Hero technically pulls a 0-to-death sequence with single attack and crazy RNG in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 8, 2019 at 5:23 a.m. PDT

Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a rather controversial character when it comes to the competitive scene. Although the character is unlikely to be as strong as Brawl's Meta Knight or Smash 4's Bayonetta, his reliance on RNG and high rolling is often looked at as a problem.

A clip posted by DemonB on Twitter highlights a rather amusing sequence that appeared to occur at a tournament. Technically speaking, this interaction resulted in a 95.2% 0-to-death combo. "Technically."

The catch here is that the opponent, also using Hero, was only hit by one attack. A single forward smash — which happen to score a critical hit — was enough to take the opposition's first stock of the match.

Of course, even a fully charged forward smash that successfully rolled a critical hit would not be able to deal over 90% by itself. There's more going on here.

At the very beginning, both players opted to use the Hero's down special, the Command Selection. Funnily enough, "Hocus Pocus" came up on both menus.

Hocus Pocus' effects are also completely random. When the first Hero user selected this option, they ended up slowing down. DemonB, on the other hand, was fortunate enough to get the growth mushroom effect.

Try as he might, the time-slowed opponent wasn't able to avoid getting hit by the gigantic forward smash that ultimately resulted in a critical hit. With just this single attack, 95.2% damage was dealt, and a stock was taken away.

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