OPERATION MADNESS: Swords Tournament – Round 3

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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A bit of a low scoring round, but we were still able to determine winners for round 2. 16 swords are left as we figure out which is the best sword in video games.

opMADNESS 2015 Swords Tournament - Round 2

BIONIS BRACKET

  • 1. Monado defeats 8. Guilded Sword 47-8
  • 5. Gunblade defeats 4. Valentine 33-17
  • 6. Ragnell defeats 3. Beam Katana 34-18
  • 2. Keyblade defeats 7. Great Fairy’s Sword 28-26

Xenoblade - Shulk and Monado Ability

We begin round 3 with the Monado’s first true challenge in Final Fantasy’s Gunblade.

OPERATION MADNESS - Round 3, Match 1: Monado vs. Gunblade

  • 1. Monado (Xenoblade Chronicles) (83%, 65 Votes)
  • 5. Gunblade (Final Fantasy) (17%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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Next up is a fight between Ike’s signature sword Ragnell versus the Keyblade, the weapon of Sora… and Riku… and Mickey… and Kairi… and Roxas… and…

OPERATION MADNESS - Round 3, Match 2: Keyblade vs. Ragnell

  • 6. Ragnell (Fire Emblem) (54%, 40 Votes)
  • 2. Keyblade (Kingdom Hearts) (46%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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HYRULE BRACKET

  • 1. Master Sword defeats 9. Dual Blade 48-4
  • 4. Ultima Weapon defeats 5. Honedge 30-22
  • 3. Biggoron’s Sword defeats 6. Muramasa 28-23
  • 7. Masamune (FF7) defeats 2. Soul Calibur 26-24

Final Fantasy VII Ultima Weapon

Another top sword gets its first true challenge — as well as a Final Fantasy weapon — as the Master Sword faces off against the Ultima Weapon.

OPERATION MADNESS - Round 3, Match 3: Master Sword vs. Ultima Weapon

  • 1. Master Sword (The Legend of Zelda) (81%, 60 Votes)
  • 4. Ultima Weapon (Final Fantasy) (19%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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In the bottom half of the bracket, it’s another battle of Zelda versus Final Fantasy. It’s Biggoron’s Sword from Ocarina of Time versus Sephiroth’s Masamune.

OPERATION MADNESS - Round 3, Match 4: Biggoron's Sword vs. Masamune (FF)

  • 7. Masamune (Final Fantasy VII) (51%, 38 Votes)
  • 3. Biggoron's Sword (Ocarina of Time) (49%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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GUARDIA BRACKET

  • 1. Masamune (CT) defeats 9. Sword of Mana 33-17
  • 5. Sol Blade defeats 4. 8-Bit Sword 29-23
  • 6. Goddess Sword defeats 3. Buster Sword 30-20
  • 2. Falchion defeats 10. Eternal Sword 34-16

Masamune survived its first challenge against the Sword of Mana. But it gets more difficult as it faces off against the Sol Blade from Golden Sun.

OPERATION MADNESS - Round 3, Match 5: Masamune (CT) vs. Sol Blade

  • 1. Masamune (Chrono Trigger) (69%, 50 Votes)
  • 5. Sol Blade (Golden Sun) (31%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

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Fire Emblem - Chrom with Falchion

While the Zelda series missed out in the top half with the 8-Bit Sword, the Goddess Sword made up for it by taking out Cloud’s Buster Sword. But things heat up again as Falchion awaits.

OPERATION MADNESS - Round 3, Match 6: Falchion vs. Goddess Sword

  • 2. Falchion (Fire Emblem) (73%, 56 Votes)
  • 6. Goddess Sword (Skyward Sword) (27%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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NEO ARCADIA BRACKET

  • 9. Sword of Seals defeats 1. Z-Saber 25-23
  • 4. Fierce Deity Sword defeats 5. Material Blade 39-11
  • 3. Soul Edge defeats 6. Vyse’s Cutlass 28-20
  • 2. Rainbow Sword defeats 7. Exor 26-21

Super Smash Bros. Melee - Roy

Z-Saber is the first top seed out as Roy’s Sword of Seals claims the first big upset. But it has another major obstacle in its way with the Fierce Deity Sword from Majora’s Mask.

OPERATION MADNESS - Round 3, Match 7: Fierce Deity Sword vs. Sword of Seals

  • 4. Fierce Deity Sword (Majora's Mask) (64%, 45 Votes)
  • 9. Sword of Seals (Fire Emblem) (36%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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And finally, the classic Soul Edge and Chrono Trigger’s Rainbow Sword look to take control of the bracket with the fall of Zero’s blade.

OPERATION MADNESS - Round 3, Match 8: Rainbow Sword vs. Soul Edge

  • 3. Soul Edge (Soul series) (53%, 37 Votes)
  • 2. Rainbow Sword (Chrono Trigger) (47%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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opMADNESS 2015 Swords Tournament - Round 3

Alright guys, if you want to see your favorites move on, make sure to vote.

About Jeff Neuenschwander

Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.