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Masahiro Sakurai has posted his latest ‘pic of the day’ of Super Smash Bros. 4 for Wii U on Miiverse, revealing that once again Waluigi is returning as an Assist Trophy. This, in turn, means that Waluigi will not be joining as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4. Unfortunately, not every character makes the cut and is able to become a challenger, regardless of effort. What could this mean for some Zelda fan favorites, such as Midna and Ghirahim?

“Pic of the day. Once again, Waluigi’s Assist Trophy joins the collection!! …Which also means he’s not a playable character. Just because you try hard doesn’t mean you’ll make it into the battle.”

Source: Miiverse
  • Jaidyn Reiman

    “What could this mean for some Zelda fan-favorites, such as Midna and Ghirahim?”

    In all honesty? Not a whole heck of a lot. If we get a new Zelda character, we’d probably get a more recurring character, not one-offs. Out of all the possibilities, I’d say Impa’s the most likely, the others being Tingle or Vaati.

    (That said, “fan-favorites” might have a decent shot at being playable in Hyrule Warriors, since that’s specifically a Zelda spinoff as opposed to a crossover title.)

    Impa and Tingle are the next-most recurring characters after Zelda, Link, and Ganondorf, and Vaati is the second-most recurring villain in the series. And yes, Impa likely would have some vague similarities to Sheik, but even if Sheik is back I could still see Impa getting added in as well and still being unique.

    Comparing Impa and Tingle, they’ve had about the same amount of appearances, but Impa’s had far more main roles compared to Tingle, who mostly gets cameos (the only game in the series where Tingle arguably has a main role is Wind Waker; that’s arguable because he’s only involved in the Triforce Shard section of the game).

    Tingle does have a slight advantage due to having his own games, but Impa isn’t hated in half the world like Tingle is, She would also overall have a better dynamic with Link and Zelda, plus she’d be another female playable character. Tingle’s never really been closely associated with other characters. That said, if they were to add another “Toon” character, I’d rather have Tingle than Toon Zelda. As much as I hate Tingle, at least he’d be a new character.

    (And I’m not just picking my fan-favorites; if I picked my fan favorite, I’d have said Saria. Like that’s ever going to happen. :P)

    • Morgan

      If they were doing the SS version of Zelda, I would say that Impa would indeed be a good choice, since she would replace Sheik. However, since Zelda will still probably turn into Sheik, unfortunately I just don’t see them putting Impa into the game.

      I personally would like to see Demise, Midna, or Ghirahim, but this is just me. And only Demise if they decide not to have Ganondorf thsi time around.

      • Me

        Maybe Impa will make it as a Sheik clone.

        • Morgan

          Honestly I would hate that. I hate clones.

          • Soeroah

            What about alternate skins?

  • GamerLogix

    Was I the only one who read it like “Waluigi joins the battle!” but, was disappointed lol

  • Vladislak

    “What could this mean for some Zelda fan favorites, such as Midna and Ghirahim?”

    Are you kidding me? Methinks Waluigi didn’t make it because the Mario franchise already has far more playable characters than any other franchise represented in smash bros.

    It had 6 in brawl (7 if DK counts), with the new addition of Rosalina (and assuming they don’t lose any) then that’s potentially 8.

    Zelda has had 4; Link, Zelda, Toon Link, and Ganondorf. So actually I think it’s got a fair chance to see an increase now, I don’t think it’ll be Midna or Ghirahim, and I’m not sure what it WILL be either but still I think well see some surprises.

  • CEObrainz

    Saw this coming, Mario franchise has enough reps as it is.