held on gamefaqs between two video game characters in 2003. Luigi
is Mario's brother from the Mario games while Squall
Leonhart is the main, un-socialble character of Final Fantasy VIII.
Before the match
, everyone the Sc2k3
board said that Luigi
would obliterate Squall
. After all, Final Fantasy VIII was hated by a lot, and Luigi
had a good fanbase.
When the match began
, Luigi took
the early lead, and a user named
Advanced Warslord announced that Luigi
is pwning, Squall
has already lost.
Later on as voting continued though, Squall took
over the lead...then every 15 minutes, it grew...and grew...and grew.
had a big lead, and by morning when most people
were waking up, the chaos began
60% of the votes and everyone began
to go insane. Nintendo fans said "bleep it" while FF8 fans celebrated. At least 10 users
account suicided. Other
than Mario vs. Crono, this match
has been the most popular one ever held on gamefaqs.
may have been caused by a game known as Kingdom Hearts which boosted Squall
's popularity since he was a cameo. People
now think this
game also boosted Cloud Strife's and Sephiroth's popularity, which created
an all-FF7 finals. This
factor though is still under debate.