OPERATION MADNESS: Swords Tournament – Semifinal

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Welcome back to Operation Madness, the only March tournament that has the gall to last an entire month. Last time, we voted on the remaining 8 swords in the field. Today, we reveal the winners of those matches and see who moves on to the Foil Four.

opMADNESS 2015 Swords Tournament - Quarterfinal

BIONIS BRACKET

  • 1. Monado defeats 6. Ragnell 50-9

Monado

I’m sure it’s not quite the result that Fire Emblem fans were hoping for. As for Xenoblade fans, Monado moves on with another dominating victory.

HYRULE BRACKET

  • 1. Master Sword defeats 7. Masamune (FF) 44-13

Legend

It would’ve taken a near superhuman performance for Masamune to slay the Zelda juggernaut again. Alas, its win over Biggoron’s Sword last round will have to be enough. The Master Sword wins easily.

GUARDIA BRACKET

  • 2. Falchion defeats 1. Masamune (CT) 35-22

Chrom - Fire Emblem: Awakening

It really wasn’t a good round for anything named Masamune… or any sword from Squaresoft. Another top seed falls as Falchion moves on.

NEO ARCADIA BRACKET

  • 4. Fierce Deity Sword defeats 3. Soul Edge 38-20

Zelda Majora's Mask Fierce Deity Sword

Score another one for the Zelda juggernaut as it claims two spots in the Foil Four. Tough break, Soul Edge.

SEMIFINALS

In our first semifinal match, we have the winners of the Bionis and Neo Arcadia brackets. First up, it’s the God-Slaying Sword, the Monado. Its opponent will be the sword of a powerful Hylian, the Fierce Deity Sword.

OPERATION MADNESS: Swords - Semifinal #1: Monado vs. Fierce Deity Sword

  • Monado (Xenoblade Chronicles) (75%, 59 Votes)
  • Fierce Deity Sword (Majora's Mask) (25%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 79

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Over in match 2, judgment shall be passed on two swords that are just as much symbols for their series as the plot devices that move them forward. On one side, we have the Blade of Evil’s Bane, the Master Sword. On the other, we have the Blade of Light, Falchion.

OPERATION MADNESS: Swords - Semifinal #2: Master Sword vs. Falchion

  • Master Sword (The Legend of Zelda) (63%, 50 Votes)
  • Falchion (Fire Emblem) (37%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 79

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opMADNESS 2015 Swords Tournament - Semifinal

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