Smasher:Carls493

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Carls493 "Carls"
Carls493
Ultimate mains Shulk, Joker
Other Ultimate
character
Inkling, Simon, Fox, Sonic, Mega Man, Wario, Pokémon Trainer
SSB4 mains Fox, Shulk
Other SSB4
characters
Sonic, Mega Man, Mario, Wario
Brawl main Fox
Project M main Wario
Other Project M
character
Kirby
Skill Super Smash Bros. Brawl Professional
Super Smash Bros. 4 Professional
PM Icon.png Professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Columbus Ultimate Power Rankings: 3rd
Additional info
Real name Carlos Rollins
Location Columbus, Ohio USA

Carls493 (sometimes shortened to Carls) is a player from Columbus, Ohio. He played Fox in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and is ranked 8th on the final Ohio Brawl Power Rankings.

In Project M, Carls493 is a Wario main. He is ranked 2nd on the Columbus Power Rankings, with wins over Mango, XYK, and SoulPech, and is considered to be the best Wario in the Midwest. He nowadays only plays the game competitively at tournament venues that feature it alongside the current official Smash game at the time.

After the decline in activity for Brawl. Carls493 moved on to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and continued to be a Fox player in that game. He then later picked up Shulk as a co-main alongside Fox, and has claimed wins over Katakiri, ACNupp, TekNo, Kamui, CrazyColorz5, and Karinole primarily as Shulk. He was formerly ranked 10th on the 1st Ohio Smash 4 Power Rankings, but was considered the best Shulk player in Ohio by the end of the game's competitive lifespan.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Carls493 started the game out as a more full-fledged Shulk player, demoting Fox as one of his secondaries, and is considered one of the best Shulk players in Ohio after Darkshad. He has later on picked up Joker as another one of his strong secondaries, and is known to occasionally use other characters in competitive matches, as well, such as Pokémon Trainer, Sonic, Mega Man, and Inkling. He is currently ranked 3rd on the Columbus Ultimate Power Rankings and 12th on the Ohio Ultimate Power Rankings, claiming wins over Katakiri, Karinole, CrazyColorz5, TLOrEo, Mac Attk, Mindset, GoMan, BiggieCheeze, Abyss, and colinies.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 9th
Juu-Kakuto-Geemu May 5th, 2018 1st

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 17th
Shuffle VII May 24, 2015 17th 3rd SoulPech
Rise of the Empire: Melee and PM June 4th, 2016 7th 3rd SoulPech
Showdown: Battle Royale December 10th-11th, 2016 9th 2nd SoulPech
Borealis August 19th-20th, 2017 5th 9th Wyld
Emerald Thunder Monthly February 24th, 2018 3rd
Go for Gold 4! April 28th, 2018 2nd 2nd Soulpech
Juu-Kakuto-Geemu May 5th, 2018 2nd
Smashville 7 June 16th, 2018 13th
SUPER Smash the Stadium July 28th, 2018 2nd
Plus Ultra September 15th, 2018 33rd 17th 1900
Second Impact: Tokyo Drift February 2nd, 2019 1st
Kakuto Geemu Ereban! Carmine Vs. Ultramarine July 27th, 2019 2nd

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Showdown: Battle Royale December 10th-11th, 2016 65th 25th SoulPech
Smash & Grab Monthly (Wii U) March 4th, 2017 13th 4th Mindset
Convergence 1 March 24th, 2018 7th
Shuffle: Battle of the Midwest April 1st-2nd, 2017 9th 9th ZSSpence
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 33rd
Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 257th 193rd Aceman
Koranbasu HeartGold February 17th, 2018 13th 2nd Mindset
Emerald Thunder Monthly February 24th, 2018 1st
Koranbasu SoleSilver March 31st, 2018 13th 7th Mindset
Arcadian Fury 2 April 7th-8th, 2018 7th 2nd Mindset
Go for Gold 4! April 28th, 2018 5th 7th pillowtalk
Koranbasu Version Black May 12th, 2018 9th 5th Mindset
Smashville 7 June 16th, 2018 17th
Koranbasu Colosseum June 30th, 2018 2nd 2nd Mindset
Koranbasu Black 2: Zetakai Belated Birthday Edition July 21st, 2018 5th
Home Coming 2018: Crossing Fates September 8th, 2018 13th 4th Lapin
DQ'd September 29th, 2018 7th 2nd Mindset
Koranbasu Version White October 6th, 2018 1st
Arcadian Fury 3 November 10th-11th, 2018 17th 2nd Mindset

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Kurasu Henko: Villager December 15th, 2018 3rd 1st Mindset
Ultimate Proving Ground January 5th, 2019 9th 5th Mindset
Kurasu Henko: Cleric January 26th, 2019 2nd 17th Mindset
Second Impact: Tokyo Drift February 2nd, 2019 7th 1st Mindset
Go for Gold 8! ASSMAN SAGA February 16th, 2019 5th 4th Mindset
E3 Flyaway Tournament March 2nd, 2019 5th
Kurasu Henko: Mage March 30th, 2019 13th 1st Mindset
Midwest Battlefield: April 2019 April 6th, 2019 9th 3rd Mindset
Class Change: Thief May 11th, 2019 9th 3rd Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #65 May 16th, 2019 1st
SMASHLAN'D #66 May 23rd, 2019 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #68 June 6th, 2019 5th
COST 2019 June 8th, 2019 17th 13th Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #69 June 13th, 2019 3rd
SMASHLAN'D #70 June 20th, 2019 5th
2GG: Grand Tour - Ohio June 22nd-23rd, 2019 9th
SMASHLAN'D #71 June 27th, 2019 17th
SMASHLAN'D #72 July 4th, 2019 4th
SMASHLAN'D #73 July 11th, 2019 5th
Class Change: Archer July 13th, 2019 9th 13th Sleepy
SMASHLAN'D #74 July 18th, 2019 5th
SMASHLAN'D #75 July 25th, 2019 5th
Kakuto Geemu Ereban! Carmine Vs. Ultramarine July 27th, 2019 1st
SMASHLAN'D #76 August 1st, 2019 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #77 August 8th, 2019 1st
SMASHLAN'D #78 August 15th, 2019 9th
SMASHLAN'D #79 August 22th, 2019 3rd
SMASHLAN'D #80 August 29th, 2019 9th
SMASHLAN'D #81 September 5th, 2019 4th
2GG: Run it Back September 7th, 2019 9th 9th Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #82 September 12th, 2019 13th
SMASHLAN'D #83 September 19th, 2019 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #84 September 26th, 2019 4th
SMASHLAN'D #85 October 3rd, 2019 3rd
SMASHLAN'D #86 October 10th, 2019 2nd
Class Change: Bard October 12th, 2019 5th 9th Gible
SMASHLAN'D #87 October 17th, 2019 5th

Tag Origin[edit]

  • The first half of his tag, "Carls", is simply his real name, "Carlos", without the "o". The second half, the number "493", comes from the total number of Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise as of Generation IV. It also refers to the final Pokémon of that generation, Arceus, being the #493 on the National Pokédex, and Carls' naive belief at the time that the series would end on that generation due to Arceus being known as the "God" and creator of the Pokémon universe. Humorously, he realized this before the number could also be used to reference two-thirds of his birthdate (April 1993), which is why he has yet to update the number to accommodate further Pokémon generations.

Trivia[edit]

  • Despite his top-most frequent mains throughout his Smash career, Carls493's #1 video game favorite franchise is Sonic the Hedgehog, being the very first franchise that got him into video games. He occasionally pays tribute to Sonic by making his own music that's meant to emulate the music that can be heard from most of the Sega Genesis entries of the series.
  • Carls493's knowledge of video games covers more than just Nintendo's first- and second-party franchises. As of the arrival of the Hero, Banjo & Kazooie, and Terry in Ultimate, Carls493 has had prior knowledge of every single third-party franchise in Smash that's represented by a playable character.
  • Carls493 also enjoys playing traditional fighters competitively, such as Street Fighter IV, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Skullgirls, and Dragon Ball FighterZ.
  • Carls493 runs a YouTube channel that focuses on video games, including playlists for every official Smash game and several franchises that have been featured in Smash, as well as many other games of multiple genres and various content ratings from big-time publishers to smaller indie/doujin developers. He prefers a more traditional or "retro" YouTube Gaming approach to his running his channel by not relying on voiced commentary over his playthroughs and matches, not creating webcam discussion videos, and not advertising his face and over-the-top reactions on his videos' thumbnails. He instead simply prefers to focus purely on the gameplay, itself, with his thoughts on the games usually explained in their video descriptions, or adding text to the videos, themselves, in guides.
  • Carls493 is an avid fan, writer, editor, and overall contributor of the semi-formal TV Tropes Wiki website. He documents a personal page there that lists his favorite and most-notable contributions to the site, as well as listing all of the games that he has featured, or will feature, on his YouTube channel.
  • Carls493 was an active member of the now-defunct Nintendo Dojo (formally All is Brawl) since 2009. He was known for his helpful, and informative blogs on Smash, other games, and other forms of entertainment media (such as Anime and Western Animation), alongside his decent Fox skills in the website's online tournaments and ladder ranking system for competitive Brawl, which would eventually lead him into attending tournaments in-person and becoming one of the longest-active non-Melee players of his Columbus Smash community. However, in contrast, he has also been known at times to take a brash and highly-defensive stance on certain topics in Nintendo Dojo.

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