A while ago, i made a fanmade roster for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Which was somewhat a joke roster i did for fun. Now that we have come much further in development, we know more about the game and they aren't too far from release. I decided to make my final decision on who i really want to see in the games. Of course, this is my opinion and i know not everyone is going to agree with me. So i'll provide explanations on why i believe these certain characters deserve representation in Smash.
Agitha: Zelda is one of the biggest Nintendo franchises, and you could say we already have the most important characters from that series in Smash already (Link, Zelda and Ganondorf) but the same can be said for Mario. They have all the mains, and one extra which is Rosalina because she's been very prominent in recent Mario games. For this reason i believe Agitha or at least someone playable from Hyrule Warriors would make sense for Smash. The reason i went with Agitha is because she seems more unique compared to the others, instead of another swordsman she summons bug familiars to attack!
Lip: For each Smash installment, we've had at least one or two "retro" additions to the roster. Smash has been showing much homage to Lip since Melee (Lip's Stick, her theme song in Brawl) so i think it is time for her to come out and join the roster at last. You could argue that she being a Japan-only character lowers her chances. But the same can be said for Marth and Roy in Melee, and Lucas in Brawl. Marth and Roy in Melee is the reason Fire Emblem became popular enough to be released outside Japan. Lucas in Brawl made him a cult favorite, huge fanbase in the west that translated his entire game and is still demanded to be released outside Japan to this day. Who's to say Lip won't achieve the same recognition for being in Smash 4?
Black Shadow: Very unlikely, seeming how Nintendo doesn't pay much attention to F-Zero these days. But Black Shadow in my opinion, would be a perfect candidate for Smash to take over Ganondorf's current moveset so Ganon can finally have a sword and magic based moveset more true to his character. Black Shadow being a clone of Captain Falcon makes a lot more sense since they are from the same universe. So it wouldn't even be much time consuming effort to incorporate Black Shadow into the roster. Besides, when they decide to make a new F-Zero for Wii U, wouldn't this be a great way to promote it?
Captain Rainbow: We need a "weird and obscure" character in Smash, not to mention Rainbow has a huge following in Japan. He'd certainly be a very unique addition to the roster, and could gain recognition by players around the world. Not to mention a trophy based of his game has already been confirmed to be in Smash 4 (Fat Little Mac) so he does have some legitimacy to be a possible canditate.
I did not make any of these artworks of the characters.
Characters are © Nintendo, Sega, Capcom and Bandai Namco.
I hope you like it!