Bayonetta, the Umbra Witch, was recently voted onto the Super Smash Bros. roster by fans, but there are no fans of Bayonetta in Spain’s competitive Smash scene as she’s been deemed too powerful and unfair to play as, according to gamers in Spain.
There’s no question that Bayonetta is strong. She’s even been nerfed a touch in patches, but fans who use her well have found that it’s easy to overwhelm opponents once her chains are mastered.
Spanish competitive players are currently engaged in a large debate to see Bayonetta banned from play. The ban isn’t official, but prominent members of Spain’s Smash community–including two good players who main Bayonetta–are pushing for it to be become official.
The official Smash Bros. community in Spain’s site will have the real ruling in a few days. They’ve told fans on Twitter that they don’t want to make any rash decisions, something the level-headed among us will appreciate.
The Bayo ban is NOT official yet,we don't want to make any rash decisions.Pls wait for our official post on our website in the next few days
— SmashBrosSpain (@SmashBrosSpain) April 6, 2016
The potential ban is being discussed in the Smash subreddit at length. It’s there that one Spanish “top player” has indicated that they believe the ban is “as good as official.” That’s Redditor Grewardz, and they explain the reason the Spanish community wants Bayo banished.
So yeah, most of our community wants she gone since she’s basically extremely toxic and overpowered, the latter not being so obvious to people who aren’t top players. We realized that the character is too good to compete against the others and the soft ban that is working in the USA atm is not working here (top players know that she’s gamebreaking and thus avoid playing her since it would kill the game), so we’re going for the hard ban route.
If she’s notably nerfed in the future we may allow her again, but as of now she is going to be banned from everything and treated as if she didn’t exist basically. This game is a masterpiece for competitive with her gone.
If she’s nerfed, bring her back. Until then, keep her away.
What do you think about all of this?