Darkrain is a Melee Captain Falcon smasher from Kansas City. He is considered the original solo Captain Falcon main (as Isai, then the best Captain Falcon main, dual mained Sheik). He was formerly ranked 61st on the 2015 SSBMRank. He took a set off Hungrybox at Tipped Off 4.
Darkrain popularized down throw tech-chasing on spacies. He will down throw, fox trot, and then react to his opponents tech. He has an aggressive play style and will go offstage to edgeguard, but this can backfire. He has high knowledge of combo setups knowing what he can and can't follow up with and knows the ins and outs of Captain Falcon.
Darkrain has a long standing history with the midwest Melee scene. He placed highly at the events of the 2006 season of the Midwest Circuit, including winning CoKII, which caused him to be ranked 3rd on the Midwest Power Rankings in October 2006. Darkrain also participated at various MLG events throughout 2005 and 2006. At MLG Chicago 2006, he placed 17th, losing to The King in the first round of winners' bracket, then defeating The_Doug, but losing to The King again. He then placed 9th at MLG Orlando 2006, where he once again lost to The King in the first round of winners' bracket, but proceeded to defeat KeepSpeedN, Eddie, and Caveman before losing to Mew2King.
Darkrain then managed to place 7th at MELEE-FC Diamond, the largest Melee tournament in the world at the time. He repeated this performance by placing 7th at Pound 3, where he defeated Tope and Doll in winners' bracket before losing to ChuDat, and then defeated Drephen to reach losers' top 8, where he lost to Vidjogamer. One year later, he placed 7th at GENESIS, defeating Mexican, Sensei, Romeo, and Tope in winners' bracket before losing to Mew2King, then defeating Lambchops before losing to Hungrybox 1-2 in losers' top 8.
Darkrain attended Pound 4 and teamed up with fellow Falcon main SilentSpectre and got 2nd place in teams. In singles he lost to Tope in round 1, but made a run in losers beating Darc, Vidjogamer, and Ka-master, before losing to Zhu to place in the top 16. After years of not appearing at a national, Darkrain made a return at MELEE-FC10R Legacy in August 2012, where he made top 8. In the round robin top 8 bracket, he lost to Kels 2-3, Hungrybox 0-3, Hax 2-3, SFAT 2-3, Axe 1-3, and Mango 2-3, though he defeated Kage 3-0. Due to having the lowest score among the players in the bracket, he placed 8th. Darkrain's set with Mango made an appearance in the 2013 documentary film, The Smash Brothers.
At EVO 2013, Darkrain made it to the losers' quarters pool, where he defeated Baka4moe, L, Bacon, and Bladewise 2-1, before being eliminated by Fiction, placing 25th. The next year at EVO 2014, he once again placed 25th. He defeated Silent Wolf 2-0 in the winners' quarters pool, before losing to Shroomed 1-2. He defeated Cyrain to make it into the top 32, where he was eliminated by Fiction 1-2. At Hungrybox's Don't Take My Stock 3, he was beaten by Gahtzu 0-5 in a Captain Falcon ditto money match.
At CEO 2015 he didn't make it into bracket after getting double eliminated by Tafokints. At FC Smash 15XR: Return he teamed up with fellow Falcon main Wizzrobe and got 3rd place. In singles he made it into the top 32 bracket on losers side. He beat Drephen before losing to Duck to place in the top 16.
Darkrain again returned next year for EVO 2015. He lost to Plup in round 2 of pools, but he was able to make it to day 2 beating Eval, 4%, Redd, and Wizzrobe in a Falcon ditto. He lost to Westballz 0-2 to get 25th again at EVO. After EVO he attended Low Tier City 3 in Texas. Darkrain lost to Mojo in winners. After making top 8 in losers side he lost to Axe to get 5th place.
Darkrain's next big tournament was The Big House 5. He captained the Midwest in the crew battle and they ended up losing to Europe by one stock in a heartbreaker. He played S2J in a exhibition Falcon ditto for the first time, but he lost 1-3. He teamed up with S2J, but they only got 25th place. In singles he lost to The Moon in pools, but was able made it to day 2 on losers side by beating Vro. In bracket he beat Mafia 2-1 then lost to HomeMadeWaffles 1-2 to get 33rd place.
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