Mr. /co/lympus 2023

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The 6th edition of the annual Mr. /co/lympus tournament took place in October of 2023.

The Elite Eight this time once again consisted of three returning men and five newcomers. Hank Hill, Skeletor, and Samurai Jack all returned from Mr. /co/lympus 2021. The five fresh additions included SpongeBob SquarePants, Zim, Optimus Prime from Transformers, Dale Gribble from King of the Hill, and Lord Farquaad from the original Shrek. Dale specifically was speculated to have gotten a general boost following the sudden and tragic passing of his VA, Johnny Hardwick. The simultaneous appearance of Hank and Dale would end up making KotH the second series in Mr. /co/ and the sixth series overall to have more than one member in the Elite Eight at a given time. Transformers and Shrek were entirely new series to the Elite Eight, and by extension became the first representatives of Hasbro and DreamWorks, respectively.

Other notable campaign efforts this year included Dr. Livesey's second run, Death from Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Doctor Doom, Master Shake, N from Murder Drones, and Jack O'Lantern from Billy & Mandy's Jacked-up Halloween. The last two were both given the "Mr. Literally Who" award, the latter to pair with the multiple recipients in Ms. /co/ 2022 and 2023. Dr. Livesey in particular would end up having an even bigger campaign than the preceding year, which culminated in a series of strange thread events centered around the character.

In the end, the finals would be an eccentric villain showdown between Zim and Skeletor. After what was expected to be a tough match, Skeletor would prevail and become the sixth champion of Mr. /co/lympus. His victory marked several milestones: he was the first former Elite Eight member from Mr. /co/ to later win a future bout, the third in any solo 4chan tournament to achieve this after Fang and Midna, the first multiple time Elite Eight member to win a tournament, the first winner debuting in the 1980s, and the first winner from Mattel. While not having as many firsts, Zim was notably the first male Nickelodeon character to ever reach the finals of a tournament and only the second overall since Jenny.

Outside the main tournament, this year also marked growing prominence to several side tournaments. In addition to Barred from /co/ and Bottom 128 returning, a "Losers Bracket" tournament was also held.

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.
  • 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.

2022 Elite Eight (Will be eligible next contest)
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Carl Brutananadilewski Courage (x2) Daffy Duck (x2) Grim (x2) Squidward Tentacles Max Xavier
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Courage the Cowardly Dog Looney Tunes The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy SpongeBob SquarePants Sam & Max Xavier: Renegade Angel


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 2022
Johnny Bravo Kronk Tom General Grievous Zorak
Johnny Bravo The Emperor's New Groove Tom & Jerry Star Wars: Clone Wars Space Ghost: Coast to Coast

Qualifying Results[edit]

Live nomination list by NightShiftAnon: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Qdaklm_fIA-EKv53An9TH3wUuPp1ceSVnithagq5eA/edit#gid=0

Qualifier Results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11o2pJRb47IHnWBLYdm_cn6w_OthxvVIFAyJEB8u9e5g/edit#gid=1708169770

A total of 1417 nominees were entered into the qualifying poll, a slight decrease from the previous tournaments.

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.

Most of the Elite Eight from 2021 returned, with the surprising exclusion of J. Jonah Jameson. 13 newcomers joined the main bracket for the first time this year. Half of the newcomers from the previous year would return for a second round. Lastly, several characters returned after years missing the tournament, including a couple from the very first tournament.

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 Zim Invader Zim 70
02 Jack Samurai Jack
03 Edd Ed, Edd n Eddy 69
04 Ice King / Simon Petrikov Adventure Time
05 Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy 68
06 Benson Regular Show 67
07 Hank Hill King of the Hill
08 Ed Ed, Edd n Eddy
09 Shaggy Scooby-Doo! 66
10 Master Shake Aqua Teen Hunger Force
11 Finn the Human Adventure Time 65
12 Shrek Shrek 64
13 Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes 62
14 Dale Gribble King of the Hill
15 Robbie Rotten LazyTown 60
16 Rigby Regular Show
17 Eustace Baggs Courage the Cowardly Dog
18 Dr. Doofenshmirtz Phineas and Ferb 59
19 Goofy Disney 58
20 Death the Wolf Puss in Boots
21 Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo!
22 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants 57
23 Skeletor He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
24 Aku Samurai Jack 56
25 Bender Futurama
26 Hugh Neutron Jimmy Neutron
27 Jake the Dog Adventure Time
28 Garfield Garfield 55
29 Big Jack Horner Puss in Boots
30 Muscle Man Regular Show
31 Puss in Boots Shrek 54
32 Popeye Popeye the Sailor Man
33 Philip J. Fry Futurama
34 Batman DC 53
35 Donald Duck Disney
36 Dexter Dexter's Laboratory
37 Uncle Ruckus The Boondocks 52
38 Numbuh 1 / Nigel Uno Codename: Kids Next Door
39

Mr. Krabs

SpongeBob SquarePants
40 Dr. Robotnik The Adventure of Sonic the Hedgehog 51
41 The Joker DC 50
42 Kuzco The Emperor's New Groove
43 Frylock Aqua Teen Hunger Force
44 Uncle Iroh Avatar: The Last Airbender
45 Lord Farquaad Shrek
46 Charlie Smiling Friends 48
47 Mojo Jojo The Powerpuff Girls 47
48 GIR Invader Zim
49 Duck Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
50 Calvin Calvin & Hobbes
51 Marvin the Martian Looney Tunes
52 The Monarch The Venture Bros.
53 Simon Laurent Infinity Train
54 Jimmy Neutron Jimmy Neutron 46
55 Kermit the Frog The Muppets
56 Jack Skellington The Nightmare Before Christmas
57 Captain John Silver Treasure Planet
58 WALL-E WALL-E 45
59 Meatwad Chowder
60 Serial Designation N Murder Drones
61 Spear Primal
62 Zuko Avatar: The Last Airbender
63 Jack Spicer Xiaolin Showdown
64 Rango Rango 44
65 Brock Samson The Venture Bros.
66 Genie Aladdin
67 Homer Simpson The Simpsons
68 Scotsman Samurai Jack
69 Sokka Avatar: The Last Airbender
70 Stan Smith American Dad
71 Pim Smiling Friends 43
72 Peter Griffin Family Guy
73 Hobbes Calvin & Hobbes
74 Gaston Beauty and the Beast
75 Iron Giant The Iron Giant
76 Doctor Doom Marvel
77 Dan Dan Vs. 42
78 Riley Freeman The Boondocks
79 Scrooge McDuck Disney
80 Jon Arbuckle Garfield
81 Hades Hercules
82 Space Ghost Space Ghost: Coast to Coast

83

Ben Tennyson

Ben 10
84 Huey Freeman The Boondocks
85 Wallace Wallace & Gromit 41
86 Gromit
87 Mr. Incredible The Incredibles
88 Father Codename: Kids Next Door
89 Asterix Asterix
90 Candlejack Freakazoid!
91 Omni-Man Invincible
92 Red Guy Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 40
93 Peter Parker / Spider-Man Marvel
94 Sheldon J. Plankton SpongeBob SquarePants
95 Hop Pop Amphibia
96 Boomhauer King of the Hill
97 Rattlesnake Jake Rango 39
98 Wile E. Coyote Looney Tunes
99 Perry the Platypus Phineas and Ferb
100 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Disney
101 Optimus Prime Transformers
102 linkWander Wander Wander Over Yander
103 Dr. David Livesey Treasure Island
104 Katz Courage the Cowardly Dog 38
105 Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brian) DC
106 Lord Hater Wander Over Yander
107 Snoopy Peanuts
108 Fred Jones Scooby-Doo!
109 Henchman 21 The Venture Bros.
110 Gru Despicable Me
111 Strong Bad Homestar Runner
112 Woody Toy Story
113 Captain Grime Amphibia
114 Carl Wheezer Jimmy Neutron 37
115 Bane DC
116 Nick Wilde Zootopia
117 Bloo Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
118 Jack O'Lantern The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
119 Black Hat Villainous 36
120 Mung Daal Chowder
121 Sneed The Simpsons
122 Superman / Clark Kent / Kal-El DC
123 Harvey Birdman Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
124 Dr. Facilier The Princess and the Frog
125 Charlie Brown Peanuts
126 Danny Fenton Danny Phantom
127 Numbuh 4 / Wally Beetles Codename: Kids Next Door
128 Po Kung Fu Panda

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
100 Skips Regular Show 52
103 Rolf Ed, Edd n Eddy 40
124 The Lich Adventure Time
132 File:Aang icon.png Aang Avatar: The Last Airbender 39
105 Plank Ed, Edd n Eddy 38
133 Bobby Hill King of the Hill


Tournament Bracket[edit]

Challonge link: https://challonge.com/g49s7ke9

Side Tournaments[edit]

In addition to the main tournament, there has been a growing prominence on various side tournaments held by other anons alongside it.

Barred from /co/[edit]

Challonge Bracket - https://challonge.com/wc5g3z64

Just like with Barred from Ms. /co/ 2023, this tournament was hosted by an anon posing as Bill Clinton. Its members were made up primarily of nominees who had been denied by the hosts for one reason or another, along with a few others who narrowly missed during qualifiers.

The tournament was won by the Nostalgia Critic, who had only been nominated after one anon pointed out the oddity behind video game content creator Mike Matei being allowed on the nomination spreadsheet for a brief period. He would go on to mostly have a clean sweep, easily beating Panis Cupcake for the top spot after the latter had a one vote upset over Bill Wilson. Hilariously, the Critic's victory pairs with the winner of the very first Barred tournament from King of /v/ 2022, the Angry Video Game Nerd.

One other notable candidate who was defeated in the first round was Incredibly Gassy, a disgusting parody of Mr. Incredible known for his superpowered farting. While beaten in the first round by the Critic, Gassy would still be the subject of memes and became sealed in tournament history with his marriage to Dr. Livesey.

2023 Barred from Mr. /co/lympus
Champion
The Critic
Nostalgia Critic
File:Médici icon.png
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Panis Cupcake Bill Wilson The Beatles [NAME] Rolf Emílio G. Médici Skips
RubberFruit DC The Beatles (1965) [SERIES] Ed, Edd n Eddy 🇧🇷 Regular Show

Forbidden Eight[edit]

Bottom 128[edit]

Challonge Bracket - https://challonge.com/3knvofnc

2023 Butler of /co/
Champion
Lucifer
The Tragedy of Man
File:Little Hippo icon.png
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Mr. Green Cinnabar Brenneka Stripe Little Hippo Elohim Pete Gordon the Big Blue Engine
The Powerpuff Girls 2000 AD Gremlins Pantsahat The God Makers American Pop Thomas the Tank Engine

Lower Eight[edit]

Losers Tournament[edit]

One anon held a side tournament that hosted every single loser from the main bracket as they all got one more chance. Due to the sheer amount of match-ups with the Elite Eight factored in later, polls eventually had to be held over every 12 hours instead of the usual 24. For most of this tournament Round 1 drop-outs Death and Jack O'Lantern easily swept much of their competition and even continued to gain original art plus thread support. Both were taken out towards the end by Dr. Livesey and Optimus Prime, respectively. The former would go on to beat Prime and runner-up Zim to become an honorary 9th place in Mr. /co/ 2023, which many felt earned off his strong campaign, close loss to Hank Hill earlier in the tournament, and the special thread events that centered around him.

During the finals of the main tournament, voters chose to leave the door open for an official losers' bracket at the discretion of the hosts. Thus, this side event could be considered a testing grounds for this decision.

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