it’s posts like these that make me hate the Smash Bros community. If these leaks are true, which I’m about 90% convinced they are, we have a total of 49 characters confirmed (51 if you count the 3 Mii types as one whole) plus a potential 3 - 5 other characters that weren’t included in this leak.
We have characters like Little Mac, Shulk, Palutena, Villager, Duck Hunt Dog, not to mention we’ve got fucking Mega Man and Pac-Man! This character roster is the best thing in gaming hands down, Smash Bros is the only game that can get away with having such an amazing cast of characters.
But then we have this guy…telling Mr Masahiro Sakurai, in my opinion the greatest developer of all time, to “go die in a fucking pit” because we have four clones in the new game. We have over 50 characters! 4 clones is NOTHING! They don’t take up any character slots, they’ve not gotten in over anyone else, they are included as a bonus for people who perhaps wanted these characters in. Lucina is popular, they had the time and space to put her in as a Marth clone; Lucina fans are happy and she didn’t take any additional effort to implement in the game. The same can be said with Dark Pit and Dr. Mario, people like these characters and they are included to appease their fans without taking away from the roster in any way, shape or form.
Sakurai is an absolute genius and will be remembered eternally for making the greatest celebration of the history of videogames. People like this guy give the Smash Bros fandom a bad name, which is a shame considering a lot of the fandom is like this.