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Character info
Melee main Sheik
Team info
Crew(s) Recipherus' crew
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee RetroSSBMRank 2001-2003: 2nd
Best historical ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee RetroSSBMRank 2001-2003: 2nd
Best tournament result Super Smash Bros. Melee 2nd at Tournament Go 5
Personal and other info
Real name Jeremy Fremlin
Birth date (age 40)
Location Watsonville, California
Los Angeles, California United States

Recipherus is a retired Melee Sheik main from Los Angeles, California. He was well-known for briefly being considered Melee's best player in the game's competitive beginnings before Ken emerged, back when tournament rulesets still had items on and had most stages legal, while he would remain Ken's strongest competition in the pre-MLG era after Ken started competing. He consistently placed top 3 at all tournaments he entered during this time, while also travelling across the US to compete, where he placed 2nd at MOAST and 1st at Snexus 2, and additionally won a then-record-setting $8,000 for 1st at IVGF Northwest Regionals (a record he would hold until PC Chris earned $10,000 for winning MLG Las Vegas 2006 over three years later). His dominance in this time period would retroactively get him ranked 2nd by RetroSSBMRank for their 2001-2003 ranking, being only outranked by Ken.

In 2004 when the MLG era kicked off, Recipherus would attend the final Tournament Go and Melee's first supermajor, Tournament Go 6, but he would have by far his worst performance yet when he placed 17th. After this he would quietly retire and never compete in a Melee tournament again, as he found it too difficult to keep up with the rising level of competition while having increasingly less time to practice and attend tournaments himself.[1] He would make a reappearance in Brawl shortly after the game released, but this return was very brief, as after entering only a couple tournaments, he would disappear from the Smash community again. He was mentioned in the The Smash Brothers documentary, but was not asked for an interview, despite Recipherus later stating he would have been opened to an interview.[2] In June 2015, Recipherus did an AMA on the Smash subreddit, r/Smashbros, but indicated that he was not interested in returning to competitive Smash, and that remains Recipherus' last known involvement with the Smash community.[3]

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Tournament Go 1 April 6th, 2002 3rd / ? 3rd / ? Adam
Tournament Go 2 June 15th, 2002 2nd / ? 1st / ? Adam
Tournament Go 3 August 24th, 2002 1st / ~40 1st / 22 Adam
Meleepalooza December 29th-30th, 2002 3rd / ?
MOAST January 6th, 2003 2nd / ?
Tournament Go 4 January 19th, 2003 2nd / ~90 3rd / 44 Adam
IVGF Northwest Regionals March 1st, 2003 1st / 151*
Snexus 2 July 12th, 2003 1st / 48 2nd / ? Isai
Tournament Go 5 August 2nd-3rd, 2003 2nd / ~90
Tournament Go 6 August 21st-22nd, 2004 17th / 112

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Toy Mandala Brawl Tournament May 4th, 2008 2nd / 28
Family Fun Arcade March 21st, 2009 9th / 54


  • Recipherus was infamous for always wearing gloves inbetween sets at tournaments.

Gameplay videos[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


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