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Dragon Quest's Hero is dividing the Smash community on the topic of banning the character from major events

How much RNG is too much for a fighting game character?

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 18, 2019 at 8 p.m. PDT • Comments: 65

Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is shaping up to be the most controversial character in the entire series. That's really saying something considering Meta Knight in Brawl and Bayonetta in Smash 4.

The latest combatant was recently banned from the South Australian scene. As a result, this appears to have spurred on a debate among many community members on both sides of the argument.

There are plenty on the side that wants Hero banned that claim that their reasoning has nothing to do with how strong the character is. It is perceived by many that Hero's success is more reliant on luck rather than skill.

While fighters are rarely banned in the Smash scene, a large portion of the game that creates RNG situations often are. Disruptive stages, items, and free-for-all matches, for example, are typically not played at major tournament events.

How much RNG (random number generator) is too much? This question appears to be getting asked fairly often from both sides.

Characters like Mr. Game and Watch, Peach, and Luigi have a select number of moves that have RNG elements to them, but it's not enough to have them banned.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this debate. Should Hero be banned or should players have to "adapt" to the randomness of his moveset?

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