- Aug 23, 2013
So they announced the protagonist of Dragon Quest as the next character in the Fighter Pass. And what do they call him? It's not the expected names of Luminary or Erdrick. He's just "The Hero." While characters in Smash would get titles instead of given names, like how a character was named "Pokémon Trainer" instead of "Red," at least there were no other Pokémon Trainers on the roster. But there have already been so many heroes in Smash. Link has been called "The Hero of Time." Mario has always been saving Princess Peach and thwarting Bowser's plans. Kirby has saved not only Dream Land countless times but the other Fighters in the Subspace Emissary and World of Light. The Pokémon Trainer has made the terrorist organization Team Rocket disband. Sonic has superspeed comparable to The Flash and he saved Earth countless times. And the next DLC fighter is a bear who fought against an obvious parody of the Wicked Witch of the West. And don't get me started on the heroes from Fire Emblem. So why should we have a character called "Hero" if the Super Smash Bros. roster is practically Nintendo's Avengers?