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Why do some people hate Takamaru?

#1gamedude2009Posted 4/21/2013 12:39:58 PM
I've noticed there's a decent amount of people that really do not like him. Why is that?

Personally, I'm pretty indifferent.
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#2SalsaSavantPosted 4/21/2013 12:55:21 PM
I have yet to see anything too passionate, at least on this board.

But I think most people who dislike him dislike him because he's a JP exclusive character who only got one game, as well as a sword user.
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#3Modus_PwnensPosted 4/21/2013 1:00:01 PM
SalsaSavant posted...
I have yet to see anything too passionate, at least on this board.

But I think most people who dislike him dislike him because he's a JP exclusive character who only got one game, as well as a sword user.


Pretty much this. I could see some people groaning at his inclusion because he's a tad generic and obscure.
#4albertojz356Posted 4/21/2013 1:00:45 PM
Hate is a strong word so not that but I definitely don't support him.
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#5JangobadassPosted 4/21/2013 1:03:51 PM
SalsaSavant posted...
But I think most people who dislike him dislike him because he's a JP exclusive character who only got one game, as well as a sword user.


This, though "hate" may be too strong a word.
#6MrSpacelySlatePosted 4/21/2013 1:10:26 PM
albertojz356 posted...
Hate is a strong word so not that but I definitely don't support him.


Pretty much. He would feel redundant in Smash Bros.
#7gamedude2009(Topic Creator)Posted 4/21/2013 2:01:16 PM
Yeah, for most "hate" would be kinda strong. But I've seen some... adamant people. Yes, adamant. :p

Thanks for the info. ;)
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#8Elec Man EXEPosted 4/21/2013 2:29:48 PM
I don't "hate" him, but he's one of the oft-discussed characters I really don't care for and find quite boring. There are a few reasons for it.

He's a 1-off character from an obscure Japanese-only game. Even characters like Ness or Marth / Roy had huge followings in Japan. FE and Mother have lots of popularity in Japan. Takamaru, though? Not at all. He's got a small cult following at best, kind of like Mike Jones does here in the US.

He's a guy with a sword and tools. Essentially he's samurai Link (which I believe is what his game is too, pretty much samurai LoZ). While I'm sure they could give him his own moveset (certainly not implying he'd be a clone) thats just not a whole lot of potential for a fun and unique moveset, unless you just adore the samurai fighting style and can't live without it appearing in Smash. Needless to say I don't.

Kind of on the same general thought train, he's pretty generic. He's a typical samurai with a typical samurai / ninja arsenal and a typical samurai appearence. I assume he probably has a typical samurai personality too, but that hardly matters in a fighting game anyway. In a game populated by fireball throwing plumbers, a shapeshifting pink blob, anthromorphic animals who pilot starships, a 2D sprite, and an electrically imbued rodent, and where potential newcomers include a steel-plated canon-wielding insect, a giant deformed crocodile king, a fire breathing dragon who's also a space pirate, and a guy who can see the future using his magic laser sword... "a samurai" just isn't very exciting.

The reason most people seem to talk about him all of a sudden is Nintendoland. 1 mini-game in a mini-game compilation title, and suddenly everyone has the guy on their top 10 most likely lists. Is 1 mini-game really enough to suddenly skyrocket him to shoo-in status? I don't think so.
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#9gamedude2009(Topic Creator)Posted 4/21/2013 2:39:02 PM
Elec Man EXE posted...

Kind of on the same general thought train, he's pretty generic. He's a typical samurai with a typical samurai / ninja arsenal and a typical samurai appearence. I assume he probably has a typical samurai personality too, but that hardly matters in a fighting game anyway. In a game populated by fireball throwing plumbers, a shapeshifting pink blob, anthromorphic animals who pilot starships, a 2D sprite, and an electrically imbued rodent, and where potential newcomers include a steel-plated canon-wielding insect, a giant deformed crocodile king, a fire breathing dragon who's also a space pirate, and a guy who can see the future using his magic laser sword... "a samurai" just isn't very exciting.

The reason most people seem to talk about him all of a sudden is Nintendoland. 1 mini-game in a mini-game compilation title, and suddenly everyone has the guy on their top 10 most likely lists. Is 1 mini-game really enough to suddenly skyrocket him to shoo-in status? I don't think so.


I pretty much agree. I know NL is what made him popular, but yeah, that doesn't make him all that likely. Maybe an assist or something, but not a fighter.

Really, if they revive his series successfully (which I think it has a lot of potential), then even if he is a generic character, I'd still like him in.
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#10SalsaSavantPosted 4/21/2013 2:44:13 PM
Elec Man EXE posted...

The reason most people seem to talk about him all of a sudden is Nintendoland. 1 mini-game in a mini-game compilation title, and suddenly everyone has the guy on their top 10 most likely lists. Is 1 mini-game really enough to suddenly skyrocket him to shoo-in status? I don't think so.


This may be incorrect, but I believe Sakurai once said that if Takamaru ever got a new game, he would put him in.

He still hasn't gotten a new game, but Nintendoland and his appearance in that one fighting game help him a bit.

People are expecting a Pit style revival. You know how Nintendo focused on ROB for a bit before Brawl, and Pit for a while after? People are thinking Nintendo is gearing up for a Takamaru revival as well.
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