Sure, we know what people love Noire (apparently), and sure, Dengekiko is apparently the greatest character in the history of characters since Neo from the Matrix, and the other goddesses are pretty popular stuff... but what about the the unpopular characters? What about those other characters? They're still part of the series, but gosh, do we love to hate/dislike/feel nothing in particular towards them! But who do we neglect the most? Don't you want to know?
Well, for the approval of the Nepnight Society, I present to you this:
The First Ever Hyperdimension Neptunia Unpopularity SHOWDOWN! The one competition where the winners are actually the losers!
So how does it work? Well, it's simple! Taking from the list of characters (up to Victory at least), you will select characters you want to lose points (the amount of characters you pick will vary based on the round and how long this goes for - if we get a clear winner right away, then no need to go further, y'know? ), then a single character who you can show your support for by sending them your love and support. It wouldn't be a game if all this was was a popularity contest in reverse, after all, and this is meant to very much be a fun game! So think wisely about how you cast that positive!
As for that list of characters? It's simple, really! CPUs and other dupes (like Rei, IF, and Compa) include their alternate and HDD selves in one package, because like it or not, they're all the same girl at the end of the day - on the other hand, characters like Ultra Falcom (and New-Neptune, if she were eligible) get a pass for being different enough from their counterpart. Beyond that, every character that has appeared in the localized games and was worthy of multiple portraits with distinct personalities (so we don't all cheat and vote NPCs like Zack Unfair) is eligible to be voted for, so go wild!
Now, without further delay, here are the characters that you can give allll your hate to!
CFW Brave: 0
CFW Judge: 0
CFW Trick: 0
CFW Magic: 0
Mr. Badd: 0
If I missed anyone that should apply to the rules I set forward above, feel free to point them out and that character will be added post-haste!
For the first round, we'll do some division to figure out votes out: There are roughly 40 characters available to choose from, so for this round, you can pick five characters that you want to subtract one point from and then one that you can add two points to. Anyone with zero or more points by the end of the first round is eliminated, and then we'll start fresh in the next round with the characters who were in the negatives! We want losers only in this game!
But wait! There's more! During each round, for one round only, we'll also be holding a Bonus Round! This is a special, shorter Unpopularity Contest that doesn't effect your entry for the main event in any way, and will close at the first round's end, to be replaced with a new bonus round. In this mini-contest, you pick one character to get one point, and the rest all lose a point!
And our first bonus round is... The Original CPUs!
So, confused? Well, not to worry! Here is how a response to this crazy thing should look:
Simple, right? I'll post my own entry later on if you're not clear, but hopefully that's a good enough example.
Also, it goes without saying, but you can't vote for a character more than once per round, and you have to use all of your votes if you want to take part.
Now, let the games begin!