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Carls493 "Carls"
Character info
Brawl main Fox
Smash 4 mains Fox, Shulk
Other Smash 4 characters Sonic, Mega Man, Mario, Wario
Ultimate main Shulk
Other Ultimate character Sonic, Sora, Inkling, Wario
Project M main Wario
Other Project M character Kirby
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Columbus Ultimate Power Rankings: 3rd
Personal and other info
Real name Carlos Rollins
Birth date (age 31)
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 5th 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 eventually become more of a Shulk main than a Fox main. He has achieved 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. He is currently considered the best Shulk player in Central Ohio, and the second best in the entire state after Darkshad, though he is also known to use various other characters at times. He is currently ranked 3rd on the Columbus Ultimate Power Rankings and formerly 12th on the Ohio Ultimate Power Rankings, achieving wins over several notable players such as Katakiri, Geist, Xane, Mindset, BiggieCheeze, colinies, Komota, and DarkShad.

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 24th, 2015 17th / 144 3rd / 33 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
Shuffle VII May 23rd-24th, 2015 13th / 135 7th / 34 SoulPech
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 #67 May 30th, 2019 1st
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 22nd, 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
Double Barreled IV October 19th, 2019 7th
SMASHLAN'D #88 October 24th, 2019 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #89 October 31st, 2019 3rd
SMASHLAN'D #90 November 7th, 2019 2nd
State of the Union 5: CSL Regional Qualifiers November 9th, 2019 1st
SMASHLAN'D #91 November 14th, 2019 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #92 November 21st, 2019 3rd
RATS 2 November 23rd, 2019 4th
SMASHLAN'D #93 December 5th, 2019 5th
SMASHLAN'D #94 December 12th, 2019 3rd
Class Change: Warrior December 14th, 2019 9th 9th Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #95 December 19th, 2019 1st
SMASHLAN'D #96 December 26th, 2019 1st
SMASHLAN'D #97 January 2nd, 2020 5th
SMASHLAN'D #98 January 9th, 2020 9th
SMASHLAN'D #99 January 16th, 2020 9th
SMASHLAN’D #100 January 23rd, 2020 5th
State of the Union 8 Ultimate January 25th, 2020 2nd
SMASHLAN’D #101 January 30th, 2020 2nd
SMASHLAN’D #102 February 6th, 2020 4th
Class Change Monk February 8th, 2020 7th
SMASHLAN’D #103 February 13th, 2020 2nd
SMASHLAN’D #104 February 20th, 2020 3rd
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 193rd 49th Mindset
SMASHLAN’D #105 February 27th, 2020 5th
SMASHLAN’D #106 March 5th, 2020 2nd
Class Change Knight March 7th, 2020 17th 3rd Mindset
SMASHLAN’D #109 July 1st, 2021 5th
Donatos Fight Night Returns: Week 1 July 6th, 2021 9th
SMASHLAN’D #110 July 8th, 2021 4th
Donatos Fight Night 7/13 - Donat0-2sdays 35 July 13th, 2021 7th
SMASHLAN’D #111 July 15th, 2021 7th
CFG Tuesday Trial July 20th, 2021 4th
SMASHLAN'D #112 July 22nd, 2021 9th
Ultimate Vibes #1 July 24th, 2021 3rd
Donatos Fight Night 7/27 - Donat0-2sdays 36 July 27th, 2021 7th
SMASHLAN'D #113 July 29th, 2021 2nd
Donatos Fight Night 8/4 - Donat0-2sdays 37 August 3rd, 2021 5th
SMASHLAN'D #114 August 5th, 2021 17th
SMASHLAN'D #115 August 12th, 2021 7th
CFG Tuesday Trials 2: Electric Boogaloo August 17th, 2021 4th
SMASHLAN'D #116 August 19th, 2021 5th
CFG Tuesday Trials 3: The Return August 24th, 2021 5th
SMASHLAN'D #117 August 26th, 2021 5th
Ultimate Vibes #2 August 28th, 2021 1st
CFG Tuesday Trials 4: A New Beginning August 31st, 2021 7th
SMASHLAN'D #118 September 2nd, 2021 9th
YMCA Clash September 4th, 2021 9th 1st Mindset
CFG Tuesday Trials 5: F***, I LOST!!! September 9th, 2021 9th
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 257th 25th Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #121 September 23rd, 2021 7th
Juu Ni Kakuto Geemu September 25th, 2021 1st
CFG Tuesday Trials 6: The TO Force Awakens September 29th, 2021 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #122 September 30th, 2021 9th
$2000 GDEX Underworld (2021) October 2nd, 2021 2nd
CFG Tuesday Trials 7: Attack of the TO's October 5th, 2021 4th
CFG Tuesday Trials 8: The TOs Strike Back October 12th, 2021 13th
SMASHLAN'D #124 October 14th, 2021 9th
CFG Tuesday Trials 9: (Hopefully) Simply and Clean October 19th, 2021 7th
SMASHLAN'D #125 October 21st, 2021 3rd
CFG Tuesday Trials 10: THE BATTLE FRONTIER October 26th, 2021 6th
SMASHLAN'D #126 October 28th, 2021 4th
CFG Tuesday Trials 11 November 2nd, 2021 3rd
SMASHLAN'D #127 November 4th, 2021 9th
CFG Tuesday Trials 12: Battle Factory 2: Electric Bugaboo November 9th, 2021 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #128 November 11th, 2021 7th
Flavortown Throwdown November 13th, 2021 33rd 9th Mindset
CFG Tuesday Trials 13: Dubious Doubles November 16th, 2021 2nd 1st Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #129 November 18th, 2021 7th
Uprising - MISU Arcadian November 20th, 2021 33rd 13th Mindset
CFG Tuesday Trials 14 November 23rd, 2021 2nd
CFG Tuesday Trials 15 November 30th, 2021 3rd
CFG Tuesday Trials Sweet 16 December 7th, 2021 1st
SMASHLAN'D #131 December 9th, 2021 3rd
CFG Tuesday Trials 17 December 14th, 2021 9th
SMASHLAN'D #132 December 16th, 2021 5th
CFG Tuesday Trials 20: Super Valentine Bros February 15th, 2022 4th
CFG Tuesday Trials 21 February 22nd, 2022 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #139 February 24th, 2022 7th
CFG Tuesday Trials 22: Fat Tuesday March 1st, 2022 3rd
SMASHLAN'D #140 March 3rd, 2022 3rd
CFG Tuesday Trials 23: License to Kill Confirm March 8th, 2022 3rd
SMASHLAN'D #141 March 10th, 2022 5th
SMASHLAN'D #142 March 17th, 2022 1st
The Gamble 2 March 19th, 2022 33rd
CFG Tuesday Trials 25: CASEino Royale March 22nd, 2022 13th
CFG Tuesday Trials 26: On DBrue’s Secret Service March 29th, 2022 9th
CFG Tuesday Trials 27: Big Octo Pigeon April 5th, 2022 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #145 April 7th, 2022 9th
SMASHLAN'D #146 April 14th, 2022 17th
CFG Tuesday Trials 29: Rob with the Golden Gucci April 19th, 2022 2nd
Aultimus Memorial April 22nd, 2022 1st
SMASHLAN'D #148 April 28th, 2022 5th
Class Change Druid April 30th, 2022 17th 4th Mindset
CFG Tuesday Trials 31: SkyHighFall May 3rd, 2022 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #149 May 5th, 2022 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #150 May 12th, 2022 4th
Class Change Warlock May 28th, 2022 13th 3rd Mindset
GDEX Underworld 2022 June 11th, 2022 7th
SMASHLAN'D #155 June 16th, 2022 7th
COST 2022 June 18th, 2022 33rd 5th Mindset
CFG Tuesday Trials 42: The World is Not Zanuff July 19th, 2022 5th
SMASHLAN'D #159 July 21st, 2022 9th
Class Change: Dragoon July 23rd, 2022 9th 2nd Mindset
CFG Tuesday Trials 43: VictoryMoonraker July 26th, 2022 9th
CFG Tuesday Trials 45: Tomorrow’s Mind Never Sets August 9th, 2022 2nd
CFG Tuesday Trials 47: The Broken Foresights August 23rd, 2022 3rd
SMASHLAN'D #164 August 25th, 2022 4th
CFG Tuesday Trials 49: Geist in the Shell September 6th, 2022 7th
Riptide 2022 September 9th-11th, 2022 193rd 13th Mindset
Donatos Fight Night: 10th Anniversary September 18th, 2022 4th
CFG Tuesday Trials 51: SpiritGunned Away 2 September 20th, 2022 4th
CFG Tuesday Trials 52: Bohemian RADpsody September 27th, 2022 4th 2nd Mindset
CFG Tuesday Trials 53: Synyster of a Down October 4th, 2022 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #170 October 6th, 2022 7th
CFG Tuesday Trials 54: Party in the XYK October 11th, 2022 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #171 October 13th, 2022 2nd
CFG Tuesday Trials 55: Kors Down October 18th, 2022 1st
SMASHLAN'D #172 October 20th, 2022 4th
CFG Tuesday Trials 57: Mambo No. 493 November 1st, 2022 1st
CFG Tuesday Trials 58: Who Let the ShepDogs Out November 8th, 2022 2nd
SMASHLAN'D #179 December 15th, 2022 2nd
Flavortown Throwdown (Second Course) December 17th, 2022 17th 3rd Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #180 December 22nd, 2022 1st
CFG Tuesday Trials 65: Sente Claus is Coming to Town December 27th, 2022 5th
SMASHLAN'D #181 December 29th, 2022 5th
CFG Tuesday Trials 66: Dingle Bells January 3rd, 2023 5th
SMASHLAN'D #182 January 5th, 2023 2nd
The First Annual Ohio Smash Awards January 7th, 2022 2nd 9th Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #183 January 12th, 2023 2nd
CFG Tuesday Trials 68: Through the Fire and Flameblade January 17th, 2023 5th
Donatos Fight Night 20220111 January 18th, 2023 1st Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #184 January 19th, 2023 17th
CFG Tuesday Trials 69: TheMitt69 January 24th, 2023 3rd
CFG Tuesday Trials 71: The Blvck Keys February 7th, 2023 4th
SMASHLAN'D #186 February 9th, 2023 17th
CFG Tuesday Trials 72 February 14th, 2023 7th
CFG Saturday Trials February 18th, 2023 13th 1st Mindset
CFG Tuesday Trials 73: A Sudden Geist of Wind February 21st, 2023 5th
CFG Tuesday Trials 75: Ode to Roy March 7th, 2023 2nd
CFG Tuesday Trials 79: Initial D(Brue) April 4th, 2023 4th
SMASHLAN'D #194 April 6th, 2023 9th
CFG Tuesday Trials 80: Mr. Bedman? Bring Me a Dream April 11th, 2023 5th
SMASHLAN'D #195 April 13th, 2023 7th
CFG Tuesday Trials 81: A Wrinkle in TeamGear April 18th, 2023 4th
SMASHLAN'D #196 April 20th, 2023 17th
CFG Tuesday Trials 82: ACDCBlub April 25th, 2023 1st
Class Change: Paladin May 13th, 2023 5th 5th Mindset
SMASHLAN'D #200 June 1st, 2023 33rd

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.


  • 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, Terry, Steve, Kazuya, and Sora 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 on that website that lists his favorite and most-notable contributions to the site, a list of all of the games that he has featured on his YouTube channel, and even provides details, notes, and personal thoughts about his channel's content in that wiki's style.
  • Carls493 was an active member of the now-defunct Nintendo Dojo (formerly 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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