Takamaru seems like something Sakurai would throw in. Retro with potential for a revival, has made cameos in two games since Brawl, and Sakurai has said that had he been in more than one game he would have been included in Brawl.
Isaac is on the edge. Sakurai knows him and knows he has fans, but he is way more popular in the West than in Japan.
Saki is a pipe dream, for myself included. --- darkx remembers his friend, GrapefruitKing. RIP :( Support Shantae 4! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero
Is Isaac a sword user? I don't play much of Golden Sun. Very little of the first game.
Technically, yes. But he has much more moves at his disposal based on a magic called Psynergy, which allows him to manipulate earth and move things with his mind, not to mention summon earth deities to attack to his foes. --- T or F: This statement is false.
I think Saki stands a decent chance. Just look at his page on the Dojo. Sakurai obviously likes the guy and thinks he fits into Smash. He also states that there were many requests for him to be included, so he's aware of him being popular. His popularity would have grown since then too, since more people had access to the game via the virtual console. --- The Platypus, the reason games like spore exist.