Assasin was being sarcastic.
I think we have enough Mario characters too, but that doesn't stop me from wanting Bowser Jr. in.
Well, what is "enough", really? We know Sakurai doesn't want to over represent any franchise by giving them gobs of characters. As of now, Mario has one less character under it's mushroom symbol than it did in Melee. Would it really be so bad to have one more character addition, to any of the franchises really? (The exceptions would be like, IC's, Gyromite, and G&W) I don't think so, and it's been made decently clear during Brawl's development that Sakurai doesn't think five characters is too much anyhow. We saw Pokemon, Mario, and LoZ almost have five characters each. (Mewtwo, Doc, and Toon Zelda) So while his choices back then were... meh, that's not to say that he won't choose from better ones this time around. I don't see too much barring any series back in terms of newcomer additions really. I think it's even possible Pikmin could get a second character.
The series is Super Smash Bros, not Super Mario Bros. The last Smash managed to get a wider range of characters, and added fighters to the more unfamiliar franchises.
There's many more Nintendo characters who have yet to be represented in Smash. Nintendo can see it and it's expected that there'll be more newcomers.
I can't really disagree with Assasin's line of logic. But while it makes sense, I don't support it. Mostly because I quite want some characters in, mainly...wait, I talked about this a few posts ago. You get the idea.
Really, the idea of five Mario characters has been attempted to be implemented in Brawl, and actually was in Melee. To me, that says there is a chance that a fifth Mario character will at least be ATTEMPTED to be added.
The addition of more characters from previously established franchises will not affect the inclusion of new characters from Smaller franchises. I mean, it hasn't ever in the past? Why would it now? I think we'll probably get 3 or 4 smaller franchise character additions.
... 'Course, Sakurai's stated that they don't want t' add many characters, so I ain't really interested in any large franchise gettin' another character since said announcement. Metroid, F-Zero, Earthbound, etc. are all more deservin' of another representative than Zelda (though I still sorely want Ghirahim... ;_; ) or Mario. 'Specially the latter since spiritually, Super Mario Bros. has eight bloody characters as is.
@Mario having eight characters spiritually
Just remember, they we're gonna have nine! I think what Sakurai really meant in the interview where he says he doesn't wanna add a lot of Mario/LoZ characters was more about DRASTICALLY adding a bunch. Even more so, I would dare say that quote kind of rules out a lot of the "filler" Mario characters. Like, say, Daisy, and Birdo, and Waluigi. Within' the Mario series I believe we have at least two distinct characters who could fit well alongside the cast of Mario characters already playable in Smash, and they are Toad and Junior. Same goes for Tingle with the LoZ cast.
Mario, LoZ, Kirby, Pokemon, and Star Fox all IMO would be fine with another addition, despite what some people may believe.
Last edited by HeyLolita; 04-28-2013 at 07:55 PM.