Comic 1117 - Smash Bros Ultimate Faves

6th Dec 2018, 2:39 PM in Special
Smash Bros Ultimate Faves
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Jocelyn 6th Dec 2018, 2:39 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
I know this isn't Rain, but I hope you don't mind just indulging me here while I share some fanart. ^_^

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Top Row: Daisy, Shulk, Piranha Plant
Middle: Jigglypuff, Zero Suit Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Isabelle
Bottom: Robin, Ness, Lucina, Corrin, Richter

So, if I can confess: sometime around the Nintendo Direct in August, I had the idea that I wanted to draw every single character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. There's a really long story why that project was never completed, involving me doing something really stupid and saving, destroying months of work. I don't really wanna reopen old wounds for myself, but long story short is that original idea probably isn't happening now. Certainly not any time soon.

But as a Smash fan who could not be more excited for this game, I still wanted to have something to draw to show my love and hype for it. And I was like, "okay, I'll draw my main and a couple of my secondaries." I'd been saving a lot of my favorites for last with the original poster project, so the really good thing was that I wouldn't even have to redraw much. It'd be like a separate little continuation.

So I drew my main Lucina, alongside Robin and Corrin and Jigglypuff (who I'd consider all my next best), and figured I'd wrap this up with five characters. Except I was really torn about my next best between Ness, ZS Samus, and Wii Fit Trainer. And I'm like, "whatever, I guess I can just add them all".

But then I'm looking at it thinking it looks more like Smash 4 fanart. "I should include a favorite newcomer", I thought. So I added Richter. "Oh, but how can I leave out Isabelle and Piranha Plant? And I'm looking forward to Daisy. And I really like playing Shulk, but I suck with managing the Monado Arts, so maybe I'll like him even more with his changes this time around." And I just kept drawing. XD

Eventually, I reached this point and was like, "okay, this is twelve characters. I have to stop!" So even though it's killing me that I somehow left out Link and Zelda and Pokemon Trainer and countless others, I am calling this complete for now. We're gonna go ahead and call these my personal top twelve characters in Smash Ultimate, and I'm going to just have to be satisfied with that for now. XD

Really, though. I'm excited for everyone. And I mean EVERYONE! Before E3 this year, my biggest character hopeful going into the new Smash game was less a brand new fighter, and more "as few cuts as possible". I felt like my favorites were for the most part very expendable (Lucina's just an echo of a character more historically significant to her series, Corrin is largely hated by a lot of the community, Wii Fit isn't really a thing anymore, etc), and I was worried about losing them. So "Everyone is here" has been a really big deal to me. And that's why I'll probably go back and draw everyone eventually. There's just something so meaningful to me, as a passionate lifelong fan of video games, about seeing all these characters coming together. And I guess I just really wanna draw that.

Maybe I'll come back to this when the DLC characters are all known. ^_^

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Anyway, Smash Ultimate is less than 24 hours aways! Anyone else as crazy hype as I am? Who are the most exciting characters for you (new or returning)? What do you plan to do first? Let's talk Smash! XD

And I promise this game will not interfere with tomorrow's page.
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GuestWest 7th Dec 2018, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
Pirhana Plant is a ripoff of Little Shop of horrors.
Jocelyn 7th Dec 2018, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@GuestWest

The original Super Mario Bros came out in 1985. Little Shop of Horrors came out in 1986. I think it might be the other way around. XD

Either that, or they happened to come up with similar plant monsters independently of one another. I wouldn't say that's completely implausible.
Gigglebox 7th Dec 2018, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
Gigglebox
The original "Little Shop of Horrors" actually came out in the 60's and had Jack Nicholson in the role that Bill Murray filled in the remake.
Mo 7th Dec 2018, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
There's a remake with Bill Murray?
Guest 7th Dec 2018, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
I think they are confusing Rick Moranis with Bill Murray
Jocelyn 7th Dec 2018, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
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@Gigglebox

Oh. I actually didn't realize there was a 60s version. Hum. ^^;

In which case, who knows? My point stands that they could be two completely unrelated plant monsters, but Miyamoto does draw inspiration from odd places. So I wouldn't be surprised if it did inspire Piranha Plant. I still wouldn't call it a ripoff though. More like an homage.
Gigglebox 7th Dec 2018, 7:08 PM edit delete reply
Gigglebox
The 60's version was... not the best, but apparently it was filmed in two nights with sets that were about to be torn down. And @Guest, no. Rick Morranis played Seymour. Bill Murray played the patient to Steve Martin's dentist in the remake. In the 60's original, Jack played the patient.
Rara 8th Dec 2018, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
Aren't they all just rip offs of venus flytraps anyways? XD
GuestWest 8th Dec 2018, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
It also premiered at the WPA Theatre in May82 before it moved to the Orpheum Jul82. There it ran for five years to critical acclaim and received several awards. With the numerous television broadcasts of the 1960 B&W movie, the off-Broadway musical and a cult following, it is a huge stretch of credulity to suppose an independent formulation of the creature.
GuestWest 8th Dec 2018, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
It also premiered at the WPA Theatre in May82 before it moved to the Orpheum Jul82. There it ran for five years to critical acclaim and received several awards. With the numerous television broadcasts of the 1960 B&W movie, the off-Broadway musical and a cult following, it is a huge stretch of credulity to suppose an independent formulation of the creature.
The Missing One 7th Dec 2018, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
WAAAAAAAAAH!
Guest 7th Dec 2018, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
I think the pirhanna plant was based on a venus flytrap.
Skyler of Waffles 7th Dec 2018, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Lucina is my main too! With Zero Suit Sammus as my secondary
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