Kuzco

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Kuzco is the main protagonist of the 2001 Disney film The Emperor's New Groove. The ruler of a Peruvian empire, Kuzco is turned into a llama after firing longtime advisor Yzma. With the help of Pacha, a villager whose village is planned to be destroyed by Kuzco before the transformation, he goes on an adventure to return back to a human, learning to cool his arrogant nature along the way.

Tournament History[edit]

Kuzco started off the tournaments as a strong contender, initially seeding 5th in the original Mr. /co/lympus. In this tournament, Kuzco managed to make it to the first Elite 8 for male contestants, losing to eventual tournament champion Johnny Bravo in the quarterfinals. He would then place 8th in the quarterfinal consolation round.

However, Kuzco is best known as the example of how a former contestant can decline in form if a character from the same series sees success. While he was vacationing in 2019 as part of the required year off for Elite 8 contestants, Yzma's partner Kronk entered the tournament for the first time. Similar to Kuzco, Kronk showed an immediate strong showing, with similarly high seeding. Unlike Kuzco, however, Kronk managed to break past the Elite 8 and win 2019's tournament. Most tournament winners are either the sole clear front-runner for their series, or another strong contestant is in the other gender's tournament. This presented an interesting case where a series already has representation as a winner, but has another character with a significant chance to win the same tournament.

Mr. /co/lympus 2020 showed some sparks of life, but already the fatigue of another character from The Emperor's New Groove running for the crown was showing. Kuzco managed to qualify for this tournament, but at a significantly lower 56th seed. Kuzco did manage to win his first round opponent Mung Daal before falling to Iroh second round. While morale was low that Kuzco could ever make another serious run due to Kronk's win, hope still existed that he could inch his way towards another high finish in future tournaments.

Mr. /co/lympus 2021 has perhaps one of the most infamous slip in tournament history, and easily the lowest point for any former Elite 8 finalist or perhaps any former contestant. Kuzco did not make the tournament, nor has anything to discuss because he wasn't fucking nominated despite over 900 characters being successfully nominated to the qualifying round. While a very small number of former Elite 8 characters (such as Black Canary) have not qualified for some tournaments after their run, Kuzco remains the only former Elite 8 finalist to not even be nominated for an eligible /co/ tournament.

Luckily, Kuzco would start to find some of his groove again with Mr /co/lympus 2022, where he would once again return to the tournament as a 92nd seed. That would be the only success he would find that year, as he would job to Eddy in the first round.

Mr. /co/lympus 2023 would see Kuzco's fortunes improve as he saw an increase in support that allowed him to very narrowly defeat Puss in Boots in the first round, causing the latter to be mocked for the rest of the tournament, before winning against Jimmy Neutron and making it to round 3 where he would lose a close match against Scrooge McDuck.

Results[edit]

Mr. /co/lympus
2018 - seed 5
Round Opponent Series Votes Pct. For
Round 1 (124) Sheldon My Life as a Teenage Robot 186 - 40 82.3%
Round 2 (69) Eustace Bagge Courage the Cowardy Dog 158 - 91 63.5%
Round 3 (28) Zuko Avatar: The Last Airbender 157 - 112 58.4%
Round 4 (12) Hellboy Hellboy 142 - 140 50.9%
Quarter-finals (4) Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo 216 - 92 29.9%
5th - 8th (10) Shaggy Rogers
(1) Superman
(3) Aku
Scooby-Doo
DC
Samurai Jack
??? ???%
(8th place)
2020 - seed 56
Round 1 (73) Mung Daal Chowder 314 - 296 51.5%
Round 2 (9) Iroh Avatar: The Last Airbender 236 - 402 37.0%
2022 - seed 92
Round 1 (9) Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy 213 - 293 42.0%
2023 - seed 42
Round 1 (31) Puss in Boots Shrek 207 - 201 50.7%
Round 2 (54) Jimmy Neutron Jimmy Neutron 198 - 128 60.7%
Round 3 (79) Scrooge McDuck Disney 154 - 165 48.2%

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