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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, editors and users, to the Smash Arena! Each week (or possibly less often, if the wiki's status is Yellow or above) this forum hosts a tussle between two characters, items, stages or anything else from the Super Smash Bros. series! The winner gets, well, nothing. It's more of a poll but functionally, this is a popularity contest. You may vote for your favorite or who you think would win in a competition between the two combatants that round. No, you don't have to vote for the character with strength & power, or the stage considered more "fair", or the combatant with the most fans - just vote if you are a total fanboy of the participant. So what are you waiting for? Get voting!

The Rules[edit]

  1. When voting, you can give a brief comment on why you voted the way you did, or you can just leave your signature. Long explanations for your vote are discouraged, as they are unnecessary (a vote is worth the same regardless of its reasoning), and they inflate the size of an already large page.
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Round 245: Ridley vs. Metal Face vs. Yellow Devil[edit]


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The three stage bosses of SSB4 seek superiority amongst one another: Yellow Devil the Infamous, Metal Face the Cruel, and Ridley the Unkillable. Which big lug takes the title?

Votes for Ridley[edit]

  1. I generally find this the most fun boss to fight in training mode (which I do a lot since boss battles mode was removed in SSB4), due to having the widest variety of moves, two stages, and more health than the other two bosses, making it more challenging. It's also fun to have up to three CPUs fight as well, as the fighter who is immune to Ridley's attacks shifts rapidly. Oh yeah, and also in free for alls, you can get Ridley to fight for you. Alex Parpotta (talk) 12:01, 17 June 2017 (EDT)
  2. I'll admit randomly ending up on Pyrosphere when you don't want to can be annoying, but Ridley is the most developed stage boss, with a bigger moveset than the others and more impact on the fight. Zyrac sig.png Zyrac(talkcontribs) 12:18, 17 June 2017 (EDT)
  3. Yellow Devil is fairly weak and incredibly bland while still somehow being annoying to deal with; Metal Face is stronger and therefore more boss-like, but still pretty bland; Ridley is strong and interesting. My vote is obvious. ---Preceding unsigned comment added by you. Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 00:13, 18 June 2017 (EDT)
  4. It's fun to beat up Ridley, especially in Giant Smash. Area51Guard.png A51 Trooper 03:52, 18 June 2017 (EDT)
  5. Ridley da best --Vinc (talk) 03:51, 20 June 2017 (EDT)
  6. Ridley is the coolest of the three. His attacks are awesome, plus he's a dragon! MasterTabuu (talk) 16:23, 21 June 2017 (EDT)
  7. *obligatory joke about Ridley's size* ChuckNorris24.png  21:57, 22 June 2017 (EDT)

Votes for Metal Face[edit]

  1. "WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING, IT LOOKS...SMASHING! AHAHAHAHA!" AidanzapunkSig1.pngAidan, the Wandering Dragon WarriorAidanzapunkSig2.png 11:49, 17 June 2017 (EDT)
  2. Gonna have to give my vote to him. I love both Xenoblade and Mega Man, but compared to Metal Face, the Yellow Devil is a pain to fight and has no personality to speak of. As for Ridley, I've never been too fond of Metroid. 034.png DracoRex, Creator of the Land 11:55, 17 June 2017 (EDT)
  3. The only one who hasn't KO'd me. Ridley always kills because he's overpowered as hell, and Yellow Devil screwed me over in a Sudden Death by shooting those beams at me. Kirby's Crazy Appetite ~ KirbysCrazyAppetiteSig.png 12:01, 17 June 2017 (EDT)
  4. SMASHING! Metal Face scores my vote! Dragonfirebreath25 (talk) 12:02, 17 June 2017 (EDT)
  5. Metal Face is fantastic antagonist in Xenoblade, and the game does an extremely good job at just making you absolutely despise him. He's absolutely despicable and he knows and enjoys every second of it. Part of me still wishes he hadn't been killed off at the game's halfway point and practically shoved aside for the actual main antagonists. RagnarokSignature.png Ragnarok320, The Toa of Fire (talk) 00:24, 20 June 2017 (EDT)
  6. Not much to say, other than that I like his design best out of the three bosses, he appears to be the best villain of the bunch, and I associate him with Engage the Enemy, one of the best songs in Smash 4. John John3637881 Signature.png HUAH! 12:29, 20 June 2017 (EDT)


  1. Metal Face is one of the best villains in Nintendo games, period. I hate the stage layout of Gaur Plain, but I usually choose it to fight Metal Face and listen to his sarcasm :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yarael-BJ-Poof (talkcontribs) 10:03, June 19, 2017
  2. Edges out Yellow Devil thanks to the humor. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 16:50, 21 June 2017 (EDT)

Votes for Yellow Devil[edit]

  1. As a Mr. Game & Watch main, Yellow Devil's energy beams can be easily abused with Oil Panic. It's not exactly an honorable offensive strategy, but it is certainly an effective one. Everyman Or Nobody? (talk) 17:28, 17 June 2017 (EDT)
  2. Easy choice :) Rimigafob (talk) 16:36, 19 June 2017 (EDT)


Where's Dark Emperor? :P ---Preceding unsigned comment added by you. Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 00:14, 18 June 2017 (EDT)

I think it only focuses on Wii U aspects and so far Smashwiki isn't interested in four-way matches. ZeldaStarfoxfan2164 (talk) is made in America 17:14, 18 June 2017 (EDT)

Round 244: Mega Charizard X vs. Mega Lucario[edit]

Mega Charizard X

9 to 3.5
Lucario Mega.png
These popular Pokémon both bring Mega Evolutions to the table. Is it the dark dragon or the awakened anubis that wins this bout?

Votes for Mega Charizard X[edit]

  1. I like him better, not going to explain so no one gets triggered ;) PoultrysigSSB4.pngPoultryPoultrysigSSBM.png(talk) the God-Slayer 16:07, 10 June 2017 (EDT)
  2. More interesting design. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 17:38, 10 June 2017 (EDT)
  3. Not really because of Smash Bros., since I'm bad at both Lucario and Charizard so it wouldn't matter much to me, but Charizard X is just too cool of a design not to vote for. ---Preceding unsigned comment added by you. Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 18:31, 10 June 2017 (EDT)
  4. Charizard is my favorite Pokemon, while I really couldn't care less about Lucario. No brainer. RagnarokSignature.png Ragnarok320, The Toa of Fire (talk) 13:18, 11 June 2017 (EDT)
  5. A great Pokémon in my favor! This is my mega choice! Dragonfirebreath25 (talk) 19:44, 12 June 2017 (EDT)
  6. In Pokémon, I find among the best Mega Evolution designs and it's one of my favorites to use. In Smash, it might be restricted to only two moves, but still feels more unique than Mega Lucario, which is just a Lucario reskin with maxed out Aura. 034.png DracoRex, Creator of the Land 18:18, 14 June 2017 (EDT)
  7. Lucario is boring --Myth Myth Kirby.png 21:25, 14 June 2017 (EDT)
  8. I'm still bitter over Lucario having functionally replaced Mewtwo in Brawl. ...Not exactly a very deep and meaningful vote, but it suffices. Everyman Or Nobody? (talk) 22:04, 14 June 2017 (EDT)
  9. RAWR XD ChuckNorris24.png  22:50, 16 June 2017 (EDT)

Votes for Mega Lucario[edit]

  1. You actually get to use your full moveset, unlike mega Charizard who is limited to just two moves. Alex Parpotta (talk) 16:05, 10 June 2017 (EDT)
  2. Don't you just love getting killed at 10% :/ Kirby's Crazy Appetite ~ KirbysCrazyAppetiteSig.png 17:27, 10 June 2017 (EDT)
  3. Gotta vote for my favorite Pokémon. AidanzapunkSig1.pngAidan, the Wandering Dragon WarriorAidanzapunkSig2.png 20:40, 15 June 2017 (EDT)

Half Votes[edit]

  1. Mega Lucario is just amazing, especially on small stages. Also, Lucario is my fave smasher! (For some reason, it's showing this in comments...) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mapword (talkcontribs) 17:24, June 14, 2017‎



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