🦊Blackburn "Black Vulpine" Renard🐺

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Blackburn "Black Vulpine" Renard
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Cute but also sexy.
Character info
Smash 64 mains Yoshi, Kirby
Other Smash 64 characters Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon
Melee mains Yoshi, Kirby
Other Melee characters Captain Falcon, Mr. Game & Watch
Brawl mains Yoshi, Kirby
Other Brawl characters Snake, Pokémon Trainer
Smash 4 mains Yoshi, Little Mac, Mr. Game & Watch
Other Smash 4 characters Corrin, Bayonetta, Dr. Mario, Captain Falcon
Ultimate mains Yoshi, Dr. Mario, Little Mac, Mr. Game & Watch
Other Ultimate characters Captain Falcon, King K. Rool, Robin
Rankings and results info
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Ultimate $60
Personal and other info
Location Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Miscellaneous info
Skill Super Smash Bros. Casual
Super Smash Bros. Melee Casual
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Casual
Super Smash Bros. 4 Amateur
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amateur
NNID Black-Vulpine

My name is Blackburn Renard, but everyone calls me Black Vulpine (ブラック・ヴルパイン). I'm a furry and proud of it! Don't be intimidated by my face though, I'm a nice fox, just a little... short-tempered. I am however the asshole* who scrutinises all your edits, particularly those to do with trivia, reverting anything that doesn't suit my incredibly strict standards. On the lighter side though, I am a sort of Mythbuster on this site, focusing on weird claims about the games and actually testing to see which are true and which are not, generally testing confirming claims such as this, this, and this, while also busting claims such as this, this, and this.

All hail the Furry Nation! Furries make the Internets go. 🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊

Oh yeah, and as a Smasher, I'm a dedicated Yoshi main from Australia. I recently kicked off my own Smash Bros Ultimate montage series on YouTube, titled "How Furries Play Smash", heavily inspired by Alpharad and Little Z. You can check it out here!

For my other pages:

Art gallery
What if Smash Bros had Mortal Kombat X style intros?
What if the announcer said funny things about the characters when selecting them?
My personal tier list. WARNING: Heavy and biased opinions beyond this point.
Do I have a problem?


SmashWiki:Drafts (Yes, I'm aware how meta this is)

Pages I've created from drafts:

Special Zoom

Template pages, unauthorised public editing prohibited:

Talk page signature

* Disclaimer: I refer to myself as an asshole so that you don’t have to.

Tournament results

Note: Unless otherwise stated, all winnings are in Australian dollars (AUD).

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Winnings
FurJAM 2017 September 23rd, 2017 1st
Harbour City Fur Con 2018 July 29th, 2018 Round 2/5

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Winnings
Harbour City Fur Con 2019 July 28th, 2019 5th
diggers RSL Miranda Monthly June 8th, 2021 1st $60
Virtu-Aurawra 2021Online August 1st, 2021 Top 8
diggers RSL Miranda Monthly #2 March 14th, 2022 4th

Skills and abilities

Stats & Attributes

Black Vulpine
Dispute Handling 65%    
Smash Skill 70%    
Smash Knowledge 80%    
Spelling/Grammar 100%  
Typing Speed 95%    
Wikipresence 80%    
Wikiskill 90%    
Basic Attributes
Controller Of Zed This user has rollback.
Firewall This user is immune to Flame attacks.
Flamethrower This user's Flame attacks are twice as likely to spread.
Discord Maker This user uses the Discord server.
Mr. Vulcan This user's Logic attacks deal 33% more damage.
Notoriety This user is a significant contributor.
Photographer This user can upload screenshots.
Rasterizer This user can create .png images.
Respectability This user cannot use Troll attacks.
Rock Head This user is immune to Troll attacks.
Scene Team This user can contribute videos.
Vigilant Noctivigant This user is often around while the rest of the wiki is asleep.
Other Attributes
Radar Watcher This user tends to watch those who make mistakes more closely.
Mythbuster This user labs often.
Entertainer This user runs a YouTube channel.
Socially Awkward This user tends to say the wrong thing at inappropriate times.
Party Animal This user is a furry.
Anti-Vandal This user spends most of their time hunting for vandals.

Short range combat

Highly aggressive, especially when playing as Yoshi. Will attack rapidly or use strong attacks. If opponent counter-spams, I will generally time a smash attack against it, or grab them. I will also grab if the opponent is shielding. If the opponent is trying to camp and/or focus on long range combat, I'll try to keep closing the distance to put the pressure on.

Long range combat

Don't like camping. But doesn't mean I won't, or don't know how to. If playing as someone with projectile or long-range attacks I will often use those, aiming them at the opponent if possible. If the opponent is charging, I generally use a projectile (like Egg Throw) to break or stop their charge and allow me to turn the table. For approaches, I'll usually just throw out a dash attack or grab, although sometimes I'll run past the opponent without doing anything.


I usually apply this to edge campers. If someone hangs out on a ledge for too long, or in SSB4, jumps off the ledge then grabs it again, I'll throw out a down-smash or even a meteor to punish them. If I'm playing as Bayonetta, watch out!

In other cases, my skills at punishing are sub-par, as I generally have my other options covered rather than committing to one option that will have a powerful result. In some situations though, such as successfully reading a counter or having an enemy attack (about to be) whiffed, I can do things like charge a smash attack just a little bit longer to maximise punishment. Finally, when I'm playing as Little Mac with a KO Uppercut ready, if you throw out a counter or have a point-blank attack blocked, you're doomed.

Edge guarding

Depends on who I'm playing as, but generally my edge guarding game is pretty average. In some cases I will stay on the edge and spam projectiles, while in other cases, I'll go after them and try to make sure the job is finished. If I'm playing as Yoshi especially, I have the capacity to jump DOWN for you as well as up.


I'm better than most people at this. I will often try to attack any edge-guarders, though I may also simply evade them. I will also often position myself to make getting hit by meteor attacks or other edge guarding moves very difficult. For those that do manage to get close, I'll either counter or dodge.


My favourite thing to do. There's nothing more satisfying than sending a reeling opponent straight down to their doom, and if you're just a little bit off with your recovery defence, you're doing down. Literally.

I have perfected meteor techniques for Yoshi, Mr. Game & Watch, Bayonetta, Donkey Kong, Robin, Mewtwo and Charizard. I'm also working on techniques for Zero Suit Samus and Shulk, so hopefully it won't be long before I can do those guys efficiently.

Tech skill

Skill Competency
Floor Tech Often. Will tech-roll to attempt to confound the opponent, or evade chaingrabbing from Ganondorf.
Ceiling & Wall Tech Often. We tech those.
DI Always.
Ledge Drop Attack Often. Especially for characters with fast, powerful attacks, it's a great way to defend against aggressive edge-guarders, or even just surprise them.

Favourite Methodologies and Sayings


Stage spikes. They get the scrubs every time...

Always disrespect

Yes, I'm one of those people. Just because they're going to fall and get KO'd doesn't mean I'm going to be satisfied. I want the opponent to KNOW how much contempt I have for them, especially if they're playing as Roy or Lucina. (I seriously think we need an article about this...)


Extending from Disrespect, I'll do various things to play mindgames with the opponent. Ranging from randomly taunting or doing acrobatics to pretending to SD. If I end up breaking your shield or stunning you for any reason, chances are I'll do a quick foxtrot across your character before finishing you off.

Reading & baiting

This one's pretty new for me, but vital nonetheless. I've faced opponents like Marth, Bowser Jr. and Peach so often now that I've gotten good at understanding what strategies the majority of their players use. Of course, there's going to be the odd one that uses a different strategy, but I'm also good at planning on the fly. In either case, I will often attempt to read for things like a counter, air dodge, or reflector. If my read is successful, then the punishment is brutal.

To extend from this, I can also bait certain players such as over-eager edgeguarders, and force errors out of them. For instance, if I'm playing as Mewtwo, hovering below the edge, just daring a Marth or Lucina to come after me, you decide to do so, but then I Teleport back up to the ledge, and presto, you've invested too much in that meteor, and there's no way back for you. Guess what? You've been baited.


I love using this technique to catch opponents off guard or get some fast turnarounds in. Despite how useful the technique is for me though, I tend to have trouble doing it in the air consistently.

Name origin

The name 'Black Vulpine' has a lot of backstory to it. Back when I was 11 years old, well before I knew the furry fandom existed, I was inspired by my brother's idea to come up with a nickname for myself, which would later become used as my nickname as an online alias. This was back in the day when I was paranoid about my security when online. Playing off my love of foxes and also that I wanted something that sounded 'cool', the name became 'Dark Fox'. It seemed to be rather lame, but it felt like it suited me, so I kept it, and I was using that name for 6 years onward.

Black Vulpine's Gaia avatar, then-known as Dark Fox.

However, as time went on, it was becoming clear to me that 'Dark Fox' was a commonly used name online, and it was becoming increasingly hard to actually use it on any online service I joined. In 2007, I was a member of a site called 'Gaia Online', and it was there in 2010 that the actual look of Black Vulpine first came into existence. In the same year, I discovered the furry fandom, and was a lurker on there for about a year, before finally officially joining Fur Affinity in 2011. Upon joining, I realised that for practical reasons, I could no longer use the 'Dark Fox' moniker, and started thinking about other names to use. I was thinking that I needed something that was more 'refined', or formal, something that suited the name of a character. When I realised that 'Black Vulpine' would fit the purpose, it became my character's official name. After this, I engaged in conversation with a few of the artists I had been following at the time, and it was on that day that the first ever picture of Black Vulpine was drawn.

Over the years that have followed, the name has been tweaked even further. I had originally kept Black Vulpine's full name to be 'Black "Dark Fox" Vulpine Renard', with Renard being the French word for fox. Since then, I discovered that 'Black' can be a shorthand for 'Blackburn', which I felt sounded even cooler than just 'Black'. Since then, Black Vulpine's full name has been 'Blackburn "Black Vulpine" Renard', with 'Black Vulpine' continuing to be the primary moniker for my alter ego up to this day.

While I have since learned that there is a music band with the same name, I have not been deterred from using this name, owing to the fact that US copyright law states that an infringement occurs where 'confusion is likely to result from the same name'. My argument is that this is not the case, given that Black Vulpine the band, and Black Vulpine the character are obviously two very different things. I have however changed both my Twitter and YouTube handle to 'Black Vulpine Fox' to assist with disambiguation, and improve discoverability slightly.

Art collection

Click here to view art of Black Vulpine! Everything beyond this point is SFW only to be compliant with SmashWiki's guidelines.


  • Have been a closeted furry for 6 years, only making strong representation of it on various internet sites. In April 2017, I decided to stop being shy about it, and opened up a lot more.
  • Attended my first furry convention in July 2018.
  • Never attended an official Smash tournament.
  • Have a downloaded copy of Zootopia on my phone.
  • Have a fursuit.

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