10 Perfect Smash Bros Characters
It’s becoming clear that Nintendo has no plans to stop adding characters to its vaunted Super Smash Bros, roster. Specifically, the latest iteration of the game – Smash Bros. Ultimate – is blowing away its predecessors with a massive roster of playable characters, including everyone from past games and continual DLC additions. And with the recent announcement that Fatal Fury’s Terry would be joining up, it’s clear that Nintendo isn’t just planning to stick to household names, either.
The company is turning what was once a sort of in-house brawl of lovable Nintendo characters into something that expands beyond the Nintendo universe. It seems that the developers and those in charge are even willing to work out deals to host non-Nintendo characters within Smash Bros. Ultimate.
10 Perfect Smash Bros Characters
10 perfect smash bros characters, both within and beyond Nintendo! who could make for fun additions to the Smash Bros world.
1. Geno (Super Mario RPG)
We aren’t the first to suggest that Geno should be roped into Smash Bros. In fact, Nintendo fans have been calling for Geno to appear in something for years now. For those who don’t know the character, he debuted in Super Mario RPG as a sort of fairy doll. More specifically, he’s a doll who is brought to life by a sort of alien force, and he turns into a formidable ally of Mario’s, armed with detachable hand cannons and finger bullets. He’s just the sort of character the Smash Bros. series thrives with - someone nostalgic, battle-oriented, and flat-out fun - so he’d be our top choice at this point.
2. Jonathan Jones (Super Mario RPG)
We won’t harp on Super Mario RPG too much, but Jonathan Jones is another character from the game who would make for a fun addition, if the folks behind Smash Bros. prefer to go a more obscure route. Jones is essentially a pirate shark - one who begins as an adversary but becomes a friend, and who fights with a trident. He could be a lot of fun in a game like this (particularly if he had a special attack that could summon the squid that inhabits his ship in RPG).
3. Kass (The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild)
There are actually a few sources out there who have suggested that Kass be brought over from Breath Of the Wild, despite the fact that the giant minstrel bird doesn’t actually fight in his own game. It’s a polarizing idea, but in a way the situation is simply that Breath Of The Wild is too good of a Nintendo game not to have more Smash Bros. representation. Kass wouldn’t be the first non-warrior re-purposed for brawler activity.
4 .Talion (Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor
Talion is not a Nintendo-specific character by any means. he’s the protagonist of the Lord Of The Rings-inspired game Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor - though even in that context, he doesn’t exactly match LOTR canon. Whatever the case may be though, he’s one of the most compelling warrior protagonists in modern adventure gaming, and that alone would make him a fun addition to Smash Bros. Ultimate.
5. Dhalsim (Street Fighter)
Street Fighter characters have already made their way into the Smash Bros. franchise (namely Ken and Ryu), so the simple idea here is that more ought to be brought aboard at some point. Frankly, any recognizable character would be fun: Blanka, Vega, E. Honda, etc. But there might not be another character more indelibly tied to the series than Dhalsim, and while his extreme stretchiness makes him difficult to master in Street Fighter games, it might be a very fun attribute in a Smash Bros. level.
6. Agent 47 (Hitman)
Agent 47 of the Hitman series is not a Nintendo property, but he actually is a character who’s already branched out fairly effectively in the gaming world. While he’s best known for the strategic assassin console games that made him famous, he’s also appeared in mobile games, such as the puzzle-like Hitman GO and the point-and-shoot Hitman Sniper. The free pokies sites from New Zealand and a few other online casino platforms also host Agent 47 as the centerpiece of an arcade pokies reel, where the slots are filled with images from the series. Given all of this success across the gaming world, his general irreconcilability, and his combat-oriented nature, he’d be a great addition to Smash Bros.
7. Vincent Van Gore (Luigi’s Mansion)
It’s somewhat shocking that there isn’t yet a playable ghost from the Luigi’s Mansion series in Smash Bros. Granted these aren’t really physically combative characters as we know them, but that shouldn’t stop the Smash Bros. developers. Any of the main ghost characters would do, but we’re partial to the delightfully cranky Vincent Van Gore.
8. Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
Travis Touchdown is another character who’s been suggested here and there as a potential addition, and he may actually be one of the easier ones given that he’s most closely associated with Nintendo already. For those who don’t know this character he’s a sort of light-sword-wielding punk hero from No More Heroes. This was an almost Grand Theft Auto-like, vaguely Anime-ish romp of a game, and while it probably wasn’t as popular as it should have been, there would be plenty of Smash Bros. players who would be delighted to see Travis in action.
9. Goku (Dragon Ball FighterZ)
It’s been said that Smash Bros. will not be adding Goku, the famous hero from Dragon Ball Z and related games. But this was also said on the grounds that the series would only feature video game characters (as opposed to TV or film heroes) - which doesn’t seem to make much sense given that Goku has appeared in video games. Here’s hoping there’s an adjustment in thinking, because it’s hard to imagine bigger Smash Bros. news than the addition of this beloved character.
10. Tony Hawk (Tony Hawk Pro Skater)
Yes, Tony Hawk is a real person in the real world, and yes that makes this a strange idea. However, Hawk is also one of the most important, influential, and renowned video game characters of the last 20 years, when you think about the impact of his “Pro Skater” series. That would make him a worthy addition, and the idea of skateboarding around a level doing attacks with Tony Hawk’s skateboard is pure fun - which is ultimately what this series has always been all about.
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