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Character Roster Analysis

Discussion in 'Articles' started by BlastoiseKoopa98, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. BlastoiseKoopa98

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    So, I'm gonna give this analysis thing a shot. So as some, if not most of you are aware, that a very short clip of the Character Select screen, which showed us that there might be approximately 30 characters in total.



    So what does this tell us? Well, first off, the roster might be a little less enormous than we first expected...But, it also gives us three unrelieved characters to wonder about, so here's my take on it. Through numerous sources, including an in-game advertisement board, Birdo and Diddy Kong have basically been confirmed. This leaves us with one more unknown character, which is presumably the one in the corner. Now for this one, I have several theories to it:
    First: It would make sense that the last character in the roster would be our Mii, but I'll talk more about Mii in a bit.
    Second: There's no better spot for Bowser Jr. than alongside his siblings. (Yes, I know the whole deal with Miyamoto ruining our childhood beliefs the the Koopalings were Bowsers kids, but they still are to me! >:C) I think this would be the most logical choice.
    Third: It's a bit of a stretch, but there is a possibility that it could be another out-of-nowhere newcomer, which could be anyone!

    So now that the mystery spots have been analysed, It's time for some predictions! So at first when I was this, I was a little dissapointed (Which is pretty spoiled of me) that there would only be 6 more characters in this HUGE advancement in the Mario Kart series, one known for always having a broad cast of characters. But, if you take a good look at the roster, there's a space on the top and the bottom, that could leave room for maybe one or two more rows, so it's time to get predicting.

    First off, I'd like to say that one of the rows may be dedicated towards our Miis, since Mario Kart 7 did that, and it made it's somewhat shallow roster seem a little more complete. But if any of you have better ideas, then tell me about 'em!

    Now, for the second row, which would compose of six characters, I can see maybe three returning and three new characters. Now what I'm going to say is who I would like to see, but if you guys have your own opinions, please feel free to tell me who you're looking to see.

    3 Returning:
    -Dry Bones
    -Petey Piranha
    -King Boo

    3 Newcomers:
    -E. Gadd
    -Hammer Bro
    -Kamek

    So, that's all I really have to say about this topic. So please, if you liked what I've discussed and you have things you want to add, please, feel free to talk to me about it in the comments! I love to here the ideas of others, and who knows, some of you might have some better ideas than me!

    EDIT: So...The Direct happened, and I'm sorry to say that most of this speculation has been thrown out the window, and landed right into a pit of magma filled with lava-proof piranha... But hey, there's always DLC...Right..?
     
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    I would like to see more information about this; if you're talking about the Spanish magazine thing, it was an error.
    https://twitter.com/juanlos_garcia/status/455767094425296896
     
  3. BlastoiseKoopa98

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    I don't think it was an error, all they said is that it was de-confirmed and that Nintendo themselves need to announce him and other characters. But if you can find an article that says otherwise, please let me know.
     
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    Hopefully return: Birdo, King Boo, Paratroopa
    Hopefully newcomers: Kamek, Mouser, King K. Rool
     
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    I think that Lubba could be a newcomer considering they had Queen Bee in MK7.

    (Also, this is Lubba, he's from SMG2, if anybody was confused)
     
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    Lubba could work. He could represent the Lumas and be a heavyweight. Although his voice in SMG2 was a bit irritating, so I wouldn't wanna hear that voice actor in MK8.
     
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    I can agree with Lubba, at least he has more of a personality than that stupid Waluigi-spot-stealing bee lady. He'd also be a fun character to play as.
     
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    the last row to make 36 can have birdo, bowser jr, dry bowser, dry bones, king boo, and diddy. as for the 3 unlockable characters, perhaps they can be kamek, hammer bro, and toadsworth/e.gadd
     
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    I also believe there will be another row, giving us 36 characters in total. 42 characters would be pushing it.

    Default: (24)

    Mario
    Luigi
    Princess Peach
    Yoshi
    Bowser
    Donkey Kong
    Toad
    Koopa Troopa
    Princess Daisy
    Toadette
    Wario
    Waluigi
    Rosalina
    Baby Mario
    Baby Luigi
    Baby Peach
    Baby Daisy
    Larry Koopa*
    Morton Koopa Jr.*
    Wendy O. Koopa*
    Iggy Koopa*
    Roy Koopa*
    Lemmy Koopa*
    Ludwig von Koopa*


    Unlockable: (12)

    Birdo
    Diddy Kong
    Bowser Jr.
    Dry Bones
    King Boo
    Funky Kong
    Dry Bowser
    Metal Mario
    Shy Guy
    Lakitu
    Kamek*
    Professor E. Gadd* / Nabbit* / Luma*


    Total: (36)
     
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    normally they don't have that many default characters available when you 1st start the game. perhaps they'll have 12 like MKW?
     
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    I doubt the Koopalings will be default characters, they seem more like unlockables to be honest.
     
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    Interesting thought, I like the unlockables (Except for Funky Kong, he can just leave. *Hates Funky Kong*), but I can see Lakitu and Rosalina's positions switched.

    Also, do you think it's possible that the Koopalings will be unlockable? If so, how would they do it?
     
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    Ya'll just wanna see Bee Mario and Cat Bowser, don't even try to deny it.
     
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    Would really like to see Hammer Bro too. Such a classic enemy, really deserves the opportunity.
     
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    If Alt. skins existed in this game, absolutely. But since there isn't, that'd be a horrible waste of roster spots. (Cat Bowser still sounds awesome.)
     
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    He was originally intended to be in MKW, but he was cut due to time constraints. I'd love to see him again.
     
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    Thank God there's no Funky Kong. :)
     
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    I think we can be friends. :3
     
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    Awesome sauce! :D Instant follow. :3
     
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    I'll follow up that follow with another follow....You followin' what I'm saying?
     
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    Unfortunately I think this is the final roster, unless hopefully there is some DLC?
     
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