The 8th Tales of Character Popularity Poll Results Part 1 - Top Villains, Mascots, TalesFes Skits and To Be Reborn As (UPDATED)

Meet your favorite villain and mascot!

The results of the special categories of the 8th Tales of Character Popularity Poll have been announced at Day 2 of Tales of Festival 2017! Now updated to include the lower numbers.

The Special Categories include: Your Favorite Tales of Festival Skit, Your Favorite Villain, Your Favorite Mascot Character and The Character You Want to be Reborn As. The numbers have been updated to reflect the additional rankings in the official website.

Your Favorite Tales of Festival Skit:

  1. Skit from Tales of Festival 2012 Day 2
  2. Skit from Tales of Festival 2016 Day 2
  3. Skit from Tales of Festival 2015 Day 2
  4. Skit from Tales of Festival 2013 Day 2
  5. Skit from Tales of Festival 2014 Day 2
  6. Skit from Tales of Festival 2016 Day 1
  7. Skit from Tales of Festival 2015 Day 1
  8. Skit from Tales of Festival 2011 Day 2
  9. Skit from Tales of Festival 2012 Day 1
  10. Skit from Tales of Festival 2009

*Skit titles to be added later.

Your Favorite Villain:

  1. Asch the Bloody (Tales of the Abyss)
  2. Barbatos Goetia (Tales of Destiny 2)
  3. Gaius (Tales of Xillia)
  4. Sync the Tempest (Tales of the Abyss)
  5. Dhaos (Tales of Phantasia)
  6. Duke Pantarei (Tales of Vesperia)
  7. Shigure Rangetsu (Tales of Berseria)
  8. Oscar Dragonia (Tales of Berseria)
  9. Hasta (Tales of Innocence)
  10. Alice (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)

Your Favorite Mascot Character:

  1. Repede (Tales of Vesperia)
  2. Rollo (Tales of Xillia 2)
  3. Mieu (Tales of the Abyss)
  4. Normin (Tales of Zestiria)
  5. Bienfu (Tales of Berseria)
  6. Teepo (Tales of Xillia)
  7. Quickie (Tales of Eternia)
  8. Tokunaga (Tales of the Abyss)
  9. Quppo, Pippo and Poppo (Tales of Legendia)
  10. Corrine (Tales of Symphonia)

*Note that this is the 4th time Repede has topped the list.

Which Character Do You Want To Be Reborn As?

  1. Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia)
  2. Milla Maxwell (Tales of Xillia)
  3. Rollo (Tales of Xillia 2)
  4. Sorey (Tales of Zestiria)
  5. Mikleo (Tales of Zestiria)
  6. Asbel Lhant (Tales of Graces)
  7. Edna (Tales of Zestiria)
  8. Jude Mathis (Tales of Xillia)
  9. Rita Mordio (Tales of Vesperia)
  10. Estelle (Tales of Vesperia)

The event only revealed the top 5 for each special category. There may be more once the results are posted online officially.

Part 2 of the official poll, which includes the top characters in the series, will be revealed tomorrow at Day 3 of Tales of Festival 2017.

For comparison, these are the results of the 7th Popularity Poll held back in 2014.

Stay tuned for more news from Tales of Festival 2017!

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  • Deltath Riylaan

    Your insistence on calling it TalesFes instead of Fest makes my heart hurt.

    • a745

      We're following the Japanese shortcut for it.

      • Deltath Riylaan

        So it's TeiruzuFesu, then, right? =D
        Or save more time and just call it TaFe. But pronounce it taffy, so we can all think of yummy treats.

        • a745

          It's -TAYLUZUFESU- in bold letters and rainbow, eye-blinding sparkles.

          • Deltath Riylaan

            I could get behind that.

  • AlexBrandt1986

    Seriously, Rollo is #2 on the most popular Mascot list? He's not even that interesting... Why can't people see that there are ones out there who are far more important, like Tenebrae. He was funny, and always made things entertaining with how he messed around with the party. If anyone deserved the top spot, it should have been him. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/240ff3605d00a00913abe7a06ee589122bf60ea77b677d4c089a25cce8d65c66.png

    • Hayato

      He's the Boss Cat King, ruling over the other cats, that's why.
      But to be honest on Tenebrae, sorry to say this , but the game he debuted on was notorious for not being well received. He had funny moments, but it wasn't enough to make him popular at all, especially looking at his standings from the past polls( he was 10th for the last two polls, and 9th on the 5th poll).

      Repede and Rollo don't talk, yet those two keep up their ranks on 1st and 2nd. Repede is a playable character, and hanging out with Yuri during his adventures, and Rollo does almost the same but doesn't fight, but does what a Boss Cat does, gathering more followers whose names are the same of past Tales Characters. Rollo's popularity exceeds too much in Japan. Not the same like Quickie, Noishe or Zapie.

      • AlexBrandt1986

        It's alot more well received these days than it was when it first came out, I see plenty of people saying they greatly enjoyed it. From the beginning, I had enjoyed DotNW, and by the end of the story, it became my top favorite Tales title. I found it just as amazing as Symphonia, perhaps even more. Tenebrae had a huge connection to the story in DotNW, as he is one of Ratatosk's Centurions, and he had known the truth about everything from the very beginning, yet ended up being part of what helped change Ratatosk's mind on exterminating all humans, elves and half-elves. He even had a connection to Mithos and his companions, since they had met with Ratatosk during their own adventures 4000 years prior. It is a far superior sequel to Xillia 2 in every way, in my honest opinion. Aside from the skits being some of the most hilarious next to Berseria's, and Hearts R's, the dungeons were some of the best thought out designs since Symphonia, you really had to work hard to solve the puzzles to get to through everything, current games have been lacking that, too.

        Repede is at least useful, as he's a playable party member, but Rollo being usable in some mini-quest hardly makes him worthwhile. I agree that his popularity is way more than it should be, him, and the Normin in Zestiria didn't grab me the way other past mascots have. Bienfu is what the mascots should be, so I'm glad they made him a little more unique. As he travels with the party, and is often included in their random moments of silliness, as well as their serious moments, happy ones and sad ones.

        • Hayato

          That was during the first release, but looking at it now, I can see the problems. There's no problem liking the game Not everyone else. Everyone can enjoyed it, but it's flawed, not just because of story, but because how it played. It's easily one of the easiest Escort titles due to the fact that the gameplay is incredibly broken it is.

          Tenebrae isn't bad character, he's good, but like I said, he's not enough it be popular to even reach the top 5. Hell, Beinfu, the Normin's, and even Mieu are on top. Japan's preference

  • InfinityAge11

    Hah, the top 2 mascots are the ones that don't talk. Take notes, Namdai.

  • repede

    id rather be reborn as repede, cant belive that rollo made that list as someone you'd want to be reborn as. at least my favorite pup made the top mascot spot