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    Thirty-two names are written with a Superman-blue Pentel Sharplet-2 mechanical pencil purchased in Metropolis, Illinois on a piece of paper of no particular origin. This paper is sliced into thirty-two pieces with a slide cutter whose blade was baptized with blood from my own finger*.

    These lovingly-crafted ballots go into a piece of Hull pottery willed to me by a loved relative, now deceased. Thirty-two names go in, sixteen pairs are drawn. These are the matches of the Third Round of the 2009 Arlong Park Character Tournament.

    In our first match of the round, we have a Sniper among Snipers, Supersonic Van Augur versus the legendary beauty and Shichibukai, The Pirate Empress Boa Hancock.

    The second match features a tear-jerking reunion between the main protagonist and everybody's favorite Rubber Man, Monkey D. Luffy, and The Little Dog That Could, ShuShu!

    Our third match features two men are the very definition of manliness. The Legendary Quack and Healer of Drum, Doctor Hiruluk. His opponent: The King of the Sea, the one, the only Whitebeard Edward Newgate!

    From there, we process on to a match between two of the great intellects of the Odaverse. The last remaining member of Shank's crew, the First Mate, Benn Beckman versus the last surviving Demon of Ohara, Nicccooo Robbbbin!

    Our fifth match takes a turn for the strange when it matches the King of Newkama, the maestro of hormones, Emporio Ivanov versus the Lord of Thriller Bark, the king of shadows, Gecko Moria!

    Next, we turn to a paragon of Justice, and the highest-ranking Marine to advance into the Tournament, Monkey D. Garp and his opponent, the former Shichibukai and Hero of the nation of Alabasta, Sir Crocodile!

    For decades, he waited in mist and darkness, now Dead Bones Brook will have to deal with an entirely different type of cloud as he faces his next opponent: Commodore Smoker of the Marines!

    From there, we head to the darkest corners of the Great Underwater Prison to find our next contestant, Warden Magellan, one of the greatest servants of Justice and the World Government Legal System. Appropriate indeed then is that his opponent is the greatest criminal the world has ever known. The eighth match of the round: Magellan versus Gold Roger!

    One of the more reknowned of the current crop of rookies, Trafalgar Law has made quite a name for himself in the Odaverse and in the fanbase. But will this help him against the Legendary (albeit self-declared) King of the Snipers, Usopp?

    Once a pirate of great fame and now content with life aboard a humble restaurant, Red-Leg Zeff is in our tenth match. Here he faces the God of Skypiea and Conqueror of the Fairy Vearth, Ener!

    A dreamer and a man whose chivalry is beyond reproach: the eleventh match of the Third Round: descendant of the Legendary Liar, Monbran Cricket versus The Knight of the Sea, Jinbeeeeiiiii!

    In our twelfth match, he made us cry in Alabasta, he made us cry in Impel Down, he is the greatest friend a Straw Hat could have: Mr. 2 Bon Kurei. His opponent: The First Person, a swordsman whose seeks the summit of his profession, he is Roronoa Zoro!

    Thirteen matches in. We come to another Hero of Alabasta and the sole surviving member of that nation in this tournament, he is Carue and his opponent is going to be the Cat Burglar, Nami!

    The last such tournament had a startling match that came out of nowhere. Here, that match shall be repeated, but will the results be the same? Cutty "Franky" Flam versus the Love Cook, Sanji, Part 2!

    Will hypnotism work on a bear? Find out in the fifteenth match as Django takes on Bepo!

    And, as the tournament draws to a close, can there be any better match to end it with a bang than between two people seeking to be Pirate King? In one corner, formerly of the Whitebeard Pirate Crew and now his own master, Blackbeard Marshall D. Teach! In the other, formerly of the Roger Pirate Crew, and seeking his fortune, the dread pirate Buggy The Clown!

    All this begins tomorrow tonight. This very night, we are arranging a temporary diversion which might be of some interest to you. Join us, won't you?

    THESE ARE THE MATCHES OF THE THIRD ROUND:

    Papa Ibotas vs Mama Debonair vs Baby Straungur (87:75:125)
    Van Augur vs. Boa Hancock (141:289)
    Luffy vs ShuShu (326:86)
    Hiruluk vs Whitebeard (160:264)
    Beckman vs Nico Robin (96:313)
    Ivankov vs Moria (276:173)
    Garp vs Crocodile (248:248)
    Brook vs Smoker (251:210)
    Magellan vs Gold Roger (207:240)
    Law vs Usopp (162:267)
    Zeff vs Ener (174:247)
    Cricket vs Jinbei (90:334)
    Bon Kurei vs Zoro (261:277)
    Carue vs Nami (128:308)
    Franky vs Sanji (245:272)
    Django vs Bepo (247:186)
    Blackbeard vs Buggy (210:248)

    *Seriously though, pay attention when you switch out blades for one of those things; they're sharper than they look.
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    Brook/Smoker
    Bon/Zoro
    Franky/Sanji
    Blackbeard/Buggy

    This will be good.

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    Beckman vs Nico Robin

    I knew it XD Oh man..I KNEW IT :'D I was thinking a few weeks ago how amusing it would be if Benn got a match against Robin like Shanks, and he just did...My comic shall be complete now :'D *was planning it for a while*
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    thanks ubiq....

    *sees some matches which i never ever hoped to come true, omg!!!
    The epic battle of BusterCall vs. Don is decided !!!
    And the results are 3:2 for Don..


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    Garp vs Crocodile
    Brook vs Smoker
    Bon Kurei vs Zoro
    Franky vs Sanji
    Teach vs Buggy

    for those fights I have only one word - EPIC
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    Holy crap. Law is finally going to get creamed.

    Poor Shushu. Atleast he gets a good opponent.

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    Poor Shushu. He'll get demolished. D:
    :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by shen_ron View Post
    Garp vs Crocodile
    Brook vs Smoker
    Bon Kurei vs Zoro
    Franky vs Sanji
    Teach vs Buggy

    for those fights I have only one word - EPIC
    You think Garp stands a chance? Really?

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    GODDAMMITTTT. D':

    Garp vs Crocodile
    Brook vs Smoker
    Law vs Usopp
    Bon Kurei vs Zoro
    Franky vs Sanji

    I'm gonna be so torn between theseeee. Gddhaig; Some of my faves against each other. ;3;

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    Franky vs. Sanji.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissie View Post
    Beckman vs Nico Robin

    I knew it XD Oh man..I KNEW IT :'D I was thinking a few weeks ago how amusing it would be if Benn got a match against Robin like Shanks, and he just did...My comic shall be complete now :'D *was planning it for a while*
    Don't worry, Chrissie! I'll still vote for Ben!

    I'm certainly looking forward to Brooke vs. Smoker and Garp vs. Crocodile, but Luffy vs. Shushu?? That's gonna be the biggest massacre EVER.

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    Alright!!! Hancock's against another easy opponent. And it's the first match so there's not gonna be a lot of time for anti-campaigning.
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    I'm fine with theses matches, I won't have to make heartbreaking choices like in the previous rounds.

    Best fights :

    Hiruluk vs Whitebeard
    Garp vs Crocodile
    Brook vs Smoker
    Law vs Usopp
    Bon Kurei vs Zoro
    Franky vs Sanji
    Teach vs Buggy

    And of course I'll support my favorite strawhat Nico Robin (sorry Chrissie).


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    I love you Ubiq!!

    Van Augur vs. Boa Hancock
    Luffy vs ShuShu (MUAHAHAHAHAHAAA! >:D)
    Hiruluk vs Whitebeard (Oh man...)
    Beckman vs Nico Robin (Only my top 3 characters would face each other :'D Damn!)
    Ivankov vs Moria (Not thaaat sure about this one...)
    Garp vs Crocodile (...Oh man...Dx I love them both!)
    Brook vs Smoker (o3o)
    Magellan vs Gold Roger (Go you Pimp GO!)
    Law vs Usopp (:'D Tom will have his revenge!)
    Zeff vs Ener (Dx Dunno!)
    Cricket vs Jinbei (o3o)
    Bon Kurei vs Zoro (...Oh boy..)
    Carue vs ???? ()
    Franky vs Sanji (Suuuupah!)
    Django vs Bepo
    Teach vs Buggy

    Oh boy... this is the most EPIC round! EPIC I am telling you! Epic!

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    And of course I'll support my favorite strawhat Nico Robin (sorry Chrissie).
    It's ok o3o Since Robin is also my fav Strawhat and in my top 3 :'D Benn-Shanks-Robin. That's my top three and I actually like Shanks and Robin the same XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urouge View Post
    You think Garp stands a chance? Really?
    maybe I got a bit carried away with that one but the others you have to admit - epic is the best word
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    Quote Originally Posted by shen_ron View Post
    maybe I got a bit carried away with that one but the others you have to admit - epic is the best word
    Yeah, the other four matches are the ones I picked as well. I don't like using the word epic, though. (No offense intended with this statement).

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    I can't even pity vote for ShuShu ._.;
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    Ubiq, I loved your descriptions of the match ups, very sensational!

    That said, matches that make me sad:
    Luffy vs ShuShu - poor dog's finally gonna bite it.
    Van Augur vs. Boa Hancock - damn, almost any other opponent would have wiped her out...
    Zeff vs Ener - noo! I don't want either of them to lose!

    Matches that are sure to be fun:
    Garp vs Crocodile - I'm behind the old man all the way
    Bon Kurei vs Zoro - Gonna be a close one I think.
    Brook vs Smoker - a little worried about Brook here.
    Franky vs Sanji - which fanbase is stronger?!

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    A shame Whitebeard's gonna lose to an awesome character like Hiriluk just when he was about to finally make an impression. If this was how things were gonna turn out, he might as well have lost to Mr. 3. I suppose there's one small chance that he might do enough cool stuff in the next chapter to dramtically increase his popularity.
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    I'm voting Shushu!

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