~ Hive-Mind Battle Tounament! ~
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Posted 12/10/14 , edited 12/10/14
While the Summer-Fall Best Girl contest gets under way, I thought I would throw down the gauntlet and introduce a new kind of popularity poll for nerd culture enthusiasts. What if some of the biggest biological and technological hive-mind races fought it out in a winner takes all tournament?

WARNING!! DUE TO THE NATURE OF DISCUSSION, THERE MAY BE SPOILERS FOR VARIOUS SERIES IN THIS THREAD

The Setup:
16 technological and 16 biological races will be selected. The initial 24 (12 Tech, 12 Biological) were decided upon by a panel comprised of 3 separate nerd culture clubs from my college at my request. The remaining 4 tech and 4 biological will be recruited by forum posters here to make a total of 32 combatants. (There is a definite lack of anime-originated races, so this is where Crunchyroll can shine!)

Recruit Restrictions


Bracketing


Voting



General Rules
1.) First and foremost, be respectful to others. There will be debate in this thread, but anything rude or belittling will nullify your argument and you will be reported.
2.) If you post something in your argument you think is a major spoiler to the series in question, please put it in spoiler brackets.
3.) Pictures are okay, but MUST follow this site's rules for image posting. In general, keep pictures per post low and PG-13.

4.) Don't argue with the DM. I am generally mild-mannered and accepting, but when I deem something as adequate evidence to beat a popularity vote (instances will likely be few), or your recruit doesn't make the cut because of my decision on a tie, please accept it. Fighting it won't get you anywhere. I do promise to keep decisions as logical an bound by as much reason as possible.

5.) Biggest of all, HAVE FUN!

Now that all that has been laid out...

HERE ARE THE ORIGINAL 24 COMBATANTS:

Technological Bracket:


Biological Bracket


Links to matches:
Recruitment:

Without further ado...

RECRUITMENT IS NOW OPEN!

Recruitment will end Friday 19th, 11:59.59 PM (PST)
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!! CURRENT ROUND !!

Ends Friday 19th, 11:59.59 PM (PST)

Recruitment

We need 4 technological and 4 biological races submitted by Crunchyroll forum goers!

As a reminder of what we are looking for:

Recruit Restrictions

1.) Hive-Mind is the name of the game. This means that the races, and each individual part/unit within, need to move and think as one, or at least to the effect that they all have the same purpose and drive. Grey areas can be permissible, as there are already some in the original 24 combatants.

2.) The races should be able to attain something from their conquered foes. This means they need to be Infectious, Parasitic, Assimilatory, Replicating, Cannibalizing, etc. While this is not a set in stone requirement, the races without this ability will tend to be weaker in later rounds as they fight opponents who have gained in power due to those they have defeated.

3.) Anything from nerd culture can be suggested, whether it be from comics/manga, tv/anime, books, movies, games, etc.

4.) To suggest a race to be recruited, state its name, what it is from, and give a description as to why it belongs in this competition. The most popular 4 technological and 4 biological will make the brackets. Any ties will be resolved by me for better or worse.
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