The Mysterious Merchant of Lorule has...stumbled into the fray?
Alright, alright, let's be honest, the chances of Ravio actually being part of the new Smash game are infinitesimally small, as he wasn't even all that well received in his own game. Yet, despite him taking over my house and making me rent key items to progress in the game, there's just something about Mirror Universe version of Link that I love. He's brimming with personality and his own silly, but unique style. I can't be the only one who would enjoy playing as this lovable coward in a game centered around fighting people, am I?
But what moves would Lorule's resident con-man bring to the party?
Well, just about every item from A Link Between Worlds! But if we want to go more unique, I'd love to see him using some of the more esoteric items. Say:
B: Magic Bow. This can be held, but instead of increasing the distance of the arrows and the impact, it instead adds arrows to the attack, up to a maximum of three. If released at the precise moment just before the end, all three arrows become Light Arrows, dealing increased damage and knockback! However, hold the button too long, and Ravio's bowstring snaps, dropping the arrows to the ground. Oops.
Up+B: Wind Rod. Once again, this can be held for increasing effects. Letting go right before the very end causes Ravio to rocket into the air quickly, bringing any unfortunate soul near by up with him and into the air! Too long, and the Wind Rod only gives a small bounce before Ravio plummets to the ground below...
Down+B: Sand Rod. You know the drill (The whole charge thing could be his unique mechanic.) A pair of pillars of sand form up on either side of Ravio, knocking foes away from him, as well as temporarily protecting him from projectiles. The longer the charge, the more knockback the pillars deal and the longer they stick around for. Too long, however, and a small wave of sand will lap at your opponents ankles...who will most likely proceed to kick poor Ravio around.
Side+B: Ice Rod. Ravio waves a rod before him, causing a block of ice to drop down directly in front of him. Like all of his other moves, this can be held for increasing effect; in this circumstance, up to three ice blocks drop in front of him, causing damage and knockback (spiking potential, maybe?) If let go at the right moment, the ice blocks cause a fairly long freeze time (1 sec? 1.5 sec? I'm a casual player so I'm afraid I'm not really up to snuff on what would constitute a fair freeze time). Too long however, and Ravio freezes...literally!
As for his A attacks, I can see Ravio using his Rental Hammer like he did in Hyrule Warriors, with his Forward Smash making the hammer bigger and dealing heavy damage, but also taking a bit to swing. You'll want to set it up before trying to pull it off.
Alas, I'm not entirely sure what his throws would be. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Hopefully I'm not the only crazy person who loves this silly merchant, and would enjoy seeing him on the big screen! C'mon, Mr. Hero! It'll be fun!
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