And secondly, the character must "fit" into the theme as if they belong.
So realistic characters are not going to work and are not likely. How Snake got in given that rule that Sakurai himself made? I don't know.
Anyway that being said, my list:
Characters I want in:
Shulk - Xenoblade Chronicles
Lyn - Fire Emblem 6
Micaiah - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Krystal - Star Fox Adventures
Ghirahim - LoZ: Skyward Sword
Dark Sumus - Metroid Prime 2
Rundas - Metroid Prime 3
Little Mac - Punch Out
Dixie Kong - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest
Zoroark - Pokemon
Isa - Sin and Punishment
Issac - Golden Sun
Black Shadow - F Zero
Characters I want out:
King Dedede - Kirby Series
R.O.B. - ???
Mr. Game and Watch - Game and Watch series
Olimar - Pikmin
Lucas - Mother
Ike - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Lucario - Pokemon
Charizard/Squirtle/Bulbasaur (Pokemon Trainer) - Pokemon
Falco - Star Fox
Characters I want back (featured in previous games)
Roy - Fire Emblem
Mewtwo - Pokemon
Possible 3RD party guests I want in:
Bayonetta - Bayonetta
Lloyd Irving - Tales of Symphonia
Travis Touchdown - No More Heroes
Video that spawned this thread: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jug4YvTUl
Well that's enough from me. What's YOUR dream character roster for Smash IV?
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