Sans From ‘Undertale’ Vs. Reigen From ‘Mob Psycho 100’ Tumblr Sexiness Contest Results Go Viral

Have you ever wondered who is the sexiest: Sans de Subtitle or Arataka Reigen from Mob Psycho 100? In fact, what sane being would ask the question? Well, apparently the craziness that Tumblr has. And it looks like we have a winner here.

Sans Vs. Reigen: Sexy fight!

I know who would win in a real fight, but what do you do when the fight is about…sex appeal?

To give you some background on this oddity: the rather infamous social networking site Tumblr recently held a Sexy man tournament. Hosted by a Tumblr user aptly called sexymanOTD, this tournament pits characters from different media against each other in a battle of sex appeal. Or rather, a battle of unsexiness? According Kotaku, the name of the tournament comes from the slang “Tumblr sexy man”, which refers to fictional characters who have a particular combination of a “physical beanpole” and “theater kid bravado”. So a character who is both thin as a scarecrow but has the courage of a lion combined with the theatricality of Mettaton. Apparently, Tumblr users find this rather atypical combination of features incredibly sexy. This is how Sans and Reigen found themselves in the most bizarre battle of their lives.

So who won in this showdown between a tiny skeletal monster and a fake psychic detective? Well, the result may or may not surprise you, because Tumblr has now officially agreed that Sans de Subtitle fame is the winner. Squealing in the past of the “most wanted fictional character” Mob Psycho 100‘s Arataka Reigen by just 0.2% to boot, according to sexymanOTD himself on Twitter.

All it took was 1-2 people to decide the little skeleton was cuter.

Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), the results of this Sexyman tournament have gone viral. Tumblr users took to Twitter (you can find a list of Tweets at comics) to express either agreement or dissatisfaction. Complete with mixed memes and fanart. Check out some examples below:

Reigen: the memetic badass?
Sans's meme beating Reigen, using
Are you saying that Sans has a “bone” to choose with Reigen?
Fanart of a defeated Reigen surrounded by his Mob Psycho 100 friends as Sans walks away in the background of Kelly!.
Does anyone else hear “Megalovania” disappearing in the background? Fan artist: Kelly!.

You deployed the Toby Fox!

Boring Dog Sprite "Subtitle".
Toby Fox absorbs the entirety of Tumblr.

That’s not all. It seems that upon hearing this result, Subtitle developer Toby Fox himself took Twitter to comment on the results. Specifically: by posting his own fanfiction about how the “battle” between Sans and Reigen unfolded. Check out an image from the fanfic below:

Toby Fox's fanfic about Reigen being defeated by Sans, which does absolutely nothing.
This could easily be the plot of an episode of Mob Psycho 100.

The fanfic gives us a very accurate look at how the tournament could have played out. Sans and Reigen are both perfectly in character, with Mob himself making an equally in-character appearance at the end. It’s pretty clear that Toby Fox is a Mob Psycho 100 fan judging by this fanfic, to portray their personalities so accurately. In particular, Mob showing up at the very end to accidentally inflict a defeat on Reigen just out of sheer lovable goodness, it’s so… Mob. Tumblr might have a notorious reputation, but it shows that it can trigger some fascinating posts sometimes.

Source: Kotaku, Twitter, comics, Twitter

Teresa E. Burton