Elon Musk's Favorite 'Smash Bros. Ultimate' Character Is Just Ok, Pros Say

The Tesla CEO appears to be a 'Metroid' fan.

Various top-ranked Super Smash Bros. players have already revealed their rankings of the best characters in Ultimate, offering up early tier lists for the new game.

But what does Elon Musk think?

That might sound like a ludicrous question. Who cares what a billionaire who spends all his time working on electric cars and rocket ships thinks about a video game, right? But Musk also spends a lot of time on Twitter, and earlier this month he revealed his favorite character in Smash Bros. Ultimate in a tweet (suggesting he spends a lot of time playing the Nintendo fighting game too).

In a Twitter post from mid-December (recently spotted by EventHubs), Musk revealed that his Smash Bros. Ultimate “main” is Zero Suit Samus. In layman’s terms, that means it’s the character he likes playing as the most, which makes sense since Zero Suit is a fun and powerful character who comes from Nintendo’s sci-fi Metroid series (likely appealing to his passion for space travel).

So how does Musk’s Smash main stack up according to the world’s top players? It probably doesn’t matter unless he plans to start playing in tournaments (which honestly wouldn’t surprise us at this point), but just in case we decided to take a closer look.

According to three top-ranked players, Zero Suit Samus is good but definitely not a top tier character. Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios, the world’s top ranked Smash Bros. Wii U player, released an early Ultimate tier list putting Zero Suit in the second-best ranked group, labeled “above average.” Meanwhile, the world’ best Smash Bros. Melee player, William Peter Hjelte (aka, Leffen), put Zero Suit in the third-best ranking: B-tier (below A-Tier and S-Tier). Finally, a third highly-ranked player, Joseph “Seagull Joe” Raucher put Zero Suit Samus in a tier titled “Really good, but usually have 1 glaring weakness.”

Long story short: Zero Suit Samus isn’t considered a top-tier character by the best professional players around. Of course, you shouldn’t let these tier lists affect who you choose to play as in fun matches with your friends, but if you’re looking to be the very best (and we assume Musk is because Elon Musk) then Zero Suit Samus probably isn’t the best option.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now for Nintendo Switch.


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