First off: I was not praising. I vote for who I think is likely not ones I praise. However praise of the game they came from I will praise.
Toon Zelda might not be the most original character but Phantom Zelda and Tetra are, making half of her moveset completely original.
Second, the forbidden seven I believe were cut for a reason or may not have been playable in the first place. They could have been a re-texture, or slightly different clones, or enemy only for all we know.
Sure Dixie Kong is important but not as important as Krool.
Also no data was in those .pac files so we have no idea how far they gotten with actually creating the character. The most likely scenario is that they haven't even started making them, which I would deduce that none of them were close to getting a spot. More like they were conceived and that is about it. Just an inception.