The Internet's favourite cat
The final battle was between Ceiling Cat, the cat god who divinely inspired the lolcat bible and Japanese YouTube star, Maru.
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Ceiling Cat faced off against Monorail Cat in the first round and proceeded to beat Long Cat before coming up against Maru. Maru came to the finals with wins over both Surprised Kitty and Keyboard Cat. Biologist and author Jerry Coyne asked his blog readers to vote for Maru and offered a signed copy of his book to Maru voters.
In the end Maru did win, with nearly 75% of the vote, and can now enjoy being the internet's most popular cat, as seen below: