POLL: Which revealed Assist Trophy do you wish would've been playable?

Which revealed Assit Trophy do you wish would've been playable?


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Fell God

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Chrom had room to be requested. He was known to non-Smash people because of
1) The "leak" that had gotten people to expect he would happen
2) Actually appearing in Lucina's trailer saying he would get his chance another day
3) Awakening being hot potatoes at the time due to revitalizing the franchise

Chrom's deconfirmation still had room for hope and possible appearance in Smash. If anything, that tease of him being on the trailer but then it being Lucina fed a lot of Chrom fans into asking for him further.

Lyn never got traction post-Brawl because for every smash she's gotten confirmed as assist trophy extremely early on. I doubt many people voted for Lyn in the poll as a result of her already being an assist trophy. That's why despite being a hyper popular FE character, people instead lean towards Celica or Anna or whoever else hasn't gotten shafted yet.
Sure, Awakening, and thus Chrom, had the relevancy advantage, but he didn't get in while Awakening was fresh. He only even got in because he could be made into an echo fighter.
 

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#42
#1 is Midna. She absolutely should be playable after her amazingness in Hyrule Warriors.

After her, I wouldn't have minded seeing Ashley and Waluigi in. Takamaru would also have been really cool. I also would have considered Knuckles after Tails got in first.

But yeah, I really wanted Midna to finally make the jump.
 

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#45
Ashley, Midna, Takamaru, Lyn, and Waluigi (didn't select Waluigi in the poll) I was all hoping would be playable. Takamaru and Midna the most...those two stung a little at E3 but with the amount of content already in the game, their disconfirmations didn't hit too hard.

Hoping for Skull Kid and Impa, who were my two other wanted Zelda characters. As for Takamaru, Ashley, and Waluigi, they could get in next time. Lyn and Midna? Never at this point to be honest.
 

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#48
I wanted Bomberman since Brawl but I pretty much never expected him. Seeing the AT stung a bit. So close yet so far.

Can't complain with how amazing the game is otherwise. But I'd definitely hope he gets in the next Smash.
 

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#49
Shovel Knight as assist trophy was the most painful part of the last Direct to me, but at least we have an indie character in Smash. Also, it would be nice if they'd add more characters from WarioWare series as assist trophies.

By the way, I can't imagine the Moon as a playable character. :confused:
 

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#51
I've wanted Midna + Wolf Link as a playable character since the buildup to Brawl. And the fact that Zelda hasn't seen a legitimate newcomer since Melee (since Toon Link was kind of just a revamped Young Link) makes it all the more surprising she was never put in.

The Zelda cast decisions in Smash 4 confuse me in general. They all kept their Twilight Princess looks despite the release of Skyward Sword, their movesets were kept relatively intact aside from Zelda and Sheik getting new downBs, and they didn't make a single newcomer from any of the series' villains (Skull Kid, Ghirahim, Vaati, etc.) or Midna.
 

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#52
The Legendary Starfy was such a fun game. It's a shame to see him still as an assist trophy. I guess he could've been a sort of Game Boy/DS rep
 
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Ghirahim, hands down. I honestly feel like he was robbed of a spot in 4, and I was hoping that maybe they'd fix that in this installment. Now I'm left relatively hopeless that he'll ever get in Smash.

His only shot now is either returning in another mainline Zelda game or a Skyward Sword remaster renewing interest.
 

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#54
Waluigi of course, not only do I legit love the character, but I really do feel like he deserves a spot with the other 3 plumbers, just feels weird not having him. I still have hope he might just sneak in, but I'm not gonna get into that here.

*puts up flame shield*
 

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#55
Shovel Knight and Krystal would’ve been great. I don’t care for Waluigi, I’d take Ridley over Waluigi any day.
 

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#57
Alucard all the way.


1. Alucard
2. Shovel Knight
3. Lyn (with something close to project M moveset)
4. Krystal
5. Takamaru
6. Midna (true form)
7. Zero


---. Knuckles (not really, just for the memes, but he would be an easy clone)

In an alternate universe, Andross too
 

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#60
Definitely Bomberman. He would've brought a lot of good music too. Maybe next game.
 
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Surprised Alucard is doing as well as he is TBH. Double the percentage than Ghiram, who I guess dropped in popularity over the years perhaps.

I think most of the characters that are basically like mini characters would be pretty cool as characters though. With a few exceptions, but few they are.
 
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Ashely and Waluigi? Seriously guys? Zero would have been great, I always wanted him playable.
 

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#65
Bomberman by far. It warms my heart that he’s currently leading the polls.

To address the concern regarding “shallow” move set potentials, he can use his bombs with a trap-based move set. Much like the games, Bomberman can strategically place bombs to trap his opponents, catching unaware fighters. He also has a wide variety of bombs he can use. Like for example, Ice Bombs can help freeze the opponents. Not to mention he can use other stuff outside of bombs anyway, he has Charaboms that he can send out and his animal friends Louie and Tirras can also get in.

He comes from the iconic multiplayer gaming franchise that has been around before Mario Kart. On top of that, he has been on most gaming systems including the Virtual Boy (quite the accomplishment for a third-party-franchise, was part of the first ever HD game in Hi-Ten Bomberman, and was the franchise revived by Konami for the Switch’s launch, a decision that got Super Bomberman R over a million copies worldwide.

I’ve wanted him since 2008 when I first started to support characters. With everyone else out the way, he’s the only character left I care to actively support. Hopefully next game will finally be his chance, especially since that the relative wasteland that will be Smash 6 speculation provides plenty of opportunity for him to grow.
 
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Bomberman by far. It warms my heart that he’s currently leading the polls.

To address the concern regarding “shallow” move set potentials, he can use his bombs with a trap-based move set. Much like the games, Bomberman can strategically place bombs to trap his opponents, catching unaware fighters. He also has a wide variety of bombs he can use. Like for example, Ice Bombs can help freeze the opponents. Not to mention he can use other stuff outside of bombs anyway, he has Charaboms that he can send out and his animal friends Louie and Tirras can also get in.

He comes from the iconic multiplayer gaming franchise that has been around before Mario Kart. On top of that, he has been on most gaming systems including the Virtual Boy (quite the accomplishment for a third-party-franchise, was part of the first ever HD game in Hi-Ten Bomberman, and was the franchise revived by Konami for the Switch’s launch, a decision that got Super Bomberman R over a million copies worldwide.

I’ve wanted him since 2008 when I first started to support characters. With everyone else out the way, he’s the only character left I care to actively support. Hopefully next game will finally be his chance, especially since that the relative wasteland that will be Smash 6 speculation provides plenty of opportunity for him to grow.
The next game is most likely going to be a reboot. Sakurai stated that he had the choice between making a new Smash from the ground up with a roster a third Smash 4's size or developing Ultimate. He went with the latter, but of course the obvious implication is that the next Smash will have to be the former.

Which means that, tragically, Bomberman may well never get in Smash.
 

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#67
The next game is most likely going to be a reboot. Sakurai stated that he had the choice between making a new Smash from the ground up with a roster a third Smash 4's size or developing Ultimate. He went with the latter, but of course the obvious implication is that the next Smash will have to be the former.

Which means that, tragically, Bomberman may well never get in Smash.
Yes there will be a reboot, but there also has to be newcomers that bring people in, not just veterans. As for the reboots, who are they going to choose for newcomers? Mostly new series. Considering how successful third-parties are, you can bet new third-parties are coming, especially if Nintendo keeps improving relationships with third-parties. If anything, a reboot would improve his shot seeing as existing series will struggle to keep theirs characters.

Bomberman definitely has a shot, especially since fans will inevitably gather around characters like they always do.
 
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Yes there will be a reboot, but there also has to be newcomers that bring people in, not just veterans. As for the reboots, who are they going to choose for newcomers? Mostly new series. Considering how successful third-parties are, you can bet new third-parties are coming, especially if Nintendo keeps improving relationships with third-parties. If anything, a reboot would improve his shot seeing as existing series will struggle to keep theirs characters.

Bomberman definitely has a shot, especially since fans will inevitably gather around characters like they always do.
See, I don't think it's going to happen that way at all. While I don't think the reboot would just be all veterans, the fanbase is NOT going to react well to having a roster that's so much smaller than Ultimate. The fanbase isn't going to rally behind third parties that weren't in Ultimate like Bomberman, they're going to be pushing for getting immensely popular characters like Sonic and Mega Man back. If Bomberman does ever get in, I don't think there's any way it's going to be in the initial reboot. Maybe in the game after or the one after that.
 

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See, I don't think it's going to happen that way at all. While I don't think the reboot would just be all veterans, the fanbase is NOT going to react well to having a roster that's so much smaller than Ultimate. The fanbase isn't going to rally behind third parties that weren't in Ultimate like Bomberman, they're going to be pushing for getting immensely popular characters like Sonic and Mega Man back. If Bomberman does ever get in, I don't think there's any way it's going to be in the initial reboot. Maybe in the game after or the one after that.
Let's be honest, over half of the characters in Smash are unnecessary towards selling the game by themselves. You could axe around fifty characters in the reboot and the game would still sell like gangbusters like always. That's because there aren't that many characters that absolutely must be in for Smash to sell. Yes, cuts will sting but they are part of fighting games and we are not going to see riots over it. Besides, Sakurai has warned us a reboot is happening so that will help temper expectations for the roster size anyway and besides, DLC will also help increase the game's roster size anyway.

Also keep in mind that Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 rebooted the roster, the base game had twenty-one newcomers out of thirty-six characters and that's not factoring DLC and the Ultimate expansion. Capcom themselves declared it a financial success so rebooting a series is not the death knell, even for a cross-over. A reboot getting a double-digit amount of newcomers is not unlikely. If say Smash Ultimate's roster has seventy-six characters and you cut forty-seven characters, how many characters Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has, that gives us twenty-nine veterans. If we assume the reboot roster will only have thirty-five characters, that allows for six newcomers, enough for a third-party like Bomberman to squeeze in.

Third-parties are going to be a major part of Smash from here on out. Smash is no longer just a Nintendo-orientated fighter, it's an all-gaming fighter. I would bet on the next game branding itself explicitly as that.
 
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#70
Midna is by far my most wanted newcomer! I would've taken her in a playable role in any form, paired with Wolf Link, solo imp form, Twili Form I'll be happy!

While as an assist trophy, it's not particularly a bad thing cuz I know Sakurai can't put everyone in the game, but it's very bittersweet that I'll seldom see her while I'm playing, especially since I rarely use items.

Still kind of hoping for Twili Midna as an echo fighter of Zelda but not holding my breath.
 

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#71
I went with Waluigi and Krystal. I would've LOVED to see Krystal playable but alas wasn't meant to be...Waluigi I also wouldn't mind (but wasn't clamoring for) but out of that list there's no one else I would really desire to be playable in any capacity. Maybe Ashley just to make her fans happy.
 
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#72
Waluigi
Bomberman
Midna
Krystal
Shovel Knight
Knuckles
Lyndis

Moon (why? just imagining those down smashes brings a smile on my face. (but seriously the temptation to pick the most impossible character was too much))
 

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I mean, everyone says Waluigi keeps getting shafted, but when you think about it, Lyn also got super shafted.

For Brawl, the most relevant and popular characters for FE at the time were Lyn and Ike. Lyn got assist trophy'd while Ike was made playable. Then instead of there being any chance for Lyn in future installments, she still got instantly stuck under assist trophy status.

It's more tragic when you consider the context of FEH, where Lyn was voted along with Lucina, Ike and Roy as one of the most popular characters. And then FEW where she, along with Celica, was one of the only characters that wasn't from shadow dragon or a 3DS game.
But nope, all this popularity for Lyn and nope, still an assist trophy while we still get yet another clone of Marth's moveset. Which leaves us in a place where we can't really demand or ask for Lyn or other FE characters without everyone else getting pissed at "more fire emblem characters", while regardless of how many Mario characters there are people still feel free to demand Waluigi.

And that's how Lyn, despite being massively popular in her franchise, more so than Robin or Corrin or Chrom or Marth, doesn't really have a shadow of a chance at being playable.
Chrom had room to be requested. He was known to non-Smash people because of
1) The "leak" that had gotten people to expect he would happen
2) Actually appearing in Lucina's trailer saying he would get his chance another day
3) Awakening being hot potatoes at the time due to revitalizing the franchise

Chrom's deconfirmation still had room for hope and possible appearance in Smash. If anything, that tease of him being on the trailer but then it being Lucina fed a lot of Chrom fans into asking for him further.

Lyn never got traction post-Brawl because for every smash she's gotten confirmed as assist trophy extremely early on. I doubt many people voted for Lyn in the poll as a result of her already being an assist trophy. That's why despite being a hyper popular FE character, people instead lean towards Celica or Anna or whoever else hasn't gotten shafted yet.
You make a good case for Lyn. Being quite honest, she deserved being playable a long time ago. Maybe as soon as Brawl. But that being said... Another FE character is not what Smash needs now. I like Lyn, and it pains me to say, no thanks, there's not space or need for her now :(. If things were different, I would be supporting her, too.

As for my votes: Takamaru, Midna, Ghirahim, Waluigi, and a secret character no one will ever guess.
 

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You make a good case for Lyn. Being quite honest, she deserved being playable a long time ago. Maybe as soon as Brawl. But that being said... Another FE character is not what Smash needs now. I like Lyn, and it pains me to say, no thanks, there's not space or need for her now :(. If things were different, I would be supporting her, too.

As for my votes: Takamaru, Midna, Ghirahim, Waluigi, and a secret character no one will ever guess.
I know ur secret lul ;)
 
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Ashley, Bomberman, Chef Kawasaki (why not XD), Knuckles, Moon and Nikki.

Chef Kawasaki is just an enemy/helper, I know it won't happen, though it would be hilarious.
I voted moon as a joke, obviously it can't be playable (you don't say?)

and I totally forgot to vote Krystal :mad088:
 
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Waluigi, Takamaru, Knuckles, Chef Kawasaki (YES, imagine a fighter using plates, pans and cooking stuff!), Rodin and Samurai Goroh.
Especially Waluigi and Takamaru

edit: woops sorry I missed the 1-4 picks. Then I guess cut out Samurai Goroh and Rodin
 
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