Food for thought...

#1ThatPersonGuyPosted 5/5/2013 4:45:46 PM
... Smash Boards is THE definitive Smash Community site. Users there include Snakey, who we all know from his long and informative topics. It would do us some good to examine the results of the current most wanted character poll, which is hosted from time to time as a measure of the current popularity of certain characters.

http://smashboards.com/threads/the-great-big-ssb4-poll-thread-ssb4-stage-poll-current-results-vote-on-new-poll.324324/


1.Megaman [Capcom] 975
2.Mewtwo [Pokemon] 862
3.Ridley [ Metroid] 648
4.Little Mac [Punch Out] 626
5.King K. Rool [Donkey Kong] 625
6.Waluigi [Super Mario] 528
7.Isaac [Golden Sun] 511
8.Bowser Junior [Super Mario] 481
9.Roy [Fire Emblem] 480
10.Ghirahim [Legend Of Zelda] 468
11.Palutena [Kid Icarus] 453
12.Krom [Fire Emblem] 418
13.Shulk [Xenoblade] 391
14.Krystal [StarFox] 384
15.Zoroark [Pokemon] 378
16.Pac - Man [Namco] 373
17.Geno [Square Enix] 337
18.Toad [Super Mario] 299
19.Dixie Kong [Donkey Kong] 256
20.Takamaru [Murasame Castle] 249
21.Samurai Goroh [F-Zero] 228
22.Saki [Sin & Punishment] 219
23.Bandana Dee [Kirby] 193
24.Black Shadow [F-Zero] 184
25.Mona [WarioWare] 165

Thoughts?
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#2alpha-apePosted 5/5/2013 4:51:59 PM(edited)
Disappointed at top 3 and shocked that Ghirahim is 10th, the rest is okay
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#3liveman789Posted 5/5/2013 5:00:33 PM
ThatPersonGuy posted...
1.Megaman [Capcom] 975

He gets no where near the demand that Sonic did, but I think he has a better shot than some other 3rd parties.

2.Mewtwo [Pokemon] 862

I think his chances are pretty good, with the backlash of his cutting and his starring in the new movie.

3.Ridley [ Metroid] 648

I doubt he's going to make it, but I wouldn't be too surprised if he did.

4.Little Mac [Punch Out] 626

His chances may have increased with his recent revival.

5.King K. Rool [Donkey Kong] 625

I think Dixie has got a better shot, just because she'd be easier to implement as a clone.

6.Waluigi [Super Mario] 528

Wouldn't mind him at all, but people definitely overrate him.

7.Isaac [Golden Sun] 511

Possible, though the Golden Sun series is just very minor. Who knows?

8.Bowser Junior [Super Mario] 481

If I had to guess, I'd put my money on BJ if we were getting a 5th Mario rep.

9.Roy [Fire Emblem] 480

I doubt he's going to be in, but I wouldn't exactly be surprised either since he was planned for Brawl.

10.Ghirahim [Legend Of Zelda] 468

If we even get a 5th rep, I'd put my money on the G-Man, Vaati, or Toon Zelda / Tetra.

11.Palutena [Kid Icarus] 453

I think she has a shot, but I also think she is the most overrated character on this list.

12.Krom [Fire Emblem] 418

If the pattern continues, I'd say he has a good shot.

13.Shulk [Xenoblade] 391

The series is still very young, so I wouldn't be surprised either way.

14.Krystal [StarFox] 384

She'd be better than Falco, but it's too late. I doubt they'd get 4 reps.

15.Zoroark [Pokemon] 378

Shows how outdated this poll is. Should be Genesect here.

16.Pac - Man [Namco] 373

What I would say is the safest bet for a new third party rep.

17.Geno [Square Enix] 337

Nope. Would be surprised.

18.Toad [Super Mario] 299

Wouldn't mind him, though he's already part of a moveset (which could easily be replaced, but still).

19.Dixie Kong [Donkey Kong] 256

If we got another DK rep, my money would be on her.

20.Takamaru [Murasame Castle] 249

I think he's a bit overrated, but has a decent shot.

21.Samurai Goroh [F-Zero] 228

Wouldn't mind it, but I kind of doubt F-Zero would get another rep.

22.Saki [Sin & Punishment] 219

See Isaac.

23.Bandana Dee [Kirby] 193

Na. Would be surprised.

24.Black Shadow [F-Zero] 184

See Goroh.

25.Mona [WarioWare] 165

Would be surprised.

Thoughts?
#4KarlMarxismPosted 5/5/2013 6:32:55 PM
liveman789 posted...
ThatPersonGuy posted...
1.Megaman [Capcom] 975

He gets no where near the demand that Sonic did, but I think he has a better shot than some other 3rd parties.

2.Mewtwo [Pokemon] 862

I think his chances are pretty good, with the backlash of his cutting and his starring in the new movie.

3.Ridley [ Metroid] 648

I doubt he's going to make it, but I wouldn't be too surprised if he did.

4.Little Mac [Punch Out] 626

His chances may have increased with his recent revival.

5.King K. Rool [Donkey Kong] 625

I think Dixie has got a better shot, just because she'd be easier to implement as a clone.

6.Waluigi [Super Mario] 528

Wouldn't mind him at all, but people definitely overrate him.

7.Isaac [Golden Sun] 511

Possible, though the Golden Sun series is just very minor. Who knows?

8.Bowser Junior [Super Mario] 481

If I had to guess, I'd put my money on BJ if we were getting a 5th Mario rep.

9.Roy [Fire Emblem] 480

I doubt he's going to be in, but I wouldn't exactly be surprised either since he was planned for Brawl.

10.Ghirahim [Legend Of Zelda] 468

If we even get a 5th rep, I'd put my money on the G-Man, Vaati, or Toon Zelda / Tetra.

11.Palutena [Kid Icarus] 453

I think she has a shot, but I also think she is the most overrated character on this list.

12.Krom [Fire Emblem] 418

If the pattern continues, I'd say he has a good shot.

13.Shulk [Xenoblade] 391

The series is still very young, so I wouldn't be surprised either way.

14.Krystal [StarFox] 384

She'd be better than Falco, but it's too late. I doubt they'd get 4 reps.

15.Zoroark [Pokemon] 378

Shows how outdated this poll is. Should be Genesect here.

16.Pac - Man [Namco] 373

What I would say is the safest bet for a new third party rep.

17.Geno [Square Enix] 337

Nope. Would be surprised.

18.Toad [Super Mario] 299

Wouldn't mind him, though he's already part of a moveset (which could easily be replaced, but still).

19.Dixie Kong [Donkey Kong] 256

If we got another DK rep, my money would be on her.

20.Takamaru [Murasame Castle] 249

I think he's a bit overrated, but has a decent shot.

21.Samurai Goroh [F-Zero] 228

Wouldn't mind it, but I kind of doubt F-Zero would get another rep.

22.Saki [Sin & Punishment] 219

See Isaac.

23.Bandana Dee [Kirby] 193

Na. Would be surprised.

24.Black Shadow [F-Zero] 184

See Goroh.

25.Mona [WarioWare] 165

Would be surprised.

Thoughts?


Do people here not realize popularity is not synonymous with likelihood? Jesus.
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#5liveman789Posted 5/5/2013 6:50:22 PM
KarlMarxism posted...
Do people here not realize popularity is not synonymous with likelihood? Jesus.


Yes. Those were my thoughts.
#6pixel378Posted 5/5/2013 6:54:05 PM
Waluigi time.
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#7XxWontonxXPosted 5/5/2013 6:58:12 PM
Waluigi,Ghirahim, Isaac, and Zoroark are overrated and too high IMO
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#8SmallerRidleyPosted 5/5/2013 7:00:06 PM
Popularity polls are circular anyway.
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#9Doug314Posted 5/5/2013 8:48:37 PM
Good thing this should mostly just be ignored. What people think they want != what they really want, and the Internet != real life. People that want Waluigi don't realize how boring he'd be and he's almost completely filler.
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#10liveman789Posted 5/5/2013 8:55:19 PM
Doug314 posted...
People that want Waluigi don't realize how boring he'd be and he's almost completely filler.


That's subjective, and anyone could be made boring just as much as anyone could be made interesting.