So, the Smash subreddit did a poll recently where they all voted for their most-wanted characters.
Looking at the top 10, these are actually surprisingly reasonable picks—Neither Ridley, nor Geno, nor GOKU even made the top 10!—but after looking over the top 100
, it turns out that they were only able to come up with 5 genuinely good (and realistic) ideas with a small handful of ideas that are good
, but are completely unrealistic. Pretty much all the rest are insane crack picks, and you can see for yourself.
Simon Belmont has been my #1 most wanted character since pre-Brawl, and I voted for him on the ballot, but I'm not going to pretend as if it's actually going to happen. I was pleased to discover that he got 22nd place, however—I guess people have some degree of taste after all.
Waluigi being the most wished-for character pleases me. After Simon, he's probably my second most wanted character, because I've always been that one weird guy who always picks Waluigi in Mario Party. I always thought he deserved a lot more love for being such a fun character, so it was nice to discover that people seem to feel the same way. That said, I do realize that the last thing Smash needs is more Mario characters—so, if they were to add Waluigi (which is probably not going to happen, if we're being completely realistic), you could have him replace Bowser Jr. or Rosalina & Luma. No one would care.
Shovel Knight being #2 makes sense, and I'm not opposed to him being in Smash either. I think I used to be, but after giving it some thought, I think it makes decent enough sense. That said, I still need to actually play Shovel Knight.
Banjo & Kazooie is whatever. I don't really care for them, as they were never part of my childhood. Old collect-a-thons are really fucking gross to play. If they absolutely MUST be in, I can accept them, but it's no skin off my back if they don't make it. It seems likely that they will, though. I wouldn't be surprised at all.
King K. Rool is a fucking stupid idea and people need to let the meme die. HE'S JUST A SHITTY BOWSER. Look at him. He is literally the exact same fucking character in every way, only he's stupider. I get that Smash needs more villains, and it also needs more heavy characters, and K. Rool fits both of those criteria—but I never actually want to look at him, because his design is so fucking terrible. He would stick out like a sore thumb in a sea of characters that actually have these inspired, iconic, and time-tested designs. Unless they completely reimagine him to make him look less like shit, or something, but even then, he's still lame as fuck.
Crash Bandicoot would just be stupid and jarring, mainly because he has nothing to do with Nintendo, and he's just kinda boring. I realize guest characters exist, but I just think there are much better options. But maybe I'm biased, because this is another character I never really grew up with, too.
Isaac from Golden Sun is one of those rare good ideas—but it's not happening, and everyone knows it.
Bandana Dee would be dumb. We don't really need more Kirby characters—especially not random shit like this.
Rex would be dogshit because Xenoblade is dogshit. That said, of ALL the shitty fucking ideas, Rex/Pyra are practically guaranteed to be in the game, and I'm so fucking pissed about that.
Sora is a good idea. Kingdom Hearts III is dropping fairly soon after twelve years of development hell, and it's a fairly iconic and important franchise, despite what anyone thinks of it, so I wouldn't be shocked at all, nor would I be disappointed, to see him make it in.
Decidueye is a given. I like Decidueye and all, but knowing that he's going to be in the game regardless
of what anyone actually wants kinda rubs me the wrong way. It was the same with Greninja. It just reeks of corporate cynicism to me, but whatever.
5/10 genuinely good ideas. I would've added Spring Man/Ribbon Girl to turn that into a 7/10, along with Shantae, Simon Belmont, and Sidon/Urbosa for the perfect 10/10 wish list.
Oh, and bring back Wolf, Snake, and ICs.
Get rid of Dark Pit, get rid of Bayonetta, and get rid of every FE character except Marth and Roy.