What Bosses Should Be In Smash Bros 4?

What Bosses Should Be In Smash Bros 4?

There has been quite a bit of speculation as to what characters will be added to the upcoming Smash Bros. This, here, is a list of what bosses could be or should be added. The Subspace Emissary was the Adventure Mode in Brawl. There were several bosses from first party Nintendo games throughout the adventure. I won’t include which of those bosses should be brought back (*cough* Ridley *cough*), just candidates that have yet to appear in fighting form. I’ve narrowed it down to ten, mixing what I think would be the most likely to see and what I would want to see the most.

 

WARNING! SPOILERS WITHIN ORIGINS!

 

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0(Zero Squared)

Origin:

02 only appeared as the secret final boss in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards if you were able to collect all 72 crystal shards before fighting Miracle Matter. 02 is rumored to be the resurrected form of Zero, the main antagonist of Kirby’s Dreamland 3.

Chances of being included:

Incidentally, there is a remix version of Zero Squared’s theme that can be unlocked in Brawl. So, maybe the makers already have ol’ Squarred on their minds. More than likely, that is the only homage that will be paid to the angel-esque cyclops.

Would I like to see it?:

02 is the freakiest/scariest thing to come from the Kirby series, and would add a bit of needed (wanted) darkness to Smash Bros. But overall, I could live without it. I think 02 is cool and all, but not at the top of my list. I imagine if Nintendo follows at all what they did with Subspace, they will only include five or so bosses. These spots could be better utilized. If they want to add more, then I’m all for it.

 

Andross

Origin:

Andross is the arch-nemesis of the Star Fox team, being the main antagonist in the first three Star Fox titles. According to the comics, Andross is responsible for the deaths of Fox McCloud’s parents.

Chances of being included:

I’d say this one is a little more likely. Granted, they’d have to shrink him down, but that should only be an issue among the core-est of fans. Andross has both his mechanical and organic forms appear as trophies in Melee. They give us a little tease in Brawl; when he appears out of an assist trophy, Andross head to the back of the stage and shoots metal tiles at the players. Maybe this Nintendo’s way of working him up.

Would I like to see it?:

I would like to see it. I’d prefer to see him as he appears in 64 or Adventures (more so the latter). That’s only because we’ve already seen how his SNES version would look in the Smash Bros universe. Maybe you could fight him twice, the second time being his true/brain form.

 

Demise

Origin:

Demise is chronologically the first villain of the Legend of Zelda series, making his only appearance the series’ latest entry, Skyward Sword. After his defeat, Demise places a curse upon Link and Zelda that his hate will be reborn, causing the chain of reincarnations for Link, Zelda and Ganon.

Chances of being included:

I don”t think it’ll happen. There’s a chance he could show up as a playable character. Though, they’d have to reduce his size a bit. I could see Demise showing up as a trophy.

Would I like to see it?:

Demise makes my top ten boss battles for the Legend of Zelda series. They’d have to make him faster, but I’d be down to fight a big black ginger with a lightning sword. Being a huge fan of Zelda, I’d like to see pretty much any boss make a cameo. The only thing that would hold back for me is that I imagine if they’re going to use a boss from Zelda, they’d probably only use one. If that’s the case, there’s someone else I’d rather they use…

 

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Ganon

Origin:

Ganon is the most reoccurring villian in the Legend of Zelda series, making his first appearance in the very first game. Ganon has appeared many times throughout the series, whether it be as a reference or the main antagonist. While Ganon is mentioned in the opening sequence of Phantom Hourglass, his last true appearance was in Twilight Princess.

Chances of being included:

Ganondorf has already been in two Smash Bros entries. While his Dark Beast form from Twilight Princess is able to used as his Final Smash in Brawl, there hasn’t been an actual fight with it yet. If Ganondorf is still used as a playable character in Smash Bros 4, than I doubt they would include Ganon as a boss fight. They could pull it off in the Adventure Mode, say if after you defeat Ganondorf, he transforms into Ganon.

Would I like to see it?:

Hell yeah. Done.

 

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King Boo

Origin:

King Boo is the main antagonist of Luigi’s Mansion. He has made many appearances since in series such as Mario Kart, Mario Baseball , Mario Party and Super Mario Sunshine. King boo is the leader of the boos, gaining power directly proportional to the amount of boos nearby.

Chances of being included:

I’d say it’s pretty likely. Boos have been popular within the Mario saga. With  Luigi’s Manion: Dark Moon underway, it would make a good push to throw him in there. So, don’t be surprised if you see his ghastly face and tiny crown.

Would I like to see it?:

I’m back and forth on this one. While I think there are better bosses to fill the slots, I think they could do some cool things with this fight. For example, having King Boo disappear at times and reappear behind you. They could have him create a Boo army, making him close to invincible if they are too many. Maybe you could have around three seconds to stop him if he starts to make more.

 

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Kyurem

Origin:

Kyurem is the mascot of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, being the only Pokemon to be on the cover of both games in its pair. Kyurem is a legendary ice/dragon pokemon, coming in the fifth generation of Pokemon, Black and White.

Chances of being included:

Until the announcement for Pokemon X and Y, I was pretty sure Kyurem would show up. If Smash Bros 4 comes out relatively close, Nintendo may want to put in whatever their biggest, toughest Pokemon is from X and Y.

Would I like to see it?:

According to legend, Kyurem may have eaten people and Pokemon if found outside at night. That’s a pretty scary villain which I’d like to see. I’d like if you could face all three forms. Maybe, they could include Zekrom in one fight and Reshiram in another, each fusing Kyurem during their respective fight.

 

Metal Gear REX

Origin:

Metal Gear REX made its debut in Metal Gear Solid. It is a bipedal tank supplied with nuclear weapons designed by DARPA and ArmsTech for the US Army. The Sons of Big Boss stole Metal Gear REX and used it to threaten the American Government to give them the remains of Big Boss. REX makes a return in Metal Gear Solid 4 as Liquid Ocelot salvages the rail gun to use for nuclear strike.

Chances of being included:

Creator Masahiro Sakurai stated that “introducing more non-Nintendo characters willy-nilly will lose focus of the game.” That probably means they won’t be bringing in Liquid Snake, who would be the most fitting to pilot REX in a boss fight. Maybe, REX could be piloted by Wario or something. That’s probably just wishful thinking, though.

Would I like to see it?:

Of course it would be awesome. But really, any giant robot would be welcome for me. I’d take Metal Gear RAY, as well, but I think REX would be more fitting.

 

Mother Brain

Origin:

Mother Brain is the leader of the Space Pirates and is the final boss in the original Metroid, as well as Super Metroid and Metroid: Zero Mission. Originally, Mother Brain was fought as just a brain in a tank, but Super Metroid, there is a second stage to the fight in which she grows into an even scarier, bipedal beast.

Chances of being included:

There’s probably a higher chance of Mother Brain showing up than most on this list. She’s been in or been referenced in plenty of Metroid games. I’m actually kind of surprised that they’d include a character from the Earthbound before Metroid (not putting down Earthbound).

Would I like to see it?:

Another one that isn’t as high as on my list as some others. I would like to see her if there is room for her. It could make for a great battle if sculpted after her battle in Super Metroid. 

 

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Nightmare

Origin:

Nightmare has appeared several times throughout the Kirby series. He was the final boss of Kirby’s Adventure, it’s remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, and in Kirby Mass Attack’s sub-game, Strato Patrol EOS.

Chances of being included:

I’d say his odds aren’t too sour. His last appearance was only a couple years ago. He was also the main antagonist of the anime series. So, it’s hard to argue his popularity. He’s one of the oldest villians Kirby has to offer, and I’m sure they would like to appeal to the older fans.

Would I like to see it?:

If they were to pick someone from the Kirby series, he’d be my choice. His appearance, move list and theme music are enough to win me over. Hopefully, Nintendo agrees with me on that.

 

Twinbellows

Origin:

Appearing in both Kid Icarus and Kid Icarus: Uprising, Twinbellows guards the Underworld. It is the first boss in each game, therefore, being the first boss of the entire series. Twinbellows is altered in Uprising, being made much larger than in its previous encounter.

Chances of being included:

It’s likely that they would want to throw a Kid Icarus villain into Smash Bros 4, given Pit’s new found popularity. Whether it’s Twinbellows, I can’t say for sure, but I’d say its odds are as good as any.

Would I like to see it?:

Twinbellows fights aren’t necessarily what make the games worth buying, but they suffice. I imagine adding the upgraded visuals of the Wii U, it could be quite a sight to see the flaming hell dog show up as an early boss. It would be fitting to have it as the first fight for Pit, at least.

 

There, you have it. That covers the bosses that I’ve been thinking of. As always, feel free to comment with which ones you agree, disagree or think should be added, and thank you for reading.

 

 

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