Welcome to the 13h edition of Rate That Character Round Up!
We started this week with a discussion on the characters that aren’t making it into Smash Ultimate.
Tris rates everyone’s favorite captain, Captain Toad!
Verdict: With the announcement of Smash Ultimate, the reveal of Daisy joining the Mario series roster, and the fact that there won’t be too many newcomers, some have started to feel that the Mario series won’t receive another rep. In my personal opinion, since Daisy is just an Echo Fighter, the Mario series may indeed see a new unique representative. Despite the potential issue of multiple types of Toads on the battlefield, I believe Captain Toad, and perhaps even Toadette to accompany him as an alt, have solidified themselves as strong candidates to join the rest of the Mario cast in the heat of battle. Sakurai has always taken some creative liberties with character movesets, and I feel that the Captain’s lack of jumping in his source material can prove to create an interesting mechanic, rather than hindering his chances as a whole.
PushDustIn rates the often forgotten, Captain Rainbow:
With such a cult status, Captain Rainbow’s best shot is getting in as an assist trophy. If Sakurai had reservations about Takamaru being a full playable character in Smash due to Westerns not knowing who he is, then Captain Rainbow has a very low chance. Sorry Nick, maybe your dream will come true someday later.
Cart Boy, with the help of PushDustIn soars to new heights with NiGHTS:
Verdict: NiGHTS is one of my favorite characters hailing from this medium, and her 1996 original remains one of my all-time favorite video games. If I was rating her on how much I wanted her in Smash, it would be a sky-high score. However, I fear this is one gate our purple friend will be unable to break through. If Mii Fighter costumes return, I can see a new one being made in NiGHTS’ likeness – which itself would be a victory – but I’m afraid I’ll need to wait longer for my next chance to play as my beloved Nightmaren.
From one Nightmaren, to Nightmare — RealHero discusses Nightmare:
Overall, Nightmare, while being a recognizable character from a premiere franchise may be edged out by other contenders from Bandai Namco. He could add a unique style to Smash, but ratings issue may cause Sakurai to reconsider.
Finally, LIQUID12A decides to re-rate Chrom considering we know more about Smash Ultimate:
Verdict: While most Fire Emblem characters would suffer savage blows to their chances for this game, Chrom has been given a tiny breath of life; that is, if the theorized reasoning behind the current absence of his NPC role and Ike palette is anything to go by. Otherwise, his stance for Smash inclusion is well anything but steady. Chrom may be helpful, but he can’t even help his own case for Smash inclusion. Let’s see that final score.
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