A Support Thread... for me?! Cool!!! Mr. Stevenson is ready to fire!

Mr. Stevenson

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Mr. Stevenson for Smash Brothers Ultimate (DLC)

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Wait, Nintendo had a detective?
Yes they did, he was the protagonist of an old NES Zapper game called Gumshoe, but for some reason they never brought him back, not even in Smash Brothers as a trophy/spirit, what a shame indeed.
Anyways, Robert Louis Stevenson (no, not the one you’re thinking of) is a private eye gone detective, and the father of a little girl named Jennifer. In his game, Jennifer is kidnapped by Mafia boss named King Dom who forces him to collect five panther diamonds in order to save his daughter. Throughout the game, Detective Stevenson waddles around and explores several different areas, in order to collect one panther diamond in each one of them. It starts from a desert, to a city, then to a sea, and finally to a jungle where he must fight a one eyed monster named Zulie, who guards the last diamond.
While this Detective runs and jumps forward, the player must protect him by shooting the enemies and several projectiles that appear on-screen.



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What would he do then?
Honestly, I could easily see him as a semi-echo or clone fighter of Duck Hunt Duo, since both of them are part of the Zapper series. But if we wanna be a little more creative than that, maybe he could get some new fancy moves, perhaps he could float normally, like Jigglypuff and Kirby do (as weird as that sounds, he does that in Gumshoe, whenever he gets shot, that is), and then use his hat as a parachute, or maybe balloons for his up special. The coolest thing that comes to my mind is having the player scoping through the screen, and target his opponents, just like in Gumshoe. Maybe that could be a special, or perhaps a final Smash that would work similiarly to Snake's FS in Brawl.

Pros:
-He's a Nintendo character, meaning that Sakurai has free use of him.

-Gumshoe has a lot of cool stages and great soundtracks to choose from.

-There was no Retro character revealed in Smash yet, maybe he could be the one.

-Sakurai confirmed that a character doesn’t necessarily have to be recognizable to everyone, it’s enough if they’re fun to play.

Neutral:
Neither Mr Stevenson or Gumshoe ever had any sort of representation in Smash Bros to this very day, this can either be good or bad, considering that Reggie stated that the upcoming DLC characters would be new to the series.

Cons:
-Extremely obscure character from a forgotten NES game.

-Although Gumshoe was created and designed by Yoshio Sakamoto (the same man who created Wrecking Crew, and designed some Metroid characters), the game was only released in America.

-Duck Hunt Duo is already a Rep for the Zapper series, will Sakurai want another one?

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Who’s with me?

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Mr. Stevenson

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I'd actually be interested in seeing this guy in Smash.

Also, here's the art from the VS Gumshoe Flyer.

It's not quite as colorful as the cover art for Mr. Stevenson, but I thought you might want to see it.
https://imgur.com/5zQoYXA
Thanks, it’s really cool. Really gives the feel of an 80’s cartoon comic book, like Garfield.
 
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I'd love to see Mr. Stevenson in Smash. I remember seeing a very awesome moveset for him (I'll repost it if I find it), and it would be really fun to see a more comedic take on a character, where his moves are more like stuff going on around him and he just reacts.
 

Mr. Stevenson

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I'd love to see Mr. Stevenson in Smash. I remember seeing a very awesome moveset for him (I'll repost it if I find it), and it would be really fun to see a more comedic take on a character, where his moves are more like stuff going on around him and he just reacts.
I found two, in an old support thread for him (ehr... I mean, me), and here: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/633202-super-smash-bros-for-wii-u/67094555
I really dig your idea, making multiple projectiles and stuff from Gumshoe appear, and Mr. Stevenson gets out of the way in panic, while they hit your opponent, that'd be pretty funny. :grin:

I imagine him as the Isabelle to Duck Hunt's Villager. maybe his jumps have a really small hitbox that causes extremely minor damage (00.01 maybe?) but no knockback to any foes extremely close?
That's exactly what I was going for, in my "moveset suggestion".
Well, he does he indeed get shot whenever he jumps, so I guess that does make sense afterall. :laugh:

How did I not find this earlier? I support Mr. Stevenson!
Hey welcome. You're a big retro character fan, aren't you? I'm glad to have you here on board! :)
 
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