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Ever since Dragon Quest’s Hero hit Smash with more than a few random elements in his arsenal, the competitive scene has argued whether he should be playable in tournaments. Surprisingly, Nintendo France has decided to ban him from the European Team Cup.

The ban also includes Terry and all future DLC fighters, but at least with those it’s likely justified by the qualifying rounds are taking place in September and October of 2019, before those characters are even released. With Hero, it seems specifically due to the character’s elements of luck.

Piranha Plant, Joker, and Banjo & Kazooie are all viable, alongside the original cast.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.