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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

And the champion of the "This Is Madness" character tournament is...

...Yoda! That's right, everyone's favorite tiny, green, Jedi master (Yaddle also fits the description, but I doubt anyone likes her more) has one the tournament. He beat Darth Vader with 60% of the votes. 

I think one of the biggest surprises for me during this tournament was when Boba Fett beat Jango with 78% of the votes. I did predict that if it wasn't going to be a tie, then Boba would probably win, but I didn't expect that he would win by so much. 

If there's one thing this tournament has proven, it's that all in all, most Star Wars fans would choose the Original Trilogy instead of the New Trilogy in less than a second. And they would choose any movie character over a Clone Wars character in less than a millisecond. The only five exclusively Clone Wars characters in the tournament (Asajj Ventress, Cad Bane, Hondo Ohnaka, Ahsoka Tano, and Captain Rex) didn't get very far at all. 

There are three kinds of Star Wars fans: those that started with the Original Trilogy, those that started that with the New Trilogy, and those that started with the Clone Wars. Many of those who started with the Clone Wars or New Trilogy probably think that the Original Trilogy is, well, old and stupid. But they shouldn't, because the Original Trilogy is the roots of all Star Wars. And the fans of the Original Trilogy shouldn't disrespect the New Trilogy or Clone Wars, because truly liking something means accepting all aspects of it. It means both loving what something was, and what something is.

True Star Wars fans love all trilogies and aspects of Star Wars. That's why whenever I see someone dissing the Clone Wars on some online chat-room, I always slam them hard, because I'm just like, "If you're just here to complain about the Clone Wars, then you're not a true Star Wars fan, so what the heck are you doing here."

To answer your questions, yes, I did just turn the Star Wars Character Tournament into a discussion on the endless debate of the Star Wars trilogies. I guess I just had to rant about it. Sorry.

In Darth Vader's closing message, he did mention that we should vote for him again next year, suggesting that there will be another tournament. I don't know if this tournament will be exactly the same, or slightly different. I don't think it would be very exciting if it was exactly the same, because probably there wouldn't be much change.

Below is the final bracket of the tournament, containing the information of all the winners of all the match-ups. Leave any questions or comments in the comments section below, and may the force be with you all!