.png05:46, July 24, 2011 (UTC)
Um, I meant base them on their individuality and personality, not by the games..anyway,ah wellClarent  (talk/ contribs) 06:55, July 24, 2011 (UTC)
it is INDEED hard to decide!But somehow,I feel that,this fight isn't equal...If we look at them as characters,who have their own games and sidestories,both of them would be weak(I think!),but somehow,I love and hate these characters a lot at the same time!Yuna is a REAL main character:without her,the story couldn't go on,but Vincent was not necessarily an important part of the whole game.Yuna had a kind personality,(What changed a lot since the main game!)and Vincent was not the talkative type,but that made him so cool!Yuna nearly lost her life,at a high cost,but at the end,she survived everything,and she got back her love...these are things,that are not true for Vincent... by the way, summoning beasts, will never be as intresting,as being the beast itself!So,this is why I decided to choose the gunner,but Yuna is also a well created character of the series,and If I had the chance,I'd choose both of them!

--Lonely Wild Rose.jpg Rose 10:48, July 24, 2011 (UTC)

You are awesome at creating text walls..(no offence)Clarent  (talk/ contribs) 22:55, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
I had forgotten about Vincent's Limit Breaks all together. Yeah, add on points for transformation. King of Noobs 13:28, July 24, 2011 (UTC)
I think I wouldn't call it a TEXT WALL, I'd rather call it the flood of my passionate emotions through words! Colosseum is about (Friendly) Fighting, not just signing a vote, huh?--Lonely Wild Rose.jpg Rose 08:23, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
The best I could do is one sentence...(lol)Clarent  (talk/ contribs) 08:32, July 27, 2011 (UTC)

Last Week's Fight

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

Votes for Black Mage

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

Votes for White Mage

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

Votes for Summoner

  1. Stay away from the summoner!  The SirLaguna Dissicon ff8 Lag1.png 00:04, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Garnet and Ark. 00:11, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Tough choice compare to Summoner and Black Mage, but hell why cast spells when you can summon the King of Dragons!  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4.png 00:27, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Garnet, Eiko and Rydia. --RazielZero 07:54, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  5. Okay, for the Red Mage replacement. Clarent  (talk/ contribs) 08:09, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
  6. Yuna! MystRay 03:38, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
  7. Relied on this class so much when first starting with FF. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 03:48, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
  8. I had a hard time choosing. I went based on the characters. Yuna and Garnet are better than Strago and Quina.  TheBlueDragoon Dissicon ff10 Yun1.png20:15, July 17, 2011 (UTC)

Votes for Blue Mage

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

The Viewer's Box

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

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

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

Ok, take them one by one:

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

And the vote goes to:

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

Past Fights

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