Dragon Quest's Hero has been a huge topic of conversation for those in the Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament scene. There's been discussion all over about banning the character from tournaments, and now Nintendo themselves have made a decision that is sure to send ripples through the community.
Nintendo France has decided to ban Dragon Quest's Hero from their upcoming Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, alongside any DLC fighters that are yet to release. In other words, all DLC characters that are available can be used, leaving only Hero out of the fun.