Marth (SSBM)/Down special
Marth's down special move in Super Smash Bros. Melee is Counter, a move that involves posing for a few seconds. If the opponent hits Marth with an attack at the correct moment, Marth will throw out a counterattack. While this can be used as a surprise move in certain situations, it is usually rather punishable and easy to whiff. It also doesn't grant much followup ability if it does hit, making it a rather rarely-used move in competitive play. However, it can gimp certain recoveries, such as Screw Attack, Fire Fox, and Fire Bird.