The Purple Energetic CPU: Neptune for Smash DLC

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Who is this little girl?
This is Neptune. She is the titular character from the game Hyperdimension Neptunia, and the main face of the series. She is a very optimistic cheery girl with a strong sense of justice. She can be a bit dorky and cause trouble at a regular basis, despite her noble intentions.
She is one of the four goddesses (or CPUs) of Gaminindustri, usually being the hero of the story, but she's sometimes a side character in other games.
She is based of the Sega Neptune, an unreleased console by Sega that merged the Genesis/Megadrive and the 32X together.


Why should she be in Smash?
Albeit not being a very popular franchise, the Neptunia series is mostly an RPG series set in a fictional world known as Gamindustri.
A parallel world protected by four goddesses, who are engaged in a war with one another in Celestia, known as the Console War...
As you can tell, this whole series is inspired by the whole gaming industry, it's history and pieces of hardware, among other things. It is very anime, to say the least.
The Neptunia series is well known in Japan, but not so much in the west. The games are developed by Compile Heart, a Japanese studio that has developed a fair amount of games for different platforms, including Nintendo systems.
In the case of the Neptunia series, it's only been released on Sony systems and PC, and no Nintendo....
Until recently!
Super Neptunia RPG got announced a little while ago for PlayStation 4... AND Nintendo Switch!!! This is the first time a Neptunia game gets to be released on a Nintendo platform ever.
This might increase Nep's chances of being in Smash Bros. just a little bit,
As a side note though, I hope the game sells well on Switch. The PSVita is dead, and Steam becomes a bigger mess by the day, so the company can keep going and not go bankrupt.
Now, quite frankly, her chances in being in Smash are still very slim, but it would be pretty cool to see a character inspired by the video game industry fighting agaisnt the industry's biggest icons. I see her being the happiest shes ever been in her life, and I couldn't be more proud of her, accomplishing her dreams like that.


How would she play in Smash?
Technically being a goddess, you would expect her to do a lot, and you would be right.
Aside from being able to use swords, she can use magic, do summons, turn into things, like a fighter jet, tickle you, obliterate you with combos, etc.
She is also able to transform into her goddess form, Purple Heart, and destroy the opponent, which would be her Final Smash, easily.

And now that 3rd Party Echo Fighters are a thing, how about one for Nep-Nep?
There could be Nepgear, but Blanc would most llikely be the best fit. They look a lot more distinct from one another and have similar height and proportions. Also showing off Blanc's personality wouldn't be a big problem since Echos like Daisy, Chrom and Dark Samus prove that characters can have different animations to reflect their personality while still being clones, so my bets go to her.

I will try to make a moveset for both... Eventually... I hope.


How to support:
You can tell you want to support her of course. That's enough for me. If you really want to though, you can come up with a moveset for her. Support icons and other misc stuff are welcome too.
Feel free to support Nep if you want to. As well you're also free to not support her, I will understand.
As well I would also appreciate if you were nice... just saying.


Stock Icons:

Supporter List:
Supporters so far:
smash puffle (me)
SEGAGameBoy
Lord-Zero
TheMarioaddict
Mario123311
Dixie Kong
neptuneVII
Dyllybirdy
Kuon
Ocrilio
Felancius
Dannio
Laoc


Thank you for reading and have a nice day! :)
 
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I know Nep doesn't have a chance in hell, but at the same time I would be so unbelievably hype if she was added

Toss me on that supporters list!
 
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Nep Nep~...

Probably the one JRPG/Swordfighter I could actually be interested in thanks to her actual unique design.
 

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The series is really great, and has many niche titles (around 14 or 15), and as great as she would be, her chances are slim. Though my favorite is Noire and I would prefer her. This is Noire:
Joker's in. Anyone (except for ATs, Poke Ball Pokemon, Sony first party characters, and non-video game characters) are possible at this point.
 
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Sony will never ever work with Nintendo ever again, for reasons involving the prototype of the Playstation falling through.

That being said, I can only think of Kratos [God of War], and that might not even be the case.
 

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Sony will never ever work with Nintendo ever again, for reasons involving the prototype of the Playstation falling through.

That being said, I can only think of Kratos [God of War], and that might not even be the case.
But Hyperdimension Neptunia, the series Neptune is from, is 3rd party and owned by Compile Heart and Idea Factory, not Sony. Also, the upcoming Hyperdimension Neptunia game is on the Switch
 
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But Hyperdimension Neptunia, the series Neptune is from, is 3rd party and owned by Compile Heart and Idea Factory, not Sony. Also, the upcoming Hyperdimension Neptunia game is on the Switch
I know. I was not referring to Neptune’s series, which is entirely third party.
So, if Arle got to make a cameo appearance in Hyperdimension Neptunia, would that be a homecoming?
 

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Oh Arle Nadja was?
Yeah, they originally owned Puyo Puyo before they made a whole bunch of bad business decisions, lent it out to SEGA, and SEGA ended up flat-out owning Puyo Puyo when Compile went belly-up. I'm not presenting what happened very accurately (it was really more like putting a house up as collateral on a loan), but I'm being brief here.
 

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Yeah, they originally owned Puyo Puyo before they made a whole bunch of bad business decisions, lent it out to SEGA, and SEGA ended up flat-out owning Puyo Puyo when Compile went belly-up. I'm not presenting what happened very accurately (it was really more like putting a house up as collateral on a loan), but I'm being brief here.
Oh that makes sense. Sega was greatly involved in the first Hyperdimension Neptunia game as well
 
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So here's some food for thought; alternate costumes/palettes.

I'd say the parka-dress and V's Jersey Dress would be a given, as would a palette based on adult-Neptune, but what others could they incorporate?
 

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I feel a little mixed on this. On one hand, I'd love for Neptune to be in Smash Bros, given it'd feel like she'd fit in. On the other hand, there's a certain other CPU that would fit better due to the fact she's Nintendo's representative in that universe: Blanc.

Either way, kinda like what I mentioned in the Reimu thread, Neptune being in Smash would give Neptunia some publicity I believe, though the series as far as I know has fallen on harder times in the main series. Regardless, I'd still love to see Mario or Link duke it out with Purple Heart. Granted it all depends on if Sakurai can get the rights from Idea Factory.

Not too much else to say on this one other than PLEASE LET HER BE IN SMASH!!!
 

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I've only made an account a few hours ago but stumbled onto this site last week to see if there were any threads supporting Neptune for Smash. I had no luck in finding one until last night, and since then I have some renewed hope that maybe, just maybe, Nep has a shot of getting in. Previously I thought I was the only one in the world who wanted her, but I'm glad to see that I'm not alone. It would be an honor to be added to the supporter list.
 

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After doing a bit of thinking, I realized something: Blanc might possibly be more likely to get in if only cause she's Nintendo's personification in the Neptunia series. XD
 

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After doing a bit of thinking, I realized something: Blanc might possibly be more likely to get in if only cause she's Nintendo's personification in the Neptunia series. XD
Neptune is the main protagonist and they usually go for main protagonists first in series that don't rotate out protagonists.
 
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