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There's no indicator for it but I notice that when I loose a life to the hand(s) (haven't fought the master core yet) that my GSP plummets while it stays similar if I loose a life against the earlier cpus. Guybrush20X6 (talk) 06:17, 23 October 2014 (EDT)

That suggests that significantly more people finish the Hands fight with one stock left than two, whereas if they get KO'd earlier in the run they have a chance to make up the points. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Steppin' 10:23, 23 October 2014 (EDT)