Para

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Para
Country USA
Main Icon-Ninjara.png Ninjara

Para is an ARMS player from the United States who plays a multitude of characters including Ninjara, Spring Man, and Kid Cobra. He is often recognized as one of two North American players (along with Twinedfive0 at EVO 2018) to take a set off of Pega, with said set occurring at Smash'N'Splash 4.

Para initially discovered ARMS upon its announcement on January 12th, 2017 during a Nintendo Switch presentation which inspired Para to pick up the game once it released that June. A few months after the game's release, Para showed his ARMS prowess by placing near consistently high in the premiere weekly event at the time, Mega League Monday. A combination of this prowess and his passion for ARMS landed him a spot on Team Chroma for ARMS. He remained on the team throughout most of 2018, including his incredible run at Smash'N'Splash 4 where he beat Pega, who most considered to be the best in the world at the time. This set was somewhat controversial at the event as Para accidentally disconnected his controller prior to the time running out in game. After some deliberation between the TOs, it was determined that Para won the set as there was no way within the time left that Pega could've won as he did not have time to get Para's health down low enough to take the game.

Later in Para's ARMS career, he didn't enter as many events, but still continued to show his skill level by placing high in those that he did enter. These placements include, but are not limited to, 4th at SwitchFest 2019, 5th at Quarantined Rapport, 2nd at ARMS North American Open (August 2020) and 1st at the ARMS Comeback Series 2. Para also managed to be the first to take a set off of AstroNinja0 in 2020 in Winners Finals of The Steel Trap #2. This win alone showed Para's excellence at the game as AstroNinja demonstrated near perfect dominance over all other competitors throughout his tournament activity throughout the Spring. Despite winning Winners Finals, Para was later reset in Grand Finals 2-3 by Astro, with Astro taking the final set after that 3-1. Regardless of the tournament not resulting in a win for Para, his performance clearly demonstrated that he has skill that very few other players possess.

Para also experiments often with ARMS glitches and out of bounds techniques. Inspired by a Tweet he saw involving a player utilizing Max Brass' grab to get Spring Man out of bounds, Para began to experiment with this technique. Eventually, he found a way to use said grab to get Dr. Coyle out of bounds and explore the area around various stages. Para enlisted the help of the players Anomika and Kaytchjam to pull the trick off initially and managed to do so on many stages including Sparring Ring and Buster Beach. After more time labbing techniques, Para managed to crack the majority of stages using this method, but also managed to get out of bounds on Snake Park utilizing a different trick with Snakeboards. Today he continues his search for ARMS glitches in an attempt to break the boundaries of Mausoleum and Ramen Bowl, two perfectly round stages.

Playstyle[edit]

Para's most prominent main in the past was Spring Man, but he more often utilizes Ninjara today. In terms of ARMS, Para uses Spring Man's default ARMS, the Toaster, Boomerang, and Tribolt, on Ninjara and has also utilized double Glove ARMS often in the past as well. He also plays Kid Cobra on occasion, utilizing Tribolt and Guardian.

Results[edit]

Tournament Date Location Placement Tournament Type
Mega League Monday 28 March 26, 2018 Online 2nd Online
Mega League Monday 32 April 23, 2018 Online 1st Online
Smash'N'Splash 4 (Customs) June 1-3, 2018 Wisconsin Dells, WI 9th Major
Smash'N'Splash 4 (Defaults) June 1-3, 2018 Wisconsin Dells, WI 4th Major
Iron Fist Fridays 1 October 26-27, 2018 Online 1st Online
2GG: SwitchFest 2019 August 31-September 1, 2019 La Mirada, California 4th Major
Quarantined Rapport March 28, 2020 Online 5th Online
ARMS Comeback Series 2 June 19, 2020 Online 1st Online
Default Derby 16 July 1, 2020 Online 1st Online
The Steel Trap #2 July 2, 2020 Online 2nd Online
ARMS North American Open (August 2020) August 8, 2020 Online 2nd Online

Trivia[edit]

Social Media[edit]

Twitter account

Gameplay Videos[edit]

Smash n Splash 4 ARMS: TCM | Para (Spring Man) vs Hei (Kid Cobra) Defaults Pools
Smash n Splash 4 ARMS: TCM | Para (Spring Man) vs. DTN | Pega (Max Brass) Custom Pools
Smash n Splash 4 ARMS: TCM | Para (Spring Man) vs. EMP | Esthri (Twintelle) Defaults Top 16
Smash n Splash 4 ARMS: StDx | Resolve (Spring Man) vs TCM | Para (Spring Man) Defaults Winners Semis
Smash n Splash 4 ARMS: TCM | Para (Spring Man) vs DTN | Pega (Max Brass) Defaults Losers Semis
Smash n Splash 4 ARMS: FiA | Nobi (Twintelle) vs TCM | Para (Spring Man) Defaults Losers Quarters