Best Super Smash Bros. Brawl Characters

Choose who you think is the best character and don't just vote based on the tier list.

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1Meta KnightMeta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

I am just a plain big fan of him. They obviously show his skill that they were missing out on in Kirby games- his speed and agility. The Kirby games made him look weak if you compare the two. But then again he wasn't supposed to show his true powers, to make the game fair.

In my honest opinion They should have just handicapped him in tournaments if he's so strong. I have a feeling he'll be weaker in the next game- I just hope he's in it.

The only thing I could like better in Kirby games to SSBB Meta Knight is the fact about his mask. I find it 'cute' when he is beaten and I adore him more than Kirby. His moves show great skill and really show the true him. He didn't go through all that training to be a weakling. Not only that but his detail in the game is astonishing! :D The wings are perfect- the mask fits well- and the gloves... Hmm not sure if that's my favorite but I'll accept it.

Just to make it clear I think Meta Knight plainly is amazing and that he isn't ...more

Meta Knight may not be as strong but it goes to show you that strength isn't everything. His recovery and speed makes up for the loss of his power (including his smash). I'm surprised that others don't see this. Using Mk is tricky but can become deadly if you know how to use him well. On a one on one playing field he rules the battle but up against three is challenging and even much more challenging if you are on a small stage. Up against projectiles is also very difficult if your using Mk.
But there is a reason why I prefer him out of everyone. Not only is he the most mysterious but he suits how I play. I loved how I got a challenge in using a character that's not all about power. He doesn't need to be weakened nor have more strength in the new game (if he is in it that is). He is perfect as he is and a great challenge for those who are playing him or up against him as an opponent. This shows that power and smashes isn't everything. Its how you use your character that makes all ...more

Okay, I have something to say people. I'm Only voting for Meta Night because he's the first one people read and I need this to be spoken: WHERE IS ROSALINA ON THIS DANG LIST!? She's the best! She's like the only one not on this list. The ICE CLIMBERS are on and not her! How can I vote if my character isn't on? She's the most powerful, strongest, enchanting, magical, and attractive. She's the only character I win at! I love her dresses and her voice. Plus the antigravity move and the grand star. I'm ticked off at all of you (except you Rosalina lovers or people who think she should be on this list). It has everyone else on it except for her. Put her on the list or at least tell me how to put her on.

Rosalina bah hate her

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2Ike

Ike is a very powerful character for his weight class. He is one of the few that can effectively knock you from one end of the stage to another, then on top of that make it to the other end of the stage to finish you off with his smash attacks. He is a seriously over looked character who is underestimated more times than not.

his smashes are hugely powerful, his range and sword effect are the greatest in the game, and snake is much less efficient than him.

I am a huge fire emblem fan but I have not played path of radiance. But even before I liked it I just thought Ike was best at fighting in brawl. He has great power. They had to slow him down just so that he could be in. Ike can launch you off the stage in one hit. And I don't even need to say anything about his final smash... GREAT DEATH TO OTHER CHARACTERS!

He's attacks are amazing! - Metts

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3KirbyKirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Kirby can take the powers of anybody he battles. This is a very unique ability that only he has. He also has some pretty good moves of his own too, plus he can fly. I would definitely reccomend him for a beginner player because he is relatively easy to use and you don't have to train too much with him to become good.

In my opinion Kirby hasn't been a good character since Smash 64. In Smash 64 he had damage, power, speed, and an almost overpowered up tilt and forward smash.

Then Melee happened. The Kirby transition from Smash 64 to Melee is possibly the most severe nerf in the series. Worse than Ganondorf from Melee to Brawl.

He had everything taken away, he was now this slow, weak, light, stumbling block who had a surprisingly awful recovery and comboing ability for his weight and survivability (both of which are almost nonexistent) and was all-around the worst character in Melee. Worse than Bowser. Worse than Ness. Worse than Pichu.

That brings us to Brawl. It buffed him TREMENDOUSLY. Is he good? Yes. Is he as good as Smash 64? NO. Is he great. Not really. He has better range and realistic speed and power as well as an actual recovery, but he doesn't have that amazing up tilt that did 14% in Smash 64 or the forward smash which was both the strongest and the fastest. He also, ...more - WonkeyDude98

I always play as Kirby. It's probably since I thought he was cute in SSBM, and got really good at him. I guess that could happen with any character, but I'm glad I picked Kirby because he's pretty awesome.
First of all, I'm pretty sure he can punch literally forever. So if you corner your enemy and start punching, you can get a lot of damage in.
Plus, he can fly, which is a must have for a lot of people. Some characters can only jump once and can't fly at all, and that means if you start to fall, you're dead. Not with Kirby.
There's pretty much only one thing that isn't good about Kirby, and that's that he doesn't have any range attacks. The special thing about Kirby is that he can use b (I use a gamecube controller) to eat people and take the attack that they use b for. So if that attack is ranged, then problem solved.

No he's number 1

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4Sonic

When I use Sonic, I usually win most of the time. Whether it's items or no items, I usually win a lot with Sonic. Sometimes when I play stock, I knock out the level 9 computer's first stock without taking any damage. That's how good I am with Sonic. Sure he may be lightweighted, but it doesn't matter because his speed makes up for it. You can deal a lot of damage when you use the spin charge and you can also deal a lot of damage when you use the aerial spin charge. When you're in midair and your opponent is charging his or her up smash, you can cancel his or her up smash by using Sonic's spring jump. When you get Sonic's final smash, YOU ARE SO SCREWED. It's impossible to survive Sonic's final smash because it has great speed, invulnerable, and you can't die using him. The only problem with Sonic's final smash is that it will be hard for the player to control. But if you can control him well, then there is no escape. And just like Sonic's final smash problem, the only problem you will ...more

Oh yeah!? Then I challenge you to a battle on my house! You use sonic and Lucas

Personally, Sonic is the best character in the game and I can't believe that he isn't first. His speed is awesome and that's the main reason why I even like him because I am pro with fast characters like Meta Knight (my second best) and you can do heaps of damage rapidly by doing heaps of combos with his spin charge and by dodging so quickly and easily. I never lost a match with Sonic, items or no items, and I even played against 3 level 9 computers that were a team and I smashed them so hard. When I take on a level 9 computer I usually take their first two stocks out with only like 0%-10% damage (LIKE A PRO). He may be hard to control at first but when you get the hang of it, you'll be unstoppable. His final smash is so FRCIKIN overpowered (even though other final smashes are more powerful) and it may be hard to control but when you know how to control it... UNSTOPPABLE! Sonic is so badass when you use him in his home arena but if you use him in a tight arena (like Donkey Kong's home ...more

Sonic is the best because of two things: his speed and jump. These allow him to travel across the map very quickly, enabling him to get items first and run away from characters with hammers and other dangerous items. His moves are also very useful, including the ability to combo with a spin dash, pass through them, and travel across the map all in 2 seconds. His final smash is also rated as the best out there, and it's for a good reason. On his home fighting arena, he's even more badass because his spin roll/spin move makes him practically teleport. And since he's so fast and agile, he's almost always the one getting the smash ball. It's almost cheating to use Sonic.

Sonic was my main at one point but Sonic isn't that good - Dragonj37

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5LinkLink refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

He is really a great fighter. Link is my best character on Nintendo, his skills is beyond reckoning because he has a good mixture of speed and strength. In my beginning of my play through I used to choose link most of the time to help me finish subspace emissary. I am pretty much used to him when I fight an opponent who fights back. I one time finished him on hard while other characters I could not. I am pretty used to him due to past experience on super smash bros series.

Link Is Either A God Or above average character his moves can knock out ike in an instant he has a great grapple hook to help him recover back to the stage if a Skilled Player That Uses A Gamecube controller Link Would be the best character and can take on the world in one match that's how awesome he is. But Link Should be #1 Not Some Pink Garbage. But IF you want to be link it needs good amount of training and valuable skill to make Link A GOD. Link Is My Main Character and he can beat anyone!

Link is either really good or really average. In the hands of a skilled player he is nearly invincible, in the hands of a beginer Link is still a meduim level combatant. Unlike Kirby, Meta Knight and some other characters he does require some training to get use to. As a common player I can tell you that Link can be most formidable, yet still not ridiculously over powered.

Link is definitely better than toon link

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6Toon Link

Are you kidding me? He is better than link! He's just a little ball of fury, I love him! His final smash is great! He is quick and strong, and light, so he can jump better. He can throw some mean attacks, even to some really good opponents. - dragonfly99

All around best in my opinion. A little light but still better than Link. High marks on side+A moves plus his jumping down+A is so effective.

Toon Link: Strong, light and fast at the same time, I love his attacks and his final smash, he is better than Link in my opinion.

He's boss he owns dos your future is his design

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7Snake

I feels as if he has a huge damage radius. I've been fighting with a lot of people experiencing and snake is my best, though I have to say meta knight is my close second. I've mastered snakes move were he puts the grenade launcher down and it blasts up, so if they try to get away, boom! It does about 30 damage. my favorite move with snake is just the normal double punch, and the up kick. they both do so much damage. the only thing I don't like about snake is when you use the missile controlling thing, it gets you stuck until you get hit, (or until you hit them, but sometimes it falls, but that takes a while. ) so yeah, I like the high damage radius.

Great character- his attack where he plants a bomb and then detonates it is just op if you use it the right way. Also his special jump attack is really useful. And the final smash is epic. Oh yea, he also has a cool Easter egg (Easter egg is a term in video games which means "a secret" for those who don't know) which can only be done in shadow moses island map (it's done by quickly pressing buttons 1 and 2 and the same time then repeatedly pressing button 2) where he has a codec message with either otacon, mei ling or roy campbell about the character he's fighting and the conversations are pretty interesting even though they're useless. Plus they're hilarious with some characters like luigi and even when your fighting another snake.P. S they only work once in a brawl and will fail if you are hit before you manage to do it.

Snake is an extremely sneaky character. He has an excellent crawling ability which allows him to dodge long range attacks. He also has great attacks. These include explosives such as the grenade. He also has a great kick. This is why snake is the best ssbb character.

He's my best and most used character. There's a high chance of me winning a battle with him. - 906389

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8Falco

My personal favorite is Toon Link, but fighting three other expert users in a 10 minute brawl match, he's the only one to accomplish 25 kills. Granted it was the Cornaria stage, however his B left/right and block made him nearly (again experts using snake, kirby, and Lucas) invincible with all the items flying around (bombs, bats swords, etc). He can counter everything with little precision. He's also very quick. He does lack strength if you don't charge a swing, but a little bit of practice he's nearly unstoppable.. Even fighting him as the CPU is frustrating when your at 75% and he reflects you off an edge enabling you from recovery.
All characters are outstanding in their own right, however Falco has a lot of advantages especially when items are flying everywhere. When a sun is circling the the platform you can always that bastard to counter your hit and reflect the sun back at you without giving you any time to react. Yes this is just my opinion, but he does significantly ...more

Falco has been a personal favorite of mine ever since I used him in Melee, I used his jumping abilities to aim to do a perfect interception, and other aerial attacks in general, causing me to defeat the giga bowser challange in melee 7 times! (each time I won, I got a new record every time) and in the giga mario challenge, it was easier then the boswer challenge that you had to complete to get the mario one!, and I never lost on my first try! With or without using weapons, I bring level 9 computers down and out just as easy in Melee, plus I love how falcos desisn has enhanced and that he has more colors then when he did in Melee, He's is my number one no matter how Ike and Capt. Falcon bring up my next favorites. Falco's Final Smash is a TANK! Come on, who doesn't love tanks? Its hover ability surpasses fox's tank and last longer then Wolf's! I'm just glad falco got on the top 10 as the lucky number 7 by the wayXD

The final smash isn't a tank it is called land master and If it would be a tank it wouldn't fly

awesome! his endless twirling thing is epic. his B up, B down, and B to the side moves are great. fun final smash, but not the best character.

The only guy I'm good with... And NOW including DABS!

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9Marth

He's actually pretty well balanced, if you ask me. Quick, jumps pretty high, good damage. He's also pretty good for chain grabs and can rack up damage with Dancing Blade. Counter can punish powerful moves with long starting up lag, and down tilt can edge-guard like a boss. Pity he only has one recovery move. And is a bit too tall for his own good. He may need a little getting used to, but after that... Boom. :D

Marth has a very good combination of strength and speed. He may take a little training to become really good with, but he can be really good if you know how to use him.

I started out with ike, cause he seemed pretty cool, but after falling off the map one too many times, I eventually got sick of him, and switched to meta knight, then I realized that meta knight got ko'd way to easily by characters like ike, and DK. So I upgraded to Marth, and haven't had any other desires. But the best part is that people don't get pissed off when you use him in wifi mode unlike kirby pikachu, and meta knight.

Marth is amazing at fighting. He is almost untouchable with his long sword.

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10LucarioLucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing ...read more.

Lucario's final is not that good but he's like the matrix man. Force palm is like a smash, aura sphere is good and double team is really annoying for anyone fighting against him.

Super awesome and his final smash is crazy strong as well as double team, force palm and extreme speed excellent in recoveries

I will now post most of what I know about Lucario, so vote this post up on the list.
LUCARIO has incredible power, rivaling ike in 4p mode. He has a projectile that, when uncharged, is as good as diddyk's popgun. Lucario gains power when attacked, so damage for all attacks is increased gradually throughout the game, although at 0% he is the worst character. If he is at over 100% he can kill with a fully charged aura sphere, if someone is winning by a good margin and if Lucario shoots someone with high damage.) Lucario has the MOST POWERFUL SMASH ATTACK in the game with side smash and it is quicker than DEDEDE's (ONLY WHEN LOSING)
Lucario has great attacks overall, with a counter that makes him invincible, unlike Ike or marth's. He can't be grabbed if he is in a counter but right after. He has the best recovery at high percent, and if he is losing a match, ten to one he will be winning in five minutes (if the player is good)
Lucario is a counter pick to Ike because he has a ...more

He is the best

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The Newcomers

?Mega ManMega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.V1 Comment

The Contenders

11Fox

Fox is the best character of them all! He's fast! His Fox Illusion can really strike other opponents without looking like a sneak attack. Amazing how you can use his reflector and it would almost reflect anything sent toward you. His combo kicks and punches is awesome! The Fire Fox attack has a great range in going back on stage as well as flaming people up down and side to side. He looks awesome, his talking is cool and he's got Falco and Wolf on his side in this game! His outfit looks awesome too! I say that Fox McCloud should be Number 1 on this list! His blaster can take great deal in damage but still no flinching... But don't get me started on the Landmaster Final Smash. It's huge, rolls and KO's enemies, hovers them across the boarder and shoots them dead!

Fox's backflip kick and split kick are the most destructive things on the planet. Fox is so amazing his mere taunt can split the universe in two. Fox and his pistol rip through time and space like episode 236 of Star Trek when the Glamekians jumped across 2 GALAXIES. I've never seen such a strong B and up move, fox goes inferno, so hot it makes lava sweat. Not to mention his B am over which literally just rips through dimensions faster than the Enchiridion mixed with a Dialga and Palkia offspring. All in all, fox is a fast strong character that don't take crap from no one, including Einstein, Father Time, and the laws of physics. Next time you go to play a game, pick fox, you're gonna like the way you look.

Fox's moveset is great for combos, making an unstoppable air and land character. For a lot of the moves, like his reflector, there is no warning when it's going to come, and his moves do a lot of damage in Boss Battles. His blaster can damage without the opponent moving, making it uesful in Subspace Emissary where he can defeat Paratroopas and Poppants. He is one of the only characters that can do target smash level 1 in 15 seconds, and he can damage a sandbag a lot to make it go far in Home-Run Contest. Landmaster can do a variety of moves, and can even lift players sky-high to KO them. In my opinion then, Fox is my best and favourite character.

Fox is killer

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12Pit

Pit is one of the few flying characters who has good combat skills. His light arrow and Super Smash make him one of the best characters in the game.

Pit is so good I beat a lot of people with him. He can fly and shoot arrows.
He is so great he may not be a heavy character but he can do some really damage. His super smash is like king's Dedede super smash. You should really play as him because he is awesome!

Pits b right attack allows you to easily trap your opponent and do some major damage than you use the a right attack to send them flying and if somebody knocks you off the course no problem you can use you wing to fly back up this is also a good move to avoid final smash attacks

I've always been really good with pit, 3rd best in my opinion, 2nd best in 4th game, and yes dark pit is my main in 4th game

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13Captain Falcon

His moves are so powerful, and he has a pretty good jump. FALCON PUNCH!

Falcon punch and falcon kick are one of the most strongest moves in the game. Kirby is the worst character of all because you can't kick him because he's so short.

It's Captain Falcon. Landing a falcon punch
Feels like you drank a bottle of adrenaline

4th favourite character

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14Wolf O'Donnel

Wolf is...complicated. Whether he's good or bad probably depends more on the players than any other character.

He has very fast mobility, good range, a nice reflector (definitely better than Falco's), and one of the two best down smashes in the game, as well as a good ground-to-air game because of his extremely fast air speed and falling speed. On the other hand we have extreme susceptibility to being chaingrabbed to death (especially from Pikachu and King Dedede), an atrocious recovery, a poor blaster, oddly average vertical endurance for his fast falling speed, and being inconveniently the character most susceptible for meteor smashes (if he gets meteor smashed, he can't up B out of it for 60 frames, which is more than other character).

So yeah, it's hard to say what Wolf is. - WonkeyDude98

Wolf is amazing. He's fast, strong, and has long distance attacks. His final smash is amazing- strong, fast, and unstoppable. His gun can stun opponents, and his up and side special moves are good recoveries and are very strong. I'm shocked he's this low. The only other characters that come close to beating him are Pit with his great recovery and attacks, Mr. Game and Watch with his amazing final smash, and Lord Ganondorf, with his amazing final smash, recovery, and strength. All the other characters are kind of good, medium, or awful. And Olimar is the worst character of all- horrible moves, and even more worthless without his pikmins, which are not cute.

Wolf a mix of Fox and Captain Falcon: He's fast, strong, and can jump high. His attacks lunge him forward and make him unstoppable. His 'B' attack causes his opponent to be stunned and give him enough time to strike his opponent.

WHAT?!?! You put wolf on 17?!? He kicks butt!

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15MarioMario is a fictional character in the Mario video game franchise, created by Nintendo's Japanese video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto. He serves as the eponymous protagonist of the series and is the mascot of Nintendo. The Mario franchise is the best-selling video game franchise of all time.

His spike can be very good compared to most fighters if used properly. Just when an opponent is recovering, jump and use a fire ball since it has some hit and travel with it. Once its about to hit an opponent, use your spike and they don't have time to react (most of the time it works). You can also use it if you try to recover since people try to get you away. Use a fire ball then do double jump when your recovering and spike and then there down a life and quickly recover back on stage. Especially useful on characters with bad recoveries. I sometimes charge at them from off the stage, use fire, spike, and still live. But it does require some practice since you need to know when and where exactly to shoot the fireball. Once you get the hang of it's not only a dangerous/good move/strategy, but a technique that looks in style/cool and you feel happy for doing it.

Mario is an excellent edge guarder because of his F.L.U.D.D. and Cape. With his Cape, he can reflect projectiles and turn around opponents, thus preventing many recoveries. He can also use his cape to make people get launched farther if they are being launched upward, making them fly 1.5 times higher. With his F.L.U.D.D, he can make characters get lag with their attacks and prevent more recoveries. Not to mention, his aerials are fast and are good for combos.

The only issue that I don't like about Mario (Which is the reason I never use him) is because of his up-special (recovery). If you're falling, and you are facing the other direction of the ledge and use it, you will jump AWAY from the ledge and DIE

He's a great character but I don't think he's is good as Luigi. - Metts

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16Mr. Game & Watch

I was shocked that Game & Watch wasn't top ten. Think about it! He is quick and has power moves as strong as the power players. His C moves are incredible (double hammers down and the fire). He is the most complete player on this list yet he is not in the top 10 - bigbrotherfan

He is 2-d! He is fast, He has very powerful attacks! Like Judge, fire attack, Fire, The key, the helmet from octopus, and my favorite oil panic! His final smash is awesome too! He is fun to use! So vote for Mr Game&Watch! He deserves to be 1! He is the first Nintendo charater! Without him, there would be no Mario!

Mr. Game & Watch has powerful smash attacks and other attacks such as oil panic, the brick, and the key. He has quick attacks and is good for stealing kills by his smashes. His final smash is one of the hardest to avoid in the game. I am hoping Mr. Game & Watch will be in Super Smash Bros 4. - JrodNinja

Best and easiest character to use.

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17PikachuPikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Pikachu has some pretty good moves. He can also be very good if you train with him.

my best since super smash bros. nintendo 64

Pikachu is unquestionably one of the best characters in the game. Amazing comboing ability, very fast, near impossible to combo, surprisingly strong, great recovery, Thunder Jolt is all around awesome, and having a notorious chaingrab to death on Fox, Falco, Wolf, Sheik, and Captain Falcon. Flaws? Probably his light weight, range, poor aerials, and being juggled since it is floaty. However, Pikachu is still one of the best characters in the game. It's so good, it is considered to be the only character with an even matchup against Meta Knight (however even this has been proven in Meta Knight's favor). - WonkeyDude98

What I do is spam thunder.

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18SamusSamus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.

She is the most awesome character ever! She has stuff that comes with her suit that are super useful.

OP And the missiles are very affective. Also, her forward pound with her gun would send you to Mexico.

She is just plain awesome everyone should also try her main seris

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19Lucas

Lucas is the best in the game once you use him a lot. Ness and him kick butt.

I hate how Lucas is such a baby in the Subspace Emissary. He's the best fighter in Super Smash Bros, even better then Ness. Lucas' attacks are easier to use then Ness', and more effective. And once you get used to it, his special jump is very fun.

Every time I look at character rankings I just don't get why lucas isn't at least top 5... I find him flexible for me and I win a lot of brawl battles... Other say they don't like lucas or ness because they said its hard to control '3'

Lucas has everything. Good combos, good air attacks and good recovery. Just hate that in brawl he was a baby.

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20Ness

Hey Ness is AWESOME. I mean he's pretty hard to use at first, but once you get used to him, you know where to charge his awe-inspiring bat attack, you know when to use PK Flash, and you know how to hit your butt with PK Thunder to save yourself from falling, Oh and you can control your PK Thunder attack.

His baseball bat move ROCKS! He's just, well, pure awesome! And his B-up is the best in Brawl!

oh... yeah sure he's hard to control but if you play with him for a while you can own anyone wiith him he is awesome. and uhh... why isint wario on the bottom?

2nd man, nobody beats kirby

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