Talk:List of character posters

From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search

Should you mention that the "Light Gun Series" underneath the NES Zapper on the original Duck Hunt box was replaced with the full logo for SSB3DS/U in the poster? ---Preceding unsigned comment added by you. Or maybe Nutta. 20:42, 9 September 2015 (EDT)

Couldn't tell if that counted, since it looked more like the SSB4 logo was placed on top of it, not integrated in like the other text edits. Miles (talk) 20:50, 9 September 2015 (EDT)

Killager reference?[edit]

Idk, but you never know with Sakurai: is it a reference to the Killager memes that Villager is on the right, darker side of Bayonetta's poster (alongside Meta Knight, Bowser, and the demon, as opposed to the left, lighter side which has Palutena, Yoshi, Pit, and an angel) wielding her axe? ---Preceding unsigned comment added by SANTY CLAWS! Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 00:07, 22 December 2015 (EST)

I have my doubts, but knowing the meme count in Smash 4, I wouldn't be surprised if they did that on purpose. Disaster Flare Disaster Flare signature image.png (talk) 00:09, 22 December 2015 (EST)
I mean it's obviously set up for a dark vs. light thing, and there are some strange choices on the dark side (ROB and Mac come to mind), but the colorful pink Villager is probably the weirdest unless you take into account that meme. ---Preceding unsigned comment added by SANTY CLAWS! Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 00:11, 22 December 2015 (EST)

Pretty sure there's nothing that weird about it. Axes aren't exactly "heavenly" weapons. Miles (talk) 00:13, 22 December 2015 (EST)

But Villager really sticks out among the choices either way. As an artist, without taking into account the Killager meme, I would've simply left Villager out and chosen a more suitable "mirror" for Zelda. Maybe Sheik or Dark Pit, since they both have bows they could be wielding. Even with her axe, she doesn't make sense among the dark blues, blacks, and reds that make up the rest of the evil side - she's hot pink, a more "cheerful", "heroic" color - unless you consider the meme that makes her a psychotic murderer. Then she fits in with Bowser, Ganondorf, and Meta Knight perfectly. ---Preceding unsigned comment added by SANTY CLAWS! Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 00:16, 22 December 2015 (EST)
The associations are loose at best; for example, why is Little Mac on the "hellish" side instead of Ryu (who literally has an evil alter-ego playable in some games)? It's best not to overthink this kind of thing. Miles (talk) 00:20, 22 December 2015 (EST)
Again, looking at a strictly artistic point of view:
Little Mac wears a black tank top and green shorts, which are often darker colors (see Ganondorf and Bowser).
Ryu wears a completely white outfit except for his red headband. While red could go either way, white is always good (see Pit and Palutena).
Additionally, martial arts are usually seen as a lighter, self-defense, used for good, etc. Boxing is typically pure violence. Not necessarily evil, but certainly not good.
This isn't really overthinking it; this is simple art choices. Villager doesn't fit with the basic artisticness of the piece until you take into account her supposed psychopathic tendencies. Then she becomes an obvious choice. ---Preceding unsigned comment added by SANTY CLAWS! Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 00:27, 22 December 2015 (EST)
And Samus and Shulk are both wearing significant amounts of red; Shulk's weapon is also red. Red/pink can clearly go either way. I don't know why you're so attached to the idea of this being a reference when there's no proof of that. Miles (talk) 00:32, 22 December 2015 (EST)
I'm not "attached" to it, I just find your reasoning faulty. I don't really even think it's worth noting, I just don't like not getting the last word when the person I'm arguing with's reasoning is so terribly faulty in my opinion (something that we appear to have in common.)
Name one pink character besides Villager on the bad side. Name one character with a plastered cheery smile besides Villager on the bad side. I specifically said red could go either way because Samus and Shulk are good, while Bowser and Charizard are bad; pink, which is she-Villager's main color, cannot. The only other pink character on the piece is Peach, and she's a good guy. And everyone on the bad side is scowling or smirking, not smiling cheerfully (now, most good guys aren't either, but seriously, why would the only smiley character be on the bad side unless, again, you took into account her supposed psychopathic tendencies?) ---Preceding unsigned comment added by SANTY CLAWS! Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 17:40, 22 December 2015 (EST)
Hah, I agree with DNK. Villager's a cheery-looking character that nobody in their sensible mind would think would be suitable for being on the "dark side" sans humor with that axe. But, I don't think it needs to be mentioned here. Smashedpotatoes (Talk) 00:40, 22 December 2015 (EST)

Counterparts in Bayonetta's poster[edit]

Instead of just being a heaven/hell thing it seems like most of the characters on each side are related to the ones opposite them. Shulk fights robots like ROB in his home series, Samus was first mistaken for a man in her first game while Lucina disguised herself as her male ancestor, Charizard and Yoshi both become dragons during their Final Smashes, Palutena is the goddess of light while Ganondorf was introduced as the prince of darkness, etc. Is this significant enough to mention? High5 (talk) 04:40, 3 December 2017 (EST)

Move discussion[edit]

Given that at this point it's clear we aren't receiving official posters for SSBU characters besides Inkling, I support moving to the more general title "List of character posters". Miles (talk) 19:22, 5 November 2018 (EST)

I support too. Aykrivwassup (talk) 12:31, 6 November 2018 (EST)
I support. Seems like a logical idea. Master Zach (talk) 13:05, 6 November 2018 (EST)
Support per tag. Serpent SKSig.png King 15:35, 7 November 2018 (EST)
Support. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 11:43, 9 November 2018 (EST)
Support due to the Inkling having one. George Jones.jpg Corrin Fan Walls Can Fall.jpg 16:15, 9 November 2018 (EST)
Support. Not much else to say on this one that hasn't already been covered. John John3637881 Signature.png HUAH! 00:24, 11 November 2018 (EST)