Inkling for Smash! Let's Make Like Squid and Migrate!

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Hey, you. Yeah, you! Wanna be the freshest Smash fan on the bl
ock? Then vote for the hippest squid kids in town, the Inklings! Splatoon is Nintendo's first new big IP in years, so what better way to welcome it into the Nintendo family than adding the Inklings, the main protagonists of Splatoon, to Smash?

What's an Inkling, you ask? Well, aside from a post-apocalyptic hyper-evolved humanoid squid (it's a long story...), Inklings are also pretty much built for Smash! They can shoot ink onto surfaces using guns, paint rollers, and other stuff like that, and then swim through this colored ink in squid form to go super fast! This would be a unique type of gameplay for Smash, taking the term "stage control" to a whole nother level.

On the subject of gameplay potential, I've made a [MOVESET] over at Make Your Move detailing just that -- it's got the Inkling's possible moves, mechanics, animations, home stage, alternate costumes, and more! Still not convinced? Well, here's a bunch of movesets made by fellow members of the Smashboards Squidbeak Splatoon:
B: Squid swim - Turns into Squid form and can move along ground. Fast if traveling through own ink, slow otherwise. Can be canceled. Can change direction.
B side: Paint roller - Pulls out paint roller to attack. Leaves a trail of paint behind.
B up: Super jump - Launches self high into air. Can attack afterward.
B down: Ink grenade - Pulls out Ink grenade that splatters ink everywhere. Functions similarly to Link's bombs.
Final Smash: Ink nuke - Covers stage in ink while dealing damage to anyone caught in the blast radius.
Jab: Ink shot - Shoots a glob of ink that arcs downward similar to Link's arrows. Can be rapid-fired. All globs of ink can be eliminated by attacking them, and also disappear after a set amount of time. Globs slightly reduce opponents' movement speed and increase [Muno's note: super disappointed that this isn't "inkluded" >.<] own speed.
F-tilt: Ink shot while moving, like Megaman
U-tilt: Upward tentacle swipe
D-tilt: Downward tentacle swipe
F-smash: Sniper shot - Shoots sniper rifle forward towards the ground. The scope moves away from the Inkling along the ground as it is charged
U-smash: Bazooka Launch - Fires paint mortar upward before coming back down, like Snake's U-smash
D-smash: Bazooka Blast - Fires bazooka downward to splatter paint on both sides of the Inkling
N-air: Ink shot in air
F-air: Forward tentacle strike
B-air: Backward dual-hit tentacle strike
U-air: Upward flip kick
D-air: Downward tentacle slam. Spikes.
Dash Attack: Squid Strike - Turns into a squid and dives along ground. Goes much farther over painted area.
Inkling Splats the Turf!
Bringing with them their artillery and knowledge of stage control from the Turf Wars, the Inkling's core mechanic revolves around covering the battlefield in ink to speed themselves up in squid form and power their attacks in kid form.

How the ink works - Inkling mechanics -

Ink is what makes the Inklings moveset unique in Super Smash Bros - as it boosts their mobility on the battlefield. To spray ink on the field, the Inkling uses their Splatter Shot to fire ink onto the field. The ink slows down other characters’ movements while boosting the speed of the Inkling, allowing them to quickly move around the stage and attack when they’re enemies aren’t expecting. The ink stays for three seconds before fading off the screen. Ink is used up in a number of their attacks, and replenishes when the Inkling is submerged in their ink.

Stage ideas - Inkopolis (3DS & Wii U)

The Inklings home city during the Splatfest, with the Squid Sisters Callie and Marie dancing in the background. The main platform is a show stage with a central fall-through platform and blast zones around the central stage.

Occasionally, the stage transitions to Urchin Underpass or Blackbelly Skatepark. *Cough...Sydney...Cough my city cough* Urchin Underpass has two walk-offs on either side with a small trench in the middle of the stage that acts as a lower blast zone, while Blackbelly Skatepark’s central tower has two floating platforms, making it an aerial stage.

Ω-Form: The Squid Sisters are still dancing in the background, and the stage doesn’t transition to Urchin Underpass or Sydney, er... Blackbelly Skatepark. The stage is virtually unchanged outside of the removal of the fall-through platform.

Stage themes:

“Main Theme/Splattack!” (Port) (3DS & Wii U)

“Final Boss - Squid Sisters version” (Port) (3DS & Wii U)(Alternate song in 3DS ver)

“VS Mode 2” (Remix) (Wii U)

“VS Mode 4” (Remix) (Wii U)

“Gusher Gauntlet” (Remix) (Wii U) (Available in Smash Run)

“Hero Mode 2” (Port) (Wii U)

On-Screen Appearance: The Inkling emerges from a puddle of ink as a squid, and turn into kid form with the Splatter Shot equipped.
Standard attacks:

A: The Inkling swipes with the butt of their Splatter Shot, then fires a close range blast of ink at their opponent. 2 Hits. The second attack consumes a bit of ink.

Side-Tilt: The Inkling fires a burst of ink from the Splatter Shot - slower than the second neutral hit.

Up-Tilt: A quick shot from the Splatter Shot in an anti-air fashion.

Down-Tilt: A quick, sweeping kick.

Dash Attack: The Inkling quickly morphs into Squid form for a tackle.

Neutral Air: The Inkling spins vertically in the air while holding an Inkbrush.

Forward Air: A blast of ink that explodes on impact akin to a Blaster in Splatoon.

Back Air: The Inkling fires the Splatter Shot from behind, once again exploding on impact.

Up Air: An upward shot that throws out a glob of ink that explodes on impact

Down Air: The Inkling slams the Roller downwards - acting as a powerful and wide Meteor Smash. Has a lot of start-up lag to accommodate for its power.

Smash Attacks:

Side Smash: Burst Bomb:

The Inkling throws a Burst Bomb forward, splatting ink upon impact. Can be thrown at an angle. Deals mediocre damage and consumes a third of the ink available.

Up Smash: Squid Upper:

The Inkling builds up energy in Squid form, before quickly shooting upwards - at this point their Squid form becomes a powerful damaging hitbox. Fast and an excellent KO move.

Down Smash: Splat Roller:

The Inkling takes out a Splat Roller and raises it above their head, building up strength before slamming it down in front of them. The attack deals massive damage when the roller hits the opponent, but leaves the Inkling open from behind. Consumes a half of the ink meter.

Specials:

Neutral B - Splatter Shot:

The Inkling stands firmly on the ground and fires their Splatter Shot. The attack fires ink projectiles at fast speeds, and can be angled to adjust the trajectory of the ink. The ink deals as much damage as one of Mega Man’s bullets and fires at a speed tad slower than Fox’s Blaster. Ink is consumed using this attack.

Side B - Charger:

The Inkling takes out a standard Charger and aims it. The longer the player holds the B button, the longer the range, but the more ink consumed. Can be angled up and down.

Up Special - Super Jump:

The Inkling assumes Squid form then launches upwards at a rocket’s velocity. Their launch can be altered left or right, but the Inkling’s height is always constant. At the apex of their jump, they turn back into kid form and become helpless until they land.

Down B - Squid:

The Inkling assumes their Squid form, allowing them to swim through their ink, giving them a speed boost and keeps their hitboxes low to the ground as they recharge their ink tanks. Virtually useless if they aren’t submerged in ink, and they take extra damage when in squid form.

FINAL SMASH - The Kraken

The Inkling dives into a puddle of ink and resurfaces as the all-powerful Kraken - a transformative Final Smash akin to Mr. Game & Watch’s Octopus. In Kraken form, they are able to unleash a powerful spin attack to deal a significant amount of damage to their opponent. The Final Smash lasts for 8 seconds and invulnerable.
Throws/Grabs:

Grab: The Inkling reaches out their hand in an attempt to grab the opponent.

Pummel: A fast headbutt

Forward Throw: The Inkling tackles their opponent in kid form

Back Throw: The Inkling dashes behind their opponent and shoots the Splatter Shot quickly from the back.

Up Throw: The Inkling tosses the opponent upwards - potentially a set-up for the Up-Smash.

Down Throw: The Inkling shoots an explosive blob of ink at their opponents feet.

Misc:

The Inkling has a unique drowning animation - they dissolve and their soul floats away - when it disappears they lose a stock/point much like any other character would.

Alternate colours/costumes.

Much like the Villager, Wii Fit Trainer and Robin, the Inklings have girl and boy models - the girl being the default and having 4 costumes and likewise for the boy Inkling. Their colours come from the team colours that are available in Splatoon.
Girl:

Orange (Inkling Girl default colours and the default Inkling colours)
Lime Green (Based on Hero mode and a team colour in Splatoon)
Cyan (Team colour - slightly tanned skin)
Purple (Team colour - dark skin)
Boy:

Blue (Inkling Boy default colours)
Magenta (Team colour - dark skin)
Yellow (Team colour)
Emerald (Team colour)
Neutral B - Bomb: The Inkling tosses out 1 of 3 bombs, either the splat, burst, or suction bomb. Each have their own throwing range and blast radius. The bombs cycle through each other similar to how Peach's forward smash cycles through her tennis racket, frying pan, and golf club. Inklings are not normally hurt by these bombs in their games, but if reflected or stuck back onto them they will get damaged.
1. Splat Bomb - gets thrown the farthest (think half of final destination and in a small arch), but deals the least amount of damage and has no blast range if it hits the ground.
2. Burst Bomb - has a decent throwing range. Does not explode immediately, just like in the game, takes about a second. Has the most blast range and does a lot of damage when directly next to it.
3. Suction Bomb - has the shortest throwing range. has the ability to stick onto the opponent similar to Mega Man's Crash Bomber, and just like Crash Bomber, the Suction Bomb can be passed on to someone else. Has decent blast range and is more damaging when stuck onto someone. Takes 3 seconds to explode.

Side B - Charger Shot: The Inkling pulls out a Splat Charger, which they can then hold the button and aim with the analog stick slightly downward or upward. Just like in Splatoon, the longer who hold it, the more damage it deals. Great tool for edge guarding opponents with multi-jumps.

Up B - Super Jump: The Kid turns into its Squid form and takes a second to charge up its recovery. This recovery rivals Villager's recovery, however they do not have any horizontal recovery, only through free fall, which makes them super vulnerable. If they were already at the corner of the stage, they would have to be just slightly beneath ledge height to free fall back safely.

Down B - Squid Surprise: The Inkling retreats into their squid form and submerge into their ink. This allows them to refill their ink gauge (full refill is three seconds long.) Similar to their bomb special, they leave a surprise for the opponent which cycles just like their bomb special. Note, if the Inkling is completely out of Ink, nothing will be left behind.

1. Sprinkler - The Inkling drops a Sprinkler in place of their ink puddle. It lasts for 5 seconds long and the little spurts of ink will do 1% damage per contact. It can be easily destroyed and does not cause knockback.

2. Seeker - The Inkling allows a Seeker to chase the opponent, similar to a bomb chu. If the opponent is behind the inkling, the Seeker will still go for them. they lose site of the enemy when they are air born, but will trace them again when they are on ground. Last for 7 seconds until the explode.
3. Ink Mine - The Inkling places an Ink Mine where they stand. The mine has a large blast radius similar to the bomb box, but not as huge of an explosion or knockback. the mine lasts for 10 seconds before it explodes.

Final Smash - remember how Ryu has 2 final Smashes depending on his distance from his opponent? Well the Inklings have 4, depending on the direction the B button is pressed!
Neutral - Bomb Barrage: the Inkling unleashes all the bombs in the same order they are thrown from their special, Splat, Burst, and Suction. The throwing distance, damage, and blast radius have all increase. The final smash lasts 5 seconds long so get to throwing while you can!

Side - Inkzooka: The Kid brings out the big guns and unleashes havoc with the Inkzooka. Each shot is the height of the highest battlefield platform and travels half of final destination length! It can gather multiple enemies in its way and send them flying afterwards. Gives a total of 5 shots and only lasts for 10 seconds if not all 5 are used.

Up - Ink Strike: The Squid uses its Super Jump but brings a little friend with it. That's right, the Ink Strike! They kamikaze dive into a selected portion that is quickly selected before the nuke explodes. The Inkling is unharmed, but the same can't be said for its opponent.
Down
- Kraken: The Squid-Kid turns into the mighty Kraken! This final smash lasts for 8 seconds and makes the Squid super fast. Press A or B to spin into your enemies and send them flying as if they were released from a tornado.
Special Traits

Squid Form: While crouched the Inkling will become a squid. When in squid form, the Inkling can submerge in it's own ink allowing it to get a small hitbox, and faster traveling speed by swimming through the ink.

Ink!! - The inklings can cover stages in their ink. Doing so allows them to quickly submerge in the ink in squid form (crouch). While in the ink, Inklings will have a very small hitbox, rivaling the lowest crouch in the game. It also allows them to swim through the ink that is placed, faster than what they run on land! Ink will disappear over time, so Inklings will have to constantly lay out ink in order to reap the benefits from it. Doing so also allows them access to a powerful ability

Special Weapon Ready! - A mechanic that encourages the Inkling to constantly claim turf. When enough ink has been been placed, the inkling specials will change to a powerful weapon. More on this later.

Standard Moveset

Jab: The inkling pulls out their inkbrush and rapidly swings it back in forth in front of them. Has decent length for a jab but it's a bit weak.

Dash Attack: Squid Dive - The Inkling rolls forward in the air turning into a squid as they do so. If there is ink underneath the Inkling, they can instantly submerge.

F-Tilt: Splattershot - The inkling uses the splattershot as they step forward. Hold down the button to fire for longer. This move can also turn around while firing.

U-tilt: "Anti-Air" Blaster - Fire the blaster straight up. The shot will go a little ways up before exploding. The explosion has a bit of splash damage. Will instantly explode if it hits an enemy on the way up.

D-tilt: Squid Spin - While in Squid form, the Inkling spins in place to attack. This move changes slightly in while submerged in ink. The inkling will reveal it's tentacles and twirl those around to attack. (Kind of like a sprinkler.)

F-Smash: Splatterscope - The Inkling pulls out a Splatterscope to hunt down the competition. This move can be angled up or down. This move's range and power is affected by how long it's charged.

U-Smash: Slosher - The Inkling throws ink with the Slosher into the air. The ink would have a hitbox until it hits the ground but would get weaker the longer it's out.

D-Smash: Ink Mine - The Inkling sneakily deploys an Ink mine at their feet. Can be hidden in Ink to make it more hard to see. Only one can be placed at a time. After a certain amount of time has passed they will detonate on their own. The Inklings can not be harmed by their own mine.

N-Air: Squid Roll - The Inkling turns into a squid and twists in the air to inflict some damage. Resembles the Kraken Spin when they jump.

F-Air: "Air" Blaster - Fires the blaster straight in front of the Inkling. Same mechanics as the u-tilt. Since the Inkling is in the air, the move will push them back slightly.

B-Air: Octobrush - A swipe with the Octobrush, swing from low to high behind the Inkling.

D-Air - Squid Drill - The inkling twirls straight down in squid form. A weak move that has a constant hitbox with weak priority. This move can be held out though and if you land in ink, there will be no landing lag be allowing you to submerge.

U-Air: Burst Bomb - The Inklings pull out a burst bomb and crushes it causing a explosion. Not terribly powerful but almost as big of an explosion as the splat bomb.

Specials

N-Special: Splat Bomb - The inkling toss a Splat Bomb forward. They are timed and explode after a seconds or two.

Side Special: Splatling - The Inkling starts charging their Splatling. The button can be held down to charge the Splatling allowing it to be fired for a longer period of time. You can also move slowly while charging, allowing you to retreat if necessary.

Up Special: Squid Jump - The inkling changes to squid form and will charge up a bit. Then they be launched high into the air. The inkling will then return to kid form on the way down. Does not have a hitbox except for directly under the squid, which can cause a meteor smash. Inklings can react after a squid jump, but won't be able to do another squid jump.

Down Special: Ink Roller - The inklings winds up the ink roller and splashes it down. When the roller is dropped some ink will be flung from the roller. If the button is held, the Inklings can then run with the Roller. If you can hit someone in the air with the drop of the roller they will get meteor smashed.

Grab: The Inkling turns into a squid and latches onto the opponent

Pummel: The Inkling in squid form, squeezes the opponent

Forward Throw: The Inkling turns into a human while performing a handstand on the opponent. The Inkling then flips over the opponent, pulling them with him/her and throws them forward.

Back Throw: The Inkling turns into a human, and throws themselves backwards performing a back hand spring. The opponents are picked up by the Inkling and tossed backwards as the Inking return to a stand position.

Up Throw: The Inkling begins to charge up squid jump. Before they launch, the Inkling throws themselves upside down and launches the opponent with the squid jump ink trail. The Inkling's only kill throw that will kill around decently high percents.

Down throw: The Inkling charges the squid jump and pushes the opponent into the ground with the ink charged up. Leaves the Inkling in the air after performing.

Special Weapon Changes

Now to elaborate on this unique mechanic. There would be a special bar around the Inkling's player portrait that resembles the Inkling's special weapon charge from Splatoon. When it is filled, the Inkling will begin to bubble and glow. Activating any special at this point will allow you to activate a powerful alternative weapon. Note that ink placed on the stage by Special Weapons will not refill the Special Weapon Meter.

Charged Neutral Special: Bomb Rush: Allows rapid fire bombs for a short period of time.

Charged Side Special: Killer Wail - Fires a beam of sound directly in front of the Inkling. Has horrible lag after launching so be careful where you place it

Charged Up Special : Inkstrike - You must be on the ground to launch this weapon. The Inkling will fire a missile that will come back down to the stage delivering a huge vortex of ink on the return. Has horrible lag so make sure your safe before you use it. Can be angled to the left or right on the way up.

Charged Down Special: Kraken - The Inkling becomes a invincible Kraken for a short period of time. During this the Inkling can jump to attack. An enemy caught in the Kraken's spin will get thrown far.

Final Smash: Calamari Inkantation - Agent 3 can your hear our song? BGM override activated! The squid sisters make a big appearance for the Inkling's Final Smash. Appearing in the background of the stage, Callie and Marie will begin one of their "Smash Hits"! Anyone opponents within earshot of the performance from Callie and Marie will be unable to resist their funky beats and start dancing. Well, taunting, but hey it opens them up for a world of hurt. The Inkling will feel motivated by the song and be able to launch enemies with ease who are busy dancing.

Taunts

Up Taunt: Come on! - The Inkling's rally cry. They pump their fist in the air twice!

Side Taunt: "Stay Fresh!!" -The Inkling poses ala the Squid Sisters. If the button is held down can be turned into a dance instead, similar to how the Inkling's dance during Splatfest. Note: Any enemy Inklings under the influence of Calamari Inkantation will automatic do their dance taunt.

Down Taunt: Booyah! - The Inklings cry of triumph! The Inkling pump themselves up.

Misc.

Shield - Resembles the bubbler special!

Drowning Animation - The inklings dissolve in the water as oppose to drowning.

Respawn - Since the Inklings come from a game where they respawn, when coming back in on the platform the Inklings will rise from it, similar to their intro animation.

Winning Animations

1: Zapfish Rescued - The Inkling runs up to a captured Zapfish, retrieves it, and shows it to the players with a finger pointed at what it rescued!

2: Joyous Inkling - The Inkling fire a whole bunch of shots into the air with the Splatling! The Inkling then laughs and hugs the Splatling. (Ink that was fire rains back down around the inkling.)

3: Who's Next?! - Screen zooms in on a puddle. The Inkling eyes' appear out of the ink, and it quickly jumps out and looks down the sight of its Splattershot for more foes to challenge.
Entrance: First is a squid then turns into a human.
Neutral Attack: Paintbrush slash
Dash Attack: Paintroller
Side Tilt: Slosher fling
Up Tilt: Heavy Splatling
Down Tilt: Paintbrush swipe
Side Smash: Charger
Up Smash: Ink Strike
Down Smash: Roller Ink fling
Neutral Aerial: Paintbrush spin
Up Aerial: Upward inkshot
Forward Aerial: Paintbrush forward swipe
Back Aerial: Inkzooka
Down Aerial: Down Blaster shot
Neutral B: Splattershot- Rapidly shoots ink
Side B: Splat Bomb- Throws a splat bomb, takes some time to detonate but does a lot of damage
Up B: Super Jump- Takes some time to charge but goes high
Down B: Squid- Turns into a squid, in this mode you can't attack but you will go faster
Final Smash: Kraken- Transforms into a Kraken. Similar to Down B except for a limited time, goes much faster, and can launch fighters when pressing the B button.
Got the gist now? Cool. Now we can move onto other stuff.

ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE INKLING

"The Inklings are too recent!"

In the world of DLC, there is no "too recent". The only date that matters is October 3, 2015. That's when the ballot results come in, and that's when Sakurai and the team will start working on DLC fighters. Heck, this is really a positive point if you th-ink about it; Splatoon is a recent success, so they'll wanna keep the momentum going with Smash!

Oh, also, Melee Roy says hi.

"The Inklings have a Mii Fighter costume!"
Mii Fighter costumes have no effect on the ballot. No one, inkluding Nintendo, knew what the results will be, so they didn't
know if the Inklings will be in or not. Therefore, a Mii Fighter costume cannot reflect their plans, because there are no plans for it to reflect! The same goes for characters like K. Rool. The ballot is a, dare I say it, fresh start for every character.

If the Inklings aren't a result of the ballot, then Link's DLC Mii Fighter costume says hi.

"The Inklings are from a new IP! They haven't proved their worth!"
Haha, that's hilarious. Have you seen Splatoon's popularity? It's sold over 1.62 million units worldwide as of the end of this past July. Splatoon sold one million units in its first month! That's crazy, right? Not only that, but it's got a huge fan following, from fan art and YouTube channels like Squidkids to Squidboards, the game's equivalent and sister site to our very own Smashboards! It's clear that Splatoon has proved its worth by this point. As a matter of fact, Splatoon's new IP status is one of the biggest reasons why the Inklings should be in Smash -- it'd promote a new IP, and help promote Smash too! It's a win-win scenario.

"The Inklings aren't a character, they're an avatar!"
Villager and Robin say hi.

"The Inklings will probably be held off until Smash 5!"
Splatoon is a breakout hit now. If Nintendo has any business smarts, they'll wanna capitalize on this and keep Splatoon's momentum up by getting the Inklings in Smash ASAP, even as a non-ballot choice!

BACKGROUND OF THE INKLING

Splatoon was announced at E3 2014, near the end of Nintendo's presentation. It was a phenomenal Digital Event, and the reveal of a whole new IP only made it even better! Splatoon was a smash hit (no pun intended) with floorgoers, attracting some of the longest lines of Nintendo's whole showing! From there, the pre-launch momentum only accelerated even faster, from the reveal of new stages, modes, and a single-player campaign to a quirky Nintendo Direct right before the game's launch that promised extensive post-launch support. On May 29, the world was ready for Splatoon, and while Splatoon might not have been quite ready at launch, it still generated -- and maintains -- a massive fandom to this day. Splatfests, free updates, and the like keep squids and kids all over the world battling it out in turf wars, leveling up to unlock the freshest gear, discussing battle strategies, making fan art, and keeping the community thriving. Splatoon's story is one of success to the highest degree, and what better way to celebrate than having these guys in Smash?

Well, what are you waiting for? Click [HERE] to super-jump straight to the Fighter Ballot, and #inkthevote! But before you go, here's some funky fresh signature banners and other squidtastic stuff made by members of the Inkommunity:

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#7
Not now. Especially since the game is so close to completion. Smash 5 for sure. But right now, this thread has no reason to exist.
Who's to say the Smash Team didn't know about Splatoon while it was developing and added a character long before Splatoon was shown? It's unlikely, but not improbable.


And what's with the giddiness to deem a thread "worthy." It's a very annoying trend on this forum.
 
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It's likely too late for them now. Splatoon will probably be lucky if it gets a pre release trophy.

I was thinking about this earlier though. Painting the stage and turning into a squid to swim through it would make for a deliciously exciting moveset.

Depending on how Splatoon fares in 2015, the next smash Bros could see the Inklings as one of the frontrunners. They've got a lot going for them based on concept alone.
 
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Characters from Splatoon? No... they are too new. The franchise has not earned the privilege of having playable characters in Smash at this present time. Animal Crossing and Pikmin were too new to have characters in Melee. Wii Fit and Wii Sports were too new to have characters in Brawl. If Splatoon becomes a major franchise that sells millions like the other aforementioned franchises did, then yes they would have earned the privilege of having a playable character in Smash. The same goes for Wonderful 101 as well.
 

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I disagree with that, Arcadenick. Take roy, marth(melee) and lucas(brawl). They introduced the western world to new characters to help build a following and advertise the series. It could work like that for an Inkling, with it being new and all.

I probably could have explained better, but im pressed for time
 

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I suppose if Sal is right about dlc, they could appear as dlc if they become popular enough in 2015.

I have to say Splatoon stole the direct for me today. Even though I was buzzing for Smash Bros, Pokemon ORAS and Xenoblade, Splatoon went the extra mile and captured my heart. (Although some of that probably has to do with it being so unexpected)

I love the sound effects and music.
 
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Characters from Splatoon? No... they are too new. The franchise has not earned the privilege of having playable characters in Smash at this present time. Animal Crossing and Pikmin were too new to have characters in Melee. Wii Fit and Wii Sports were too new to have characters in Brawl. If Splatoon becomes a major franchise that sells millions like the other aforementioned franchises did, then yes they would have earned the privilege of having a playable character in Smash. The same goes for Wonderful 101 as well.
Greninja deserved to be in Smash?
 

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Splatoon definitely looks like an interesting game. Though I typically am not into action shooters, I must say the game's concept is absolutely phenomenal. But by thunder, that theme song has got to go; I really hope they change it--otherwise, I may be playing the game with the music turned off (if it is an option), assuming I decide to invest in the game.

Sadly, like previous posters have said, due to the game's extreme recentness, it is highly unlikely it will get ample representation. The most we can probably hope for is a trophy.
 
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Inklings are the playable characters in Nintendo's newly announced third person ink shooter Splatoon. They're half human, half squid people with great mobility and a variety of ink laying weapons. Not much more is known at this time as the game is not yet out!

Let's not pretend this is realistic, but this is the thread to discuss and support the inclusion of Inklings from Splatoon in SSB4.




Why support Inkling?
Nintendo are clearly promoting this game, and it's not as if we haven't had characters from unreleased games before in Smash. If Inkling made it into Smash it would become and even bigger hit and become a major new franchise for Nintendo. Moreover they would represent a very popular, and currently unrepresented, genre of video-gaming!


What can they do?
Well, that's a good question... We don't know everything just yet but we are aware that they can shoot ink out of guns, turn into a squid, throw grenades and use a bazooka like super weapon. Their fat movement, stealth and small size as a Squid would make them very nimble ranged fighters, able to weave out the way and shoot the enemy. Their Ink is also harmful to members of the oposite team, slowing them down when they walk through it; this could be represented in smash by leaving ink behind on a stage which is stick and slows anyone walking in it to walking speed... though obviously it will have to wash off on it's own.


What are the chances of Inklings getting in?
In the initial release? practically none, but they'd be cool if they did, so feel free to support, but don't get your hopes up! In DLC, not terrible, if the game goes over well, and by the looks of it it will, they could become popular a Nintendo franchise, and warrant a moveset... which'd be awesome!




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As soon as I saw the Splatoon trailer earlier, my two reactions were:

1. Looks fun!
2. Definitely a candidate for the next Smash in 2020.
I don't know, if DLC is a thing, I imagine the priority will be for new characters that arrived after Smash 4 launched. So with that in mind Splatoon might get representation earlier then 2020.
 

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I really like their designs, and they would have some fun mechanics. Also, Roy was used as advertising so it wouldn't be that farfetched.
 
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I don't know, if DLC is a thing, I imagine the priority will be for new characters that arrived after Smash 4 launched. So with that in mind Splatoon might get representation earlier then 2020.
Nah, if DLC is a thing they're better off bringing back cut characters first and foremost than going straight for new players. People like Lucas, Wolf, Squirtle, Ivysaur, Mewtwo, Roy, Dr Mario et cetera definitely deserve to return long before anybody else new joins, especially an inkling. I like these guys but they still have to earn their keep and see if they can stand the test of whether they're a one off thing or in this for the long run.

I'm definitely a supporter come 2020 or even when they release a smash game but within the next year is way too soon.
 
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It depends on hoe the DLC is implemented... if it's 2-3 individual characters a year I think they're still unlikely, but if in 2 years they announce an expansion pack with 6-8 new characters I think they've got a decent shot of being one of them... assuming the game sells well ofcourse!
 
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I got a little impatient when they showed it the second time during the Treehouse stream yesterday, haha, but I really do love Splatoon, and count me as a supporter, because I really would like to see the Inklings in Smash, even if it's not SM4SH.

And on a different note, there's three different sets of team colors, meaning they already have all six of their costume colors laid out including the R/B/G colors. They're basically set in that way if they ever show up in SSB, and they have one of the most unique moveset potentials of any (recent) Nintendo character even though we've only literally known about them for a day.
 
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Well, Specials are obvious:

B: Ink Shot: rapid fire ink shots, do no damage but paints the stage and slows enemies if they walk on it or are hit.
B side: Ink Bomb: (whatever it's called) throws a bomb that explodes doing damage, and inking the area.
B down: Squid Swim: turns into a squid that moves more quickly on inked areas.
B up: Super Jump: turns into a squid and launches way into the sky.

As so A moves they can kick, hit with their ink guns, and use their tentacles for attacks with much more reach!


I would make a full moveset, but it's E3 and there's streams to watch!
 
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