Wario in Smash Ultimate and lack thereof

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The Smash Bros. Ultimate demo at E3 had 30 Assist Trophies out of the game's full 50. Ashley was nowhere to be seen, nor were Kat and Ana. So they're either in the remaining 20, playable characters, or gone entirely. I'm guessing they're all in the remaining 20 Assists we haven't seen.

 

Billy the Giant

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As much as I hate to say it, I have a feeling Ashley might actually make it in. She's a very cutesy, marketable character who I'm sure is very popular with Japanese audiences, and Sakurai is clearly already interested by virtue of the fact that Ashley made it as full-on Assist Trophy, with original assets and all. She was a moderately popular character in the Ballot, so that also helps, since this Smash appears to be built around fan-service.

I don't think she'll be in the base roster, but I can begrudgingly see Ashley DLC being a possibility further down the road. Why else wouldn't her Assist Trophy show up in Wario's little trailer? I suppose it's possible that it hasn't been implemented into the game yet, but I'm still skeptical.
 

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Really hope Kat and Ana are still there, it would suck majorly if they were gone.

As for Ashley, I'm honestly at a point where it wouldn't bother me if Ashley got in. Certain events of the past years have murdered any fondness that I used to have for her, but knowing that WarioWare proper is coming back makes me more open to the idea of her making it on the roster.

I'd take any other Wario character over her, but she at least would be a deserved second rep for the Wario series and could have a fun moveset, if they put some decent thought into it.
 
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As much as I hate to say it, I have a feeling Ashley might actually make it in.
Why would it bother you so much that a video game character makes it into a video game? It's as if you would want people to feel bad for wanting her in it (which I know weren't your words in the slightest, but it's how I would take it.)
 

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Why would it bother you so much that a video game character makes it into a video game? It's as if you would want people to feel bad for wanting her in it (which I know weren't your words in the slightest, but it's how I would take it.)
I don't personally care but here are some reasons I can think of.

-Adverse effect on the Wario series and WarioWare due to increased exposure.
-The Smash fanbase potentially developing a certain opinion on Ashley that might not be palatable.
-Sakurai messing her up( though I can't think of how he could actually do that since Ashley is a bit of a blank slate)
-Her taking up a slot that could go to a different character that you would prefer (depending if you have anyone you'd actually prefer to see)

Though to prove I'm not being trying to be biased here's every opinion flipped around.

-The Wario and WarioWare series is improved with more Ashley because you feel Ashley really has a lot more potential than the other characters.
-The Smash fanbase loves Ashley and produces a lot of stuff that makes Ashley seem even better.
-Sakurai fleshes out Ashley in a compelling way.
-There isn't anyone else you'd prefer to see over Ashley.
 
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