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Every Character That Will Appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Listed

Captain Olimar

First Ever Appearance: Pikmin (2001)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

It’s unclear when Nintendo will put out another Pikmin game but the franchise’s first hero, Olimar, is in Ultimate with all his Pikmin. The Pikmin will see be Olimar's main attacks as he can throw them at opponents to damage them. Interesting though Olimar will be two characters in one. An alternate costume for Olimar allows him to appear as Alph, one of the heroes from Pikmin 3. However, Alph isn’t an Echo but merely another appearance for Olimar.

Lucario

First Ever Appearance: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl (2006)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

Lucario isn’t one of the highest-ranking Pokémon. However, since its introduction in Diamond and Pearl, Lucario has become of the series most famous Fighting type Pokémon. This along with its adorable dog-like appearance made it a natural new Pokémon addition for Brawl. Lucario has an occupied a safe spot in Smash ever since Brawl being a balanced mix of very fast and powerful.

R.O.B.

First Ever Appearance: Nintendo Entertainment System (1985)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

R.O.B. shouldn’t exist, as a Smash fighter or at all. R.O.B. was created as a special controller for Nintendo Entertainment System to sell more consoles. The NES sold like hot cakes, but R.O.B. wasn’t nearly as successful (most because the games he worked with were terrible). However, R.O.B. has been given second life as Nintendo icon. R.O.B. became a playable character first in Mario Kart and then in Smash Bros. Brawl. This is impressive as R.O.B. has never appeared in a game of his own.

Toon Link

First Ever Appearance: Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

As mentioned before, Toon Link has been viewed as the Super Smash Bros. Brawl replacement for Melee’s Young Link. Toon Link takes his appearance for the somewhat controversial Gamecube game Wind Waker and plays almost identically to Young Link or at least he did before Ultimate. The difference between Young Link and Toon Link is one of the small mysteries of Ultimate. However, the changes will probably be minimal.

Wolf

First Ever Appearance: Star Fox 64 (1997)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

Wolf, the archnemesis of Fox, has been a cult favorite of the Smash community since his introduction. This due mostly to the fact that Wolf plays similarly to Fox, although he is a lot stronger and little bit slower than Fox. For Ultimate though it appears that Wolf won’t be such a Fox clone having more of his own moves and style. Where Fox punches and kicks, Wolf will more slash, rushing in and out for big damage.

Villager

First Ever Appearance: Animal Crossing (2001)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS (2014)

The Animal Crossing Villager was the first officiall addition to the cast for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. They fittingly set the tone for the game. Although Villager might not look innocent (or creepy disturbing depending on your perspective, he or she is one of the more unique fighters in the franchise. Villager doesn’t have many direct attacks and uses more tools in their arsenal to attack or defend themselves, but its wide-eyed stare shouldn't be ignored.

Mega Man

First Ever Appearance: Mega Man (1987)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS (2014)

With Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS video game publisher and developer Capcom followed suit from Konami and SEGA. Capcom allowed their characters to appear in Smash and their first addition was Mega Man who became one of the headlining characters of the fighting game. Ultimate isn’t much of anything to Mega Man, except for two new characters, Proto Man and Bass, who will appear in Mega Man’s Final Smash screen.

Wii Fit Trainer

First Ever Appearance:  Wii Fit (2007)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS (2014)

Wii Fit Trainer is a lot like R.O.B. in that their character that makes very little sense for inclusion in Smash. However, they're still involved. Wii Fit is a relic of Nintendo’s past that they likely will never return to it. Yet the game’s “main character” the trainer is memorialized forever in Smash. Wii Fit Trainer’s fighting moves consist of yoga poses and training moves. Ultimate is doing little to Wii Fit Trainer besides working more on their faces so like a little less like a melted potato.

Rosalina & Luma

First Ever Appearance:  Super Mario Galaxy (2007)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS (2014)

Rosalina breaks tradition from most Mario princesses. Rosalina doesn’t spend most of her mainline Mario games getting kidnapped in them. In Super Smash Bros. Rosalina proves while she hasn’t been kidnapped by being one of the more special and strong fighters in the game. Rosalina doesn’t have many attacks of her own. Instead Rosalina sends her Luma out to do much of the damage. Luma can even be damaged and knocked off screen, separately from Rosalina. It's not the most brave way to fight but it is smart.

Little Mac

First Ever Appearance:  Punchout!! (1984)

First Smash Appearance: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS (2014)

Little Mac is one of Nintendo’s oldest characters, but it took all the way until Smash for Wii U and 3DS for him to make the fighting series, even though his whole gimmick is fighting. The boxer is dealt with in an interesting way because he’s a very low to the ground character. Little Mac has some of the strongest punches in the game but that’s balanced out by him having almost no verticality. At least that was the case in his original game. Ultimate might change things but giving Little Mac more ability to jump could turn him into a very broken character.

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