From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
A starter character is a character who is already available for play immediately after turning the game on for the first time; the player does not have to unlock, challenge, or download that character in order for them to be selectable (as one must do to select unlockable characters and downloadable characters).
List of starter characters
The following characters appear as starter characters:
The starting roster is comprised of the original 8 starter characters from the first game.
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