The Fate fandom has logged on.Fate is clearly a multimedia franchise as stated in Wikipedia which has various content in many sectors and the majority of the content is related to the anime and manga industries but it also has significant presence in the gaming industry. It is definitely not a game franchise exclusively as its main representation is in other media.
Amount of Fate Anime series and movies: 30+ and keeps growing
Amount of Fate Manga & Light Novels: 40+ and keeps growing
Amount of Fate Games: About 15 and that's if you count the arcade version of Grand Order
Amount of Fate Clothes & Merchandise - entire chains of thousands of them accross the world
Now about popularity, Fate is one of the highest grossing franchises of all time and the revenue it makes is more than the majority of the franchises in Smash Ultimate. Grand Order alone makes more money than any franchise in Smash has ever made in a game, so arguing about if it could be in Smash based on popularity is ridiculous since it is more iconic than most other series. Smash even has decades old and dead franchises such as Castlevania and Banzoo Kazooie which don't even exist anymore so of course Fate is eligible which is part of a lot more generations.
About sexual content, Smash already broke that limit with series such as Bayonetta and Persona which both have highly sexual content with the latter one even including suggestive rape and pedophilia in Persona 5 yet it was allowed to be sold on the PSN store regardless, Fate only had 1 scene in 1 game out of the thousands of media it has produced and even that game was remade later so that is not a problem at all.
Fate is clearly a really huge franchise, Type-Moon is a major corporation and it also has history with Nintendo with the Fate/ Extella series along with other projects, also Saber is the most requested character in Japan.
In the end, Fate does not even need Smash despite being the most potential franchise for it, its Smash that needs Fate to sell more copies for the Nintendo Switch since fighting games never last long, most players have already moved on and in addition that Smash is limited to only 1 platform that most of the gaming audience does not even have access to, it really needs all the representation possible.
I don't remembering dicking anyone from FE or Persona while they were just trying to take a bath.
You get the clothes cut off and moaning in Bayo 2 as well.What's the first exposure you get to Bayonetta in Bayonetta 1? Her clothes ripping off and her pole dancing while the game plays moaning sounds. Bayo 2? Her quite literally riding (with close-ups of her crotch) on top of an enemy or something like that. Obviously Fate has more overt sexuality but at this point I don't really think it's as big of a deal considering who's in Smash. I don't think it's GOING to happen, I just think the reasoning for why people think it isn't is stupid.
Did you ever play Fire Emblem? Because even FE Heroes doesnt go as low as most of Fates games/animes go
I imagine havig a series you like being called awful and dismissed as porn doesn't sit well with a lot of people.
Why does that matter exactly?
I don't recall "most Fates games/anime going as low".
Plenty of games I like get shit on. It's just entertainment and you don't need to run to its defense at every turn.
What an insightful comment.
The series is heavily associated with Hentai.What an insightful comment.
Exactly why do you think this is so outrages exactly? I don't think it's incredibly likely but I also know I've been told of several characters who "had no chance" who are now in Smash so if you don't mind please share.
Or just keep insulting people that works too.
Ah so you choose insults. How very petty of you.
The series is heavily associated with mobile gaming more than hentai, to be honest. I think only the first release of the first game had H-scenes
You mean like... 2 games?
To be fair, having a ton of unoffical porno fanart =/= starting off as an 18+ eroge game.Holy shit the salt in here over Fate is off the charts. Calling it a hentai series... just lol. Like Zelda, Metroid, FE, Bayo, etc don't have a fuck ton of porno fanart.
Such an odd thing to get hanged up on. Fate hasn't had straight up hentai since its first limited VN release that was later edited with its larger re-release. No hentai since then unless you consider any kind of sexual content porn.
Smash would be fine adding Saber, Rin, or Archer. I don't think it will happen at all though.
LMAO comparing Fire Emblem with the series with lolis kissing and heavy moaning.I don't recall "most Fates games/anime going as low".
I have seen all fate anime from the OG Fate to the (underrated) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. None of them contain any outrageous fan service.
Most of the Fate spinoff games also don't contain low stuff. Fate Tigger, The PSP/PS2 fighting game, Fate Extra and the Fate Extalla games are pretty mild
Have you actually seen that series? Especially the later seasons are much darker than you might think.
Stop trying to promote that shit. People don't like it because it's creepy Lolicon shit.