- Nov 18, 2014
"She's not a demanded character and will disappoint and confuse a lot of people."YOOOOOOO
Aside from Elma, I think KOS-MOS might fit this bill also... yes I know it’s a 4chan leak but it’s vague enough to just have a possibility of being legit...
Let's assume this is true for the sake of speculation. What exactly constitutes the idea that the character in question will disappoint a large crowd? Is it a repeat of Isabelle's announcement back in the September Direct? Or is this concerning the casual player-base? The ambiguity behind it suggests it's something of the former, but it just comes off as bias overall.
Whoever this "undesired" female is probably has a decent fanbase by now, and would make a lot of supporters very happy. Even if we assume they are unpopular within a large crowd, that's probably because they face competition against other choices from the same company. That's the only way I can justify the disappointment, and KOS-MOS fits that bill perfectly considering how massive and widespread the fanbases are for other Namco reps.
There's also the possibility that the character in question would incite disappointment and confusion for different reasons. Artoria and Reimu are oft misunderstood as anime characters due to ignorance. The last character to induce such fandom rage in the Smash community was Hero, and most of it was on the Western community. The worst case scenario here is that this female candidate is a highly-requested choice in Japan.
Either way you slice it, this seems like a case of Americans Hate Tingle.