Hello everyone, Nantendo here. Nintendo has so many IP and so many potential characters that could work in Super Smash Bros that it is hard to cover them all. When I do Dream Smashers or Dream Arena I do not just make the moveset I would like to see, instead I focus on how Sakurai might make this character (based on everything we know about his design philosophy and how the guidelines he uses when tackling Smash). However, I am not the only one out there who can do this and sometimes when I am browsing the internet I come across a moveset for a character that I see has had a lot of thought and hard-work put into it. When I see these movesets I feel like there is no way I can do anything better or more accurate to how they would be represented in the Super Smash Bros series. Today’s Dream Smasher is one of these and while I do not agree with it 100% (the changes I would make I will cover at the end) it is very well done. This moveset was made by Smashboards user Jamesster445 and he has some more on the thread that are worth checking out.
So without further ado, I present to you the lord of the Underworld, Hades!
So I hope enjoyed that but what changes do I think it needs? Well I don’t think his Up-Ariel would be the projectiles. Rather, I would move his standard Ariel to this position as it is an uppercut and then I would replace his neutral Ariel with a kind of miniature blast of dark magic that covers all sides. For his final smash I would change it so he does not go behind the stage but either grows big and goes to the side or goes to the top of the screen instead. Going to the back could have major graphical issue with certain stages (like Wii Fit Studio where Hades would be in the mirror!). But that is really all the changes I would make to the moveset. One thing this moveset did not cover however was the animations and taunts so I will cover them below.
|Entrance||Hades would burst out from beneath the ground similar to what is seen in his final boss fight (provided by Jamesster445).|
|Walking||Hades walks very calm and smug looking. Has one hand to his waist.|
|Running||Hades takes off into a dash. It resembles his animation when he is chasing Pit at the beginning of their final boss encounter.|
|Jumping||Hades jumps with his arms out, knees bent and looking slightly down. When he double jumps he straightens out a bit more.|
|Hit||When Hades gets hit and knocked back he has a look of surprise on his face as he falls.|
|Falling||Hades falls like he meant to do it himself. Arms crossed and legs out flat like he does not care that he is vulnerable.|
|Taunt 1||His up taunt has Hades do an evil laugh much like Ganondorf or Bowser. (provided by Jamesster445).|
|Taunt 2||Hades central taunt has him pointing in a cocky manner with one finger while taunting his opponents. As a little extra, if Hades is fighting Pit he has a chance of saying ‘Think you can defeat me, Pitty Pat?’. (provided by Jamesster445).|
|Taunt 3||Hades strikes a confident pose and winks at the screen.|
|Victory 1||Hades first animation has him face away from the screen before turning around when the camera moves close as he says ‘Well, that was easy.’|
|Victory 2||His second victory animation mimics his intro into Chapter 25 of Uprising. After he lands he will say ‘Was that all? But i was just getting started.’|
|Victory 3||His final victory animation has Hades holding his arms above and out to the side of himself while he shakes his head in disappointment. If he has beaten either Pit or Palutena then he has the chance to say a special line of dialogue..|
As for Hades victory theme he would use a remix of the standard Kid Icarus fanfare:
With that I hope you enjoyed the first guest Dream Smashers. If I ever find more that I think are accurate or you want to submit one to me to check then feel free to. Once again I have to thank Jamesster445 for this very well though out roster and urge people to go check out his other work over on Smashboards. As for Hades please let me know what you thought of this moveset in the comments below as well as what you thought of my revisions/additions. I look forward to reading everyone’s reply!
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