Aksys Nation
posted by Belisarius @ 3:56 pm on January 11, 2011

After letting our character poll run for a good month or so, we’ve finally shut it down, and now we’ve got the results. Are they different from the Japanese results? Indeed they are! How exciting! And you can read them yourself, after the jump, but BEWARE! If you haven’t finished the game—and I mean really finished it—there may be spoilers! But there’s still hope! Buy the game—and quickly!—beat it, and then come back here and read the list!

#9 – 9th Man

Surprising no one (I hope), the 9th Man came in last, at number 9 on our poll. Poor guy just can’t catch a break.

#8 – Ace

How could such a friendly, helpful, nice old gentleman place so low? I can’t even begin to imagine what could have led people to rank him so low.

#7 – Seven

As much as I really would have liked to see him place higher, this spot just feels…appropriate. Can’t quite put my finger on why

#6 – Lotus

I thought about nipping out for a snack and letting someone else write this one, but I realized I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t personally insure you were kept abreast of this information.

#5 – Junpei

How sad that Junpei should find himself down at number 5, but it seems also somehow appropriate. As the conduit for the player’s experience, is it not fitting for him to be the literal middle-man?

#4 – June

Some among you might be disappointed to see the game’s heroine so far down on the list, but truth be told it warms the cockles of my black, obsidian heart to see her and Junpei together at last. <3

Fun fact: June and Junpei were the closer to one another than any other participants: Junpei with 12.4% of the vote, and June with 13%.

Even more fun fact: They are .6% apart: June’s number. Coincidence? I think not.

#3 – Santa

All right, this is just getting creepy. Did you guys plan this? I mean seriously.

#2 – Clover

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

-Emily Dickinson

#1 – Snake

Yes, that’s right. Snake takes the top spot. He’s not even in the game that much, but I suppose that the candle which burns twice as bright burns half as long.

And that’s the end of that chapter!

Thanks to all of you who voted, and I hope you’re all enjoying 999!

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  1.  Rogue Ninja
    1.11.11 at 4:47 pm

    Much better than the Japanese results! I probably wouldn’t have put Clover as high myself, but I can live with it.

    You can’t deny that Snake was awesome.

  2.  WildArms
    1.11.11 at 5:04 pm

    Cant belive juen and jumpei are that high, but definitely a lot better than Japan’s!

    Also, im curious, how many votes in total were made?

  3.  masuto
    1.11.11 at 5:16 pm

    Clover rocks! I guess she’s disqualified from taking first place twice.

  4.  k93a
    1.11.11 at 11:01 pm

    Awesome! I voted for Junpei, but the list seems pretty uch self-explanatory overall. Thank you Aksys!

    Just a side question, when do we get to hear the answers that we asked the creators of the game? I’m looking forward to that hopefully.

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