The second Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been released, and so far the results have been...well, underwhelming.
Nothing against Min Min, of course, but a lot of folks were hoping for a groundbreaking fan-favorite fighter to join the franchise after the incredibly-disappointing reveal of Byleth back in January.
But instead, we were told back in March of this year that we'd be getting a representative from ARMS, a good (but not great) fighting game with only one instalment to the series as of this writing. Once Min Min was revealed in June, it was less hype and more "hey, that's pretty cool I guess,". You have to imagine that this is not the reaction that Smash Bros. creator and director Masahiro Sakurai was hoping for.
Of course, there are plenty of characters that we would've preferred to see instead of Min Min (or anybody from ARMS, for that matter), but let's be honest - we're probably not going to get a lot of them.
For example, we'll probably never see Phoenix Wright in the game because it would be near-impossible to develop a move set for a visual novel character, Disney won't allow Nintendo to use Sora from Kingdom Hearts, and a recent interview with the director of the Doom games has more or less confirmed Doom Slayer would not appear in Smash.
These ten picks, however, are actually surprisingly likely.
10. Bandana Waddle Dee
There is no series that Masahiro Sakurai loves more than the Kirby series. He created it, he voices King Dedede, and he always seems to start Smash Bros. story modes off with Kirby. So it would only make sense that he would want a fourth Kirby rep in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Enter Bandana Waddle Dee.
A major player in the Kirby series, both as a protagonist and an antagonist, Bandana Waddle Dee would work exceptionally well as a character with both close-range and zoning options. Furthermore, unlike Toad from the Super Mario franchise, his inclusion as a playable character would actually make sense, as he is no longer used as a weapon by other fighters.
Speaking of "weapon," his spears would be a unique addition to the game, perhaps behaving similarly to Toon Link's arrows, Olimar's Pikmin, or the Belmonts' axes. He could also use his spears to perform long-range air attacks, as Villager does with his slingshot, or downward spikes, similar to the Links' swords, Banjo & Kazooie's Beak Buster, or Mr. Game & Watch's Key.
Come to think of it, Bandana Waddle Dee already has a full move set ready to go thanks to his appearances in Kirby Star Allies and Kirby Superstar Ultra. So, like... might as well just put him in the game.