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The problem with Mario in Smash Bros.

Discussion in 'Light House' started by GothicSlenderman, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. GothicSlenderman

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    Ya know, there's one thing that's been bugging me about Smash Bros. as of late.

    Mario is meant to be this jolly happy character. He's always smiling on the cover of his games. And when things get serious he rarely gets super mad. But in Super Smash Bros. he never smiles.

    I'm pretty sure he's never smiled once in the entire series. It just seems very out of character.
     
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  2. Daze 072401

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    He's smiling in 64's artwork.
     
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  3. GothicSlenderman

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    That's true. Though it makes me wonder why he doesn't in any of the recent titles.
     
  4. Prince Alucard

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    He looks more like himself in melee too.

    In Brawl he has a serious expression, and since Smash 4 took a lot of assets from brawl, he does in that too.
     
  5. Lukingordex

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    I think Mario is just a character meant to represent balance. His emotions always matches the situation he's in. If he's playing golf, then he makes happy expressions. But if he's doing something serious like fighting, he tends to focus on what he's doing resulting on his "serious face".
    This not only just happens on smash bros; you can see this serious face every time he sees or is about to fight Bowser on his main games, for example.
     
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  6. Sprite

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    I noticed that too. He and Luigi seem out of character. Hopefully they become happier in newer smash games. And yes, we can have happy characters in smash, such as peach, Ness, duck hunt, and kirby
     
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  7. KEYLIME SSB

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    Mario isn't actually Mario in all the smash games. Mario is the baseline marker. He is the absolute average of every smash character, which is why he is such a versatile character.
     
  8. Diddy Kong

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    Not really true. Mario is above average weight due to so many light weights since Smash 4, he's also faster than average and has better combo's and strings than most. In 64 and Melee it's more apperant, and in Brawl he was downright terrible. He's not really a middleground character, and he doesn't have to be that way either. Let him stay like that in Mario Tennis and Kart and the like. I enjoy Mario far more in Smash 4 than any other Smash game barring Melee.
     
  9. KEYLIME SSB

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    I was actually speaking In the context of Melee. It's the only smash game I actually play anymore. I definitely don't play enough Sm4sh the actually make a competent character viability judgement.
     

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