- Jun 17, 2018
Spinal is a character dating all the way back to the original arcade release of Killer Instinct back in 1994. Like many characters in Killer Instinct, he was seen as rather unique when it came fighting game characters back in the day, as not many games had you play as a skeletal warrior strait out of Jason of the Argonauts. This is no exception to the current Smash roster, as we have yet to get the distinct undead flair Spinal brings. He become a mainstay of the Killer Instinct series, including Killer Instinct 2013 in its season 1 pack, where he got a major overhaul in design and became much more pirate themed.
His moveset could potentially bring some of the notable Killer Instinct combo mechanics that is common to the entirety of its roster, as well as his own personal skills like teleportation, store up spectral skulls for powerful attacks, and maybe even transforming into your opponents or even other Killer instinct fighters momentarily as a nod to the older Killer Instinct games. Since he is a fighting game character, he is likely to always face the opponent like Ryu, Ken, and Terry, but that also gives him the chance to follow Terry's lead and potentially get him two different side B's.
His potential stage could be Killer Instinct 2013's Shipwreck Shore, the stage Spinal came along with in that game. The stage could good use of cannons, undead skeletons, grounded ships, and giant octopuses for potential landmarks and hazards to make it very unique. The stage would also likely come with not only themes associated with it and Spinal(Those themes, along with a trailer showcasing the stage and Spinal in action are right below), but of the wider Killer Instinct selection.
Notable Spinal Associated Material:
His original theme
His 2013 theme (Warlord)
His trailer for Killer Instinct 2013
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