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No merge No no no no and no. A gimp kill is entirely different from an edge guard. Sometimes a gimp kill results from an edge guard, but a gimp kill can be so many other things. Here, have some set theory.

L=the set of all possible gimp kills
B=the set of low damage edge guard kills
U=the set of edge guard kills
Y=the set of edge guards

The only notable relation here is that:

B is a subset of L

No other relation is possibly justified because:

B is a subset of U but
U is not a subset of L

Essentially, gimp kills mean so many different things. A gimp may be the application of a projectile to an enemy who's just jumped on a spring may far up. It may be hitting Pit while he had his WoI on, and he falls through a hole in the stage, or gets pounded by lava or something. Oftentimes, even, a gimp comes from an edge guard, but it's certainly not exclusive, and 'gimp' does not create the association 'edge guard' Semicolon (talk) 18:49, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

No merge. Semicolon is correct here. The only thing that an edge guard and a gimp have in common is they let you push your opponent's wig back. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 18:55, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

No Merge Yeah.Smoreking(T) (c) 17:44, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Don't Merge -- There are so many more gimp kills than that. We need to put in effort to it; edgeguarding is when you pretty much kamikaze to kill foes. Gimping is laming off moves that own opponents in a simple one or two steps, like PK Thunder, fireballs, projectiles mainly, other moves like d-tilts, etc. THEY ARE NOT SAME AS EDGEGUARD! Skrabb-a-log Image:Scorpion.jpg| 40px | What are you waiting for? Click it! 00:51, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Is Mario using Cape or Dr. Mario using (What's his side special?) to stop another character from recovering gimping or edge guarding? 18:47, 4 January 2015 (EST)

Name "gimp"[edit]

Why are gimps called gimps? I know "Gimp" as an image manipulation software, but why is a low-percent kill in smash called a "gimp"? Mariofan13 (talk) 08:24, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

The word "gimp" essentially means "weak" or "crippled". Exactly how it became a Smash term I don't know, but given that a gimp tends to both involve a weak attack and put the victim at a serious disadvantage, it makes enough sense. Zyrac (talk) 08:35, 30 June 2015 (EDT)