Who (Or What) is Goose?
Goose is the as-of-now protagonist of the upcoming independent game "Untitled Goose Game". He's an ordinary-ish goose that exists solely to cause as much misery as possible on an unsuspecting village, which would mean he would be an antagonist. Except, you play as him, which would mean he has to be an anti-hero, right? No; you're just "a horrible goose".
This Goose, in particular, seems to have a unique intelligence and awareness of his surroundings compared to the rest of his species, which in particular, makes him an even larger threat to his village. Goose is a latent kleptomaniac, and desires to grab things just to make sure nobody else has access to them. And, when all else fails, Goose can honk as loud as he wants. If he's obnoxious enough, people will be terrified of his very being.
The Origin of Goose
Goose is a derivative towards the common perceptions towards real-life geese. The most recent foray into how antagonist geese can be was likely presented in the off-color animated series "Regular Show", but general disdain originated way before that. They honk, they intrude on your property, they drop green feces all over the sidewalks and statues in your parks, and you can't do anything about them because of animal rights activists.
This game began production sometime in 2017 by Australian developer House House and published by Panic and was originally set to launch in 2018, but has since been delayed to early 2019 in order to polish the gameplay a bit more. Therfore, or rather obviously, the only way for Goose to make a case for Smash Bros. is via DLC.
If Shovel Knight can make it, and Shantae has a decent argument for inclusion, why not Goose?
What About Moveset?
Moveset would be complicated, and if he gets in, an Assist Trophy would be the more probable solution. I guess he could bite and weave for his Smash attacks, fly around, grab opponents with his beak, and his Final Smash could summon a flock of geese.
If limited to an Assist, he would just be a nuisance, stealing items and dropping them out of the stage boundry line, and swarming any opponent who gets near.
Toby Hunter, Minneapolis Star. No, really; is this a joke?
Depending on your perspective, Toby. However, as this game will appear on the Nintendo Switch, it should be at least looked at for a curiosity factor. Plus, based upon the game's intended soundtrack, it would be at least worth considering for the music, as it consists of piano arrangements that play ambient sounds and whenever the Goose does something.
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