Now that the arrival of Sora has confirmed the deal on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate list, I can finally say what I have been hesitating for years: the game does not have too many “anime sword users”. This is the sharpest complaint about the game, and it pushed me to the corner. Although I know its source, it is completely exaggerated and inaccurate. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t care about such things-diversity is the spice of life, and no one wants too many of the same personality types. But this is not as serious as someone who hates swords makes you believe, I am here to prove it in every scientific and ridiculous way imaginable.
First, let’s break down the term “anime sword user”. What does this actually mean? The label “anime” is meaningless, because none of the characters in Smash are from real anime. They are all original video game characters. There is no animation to watch.
You might say now, “You are arguing about semantics. They Look Just like anime characters. “I guess? I mean, if you say they look like Japanese manga, then Newsletter: Almost the entire roster belongs to this distinction. In fact, the only non-Japanese warriors are Banjo Kazooie, Minecraft Steve, and— -To gain super skills-Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and King K. Rool in ties (because Rare, a British studio, conceived these guys even though Nintendo owns these characters).
Don’t mind me; I’m just making fun of the objective and stupid part of the complaint. I know that the term “anime sword user” is derived from a large number of flame emblem characters, and is most suitable for the prototype “anime appearance” warrior (whatever it is). What people really mean seems to be that there are too many Fire Emblems represented in Smash, although even this criticism is almost untenable. Has anyone ever been to the list? There are 8 Fire Emblem fighters in a game with more than 80 characters. Really take this into consideration. Out of 82 characters (89 have Echoes, but we will stick to the official number), Fire Emblem has only 8 hail. Just 10% of the list is too much?
There are 11 characters from the Mario series on Ultimate’s list. Twelve when you include Donkey Kong (he counts completely, but for the sake of argument, I am very specific). This is about 14% of the roster, which is still very few in the grand plan, but why is no one turning a deaf ear to this? Not only that, people also shouted at Sakurai to add Varuji! Hey, I’m one of them-I’ve been wanting purple fools in games for years. But I also don’t complain that there are too many representatives in any series. I smell some prejudice against Fire Emblem.
If the American-made swordsman Luke Skywalker (Luke Skywalker) joins the roster, is it acceptable? This is a rhetorical question, because I know that the main problem lies in the sword itself. But for those who hate to use this weapon, no matter what they look like or where they come from, let’s break down how many pure swordsmen the game really has.
In the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate list of 82 characters, only 22 people use swords as their main weapon. They are as follows:
- Chrome alloy
- Dark hole
- Ma Si
- Meta knight
- Mitsui Swordsman
- Cartoon link
- Young link
These fighters accounted for only 27% of the total roster, slightly more than a quarter. This may sound important, but it also means that 60 characters do not use swords as their main weapon. Sixty words! Most fighting games are lucky, with 30 or 40 characters in total. “Too much” means that at least half of the roster wields a sword. they do not! To illustrate this further, and because there is nothing better than a visual aid to explain “I’m right”, I took pains to create this useful and exciting pie chart for reference:
As you can see, the visual performance of non-sword users is similar to Pac-Man. Do you know that no one knows how to use a sword? Pac-Man. coincide? I don’t think so. What does it mean? something.
Looking at it this way, there are too many warriors who do not belong to the category of evil swords. Therefore, in fact, there are many options for those who despise swordsmen with a thousand heads of enthusiasm. So why are we still talking about “too many sword users”?
There are some caveats that need to be considered to further support my argument:
- An empty keyblade is not a sword. This is a big key. Of course, he wields like a sword, but if I wield a broomstick, no one would call me a swordsman. Sometimes it becomes something more like a blade, but does not appear in Smash (maybe due to lack of Disney participation).
- Pit/Dark Pit are essentially the same character, so you can say that they count as a swordsman. They also wielded double swords, more like double daggers than anything. Not your grandmother’s swordsman at all.
- The Link trio play roughly the same but slightly different, so you can also say that they are just variations of a single sword user.
- Steve barely made this list because his sword is definitely not the star of his action set. He is easily chopped off.
- No one cares about Mii Swordfighter. period.
Listen, I’m not saying you have to like Sephiroth, Lucina or Shulk. I am also tired of Ike hitting me like his personal badminton. I just want to say that now Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been effectively completed, it is time to retire lame, tired “Why can’t I accommodate all these anime sword users??” complain about it. Just say you don’t like them. The numbers will not lie. On the other hand, angry fans? Maybe just a little bit.
*Final explanation to suppress some potential rebuttals:
- Ganndorf is not included, because he throws his hands as many times as he swings a broadsword.
- That is the knife used by the clown.
- Are you really going to try to mix with Kirby? Really?