Shantae, the Half Genie Protector of Scuttle Town! (A Switch To A New WayForward)

Do you think shantae can make it?

  • Yes, as a fighter

  • Yes, as a assist trophy

  • No, not as a assist trophy

  • No, not at all


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ChadTR

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Chiming in on the echo debate, as a Splatoon player, the one echo I really want is the Octoling. It just feels so natural. And there are just so many clothes and skins for the weapons in the original game, that it doesn't even look like it would be so difficult to design. And let's throw a new arena featuring the NILS Statue/inspired by MC.Princess Diaries with it just because (with Pearl and the Princess Cannon!).
 

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Ok so from Fatmanonice he said that he insider circle he hears from haven’t heard her or any indie character but that’s not bad. Because if she was planned in the very furture then the wouldn’t hear anything about her or Nintendo is keeping her under the wraps like joker and terry before the snk leak

and don’t forget he also said there might be spirit promotions
 
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Ok so from Fatmanonice he said that he insider circle he hears from haven’t heard her or any indie character but that’s not bad. Because if she was planned in the very furture then the wouldn’t hear anything about her or Nintendo is keeping her under the wraps like joker and terry before the snk leak

and don’t forget he also said there might be spirit promotions
Not to mention that no character has been out and out said to not be in Smash at all from the leaker circles, just them saying it's not the 5th pass fighter.
 

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You know how people always use the "Shantae is 16" excuse to take down fan art and animations starting her? Well, it appears James Montagna discussed this with someone in Twitter DM.

He said that if she was at one point, she definitely isn't now. I wish places like DeviantART would realize this and stop allowing trolls to attack the community like this.

I firmly believe this became an issue due to people wanting her in Smash Ultimate.
 

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You know how people always use the "Shantae is 16" excuse to take down fan art and animations starting her? Well, it appears James Montagna discussed this with someone in Twitter DM.

He said that if she was at one point, she definitely isn't now. I wish places like DeviantART would realize this and stop allowing trolls to attack the community like this.

I firmly believe this became an issue due to people wanting her in Smash Ultimate.
I just dont care in general.
 

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I didn't use to, but when I joined DeviantART and made some SFM renders of her on the beach, tanning, or any kind of summer activity that has her wearing her bikini, I get harassed by false flags.
Well yeah, because people are obsessed with the idea of "liking a fictional representation of conventional beauty standards is wrong when an arbitrary age below 18 is applied to it"
 
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You know how people always use the "Shantae is 16" excuse to take down fan art and animations starting her? Well, it appears James Montagna discussed this with someone in Twitter DM.

He said that if she was at one point, she definitely isn't now. I wish places like DeviantART would realize this and stop allowing trolls to attack the community like this.

I firmly believe this became an issue due to people wanting her in Smash Ultimate.
Oh wow! So Shantae and the cast are slightly getting older through each game?
 
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So it sounds luke Llyod is out of the running for fp5 if sabi is to be beleived. That leaves very few big name characters left. In terms of "leaks" only reimu and KOSMOS still live. Also no word that shantae is dead yet either...
Explains why the main speculation page jumped up like 20 pages.

So how long until the game anniversary/TGA?
 

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So it sounds luke Llyod is out of the running for fp5 if sabi is to be beleived. That leaves very few big name characters left. In terms of "leaks" only reimu and KOSMOS still live. Also no word that shantae is dead yet either...
Didn't Connerb0t2 (on this very page I believe) say that Fatmanonice said that he hasn't heard her or any indie character's names from the insider circle he hears from? If this is correct then hopefully we can expect Shantae to be a post-FP fighter if she's made it in at all.
Explains why the main speculation page jumped up like 20 pages.

So how long until the game anniversary/TGA?
The Game Awards take place on December 12 at 5:30pm Pacific Time or 8:30pm Eastern Time. For those in the UK like me, it'll take place on December 13 at 1:30am GMT.
 
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Didn't Connerb0t2 (on this very page I believe) say that Fatmanonice said that he hasn't heard her or any indie character's names from the insider circle he hears from? If this is correct then hopefully we can expect Shantae to be a post-FP fighter if she's made it in at all.
Don't forget that King K. Rool and Joker we're unknown to leakers before they were announced. I'd include Terry as well, but Nintendo told on themselves there.
 

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So it sounds luke Llyod is out of the running for fp5 if sabi is to be beleived. That leaves very few big name characters left. In terms of "leaks" only reimu and KOSMOS still live. Also no word that shantae is dead yet either...
Kinda figured that would happen. Nintendo knows how Smash fans will look for every little detail, even go far as to speculate planets aligning will reveal a new character so that title and logo Namco trademarked around the time of Terry's reveal seemed too convenient IMO. And if this DLC was all planned ahead, wouldn't they have trademarked those sooner? But I'm not making rules here don't get me wrong. If Lloyd still happens, its whatevs but someone will have to discuss the importance of timing with someone after this lol
 
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So god...how many characters have been deconfirmed in one way or antoher for Fp5?
If we go by trends by themselves, Shantae is (imo) deconfirmed in the pack, considering these are entirely new franchises introduced in the game and the Shantae rounds were spent the November 2018 stream. However, she has a substantially higher chance in the Post-FP DLC if this "spirit promotion" thing going on is correct. Plus, with regards to how Shovel Knight and Shantae are practically neck and neck, it seems fishy that only Shantae and Risky Boots are present while Shovel Knight brought over the other playable characters of his game, plus Shield Knight. If they wanted to fully "deconfirm" her spirit wise, wouldn't they have brought over Shantae's friends, too? Even after a year the game's been out, there hasn't been any silent additions of her friends through seasonal holidays (like Rotty with Halloween, Sky with the Spring Equinox, etc.). This potentially indicates to me that they haven't completely finalized her, and the Post-FP DLC will likely be where her friends will come in proper. Who knows, maybe with the potential Scuttle Town stage, they're thinking of cameos for her friends in the stage, ala Spiral Mountain?
That being said, with the newest Smash Spirits, it seems they took out RE in one swoop, taking with them the quintessential characters of the RE Series, outside of Claire and Ada. Namco seems to be the most likely company to get a new Smash fighter, since they only have Pac Man to their name.
 

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So god...how many characters have been deconfirmed in one way or antoher for Fp5?
So far:

Geno
Doomslayer
Crash Bandicoot
Ryu Hayabusa
Tracer
Gordon Freeman
Scorpion
Dante
All Ubisoft characters
All Nippon Ichi Software Characters
All Falcom Characters
Lloyd Irving

Now people are vouching for KOS-MOS for FP5. Of course, there's a small part of me that likes to think it's Shantae but I'm more confident that she'll be post-FP DLC than I am that she'll be FP5.
 

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I wouldn't take coincidences even if they do appear like that.
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So based off the DM we can guess that even if Shantae started out at age 16 in the first game(Shantae) then we can make an estimate that all her adventures are at least a half year to a year apart. So even with the low ball estimates Shantae herself would 18 by Shantae and the Seven Sirens story or at most 20 years of age.

But glad that James nip that one in the bud.
 

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So based off the DM we can guess that even if Shantae started out at age 16 in the first game(Shantae) then we can make an estimate that all her adventures are at least a half year to a year apart. So even with the low ball estimates Shantae herself would 18 by Shantae and the Seven Sirens story or at most 20 years of age.

But glad that James nip that one in the bud.
She is to me the young age of 1X
 
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So based off the DM we can guess that even if Shantae started out at age 16 in the first game(Shantae) then we can make an estimate that all her adventures are at least a half year to a year apart. So even with the low ball estimates Shantae herself would 18 by Shantae and the Seven Sirens story or at most 20 years of age.

But glad that James nip that one in the bud.
Plus we dont know if her genie half makes her age any slower.
 

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Could somebody please see about adding me as a supporter.

I would really love to see Shante make it in as the 5th fighter so we can finally demolish that dumb rule that says Spirits deconfirm character's.

Her being in the game also makes more since when compared to an indie character like Steve From Minecraft and Reimu.
 
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So Vergeben just said its not a Namco or level 5 character... this leaves like no one left thats a big name. Shantae, Reimu, Pheonix Wright, and some 1st party
I know its Vergeben and Sabi and all, but damn do I enjoy their supposed leaks when it helps OUR case lol!

To put it in perspective out of this 80+ collage I made, assuming no characters from currently repped series, no ATs, no mii costume characters or series, no super unlikely picks (ex. Heavy, Gex, Freddy Fazbear in that pic) no 1st parties, and ALL the company deconfirmations are true. that means onyl ELEVEN of them are still in the running.

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Reimu, Phoenix Wright, Saber, Amaterasu, Earthworm Jim, Morrigan, 2B, Sakura Shinguji, Arle, Geno (I put him as exception due to his "history" with Smash) Sora (He's Disney) and Shantae.
 
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