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Fan Voting Opens For Smash Bros Characters

by Donald Theriault - April 1, 2015, 3:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 56 Source: Nintendo Direct

Vote Chie or we can no longer be friends.

During today's Nintendo Direct, a fan vote was announced to determine the newest Smash Bros character after Lucas and Mewtwo.

The vote will be held starting today on SmashBros.com, and the number of write-in votes will determine which characters will be added.

Talkback

KhushrenadaApril 01, 2015

It's time to organize a fan campaign. First, no Ridley. Let's just get that out of the way. He's too big anyways.

I say, King K. Rool. Of all the characters to choose from out there, he's my number 1 choice and I'm hoping he gets a huge surge of votes and finally gets into a Smash Bros. game.

However, if people won't support this, then I'll just have to go to my fallback character and start a campaign for Bubsy, everyone's second choice character.

Mop it upApril 01, 2015

I know there are already a bunch of Mario reps, but I've always wanted Toad and still do.

SorenApril 01, 2015

Guys, please.


Ice Climbers Mike Jones.

Triforce HermitApril 01, 2015

Voted for Mog from Final Fantasy VI. I know its obscure, I know it probably won't happen, but I still think he would be a great character.

King K. Rool would also be a great addition. Like a Bowser clone.

Mop it upApril 01, 2015

Really though, there are plenty of characters I'd want if I could (like Mike Jones as someone else mentioned).

I wonder if I can cheat the system to vote multiple times...

KhushrenadaApril 01, 2015

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Vote Chie

Who's Chie?

broodwarsApril 01, 2015

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Vote Chie

Who's Chie?

She's a badass from Persona 4.

As for the fan voting, this can surely only end well.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 01, 2015

Kush how could you be so cruel?! The dreams of men will never die!

I just had son born last Monday! Don't you want to Congratulate me by voting Ridley?!

Vote Ridley! Pretty please!

Triforce HermitApril 01, 2015

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She's a badass from Persona 4.

I beg to differ :smug:

Interesting thought having Persona characters in Smash, but I feel like that would be something Sony would aim for in their Smash ripoff (I can't remember what its called).

Mop it upApril 01, 2015

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Kush how could you be so cruel?! The dreams of men will never die!

I just had son born last Monday! Don't you want to Congratulate me by voting Ridley?!

Vote Ridley! Pretty please!

Is your son named Ridley?

Spak-SpangApril 01, 2015

Voted for Bomberman...it is a long shot but still I want the character.

MagicCow64April 01, 2015

I hope Nintendo is prepared to ignore several hundred thousand Ridley votes. (I just did it too, and I don't even think he makes sense, I just want the meme to end.)

What would have been super awesome is if they announced this survey, and then said that the top two most-requested characters would get in no matter what, with preliminary models shown off at E3 as a big reveal (with obvious provisos about them having to be Nintendo characters wholly under their IP control, etc.). They'd get nuts amount of attention, and there could be some great troll campaigns for Tingle or whatever.

KhushrenadaApril 01, 2015

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Kush how could you be so cruel?! The dreams of men will never die!

Because I know how much you want him.

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Is your son named Ridley?

Good point. If you can prove that you officially named your boy Ridley, then I'll send in a vote for Ridley as well. I won't deny a man who cares that much about a character that he'd name his child after them.

Spak-SpangApril 01, 2015

Somebody should vote for Shovel Knight.

broodwarsApril 01, 2015

If we're going 3rd party characters, I'd be inclined to vote either Simon Belmont or Crono (from Chrono Trigger).

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterApril 01, 2015

Lets just say one of my twitter accounts is having a field day right now.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBjOwZEUsAA5KYb.jpg

necro909April 01, 2015

I voted for Daisy. It would be the only way they could get me to buy and play this game

ShyGuyApril 01, 2015

I voted for Metal Luigi /S

LucarioApril 01, 2015

Quote from: Khushrenada

It's time to organize a fan campaign. First, no Ridley. Let's just get that out of the way. He's too big anyways.

I say, King K. Rool. Of all the characters to choose from out there, he's my number 1 choice and I'm hoping he gets a huge surge of votes and finally gets into a Smash Bros. game.

However, if people won't support this, then I'll just have to go to my fallback character and start a campaign for Bubsy, everyone's second choice character.

lol bubsy!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTAlr5raV2U
Actually one of the only reviews that I disagree with Jon I grew up with the ORIGANAL bubsy and love it to the core.

kokumakerApril 01, 2015

Shovel Knight got my vote!!

StrawHousePigApril 01, 2015

Cranky Kong

"Because older gamers need a fighter they can relate to. A character that knows what real gameplay is all about. The way it used to be. When men were men and games didn't hold your hand like your mama when you need your nose wiped. He is the hero of our generation."

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 01, 2015

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Quote from: Caterkiller

Kush how could you be so cruel?! The dreams of men will never die!

I just had son born last Monday! Don't you want to Congratulate me by voting Ridley?!

Vote Ridley! Pretty please!

Is your son named Ridley?

Nah, my wife wouldn't have any of that. But his name does have a R a Y a D and E in it! Ryder isn't too far off from the spelling of Ridley!

Luigi DudeApril 01, 2015

Can't decide who I'll vote for since there's a lot a choices I'd like to see.  Of course it won't matter since I imagine Sakurai already has a list of characters he's decided potential movesets for anyway and it'll end up being which one of those gets the most votes that gets in.

Knowing Sakurai he'll announce at E3 that Ridley was the winner but reveal a different character will be playable anyway and then just laugh his ass off for 3 minutes straight.  Don't worry, they'll have an alternate custom choice that involves them wearing a Ridley hat for maximum trolling.

AdrockApril 01, 2015

I have my doubts that this fan voting has anything to do with the current games. Due to how long it takes to develop and balance characters, DLC characters are likely already chosen and being worked on. Fan votes will be saved for a sequel.

I suppose fan votes could also be turned into Mii costumes which sounds like Occam's Razor for Super Smash Bros. trolling.

Spak-SpangApril 01, 2015

I am sure they are betting that the fan votes will go to obvious choices of characters that were left out.


I want Wolf.
I want Snake.
I want Ice Climbers.


(I am positive we will magically get Ice Climbers working for the games.)


These clones will be the easiest to pull off and balance for maximum efficiency.  I predict most of these characters will be released this year and a few early next year and that is all. 

I reiterate:

https://33.media.tumblr.com/e21017d460a74754eb38bc50b31ff0be/tumblr_nkhdoqmQXs1s71ftzo1_400.gif

Nile Boogie ReturnsApril 02, 2015

WONDER FUCKING RED!


Search your feelings you know it to be true!

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 02, 2015

For those of you who may vote Ridley add one of these 2 video links into your description!

1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39QYYVkM70Y&list=LL3rRmCCic4lkRJ1EfIiiNwA&index=6

2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_TlZ_zeTlo

https://cp.nintendo.co.jp/us/

My other favorites like K Rool, Dixie or Wolf seem like they have very good chances. Ridley needs convincing! Help me out guys!

Ian SaneApril 02, 2015

I can't help but try to think of a character that *I* would like to see but SSB fanboys would not.  I don't care much for Tingle so that makes it hard.  Adam from Other M, maybe?  No, wait that would piss ME off.  Maybe Slippy Toad with his girly voice would work.

Maybe I should just write in characters like Joanna Dark, Banjo, Conker and the Jet Force Gemini team as my own little way to stick it to Nintendo.  Back in 2000 or so I figured those character would eventually make their way into SSB anyway.  They were all seen as "Nintendo characters" back then.

Or I can just write in Capcom characters to nudge things towards Capcom vs. SSB!

luckyrabbitApril 02, 2015

the farmer from harvest moon, who's with me?

KhushrenadaApril 02, 2015

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Adam from Other M, maybe?  No, wait that would piss ME off.

Looks like I know who I'm voting for now.

But in all seriousness,

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Maybe I should just write in characters like Joanna Dark, Banjo, Conker and the Jet Force Gemini team as my own little way to stick it to Nintendo. 

Wow, man. Is that your life now? What a way to stick it to them. You've really nailed them on that one. Now, Iwata is going to resign and someone else will replace him and make the console of your wildest dreams with brand new IP's galore and new industry standard game designs created in all their franchises with third parties flocking like mad to the console........... And then you'll still complain about it.

I mean...

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Back in 2000 or so I figured those character would eventually make their way into SSB anyway.  They were all seen as "Nintendo characters" back then.

Sure. And then Rare was sold in 2002 which means some of those characters listed have belonged to Microsoft/Rare for over twice as long as they ever belonged to Nintendo/Rare. I'd suggest you move on with your life but medical studies have shown that people who harbor grudges shorten their lifespan because the bitterness causes them to age faster and it puts a lot of stress on their heart so one way or another you'll eventually stop complaining about everything Nintendo.

And that's how you stick it someone. Boom! Roasted.

Ian SaneApril 02, 2015

Khush I think you're taking my post way too seriously.


...except for the Capcom vs. SSB part.  That would be awesome!

KhushrenadaApril 02, 2015

Not too seriously. I just found your phrase of sticking it Nintendo so appealing that I used it as a springboard of how you really "stick it" to someone at the expense of your perceived negativity here. Just trying to get a laugh using your post against you because I'm evil like that.

Mop it upApril 02, 2015

I'm going to vote for Dr. Luigi.

SorenApril 02, 2015

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...Just trying to get a laugh using your post...

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I'm going to vote for Dr. Luigi.

Modern comedy at its finest.

KhushrenadaApril 02, 2015

And people wonder why sitcom's are dying..... All the comedy gold is on these forums!!! That's why.

broodwarsApril 03, 2015

Nintendo's apparently saying on Facebook that they're only accepting submissions for Nintendo-owned characters, so basically this entire fan voting is just to see which clones from Brawl return and in what order.

Nile Boogie ReturnsApril 03, 2015

Quote from: broodwars

Nintendo's apparently saying on Facebook that they're only accepting submissions for Nintendo-owned characters, so basically this entire fan voting is just to see which clones from Brawl return and in what order.

Wonder Red is nobodies clone!

mynameisBladeApril 03, 2015


Hello fellow Donkey Kong enthusiasts!!!
NOW is the time! NOW is our chance!
Now we can get another character into the BRAND NEW Smash Bros game!!!
And who would we like as DLC?
A brand NEW DK character of course.
No other franchise deserves it like DK.
VOTE KING K. ROOL and/or Dixie Kong Here NOW>>>
https://cp.nintendo.co.jp/us/ and happy SMASHing!!!
Glory to the King :)

AdrockApril 03, 2015

My top two picks are already Assist Trophies (Midna and Dark Samus). My third choice is third party but currently exclusive (Bayonetta).

Realistically, I think an Inkling from Splatoon has the best chance: first party, new IP, and nothing like existing characters.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 03, 2015

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/820/959/ea2.jpg

Why not Waluigi?

Because f**k Waluigi.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 03, 2015

Assist trophy or not vote for who you want please! Think about the Pac man ghosts. An attack for Pac Man and an assist trophy! That's not all, AND a stage hazard for the same characters!

At the very least voting now gives hope for the next game. For now though it's not like its impossible to make the Takamuru assist trophy just not be available when Takamaru himself is chosen as a fighter.

SalamanderNipsApril 04, 2015

I have three ideas for my vote (still unsure)


I was thinking Donkey Kong games dont have very much coverage in smash 4, so Dixie Kong could be a cool choice. I was thinking through the DK characters and she seemed the coolest, runners up for me were Donkey Kong Junior and K. Rool.


Isaac from Golden Sun was my second one, I mean, its a nintendo franchise that has remained practically untouched by Sakurai, other than him being an assist trophy in brawl. Idk, could be cool, he seems like he'd fit in perfectly.


My other choice is Vaati from Minish Cap, Four swords etc. He could have some rad moves, plus a sick final smash. The only thing that steers me away from Vaati is the abundance of Zelda characters.


Considering voting Shovel knight, but i feel like they're more likely to choose a nintendo character -.-


Any thoughts on this?



AdrockApril 04, 2015

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At the very least voting now gives hope for the next game. For now though it's not like its impossible to make the Takamuru assist trophy just not be available when Takamaru himself is chosen as a fighter.

Sakurai recently admitted that Takamaru was originally planned as a playable character, but he decided the character didn't have enough international appeal which is a shame. People will get over it, and if they don't, who cares about them? I'm not familiar with Takamaru outside of cursory googling. However, there's a case to be made that Takamaru could be a really unique playable character.

Sakurai also previously stated that characters from series that have no future are rarely chosen. I understand that sentiment though being included in Super Smash Bros. can breathe new life into the characters and the series (e.g. Kid Icarus). At this point, all the usual suspects, the major characters have made the roster (except for maybe Ridley) so for DLC and future installments, I'd like all Nintendo characters to be considered as long as they can bring something new and unique to the table.

I'd be fine with Daisy as a Peach alt though she really should have been a clone over Dr. Mario. When I get home, I'll probably cast my vote for Midna.

nickmitchApril 04, 2015

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Because f**k Waluigi.

Those are fighting words.

Mop it upApril 04, 2015

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Sakurai also previously stated that characters from series that have no future are rarely chosen.

I wonder if this means we'll get a new Duck Hunt soon...

broodwarsApril 04, 2015

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Sakurai also previously stated that characters from series that have no future are rarely chosen.

I wonder if this means we'll get a new Duck Hunt soon...

I assume the Wii U VC port of the original Duck Hunt probably sufficed there.

Does that mean they think the Mother series has a future?

AdrockApril 04, 2015

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Quote from: Adrock

Sakurai also previously stated that characters from series that have no future are rarely chosen.

I wonder if this means we'll get a new Duck Hunt soon...

To be fair, Sakurai specifically said "rarely," not "never." Ultimately, he has final say and will pick a character if he thinks it works.

As for Mother, Lucas was supposed to replace Ness in Melee before Mother 64 was cancelled. Then, Lucas was already in Brawl before Shiesato Itoi said he doesn't plan on continuing the series. Maybe we'll see Paula and/or Kumatora was Ness and Lucas alts, but there's probably very little chance of seeing Poo or Claus.

nickmitchApril 04, 2015

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Does that mean they think the Mother series has a future?

Well, there's always hope?

ejamerApril 04, 2015

So it's first-party only?  Too bad - I'd love to see Shantae in the lineup and think she could be made to fit pretty easily. Oh well.


Ridley by default, just because.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 05, 2015

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So it's first-party only?  Too bad - I'd love to see Shantae in the lineup and think she could be made to fit pretty easily. Oh well.


Ridley by default, just because.

That a boy! Vote Ridley!

Though I will say the Facebook page isn't absolute. We've gotten word from a Nintendo rep that all characters will be taken into consideration. Just keep in mind the highest vote doesn't guarantee a character.

nickmitchApril 07, 2015

I wonder if this vote is just a ploy to get devs to want to make games for the Wii U.

ShyGuyApril 07, 2015

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I wonder if this vote is just a ploy to get devs to want to make games for the Wii U.

Arkham Batman for Smash or Deus Ex Adam Jensen for Smash.... decisions, decisions...

GaziSalahuddinApril 08, 2015

I would like to vote for Ridley.

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