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Mr. /co/lympus 2022 was the fifth edition of the annual Mr. /co/ event, and the tenth character tournament overall. The competition began with the nominations on October 7, 2022, 18:00 Eastern Standard Time, and ended with the final match on October 16. As with the previous Mr. /co/lympus and Ms. /co/ 2022, the competition was primarily hosted by NightShiftAnon !!9A2duD1C25+.

The Elite Eight contestants of 2020 were all eligible to return this year. Similar to Ms. /co/ 2022, as well as both Queen and King of /v/ 2021, this tournament's own Elite Eight included three returning placers (Courage, Grim, and Daffy) alongside five newcomers: Carl Brutananadilewski, Max, Squidward Tentacles, Zorak, and Xavier. With Courage and Daffy both making the top eight, this meant that both Elite Eights for /co/ in 2022 featured characters originating from Courage the Cowardly Dog and the Looney Tunes franchise.

This was the first tournament to use a randomized bracket for round one over the seed-based ones from previous tournaments. This seemingly allowed for some very thematic matches to take place, such as the fabled Duck Match between Daffy and Donald or a match between Squidward and SpongeBob. This all coincided with the finale being between two classic Adult Swim characters, with Zorak from Space Ghost: Coast to Coast taking the crown over Carl Brutananadilewski from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

The Mr. Literally Who award was given to Dr. Livesey from Остров Сокровищ (a Soviet adaptation of Treasure Island) due to being relatively obscure in almost all /co/-relevant territories of the world prior to an influx of memes in 2022. Despite the usual nature of the award, Livesey's supporters happily accepted it. The Monarch was voted the biggest loser of the year, likely stemming from a falseflag campaign against Bugs Bunny in the first round.

Rules[edit]

Source: Stats anon's pastebin link

Some of the rules may be added, removed, or changed depending on the anons' inputs on the 2021 feedback poll.

How to nominate?[edit]

  • To nominate a character, a user must include their name, picture, and series in their post. Nominating 2 or more characters in a single post is not allowed.
  • All characters must either originate from /co/ media: Western animation and comics
  • Each valid nomination must garner at least nine (9) replies in order to qualify for the contest. These replies are only counted if they are all within a single thread, and do NOT carry over to other threads.

Eligible Nominees[edit]

  • All male /co/ characters (except those listed under "Excluded characters" shown below)
  • Any character that was allowed or has appeared in past Mr. /co/ tournaments (Grandfather Clause)
  • Characters can be any age
  • Puppets are allowed (e.g. Muppets, Sesame Street)
  • Generalization Statute: Multiple versions of the same character --- be it from various adaptations, spin-off series, or alternative universes --- are combined into a single entrant. In other words, you are voting for the entire history of that character, not just one particular iteration.
    • Example: Zatanna (DC Comics, Young Justice, DC Super Hero Girls, etc.)
  • Character Limit: Each series can only have a maximum of three (3) males in the main bracket. These are decided by their votes in the qualifying poll. However, there is no restriction on the number of males that can be nominated from a single series.
    • Exceptions: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Disney core universe characters + related series (Mickey, Oswald, Goofy, and Donald)

Restrictions[edit]

  • Any character that is clearly not /co/ is not allowed (e.g. /a/nime and live action shows)
  • /v/ideo game characters that did not originate from /co/ media are not allowed
  • Real-life politicians that are portrayed as cartoon characters / caricatures are not allowed, satirical or otherwise.
  • No /mlp/ characters
  • No Board-tans
  • No "OC donut steels"
  • No meme creations (e.g. Virgin vs Chad)
  • One-Month Old Clause: Any character debuting from the 1st of the previous month to the start date are ineligible.
    • Which means that new cartoons or comics released from September 1, 2022 and later cannot be nominated.
  • Grandfather Clause: All characters who have previously made it into Ms. /co/ or Mr. /co/lympus tournaments, and are not banned by the Elite 8 rule, are eligible to participate regardless of the above restrictions. (Examples: Dr. Eggman Dr. Eggman, Saxton Hale, JFK, Wendy's, Princess Zelda)

Excluded Characters[edit]

Elite Eight Rule: Characters appearing in the quarter-finals of the previous contest are not allowed to compete in this edition. They will be eligible for nomination next contest.

2021 Elite Eight (Will be eligible next contest)
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Hank Hill (x2) Aku (x2) Marvin the Martian Skeletor (x2) Samurai Jack (x2) J. Jonah Jameson (x2) Iroh
King of the Hill Samurai Jack Looney Tunes Masters of the Universe Samurai Jack Marvel Comics Avatar: The Last Airbender


Jenny Rule: Mr. /co/lympus champions are permanently retired, and will be barred from participating in future tournaments.

Mr. /co/lympus Champions (PERMANENTLY RETIRED)
2018 2019 2020 2021
Johnny Bravo Kronk Tom General Grievous
Johnny Bravo The Emperor's New Groove Tom & Jerry Star Wars: Clone Wars

Qualifying Results[edit]

Live nomination list by NightShiftAnon: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PGmVLcndch3L5UseKiHIF67zrBGHrFfjnuPvjj6-V28
Qualifier Results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IZTVh4tiiLaoAl8Tj0UxYq-Akr6b-EAOz8uokraiebQ
A total of 1488 nominees were entered into the qualifying poll, currently the most to date in a /co/ tournament.

Once again, votes could be edited until the qualifying round ended, allowing for corrections and campaigning in the threads. No images were used for the qualifying poll. Tiebreakers were decided by who was nominated first.

A grand total of 22 new contestants qualified for the bracket the first time. Others were returning, including six of the Elite Eight members from 2020. Tom is permanently ineligible for future tournaments as stated above, while Mr. Incredible narrowly missed out due to the tiebreaker rules. Characters who appear in the bracket for the first time are labeled in bold.

Advanced[edit]

Advanced to Main Bracket (128)
Rank Character Name Series / Publisher Votes
01 Courage Courage the Cowardly Dog 208
02 Zim Invader Zim 196
03 Grim The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy 193
04 Spear Primal 192
05 Daffy Duck Looney Tunes 185
06 Dr. Robotnik The Adventure of Sonic the Hedgehog 182
07 Edd Ed, Edd n Eddy 179
08 Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes 176
09 Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy
10 Eustace Baggs Courage the Cowardly Dog 175
11 Ed Ed, Edd n Eddy 174
12 Carl Brutananadilewski Aqua Teen Hunger Force
13 Donald Duck Disney 170
14 Megamind Megamind 169
15 Shrek Shrek 168
16 WALL-E WALL-E 166
17 Duck Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
18 Rango Rango 165
19 Charlie Smiling Friends 169
20 Red Guy Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
21 Dale Gribble King of the Hill 162
22 Hugh Neutron Jimmy Neutron 160
23 The Joker DC 159
24 Jack Skellington The Nightmare Before Christmas 157
25 Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz Phineas and Ferb
26 Hobbes Calvin & Hobbes 156
27 Genie Aladdin 155
28 Robbie Rotten LazyTown 152
29 Mung Daal Chowder
30 Wallace Wallace & Gromit 151
31 Shaggy Scooby-Doo!
32 JFK Clone High
33 Charlie Brown Peanuts 150
34 Kermit the Frog The Muppets
35 Schnitzel Chowder 149
36 Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants 147
37 Omni-Man Invincible 146
38 Yellow Guy Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
39 Ice King / Simon Adventure Time
40 Calvin Calvin & Hobbes 144
41 Pim Smiling Friends 142
42 Iron Giant The Iron Giant
43 Numbuh 1 / Nigel Uno Codename: Kids Next Door
44 Father Codename: Kids Next Door
45 Scotsman Samurai Jack 141
46 Rattlesnake Jake Rango
47 Hades Hercules
48 Godzilla Godzilla
49 Bender Futurama
50 Gromit Wallace & Gromit 140
51 Mike Wazowski Monsters Inc.
52 Master Shake Aqua Teen Hunger Force
53 Garfield Garfield 139
54 Scrooge McDuck Disney 138
55 Popeye Popeye the Sailor Man / Thimble Theatre 137
56 Gaston Beauty and the Beast
57 Grunkle Stan Gravity Falls 136
58 Space Ghost Space Ghost: Coast to Coast 135
59 Chowder Chowder 134
60 Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo! 133
61 Wile E. Coyote Looney Tunes
62 Candlejack Freakazoid!
63 Troll Face Rage Comics 132
64 Jon Arbuckle Garfield
65 Goofy Disney
66 Lord Hater Wander Over Yander 131
67 Professor Membrane Invader Zim
68 GIR Invader Zim 130
69 Philip J. Fry Futurama
70 Batman DC
71 Yakko Warner Animaniacs
72 Jake the Dog Adventure Time
73 Lord Farquaad Shrek 129
74 Muscle Man Regular Show
75 Peter Parker / Spider-Man Marvel
76 Bill Cipher Gravity Falls
77 Zoidberg Futurama 128
78 Freakazoid Freakazoid!
79 Beavis Beavis & Butthead'
80 Uncle Ruckus The Boondocks 127
81 Zorak Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
82 Benson Regular Show
83 Skips Regular Show
84 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Disney
85 Dan Dan Vs.
86 Mojo Jojo Powerpuff Girls 126
87 Sheldon J. Plankton SpongeBob SquarePants
88 Finn the Human Adventure Time
89 Snoopy Peanuts 125
90 Strong Bad Homestar Runner
91 Roger Rabbit Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 124
92 Kuzco The Emperor's New Groove
93 Venom Marvel
94 The Monarch The Venture Bros. 123
95 Po Kung Fu Panda
96 Bobby Hill King of the Hill
97 Butthead Beavis & Butthead
98 Sokka Avatar: The Last Airbender
99 Stitch Lilo & Stitch 122
100 The Riddler DC
101 Fred Jones Scooby-Doo! 121
102 Bane DC
103 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants 120
104 Max Sam & Max
105 Superman / Clark Kent / Kal-El DC
106 linkWander Wander Wander Over Yander 119
107 Dracula The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
108 Katz Courage the Cowardly Dog
109 Nick Wilde Zootopia 118
110 Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brian) DC
111 Sam Sam & Max 117
112 Dexter Dexter's Laboratory
113 Zuko Avatar: The Last Airbender
114 Wakko Warner The Animaniacs
115 Xavier Xavier: Renegade Angel 116
116 Mao Mao Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
117 Numbuh 4 / Wally Beetles Codename: Kids Next Door
118 Jack Spicer Xiaolin Showdown 115
119 Sully Monsters Inc.
120 Doctor Doom Marvel
121 Captain John Silver Treasure Planet 114
122 HIM The Powerpuff Girls
123 Carl Wheezer Jimmy Neutron
124 Captain Underpants / Benny Krupp Captain Underpants
125 Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones 113
126 Frylock Aqua Teen Hunger Force
127 Jafar Aladdin 112
128 Dr. David Livesey Treasure Island 111

Did not qualify[edit]

Excluded by Series Limit[edit]

The following characters had enough votes to qualify for the main bracket, but were excluded due to the 3 characters per series rule.

Characters Excluded by Series Limit
Rank? Character Name Series / Publisher Votes
66 Plank Ed, Edd n Eddy 131
100 Rolf Ed, Edd n Eddy 122
103 Dib Membrane Invader Zim 122
105 Rigby Regular Show 121
124 Mr. Krabs SpongeBob SquarePants 115
132 The Lich Adventure Time 113
133 Mr. Boss Smiling Friends 113

Tournament Bracket[edit]

Challonge link: https://challonge.com/g373zpr4

Round Information[edit]

In Qualifiers

In Round 1

In Round 2

In Round 3

In the Semi Finals round the host NightShiftAnon asked for new questions or rules to add to the Finals poll. These questions are required to be voted on. The rules/questions asked come with premade answers from anons. The rules up for voting were, “Should mascots be allowed?”, “Should randomized brackets still be allowed?”, and “Should the current host continue hosting next year?”.

In the Finals, these questions caused a stir, more specifically the final question. Some believed voting no would result in their votes being removed due to ‘the host claiming they were rigged’, and others believed the tournament had went smoothly. In a earlier rounds drawfags had been posting smut artwork of the host in favor of him, and this was also attributed to him gaining positive reception. Posters would then ask questions on who would host next year if the current host didn’t. Several namefags/tripcodes ‘came out of the woodwork’ to offer their services. Filling the thread with attention grabbing/seeking posts, and offering new rules they would implement if they hosted. Many saw this as detrimental to the tourney’s future, viewing the situation as a power struggle. This display is believed to have caused a shift in voting, with most anons choosing to keep the current host. Reasons stated ranged from ‘NightShiftAnon redeemed himself’ to ‘There is no other good hosting option’. It was rumored to be a ‘4D chess move’ by the host, because he did not post during the round. A quote from the round was, “Nobody made a better argument to keep NSA than his detractors”.

The results of the new rules voting were yes to the Mascot rule (287 yes, 210 no), yes to randomized voting (386 yes, 111 no), and yes to keep the current host (353 yes, 144 no) with 497 voters total in the Final poll. The results of the third place match between Daffy and Courage resulted in the win for Courage (280 votes). This came with minor stir from voters, because the host mistakenly stated Courage was second place. The first place match between Carl and Zorak went to Zorak (282 votes).

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