Battles, Bayonetta Battles, Ganondorf Battles

Bayonetta vs Ganondorf



Suggested by Sonic Ganondorf is the king of evil and can certainly defend himself pretty well. His attacks would deal heavy damage if they land, but Bayonetta is far too quick for him. Her attacks also pack a lot of power behind them so Ganondorf will be losing a lot of health with each hit. It’s a match that won’t take very long for Bayonetta to claim victory and Ganondorf doesn’t have a whole lot of options beyond just delaying the inevitable. Bayonetta wins.

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Battles, Ganondorf Battles, Little Mac Battles

Little Mac vs Ganondorf



Suggested by Sonic Little Mac is a very talented boxer and he isn’t the kind of opponent who will go down easy. That being said, he is definitely outmatched against the King of Darkness. Ganondorf’s power outranks Mac’s by a wide margin and it would take a lot of punches to bring him down. Ganondorf’s an old hand at combat and he will be able to easily think up a way to slow Mac down in time to claim the win. Ganondorf wins.

Battles, Chrom Battles, Ganondorf Battles

Ganondorf vs Chrom



Suggested by Sonic Ganondorf and Chrom make for pretty equally matched fighters as with Ganon’s battle with Marth. The outcome is also very similar as I believe Chrom’s speed will allow him to claim victory here. Ganondorf is certainly powerful and the attacks that he lands will cause massive damage. That being said, Chrom can dodge enough of them to control the battle to an extent. At that point his superior swordsmanship will take over. Chrom wins.

Battles, Ganondorf Battles, Marth Battles

Ganondorf vs Marth



Suggested by Sonic This is a pretty even match as both characters have shown a great amount of strength and speed in the past. It’s really a battle of movesets from Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. Ganondorf has the edge in power while Marth is better at swordplay. I think Marth would end up taking the slight win here thanks to his speed advantage, but it’s a classic power vs speed battle that could go either way. Their matchup is roughly 50-50. Marth wins.

Battles, Ganondorf Battles, Ness Battles

Ganondorf vs Ness



Suggested by Sonic Ness is a PK master who can use the various elements for powerful spellcasting. His PK Flash is likely his greatest technique. Ganondorf has magical abilities as well, but his true power comes from his raw strength as well as his endurance. Ness will have a tough time taking him down for the count and staying out of his attack range. The kid doesn’t have enough speed feats to stay away and will ultimately fall here. Ganondorf wins.

Battles, Ganondorf Battles, Jigglypuff Battles

Jigglypuff vs Ganondorf



Suggested by Sonic Ganondorf is a pretty strong fighter. Not only is his raw strength impressive but he also has dark magic to augment his abilities. He can take on whole armies. While Jigglypuff is no slouch in the power department either, I have to admit that she is a little outgunned here. Ganondorf is just too powerful a fighter to go down very easy and the sing attacks certainly won’t work on him. He’s got the durability to endure whatever Puff throws at him until he claims victory. Ganondorf wins.

Battles, Captain Falcon Battles, Ganondorf Battles

Captain Falcon vs Ganondorf



Suggested by Sonic Captain Falcon is a pretty strong fighter and if you just went by the Super Smash Bros series you’d think that this would be a stomp for him. He’s a lot faster than Ganon while matching him in power. That being said, Ganondorf is actually a very skilled fighter who really got to cut loose in Hyrule Warriors. His powerful swings would prove to be lethal to Falcon and he has energy blasts to cover long range options as well. Ganondorf wins.

Editorial

5 Reasons why I won’t main a low tier in Super Smash for Switch.

I take no credit for the images used in this article. Credit goes to their respective creators


So the next Smash Bros game is coming out soon and you’re wondering who to main. I don’t blame you, this is the kind of decision that is super important and will come back to bite you if you aren’t careful.I’m going to impart some wisdom to you here on not only why I won’t main a low tier, but why you shouldn’t either. I mained Fox in the first 3 iterations of Smash Bros and upgraded to Bayonetta for Sm4sh. For Sm5sh I fully expect to be maining a top tier fighter as well. You need to choose quickly because otherwise you will become stuck. For example, if you approach most players who main a low tier they will deny it. You can yell it as loudly as the character in the picture above but they can no longer recognize that their character is low tier. You simply lose sight of the character’s faults and that’s why you need to make the right choice the first time around.

1. You have to develop your own Metagame.

When you pick a top tier like Diddy Kong or Bayonetta you’re in for a fun time since you can just toss out the same old combos that you see the top players pulling off. For Bayonetta just keep using her witch twists until it gets the KO. It’s an extremely safe attack so don’t worry about getting punished for it. See, the thing with low tiers is that everybody is always eager for someone else to main them, but nobody wants to do it personally. That’s because you are the guinea pig here. They want you to learn the combos so they can just steal it along with the character once you prove that they can be viable. Of course, that’s hardly a guarantee in the first place. Odds are that you’ll be doomed. Worst case you think you are picking a great character as seen in the picture above, but then the reality is a little different.

2. You can’t have any Johns

If you lose to someone when you’re playing one of the best characters then you can easily make an excuse like you didn’t sleep well or something and people might believe it. After all, how else could you lose to a low tier? However, if you lose to someone while playing a bottom 5 character then you only have yourself to blame for picking the character. At least that’s going to be the counter argument and it will be a very tough one to get around. How do you debunk such a statement? It gets tricky and this actually leads into my 3rd reason.

3. You always have to settle for 2nd best

Whether you are second in your pool, in the tourney, or in your half of the pool, there will always be a ceiling that you can’t shatter. After all, when was the last time someone saw Buff The Puff win a big tourney or Melee Kirby doing anything? You’ll ultimately never get to see most of the prize money for the Smash tournaments and that will turn the game into a very expensive hobby. If you can’t make money off of it then why continue to spend money to enter the tournament? It just doesn’t make any sense. Character loyalty will only hold you back in bracket. Better to be just another Bayo than to be known as the Zelda guy who is always stuck at pools. If you don’t know any better you’d think you were out of the range of another character’s attack like in this picture, but hitboxes can be very deceiving.

4. You won’t get Top Player privilege.

Prepare to be treated like everyone else. Overslept through a pool and want the TOs to give you mercy? Not unless you’re a top player and last I checked, to be a top player you can’t use a low tier. It’s a tough predicament, but one that you will ultimately have to live with. A loop hole that you could use for any of the reasons on the list is to pick a top tier and just call him/her a low tier. Some top players have attempted this and while most will smirk you can probably trick a few into thinking this. Top character privelege is a thing as well. Top tier characters have a lot of cheesy gimmicks and techniques to break their fall so the player can afford to get outplayed the entire set and still win anyway. If you main a low tier then there is nobody to save you from the fall.

5. The more you play, the worse your results get

This may sound contradictory but it’s true. Low tiers thrive on match up inexperience and gimmicks. Most of them are really one trick ponies. At first they will terrify the opponent but then they realize that their attacks actually aren’t so dangerous. Zelda has her down throw to up air, but that’s it. Ganondorf has his powerful attacks, but will get combo’d to death way before that. Buff the Puff dies against anyone with range, etc. Once your opponents figure out what you are doing then it is over. Unfortunately for you, they will inevitably figure it out since this will become obvious the more you play them. You want to play a character who is really OP so even once they know what you are doing it won’t matter.

I say all of this to help you enjoy the game more. You may think that as long as you enjoy a character that you will be fine, but this isn’t usually the case. After all, if you are still losing a lot then that will take away the joy. You can play a boring character all day meanwhile but if it delivers the wins then you won’t mind so much. Of course it will be tough to tell who the top tiers for Smash 5 are right away (Assuming it’s not a port although I have my doubts) but just listen to the general consensus and stick with it for a while. Listen to the Twitch chat or the Reddit professionals and just copy their ideas. It will help you win a lot of tournaments before everyone has picked up the pieces. This was a relatively short editorial, but one that I felt was necessary to release before the game came out. Pick a main wisely as you won’t be able to switch right away without the world taking notice.

Battles, Demise Battles, Ganondorf Battles

Ganondorf vs Demise


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Suggested by Sonic Ganondorf is back once again, but this time he is up against one of the coolest LOZ villains to appear recently. If we’re going by their standard power set then this would be a simple win for Demise given just how fearsome he was in Skyward Sword. Again, Ganondorf was buffed in Hyrule Warriors though and he can use darkness to amp up his physical attacks as well. This could conceivably equal the playing field even without the HW appearance, but with it victory is guaranteed. Ganondorf wins.

Battles, Ganondorf Battles, Ghirahim Battles

Ganondorf vs Ghirahim


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Suggested by Sonic Ghirahim is a skilled swordsman who can also teleport. While Ganondorf’s magical abilities are vast, he has not been shown to teleport with the same precision and speed as Ghirahim. Still, he makes up for that in raw power as he exhibits in Hyrule Warriors. It would be a reasonably close battle, but no Legend of Zelda villain has proven to be quite as formidable as the original overlord of Darkness. Ganondorf wins.