Who do you think will be the 5 DLC characters for Smash Ultimate?

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Especially now that Sakurai said that Nintendo would be suggesting the characters, whatever that means. Do you think this will change who the DLC fighters could be?

Personally, I think we'll be getting primarily first party characters this time around unlike Smash 4's DLC. I'm not sure how outsourced series, such as Pokemon or Fire Emblem will factor into this. Also, I think Nintendo would prioritize characters from games that are about to come out, in hopes of boosting sales. My 5 characters (and walls of texts as to why) are, in no particular order:

1. King Boo - I'm relatively confident that King Boo will be a DLC fighter, since he's a bit more relevant than usual with the recent release of Luigi's Mansion 3ds and the upcoming release of Luigi's Mansion 3. Depending on how often DLC fighters get released, King Boo's release could feasibly be very close to the release date of the new LM.

2. Waluigi - Call me crazy, but I think Waluigi might actually have a shot if Nintendo is suggesting the characters. I personally didn't think he was going to make it in after they showed him as an assist trophy in the first direct, but I think he may have a chance now. Ultimately, Sakurai has to be the one to give his team the green light for a character, but someone at Nintendo has stated that they're aware of the amount of support that Waluigi has. While I don't think he is guaranteed, I do think that right now is his best shot to get in.

3. A Zelda newcomer - Personally I think it's really odd that despite the Zelda series' popularity and it's wide array of colorful characters, that we haven't gotten one since Brawl. On top of that, we've never had a character that wasn't a Triforce bearer. Skull Kid would have been really cool as another villain (especially one that has no relation to Ganon) but sadly he has been deconfirmed for a while now. I think we're long overdue for another Zelda character, but the question is who? Perhaps one of the Champions from BoTW?

4. Bandana Dee - As with Zelda, Kirby hasn't gotten a newcomer since Brawl, despite the series being relatively popular. Bandana Dee seems like an obvious choice, with Hal often protraying him as one of the main protagonists alongside Kirby, MK and Dedede, all of whom are in Smash. To top that off, Bandana Dee seems like Hal's first choice as a side protagonist alongside Kirby with him being the only other playable character in Kirby & the Rainbow Curse, and Kirby's partner in Battle Royale. What's more is that on the Kirby Cafe logo is Kirby and a waddle dee. Whether or not this is supposed to be Bandana Dee is uncertain, but I think it shows that Bandana Dee and just waddle dees in general have a lot more prominence in the series than most give them credit for.

And as for the 5th character, I have no idea. I'm eager to hear your 5 guesses!
 
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