Nintnedo dropped a bombshell at the recent Nintendo Direct event. Mainly in that there was a ballot opened (of which you can partake in here) for fans and gamers to suggest what characters should be put into the game as DLC characters, not unlike what happened with Mewtwo and the newly revealed Lucas.
Now obviously there is some more to it than just suggesting a name. You have to state who they are, what game they’re from, and give a reason for their inclusion.
This had led to a number of Nintendo fanboys and fangirls suggesting Nintendo characters that should’ve been in the game, but didn’t make it. Like Isaac from Golden Sun, Wolf Link and Midna from Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, and even characters like Wonder Red from Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta from…well Bayonetta.
But this had led to a question, is there a limit on who can be suggested? Can it only be characters who have been on Nintendo platforms? Or can it expand beyond that? Nintendo has given a definitive answer:
“I can certainly understand your interest in if third-party characters are eligible for the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot. I want to assure you that you are able to submit any video-game character for this ballot. While we are unable to guarantee your suggested character will become a Super Smash Bros. Fighter, rest assured, we do take all feedback into consideration.” — Representative for Nintendo of America
So there you go, any suggestion (no matter how realistic or not) is welcome, but as Nintendo has stated, just because you suggest it, even if you give a great reason for their inclusion, it doesn’t mean they’ll make it into the game. So please be kind to Nintendo as you suggest characters for the poll. They take Super Smash Bros. very seriously, so should you.