The Mayor of New Donk City: Pauline for Smash Switch!

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I would be very happy, she is my most wanted character for smash. Although I think she might have better chance the Next Smash if there is one.

I’ve noticed that after her revival with Odyssey her stardom started growing. Support groups started popping up for her and she’s become highly requested for spin offs.

For Aces she was the most well liked dlc newcomer. She’s also had other minor appearances like in Captain Toad, Tetris, Smash. Now for Mario Kart she was very well received. Who knows what the future holds.
 
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Following the announcement that she'll be playable in Mario Kart Tour, I've seen so many claim that Pauline's pretty much getting 'the Rosalina treatment' now (where Nintendo will supposedly shove her in anything and everything for the next 8-10 years, making her more and more of an outright mainstay at that point).

And personally? I don't have any problem with that. Heck, I've even seen people claim that Pauline in Smash Bros. is near-inevitable at this point.
It's what I've been expecting all along, really. The only thing that really gets in her way at this point is a background cameo that's not always guaranteed to trigger anyways.
 

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It's not a huge surprise that Pauline is getting the Rosalina treatment. Human characters are extremely rare for the Mario series, so whenever one suddenly takes off, Nintendo is quick to cash in on that and make that character a mainstay.

After a game like Odyssey, I don't think she'll be fading away any time soon.

(Edit: Also, I managed to dig this up, if anyone wants it.
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Is that her icon from Mario Kart tour? She’s so hard to unlock.
No. It's just a fanmade stock icon for people who want to support her. It got lost last year when Smashboards erased a majority of the icons in the Character Icon Thread after the images went down. I managed to recover Pauline's, so I thought I'd share it.
 

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It seems like they’re pushing for a quartet for the human females in Mario sort of mirroring the human male cast. I’d like Pauline and Waluigi to join Smash.

Although the Mario roster is quite large.
Honestly, Mario and Pokemon are two franchises that should be able to get away with adding one or two unique newcomers in each game. Both are extremely iconic to Nintendo, and both are obviously very popular.

Number of characters aside, Pauline still has an uphill battle, and I won't oversell her chances. She's got some serious competition.
 
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I don’t think Waluigi is a threat at all, however, Toadette has been pushed a lot by Nintendo lately, so Toad and Toadette could get in before Pauline, i hope that doesn't happen.
 
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I don’t think Waluigi is a threat at all, however, Toadette has been pushed a lot by Nintendo lately, so Toad and Toadette could get in before Pauline, i hope that doesn't happen.
Why not both? Mario characters tend to come in multiples and as you say both have been getting BIG promotional moments from Nintendo of recent.

I do like Waluigi as well, but a Toad/Toadette and Pauline combo would be a sweet sight to behold bringing every major "Super Mario" cast member(bar Nabbit) into a playable role.

Pauline's actually pretty cool too, whilst I'm obviously far more on the Toad train, I really can't wait to see Pauline remain a more staple character of the Mario series. Put me down as a supporter.
 
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I feel that Pauline does also have the push of Odyssey’s success, which in the case of Galaxy could have helped Rosalina’s chances one way or another.

If we keep seeing Pauline in most Mario games, with her fan-popularity still growing and alongside a possible Odyssey sequel; things will easily be in our side.
 

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I think Pauline will be a regular now because she was really well received in Tennis and Mario Kart Tour. If I recall correctly she was one of the most requested Mario kart newcomers.

I’m not sure if there will be an Odyssey 2 but i’d Love to see her again. I think a DK 94 (the gameboy one) remake would be perfect! They did it with Link’s Awakening. So I think it could be a hit.
 
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Only issue is that the classic!Donkey Kong/Mario Vs. DK series has pretty much died off, ever since Nintendo Software Technology went to greener pastures. Pax Softnica stopped existing since the early 00s, too.

I think they may settle with Pauline being a spin-off regular for the time being. But here's a thought...

What if she and Daisy showed up as bonus characters for a Switch port of Super Mario 3D World?
 

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I notice that when people talk about potential Mario newcomers they don’t mention her often. I even see characters like Captain Syrup talked about more.

It’s pretty odd because it sort of reminds me of Rosalina’s situation back then. People would talk about Jr, Paper Mario, Toad, Waluigi but hardly acknowledge her.

The same happened to Daisy, people considered the same suspects before her. I wonder if Pauline can jump up ahead of the competition too.
 
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I notice that when people talk about potential Mario newcomers they don’t mention her often. I even see characters like Captain Syrup talked about more.

It’s pretty odd because it sort of reminds me of Rosalina’s situation back then. People would talk about Jr, Paper Mario, Toad, Waluigi but hardly acknowledge her.

The same happened to Daisy, people considered the same suspects before her. I wonder if Pauline can jump up ahead of the competition too.
I have a good feeling she can, yeah!
 
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I still need to buy Mario Tennis Aces, ngl.
Same. And a Switch, for that matter, but at least I got Crafted World, finally.

I notice that when people talk about potential Mario newcomers they don’t mention her often. I even see characters like Captain Syrup talked about more.

It’s pretty odd because it sort of reminds me of Rosalina’s situation back then. People would talk about Jr, Paper Mario, Toad, Waluigi but hardly acknowledge her.

The same happened to Daisy, people considered the same suspects before her. I wonder if Pauline can jump up ahead of the competition too.
It is possible.

In her case, prior to Odyssey, she was in the ballpark of "impossible classic DK characters", like Junior and Stanley, so it's no surprise that she hasn't been seen as a possibility. And with her BG appearance in the New Donk stage, she's underestimated still, since some people don't believe that BG characters can get promoted in the same game (yet do so for ATs, so go figure).
 
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Congrats to Pauline making it as #1 in the video i`m glad they included her on the list.
As am I, although people got upset she placed high. I don’t mind different opinions, but I disagree with some that said she didn’t belong.

She is very important to both Mario and DK history, especially because DK arcade is a legacy game.

Even though Peach replaced her as Mario’s love interest Pauline always had her own place in the series. Like whenever they gave nods to DK arcade she would at least cameo. If the mvsDK games had been higher quality I’m sure she’d be on the radar sooner, but Odyssey practically put her there.
 
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