Shack Reels: 10 Super Smash Bros. characters we want

It's always fun to muse over which characters didn't make the Super Smash Bros. cut. For today's Shack Reels video, Greg Burke takes a look at ten characters that will hopefully one day find themselves on the roster.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is butting heads on Nintendo's console right now with over 40 characters to choose from. But as is expected, there are some characters that were bound to be left on the cutting room floor.

For today's Shack Reels video, Greg Burke takes a look at ten characters that will hopefully one day make the Smash Bros. cut. They may not be the most realistic names, for one reason or another, but they'd certainly be the most fun. Check out our list in the video below.

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    November 25, 2014 3:00 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack Reels: 10 Super Smash Bros. characters we want

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      November 25, 2014 3:03 PM

      Birdo would be cool. They should have Paper Mario.

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      November 25, 2014 3:22 PM

      Bayonetta.

      cuz hair monsters.

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      November 25, 2014 3:48 PM

      I suspect 2015 could see a lot of DLC characters from upcoming or just released Wii U games. So Bayonetta, main character guy from Xenoblade, and the Splatoon squid among perhaps others.

      Nintendo should whore out Smash Bros like Valve does TF2. Buy this 3rd party game and get this character in Smash Bros. for free. They probably won't, but you know third parties would probably pay Nintendo for that kind of marketing.

      I was gonna say Wart as another character. Supposedly he may show up in Captain Toad as the villain, another tie-in for the list above.

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        November 25, 2014 3:54 PM

        Some of the new steampunk comic characters from the upcoming 3ds strategy game seem like they might fit too.

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      November 25, 2014 7:35 PM

      Nice to see some positive things about my list. Youtube is ripping it apart for some reason. Don't know why...

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        November 26, 2014 1:59 AM

        cause youtube comments are a cesspit

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      November 25, 2014 7:45 PM

      Oh love the Frog idea, great character and fan service for an under served masterpiece

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        November 25, 2014 7:50 PM

        PS I'm really excited for Cpt Toad next month, more so than I should be at my age hah

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      November 25, 2014 7:54 PM

      Slippy I hope.

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      November 25, 2014 10:04 PM

      Hey Guys do me a sold and thumbs up my video, Youtube kids are voting it down, cause they don't know who frog is, thanks! would help a ton!

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      November 25, 2014 10:32 PM

      You name two Rare games and you ignore Battletoads (Rash)?! I am shocked, shocked I say!

      Other mentions that I'd put on the list:
      King Hippo (or Bald Bull)
      General Leo (I think it'd be hilarious)
      Waluigi (How did you ignore him?!)
      Space Pirate (We need something other than Samus to defend Metroid honor)
      Olaf (I doubt Activision/Blizzard would okay it, but it'd be an amazing coup).
      Okami (I haven't played the game, but it'd be fun to have him if you could incorporate the brush strokes well)
      Dr. Wiley (Megaman needs a foe)
      Dr. Robotonik (Sonic needs a foe)
      Strider (He can cling to ceilings!)
      TREVOR FUCKING BELMONT! Seriously, where is the Castlevania love? Konomi can't be that strict with sharing their license, right?

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        November 25, 2014 10:58 PM

        Nobody like Waluigi LOL

        But yes those other names are good choices,

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          November 26, 2014 2:36 AM

          waluigi was my main man in mario tennis.

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        November 26, 2014 2:25 AM

        totally agree with the castlevania and metroid mentions. they're needed.

        Im not really sure what would get added from metroid... Ridley was shot down by Masahiro Sakurai
        http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/11/19/why-ridley-isnt-playable-in-smash-bros
        there are the space pirates, yea... do they do anything interesting in the metroid games though? special attacks, new weapons or something? i dont know the metroid games well enough.

        i know castlevania even less, but it would be awesome.

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      November 26, 2014 12:07 AM

      Wow kids today, apparently Birdo and Shy Guy are "Nobodies" in the gaming world

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        November 26, 2014 2:19 AM

        I mean... they kind of are nobodies. I would like to see Birdo, because i think she could fit well as a Yoshi alternate (like Luigi is to Mario). Shyguy doesnt strike me as having anything unique on the surface though. Im not a Mario lore expert, but to me he has no personality or distinction, just comes across as another humanoid mario-world character. They walk around and... what else? Im sure he could be made to be plenty unique, but why not bring something in with more uniqueness from the start, in order to sort of kick off the audience's imagination.

        I really like the thought of pirahna plant being in the game. I think they're arguably more famous than shyguys, at least for me, and the thought of the fighting plant with no arms or eyes gets my imagination running with what moves and play style it might have.

        I dont know anything about Impa, but she looks interesting. Maybe something that feels like a mix of Tenchu and ninja gaiden. More mind games and fewer, harder hits. But, again i dont really know anything about her besides what the Hyrule Warriors info has shown.

        Frog... what could I say about Frog that you didnt? He's amazing and his abilities are amazing too. Id love to see him the game, or really nearly any of the Chrono Trigger characters. I dunno if Square Enix would go for it, but... a man can dream. The only downside i could think of to adding frog would be that there are already quite a few sword-wielding characters in the game.

        Sora i hope to not see in the game. I realize that when smash first came out I think a lot people wondered "wtf? what are these characters doing in a fighting game? this is weird", but Sora hits that button for me even still. Doesnt help that i dont like him as a character.

        Bayonetta id be all for. I think a little DMC style combat feel for a character in smash would be great, and she certainly has plenty of unique style all her own.

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          November 26, 2014 2:37 AM

          forgot to mention Toad. he's more famous than shyguy for sure, but to me he has the same problems. i feel like he's too generic next to luigi, mario and the rest of the crew

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      November 26, 2014 2:05 AM

      You're arguing with people on Youtube, don't argue with people on Youtube.
      The video's fine, the list is fine: people just wanna be negative and deconstructive. Ignore and carry on with your merry day

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      November 26, 2014 2:26 AM

      what do you guys think about Raziel from Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver? i know next to nothing about the games, but everything ive heard about them sounded awesome.

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        November 26, 2014 2:28 AM

        He doesn't really have anything to do with Nintendo.

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          November 26, 2014 2:30 AM

          true... in my head i thought the series was done by Rare, but apparently not. cool character though. id take him before Sora or maybe even shyguy, to be honest.

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            November 26, 2014 3:04 AM

            one of the series was on gamecube apparently.

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        November 26, 2014 2:28 AM

        ooo and one of the youtube commenters mentioned adding one of the inklings from that new splatoon game. that could be pretty awesome.

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      November 26, 2014 2:30 AM

      Birdo doesn't have any other known moves besides the egg shoot. I think Birdo as an item would be great! Same with Shy Guy. I do like the other suggestions, though.

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        November 26, 2014 2:31 AM

        now that you mention it birdo was / is(?) an assist trophy character. true, the only thing signature about her is the egg shoot, but if she turns out to be a counter-part to yoshi i could see it working.

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      November 26, 2014 2:31 AM

      Lol, birdo and shyguy were the only two i recognized!

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        November 26, 2014 2:32 AM

        seriously? that's legitimately surprising to me.

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          November 26, 2014 3:08 AM

          I dont think I played a single one of the other games. The squirrel one I kind of remembered the name of but had never seen the game.

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      November 26, 2014 2:46 AM

      I'd like to see a Street Fighter 2 character make the cut. Nintendo scored a major coup when it locked down the arcade port of SF2 for SNES; it turned the tide of the 16-bit console wars in the Big N's favor (a move that Sega countered by allowing the infamous blood code in the Genesis version of Mortal Kombat.)

      Later iterations to SF2 like SF2 Hyper Fighting (Turbo) and Super SF2 went multi-platform, but the original SF2 will always be synonymous with Nintendo hardware to me, no different than early Mega Man, Castlevania, and Rare games.

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        November 26, 2014 4:12 AM

        that could be interesting. im always a sucker for some Fei Long

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      November 26, 2014 4:33 AM

      Haha there are some really angry people out there. GG youtube comments

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      November 26, 2014 4:49 AM

      Don't reply to negative posts, it only makes them stronger

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      November 26, 2014 4:51 AM

      "The problem is that your opinion sucks."

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        November 26, 2014 2:42 PM

        i fell off my chair laughing at that comment, haha, don't feed the trolls i know i know :P

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      November 26, 2014 6:25 AM

      Viewtiful Joe. They have Mega Man, bring in Joe!

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      November 26, 2014 7:30 AM

      Bayonetta and Impa are good choices. I also wish they did Toon Ganon since I really liked his design in Wind Waker.