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FlaconPunch
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Falcon_Kick
Con (against)
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33 Points

Falcon Punch is the greatest move ever.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/18/2007 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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FlaconPunch

Pro

Since the beginning, Falcon Punch has been the best move to use. Its slow, but powerful attack is sure to knock all of your opponents off the map with one swift blow. Sure, one may say that this move is slow and almost a nuisance; however, any well timed Falcon Punch is sure to leave your opponent dumbfounded.

Overall reasons why Falcon Punch is the best:
1) Powerful
2) Its the B move, which means Kirby can use it as well
3) It can be used in any situation, no matter how small or large the map
Falcon_Kick

Con

As I will explain, Mr. FlaconPunch, The Falcon Kick is a far superior move, that is highly regarded as one of the strongest weapons in Captain Falcons arsenal. The Falcon kick does all of the things the Falcon Punch cannot. It is very fast, so it is far more likely to hit the opponent then the Falcon Punch. It is NOT a neutral B move, so Kirby CAN'T steal it, and it actually can be used in any situation, unlike the Falcon Punch, which really is only useful if you are:

1) Playing someone who has little idea of what the R and L triggers do.
2) Playing some unfortunate person who just broke their shield.

Also, the Falcon Kick can be used to get back to the stage! I bet you didn't know that! All you have to do is use Falcon Kick instead of using Up + B and you can jump again! So if done correctly, The Captain has 4 jumps, not 3, greatly increasing his survivability. So I say to you, what move is better? A huge gamble that has a very low chance to hit and leaves you very vulnerable to attack while using it, or a very fast move that almost always hits, AND is able to help you come back to the stage? The choice is yours Mr. FlaconPunch.
Debate Round No. 1
FlaconPunch

Pro

You say that it is good because Kirby CAN'T use it; however, the point of this debate isn't whether or not it's good for the player, but whether or not it is the greatest move ever. The Falcon Punch provides a very strong attack for both Captain Falcon AND Kirby when he steals his move. This provides Kirby also with 'the greatest move ever', which adds to its greatness simply because it can be shared among players.

It is also especially useful for when friendly fire is enabled, allowing allied Kirby players to gain the Falcon Punch ability at any point in time without risking damage from getting too close to the enemy. Sure, and experienced Kirby player would know how to get it without taking damage, but why take any risk when you can have it immediately?

The L and R triggers are indeed very useful to counter the Falcon Punch, but also keep in mind, it can also be used defend against Falcon Kick, assuming the player has a reaction speed greater than that of a rock.
Also, many people can accidentally fail to enable their shields, or in certain cases may be in mid air (with their dodge already used), which results in a very powerful, and very successful blow.

The ability to get back on the stage is no doubt impressive, but if you are a skilled enough player, you take little damage and rarely have a need to 'get BACK on the stage'. Any good player will know that you need a good defensive AND offensive, not just a way to get back whenever needed.
Falcon_Kick

Con

Ahh, so we are no longer limited to just moves of Captain Falcon eh? Still, calling Falcon Punch "The Best Move Ever" is still way off. A good example of a MUCH better move, is one of my favorites, Link's Up + B move, which will henceforth be know as, The Sword Spin. There are many reasons why The Sword Spin is better than The Falcon Punch. First, I have never seen The Falcon Punch kill someone at less than 40% damage, however, I do this routinely with The Sword Spin. If is executed correctly, The Sword Spin is capable of KO-ing opponents with as little at 20% damage. And you may say, "Well no one know how to do that." OK fine, even without it's insane low damage kills, The Sword Spin is still a better move in general. Instead of only hitting the front of you, it hits all directions, making a rear counterattack impossible. It also has no "prep time" that The Falcon Punch does. One last thing about The Sword Spin, and bear in mind this is a very controversial topic so I'll keep it brief, is edge grabbing, or the act of purposely grabbing on to the edge to prevent the opponent from doing so. With Captain Falcon, while the opponent is on the edge, he cannot grab on. With Link however, his move causes the enemy to lose grip on theedge and give Link a fighting chance to get back.

As for team battles, using a Kibry / Captain Falcon teams SOUND good, the results are actually quite the opposite. While both players have access to The Falcon Punch, it will be hard for either of them to resist the temptation of Falcon Punching their teammate off the stage and proclaiming themself "Team Leader". I'm not saying this will always happen, but it is fun to do. ^_^
Debate Round No. 2
FlaconPunch

Pro

FALCON PUNCH!
FALCON PUNCH!
FALCON PUNCH!
FALCON PUNCH!
FALCON PUNCH!
FALCON PUNCH!
FALCON PUNCH!
Falcon_Kick

Con

FALCON KICK!
FALCON KICK!
FALCON KICK!
FALCON KICK!
FALCON KICK!
FALCON KICK!
FALCON KICK!
FALCON KICK!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by fenderjazzerguy 9 years ago
fenderjazzerguy
Personally I believe the falcon punch is far superior, and also someone must have no life to make two accounts to debate him/herself.
Posted by Thrawn 9 years ago
Thrawn
Jiggly puff is the best because curls
Posted by FlaconPunch 9 years ago
FlaconPunch
This is from Super Smash Bros + SSB Melee, Captain Falcon is a playable character who has two moves called Falcon Punch and Falcon Kick. It is for the GameCube (as well as wii if you get technical)
Posted by frank_gore_is_da_best 9 years ago
frank_gore_is_da_best
What system is the game for
Posted by frank_gore_is_da_best 9 years ago
frank_gore_is_da_best
Are these moves in a game? What game?
Posted by Crystal 9 years ago
Crystal
What the flock is going on here? I'm so confused. It must be a boy thing.
Posted by iluvdb8 9 years ago
iluvdb8
ok...interesting topic, but i dont rele care enough to vote...srry :-)
Posted by hattopic 9 years ago
hattopic
This seems eerily familiar to the Chuck Norris is God debate
Posted by Logos 9 years ago
Logos
Good God...you depress me.
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