But we don’t just live of the past. In the last games, Nintendo has been accused of not bringing newer IPs, but the ones that exist are the proof that Nintendo still have it. And some of them get the reward to be in Smash. Like when in Brawl we got Olimar and Pikmin from Pikmin, then in Super Smash Bros for 3DS and WiiU we got the Villager from Animal Crossing, the Wii Fit Trainers, Shulk from Xenoblade chronicles and Bayonetta as the Winner of the DLC Ballot (I counted her in this group because her shared ownership by Nintendo).
So, for the next iteration we have two more spots and great challengers to get them, so this will be really hard and I’m sure that there are a ton of characters that deserve a spot too.
Alph & Pikmin, from Pikmin: The young mechanic of the S.S. Drake, has been the alternative skin for Cap. Olimar, but this might be his time in his own spotlight. To differentiate him, he could use rock Pikmin and the “Pikmin whip” that Olimar used in Brawl.
Inkling from Splatoon: The protagonists from the surprise game of the generation. Some of us can’t even explain why they aren’t in the game right now. Anyways, the Ink mechanic could let them paint the floor for a few seconds to increase their speed and strength. And they could use a combination of different weapons, like shooters, chargers, sloshers, splatlings, splat rollers, bombs, the super jump, and so on, depleting an ink gauge that could be refilled by submerging in their own ink. The inkstrike could work as their Final Smash, covering the battlefield with ink in the process.
Isaac, from Golden Sun: I’m picturing him as his older version to differentiate him from the other blonde swordsmen, also, this way he is at the peak of his psynergy mastery. He could use the Sol blade for some neutral moves, but it might be interesting to let him use psynergy and Djinns for Smashes and Specials. His Judgment summon clearly being an epic Final Smash that could work like the Bahamut ZERO Teraflare from the Midgar stage of Smash for 3DS/WiiU.
Chibi Robo, from Chibi Robo: The sweet little household robot just wants to help, but if the situation goes bitter, he has the moves to defend himself, like his plug whip, chibi-copter, chibi blaster and even a toothbrush. He could become a balanced and easy to use character that would appeal to new players.
Wonder Red, from Wonderful 101: Mr. Wedgewood is the equivalent of the Red Ranger to a team of 100 sentinels that could attack in groups. Their specialty being the Wonder Hand and the Wonder Punch. Call the other wonders into the regular fight might be hard to implement, but it surely will be a crazy awesome Final Smash.
Chorus Kids, from Rhythm Heaven: The poster boys from this quirky rhythmical game could work representing different characters, transforming momentarily to attack. Signing like the glee club kids, Punching and kicking like Karate Joe, chopping with an axe like Lumbearjack, and flexing like the wrestler. Their attacks could make sounds, creating a fun in-game music simulator.
Ray, from Custom Robo: This franchise has been in slumber for almost 10 years, but Ray is still a fan favorite. With light and heavy weapons, he could keep his foes under fire during the whole fight. Similarly to what he does as an Assist trophy.
Dillon from Dillon’s Rolling Western: He could mix some rolling moves, hard punches, digging and setting up traps. To differentiate him from Sonic, he should be more grounded and powerful in land, but slower, except when he is rolling, becoming an accelerating ball of pain.
Fiora, from Xenoblade Chronicles: The best friend of Shulk and a walking spoiler. She could use her twin blades for her normal attacks, and set up drone attacks for her specials, like Cannon Drones (a long range beam, like Robin’s Thoron), Gun Drones (a short range area of damage) and Sword Drones (multi hit physical combo). Also, she could have the ability to lock on her foes to “auto aim” at them.
Saki, from Sin and Punishment: His game is an on-rail shooter, like Star Fox and some segment of Kid Icarus Uprising, but instead of light arrows and barrel rolls you have a the Cannon Sword, a laser gun that can transform into a lightsaber beam sword. He could be agile and strong, his gun could be aimed, and his beam sword could block projectiles, giving him the potential to be a Top tier kind of character.
Isabelle, from Animal Crossing: The cute assistant of the Mayor, she does everything what she can to help you to become a model citizen. She is also friendly and clumsy, so don’t expect her to be a mad pup. Her moves could be based on the idea of the clumsy secretary, that drop papers and trips hitting you unintentionally.
Arcade Bunny or Baito, from Badge Arcade: The newest character of the group. He is a kind and funny bunny, that likes to tell jokes, play videogames and FLEXING, so don’t underestimate his strength. For specials he could use the extendable claw as a command grab, the extendable rod for poking and those weak bombs for some added flare. His Final smash could be the crane claw, which could lift you to your demise if it grabs you, luckily you don’t need to put real money to make it work.
That’s it for today!
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