Amaterasu, Now is the time. We have never needed your power more: Amaterasu for SSB Ultimate

spinalwolf

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It's time we discussed the possibility of the wolf goddess herself making it into smash. Amaterasu is a rather interesting character. Her unique ability to use the celestial brush allows her to utilize many different effects depending on the brush stroke. There's no doubt she would very much standout among the cast.

With Okami HD coming out on the switch, there's definitely a better chance of Ammy making it into smash ultimate. So lets discuss it and talk about possible move sets and overall likelihood of seeing her get in.
 
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I could have sworn there was a threaed for this already but was shocked to discover that's not true.

I'll be honest, I'd be down with just about any capcom fighter, I love a lot of their franchises and with MvC going down the drain and Capcom refusing to put as much effort into their fighting games atm it'd be refreshing to see it done with some Nintendo polish.
 

spinalwolf

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I could have sworn there was a threaed for this already but was shocked to discover that's not true.

I'll be honest, I'd be down with just about any capcom fighter, I love a lot of their franchises and with MvC going down the drain and Capcom refusing to put as much effort into their fighting games atm it'd be refreshing to see it done with some Nintendo polish.
I agree completely. I would definetly love to see more Capcom representation in smash. I love alot of their franchises and seeing them in smash would make up for the lack of hype for MVC as of recent.
 

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Jab: Reflector technique 5 winds
Forward tilt: Rosary technique Spirit Armageddon
Down tilt: God technique Digging champ
Up tilt: Sub "Seven Strike glaive" attack (can be charged like in game)

Up smash: Secret brush technique Inferno tech
Forward smash: Brush technique Power slash (half/full charge breaks sheilds)
Down smash: Secret brush technique Thunderstorm tech

Neutral special: Sub "Devout Beads" attack
Up special: Brush technique Vine
Side special: Glaive technique 4 shears
Down special: Sub "Trinity Mirror" Reflector counter-attack

Neutral air: aerial bead swing
Up air: upwards glaive swing
Forward air: forward glaive swing
Back air: backwards glaive swing
Down air: downward aerial glaive swing

Grab: bite
Pummel: Reflector smack

Up throw: backflip kick into air
Forward throw: hard reflector smack
Back throw: God technique Fleetfoot backwards into throw
Down throw: Throws on to ground and they bounce upward

Dash attack: God technique hardhead

Up taunt: Howls upward like victory howl
Side taunt: crouches, growls and roars like battle intro
Down taunt: yawns, lays down and falls asleep

Victory screen: rising sun up above as howl with fanfare music
Victory screen 2: layed down asleep as issun bouncing around her

Home stage: Gaurdian tree of Kamiki village

Skins: Amaterasu, the 9 karmic transformers

Unique character attributes:
God technique holy falcon: spinning jump animation has hit box
All charges work like in original game
Wall cling has mark of kabegami
Wall jump causes ring of flowers and plants like in game
Run causes plants and changes color the faster you run
Water tablet: Can walk on water
Fire tablet: No flinch for fire
 

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Her up special would grab the ledge automatically, would have a hit box around her as if it were a dash attack. Obviously it would be able to clip in all directions and have a specific range. If you've played the game you'll know what the effect is of the sub being on the mirror. It'll be like a counter that does meta knight up throw type deal but not mashable and of course it would work in mid air like in the game. The down special could be a good kill option considering how it works in okami.
 
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I tried to make the move set like in game Okami and as close to her combo heavy style as well. Tell me what you guys think :)
 

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Now that I think about it actually, out of all of Capcom's characters, I think Amaterasu has the best chance to be the next Capcom character in line to get in smash.
 

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God technique holy falcon: spinning jump animation has hit box
No. No hit boxes on non-attacks, especially if you're not Mario.

Water tablet: Can walk on water
This sounds cool and all but making Tortimer Island, Kongo Jungle and every swimming stage a one-sided walkout would be quite the issue to balance. Especially if she couldn't be hit through the surface for a bottom KO.

Fire tablet: No flinch for fire
This is not only game breaking but also highly non-uniform, completely destroying Roy without even touching Ice Climbers, say.
 

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No. No hit boxes on non-attacks, especially if you're not Mario.



This sounds cool and all but making Tortimer Island, Kongo Jungle and every swimming stage a one-sided walkout would be quite the issue to balance. Especially if she couldn't be hit through the surface for a bottom KO.



This is not only game breaking but also highly non-uniform, completely destroying Roy without even touching Ice Climbers, say.
Walking on water does sound cool maybe she can hit hard enough to go through the surface, and if she comes back up she stands on the water again.

As for no flinching on fire attacks, I'm guessing it works like Super Armor but for flames only, so she doesn't flinch against flames, but she still takes damage, making it a more niche Super Armor against certain characters, unlike other characters' Super Armor "I'm looking at you Little Mac" his Super Armor is the bane of all Smash characters existence.

Edit: Also count me in as a supporter for Ammy.
 
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I very much agree about that. Only super armor for flame attacks would be pretty nice but now I'm leaning towards none. Mainly because many fighters use flames for special and smash moves and it would be broken. That as it is, I reviewed okami and the fire tablet only let's her *swim* in lava and fire :)
 

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As for no holy falcon; In okami it doesn't cause knock back and not only that but in game, without water tablet she can drown. Granted I believe since it would be smash she would not drown so I can see why you say nay and honestly I mostly agree with you. Albeit I'd like to know whether holy falcon with no knock back would be acceptable even
No. No hit boxes on non-attacks, especially if you're not Mario.



This sounds cool and all but making Tortimer Island, Kongo Jungle and every swimming stage a one-sided walkout would be quite the issue to balance. Especially if she couldn't be hit through the surface for a bottom KO.



This is not only game breaking but also highly non-uniform, completely destroying Roy without even touching Ice Climbers, say.
 

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I can't wait until August! Okami HD is coming to the switch. Which makes be believe she has a good chance being in smash ultimate.
 

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I can't wait until August! Okami HD is coming to the switch. Which makes be believe she has a good chance being in smash ultimate.
Well she is a good crossover character that's for sure if MvC3 taught us anything, she was on the Gamecube, she also added to the experience of the Wii with her game and is willing to add to the Switch's experience again, and the timing could work if a Nintendo Direct was scheduled for or around August 9th. Our Other best chance is DLC, but I'm hoping that she gets released the same day as Okami HD personally, if Okami also comes out with a new game on that day, then that could help her chances too, but only time will tell.

I know popularity isn't everything but I'm curious, does anyone now how well she's received in Japan and in the Western part of the world?
 

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Well she is a good crossover character that's for sure if MvC3 taught us anything, she was on the Gamecube, she also added to the experience of the Wii with her game and is willing to add to the Switch's experience again, and the timing could work if a Nintendo Direct was scheduled for or around August 9th. Our Other best chance is DLC, but I'm hoping that she gets released the same day as Okami HD personally, if Okami also comes out with a new game on that day, then that could help her chances too, but only time will tell.

I know popularity isn't everything but I'm curious, does anyone now how well she's received in Japan and in the Western part of the world?
She's not very popular sadly. Okami has never had a track record for having good sales numbers and as a result not a whole lot of people (even in Japan) really know about her all that much aside from MVC. Generally though she's received positively but not a whole lot of people are gonna want her in cause tons have yet to play the actual game or even know about the character.
 
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She's not very popular sadly. Okami has never had a track record for having good sales numbers and as a result not a whole lot of people (even in Japan) really know about her all that much aside from MVC. Generally though she's received positively but not a whole lot of people are gonna want her in cause tons have yet to play the actual game or even know about the character.
Darn, which is so ironic since I heard that Okami has a decent amount of awards and critical acclaim too. Well then its up to Sakurai then, he has a good eye when it comes to good gaming characters.Along with it be remastered and re-released over, and over again, Okami has decent gaming history in general, with Nintendo as well too, being on the Gamecube, the DS, Wii, only the Wii U and 3DS didn't get anything.

She strike me as the one of left field character that Sakurai would choose, the one that no one would expect, but would fit perfectly and be obvious in hindsight. Yep Okami HD coming to the Switch is Ammy's best bet then, we just gotta keep the hope alive till then or DLC in the future.
 
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I refuse to think even for a second that Amaterasu could get in. But out of any surprise third-party pick, she would mean the most to me. I hold Okami near and dear to my heart and Ammy in SSB would make me push aside any other possible newcomers, even Skull Kid who I am extremely vocal about.

Yes Ammy is my secret number 1 pick for most wanted character. She isn't going to happen though.
 

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I refuse to think even for a second that Amaterasu could get in. But out of any surprise third-party pick, she would mean the most to me. I hold Okami near and dear to my heart and Ammy in SSB would make me push aside any other possible newcomers, even Skull Kid who I am extremely vocal about.

Yes Ammy is my secret number 1 pick for most wanted character. She isn't going to happen though.
Her chances are slim for sure but I don't think its out of the realm of possibility. I think if another Capcom character were to get in smash, I could see Ammy being next in line.
 

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I just realized something interesting. Amaterasu was up on the board for the smash ballot being behind a few fan favorite's and not only that but Nintendo hasn't made a remake for Okami since the wii. And to top that, she wasn't in marvel versus capcom infinite for roster or dlc and hasn't been data mined out in any dlc update. And with Okami HD out on the ps4 AND Xbox1 after MvCi but still no ammy in MvCi even though the remake is there.plu's adding on that Okami HD is coming for the switch Which could possibly mean an even higher chance of her for dlc (I would say a "no Brainer" but I don't want to be too gung-ho)
 
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spinalwolf

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Keeping my fingers crossed. I want to believe there's hope that she'll get in! If our wolf goddess gets in, you bet I'll be goin insane in this thread!
 

spinalwolf

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We'll have to wait and see. Though Okami isn't the only game to use Amaterasu in their games. Besides I believe it was copyrighted for the title of a certain game and not a character (though I could be wrong. I'm not entirely sure on how copyright works).
 
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