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Character info
Melee main Marth
Other Melee character Fox
Brawl main Ice Climbers
Team info
Former crews Team Dycer
Personal and other info
Real name Edward E Brooks
Birth date (age 37)
Location Temple Hills, MD United states

Shinku was a smasher from Maryland who mained Marth in Melee. He was one of the longest running tournament goers from an old school crew from 2003 called "Team Dycer" or "Dyce".

Shinku originally played Smash just for fun, but when two guys from Dycer known as Young D and Mario&Luigi showed him a few advanced techniques, Shinku got hooked onto the competitive gameplay, joining the crew and beginning his career in competitive Smash. He made his tournament debut at CyberCon Xion back in 2005 at Rockville, watching the top East Coast players battle with amazement.

Shinku was known by other smashers for his friendly personality and fox-clothing appearance. He often placed near the middle in tournaments, but he enjoys the competition and entertainment, and he has occasionally placed among the upper echelon. His most successful result was 2nd place at Katsucon 2007, losing to SS4 Ricky's Link, as many people watched.

His favorite Marth players from Melee are Mew2King, Ken, Azen, Neo, and Kizzu, a Brazilian smasher ranked in the top 5 in Brazil. He plays frequently with other Dycer members and with InfernoOmni. He did his best to mimic Mew2King with his playstyle, at the expense of being derided by others, although he would take the derision as a sign of progress. In doubles, he instead mostly plays Fox.

In Brawl, Shinku competed early on, however he just couldn't quite get the game down. His biggest trouble was simply finding the right character to adjust with, he in particular found Fox to be disappointing with how he turned out. Shinku would end up trying the Ice Climbers, and found himself to enjoy them with their technical desynching and ability to zero-death with chain grabs, becoming his new main for Brawl. Despite this, he would end up dropping Brawl within its first couple years, and go back to playing only Melee. He would continue to play Melee up to the mid-2010s before he retired from competitive Smash.

Tournament placings[edit]


Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 17th