*I already had this put somewhere else, but I've been wanting to put it here for a while too*
3rd Party characters have always been an...interesting subject to say the least when it comes to Super Smash Bros; ever since Solid Snake's Introduction in Super Smash Bros Brawl, people have been speculating and giving their thoughts on what 3rd Party characters they would want to see, ranging anywhere from Banjo-Kazooie to Sgt Cortez of Timesplitters, to Master Chief, to F***ing James Bond, and with Megaman's introduction in the new game, discussion has sparked once again. In an attempt ruin the game for myself and potentially others, I give my personal opinion on what 3rd parties I'd be interested in seeing. This list is based mostly on personal opinion(especially noticable by my no. 1 choice), as well as fan opinion, and they are not in any specific order(again except for my #1 choice). I'd also like to point out that I don't expect all of these characters to appear, only about 2-3.
Also this is my first "Top 10 blog thingy" so my reasoning will probably suck
And of course to prevent even some bullshit choices I'm gonna play by the rules:
- One per franchise: So no Raiden, Protoman, Zero, or every f***ing character in the Sonic franchise
- All characters haven't appeared before, so Snake and Sonic are sitting this out
- Even though Megaman is already in, I still fell like some popular Capcom choices are still too good to pass up
- Have to have had appeared on a Nintendo console as a major character in that game(so no Cloud, Morrigan, etc.)
- No Sony or Microsoft characters(so no Rare unfortunately, even though Banjo & Kazooie and Ratchet & Clank would rock)
- I originally was going to include Pac-Man, but it felt way too obvious, I honestly think he's already actually in the game
- No Movie, Comic, TV, Cartoon, or Anime(just because it's Namco Bandai doesn't mean anything) characters.....however, I am willing to make one
10) Wreck-It Ralph
From: Wreck-It Ralph
I know about what I said earlier about "No movie characters" and whatnot, but Ralph just feels so perfect. In what could be taken as "The Roger Rabbit of Video games" and as the ultimate Video Game movie, Ralph blends really well with the Nintendo casts especially after appearing alongside the likes of Bowser. And after making a guest appearance on "Sonic Sega All-Stars Racing: Transformed", I feel like anything is possible.
From: NiGHTS into Dreams and NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
With Sega and Nintendo's new deal, I wouldn't be surprised to see Sonic back, and while I also expect some of his friends to appear, I'd be more satisfying with someone more unique, like NiGHTS. NiGHTS has a certain appeal that, for some reason, reminds me quite a bit of Super Mario Galaxy, and the series's long awaited sequel for the Wii certainly helped that . And while the sequel certainly isn't as popular as the original game, NiGHTS has a lot of appeal and demand that could help push for a spot on the Roster. Plus I think it would be really cool to see the main character of the game that made even Miyamoto himself envious
From: Klonoa Wii, Moonlight Museum, Empire of Dreams, Dream Champ Tournament, Densetsu no Star Medal
First off, the guy looks like Mascot Material, which means he goes well with the characters like Mario, Sonic, Megaman, etc. He has also been given some exposure on Nintendo's platforms through various 2D platformers on the Gameboy Advance as well as a ground-up remake on the Wii. He just seems so...made for this game
7) Viewtiful Joe
From: Viewtiful Joe, Viewtiful Joe 2, Red Hot Rumble, Double Trouble
Along with Megaman, Viewtiful Joe is also popular among many Nintendo fans, with his franchise kicking off on the Gamecube. His zaniness and goofiness makes him a popular fit in the Smash roster, and both Tatsunoko Vs Capcom and MvC3 both help mold him into a strong fighter along with his own series, using time based attacks that could help him take the advantage. Nintendo's recent alliegence with Platinum games also makes him a good contender for the roster(though the decision is ultimately up to Capcom
Plus after seeing this
, it's hard for me not to want him in
From: Kingdom Hearts series(mainly Chain of Memories, 358/2 Days, Re:Coded, Dream Drop Distance)
Not gonna lie, at first I was never a fan of having the guy in Smash(I'm still not), but seeing him gain more titles on Nintendo's handhelds and seeing the Nintendo fans on the Kingdom Hearts Fandom grow, I began to accept him. It's hard for me to deny that it would be awesome to see him fight alongside the likes of Link and Marth. It would also be nice to see him show up in the game alongside the announcement of a Kingdom Hearts III Wii U port(why that game is on the Xbone and not the Wii U, I will never know). Though truth be told, having to make a deal with both Disney and Squeenix would be a bitch.
5) A Final Fantasy character
From: Too damn many games
One thing that always bugged me about SSB character spectulation was the absolutely absurd idea of using a character from a(albeit good) Mario Spin-off*coughGenocough* over a character from Square's flagship franchise. Before Final Fantasy VII, the popular JRPG franchise was one of the NES and SNES's top dogs, and there has been plenty of fans clamoring for a Square Enix rep, and what better way than to use a character from their top franchise? Though the problem is deciding which character to use, with suggestions ranging from generic classes like Black Mages and Warriors, to Moogles, to Cloud Strife. In my opinion, I feel Cecil from Final Fantasy IV(which seems to be Square's favorite game besides VII and XIII) and Terra from FFVI(which seems to be the fans favorites), though I'm leaning towards Terra do to the potential of another Magic heavy character, even though I like Cecil more
4) Lloyd Irving
From: Tales of Symphonia, Dawn of the New World
The main character of one of the popular games in the Tales franchise, one of the few RPGs on the Gamecube, best selling Tales game in the West, the list goes on. While the Tales series is one of Namco's most popular franchises in Japan, the series didn't get any recognition in America until they teamed up with Nintendo to make this game a huge success. Like Sora, I've also wanted to see him team up with Link to kick some ass.
3) Phoenix Wright
From: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, Justice for All, Trials and Tribulations, Apollo Justice, Dual Destinies
Since his introduction on the GBA in Japan and the DS in the US, Phoenix Wright has become one of the most popular Capcom characters yet, with many people shouting his famous "OBJECTION!" and "HOLD IT!" all over the internet. And while it does seem ridiculous for a Lawyer to be in a fighting game, Capcom already did that in Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, with hilarious results.I mean, that game pretty much proved that the guy is capable of taking down freaking Gods like Thor or Amaterasu, so I think he's capable of fighting a plumber and a few bounty hunters. Really though I just want them to put him in just so they can surprise me when I unlock all of the characters
2) Simon Belmont
From: Castlevania series
As a massive MGS fan, I have to face the facts, unless by some miracle Phantom Painends up on the Wii U, there's very little reason for him to come back. However, I could se him passing the torch to Simon Belmont of the Castlevania series. As one of the most brutal platformers of the NES and SNES era, Simon bring some whipping action to the fight, and his high nostalgic value is very welcome among many fans, myself included.
And now this is where my biased fanboyism kicks in
1) Travis Touchdown
From: No More Heroes, Desparate Struggle
You guys know me well enough, I don't think I even need to explain...ok I'll explain.
But yeah, Travis would be both hilarious and awesome to see. His realistic appearance makes him look like an intimidating character, but behind that is a goofy and zany assassin who's in it to win it. His swordplay mixed with professional wrestling moves also makes him look like a very strong and intersting fighter. Plus if he does get in, it would definitely help raise my spirits for a No More Heroes 3
Banjo and Kazooie(yes, I know what I said earlier)
Ryu Hyabusa(Ninja Gaiden)
Leon S Kennedy(Resident Evil)
The characters mentioned above are here because I a) never played much of their games, b) never got interested in them, or c) the characters on my list were just more appealing to me. However, I do acknowledge these characters as highly important in the Nintendo community and would still love to see them in the game, despite personal preferences
Now you've read it, are you willing to tear this sucker a new one just like the rest of the Smash community usually does?