How is it that the most emo Star Wars villain gets the coolest ship? This LEGO Kylo Ren Tie Fighter kit comes with three minifigures (including a new Kylo Ren with a facial scar – spoiler alert), a real cockpit, and most importantly of all, BB-9E.
What makes a Super Smash Bros. character annoying? It’s a very specific cocktail of repetitive, invulnerabile, low-effort or spammy moves that, together, make you want to throw your controller at the television.
Everybody has that one Smash fighter they hate playing against. But one thing I realized after setting out to list the top ten annoying Smash characters is that, in their own way, every Smash character is annoying: characters who are too over-powered are annoying; characters whose moves are inescapable are annoying; characters who can roll across the stage are annoying; characters who have minions are annoying; characters who spam projectiles (and especially when those projectiles make annoying sounds) are annoying; characters whose moves all look the same are annoying; and characters who are Bayonetta are annoying.
Really, that’s most of the characters.
Below, I have ranked all of the Smash 4 characters from least to most annoying in accordance with how obnoxious they are to play against. Although I offer no specific explanations, I have a few notes that could help mitigate the inevitable angry comments I see coming from miles and miles away.
54. Zero Suit Samus
49. Donkey Kong
37. Captain Falcon
36. Mega Man
35. Meta Knight
28. Rosalina & Luma
27. Toon Link
26. Little Mac
25. Dark Pit
23. King Dedede
22. Duck Hunt
16. Bowser Jr.
12. Dr. Mario***
11. Wii Fit Trainer
9. Diddy Kong
5. Mr. Game & Watch
A few notes:*Sheik is not annoying because she is not cheap. Relatedly, I also main her.**Big, heavy characters with easy-to-anticipate moves tend to be less annoying.***I hate the sound of Dr. Mario’s “Megavitamin” move, especially when it’s spammed.****Yoshi can eat you, poop you out as an egg and drop you off a cliff while your body helplessly struggles to escape death. It is annoying as hell.*****All of Sonic’s moves look essentially the same. They make essentially the same noise, which is the sound of my cavities getting drilled. He has a move that is just him rolling across the stage, a move type universally considered obnoxious, in part, because it requires little effort and is difficult to avoid.
Nooch is a sixteen-year old burgeoning speedrunner and Smash Bros. enthusiast. He was attending Shine 2017 this weekend, his first ever major Smash tournament, when god-tier Melee pro Juan Manuel “Hungrybox” DeBiedma spotted him on the floor and took this short video.
And above you can see a clip of him playing Melee through a sea awkward of jabs and flicks. He even did a Reddit AMA where he addressed everyone’s questions on the subject. The answers boiled down mostly to “Well I’ve always used my controller upside down.”
Of course, Nooch isn’t alone in using weird hand and thumb configurations in the fighting game world. In a game dominated by fight sticks, Olivier ‘Luffy’ Hay drew attention to himself for winning SFV matches using a PS1 controller. Still, Nooch’s method is definitely a bit more unorthodox. It’s beautiful to watch though, and hey, whatever works, right?