All Hail Virtual Boxer: Harry from Teleroboxer (Echo Fighter)

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With the announcement of Echo Fighters, a lot more candidates now seem plausible, despite a second, third, or...whathaveyou-ranked popularity.

With Doc Louis appearing as Little Mac's trainer in the victory pose and ARMS characters not having the same proportions, it may be a proper fit that the oft-forgotten Virtual Boy may have a representation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Teleroboxer takes place in the 22nd century. Humans have developed a new type of robotic-science called Telerobotnics which enables robots to flawlessly mimic the movements of a human. The purpose of these robots were to allow humans to perform jobs in conditions unbearable to them Dr. Edward Maki Jr. developed a way to increase the interest in telerobotnics by creating a competition that pit two of these robots against each other in a sport he titled teleroboxing. After its conception, teleroboxing became very popular around the world. Everyone claimed to be the best of them all, which led to the creation of a worldwide teleroboxing tournament. In the game the player competes in this tournament. Harry is the name given to the robot that the player fights with. He has a red body and spikes on his head which are meant to resemble spiky hair.

A few thoughts on how/why he could/should be implemented:
  • Teleroboxer was created by Nintendo R&D1, and has a very similar feel to Punch Out.
  • Teleroboxer was among the very few Virtual Boy games not to be universally lambasted.
  • Harry, the main boxer/character, would be almost an exact Echo of Little Mac with the exception of more power and less speed.
  • Like Pokemon Trainer, Harry would be "controlled" by a user from a different platform.
  • When Harry lands a punch, "sparks" can emit from the contact.
  • Nintendo has recently lightheartedly recognized the Virtual Boy as part of their history, ignomious though that part may be:


While Harry could have various colors/alts (as pictured below), I think his main should be the red/black that is known so well.


Harry's knockouts:
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  2. SSBCandidates
  3. GoodGrief741
  4. smashkirby
  5. Geno Boost
  6. Torgo the Bear
  7. HYRULESHERO42
 
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Don’t expect him to make it in, and don’t think he’d make a good echo fighter (we want him to feel heavy and hit hard, like a robot).

That said, I support him to hell and back. Such a cool looking game.
 

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i support him! he is in my top 15 most wanted newcomers
i actually wanted to make a thread about him but good it exsist now
and yes i played Teleroboxer throughout emulator
also here is intersting thing i found out
We always get a character based off one of Gunpei Yokoi’s inventions (:ultgnw:in melee:ultrob:in brawl:ultduckhunt:in sm4sh) Yokoi made the Virtual Boy Nintendo only made one original IP on the Virtual Boy Which was produced by Yokoi “Teleroboxer”
and since takamaru (which is a retro rep) now got deconfimred as assist trophy even though Sakurai considered adding him i think that increase Harry's chances also Sakurai is unpredictable he never mentioned :ultgnw::ulticeclimbers::ultrob::ultpit::ultduckhunt::ultwiifittrainer: before they became playable and their support was extremely small
i dont expect Harry to get revealed anytime soon until the game releases because he is obscure and he would be kept hidden in the game as secret character probably if he ended up in any smash game
in my opnion i think if we are getting another retro rep i think its either Nester or Harry because of what they represent in Nintendo's history
i dont think Harry would be echo i think he could really unique if his moveset are a mix of :ultdk::ultlittlemac: and virtual boy games stuff since he is the one that would represent the virtual boy something similar to :ultduckhunt: who represent the zapper he doesnt only use stuff only from his game but also other zapper games as well this is how i see Harry's playstyle
oh and by the way a year ago i made a 3D model of Harry and i am the first one to ever do that
here are few images of my Harry's model


 
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Why do I love the Smash fanbase? They get ideas that are so much better than the real thing. Like this. This is totally ridiculous, but at the same time it seems so fitting. Stupidly obscure characters are my favorite newcomers to support. I am DEFINITELY behind this.
 
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Say, I've been wondering... if Harry was added to Smash, what do you all think his reveal trailer would be like? You think it would involve him fighting Mac or R.O.B.?
I think it would involve the Virtual Boy specifically in some manner. Maybe something with the colors red & black. I do imagine ROB and G&W may be involved, but Mac I think might be a retread of Kencineroar's trailer. Maybe Terry or Ryu instead?
 

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Say, I've been wondering... if Harry was added to Smash, what do you all think his reveal trailer would be like? You think it would involve him fighting Mac or R.O.B.?
I think it would begin similar to terry by showing all Nintendo consoles then stops at the virtual boy then the fight would begin with Little mac
 
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I think it would involve the Virtual Boy specifically in some manner. Maybe something with the colors red & black. I do imagine ROB and G&W may be involved, but Mac I think might be a retread of Kencineroar's trailer. Maybe Terry or Ryu instead?
Now that you mention it, yeah. Mac would feel too much like a retread at that point (ESPECIALLY considering the nature of King K. Rool and Banjo-Kazooie's reveals). This being said, what do you think of Harry taking on R.O.B. in a sort of 'Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots'-styled reveal? Personally, I find it... kind of hilarious, actually.

I think it would begin similar to terry by showing all Nintendo consoles then stops at the virtual boy then the fight would begin with Little mac
Yeah, I feel like Harry's reveal would start off like that, and then go into the actual trailer.
 
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Now that you mention it, yeah. Mac would feel too much like a retread at that point (ESPECIALLY considering the nature of King K. Rool and Banjo-Kazooie's reveals). This being said, what do you think of Harry taking on R.O.B. in a sort of 'Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots'-styled reveal? Personally, I find it... kind of hilarious, actually.
I'd be very down for this.
 
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I'd be very down for this.
What's more, I had the additional idea of Harry's reveal starting off with the Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots portion in the beginning, but then either he or R.O.B. end up using one of their special moves, showing us that this robot fight is about to be taken to a whole new level.

From there, the two robots would start going at each other like how you'd see a typical Smash Bros. fight in the cinematic portion of a reveal trailer (i.e. Link vs. Possessed Marth and Meta Knight in the Hero's reveal trailer).

i made this Virtual boy era fighter pack DLC idea what do you think?
Wow, this looks amazing! If I may ask, did you use a template or something for this?

A Virtual Boy rep would be a neat idea. I wish Nintendo rereleased these games on the 3DS when they had the chance. Thankfully Labo VR exists.
I always figured if the Virtual Boy would get any playable representation, it would either be the Virtual Boy itself (knowing Sakurai, he'd be crazy enough to consider that idea) or Harry.

Also, I feel as if the Labobot is a spiritual successor to Harry, honestly.
 

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What's more, I had the additional idea of Harry's reveal starting off with the Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots portion in the beginning, but then either he or R.O.B. end up using one of their special moves, showing us that this robot fight is about to be taken to a whole new level.

From there, the two robots would start going at each other like how you'd see a typical Smash Bros. fight in the cinematic portion of a reveal trailer (i.e. Link vs. Possessed Marth and Meta Knight in the Hero's reveal trailer).



Wow, this looks amazing! If I may ask, did you use a template or something for this?



I always figured if the Virtual Boy would get any playable representation, it would either be the Virtual Boy itself (knowing Sakurai, he'd be crazy enough to consider that idea) or Harry.

Also, I feel as if the Labobot is a spiritual successor to Harry, honestly.
this template https://imgur.com/a/UvHqGgv
 
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