Sai Mecha 2012 – RaGARok Begins, Bracket Announced

July 2, 2012

It is time. Since long ago (at the beginning of this year’s tourney) it has been prophesied that the four Champions of MidGAR and the four Gods of GARhalla would meet, and chaos would decent upon the land. Mecha would know not Champion or God, only enemies to be left broken and destroyed along the path to godhood. Those born of MidGAR will fight Gods and brothers, Gods will turn on one another and fend off challengers both. Today, the tolling of the Sai Mecha bell signaled the start. The start of RaGARok…

Below is the bracket that the RaGARok phase will follow. As per the new rules I set out at the beginning of this year’s tournament, a new bracket was drawn up with the four new challengers against the final four from last year’s tournament. The bracket was randomly determined using a random number generator, just like the full tournament bracket before it. Also as previously stated, if a contestant wins two tournaments in a row, they will have proven their worth for all time and be retired from future tournaments to make room for fresh blood. So in this case, if the Evangelion UNIT 01 wins again, it will be cast up into the night sky like the heroes of antiquity, to ascend to the heavens and reign over mechadom forever. Rule review out of the way, I present to you, your RaGARok bracket. Voting will begin mid to late-week.

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29 Responses to “Sai Mecha 2012 – RaGARok Begins, Bracket Announced”

  1. Matt Wells said

    So the first ever mecha to be inducted to the Hall of Fame is the Ultraman Mommy Bot? UGH.

    1. CRUSH THE POP IDOLS WITH YOUR DRILL, THE DRILL THAT PIERCES THE KAWAMORI FAG BLOCK VOTERS. REMEMBER THE GETTER!!!!

    2. Sorry VF-1, but your jet exhaust feet and cutsey antennae are no match for the White Doll’s Mustace. Also obliagtory fuck Valkyries vote.

    3. DOWN ON YOUR KNEES PUNY SPACE NAZI, YOU STAND BEFORE YOUR GOD MADE FLESH. INAZAUMAAA KIIICKK!!!

    4. So now you’ve got the Plus prototype version pulling double for the mass produced version from Macross 7 and Basara’s custom model? Despite the fact they are entirely seperate units?

    It’s like saying a vote for GaoFighGar and Genesic counts as the original, or lumping Shin Mazinger Z with the Toei version… which was AWESOME when they were contestants, but is now revelaed as a sinister plot by Kawamori fags to ruin this Contest of Champions (Not bitter. Nope. Definitely over it.)

    Buit yeah, OP mommy bot all the way. At least it’s a Super, and its victory this year will mean we never have to see the damn thing stinking up the tournament ever again.

    FINAL GAINAX SPECIAL time.

    • The YF-19 and VF-19 [edit: numbers, my bad] are similar enough to be considered the same model, so as not to split the votes for it. Basara’s VF-19 custom is different in terms of payload, but not structurally. Same with the Zaku II not being split between F, J, S, Kai, etc etc models. The Gurren Lagann with all its various forms also benefits from this rule. Way too many mecha would never make it into the tournament if every model or form of the same mecha were counted separately.

      • Matt Wells said

        IF I WANTED TO HEAR YOU TO RATIONALLY AND CALMLY EXPLAIN YOUR EXTREMELY REASONABLE METHODOLOGY THEN WE WOULDN’T BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION.

        I’d personally seperate them due to the YF’s superior prototype specs compared to the stripped down mass production model; and for the fact that most people are either voting for the Plus version or Basara’s Ace Custom. Nobody cares about the regular VF-19. Then again that’s my inner pedant insisting I alphabetise my medicine cabinet, so we should all benefit by ignoring me.

        Also, great job on the torunament! We all appreciate the time and effort you sink into this thing every year, and none of us really thank you enough for it.

      • WELL OKAY THEN!

        Haha, good show, man. I appreciate all the yelling and flaming you’ve been doing in support of your favorites. Seeing that kind of enthusiasm makes running this all worth it.

  2. Reid said

    What a rigged game. I say that for several reasons, all of which are in some way negative (for me)

    1. Gurren Lagann is just so much better than any airplane (to some people) that it’ll take it’s match only to…
    2. Go up the VF-1 because I’m always wrong and there are some airplanes that are better than others (even though I’ll be voting for Turn A).
    3. Gunbuster will beat the Zaku II because…I don’t know why. Wait, yeah I do, it’s because some folks don’t appreciate an original; that is, they’d rather have a parody robot beat the godfather of all grunts. I’d vote Gunbuster’s way just about any other time, but not this time, but it won’t matter and Gunbuster will probably be around to face…
    4. The goddang EVA-01. Gahhhh I hate that thing so much. It’s going to wipe the floor with the YF-19, as it should.

    NEXT ROUND
    1. The universe explodes as the Kawamori nut-humpers go up against the Gainax wank-offs
    2. The GAYnax crowd once again rides the jock of the EVA-01 (which is a woman – a mom, no less)

    FINAL ROUND
    either A.) We get a horrific repeat of last year only with the VF-1 against EVA-01 instead of the Zaku II against EVA-01. The universe will likely explode.
    or
    B.) The universe still explodes as Gurren Lagann faces EVA-01 and none of those who rigged this game (yes that includes all of you who wanted something like this to happen).

    So no matter what happens, we’re all royally screwed. There’s no interesting outcome unless the VF-1 somehow manages to win, but if that happens we’ll be right back here in the same place again next year…

    How could you classless people be so base that you don’t or won’t acknowledge that Mazinkaiser SKL needs to be here in these final rounds? Punk kids today don’t have any respect for true METAL, and it shows by this lackluster final bracket in which the outcomes are so obviously clear.

  3. The machine that fought the Vajra Queen, brought to it’s limit and given a salute by it’s pilot deserves to defeat Gurren Lagann. The VF-25 is pretty much a VF-1 with 2059 technology, and we know the VF-1 is awesome

  4. Turambar said

    I’ve always been confused as to why the SKL is facing backwards in that picture.

    • LOL I didn’t even notice till I read your post. I’m guessing he’s about to push off with it’s legs to get a “combat rush boost” SKL’s too metal to pose with the rest of the mecha, he’s just here for the fight

  5. JoeQ said

    I approve. The ultimate clash between Supers and reals, this is how it should be.

    TEAM GAINAX (+some weird mustachebot) FTW!

  6. GLORY BE TO THE NORTHERN CROSS! THE GODDESS IDOLS (and Basara) WILL SING THE PROPHESY OF A MACROSS VICTORY! THE RIGHTEOUS VARIABLE FIGHTERS WILL CAST THE OLD GODS DOWN AND ASCEND TO THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE! (Zaku 2 can come along in the top 4 so all the Supers are cast out :3 )

    If there is no Getter… NO SUPER SHALL ASCEND!

    • Matt Wells said

      I want it to win so we never have look at the damn thing again. It’ll make room for PROPER robots.

      • Reid said

        Here here. If it loses (hahahahaha as if) then it’ll still keep throwing a wrench in the whole tournament from now to the hereafter.

  7. Pontifus said

    You’re asking me to choose between the VF-1 and the only Gundam with a porn stache?

    Damn you. Damn you.

    • Reid said

      Just ask yourself this question -
      What is superfluous about each machine? Turn A has a mustache instead of a proper v-fin. The VF-1 is nothing but superfluity aside from being a nuclear-powered F-15 that can fight in space. Think about it.

      • whatshtisthis said

        The VF-1 is a nucleared powered F-15 that transforms into a giant robot, is used by both grunts and aces and has an unlimited supply of missiles.

      • Reid said

        WHY DOES IT NEED TO BE A ROBOT?! WHY DOES IT NEED TO BE BOTH A ROBOT AND A HALF-PLANE HALF ROBOT?! It needs to choose between the two and pick one. Triple changing is superfluous and dumb. There is now way to maintain structural integrity, much less perform instant transformations.

      • whatshtisthis said

        Because zentradi, gerwalk is pretty much due to the design.

      • Reid said

        Oh I know the in-universe explanation. I’ve heard it dozens of times: “But-but the humans need a weapon that can fight the Zentraedi infantry hand-to-hand if need be!” Perfect. So have it turn into a humanoid mech. If the whole saga wants to use the giant enemy as the “excuse” for robots that’s fine, but then the GERWALK mode (which, by itself is the most brilliant real robot idea to me) is rendered irrelevant. However, if the show wanted to be a real-real robot show then it would have just had the legs drop down and arms pop out of the jet mode. What I’m saying is this: triple-change transformations are just dumb.

      • It’s dumb, but the gerwalk idea was before Kawamori even did Macross, VF-1 originally didn’t have Gerwalk, then the first model for it had shit quality and the legs fell down in Jet mode, then Kawamori was like “ITS GERWALK” and put it in as a mode for VTOL.

  8. ces06 said

    My tears have fallen. Truly an image worthy of RaGARok.

    1. DRILLS
    2. MOUSTACHES
    3. GRUNTS
    4. There’s only one Valkyrie that anyone should ever vote for, and that’s the 19 series.

  9. Kuro said

    Fire Valkyrie Custom vs. EVA01. FUCK WHY?!

  10. WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THREE VARIABLE FIGHTERS! TRULY REPRESENTATIVE OF CLASS AND AESTHETICS IN MECHANICAL DESIGN.

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