Autism Swag Summit 2023 tournament bracket meme.

Autism Swag Summit

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Autism Swag Summit is a competition and a community poll held on Tumblr in February and March 2023 to crown the "the true King of Autism" among fictional characters. Organized by Mod Vinegaroon, the single-elimination bracket competition featured 32 characters including Shadow the Hedgehog, Donatello, Abed Nadir, Twilight Sparkle, Link, Papyrus and Mob, among others.


On February 4th, 2023, the Tumblr[1] account autismswagsummit was created. On the same day, the account announced Autism Swag Summit 2023, a bracketed competition poll between fan-favorite fictional characters on Tumblr to determine the "true King of Autism" among them (post shown below, top). On February 11th, after a period of nomination, round one of the competition featuring 32 characters divided into 16 brackets began (competition table shown below, bottom).[2]

autismswagsummit Follow Welcome to the official Autism Swag Summit 2023! This is heavily inspired by the other Official Tumblr Competition polls, notably @nonbiney-swag-competition ... This will be a bracketed competition between Tumblr's most beloved characters, to determine the true King Of Autism Staffed and organized by just 1 person, you may call me Mod Vinegaroon (they/them please!) Bracket addition suggestions will be opened shortly! Thank you! #autismsummit2023 #polls #autism

& Gin Ibushi Papyrus Peridot Jotaro Kujo Norma Khan Miles Edgeworth Harmony Abed Nadir Twilight Sparkle Entrapta N Zuko Nepeta Leijon Asa Mitaka Shadow Dendy AUTISM SWAG SUMMIT 2023 Will Graham Jonathan Sims Link Hunter "Mob" Kageyama Data Sunny Rui Kamishiro Futaba Sakura Donatello Fred Jones Marcy Wu Raz Aquato Kris Dreemurr Twyla Boogeyman


On March 8th, 2023, the semifinals[3][4] between Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Shigeo Kageyama from Mob Psycho 100, and between Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog and Papyrus from Undertale started (shown below, left and right).

Semifinals Donatello VS Donatello (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) v.s Shigeo Kageyama (Mob Psycho) Shigeo Kageyama ·). Final result from 42,529 votes 48.9% 51.1%

On March 10th, the finalists, Shigeo and Papyrus, were then announced,[5] with the competition table updated (shown below).


Online Reactions

The competition prompted an influx of "propaganda" memes in which Tumblr users expressed support for their favorites. Notably, the X Sweep format saw an increase in use on the platform, typically being used to root for competitors.

For example, on February 24th, 2023, Tumblr[6] user probably-not-a-rutabaga posted an X Sweep meme supporting Donatello that gained over 400 reblogs and 1,500 likes in two weeks (shown below, left). On March 10th, Tumblr[7] user chameshida posted a two-panel comic celebrating Shigeo proceeding to the semifinals that gained over 2,600 likes and reblogs in three days (shown below, right).

#donnie sweep *slaps roof of donnie. this bad boy can fit so much autism in it vote donnie if you are slay C asco S W I know You are the CEO of autism or whatever.. but I know I wouldn't lose to someone SWAG LESS SESS GASP- VULIULIA ✓ I'm not Swagless NUNCA J PADI DEALER lillii tuur. VIVI Swhat is this AUTISM SW 00 100%

Sans vs. Reigen / Tumblr Sexyman Showdown

Sans Undertale vs. Arataka Reigen was the final match of an informal competition to determine the best Tumblr Sexyman, hosted on Twitter by "Tumblr Sexyman OTD" in September 2022.

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Kris 0 Donatello 538 Undecided 0 CA 55 OR 7 AK 3 WA 12 NV 6 ID 4 UT MT 3 WY 3 WI 10 15 MI 16 AL 9 OF GA 16 SC 9 FL 20 PA 2 270 WIN 3 VT 4 NH MA RI 7 CT 14 NJ 3 DE 10 MD I WANT YOU TO VOTE JOTARO autismswagsummit23 I need help reacting to something. T Abed Nadir (Community) v.s Papyrus (Undertale) Abed Nadir Papyrus [}I Resultado con 15,863 votos CAT 46% 54%

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External References

[1] Tumblr – autismswagsummit

[2] Tumblr – Tumblr

[3] Tumblr – autismswagsummit

[4] Tumblr – autismswagsummit

[5] Tumblr – autismswagsummit

[6] Tumblr – probably-not-a-rutabaga

[7] Tumblr – chameshida

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