Welcome to the 10th edition of Rate That Character Round Up!
We did it. We finally got our first glimpse at the new Super Smash Bros. game. But this doesn’t stop us doing RTC episodes every day. Spazzy makes the start with our favorite fighting grandpa:
Verdict: Heihachi is a character from a huge franchise that belongs to a company Nintendo is on great terms with. He was considered, if only briefly, by Sakurai for Smash before. The only thing really getting in his way is the fact that Sakurai couldn’t figure out how to implement him previously… but given a bit more time that might no longer be a problem.
Next, NantenJex analyzed one of the most requested characters for Smash Bros right before the E3 reveal: Waluigi.
Will Waluigi finally be added as a fighter (Editor’s Note: Spoilers – He won’t):
Verdict: Short of Sakurai deciding to focus on all the popular fan-choices for Smash for Switch it feels unlikely that Waluigi will make it thanks to those comments. Sakurai seems to not few Waluigi as playable material and while this could change like it did with Villager we have no idea. It is leaning more towards the unlikely side of things as his reasoning for Waluigi not being in is different to that of Villager and even Ridley. Waluigi is popular and could be unique but with quite a bit of competition in his own series as well it seems that Waluigi will only be lending a helping hand once more. But we won’t have long until we find out.
The day after the E3 reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was Hell for some fans. Good that Kawlum checked out Hell to see if Doom Guy could make it into Smash Bros.:
Doom is my favorite of all time. Would I love Doom Guy in Smash? Absolutely!
Is it happening? Hell no!
Next, LIQUID12A takes a look at the enemy from the Metroid Prime-series even tho we already got a pretty big character in Smash Bros. Ultimate now. But can we use more in Smash Bros.?
Verdict: Rundas chances are, to put it simply, on ice. The odds are stacked against him to a degree of being
impossible. Other Metroid characters have far more important positives than he does and any surprise appearances in the near future probably wouldn’t save him relevancy-wise, even when Smash Switch slightly started development (later).
And while we’re at it, LIQUID12A also paid a visit to the Fire Emblem-universe and looked for a worthy Axe-user for Smash Bros. Did he find a worthy candidate?
Verdict: Hector, in theory, has the means to pass the merit test and join the battle, but too many hurdles obstruct his path, with not many ways for his chances to be given a breath of life. Hector himself knew he would die on the battlefield as foretold when he picked up his trusty axe, but unfortunately for him, it likely won’t be on Smash’s Battlefield.
NantenJex meanwhile looked in the other popular game from Intelligent System. Is Sami a suitable Newcomer for the Super Smash Bros.-series? Or does her war end here?