Can you smell that? That, my friends, is the aroma of E3 creeping up on you.

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time where all gamer’s lose their minds. And this year Nintendo fans are in for a treat, despite the big N not holding its usual press conference with all its bells and whistles, as they will be presenting a highly anticipated special Nintendo Direct. And one of the many reasons why their upcoming direct is so anticipated is the ‘promise’ of the reveal of the brand new Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS. Will it just be a trailer? Will there be a playable demo? Who knows?… well, Nintendo does, but needless to say it has gotten the staff here very excited. So excited in fact, that this has happened:

Who could those shadowy figures be? …. oh yeah, the ground rules.

We all have a list of characters we hope will make it into the next iteration of Super Smash Bros., which is why the staff at oprainfall thought it would be cool to compile a list of the Top 10 characters we would like to see in the next installment. Needless to say, this caused quite a debate among us, and whilst not every vote was unanimous it certainly gave a diverse outcome.


Speaking of diversity, I decided to lay some ground rules before the staff started voting. I’ll share them with you now so there aren’t any questions over where a certain character is.

  • No characters from the oprainfall three: In all honesty we would love to see Shulk, Zael, and Aeron make it into the roster, but we just knew that all of them would take the top 3 positions. This rule was made to simply not make our Top 10 predictable.
Sorry, you’re not invited.
zael smash bros Shulk smash bros aeron smash bros


  • No 3rd party characters: It was cool when Snake and Sonic were announced for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. And whilst we’re sure we will see one or two more 3rd party characters appearing in the new Smash, again we didn’t want the list to look too predictable with the inclusion of Mega Man or Cloud Strife.
Get outta here!
Oprainfall Awards Cloud (FF7)


  • Only one character per franchise: Fire Emblem, Zelda, Metroid – all these games, and many more, have so many potential characters that could happily fill up a spot in the roster. But to save our Top 10 from being swamped with participants from the same game, I’ve included a ‘one character only’ rule. It makes sense, honestly.

With my strict ground rules out the way, it’s time to find out which 10 characters have made it into our most wanted list.

>>> READY? GO! <<<

David Rawlings
David Rawlings, or ‘Rawky’ as we like to call him, joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning. He’s British and found solace with us as he was able to understand our pain about Nintendo and their localizing faux pas. He’s a big fan of the letter ‘U’ and refuses to remove them from words, even though we constantly ask him to. He also believes it’s about time Princess Daisy got kidnapped.