As we know, Super Smash Bros. 4 will be released in the near-future on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U consoles. One of the biggest parts of Smash Bros., is it's roster. Masahiro Sakurai, the director of all four Smash games, has said that they've reached a roster limit on what's feasible enough. He wants to focus on the gameplay also which has led people to believe that their might not be as many newcomers as they were hoping for. What if there were 5 newcomers? What if there were 10 newcomers? What if there were 15 newcomers? In this Top 10 list, I ran a poll on the Super Smash Bros. Wii U board asking people to list their top 5 newcomers. I got around 75 votes in total. So, I'm pretty happy. This list is comprised of the characters that received the most votes. Before we start, we are going to take a look at the one newcomer who just couldn't make it to the top 10. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, our Honorable Mention:

Name: Toad
Universe: Super Mario
How were they represented in Brawl?: Stickers, trophy, Peach's B move
Latest Appearance: New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 50.71%

Toad is the little mushroom guy from the Super Mario Bros. series. He's the loyal attendant of Princess Peach and long-time trustworthy protector of the Mushroom Kingdom. Toad is often playing a supporting character who help Mario on his adventures. He is also seen as a protagonist and playable character in some games too. Toad debuted in the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES with his infamous line, "Sorry, Mario! But our princess is in another castle!"

He is our Honorable Mention for this Top 10. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Toad ranked #11 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

#10: Ashley

Universe: Wario
How were they represented in Brawl?: Stickers and two songs (Ashley's Song in English and Japanese)
Latest Appearance: WarioWare: D.I.Y. (2009)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 28.26%

Ashley is the evil little witch of Wario's WarioWare series. Ashley is a fifteen-year-old (eight-year-old in the original Japanese version) girl who lives in a haunted mansion in Diamond City. She appears in every WarioWare game since her debut in WarioWare: Touched!.

She ranks #10 on the list after placing 4th in a tie between the next three newcomers. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Ashley ranked #30 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

Universe: Animal Crossing
How were they represented in Brawl?: Stickers, trophy and seen in the background of Smashville.)
Latest Appearance: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Japan: 2012 | America/Europe: 2013)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 35.32%

Tom Nook is the raccoon (tanuki in Japan) that runs your local shop in your town in all four Animal Crossing game. Although in New Leaf, he lets his sons, Timmy and Tommy, run the shop. He appears in every Animal Crossing game to date and is considered the mascot of it. In every game, he gives the player a job. It's to help he/she to pay off their house. Once they finish their job at his shop, they are free to perform any of the dozens of activities that Animal Crossing has to offer.

He ranks #9 on the list after placing 3rd in a tie between the next two newcomers. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Tom Nook ranked #21 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

#8: Isaac

Universe: Golden Sun
How were they represented in Brawl?: Stickers, trophy, Assist Trophy
Latest Appearance: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (2010)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 70.52%

Isaac is the silent protagonist and party leader of the original Golden Sun, although he gains a speaking role in his appearance late in Golden Sun: The Lost Age as a co-leader of the game's extended final party. Throughout all of Golden Sun, Isaac serves the most important role for the player in the game, because he's the main protagonist. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he is featured as an Assist Trophy.

He ranks #8 on the list after placing 2nd in a tie between the upcoming newcomer. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Isaac ranked #3 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

#7: Lyn

Universe: Fire Emblem
How were they represented in Brawl?: Stickers, trophy, Assist Trophy
Latest Appearance: Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken/Blazing Sword (2003 | 2004 in Europe) / Fire Emblem: Awakening (DLC | 2012/2013)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 30.36%

Lyndis, also known as Lyn, is one of the three main characters of Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (Blazing Sword). She is 18 years old in her story (15 in the Japanese version) and 19 (16 in the Japanese version) years old in Eliwood's or Hector's story. Lyn is one of the few female lords of the Fire Emblem series and is notoriously popular.

She ranks #7 on the list after placing 1st in a tie between the previous three newcomers. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Lyn ranked #26 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

Universe: Legend of Zelda
How were they represented in Brawl?: None. Skyward Sword was released after Brawl.
Latest Appearance: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 46.45%

Ghirahim is one of two primary antagonists featured in Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. He is a figure of authority in the land below Skyloft, and he thinks quite highly of himself, preferring to be called Lord Ghirahim. His main objective lies in continuously hunting for Zelda to use her spirit as a goddess for his plan to resurrect Demise, his master. Ghirahim is known for being a flamboyant villian and also for his appearance and his attitude.

He ranks #6 on the list after the 70 votes have been cast. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Ghirahim ranked #14 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

Universe: Punch-Out!!
How were they represented in Brawl?: Trophy and Assist Trophy
Latest Appearance: Punch-Out!! (2009)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 85.23%

Little Mac is the protagonist of the Punch-Out!! series. He is 17 years old, 4' 8" (142 cm, allegedly 5' 7" (170 cm) in the Wii version of Punch-Out!!), 107 lb (49 kg) and hails from the Bronx. Along with his trainer, Doc Louis, he takes on every challenger in the World Video Boxing Association. In the games, the challengers go from extremely easy to increasingly difficult. The Minor Circuit features the weaker fighters of the game. The Major Circuit features the strong fighters of the game The World Circuit features the strongest boxers in the game.

He ranks #5 on the list after the 70 votes have been cast. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Little Mac is the highest ranked in Rate Their Chances, he's #1 out of #102 other first-party newcomers.

Universe: Kid Icarus
How were they represented in Brawl?: Trophy, sticker and Pit's Final Smash, cameo in the Subspace Emissary
Latest Appearance: Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 81.10%

Palutena is one of the main characters of the Kid Icarus series. Palutena also known as "Lady Palutena," is the Goddess of Light, rightful ruler of Angel Land and patron deity of Pit. She is seen to be a kind-hearted and lovable character in the series. She is shown to be very protective of Pit. She also leads her own army known as "Palutena's Army."

She ranks #4 on the list after the 70 votes have been cast. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Palutena ranked #2 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

Universe: Donkey Kong
How were they represented in Brawl?: Sticker, trophy, song
Latest Appearance: Mario Super Sluggers (2008)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 68.52%

King K. Rool is the main antagonist of the Donkey Kong series. He appears in the first three Donkey Kong Country games but is replaced and not seen anywhere in Donkey Kong Country Returns. He is seen as the answer to Donkey Kong as Bowser is the answer to Mario. K. Rool is seen as the malevolent ruler of the Kremling race and the head of the Kremling Krew. He often steals the Kongs' banana hoard, possibly to be the new king of the jungle. He's also known for his bloodshot eye which is like a trademark of his.

He ranks #3 on the list after the 70 votes have been cast. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. King K. Rool ranked #4 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

Universe: Super Mario
How were they represented in Brawl?: Stickers, song, trophy, assist trophy, alternate costume
Latest Appearance: Mario Tennis Open (2012)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 59.21%

Waluigi is a character in the Super Mario Bros. series. Save for a few cameos/references in main titles and in a WarioWare microgame, he's never been seen outside the spin-offs yet. He debuted in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64 and is seen as Luigi's rival and Wario's partner-in-crime. Despite not having a clear background, he is known to have been antagonizing the Mario Bros. for quite some time before his debut. He has been featured in nearly all of the Mario spin-offs since his debut in 2000.

He ranks #2 on the list after the 70 votes have been cast. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Waluigi ranked #6 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

Now, my good users...I present to you NUMBER ONE....

#1: Ridley

Universe: Metroid
How were they represented in Brawl?: Sticker, trophy, boss, song, scrapped assist trophy
Latest Appearance: Metroid: Other M (2010)
Score in Rate Their Chances: 66.15%

Ridley is one of the main antagonists of the Metroid series. His battles with Samus Aran are usually long and fierce. Ridley is a high ranking Space Pirate. He is the arch-enemy of Samus and his appearance is usually a purple space dragon who despite being ferocious-looking, is shown to be highly intelligent and is capable of speech in the manga.

Ridley placed 1st on the Top 10 list after a serious back-and-forth battle with Waluigi. But by around just under 5 votes, he was able to overcome the overconfident guy to be the Super Smash Bros. Wii U boards' most wanted newcomer!

He ranks #1 on the list after the 70 votes have been cast, beating Waluigi by around 3 votes. Rate Their Chances is a series where users predict the chances of potential newcomers. Over 120 characters have been rated. Ridley ranked #5 out of #102 first-party newcomers.

70 votes total. Around a month in the making. The users have spoken...Congratulations to all the top 10 newcomers and the Honorable Mention! It was a hard-fought battle but in the end, Ridley overcame Waluigi to become the Super Smash Bros. Wii U boards' most wanted newcomer for Smash 4!

It was a pleasure writing this top 10 and I hope you found this as an interesting read. There were plenty of others that were nominated but just didn't make the cut. Characters such as Lip from Panel de Pon, Tingle from Zelda, Captain Syrup from Wario Land were all very close to making the cut but just couldn't do it. A big thank you to all the users who voted and all the characters that they nominated!

List by DynasticAnthony (11/30/2012)

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