Talk:Alternate costume (SSB4)

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Mii Fighter Costumes[edit]

I'm proposing that we make an entirely separate page for the Mii Fighter Alternate Costumes and leave a redirect here. My reasoning is:

  • It would make this page more consistent as a whole.
  • We could show different color variations variants without extending this page.
  • We could showcase male/female variants with larger pictures where one can actually see the difference.
  • We could list the official costume descriptions in the DLC shop and further elaborate on the basis for vanilla game costumes.

Thoughts? AmoongussForLife AmoongussForLife's signature.pngTalk 09:59, 6 July 2018 (EDT)

Support. The Mii Fighters already take up more space than any other characters do, and I think it would be important to show gender/color, and larger picture would make it much easier to view, especially for nearsighted people (like me). 72.133.91.93 11:17, 30 July 2018 (EDT)Blueflame105
Support Awesomelink234, the Super Cool Sonic Fan Leave a message if needed 11:43, 30 July 2018 (EDT)
Support George Jones.jpg George Jones Walls Can Fall.jpg 22:07, 6 August 2018 (EDT)
Support. TheNuttyOne 22:18, 6 August 2018 (EDT)
Support. VoqéoT 01:17, 7 August 2018 (EDT)
Support. Dakota 952 06:48, 7 August 2018 (EDT)
Support Dragonfirebreath25 (talk) 08:01, 7 August 2018 (EDT)
Support Nothing much else to say. Pokebub (talk) 03:02, 21 August 2018 (EDT)

Here's my proposed page: User:AmoongussForLife/Mii_Fighter_costumes_(SSB4). SerpentKing also said I should've gotten a consensus before uploading the QR codes, so if anyone wants to support/deny their inclusion, that'd be good too. AmoongussForLife AmoongussForLife's signature.pngTalk 12:55, 7 August 2018 (EDT)

I support including QR codes. I was initially going to oppose, but since they were officially released, then I don't see why we shouldn't keep them. Though maybe they'd look better if they were in a table like the costumes and also featured a headshot of the Mii they're supposed to create. Pokebub (talk) 03:03, 21 August 2018 (EDT)
Support splitting the page and incluing QR codes. RoyboyX Talk 18:43, 26 August 2018 (EDT)
Support WolfBloodSpam (talk) 23:01, 31 August 2018 (EDT)
I support this and the proposed page with QR codes. Make the split already! SuperFalconBros (talk) 19:26, 11 September 2018 (EDT)
I'll take that as a support. Let's do it! Dragonfirebreath25 (talk) 19:27, 11 September 2018 (EDT)
Support split. The Mii Fighter costumes really stretch the traditional meaning of an "alternate costume." John John3637881 Signature.png HUAH! 23:38, 19 September 2018 (EDT)
Shouldn't this have been done already? I'm pretty sure you've reached consensus (and no one has opposed it at all). I'm not exactly sure on that, I'd have to ask an administartor, but it's been this way for awhile and nothing's happening with it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.133.91.93 (talkcontribs) 15:21, 21 September 2018

I've created the page here based on User:AmoongussForLife's suggested page in reflection of the clear consensus here. – Emmett 12:36, 21 September 2018 (EDT)

Captain Falcon Alternate Costume Origins[edit]

Captain Falcon's green alt is based on Pico, and his Gold is based on Dr. Stewart. Is there any reason they aren't listed here? I can't edit them in myself. Link3710 (talk) 02:48, 12 October 2018 (EDT)

Hi, Link. This is a contested issue. Could you elaborate on why you think the green alt is Pico and the gold one is Dr. Stewart? Nintendo101 (talk) 19:20, 12 October 2018 (EDT)

Mario in Purple[edit]

I think this should be to be changed in:

Resembles an outfit which consists of "L" Emblem (Luigi) and the "W" Emblem (Wario) from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Waluigi.

Pokemon (talk) 08:11, 26 October 2018 (EDT)

Hi, Pokemon. The use of the colors have no definitive connection to A Thousand Year-Door. It doesn’t add to the article to mention it.Nintendo101 (talk) 14:26, 26 October 2018 (EDT)
1.) The Waluigi costume has no connection to Odyssey because it was just carried over from Smash 4
Odyssey wasnt mentioned in that edit.
2.) the details from A Thousand Year Door have nothing to do with Smash.)
They do because just like in ATYD, it changes Mario's colors to resemble Waluigi while still keeping the M on his hat. In Odyssey, the Waluigi cap had the upside down L, while ATYD changes the M to yellow. Which is also the only time (to my knowledge) that Mario wore Waluigi's colors in the Mario games. VoqéoT 14:37, 26 October 2018 (EDT)
The thing is that we know that at least two of Mario's costumes are explicitly based on two other moustached rivals of his: Foreman Spike and Wario. We have citations for it. It is more believable that the purple costume (which, again, was introduced in Smash 4, which predates Odyssry by several years) is just based on Waluigi. We have no reason to think otherwise. There is no implied connection to A Thousand-Year Door. It would have been unusual for the “M” on Mario’s cap to have changed for the purple costume because it is still an “M” on all the other ones (including the one based knowingly based on Wario), so using it as a reference for an explicit ATYD homage is unsubstantiated. What you suggest also does not seem to adhere to Occam's razor, a deductive principle in academic writing.Nintendo101 (talk) 15:46, 26 October 2018 (EDT)
I'm not trying to pick on you or anything like that, but what makes what you're suggesting more problematic is that:
  1. This matter was already settled on the talk page for alternate costumes in SSB4, were it was agreed that a connection to ATYD was unsubstantiated. Nintendo101 (talk) 16:01, 26 October 2018 (EDT)
  2. You brought up something you wanted changed in the talk page and implemented the changes before any discussion had taken place. I think we have rules or at least forms of conduct saying you shouldn't do that (but I could be wrong). Nintendo101 (talk) 16:01, 26 October 2018 (EDT)
It is more believable that the purple costume (which, again, was introduced in Smash 4, which predates Odyssry by several years) is just based on Waluigi. We have no reason to think otherwise.
1) I still don't know why Odyssey keeps getting brought up when nobody is making a case for it. 2) I gave you the reason to think otherwise: it's the only time where Mario wears the colors and retains the M. Mario's Wario colors come before ATYD, making Smash the first time Mario wears those colors. So the situation between the two is different (one came in ATYD first, the other SSB64).
It would have been unusual for the “M” on Mario’s cap to have changed for the purple costume because it is still an “M” on all the other ones (including the one based knowingly based on Wario),
Again, the situation between the colors are different, and MarioWiki even notes how the W Emblem colors resembles his yellow color in SSB64. Also, not to sound rude, that's your opinion that it would be strange.
What you suggest also does not seem to adhere to Occam's razor, a deductive principle in academic
Occam's Razor states that the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions is likely the correct one. I'm not making assumptions. It's an observation, not an assumption, that the purple costume resembles his ATYD appearance, which is also the only claim I made in that edit.
This matter was already settled on the talk page for alternate costumes in SSB4, were it was agreed that a connection to ATYD was unsubstantiated.
1) Consensus isn't set in stone as per SW:CONSENSUS: "Consensus on a given decision does not mean the decision is irreversible. If the feelings of the wiki's editors as a whole on a given decision change a reasonable amount of time after consensus has been reached, another discussion may be held to revert or modify the changes." 2) One person agreeing with you isn't consensus.
Lastly, I'm not the one who brought it up in the talk page, that was Pokemon, and typically consensus only really needs to be reached on things that change multiple pages or are controversial. VoqéoT 16:39, 26 October 2018 (EDT)
I apologize for the late response. I've had practicals and midterms to study for. The phrasing I used was poorly chosen: the changing of Mario's "M" to a "Γ" for this costume would not have been objectively "strange", but it would have broken that consistent element between Mario's costumes. I still think that is a valid argument. I should not have brought up Odyssey - I was mistakenly conflating this issue with another where other users have argued this SSB4-era costume is from Odyssey. You are right that an agreement between two people is not community-wide consensus, but no one tried to reinstate a connection to ATYD after a year, so I believed it was well received or at least justified. Ultimately, this is a small issue. I think it is superfluous knowledge and that - while a to ATYD is not impossible - it is unsubstantiated, but that's a subjective perspective. Do what you feel is best. Nintendo101 (talk) 16:17, 28 October 2018 (EDT)

Minor Shulk Error[edit]

In the Trunks section for Shulk, it mentions "his appearance with weapons unequipped" when it should say armor, changes in weapons didn't affect armor in Xenoblade Chronicles.Thecornerman (talk) 23:23, 27 November 2018 (EST)

Link to Jody Summer's original costume in Captain Falcon's section[edit]

The F-Zero wiki has changed their image from the one currently linked (which goes to an empty page) to this: http://mutecity.org/wiki/File:Jody_SummerX.png

Disagreements with Nintendo101[edit]

There are a number of issues I have with the page that I disagree with Nintendo101, and it appears that the talk page is going to be where this needs to be sorted out.

  1. There are three titles in the Four Swords series, as defined on Zelda Wiki: Four Swords, Four Swords Adventures, and The Minish Cap. See the Zelda Wiki page (although currently the links on this page intending to lead there don't work). As such, it's best to just specify the two games; a list of two games is hardly excessive.
  2. Dark Link has drastically different appearances in different games. Compare The Adventure of Link, Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, and Spirit Tracks. The costume is specifically based on the OoT design, and that should be stated.
  3. Donkey Kong Jr. has a plain white shirt in Donkey Kong Jr. Math, just like in Donkey Kong Jr. (since the artwork of Donkey Kong Jr. in Donkey Kong Jr. Math is only a very slight modification of the Donkey Kong Jr. cover anyway). Diddy Kong's 8th costume is ice blue. Donkey Kong Jr.'s shirt has red lettering, the primary symbol on Diddy Kong's shirt in that costume is orange. Their clothing looks nothing alike.
  4. The note at the top of Lucina's section only states that the costumes are based on female characters from Fire Emblem Awakening. While it isn't necessary to specify the game for most characters, Tiki appears in many Fire Emblem games in many different designs, and Lucina's costume is specifically based on her appearance in Fire Emblem Awakening, which is otherwise not stated.
  5. If Fox appeared with a particular color scheme in Star Fox: Assault, and Falco also appeared with that same color scheme in Star Fox: Assault, I can't see any reason to think Fox's costume would be based on Falco's appearance in that game. It's highly implausible that a costume would be based on a different character (who only has that design for one game) when the character themselves has a plausible origin costume in that same game. In fact, the only thing the SSB4 Fox costume really has in common with Assault Falco is that they're both red. If it were based on Falco, you would expect at least another color to match (e.g. the boots being silver to match Falco's, but they're gold in SSB4). --SnorlaxMonster 06:49, 2 January 2019 (EST)
  6. For Donkey Kong, many of the suggested origins do have clothing (or even a tie if it's based on another appearance of Donkey Kong himself), but the tie color doesn't match SSB4. Likewise, some of the Donkey Kong appearances in other games (like Mario Golf) have differences in the color of his skin, but this is not reflected in the SSB4 costume that is alleged to be based on it. Donkey Kong's skin color and tie color do vary between costumes, so the fact that only his fur resembles a proposed origin should cast doubt on that origin; specifying when only his fur resembles a stated source makes readers aware of this. In the same way that you shouldn't simply state without qualification that a Donkey Kong costume is based on a source if his tie matches but his fur does not, you shouldn't do the reverse either. (The same applies for many other characters, an extreme example being saying that a Jigglypuff costume is based on Leaf because they have the same hat.)
For example, Donkey Kong's yellow Mario Golf costume has a red tie and dark skin, yet his SSB4 costume has light skin and a blue tie. This is despite the fact that Donkey Kong has dark skin in his second costume and has red ties in two non-default costumes. This fact should be made clear to the readers.

--SnorlaxMonster 06:58, 2 January 2019 (EST)

Images too big[edit]

I would just like to note that the images for the different costumes are too big and cut off the last costume for most of the fighters. 2Hats (talk) 13:57, April 27, 2019 (EDT)