Original meme I will have to credit later. I can't remember who made this and I tweaked it to have 20 characters rather than ten.
With the suggestion polls for Smash coming to a close soon, I gotta get these ideas out there quick to hopefully inspire some last minute votes from people. Here are my top 20 picks for Smash Bros fighters.
Mickey Mouse (Epic Mickey): You are probably thinking its hypocritical of me to want a cartoon character in when earlier I ranted about anime characters not being suited for this game. But think of it this way. During the 90s and even up through the 2000s to today Mickey Mouse has been featured in a lot of video games and I will admit that some of my fondest memories of the character were on his Sega Genesis and Game Gear system games. I'm sure a lot of people remember him for video games rather than cartoons these days. With that thought, isn't it fair enough to consider him a video game character? And to celebrate the two platforms he's been on, Epic Mickey brought us a memorable game and a nostalgia rush of his cartoons. I think he'd make a good character with a lot of options for fighting.
Orta (Panzer Dragoon Orta): I love Nintendo but Sega holds a special place in my heart too and Sega, with all of its financial woes and inability to make the sort of money it used to from a western audience, needs to start reminding people that they have more to offer than just Sonic The Hedgehog. So let's reintroduce some of their forgotten gems on this game. My first vote goes to Orta from Panzer Dragoon. While not on her trusted steed Lagia the dragon, Orta still has a lot to offer the fight with her trademark gun and a few other projectiles from the original game. And her final smash could have her mounting Lagia for a bombardment on the battlefield. Also, I kinda think she's pretty so having more cute girls in this game wouldn't hurt either lol.
Bruno Delinger (Dynamite Cop): A forgotten gem from the Dreamcast era which brought the arcade beat'em up genre to the household much like the Ninja Turtles and Double Dragon did. Chances are Nintendo is going to keep trolling us with Smash DLC of past fighters which is really disappointing *coughRoy**coughLucas*. This means that Snake may just make his way back in and as much as I enjoyed him in Brawl, I don't think he's very fitting for this cast. A good replacement, Bruno aka Mr. Dynamite. Alongside his gun, Bruno could also bring in a bunch of the hilarious weapons he had in Dynamite Cop like mops, exploding clocks, golden axes, and pepper shakers. In a game that's half cartoonish and half semi-anime he really fits the mold between someone serious and someone ridiculous. On top of that, his character could have a great tweak. Use of explosive weapons by him do twice as much damage and the launch power of explosive weapons are cut in half when used on him.
King K.Rool (Donkey Kong Country): Going back to my original argument for old school/nostalgic characters over modern day characters, no one is better for this than one of the most iconic 90s video game villain King K. Rool. Smash needs more villains and a lot of people remember this guy as being one of Nintendo's most iconic alongside Bowser and Ganondorf. Mario, Kirby, Link, and Pitt have their villains/rivals fighting them in this game, it seems fair DK should get the same. And King K.Rool isn't without a well inspired moveset. Throwing his crown like in the original DKC, using his musket gun from DKC2, or even his knockout punch from DK64 are all great references and moves for him. Let's bring back what really made DK a remembered character, his battles with an awesome villain.
Riemsianne La Ves (Shining Force EXA): To quote Nostalgia Chick, if there is any sort of equality between the sexes in entertainment its villainy and female villains always make an impression. Fulfilling the need for more villains and being the first female villain for Smash, Riemsianne takes the competition to a whole new level. She has a good arsenal of mid range and long range attacks and could really deliver punishment on players. But a fair drawback would have to be making her light weighted. A good foil to Palutena and bringing back to memory Sega's RPG legend Shining Force, Riemsianne is a perfect fit for Smash Bros.
Ulala (Space Channel 5): A woefully underused series considering how memorable it was for gamers and how much the main character Ulala made an impression on people. She's appeared in every other Sega spin-off series, why not include her in Smash Bros? Before you say that you can't make a dancer a fighter, recall that the Wii Fit Trainer fights with all yoga moves. Ulala's dance moves would make for great combos in Smash Bros. Her forward special could be her dancing and with each directional input she does a different attack and the amount of moves she can put in increases with each successful landing of the combo. Her ray gun and microphone could make for use as weapons and she could even use a dance twirl to dodge incoming attacks and projectiles. Ulala makes for a great combo fighter and can really fit for those players who don't like to gamble their victories on one solid smash hit. Let's make her a player.
Mumkhar (Xenoblade Chronicles): In Shulk's trailer it heavily hinted towards Mumkhar or another villain from the gaming showing up and when he wasn't even announced as DLC I was extremely disappointed. Not only is Mumkhar a great villain, he also makes for a great aggressive player with heavy hits. His weapons make him like Wolverine and those types of rush in and cut moves would be great for when fighting characters who have to charge up attacks and for those quick fighters whose attacks always take priority over others. Another villain for the mix and great gameplay options. Mumkhar is what the Smash Bros roaster needs.
Viridi (Kid Icarus Uprising): I really wish she had come in instead of Dark Pitt. Hell, she even spoke in Palutena's trailer making me believe she'd have a role in the game. Why not add her in? Everyone loves the cast of the new Kid Icarus and she's a fun character on her own. Let's add her to the party.
Gruntilda (Banjo Kazooie): Anyone who grew up with Nintendo in the 90s will recognize this old bag and how fun she was in the games. Always trash talking in rhymes, always stooping low for her tactics, and always delivering challenging and memorable boss fights. And like with Riemsianne, she would be a female villain providing a good mix for the short villainous cast. She's got magic, she's got gadgets, she's the perfect match of epic and silly needed for Smash.
Banjo and Kazooie (Banjo Kazooie): These two made my childhood and the childhoods of so many other gamers in the 90s and fill the nostalgia need for Smash like nothing else. Plenty of goofy moves and options for fighting, these two would be phenomenal in Smash Bros.
Daisy (Super Mario Land): People argue that Daisy would be a clone of Peach but I disagree. There are a lot of things she could do that Peach can't. From using some of the ridiculous items that appeared in Super Mario Land, making use of weapons from the various spin-off games Mario has done, to physical attacks that could/should hit harder than Peach. I'm tired of seeing Daisy as a prop character. Let's give her a spot in the glory for once.
Angry Video Game Nerd (Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures): Out of all people to get a video game based off of a character they played, its the online critic AVGN. Alongside doing a knock off Mega Man game, he gets said game put on the 3DS and references almost every game he's ever played in it. In a game like smash which celebrates everything about gaming, let's give a slot to the man who does the same thing even though he's pissed off most the time about it lol.
Dr. Eggman (Sonic The Hedgehog): We need more villains and if there is going to be another Sonic character in this game, it should be Sonic's archenemy.
Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim): Nostalgia, hilarious moves, great character, one of Nintendo's best platformers, he deserved to be in this the moment they announced DLC.
Sora (Kingdom Hearts): I was misinformed when I heard that Sony had a falling out with Nintendo over the sales/profit of Dream Drop Distance so now that I know that they aren't about to tear this franchise away from future handhelds on Nintendo, I'm all for Sora joining the fray when I know that he'll be here to stay. In game about crossovers, why not include a character born from crossovers?
Conker (Diddy Kong Racing): I know that he's mostly remembered for Conker's Bad Fur Day but his original appearance was Diddy Kong Racing. Microsoft isn't doing Conker any justice. They fired his creator, took his creation as a means to further insult him, and now they're putting him in a game where he doesn't even have a real role to play. Let's put him back with the people who at least gave him enough respect to stay with his creator once he left Nintendo and Rare.
Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising): Another great villain addition to the cast and makes for great magic attacks. Not sure what his moveset could be just yet but give Nintendo time and they'll figure it out.
Fawful (Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga): Ever since the Mario bros began their RPG adventures on the GBA and original DS, this character has become iconic to the series. He's got gadgets and other nasty surprises up his sleeve, he's another excellent villain for this game.
Midbus (Bowser's Inside Out Story): Granted he looks like a knock off of Bowser but I can see some original moves being put into him alongside half of Bowser's weight to even him out.
Reiji Arisu (Namco x Capcom): A character made from a crossover game in a crossover fighter. What more do you need? His moveset combines guns and swords, he's agile, and can really lay hate when he fights. I would love nothing more than to see him in this game.