Welcome to the second edition of Rate That Character Round Up!
Starting us off we don’t have NantenJex this time but instead PushDustIn who reviewed Dr. Kawashima’s Chances:
Dr. Kawashima is a character that would definitely surprise a lot of players if he was included in the next Smash. While he could join the ranks of Wii Fit Trainer, predicting the future intentionally surprising characters of Smash is going to be nearly impossible. – 20%
The next day, LIQUID12A took over to review his favourite character: Sylux from Metroid.
Sylux is in one of the strangest spots for speculation. It’s a character with the required attributes for Smash entry, albeit one that is very unreliable to make guesses on. Entry to the base roster is bound to require a string of lucky coincidences in Prime 4’s development phase and the selection process for Smash Switch, so it’s a plausible if slim chance.
However, if Smash Switch gets DLC support, then it’s a different story. It’s very plausible that Metroid Prime 4 releases after Smash Switch, and if it does, then Sylux is a perfect candidate for spearheading potential Prime 4 content as a whole, thus its chances greatly improve.
Ultimately, Sylux stands on both ends of the probability spectrum, for different stages of Smash Switch’s development. – 15%
PushDustIn came back for the next episode where he tackled Zelda’s biggest prankster: Skull Kid.
While I really want Skull Kid in Smash, I think his one shot appearance as a villain greatly diminishes his chances. While the remake for Majora’s Mask was quite recent, the game originally released over 18 years ago on the N64. The Skull Kid would be a fun character to have in Smash, but I just don’t see it happening — as much as it pains me to say that. – 20%
Next our first missing veteran appeared with Pichu.
While Pichu is a veteran character, he seems to be on the bottom of the list of characters Sakurai wants to bring back. Even with DLC, I think his chances are low as he’s a character that simply doesn’t have that much fan demand, when compared to other veterans that are missing. – 35%
For the final two characters of this week NantenJex returned and his first pick was the nightmare inducing Giygus from Earthbound.
Giygas has major significance to the the Earthbound series and would be different from its two current reps, Ness and Lucas. However, to properly represent Giygas is a nightmare as he would come off as way too powerful. It can be seen as a stretch but being added as a clone of Mewtwo is not out of the question, however this would feel more like he was added for the sake of it and not a lucky turn of events like it is with most clones. So ultimately, this doesn’t give Giygas a very good chance to Smash. – 10%
Finishing off this week the final character was another veteran, this time Young Link.
n the end, Young Link is definitely on the lower-spectrum of needed veterans and the existence of two Link’s on the roster already severely hampers his chances. He really requires Sakurai to want to re-add every veteran as his only method of making it back, which knowing Sakurai might be a possibility, at least after DLC. But this is really the only way he will return and as this score is for the base game currently, let’s take a look at the score. – 10%