- Apr 15, 2014
Honestly this just reeks of moving the goalposts to me. Also no where did I say I was unhappy with Piranha Plant? He may be important as a mook, but he is still a mook. He is not even named. So how does that compare to a story relevant character, even if that character is a one off? Whose to say one can happen but not the other? Point is, anything we think of as rules or guidelines for what is possible can be thrown out at a moments notice.While you might not like it PP is one of the most recognizable mooks in gaming and Sakurai wanted an unconventional fighter. Rosalina and Luma have appeared in mainline Mario games with Rosa being playable in 3D World. So I would totally say that yes, she is more important than Waluigi who is only used in spinoffs. Falco is the rival of Fox and he was most likely added as he is physically more close to Fox than Peppy or Slippy.
Problem with how Zelda is managed is that you got the Hero, the Princess and the Great Evil that must be defeated which are in the game already. Impa and many recurring characters are not really that consistent appearance-wise, (Impa has been an old seer, an implied ninja, a buxom maid, small old grandma) and with Ganon we have the most intimidating version of him as a boss and Final Smash. Tingle would be the best option and he would also be a quite unconventional fighter, but with how people react to him its hard to imagine him due to how the fanbase gets.
My comment was mostly related to the most popular options as well like Midna, Skull Kid (who lets be honest, people want the Majora's Mask), Ghiraim and so on. Great characters, I would love a lot of them to be playable but kinda they possess the same issue as Sheik (appearing mainly in only one game) without the advantage of being tied to one of the main characters or another game. And how I see it, unless Zelda starts promoting more of the one-shots as regulars I can hardly see that a new character will come in currently.
I'm pretty sure the Mario series characters are pretty much regulars in the series compared to Zelda which has many popular one-shots or one-shot versions of popular characters. Don't get me wrong, I would like to see more added but at the same time I don't see them happening unless they start making more regular appearances apart from the spinoffs.
Honestly, bottom line is I don’t think any of your reasons for why another Zelda character couldn’t happen are compelling. I certainly don’t know what will happen either, it just seems silly to me to dismiss a character based on what appears to be very arbitrary criteria. It’s one thing to say you don’t like the idea, but to say it can’t happen is odd.