The Ultimate Animal Tournament

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Hate the animal, not the voters or the game

Seriously though I do think it's more fun when there's commentary. There's a lot of interesting facts about these animals and this is a great place to post them. In my case, I don't think I'd feel this strongly about this particular mosquito if I didn't learn about the different viruses they carry in a class I took in my PhD program, which actually involved me doing a whole presentation heavily involving it. So yeah, I actually have a story about it.
 

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I'll go in order of easiest to most difficult choice this time around. Roadrunner because proximity, I've actually seen these a few times although they're more common west of here. Beaver, partially because I think I'd have a few angry Canadians out for my digital blood if I didn't and partially because I think beavers are majestic creatures. Now the fish and the falcon... I find this tough because I'm not particularly fond of either of them, but I guess I'll go with the Peregrine. And finally the coral vs the mosquito, do I really have to choose? Coral is sorta boring and the mosquito is literally deadly, but I guess I'll go with the mosquito.
 

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American Beaver, Elkhorn Coral, Deinonychus, and Peregrine Falcon move on to the next round!
American Beaver - 8 and Red Deer - 4
Elkhorn Coral - 9
and Yellow Fever Mosquito - 3
Deinonychus - 8
and Greater Roadrunner - 4
Peregrine Falcon - 10
and Dunkleosteus - 2

Those might be the most lopsided results on average we've had yet. Next matchups!

Mimic Octopus vs Axolotl!

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Capuchin Monkey vs Venus' Flower Basket!

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Orca vs Kea!

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Goliath Birdeater vs Elephant Seal!

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I myself will be voting for:
Mimic Octopus vs Axolotl
Capuchin Monkey
vs Venus' Flower Basket
Orca vs Kea
Goliath Birdeater vs Elephant Seal
 

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Axolotl because cute lizard boi

Venus' Flower Basket because non vertebrae always interest me

Kea burb

Elephant Seal reminds me of futurama. Also spider is too big.
 

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Mimic Octopus vs Axolotl
Capuchin Monkey vs Venus' Flower Basket
Orca
vs Kea
Goliath Birdeater vs Elephant Seal
 

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Mimic Octopus vs Axolotl
Capuchin Monkey vs Venus' Flower Basket
Orca vs Kea
Goliath Birdeater vs Elephant Seal

If I could vote for the spider more than once I would :(
 

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Mimic Octopus vs Axolotl
Capuchin Monkey vs Venus' Flower Basket
Orca vs Kea
Goliath Birdeater vs Elephant Seal
 

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Axolotl because the ability to regrow limbs is cool
Venus' Flower Basket because I like it's alien-ness
Orca because I like whales
Elephant Seal purely because I like its silly nose
 

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Mimic Octopus vs Axolotl
Capuchin Monkey
vs Venus' Flower Basket
Orca vs Kea
Goliath Birdeater vs Elephant Seal
 

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Mimic Octopus vs Axolotl
Capuchin Monkey vs Venus' Flower Basket
Orca vs Kea
Goliath Birdeater vs Elephant Seal

This was a pretty tough round overall - lots of cool stuff here, particularly a high concentration of intelligent animals (octopus, orca, kea, monkey).
-Axolotl for being a particular standout among amphibians
-Venus' Flower Basket is a sponge, which is as primitive an animal as you can get. It's really pretty though! But for now I have to pick my own nomination, even though the Capuchin monkey did have a significant role in culture for a wild species (it's the monkey seen in street organ grinders).
-Orcas are the smartest dolphins, but Keas are some of the most inquisitive birbs out there
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The axolotl is a cutie, not gonna lie.

Axolotl
Capuchin Monkey
Orca
Elephant Seal
 

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Mimic Octopus.
Venus' Flower Basket.
Kea.
Goliath Birdeater.
 

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Axolotl because it's a fun word to write and Wooper is adorable, Capuchin because I might as well show some love for the primates, Orca because I like whales and am indifferent towards birds, and I'll go with the elephant seal because even though I love both of these candidates I feel most comfortable with the seal.
 

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Mimic Octopus vs Axolotl
Capuchin Monkey vs Venus' Flower Basket
Orca vs Kea
Goliath Birdeater vs Elephant Seal (Anything that has elephants in I'm down)
 

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Axolotl, Venus' Flower Basket, Orca, and Elephant Seal move on to the next round!
Mimic Octopus - 3 and Axolotl - 10
Capuchin Monkey - 6
and Venus' Flower Basket - 7
Orca - 7
and Kea - 6
Goliath Birdeater - 6
and Elephant Seal - 7

Ooh, Lulu squeaking in there at the last minute and saving us from a couple tiebreakers! Okay, here's the plan, folks. When you vote, you have to go tell one other person to vote. We're going to make this popular if it's the last thing we do.
(The giant squid pic is slightly gross but we don't exactly have many good live shots of that thing.)

Highland Cow vs Fennec Fox!

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Mola Mola vs Red Panda!

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Pug vs Sea Otter!

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Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) vs Giant Squid!

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I myself will be voting for:
Highland Cow vs Fennec Fox
Mola Mola
vs Red Panda
Pug vs Sea Otter
C. elegans vs Giant Squid

-Look how cute the fox is!
-Red pandas are cute too but I think being the heaviest bony fish counts for something.
-Pugs are ugly imo.
-While C. elegans is an incredibly neat animal, the mystery of the giant squid is fascinating.
 

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Highland Cow vs Fennec Fox
Mola Mola vs Red Panda
Pug vs Sea Otter
C. elegans vs Giant Squid
 

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Highland Cow because I like its hair
Mola Mola because its one of my all-time favourite animals
Sea Otter because I love how they lay on their backs
Giant Squid because there's nothing cooler than a giant squid
 

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Highland cow looks cool and the fennec doesn't stand out as much from other foxes
Red Panda I prefer it over the fish though I'm sure @Dragonite would disagree? :P
Sea otter looks precious! And ahem less creepy than fatman :P
Giant squid yeahh giant squid is cooler imo
 

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Fox, Mola Mola, Pug, and Squid. The fox and pug are my favorites of this round, for reasons I've probably explained elsewhere about a hundred or so times already.
 
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