Top 10 Most Wanted Super Smash Bros. 4 Newcomers

Super Smash Bros. games feature a unique blend of characters, each with their own special abilities and moves, making every match an exciting and unpredictable event. But let’s talk about something that’s been on everyone's mind - the newcomers.

Who is the most wanted newcomer for Super Smash Bros. 4? Is it a classic Nintendo character yet to make their debut? Or perhaps a character from a third-party franchise, following in the footsteps of Sonic, Mega Man, or Pac-Man? The possibilities are endless.
The Top Ten
1 Shadow Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

Shadow the Hedgehog is my favorite character in the Sonic franchise. He is the second most popular Sonic character, behind Sonic himself. Some people say that if he were playable, he would be a complete clone of Sonic. I highly disagree. Although he might have the spin dash and some of Sonic's other abilities, he also has the Chaos Force.

Imagine his back grab attack: Shadow grabs his opponent, quickly warps behind him, and kicks him. That would be an awesome reference to that one scene in Sonic 06. Plus, his Chaos Control would be great for warping around the stage. He could charge up a Chaos Spear and then release it for a powerful charge shot.

Sonic Battle shows that he has different attacks he could use with the Chaos Force. For example, he could snap his fingers to spawn a blast of chaos energy in front of him. This would make a great smash attack. His Final Smash should either be Chaos Blast or Super Shadow. I would personally prefer Super Shadow because Shadow's super form hasn't been brought back in four years. It would be great to see it return.

2 Megaman Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.

Shadow ranked higher than Mega Man? Seriously? The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has gone straight downhill, while Mega Man, although failing to make the jump to 3D, had creators who knew when to stop. Mega Man has been a part of gaming for over 25 years. By the time Shadow was introduced to the Sonic franchise, several additional, annoying characters had already been included (for those of you who are big fans of Sonic, I need not give examples). This is not to say that Shadow is bad, but he is a side character in a franchise that has declined. When compared to Mega Man, Mega Man is significantly more substantial.

3 Mewtwo Mewtwo is a psychic-type Legendary Pokémon from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. Designed by Ken Sugimori, it made its first appearance in the games Pokémon Red and Blue. It was created by Dr. Fuji using gene splicing in an attempt to clone Mew. In the Pokémon games, it's infamously... read more

Mewtwo was meant to be in every Smash game thus far but only actually made it once. Mewtwo has been around since Gen 1 and is making a major comeback with his new evolutions in Gen 6! Lucario was the popular Pokémon during Brawl, but now, an already popular character is gaining even more popularity. Mewtwo is a no-brainer, and even Sakurai is considering him for SSB4.

Mewtwo is the closest thing to an actual villain to represent the Pokémon series (aside from Meowth, perhaps). Mario has Bowser, Link has Ganondorf, Kirby has King Dedede, and Fox has Wolf. Pokémon, along with Earthbound, Fire Emblem, Metroid, and Donkey Kong, need a villain to represent the series. All this is unlikely for SSB4, due to roster cuts, but I sure hope these villains make it.

4 Krystal

Krystal would be an awesome character to include as the fourth StarFox character in the new Smash Bros. game! She would be a middleweight but lighter than Fox, wearing her Assault outfit. She could attack opponents with her staff and also shoot them with her gatling gun. She is my top choice for the next Smash Bros. game, even surpassing Mega Man. I'm not a fan of Mega Man!

Overall, she could use two barriers from StarFox Assault to shield herself from players, and her telepathy would be a cool addition. But to deal massive damage, her staff's Super Ground Quake move would be devastating. This formidable character would go toe to toe with many others in the arena! - Fox Rhea

5 Sora

Within the handheld games, there was the choice of command choices. The attack range is just so wide from there! Of course, the game couldn't implement all of the attacks, but a decent mixture would do great. He can obviously use magic and his forms. His attacks in Smash could range from his basic hits to his use of magic or command attacks.

And since given the choice of costumes, with all his different drive forms and costume choices (especially with his new outfit in Kingdom Hearts 3), he's provided quite a bit of costume choice to the player. His Smash would actually be amazing in his Final Form, seeing as how it is his most powerful. I don't think he'd be overpowered. I believe he will be very balanced and an enjoyment to play as.

6 Ghirahim Ghirahim is the central antagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. He is an immensely powerful Demon Lord born from Demise's sword. He aims to capture Zelda, the reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia, and use her to free his master, Demise the Demon King.

Ghirahim is an interesting character. When I fought him in Skyward Sword, he proved to be a formidable opponent. Aside from The Imprisoned, he's my favorite character. I like how he wields his own sword, even though he doesn't actually need one. It would be awesome if he dramatically threw off his cape and flipped his bangs before entering battle.

As for one of his alternate costumes/skins, he should have his demon form. When facing a sword-wielding character like Ike, for instance, he could catch their attacks between his middle and index fingers as a block. Another great idea would be his Final Smash, where he summons the Imprisoned and rides on its back, sending all players off-screen. One of his taunts should involve him sticking his tongue out at his opponents.

For his attacks, he could throw out multiple spades, teleport behind the opponents, and repeat the action. It would be truly amazing if he caught an opponent in the midst of their attack with a spade line, brought them closer, and held them by their neck while simultaneously dealing damage and taunting them. Moreover, when battling against Link or any other Legend of Zelda character, he should display extra aggressiveness.

Furthermore, Fi should also be included as an assist trophy. While unrelated to Sir Ghirahim, it would be cool to have either Fi or Midna as an assist trophy.

Ghirahim would be an excellent addition to the game and would certainly fit in well. Additionally, it would be really cool if his theme song was included, especially if custom stages are allowed again.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I sincerely hope Ghirahim makes it into the game!

7 King K Rool King K. Rool is a fictional anthropomorphic crocodile and the main antagonist of Nintendo's Donkey Kong video game franchise, as well as the archenemy of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

I feel that King K Rool would be such a great addition to Super Smash Bros. He wouldn't just be another pointless character that brings nothing to the game. King K Rool would be an awesome character with a great moveset. I could see him having a lot of potential. Also, the Donkey Kong series is in need of another representative, and the game is in need of more villains. King K Rool is the perfect solution.

He has more potential for awesome attacks in a single boss fight than most characters do in their entire catalog of appearances. The Donkey Kong series should also get at least as many characters as the inferior Star Fox and Kirby series.

8 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. He is the youngest son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

Come on... You've got to admit it. That combo would be pretty badass. Imagine this: you're at home, playing your new SSB4 game, you're on classic mode, you win, and then - gasp - there's a new character, Bowser Jr., who can transform into Shadow Mario. Hell yeah, you're thinking. Well, just imagine the cool moveset. Clawing, fire-breathing, spinning across in your shell, then, when they least expect it, whoosh, you're Shadow Mario, throwing goop, teleporting, swinging the paintbrush. And for his final smash, if they don't remove it, he summons one of those polluted Piranha Plants on the stage.

9 Ridley Ridley is a villain from the Metroid series and a character from the Super Smash Bros. series. He's Samus Aran's archenemy and has been fighting her since day one with the first Metroid game in 1986. When Samus was three years old, Ridley murdered her parents in front of her. He is a member of the Space... read more

Come on, we're talking about the most iconic villain of Metroid. He's been in every Smash Bros. game to date and was so close to making it in Brawl. Heck, Sakurai was even interviewed regarding his absence. He knows we want him in. Ridley was the one who made Samus who she is and has been in almost every Metroid game in some form or another. He is hands down the most obvious choice for a villain representative.

And don't tell me he's "too big". Olimar is the size of a quarter in his game. Resizing happens.

Why wouldn't you want to play as a plasma-breathing cyborg space dragon?!

10 Little Mac Little Mac is a fictional boxer and the main protagonist in Nintendo's Punch-Out!! series of video games. He first appeared in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!. He is the smallest and youngest of all the boxers in the games, being only 17 years old across all Punch-Out!! games. His signature attack is the "Star... read more

Little Mac is already an assist trophy in Brawl, and one of the few that acts similarly to a playable fighter. That alone makes him a good candidate for a promotion to Playable Fighter position in Smash 4. Add to that Punch-Out!'s recent comeback on the Wii, the boxing ring shown off in the trailers, and the fact that Little Mac hails from a fighting game anyway. I'd say the odds are high that we'll be seeing Little Mac enter the ring in 2014.

Little Mac has big chances to be in the next game. The Punch-Out! series has revived on Wii. He is a great fighter and will fit very well in a Super Smash Bros. game. Some people say that Little Mac doesn't have good attacks, but Nintendo can prove the contrary. Go Mac baby, GO!

The Contenders
11 Tails Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.

Remember the Sonic and Tails in Melee April Fools' joke? Initially, it wasn't a joke at all. Sonic was planned for Melee but was cut due to time constraints. He was included in Brawl, and Tails was also planned for it, but was cut once again for the same reasons. With the significant efforts put into this new Smash Bros., I'd say out of all the characters on this list, Tails, Pac-Man, and Dixie Kong are the most likely. As much as I would love to play as our favorite bear and bird, or even the little fire-breathing son of a tyrant turtle, they seem less likely to make it to the main roster.

12 Geno

It would make sense to include Geno, as his moves are already essentially predetermined from Super Mario RPG and would be easy to incorporate into Smash Bros. Besides, if they can use other "one game characters" in the series, why not pick one who many people would enjoy seeing added to the roster? I mean, seriously, Wii Fit Trainer? I'd much rather see Geno as a playable character.

If they can include other "non-Nintendo" characters and obtain the rights for them, why not Geno too? It doesn't make sense that Nintendo would spend the money to include him in Super Mario Superstar Saga, or whatever game that was, and not put him in one of the most popular games for Nintendo. I did happen to see that you battle him in the upcoming Smash Bros. Why would they also spend the money to include him in the game as a "new challenger" but not as a playable character? I just hope Square and Nintendo consider him for this game or maybe even the next one. Geno has always been very popular, and many people besides myself would love to play as him again someday.

13 Chrom/Lucina

I think I would rather enjoy playing as Lucina more than Chrom. Although Chrom is really cool, I still prefer Lucina. However, I would really love to play as Anna, and I hope she joins the brawl. I REALLY hope she joins the brawl! Anna is awesome, and I would love to compete against my older sister with Anna the Trickster.

I also think Avatar would be cool, but that wouldn't make much sense unless he or she has different skins like in Brawl. But out of all, I think Anna should join. If not Anna, then Lucina.

14 Saki Amamiya

Saki has a great arsenal of weapons, including his gun for range and its ability to transform into a beam for melee combos. He can also transform into a giant monster ruffian, which would be awesome as a Final Smash. Not only that, but he was featured as an assist trophy in the last game and his own series has had a sequel on the Wii. Although he remains very Japanese, it would be an awesome addition to the roster, story-wise and gameplay-wise.

15 Waluigi Waluigi is a lanky self-centered, brusque young lad as he is considered evil and the main rival of Luigi. Waluigi is shown causing local havoc in most games he appears in alongside his partner Wario. Waluigi is not instinctively evil or the antagonist (not counting DDR), as a matter of fact, he shows... read more

Everyone wants Waluigi! He can represent all the spinoff games with his moves. His standard special would be serving tennis balls at enemies. His side smash could be the Liar Ball from Mario Super Sluggers, where he throws a big baseball that turns into a little one when it hits people. The big one would do more damage, but the little one could break shields.

The down smash could be like Game and Watch's judge, where he hits a Mario Party block and it falls on the enemy, with a 10 being an OHKO. As for his Up Smash, he could get in a Mario Kart, a ramp would appear in front of him, he would go up the ramp, and then parachute back. And his Final Smash would be his Mega Strike!

16 Palutena Palutena is a character from Kid Icarus (1987), Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (1991), and Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012). She is also a playable character in Super Smash Brothers for 3DS and WiiU (2014), and in Super Smash Brothers: Ultimate (2018). She is the goddess of light and ruler of Angel Land,... read more

I have issues with Peach, Zelda, Samus, and Nana. We need more respectable women who don't need men to save them, or in Samus's case, wear skin-tight outfits. They've done a great job with Rosalina and Wii Fit Trainer. After playing Kid Icarus: Uprising, it's difficult to want anybody more than the intelligent, pretty, kind, and caring Lady Palutena. I'd also like to see Dixie Kong and Lucina (from Fire Emblem) battle it out with some awesome ladies.

Palutena would be amazing. We need more girls in Smash Bros, and Palutena could certainly kick serious butt!

17 Pacman

Pac-Man should be in it. First, Namco is helping make Smash Bros 4. Second, the ghosts could be one boss made of twenty. Third, think of the stages. They had this weird Mario stage in Brawl. Fourth, he's just the perfect guy for Brawl. Fifth, he can use his tongue for his moveset. I'm not talking about the really bad show. I'm talking about the Pac-Man that had arms and legs, which was cool.

I would actually be interested in this. I am aware Pac-Man is not exactly suited for a fighting game, but he is still a classic character, and I am curious to see how they would work him in. Also, the final smash described in the top comment is a great idea.

18 Lloyd Irving

Lloyd appeared in Soul Calibur as a guest sword wielder. Another guest who appeared in the Soul Calibur franchise was Link. Lloyd seems like an addition that would keep the game interesting, adding a different character status and fighting style.

When they first announced that third-party characters would be included in Brawl, Lloyd Irving was one of the characters that I hoped for the most. His moveset (down-B for Sword Rain, B for Demon Fang, for example) would fit perfectly into the series. Actually, a lot of time and effort was put into making a Lloyd Irving mod of Wolf for Brawl. So, with Namco Bandai being one of the developers of Smash Bros.'s newest installment, the time seems right for Lloyd Irving to join the fray.

19 Shulk Shulk is a fictional character and the protagonist from Monolith Soft's 2010 role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles, part of their overarching Xeno series of video games.

Shulk is the star of a franchise. He was the star of one of the best games on the Wii. He will be the star of an upcoming game on the Wii U. He would have an amazing moveset even though he is a swordsman. Shulk's addition would also work as publicity for Xenoblade and X. Star character, great moveset, and a money maker. Shulk will definitely be in the new Smash Bros.

I really enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles, and I believe if Shulk is added, the franchise will become much more popular and given more respect.

20 Zoroark Zoroark is a dark type Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game freak's Pokémon franchise. It evolves from zorua at level 30.
21 Midna The Twilight Princess herself, Midna was transformed into an imp by Zant, who usurped her and turned her subjects into monsters. She set out to retrieve the Fused Shadows so she could take down Zant and save her kingdom.

I understand why Mewtwo is above Midna, but not really anyone else! Are people still voting for the confirmed Mega Man? That would be odd. Anyway, Midna is a beautiful female addition with multiple forms, each with their own potential. She has the best character development out of any Nintendo character I can think of. She's the best Nintendo princess, with Rosalina and Zelda closely following (Daisy is hilarious. She's good too). I'm glad she's number 9, and I hope people realize her large chances of being the companion-type character in Zelda U, or maybe a whole new character type!

She doesn't use a sword but could use the Twilight Sword if she wanted to. We need more magic-type characters: telekinesis, shape-shifting, and other dark magic! Go Midna!

22 Zero

We already have Megaman, so why not? He could be the Roy to Megaman's Marth, kind of like when the Fire Emblem characters were added to Smash Bros. They'd be different enough from each other that they couldn't be considered "clones," which has upset a lot of SSB fans over the years. If nothing else, make Zero an alternate skin for Megaman. That would take no time at all and would look absolutely badass.

Zero is amazing! His saber and buster could become an epic combo. Imagine for a smash, he could use a cannon-level charge shot to wipe out everybody! Get more votes, Zero! We are counting on you.

23 Kamek Kamek is a common enemy in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He usually appears in New Super Mario Bros. Games, Super Mario Bros. Games, or other similar games. He also appears in spinoff titles, like Mario Party, in which he is not a playable character but creates an obstacle for the players on their way... read more

Kamek is my favorite character of all time, and I wanted him to be playable since Melee!

I agree, he should at least be in Mario Kart.

Kamek would be really fun to play as!

24 Crash Bandicoot

And don't forget to also put Crash Bandicoot in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a playable third-party character, please Nintendo.

Crash Bandicoot encounters Princess Daisy and Rosalina from the Mario franchise.

Crash Bandicoot would be awesome!

25 Pokemon Trainer 2

New pokemon, new movesets, new alts based on male and female trainers from newer gens.

Should have an updated trainer obviously because it is a newer game

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