Super Smash Bros 4; Who I Want to See

When it comes to Super Smash Bros 4, I’ve already made it clear in the past which characters I don’t expect to see.  You can find that list here:

https://gamingreinvented.com/nintendoarticles/nine-characters-who-wont-be-in-super-smash-bros-4-who-not-to-expect-come-e3-2013/

But people might be wondering which ones I do want to see in the next game.  So that’s the point of this article, a list of characters from every single series represented in Super Smash Bros that I really hope to see come the fourth installment.  Here are the characters who I really do want to see included in the game.

Mario characters

As far as Mario characters go, there are a few characters I think would be interesting to see playable in Super Smash Bros 4.  These are:

Waluigi

The first Mario character on my list, I think Waluigi is a great candidate for a playable character in Super Smash Bros 4.

Waluigi

Above: Waluigi could be an interesting new playable Mario character in Super Smash Bros 4.

The main reason for this is simply that he’s important enough that him being added would be fairly likely to happen, as well as different enough in design and abilities that he wouldn’t end up being a clone of anyone (unlike the likes of Princess Daisy or Rosalina, who could easily be based off Peach).

His origins in Mario spinoffs could give him some interesting attacks and abilities too.  Like the ability to use the tennis racket his assist trophy form has, his weird water skiing type abilities from Mario Power Tennis and various others.  Perhaps he could use explosives too, as a sort of reference to Waluigi’s Island from Mario Party 3?

All in all though, I think Waluigi is both a likely character to be made playable and a good choice for a new Mario series rep, so I hope he ends up as playable in Super Smash Bros 4.

Fawful

Fawful is another character I want to see in Smash Bros 4 as a Mario rep.  Why is this you may ask? Because frankly, the RPGs don’t get anywhere near enough representation in the series and Fawful is pretty much the most well known, popular character in any of them.

Fawful

Above: Fawful + Super Smash Bros = awesome

Add to this his various abilities that could be adapted to special moves (he could use his headgear in his various specials and become Dark Fawful for his final smash), as well as his hilarious quotes and comments (it’d be pretty funny hearing him use phrases like ‘I have fury!’ as part of his taunts or the like), and you’ve got a character who I think could work quite well in the next Smash Bros title.

Paper Mario

With the one minor catch that he shouldn’t be a clone of Mario. No, Paper Mario should be used to represent the Paper Mario series and the attacks/partners/pixls you can get in said series, and should take advantage of that for his attacks.  Maybe he could use his hammer for one of his B attacks, summon the likes of Bow or Vivian to dodge attacks or use one of the various ‘flying’ partners like Parakerry or Lakilester as part of his Up B special.   There’s plenty of possibilities here.

Paper Mario

Above: Paper Mario’s abilities could make him a formidable fighter in the Super Smash Bros franchise.

Not to mention the neat music they could add to go with the character.  Perhaps something like this could be his victory theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yap5o_shL1c

Above: Darn those victory themes are catchy.

We need a Paper Mario character in the Super Smash Bros series (or for that matter, any other series other than just the Paper Mario one), so Mario in his paper form could work well in that respect.

Zelda characters

Vaati

As far as Zelda characters go, I think Vaati would be a better choice than Ghirahim or one of the other ‘fifteen minutes of fame’ characters.  Why?

Because for one thing, he’s as close to a secondary villain as the Zelda series will ever get.  Appearing in three games (two of which he’s the main antagonist), Vaati is the only Zelda villain bar Ganon who’s ever appeared in multiple titles and managed to come up with different plans.  So he’s more at least more interesting than any other non Ganon villain in the franchise, and hence more important to boot.

Vaati

Above: Vaati is the second most important Zelda villain as of this time, hence should be in Smash Bros

As far as attacks and abilities go, he’s got plenty of possibilities there too.  He can use things like tornadoes and wind powers as part of his special attacks, turn into his giant eye form from Four Swords/Four Swords Adventures for a final smash and likely has a whole bunch of other interesting characteristics that can help him fight differently to other characters in the game.

Four Swords Vaati

Above: Vaati’s Four Swords form could be part of his final smash

So Vaati seems like a great character for Super Smash Bros 4.  He’s an important Zelda character who’s appeared more than once and actually has some relevance to the franchise, he’s got more personality than most of the ‘villains of the week’ that have appeared in games without Ganon and his abilities lend themselves perfectly to a Super Smash Bros 4 moveset.  Here’s hoping he makes it in.

Pokemon characters

Mewtwo

Does anyone NOT like Mewtwo?  Thought not.  He’s already an extremely likely character for Super Smash Bros 4 (due to his new gen 6 form/redesign and being cut from Brawl at the last minute), and I have to say I’m definitely hoping he gets in.

Mewtwoform2 Mewtwo

Above: Ideally with both his forms as options.

He’s a perfect representation of gen 1 alongside Pikachu and Jigglypuff, he was an interesting gameplay to play as back in Super Smash Bros Melee and he is by far and large one of the most popular Pokemon ever featured in the series.  You don’t even need to design a moveset or abilities, since he was already a Smash Bros playable character.

So yes, Mewtwo so needs to be in Super Smash Bros 4.

Genesect

The other Pokemon I want to see, I think Genesect is so much better a character choice than Zoroark that it’s just ridiculous.

genesect

Above: Genesect is the fan favourite of gen 5

I mean, for one thing, people LIKE Genesect.  Sorry Game Freak, Zoroark was a complete failure as far as recreating the popularity of Mewtwo, Lucario or Deoxys goes and appealing to fans, and Genesect has currently turned out to be the true ensemble darkhorse of gen 5.

And you can’t exactly blame them for that.  Genesect?  An awesome genetically modified prehistoric bug Pokemon from ancient times, complete with a laser cannon on its back.  Zoroark?  Just a fox that can pretend to be other creatures.  One is just so much cooler than the other, and I think even Nintendo themselves have realised that by now.

As for his abilities in Super Smash Bros 4, those won’t be too difficult to figure out.  Genesect learns quite a few interesting attacks in the Pokemon video games, and I’m sure the likes of Techno Blast could be adapted to a special move fairly easily (perhaps give him a way to change the type of the move in Smash Bros as well, and have it do more damage to certain fighters depending on what type it is?)

Because of all this, I really do hope Genesect makes it into Super Smash Bros 4, since he’d be a perfect gen 5 playable Pokemon rep and would be popular with a whole ton of fans.

Kirby

Kirby character wise, I have to admit there’s not really anyone I think’s needed for the next game.  Bandana Dee/Waddle Dee would be okay (but hardly the most interesting character choice in the world), but the current line up of Kirby, Meta Knight and King Dedede works about as well it should do for representation.

Still, if Sakurai does want to add a Kirby character, he should go full out insane and add a ridiculous one.  Forget the ‘safe bets’ like Waddle Dee, add someone who you’d think would never work in a fighting game and that looks absolutely ridiculous instead.  Maglador?  Sure!  Nightmare?  Go ahead!  Yin Yarn?  Might as well!

I’ll be happy regardless of what happens here, so Nintendo might as well go a bit nuts when it comes to another Kirby character.

Metroid characters

Ridley

Yes, I know people say Ridley is too big.  But do you know what I say to this?

Who cares

Ridley

Above: Ridley is the next most logical Metroid character to be playable in the Smash Bros series.

Super Smash Bros is not ‘canon’.  Characters don’t need to be the size they are in their original franchises, nor even at the same scale or using the same exact design.  Don’t believe me?  Just check out the pages on Zelda Wiki, Metroid Wiki, Bulbapedia and other sites dedicated to a Nintendo franchise and note how their Smash Bros pages note that the information included is non canon.  Resizing Ridley is not the end of the world.

Besides, who else do you think would work as a Metroid rep in Super Smash Bros 4?  We’ve already got Samus and Zero Suit Samus as one character, and all of the other major bosses or enemies in the franchise are even less humanoid than Ridley is.  Or so unimportant no one cares about them except the most die hard Metroid fans.

Ridley just seems like a great character to include.  He’s an iconic Nintendo villain with plenty of fans and popularity, he has a ton of possible attacks and abilities that could be used in game and he is literally the second most important character in the Metroid franchise.  He should be made playable in Super Smash Bros 4 regardless of any necessary size changes.

Donkey Kong characters

King K Rool

Probably my favourite ever Donkey Kong character and Super Smash Bros 4 character request, King K Rool is quite literally the perfect character for this game.  For one thing, he has a whole ton of abilities that could be used in Super Smash Bros 4, like some attacks:

B: Blunderbuss shot

B Side: Crown throw

B Up: Helicopter Pack

B Down: Either a barrel from the first game/lightning from the third one

A nice choice of final smashes.  Like using the Blast O Matic on the stage like in the Donkey Kong 64 ending:

Above: You have to admit, it’d be cool to see it aimed at a Smash Bros 4 battlefield complete with the other characters still fighting there.

Or turning giant like in Jungle Climber’s final battle:

Above: Sort of like Giga Bowser, but bigger.

Between four and five different costumes that could be used instead of palette swaps:

K Rool Kostumes

Not pictured: K Rool in his King Krusha K. Rool boxing outfit

He’s also got an entirely different physique and design to most other characters (including Bowser and King Dedede), so whatever happens he likely wouldn’t end up as a clone or anything of the sort.  That’s better than Dixie Kong, who is similar enough to Diddy in design that she could unfortunately be treated as a clone if Nintendo got lazy.

Finally, he fits perfectly into the story mode as a villain.  Heck, this whole scene from the Subspace Emissary was desperately missing King K Rool and the Kremlings as the antagonists:

Above: Bowser didn’t fit this part at all.  King K Rool would have worked perfectly.

Star Fox characters

I don’t think there needs to be any more Star Fox characters at this point in time.  I’d be perfectly fine with some getting added though, more characters is never a bad thing.

Fire Emblem characters

No idea which new character I’d want to represent the Fire Emblem series, simply because I don’t have any interest in the series.  Either way, a new character would be good here, and I wouldn’t mind which one ends up added so long as at least one gets in.

Earthbound characters

Not sure.  I’d be fine regardless of whether a new Earthbound/Mother character gets added or not, and I’d be just as happy if no new characters from the series made in it.  Either way works.

F-Zero characters

There are also two F-Zero characters I think would be interesting to see in Smash Bros 4.  Namely…

Samurai Goroh

Well, he’s made it into Super Smash Bros Melee and Brawl… just not as a playable character.  Either way, I think Samurai Goroh might be an interesting choice of F-Zero character to have as Smash newcomer, he’s known Captain Falcon for years as a rival of sorts, seems handy enough with a sword and fighting and is the one of the most popular and well known characters in the F-Zero series itself.

Here’s hoping this time he gets upgraded from an assist trophy to a proper playable character.

Black Shadow

It’s been said a few times already, but I agree entirely with the people who say they should use him as the means to ‘declone’ Ganondorf.  Add him in, give him Ganon’s current moveset for people who actually like playing as this version and then give Ganondorf a new set of attacks that better reflects the Zelda series.  Everyone wins, and it’s something I’d like to see.

Pikmin characters

No idea in this respect.  Absolutely any other captain from the series could be adapted to Super Smash Bros, and I’d be fine with any of them.

Wario characters

As far as Wario characters go, I’d honestly be fine with pretty much anyone.  From the WarioWare side of things, either Mona, Jimmy T, Ashley, Dr Crygor or 9 Volt would work well as playable characters in a Super Smash Bros game, and from the Wario Land side Captain Syrup could work well too.

Game & Wario picture

Above: The WarioWare cast could be interesting to see.

And even then, that’s hardly the only characters I think could potentially work well.  Take just about any series villain other than the Golden Diva, Black Jewel or Terrormisu and you’d have a character who could be adapted into a playable one fairly easily.  Or do the same with just about any remotely humanoid individual from the WarioWare franchise and they’d do well too.

Captain Syrup

Above: Captain Syrup could be interesting as a character too.

So yes, I don’t mind what Wario characters get in, and I’d be quite happy with just about any of them.

Above: Adapt this music with a real orchestra and I’d be happy even without the characters.  Just about anything Wario related would be nice.

Yoshi characters

Kamek

He may technically also be a Mario character, but I think Kamek is an awesome possible character for Super Smash Bros due to his abilities, and far more likely to get in as a Yoshi rep than a Mario one.

Kamek

Above: Does Kamek have what it takes to be a great Super Smash Bros character?  I think so.

So why would he be a great character to see?  Well for one thing, he’s a magician/wizard and could use magic as part of his attacks.  He’s got short range spells to use as projectiles, his flying broomstick to use as part of an Up B attack and an awesome final smash in which he could use his powers to become Giant Kamek from Super Princess Peach.

And in the main story mode, he seems just perfect for part of the inevitable villain alliance.  After all, he’s basically Bowser’s second or third in command in many Mario titles, so he’s already worked with him before and could easily do so again.

So Kamek would be great to see as part of Super Smash Bros 4, and would be a great choice for a second Yoshi character.

Other characters

Palutena

Palutena

Well, is it even remotely debatable that we’ll get some Kid Icarus Uprising representation this time around?  After all, it was the last game Sakurai made…

And so it seems logical to have Palutena included.  She’s a well known Kid Icarus character who’s played a major role in every single game in the series, has plenty of support for her inclusion and I suppose could fairly easily be given an interesting moveset and abilities too.

So yeah, if anyone from Kid Icarus Uprising should be playable in Super Smash Bros 4, it should be her.

Little Mac

Little Mac

Above: A character from a series based around fighting should so be in Super Smash Bros

Another general Nintendo character I’d want to see in this game is Little Mac.  Why?  Well can you honestly think of anyone better suited?

I mean, he’s a boxer from a series based all around fighting.  Hence you wouldn’t even need to look very far to come up with ways he could attack or anything else related to him.  Attacks?  Could be based around his various strikes from the Punch Out series.  Arena?  The boxing ring. Final smash?  Giga Mac from Punch Out Wii:

Giga Mac

Above: And his powered up form makes a perfect final smash transformation

Put simply, Little Mac is long overdue as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros series.  He’s from a massively popular series that did really in the old days, he’s far better suited to fighting than various other Nintendo retro characters like the Duck Hunt Dog or Balloon Fighter, and I think he’d be a perfect character to include in general.

Mii

No, you’re not reading that wrong.  I’m not against Miis in Super Smash Bros.

Why?  Because honestly, I think the possibilities with them are nearly endless and that they could make the game more entertaining simply by being there.  After all, you’ve all got characters from non video games you don’t like, right?  Well if Miis are included, you can then make them in Mii form and get to beat them up in the most over the top way possible.  That’s pretty damn cathartic, and it’d be great fun to try and blow up some jerkass from your favourite film or TV show.

Not to even get into the kind of entertainment value that comes out of putting real life individuals in a game based around fighting.  I’m sure people on Youtube would absolutely LOVE the ability to have Miis in the game simply for comedy/machinima purposes.

And I guess if there’s a character you like from elsewhere (like James Bond, Batman, the Doctor from Doctor Who), Miis give you a sort of way to make them playable in Super Smash Bros.  That’s got to count for something, right?

Finally, for all the criticism of them being ‘unsuited’ for Smash Bros… well, they’re more suited to Super Smash Bros than they are for any other Nintendo franchise.  No, what’s a real insult is putting them in a 2D Mario platformer like New Super Mario Bros U where they don’t belong in the slightest.  Or having freaking Wuhu Island be the location of two whole race tracks in Mario Kart 7.  At least Super Smash Bros is a crossover game where characters from different universes co-existing makes logical sense.

miis

Above: Forget Smash Bros, THIS is a real insult to game canon.

Wuhu Mountain Loop

Above: As is freaking Wuhu Island in Mario Kart.  No sense whatsoever.

So yes, I do want Miis in Smash Bros 4.

Mega Man

Mega Man

Above: Everyone wants Mega Man in Super Smash Bros, myself included.

Finally, everyone’s favourite blue bomber so desperately needs to be in Super Smash Bros 4.  He’s got a whole ton of attacks and abilities that be used as part of an interesting moveset, a level of popularity many of this list can only dream of and the potential to be part of the one of the best announcements in Super Smash Bros history.

There’s nothing much to be said.  Mega Man needs to be in Super Smash Bros 4.  To show Capcom the character is still extremely popular and should star in more games.  To fulfil the dreams of the millions of Nintendo fans who want him in the Smash Bros series.  To give the developers a nice excuse to put various elements, items, stages and music from the Mega Man series into Smash Bros 4.

Above: Exhibit A

Mega Man needs to be in Super Smash Bros 4, and I don’t think absolutely anyone will disagree with this.

Well, there’s who I want to see as playable in Super Smash Bros 4.  Some are likely to be added due to their importance and popularity, others less so.  But I think all have the potential to be interesting playable characters with unique abilities and to improve Smash Bros as a franchise, so I’m gonna keep hoping that at least half of them make it into Super Smash Bros 4.

Do you agree with my list?  Are their any other characters I should have listed?  Post in the comments below or at Nintendo 3DS Community and let me know who you think should be in Super Smash Bros 4!

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For Super Smash Bros. 4 I would like to see Lucina or Chrom. It is time for Ike to go. I would like the Star Fox characters to be more unique, Fox, Falco, and Wolf had the same super move. Wolf never had a tank in the series. If they did add one, I would like it to be Krystal, she wouldn’t share the same moves. I wouldn’t like to see anymore Mario characters. I would like to see Palutena as a playable character but Pit kinda summons her when he uses his super move. I hope they are more… Read more »

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Exactly what I was going to say about Fire Emblem. It is likely that Lucina in her ”Marth” Form will replace good ol’ marth, and Chrom will be in there too. Also, I like the Mii Idea