As I’m sure you are aware, KI has an AI vs AI mode. Whether you use it or not, idk, but I use it to set up tournaments, where I set the AI to ultimate, and relax.
In season 2, there is 18 fighters. In the tournament, shago and aria are removed to function as the bosses. This leaves 16 characters. There are 8 fights in the first round, 4 in the second, 2 in the third, and one in the fourth. The survivor goes to fight aria, and (if they aren’t jago or omen) shadow jago.
In season 3 there is going to be 26 characters. This complicates things, as the numbers 26-17 cannot be divided by 2 multiple times, and eventually end up with 1. Because of this, 10 characters will have to be removed from the tournament for it to work properly. Of course, at this time there is 2 unannounced characters. For the sake of this, I’m guessing 1 is a guest, and 1 is someone new.
So, if I remove the 3 guests, and the 2 I’ve already removed, we get down to 21. Removing gargos and omen gets 19. Cinder, riptor and Fulgore gets us the 16 we need.
The tournament structure is then rounds 1-4, Fulgore, riptor, cinder, aria, shago, omen and gargos.
Obviously this is ridiculous, as one character has to fight 6 characters just to get to the final boss. So the tournament can have an actual ending, with the final boss defeated, I have an idea on what should happen if everyone in the tournament is defeated. If they are beat by one of the ultratech 4. Then aria progresses, with members who aren’t K.O.'d replacing her if she is beat. If the ultratech 4 is wiped out, the guests come in to save the day. This way, the odds are in the contestants favour, as this way there is AT LEAST 4 characters against 3 (possibly 2 if jago won the tournament and beat the ultratech 4). If the guests die, omen fights gargos. If he dies, gargos fights gargos, so gargos gets beat anyway.
This however has a few variables that could ruin this plan, the unannounced fighters. If there is no more guests, I have another character that needs to go somewhere. If eyedol is one, I have a new sub-boss, and one of the ultratech 4 can go into the tournament. Although, eyedol’s inclusion means there is a spot free if there is no more guests.
I made this thread for two reasons. The first is to share it with you, so you might get some enjoyment out of it. The second is, if you can come up with any character’s accessories that make them different enough that they could almost be considered a clone character (eg: pretty much all of arbiter’s, luchadore tusk). I need an extra 7 for 32 characters in the tournament and one boss.
TLDR: I made an AI vs AI tournament that hinges on either another guest/eyedol and gargos being included. I’d like your suggestions on how I could improve the structure, and 7 drastically different accessory sets, although 5 of those could be filled with arbiter, but I’d rather not.