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    A few notes before I reveal the Semi Final pairings...

    - We'll be crowning a new winner this year!
    - This is the third all-male semi final, and the second two years in a row. The other one was the first year of this competition back in 2011.
    - This is Zidane's fourth semi final appearance, and two in a row. No character has made it to four semi finals before, so Zidane has broken the record! Vivi and Beatrix have had three semi final appearances. That being said he's still never won this game before!
    - This is the first time that Locke has got to the semi finals!
    - Cyan on his debut has gotten to the semi finals too! Locke and Cyan become the sixth and seventh FF6 characters to get to the semis. Cyan is also the second "new" character to get this far into the game, after Red XIII did it last year.
    - Balthier becomes the first character from FF12 to get to the semi finals, so lots of "firsts" in this year's game!
    - FF6 bringing us seven characters to get to the semi finals is the most by a single game. So while FF9 dominates for total number appearances, FF6 dominates for individual characters getting this far. Only 5 FF9 characters have got this far in comparison.

    We're almost there! Who will make the final?

    Round 6: The Semi Finals
    (Key: Character, Game, Last Year’s Rank, This Year’s Points Tally)
    Brand new characters for this years games are in blue

    Cyan (VI, 129th, 23) vs Balthier (XII, 22nd, 21)
    Zidane (IX, 2nd, 23) vs Locke (VI, 11th, 23)
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    Ooo, the two big guns got paired.

    Cyan (VI, 129th, 23)
    Locke (VI, 11th, 23)

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    Ack! The finish line is in sight!

    Cyan (VI, 129th, 23)
    Zidane (IX, 2nd, 23)
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    Cyan
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    Balthier
    Zidane

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    Cyan
    Zidane

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    Round 6: The Semi Finals

    Cyan (VI, 129th, 23)
    Zidane (IX, 2nd, 23)

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    Gonna bring this Round to a close tomorrow - you have around 24 hours to vote if you haven't already!

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    It's the final!



    Route to the Finals

    Cyan
    Game: Final Fantasy VI
    Ranking prior to 2019 game: 129th
    Ranking in 2011: None
    Ranking in 2012: None
    Ranking in 2013: None
    Ranking in 2014: None
    Ranking in 2015: None
    Ranking in 2016: None
    Ranking in 2017: None
    Ranking in 2018: None
    Total points prior to 2019 game: 0
    Points in 2019 game: 28
    Opponents in 2018 game: Prishe (XI), Cid (VII), Barret (VI), Rydia (IV) Steiner (IX), Balthier (XII)
    Interesting fact: This is the first time a "new" character has gotten to the finals.

    Zidane
    Game: Final Fantasy IX
    Ranking prior to 2019 game: 2nd
    Ranking in 2011: 5th
    Ranking in 2012: 3rd
    Ranking in 2013: 2nd
    Ranking in 2014: 5th
    Ranking in 2015: 33rd
    Ranking in 2016: 20th
    Ranking in 2017: 11th
    Ranking in 2018: 2nd
    Total points prior to 2018 game: 169
    Points in 2018 game: 27
    Opponents in 2018 game: Lahabrea (XIV), Rufus (VII), Gilgamesh (V), Leo (VI), Lilisette (XI), Locke (VI)
    Interesting fact: Zidane is the highest ranked character NEVER to have won this game, coming 2nd six years ago AND last year.

    Who's your favourite character?
    Cyan or Zidane?
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    Zidane

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    I definitely never expected Cyan to get here.

    But I am ok with this.

    Art thou?

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    Zidane

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    Spicy.

    Both people left voted for Cyan and Zidane last round.

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    Well, that's just not justified... Zidane deserves his win! I vote Zidane!

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    Last chance to vote guys! We'll aim to close the vote in around 24 hours

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    I was fighting with myself for a long time here, because I love a good underdog story, but it would be a bit unfair for Zidane if he were to lose again in his 3rd final. 3rd time a charm xD

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    Third time lucky but he finally did it! Congratulations to Zidane!


    Statistics after the Ninth Annual Final Fantasy Character Knockout Game
    - Zidane from FF9 is our seventh winner and continues the streak of a new winner every year since Vivi from FF9 won five years in a row from 2012 to 2014. Five different people have won it since that period of dominance.
    - Zidane is our third winner from FF9, after Vivi won the tournament three times between 2012 and 2014 and Beatrix of FF9 won it in 2017. He's also the fifth male to win the competition.
    - Zidane is the first character to get to three finals. He's also the first character to become a DOUBLE Centenarian - he's accumulated 200 points exactly!
    - With Zidane finally winning a tournament, Auron from FF10 is now the leading character in the rankings never to have won the tournament - he's in 2nd place.
    - The top rankings go like this - Zidane leads, Auron is in 2nd, Vivi is in 3rd, Terra of FF6 is in 4th, Beatrix of FF9 and Edgar FF6 are in joint sixth and Kefka of FF6 is in seventh. Laguna of FF8, who won last year, has now dropped from 6th to 8th.
    - Lenna of FF5 is the highest ranked character not to register a single point this year. She was ranked 65th and now is currently in 72nd place.
    - Rikku's strange trend of ranking worse year upon year "kinda" continues because her ranking is the same this year and last year. She's gone from 17th to 19th, to 29th, to 39th, to 42nd to 43rd to 46th, last year she was 52nd and she still ranks 52nd.
    - Kimahri from FF10 is the highest ranked characters to not get to Round 2, he was ranked in 17th place. He's also the character who has dropped the rankings the most, going down 9 places to 26th place.
    - It may come as no surprise to learn that Cyan from FF6 has risen the most in the rankings after an incredible debut. He's gone from 129th to 83rd, rising an astronomical 46 places.
    - We had 905 votes this year which is the most we've had since 2011 and a huge rise from the 636 votes we had last year! Thank you all SO much for voting this year, I'm incredibly grateful for your participation!

    Quarter Finalists
    Auron - 6 time
    Zidane - 6 time
    Beatrix - 4 time
    Terra - 4 time
    Vivi - 4 time
    Laguna - 4 time
    Celes - 3 time
    Locke - 3 time
    Dagger - 2 time
    Edgar - 2 time
    Kefka - 2 time
    Ovelia - 2 time
    Quina - 2 time
    Red XIII - 2 time
    Shadow - 2 time
    Squall - 2 time
    Steiner - 2 time
    Ramza - 2 time
    Balthier
    Cid (FF7)
    Cid (FF Tactics)
    Cloud
    Cyan
    Freya
    Gilgamesh
    Kimahri
    Kuja
    Lilisette
    Lulu
    Rydia
    Sabin
    Sephiroth
    Setzer
    Tellah
    Vincent
    Yuna

    Semi Finalists
    Zidane - 4 time
    Beatrix - 3 time
    Vivi - 3 time
    Auron - 2 time
    Laguna - 2 time
    Quina - 2 time
    Squall - 2 time
    Terra - 2 time
    Balthier
    Celes
    Cid (FF Tactics)
    Cyan
    Edgar
    Gilgamesh
    Kefka
    Kuja
    Locke
    Lulu
    Red XIII
    Rydia
    Sephiroth
    Shadow
    Tellah

    Finalists
    Vivi - 3 time
    Zidane - 3 time
    Beatrix - 2 time
    Auron
    Celes
    Cid (FF Tactics)
    Cyan
    Gilgamesh
    Kefka
    Laguna
    Rydia
    Sephiroth
    Squall

    The Winners
    2011 - Squall
    2012 - Vivi
    2013 - Vivi (2nd time)
    2014 - Vivi (3rd time)
    2015 - Kefka
    2016 - Rydia
    2017 - Beatrix
    2018 - Laguna
    2019 - Zidane

    I've decided that from next year onwards I'll be removing the "red font" for the Final Fantasy XV characters that started in the 7th games. They've had chance to settle in now.
    New characters will remain in blue though, and returning characters will remain in purple.

    So here’s the big table of the results of the nine years combined for the characters, and the characters in order of official rank!

    (Key: New Rank, Character Name, Game, Total Points)
    1) Zidane (IX, 200) - this year's winner
    2) Auron (X, 183)
    3) Vivi (IX, 168)
    4) Terra (VI, 165)
    6) Beatrix (IX, 154)
    6) Edgar (VI, 154)
    7) Kefka (VI, 144)
    8) Laguna (VIII, 141) - (last year's winner didn't take part this year)
    9) Locke (VI, 136) - third place this year
    10) Celes (VI, 133)
    11) Rydia (IV, 126)
    12) Cid (VII, 119)
    13) Gilgamesh (V, 116)
    14) Squall (VIII, 107)
    16) Shadow (VI, 106)
    16) Balthier (XII, 106)
    17) Tifa (VII, 104)
    18) Steiner (IX, 102)
    19) Cecil (IV, 97)
    20) Vincent (VII, 96)
    21) Ultros (VI, 95)
    22) Kuja (IX, 93)
    23) Cloud (VII, 92)
    26) Kain (IV, 91)
    26) Barret (VII, 91)
    26) Kimahri (X, 91)
    27) Ramza (Tactics, 90)
    28) Hojo (VII, 89)
    29) Sephiroth (VII, 87)
    31) Tellah (IV, 86)
    31) Dagger (IX, 86)
    32) Freya (IX, 84)
    33) Galuf (V, 82)
    34) Quina (IX, 81)
    35) Cid (Tactics, 80)
    36) Lulu (X, 79)
    37) Setzer (VI, 78)
    38) Agrias (Tactics, 73)
    40) Ovelia (Tactics, 71)
    40) Leo (VI, 71)
    42) Sabin (VI, 68)
    42) Aerith (VII, 68)
    45) Faris (V, 64)
    45) Rinoa (VIII, 64)
    45) Yuna (X, 64)
    46) Cid (IV, 63)
    47) Quistis (VIII, 60)
    48) Jecht (X, 58)
    50) Edea (VIII, 57)
    50) Basch (XII, 57)
    52) Cid (IX, 56)
    52) Rikku (X, 56)
    53) Rufus (VII, 54)
    54) Irvine (VIII, 53)
    55) Red XIII (VII, 50)
    57) Seifer (VIII, 49)
    57) Sazh (XIII, 49)
    58) Rosa (IV, 48)
    59) Seymour (X, 47)
    60) Yang (IV, 46)
    62) Zell (VIII, 45)
    62) Gabranth (XII, 45)
    64) Selphie (VIII, 43)
    64) Fran (XII, 43)
    65) Golbez (IV, 42)
    67) Garland (I, 40)
    67) Penelo (XII, 40)
    68) Ashe (XII, 39)
    70) Rubicante (IV, 38)
    70) Dycedarg (Tactics, 38)
    72) Lenna (V, 37)
    72) Y'shtola (XIV, 37)
    73) Exdeath (V, 36)
    76) The Emperor (II, 34)
    76) Stiltzkin (IX, 34)
    76) Larsa (XII, 34)
    78) Cid (V, 33)
    78) Tidus (X, 33)
    80) Krile (V, 32)
    80) Lilisette (XI, 32)
    81) Bahamut (I, 31)
    83) Cyan (VI, 30) - this year's runner up
    83) Papalymo (XIV, 30)
    85) Vanille (XIII, 28)
    85) Noctis (XV, 28)
    87) Leon (II, 27)
    87) Shadow Lord (XI, 27)
    90) Aria (III, 26)
    90) Boko (V, 26)
    90) Thancred (XIV, 26)
    91) Prishe (XI, 25)
    94) Marilith (I, 24)
    94) Aphmau (XI, 24)
    94) Yda (XIV, 24)
    98) Astos (I, 23)
    98) Chaos (I, 23)
    98) Firion (II, 23)
    98) Semih Lafihna (XI, 23)
    101) Alma (Tactics, 22)
    101) Lightning (XIII, 22)
    101) Serah (XIII, 22)
    102) Ricard (II, 21)
    103) Sara (III, 20)
    104) Josef (II, 19)
    105) Wiegraf (Tactics, 18)
    107) Desch (III, 17)
    107) Unei (III, 17)
    108) Prompto (XV, 16)
    110) Ellone (VIII, 15)
    110) Lahabrea (XIV, 15)
    113) Xande (III, 13)
    113) Bartz (V, 13)
    113) Lunafreya (XV, 13)
    115) Aranea (XV, 12)
    115) Ignis (XV, 12)
    116) Leila (II, 11)
    118) Cid (III, 9)
    118) Barthandelus (XIII, 9)
    119) Jihl (XIII, 8)
    120) Cindy (XV, 7)
    121) Edge (IV, 6)
    122) Cid (VIII, 4)
    124) Kraken (I, 3)
    124) Eiko (IX, 3)
    126) Yuffie (VII, 2)
    126) Cid (X, 2)
    129) Eald'narche (XI, 1)
    129) Ba'Gamnan (XII, 1)
    129) Cid nan Garlond (XIV, 1)

    So that's it until next year! I'll be bringing this game back in around July time. But I'll be back in January for the 2nd Favourite Final Fantasy Locations Game!

    There's nothing more to say other than to say goodbye to Zidane for a year! And to say welcome a return to...

    Laguna!
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    Excellent!!! Truly brilliant round; thank you for giving us this chance. I'm already stoked for the next go!

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    Woohoo! Zidane finally got his win! Thank you Johnny for hosting this again, it's always a good time, much appreciated and I look forward to the locations rumble next.

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    Thanks for hosting this every year Johnny. Looking forward for the next one

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