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Subj: The FINAL RESULT Calculations for year 2009 !!! How do we interpret all of this?
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 02:43:00 am EDT (Viewed 769 times)


Hello everybody! The Final Result Calculations from year 2009 are in! The previous poll enquired you to rank in order your Top-Ten Heroes, Top-Ten Heroines & Top-Ten Villains of All-Time!

The following is the standard set-up model:

# - The Ranked Hero: #-## votes
# - The Ranked Heroine: #-## votes
# - The Ranked Villain: #-## votes

Without further delay, here are the Final Result Calculations from fans of comicboards.com ! Explanations are at the end. Drum roll please:

1 - Steven Rogers - Captain America: 14-99 votes
1 - Susan Richards - Invisible Woman: 16-112 votes
1 - Victor VonDoom - Doctor Doom: 28-219 votes

2 - Peter Parker - Spider-Man: 14-98 votes
2 - Jennifer Walters - She-Hulk: 14-95 votes
2 - Loki Laufeyson: 13-75 votes

3 - Clint Barton - Hawkeye: 14-69 votes
3 - Wanda Maximoff - Scarlet Witch: 13-72 votes
3 - Erik Magnus - Magneto: 12-80 votes

4 - Thor Odinson: 13-95 votes
4 - Carol Danvers - Ms Marvel: 11-81 votes
4 - Ultron: 11-54 votes

5 - Logan Howlett - Wolverine: 9-34 votes
5 - Ororo T’Challa - Storm: 9-57 votes
5 - Nathaniel Richards - Kang: 9-56 votes

6 - Tony Stark - Iron Man: 8-45 votes
6 - Jean Summers - Marvel Woman: 9-42 votes
6 - Johann Schmidt - Red Skull: 8-55 votes

7 - Richard Rider - Nova: 8-45 votes
7 - Kitty Pryde - Shadowcat: 8-42 votes
7 - Karla Sofen - Moonstone: 8-50 votes

8 - T’Challa - Black Panther: 7-33 votes
8 - Natasha Romanoff - Black Widow: 7-27 votes
8 - Emma Frost - White Queen: 8-46 votes

9 - Bruce Banner - Hulk: 6-45 votes
9 - Monica Rambeau - Pulsar: 6-43 votes
9 – Amora - Enchantress: 8-33 votes

10 - Norrin Radd - Silver Surfer: 6-33 votes
10 - Mary Jane Parker - MJ: 6-38 votes
10 - Helmut Zemo - Baron Zemo: 7-53 votes

11 - Jamie Madrox - Multiple Man: 6-29 votes
11 - Janet Pym - Wasp: 5-35 votes
11 – Thanos - Mad Titan: 7-41 votes

12 - Kurt Wagner - Nightcrawler: 6-24 votes
12 – Brunnhilde - Valkyrie: 5-27 votes
12 - EnSabah Nur - Apocalypse: 7-41 votes

13 – Heracles - Hercules: 5-37 votes
13 - Jessica Drew - Spider-Woman: 5-26 votes
13 - Cain Marko - Juggernaut: 7-38 votes

14 - Ben Grimm - *THE* Thing: 5-35 votes ;\)
14 - Clarice Ferguson - Blink: 5-26 votes
14 - Nathaniel Essex - Mister Sinister: 6-42 votes

15 - Victor Shade - Vision: 5-31 votes
15 - Melissa Gold - Songbird: 5-21 votes
15 - Norman Osborn - Green Goblin: 6-24 votes

16 - Stephen Strange - Doctor Strange: 5-26 votes
16 - Anna Marie - Rogue: 5-20 votes
16 - Samuel Sterns - Leader: 5-27 votes

17 - Matt Murdock - Daredevil: 4-32 votes
17 - Bobbi Barton - Mockingbird: 4-24 votes
17 - Raven Darkholme - Mystique: 5-23 votes

18 - Johnny Storm - Human Torch: 4-29 votes
18 - Felicia Hardy - Black Cat: 4-24 votes
18 – Mephistopheles - Mephisto: 4-24 votes

19 - Peter Rasputin - Colossus: 4-26 votes
19 - Greer Nelson - Tigra: 4-14 votes
19 - Selene Gallio - Black Queen: 4-17 votes

20 - Scott Summers - Cyclops: 4-24 votes
20 - Mantis Brandt: 3-27 votes
20 - Whitney Frost - Madame Masque: 3-25 votes

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q)    So what do all those numbers mean?
A)    Well, the numbers on the left side of each character represent the winning placement of the majority pollster’s favorite hero, heroine, and villain after the final calculations.

Q) What about that double set of numbers at the end?
A) For example, let’s look at ”Scott Summers - Cyclops: 4-24”. The first number “4” represents the number of times that the character had been chosen as a Top-Ten All-Time Fan Favorite. The second number “24” represents the total added points scored dependent on how those 4 fans chose to rank them from 1 to 10.

Q) So Cyclops was only chosen 4 times? This poll doesn’t mean much.
A) Actually being chosen only 4 times means a great deal! This is because I was calculating scores for 359 different chosen fan favorite characters, most of which were only chosen once. If a character like Cyclops only got chosen 4 times and ended up in 20th place, it means something likeable about his specific character, due to all the possibilities of choices in the Marvel Multiverse which remain limitless.

Q) What was the point of ranking our favorite characters?
A) It was simply to differentiate all the tie-breakers. Whoever you rank in 1st place gets 10 points. Whoever ranked in 2nd place gets 9 points. Whoever ranked in 3rd gets 8 points, etc. If I just asked you to list your favorite Top-Ten Heroes, Heroines & Villains without ranking your favorites, this would lead to endless ties. Everybody can favor a certain character over another instead of just listing ties. For example, let’s just say that Squirrel Girl got chosen once but got ranked in 1st place, which gives her ten points. Now compare her to Rocket Raccoon who got chosen ten times, but all ranked in 10th place. This gives him the sum total score of 10 points, which is one point from each person. They become tied in points. However, since more people voted for Rocket Raccoon instead of Squirrel Girl, he beats her in the end.

Q) What makes this poll so special?
A) I would say the diversity of readers and the ranking system overall. I don’t know anybody else who asks to rank their Top-Ten Heroes, Heroines & Villains and takes the time to calculate all the results. The diversity is special, because if I ran this poll at a comic convention in Los Angeles, the majority of pollsters would be Californian. When I run it from comicboards.com, I get fans from all over the world like the United States, Argentina, Italy, South Africa, England, Thailand, Australia, etc.

Q) How do you know if the results are accurate?
A) Well, I would be wasting my time calculating if I did something wrong. I actually calculated all the results 3 times to make sure I was getting the same thing. Believe me, it was time consuming, but it had to be correct. Who am I? I’m just another comics fanatic like yourself!

Alright everybody! Thank you for all your participation!

See if you can answer these questions:

1)    What surprised you the most about the calculated results?

2)    Who do you wish made the list but didn’t?

3)    Who do you think doesn’t belong on the list?

4)    Who do you think needs to be raised higher or lower?

5)    How can you find interpretation as to how this reflects comic stories today and from the past?

6)    What is it about these specific characters that make them stand out from the 299 other Marvel Universe characters that which I calculated that didn’t get to make the cut?


Thanks again!
~Buddy



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