I love the history/references of Spirit Battles but there are some that I do not know/understand. SSBWiki has most of them figured out of the character inspirations, but any idea as what the minion characters are referencing with these Spirit Battles?:
0027 Baby Peach - Minion: Mario (Probably Mario himself or Baby Mario?) 0522 Zoroark - Minion: Lucario (fake legendary dogs from the Pokemon/Zoroark movie?) 1087 Nico Fire - Minion: Fox, Sonic (Slot Cars? I feel like these might be specific to maybe special slot cars?) 1148 Satoru - Minion: Mewtwo, Ridley, Bowser 1216 Dr. Lobe - Minion: Kirby 1221 Satoru Amatsubo - Minion: Mega Man 1248 Ando Kensaku - Minion: Mr. Game & Watch 1254 Toy Poodle - Ally: Duck Hunt 1271 Allen - Minion: King K. Rool, Ridley
Post by Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿ on Apr 13, 2019 14:15:45 GMT -5
Hi Gilder. Nice thread.
Nico Flare - Fox, Sonic
I get a similar impression as you; Sonic is associated with speed. Not sure about Fox. Nico Flare has a rival called Iceman but the only similarities I gather are Fox/their hair being a similar colour and one of them wearing blue like Sonic.
Satoru - Minion: Mewtwo, Ridley, Bowser
Perhaps these reference monsters in general or specific ones called from the cards, with Mewtwo as the Master card.
Post by Shrikeswind on Aug 4, 2019 16:26:19 GMT -5
Since I haven’t played SSBU yet (blasphemous, I know,) I only have YouTube to go on for this existing, but in an episode of the Completionist Jirard mentioned that there’s a spirit battle with Ness’ father, played by an invisible Snake, since you never see Ness’ father. I’ll further add that Snake bears more than a passing resemblance to Flint (Lucas’ father) and that Snake quite notably communicates with characters in Metal Gear games via codec, not dissimilar to Ness’ father communicating with Ness exclusively (in-game) via telephone.
New Spirit event with new spirits from DAEMON X MACHINA are this weekend! I must admit that I know nothing about the game (Played the demo for about an hour and didn't care for it). But hopefully someone knows the references within the spirit battles:
1348 Kloster (Grief) - Dark Samus, Samus (x2) 1349 Bullet Walker (Brigadier General) - R.O.B. (x3) with green, red and blue alts 1350 High Line (Guns Empress) - Ridley
I'm assuming the minions are actually the mechs themselves, but what are the mechs?
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