Smasher:Scar

From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
This page is protected to preempt unconstructive edits.

Scar, the self-proclaimed "Most electrifying man in Smash today" (a reference to former WWE superstar wrestler The Rock), or "The People's Champ", is a Captain Falcon main originally from Philadelphia but currently living in San Francisco, California, where he was formerly ranked 9th on the NorCal Melee Power Rankings. He is mostly known for being a commentator, with his static commentating partner being Toph. He is a founding member of Melee It On Me.

History

Scar is introduced in the Smash Bros. Invitational rules video.

Scar started playing Melee in early 2007, meeting Cactuar, Pakman, and other Philadelphia players somewhat randomly. With Cactuar becoming his primary training partner, Scar enjoyed many of the perks of being a pro vicariously, and his intense dedication to the game resulted in his quick rise from obscurity.

Perhaps another reason for Scar's prominence is his extensive use of branding. He has self-promoted since the release of his first combo video, I Killed Mufasa. The video's success propelled him to what was then said to be "an undeserved level of recognition", and "catching up to his reputation" became one of Scar's most important goals.

Since then, Scar became known as one of the best Captain Falcon professionals in America during his prime. He is also a co-founder of the crew "The Mini-Bosses." Scar further cemented his position as one of the best Falcon players after placing 6th at GENESIS, higher than any other Falcon player there. He moved to northern California and defeated another top-ranked Falcon, SilentSpectre, in a money match at his first northern California tourney, R3.

Since 2013, Scar has been working at Twitch, primarily serving as the first ambassador of the Smash community. D1, TheCrimsonBlur, and Toph would eventually join Twitch with the collaborative purpose of growing the Smash community.

Scar, Prog, and D1 were selected by Nintendo to commentate the Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament. Their participation was revealed in the form of Smash 4 newcomer-style images. Months later, he appeared, along with Toph, as a commentator in Nintendo's Smash 4 event at San Diego Comic Con, and later commentated together during the Top 8 bracket at EVO 2015.

Scar currently co-hosts the recently revived "Scar and Toph Show" with Toph (airing live on Melee It On Me's Twitch stream every other Monday evening), often discussing any topic they desire with some relevance to the Smash scene as a whole before ending the show off with a first-to-3 Melee set to determine whose name gets to be first on the show's title (as votes for either order were even, and it originally started off with "Toph and Scar" due to Toph instigating the show's revival and commissioning the logo's artwork). He would finally defeat Toph in episode 3 of the "Scar and Toph Show", and earned the right to have his name first on the show's title for the next episode. Scar also appears on "Terrible Tuesdays" with fellow Twitch staff member BenSW, where he watches BenSW do blind playthroughs of various games without assisting him.

He continues to enter local tournaments simply as MIOM|Scar (omitting the fact that Twitch is technically also a crew name), though he is semi-inactive when it comes to attending majors; he is often at events for commentary instead. He has beaten players such as Cactuar, SwiftBass, ZoSo, Hax, DJ Nintendo, Vwins, PC Chris, Isai, SFAT, S2J, MacD, Tafokints, Taj, Wife, and Jman.

Tournament placings

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 193rd 113th CashMooney
C3 September September 22nd, 2007 33rd 17th LK
Viva La Smashtaclysm November 10th-11th, 2007 13th 25th Pakman
SMASHPOCALYPSE II December 8th, 2007 13th 2nd Pakman
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 97th 33rd Pakman
Mass Madness 8 March 8th-9th, 2008 4th 3rd th0rn
Smashpocalypse V March 22nd, 2008 9th 5th Pakman
Clash of the Titans III May 31st-June 1st, 2008 4th 4th Pakman
Smashtality IV August 16th-17th, 2008 4th 7th Cactuar
Event 52: Kansas October 18th, 2008 17th 5th GOTM
Smashpocalypse VI December 13th, 2008 25th 7th Hax
Bullheaded Onychomys CT January 3rd-4th, 2009 4th 17th Pakman
G.I.M.P.E.D. 1 February 21st, 2009 7th 2nd PC Chris
Revival of Melee March 7th, 2009 17th 13th Wife
HERB1 March 21st-22nd, 2009 2nd 4th Wife
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 7th 7th Cactuar
GENESIS July 10th, 2009 6th 2nd Darc
HERB2 July 25th-26th, 2009 13th
SMYM 10 August 1st, 2009 9th 3rd Mew2King
S.N.E.S. August 21st-23rd, 2009 7th 3rd Hax
Revival of Melee 2 November 21st-22nd, 2009 17th 3rd Darc
R3 December 19th-20th, 2009 17th 2nd Lucky
Pound 4 January 16th, 2010 33rd 49th BigD
CGC @ SFSU XV February 6th, 2010 7th 5th Isai
CGC @ SFSU XVI March 6th, 2010 7th 3rd SilentSpectre
CGC @ SFSU XIX July 17th, 2010 7th 7th HyugaRicdeau
Good Shit German July 24th-25th, 2010 17th 5th Hax
Revival of Melee 3 October 20th, 2010 33rd 7th HomeMadeWaffles
Don't Go Down There Jeff December 19th, 2010 25th 7th HomeMadeWaffles
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd-23rd, 2011 13th 9th ?
Pound V February 19th, 2011 37th 9th Shroomed
GENESIS 2 August 15th, 2011 33rd 17th Gishnak
Northwest Manifest March 24th-25th, 2012 17th 5th Tope
Rule 6 August 26th, 2012 25th 4th Westballz
The Big House 2 October 6th-7th, 2012 13th 13th Westballz
Kings of Cali November 10th, 2012 9th 9th Westballz
Revival of Melee 5 November 17th-18th, 2012 7th 2nd Hax
Rule 6: January January 6th, 2013 7th 2nd SFAT
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 25th 17th SFAT
B.E.A.S.T 3 April 3rd-7th, 2013 9th 1st Mango
Kings of Cali 2 April 13th-14th, 2013 17th 2nd Mango
NorCal Regionals 2013 April 27th, 2013 13th
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 25th 4th Mango
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 185th
The Big House 3 October 12th-13th, 2013 9th 5th HyugaRicdeau
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 33rd
SoCal Regionals 2014 February 28th-March 2nd, 2014 7th
NorCal Regionals 2014 April 18th-20th, 2014 5th
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 13th 2nd Mango
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 33rd
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 25th 3rd Mango
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 49th
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 65th 9th Mango
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 33rd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 513th
HTC Throwdown September 19th, 2015 33rd
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 49th 33rd Liam_Butler
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 129th 25th Lovage
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 257th 33rd Toph

Trivia

  • Scar's face can be used as a global emote on Twitch that anyone can use (named PeoplesChamp).
  • Scar commonly insists that he placed 5th at GENESIS, rather than 6th, forgoing the fact that he and Mew2King played out an additional set that would determine the actual 5th placed player, and subsqeuently lost.
    • He further elaborates that he did not want to play this tiebreaker set, since GENESIS was a double elimination tournament like every other Melee singles event in majors, and believes that the players that are 5th place and below do not need to fight for their tied position.
      • GENESIS 3 was supposed to feature a tiebreaker set for 5th place; however, PPMD opted out of the set, and placed 6th in the tournament below SFAT. Notably, there was no such set for 7th place, as Nintendude and Ice both remained at 7th.
  • Besides Smash, Scar is also proficient in Ultra Street Fighter IV, citing former Twitch co-worker, Mike Ross, as his mentor for improving in said game. Due to this student/teacher relationship, he has appeared in a few episodes of "Capcom Pro Talk", mostly discussing his Smash origins, noting the parallels between the Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter series, and helping Mike Ross defend Twitch turbos.
    • Mike Ross also guest starred in episode 2 of the "Scar and Toph Show", where they discussed the origin of "The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Ross" and the feud involving Scar, Mike Ross, and TheCrimsonBlur that nearly ended their friendship because of a long argument about whether Scar was a relevant smasher or not. Scar was eventually dubbed relevant because he recalled his resume from his tournament days and an outside fan recognized Scar from his EVO Melee commentary; he and the fan took a picture shortly afterwards.
      • Scar would later be featured on Excellent Adventures Episodes 84-87, and is often mentioned in various other episodes, including ones preceding his debut in the show.

External links