Sorry Banjo isn’t on here, he’d land right below Meta Knight
Like I couldn’t even list all of their differences without filling half a page
Lucas and Ness’s Differences
Their jabs are pretty similar
Lucas has a single hit dash attack and Ness’s is multi hit, kind of like the difference between Mario’s dash attack and Luigi’s.
Lucas’s down tilt is a rapid sweeping kick while Ness’s is just a kick in and out; like jab, they accomplish roughly the same thing.
Lucas’s forward tilt is a little PSI sort of punch/slap kind of thing. Ness’s is a forward kick really similar in animation and utility to Mario’s f-tilt. Ness’s sees more use because it comes out faster and I think does more damage.
Lucas’s up tilt is a little single hit PSI flip kick, an anti air/juggle starter, while Ness’s is a upward PSI hand thrust that basically has the same use as Lucas’s. It kills at high percents while Lucas’s doesn’t (as well).
Both have a bat swing for their f-smash, Ness’s being significantly stronger (with a tipper that’s even more strong).
Lucas’s down smash is a slower multi hit PSI kind of thing that’s shot down and in front of him. Ness’s uses a yo-yo that Ness spins behind and in front of him. Both are great for ledge guarding.
Lucas’s up smash is a giant PSI burst that has slow startup and massive knock back, erupting above and around him. Ness’s is another yo-yo swing that goes above him.
Lucas surrounds himself with a large multi hit PSI hexagon for his nair, and Ness does a spin in midair with his hands in PSI spheres for his.
Lucas’s fair is a PSI enhanced forward kick, and Ness’s is a multi hit forward facing PSI burst.
Lucas’s uair is a head knock above him and Ness’s is basically the same as his fair but above his head and with a lot more kill power.
Lucas’s bair is another PSI kick, this time a midair falling kick with a spike hit box. Ness’s is a double leg PSI kick straight behind him.
Lucas’s dair is a multi hit downwards PSI sort of “kicking frenzy” that can spike. Ness’s is a single downward PSI stomp, also with a spike hitbox.
Lucas’s neutral B is PK Freeze, Ness has PK Flash. I won’t explain these because you can look them up in training mode if you want to.
Lucas’s side B and Ness’s are both PK Fire. Lucas’s is single hit and Ness’s is multi hit.
Lucas’s up B and Ness’s up B are both PK Thunder. Lucas’s launches Lucas far and doesn’t disappear immediately when it hits an enemy. It also has a multi hit effect when it launches Lucas at an enemy. Ness’s launches Ness a less far than Lucas’s and disappears when it hits an enemy, but when it launches Ness at an enemy it deals an extremely powerful single hit.
Lucas and Ness share the down B PSI magnet. Lucas’s is projected in front of him while Ness’s surrounds his body.
You should also note that both of their pk thunders move at different speeds, so if you play one and get used to the recovery, you might sd a few times if you try and use the other one
Also Lucas has a grapple
Yeah. I'm a ness main, and just tried to use lucas and it felt WAY weird.
Also Lucas combos > Ness combos
Idk about that...does Lucas even have a throw combo? I’m pretty sure Ness has a much better combo game than Lucas, but maybe you know more about him than I do.
I mained Lucas for a little while
Lucas has a lot of high percentage combos
Getting every hit of dair can lead to 60%
What do you think?