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Final round of Skullgirls second character vote begins today, top 10 remain

Posted by DreamKing23
May 13, 2013 at 10:14 a.m. PDT
Final round of Skullgirls second character vote begins today, top 10 remain The final round of the Skullgirls second character vote has begun and the official Facebook page has posted the top 10 characters left. If you hit the jump, you can check out the list of characters that were eliminated in round 2.

Aeon
Annie
Beowulf
B. Dahlia
Feng
Isaac
Minette
Panzerfaust
Stanley
Venus

Eliminated:

Scythana
Marie
Umbrella
Molly
Brain Drain
Taliesin
Ileum
D. Violet
Roxie
Beatrix

Tips by shiningnegro, AlphaFox, Cerevega_Alexandersson and multiple anonymous readers.

Comments

ScrubStep said on May 13, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.

Taliesin and Brain Drain gone :'(. B. Dahlia and Panzer are the only ones left i remotely care about.

#1
Speakertag said on May 13, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.

@2 then vote them higher on your list! Better them than Aeon or Annie winning.

#2
SnakeX said on May 13, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.

Who are all these people voting for Aeon and Annie? Minnette I can at least kind of understand because her gameplay concept at least sounds somewhat interesting (even if I personally think it's stupid and people are clearly voting for her because she's a cute little anime girl) but what do Aeon and Annie bring to the table that is garnering so many votes?

#3
Mac_Gargan said on May 13, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.


The guy punches you in the face with a glove made out of a mini tank.

'Nuff said. GO PANZERFAUST!!!

#4
xanderglz said on May 13, 2013 at 10:22 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#5
Marsh said on May 13, 2013 at 10:26 a.m.

Let go Dhalia!

Feng & Issaac are fine to

Stanley can just die

#6
Bluur said on May 13, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

Come on Stanley!

and how is Aeon on this list? You could have a scientist shark but people are voting for generic girl?

#7
MamaLouWeeGee said on May 13, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.

There is only one right answer.
Make it so, Fish friends.

#8
Snow said on May 13, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.

Brain Drain and Molly gone while Minette and Feng live on to the final round.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least a little salty about that.

Lets go Panzerfaust, Venus, Dhalia and just about every and anyone else!

#9
caruga said on May 13, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

@3 I think Aeon's save-state mechanic sounds pretty interesting.

Aeon, Beowulf, Feng, Isaac, Minette I can be happy about (in that order).
Panzerfaust, Dahlia and Venus i'm neutral to.
Stanley and Annie I dislike.

Odds are good i'll be at least ok with the result...

#10
ChumbleB said on May 13, 2013 at 10:46 a.m.

Count me on team Minette. Wouldn't mind anyone else because I'm sure they'd all turn out awesome, but Panzer is the least interesting to me.

#11
ShakeTheWorm said on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Venus is the best. Still the best. http://25.media.tumblr.com/cceb9e4a03...

#12
tortoos said on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Bleh. I don't really want to see annie, aeon or minette but it's probably going to happen. I'd much prefer panzer or beowulf. We don't have anyone like them in the game yet. We have a grappler, but not a true doom murderhead grappler like beowulf. He'd also be voiced by joshua tomar. B. Dhalia is probably just going to spam projectile garbage and I've seen enough of that from peacock and deathstroke in injustice to last me a bloody lifetime.

#13
Him said on May 13, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

Minette? ARE YOU ******* SERIOUS? Nothing about Minette is exciting.I'd rather have Stanley over that character any day

#14
tortoos said on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 a.m.

I'd rather have ALMOST* any character in this list over Minette to be honest. I don't see the appeal of a derpy character who just falls on her face over an overzealous patriot with a tank on his arm, a metal as hell wrestler, or a black doc brown. She's one of my most hated, not as much as Annie though. At least Minette is less generic than Annie.

#15
Chryo said on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.

@12 All I see is an anime tentacle rape lingerie monster. Classy.

Also, as far as I'm concerned the less anime little girls That Are Actually 1000 Years Old So It's OK we have in videogames the better, so I put Annie at the bottom of my list. I mean good lord what is wrong with people.

#16
Gpop said on May 13, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.

I think people are misunderstanding and assuming that Minette is getting in only because of her "anime" cute design. People have a silly vendetta against her for lack of any good reason.

Even though she's not the person I'm rooting for, I wouldn't mind her getting in. Besides if they wanted a "cute" character, I'm sure they'd go for Umbrella instead :V

PS: I'm hoping for Feng, especially after seeing her possible moveset in tumblr or wherever it was posted, I forgot x.x

#17
drryl215 said on May 13, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.

Annie,Beowulf,Feng am happy with that guts x sol badguy,chair,jam/makoto/Psylocke in 1 character thats crazy but stanley,Panzerfaust,B. Dahlia are not bad. Charging with all this crazy rushdown/overhead and Parasoul (I kinda want to see how it works, if it like sf4 then stanley needs good normals)

#18
DjCrimsonFox said on May 13, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.

Come on Beowulf, a normal sized mobile grapler for the win.

#19
Shumanigans said on May 13, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.

Any male or Black Dahlia.

#20
ChumbleB said on May 13, 2013 at 11:19 a.m.

I just don't see the creativity in Panzer that everyone else does I guess. He's just big damage and armored moves. Maybe I could see people wanting him in for aesthetics, but I prefer not to vote purely on that. If he gets in I'm sure they'll find something to make him different and interesting, but I just decided to vote based on the info I have.

#21
Blaken7 said on May 13, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.

Let's go Beowulf!
TEAMWOLF

#22
BestAlgorithm said on May 13, 2013 at 11:27 a.m.

I'm rooting for Dahlia

#23
Draga said on May 13, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

Issac, Stanley and Beowulf! One of these three need to make it.

#24
cammylover22 said on May 13, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

They really should have restricted the voting for Aeon, Annie, and Minette. This would have allowed for less hear say from a group of people how seem to care little about the fighting aspect of the game itself. I can get Annie, her play style is doable and would be fun. But Aeon and Minette are nothing more than joke characters, one of which will give the developers a massively hard time if they had to make them in the hope of keeping things kind of balanced. It's too soon in the life of Skull Girls too have a Dan Hibiki, why not go for someone who looks like they belong in a fighting game.

#25
Teohkaka said on May 13, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.

Assumingly all the people who voted for Eliza the first time around will have all the power who will win. Most likely all the people who voted for the other previous top 3 will vote the same again , which leaves the remainder of the votes to be up to the people who voted for Eliza to decide.

I do want Black Dhalia,Feng or Panzerfaust though out of those remaining top ten , but I am not to hopefully. But I doubt we get panzer because big band is already kinda huge , people might not want to vote another huge guy in.

#26
Kawalorn said on May 13, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.

#25 Lab Zero already confirmed that they have no longer problem with balancing Aeon, and since the beginning it was known that Minette WON'T be a "joke character" (meaning useless character). She will be balanced and viable. Some people should really check their info before stating their opinion.

GO BEOWULF!

#27
RealPrismsword said on May 13, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.

Woohoo! Aeon, Venus and Isaac made it far again. Sad that Brain Drain was eliminated, but I'm pretty grateful that 3 of my other favorites made it into top 10.

but since this is the Final Round I just hope ANYBODY but Annie wins.

#28
tibbers123 said on May 13, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.

Lets go fish girl!

#29
GigaGilgamesh9 said on May 13, 2013 at 11:56 a.m.

Did people even read aeon's gameplay style? It sounds awesome! Annie's moves sound like they would be visually interesting.

#30
Cammystrike said on May 13, 2013 at noon

Man I can't stand Aeon and don't particularly like Minette either but I freaking hate Annie with a passion. I'll take anyone over her.

That said lets do it Beowulf.

#31
JIHADJOE said on May 13, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.

VENUS fapfapfap Kreygasm

#32
Paradonyx said on May 13, 2013 at 12:18 p.m.

After reading "Beowulf"(the Anglo-Saxon Poem) I'm dying to see him in the game. SO many references can be incorporated into his moveset. I don't use grapplers or wrestlers, but I would definitely try to make him work. People should read the poem-it would make him 100% more hype to them.

#33
bahamutknightzero said on May 13, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.

So this is nearly going the same exact way the last vote went. Only new additions (to replace Eliza's spot due to her winning the 1st vote and to expand the round from 8 to 10) are Feng, Black Dahlia, and Venus. Chances are the remaining rounds are going to be the same, meaning we're going to be stuck with with bad choices unless there are enough votes for those that finished 5th and below to surpass Aeon/Annie/Minette

#34
spd12 said on May 13, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

The only one I don't want to win is Aeon, because even if they're sure they can make her work now, she seems like she would potentially go over the allotted budget given how ambitious in scope the proposed playstyle is.

Minette I'm willing to vote high for because she's sounding like they'd be the team's take on UMvC3 Frank West - but ultimately I went with Isaac given MikeZ's great stated enthusiasm for the guy, which signals to me that he knows exactly how he wants him to play and that gives me confidence that he'd be a vote well spent.

All in all, regardless of the turnout, I still say it's very cool they're letting the fans ultimately decide who gets in, even if I wish they'd have provided a 'risk factor' for those concepts that might rub hard against the budget for any reason if selected (like Adam you'd need to do art/animation assets for basically at least two characters, the generic Egrets and then himself - good thing he failed to pass round 1 both times).

EDIT: #34 - Beowulf was less than ten votes from fourth place in the last voting round, I say he stands a decent chance of taking it this time, even if he wouldn't be my pick.

#35
Kurow said on May 13, 2013 at 12:34 p.m.

bah... staged... I don't care anymore...

#36
bahamutknightzero said on May 13, 2013 at 12:47 p.m.

@35 That is what I am hoping for because most of the other character choices I'm not to high on:

Annie: generic looking mess

Minette: meme bait and anything associated with Derpy West will always get my hate

Issac: visually looks to be your usual "dark brooding" cliche ala Akuma, gameplay wise I'm not all that impressed with what is a tweaked version of Chizuru from the KOF series

Stanley: meme bait and have a feeling that he'll turn out to be some kind of zoning character (a slightly better Rocket Raccoon?)

Panzerfaust: Actually pretty indifferent but I'm getting shades of Victor (Darkstalkers) on how he may operate with his normals and his tank (hold down the attack to fire/"expand the normal's range")

Black Dahlia: Take notorious character inspiration (MvC2 Cable) and you are asking for some bad news keepaway/zoning

More or less, leaves me rooting for Beowulf and to lesser extents, Feng (female Bang), Venus (Cthulhu horror in the body of a woman), and Aeon (more or less a boss character)

#37
HooliganComboFTW said on May 13, 2013 at 12:47 p.m.

As long as Aeon, Venus, or Stanley don't win then I'm satisfied with the results.

#36

They are going to release voting data from both character votes shortly after the 2nd character vote. That is more then you can say for alot of votes.

#38
roknin said on May 13, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.

Annie, Feng, Panzerfaust, Minette, B. Dahlia.

I could go with any one of these. At the top of the list is Feng though, seeing as she actually did make it this far. O__O

#39
Amerika said on May 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

Black Dahlia for sure. Out of that entire list she is the only one that stuck out to me. And this is coming from a person who wants to see more male cast members.

#40
Aquaman said on May 13, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.

R.I.P. Roxie & Molly. :'(

#41
Gailim said on May 13, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.

so many people never read the character description

Minette has so many fans because of here unique and interesting gameplay concept. not because she is "moe"

and Annie has so many fans because she will play like Sol Badguy

stop assuming people are just voting for "anime girls"

#42
Snow said on May 13, 2013 at 1:09 p.m.

#7 Blurr

Aeon is far FAR from generic; both aesthetically and mechanically.
Of the characters we have in the top 10; Stanley, Feng, and Beowulf are all relativity "generic" looking from a visual standpoint while not offering too much of a break away from gameplay.

In any case, almost any of the top 10 would be a good character to add to the game in my book.

#43
RedEther said on May 13, 2013 at 1:21 p.m.

B.Dahlia pls win.

#44
Kijui said on May 13, 2013 at 1:40 p.m.

damn! D. Violet lost again?!
Well I guess it should go to Beowulf, Mr. Time..................

.....or Minette

I do not think that she should even be a playable character, she should be more of a character-specific assist-like npc, same thoughts for Umbrella, Juju, and Andy. I would be serious questioning some match-ups like Juju vs. Parasoul, seeing how Mike Z does things, would Parasoul lose a super or would 13 shoot herself. Yeah I know its game logic (Ryu vs Ryu), but I feel like certain things would not make sense. Same with Peacock vs. Andy, although he would probably just get replaced with another animated object...
That said, Minette has a similar likeness to Maya, maybe she could appear holding a serving tray with health or as a shield for Nadia to use or she could hold the opponent down in some clutzy fashion.

Character-Specific Assists!

#45
Devdan said on May 13, 2013 at 1:46 p.m.

Annie playing 'like Sol Badguy' continues to be a terrible reason to vote for her. SOL BADGUY ALREADY EXISTS!

And regarding Minette, if you've played that game Sol Badguy is is from , you'd know characters can have goofy movesets and still be viable.

#46
staRatz said on May 13, 2013 at 2:05 p.m.

Please let Feng win. Every fighting game needs some kung-fu. Way overdue.

#47
JdotSweapA said on May 13, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.

Annie! Feng! Lez GO!!

#48
Tyshi said on May 13, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.

Beowulf or Feng and I will be hype as hell. Stanley or B.Dahlia will suffice as well.

#49
Jmonster129 said on May 13, 2013 at 3:28 p.m.

if people want sol badguy so bad go play guilty gear,
i never even liked sol in the guilty gear games so theres no reason to be hyped about annie at all...
she's probably gonna have moves that look similar to valentine which is gonna make her boring

theres a lot of other guilty gear characters like faust, ABA, bridget, Slayer that were actually interesting in playstyle

people dont like annie cuz she seems boring,
and with minette i dont want to see a character thats tripping all over the place, i mean if we had more characters available to put in sure why not, but cmon we're very restricted and i dont want the vote to go to some cutesy character that isn't suited for a fighting game.

those two characters i can not stand to win, i will take anyone over them

another character im not interested in is doubl- i mean Venus...

and isaac for the same reason as annie and minette, i think his gameplay would be rather dull, just because he has that one move that brings a doppleganger on stage doesnt mean he's going to be that fun... it just doesnt seem theres enough in his character to work with to make him look interesting other than the time gimmick, same thing for aeon, but at least aeon would have the venus/double weird body manipulation along with time control

panzer and beowulf are awesome, i see panzerfaust being similar to nemesis in mvc3 with lots of wallbounces and knock ups and heavy hit stun for some interesting combo set ups, i see beowulf as Feng but with grapples since he'd probably set up the chair and use it to jump off of and whatnot, can see him jumping off the chair and then off the wall into an el fuerte-like body slam.

my top vote still goes to stanley
why? simple answer he's a science shark
thats a very broad character to work with
He'd have interesting mobility options because of his technology and under earth dive teleports, also labzero said he'd have something in common from slayer from guilty gear, who has a lot of dash type attacks with follow up commands with i think looks really cool, almost reminiscent of q, and i think the whole dash attack would be awesome considering he's a shark so i can see some dash and biting attacks or even dash grapple attacks that involve chomping on the opponent. And of course the immense arsenal and all the weaponry he'd have would be awesome too
i think that lab zero would have a great time working on him since there are so many ideas available to him

#50
HooliganComboFTW said on May 13, 2013 at 3:49 p.m.

Don't know why alot of people are whining that Annie would be a Sol clone. If people actually watched Salty Cupcake streams you would know that the only thing borrowed from Sol is the "clean hit" mechanic. Yup, must be a Sol clone because she has a sword lol. Especially if you dismiss the other inspirations on her list.

#51
JiCi said on May 13, 2013 at 3:57 p.m.

Guess no one likes giant robots... goodbye Molly :(

#52
Unknown_Unknown said on May 13, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.

@16 and what's wrong with liking that character type?

@46 why?

What the hell is wrong with liking a character that's influenced ir similar to a character from another franchise? Every damn character up for a vote is influenced by another goddamned character so what the hell is the problem?

Annie is influenced by Sol and Guts. She uses a sword. This game needs a sword user. And she has galactic moves. And an eyepatch of power. So any one who doesn't like Guts can go f--k themselves.

Black Dhalia for Prez.

#53
Eye_of_Orochi said on May 13, 2013 at 5:45 p.m.

It's funny...people want counters to Peacock yet want Beowulf. How many of you actually play this game? Because it sounds like this vote is some make or break deal for you and if it doesn't go your way Skullgirls is ruined forever. The female characters getting all of this hate are getting voted by actual Skullgirls fans who already play and will continue to play no matter who gets in. I prefer any character that gets voted in by those people, and some of you make it obvious you aren't one of them.

#54
Celticlord said on May 13, 2013 at 5:59 p.m.

There goes Beatrix again.

#55
ryuhayabusa13 said on May 13, 2013 at 6:26 p.m.

panzerfaust is still going strong

#56
shades_of_grey said on May 13, 2013 at 6:52 p.m.

Brain Drain :-(
Still rooting for Aeon, Isaac, or Black Dahlia.

#57
yaboiman said on May 13, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.

minnette or feng i wanted umbrella originally though..

#58
blackerthancoal said on May 13, 2013 at 7:20 p.m.

stanley or bust niggas

#59
Capitan said on May 13, 2013 at 7:21 p.m.

stanley or bust y'all are dumb as posts

#60
Pachendrix said on May 13, 2013 at 7:31 p.m.

Beowulf, Dhalia, Stanley, Isaac or Venus!! Let's GOO!!!!! Get Annie the f*ck out of this list, that character looks pathetic at best, we don't need not mediocre anime Sol Badguy rip off.

#61
DragonSally said on May 13, 2013 at 7:48 p.m.

Every idea, at this point, is derived from another idea. There are so many ideas made from other people that it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to have a wholly original idea.

Rather, new ideas are made by adapting combinations of existing ideas in new or rarely-seen ways. UmJammer Lammy (the character) came by combining Natalie Imbroglio, improvised guitar riffs, and Rodney Greenblatt. Meteos is a combination of Puzzle League, gray goo, variable BGM (except taken to an extreme), and Space Channel 5. Stanley combines Captain Kidd, Gordon Freeman, and Richard Feynman (possibly also Enrico Fermi).

#62
Kijui said on May 13, 2013 at 8:37 p.m.

Uh, I change my mind about Minette......kinda.....

Her inspirations are Roll and Dan (and Maya). I didn't even read her description until just now. I judged a book from its cover and from the pages of another book. I still think she is too not-fighter like and the assist thing is still really cool, but if there is an off chance that she throws flower bombs and has a jumping taunt, I am all for her.

YAY TEAM MINETTE!

#63
AugustAPC said on May 13, 2013 at 10:26 p.m.

Umbrella :'(

#64
AlphaFox said on May 14, 2013 at 5:45 a.m.

Feng and Beowulf! I'm rooting for either one of them until the end!

#65
Zombie4u said on May 14, 2013 at 8:15 a.m.

DAS PanzerFaust!!

#66
xanderglz said on May 14, 2013 at 8:56 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#67
Jmonster129 said on May 14, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.

#67 yeah I specifically used that cuz I wanted to see how many people use that as the invalid reason for Stanley or that that'd be the only thing they took away from that entire description I wrote

But honestly idk why that doesn't make people see what he could be capable of
When I hear science shark in a fighting game
I think
"Uses high tech weaponry/ fights like an animal"

#68
Hotfeet444 said on May 15, 2013 at 3:20 p.m.

Oh hey look! The same characters made it again! :D

...This is why the idea of fan-voting is god-awful, I already knew from the moment the last vote ended that we'd end up right where we were before. Crappy characters like Isaac and Stanley, Really good characters like Black Dahlia and Panzerfaust, and the same goddamn characters that made it to the final four the last time around...Why even bother having a second vote if people knew this was going to happen? Seriously, this is a huge waste of time. Oh and Devadan, stop making my kitten look bad already, nobody's listening to you.

#69


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