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Character Relationships Face-Off; Winner -> Ash & Paul


Silver Soul
Welcome to the character relationships face-off! In this face-off pairs of fictional characters will compete to determine which pair has the greatest dynamic. Relationships include friends, partners, couples, rivals, family, nemeses, comrades etc... Each member may make up to 4 nominations. Clearly indicate the piece of media the characters are from along with a 1 word description of a major aspect of their relationship (if you’re not sure what that word should be, message me about it). Note that the same character may be listed multiple times for example the following nomination list:

- Euphie & Suzaku (Code Geass; Couple)
- Lelouch & Suzaku (Code Geass; Friends)
- Lelouch & Nunnally (Code Geass; Family)
- Lelouch & Schneizel (Code Geass; Rivals)

The specific format and rules of this face-off will be stated after the nomination period is over. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the nomination procedure.


All set to be a nice guy
- Gyro and Johnny (Jojo Steel Ball Run; Comrades)
- Nagisa and Akio (Clannad; Family)
- Jotaro and Dio (Jojo Stardust Crusaders; Nemesis)
- Yu Narukami and Yosuke Hanamura (Persona 4; Friends)
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Not thinking twice!
Johan Liebert and Kenzo Tenma (Monster, errr, it's complicated, but I'll say nemeses)
Akira (or Ren, depending on how you want to name him) and Ryuji (Persona 5, Bros)
Splinter and Shredder (TMNT 2012, nemeses)
Jessie and MT (Infinity Train, companions)

Pokegirl Fan~

Goku and Vegeta (Dragonball Z/Super, rivals)
Rintaro Okabe and Kurisu Makise (Steins Gate, companions/secret couple)
Tom and Jerry (Tom and Jerry, nemesis)
Eddy and Kevin (Ed, Edd, N Eddy, rivals)


Demon Child
Roronoa Zoro and Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece, friends)
Lelouch Vi Britannia and C.C. (Code Geass, couple)
Portgas D. Ace and Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece, Brothers)
Roronoa Zoro and Sanji (One Piece, rivals)

Yeah, Zoro and Sanji are crewmates but they’re always butting heads)


Back when Tigers used to smoke.
Dante & Vergil (Devil May Cry, Brothers/Rivals/Nemesis)
Mario & Luigi (Mario, Brothers)
Solid Snake & Liquid Snake (Metal Gear Solid, Brothers/Rivals/Nemesis)
Veronica & Serena (Dragon Quest 11, Sisters)


Tis the Hour to Reload
Female Persona 3 Protagonist and Junpei Iori (Persona 3 Portable, best friends)
Ren Amamiya/Akira Kurusu and Morgana (Persona 5, best friends/A Boy and his not a Cat)
Yu Narukami and Nanako Dojima (Persona 4, family/siblings)
Margaret and Elizabeth (Persona Q and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, sisters)


Doing Their Best
Shark and Yuma (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, rivals)
Melia and Riki (Xenoblade Chronicles, friends)
Bowser and Bowser Jr (Mario series, family)
Samus Aran and Ridley (Metroid series, nemesis)


Silver Soul
Here are my noms:

Yukari Takeba & Mitsuru Kirijo (Persona 3; comrades)
Light Yagami & L (Death Note; nemeses)
Meruem & Komugi (Hunter x Hunter; companions)
Ash & Paul (Pokémon anime; rivals)

Here is the full list of nominations:

Gyro & Johnny (Jojo’s Steel Ball Run; Comrades)
Nagisa & Akio (Clannad; Family)
Jotaro & Dio (Jojo’s Stardust Crusaders; Nemeses)
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends)
Johan & Kenzo (Monster; Nemeses)
Ren & Ryuji (Persona 5; Friends)
Splinter & Shredder (TMNT 2012; Nemeses)
Jessie & MT (Infinity Train; Companions)
Goku & Vegeta (Dragonball; Rivals)
Rintaro & Kurisu (Steins Gate; Couple)
Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses)
Eddy & Kevin (Ed, Edd, N Eddy; Rivals)
Zoro & Luffy (One Piece; Friends)
Lelouch & C.C. (Code Geass; Couple)
Ace & Luffy (One Piece; Brothers)
Zoro & Sanji (One Piece; Rivals)
Dante & Vergil (Devil May Cry; Brothers)
Mario & Luigi (Mario; Brothers)
Solid Snake & Liquid Snake (Metal Gear Solid; Brothers)
Veronica & Serena (Dragon Quest 11; Sisters)
Female MC & Junpei (Persona 3 Portable; Friends)
Ren & Morgana (Persona 5; Friends)
Yu & Nanako (Persona 4; Family)
Margaret & Elizabeth (Persona; Sisters)
Shark & Yuma (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal; Rivals)
Melia & Riki (Xenoblade Chronicles; Friends)
Bowser & Bowser Jr. (Mario series; Family)
Samus & Ridley (Metroid series; Nemeses)
Yukari & Mitsuru (Persona 3; Comrades)
Light & L (Death Note; Nemeses)
Meruem & Komugi (Hunter x Hunter; Companions)
Ash & Paul (Pokémon anime; Rivals)

The format will be a standard 5 round single elimination tournament. Here are the brackets:


The point threshold in each match will be 32 with a deuce rule in effect. Cooldown will be 2 hours. My intention is to try to mitigate timezones skewing the results as much as possible. On that note it’s fine to start the next match without me assuming we’re still in the same round. Please let me know if there’s anything you would like clarified. Without further ado, let’s begin the first match!

Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): 0/32
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): 0/32


Not thinking twice!
Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): 1/32+
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): 0/32


Silver Soul
Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): 2/32+
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): 0/32


All set to be a nice guy
Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): 4/32
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): 1/32 +


Tis the Hour to Reload
Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): 4/32
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): 2/32 +

A part of me is tempted to do write-ups for the characters and their relationships like how shoz does for his face-offs...partly because it'd be fun for me and partly so that anyone who doesn't know about them can still join in based on their descriptions


Silver Soul
@TheCharredDragon go for it. Just keep it to under 100 words. In general I’d recommend everyone do a basic google search for characters they don’t know, so they have at least a slight idea of the relationships competing in a given match.


Tis the Hour to Reload
Yes! Here's the first one. now to spoil myself for the ones i don't know about...

  • Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): The titular characters of the Tom & Jerry Show, Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse that lives in his house. They are the embodiment of the "cat and mouse game", their lives involving ever increasingly ridiculous and/or complicated antics in their attempts to try and outwit each other, though mostly Jerry stopping Tom from eating him. On occasion they team up to face a greater threat, but never for long and they're back to the same old song and dance.
  • Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): The leader and second-in-command of the Investigation Team respectively, the two were the first to get their Personas, with Yosuke being the first to face his Shadow, the part of himself that he denied. They became close after that, promising to find the culprit behind the murders in Inaba. Despite Yu being calm and diligent and Yosuke lax and immature, they both have sharp minds that eventually lead them and their friends to the truth, and finding lifelong friends with the team and each other.
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Doing Their Best
Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): 4/32
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): 3/32 +


Silver Soul
Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): 5/32 +
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): 3/32


All set to be a nice guy
Tom & Jerry (Tom & Jerry; Nemeses): 5/32
Yu & Yosuke (Persona 4; Friends): 4/32 +