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- This article is about Isaac's appearance in Super Smash Flash 2. For general information about the character, see Isaac.
in Super Smash Flash 2
Isaac's official pixel art.
Isaac is a newcomer starter character in Super Smash Flash 2. He was revealed on the McLeodGaming Direct stream on July 21, 2014. He was also seen and playable by fans at APEX 2015. His sprite design was inspired by his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but the moveset is completely custom. He is voiced by Darcy Maguire-Wheelahan, being one of the few characters who has a custom voice actor.
Isaac is a very unique character compared to the rest of the roster. He can punish very well with his standard special and smash attacks (with down smash being his quickest) and his down tilt has a lasting hitbox leading to various mix-up opportunities. Isaac is also very good in the neutral with his side special move and forward tilt. His aerial attacks combo very well into each other, making him very deadly at close to mid range.
Isaac also has a very solid grab, with great range and moderate ending lag. Isaac can chain-grab with his down throw, forcing his opponents to rely on D.I. mixups to escape. His up throw, down throw and up tilt are great combo starters (down throw being the more reliable of the two), and his forward throw and back throw are mainly there to keep people off the stage.
Isaac is also complimented by a great grab range, making it easy to get his chain-grabs and start combos. He can also box aggressive players out by throwing out his lasting hitboxes. He is also very hard to juggle due to downwards side special and Gaia being tough to avoid.
However, he does have his weaknesses. He's not hard to combo due to being a tall mid-weight. His recovery is also very easy to exploit, making him rely on side special mix-ups in order to get back on stage. Some of his moves, notably his up smash, forward smash and neutral special have considerable lag and should be used with caution. Lastly, due to his relatively slow speed he's easy to camp out, giving him poor matchups against characters like Mega Man, Link, and Samus.
|Standard attack||Move||Summons the Psynergy hand that pushes opponents away.||5%|
|Down tilt||Thorn||Summons a spine in his front while crouched.||7%|
|Down smash||Quake||Places one hand on the ground and summons 4 pillars of rocks in all his sides.||16%21%|
|Forward tilt||Growth||Summons vines that grow out of his arms. Unlike his standard special, the vines do not trap opponents.||8%|
|Forward smash||N/A||Based on Isaac's attack animation from Golden Sun. Unsheathes the Gaia Sword and leaps forward while slashing. Does good knockback.||15%20%|
|Up tilt||Punji||Raises his hands which make Punji sticks grow in front of him.||7%|
|Up smash||N/A||Unsheathes the Gaia Sword and quickly slashes upwards while jumping.||14%19%|
|Dash attack||N/A||Points his fist forward, then, the psynergy hand appears punching forward in his front. Can hit multiple times.||10%|
|Neutral aerial||Unsheathes the Gaia Sword and does a front flip while slashing twice.||7%|
|Forward aerial||Unsheathes the Gaia Sword and does a horizontal slash around himself. This attack can be angled to down.||10%|
|Back aerial||Does a kick backwards.||14%|
|Up aerial||Points fist up as the psynergy hand appears punching upwards.||11%|
|Down aerial||Starts drill kicking downwards, dealing multiple hits. Can meteor smash.||2%3%
|Grab||Catch||Grabs with the psynergy hand.||N/A|
|Pummel||N/A||Crushes his opponent with the psynergy hand.||2%|
|Forward throw||N/A||Throws his opponent forward with the psynergy hand.||9%|
|Back throw||N/A||Throws his opponent backwards with the psynergy hand while spinning.||10%|
|Up throw||N/A||Throws his opponent upwards with the psynergy hand.||9%|
|Down throw||N/A||Makes the psynergy hand go downwards and shakes it, hitting several times.||1%3%|
|Ledge attack||Gets up and does a quick punch with his hand||7%|
|Floor attack||Pushes opponents with a hand, turns backwards and punches with the other hand, while crouched.||8%|
|Standard special move||Vine||Summons vines that grow out of his arms and when they connect with an opponent, they will constrict the opponent. Opponents are able to break out of the trap, but it will be more difficult at higher percentages.||N/A|
|Side special move||Move||Summons a giant white Psynergy hand that pushes opponents away. Continuing to hold the special button will keep the hand moving. By pressing the up button the hand will fling opponents upwards, pressing backwards will quickly attack opponents in the opposite direction it was facing and pressing down will make the hand become a fist and slam downwards and causing a small quake on impact that deals damage. Even when Isaac is knocked down, the Psynergy hand will keep moving.||2%7%
|Up special move||Scoop||Summons the psynergy hand underneath him, that flings him into the air.||8%|
|Down special move||Gaia||Summons a rock pillar from the ground. A spell circle will appear on the ground and the player can press left or right in where the pillar can be summoned.||2%5%|
|Final Smash||Judgment||Summons the spirit Judgment, who fires down at trapped opponents.||TBA|
|On-screen appearance||Isaac falls slowly and lands on the ground.|
|Taunts||Standard||Isaac summons Flint while posing, then it enters inside Isaac's body, becoming a set of orbs, exiting his body and then entering again.|
|Side||Looks forward while putting one hand on his forearm, then stretches one of his hands out and places the other one on the hilt of his sword, flexing his legs and chuckling. It resembles his artwork from Brawl.|
|Down||Does a little hop and summons a giant white Psynergy hand and sits on it for a bit before it dissipates and Isaac lands on back on the ground.|
|Victory theme||An arranged version of the victory fanfare from Golden Sun.|
|Victory pose||Strikes a pose, while Flint the Djinn appears over his shoulder.|
|Lose||Claps for the winner while shying.|
In competitive play
Tier placement history
Isaac placed 9th on the first tier list of beta, making him a strong top-tier. However, after his various nerfs his playerbase has been getting smaller and smaller. As of now, he's ranked 32nd in the C tier.
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- Despite Isaac being revealed in the demo 0.9b McLeodGaming Direct video, according to the SSF2 developers, he was not meant to be playable in the demo v0.9b release, until the next major demo update, that being SSF2 Beta. He was just shown as a teaser for this upcoming update.
- Isaac is so far the first and only character to pass from being an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game to be a playable character in the Super Smash Flash series.
- Isaac’s current pixel art is based on Matthew's pose from the box art of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.
- Isaac, along with Meta Knight, Falco, Captain Falcon, Marth, Sonic, Mega Man, and Black Mage are the only characters so far who wear their default costumes in Team Battle when they are on the blue team.