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Instead, Reimi winds up facing off against the cyber drive enhanced Satomi, in an unsanctioned match. Just as she's on the cusp of victory Miranda activates the seed she implanted in Reimi's body, which binds her and saps her strength. Since she could no longer fight, Reimi gets eliminated from the competition, and Satomi is ruled the winner by default. Thus, she ends up being the one to face Yuka, in the final match.
The Woobie: Satomi was the primary example, having had a generally crappy life between her parents deaths, living in perpetual poverty while trying to support herself and her brother, Daisuke. Then being all but blackmailed into entering the VG tournament in order to save him, and finally being subjected to the Cyber Drive project.
Then the truth about Reimi's upbringing came to light, revealing she began as this trope, and eventually hardened into a cross between an Iron Woobie and an Iron Lady.