Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Downloadable Contents Discussion Thread 11 | Into The Unknown!

Which ARMS character do you think is more likely to become 6th Fighter Pass character?

  • Spring Man

    Votes: 65 16.9%
  • Ribbon Girl

    Votes: 38 9.9%
  • Twintelle

    Votes: 120 31.3%
  • Min Min

    Votes: 140 36.5%
  • Ninjara

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Kid Cobra

    Votes: 2 0.5%
  • Someone else from ARMS (please specify)

    Votes: 18 4.7%

  • Total voters
    384
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Apopheniac

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Oct 25, 2017
7,540
I wonder how the ARMS stage will incorporate the characters who don't make it into Smash. I'd love to see something dynamic with one-on-one fake fights in the background but I'm expecting to just get the standard poses and waves from the sidelines
 

jph139

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,768
Massachusetts
I'm actually playing ARMS for the first time since the pre-release open beta stuff, with the free trial thing.

I'm bad at fighting games AND have poor reflexes/coordination, so frankly this is an awful experience.
 
Nov 5, 2017
13,493
Do you think this is going to cause an influx of "leakers" who may have been unsure on their sources but got their sources confirmed thanks to the Arms Reveal
 

Ryce

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,604
The "bland" protagonist is always prioritized (see Villager, Ryu, Corrin, Hero, Byleth, and so on), so I don't know why popularity will suddenly matter with ARMS.
 

Oheao

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
9,146
London, Ontario, Canada
Honestly, I'm surprised they went with ARMS, as they start Vol. 2. I thought they would have went with a more out-there choice to boost sales of the pass. I'm still not going to get the pass until I know exactly who it is.
 

wedl

Member
Oct 26, 2017
409
I still think the fundamentals of how Smash Characters are always picked would lead to the fighter being Spring Man, with the possibility of the other fighters being alts or maybe even an echo

We've never not had the main character added first, and the main character of ARMs is Spring Man
i know it's different because pikachu is pikachu but we got 4 whole ass pokemon before a single starter in smash so it's not totally impossible for the inclusion to not be the protagonist
 

TheDinoman

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,224
The "bland" protagonist is always prioritized (see Villager, Ryu, Corrin, Hero, Byleth, and so on), so I don't know why popularity will suddenly matter with ARMS.
I agree, but to be fair, we are kind in uncharted territory here.

Like sure, putting in anyone that isn't the mascot would be breaking the "rule"...but in order to do that, we have to break down the Assist Trophy "rule" as well. So either way, we have some unprecedented moves happening here.

I definitely agree it should be Spring Man first in line, but I can kind of understand other people's perspectives.
 

MondoMega

Member
Jan 10, 2018
23,232
Sydney, Australia
Oh, it actually happened.

I'm sure Neoxon is ecstatic about the ARMS rep? I have a feeling it won't be Spring Man though, I don't see why they wouldn't just say it from the start it was was him (unless they do something crazy with the alt costumes).
 

jph139

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,768
Massachusetts
The "bland" protagonist is always prioritized (see Villager, Ryu, Corrin, Hero, Byleth, and so on), so I don't know why popularity will suddenly matter with ARMS.
I think the major difference here is that ARMS is a new series, a fighting game without any real narrative, and no default playable character. You don't even play as Spring Man in the "learn to play" section, they let you choose whichever character you want.

Like, fighting games often run on different rules. Characters like Heihachi, Scorpion, and Morrigan aren't the protagonist, but they're clearly the "faces" of those series.

If/when ARMS 2 is released, we could easily see Spring Man getting the "technically the protagonist but no longer the central character" treatment as well.