🦊Blackburn "Black Vulpine" Renard🦊
|“||A highly subjective gripe, I know, but I don't think this industry can afford to let writing standards slip any lower; they're already wheelchair accessible!||”|
|—Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Zero Punctuation|
|This user has rollback.|
|This user is for some reason a friend of that furry trash known as Black Vulpine. He's an efficient rollbacker.|
|Blackburn "Black Vulpine" Renard|
I'm so awesome.
|Ultimate mains||Yoshi, Dr. Mario, Little Mac|
|Captain Falcon, King K. Rool, Robin|
|SSB4 mains||Yoshi, Little Mac, Mr. Game & Watch|
|Corrin, Bayonetta, Dr. Mario, Captain Falcon|
|Brawl mains||Kirby, Yoshi|
|Snake, Pokémon Trainer|
|Skill|| Casual |
|Location||Sydney, New South Wales|
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.
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:
SmashWiki:Drafts (Yes, I'm aware how meta this is)
Pages I've created from drafts:
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|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner|
|FurJAM 2017||September 23rd, 2017||1st||—||—|
|Harbour City Fur Con 2018||July 29th, 2018||Round 2/5||—||—|
|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner|
|Harbour City Fur Con 2019||July 28th, 2019||5th||—||—|
Skills and abilities
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.
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.
|Floor Tech||Often. Will tech-roll to attempt to confound the opponent, or evade chaingrabbing from Ganondorf.|
|Ceiling & Wall Tech||Often. We tech those.|
|Ledge Drop Attack||Sometimes. I generally prefer to attack edge campers from the ground, so unless the character I'm playing has a down-air for a meteor, I probably won't do this.|
Favourite Methodologies and Sayings
🚫 WE TECH THOSE 🚫
Stage spikes. They get the scrubs every time...
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. (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.
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.
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.
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.