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Pick at least 12 newcomers for the next Smash

#1RayCRPPosted 8/30/2014 9:50:53 AM(edited)
We've all seen dream roster threads and images, but let's consider some realistic limitations. The roster for each Smash Bros. game has expanded by roughly a dozen. Pick at least 12 newcomers you'd like to see in the next installment. Assume the leaked Sm4sh roster of 48 is final, and for now assume no DLC.

Few rules:
- You can add up to 17, but only by cutting one Sm4sh fighter for each newcomer beyond 12.
- "Newcomers" can be Melee/Brawl characters that were cut.
- You can add no more than two third-party characters, each representing a different company. Unless you cut their respective current reps, Sega, Capcom, and Bandai Namco get no new reps.
- Characters have to have been or will soon be playable on Nintendo platforms, and can't currently be owned by Microsoft, Sony, or their subsidiaries.
- Bayonetta is a Sega character, Sora is a Square Enix character, and Bomberman is a Konami character. Most others should be self-explanatory.

My 14:
Ice Climbers (Ice Climbers)
Toad (Super Mario)
Isaac (Golden Sun)
Dixie Kong (Donkey Kong)
Wolf O'Donnell (Star Fox)
King K. Rool (Donkey Kong)
Maylene (Pokémon)
Krystal (Star Fox)
Ryota Hayami (Wave Race)
Akari Hayami (1080°)
Saki Amamiya (Sin and Punishment)
Inkling (Splatoon)
Bomberman (Konami)
Cloud Strife (Square Enix)

Cut:
Dr. Mario
Dark Pit


I think many of these make sense in a game representing Nintendo franchises. Ryota and Akari wouldn't necessarily need to use their jet ski or snowboard (but could), just like Captain Falcon received a moveset independent of the Blue Falcon. Maylene would be interesting as a human character from Pokemon that (unlike PT) can actually fight, and since I expect Sinnoh remakes around 2019 or 2020, she'll feel "recent" enough for a Smash in 2020 or 2021. Cloud would technically be eligible (Final Fantasy Explorers), but would be more of a fan service than anything else.

Realistically, I also see Ike having a slightly increased chance of being cut, but being replaced by a similarly buff type Axe-wielding lord from a future, popular Fire Emblem title. Obviously such a character has yet to be named.
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#2ScoutShellbyPosted 8/30/2014 9:11:54 AM
Waluigi
Chrom
Bomberman
Sceptile
Inkling

the only necessary ones.
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#3NotIanViolaPosted 8/30/2014 9:12:38 AM
RayCRP posted...
Realistically, I also see Ike having a slightly increased chance of being cut, but being replaced by similarly buff type Axe-wielding lord from a future, popular Fire Emblem title. Obviously such a character has yet to be named.


1. Hector
2. Ike
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#4Xynaxus64Posted 8/30/2014 9:19:39 AM(edited)
Add:

1. Rayman
2. Ridley
3. Pyrrhon
4. K. Rool
5. Wolf
6. Mewtwo
7. Leon
9. Cranky Kong
10. Genesect
11. Fawful
12. Banjo-Kazooie (Forgot this was an option)

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#5EDMartyrPosted 8/30/2014 9:21:10 AM(edited)
Ice Climbers and Wolf would not be newcomers, TC.

In no order:

1. Lip
2. Captain Syrup
3. Midna riding Wolf Link
4. King K. Rool
5. Ridley
6. Ganon w/trident and magic
7. Porky
8. Isaac
9. Dixie Kong
10. Bomberman
11. Alexandra Roivas
12. Toad
13. Inkling
14. Dan Hibiki
15. Commander Fem Shepard Renegade Vanguard
16. Solaire

(I don't care if the last three are probably impossible)
#6ZeroGravity38Posted 8/30/2014 9:19:08 AM
Toad
Waluigi
Dixie Kong
Midna
Krystal
Isaac
Mallo
Dillon
Wonder Red
Inkling
Rayman
Banjo-Kazooie
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#7RayCRP(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2014 9:22:41 AM
NotIanViola posted...
RayCRP posted...
Realistically, I also see Ike having a slightly increased chance of being cut, but being replaced by similarly buff type Axe-wielding lord from a future, popular Fire Emblem title. Obviously such a character has yet to be named.

1. Hector
2. Ike

Future title. Hector won't be in another main Fire Emblem title, and if hasn't made it into Smash by now, he's not going to.

EDMartyr posted...
Ice Climbers and Wolf would not be newcomers, TC.

I'm just using the term to refer to the expanded roster. Like I explained, you can include previously cut characters in your list as rejoining Smash, but the total roster will only expand by roughly a dozen over Sm4sh.
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#8SkaFrost89Posted 8/30/2014 9:24:43 AM
King K Rool
Bomberman
Banjo Kazooie
Ridley
Sora
Roy
Mewtwo
Black Shadow
Skull Kid/Majora
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#9MajinTenshinhanPosted 8/30/2014 9:24:48 AM
Dixie Kong
King K. Rool
Impa
Ridley
Black Shadow
Isaac
Takamaru
Andy
Inkling
Ice Climbers
Wolf
Lucas
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#10quad_draxisPosted 8/30/2014 9:25:05 AM
Assuming we've seen every Smash 4 newcomer, here is my list:

1- Ridley
2- Dark Samus
3- K. Rool
4- Dixie Kong
5- Skull Kid
6- Simon Belmont
7- Paper Mario
8- Isaac
9- Mach Rider
10- Andy or Sami (Haven't played Advanced Wars but they would be a good fit / appeal to niche fans)
11- Blaziken
12- Chorus Kids
13- Hades (lose Dark Pit)
14- Banjo-Kazooie (lose Lucina)
15- Ray MK-II (lose Dr. Mario)
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