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    Super Smash Bros Melee
    Roy FAQ
    By Erik McLennan-Funkytoad
    Version 6.9
    06/17/02
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1-Introduction
    2-Controls
    3-Unlocking Roy
    4-Why Roy?
    5-The Roy Rule
    6-Attacks
    7-Attack Breakdown
     -R.O.Y.
    8-Items
    9-Trophy Descriptions
    10-One Player Modes
      -Classic
      -Adventure
      -All-Star
      -Event Match
      -Break The Targets
      -Homerun Contest
      -Multi Man Melee
       -10 Man Melee
       -100 Man Melee
       -3 Minute Melee
       -15 Minute Melee
       -Endless Melee
       -Cruel Melee
      -Training
    11-VS Mode
      -Strategies
      -Stages
    12-Words of Wisdom
    13-FAQs
    14-Closing
    15-Credits
    16-Disclaimer
    
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    1-Introduction
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    Hello everyone, and welcome to my Roy FAQ. My name is 
    Funkytoad, and I'm an avid gamer. I very much enjoy Super 
    Smash Bros Melee, and have "mastered" Roy. Now I shall pass 
    on my knowledge to you ^_^ I'll be holding your hand through 
    everything that you could ever want to do with Roy...except 
    that...get your mind out of the gutter!
    
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    2-Controls
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    Analog Stick-The round appendage protruding from the left 
    side of your controller. Ya can't miss it-Moves Roy. If you 
    hold left or right, Roy will move in that direction. If you 
    tap it left or right and hold it, Roy will dash in that 
    direction. If you hold down, Roy will duck. If you press up, 
    Roy will jump. You can do one jump off the ground, and one 
    in mid-air.
    
    D-Pad-The four directional arrows right below the Analog 
    Stick-Pressing up on the D-Pad will make Roy do his taunt.
    
    Start-The small circular button in the middle of your 
    controller-Pauses the game. When the game is paused, this 
    unpauses it.
    
    A-Large green button-Attacks. Depending on what directions 
    you combine this with, you can do many different attacks.
    
    B-Small red button-Uses special attacks. Roy has 4 special 
    attacks;B, Forward+B, Up+b, and Down+B.
    
    X and Y-Gray buttons above and beside A-Jump. If you hold 
    the button, you'll jump high. If you tap the button very 
    lightly, you'll do a tiny jump. You can jump once on the 
    ground, and once in mid-air.
    
    C Stick-Yellow analog stick below B-Used for smash attacks. 
    If you tilt it left or right, Roy will do his forward smash 
    in that direction. If you tilt it up or down, he'll do 
    either his up smash or his down smash.
    
    L and R-Grey analog buttons on the shoulders of the 
    controller-Holding down L or R will put up your shield. 
    Since these are analog buttons, the strength of the shield 
    can vary, depending on how far you hold the button in.
    
    Z-Purple button in front of R-Grabs the opponent. Once 
    you've grabbed them, you can throw them in any direction or 
    knee him.
    
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    3-Unlocking Roy
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    In order to unlock Roy, you must first unlock Marth. To 
    unlock Marth, you must play with all of the original 14 
    characters, in any mode. It's easiest to just play one VS 
    match with each of them. After playing with the 14th 
    character, Marth will challenge you. Defeat him, and you'll 
    unlock him. If you lose, simply play another VS match, and 
    he will challenge you again. Now, go to either Classic mode, 
    or Adventure mode and beat it with Marth on any difficulty, 
    with and stock, without using a continue. Now Roy will 
    challenge you. Defeat him, and he will be unlocked. If you 
    lose, you must beat Classic or Adventure again, without 
    continuing.
    
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    4-Why Roy?
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    Why would one want to play as Roy? Let me list the 
    advantages and disadvantages:
    
    Advantages:
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    -Excellent range
    -Fairly quick on his feet
    -Powerful
    -Very good in one on one matches
    
    Disadvantages:
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    -No projectiles
    -Weak throws
    -No meteor attacks **
    -Crappy aerial fighter
    
    As we can see, his advantages far out-weigh his 
    disadvantages. Fighting against a very good player with 
    projectiles can be a bit of a problem, but he can overcome 
    them with a little craftiness. As for the weak throws, the 
    solution is just don't throw....it's not a vital part of 
    winning a match by any means. Meteor attacks are always 
    nice, but he really doesn't need them. He can Edge Guard 
    much better than someone like Mario who -does- have a meteor 
    attack, so don't stress over this. Yes, he is a very crappy 
    aerial fighter...the only time you should even think of 
    using a mid-air attack, is when you've been popped up there 
    by your opponent. So in conclusion, stay on the ground, and 
    this won't affect your fighting in the least.
    
    **Something to note, I've received emails from at least 10 
    people now, telling me that Roy does indeed have a meteor 
    attack. In his Double Edge Dance, if you do up+B for the 
    third hit, it will smack the opponent straight down, and 
    thus is a meteor attack! I've tested this, and it is 
    absolutely true. Keep in mind that the Roy Rule applies;it 
    will only smash them down if you hit them with the middle of 
    the blade. 
    
    AlphaZ44550@aol.com has informed me of something that I had 
    noticed before, but never really thought much of. Sometimes 
    when you do Roy's up+A smash, the enemy will be sent 
    straight down. This is when the enemy is hit with the middle 
    of the blade. I've confirmed this quite a few times, and it 
    does work. I don't know when this would be useful, but it is 
    indeed another Meteor Smash. w00t, Roy is getting better all 
    the time!
    
    
    Ahah! So now we see that one of Roy's disadvantages can be 
    stricken from the list! Honestly everyone, this guy can own 
    everyone and their mother. If you're having trouble chosing 
    which character you'd like to use, and "master" so to speak, 
    I highly recommend Roy.
    
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    5-The Roy Rule
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    Alright....before we really get into anything, I must state 
    the Roy rule...that is, something that you should always 
    keep in mind. It affects pretty much all of Roy's attacks, 
    as as such, it's something good to take in. Roy's blade has 
    much more effect when you hit the opponent with the middle 
    of it. This goes for absolutely any attack where you're 
    attacking with your sword. You can tell by the difference in 
    the sound, whether you're hitting with the middle or not. 
    When you hit with the tip, you make a *smack* sound, like 
    you're hitting a punching bag with a baseball bat. Learn to 
    make the middle of the blade connect, instead of the tip, 
    and you'll fare much better.
    
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    6-Attacks
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    Here are all of Roys moves, with information concerning 
    them.
    Note:Smash attacks are done by tapping the control stick in 
    the direction. These attacks can be charged by holding the A 
    button.
    
    Example:
    Button Combo*Name*Description*Effect On Enemy*Max Damage
    
    A*Slash*Slashes the enemy with the sword*Moves them a little 
    bit*3
    
    Forward+A*Forward Slash*Slashes the enemy with the sword 
    while walking*Hits the enemy back*11
    
    Up+A*Upward Slash*Slashes upwards*Hits them up*8
    
    Down+A*Low Stab*Stabs the enemy in the legs*Pops the enemy 
    up into the air*12
    
    Dash+A*Dashing Slash*Slashes the enemy while running*Pops 
    the enemy up into the air*12
    
    Smash Forward+A*Sword Smash*Smashes the enemy with the 
    sword*Hits the enemy back far*19-27
    
    Smash Up+A*Upward Stab*Stabs upwards*Hits the enemy up 
    high*15-22
    
    Smash Down+A*Double Sword Sweep*Sweeps both sides of himself 
    with his sword*Pops the enemy forward and up*20-28
    
    Air+A*Double Air Slash*Slashes twice in mid-air*Hits the 
    enemy back*7 per slash
    
    Air+Forward+A*Air Slash*Slashes in mid-air*Hits the enemy 
    back*8
    
    Air+Back+A*Rear Air Slash*Slashes behind him in mid-air*Hits 
    the enemy back*9
    
    Air+Up+A*Upward Air Slash*Slashes upward in mid-air*Hits the 
    enemy up a little bit*6
    
    Air+Down+A*Downward Air Slash*Slashes down in mid-air*Spikes 
    the enemy down*7
    
    B*Flare Blade*Smashes the enemy with his sword(can be 
    charged*Hits the enemy back(One hit KO if charged fully)*6-
    50(does 10 damage to yourself if charged fully)
    
    Forward+B*Double Edge Dance*Various Effects(see full 
    explanation later on)
    
    Up+B*Blazer*Travels upwards with an outstretched sword*Pulls 
    the enemy up with you and fires them up at the end*11
    
    Down+B*Counter*Puts you in a position ready to counter*Hits 
    the enemy back if they attack you with any non smash, non 
    special attack. Also counters projectiles*1
    
    Z*Grab*Grabs the enemy*Pulls them to you*N/A
    
    Grab+A*Knee*Knees the enemy*N/A*3
    
    Grab+Forward*Forward Throw*Throws the enemy forward*Enemy 
    goes in direction thrown*5
    
    Grab+Back*Backward Throw*Throws the enemy backward*Enemy 
    goes in direction thrown*5
    
    Grab+Up*Upward Throw*Throws the enemy up*Enemy goes flying 
    up*5
    
    Grab+Down*Downward Throw*Throws the enemy at the 
    ground*Enemy goes behind you*6
    
    L or R+Down*Sidestep*Roy sidesteps, dodging any attacks 
    coming at him*N/A*N/A
    
    L or R+Forward*Forward Roll*Roy rolls forward, dodging 
    attacks*N/A*N/A
    
    L or R+Back*Backward Roll*Roy rolls backward, dodging 
    attacks*N/A*N/A
    
    L or R+Air+Direction*Mid-Air Dodge*Roy moves in the 
    direction that you used, dodging attacks*N/A*N/A
    
    
    Double Edge Dance:This move is a combo move that has many 
    possibilities. It is up to a 4 hit combo. The first attack 
    is always the same, while the others can differ. The 2nd 
    attack can either be forward or up, and the 3rd and 4th 
    attacks can be forward, up, or down. I'm going to list these 
    hits with a description and their maximum damage.
    
    F=Forward
    U=Up
    D=Down
    
    F1*Forward Slash*5
    F2*Forward Stab*5
    F3*Forward Swipe*6
    F3*Forward Smash*7
    U2*Upward Swipe*3
    U3*Downward Swipe*8  **
    U4*Jumping Downward Smash*7
    D3*Downward Slice*7
    D4*Low Multi-Stab*9
    
    **This attack is a meteor attack. If you hit the opponent 
    with it (with the middle of the blade) they will be sent 
    straight down. I really like to use this, as it doesn't send 
    them flying, and so they're in perfect position to be hit 
    with any of the three great finishing attacks of Double Edge 
    Dance
    
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    7-Attack Breakdown
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    In this section I'm going to completely break down all of 
    Roy's Smash Attacks, and Special Attacks, so that you know 
    what's going on with them...and stuff.
    
    NOTE:All of the names of the smash attacks, are false names 
    that I've given to them for sake of reference.
    
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    Smash Attacks
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Forward+A Smash:Cross Slash
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    This is basically Roy's pinnacle attack, and a lot of 
    strategy is based around this move. The range of the attack 
    is very awesome, and so you can beat your foes down without 
    them coming close to you. Quite useful indeed. It also deals 
    a very respectable amount of damage. On your first use, it 
    deals between 20 and 27 damage, depending on how much you 
    charge it up. Even when the damage has gone to its very 
    minimum, you still deal bewteen 13 and 18 damage, which is 
    quite good. Once you've used it enough times for the damage 
    to be minimized, they'll have enough damage to die rather 
    quickly anyhow. Another great thing about this move is that 
    it smashes your opponent quite far. This is an excellent 
    move for edge guarding (though it is not quite as good of an 
    edge guarding move as Flare Blade). ALSO, the move hits a 
    large area, not just in front of you, but can hit enemies 
    that are above you as well, providing they aren't behind 
    you, obviously =P All in all, I rate this to be Roy's best 
    move, and pretty much the beat all end all move of the 
    entire game. Seriously.
    
    Up+A Smash:Skyward Thrust
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    This is a pretty good attack that can somewhat hide Roy's 
    completel aerial suckage, as it has some pretty good upward 
    range. This one is a beast for damage, if you charge it up. 
    Otherwise it's still decent. On your first attack, you'll do 
    19 to 39(!!) damage, depending on charge. This is a 5 hit 
    attack btw, you need to hit with all 5 for the full damage. 
    At minimum damage though, it only does 9-13 damage, so don't 
    overuse it, or else it will become shite. Not really much 
    else to say about this move. Oh yeah, it -is- a meteor 
    attack, if you follow the Roy Rule and hit with the middle 
    of the blade, but this is so hard to exploit that it's not 
    even worth knowing. Moving on......=P
    
    Down+A Smash:Clean Sweep
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Meh, this attack would be good, if it weren't so bloody 
    slow. Honestly, any good player will have you halfway to 
    hell by the time Roy starts to slash with his bloody sword. 
    Don't waste your time on this move, seriously. Unless of 
    course the situation really calls for it, and I'm not sure 
    when it would.....meh. 
    
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    Special Attacks
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    B:Flare Blade
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    This is quite the powerful attack, in its own right. It's 
    the 3rd most powerful attack in the game when fully charged 
    (the top 2 being conditional [roy's counter, and G&W's 
    bucket]). The first time using it, the move does 6-50(!!) 
    damage, depending on how long you charge. If you charge it 
    up all the way, you'll get a big explosion, and damage 
    yourself 10%. However, it's an almost definite KO. When the 
    damage is minimized, the attack is completel karp though, 
    doing from 4 to 29 damage. This attack is quite good in the 
    sense that it launches them far, even if it only does 5 or 6 
    damage. This is an extremely useful edge guarding move, and 
    my most preferred one. A good situation for using this move 
    is when you get a Bellossom, and the enemy is trapped by 
    it's sleep powder. Charge it up all the way, they aren't 
    going anywhere ;)
    
    Forward+B:Double Edge Dance
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    This move is detailed earlier....pretty much the same as 
    before....*yawn*.....Well, you can use this move for help 
    returning to the stage...but only use the first hit of it. 
    You can use it a few times, but pause for a moment, so that 
    you don't do the whole combo, and fall to your death like an 
    idiot =P
    
    Up+B:Blazer
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    An interesting move; this is Roy's main recovery move. Roy 
    flies upward in a slash. This move is somewhat reminiscent 
    of Shooooooryuken!, except that Roy is holding a sword =P. 
    This is a multi hit attack. It doesn't do much damage, but 
    it still packs quite the punch if you follow the Roy Rule, 
    and hit the enemy with the middle of your blade. This is a 
    great move for when you're in a one player mode, fighting a 
    ton of weak enemies, as it will usually kill them in one 
    hit. Also, if you hold forward right as you hit up+B, or 
    well, a tiny bit after, you'll get more horizontal distance, 
    if that's what you're after. A fairly good move, with nice 
    recovery properties, all in all.
    
    Down+B:Counter
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    When Roy uses this move, he gets into a Kung Fu stance, and 
    flashes. During the time that he flashes, if anyone hits him 
    with ANY attack, he'll counter it and do 1.5 times the 
    damage. Very useful indeed! This is a good way of letting 
    projectiles pass by you as well :) I like using this move on 
    power characters, like Ganondorf and Captain Falcon, as it 
    will put a big hurt on them. Generally countering a Warlock 
    Punch is a one hit kill, unless you're in a large level. 
    Whee....stuff.
    
    
    All of the attack summaries below are those of my good buddy 
    Buckwheatz Revenge. Kudos to Buckwheat ^_^
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    Roy
    
    Forward+B Double Edge Dance
    
    Roy (shows pretty rainbow colors O_o;;; as he) executes a 4 
    hit combo. The key to this is that you time your B button 
    taps just right so he executes each of his 4 hits on the 
    enemy(I usually wait until the full swing of the past blade 
    sweep is completed). If you hit an enemy with the 4th swing, 
    they will burn up. The swings can even be aimed. This gives 
    it the following uses:
    
    1.	can be started in the air and continued when Roy hits 
    the ground, gaining him horizontal distance to get back to 
    an edge, making it an EXCELLENT edgeguarding defense tool! 
    ^_^
    2.	can be used as well to edgeguard because it has 
    excellent range and the duration of the combo (should you 
    choose to use all 4 swipes). 
    3.	is an excellent comboer, the moves come out one after 
    the other, getting your opponent caught in it. When used on 
    an opponent at low damage, this is damage % racking. When 
    used on an opponent at high damage, can KO an opponent. 
    4.	because you can aim the swipes, this can be used in a 
    variety of ways to KO. You can aim up to juggle an opponent, 
    or down to spike them, or keep it simple and just go 
    straight forward in a combo with it. Many options are 
    available. It is VERY hard for an opponent to predict which 
    way you will swipe because Roy also has good speed while 
    using this. Before the opponent can react, they are caught 
    in the combo! ^_^
    
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    *activates work of art skillz*
    
    Legend: #'s = column number and step of the swipe, R = Roy, 
    X = direction of sword swipe; can hit either up, down, or 
    forward.
    
    Columns:
    ....1....2....3....4	- Number of B button tap.
    -------------------------------------------
    ..........X....X....X	- Direction UP
    R..X....X....X....X	- Direction FORWARD (or unaimed, default 
    if you just tap B alone)
    ................X....X	- Direction DOWN
    
    This shows the variety Roy has when using his B moves alone. 
    If the fourth hit is directed down,, he goes into a short 
    infinite-hit-like combo. This is not all though. After you 
    use the first B, you can also use the A button, or any other 
    A move such as smash, etc. Allowing a greater chance for 
    combos!
    
    *ends art skillz*
    
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    More on Forward+B
    
    The first hit is always the same. It can't be pointed up or 
    down, because otherwise you'd use B Up or B Down. o_o After 
    the first hit though, you can work wonders. Many thanks to 
    Aerodude for supplying this table.
    
    2nd hit(upward)- knocks opponent into the air, ready to be 
    comboed.
    2nd hit(forward)- a continuation of the straight forward 
    combo. It stuns, and inflicts 5%.
    
    3rd hit(upward)- a spike. A very useful tool when 
    edgeguarding.
    3rd hit(forward)- a forceful move that can clear.
    3rd hit(downward)- sets on fire, and builds up damage. It 
    can get up to 15% damage at one time. Is a sweeping move, so 
    it can hit the smallest characters, even Pichu.
    
    4th hit(upward)- a strengthened and widely ranged move, it 
    send the opponent less vertically than horizontally, so it's 
    a good KO move and excellent finisher to the combo.
    4th hit(forward)- a good KO move. It's similar to his 
    Forward Smash.
    4th hit(downward)- an infinite combo. It hits 5 times 
    altogether, but Roy, unlike Marth, throws in some fire, to 
    inflict an extra 4% with each hit. So, it can get up to 25%, 
    even without any of the other hits. !O_O!
    
    That's all I have to say there. It can also be used to get 
    back to the edge. Keep using the first hit and hold down the 
    direction of the ledge you are returning to. This makes it a 
    good edgeguarding defense move!  ^_^
    
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    Roy
    
    Up-B Blazer
    
    Roy does a flaming sword uppercut! This move is very useful 
    in combos. It hits your enemy with a continuous flame 
    attack. It is also one of Roy's comeback move (the Forward+A 
    helps too!). The closer you are to your target, the more 
    damage dealt. This move can also be aimed! Hit B and 
    diagonally up and forward, and he trades some vertical 
    height for some horizontal distance! It is possible to use 
    this move for juggling too. One special function of this 
    move is its ability to KO. When you Up+B near an opponent, 
    it is possible just after it is executed to aim Roy in the 
    opposite direction. This will not only steer Roy away from a 
    cliff if he happens to be near an edge with the opponent, 
    but it knocks the opponent sky high! Some light opponents 
    can be KOed at low percents. It is possible to kill an 
    opponent at 0% with this technique. Thanks to Acidfreeze for 
    a lot of these ideas.
    
    <art skillz>
    
    ............................................................
    ................
    ....................... 
    .X...................................................
    ....................... 
    .X...................................................
    ..........X.............X...................................
    ................
    ..........X.............X...................................
    ................
    ........R1............R2....................................
    ................
    
    X = Opponent(heights opponents will travel vary according to 
    method of Up+B aiming).
    R1 = Roy hitting opponent with a normal Up+B, Roy will head 
    just a bit forward in the air.
    R2 = Roy hits the opponent aiming the Up+B in the direction 
    away from his opponent just after it's executed, this will 
    cause Roy also to jump backwards away from his opponent, and 
    possibly, away from an edge too.
    
    The height in which the opponent will be send is greatly 
    increased while doing this trick, and this KOs most lighter 
    enemies at damages as low as 0‰!!!!!!!!!!! @m@zing1111!
    
    </art skillz>
    
    *activates work of art skillz again*
    
    
    Legend: R = Roy, ^ = direction in which Roy travels when he 
    uses his Up+B. Diagram 1 is when Roy does his normal Up+B, 
    non directed. Diagaram 2 is what happens to the uppercut 
    when you press diagonal up while using the Up+B to direct 
    it.
    
    D1.......|.......D2...
    **********************
    ....^......|...........^...
    ...^.......|.......^....
    R.........|...R.........
    
    D1 is normal. Good vertical distance will be covered. D2 is 
    a bit different. You will get more horizontal distance than 
    normal... suggested that this is done when you are returning 
    to a ledge, that little bit can help!
    
    *end art skillz*
    
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    Roy
    
    B Flare Blade
    
    Roy does an overhead sword swing from behind him chopping 
    towards the front. This B move when tapped or lightly 
    pressed, can unleash a quick sword slash that sets your 
    opponent aflame. It is not as forceful as the Forward+A 
    Smash, but Roy's B move can be charged as well by holding 
    the B button. This move can be charged pretty much anywhere, 
    even when Roy is falling he can charge this! You can release 
    the charged attack anytime as well, making it hard for an 
    opponent to predict what you are doing next. The opponent 
    gets burned up as well after they are hit by any degree of 
    charging from the Flare Blade. Anyway, charge this move to 
    maximum and Roy will create a mini explosion, causing 10% 
    damage to himself, and sending an opponent (that is within 
    range) flying for about 50% damage. Most likely, if an 
    opponent is hit by this move fully charged, they will be 
    KO'd. You can start the charging anywhere you want, and even 
    is flexible because you can start the charge in the air and 
    keep the same charge when you hit the ground. When charged, 
    this B move of Roy's is deadly powerful, and is 
    exceptionally useful when edgeguarding. If used edgeguarding 
    and this move is fully charged up, I can guarantee a KO, 
    just as long as you hit with it! (which is not hard with the 
    range of Roy being quite long o_O)
    
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    Roy
    
    Down+B Counter
    
    Roy stands still and absorbs the attack of his opponent with 
    his sword. The opponent is temporarily stunned along with 
    Roy as he blocks and absorbs the attack, and dishes back an 
    attack to the opponent for damage! This move is very useful 
    in that you can counter many close range moves with this, 
    and Roy can counter moves while in the air as well! When you 
    time this move just right, it will be hard for an opponent 
    to touch you with one of their moves, because Roy will not 
    be harmed, and retort an attack right back at an opponent, 
    free of charge! A great tool when used as edgeguarding 
    defense. Sorta like Falcon's Up+B, because time will 
    temporarily "halt" for the 2 characters involved in this 
    move. ^_^
    
    
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    Roy
    
    Aerial Back+A
    
    Roy's Air Back+A puts him in the direction his back is 
    turned to, allowing him to get right into attacks, combos, 
    or whatever you want to do. Recovery speed is a key point 
    here, and because Roy turns in the direction of his 
    opponent, he cuts the time normal characters have to do 
    which is landing, then turning in the direction of his 
    opponent.
    
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    Roy
    
    Running
    
    Basically Roy bends his knees and gets down low to the 
    ground as he sprints. Because he gets so low to the ground, 
    some attacks (mainly projectiles) will miss him. When he 
    sprints close to an opponent he can immediately slash his 
    opponent with his sword, by pressing A while running 
    (lengthy description for a Running+A O_o;-). Getting low to 
    the ground will avoid many attacks and allow Roy the 
    opportunity to start out effective combos by using his 
    Running+A attack! 
    
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    Roy
    
    Power
    
    Many of Roy's moves have great power. His B Flare Blade can 
    be charged and released wherever he see fitted. This allows 
    a variety in it's power as well. Whether fully charged or 
    not, this move has power. Roy's Forward+B has power as well. 
    Some of the final hits of his combo have the power to KO an 
    opponent, and this isn't hard to do seeing that Roy moves in 
    a forward motion towards his opponent while performing this 
    move. All of Roy's smash moves are equally good in power, if 
    not better. The fact that he uses a sword grants him extra 
    range over other many other characters. Having that little 
    bit of range makes his opponents all that much easier to KO, 
    and makes him deadly on the battlefield when his opponent is 
    at high damage.
    
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    Roy
    
    Combos
    
    Roy has many moves which can easily be comboed with. 
    Probably the most powerful comboing tool Roy has is his 
    Forward+B Double Edge Dance. This move allows Roy to flow in 
    and out of combos, as he can easily stop his Forward+B at 
    any time and for example throw in either a B (Flare Blade) 
    or a quick Forward+A Smash by using the C-stick forward. 
    Here is a list of some of the combos I have discovered while 
    using Roy.
    
    Roy Combos
    
    ~Double Edge Dance
    Roy's standard Forward+B can be executed in a variety of 
    combinations up to 27 possible moves! The following diagram 
    will help you understand how many combos Roy has at his 
    disposal with this move. 
    
    *activates work of art skillz*
    
    ......................................................................
    ......................................Up.............................
    ...................................../.................................
    .................................Up ' B...........................
    ................................/.....\................................
    .............................../.......Down........................
    ............................./.......................................
    ............................/.......Up..............................
    .........................../....../..................................
    ........................Up ' B ' B.............................
    ....................../.....\......\..................................
    ...................../.......\......Down..........................
    ...................../.........\.......................................
    .................../...........\............Up.......................
    ................../.............\........./..........................
    ................./...............Down ' B......................
    ................/.........................\.........................
    .............../...........................Down..................
    Forward+B.....................................................
    ...............\......................Up............................
    ................\.................../...............................
    .................\..............Up ' B..........................
    ..................\............/.....\..............................
    .................. \........../........Down.......................
    ....................\......../.......................................
    .....................\...../.......Up.............................
    ......................\.../....../..................................
    ........................B ' B ' B.............................
    ..........................\.......\.................................
    ..........................\........Down.........................
    ............................\........................................
    ............................\............Up.......................
    .............................\........./............................
    ...............................Down ' B......................
    .......................................\...........................
    ........................................Down....................
    ...................................................................
    Note: regarding the 2nd slash of the combo, you cannot aim a 
    down slash, there is only an option to aim forward or up on 
    the 2nd slash. A forward aimed slash in my diagram is 
    displayed as simply "B", because if you don't aim the move 
    and just tap B, by default it will execute the 4 Forward+B 
    combinations.
    
    
    *end art skillz*
    
    All this mess adds up to 27 possible combinations for this 
    move. Needless to say this attack is unpredictable. Using a 
    variety of directions with this move makes it hard for an 
    opponent to get out of this combo. You can KO most of the 
    time with the last moves (4th step) of the combo in that 
    they pack the most force, and the force makes a great cap 
    after racking up damage with the earlier hits of the combo. 
    
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    Stage Strategies
    
    Icicle Moutain
    Use the Up+B Blazer move to aid in your upward progress. 
    When the screen scrolling slows down, use Roy's combos such 
    as his Forward+B Double Edge Dance and Smash attacks to hit 
    your opponent out of screen for kills. Send them up if you 
    want, but a more effective option would be to send them 
    horizontally.
    
    Princesss Peach's Castle
    At the center pillar, use the Up+B Blazer to catch an 
    opponent above you off guard. Same applies if you happen to 
    be above an opponent on one of the many appearing platforms. 
    On the flat spaces, use smash attacks and Roy's Forward+B 
    Double Edge Dance. Try to lure your opponent over to the 
    Bullet Bill when it is about to explode, and use Roy's quick 
    jumping and the Up+B to escape the explosion. Use 
    edgeguarding tactics on the ramps of the roof on either side 
    of the castle. 
    
    Rainbow Cruise
    Use the Forward+B to get opponents caught in a combo and 
    even get a kill by using edgeguarding techniques off the 
    platforms, carpets, the boat, and other obstacles. Try using 
    it in the air going to a platform also, you can go right 
    into the other 3 moves. This is a big help for edgeguarding 
    defense. Use Up+B when fit also. Opponents will be above you 
    quite often.
    
    Kongo Jungle
    Use the Up+B and Air dodging to it's full advantages. Also 
    execute the B+Forwards quite often. Use the little island as 
    a steak-out post and prepare Roy for a Up+B to an opponent 
    jumping over to it or smash them with the c-stick quick 
    smash. Continue to Up+B your opponent to higher platforms, 
    as this is a good juggling tactic because the Blazer move is 
    so fast.
    
    Jungle Japes
    Use the Down+A c-stick quick smash here to edgeguard 
    opponents who are trying to get back to the main or side 
    platforms. Same applies with the Forward Smash. Forward+B is 
    a necessity here. Use it frequently as you chase your 
    opponent across the platforms. Of course, use it in the air 
    to start the combo off, as it will catch your opponent off 
    guard. Don't forget to throw in a Down+B in the air too, 
    it'll stun your opponent and give them a retort for damage%!
    
    (Termina) Great Bay
    Use the Running+A move on the main flat platform. It's 
    really quick and will set up for 
    combos. If you are below the main platform on either side, 
    and an opponent is above 
    you, use a Up+B on them to knock them away, cause damage, 
    and gain access to the 
    main platform. B+Forward is a good idea to use when 
    edgeguarding and use it often on 
    the main platform. Smash your opponents against the 
    underneath of the main platform 
    should they decide to join you on either the floating 
    platform or the one just before the 
    turtle. They will deflect off the bottom of the main 
    platform into the deep waters below. 
    The balloon serves as an escape from your opponent as you 
    can fall back down on them 
    from it and use a Down+B to block the attack as well as 
    retort it back on them.
    
    Hyrule Temple
    Use Up+B on opponents above on platforms. Use the wide space 
    to charge a B Flare 
    Blade move and lay a powerful blade blow on your opponent. 
    Charge the B move as well 
    while edgeguarding on any of the ledges. The Forward+B is 
    definitely a useful tool to 
    have here. It should be used in open areas, in the air, 
    getting back to a ledge, and more. 
    Running+A is also a useful move to use in the flat areas. 
    You can KO easiest of the time 
    by sending the opponents up and out of the stage by using an 
    Up+A Smash. It'll also 
    set them on fire. 
    
    Yoshi's Story
    Use the little floating cloud to the left and right of the 
    main platform to surprise your
    Opponents. If they are edgeguarding from the main platform, 
    try Up+Bing them when the 
    cloud moves down to a lower elevation. Use Forward+B and 
    your Smash moves a lot for 
    KO's. Up+B opponents above you on the 3 platforms. Also the 
    Up+A Smash can go 
    through the lower of the 2 platforms, so use that to Roy's 
    advantage.
    
    Yoshi's Island
    Pipes and slope are good places to "aim high" when using 
    Roy's Forward+B on it. Use 
    smashes to both knock your opponents up or horizontally out 
    of the level. B+Up is useful 
    when an opponent is above you on either the pipe or the 
    slope. Also you can B+Up 
    through the spinning Yellow blocks and hit your opponent 
    should they happen to be up 
    there.
    
    Fountain of Dreams
    Make excellent use of Roy's Forward+B on the flat platforms 
    as well on the main 
    platform. The sinking platforms you can use as a diversion 
    and you can drop below the 
    platform and Up+B your opponent. It's a rather small level, 
    so edgeguarding will be very 
    necessary. Charge Roy's B Flare Blade when he's 
    edgeguarding, as you'll be able to 
    charge while your opponent is out over the edge, trying to 
    get back.
    
    Green Greens
    Opponents on the 2 platforms in the center of the stage are 
    prime targets for an Up+B. 
    With a Forward+A Smash, you can clear all the blocks away 
    with Roy's range. You can 
    spike an enemy into the pit once all the blocks are cleared 
    with Roy's Air Down+A. 
    Edgeguarding is a key factor here too as Roy. Forward+A 
    Smash and charge the B Flare 
    Blade when edgeguarding. 
    
    Corneria
    Spike an enemy off the head end of the ship with Roy's Air 
    Down+A and put them in 
    range for the Great Fox Cannon! It can do about 280% damage 
    and r0x0rz your opponent 
    with massive force! You can also Up+A Smash or simple Up+A 
    your opponent into the 
    laser paths of both the horizontally traveling ships as well 
    as the ships who shoot at the 
    mid section  of the level from the background. Standard 
    edgeguarding, use Forward+B, 
    B, and Forward+A Smash. They have great range. When going up 
    on the fin of the great 
    fox, aim the Forward+B upwards to hit the opponents above 
    you on the slope. Also use 
    the arwings as a temporary escape platform to get out of an 
    opponents juggle. (Juggling 
    defense factor.)
    
    Venom
    Use the multiple platforms as an opponent is perched above 
    you for an Up+B. on the
     wing tips(ends), use Forward+B to edgeguard. Forward+A 
    Smashes and B's work well 
    too. Aim the Forward+B to adjust and hit opponents who 
    happen to be on the 
    anatomically curved slopes of the wings and ship. 
    
    Flat Zone
    The little disappearing / re-appearing platforms set up 
    opponents for Up+B's by Roy 
    from below. The flat areas prove to be a great place to 
    execute Roy's Forward+B 
    combos, and use the range and speed of the Running+A. 
    Edgeguarding is a bit different 
    here, it's a bit easier in that there will be an instant 
    death once anyone reaches a certain 
    point off screen. This makes it easy for Roy, simply get an 
    opponent as far to the borders 
    of the board as you can, and use one of his vastly ranged 
    and powerful moves to knock 
    them out of bounds and off stage. Power moves of Roy's 
    include the B(charge when 
    possible), Forward+A Smash, Up+A Smash, Down+A Smash, and 
    the Up+B Blazer. 
    Blazer can KO if you aim away from an opponent as it will 
    knock an enemy more than 
    twice as high as they would originally go! Using that tactic 
    you can KO an opponent at 
    anything as low as 0%. ^_^
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    Once again, big thanks to Buckwheatz Revenge for his 
    intelligent insights!
    
    
    
    R.O.Y. is the Roy Clan at the Super Smash Brothers Melee 
    Social Board. I am a member of this clan. In this section of 
    the FAQ, I'm going to bring you insights from members of my 
    clan, about Roy, about all of his moves, how they're really 
    good, and how he is superior to other characters.
    
    R.O.Y vs Super Samus Squad
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    NGCGameMaster:
    Forward-B Attack 
    
    Samus- Her forward-b move is just a missle. I doesnt have any type of 
    combo with it. It leaves Samus open for attack from behind so she can 
    get hit. It sometimes doesnt even hit the opponent that shes aiming at 
    just making it a waste of time. The missle can be deflected easily 
    because it is so slow, just a tap on the A button makes it explode 
    causing no damage to the opposing player. Her missle also has a delay 
    time before it shoots.
    
    Roy- For Roy's forward-b move it has all types of combos. It can vary 
    from 3-15 damage. In the middle of the attacks he can perform different 
    varities of attacks, such as: an upward attack, forward, or downward. Of 
    what i know there is 27 different combinations of Roy's foward-b attack, 
    all varying in distance and power. Depending on what type of combo you 
    choose it can vary in distance you hit your opponent. During the process 
    of the combos it can deflect mid-air objects without Roy taking damage. 
    It also has the ability to rack up damage easily.
    
    I am in favor of Roy here.
    
    Buckwheatz Return:
    
    General Opening
    
    Roy is a character whose sword gives largely ranged attacks and a big 
    advantage. Samus has shorter ranged non-projectile attacks, and Roy has 
    a definite edge over her when in the areas of range, comboing, and 
    speed. Let me take Roy and Samus' B moves. Roy's Forward+B Double Edge 
    Dance attack can be executed on the spot, and comboed as he can hit the 
    opponent up to four times let alone just that move. It has good range, 
    speed, is a good edgeguarding move and many other aspects. Samus's 
    Forward+B Missile is slow to come out. You can't really combo with it 
    like Roy's Forward+B because it is a projectile. It can be rolled, 
    dodged, or shielded to avoid at your own convenience because, it is 
    traveling towards Roy as an object outside Samus' body, so essentially, 
    it is weaker and less useful than some of Samus' other non-projectile 
    attacks she'd have to move in close to Roy to do damage. Just keep in 
    mind that Roy's sword can cover more area than a standard non-projectile 
    attack because of its range, and this prevents Samus come very close 
    with the majority of her non-projectile moves. Roy's speed, range, 
    combos, short recovery time, speedy jumping, as well as many other 
    aspects I will show give him a definite advantage over Samus.
    
    General "B" move arguement
    
    Roy's Flare Blade has more power than Samus' charge shot. Flare Blade 
    can reach up to 50% fully charged, while Samus' projectile only gets up 
    to 28% fully charged. Samus' damages on her Charge Shots will decrease 
    dramatically downwards from 28% upon further uses (overusing it). Given 
    this information, Roy's Flare Blade is more likely to KO an opponent 
    than Samus' Charge Shot. 
    
    Flare Blade isn't badly ranged either for a stationary non-projectile 
    attack. Samus' Charge Shot is a projectile. Roy has the option to evade 
    the projectile as well. He can mid-air dodge, roll, or shield to avoid 
    the giant ball of energy. Probably a more suitable option for Roy though 
    would be to Down+B Counter the flying projectile. Of course, you should 
    be close up to Samus for the sake of the Down+B Counter swipe hitting 
    her, but this move will deflect charge shot away, as well as cause Roy 
    to counter swipe at Samus for 1.5x more damage than the charged shot 
    would have caused if it hit Roy.
    
    ONE MORE THING!!! General "B" move arguement
    
    Samus can't charge the Charge Shot while she's in midair. She can only 
    release a shot (which will be a weak 3% damage hit unless you've charged 
    prior to the jump). Roy can charge Flare Blade in the air. He can also 
    release it when he wants. He can continue his charge on Flare Blade even 
    after he hits the ground.
    
    Raydude:
    
    running
    
    roy can definetly run faster then samus and has a much less chance of 
    getting hit while running. Roy bends down really low when he's running 
    so any high attacks would miss him but samus stands up strait making it 
    real easy to hit her when she's running.
    
    Buckwheatz Return:
    
    Counter regarding Smash attacks... (?_?)
    
    "Overall: samus' smashes are fast and easy to pull off, they make good 
    combo moves and send the opponent very far even at the lowest power." 
    
    Some evidence? Maybe a specific move? You aren't proving or debating 
    anything by just saying "they're powerful". I can do that too. Specify a 
    move please. I can simply say all of Roy's Smashes have great speed, 
    have great power, are great edgeguarders, etc... that makes no sense, 
    see where I'm coming from?
    
    "roys smashes are slow and take time to pull off. yes, they have range, 
    but samus can dodge the smash and counter with one of her own."
    
    Specific info? They are not slow. You are making incorrect general 
    statements about Roy's Smashes. The Down+A Smash comes out instantly, 
    and hits on both sides of Roy. The Up+A Smash Samus goes in an arc over 
    Samus' head, so they'll hit opponents above them at the same time 
    anyway. Roy's reaches greater heights as it has more range. The 
    Forward+A Smash has a second of delay time, but the range the move 
    achieves will make that delay insignificant. What smash would you dodge? 
    I can't use all the smashes at once! I'll be more specific in a bit. ^_^ 
    
    Counter regarding Forward+A Smash
    
    "> smash: samus' forward smash is undoubtedly one of the fastest, if not 
    the fastest, forward smashes in the game. it can be executed quickly, 
    can be aimed, and has great throwing distance
    roys forward smash, while having range, is slow and has an even slower 
    cooldown. samus can dodge or roll around it with ease and use her own 
    smash as a counter"
    
    Samus' Forward+A Smash gets 19%, which is some 8% less than Roy's 
    Forward+A Smash. Samus' is low ranged, and much less than Roy's so his 
    can reach longer distances than Samus'. This makes Roy's Forward+A Smash 
    a better edgeguarder right off the bat. Roy's Smash having great power 
    is also a plus of this move, as it DOES have more power and can KO 
    opponents easier than Samus' can.
    
    To avoid Samus' forward+A smash, Roy has many options. Probably the best 
    would be Roy's Down+B Counter. It will put the damage right back at 
    samus for 1.5x the damage it would cause Roy! [B][C][D][E].
    
    <§olution rovider> uses Systems for Success.
    
    §ystem ƒor §uccess
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    This is a key for my evasive System for Success. To make things easy, to 
    avoid a situation, Roy can use a variety of evasive moves. Wherever you 
    see the letters in brackets in my counter posts, look back to my key, 
    pretty much I was looking to save some typing and save the refs some 
    reading, so I used a system! To make it simple, the ref can just copy my 
    system to a sheet of paper, or something they can write on at their own 
    disposal, otherwise, you'll have to keep coming back to this post! >_<.
    [A] = Use a midair dodge
    [B] = Use a roll
    [C] = Use the shield
    [D] = Use Roy's Down+B (Counter)
    [E] = Use the ground dodge
    
    Rolling
    
    Speed is the same on both of their rolls. Samus' roll goes farther than 
    Roy's, but it is slower to finish than Roy's roll. Because of this, Roy 
    can put up his shield sooner than Samus after completing the roll. When 
    Roy is shielding Samus is still in the ball shape completing her roll. 
    This leaves her vulnerable that extra few seconds that Roy is safe. ^_^
    
    Funkytoad:
    
    lets roll baby!
    
    samus:
    
    sure samus's roll may be slower than roy, but its very compact and its 
    GOOD that it goes slow. it can go under a dancing blade and have time to 
    shield. it also goes very far.
    No, it really isn't a good thing that it's so slow. If roy's in the 
    middle of a double edge dance, he'd be either at the first or second hit 
    when you roll (no roy player would start up a DED aiming to hit you with 
    only the third or fourth hit). At this point Roy stops the combo, and 
    hits the C stick for a quick forward smash. At this point, he runs after 
    your flying corpse, hits you with a running A attack to pop you up, then 
    hits with a mid-air Flare Blade. You see what kind of trouble samus' 
    sloooow roll starts up? By the time she's out, roy can be LONG done any 
    of his attacks, and smashing you very far.
    
    roy: 
    
    roy's may be faster, but it dosent go that far back. therefor roy 
    couldnt continueously evade a barradge of smash missles and charge 
    shots. while samus's can get under and away enought to not get hit by 
    roys attacks
    Duh, you don't want it to go extremely far, that's a bad thing. The 
    further your dumb roll goes, the more time the opponent has for setting 
    up an attack. Roy's roll is quick, so when samus is attacking, or trying 
    to grab, or whatever, roy rolls behind, and hits with either a forward+A 
    smash, or starts up a double edge dance.
    
    Up+B Moves:
    
    Roy:Blazer. This move is so useful, it's not even funny. It's multi 
    hit(though not as multi hit as screw attack), and it pops the enemy up 
    like nothing. Not only does it get very respectable vertical distance, 
    if you hold forward with up, he'll get some nice horizontal distance as 
    well, ideal for returning to the level. This move is a great finish to a 
    combo, or even a middle move. Roy falls much faster than samus, so if he 
    hits her with a Blazer up high, he can fast fall, and have a smash set 
    up for when she lands. It also does 13% if you connect with every hit, 
    more than samus.
    
    Samus:Screw Attack. This move is multi hit as well, and hits more times 
    than Roy's Blazer. However, each hit does less damage, and this move has 
    a hard time doing it's max 12%. While roy's blazer traps the enemy quite 
    well, samus' is a hit or miss. If the enemy does get trapped, they're 
    trapped for good, but if you hit them the wrong way, you're doing very 
    little damage. This move also has pithy horizontal recovery. Plus, after 
    samus uses this, she's got to fall back to the ground before doing 
    anything, and since she falls so slowly, roy can be on the ground owning 
    her when she gets there.
    
    
    Edge Guarding
    
    Roy:Roy is an -extremely- great edge guarder. He has many moves with 
    which to guard. First we have Flare Blade, my personal edge guarding 
    choice. This thing takes a long time to charge up, yes, but if samus is 
    far away, and coming back to the level, you can nail her just as she 
    gets back with a 31% or 36% Flare Blade, that will hammer her out of the 
    arena. If she decides to drop down an grapple to the ledge, roy simply 
    ends the move, moves back a bit, and starts to charge a forward+A smash, 
    our second edge guarding move. This has excellent range, and can hit a 
    returning foe that is still quite a ways from the ledge. Not only this, 
    but it executes quickly, and you can quickly begin charging another one, 
    or a flare blade. Thirdly we have double edge dance. Whomever says Roy 
    doesn't have a smash attack is sadly mistaken. The third hit is a smash 
    attack if you do up+B. This hit smashes them straight down, and is 
    perfect for edge guarding. This is a much better meteor attack than most 
    others, because it doesn't involve jumping off, and risking your life.
    
    Samus: What can samus do to edge guard? Fire missles and plasma shots. 
    That's really about it. Since the first hit of double edge dance is a 
    large part of Roy's recovery anyhow, he can just rid himself of these 
    projectiles, -while- returning. Samus doesn't have any edge guarding 
    capability whatsoever with her forward smash, roy will be well into his 
    blazer before he comes into range of that less than stellar move.
    
    Power
    
    Roy:Roy is a powerhouse, simply put. You can be fighting against 
    someone, and get hit seven or eight times in a row, and then make it up 
    with two smash attacks. Roy's forward attack can do up to 27%, and with 
    no charge, can do 20%, more than samus' forward smash when fully 
    charged. Flare blade is THE most powerful move in the game, short of a 
    game&watch bucket, or Roy countering a very powerful move (ooh, roy 
    possesses two of the 3 most powerful attacks ;).) Roy's upward smash 
    also deals more than 20 damage, and so does his downward smash. Also, in 
    terms of launching power, Blazer can launch them VERY far into the sky, 
    at 0% simply by hitting them with the lower-middle of the blade.
    
    Samus:Meh, she has a few powerful attacks, such as her smash missiles, 
    and her up+A smash, but her up+A smash has a hard time connecting with 
    every hit anyhow. For the most part, samus doesn't often break 20% with 
    attacks. She simply cannot beat roy in this section, no questions asked.
    
    The further your dumb roll goes, the more time the opponent has for 
    setting up an attack.
    
    yea my dumb roll does go far, no the opponet wont have time to set up an 
    attack unless its a running A due to how far away ill be.
    
    Perhaps you should go turn on your gamecube, and check the range on 
    roy's forward smash. But then, a running A works too. Roy can set up a 
    combo/juggle right there.....is that a selling point for samus' roll? 
    No.
    
    Sexiness
    
    Roy:Roy is pretty damn sexy if you ask me (no I'm not like that, but 
    trying to get in touch with my feminine side ;) ). Not only does he have 
    dashing good looks, but he's a brave hero. He goes out and fights 
    baddies for the good of the people. He's courageous, selfless, and 
    noble. Not to mention that he's of regal blood. One of his winning pose 
    voices translates to "For those I must protect, I cannot lose!". This 
    shows that he cares for his loved ones very much. I don't know about you 
    guys, but a lot of my female friends think that bravery, and courage, 
    and nobility, etc, are pretty sexy stuff.
    
    Samus:As I caressed the cold metal suit, and inserted my finger into her 
    plasma gun, I knew that this night was going to be magical....
    Seen many Harlequin's with this scene? No, because it just doesn't work. 
    Samus is very much a tomboy. There is nothing at all sexy about a metal 
    suit of armor, and weapons galore. Underneath that, she must be REALLY 
    REALLY sweaty imo....ick. If samus had a costume without the suit, she'd 
    probably be pretty damn sexy, but as it stands, she doesn't, so she's 
    simply about as sexy as a robot.
    
    forward+b moves
    
    Oh, and I have something to say about samus' "great" smash missiles. Any 
    good player won't even try to dodge them, but rather Power Shield them 
    back, taking out two missiles at a time. If you mess up the power 
    shield, you still get a regular shield. Double edge dance -cannot- be 
    power shielded, and if you try to regular shield it, you're gonna have a 
    broken shield pretty damn fast.
    
    juggling defense...
    
    Samus:
    
    welp, its hard for most characters to defend a juggle, but then there's 
    samus. she has the bombs thatll stop and stun as long as roy isnt 
    releasing an attack (thats why you use the bombs high up) even if he is 
    it forces him to take another attack to charge which is a waste of time. 
    she can also (if she times it right) use a down A spike.
    
    Roy:
    
    Roy lacks one thing in this game: projectiles. roy has basicly no 
    defense while juggling and he can ethier jump away or try a down a 
    areail. not too much for roy to do here...
    
    On the contrary good buddy, Roy has a little thing called Counter He 
    simply counters at the last second, and the juggler all of a sudden 
    becomes the juglee! Great how that works, eh? Samus however has crappy 
    little bombs. If you're high in the air, they'll explode before they hit 
    the juggler. If you're low enough taht the bomb would actually hit them, 
    chances are they're attacking you at that point anyhow ;p
    
    Buckwheatz Return:
    
    Roy
    
    Power
    
    Many of Roy's moves have great power. His B Flare Blade can be charged 
    and released wherever he see fitted. This allows a variety in it's power 
    as well. Whether fully charged or not, this move has power. Roy's 
    Forward+B has power as well. Some of the final hits of his combo have 
    the power to KO an opponent, and this isn't hard to do seeing that Roy 
    moves in a forward motion towards his opponent while performing this 
    move. All of Roy's smash moves are equally good in power, if not better. 
    The fact that he uses a sword grants him extra range over other many 
    other characters. Having that little bit of range makes his opponents 
    all that much easier to KO, and makes him deadly on the battlefield when 
    his opponent is at high damage.
    
    Running
    
    Roy
    
    Basically Roy bends his knees and gets down low to the ground as he 
    sprints. Because he gets so low to the ground, some attacks (mainly 
    projectiles) will miss him. When he sprints close to an opponent he can 
    immediately slash his opponent with his sword, by pressing A while 
    running (lengthy description for a Running+A O_o;). Getting low to the 
    ground will avoid many attacks and allow Roy the opportunity to start 
    out effective combos by using his Running+A attack! 
    
    Samus
    Samus wears all of her gear. That must be what slows her down, because 
    she runs straight standing up! When she is running, she is actually 
    increasing the area you can hit her, as opposed to Roy, because Roy 
    crouches down and sprints close to the ground, hence reducing the area 
    you can hit him. Roy is a faster runner than Samus as well. Running will 
    affect the transition into the Running+A move, so if you have a fast 
    sprinter like Roy, you will make out well with the Running+A.
    
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    Running+A
    
    The Running+A move is directly linked to how fast a character can run. 
    Because Roy is such a good sprinter, I'd say he wins over Samus in this 
    category, because she is slower, but I have a bit more information 
    before I get off this subject. Samus' Running+A gets 13%, acts as a 
    battering ram, and will push the opponent forward. Samus also has 
    recovery time after the shoulder charge she does. Now lets take a look 
    at the aspects of Roy's Running+A. Roy's Running+A will pop the opponent 
    up into the air for 12% damage. Roy has no recovery time after the move, 
    so he can move directly after he slashes the opponent with his sword. 
    With this, Roy can set up for great combos after the Running+A. Also, 
    the move pops the opponent up into a prime place to juggle them as well. 
    Samus' is not made for juggling, or comboing, as it will not only knock 
    the opponent out of range, but Samus needs to recover after the 
    Running+A attack.
    
    Funkytoad:
    
    forward+b moves
    
    Oh, and I have something to say about samus' "great" smash missiles. Any 
    good player won't even try to dodge them, but rather Power Shield them 
    back, taking out two missiles at a time. If you mess up the power 
    shield, you still get a regular shield. Double edge dance -cannot- be 
    power shielded, and if you try to regular shield it, you're gonna have a 
    broken shield pretty damn fast.
    
    Any good player isn't naive enough to think they can consistantly pull 
    of power shield.And most likely you will just get hit with them.Double 
    edge dance is useless as a comboer because the first hit often knocks 
    opponents out of range of the second hit, getting all 4 hits is very 
    rare.Also samus can just roll behind him.
    
    Here's an idea, let's start using facts. The first hit of double edge 
    dance pulls the opponent toward you. Getting four hits in is simple, use 
    forward, forward, up, down. You get in 30+ damage if you do it right, 
    and it's not very hard to pull off. Also, once it's started, it's not 
    easy to escape from.
    
    And btw, I can Power Shield about 50% of the time ;p Most good players 
    can power shield at least semi consistantly.
    
    Secondly, the battle armor is just a external piece of equipment, it in 
    no way makes her any less attractive underneath it.If you've ever beaten 
    super metroid in under 3 hours you'd know that she is very sexy because 
    other than the chozo suit all she wears is a bikini.
    
    Last time I checked, we were debating about a game called Super Smash 
    Brothers Melee, not Super Metroid...am I at the wrong board?
    
    Dodging
    
    Roy:Roy is quite the good player for dodging. His rolling dodge is 
    quick, and effective, and can allow him to dodge an attack, and quickly 
    retaliate with a smash attack, or a double edge dance. His down+A dodge 
    is just like anyone elses, not much to say about this... His mid-air 
    dodge is also just the same as everyone else's....however he can fall 
    quite fast, compared to samus, so after a mid-air dodge, you can fall 
    fast, when the opponent would jump, looking to combo you. If you make it 
    down before them, you can start attacking. His up+B move is quite the 
    effective move for dodging, especially given its optional horizontal 
    capabilites. In a complicated level, such as Infinite Glacier, you can 
    dodge things very well with this, then recover and attack.
    
    Samus:Samus has basically the same dodging properties as Roy, save for 
    two things. One, Her rolling dodge is SLOW and LONG as hell, and you 
    aren't even invulnerable during it. This gives opponents an opportunity 
    to smash you. Also, her up+B move cannot go horizontally, and thus 
    limits dodging capabilities.
    
    Comboing
    
    Roy:Roy is a very effective comboer. A lot of this comboing talent comes 
    from his forward+B move, Double Edge Dance. This is -the- ultimate 
    comboing move. It starts off with two hits, that pull the enemy towards 
    you, then you can smack them straight into the floor, then finish with a 
    down+B, for some quick damaging stabs. There are also tons of other 
    possibilities for this move, and lots of them are very effective. Roy is 
    not limited to this move for combos however. My favourite combo is a 
    forward+A smash, then a running+A hit, a mid-air flare blade, then 
    hopefully they're off the edge, and you can just edge guard with either 
    Flare Blade or your forward+A smash.
    
    Samus:Samus doesn't really have much for the way of combos....her up+B 
    move would be good, if it didn't force her to fall helplessly, and 
    slowly to the ground after you use it. Her up+A smash would also be 
    good, if it could actually connect with every hit on a semi-consistant 
    basis.
    
    Buckwheatz Return:
    
    Counter regarding Down+A Smash
    
    "\/smash: samus' \/smash has an excellent radius, and is executed very 
    quickly. it can be used as a crowd clearer as it sends opponents 
    flying."
    
    It isn't as powerful as Roy's. Roy's power propels the opponent higher 
    up into the air, and Roy can recover from his backslash and continue 
    with a juggle or combo.
    
    "the back is slightly less powerful but is equally useful in combos"
    
    Samus' Down+A Smash I find hard to juggle with. This is because there is 
    delay time after she hits the opponent. Roy's Down+A Smash has more 
    power than Samus', so he can make up for the back end slash by knocking 
    his opponent into the air for a longer amount of time than Samus can. 
    Roy's Down+A Smash can also useful for combos, but does more damage at 
    28%. This move of Samus' has less range than Roy's. This means that it 
    is a less useful edgeguarder.
    
    "roys \/smash also has a good radius, but isnt executed nearly as fast."
    
    You are mistaken. It comes out instantly, but it hits once on each side.
    
    "there is a pause between the forward and backward hit, leaving him more 
    open to attacks from behind."
    
    Yes, but this move has power, more than Samus' too. It will knock the 
    opponent high enough in the air for Roy to recover from the backslash 
    and start up a nifty juggle or combo. This means he won't be attacked 
    from behind. Even should the opponent happen to be in back of Roy, the 
    backslash would take care of them in a jiffy.
    
    "while being a good crowd clearer, samus can get about 1.5 \/smashes in 
    for every one of his (assuming they are not interrupted)"
    
    Even so, it does have some delay time afterwards that may give her 
    trouble because her Down Smash isn't as powerful as Roy's and won't send 
    them as high in the air. Roy's range is greater than Samus' too on the 
    Down+A Smash, so there is a certain distance that you won't be able to 
    hit Roy, but Roy will be able to hit Samus.
    
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    Down+A Smash
    
    Roy
    Does excellent damage for a Down+A Smash at 28%. Has great power. It 
    will pop an opponent into the air allowing a juggle or combo. It has 
    great range, and it makes a great edgeguarding tool for opponents who 
    hang just below the edge. 
    
    Here is an image portraying the range of Roy's Down+A Smash:
    
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    R = Roy
    X = Areas the Down+A Smash will hit an opponent.
    
    Samus
    This move is harder to combo or juggle with than Roy's. It's not as 
    powerful, nor does it do more damage than Roy's Down+A Smash. It gets 
    21%. It has less range than Roy's, so I wouldn't recommend it as a more 
    useful edgeguarder. It can also be avoided in a variety of ways. Most of 
    the reason it is easy to dodge is because it lacks range. [B][C][D][E].
    
    I also have an image for this move as well:
    
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    R = Roy
    X = Areas the Down+A Smash will hit an opponent.
    
    As a comparison of both images, I hope you now see that Roy's Down+A 
    Smash gets better range and therefore is better edgeguarder than Samus' 
    Down+A Smash.
    
    Counter regarding Up+A Smash
    
    "^smash: samus' ^smash has a wide radius of fire and hits several times. 
    it has not ko power,"
    
    You must mean wide arc. I have no problems with the arc, but it's low 
    range is where Roy gets you. It lacks the high reach that Roy can get 
    with his sword, as Samus' only travels in a small semi circle above her 
    head and is vulnerable to attack from below. If you don't hit with all 
    the explosion attacks, it won't be as powerful nor will it be as 
    damaging as you say. 
    
    "but its good for using on enemies above you on platforms"
    
    Nope. It is short ranged, and won't hit opponents as high as you think. 
    As I said before, it doesn't get range. It makes more of an arc than it 
    gets height on the explosion attacks.
    
    "roys ^smash has a very narrow attack radius." 
    
    Even if it doesn't have an arc (which the normal Up+A covers anyways), 
    it reaches higher than Samus'. I will give a visual now.
    
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    ..............xRx...................S...........
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    R = Roy
    S = Samus
    X = Areas the Up+A Smash will hit an opponent.
    
    Even if the arc is a bit less, that extra range gives Roy the advantage 
    to hit the opponent multiple times, and makes Roy's Up+A Smash better 
    for juggling.
    
    "it is also slow and easily dodged. "
    
    Ain't as slow as you think. In the time Samus completes her scorching 
    circle, Roy already has his sword out to hit the opponent. To hit an 
    opponent above and in the rear of Samus takes more time than it takes 
    for Roy to juggle an opponent with his. Roy's is easy to dodge? So is 
    Samus'. All you have to do is execute an air dodge in back of Samus, 
    Down+B counter, or shield the attack.
    
    "while doing a lot of damage"
    
    This will only do the full 29% if it carries the opponent through all 
    the explosions. An opponent above in front or above in back of her will 
    only get caught in the first couple of explosions, only doing 3% each 
    hit. 
    
    "and having excellent juggling power,"
    
    Ahem. This move doesn't have the range of Roy's. It neither has the 
    power to even lift the opponent to a decent juggling height until after 
    50% damage. Roy's is better for it's power and range, damage isn't 
    always everthing.
    
    "samus can counter this with a bomb , drop off to the side of roy, and 
    start himin a combo that he cant break thru"
    
    That bomb you are talking about, is Samus' Down+B. It explodes after a 
    certain height. Not only that, all Roy has to do is attack the bomb with 
    his sword on an Up+A, and it will explode, neutralizing Samus' attack. 
    After the Up+A attack, Roy can roll away from Samus.
    
    Up+A Smash
    
    Roy
    Does 22% damage, trapping an opponent in a multiple hit flaming sword 
    attack. It has great range, as it can juggle opponents who are just out 
    of range of the normal Up+A. Because he holds his sword in the air for a 
    second, it proves to be useful for many juggling purposes. The sword 
    travels a good distance upwards above Roy's head.
    
    Samus
    This move is gonna hit for 29% on the first hit and drop down every 
    other use. The arc is only over Samus' head, but it doesn't get good 
    distance either. The flames will only travel in a line close around 
    Samus' head. It's not near the range Roy's Up+A Smash. It isn't near as 
    good a juggler as Roy's is either for that reason of lower range and 
    height. It may not even do a full 29%, because Samus needs to hit with 
    all the hits. Because every opponent will be directly above Samus, it is 
    very likely they will miss the entire arc, and only be hit with a couple 
    explosions, only dealing 3% a hit.
    
    Medeus:
    
    Samus's flamethrower is the perfect juggling attack.
    
    How can you say that? No matter where the enemy is standing with Roy, 
    he'll always push them into the air with considerable force. That means 
    if you're standing beside us, we can use the Up Smash and you'll follow 
    the flames. Seriously though, for all practical purposes, Roy's Up Smash 
    stomps Samus' flame thrower for juggling abilities.
    
    as enemys are falling down, samus unleashes a firey arc that goes above 
    her head doing up to 30%.
    
    But all of the hits hardly even connect...
    
    since roys blade just goes up and not all around like samus's does.
    
    It goes all around his sword down to his feet. Even Samus can't do that. 
    
    both are a very quick attack, give off about same dammage, but samus's 
    has a quicker recovery time cus she just puts her flame off, while roy 
    still holds his blade up a bit afterwards.... also samus's covers a bit 
    more space compared to roys.
    
    If you've ever played as Ness you'll know that his Down Smash starts 
    back and goes to front, but that isn't the point: Samus' Up Smash starts 
    in front of her and it travels to the back of her head. Keep in mind 
    that Roy's Up Smash hits all around his body, at ALL TIMES. So, if you 
    were standing behind Samus, there would be more time to escape; that 
    isn't the case with Roy however.
    
    - Counter for *Rolling*
    
    samus:
    
    sure samus's roll may be slower than roy, but its very compact and its 
    GOOD that it goes slow. it can go under a dancing blade and have time to 
    shield. it also goes very far.
    
    No, no, silly goose! Being slow is never a *good* thing! That's like 
    saying it's bad to be fast, and it's not. Please don't say that again...
    
    Getting under Roy's Double-edge Dance isn't as easy as you make it 
    sound. For starters, with eighteen different combinations, using the one 
    aimed down would work wonders. Besides that, the first slash hits people 
    on the ground. However, I won't lie: if you were close enough to Roy, 
    you could roll under it, but that would be totally forgetting the speed 
    of the move. Roy lashes out with his sword... and that's about all you 
    know. Those fists were fast as lightning, HUA!
    
    roy: 
    
    roy's may be faster, but it dosent go that far back. therefor roy 
    couldnt continueously evade a barradge of smash missles and charge 
    shots. while samus's can get under and away enought to not get hit by 
    roys attacks.
    
    Rolling once and then jumping soundly evades the missiles. You don't 
    have to roll incessantly to dodge anything; throwing things together as 
    a mix gives one the best results.
    
    Silverhomer17:
    
    a while ago, earlier in this topic, it was said that about the plain B 
    attack that:
    
    samus: this baby can be charged and released at any time. it cant do as 
    much as roys B and doesnt have the one hit KO power ethier, but who the 
    hells gonna go underneath Roys blade and say hmmm i feel like taking a 
    hit today... anyway, samus's cannon does anywhere from 3%-27% and can go 
    great distances without goin out. Its best used in the air or close 
    range. overall a great attack from far or close up...
    
    Roy's Fire Blade:
    
    Yesh this attack is tight if you could pull it off aginst a human 
    player. it has the one hit KOness and kwel effects. only prob is if you 
    are gonna play witha a long ranged character like samus (or any human) 
    you are only hurting yourself... speaking of hurting yourself, if roy 
    releases this attack at or around full blast, he takes 10% dammage. not 
    that good for an attack that most likely wont make contact
    
    i don't know about you guys, but when i am fighting level 9 comps, or 
    even friends, they will be sent off of the edge sooner or later. while 
    they start to jump back, Roy can charge his b shot a little ways in from 
    the ledge. the comp/friend graps on to the edge and pulls himself up, 
    while you are waiting with a fully charged b attack, sending them off 
    the screen. 
    
    now, lets compare the edge gaurding factor of it. Roy's B attack doesn't 
    take hardly any time to pull off if you tap the button. and the only way 
    you would need a short amount of time to attack would be if the comp 
    didn't go far at all. if the comp/friend is off for two seconds, roy's 
    blade can do as much as 25 damage. correct me if i am wrong here, but 
    that would be almost equal to a fully charged attack by samus, which 
    takes roughly 3-3 and 1/2 seconds. if the oppenent is off for 4 seconds 
    (how long it takes roy to fully charge) then a full attack can be pulled 
    off, giving them 50 percent damage, and you a point for killing them, 
    even if they were at 2% damage. a samus fully charged would be equal to 
    about 4 seconds and would only do 28% damage and not instant kill. (i 
    know you are probably saying, "Hey, silverhomer, didn't you say it takes 
    3 seconds to charge?" well, not only do you have to fully charge it, but 
    you have to hit the b button again to release it!)
    
    another GREAT edge gaurding quality of roy's would be his dancing blade 
    (forward smash B). if an opponent is hanging on to the edge, you can do 
    his dancing blade, and the first attack should knock them off of the 
    cliff (if not, just do his second forward b). samus's forward b smash 
    would send a missle straight, not coming anywhere near your opponent, 
    also leaving samus open to an attack that the opponent can do to get up. 
    this is also a good way to get the hangman's KO bonus.
    
    Psgamer02:
    
    ~~~~Roy in General~~~~
    
    Roy uses a sword, I don't know which brand it is or anything fancy, I 
    bet you could ask the Marth clan if you wanted to find out ^_^, anyhow, 
    he extends his arm full length on a regular basis to attain the maximum 
    possible range. With a big heavy sword comes spectacular priority.
    
    His size is just below average, he is by no means tiny, but crouching 
    cuts his height in half, making him a small target.
    
    His moves advocate a sort of defensive/offensive style. He can stun you, 
    but at the same time, prevent your attacking him with his range and 
    speed, so he tends to take little damage, while simultaneously doing 
    much damage to any enemy he may have. 
    
    He is an all or none sort of character, just not taken to say...mewtwo 
    extremes. He is fairly light, but his speed and power let his opponents 
    take damage easily, but at the same time as killing the opponent easily 
    with his power, his own vulnerability is accentuated by his weight and 
    size.
    
    ~~~Roy pertaining to the game~~~
    
    Power>
    Roy has a lot of power behind him. Moves like Forward smash(20%), 
    B(50%), Up Smash(16%), and Down Smash(19%) are the backbone of his 
    power, and they serve him well. Anyone of these moves can deal out the 
    damage as well as KO the opponent. His power isn't limited to these KO 
    moves. He has the ability to heavily damage the opponent with His 
    Forward B(20%) and Dash A(12%). All this makes for a surprisingly 
    powerful character.
    
    Speed>
    There is no doubt of Roy's speed. His regular A, Up and B, Forward and 
    B, Aerial moves and Smashes all have above average speed. Sacrificing 
    power does not attain the speed he has. His power is retained, and his 
    moves achieve a perfect balance in quickness and force. His roll is 
    extremely fast, and his shield is also quick to defend him. His grabs 
    also have this quickness. He grapples the opponent with a speed not 
    usually seen in characters with his power. This all accounted for, he is 
    a character near the top in all facets of speed.
    
    Range>
    Roy's range is his biggest asset. He has a severe lack of poor range 
    moves. This is due to the very nature of his attacks. With his sword, he 
    can out-range even the most deadly attacks, thus rendering them useless. 
    All his A and B moves save one use this incredible sword, and that move 
    (Down and B), is not an offensive move.
    
    Arc>(range sub-category) 
    His sword provides a bounty of arc. Only 5 of 25 moves don't use the 
    slashing motion for the main attack (Down A, Smash Down A, Down B, 
    Regular Aerial A, and Up Smash A). All other moves use to full length of 
    the sword to cover as much area as possible in the attack. His arc is 
    second to none.
    
    Priority>
    His attacks provide much priority. Priority is the ability to cancel or 
    go through the opponents attacks. Many Roy's moves have this ability 
    (Smash A moves including; Up, Down, and Forward, B, Forward + B, and Up 
    + B). Combined with Down and B (which is impossible to go through, 
    literally) and you have a character that has the ability to go right 
    through your attacks and turn your attack into a weakness. 
    
    go ahead and analyze those b moves ppl (which i know a lot are about to 
    right now) ill analyze SMASHES.
    *ahem*
    Overall: samus' smashes are fast and easy to pull off, they make good 
    combo moves and send the opponent very far even at the lowest power.
    roys smashes are slow and take time to pull off. yes, they have range, 
    but samus can dodge the smash and counter with one of her own.
    
    -Samus's smashes have some of the worst range in the game.
    
    -Overall, samus has less power than Roy, especially in A moves. So if 
    Samus can "Send the opponent very far even at the lowest power" Roy 
    should be able to kill them no?
    
    -Samus's slow Roll can never out-speed Roys A moves.
    
    > smash: samus' forward smash is undoubtedly one of the fastest, if not 
    the fastest, forward smashes in the game. it can be executed quickly, 
    can be aimed, and has great throwing distance
    roys forward smash, while having range, is slow and has an even slower 
    cooldown. samus can dodge or roll around it with ease and use her own 
    smash as a counter
    
    -Marth is fastest, although samus does have speed, her awefull range and 
    general stabbing motion limit its use to extremely close fighting
    
    -Not a good edguarder due to the bad range and Hit area.
    
    -Again, her slow roll isn't faster enough to beat Roy's Smash, which is 
    quite fast, but slightly slower than Samus's.
    
    -Roy has insane range, and more power than Samus's. It also happens to 
    do more damage.
    
    ^smash: samus' ^smash has a wide radius of fire and hits several times. 
    it has not ko power, but its good for using on enemies above you on 
    platforms
    roys ^smash has a very narrow attack radius. it is also slow and easily 
    dodged. while doing a lot of damage and having excellent juggling power, 
    samus can counter this with a bomb , drop off to the side of roy, and 
    start himin a combo that he cant break thru
    
    -Same speed on the start up.
    
    -Roy can potentially hit opponents on the ground and behind him, 
    something samus cant do. Roy definatly wins in the range department 
    also.
    
    -Roy's move has much better KO power.
    
    -On average, Roy does more damage, Unless the opponent is caught in 
    front of samus, and right next to her, there is no way to do the full 
    damage, which is like 21%. Roy on the other hand, Can do 15+ damage 
    almost all the time
    
    \/smash: samus' \/smash has an excellent radius, and is executed very 
    quickly. it can be used as a crowd clearer as it sends opponents flying. 
    the back is slightly less powerful but is equally useful in combos
    roys \/smash also has a good radius, but isnt executed nearly as fast. 
    there is a pause between the forward and backward hit, leaving him more 
    open to attacks from behind. while being a good crowd clearer, samus can 
    get about 1.5 \/smashes in for every one of his (assuming they are not 
    interrupted)
    
    -Roys power is not even touched by Samus's spin move. He has much better 
    range, power, and damage. Samus takes home the speed trophy. The way I 
    see it, if Roy connects with this move, samus takes masses of damage and 
    could be killed. The good range makes it so Samus can be out of range 
    for her Down A, and yet Roy can still hit her with his move. If samus 
    manages to get close enough to hit Roy with hers, it will do minimal 
    damage, and not KO roy, the trajectory also limits Combing. Roys Down A 
    automatically sets up an Up A smash for much more damage, but that's 
    only if it doesn't kill Samus.
    
    
    ets GET DOWN! o_o;;
    
    B move: Samus's Charge cannon vs. Roys Fire Blade
    
    Samus's charge cannon:
    
    ahh yes the signature charge shot... this baby can be charged and 
    released at any time. it cant do as much as roys B and doesnt have the 
    one hit KO power ethier, but who the hells gonna go underneath Roys 
    blade and say hmmm i feel like taking a hit today... anyway, samus's 
    cannon does anywhere from 3%-27% and can go great distances without goin 
    out. Its best used in the air or close range. overall a great attack 
    from far or close up...
    
    -Roy can easily do 27% damage, just while falling through the air and 
    charging. Samus can't even Charge in the Air =(
    
    -From far away, it can be easily Sheilded or Jumped over. It flys too 
    slow to be usefull from a long ways.
    
    -Roy's move releases way faster, and starts charging faster too =(
    
    Roy - For Roy's forward-b move it has all types of combos. It can vary 
    from 3-15 damage. In the middle of the attacks he can perform different 
    varities of attacks, such as: an upward attack, forward, or downward. Of 
    what i know there is 27 different combinations of Roy's foward-b attack, 
    all varying in distance and power. Depending on what type of combo you 
    choose it can vary in distance you hit your opponent. During the process 
    of the combos it can deflect mid-air objects without Roy taking damage. 
    It also has the ability to rack up damage easily.
    Often, these combo moves are too powerful to pull off on an opponent all 
    at once, making the combo rather ineffective. these do send opponents 
    flying, but are easily avoided. Samus can roll around them. OR she could 
    just stick to her own >B which is a ranged attack, and keep roy at a 
    distance. Roys >B, while having good damage, distance, and somewhat 
    useful as a recovery, only hits in one direction, is slow, and hard to 
    pull out of if you make a mistake. while doing this samus could easily 
    meteor you right down to infinity, or up to the sky, depending on where 
    you are.
    
    -What? Meteor on the stage who? Well lemme try to explain why this move 
    is about 5 times better than a missle.
    
    -WAY faster, lasts longer, more powerfull, more damage, more uses, 
    recovery ability, superfast start up and recovery time, stuns for 
    longer, can be used over and over due to the speed, hard to see coming, 
    hard to jump over, hard to shield, good range for the speed it has, KO 
    ability, Good trajectory, Combo potential, many options as the move is 
    played out, ect.
    
    Are those good enough reasons? How about these pertaining to Samus ->
    
    -Easy to see coming, slow start up, slow finnish, lack of Combo ability, 
    no power, poor hit area, less options, and useless. I would like to 
    compare this move to a misquito...irritating but not dangerous.
    
    ok >B time!
    
    Samus's missle Vs. Roys Dancing Blade
    
    Samus's missle:
    
    now some may say that these are weak and cant go to far before dying 
    welp.... if you knew when to use them youd know why they are good. The 
    homing missle is weak thats true but its true purpose is to stop charges 
    and combo attacks such as Roys B and Roys >B. the homing missle can also 
    be used while your opponet is flying off the stage. it can cancel a jump 
    and set up for another smash missle to be sent. speaking of smash 
    missle, the super missle (as it is called in super metroid), is best 
    used abit closer but not that close as to get hit by an attack. This 
    fools the player into thinking its an >A smash and they back away only 
    to be hit by it. the super missle is at its best when the opponet is in 
    the air as well. if you can hit them with a super missle in air, theres 
    an 80% chance they arent making it back. The homing missle does 4% and 
    the super missle does 15-17%.
    
    -I don't think that roy has long range charges and combos =/
    
    -It allows Roy to use another recovery move
    
    -Easy to see coming, hence easy to avoid/cancel/shield/dodge
    
    Roys dancing blade:
    
    This attack is also pretty good if you know how to use it. the part i 
    always find tricky though is hitting them with the last hit. i can 
    always get 3 and that gets me around 12%... anyway, you of course can 
    only use this on ground. it does a fair amount of damage but normally 
    when you aim up or forward on the third slash, it sends them too far 
    away to start comboing away. due to samus's long jumps in the air, she 
    can eaisly evade the slashes. its a nice attack and the color changes 
    are good its just lacking the options samus has.
    
    -Nope, It can be used in the Air just as effectively. It is almost more 
    usefull in the Air. Super-fast disruption, combo killing, stunning, it 
    can even lift people off the ground into the combo. 
    
    -Lets Roy hover in the Air, this makes it harder to time Missiles, it 
    also lets him get much more recovery distance.
    
    Pros for Samus's >B:
    
    longer range
    a nice amount of dammage
    is THE perfect edge guarder
    
    -It only allows Roy to gain more distance on recovery if used for 
    edgeguarding.
    
    -Less than Roy for damage =(
    
    -Long range = Easy to see coming
    
    
    
    
    
    Cons:
    
    it has a big recovery time afterwards so you are hopin they get caught 
    in it.
    it dosent send them that far unless you hit them with all 4 attacks.
    cant use anywhere except ground.
    
    -Yeah, such long recovery that it can only be used 3 times in the Air 
    before Ory gets back down from his jump -_-;;
    
    -The third attack can easily KO, and by that time the damage is already 
    more than Samus's move..
    
    -In the Air is even more effective, as I already explained 
    
    Roy's Fire Blade:
    
    Yesh this attack is tight if you could pull it off aginst a human 
    player. it has the one hit KOness and kwel effects. only prob is if you 
    are gonna play witha a long ranged character like samus (or any human) 
    you are only hurting yourself... speaking of hurting yourself, if roy 
    releases this attack at or around full blast, he takes 10% dammage. not 
    that good for an attack that most likely wont make contact.
    
    -lol, you can release it before it hits Roy you know. Roy can travel 
    while charging too, he can fly through the Air and charge, then release 
    as he arrives, basically making it a transportable move, and giving it 
    range.
    
    Pros for samus B:
    
    Good damage for a standard B attack
    Can be shot at anytime
    can go across just about any stage without dissapearing
    medium KO power
    
    -Slow
    
    -easy to see it coming
    
    -Has to be charged to the max to be usefull
    
    
    
    
    Cons:
    
    Short range
    long chargeup
    he hurts himself if charged all da way
    
    -Can also be released at anytime, but his releases much faster, 
    furthering it usefulness in a realy fight.
    
    -Can be used in the Air, momentum makes it mobile
    
    -Releasable near the end without major Power\damage loss.
    
    Samus- Her forward-b move is just a missle. I doesnt have any type of 
    combo with it. It leaves Samus open for attack from behind so she can 
    get hit. It sometimes doesnt even hit the opponent that shes aiming at 
    just making it a waste of time. The missle can be deflected easily 
    because it is so slow, just a tap on the A button makes it explode 
    causing no damage to the opposing player. Her missle also has a delay 
    time before it shoots.
    Samus' forward-b is TWO missles. one is a homing missle the other is a 
    powerful smash attack. this smash attack is ranged, farther than roys 
    smash attack could ever range, and can be fired in the air unlike other 
    smashes. this has great comboing potential, in that four or five super 
    misles coming at you is impossible to avoid at once, even by jumping (a 
    good samus player wouldnt fire that many in a situation where u could 
    just jump outta it). by throwing you in the air, you would be only able 
    to jump around them, and you only have three jumps (counting the dodge) 
    that arent even that good anyway. super missles make great kos.
    the homing missle is good for disrupting attacks. often the super missle 
    is hard to pull off accurately in midair, this is where the homing 
    missle comes in. if someone is coming back to the edge, be they abve or 
    below, you can fire a missle to home in on their sorry arses to rack up 
    damage and waste their jump (if its their normal jump then they just 
    wasted it on a homing missle). while htis missle does a small amount of 
    damage it can easily put you opponent on his/her toes.
    
    -Range comes with projectiles, but so does Less damage, power, speed, 
    ect.
    
    -a simple Sheild or air dodge nullifys slow moving homing missles.
    
    -Roys Up and B, that super fast Fire dragon move can easily be used just 
    before the missle hits, and it can then be used again, only furthering 
    our recovery. Talk about a backfire
    
    On the contrary, Roy's forward smash can do up to 27% damage, and 
    samus's can only go up to 20%, which is a huge difference. And how can 
    samus's smash be "aimed"? it has extreamly bad arc, and its power is 
    only minimal compared to roy. Roy swings down at a 45 degree angle, and 
    has incredible range compared to samus's poor smash. Samus's smash cant 
    even be used for edge guarding, since it barley covers any distance. And 
    how would you be able to roll around a smash attack from roy? Roy's 
    smash goes down in about .3 seconds, and the reaction time for a human 
    being isnt even that much. so you would have to be pretty amazing to 
    roll out of the way of something like that. plus, Samus's roll is 
    extreamly slow, so even if Samus did somehow managed to evade Roy's 
    smash, Roy could easily turn around and prepare another one as Samus 
    recovers from the slow roll. Samus's forward smash is insanely 
    inaccurate, not to mention weak, and short ranged, making it obsolete 
    compared to Roy.
    Samus' smash can be aimed up, down, or forward depending on how you tilt 
    the joystick. this was an attribute that, sadly, didnt carry over for 
    most characters from the original. it allows you to hit an opponent low 
    for easier defending, high if they have decent damage on them, and just 
    straight forward. Roys smash only hits high, being hit high allows you 
    to recover more easily. and, you dont necessarily have to roll, you can 
    dodge it too. Scenario: roy does a >smash, samus dodges, roy readies 
    another smash while at the same time samus unloads a fully charged beam 
    on him. the beam hits roy right before or at the same time he hits 
    samus, sending him flying and leaving samus unharmed. if he hits the 
    beam it cancels it out and leaves him stunned for a second. a second is 
    a long time, and plenty of time to begin a combo or just to toss roy 
    away and keep him away with projectiles. samus' smash seems accurate, 
    but thats because its short ranged. its main use is just to knock 
    enemies away from her.
    
    -Yeah, all that scenario is BS. Unless samus uses her roll before or at 
    the same time as Roy's smash, she will be hit. Can you send me that book 
    quick, yeah that one entitled "psychic powers for beginners" -_-;
    
    -Roy dominates the Power, arc, range, priority, edge-guarding, and 
    combo-ability, Samus takes the "Hit guys who are right next to you a 
    slight distance away" trophy.
    
    Samus's Up Smash does crap damage, and barley hits that far at all. 
    Roy's packs a punch, does a bunch of damage, and is excellent for 
    starting a juggling combos. How could she counter this attack with a 
    bomb, if the attack sends samus so far into the air that the bomb will 
    eather dissappear before it hits Roy, or Roy will obviously move out of 
    the way, or even better, Roy will just meet Samus in mid air with an A 
    or Up+A or Up+B to continue a juggling combo. You can't always count on 
    samus's Up+A on hitting Roy with every flame, and with its poor power, 
    Roy can easily recover and follow up with a Down+B if the samus decides 
    to continue attacking, or maybe with a double-edged dance.
    like i said, with a bomb. if i see roy using this move then i can use a 
    bomb while close to him and then move off to the side, out of harms way. 
    this will obviously disrupt the attack. also, it is very very slow, as i 
    also said. this move can only be pulled off while samus is high above 
    roy, so she cant use her meteor to disrupt it. if you tried to use this 
    move while samus almost on top of you, she could meteor you right into 
    the sky with no problem. and, roy has a long cooldown time for this 
    move, and samus can just hit him while he recovers, making "movng out of 
    the way" very difficult.
    
    -If you have to "see" one of roy's moves to react, you probly got hit by 
    the time you got to the word "see"
    
    -Does anyone know which attack we are talking about here?
    
    -We don't use Counter unless the attack is started, or we expect an 
    attack, as in a Combo/Juggle.
    
    Fortunatly, Roy's Down Smash has even better radius, not to mention 
    better it can do up to 28% Damage!!!! Samus's can only do up to 21%, AND 
    the backward hit is weaker than the forwards hit, making the attack even 
    weaker. That is a huge damage difference, making Roy's attack much more 
    rounded out and better. Roy's also packs more of a punch, as it can Star 
    KO someone easily. And unless you didn't notice, Samus's Down Smash also 
    has a pause between the forward/backward hit.
    
    like i said, samus' smash is faster. she can get off 1.5 of her smashes 
    for his one. the pause in samus' smash is very short, while roys is a 
    long one and leaves him open even to samus' forward smash. he swings, 
    pauses, swings again. samus spins around with her foot. the only pause 
    is while her foot is facing away or torward the camera, and that one is 
    short. roys cant clear crowds well because his is too slow. samus sends 
    her opponent behind her, which is a good thing because her back+a in the 
    air is extremely powerful, and faster than anything roy can pull off 
    while he flies from her smash.
    
    -Speed = Samus, Everything else is owned by Roy
    
    -The trajectory is no competition. Behind samus and you are limited to 1 
    move, With Roy, being straight above him, he can uses a plethora of good 
    solid Aerial moves.
    
    Samus- Her forward-b move is just a missle. I doesnt have any type of 
    combo with it. It leaves Samus open for attack from behind so she can 
    get hit. It sometimes doesnt even hit the opponent that shes aiming at 
    just making it a waste of time. The missle can be deflected easily 
    because it is so slow, just a tap on the A button makes it explode 
    causing no damage to the opposing player. Her missle also has a delay 
    time before it shoots.
    
    Kids these days. They can't stick with the truth. Let us analyze this 
    shall we? Okay first of all the missile has many types of combos. Have 
    you ever seen somebody getting held up in the air with missiles? The 
    missiles don't leave Samus open for attack. This is a one on one battle, 
    you won't have the time to run forward, and dodge the missile. The 
    missiles have short startup time, and the usefulness of a long distance 
    powerful attack is something that Roy will never achieve. You can never 
    assume that Samus's moves are a waste of time. Ask previous clans, 
    they'll tell you. If the missile misses you, either by you dodging or 
    side stepping, I'll already have a second missile coming your way. You 
    think the missiles are slow? Let's see Roy countdown attack...that takes 
    beyond too long to catch someone off gaurd. Samus's missiles have good 
    speed, great range, and excellent power. Roy's Forward B attack is 
    hardly useful in one on one matches. Trust me, I know two people who use 
    him, and never win against me. Roy's attack does about 15% damage if 
    you're lucky, and it takes about 3 hits to do so. Samus's attack, on the 
    other hand, has distance, homing capabilities, powerful attack power, 
    unrivaled edge guarding capabilities, and deadly comboing abilities, all 
    in exchange for 3% damage. All in all, Samus's move is better. ROy's 
    attack may look good, but it's all flashy colors, and no noticeable 
    potential against a player in the SSS.
    
    -The speed of the missles, both in the air and the start up/recovery 
    time, prevent any such Trap of death, or line of missles. The speed of 
    them is simply to much to form a string of these and be effective.
    
    -LOL, I like how you think that This move is better because you beat 
    your friends with Samus.
    
    -First of all, I already told the truth about this move. Lets go over it 
    again, shall we? =P
    
    a. It is by far faster than the missle, it can be used 3 times in the 
    Air before Roys hits the ground again, samus gets 1 off =(
    b. More damage, more power
    c. Can be used for disruption, lift, quick attacks, damage, KO's, 
    comboing, recovery, ect.
    
    -Are we all fully aware now that Dancing Blade > Missile?
    
    the grab and running throw:
    
    samus:
    
    Samus has the longest ranged grab in the game even without the 3× 
    capibility. i have no problem executing this feat and can do it in about 
    2 trys. after that, you can throw you grab pretty far and to retrive 
    your prize catch, just press the A button. if he dosent like the bait, 
    home in on him with L. this is much better then Roy's simple grab and 
    throw which i shall add, dosent send them that far. all of her throws do 
    7% by the way...
    
    -Super slow, so slow in fact that Roy can grab samus 3 times before her 
    grab gets to him.
    
    -All of her grabs save one completely nullify any chance of a combo by 
    throwing them on the ground. Then she has to Recover herself and go over 
    there. By then, there is no chance to Combo.
    -------------------------------------------
    
    Samus's running throw also is the longest ranged running grab/throw in 
    the game. its great to use when you are back from the person abit and 
    they are recovering from a move (i.e. Roys flare blade) it does 7% and 
    is probally the best running throw in the game.
    
    -Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range 
    Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range 
    Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range Range.
    
    -Roy runs Immensely faster than Samus, 
    
    -She has to hunch over, wind up, and throw that thing, Roy simply 
    extends his arm and he has got them. 
    
    roy:
    
    Roy's grab is a pretty good throw but its just like most other 
    characters grabs and is a bit weaker when he throws than most throws in 
    distance. id say roys best throw would be the ^ throw for juggling and 
    such (samus has a trump card for that ^_^)but otherwise its just a 
    normal grab.
    
    -His Down Grab is the perfect combo setter. He tosses them in the Air a 
    slight distance, stunned. This is the perfect set up for a Smash, 
    Running A, B, just about anything.
    
    Roys running grab/throw is also pretty normal. samus really takes the 
    cake in the multi function grappling beam. roys running throw has a 
    averadge recovery time allowing samus to try to get a quick running A in 
    there...
    
    -Faster in every way, samus's throw is so slow, that a person can see it 
    coming and roll back out of the way. You will be done rolling with just 
    enough time to walk up and Smack Samus as she recovers from the huge 
    slow grappling beam of Gargantuas.
    
    Pros for Samus's Grab:
    
    longest range
    with 3× ability on, you can home in
    good damage
    
    -Immensely slow, almost impossible to hit with unless the opponent isn't 
    ready for it.
    
    
    
    Cons:
    
    recovery time is a bit more than usual
    its range is microscopic compared to samus grappling beam
    
    -What? His grab is slow? I don't get it, you have the slowest grab in 
    the game >_>
    
    -His quick speed allows him to actually use his in a fight, as a roll 
    would take too long to dodge it, and shielding is ineffective.
    
    Pros for Samus running grab
    
    best range for running grab
    throw does ok amount dammage
    is great to break up combo attempts
    
    -Extremely slow running.
    
    -How does Samus Run at roy as he is already doing a Combo? The combo 
    would most likey be over by then, if a person had a low enough IQ to 
    combo mid-air =/
    
    
    
    Cons:
    
    the range once again isnt great compared to samus's which gives him a 
    greater chance of missing leaving him open.
    
    -Samus's massive range = Disadvantage
    
    a. Its so damn slow, it is nearly ineffective
    b. The slow recovery time allows Roy to run circles around Samus
    c. Samus is defenseless if she misses
    d. A simple roll will negate this Gigantic grab.
    
    eather way, the attack still does poor damage, and when i was messing 
    around with it, it seemed like it was dealing the same amount of 
    knockback power if you hit high, low, or straight. Roy doesn't need to 
    aim his attack, is it swings at an arc and hits all in front of him. In 
    your scenario how did Samus get the fully charged beam? Any idiot 
    wouldn't let Samus stand somewhere and charge, and with Roy's high 
    running speed, he could easily catch Samus if she tried to Run and 
    charge somewhere. And if you do happen to charge the beam all the way 
    and unleash it at the same time Roy smashes, the attack will cancel out, 
    as you mentioned, but roy wont be the only one stunned for a moment. 
    Samus has just as long of a cool-down time as the time to cancel out an 
    attack is, so we would be even. Another thing is when you're aiming 
    samus's smash, you have to aim it before you can charge it. So it's 
    still an inaccurate attack because it only hits in one spot, and is hard 
    to be trajected into the right location of an enemy at the last moment. 
    For Roy, he only needs to smash forward, and it slices anything infront 
    of him diagonally and infront of him directly, AND a short ways away 
    from him.
    
    if youve ever played the original all samus did as a cp was just roll 
    around and charge. samus can build up this way, by saving the charge. 
    and, samus can charge while roy is dying, recovering, and if he messes 
    up (messing up on any move is a great time to charge for samus) like say 
    for example he gets a >B combo started but misses on the first hit. lets 
    say the human playing him, by reflex, hits b again, this gives samus a 
    chance to charge while he follies in his combo.
    an ur right, my bad, samus does indeed recover as long as a cancel 
    recoil, but she can still roll away faster than he can get another 
    attack off afterwards
    
    -So you are going to charge while Roy's Forward B move Recovers eh?
    
    a. His Forward B move has almost no recovery time.
    b. This move is so fast that by the time samus rolls away and starts 
    charging, Roy is there and waiting.
    c. If you don't believe "b," try it yourself.
    
    
    
    aiight lets do the ^A smash
    
    Samus's flamethrower vs. Roy's firey blade thing
    
    Samus:
    
    Samus's flamethrower is the perfect juggling attack. as enemys are 
    falling down, samus unleashes a firey arc that goes above her head doing 
    up to 30%. since roys blade just goes up and not all around like samus's 
    does. both are a very quick attack, give off about same dammage, but 
    samus's has a quicker recovery time cus she just puts her flame off, 
    while roy still holds his blade up a bit afterwards.... also samus's 
    covers a bit more space compared to roys.
    
    a. Nope, Roy has better hit area
    
    Roy:
    .....***
    ...***
    ....*()*
    ...*<|>*
    -----/\----
    
    Samus:
    ....****
    ...*.()*
    ...-<|>
    -----/\----
    
    -No way in hell Samus's move ever pulls off the full damage. The 
    opponent has to be right in front of Samus, and not moving, and standing 
    upright.
    
    -Roys move can hit in back of Him, and it last longer in all the hit 
    areas.
    
    
    
    Pros for samus:
    
    good range
    great combo abilities
    nice dammageness
    
    -it can potentially do more damage, but in extreme circumstances.
    
    -Can't combo as well as Roy, due to the trajectory as it hits near the 
    end. It doesn't have good power and it hits behind her, making the 
    opponent recover at the same speed as you, and they also end up right 
    behind you, no room for combos.
    
    
    
    Cons:
    
    slower recovery time than samus's
    covers less than samus's does
    
    -It recovers slower, but it also lasts longer, making it easy to be hit, 
    even if you air guard to disrupt timing.
    
    -"covers less area" ß----Blatant Lie
    
    lets do edge gaurding defense
    
    Samus:
    
    well besides the fact samus falls slow allowing her to hover over Roy, 
    and the apparent grab on ledge and roll, she has her friend, THE 
    GRAPPLING BEAM!!!!1! this can hang on to ledges with ease and pull 
    herself to the ledge and/or get into the air, overall, a varity of 
    options.
    
    -The slow speed allows for a longer charge from Flare Blade, which also 
    hits above Roy.
    
    Roy:
    
    The only real thing roy can do is grab on the ledge. unless hes way up, 
    he falls too fast to hover over samus's range. without the grappling 
    beam or hook shot and whatnot, roy falls short on the defense area
    
    -His up and B move hits samus behind him, turning the tables on the 
    edgeguarding.
    
    -Not to mention his insanely fast Air moves and Forward B, allowing him 
    to recovery easily. 
    
    -Aimable Up and B allows for dodging Moves.
    
    stage strat:
    Stage: Fourside
    Samus definitely wins this one. In a one on on, roy would have to jump 
    all the way across the course and samus would have plenty of time to 
    charge her beam. the small holes make easier recovery for roy, who has 
    sheer vertical recovery power in his ^B, but even better for samus, who 
    can jump from wall to wall, making it all but impossible to ko her down 
    there, esp. since roy has no meteor attack. Not to mention her wall jump 
    can allow her to dodge attacks quite easily by jumping off the center 
    building. The ufo is slippery, and a battle on it would not be easy for 
    roy, who would be a sitting duck for samus' missles. There are plenty of 
    areas samus can just hide to charge up her beam while roy chases her 
    down, and with her superior jumping she can easily outmaneuvar him.
    
    -the staggered platforms jack the range of Samus's projectiles, making 
    it easier for Roy to jump around and attack without being in the hit 
    area of Samus.
    
    -Flare blade thrives on Momentum...the UFO only adds range to the most 
    powerful move in the game.
    
    -lol, out-maneuver Roy in the AIR? With Samus!!!!?!?! You have got to be 
    kidding me, please tell me you are kidding. Roy jumps way faster, runs 
    way faster, falls way faster, attacks way faster, I don't see any out-
    maneuvering there.
    
    lets roll baby!
    
    samus:
    
    sure samus's roll may be slower than roy, but its very compact and its 
    GOOD that it goes slow. it can go under a dancing blade and have time to 
    shield. it also goes very far.
    
    -Heh, I know I sure would like to have a super-predictable and slow 
    moving roll -_-;;
    
    roy: 
    
    roy's may be faster, but it dosent go that far back. therefor roy 
    couldnt continueously evade a barradge of smash missles and charge 
    shots. while samus's can get under and away enought to not get hit by 
    roys attacks.
    
    -Roy gets nearly the same distance in much less time.
    
    -Both characters are invincible during this time, so size doesn't 
    matter.
    
    Stage strat:
    Stage: Brinstar Depths
    One thing to say before i get started: this course was made for samus. 
    It was made to accomodate her style of close-range fighting and aerial 
    maneuvaring by giving her many many chances to use the wall jump. The 
    rotating of the course is hazardous for roy who doesnt have as good 
    aerial maneuvaring as samus. samus can easily just jump from platform to 
    platform while roy would have to land on each platform or use dodges 
    constantly. the many obstacles jutting from the surface allow samus to 
    use her long legs and make use of her ^a which doesnt get much use 
    against roy. It may seem, though, that her projectiles dont get as much 
    use. But on the contrary, her missles and charge shot are at their 
    fullest potential as edgeguarders. Being that there are no ledges to 
    grab onto, samus can easily knok you away and keep you away with the 
    missles and beam. which brings me to my next point, samus can use her 
    grapple beam as a recovery, better than any other course in the game. 
    The only other characters who can do this are link and y. link, and they 
    arent in this argument. but the grapple beam/hookshot compensates for 
    the lack of a ledge by allowing samus to literally grab onto the edge of 
    the course and pull herself in, unlike roy who, once out, has little 
    chance of recovery.
    
    -LOL, how does samus's slow jumping and falling compute to Good Air 
    maneuverability?
    
    -The many obstacles are in roy's favor by shielding him from projectiles 
    and letting his fast, ranged, physical attacks hit easily.
    
    -Roy, at this stage, is at a huge advantage. His general quickness 
    allows him to jump over obstacles and attack much faster than Samus.
    
    -Roy can use his speedy recovery to get back before the slow 
    moving/jumping samus can get to where he is going to land.
    
    Stage strat:
    Stage: poke floats
    Again, the lack of ledges to grab onto puts samus at an advantage, 
    recovery wise. Also, samus' long roll comes in hand here as she can 
    easily evade many of roys attacks as he moves into position. The 
    pokemon's movement makes it an obstacle course for roys limited jumping, 
    while samus moves through this course at ease. Another one where samus 
    excels.
    
    -Nope, samus's slow jumping puts her at a disadvantage when It comes 
    time to scamper to the float. Also, Roy's 
    
    -Roys quick jumping and recovery time allows him to always get to the 
    next float, while samus's general slow attacks put her in jeopardy.
    
    edge gaurding offense
    
    Samus:
    
    Samus has a varity on things to use in air. she has projectiles such as 
    the missles and the charge shot covers alot and can basicly kill if you 
    are in the air. the smash missle if you can time it, can take away a 
    jump. she can also use her >A smash or down A smash to get him eaisly.
    
    -Down A hits upward, letting Roy recover.
    
    -Forward A has too short of a range, Roy could easily let back and grab 
    the edge.
    
    -All Samus's projectiles allow Roy another Recover move, furthering his 
    recovery. The Chrage shot also takes too long to charge as roy is in the 
    Air, and the "release anytime" thing is hard to time because of its slow 
    start up time.
    
    Roy: 
    
    roy has a couple of attacks up his sleeve too just nat as many or as 
    useful as samus's. he has the >A smash, the down A smash, and the B. 
    these attacks are good but cant stop him in midair.
    
    -?
    
    -Flare blade is The best edge guarder in the game, ill explain in short 
    here, and in pepth later.
    
    a. He can Instantly release it at anytime
    b. Samus's slowness in the Air only allows a more powerfull charge when 
    samus gets back.
    c. Very powerfull, almost guarantees a kill if it hits.
    d. It covers all the area in front of, and above roy, and hits forward 
    always.
    
    The further your dumb roll goes, the more time the opponent has for 
    setting up an attack.
    
    yea my dumb roll does go far, no the opponet wont have time to set up an 
    attack unless its a running A due to how far away ill be.
    
    Is there something wrong with hitting Samus with a Running A everytime 
    she rolls?
    
    juggling defense...
    
    Samus:
    
    welp, its hard for most characters to defend a juggle, but then there's 
    samus. she has the bombs thatll stop and stun as long as roy isnt 
    releasing an attack (thats why you use the bombs high up) even if he is 
    it forces him to take another attack to charge which is a waste of time. 
    she can also (if she times it right) use a down A spike.
    
    -Bombs, when released, start falling above Samus, not exactly a shield 
    of defense =(
    
    -Her spike is feasible, but hard to time and last much less time that 
    say, Roys Up and A smash.
    
    Roy:
    
    Roy lacks one thing in this game: projectiles. roy has basicly no 
    defense while juggling and he can ethier jump away or try a down a 
    areail. not too much for roy to do here...
    
    -How do Projectiles Prevent Juggling?
    
    -His Dancing blade is very fast, lifts him up, catches the enemy, 
    disrupts timing.
    
    -His speed in the Air is a huge advantage. His fast Jump, Up B, and 
    Dancing blade can prevent most juggles.
    
    Buckwheatz Return:
    
    Counter regarding B
    
    "B move: Samus's Charge cannon vs. Roys Fire Blade
    
    Samus's charge cannon:
    
    ahh yes the signature charge shot... this baby can be charged and 
    released at any time. it cant do as much as roys B and doesnt have the 
    one hit KO power ethier, but who the hells gonna go underneath Roys 
    blade and say hmmm i feel like taking a hit today..."
    
    First of all, who would use this move out in the open? This move is best 
    used for edgeguarding, and timing and patience is a big key on Roy's 
    part. It can be charged in the air, and continued even when Roy hits the 
    ground, unlike Samus, who can do neither with her Charge Shot.
    
    "anyway, samus's cannon does anywhere from 3%-27% and can go great 
    distances without goin out."
    
    But, it can be avoided by a shield, roll, or even countered with Roy's 
    Down+B.
    
    "Its best used in the air or close range. overall a great attack from 
    far or close up..."
    
    In the air it cannot be charged though. Samus doesn't have the options 
    that Roy has with his Flare Blade, making Charge Shot quite predictable. 
    Not to mention it travels in a straight, easy to dodge path across the 
    screen. We want you to use it up close. This way you are in range for 
    Roy's counter strike with the Down+B, when we both deflect your shot 
    away, and do 1.5x the damage of the shot back at you after the shot is 
    fired and while you are stunned.
    
    "Roy's Fire Blade:
    
    Yesh this attack is tight if you could pull it off aginst a human 
    player. it has the one hit KOness and kwel effects. only prob is if you 
    are gonna play witha a long ranged character like samus (or any human) 
    you are only hurting yourself..."
    
    Whats so wrong with playing against long range characters? We can 
    counter as well as dodge projectiles. It's not hard especially with 
    projectiles as slow moving and predictable as Samus' Forward+B and B. We 
    can release Flare Blade when we want, reset ourselves, and continue to 
    charge when edgeguarding. 
    
    "speaking of hurting yourself, if roy releases this attack at or around 
    full blast, he takes 10% dammage. not that good for an attack that most 
    likely wont make contact."
    
    It's gonna do 10% to Roy when it's FULLY charged up. This is also gonna 
    do 50% to the opponent, as well as hit them with a mega powerful blow 
    that can KO opponents from the center of normal size stages. Samus' is 
    less power and less damage, as well as a slow and predictable 
    projectile, so that can't really compare. It isn't always necessary to 
    charge this attack up fully either. Roy has the option to charge Flare 
    Blade and release at any point both on the ground and in midair. This is 
    something Samus's Charge Shot can't do. As I have said before too, it is 
    more likely to KO someone at full force with this move while 
    edgeguarding, because the option is there always to release and reset 
    your position according to your opponents edgeguarding defense moves.
    
    Con't Counter regarding B
    
    "Pros for samus B:
    
    Good damage for a standard B attack
    Can be shot at anytime
    can go across just about any stage without dissapearing
    medium KO power"
    
    28% is standard. Roy's is above standard then because of it's 
    possibilities to do 50% and KO an opponent. Roy's Flare blade can he 
    thrown out anytime as well as charged at any time, but Samus is 
    restricted to ground charging only. She cannot charge her shot once she 
    is in midair, she can only release it. It can be dodged, countered, or 
    shielded against too. As I said the first paragraph, if this is at 
    Medium KO power, Roy's is VERY close to max KO power.
    
    "Cons:
    
    well it takes abit to charge..."
    
    Charge shot can't be charged in the air either, like Roy's Flare blade.
    
    "Pros for roys B:
    
    one hit KO dammage and a good close range attack"
    
    No, it's not a good close range attack. It is a well ranged non-
    projectile attack. It's range is by far BETTER than many of Samus' non-
    projectile attacks.
    
    "Cons:
    
    Short range
    long chargeup
    he hurts himself if charged all da way"
    
    Puh, I commented on the "short" range. What are you comparing this to? 
    Samus' projectile attacks? That isn't fair, because this Flare Blade of 
    Roy's is a non-projectile attack. Being a well ranged non-projectile 
    attack, this move can beat out many of Samus' non-projectile attacks. 
    The lo0Ong chargeup? How about Samus? Her's takes a while too, and she 
    is limited to charge this one on the ground. Roy can charge Flare Blade 
    in the air, as well as continue his charge when he hits the ground. When 
    charged up all the way, yes, Roy does 10% damage on himself. But look at 
    what he is producing! A powerful long ranged non-projectile attack that 
    does 50% damage on an opponent as well as possessing the ability to KO 
    opponents with this attack alone!!! By all means, I consider the KO 
    worth the trade for a measly 10% scratch to Roy.
    
    Silverhomer17:
    
    oh, i have something for the up b/third jump!
    
    i will use mario in my example.
    
    say you come back from being thrown or hit off the edge, and you are 
    right below the platform, and still have your up b. here is a model
    
    X= mario
    Y= Roy/Samus
    ___= surface
    
    ___X___
    \........../
    .\......../ Y
    
    okay, mario is trying to hit you with a fireball while you come up. Roy 
    has a VERY fast third jump the is very hard to hit with a fireball of 
    mario's. (great timing would be needed) while samus on the other hand is 
    very slow and can be predicted from a mile away. I think that Roy will 
    deal more damage with his up b than samus
    
    Psgamer02:
    
    ~~~A moves~~~
    
    His Aerial move-set leaves something to be desired in the power 
    department, but they generally have the speed for disruption, the power 
    to kill and the range for usefulness.
    
    His Smash "A" move set is awesome. Tons of Priority, Range and power, 
    not to mention the above par speed and you get Roy's Smash Set, one of 
    the best in the game.
    
    Roy's standing "A" non-smashes are his strongest point. The superb speed 
    and range make them some of the most disruptive and best combo starting 
    moves there are. The enemy attacks with a Smash or B move, you use 
    regular "A" that's a fairly basic scenario, so lets elaborate. Roy's 
    slash does 2 things, it goes faster than most moves, and it has a better 
    range than most moves. It will hit you, and your move is worthless if it 
    is cancelled, so roy has the upper hand on a stunned and un-attacking 
    opponent. Simply follow up with a Smash forward, and they have just 
    taken 25 % and possibly been killed. Regular "A" moves are critical to 
    Roy's success on the ground.
    
    Running speed is great, so that only adds to the usefulness his running 
    "A" move. This area is fairly specific, so I will explain it all in a 
    separate post..
    
    ~~~~Air A~~~~
    
    Roy
    
    Check out this sweet diagram to help explain the use of this move....
    ...........\...()..<A
    .............\<|>
    ..............-/\--------
    .................
    .....()..<B
    ....<|>
    -----/\-
    
    "Person" A is Roy, "Person" B is the opponent....that is, if you couldn't 
    already tell.
    
    This move is most effective at any stage with platforms, (25 of 29 
    stages do have platforms)...you simply jump from any area where the 
    heights of your character and the opponent are different. This height 
    difference gives ample time to get the sword swinging.
    
    Shields don't fully cover a character unless the shield has been raised 
    during the exact instant of the attack, and the erratic swinging action 
    of this move prevents accurate timing for the opponent to raise a 
    shield. It will be quite easy to hit the enemy in the area where the 
    shield doesn't protect, either near the bottom or near the top of the 
    character. 
    
    
    -It can do either 4, 8 or 12 damage. The first slash does 4, the second 
    is 8, and if you are falling with them, It can do the 12%. This is 
    obviously very good for an aerial "A" move. 
    
    -It has spectacular range because Roy fully extends his arm and Sword to 
    get a bounty of distance.
    
    -It has good start up time, and the recovery is the same amount of time 
    as a jump, which is very little. His legs can still land on the ground 
    while he swings the sword with his arms; this lets him recover much 
    faster than normal character would.
    
    -Samus does a base 10%, which is more than Roy
    
    -Samus's move is much slower on the recovery and start up beacuse she 
    has to use her legs to land on, which means she has to extend her foot, 
    then to land on it she has to pull it in, Roy has no such problem.
    
    -It doesnt last nearly as long as Roy, and due to her slow speed in the 
    Air, it is very predicatable to see coming. (air Guard)
    
    Buckwheatz Return:
    
    Up+A
    
    Roy
    Roy will swing his sword in an arc, doing 9% to any opponents in its 
    path. This move has power, as it can pop up an opponent into the air 
    either for starting a juggling combo, or maintaining a juggle. Whether 
    it be from the ground, or from midair, if an opponent is hit, they will 
    be sent back into the air. Wherever in the arc that Roy hits his 
    opponent with this move, they will be sent flying into the air. Roy's 
    arc covers a very wide range above his head, as well as covering around 
    his entire body, as he hits opponents on either side next to him. The 
    wide and ranged arc makes Roy's Up+A very useful in juggling opponents, 
    as it has a large hit area. Now for an image:
    
    .......................................................
    .................^.^...................................
    .................|..|...................................
    .................|..|...................................
    .................xx...................................
    ...............xxxx..................................
    ...............xxxx..................................
    ...............x.R.x.................................
    ============================
    ........................................................
    ........................................................
    R = Roy
    x = Areas the Up+A will hit an opponent.
    
    As you can see from this image, Roy has quite a wide hitting arc with 
    this move. From the ground, Roy can hit an opponent on either side of 
    him. There are arrows showing that the opponent who is hit by this will 
    be sent up into the air. Roy can set up excellent juggles from there.
    
    Up+A (Con't ^_^;;)
    
    Samus
    Samus does a heel drop doing 13%. Although doing a BIT more damage than 
    Roy's Up+A, it has little use and little power. It does an arc, but it's 
    not like Roy's where you can predict exactly what direction your 
    opponent is heading. It hits at odd angles, so it won't be able to set 
    up opponents for juggles. Because of it's many directions it will send 
    the opponent, it's hard and confusing to predict where your opponent 
    will go Hence that is another reason why this move can't juggle. It can 
    in one place, pop the opponent up for a juggle, but the place is a very 
    limited one, being below Samus' legs. Even this place though, is hard to 
    hit at, and most likely you will hit the opponent at the frontwards 
    angle, doing some damage to them, but sending them nowhere. Lets go to 
    the image:
    
    ........................................................
    .......................^................................
    .......................|................................
    .......................|................................
    ...................x.....---------->..................
    ...................xx...---------->..................
    ..................Sxx................................
    ===========x================
    ........................................................
    ........................................................
    S = Samus
    x = Areas the Up+A will hit an opponent.
    
    Samus' Up+A as you can see is quite complex. If an opponent is in the 
    air when she first starts off the heel drop, or if they are in mid air 
    next to her, they will be sent a small distance away. If they are at 
    even level with Samus, the heel drop will send them NOWHERE! Yes, 
    nowhere. The opponent will simply stay in place. The reason being this 
    move lacks power. The ONLY way Samus could ever get an opponent into the 
    air with this move is if they are below Samus. The only real time this 
    can happen is if an opponent is stunned lying flat on the ground. But 
    how often will that happen, that a Roy player would just watch a Samus 
    player kick them up into the air? Hardly ever. There is a nifty ground 
    counter move, as well as ground roll out of that stunned position that 
    is available to Roy for escape. Because of all this, it ain't too hot of 
    a juggler. Not near as good a juggler Roy's Up+A is at least.
    
    Let me clarify a bit for you there, Nate.
    
    Up-B Blazer
    
    Roy
    
    Roy does a flaming sword uppercut! This move is very useful in combos. 
    It hits your enemy with a continuous flame attack. It is also one of 
    Roy's comeback move (the Forward+A helps too!). The closer you are to 
    your target, the more damage dealt. This move can also be aimed! Hit B 
    and diagonally up and forward, and he trades some vertical height for 
    some horizontal distance! It is possible to use this move for juggling 
    too. One special function of this move is its ability to KO. When you 
    Up+B near an opponent, it is possible just after it is executed to aim 
    Roy in the opposite direction. This will not only steer Roy away from a 
    cliff if he happens to be near an edge with the opponent, but it knocks 
    the opponent sky high! Some light opponents can be KOed at low percents. 
    It is possible to kill an opponent at 0% with this technique. Thanks to 
    Acidfreeze for a lot of these ideas.
    
    <art skillz>
    
    ........................................................................
    ....
    ....................... 
    .X...................................................
    ....................... 
    .X...................................................
    ..........X.............X...............................................
    ....
    ..........X.............X...............................................
    ....
    ........R1............R2................................................
    ....
    
    X = Opponent(heights opponents will travel vary according to method of 
    Up+B aiming).
    R1 = Roy hitting opponent with a normal Up+B, Roy will head just a bit 
    forward in the air.
    R2 = Roy hits the opponent aiming the Up+B in the direction away from 
    his opponent just after it's executed, this will cause Roy also to jump 
    backwards away from his opponent, and possibly, away from an edge too.
    
    The height in which the opponent will be send is greatly increased while 
    doing this trick, and this KOs most lighter enemies at damages as low as 
    0‰!!!!!!!!!!! @m@zing1111!
    
    </art skillz>
    
    *activates work of art skillz again*
    
    Legend: R = Roy, ^ = direction in which Roy travels when he uses his 
    Up+B. Diagram 1 is when Roy does his normal Up+B, non directed. Diagaram 
    2 is what happens to the uppercut when you press diagonal up while using 
    the Up+B to direct it.
    
    D1.......|.......D2...
    **********************
    ....^......|...........^...
    ...^.......|.......^....
    R.........|...R.........
    
    D1 is normal. Good vertical distance will be covered. D2 is a bit 
    different. You will get more horizontal distance than normal... suggested 
    that this is done when you are returning to a ledge, that little bit can 
    help!
    
    *end art skillz*
    
    Silverhomer17:
    
    you want an image? I will show you why samus's wonderful screw attack 
    ownz.
    
    #1-Range
    the dollar sign shows the path that each could take
    .....$......
    .$$$.$.$$$$.
    ....$$$.....
    .....s......
    ............
    
    ............
    ....$$$.....
    .....$......
    .....r......
    ............
    actually, samus cannot jump that high with her up B attack, Roy can jump 
    higher, so there is the first thing. second, samus cannot jump 
    horrizontally except when she stops spinning. so, her jump would look 
    like this:
    
    ............
    ....$$$.....
    .....$......
    .....s......
    ............
    which would be exactly the same as Roy's jump. if you are counting the 
    fall of the jump, it will remain equal.
    
    Buckwheatz Revenge:
    
    Forward+B Double Edge Dance
    
    Roy
    Roy (shows pretty rainbow colors O_o;;; as he) executes a 4 hit combo. 
    The key to this is that you time your B button taps just right so he 
    executes each of his 4 hits on the enemy(I usually wait until the full 
    swing of the past blade sweep is completed). If you hit an enemy with 
    the 4th swing, they will burn up. The swings can even be aimed. This 
    gives it the following uses:
    
    1. can be started in the air and continued when Roy hits the ground, 
    gaining him horizontal distance to get back to an edge, making it an 
    EXCELLENT edgeguarding defense tool! ^_^
    2. can be used as well to edgeguard because it has excellent range and 
    the duration of the combo (should you choose to use all 4 swipes). 
    3. is an excellent comboer, the moves come out one after the other, 
    getting your opponent caught in it. When used on an opponent at low 
    damage, this is damage % racking. When used on an opponent at high 
    damage, can KO an opponent. 
    4. because you can aim the swipes, this can be used in a variety of ways 
    to KO. You can aim up to juggle an opponent, or down to spike them, or 
    keep it simple and just go straight forward in a combo with it. Many 
    options are available. It is VERY hard for an opponent to predict which 
    way you will swipe because Roy also has good speed while using this. 
    Before the opponent can react, they are caught in the combo! ^_^
    
    ************************************************
    
    *activates work of art skillz*
    
    Legend: #'s = column number and step of the swipe, R = Roy, X = 
    direction of sword swipe; can hit either up, down, or forward.
    
    Columns:
    ....1....2....3....4 - Number of B button tap.
    -------------------------------------------
    ..........X....X....X - Direction UP
    R..X....X....X....X - Direction FORWARD (or unaimed, default if you just tap B 
    alone)
    ................X....X - Direction DOWN
    
    This shows the variety Roy has when using his B moves alone. If the 
    fourth hit is directed down,, he goes into a short infinite-hit-like 
    combo. This is not all though. After you use the first B, you can also 
    use the A button, or any other A move such as smash, etc. Allowing a 
    greater chance for combos!
    
    *ends art skillz*
    
    More on Roy's Forward+B
    
    The first hit is always the same. It can't be pointed up or down, 
    because otherwise you'd use B Up or B Down. o_o After the first hit 
    though, you can work wonders. Many thanks to Aerodude for supplying this 
    table.
    
    2nd hit(upward)- knocks opponent into the air, ready to be comboed.
    2nd hit(forward)- a continuation of the straight forward combo. It 
    stuns, and inflicts 5%.
    
    3rd hit(upward)- a spike. A very useful tool when edgeguarding.
    3rd hit(forward)- a forceful move that can clear.
    3rd hit(downward)- sets on fire, and builds up damage. It can get up to 
    15% damage at one time. Is a sweeping move, so it can hit the smallest 
    characters, even Pichu.
    
    4th hit(upward)- a strengthened and widely ranged move, it send the 
    opponent less vertically than horizontally, so it's a good KO move and 
    excellent finisher to the combo.
    4th hit(forward)- a good KO move. It's similar to his Forward Smash.
    4th hit(downward)- an infinite combo. It hits 5 times altogether, but 
    Roy, unlike Marth, throws in some fire, to inflict an extra 4% with each 
    hit. So, it can get up to 25%, even without any of the other hits. !O_O!
    
    That's all I have to say there. It can also be used to get back to the 
    edge. Keep using the first hit and hold down the direction of the ledge 
    you are returning to. This makes it a good edgeguarding defense move! 
    ^_^
    
    One last bit:
    
    Down+B Counter
    
    Roy
    Roy stands still and absorbs the attack of his opponent with his sword. 
    The opponent is temporarily stunned along with Roy as he blocks and 
    absorbs the attack, and dishes back an attack to the opponent for 1.5x 
    the damage! This move is very useful in that you can counter many close 
    range moves with this, and Roy can counter moves while in the air as 
    well! When you time this move just right, it will be hard for an 
    opponent to touch you with one of their moves, because Roy will not be 
    harmed, and retort an attack right back at an opponent, free of charge! 
    A great tool when used as edgeguarding defense. It's sorta like Falcon's 
    Up+B, because time will temporarily "halt" for Roy and the opposing 
    character involved in this move. ^_^
    
    Now that I have my information out, it's all counters for me from here 
    on in!!! 
    
    Psgamer02:
    
    Up+B
    
    you want an image? I will show you why samus's wonderful screw attack 
    ownz.
    
    No way f00, you wish the art skill was there.
    
    #1-Range
    the dollar sign shows the path that each could take
    .....$......
    .$$$.$.$$$$.
    ....$$$.....
    .....s......
    ............
    
    But you have to face that direction to go that way =(
    
    ............
    ....$$$.....
    .....$......
    .....r......
    ............
    
    Roy can go straight up, or to one side, with his Forwad B moves, 
    horizontal recovery isnt a problem, hence, his mostly upward path is 
    ideal for him.
    
    I don't think I did this right, so I'll sum it up. Roy's attack has a 
    more automatic movement range, it basically follows a path, where as 
    samus has full control of her attack, until she hits the ground.
    
    -Roy has all the horizontal recovery he needs through Forward B.
    
    -Roys recovery is much much faster than samus's, it also has hit power 
    at the end. Unlike samus who needs to have the enemy caught near the 
    start to do much of anything, Roy can KO even just as they touch the tip 
    at the very end.
    
    DAMAGE
    Samuses attack can do about 10, at a maximum of 12, whereas Roy does 7, 
    at a maximum of 12. about tied, but samauses is still a lil better.
    
    -Nope, that is is the enemy is caught in the entire thing. It is much 
    easier to catch the opponent in Roys move because of the fast moving 
    move, and the full length of the sword catches them and pulls them in. 
    Samus balls up, and spins, this makes her hit area smaller them Roy's.
    
    USEFULNESS
    
    Roy:
    -little use for recovery, as it gives roy little control.
    -Not much for crowd clearing, as it tends to send the CPU the same 
    distance, no matter how much damage.
    -A good 12% damage, at times can be comboed
    -Basically, only done for blatant damage.
    
    -One of the best anti-edgeguarding moves, as it pulls the enemy toward 
    the pit as he land on the stage. This turns the table on the situation.
    
    -Fire effect for stunning beyond Samus's ablity
    
    -Roy only needs Vertical Recovery as his Forward B move can be used 
    multiple times to gain Forward motion, this lets sets up a lack of need 
    for forward Recovery move motion.
    
    Samus:
    -Good for recovery, as you have control of samus while in air.
    -serves as not only a jump, but also as an attack and crowd clearer, 
    too.
    -Gives good height and distance
    -Pulls enemies in for longer attacks, then lets them fly!
    -Quick pullof time
    -A good 12% damage, and can be repeated and strung into combos
    
    -Slow moving, easy to time the landing.
    
    -Samus recovery slower than the opponent being hit, this negates chances 
    for Combos.
    
    -Damn, i have to check something.....Yup, i was correct. Roy has vastly 
    superior vertical recovery.
    
    -relitivly the same damage, although roy has power at the end of the 
    move that samus need to build up throughout the spin.
    
    Silverhomer17:
    
    Looks:
    
    Roy is a young looking guy, age 16-18. has prince status and a spiffy 
    sword, with good armour.
    
    Samus has some snazy armour, but physical appearence is unknown. Age is 
    also unknown, and a lot of people think she is a he. 
    
    jumping looks:
    
    Roy: A fewfancy spins and sword tricks for his third attack.
    Samus: No uniquety(is that a word??) does a few front spins in 2nd and 
    3rd jump.
    
    Winning poses:
    
    Roy: Fancy sword handling skills and speaking in japanese.
    Samus: Fires her gun and doesn't say a word.
    
    Taunt:
    
    Roy: spiffy sword art and a war cry that isn't annoying (like Capton 
    Falcon).
    Samus: Nothing original, same as in the first smash brothers game.
    
    Psgamer02:
    
    ~~~~B moves in general~~~~
    
    -Roy's B moves are mostly Fire elemental. 
    
    Fire-
    
    a. Stuns for much longer than a non-flaming move of the same sort. 
    b. Generally does more damage than without flames.
    c. Most of the time, flaming moves have sort of a hit area, like a real 
    fire, you don't necessarily have to be in the fire to get hurt, 
    generally just being near it will get you some lovin =)
    d. Explosions and fire can be confusing, most often in multi-person 
    play. It can be very difficult to recognize a flaming spot on the stage 
    and hit it accurately with an item or projectile.
    
    Multiusage- Roy's "B" moves are extremely multitasking. Forward "B" can 
    be used for recovering and combos, but the immense speed of it is useful 
    in combo disruption and cancellation. Also, His Counter is a completely 
    Defensive move, it can potentially do more damage than any other move in 
    the game, and if used correctly, it can and will save your butt many 
    times over. Obviously his Up and B can be used for Getting out of a 
    tight spot due to its speed, but the Aim ability of it makes it very 
    useful in recovering, as you can mold it to your needs. Regular B just 
    kills people, no diversity there =)
    
    ~~~~B Move Specifics~~~~
    
    Roy's B
    (6%-50%)Flare Blade is awesome for its downright versatility. It can't 
    lose in the downright power section. The full amount of charge will do 
    great damage, and with charging, comes power. It is unparalleled in KO 
    power, and the most damaging B move in the game.
    
    It releases very quickly, so it can be used in regular combat as well as 
    situations where power in needed. It can be charged up any amount of 
    time you need. You can sacrifice speed for all the power you will ever 
    need, or simply use it to defend yourself by hitting the opponent away. 
    
    It can also be used in the Air. You can use it like any other Air move, 
    but the advantage is the timing and trajectory. You can release it at 
    any time, and it hits the enemy straight away from Roy. This provides a 
    trajectory not found in any many other moves. In the Air, your momentum 
    carries you till you release the attack. This means that you can 
    actually travel short distances before releasing. This only furthers the 
    Aerial usefulness because a stationary charge move is obviously disrupt-
    able, and this feature allows you to move, making it harder to stop this 
    attack. Another advantage is the ability to come from above/the side 
    with this attack. Just standing on the ground charging, like samus would 
    easily be seen, and countered. But, a powerful, quick, ranged attack 
    from above would be much harder to anticipate. 
    
    Its arc covers all the area in front of Roy, and above him. Even 
    slightly behind him is dangerous to opponents. Being right behind him is 
    a very dangerous, as Roys sword gets stronger towards the hilt. Being 
    right by Roy on either side is devastating. This move covers a 90-degree 
    arc, meaning a simple turn of Roy makes him effectively shielded from 
    above and the front. 90-Degrees + 90-Degrees=Protective barrier.
    
    The range is spectacular, especially when fully charged. Un-charged, its 
    swipe extends very far, and has only a slightly shorter range than Smash 
    A. Charged, it is Roys most ranged move, extending much farther than 
    almost all other physical attacks. In the Air, you can fall forward with 
    the momentum Roy gets, and add even more range to this move. 
    
    The priority this move has is also great. It can hit through near 
    anything once it is charged. He can be hit while charging, but only from 
    behind because he can simply release the sword at any time to ward off 
    incoming attacks. Another useful tactic involves retreating. Jump 
    backwards, and start charging, if they follow you into the air, use the 
    Arc, Priority and Power to fend off all attacks. This effectively 
    shields you in the air. 
    
    It is a good edge-guarding move because it has no specific release time. 
    If they are a long ways off, start charging. If they manage to get near, 
    the "splash hit" from a powerful swipe will push them away with too much 
    force to come back from. If they are only slightly off, you could simply 
    tap the button to do a quick to medium slash and still come up with 
    enough power to hit them to their deaths. The longer the opponent is off 
    of the stage, the more air they lose. The longer they hang on the ledge, 
    the more they risk of falling. No matter what, it's a waiting game, and 
    the longer you delay it, the stronger Roy's B becomes, without 
    sacrificing speed. 
    
    Rolling
    Roy has one of the better rolls in this game. He plants his hand on the 
    ground, and then he whips his feet around this fulcrum in a very 
    distracting manner. He flails around, as he is invincible. This makes 
    his roll very unpredictable. 
    
    The above average roll distance he achieves is also a strong plus. Roy 
    has good range moves, especially on the ground. The advantage here is 
    the fact that with these well-ranged moves, after he rolls around the 
    opponent, he will be just out of their range, but his attacks, having a 
    better range, will be able to hit with ease. 
    
    On the other hand, samus's lack of fast and long ranges moves makes her 
    Roll put her out of range to attack, but still in range for Roy.
    
    This roll's speed is also a strong point. At approximately .6 seconds, 
    it is one of the fastest in the game. With this speed of rolling, it is 
    nearly impossible to react in time to counter this. Roy will be rolling 
    behind you, and because of a thing called reaction time, you will not be 
    able to counter an attack from the rear. The only solution is the 
    shield. In a shielding situation, Roy can break your shield with his 
    Smash A, or simply wait for you, (on the defending side), to act or 
    react to the situation. In either case, Roy achieves the upper hand with 
    this good roll. 
    
    -Samus's roll is quite a bit slower =/
    
    ~~~Roy's Sexy~~~
    
    Roy is by far the most attractive character in this game. 
    
    His mannerisms
    
    He shifts his weight from leg to leg, bouncing, bouncing, on his sweet-
    ass boots. While he waits, he clinches his fist, then relaxes, then 
    clinches his fist, almost like meditation. He holds his sword perfectly 
    steady, waiting to spring at any time, upon an unsuspecting foe. He 
    blinks very infrequently, keeping his eye upon the opponent at all 
    times, again, waiting to spring into action.
    
    His appearance
    
    Roy has the best wardrobe selection....
    
    He wears super-cool knee-high boots, with protection over his toes, a 
    metal strap to prevent incapacitation in a running fight. He dons sword-
    fighting gloves, with the fingers cut out so that he may be able to have 
    better control of his steel handled sword. Also, fully armored shoulders 
    are protected by a 3-piece pull over vest, which also protects his vital 
    organs. His cape can flail around in the wind, as if he is a hero just 
    arriving at the castle to save the maiden, and with that pimpin' scarf 
    he wears, he will be irresistible to any lady. His cool headband keeps 
    his dashing hair out of his eyes, and tight pants to show off his 
    package. Roy has it all in his closet, making him definitely the best 
    looking and sexiest.
    
    Samus is a girl, but the metal suit thing is a bit of a turnoff =(
    
    
    w00t! our clan really pwnz! Obviously whatever is dissing 
    Roy or promoting samus is simply something copied from a 
    post of someone from SSS, in order to counter it. Use your 
    judgement to decide who wrote what =P
    
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    8-Items
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    Here are the items that could be used by Roy. This tells you 
    the best way to use them.
    
    FOOD*Eat it to recover a little health
    MAXIM TOMATO*Eat it to recover 50 health
    HEART CONTAINER*Eat it to recover 100 health
    RAY GUN*Fires greene energy shots. This has 16 ammo. I 
    generally just keep shooting my enemy back, until they're 
    off the stage. Keep track of how much ammo you have, 
    otherwise you might run out, and have the enemy come kill 
    you while you're clicking your gun. When you're done with 
    it, throw it at the enemy.
    FIRE FLOWER*Shoots a constant stream of fire* Get close to 
    the enemy, and start hitting them with it. When they go out 
    of range, move a bit closer and keep firing until it runs 
    out. This is good to use when the enemy is up against a 
    wall, or off of an edge.Throw when done with it.
    SUPER SCOPE*Fires balls of energy. This can be charged up by 
    holding A. If the enemy is close, I rapidly hit A to deal 
    damage, and push them back. If they're far away, I charge up 
    a large shot to hit them with. Only enough ammo for 3 fully 
    charged shots. Throw when done with it.
    STAR ROD*A weapon that fires a projectile star when you use 
    a smash attack. When you smash with this, Roy will hit with 
    his sword, then this. I generally just keep the enemy back 
    with the stars, and hopefully push them off the stage. This 
    has 16 ammo. Throw when done with it.
    LIP'S STICK*This is a weapon that will sprout a flower on 
    the enemy's head when they are hit with it. The best 
    strategy for this is to simply throw it at the enemy, to get 
    a flower on them. If you have a flower on your head, you 
    take 1 damage per second.
    BEAM SWORD*This is an excellent weapon. Dashing at the enemy 
    and using an attack will produce a long range attack that 
    hits them back and does decent damage. Hit them to the edge, 
    then smash them with it. When they're trying to come back, 
    throw it at them, and they will fly away ^_^
    HOMERUN BAT*This is by far my favourite weapon. The smash 
    attack with it is a one hit KO. I just make a little 
    distance between myself and the enemy, and smash them. Keep 
    trying to smash. Even if you take 100 damage before smashing 
    them out, it's worth it, because they're dead and you aren't 
    :)
    FAN*This item is a lot more useful than it seems. When 
    tossed at the enemy, they fly straight up. This is good to 
    do when the enemy is high in the air, as it has a good 
    chance of sending them off the top of the screen. The normal 
    attack can be executed very rapidly. Also, the smash attack 
    with it will break a shield in one hit, which you can follow 
    up with a fully charged Flare Blade
    HAMMER*This beauty will have you running around like a mad-
    man, swinging a massive hammer over your head. Seek out the 
    enemy, and smash them out of the arena! Be wary though, as 
    there is a chance of the head of the hammer falling off. If 
    this happens, avoid the enemy, as you are completely 
    useless, swinging a stick around that doesn't hit people.
    GREEN SHELL*This will slide along the ground in the 
    direction that it is hit or thrown. Use a smash attack on it 
    to hit a far away enemy hard. Throwing it works too.
    RED SHELL*Same deal as the green shell, except that it 
    doesn't die. This one seeks out the closest player, and hits 
    them. This can hurt you as well, but Roy can take advantage 
    of this. Use your Counter, and it will send the shell back 
    to attack a different player ^_^
    FLIPPER*Ugh, I find this thing annoying and stupid. When you 
    throw it, it will sit in the air, and bat back any one that 
    hits it. Since it can hit you, I think it's really 
    dumb......the only good use for this is to stick it on an 
    edge that an enemy is trying to get back to....it makes it 
    difficult to do so.
    FREEZIE*Great item! Throw this at the enemy to send them 
    flying into the air, encased in a block of ice! Position 
    yourself where it's going to land, and start charging your 
    flare blade. When they come out, release it. This is also 
    good to throw at someone who is high on the screen, as it 
    will send them off the top.
    MR. SATURN*A funny little guy that will walk across the 
    stage aimlessly.Good to throw at your enemy, as it will 
    bounce back, and you can grab it and throw it again.
    POKE BALL*When thrown, a random pokemon will come out of 
    this. This is a very good item. Whenever you see one, always 
    go for it, as you can never go wrong.Throwing it at the 
    enemy is always good too (unless it's Fox or Falco, as they 
    can reflect it, and make it their own).
    BOB-OMB*This little guy will sit still for a few seconds, 
    then walk along the stage. Anyone who touches it while it's 
    walking will be blasted, and go flying. If you can get to it 
    before it starts walking, grab it and throw it at the enemy. 
    If not, just stand on the opposite side of it from the 
    enemy, and it might walk into them.
    MOTION-SENSOR BOMB*This will stick to any surface, and 
    explode when someone touches it. Throw it at the enemy, and 
    remember where it landed. Try to stay on the opposite side 
    of your enemy, and hopefully they'll step on it.
    SUPER MUSHROOM*This item makes you twice your normal size 
    when you touch it! Take advantage of this, by using your 
    forward+a smash over and over. Roy's sword will be 
    ridiculously long, and they won't be able to get anywhere 
    near you.
    POISON MUSHROOM*This will reduce you to half your normal 
    size.....you'll fly very far when hit...just dodge the enemy 
    until you regrow to normal size.
    STARMAN*This item will make you invincible when you touch 
    it. Take this opportunity to own your opponent left and 
    right with any attack you damn well please ^_^
    PARASOL*A stupid umbrella that does crappy damage....and you 
    can't even throw it far, because it just catches the air, 
    and falls slowly....the only good thing about this would be 
    that when holding it, you fall nice and slowly, which could 
    help you get back to the level.
    WARP STAR*A great item, that sends you flying up, and 
    smashing back down. You can control the lateral movement of 
    yourself, by pressing left or right on the analog stick. Aim 
    to hit the enemy, and you'll send them flying.
    METAL BOX*Makes you temporarily made of metal. This makes 
    you jump lower, fall faster, and not go anywhere at all when 
    attacked. Stay away from the edges when this is in effect.
    BUNNY HOOD*A cool item that makes Roy look oh-so cute with 
    bunny ears ^-^ You'll run twice as fast, and jump twice as 
    high. Cool!
    SCREW ATTACK*When you hold this, your jumps will have you spinning 
    around, and will function like Samus' Up+B move. The best this to do 
    with this, is get near the enemy, and jump. They'll get caught in your 
    spinning. Do your double jump to take them even higher, then immediately 
    do Blazer, to send them up, and hopefully off the top. 
    AlphaZ44550@aol.com has informed me of something I overlooked. If the 
    opponent is off the level, and you throw the screw attack at them, 
    they'll be pretty much screwed...get it? ahah, ah....*cough*
    
    BARREL CANNON*A big barrel with an arrow on it....when you 
    throw it, it will roll down the stage, and when it touches 
    someone, they'll get stuck in it. They then have to hit A to 
    get fired out, hoepfully in the right direction....Don't use 
    this unless the enemy is a fair distance away, because it's 
    really heavy, and leaves you open.
    CLOAKING DEVICE*This makes you pretty much invisible. This 
    doesn't really do anything to computer opponents, but it 
    will confound a human opponent. The best thing about it, is 
    that you take no damage while invisible! Go for this 
    whenever possible.
    
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    9-Trophy Descriptions
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    Roy:The son of the lord of Pharae Principality, Roy was 
    studying in Ostia when the Kingdom og Bern invaded League of 
    Lycia. His father fell ill at this time, so Roy assumed 
    leadership position of Pharae's armies. After his fateful 
    meeting with the Princess Guinevere, his destiny became 
    inexctricably linked with the fate of the entire continent.
    
    Fire Emblem
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    Roy(smash)Red:While Roy's moves are well balanced, he's a 
    little on the slow side, and doesn't excel at midair combat. 
    His blade, the Sword of Seals gives him excellent reach, and 
    makes his Double-Edge Dance slightly different than Marth's 
    Dancing Blade. When it's fully charged, Roy's destructive 
    Flare Blade delivers an instant KO.
    
    B:Flare Blade
    Smash B:Double-Edge Dance
    
    Roy(smash)Blue:Roy's blade is different than Marth's; he 
    does the most damage hitting with the center of his sword. 
    So, a fearless advance into the arms of his for is Roy's 
    best bet. Blazer is a bit slower than Marth's Dolphin Slash, 
    but it's still a might attack that sets anyone is striker 
    aflame. Roy's attack after using Counter differs slightly 
    from Marth's.
    
    Up & B:Blazer
    Down & B:Counter
    
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    10-One Player Modes
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    Classic
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    Classic is a mode where you fight 7 battles against random 
    opponents, and one Boss at the end. There are 3 bonus games 
    amidst these battles as well.
    
    Battle 1:You fight one random opponent here. Wait for them 
    to come to you, and nail em with a forward+A smash. Keep 
    doing this over and over. Even on Normal or higher, they 
    shouldn't be able to do much of anything to you.
    
    Battle 2:This is a team battle. You'll get one random 
    partner, and you'll be fighting 2 random enemies. Again, 
    just wait for them to come to you, and hit them with a 
    forward+A smash. Try to keep yourself on the same side of 
    both opponents. That is, try not to be in between the 
    enemies.
    
    Bonus 1:Break The Targets. See Break The Targets Section.
    
    Battle 3:Same as Battle 1.
    
    Battle 4:Wheeeee! In this battle, you get 2 random partners, 
    to help you take out a random GIANT enemy! This is fun 
    stuff! Go and get in his face! I like to use a forward, 
    forward, up, down Double Edge Dance, as it racks up damage 
    nicely, and they're so large that they're really easy to 
    hit! When they have a fair amount of damage, over 100 or so, 
    use your forward+A smash, or Flare Blade to KO them.
    
    Bonus 2:In this bonus, you need to guide to trophies that 
    fall into the cone in the middle. This is easy, and fun too 
    ^_^ When you see one, jump up and use your up+A in mid-air, 
    and usually it will go right above the cone. No effort 
    required! If it's too far away, it might require 2 of these 
    attacks, but nothing spectacular.
    
    Battle 5:Same as Battle 1.
    
    Battle 6:In this battle you have to fight 10 of the same 
    randomly selecter opponent. These enemies are extremely 
    light, and will die to a blazer, or any smash, or Flare 
    Blade in just one hit! Fun stuff :)
    
    Bonus 3:Race to the finish! Your goal here is to make it as 
    far as possible before the time runs out. Always make sure 
    that you're dashing, and don't jump unnecessarily. When you 
    get to the fork, take the bottom. You can take your time 
    down there, and still make it to the final door. If you 
    don't think you're gonna make it, you can always stop and 
    the 3rd or 2nd last door, for a decent amount of points.
    
    Battle 7:Metal melee! In this battle you will fight a 
    randomly selecter metal opponent! This is really really 
    easy....Treat this like any normal battle, and just keep 
    using your forward smash. They can't take too many of these, 
    and they can't recover worth crap.
    
    Boss Battle:Master Hand! This battle is quite easy...Just 
    use your up+A smash over and over. When he's about to 
    attack, jump and do a mid-air dodge. If he's coming from the 
    background, and going to slam you, hold up your shield when 
    he's just about there. This is very very easy. If you're 
    playing on Normal or higher, and get through to this batttle 
    without using a continue, and do it fairly fast, Master 
    Hand's counterpart, Crazy Hand will join the battle after 
    Master Hand is below half HP. Take out master hand, then go 
    beat down Crazy Hand the same you did for Master. Simple 
    really.
    
    
    NOTE:I highly recommend that if you're trying to get the No 
    Damage Clear bonus, use Roy. I got it while going through 
    Classic, without even trying. I already had the bonus, and 
    at the moment I was just going for coins. Seriously, it's 
    very easy. On very easy, a forward+A smash is usually all 
    you'll need. For the multi man battle, Blazer is your best 
    bet. In the target test and race to the finish, just finish 
    right away. No sense in taking damage here, and screwing 
    yourself over. For the Master Hand, do one attack (up+A 
    smash works well), then retreat, and dodge has attack (I 
    prefer mid-air dodges). Really, this is quite simple. Good 
    luck ^_^
    
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    Adventure
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    Adventure is a mode where you go through stages, for each 
    character. The themes are quite nice, and all in all, this 
    is a very easy mode (though not as easy as classic ^_^).
    
    Stage 1:Mushroom Kingdom:Easy. Just walk through the level, 
    killing or avoiding Goombas and Koopas along the way. A 
    little over halfway you'll fight a team of Yoshis. These 
    will die extremely quick to Blazer. Now just make your way 
    to the end of the level.
    Fight:Mario and Peach:Siiimple. Just keep using your 
    forward+A smash over and over. They won't be able to get 
    anywhere near you.
    NOTE:If you finish the first section of Mushroom Kingdom 
    with the 2nd second digit being a 2, you'll fight Luigi 
    rather than Mario. Just as easy.
    
    Stage 2:Kongo Jungle:
    Fight:Tiny DKs:In this match you fight 2 tiny DKs.....your 
    forward+A smash will make short work of them.
    Fight:Giant DK:Get onto the top middle platform, and just 
    keep using your forward+A smash over and over. The damage 
    will build up, and he'll die quite quickly.
    
    Stage 3:Underground Maze:This is really easy....there are 6 
    possible exits. 1 of them is real, and the other 5 are Link 
    Battles. If you're on Normal or below, you might as well 
    fight Link, because he's easy as hell. If you're going for 
    the Crazy Hand trophy, I suggest skipping over any battles, 
    but jumping completely over the platform. You'll know it's a 
    battle when there is a Master Sword in the middle. The exit 
    will be designated by a Triforce. There are 2 possible exits 
    in the right hand side of the main cavern, and 4 on the 
    right. These are easy to find. Be wary of Like Likes..these 
    guys will eat you up, and can be very annoying on higher 
    difficulties.
    Fight:Zelda:Simple.....just use standard one on one tactics; 
    forward+A over and over.
    
    Stage 4:Brinstar:
    Fight:Samus:Again, forward+A will make short work of 
    Samus...once the lava is up, she'll die very easily, because 
    she seems to think that it isn't really there.....yay ^_^
    Escape from Brinstar:Uh oh....the planet you're on is about 
    to explode....I can't see that being a good thing.....make 
    your way up the platforms until you get to the top. This is 
    really easy. Most often, a double jump will suffice to get 
    to the next platform, but there are one or two gaps that 
    will require Blazer. There's also a trophy in here 
    someplace...might as well pick it up ^_^
    
    Stage 5:Green Greens:
    Fight:Kirby:This guy will often die in just one hit from 
    forward+A smash. If not, keep at him, and he'll be toast 
    quite quickly.
    Fight:Kirby Team:You fight 15 random Kirbies, each with a 
    different disguise. Blazer will own them like nothing. Feel 
    free to use it liberally.
    Optional Fight:Giant Kirby:If you beat Kirby, and the Kirby 
    Team in a combined total of less than 1 minute, you'll fight 
    Giant Kirby. Fight him just as you'd fight Kirby.
    
    Stage 6:Corneria:
    Fight:Fox:At the beginning, he won't even move. Walk up to 
    him and smash him. Now he'll come at you. Smash him again, 
    and walk to the edge he just flew off. If he comes back, 
    smash him once more. If he ends up on top of the Great Fox's 
    gun, just wait. As soon as it fired, he's a goner.
    Fight:Fox or Falco:You'll fight either Fox or Falco here, 
    randomly. This time, he'll be more eager to fight. Right at 
    the beginning, charge up a forward+A smash, and hit him when 
    he comes at you. Now just keep nailing him with 
    these...he'll die quickly, especially with his wingmates 
    shooting at him!
    
    Stage 7:Pokemon Stadium:
    Fight:Pokemon Team:You'll fight 12 random pokemon, picked 
    between Pikachu, Pichu, and Jigglypuff. On lower 
    difficulties, you can just smash the out easily. On Normal 
    or higher, it might be a little harder, because of all of 
    the Thunder coming at you.....go after pokeballs always, and 
    you should make it through.
    
    Stage 8:F-ZERO Grand Prix:In this mode, you just have to get 
    to the end alive. Just dash, and when you see the 
    exclamation mark, hop onto the nearest pink platform. After 
    the gaps witht he pink platforms, you can stand on the 
    track, and the racers will ramp over you. Easy stuff ^_^
    Fight:Captain Falcon:Fight him just like you'd fight anyone 
    else; forward+A smash. Make sure to be on your toes though, 
    as his Raptor Boost can catch you offguard, and that will 
    set you up for a combo, or a Falcon Dive.
    
    Stage 9:Onett:
    Fight:Team Ness:Here you have to fight 3 Nesses. On higher 
    difficulties, these guys can be really really annoying. I 
    like to stand on the power wires on the right side of the 
    level, and just smash whomever comes near me. Once they're 
    past 60% or so, charge up a Flare Blade, and let loose when 
    anyone comes near you.
    
    Stage 10:Icicle Mountain:All you need to do here is keep up 
    with the level...if you need help with doing this, I suggest 
    you taking up an easier hobby, such a knitting. The only 
    thing to be wary of is falling off of the top of the screen. 
    This will happen if you try to take things too fast. At the 
    end, you have to fight 2 Ice Climbers. These guys will die 
    to one forward+A smash on anything below Normal. On Normal 
    and higher, I suggest you bring a Freezie with you through 
    the level, and throw it at one of the ice climbers when you 
    reach them. This will make things easier....picking up a 
    pokeball along the way is smart too, but those are harder to 
    find.
    
    Stage 11:Battlefield:
    Fight:Fighting Wire-Frame Team:These guys are ridiculously 
    easy.....just keep using Blazer, and they'll be done in no 
    time at all.
    Fight:Metal Bros:Really easy...just keep using your 
    forward+A smash over and over....really, that's all...on 
    higher diffuculties, it'll take a lot of hits, but it's 
    still the same strategy.
    
    Stage 12:Final Destination
    Fight:Bowser:This guy won't be a pushover like every other 
    one on one opponent you've fought. This guy will take a 
    beating before he dies. A good strategy is to start off with 
    a few Double Edge Dances. I like forward, forward, up, down. 
    Then you can smash him a few times, then charge up a flare 
    blade while he's trying to recover. When he comes back, nail 
    him, and he should die.
    Optional Fight:Giga Bowser:*shudder* This guy isn't fun at 
    all. He's twice as large as Bowser, and twice as ugly as me. 
    Roy however, is quite small.......hold down, and keep press 
    A...he will have a very hard time hitting you, and you'll 
    keep dealing damage! When he's at 200% or so, smash him off, 
    and then edge guard to the best of your ability.
    
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    All-Star
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    Gawd this mode is easy....it's unlocked once you have every 
    character....it pits you against them one by one, until 
    you've defeated all of them....all you need to do is 
    forward+A smash over and over and over.....the final match 
    is against 25 Game&Watches...Blazer makes them dead very 
    quick. Yay ^_^
    Honestly, I don't have anything else to say about this 
    mode...even on Hard, this is quite simple to do, especially 
    with the 3 Heart Containers you're given....good luck!
    
    
    **TIP** If you're going for high scores in Classic, 
    Adventure, or All Star mode, and you have no sense of fair 
    play, try this. Put the difficulty to Very Easy and set the 
    stock to five. In the first match, just sit around holding 
    R, continually breaking your shield over and over. Do this 
    until about 20 seconds are left, then finish. For Adventure, 
    you can just wait in a vacant area, but for Classic or 
    Adventure, keep trying over and over until you get Hyrule 
    Temple, that way, the opponent won't disturb you. The aim of 
    this is to get a negative score. If you do, the game won't 
    know what to think, and will give you 999,999,999 points!! 
    Now you can finish the rest like regular, and then go drool 
    over your mega score, and dazzle your friends! ^_^
    
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    Event Match
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    Event Match is a mode which has you completing certain 
    objectives in a level...not necessarily just killing 
    everything you see. I'm gonna walk you through every Event 
    that Roy can participate it ^_^
    
    Event 3:Bomb-Fest:You need to kill Samus and Link...the only 
    items will be explosives. Grab any items you see, and chuck 
    them at the enemies. This level will be over before you know 
    it!
    
    Event 4:Dino-wrangling:It's you against a Giant Yoshi! You 
    have 3 lives, so this is really really easy. Just forward+A 
    smash at every opportunity. Often he'll die on his own by 
    using an Egg Roll, or Yoshi Bomb. Easy.
    
    Event 6:Kirbys on Parade:You with one life, vs 3 tiny 
    Kirbies with 2 lives apiece. Blazer will kill them in one 
    hit, so I suggest you use it......this will be over before 
    it begins.
    
    Event 7:Pokémon Battle:You vs Pikachu, witht the only items 
    being pokeballs. You can't physically harm Pikachu, so just 
    grab any pokeballs you see, and throw them down. Easy match.
    
    Event 8:Hot Date on Brinstar:You vs Samus, each with 3 
    lives. You both strat with more than 100% damage done to 
    you. One forward+A smash is all it takes to kill Samus each 
    time, so do that, and this will be a piece of cake.
    
    Event 9:Hide 'n' Sheik:You vs 2 Zeldas....with a catch. The 
    KO only counts on them, if you KO them while they are in 
    Sheik form. Do some Double Edge Dances to build up damage, 
    then when they transform, use forward+A smash to kill them.
    
    Event 10:All-Star Match 1:You against Mario, DK, Yoshi, 
    Peach, and Bowser, one at a time. You have 2 lives. Each of 
    these guys will die to one or 2 forward+A smashes...have at 
    them!
    
    Event 11:King of the Mountain:This level is the epitome of 
    easy. You're on Infinite Glacier, with 2 Ice Climbers after 
    you. All you need to do is survive for 1 minute and 3 
    seconds. Just stay away from them, or better yet, use your 
    forward+A smash to kill them!
    
    Event 12:Seconds, Anyone?:One forward+A smash will do away 
    with Falcon, in less than 2 seconds, giving you plenty of 
    time to spare ^_^
    
    Event 14:Trophy Tussle 1:This is a fight between you and 3 
    random computer opponents. Everyone has 2 stock. You're 
    fighting on top of a giant Goomba! One forward+A smash will 
    take anyone out of you charge it a little bit. This is a 
    really easy event, and you get the Goomba trophy for 
    winning.
    
    Event 15:Girl Power:This event has you pitted against Samus 
    Peach and Zelda. You are tiny for this. Everyone has 2 
    stock. Treat this like any other1 on 3 match. Don't get 
    surrounded, and use forward+A smash liberally. If you're on 
    the top platform with a girl that has high damage, use 
    Blazer for a kill. Hang in there, and this should be fairly 
    easy.
    
    Event 20:All-Star Match 2:It's you against Samus, Link, 
    Zelda, Falcon, and Fox, one at a time. You have 2 stock. 
    These guys die pretty quickly, so just forward+A smash, and 
    be done with them. Falcon is quick, so you have to be on 
    your toes....Counter works well against his Raptor Boost.
    
    Event 21:Ice Breaker:You vs 2 Ice Climbers....with a twist. 
    You need to KO both Nanas but keep the Popos alive -_-;. The 
    best thing to do is go to the first one, and grab. If you 
    get Nana, toss left, and smash her off the stage. If you get 
    popo, toss up, and then grab Nana, toss left, and smash off. 
    Repeat the same strategy for the 2nd pair. Make sure not to 
    dawdle though, as you only get one minute to complete this.
    
    Event 22:Super Mario 128:You against 128(!!) Tiny Marios. 
    Blazer is an easy way to kill these guys....make sure you 
    don't die though...it's easier than you think ~_~
    
    Event 23:Slippy's Invention:You against Fox and Falco, who 
    are both invisible...this is just like any other 1 on 2 
    match. Keep on forward+A smashing. They're relatively easy 
    to see, so this shouldn't be a problem.
    
    Event 24:The Yoshi Herd:You vs 30 Yoshis. You have to defeat 
    them in 2 minutes or less. Blazer will kill each one of them 
    in one hit. This should be easy. Be careful about the hold 
    in the middle though....if you open it with Blazer, make 
    sure you don't fall down it.
    
    Event 26:Trophy Tussle 2:This event pits you against 3 
    random computer foes. Everyone has 2 stock. You're fighting 
    on top of a huge Entei!(god he's gorgeous)Ahem, one CPU 
    player will always sit on the left side, and do nothing 
    until you approach them. Take out the other 2 enemies first. 
    Your forward+A smash will be useful, as will Flare Blade, 
    and Double Edge Dance. Once they're done, Get close enough 
    to the guy on the left to forward+A smash him, but not close 
    enough to alert him. You can smash him, then just edge guard 
    with Flare Blade. When he comes back, treat him like any 
    other single opponent; forward+A smash.
    
    Event 28:Puffballs Unite!:You against a bunch of Kirbies, 
    each with a different ability....this is easy. One Blazer 
    will usually kill one. If not, the 2nd one will for sure. 
    Piece o' cake ;)
    
    Event 30:All-Star Match 3:You vs Kirby, Pikachu, Ness, and 
    Ice Climbers, one at a time. You have 2 lives. These guys 
    are a little more intelligent, and harder to knock off than 
    previous "All-Stars". Forward+A smashes are still the key 
    though, as well as edge guarding with Flare Blade. Also 
    remember that Rolling Dodges are your friend ^_^
    
    Event 31:Mario Bros. Madness:To be quite honest, I don't 
    know how this works....it's not based on KOs..I think it's a 
    bonus match...so fight with style ;) A lot of KOs will get 
    you the win...a good tip is to hold either A or B through 
    the whole match, as that willget you 4000 points right 
    there.....good luck ^_^
    
    Event 37:Legendary Pokémon:This event pits you against 4 
    Wireframes and a Jigglypuff. And the Wireframes are Giant! 
    Good god! The catch,is that the only items are pokeballs, 
    and the only pokemon that come out are legendary! Make sure 
    you get them before Jigglypuff does, and this will be easy.
    
    Event 38:Super Mario Bros 2:This pits you against Peach, 
    Mario and Luigi. Everyone has 2 stock. The best way to 
    handle this, is to get on one side, so that no one is behind 
    you, and then just act like you're edge guarding. If you get 
    surrounded, Rolling Dodges are a great help. Blazer is also 
    good to get out of a sticky situation. Once you're down to 2 
    enemies, it becomes really easy, and once there's only one 
    left, it's all over. Forward+A smash is very useful.
    
    Event 40:All-Star Match 4:You against Marth, Luigi, 
    Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, and Game&Watch, one at a time. You have 
    2 lives. This battle can be a bit tricky....for Marth, wait 
    until he comes to you, and hit him with a forward+A smash. 
    Rolling Dodges are great, because you can just roll behind 
    him, and smash again. This is how I beat him, taking little 
    damage. Luigi can be handles in the same manner. Watch out 
    for the green missile, as that is executed quite quickly. 
    Jigglypuff is ridiculously simple. Do one smash for about 
    20%, then jump up on Squirtle's head. Start charging up a 
    Flare Blade, and when jiggly comes to investigate, let 'er 
    rip.RIP. Mewtwo can be dealt with in the same manner as 
    Marth. Mewtwo is a really stupid opponent, and shouldn't be 
    able to hit you at all. Game&Watch can be killed in the same 
    was you killed Mewtwo, but he'll get in more 
    attacks....fortunately, 2 or 3 smashes is all poor little 
    G&W can handle.
    
    Event 44:Mewtwo Strikes!:You vs Mewtwo and Zelda. Mewtwo 
    won't appear until 15 seconds has gone by, so just dodge 
    Zelda. Killing her only fails the event. When Mewtwo 
    appears, be ready with a charged up forward+A smash. It 
    starts on the left platform. After this, just focus on 
    smashing it, and avoiding Zelda. Perhaps the first hard 
    event you'll fight. Good luck!
    
    Event 46:Fire Emblem Pride:My god this event is easy....I 
    just played it to find out a good strategy for the guide, 
    and beat it without losing a life, at 73% at the end. You 
    are up against Roy and Marth. Ooh, a mirror match! Kinky ^_~ 
    All you need to do is stand there, and when one gets close, 
    start to charge a forward+A smash. When he comes in range, 
    release it. Lather, rinse, and repeat. Seriously, it's 
    nothing more than this. If you end up between them, roll to 
    the side, and smash. Simple.
    
    Event 47:Trophy Tussle 3:A battle atop Majora's Mask, 
    against 3 randomly selecter computer opponents. Everyone has 
    3 lives. This event is a bitch, because it isn't _AT ALL_ 
    suited for forward+A smashes. I beat this by pure luck, 
    using Blazer over and over. I suggest you do the same. If 
    anyone has a better strategy, feel free to email me ^_^
    
    Event 48:Pikachu and Pichu:These Pokémon are pals...but not 
    with you! XD That cracks me up! Heh...anyhow, the strategy. 
    This event is dumb....I don't like it at all, and I've only 
    beaten it once. Use your forward+A smash over and over, 
    hoping to connect. You only need to kill the 2 Pichus once, 
    and you have 2 lives, but Pikachu is just so annoying, and 
    the Pichus keep sending Thunder Jolts my way.....rack up as 
    much damage as possible. When you die, get in a highly 
    charged forward+A smash or Flare Blade, and hope they die. 
    If not, maybe you'll get a lucky pokeball....*shrug*. Sorry, 
    I really suck at this one.
    
    Event 49:All-Star Match Deluxe:You against Dr Mario, Falco, 
    Ganondorf, Roy, Young Link, and Pichu! Dear god!! You only 
    get 2 bloody lives, and you have to complete this stupid 
    task in a mere 4 minutes. ;_; For Dr Mario, start charding 
    up a Flare Blade about 0.3 seconds into the match. When Dr 
    Mario gets to you, let it go. This is an easy 36% every 
    time. Now just forward+A smash him to death. Not -too- hard. 
    Falco is all forward+A smashing, but he's really quick, so 
    you need to be too....not fun. Pichu is simple. Forward+A 
    smashes will do away with him quickly. Young Link will die 
    the same way as Pichu, without much resistance. Now comes 
    Roy. You want to get to him with 2 lives left. Deal as much 
    damage as possible to him before you die. Forward+A smashes 
    combined with Rolling Dodges are the way to go. You'll 
    probably die to him. When you come back, get in a good hit, 
    and then hope to finish him off before your damage gets too 
    high....finally, we have Ganondorf. This guy doesn't mess 
    around. You need to dodge as much as possible, and wait 
    until you can catch offguard, then slam with a forward+A 
    smash. Once you do that, catch up with him, and get him in a 
    smash loop. Once he's off, he's simple to edge guard with 
    Flare Blade.
    
    Event 50:Final Destination Match:Treat this just like the 
    Master Hand at the end of Classic mode and you'll do fine. 
    It's no trouble at all dodging their attacks, and Roy's up+A 
    smash does decent damage. Once one is gone, the other is 
    toast. If you ask me, this event is pretty damn easy.
    
    Event 51:The Showdown:Dun dun dun! All your hard work has 
    paid off, and now you're at the final showdown! It's you 
    against Ganondorf, Mewtwo and *drumroll* GIGA BOWSER! This 
    guy is twice as large as regular Bowser, and twice as ugly 
    as myself. Everyone has 3 lives. Forward+A is definately the 
    way to go. Keep doing this over and over, using a Rolling 
    Dodge when necessary. Once Giga Bowser is dead, the other 2 
    are easy. Forward+A smashes will wear them down eventually. 
    If you happen across a good item like a superscope or a 
    pokeball, excellent, make it even easier. Edge guard with 
    Flare Blade, and you can beat them down without too much 
    trouble ^_^
    
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    Break The Targets
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    I'll just give you my best strategy for getting a good time 
    on Roy's BtT.
    
    1:Jump up and do an up+A in mid-air to the first target. 
    Hold right, and do your 2nd jump onto the platform. When 
    you're about to land, do a down+A to hit the one below you.
    2:Use forward+B to hit the 2 targets beside you.
    3:Double jump, and use Blazer to land on the small platform 
    above you, hitting the target on it.
    4:Do a small jump to land on the platform to your left, then 
    jump up and forward+A the target in the air. Hold left and 
    do your 2nd jump. Forward+B the next 2 targets, then fall 
    down and Blazer the last 2.
    
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    Homerun Contest
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    Grab the bat, and run up to the bag. Jump once, and at the 
    peak of your jump, press
    Z to drop the bat. Now press down+a to spike the bag down. 
    Do three more of these drop/
    spike combos, remembering to grab the bat in mid-air in 
    between combos. Now as soon as
    you can, press and hold B. You need to do a fully charged 
    Flare Blade to the bag (you'll
    know you did it by the explosion, and the 50% damage you'll 
    deal to the bag). You need
    to be very quick to do this. Good luck ^_^
    GOAL=2200+
    
    NOTE:If you'd like to add a few hundred feet to this, and 
    are good at L-Cancels, try adding in a forward+B at the 
    beginning for 5%. It's quite possible to make it in time, 
    and it gives you that extra distance. Go for it! ^_^ If 
    you're really insanely good, instead of adding a forward+B, 
    just do 5 drop/spike combos....I personally haven't done 
    this, but it would get you well over 3000 feet.......good 
    luck! *shudder*
    
    
    w00t, I got over 3000 with Roy yesterday! All you need to do 
    is four bat drops, then catch the bat in mid-air again, jump 
    over the bag, and drop the bat so that the bag flies left. 
    As soon as you let go of the bat, start charging Flare 
    Blade. If the bag is at at least 103% it will come back, and 
    land right in front of you, so that you can blast it! Yay :) 
    This is really simple :)
    
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    Multi-Man Melee
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    10-Man Melee
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    Roy's Blazer will make short works of these foes....self-
    explanatory.
    
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    100-Man Melee
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    Same idea as 10 Man Melee........
    
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    3-Minute Melee
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    Just kill the enemies for 3 minutes...this should play out 
    almost exactly like the 100-Man Melee match, but these guys 
    are easier.
    
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    15-Minute Melee
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    This is tough...if you kill enemies left and right, the 
    difficulty will become too high for you to handle for 15 
    minutes...I suggest just dodging the dumb enemies. This can 
    get really frustrating, when you hit a bob-omb with 15 
    seconds left....:( Good luck.
    
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    Endless Melee
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    Err....Iono what to tell ya. Just kill as many guys as 
    possible......Blazer is a good bet, and Rolling Dodges will 
    be very useful when the enemies get harder...good luck!
    
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    Cruel Melee
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    *shudder* These are mega tough enemies....my high score is 7 
    :( Just use Blazer, and hope they die. These guys will send 
    you flying out of the arena faster than you can think. In 
    cruel melee, you get the Mr. Resetti trophy if you can KO 5 
    enemies. Roy is generally the best character for this, as 
    his Blazer is one of the few attacks that can kill the cruel 
    wire-frames in one hit, if done correctly.
    
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    Training
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    This is where you can hone your skills, or try out new 
    strategies. This is a good place to familiarize yourself 
    with all of the items, or figure out what you can and cannot 
    do (for example, with some extensive testing, I have found 
    that Roy can indeed make it from the top right of Hyrule 
    Temple to the bottom right, with some nifty maneuvering. Try 
    it!). As a matter of fact, here is a list of fun things to 
    try to do! I've done all of these, so don't think anything 
    is impossible!
    
    -Make it from the top-right of Hyrule Temple, to the bottom 
    right, without items.
    -Do 75% damage to an enemy in one hit.
    -Perform an 8 hit combo.
    -Hit a dummy computer opponent that is at 999% with a smash 
    hit from the home-run bat, and have them survive.
    
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    11-VS Mode
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    VS Mode is where you'll probably be spending most of your 
    time. This is heart of SSBM, the area where you can pwn your 
    friends madstyle! With my help, you might just be the 
    best....
    
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    Strategies
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    Would you like to know some of my strategies....my deepest 
    darkest secrets...? Well then you've come to the right place 
    ^_^ After reading this, you'll not only be better overall, 
    but you'll be able to kick my ass, because you'll know what 
    I'm gonna do before I do it!
    
    One on One:One on One matches are quite simple for 
    Roy....against a CPU opponent, even at level 9, Roy can own 
    like no other. His forward+A smash has stellar range, and 
    the computer shouldn't even be able to get near you. If a 
    projectile comes your way, Counter is the way to go. Except 
    for Fox's pesky laser...that should be dealt with by 
    punishment of Double Edge Dance flogging =D Roy's Rolling 
    Dodges are extremely useful when fighting a computer 
    opponent, as they will continue to attack thin air, while 
    you smash them with forward+A, or Flare Blade. 
    Hmmmm....let's get into some strategies for Special Melees.
    
    Camera Mode:Errrr..you can take some pretty nice pictures 
    with Roy ^^ I personally like a fully charged Flare Blade or 
    a Blazer ^_^
    
    Stamina Mode:This mode should be treated just like any other 
    match. Your forward+A smash does good damage, and should 
    kill them soon enough.
    
    Super Sudden Death:Jeezums...Roy isn't very good in this 
    mode...if you can get beneath them, do a Blazer...otherwise, 
    your best bet would either be a forward+A smash, or a 
    dashing attack. Good luck.
    
    Giant Melee:Omg..Roy is like, god when he's this large. His 
    forward+A smash has massive range. Abuse this move even more 
    than you did before!
    
    Tiny Melee:Hmmmm....very much reduction of range...this puts 
    you at a slight disadvantage...I suggest you use Double Edge 
    Dance a lot, as well as Counter, because projectiles become 
    a lot more abundant in this mode.
    
    Invisible Melee:This might as well just be a regular 
    match....my only suggestion is to do more Rolling Dodges, as 
    some humans can be confounded by this ^_^
    
    Fixed-Camera Mode:Err....this is just a regular 
    match....whee.
    
    Single-Button Mode:w00t! Roy owns this mode! Pretty much all 
    projectiles are removed! Now you can completely own with 
    your forward+A smash! w00t w00t!
    
    Lightning Melee:This is pretty much just a regular 
    match...though it's harder to charge things up, because they 
    run out quicker, and people run at you faster etc....Rolling 
    Dodges are very good, as well as Double Edge Dance.
    
    Slo-Mo Melee:You can see pretty much everything coming, so 
    there really isn't any excuse for taking much 
    damage...forward+A smash is great, and if you can get them 
    to the edge, there's no way they'll make it past a Slow Mo 
    edge guarding Roy with a charging Flare Blade ^_^
    
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    Stages
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    Oooh.....29 stages....there sure is a lot to learn! Keep 
    reading if you'd like to learn how to use each level to your 
    advantage with Roy ^_^
    
    Icicle Mountain:This level is just a big death trap, 
    inspired from the classic NES title Ice Climbers. The level 
    is always scrolling either up or down. It can be going 
    either fast or slow. When it's going slow, you need to seek 
    out the enemy, and smash them, or Double Edge Dance. The 
    up+A smash is a good move to use on this level, as it may 
    pop them up off the top of the screen. When the level picks 
    up speed, just focus on staying alive. Roy can deal some 
    good damage with Blazer while keeping up, if you plan things 
    right.
    
    Princess Peach's Castle:This is a stage inspired by good old 
    Princess Peach's Castle in Mario 64. It's easy to ambush 
    someone coming over the steeple with a Blazer. On a 
    sidenote, every once in a while, a Bullet Bill will come and 
    plow into the castle, then explode! Cool! If you're fighting 
    a computer opponent, you'll see them move to one side, and 
    just sit there until it leaves. This is a good opportunity 
    to hit them with a down+A smash (they'll be on a lower part 
    of the castle). As always, forward+A smash is very welcome. 
    You can jump to the other side of the steeple, and wait for 
    them to walk right into it ^_^
    
    Rainbow Cruise:Hehe, this level is a lot of fun. You're 
    fighting on the airship from Mario 64's 15th level. On here, 
    you should just use standard fighting technique. After a 
    little bit, the airship will crash into a platform, and 
    "sink". You have to make your way onto the series of 
    platforms, and battle there! The level is now scrolling. 
    What I do is try to stay ahead of my opponent, and wait for 
    them, always ready to smash. Beware of donut blocks, which 
    will fall if you stand on them. Also at the end, when you 
    loop back to the ship, make sure you don't get stuck when 
    the screen scrolls down, and fly off the top (it's really 
    embarrassing, trust me ;) ).
    
    Kongo Jungle:A level taken out of Donkey Kong Country, this 
    is one of my favourites ^_^ Your forward+A smash can often 
    kill a foe in only a few hits, due to the small size of the 
    level. Up+A smashes are also useful, when someone is coming 
    to drop down on you. Beware of the KlapTrap in the river! 
    He'll kill you very fast if you touch him. On a sidenote, 
    the music in this level kicks ass! w00t w00t for DK Rap!
    
    Jungle Japes:Another level taken from Donkey Kong Country. 
    This level is rather bland IMO...there are more KlapTrap 
    coming down the river....I like to sit on either the left or 
    right side, and wait for someone to come, then nail them 
    with a forward+A smash. The middle is dangerous, because 
    they can come at you from above or below. The music 
    definately isn't up to Donkey Kong par either.
    
    Great Bay:A kinky level taken from Majora's Mask, involving 
    a 40 year old gay elf, and a Turtle with trees growing out 
    of his shell. If that doesn't turn you on, I don't know what 
    will! Tingle, the aforementioned elf is always hanging from 
    a balloon. This balloon acts as a platform until someone 
    pops it. The turtle is a good place to fight....that is 
    until it decides that it wants to leave, placing you in the 
    middle of the bay... I suggest you stay off the turtle, and 
    bat your enemies over onto it.I generally just stay on the 
    middle platform, and act as if I'm edge guarding. Guys will 
    die off the left side of the level with only a few smashes. 
    Rolling Dodges are a big help in this level, for dodging 
    enemies that like to grab onto the ledge, and attack on 
    their way up, or even roll past you.
    
    Hyrule Temple:My ultimate favourite level! This place is 
    massive! It's inspired by something or other from Zelda, and 
    it looks to be ruins, but I can't quite figure out 
    where...oh well, this place is still awesome. You can stand 
    pretty much anywhere, and just wait for someone to come walk 
    into your forward+A smash. Also, if I'm above someone, I 
    like to jump down and down+A them in the air, then L cancel, 
    and roll to the side, where I follow up with a forward+A 
    smash. Yay ^^ If you're fighting in the bottom section of 
    the level, damage levels can reach upwards of 350%(!!) 
    because you don't exit the level, you simply fly around like 
    a pinball. If your damage gets above this, and you're in a 
    Time match, just jump off the edge. Better than your 
    opponent getting a KO ^_^
    
    Yoshi's Story:A level taken from....you guessed it, Yoshi's 
    Story! This level is really crappy if you ask me...it's 
    really small, and really bland, and just reaks of bad 
    design. Shyguys are flying around carrying food, so if you 
    need a little health, take one out...other than that, jsut 
    use standard tactits, for this standard level.
    
    Yoshi's Island:This is Yoshi's good level, taken from Super 
    Mario World for SNES. Rolling Dodges are everything in this. 
    Dodge, smash, dodge, smash. This technique always works for 
    me, whether it's against CPU or human. Throwing items is 
    good too, especially when they're up on the hill to the 
    right. It'll get bouncing around really good, and well, you 
    never know what it might do =D Sitting on the very left of 
    the stage is good too, because your forward+A smash can 
    reach them when they're walking up the pipe.
    
    Fountain of Dreams:A level taken from the Great Cave 
    Offensive of Kirby's SuperStar, this level is basically just 
    Yoshi's Story, with a pretty background. Standard techniques 
    *yawn*
    
    Green Greens:A stage taken from the very first Kirby game 
    for gameboy, this is a lot more fun than Fountain of Dreams. 
    The yellow blocks that fills the gaps in the stage are 
    destroyed when hit by anything. There are also bomb blocks, 
    that you must be wary of, as they will blast you out quite 
    quick....a good strategy is to go to the right or left, and 
    when they come for you, roll towards the middle, and smash 
    them off. Then edge guard with Flare Blade.
    
    Corneria:Another one of my favourite level, taken from Star 
    Fox 64, and basically a shrunken version of SSB's Sector Z. 
    This level is great for edge guarding, and a lot of fun! 
    Smashing is the key as usual, and rolling dodges are quite 
    useful. If you can get them cornered against the wall on the 
    lower level, do a Double Edge Dance with the 4th hit being 
    down+B for some good damage. Watch out for Arwings and 
    Wolfen firing pot shots at you and the crew.
    
    Venom:Another level taken from Star Fox 64, this is on the 
    Great Fox again, but on the wings, rather than on the main 
    body. Again, there are Arwings and Wolfen shooting at you. I 
    like to wait on the opposite side of the ship, then 
    forward+A smash them, or Blazer. Lol, one thing that I 
    learned the hard way, is that when you're in a cave, you 
    can't die off the side. I was edge guarding Falco in event 
    49, and the bastard just kept bouncing back! After about 
    300%, I just used Blazer, but this is something to keep in 
    mind.
    
    Flat Zone:Hehe, a cool little level, inspired from an old 
    handheld game called Game&Watch. The level is 2D, so 3D Roy 
    looks quite out of place :) Fighting is just regular 
    tactics, as they can't go far at all on the sides before 
    they die. Be sure to watch out for falling tools. These pack 
    quite a punch, as I've died on more than one occasion to a 
    bucket or a hammer. Occasionally a little fella will come 
    and spill some oil on the floor, which will make you slip 
    and slide. Not much of a big deal, but a cool effect ^_^
    
    Brinstar:A level based on a planet you visit in Super 
    Metroid, this beauty is quite a death trap. Lava will 
    frequently rise, so I advise you stay on the top platform. 
    The lava hurts a lot, and once you're in, you'll take a few 
    hits before you come back, IF you come back. Otherwise, I 
    like to stay on the left or right platform, and edge guard. 
    Fun stuff :)
    
    Brinstar Depths:An aesthetically amazing level, this was 
    taken from Metroid as well. In the background, you'll see a 
    large Kraid, a creature who will take a swipe at the entire 
    level and rotate it!!1 Awesome! This is a great level! In 
    any one on one match, I like to head to the small lone rock 
    platform, and just stay there, edge guarding. If he rotates 
    while you're there, you can get yourself stuck underneath 
    the level, which can be the perfect place to kill time if 
    you're in the lead of a Time match. Good luck ^^
    
    Onett:A busy little town from Earthbound for the SNES, this 
    is the first city you come across. Occasionally an 
    exclamation mark will appear, and a car will zoom across the 
    bottom of the level. Make sure not to get hit by this, as it 
    has a good chance of killing you. The platforms in the 
    middle will sometimes collapse, putting an interesting spin 
    on things. Personally, I like sitting on the power wires on 
    the right side of the level, and just edge guarding.
    
    Fourside:The second city from Earthbound to make it to SSBM, 
    this is the fourth city in the game for SNES. This level 
    takes place atop skyscrapers, and a scaffolding that moves. 
    Also, every once in a while a UFO will come for you to 
    battle on. The surface is very slippery, so be wary. This is 
    a great level for just sitting and waiting for people to 
    come to you! Beware though, as they have a large skyscraper 
    for a vantage point, and can throw items at you easily. Try 
    catching them mid-air, then throwing them back! That'll show 
    em ;) If you can, try to use your mid-air down+A to smash 
    people down the gaps. Often they can't get back up ^_^
    
    Mute City:This is a racetrack taken from the futuristic F-
    ZERO circuit. You'll be travelling along the track on a 
    platform, periodically stopping, to battle on the track. 
    Beware of passing racers, as they can hurt you a lot 
    (they're going over 400 kph after all). For this level, I 
    just go AWOL, and run around dash-attacking people. It 
    doesn't pay to use your forward+A smash here, unless you're 
    edge guarding. The pace of this level is very fast, and you 
    have to keep up with it.
    
    Big Blue:A really awesome level, where you're fighting atop 
    F-ZERO racers! You start on the Falcon Flyer, and can move 
    to other racers that are passing below you. Since the racers 
    are moving really fast, be careful not to touch the road. 
    You'll be left behind. There are platforms that float around 
    sometimes. I encourage you to fight on these, as they are 
    much safer than the cars. I like the down+A mid-air attacks, 
    to smash people right into the track, then get back to the 
    cars with a lateral Blazer (hold left/right while doing it). 
    Good luck, as this is what the level often comes down to!
    
    Pokémon Stadium:A level inspired by Pokemon. This is a 
    stadium that pokemon battles are held in. At first, the 
    level is quite simple. Only 2 platforms, and not much 
    special about it, other than the video screen in the 
    background, that shows battle statistics. Once you wait a 
    bit, the level changes to either a water, fire, or earth 
    themed level. Kewlio! This is a level for standard tactics. 
    Edge Guarding is useful, but if they have good recovery, it 
    could be a while before they die, as the actual out of 
    bounds area is quite far from the level. An item that lands 
    on one of the floating platforms is best grabbed in mid-air, 
    rather than jumping up and grabbing it. This can save time, 
    and maybe even your life!
    
    Poké Floats:Lol, a crazy level inspired by a ton of 
    different pokemon! The CPU really sucks at this level, and 
    will SD a lot. Always stay on your toes, and be wary of 
    sudden change. If you get on one that looks like it's gonna 
    stay for a little bit, hit the enemy with forward smashes, 
    and Double Edge Dance. Otherwise, down+A in mid-air, and 
    Blazer is always a good bet, when the level is changing. 
    Hehehe, isn't Psyduck just soooo cyute!! Heh...Roy isn't the 
    greatest for this level with is meager jumping abilities, 
    but you should be able to pull it off ;)
    
    Mushroom Kingdom:A level inspired by Super Mario Brothers 1! 
    This is a cool level, that brings nostalgia to the air ^^ 
    The bricks are destroyed in one hit, and the ? blocks 
    produce items. The small gaps are a good place to die with a 
    misplaced Blazer, or someone who decides to meteor smash you 
    down there, so be wary. Other than that, it's just standard 
    edge guarding, forward smashing, Double Edge Dancing fun :)
    
    Mushroom Kingdom II:A level taken from Super Mario Brothers 
    2, this level is kinda plain. The 2 gaps are easy to die in, 
    but also easy to kill others in (dodging green missiles, and 
    skull bashes is fuuuun!). I prefer to stay on one side, and 
    just guard the edge. When Birdo comes to peg you off in the 
    back of the head with eggs, move to the middle, and use 
    rolling and smashing techniques.
    
    Kongo Jungle:A stage from SSB, that is quite bland. The only 
    excitement you'll get from this is jumping into the barrel 
    cannon floating around the bottom. Something to note is that 
    you can up up through the main level, which might save you 
    as some point. I just stand on one side or the other 
    charging a Flare Blade or forward+A smash. As always, 
    rolling is a good idea.
    
    Yoshi's Island:What the...*does a double-take* Is it just 
    me, or is the only thing separating this from Yoshi's Story, 
    the fact that this level has disappearing clouds...gawd, 
    what a boring level... I suggest you smash your foes out to 
    the right clouds. They've gotta come back sometime, and 
    you'll be waiting as ye loyal edge guarder. Other than that, 
    standard...*yawn*
    
    Dream Land:Yet again we have another plain jane level. Other 
    than the occasional wind blowing you to the side, this level 
    is as basic as it gets. Standard tactics again (bet you're 
    getting tired of hearing that ;p)
    
    Battlefield: This is about as plain as they get. One thing 
    to note is that from the main platform, you can hit people 
    standing on the left and right platforms with your up+A 
    smash. This often comes in handy. Standard tactics 
    again....*sigh*
    
    Final Destination:This is definately one of my favourite 
    levels. It's so simple, and yet so great! This is perfect 
    for just sitting back, dodging projectiles, and doing what 
    Roy does best;his forward+A smash! That's all you need for 
    this level, other than items, and Flare Blade for edge 
    guarding. Plus it's got cool music and everything. Yay!
    
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    12-Words Of Wisdom
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    These are my final thoughts...and things that you should 
    always remember when fighting as Roy:
    -forward+A smash is ALWAYS a good idea. Period.
    -Blazer is great for tiny enemies, or multi enemy matches.
    -If you see an attack coming, or sense it for that matter,
    roll past the person, and smash them from behind.
    -always edge guard with Flare Blade
    -don't be afraid to take risks...they often pay off
    -drugs are bad, mmmhay?
    -go check out Roy's 33rd sound clip in the sound test! It 
    rocks! Yes, the best thing you'll ever do with Roy is listen 
    to this! It's one of his victory speeches, and in english it 
    means "For those that I must protect, I cannot lose!". 
    Awesome, simply awesome!! =D
    
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    13-FAQs
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    Q:What do Roy's other voices mean?
    A:Dunno, check for them in a later version -_-;
    
    Q:Why do you suck so badly at writing?
    A:Damnit, I don't know, quit making fun!
    
    Q:Who let the dogs out?
    A:My sister, but that's a long story.
    
    Q:What other games do you like to play?
    A:Perfect Dark, Pokémon, Super Monkey Ball, etc. I also 
    enjoy many RPGs, and have beaten every Final Fantasy game.
    
    Q:Will you be my friend?
    A:Probably, beggars can't be choosers after all.
    
    Q:Are you really uglier than Giga Bowser?
    A:You be the judge. 
    www.geocities.com/xxfunkytoadxx/erik4.jpg
    
    Q:Are you just making up questions and answers to take up 
    more space.
    A:Get a life.
    
    Q:Can I go now?
    A:Nope.
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    14-Closing
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    Well, you've just spent the last few hours, reading about 
    how I play with Roy, and the best ways to confound your 
    opponents with him. Now it's time that you should be 
    leaving, to go out in the world, and make your own 
    strategies, and maybe come back one day to beat your 
    master.....*sniff* Goodbye Grasshopper.
    
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    15-Credits
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    I'd like to thank the following people/organisations, etc:
    
    CJayC-for maintaining such a great site, and hopefully 
    posting this ;)
    
    Nintendo-for taking my soul in exchange of a 
    GameCube...err...I mean, for making GameCube such a great 
    system....
    
    Marissa-My best friend in the whole world, who is the reason 
    that I'm even alive right now ^^ 
    
    HAL-for making this beauty of a game
    
    Roy-well, if he wasn't here, this FAQ would lose a lot of 
    credibility, no?
    
    AlphaZ44550@aol.com-tip on Meteor Smashes, and Screw Attack
    
    Buckwheatz Revenge:For giving me a bunch of info....wheee.
    
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    16-Disclaimer
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    I own this guide, and it is protected by copyright...so 
    don't plagiarize, got it? I'll sue yer ass faster than you 
    can call for your mommy. The only thing I own is this guide. 
    All characters, trademarks etc, are owned by HAL and 
    nintendo.
    
    *EOF*