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How many new characters are you expecting?


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I am just going to say I am feeling very confident that Ashley is going to be the next newcomer confirmed for Ultimate. She will likely be confirmed during the week of WarioWare Gold's release. There is also the possibility that the Chorus Kids might be confirmed at the same time due to the fact that during the week of WarioWare Gold's Japanese release, the DS installment of Rhythm Heaven's Japanese release (which marked the debut of the Chorus Kids) has its ten year anniversary. However, overall, I think Ashley is going to be Smash Fighter #66 (or #67 if Chorus Kids gets confirmed at the same time as Ashley).

I also think that after Ashley's confirmation, we will finally start regularly seeing new content (content that was not shown to us on June 12th) revealed on the Smash Blog. At that point, things will get very interesting. Confirmations and deconfirmations as we count down the remaining four months until release.

There is a possibility though that we might get new content revealed tonight in anticipation for the releases of the Captain Toad ports (Assist Trophy, stage, or possibly even an item). However, the other possibility is that we get Peach as our character of the day, and Sakurai uses his "memories" post on the Japanese side of things to mention Captain Toad is coming out due to Toad being part of Peach's moveset. We shall see what happens.
 
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Just to stir the Mother 3D rumor/leak pot:

Didn’t Vergeben say that Nintendo was saving Mother 3? Wouldn’t it be perfect to release/revealed soon since 2018 is being mainly held up by only Smash at this point? This is all connecting too much...
He said they were keeping it for some reason, but never for a 3D remake.
Like, they could be saving it for a double release with a new Mother character for smash or to release the whole trilogy together.
 
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Oh so there’s a “Fake” too?

Alright, suppose I’ll take a crack at my new guesses:

King - K. Rool
Ponytail - Dixie
Old Man - contrary to popular belief that it’d be Heihachi, I believe it’ll be Chrom (cause Old Man is slang for father)
Archer - Decidueye
Fake - Dark Samus
Warrior - Bandana Dee
Secretary - Isabelle
Mech - quite obviously Elma
Rhythm - Rhythm Heaven Character (probably Chorus Kids)
Doll - Geno
Folklore - gonna think outside the box and say it’s Simon (cause he hunts vampires, and vampires can be considered folklore)
Prime Ribs - still maintain that it’s Rex and Pyra because initials reversed. I just don’t see Ninten happening at all. Plus it has a “s” at the end of “Ribs” indicating plural.
Soul - gonna think REALLY out of the box here and wildly claim that it’s Twintelle. Just...don’t ask me why ok? (Ok fine...cause she’s an actress, and thespians are said to be soulful)

In case you can’t tell, I like thinking outside the box.
 
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I just realized. I kinda feel bad for Waluigi if the outrage doesn't get him in, because unless he does something unique in a mainline game or spin-off of his own. I think he's doom to assist trophy forever now.

Because think about it. What's to stop them in a future game from using the Daisy model they now clearly have from her being an Echo and crafting a sports rep out of her? Nothing.

It's a Sakurai way of thinking too. Why not promote a fan favorite already in the game as a playable and reduce workload as well.
 
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I don't know why it's bothering me that Mimikyu's face is cut off on the bottom in that icon.
He's creepin'.

You guys think Byleth from Fire Emblem and Spring Man (+Ribbon Girl ε ) will be announced as future DLC shortly before Smash Ultimate's Release? Kind of like Mewtwo?
 

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I just realized. I kinda feel bad for Waluigi if the outrage doesn't get him in, because unless he does something unique in a mainline game or spin-off of his own. I think he's doom to assist trophy forever now.

Because think about it. What's to stop them in a future game from using the Daisy model they now clearly have from her being an Echo and crafting a sports rep out of her? Nothing.

It's a Sakurai way of thinking too. Why not promote a fan favorite already in the game as a playable and reduce workload as well.
But wait, Echos are doomed to forever be Echos because that was a thing that was confirmed.....at some point...........probably.

I'll totally throw Waluigi under the bus again for a decloned Daisy, tbh.

Make her a crystalmancr
 

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Now it's a leak riding the success of another leak which rode the success of another leak?
Do kids still make human centipede jokes?

If yes then [insert one here].
If no... I'll see myself out.
 
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He's not a main character. It'll either be Edelgard, Dimitri, or Claude.
Dimitri has lances.
Dimitri gets a pass in the name of Cain and Abel not having a sword
Uhh yeah he is. He's the player's avatar. And he has everything the other three characters have because he's their teacher. So he's pretty much the perfect choice. He couldn't be any more main of a character than that.
 
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EUREKA!

Byleth in the background with Edelgard, Claude and Dimitri doing the fighting and swaping out Pokemon trainer style.

The difference being the change mechanic would be initiated with an offensive move (think pair up attack) rather than PKMN's pseudo dodge.
 

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Forgive me, I haven't played Warioware in years, but what does Ashley actually do that she can draw moves from to use in a fighting game?

Other than what she is, a small witch girl, does she have any animations like someone like Villager or would she be more thematic like ROB?
 

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If all it takes for a series to be considered a "weeb series" is for it to have an anime then well...

And you guys can correct me if there's more.

:ultmario: had a manga and an OVA
:ultlink: had a manga
:ultsamus: had a manga
:ultpit: had anime shorts
:ultfalcon: had an anime
:ultmarth: had a manga and an OVA
:ultvillager: had an OVA
:ultryu: had OVA's
:ultsonic: had a manga, an OVA and an anime
:ultbayonetta: had an OVA
:ultkirby: had an anime
:ultpikachu:long running anime, several manga
:ultinkling: has a manga
:ultmegaman: had an anime
:ultfox: had a manga
:ultcloud: Had an OVA

Smash is a game for weebs.
Mario actually has multiple OVAs and Manga series.
TLoZ has also had several manga adaptations, including one series where Link isn't the protagonist but only trains the protagonist.
 
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Oh so there’s a “Fake” too?

Alright, suppose I’ll take a crack at my new guesses:

King - K. Rool
Ponytail - Dixie
Old Man - contrary to popular belief that it’d be Heihachi, I believe it’ll be Chrom (cause Old Man is slang for father)
Archer - Decidueye
Fake - Dark Samus
Warrior - Bandana Dee
Secretary - Isabelle
Mech - quite obviously Elma
Rhythm - Rhythm Heaven Character (probably Chorus Kids)
Doll - Geno
Folklore - gonna think outside the box and say it’s Simon (cause he hunts vampires, and vampires can be considered folklore)
Prime Ribs - still maintain that it’s Rex and Pyra because initials reversed. I just don’t see Ninten happening at all. Plus it has a “s” at the end of “Ribs” indicating plural.
Soul - gonna think REALLY out of the box here and wildly claim that it’s Twintelle. Just...don’t ask me why ok?

In case you can’t tell, I like thinking outside the box.
Folklore being Simon makes the most sense to me too. Main thing I disagree with on here is Fake, which imo would be Shadow because of that whole shtick from Sonic Adventure 2. Other than that it looks pretty solid outside of the Old Man tossup and whoever Soul could be (I genuinely have no idea about that one). I'm not going to put much stock into these codename leaks though since they're pretty attention grabby, but if by some miracle Dixie Kong, Bandana Dee, Elma, and Rex & Pyra are in this game I'll cry.
 

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Well, SmashWiki's put up a release date countdown.

Guess that saves me the trouble.

147 days to go...

It's gonna be a slow year.
 

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If all it takes for a series to be considered a "weeb series" is for it to have an anime then well...

And you guys can correct me if there's more.

:ultmario: had a manga and an OVA
:ultlink: had a manga
:ultsamus: had a manga
:ultpit: had anime shorts
:ultfalcon: had an anime
:ultmarth: had a manga and an OVA
:ultvillager: had an OVA
:ultryu: had OVA's
:ultsonic: had a manga, an OVA and an anime
:ultbayonetta: had an OVA
:ultkirby: had an anime
:ultpikachu:long running anime, several manga
:ultinkling: has a manga
:ultmegaman: had an anime
:ultfox: had a manga
:ultcloud: Had an OVA

Smash is a game for weebs.
My avatar actually comes from that Mario manga...
 
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Is another of this codename rumors? :p

It takes my attention the Magic and Soul... Who would be?
Magic and Spear too? Oof...better re-revise now:
King, Ponytail, Mech, Secretary, Rhythm, Prime Ribs, Doll, Archer, Fake, Soul, and Old Man are the same as my previous guesses a few posts up
Warrior is now Simon
Spear is now Bandana Dee
Magic is Ashley
Have no idea now for Folklore

And I don’t know if “Tulipa” is supposed to be part of it, but that’s most likely Lip. Someone mentions “what’s the status on Codename Tulipa?”

Alternatively, Folklore could once again be Simon, Old Man could indeed be Heihachi, but Warrior would be Chrom, since he was one of the first characters revealed for Warriors
 
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He's not a main character. It'll either be Edelgard, Dimitri, or Claude.
Dimitri has lances.
Dimitri gets a pass in the name of Cain and Abel not having a sword
It’s extremely likely that Byleth is the avatar character, which does make him quite likely for Smash. More so than one of the “three”, who are on equal levels importance which make it hard to include one over the other.
 

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It’s extremely likely that Byleth is the avatar character, which does make him quite likely for Smash. More so than one of the “three”, who are on equal levels importance which make it hard to include one over the other.
Would you rather have "ANOTHER SWORD? Fire Emblem sucks!" or a "Fine, I guess! It's different!". Exaggerations maybe, but any new Emblem of the Fire returning would probably warrant angry responses for how much of it is in Smash.

We can't make heads or tails until the new game comes out or we got a lot more info on it in the following months. And hopefully it's better than Fates
 
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Soul - gonna think REALLY out of the box here and wildly claim that it’s Twintelle. Just...don’t ask me why ok? (Ok fine...cause she’s an actress, and thespians are said to be soulful).
...I think the obvious answer is Nightmare from Soul Calibur. The guy out to devour Souls.

I dunno, maybe I'm just biased.

Man, I wish I had anything meaningful to say about anything you guys had been talking about today. XD I'm starting to mentally cramp on the cataloguing front so I think I'm going to take a break and do something else for a bit (I've catalogued 193 characters and I'm not even half done! Geez louise!)

By the way, Zinith Zinith , did you know Boshi is not the least wanted character? He has at least two supporters (you and one other), there's a character out there with only one. There are also other characters with only two supporters.
 
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EUREKA!

Byleth in the background with Edelgard, Claude and Dimitri doing the fighting and swaping out Pokemon trainer style.

The difference being the change mechanic would be initiated with an offensive move (think pair up attack) rather than PKMN's pseudo dodge.
Full weapon triangle in one moveset? Pokemon and FE? Stop, I can only get so erect!
 

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...I think the obvious answer is Nightmare from Soul Calibur. The guy out to devour Souls.

I dunno, maybe I'm just biased.

Man, I wish I had anything meaningful to say about anything you guys had been talking about today. XD I'm starting to mentally cramp on the cataloguing front so I think I'm going to take a break and do something else for a bit (I've catalogued 193 characters and I'm not even half done! Geez louise!)

By the way, Zinith Zinith , did you know Boshi is not the least wanted character? He has at least two supporters (you and one other), there's a character out there with only one.
Good to know...
 

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Forgive me, I haven't played Warioware in years, but what does Ashley actually do that she can draw moves from to use in a fighting game?

Other than what she is, a small witch girl, does she have any animations like someone like Villager or would she be more thematic like ROB?
I'm guess like the latter?

It's as you say. She is a small witch girl so she would use move inspired by witch type spells. The most popular I've seen being "hex" type spells. Basically casting debuffs on your opponents.

That's not to say she wouldn't have anything more direct from the games. Her recovery could easily be her broom which was an essential part to her game in Game & Wario. Also I can her final smash being based off quite a bit of things from warioware.
 

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He's not a main character. It'll either be Edelgard, Dimitri, or Claude.
Dimitri has lances.
Dimitri gets a pass in the name of Cain and Abel not having a sword
Let's not jump the gun here and assume plot details. For all we know those 3 guys are false leads like Nohr and Hoshido
 

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Unless it’s Lyn or Chrom, do we REALLY need another Fire Emblem character?

Like seriously guys, isn’t enough enough at this point, I’m being honest. Like don’t get me wrong I like the series but give some other series the limelight.
FE13 sold like hotcakes. I think in a year it was almost ten times the sales of a usual Fire Emblem game (EDIT: I meant ten times the minimum it was supposed to sell or else the series would get canned).
It's gonna get in your face now that its racked in big bucks.

Also FE is a bit notorious at this point for being something I dub "advertisement slots". Some went really well :ultroy: and some did terribly :ultcorrin:.
 
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There are a lot of characters with supporters in the single digits. I think people are going a mite crazy with the character wants.

I know I am, I estimate that one of my wanted characters, Agumon only has around 8 supporters, maybe more, I didn't count them.

Did you know there are 10 people who support the Diver from Endless Ocean? And that that Diver is beating Joker (from Persona), who has 6 active supporters?
 
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There are a lot of characters with supporters in the single digits. I think people are going a mite crazy with the character wants.

I know I am, I estimate that one of my wanted characters, Agumon only has around 8 supporters, maybe more, I didn't count them.

Did you know there are 10 people who support the Diver from Endless Ocean? And that that Diver is beating Joker (from Persona), who has 6 active supporters?
Joker only has 6 supporters? Wow, I probably know who each of them are...
 

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It’s extremely likely that Byleth is the avatar character, which does make him quite likely for Smash. More so than one of the “three”, who are on equal levels importance which make it hard to include one over the other.
I don't think the three are equally important here. It's pretty clear from what we've seen of Three Houses that Edelgard is slated to be the main focus out of the trio, what with her getting more exposure in the trailer and how she's narrating it. Whether or not the avatar is going to be more unique than her we'll just have to see, but she's got elegant axe attacks and potential magic.
Forgive me, I haven't played Warioware in years, but what does Ashley actually do that she can draw moves from to use in a fighting game?

Other than what she is, a small witch girl, does she have any animations like someone like Villager or would she be more thematic like ROB?
Probably a mix of both. She's been shown to cast magic in Smooth Moves and Game & Wario by pointing her wand or her hand forward and shooting out lightning, her broom is extremely likely to be her recovery, and she's mixed items together in a cauldron before. Beyond that, most of her stuff will probably just take the whole Witchy motif and roll with it.
 

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Joker only has 6 supporters? Wow, I probably know who each of them are...
I have a feeling there are more, either they haven't actively gone to the thread to show their support, or the support list hasn't been updated. Either is a possibility.

I could, in theory, stop now and post the Top 20 (maybe even 50), since I think I've reached the point where any and all additions to the list will only add to the lower ranks.
 
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FE13 sold like hotcakes. I think in a year it was almost ten times the sales of a usual Fire Emblem game (EDIT: I meant ten times the minimum it was supposed to sell or else the series would get canned).
It's gonna get in your face now that its racked in big bucks.
I think people kinda overstate this. Fire Emblem did really well, but it's not even close, and I meant not even kinda close to smelling the same air as Nintendo's big boys. The idea that Fire Emblem has as many characters as Mario or Pokemon based on a game doing well is a bit absurd. It's honestly probably just easy to add Fire Emblem characters. They're mostly just anime people swinging swords or other weapons around so most of the characters in the series are workable as playable characters, and everyone in the same class fights the same so it's easy to make clones.

That said, you suffer in the end because every single playable Fire Emblem character in Smash Bros. is just a pretty anime person with a sword which doesn't help variety, regardless of their abilities. Part of what turned me off to Smash 4 was the fact that so many newcomers were just people.
 
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