Elma for Smash Ultimate: This story never truly ends...

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I'd hope not. Elma is basically not sexualized at all in X or her appearance in 2, so I'd really prefer it if they'd keep it that way.
eh I wouldn't really argue sex appeal is a bad thing. It can turn into a bad thing when focused on too much (cough cough XC2) but I mean look how well swimsuit ZSS and swimsuit Shulk are received. Or just Richter in general. I'd argue it can be good when handeled with taste.
 

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Less sex appeal in Ultimate than in other Smash games? Here we have Shulk's and ZSS' alts were they were less clothes, freacking Bayonetta that still does her shenanigans and don't make me start on that juicy:ultsnake: butt.

But speaking of Elma...No, I can't really see her with a swimsuit alt, especially since she has other option, like a modern fashion gear woth a tank top and jeans or her late game appereance as good picks for an alt.
I mean new sex appeal, shulk and ZZS was from Sm4sh. And snake was from brawl with his ASSet.
 

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So we get shirtless monado boy, dat Booty on a snake, and so many yaoi characters as well as training room samus, that's fine. But Mythra showing off her legs? Nah that's too much. Sponsorship is weird in games.
Sponsorship, huh? I would've thought that the changes to Mythra's artwork were made to keep the game's age rating low, but I guess it's just a deal with Adidas.

Sorry, don't mean to make fun of you. But that joke was too good to pass up.

eh I wouldn't really argue sex appeal is a bad thing. It can turn into a bad thing when focused on too much (cough cough XC2) but I mean look how well swimsuit ZSS and swimsuit Shulk are received. Or just Richter in general. I'd argue it can be good when handeled with taste.
Meh. I know it's in part because I'm asexual, but I don't see what sex appeal really adds to a game. If anything, it just tends to draw in a questionable sort of audience. And I'd argue that the main intent behind swimwear Shulk is humor (at least considering how they framed it in his Smash 4 reveal trailer), while Richter. . . he's just good-looking, but not really meant to be overly attractive.
 
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Sponsorship, huh? I would've thought that the changes to Mythra's artwork were made to keep the game's age rating low, but I guess it's just a deal with Adidas.

Sorry, don't mean to make fun of you. But that joke was too good to pass up.



Meh. I know it's in part because I'm asexual, but I don't see what sex appeal really adds to a game. If anything, it just tends to draw in a questionable sort of audience. And I'd argue that the main intent behind swimwear Shulk is humor (at least considering how they framed it in his Smash 4 reveal trailer), while Richter. . . he's just good-looking, but not really meant to be overly attractive.
I hate auto correct. I have been keeping my grammar so up to par. I cant even be mad.
Honestly sex appeal can be used effectively. If they use it to target people they want to.
Some guy actually started in a reddit comment that he wanted Elma "because of all the porn that'll be made with samus.
 
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Sponsorship, huh? I would've thought that the changes to Mythra's artwork were made to keep the game's age rating low, but I guess it's just a deal with Adidas.

Sorry, don't mean to make fun of you. But that joke was too good to pass up.



Meh. I know it's in part because I'm asexual, but I don't see what sex appeal really adds to a game. If anything, it just tends to draw in a questionable sort of audience. And I'd argue that the main intent behind swimwear Shulk is humor (at least considering how they framed it in his Smash 4 reveal trailer), while Richter. . . he's just good-looking, but not really meant to be overly attractive.
I mean, if not shoved in your face like with XC2 and it's super obvious ***/titshots then it can kinda be a "cherry on the top" sorta deal. Like BotW. Draws me in because it's a great game, great graphics, decent story, amazing physics mechanics, and also I can play as shirtless Link if I want to and that's just great. And I get what you mean about relying on it too much bringing in a questionable audience, like how XC2 kinda brought a spot of... negative attention to our little corner of the internet. But overall though, having a sexually attractive character is fine imo and the best way to handle sex appeal in a game like Smash is an alt costume. Weirdos aren't gonna flood in the fanbase. There'll definitely be a couple gross people who only play Elma for her swimsuit if she has one, but I doubt people are gonna start flooding the fanbase with hentai because of it. It'll also probably be not as played as the regular costume as well, so there's nothing to worry about it being "cheap" or "just a way to sell the DLC". Nobody is gonna buy a game just for anime tiddies (unless it's a hentai game but thats its own thing) people are gonna buy something because they think it looks cool, or they know that character, or the gameplay looks tight. Fanservice, when done right, should just be a little thing that doesn't hurt but adds to the flavor of the overall product.
 

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Some guy actually started in a reddit comment that he wanted Elma "because of all the porn that'll be made with samus.
Ugh. I know it's pretty much inevitable people will draw porn of likable, high-profile characters (especially females), but despite loving these two characters, I hope it doesn't go overboard. Part of the reason I like Elma so much is because she is so detached from sexual behavior... She never blushes, acts embarrassed, or hits people for no good reason. I was actually relieved that she wasn't number 69 because I felt that would have undermined her maturity.
 

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I hate auto correct. I have been keeping my grammar so up to par. I cant even be mad.
Honestly sex appeal can be used effectively. If they use it to target people they want to.
Some guy actually started in a reddit comment that he wanted Elma "because of all the porn that'll be made with samus.
You know, Elma kinda dodge the bullet when she added to XC2 by coming in at the same time as Swimsuit Pyra. All the focus in the fanart department went towards Pyra and Elma was largely ignored.
 

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Serious question on a non serious topic, do you think Elma will have an alternate skin in her bikini? Their isnt that much sex appeal in this smash bros compared to the others?
I hope Elma starts a new trend instead: The Tuxedo (Formal Suit)! They should seriously make that her Shulk swimsuit equivalent. Even her zany alt is all business.





Though if it were up to me, she'd have the tank top/designer jeans combo.
 
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I hope Elma starts a new trend instead: The Tuxedo (Formal Suit)! They should seriously make that her Shulk swimsuit equivalent. Even her zany alt is all business.





Though if it were up to me, she'd have the tank top/designer jeans combo.
Elma in the front, shulk in the back. Team "business in the front party in the back" I'd enjoy that.
 

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Though if it were up to me, she'd have the tank top/designer jeans combo.
With the heart glasses, I would hope. Those absolutely make the outfit what it was. Or we could have tuxedo Elma with those glasses. They're just so ridiculously goofy that I love them.

Pyra and Mythra alone are perfectly dressed to expand dongs. Then you've got Nia for the furries, and even more scantily-clad women after that...
Yeah, I always feel like I'm in the minority when I say that Morag is the best girl in 2. She reminds me a lot of Melia, really. And that outfit is freaking amazing. No one else could rock the "train conductor who can also kick your butt whenever she pleases" look like she does.
 
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Elma in the front, shulk in the back. Team "business in the front party in the back" I'd enjoy that.
Same. I'd totally use it in Crew Battle.

With the heart glasses, I would hope. Those absolutely make the outfit what it was. Or we could have tuxedo Elma with those glasses. They're just so ridiculously goofy that I love them.
The heart glasses, pink arm ribbons, tank top, and designer jeans with the flower on it was what my Cross (weird calling her Cross; I legit tried to make myself, name and all lol) wore for like... 90% of the game, I kid you not. (The other 10% was bootleg Morrigan from Darkstalkers gear).

But yeah, Tuxedo Elma with the heart glasses would be the ultimate alt. :secretkpop:
 

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To be fair, XBC2 is a low-hanging fruit in that regard. And by "low-hanging", I mean "practically touching the ground".
You mean practically looking at the devil right in the eye? :4pacman:
Nobody said anything about freaky fruit that phases through the Earth.
Pyra and Mythra alone are perfectly dressed to expand dongs. Then you've got Nia for the furries, and even more scantily-clad women after that...
Yeah, I always feel like I'm in the minority when I say that Morag is the best girl in 2. She reminds me a lot of Melia, really. And that outfit is freaking amazing. No one else could rock the "train conductor who can also kick your butt whenever she pleases" look like she does.
Wait, Morag is a girl?!? ...Okay, so it was a girl's name in Neverwinter Nights, but still, that design does not look very feminine.

Back to Nia, is her Spirit censored at all? I can see Nintendo being naïve enough to think that animal women wouldn't give young boys strange crotch sensations.
 
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Nobody said anything about freaky fruit that phases through the Earth.


Wait, Morag is a girl?!? ...Okay, so it was a girl's name in Neverwinter Nights, but still, that design does not look very feminine.

Back to Nia, is her Spirit censored at all? I can see Nintendo being naïve enough to think animal women wouldn't give young boys strange crotch sensations.
Nia is fully clothed though like literally from top to bottom what would they censor

Wouldn't Rex and Pyra's regular outfits already wacky by themselves, while the swimsuits are the more reasonable ones
Haha nice, though Rex's gundam outfit he gets in chapter 7 has actually grown on me. I kinda love it tbh, even with the random *** window and shorts. His salvager suit is really weird though, it's a bit too goofy for me.
 
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I just had a thought, what if we dont have XBX songs because they arent just owned by Sawano? There are multiple people involved for every song with lyrics, and all of the recognizable battle music have them.
 
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I just had a thought, what if we dont have XBX songs because they arent just owned by Sawano? There are multiple people involved for every song with lyrics, and all of the recognizable battle music have them.
Yet they still managed to get them for XC2, a smaller game than Smash.
Also sometimes songs with lyrics are still owned by a single entity, that's why we have Calling to the Night from Metal Gear Solid in Smash with its lyrics,
 

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Wouldn't Rex and Pyra's regular outfits already wacky by themselves, while the swimsuits are the more reasonable ones
7 swimsuits and 1 default costume for X2 rep. It's like a metaphor or something.

Wait, Morag is a girl?!? ...Okay, so it was a girl's name in Neverwinter Nights, but still, that design does not look very feminine.
Someone in-game had that reaction, IIRC. Her outfit reminds me of one of Kira's in Tokyo Mirage; I still think it looks hella feminine, just a little more... posh, compared to the typical stuff in that game. She's definitely one of my favorites in X2.
 

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I can't say that I support Elma, but in the event that she did get in, imagine if Minoth got in as her Echo Fighter. Now that'd be cool
 

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I can't say that I support Elma, but in the event that she did get in, imagine if Minoth got in as her Echo Fighter. Now that'd be cool
As much as I enjoy Torna, that's just way too out there. Minoth is neither a major character, nor is he outstandingly popular. If Elma were to get an Echo Fighter that's not from X, it'd more likely than not be Fiora, who I'd honestly also prefer over Minoth.
 
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As much as I enjoy Torna, that's just way too out there. Minoth is neither a major character, nor is he outstandingly popular. If Elma were to get an Echo Fighter that's not from X, it'd more likely than not be Fiora, who I'd honestly also prefer over Minoth.
Fiora wouldn't make much sense as an echo of Elma assuming Elma uses her guns though

I mean not saying Minoth will ever have a chance at getting in, he's not iconic at all being a side character and if the main character of XC2 didn't get in how in the hell would a side character based of his appearance in XC2's DLC ever get in. But he would make slightly more sense then Fiora.

Then again, I can't think of a single echo of Elma that makes any sense besides Cross. Cross is honestly the only one.
 

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Fiora wouldn't make much sense as an echo of Elma assuming Elma uses her guns though

I mean not saying Minoth will ever have a chance at getting in, he's not iconic at all being a side character and if the main character of XC2 didn't get in how in the hell would a side character based of his appearance in XC2's DLC ever get in. But he would make slightly more sense then Fiora.

Then again, I can't think of a single echo of Elma that makes any sense besides Cross. Cross is honestly the only one.
Gun drones.
 

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If you're gonna be putting in Fiora, go all the way. Include all drone types, and maybe even module switching if you can. Plus, her fighting style is not similar to Elma at all, even if they do both use dual blades. She's one of my most wanted characters, but making her an Echo is just a disservice to her character. The reason I suggested Minoth is because he actually fights similarly to Elma.
 
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Don't the drones float around Fiora though (might be remembering wrong haven't played XC1 in a year). They would be kinda difficult to animate for an echo considering echoes are supposed to share the same basic skeleton and body shape and be very similar, and moves like Violent Streak would be a bit too much work to animate for an echo. If there's ever an Elma echo, Cross is the perfect fit.
 
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Don't the drones float around Fiora though (might be remembering wrong haven't played XC1 in a year). They would be kinda difficult to animate for an echo considering echoes are supposed to share the same basic skeleton and body shape and be very similar, and moves like Violent Streak would be a bit too much work to animate for an echo. If there's ever an Elma echo, Cross is the perfect fit.
My preferred Echo Fighter for Elma would also be Cross, but I was trying to prove a point here. Regardless, Echoes can have very different animations from their basis, as Dark Samus and Chrom show.
 

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True, with Xenoblade, there just generally isn't too much going on to really warrant keeping this thread active at all times. Unless someone somehow manages to find proper footage of the Spirit battles for Elma, Lin, Tatsu, Lao and the Formula Skell, I don't see much going on here until release. Though I am thinking about trying my hand at some palette swaps based on Elma's XBC2 art again, so there's that.
 

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Well since the Game Awards are in about a week, what are you guys hoping to see get announced (whether it's Smash related or not)?

I'm personally hoping for a Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster (maybe some info on Prime 4 as well) and a Xenosaga trilogy remaster (if my profile pick didn't give that away).
X port, Xenosaga trilogy for sure, Super Mario Maker 2, Smash news, Metroid news, Bayonetta news, maybe some more ports like Wonderful 101 and maybe even something totally unexpected!
 
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