Zoroark: It was either keep Pokemon Trainer or Lucario; I felt like Pokemon Trainer was too heavily disliked and Lucario would play too much like Mewtwo, so I figured Zoroark would be a good addition. Representing generation five, Zoroark could use basic punches, jabs, chops, tail whaps, and kicks with his lanky body and of course dark/psychic type attacks such as his illusions.
Ridley: Despite all the oversized character debate, I think he could easily be shrunk down to SSB size. Of course he would be a heavyweight. I honestly hate his new Other M model, so I hope they would use his Metroid Prime form. Metroid hasn’t been popular recently, but I think it’s an original sci-fi franchise that deserves at least one more character. Fossil Fighter: Really no explanation cause he won’t make it in, but he would fun would he not? A fierce dinosaur at your disposal… versus Mario?
Krystal: I felt bad cutting Falco, but he is a complete clone of Fox. In more recent games, Krystal rivals the relevance of Falco, being Fox’s girlfriend and whatnot, and she could have a much more unique moveset ranging from bombs to magic. So yes, I think Krystal is a relevant character to the series that would make a great fighter and an acceptable replacement of Falco.
Masked Man: Earthbound is an abused franchise. Does it deserve three characters? No. But Masked Man, I feel would make a unique, lightweight antagonist. He has what, PSI, some sort of sword, and wings? Wow… but in any case he could be omitted and I wouldn’t care.
Pikmin 3 Antagonist: Pikmin is one of the most original, creative, underrated franchises of all time (IMO). Pikmin 3 deserves two reps at most, and for advertisement and variety’s sake this odd creature makes the cut. Able to morph his golden, fluid-like body into various shapes pertaining to various hazards, he would make a versatile, epic fighter. While I wouldn’t say it’s out of the question… it’s probably not happening. I am very excited given that Pikmin usually doesn’t have villians; nature itself is usually the antagonist!