Honestly, I'm happy to see you post this here! I know you said you were done with official Smash, but I was considering asking you if I could post your recent write-ups about Mona here eventually. All that said, I certainly think the future is looking brighter for Wario and his ENTIRE supporting cast (rather than just Ashley and sort-of Red).Do you feel Mona could be seen as deserving to be in Smash, now that they are making a new WarioWare? I don't really like the ''deserve'' label, because I do think people vastly sell a ton of...wariofranchisefanblog.tumblr.com
I got this ask on my Wario blog and that made me think of this thread.
Gonna be real, I am pretty done with Smash outside of mods these days, however, I really do think now is a good time for Mona to finally get a chance to break out into something bigger. Doesn't need to be Smash, could also be her making it into the Mario spin-offs at last.
WarioWare has been in a odd position for a while and really reached a low point after Game & Wario, with the longest hiatus between installments to date.
I feel Gold being a thing and it's modest success, really did wonders for Wario and his cast in general, because things have been surprisingly good for them since 2017 as I also talked about at length:
I think most Wario fans would agree that the Wii U era was a dark age for Wario. Game & Wario didn’t do well, no new Land or Ware game on the horizon, Smash screwed him over more than ever, Wario...wariofranchisefanblog.tumblr.com
We have moved past that awful, AWFUL time during the Wii U era, where only Ashley got pushed, while the rest of the Wario series was at it's lowest point. In fact, the only two times Ashley got something extra, via special christmas art and being featured on the Nintendo Dream interview promo, Mona was right alongside her:
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Taking it even further, she's front and center when Wario introduces, what seems to be the entire rest of the playable cast alongside himself, in Get It Together:
It helps that people are really excited for this game, enough to have it already do well with pre-orders and that's not even going into the insane amount of love I have seen for Mona since then.
I feel GIT is gonna do well and do a lot of good for Wario and it's only gonna help to let Nintendo know Mona has lots of fans. Be it through surveys when a relevant enough point comes up or their social media accounts.
We aren't in Ashley-only Land anymore, Mona is getting some push now, this is a big chance for her and it only helps to inform Nintendo that we like that a lot.
In fact... would you say Wario's getting the treatment than Donkey Kong is rumored to soon get from Nintendo (i.e. having his series treated like it's actually worth something investing into)?