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Waves in the Blue Storm (Ryota Hayami Support Thread)

Perkilator

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https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/Ryota_Hayami
Debut: Wave Race 64 (1996)
Age: 18
From: Japan
Race: Human
Ryota Hayami is a character from Nintendo's Wave Race series. He is the first character you choose in both of his appearances, which could support the idea that he's the "protagonist" of those two games. What I mean by this is the "main character" due to being the "all-around" character archetype.

Ryota Hayami is the older brother of Akari Hayami from 1080 Snowboarding. He originally wore goggles in Wave Race 64, but got rid of them in the sequel, Wave Race: Blue Storm to make his face more recognizable to the world.
It's tough to say, but Twitter user ErickADub managed to make...well, something.
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EDIT: After some deliberation, I've decided to create my own moveset:
Intro: Ryota rides his jet ski hanging from the back and lets go.

Stance/Idle 1: Ryota stands around with his arms folded.

Idle 2: Ryota slightly adjusts his gloves.

Idle 3: Ryota jumps in place three times.


Notable Palette Swaps:
-Ryota Hayami (default)
-Wave Race 64 outfit 1 (green/blue)
-Wave Race 64 outfit 2 (red/yellow)
-Dave Mariner (green)
-Ayumi Stewart (pink)
-Ricky Winterborn (cyan)
-Wave Race GB front cover (red/blue)
-Rob Haywood (blue/white)

Walk: Ryota walks with his arms still folded.

Jog: A normal human jog.

Dash: Ryota skids along the ground as waves come out, as if he were riding his jet ski.

Damage: Ryota falls over like he's fallen off his jet ski.

Jump: Ryota jumps up like he's jumping off a jet ski (similar to Shulk).

Crouch: Ryota squats down like he's holding onto his jet ski.


Weapon of Choice: Ryota attacks with water-based kicks, but sometimes pulls out his jet ski for specials.

Normal Attacks
Jab: Ryota jabs twice (5%, small knockback) and then kicks the target (4%, OK knockback)
Forward+A: Ryota does a roundhouse kick with a splash of water (8%, OK knockback)
Down+A: Ryota splashes some water with his foot (9%, OK knockback)
Up+A: Ryota kicks upwards (11%, OK knockback)

Aerial Attacks
Air+A: Ryota kicks in a 360 (9%, OK knockback)
Air Forward+A: Ryota kicks forward with his right leg (10%, OK knockback)
Air Back + A: Ryota kicks behind himself with both legs (13%, OK knockback)
Air Up+A: Ryota kicks upwards with his left leg (8%, small knockback)
Air Down+A: Ryota slides downwards, kicking with both feet (14% with a meteor effect, OK knockback)

Dash Attack: Ryota stops and creates a huge splash of water (13%, OK knockback)
Edge Attack: Ryota hops back up like he's getting onto his jet ski (8%, OK knockback)
Get-Up Attack: Ryota jumps forward and kicks with both feet (7%, small knockback)

Smash Attacks
Forward+A: Ryota kicks forward in place with his right leg (19%, medium knockback)
Up+A: Ryota jumps upwards and drill kicks with water all around him (13%, OK knockback), while upside down (22%, medium knockback)
Down+A: Ryota sweeps kicks with both legs (23%, medium knockback) with water around him (12%, OK knockback)

Grab Game
Grab: Ryota grabs the target with his left hand.
Pummel: Ryota jumps up slightly and headbutts the target (2%)
Forwards+Throw: Ryota splashes the target with a wave that pushes them forward (14%, OK knockback)
Down+Throw: A wave drops down and meteor Smashes the target (20%, OK knockback)
Back+Throw: Ryota shoulder throws the target onto the ground (13%, OK knockback)
Up+Throw: Ryota throws the target upwards (7%) and then attacks with a water uppercut using his right fist (9%, OK knockback)


Special Moves
B : Wave Kick
; with water bubbling at his foot, Ryota charges up a jumping roundhouse kick that sends him a great distance at full charge, similar to Terry's Crack Shoot (12% at normal charge, OK knockback; 17% at full charge, OK knockback)
B + Forwards : Jet Ski; Ryota jumps onto his jet ski charging forward (6%, small knockback) and can accelerate by holding the B button. He can dismount by moving and pressing the shield button.
B + Up : Buoy; Ryota propels himself forward using a speed boost buoy; his distance is slightly longer when he rides his jet ski. A yellow buoy appears whenever he faces left, and a red buoy appears whenever he faces right.
B + Down : Jet Ski Spin; Ryota spins in place (13%, OK knockback) and splashes water in an area around him (8%, small knockback)

Final Smash: Wave Race; Ryota charges forward with his jet ski (11%) and opponents caught up in it are taken into a cutscene where Ryota races with the other Wave Race characters (all using their Blue Storm designs), finishing in 1sr place (57%, devastating knockback)

Gimmick: Like Wario, Ryota can freely mount and dismount his jet ski (it can even be picked up and eaten). However, UNlike Wario, the jet ski can't be destroyed by attacking it over and over.


Taunts
1: Ryota snickers while turning his body the other direction.
2: Ryota stretches out both his legs while slightly squatting.
1+2: Ryota leans to his right and stretches out his left arm.


Winposes
1: Ryota stands on his jet ski, raising both his arms in joy (taken from Wave Race 64).
2: Ryota jumps to the front of his jet ski and backflips back onto the seat (taken from Wave Race: Blue Storm).
3: Ryota spins around once before stopping his jet ski and raising his left hand in joy.

Applause: Ryota kicks the ground with his hands to his hips.

Icon: The logo from Wave Race: Blue Storm

Boxing Ring Title: The Wave Rider

Star K.O.: "Uuuuuaaaaaaggggh….!"

Victory Music:

Kirby Hat: Ryota's hair

Classic Mode: Making Waves (Fights against characters on water-based stages)
Round 1: :ulttoonlink: on :pirateship: (The Great Sea/Menu Select)
Origin: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker has a focus on traveling the sea.

Round 2: :ultisabelle:on Tortimer Island (Tortimer Island Medley)
Origin: Animal Crossing: New Horizons mainly came to mind with this stage.

Round 3: :ultmario::ultbowserjr: (free-for-all) on :delfino: (Ground Theme/Underwater Theme - Super Mario 3D Land)
Origin: Super Mario Sunshine is a tropical-themed game.

Round 4: :ultsquirtle::ultgreninja: on Kalos League (Battle! Island Kahuna)
Origin: Squirtle and Greninja are Water-Type Pokémon.

Round 5: Giant :ulticeclimbers: on Summit (Golden Forest)
Origin: 1080 Snowboarding is an extreme sports racing game, much like Wave Race (both games are somewhat connected by way of Ryota and Akari being siblings). Since the summit falls near water when it breaks off from the mountain, I figured I'd use that stage,

Round 6: :ultinkling::ultinklingboy:x9 (horde battle) on Wuhu Island (Wii Sports Resort)
Origin:
-Wii Sports Resort has wakeboarding
-The Inklings die instantly in water

Final Round: Master (and Crazy) Hand
Origin:
N/A


I know Wave Race isn't one of Nintendo's most well-known series, but I still want to see it given another chance through at least a fighter. If ARMS is anything to go by, series repped by Spirits and no fighters shouldn't be an issue at all!

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NOSTARSICK

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I loved Wave Race 64 as a kid! And i don't think he'd make it in at all, I'd be pretty excited for it! (but c'mon Nintendo let's us have more Wave Race)
 

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Perfect! Let me share a moveset idea for this guy.

Ryota Hayami

Coming from the Wave Race series, Ryota joins the battle in Smash Bros. As a fighter, his normal attacks are non projectile and mainly melee attacks, though some of his attacks use water that can push away foes. His special moves are...

B: Jet Ski Spin. Ryota spins on his jet ski, causing water coming from, somewhere, that can push enemies away.

B Side: Jet Ski Dash: Ryota uses his jet ski to dash at opponents, leaving a short trail of water on the ground, unless he does this on above platforms, which does not create water. The water acts like water from other stages, and characters can go in it. But after a short time, it disappears, and if the characters are in it by that time, they are ejected out of the water, so no one gets KOed from the water turning back into ground. But they might get KOed as they can get launched off stage, depending on the damage the opponent has taken.

B Up: Wave Rush: Ryoto uses his jet ski to ride a wave that goes upward, similar to Squirtle's Up B. It can cause damage.

B Down: Wave Charge: Ryoto does a pose that, over time, can increase the number on his on screen bottom icon. The charge can charge up to three times, and when using a special move after charging, Ryoto's other special moves become more powerful, which in turns decreases the number of charges by one.

Final Smash: Jet Ski Barrage: Ryoto charges at his enemies. If no one is hit, nothing happens, and if any are hit, a cutscene happens where the characters are in water, and Ryoto rides on his jet ski and hits his foes, sending them into the water and then sending them flying, possibly off screen. This is similar to Captain Falcon's Final Smash.

What do you all think?
 

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Perfect! Let me share a moveset idea for this guy.

Ryota Hayami

Coming from the Wave Race series, Ryota joins the battle in Smash Bros. As a fighter, his normal attacks are non projectile and mainly melee attacks, though some of his attacks use water that can push away foes. His special moves are...

B: Jet Ski Spin. Ryota spins on his jet ski, causing water coming from, somewhere, that can push enemies away.

B Side: Jet Ski Dash: Ryota uses his jet ski to dash at opponents, leaving a short trail of water on the ground, unless he does this on above platforms, which does not create water. The water acts like water from other stages, and characters can go in it. But after a short time, it disappears, and if the characters are in it by that time, they are ejected out of the water, so no one gets KOed from the water turning back into ground. But they might get KOed as they can get launched off stage, depending on the damage the opponent has taken.

B Up: Wave Rush: Ryoto uses his jet ski to ride a wave that goes upward, similar to Squirtle's Up B. It can cause damage.

B Down: Wave Charge: Ryoto does a pose that, over time, can increase the number on his on screen bottom icon. The charge can charge up to three times, and when using a special move after charging, Ryoto's other special moves become more powerful, which in turns decreases the number of charges by one.

Final Smash: Jet Ski Barrage: Ryoto charges at his enemies. If no one is hit, nothing happens, and if any are hit, a cutscene happens where the characters are in water, and Ryoto rides on his jet ski and hits his foes, sending them into the water and then sending them flying, possibly off screen. This is similar to Captain Falcon's Final Smash.

What do you all think?
Pretty creative, but I figure Ryota being on a jet ski the whole time might kind of hinder him.
 

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Pretty creative, but I figure Ryota being on a jet ski the whole time might kind of hinder him.
He isn't on it the whole time. He can still fight off the jet ski a lot of the time without having to resort to using it. The jet ski itself just comes out for some special moves.
 
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