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Huge Smash Ultimate fan vote reveals bizarre DLC fighter requests

Published: 21/Jul/2020 18:57

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Ultimate fans are some of the most vocal gamers in existence, often seen shouting from the internet’s proverbial rooftops about what characters they want as DLC. Now, a new fan poll has revealed some interesting suggestions for upcoming fighters.

The ongoing poll is one of the largest fan ballots in Smash history, boasting over 13,000 votes.

Amusingly, it also features obscure suggestions from players, featuring characters some may consider extremely unlikely to end up in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

In a July 13 update, the poll revealed the 29 most popular characters for Smash Ultimate, with Nintendo’s very own Waluigi topping the list with 1,143 votes.

Waluigi in Smash Ultimate
Will Waluigi finally come to Smash?

The Luigi doppelganger has long been a Smash fan favorite, with many advocating for the purple-attired menace to graduate from assist trophy to full-blown fighter. It’s no wonder why he’s currently leading the pack.

In second place was another popular candidate in the form of Ubisoft’s Rayman. Ubisoft has made it quite well-known that they would love to see their mascot duke it out with Mario and Link, but so far, he hasn’t made the cut.

Minecraft’s Steve came third with 704 votes, not surprising given the popularity of the franchise. While Steve is normally near the top in fan votes, the next few characters are a bit of a shocker.

Heavy from Team Fortress 2 came in fourth, racking up a whopping 611 votes. While TF2 has a major cult following, it’s strange to see Heavy of all people so high on the list. The same can be said for Kirby’s Bandana Dee in fifth with 609 votes.

From there, things stabilize a bit with the likes of Geno, Crash, Shantae and Kingdom Hearts’ Sora making up the next four. However, the list gets a bit strange yet again, with The Knight from Hollow Knight at 10 and the foul-mouthed squirrel Conker at 13.

While there are some bizarre candidates in the results, not all of the fighter votes are absurd: The likes of Doomguy, Master Chief and Dante are all in the top 18.

Conker's bad Fur Day on Nintendo 64
Fans seem to want Conker in Smash.

Currently, the poll is said to be the second-largest in Smash history, and is only a few thousand away from being the biggest yet.

Sadly, it’s unclear how much of an effect the results will have, as the characters in Fighters Pass Volume 2 have already been decided. However, in the event there’s a third pass or another Smash game in the future, making your voice heard could help out.


New Smash Ultimate fighter theory rules out fan-favorites as next DLC

Published: 25/Nov/2020 19:11 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 19:17

by Michael Gwilliam


A new theory in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate community suggests that the next DLC character won’t be one of the popular favorites for Fighters Pass Volume 2.

The theory has to do with the latest tournament event announced by Nintendo. As revealed on November 24, the upcoming tournament will only feature fighters who have a form of headwear such as a hat or helmet.

Normally these events come and go with fans not really reading too much into them, but there is a good chance that Nintendo would want a new fighter to partake in an event such as this.

Basically, if the next DLC fighter was going to be a character such as Doom Slayer, Geno or Ryu Hayabusa, they would have qualified for this event. As such, it would have made more sense to save this tournament until after they released.

Over on the popular forum Smashboards, fans started speculating what this could mean for future DLC.

“The tourney suggests that the next fighter does NOT have a hat, since they cannot be included,” wrote user Aerospherology.

“Considering Mega Man is also there, this includes helmets too,” another pointed out.

Megaman attacks in Smash
The headgear event includes helmets such as Megaman’s.

User pupNapoleon further noted that this would rule out Master Chief, Doom Guy, Excite Biker, Balloon Fighter and Mach Rider.

Furthermore, when considering full hoods, Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion and Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa get deconfirmed.

Smash Ultimate DLC fighters spots
There are still four more DLC spots left.

While the odds seem to definitely be against Geno for now, on the bright side, this could be a good sign for a fighter such as Crash Bandicoot who has long been rumored for Smash DLC.

Of course, this is still just a theory and it’s more than possible that the next fighter ends up coming with a hat or helmet. Nonetheless, it’s something to consider when thinking about just who the eighth DLC character to join the Smash Ultimate roster will actually be.