7 Characters We Want In The Next Super Smash Bros.

by Ben Salter Featured 58 Comments 36 Votes 7412 Views 16/07/2012 Back to Articles
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada is uncertain about including Tekken characters in the next Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. He isn’t sure it’s what Smash Bros. fans want. But, hey! I’m a Smash Bros. fan, and I know what I want.

That means it’s time to take a look at seven characters that would make the next Super Smash Bros. game a memorable advancement, no matter how unlikely it might be.

Goku

You might remember him from: Dragon Ball Z

Namco currently holds the rights to the Dragon Ball video game adaptations. Namco Bandai is also co-developing Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo. BAM! Make it happen.

Aside from being a kick-ass fighter, rubbish driver, and all-round nice guy, Goku would suit the hectic style of Super Smash Bros. He’s also had a successful video game career with Nintendo since the NES days, even if his more popular games have been on handhelds instead of home consoles.

I’m not sure how the flying would work, and what other licensing requirements would been to be fulfilled, but those are all minor details. If you only bring one character with you, Namco, make it Goku.

Tom Nook

You might remember him from: Animal Crossing

Any man (raccoon dog thing, whatever) that wears nothing but an apron, sells you a house with an increasing mortgage, runs the only permanent shop in town and dabbles in the lucrative turnip market must know how to fight.

Tom Nook has made several appearances in the Super Smash Bros. franchise to date, but never as an active fighter. His time is now.

Dr. Eggman

You might remember him from: Sonic

This is what Smash Bros, and every brawler, has been missing: a fat white man with a giant moustache. How Robotnik would fight is up for debate, but the man is a genius with an arsenal of cool gadgets at his disposal to get his rounded-physique into a more forward motion.

Not only would it be hilarious, a mad scientist with 20 years of gaming pedigree opens up a world of new possibilities for the series. Plus, we can’t have Sonic again without a viable antagonist, can we?

Leon S. Kennedy

You might remember him from: Resident Evil 4

Leon S. Kennedy has to be the coolest guy going around. He might be my secret man crush, but that’s played no part in his appearing on this prestigious list...

Okay, maybe a small part, but there’s no denying his Nintendo heritage. Resident Evil 4 was a defining moment of last generation as a GameCube exclusive. Leon needs to return to an iconic Nintendo game, with a starring role in the next Super Smash Bros.

Croc

You might remember him from: Croc

Somebody please bring Croc back! He would be a fantastic addition to Super Smash Bros., because, well, it’s Croc! He’s got the moves, he’s got the style, and he would genuinely bring something unique to the gameplay.

The wide-eyed crocodile has appeared on numerous platforms, and needn’t limit his availability to Smash Bros. I would be a happy man to see him spring up in Smash Bros. and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

Ridley

You might remember him from: Metroid

Super Smash Bros. is lacking two things: Metroid characters and a big-ass dragon-like creator. The inclusion of Ridley would solve both of those gripes. Ridley has been around since the first Metroid game on SNES, but is perhaps better know as Meta Ridley from 2003’s Metroid Prime.

There’s no denying Ridley’s heritage. It’s about time he gets the Super Smash Bros. call up.

Mickey Mouse

You might remember him from: Epic Mickey

Disney Epic Mickey 2 might be diversifying onto other platforms, but that doesn’t stop the original being one of the most iconic third party exclusives on the Wii. Nintendo and Disney have a long history of working together. What better way to reaffirm that partnership than Disney’s mascot appearing alongside a legion of Nintendo’s?

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Goku would be the most used character ever lol
Robotnik wouldn't be the first fat white man with a moustache. . .

No Goku. I love DragonBall and its characters to death, but he'd feel out of place in Smash Bros, (imo) same goes for Mickey.

l3ailey said: Robotnik wouldn't be the first fat white man with a moustache. . .



Well played :P
I wish they hadn't started translating his name as Eggman, that is so much less cool than Robotnik it hurts.
Has Eggman ever fought without some kind of machine? That's why he would be out of place.

Ghirahim, on the other hand...

Pilkingbod said: Has Eggman ever fought without some kind of machine?

Don't think so.
I don't think Goku would be right in SSB4 and the guy from AC would not be good, like, what fighting can he even do?

I don't want them to get rid of Lucario but if they did I would want to see Victini.

Dixie Kong and King K. Rool are a must imo.

Also I want ALL veterans to be in SSB4.

Tsunamo said:

Pilkingbod said: Has Eggman ever fought without some kind of machine?

Don't think so.


He would make a perfect Assist Trophy cameo, but as a fighter? I don't think so...
Tails should be one. I agree with Ghirahim. Isn't Croc from the Sony franchise?

renagadez said: Tails should be one. I agree with Ghirahim. Isn't Croc from the Sony franchise?


argonaut software, who are dead
I am too cool for this. [MOG]

Bwahaha! This is not meant to be here!

My apologies.
Why Leon?

Of all the Resi characters, he's one of the worst imo.

Bloody Resi 4 fanboys/girls. [Rage]
Not tom nook, he wouldn't hurt a fly. I'd go for Leon, everyone else is stupid

Pilkingbod said:He would make a perfect Assist Trophy cameo

Yeah, for sure. There's alot of other characters from the Sonic games that are better choices than him as a second rep for the series.

Big the Cat [MOG]
If they make goku really Cartoonish, then Yes. Go ahead ;D
Goku ftw *_*

Tsunamo said:

Pilkingbod said:He would make a perfect Assist Trophy cameo

Yeah, for sure. There's alot of other characters from the Sonic games that are better choices than him as a second rep for the series.


FROGGY
tom nook would be utterly ****ing terrifying
Tailed Goku with his pole (Nyobiru?) would fit with everyone else quite well. Was Dragonball Origins a Nintendo exclusive?
They could always do Robotnik like... that girl from Marvel vs Capcom, just a little mech suit.
So keen for them to finally show some gameplay footage + screens or even release a character or 2. :L
This is the worst list I've ever seen and I'm glad you're not in charge of the roster.

Harsh but fair 7 Characters We Want In The Next Super Smash Bros.
Yeah, I agree with Blob. Not to be rude, but this list looks horrible.

There's no doubt that people want megaman in the next smash game since he was the second highest most wanted after sonic for brawl.

Goku and mickey mouse will definitely won't be in any smash games because I remember Sakurai saying he doesn't want any non-gaming characters to be in it. That's why the pokemon trainer in brawl isn't really ash but as 'red' in pokemon red.

People I want in the next game personally are dixie kong, king k rool and waluigi. [Derp]

Silence said: Was Dragonball Origins a Nintendo exclusive?

That and its sequel were, but I don't think they'd have worked well on any other platform.
tails and knuckles to join sonic and commander shepard along with liara (biotic abilities)

Blob said:
Harsh but fair


You can't declare your own comment to be "harsh but fair". That's for others to decide.

Pilkingbod said:

Blob said:
Harsh but fair


You can't declare your own comment to be "harsh but fair". That's for others to decide.


I do what I want 7 Characters We Want In The Next Super Smash Bros.
I can see kid Goku in this....as in power pole Goku.

renagadez said: I can see kid Goku in this....as in power pole Goku.



Yes please. [Derp]

Blob said:

Pilkingbod said:

Blob said:
Harsh but fair


You can't declare your own comment to be "harsh but fair". That's for others to decide.


I do what I want


Harsh but fair [Shifty]
How can people not think of Mickey as a good conclusion? The brush used in Epic Mickey could be used to create a diverse range of moves, eg, drawing a throwable item (much the same as Link can pick up his own bombs), etc.

It'd be epic.

As for characters "not fitting"..

Snake. That is all. Doubts = gone.

Harry said:
It'd be epic.


Oh, you.
Tom Nook? No. What would he do? Charge you more in the arena? Plus, I'd feel bad beating up on a little, elderly animal.

The rest, I'd be quite happy with.

@Tsunamo - Oh god yes. Big the Cat would be so good! xD

Matteh said:@Tsunamo - Oh god yes. Big the Cat would be so good! xD

Actually not going to happen, he's dead. Sega announced they wouldn't be using him in Sonic games anymore. :'@
Oh Ridley would be plain awesome, they should also put Dark Samus in the game [Derp]
Tails and megaman. and batman. :P

~BC~ said: I don't think Goku would be right in SSB4 and the guy from AC would not be good, like, what fighting can he even do?
I don't want them to get rid of Lucario but if they did I would want to see Victini.
Dixie Kong and King K. Rool are a must imo.
Also I want ALL veterans to be in SSB4.


veterans espesially roy
Yeah, most of these characters just really wouldn't work.
Snix
+
I want Knuckles.
They could create a spin-off fighting game from Sonic characters alone. There's so freaking many of them...
(probably already been said: )
ridley and tom nook made an appearance.

btw, who is "we" [Shifty]

tails said:btw, who is "we"

Ben, Ben, Ben and Ben :P
sonic nor snake seemed as if they would fit. goku has long been awaited.

Snix said: I want Knuckles.


yes and tails. definitely tails.
oh and shadow and metal sonic, maybe even as forms of sonic. some of the random trophies(the fighting ones) that nobody knew, but looked pretty cool to. this should've been a forum.

Pilkingbod said: They could create a spin-off fighting game from Sonic characters alone. There's so freaking many of them...




There was a Sonic fighting game before lol it wasn't very good however.
I want a Belmont in the next game for real! It's an NES classic Castlevania needs to be in this! NamcoBandi being in this means it's possible to have a Digimon in it since they make all the Digimon games! Think that might be cool to have a Digimon or 2 in here. My feelings on Goku being in a SB game isn't that he doesn't belong there if they put him in it I will play with him and not complain cause he is a hero of my generation anyways.
Not to be spaming with 3 comments in a row and someone may have said this, but in the Ridley description it says he's been in Metroid since the first game on the SNES the first Metroid was on the NES. :P
I always thought Crash Bandicoot and Earthworm Jim would work pretty damn well in a game like this.
dragonball goku not dbz

Tsunamo said: No Goku. I love DragonBall and its characters to death, but he'd feel out of place in Smash Bros, (imo) same goes for Mickey.


not the dragonball version not the dragonball z one though :P

Jordan171 said:not the dragonball version not the dragonball z one though

I'm kinda confused as to what you're saying here.
Oswald, Sora, and Megaman should definately be in the next one and mewtwo and Roy should return to the series
The only character on this list I can see making it is Ridley imho. Though all his recent appearances show him much bigger than Samus, or any other character for that matter. I can't see them scaling him down to his size from the original Metroid tbh, not to say I wouldn't like to see him join the roster though!

As for other chars I want, Tails, Shadow, Dixie, Daisy, Magnus from KI:Uprising, (I'd say Pittooey but that'll be a recolour :P ) and another Yoshi rep maybe (and modernize Yoshi too)
And make Link good! =_=
***Make an original NES mario, all pixel-like and wonderful.***
(This idea really excites me)

Furthermore, either Shadow or knuckles would kick as$

Goku would be great... can you imagine his final smash?!?!?! Although some of you think Goku would not be a correct fit for the game, I think that they could make him maybe a bit more cartoony. Some could argue that Snake doesn't have the right feel, but he worked out fine.

Bring back Mewtwo and make him good, he is the most powerful pokemon after all, right?

Speaking of pokemon, if they don't repeal the dissapointing trainer, then I could see them adding a Gen II trainer. Not that that would matter to me, because I don't like the idea for the trainer at all.

Eevee. Somehow incorporating evolution options, because it is likely that there will be a new eeveelution in Gen VI

Not Ridley, He isn't the right kind of villain in my opinion. It has to be a villain that isn't just an unrelatable monster. Dark Samus would be a more viable option I think.

Dr. Eggman would be great, I would see him kind of like Wario. Wario uses his motorcycle but just vaguely, they could incorporate one of Eggman's machines, preferably the one he uses at the beginning of Sonic XD, in a similar fashion. Also, call him Robotnik, Eggman really just doesn't do him justice

Bowser Jr. will definitely be in there, whether we want him or not. He is in too many of the other Mario games to not be included.

Ganon should be playable in the same way that Sheik is, except for Ganondorf. Make Ganon an independent character, not a crappy remake of Captain Falcon.

Add in Krystal or Slippy, because the Star Fox series is one of the best of Nintendo's works in my personal opinion, and they should play a bigger role with more characters than just three.

Lastly, now that Disney and Star Wars are intermingled...? I don't know if it's the right feel, but Anakin (is it sad that I'm not sure how to spell that?) with a feature to turn into Vader like Zelda becomes Sheik or simply Luke would be controversial additions. I would have to use them to know how I would feel about them. Plus, imagine smashing on the Deathstar...
In my overwhelmingly huge comment that I just realized I'f kind of ranted on... sorry... it seems that I have forgotten... (love)MEGAMAN!!! (love) one of the most classic games of all time, I would just about die if he wasn't included in SSB4
Another maybe would be Ancient Minister from the Subspace Emissary SSBB
This is such a bad list I made an account just to say it. Goku will NEVER get in Smash, it's for characters of video game ORIGINS. Same goes for Mickey. We already have the Villager, so we won't get Tom Nook, who was a bad idea anyway. Third party companies aren't going to get more than one representation, and I think Sonic out prioritises Dr. Eggman by a LOT. Leon is literally the worst idea I've ever seen someone think is resonable at ALL. Croc is a horrible idea, he's not well known at all. Smash Bros. is for ¨Nintendo's biggest all stars!¨ And most of these characters aren't owned by Nintendo. Riddley is the ONLY character on this list that has anything even CLOSE to a chance of getting in Smash. I wasn't trying to be mean with this, I'm trying to explain to you why this is bad.

Lacomie said: This is such a bad list I made an account just to say it. Goku will NEVER get in Smash, it's for characters of video game ORIGINS. Same goes for Mickey. We already have the Villager, so we won't get Tom Nook, who was a bad idea anyway. Third party companies aren't going to get more than one representation, and I think Sonic out prioritises Dr. Eggman by a LOT. Leon is literally the worst idea I've ever seen someone think is resonable at ALL. Croc is a horrible idea, he's not well known at all. Smash Bros. is for ¨Nintendo's biggest all stars!¨ And most of these characters aren't owned by Nintendo. Riddley is the ONLY character on this list that has anything even CLOSE to a chance of getting in Smash. I wasn't trying to be mean with this, I'm trying to explain to you why this is bad.


That is why the title is called "7 Characters We Want In The Next Super Smash Bros." Its what the editors want and wish to be put in the game, even if its not possible. :) he even mentioned that he doesn't know how the licensing works, but as far as what character he wants, its them :)
ill ban ben for his horrible thoughts

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