Byleth is already the most disliked Smash Ultimate character reveal yet - Dexerto

Byleth is already the most disliked Smash Ultimate character reveal yet

Published: 16/Jan/2020 19:18

by Michael Gwilliam


Fire Emblem’s Byleth has rounded out the first Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighters Pass, and fans aren’t too happy with her arrival.

Mere hours after the January 16 reveal, the YouTube announcement “Mr. Sakurai Presents ‘Byleth’” is already the most disliked DLC presentation in the game’s history. As of 1:30 PM EST, the video has a whopping 33,000 dislikes to 58,000 likes.

Part of the drama seems to stem from Fire Emblem already boasting many characters in Smash Ultimate. With Byleth’s addition, the Nintendo franchise has eight unique fighters. By comparison, The Legend of Zelda, despite its history, only has six.

This means that Fire Emblem is now tied with Pokemon at eight representatives each (that is, if you count Pokemon Trainer as one fighter).

After four third-party DLC fighters in a row with Joker, Hero, Banjo and Terry Bogard, the reveal of yet another first-party Fire Emblem character has provoked the audience of a game that has become a celebration of gaming, in general.

Popular Smash Bros personalities such as retired pro Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios noted the backlash on Twitter. “Byleth seems to be by far the worst received newcomer out of all them in Smash,” he wrote. “That’s a title certainly nobody wants.”

Terry main Michael ‘Riddles’ Kim wasn’t pleased with the reveal. “The dislike ratio on the Byleth trailer is actually so sad it’s insane,” he Tweeted, later revealing that he “disliked it” in a reply to his post.

Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby was a bit more optimistic. “While I may not be hype for Byleth, there are people who are and I’m happy for them!” he said, and added that he was pleased with the news of additional DLC.

While many seem aggravated by Byleth’s announcement, there are at least six more DLC fighters scheduled to join the game. Hopefully whoever joins the roster next receives a bit more love from the community.

The unfortunate news, however, is that the six fighters have already been decided on internally. Even if Nintendo reels from the backlash over this latest announcement, it’s unlikely they will change their plans if they have decided to add more Fire Emblem characters.

Byleth will be joining the roster January 28, 2020.


Six fighters Smash Ultimate could add in next DLC

Published: 16/Nov/2020 18:07

by Marco Rizzo


Super Smash Bros Ultimate currently displays one of the most extensive character rosters in the gaming world and it’s about to get new entries.  There are currently four empty character slots remaining for Fighter Pass Vol.2, here we explore six new fighters that Nintendo could add to SSBU.

There are several characters that the community would love to see introduced to the cast of the famous Nintendo fighting game and the addition of Steve has proven to the fans that anything is seemingly possible.

Smash Bros fans are a very passionate fanbase, with daily speculations about possible new characters and discussing rumors on Twitter and message boards.

Here are some of the characters we hope to see making their appearance in the game.



Fans have been looking forwards to the addition of the Devil May Cry protagonist for a long time, with rumors surfacing periodically around social media.

Brian Hanford, who voices V in Devil May Cry slipped up in an AMA podcast, seemingly confirming that Dante was going to be introduced in Smash Brothers. “To be part of Marvel vs Capcom or Super Smash Bros would be huge, which is what Dante is going to be,” the voice actor revealed.

Going all the way back to 2018, Director of PlatinumGames Hideki Kamiya started a poll on Twitter asking which one of his characters the public would like to see in SSBU. Dante won with around 40% of the vote against Amaterasu, Wonder Red, and Viewtiful Joe.


Walluigi could be coming to SSBU
Fans were surprised about Waluigi’s absence in the initial SSBU roster.

Fans have been demanding the addition of Waluigi as a fighter since the announcement of SSBU when they noticed his absence from the character roster.

Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want the taller Mario brother to be added in Smash Brothers? His assist trophy is not enough, fans want to smack other fighters with tennis rackets themselves.

Waluigi’s addition would finally complete the dysfunctional Mario family alongside Wario, Luigi, and Mario.

Paper Mario

Paper Mario SSBU
Paper Mario could be the second Mario added to the game.

If Link is able to get three versions in Ultimate, surely the quintessential Nintendo mascot can get a second.

Paper Mario, from the popular RPG, should be an obvious alternative to the character that Nintendo should seriously think about adding.

The introduction of a Mario character would also complement nicely the current ongoing celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario franchise.


Geno costume SSBU
Geno has become a fan-favorite

Probably one of the most requested characters by the community. Geno made his first appearance in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and has since become a beloved character even his absence following Mario RPG. 

His costume was available in the previous version of Smash Brothers, available to be worn by Mii Gunners.

Geno was even considered for SSB: Brawl, with  Masahiro Sakurai stating that “Geno was actually a character I wanted to include as a fighter,” however, those plans never came to fruition.

Geno is already present in Ultimate as a spirit but the community is hopeful about his introduction as a playable character.

The Knight (Hollow Knight)

Hollow Knight

An odd choice at first glance, The Knight was voted by fans as one of the characters they would most want to see in SSBU not long ago.

While seemingly not adding anything incredibly unique to the current roster, our little fighter’s abilities could easily suit the game: a swordsman, able to dash past enemies, and double jump away from trouble.

And let’s not ignore the amazing music tracks and arena his addition would bring.

Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot
With rumors of the new Crash game coming to Switch, anything is possible

Crash needs no introductions. The beloved bandicoot has often been linked with an appearance in SSBU, with the most recent rumors dating back to early 2020.

Crash topped a Source Gaming poll on the most requested character, with fans figuratively screaming his addition, resulting in his name constantly appearing in the top 5 of similar polls online.

The Fighter Pass Vol.2 will see its final release before December 31st, 2021 meaning there is still a long way to go before we see if any of the fighters mentioned above are introduced. We know that Nintendo loves to add characters that nobody has predicted so we should be ready for a surprise.