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Nintendo France has banned Hero & DLC Fighters released after September 23rd from their official Smash Ultimate tournament

There has been a lot of debate in the Smash community over the competitive capability of Hero, a Fighter DLC character that released for Smash Ultimate during the summer. Nintendo France has now made a decision on whether the character should be allowed in the company’s official Smash Ultimate tournament. Nintendo France has banned Hero from the tournament, as well as every DLC character that will be released after September 23rd. Piranha Plant, Joker and Banjo-Kazooie will not be banned. A tweet relaying the news is down below.


      1. They’re not banning him. Just Hero and every new character after Banjo.
        Also, I definitely wouldn’t say Hero sucks, he’s one of the most fun characters to play as due to his absolutely chaotic nature.
        He’s just not competitively viable for that same reason.

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    1. the bigger issue with hero is one the average person might not expect; the language barrier.

      if you are coming from another country to compete(which is very common if you are unfamiliar with competitive smash) and you cannot read the language being played you are at a severe disadvantage and just recently a prominent japanese player was knocked out of an american tournament due to him being unable to read hero’s spells

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  1. I can see why they would disallow Hero- not only is he too reliant on RNG to get good spells in his down special, but practically half of them can KO at low-0%. There’s also the 5% critical hit thing which is impossible to determine if his next strike will be one unless it hits.

    Let’s be real- Hero is too convoluted for his own good.


    1. In fan tournaments at least, they ban DLC characters that have only been out for a certain time because people haven’t gotten much practice with them, but seeing Banjo isn’t banned despite not being out that long it’s very silly to ban characters like Terry when he’s not even out yet.

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  2. I hate the idea of banning Hero in Smash. He is the only DLC fighter in this game worth buying so far. At least he’s not the only one being banned. It would be ironic if all the DLC fighters released after September 23rd are good ones. It’s a good thing I don’t live in France. Competitive Smash is dead and it was boring anyway. “Peach has such a good forward tilt.” Who cares?


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