Why on earth is this question STILL longer than the article itself?

major LOL. frankly, I don't know exactly what this article should cover, but it should certainly be more substantial than it is now! MaskedMarth 00:27, September 20, 2006 (GMT)

Wikipedia plagiarism

...umm, I don't think we're allowed to do that. Besides, the Melee article on SmashWiki should be geared towards a Smash audience, and thus should have different emphasis on different topics (perhaps more coverage of the competitive community, less coverage of Melee vis-à-vis other video games, references, etc.). I've deleted the Wikipedia content and am writing a paragraph or two to fill the blank. As I said before, I really don't know what belongs in such a broad topic, but I'm sure we can come up with something before ripping off Wikipedia. --MaskedMarth 04:04, October 2, 2006 (GMT)

Oh, and right now I have information that puts Melee in perspective with other fighting games (somebody more knowledgeable about that subject should carry on that task!), but I hope to later include more explanation about the evolution of Melee's community and perhaps its game modes.

This needs work

Read title -shogun

Wikipedia plagiarism (part deux)

I just reverted Valoem's edit to the page, removing the Wikipedia content.

I didn't want to instigate an edit war, so I was hesitant to revert; however, I think the case for NOT copying from Wikipedia is strong enough to merit the revert. Here are my reasons why:

  • It's plagiarism, even if it's from Wikipedia.
  • None of the categories, links or templates works from Wikipedia to SmashWiki. It would be a total mess to fix, and considering how many times I've edited the Mewtwo article, doing little chores here and there and not even addressing the biggest problems in the article, I really don't want to deal with dewikifying the SSBM article and such.
  • Almost all the information on the Wikipedia article would be categorized into articles of their own - for instance, each game mode should get an article of its own on SmashWiki, the Sonic and Tails hoax would get an article of its own, etc.
  • The Wikipedia article is written for a non-gamer audience - SmashWiki articles are written for Smashers, which, even if they are casual, require that we write to a greater level of depth.

If there are any counterarguments I'll be happy to discuss them here. --MaskedMarth 17:42, October 30, 2006 (GMT)
Wikipedia is licenced under the GNU FDL and we're not, therefore it's copyright violation to copy text without permisson. lso, there's plenty of redlinks and not working templates. – Smiddle / talk 16:10, November 21, 2006 (GMT)

Your argument is valid however, I have personally edited the article on Wikipedia, also the article there is much more descriptive. However if you do not want to use it, I see no problem with that. Valoem 08:52, February 13, 2007 (GMT)

the second largest video game tournament community in the world

What source is this from? IIRC, Starcraft and SSFT2 are larger, in addition to Halo 2...--Ycz12 14:33, August 19, 2007 (EDT)

Simian Conspiracy

Donkey Kong is missing on the weight list. The Inker 14:51, February 3, 2008 (EST)


"Unused characters" source?

According to the article, these characters were supposed to be in Melee:

But is there any source for this info? I find it highly doubtful that Solid Snake and Sonic, at least, were intended to be in Melee, and I find it somewhat impossible that Lucas was intended to, since Melee came out in 2001 and Mother 3 came out in 2006. That kind of throws the validity of the entire section into doubt.

Solid Snake, absolutely, but it was too late in the process to add him. That I know for sure. - Gargomon251 10:52, February 25, 2008 (EST)
Mother 3 was in development for N64 in 1996 but later moved to GBA. - Gargomon251 10:55, February 25, 2008 (EST)

wtf donkey kong

In the Melee opening movie, near the end, you can see DK getting hit by a ball of energy. Is that Mewtwo's Shadow Ball? If so, that makes Mewtwo the second unlcokable pokemon character to make a slight appearance in the beginning of the game, thus being a spoiler. Blue NinjakoopaTalk 02:50, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

It is purple, and looks much like the slight damage from a charging Shadow Ball. I've heard this theory before, but there's no proof. And by the way, Pichu and Jigglypuff are definitely both in the opening-- Jigglypuff's obvious, but Pichu's immediately to Pikachu's left (the screen's right) during the wall of Pokemon. Miles (talk) 03:42, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
What else is purple and looks like a slightly charged (fully, IMO) Shadow Ball? Blue NinjakoopaTalk 03:50, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I feel like being anal right now, so... Aura Sphere. Anyhow, I think that logic isn't enough to prove that it's Shadow Ball. I think it is, but it isn't proof. Talk to Nintendo. :-/ Miles (talk) 03:54, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Huh. I always thought it was Pikachu's thunder. It could be Samus's charge shot. Cheezperson {talk}stuff 03:58, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

ROFLcopter! Aura Sphere wasn't a move until 2007, Miles. It's Shadow Ball, and you know it. >:| Blue NinjakoopaTalk 04:05, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

I believe it to be Shadow Ball. I also believe we lack the proof to claim that officially in any article. Sorry :.| Miles (talk) 04:09, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
It's okay (>^_^)> Blue NinjakoopaTalk 04:30, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Its gotta be Samus. 19:14, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Dark Link

Dark Link is something like a costume for link rather than a totally different character. It has the same moves and graphics (I mean movement, shape and attacks rather than colours), I highly doubt that melee programmers put dark link as a character and not as a custom for link and therefore waste memory . --NOT Zinnamon (talk) 20:07, October 10, 2009 (UTC)


For the past two months, I've completely lost ALL of my skills. I would usually set myself with Lv. 1 handicap and the computes Lv. 9 Handicap. I was totally undefeated and it is very hard to bring me down. Now, I lose almost every single battle! This is really frustrating, especially since I've been fighting the same characters everytime. What happened? How did I get horrible so quickly? (So far, this has been for 2 months, now)

--Pikachu5747 (talk) 05:10, June 2, 2013 (UTC)

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