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    Thumbs up The General Final Fantasy Rumble (Thread 2)

    Greetings! Welcome everyone to the second thread for this now fairly long-running game, The General Final Fantasy Rumble. Welcome back to all the old hands!

    If you're visiting for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the rules, which appear below the list of current entrants. If you've been around for a while, then a refresher couldn't hurt, but you're welcome to skip past these:


    Current Edition - Character Pairings - Round 2

    Firion and Maria - Final Fantasy II - Childhood Friends (Going on to Round 3)
    Cecil Harvey and Rosa Joanna Farrell - Final Fantasy IV - Married
    Strago Magus and Relm Arrowny - Final Fantasy VI - Grandfather and Granddaughter (Eliminated in Round 1)
    Celes Chere and Locke Cole - Final Fantasy VI - Lovers (Going on to Round 3)
    Edgar Roni and Sabin Rene Figaro - Final Fantasy VI - Brothers (Going on to Round 3)
    Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart - Final Fantasy VII - Childhood Friends (Going on to Round 3)
    Cloud Strife and Aeris/th Gainsborough - Final Fantasy VII - Romantic
    Cloud Strife and Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII - War Buddies (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Aeris/th Gainsborough and Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII - Antagonists
    Barrett Wallace and Marlene - Final Fantasy VII - Father and Adoptive Daughter (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Nanaki and Bugenhagen - Final Fantasy VII - Grandfather and Adoptive Grandson (Going on to Round 3)
    Reno and Rude - Final Fantasy VII - Partners (Going on to Round 3)
    Elena and Tseng - Final Fantasy VII - Lovers
    Scarlet and Heidegger - Final Fantasy VII - Coworkers (Going on to Round 3)
    Squall Leonhart and Laguna Loire - Final Fantasy VIII - Son and Father (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Squall Leonhart and Seifer Almasy - Final Fantasy VIII - Rivals (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Zell Dincht and Seifer Almasy - Final Fantasy VIII - Rivals (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Rinoa Heartilly and Seifer Almasy - Final Fantasy VIII - Formerly Dating
    Laguna and Raine Loire - Final Fantasy VIII - Married (Going on to Round 3)
    Fujin and Raijin - Final Fantasy VIII - Friends/Partners (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Cid and Edea Kramer - Final Fantasy VIII - Married (Going on to Round 3)
    Biggs and Wedge - Final Fantasy VIII - Comrades (Going on to Round 3)
    Marcus and Blank - Final Fantasy IX - "Brothers" (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Zidane Tribal and Garnet Til Alexandros - Final Fantasy IX - Married (Going on to Round 3)
    Queen Brahne and Garnet Til Alexandros - Final Fantasy IX - Mother and Adoptive Daughter
    Garland and Kuja - Final Fantasy IX - Creator and Creation (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Biran and Yenke - Final Fantasy X - Friends (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Wakka and Lulu - Final Fantasy X-2 - Husband and Wife (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Brother and Buddy - Final Fantasy X-2 - Best Friends (Eliminated in Round 2)
    Basch fon Ronsenburg and Reks - Final Fantasy XII - Captain and Soldier
    Balthier and Fran - Final Fantasy XII - Partners (Going on to Round 3)
    Snow Villiers and Serah - Final Fantasy XIII - Engaged


    Rules:


    • In each edition of the Rumble, a list of Final Fantasy things that are related in some way (such as music pieces, FMVs, etc.) is compiled, sometimes by me, sometimes with the help of nominations.
    • Battles are held one-on-one in a series of round until things get down to one final battle, determining the winner for that edition of the Rumble.
    • In the first round, ties are broken this way --- whichever entrant was winning before the battle ended continues to the next round. In rounds after that, tie-breakers are based on the percentage of votes than an entrant received in past rounds.
    • Generally, each round is left open for 48 hours, but it might sometimes be more or less. The rumble is usually updated somewhere between 9 P.M. and 1 A.M. eastern time. Usually it won't go any longer except under special circumstances. If an entrant is winning by a blowout of four votes or more (formerly six votes), I will end that battle as soon as I notice it and a new battle will immediately commence.
    • Discussion is usually not allowed, however, you are encouraged to post your thoughts with your vote. This helps me to count the vote total without confusion. If you have any questions, please PM (private message) Agent0042.
    • You are asked to put your vote (only your vote, not any other included discussion) in bold, although this is not required. To bold your vote, put b within < > or [ ] before it and /b within < > or [ ] after it.



    Here are the results from all past editions:


    Character Themes - Tifa's Theme (Tifa's Seventh Heaven) (Final Fantasy VII)
    Summons - Knights of the Round (Final Fantasy VII)
    Weapons - Masamune (Sephiroth) (Final Fantasy VII)
    Outfits - Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
    Overdrives/Limits - Renzokuken Special Lionheart (Squall) (Final Fantasy VIII)
    Most Overrated Character - Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
    FMVs - Ending (Back to the New Present / Ending and Credits / Together at Last) (Final Fantasy VIII)
    NPCs - Regent Cid Fabool (Final Fantasy IX)
    Best Final Fantasy Scene - Zidane's Big Reveal (Final Fantasy IX)
    Battle Themes - One Winged Angel (Final Fantasy VII)
    Bosses - Ultros (Final Fantasy VI)
    Character Themes 2 - Red XIII's Theme (Final Fantasy VII)
    Most Underrated Character - Jessie (Final Fantasy VII)
    "Create-a-Character" - Lulu's Hairstyle (Final Fantasy X/X-2), Quina Quen's Facial Features, Auron's Sunglasses (Final Fantasy X), Freya Crescent's Outfit (Final Fantasy IX), Black Mage
    Categorized Music Themes 2 - Mystery Sword (Final Fantasy IX)
    Greatest Quotes - Kuja's First Act: The End of Ugly Desire (Final Fantasy IX)
    Coolest Monster Design - Malboro
    Coolest Monster Design, Special Class - Mega Tonberry
    Best Optional Boss - Tantarian (Final Fantasy IX)
    Mini-Games - Blitzball (Final Fantasy X)
    Best Gameplay Innovation - FMVs / Full Motion Videos (Final Fantasy VII and onwards)
    Best Vehicle - Balamb Garden (Final Fantasy VIII)
    Categorized Music Themes, Original Themes (But Different Tunes) - Cid's Theme (Final Fantasy VII)
    Abilities - Mug/Steal (Most Final Fantasies)
    Most Boring/Annoying Subplot/Sidequest - Thunder Dodging (Final Fantasy X -- dodge 200 lightning bolts in the Thunder Plains)
    Character Themes 3 - Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)
    Bosses 2 - Gilgamesh (Final Fantasy V)
    Blue Magic / Enemy Skills - Blowfish / 1000 Needles (Several FFs)
    Categorized Locations - Lindblum (Final Fantasy IX)
    Subvillains - The Turks (Final Fantasy VII)
    Missions - Sorceress Assassination Mission (Final Fantasy VIII)
    Battle/Chase Themes - Dancing Mad (Final Fantasy VI)
    Most Annoying / Earworm Music - Chocobo (Final Fantasy X-2)
    Command Abilities - Mug (Many FFs)
    Support Abilities - Auto Life (Many FFs)

    Okay, now for the new edition! We're going to be doing something a bit different here. My idea is to have a series of battles in brackets. There will be four brackets, with eight music pieces in each bracket, all fitting a certain category. In the first round, two pieces from each each bracket will battle each in turn, then there'll be three more goes at that at until there are sixteen pieces left. At that point, Round 2 will begin and things will be held like a normal rumble. No underrated/overrated stuff this time, you're voting for which ones you like, plain and simple.


    Most Joyful

    Main Theme - Final Fantasy IV
    The Dragon Spreads Its Wings - Final Fantasy V (Going on to Round 2)
    Locke - Final Fantasy VI (Eliminated in Round 1)
    Descendant of the Shenobi (Yuffie's Theme) - Final Fantasy VII
    Ride On (Ragnarok Theme) - Final Fantasy VIII (Going on to Round 2)
    Rikku's Theme - Final Fantasy X
    Epilogue ~ Good Ending - Final Fantasy X-2 (Eliminated in Round 1)
    Nomination Spot 1

    Most Relaxing

    Samba de Chocobo - Final Fantasy V
    A Secret, Sleeping Beneath the Deep Blue Sea - Final Fantasy VII (Eliminated in Round 1)
    Ahead on Our Way - Final Fantasy VII (Going on to Round 2)
    Buried in the Snow - Final Fantasy VII
    Balamb Garden - Final Fantasy VIII
    Besaid Island - Final Fantasy X (Eliminated in Round 1)
    To the End of the Abyss - Final Fantasy X
    Frontier Village ~Dali - Final Fantasy IX (Going on to Round 2)

    Most Emotional

    Aeris's Theme - Final Fantasy VII
    On the Other Side of the Mountain - Final Fantasy VII (Eliminated in Round 1)
    Ami - Final Fantasy VIII (Eliminated in Round 1)
    Melodies of Life - Final Fantasy IX (Going on to Round 2)
    Suteki da Ne - Final Fantasy X
    1000 Words (Orchestra) - Final Fantasy X-2
    Yuna's Ballad - Final Fantasy X-2 (Going on to Round 2)
    Nomination Spot 3

    Most Intense

    Battle with Gilgamesh - Final Fantasy V (Eliminated in Round 1)
    The Fierce Battle - Final Fantasy VI
    Weapon Raid - Final Fantasy VII
    The Landing - Final Fantasy VIII
    Retaliation - Final Fantasy VIII
    Feel My Blade - Final Fantasy IX (Going on to Round 2)
    The Skirmish of the Silver Dragons - Final Fantasy IX
    Nomination Spot 4


    And our first battle is ---

    The Dragon Spreads Its Wings - Final Fantasy V (Oh, I love this one! It plays when you're riding the dragon in Final Fantasy V. Very joyful and fun to listen to.)

    vs.

    Epilogue ~ Good Ending - Final Fantasy X-2 (A very joyful and triumphant piece that plays when you get the Good Ending for Final Fantasy X-2. Well, I wouldn't say that the entirety of the piece can be called joyful, but for the most part, it is. This is another one I really like, but then again, I'm a big fan of most of the pieces in this edition.)


    (For this battle only, I'm putting the battle in bold to draw attention to it, since there's a lot of info in this first post.)


    Not sure you remember what a particular piece sounds like? There are MIDIs available at the main FFShrine site, but be aware that the quality of them varies greatly from piece to piece and for some games, not all songs are available. You might do better to check the game if you have it, or get an MP3, I suppose. Also, note that sometimes the names on the MIDIs don't quite match the names I use.


    Do notice that there are four nomination spots, one for each bracket. Please, please, if you have any suggestions for what should fill those spots, post it with your votes. Your nominations can be from any Final Fantasy game, including Tactics or XI. Hell, I'd even be glad to throw in Kingdom Hearts if enough people say they'd be interested in seeing it.


    P.S.: If this edition is pretty popular, I might do it again sometime --- there's a lot of pieces I wanted to include but had to pass on to at least try to mix things up a bit as far as the number of pieces from each game that were included.



    Note: The edition featured in this post was disrupted by a forum hack. It did eventually finish, however, the record of it was not saved.


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    Oh look, the first vote, The Dragon Spreads Its Wings
    It's over 9,000!

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    The Dragon spreads its wings

    Also i'll nominate Eyes on Me from FFVIII for consideration in the emotional category.
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    Epilogue ~ Good Ending, only because I never got to far into Final Fantasy V.

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    I'd like to see "Aria di Mezzo Carattere" (FFVI) under emotional, as it's pretty much the best song of that category. Also "Dancing Mad" (FFVI) under intense (maybe, I guess its different moods fall under all of the categories).

    Oh, and The Dragon Spreads Its Wings.

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    Yep, The Dragon Spreads it's Wings is definitely the pick of the two.

    Wow, looking at those previous competitions, FFVII seems to dominate a lot. I hope in this case it does not, as music is much better in heaps of the other games. Thank you for putting Skirmish of the Silver Dragons in

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    Epilogue ~ Good Ending for me.

    Also, good going Agent. This is truly a well organized rumble.

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    Wow. Well, the voting was a bit slow at first, but then it really took off. Thanks for the votes everyone and for supporting the new thread.

    maybe, I guess its different moods fall under all of the categories
    Yes, you have the basic idea correct --- moods it is.

    To those that have nominated something already, thanks. "Eyes on Me" and the FFVI "Aria" are both great choices. "Eyes on Me" I had considered including, but "Aria" I had completely forgotten about. If people want to second (or third, etc.) those, that'll help to determine which is included. If not, I'll have to make the choice. And continue to nominate, folks, if you don't nominate, then ultimately I'm the only one who has to make another choice and you're leaving it in my hands rather than taking a chance to take control.

    Also, good going Agent. This is truly a well organized rumble.
    Thanks, I appreciate that.

    Wow, looking at those previous competitions, FFVII seems to dominate a lot. I hope in this case it does not, as music is much better in heaps of the other games.
    Yeah, I noticed too that FFVII seemed to dominate a lot of those. Intriguing when you consider that it also had the choice for most overrated character. And not only that, but FFVII made a come-from-behind in the last edition to end FFVIII dominance. Well, say what you like about FFVII, but it certainly has its place in the minds and hearts of a lot of fans.

    Thank you for putting Skirmish of the Silver Dragons in
    NP, glad to do so.


    And now, finally, the results for the first battle:

    The Dragon Spreads Its Wings - 8
    Epilogue ~ Good Ending - 5


    Looked at first like the "Dragon" piece was going to be completely dominant there, but then the FFX-2 piece pulled in to make it kinda close. Close, but no cigar. The Dragon Spreads Its Wings from FFV goes on to Round 2.


    Next up, from the Most Relaxing category:

    Ahead on Our Way - Final Fantasy VII (This plays when you're in Kalm Town. A soothing, homely sort of theme.)

    vs.

    Besaid Island - Final Fantasy X (Plays when you're on Besaid Island, but not in the village, in Final Fantasy X. I've always thought it one of the most relaxing pieces in Final Fantasy.)


    P.S.: I promise the next battle will not include FFVII.

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    Ahead on Our Way. Anything X can toast it's superficial laurel.

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    Besaid Island I'm listening to the piano version right now. I agree, very relaxing.
    Also I like this Edition of the FFRumble. Gives me a chance to go back and listen to some of the best pieces of music used in the FF series.

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    I'm gonna have to go with Ahead on our Way. It's very relaxing and the places you hear it are always peaceful in the game, whereas in Besaid you're still in danger of enemy attack while listening to it.

    Also, I reckon Aria would be an excellent inclusion to the competition.

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    Besaid Island Anything with X is my choice
    And also Ive never heard of Ahead On our Way

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    Besaid Island

    I would also like to nominate (if i can still nominate stuff) Hunters chance and X Ending Theme, but im not sure what categories they can go under

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    Ahead on Our Way- Truly one of the most relaxing songs in gaming history.

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    Ahead on our way was a great piece and brings back memories of the game, but Besaid island is one of my favorites and is definitely relaxing so it gets my vote.

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    Sorry for the double post, this site has been acting stupid lately.

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