With only two slots left on the pass, the writers at TRG speculate and dream about who we’d like to see get an invitation to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
One of the few exciting parts of the Nintendo Direct on February 17th, 2021 was the introduction of Pyra/Mythra from Xenoblade as the fourth fighter in Super Smash Bros Fighter Pass Vol 2. With only two slots left on the pass, the writers at TRG speculate and dream about who we’d like to see get an invitation to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid)
We’ve had Solid Snake in Smash. Why not return back to the MGS well? Ocelot could bring an exciting change up to the Smash formula that’s flooded with sword fighters. Fans of the MGS games know Ocelot is deadly (and stylish) when he uses guns. Not sure what his final smash would be but it’s sure to amaze and knock some opponents out of the arena. Come on, Nintendo. Make it happen.
Chuckie Finster (Rugrats)
Surprised? Let’s be honest: we’re all sick of anime sword fighters in Smash. So why not stick with the cartoon theme but add in someone that can truly bring variety to the roster? Chuckie may be a scaredy cat but his final smash would have him overcoming his fears and become super strong to just destroy the arena the fight takes place in. He could have an arsenal of robotic attacks or something tech related.
Come on. You know you want to see Chuckie destroy Nintendo characters in Smash now.
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
Sora from Kingdom Hearts is already very familiar with crossovers and would mesh very well with Smash Bros universe. His magic skills, summons, and sword based abilities would make for a fun kit. His alternative skins could be his Valor, Wisdom, Master, Final, and AntiSora forms from KH2. We could even see his Nightmare Before Christmas, Tron, or Monster’s Inc variant costumes. Each variant form could even have a unique Keyblade which would be incredible. His final smash could be the Trinity Limit where he brings in Donald and Goofy (maybe even Mickey and Riku) to deal massive damage. Yeah I know, he’s an anime swordsman, but imagine Sora being welcomed to Smash by Cloud, who he crossed blades with in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2. The two could join forces to fight Sephiroth who is the major villain in Final Fantasy VII and a secret boss in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2. Sora’s introduction could also coincide with the ports of the Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Collection coming to Switch which would be amazing.
The Octopath Traveler (Octopath Traveler)
“The Octopath Traveler” would be one of the most unique characters ever introduced to Super Smash Bros. Since each character in the Smash character has eight skins, make each skin a different Octopath character. “The Octopath Traveler” fighter would have access to abilities and weapons from all classes and the skins could be purely for aesthetics. The dancer abilities could apply debuffs or buffs, the hunter long range or animal based abilities, the scholar applies offensive magic, the cleric healing magic, and the warrior could provide powerful sword attacks. This would also add to the hype of the new “HD-2D” Square Enix game on Switch, Project Triangle Story.
TMNT (Various TMNT titles)
There’s no choosing favorites here. All 4 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are here and can be swapped out on the fly with the press of a button. Utilize the differences innate to each turtle in order to maximize your battle strategy. Of course the final smash brings all 4 iconic ninja turtles to the battle to take out any foe in their way. Toss in Splinter or Casey Jones as a Spirit character and you have some nice additions to the Smash roster.
Tony Hawk (Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2)
You can imagine the cinematic trailer setting it up. Mario and Luigi are enjoying some recreational activity skateboarding around the streets of New Donk City. The pair think they are doing just fine, then all of a sudden, a massive high score number overshadows the two from the sky. It’s ominous and the score keeps going up. The brothers fear for their skateboarding lives just as Tony Hawk smashes through the score landing a 900 right in front of them. “Tony Hawk joins the grind!” the trailer epically announces.
Yeah, he’s an assist trophy, but you know who else graduated from assist trophy to main character? Little Mac. Isabelle. Dark Samus. And you know who’s cooler than all those characters? Bomberman.
Bomberman is no stranger to Nintendo consoles, with the latest entry being the excellent Switch launch title, Super Bomberman R. Not only does Bomberman have history with Nintendo, but he could have an absolute killer moveset composed of the different types of bombs he uses throughout his own games. Items could spawn that can allow him to increase the range and number of bombs he has at one time, and his Final Smash could easily involve all the color variants of Bomberman attacking the screen simultaneously with bombs upon bombs upon bombs. This is the kind of frenetic action that Smash Bros. is known for, and I can’t think of a more deserving character.
Bass (Mega Man Series)
The Mega Man series has a serious lack of main fighter representation in Smash Bros. Sure, you have your Mii outfits and Mega Man’s Final Smash has cameo appearances from other variations of the Blue Bomber, but what is sorely lacking is an Echo Fighter that can go toe-to-toe with Mega Man.
This is where Bass comes in. Known far and wide as the cooler, sleeker rival to Mega Man, Bass already has a great moveset they can pull from his various appearances throughout the Mega Man franchise. Not only that, his Final Smash can include the better of the two robot dogs, Treble, who can merge with Bass and provide a temporary super form that can fly around the stage and decimate his enemies. Some people say that Zero is the better character choice, but they tend to forget that Bass was designed specifically as a counter to Mega Man. It only makes sense for him to be the best Echo Fighter in the entire roster.
Who is your pick for the final Fighter Pass Vol. 2 characters? Let us know in the comments!