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June 28, 1995
Hi! I am
Serpent King, a Melee player somewhere between casual and competitive skill. I am also an administrator of this site...as you probably know by now if you are reading this.
Aside from Smash, I also play
Armagetron Advanced competitively, and I am positively obsessed with the series. I know a fair bit about Zelda too, but I do not play competitively, because I kinda suck.
I am also minoring in Calculus and Mathematics. I also enjoy doing entirely pointless studies in mathematics, discovering new things that others overlook. I have posted a few of my findings
I have a variety of nicknames that I will respond to, the most obvious being "Serpent", "King", "Serp", and "SK", but I also respond to my Marth name, "Mars". On Tron, I use "*~>King" as my tag, and I had "Serpent" as an alias. When I started Smash (actually, that's a lie; I started Smash before Tron, but I sucked), I decided to mash them together and thus, "Serpent King" was born. Luigi being a perfect fit for that was a sheer coincidence.
Smash Opinions [ edit ]
Smash Bros. games lineups, starting from favorite, ending on least favorite:
Melee, Smash 4, Brawl, Project M, Smash 64 The tier list/matchup table does hold some weight, but should not be the end-all source for picking a character
Wavedashing is totally optional. Yes, it can provide a decent approach (sometimes), and it can be used to make some good combos, but that doesn't mean that it needs to be used to win.
Sandbagging is NOT when someone picks a low tier character in tournament because they want to have a little fun every now and again
Melee Fox players who constantly waveshine ruin the game somewhat. Play how you want, but ehhh. I'll never do it.
FOX IS NOT THE ONLY CHARACTER WORTH ANYTHING IN MELEE
Edge-hogging is OK, except against grapple recoveries in Brawl
It's the Internet: If you post a smash video online, you are going to get "You suck" a lot. Just let it roll off the back.
Mood music [ edit ]
Melee Skill List [ edit ]
Neutral-Short Range [ edit ]
Probably my strongest area. I have a really fast reaction time (from playing Tron), but sometimes I suffer in reacting in the right way. My combo game is tight-ish, and my combos are very adaptable to DI. Sometimes I will over-predict hitstun, but most of the time, I am on point. I am also uncanny with reads.
Neutral-Long Range [ edit ]
I suffer here. I have issues with camping, both doing it and dealing with it. I play up close and personal most of the time, tending to stay away from projectiles (except for the edge guard).
Decent here. I am good at baiting, especially with Marth and Luigi.
Edge Guard [ edit ]
Mmm. Needs work, definitely. I train with computer players a lot, and with human players quite a bit less (about a 1:15 ratio or so...), and well...we all know how good the AI is at recovering... This prevents any good practice I have off stage. I can do edge guards on and off stage, but any good recovery may trip me up.
Recovery [ edit ]
Same story. The AI will not Edge Guard, except for standing on the edge of the stage, so I am good at that, but...anything away from the stage may make me panic, as I will not know what to do.
Tech Skill [ edit ]
Able to do it, not able to easily use it for much other than fundamental spacing, and some attacks.
Able to do it, but I miss it a lot. I only try for it in a handful of attacks (Link's U/DAir, Marth's DAir, etc).
Able to do it, getting better at using it as a mindgame.
Good at this, rarely miss it. Sometimes I'll accidentally roll into danger though.
Ceiling & Wall Tech
I mainly play FD, so...I can get it sometimes if I see the attack coming. If I do a Wall Tech, it always ends up being a Wall Jump Tech, followed by a NAir or FAir for some reason...
If I get really freaking lucky.
Making progress on this! I am no master yet (at all), but I have a firmer grasp on how to use DI to escape combos and live longer.
I can get this if I was trying to do a DTilt before being launched...Something tells me that doesn't count though.
Ledge Drop Attack
Depends on the character: Luigi, Marth and Sheik are excellent at this. All my other characters have issues with it.
With projectiles, I am actually really good at this. With physical attacks, I am decent I suppose.
I have limited myself in rolls. I only use them to attempt to get behind a character, and I won't use it at all with certain characters (I'm looking at you Samus, you rolling fiend, you).
Proper Spot Dodge
For grabs mostly. Really good at this, especially with Link. Trips a lot of people up because it's unusual.
Only if I get really lucky.
I did it once accidentally against an AI with Marth's DAir. I ended up getting KO'd (I was at high percent).
I don't understand this...
I choose not to do this.
Sometimes, if I can land that L-Cancel.
Competency Charts [ edit ]
Nicknames [ edit ]
Carried over from Tron (see above).
Named after the White Star Line, the company who operated the Titanic.
Named after Artemis's (Greek goddess of the hunt) primary weapon, the Silver Bow. But with a sword.
Marth's awesome debug name.
Pretty self explanatory.
Falco is a bird of the hunt, so naturally, "Hunter" fits.
In Fire Red, I caught Mewtwo and named it Psych. Good times.
After the Teen Titans character (awesome show, really sad when it got cancelled).
It just sounds cool.
Subtle reference to Lord Voldemort.
Pikachu's love for ketchup...
After Knee Smash of course.
Tron/IRC Nicknames [ edit ]
* ~ > Ki n g < ~ *
~ S e r p e n t ~
P s e ud o n y m
I nfinity E nigma
G A L A C T I C A
~S t a r * F i g h t e r ~
D a r k * S t a r
Attributes [ edit ]
This user doesn't make a lot of sense.
This user is tall and skinny. And weird.
This user does not have a doctorate, nor does he ever plan to.
This user has never been kidnapped.
This user is interested in space.
This user's plans always seem to fail or backfire.
This user hates bratty children. This user loves well behaved ones though.
This user is not a dinosaur. But he does like dinosaurs.
This user has a mischievous side.
This user throws barrels when mad.
This user freaking loves bananas.
This user loves The Legend of Zelda.
This user wishes he could go back in time and be young again.
This user has a REALLY big head.
This user might have magical qualities. We don't know yet.
This user has ninja reflexes.
This user is very ambitious.
This user works best alone.
This user wishes he could fly in outer space.
This user is always hungry.
This user's destiny is victory.
This user knows a penguin.
This user is just like his father.
This user reminds others to keep their hands off his prey.
This user is cocky to the point of being stupid.
This user is electric.
This user loves popping balloons.
This user frequently hurts himself.
This user was born to fight.
This user is super effective.
This user is the one everyone should have picked, but no one did.
This user loves salad.
This user picks fights with those stronger than him.
This user's aura is within him. But only when above 100% damage.
This user is trying to be Sheik. This user is unsuccessful.
This user would like you to show him your moves.
This user is still a child at heart.
This user is a wimp.
This user has never climbed a mountain.
This user loves swords.
This user knows nothing about Fire Emblem.
This user has a sword. It's called "Firebrand".
This user fights for his friends.
This user thinks it's time to tip the scales.
This user likes corny jokes.
This user is never late.
This user is not ready yet.
This user is unoriginal.
This user treats women like goddesses.
This user is from a distant planet.
This user loves technology and wishes to improve upon it.
This does not watch boxing.
This user is secretly a psychopathic murderer.
This user doesn't even lift. Bro.
This user is really feeling it.
This user doesn't hunt.
This user thinks that you're too slow.
This user wishes he had a badass voice.
This user's games are very, very difficult.
This user WakaWakaWakaWaka.
This user uses Hadokens.
This user is sometimes impulsive.
This user knows not to mess with a witch.
This user likes to create things.
This user is not afraid to destroy his creations.
This user likes exotic plants.
This user relates closely with Rayquaza.
This user thinks Ridley should be in smash. Because size does not matter.
This user ran out of time battling Meta Ridley the first time.
This user often challenges people to rematches.
This user is often bipolar.
This user is...really strange.
This user is the king of the subspace army.
This user is about kicking ass, taking names, and making games.
I used to main
Link in Melee. I stopped using him for a while and I lost my touch with him. So I chose the other green crusader: Luigi. Because who wouldn't choose Luigi, he's awesome. I once thought it was possible to hit the jumbotron in
Pokemon Stadium when getting Star KO'd. I spent the better half of the
debug menu project not knowing that the R button allows you to scroll through menu options faster (it was a slow start...). I spent 3 days getting all the images I needed from
Poke Floats for Debug menu (SSBM)/Stage data. I do not wish to repeat. Whenever someone calls
Mango the GOAT, I always think of the goats from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. When playing Tron once, I murdered 5 other players with a single turn. Then immediately smacked into the rim out of surprise.
The original idea for my "Serpent" alias in Tron came from Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets