Newcomers: 14 -Bowser Jr. -King K. Rool -Ghirahim -Ridley -Mewtwo / Sixth Gen Pokemon* -Chrom -Little Mac -Takamaru -Ray / new franchise** -Isaac -Shulk -Balloon Fighter -Pac-Man -Mega Man
(In picture: blue border indicates starter character, red border indicates unlockable)
*I expect one Pokemon newcomer in SSB4: It will either be Mewtwo or a sixth gen representative. I would honestly love both but I don't see that happening. I think Mewtwo will take this spot if the sixth gen does not give us any Lucario-esque Pokemon, that being a popular, heavily promoted Pokemon with a design and abilities that are well suited for Smash. To put this in perspective: in my opinion, Zoroark did not really meet this description. In other words, had sixth gen not debuted, I would have included Mewtwo over Zoroark, but impossible to tell with sixth gen yet given lack of revealed Pokemon.
**While I have included Ray here, I do not feel he is likely given the lack of a Custom Robo game in several years. I think he would be an excellent addition to Smash, but his lack of exposure could hinder his chances. Rather, this spot represents either Ray or a potential new franchise which could pop up between now and Brawl's release- Dillion is included in this category, for example.
There you have it. Again, comments are appreciated! Thanks for looking.
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