mushroomed_mario, I'm going with Wreked on that one. You can't just look at his post count and "discriminate" him.
Anyway, Wreked--Wow. Quite the argument there. Down to the speed percentages. The only reason I couldn't see Ridley in Brawl...is his "personality". When I play with every other character, I feel like that character. If I'm Link, I feel heroic and skilled, when I'm Bowser, I feel powerful and dangerous. When I imagine playing as Snake, I feel stealthy and tactical. When I look at Ridley, and I imagine myself playing as him...I can't. I feel like Ridley is a thoughtless boss-- and that's it. I know you made a counter-argument for him being a boss, but I'm saying something else. Like, when I played Metroid games, I felt like he was just an obstacle, and I had to figure out how to beat him. I didn't think of him as a character; just an obstacle. That's the only reason I couldn't see him in Brawl. Otherwise, great argument. We'll have to wait and see.