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Fan characters in Smash Bros

Blade and Blue, the two fan characters in Super Smash Flash.

Fan characters, also known as fan-made characters and original characters, are characters created by members of the McLeodGaming Forums supposedly hailing from established universes. Fan characters appeared in the original Super Smash Flash and were initially slated to appear in its reboot, Super Smash Flash 2. However, on May 18, 2012, all of them were officially confirmed to be cut from the game by Gregory McLeod himself, though it is hinted that they may reappear as expansion characters.[1]

List of fan characters

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Azrael

Azrael

Artwork of Azrael by Sirbrownie.

Azrael standing

Azrael is a character created by the McLeodGaming Forums member Phratt. His name is a reference to the Angel of Death in Islamic culture with the same name. According to his backstory, which is based on the premise of the 1999 film, The Matrix, Azrael's real name is Karl Siriso. Upon entering a secret laboratory where the government was experimenting on a digital world called "UniverseV2", Karl was experimented on and made to kill residents of UniverseV2 who posed a threat to this experiment. He is equipped with a scythe called "Xcrete" and is able to manipulate the space and time within UniverseV2.

Azrael was initially planned to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Flash 2, even appearing in the original teaser for the game as a newcomer in 2008. His moveset would mainly have consisted of attacks using Xcrete, and his Final Smash had been confirmed to be an attack called "Final Judgement", in which Azrael would create an expanding portal to trap opponents that make contact with it, dealing massive damage. Like with most other fan characters, he was removed from the roster following its revamp.

Blade

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Blade

Blade's render by Kosheh.

Blade is a character created by user topcat13 specifically to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Flash, using another fan character, by Newgrounds user Equinox-Twilight, as the basis: Flare the Hedgehog (said to be Sonic the Hedgehog's brother).

Blue

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Blue

Blue's render by Kosheh.

Blue is a character created by user topcat13, for the sole reason of appearing in Super Smash Flash. Like Blade, this character derivates from Flare the Hedgehog. Blue's sword emits fire.

Robo Ninja

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An early sprite of Robo Ninja.

Robo Ninja, also formatted as Robo-Ninja, is a character created by the McLeodGaming Forums member Raccoon. Little is known about this character, other than that she is a robotic female character who carries a large metallic Bō staff.

Robo Ninja was initially planned to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Flash 2. No information is known about what her moveset would have included or how she would have appeared in-game. Unlike other fan characters, she was removed from the roster very early into the game's development. This was at the request of her creator as he wanted to use her in his own projects instead, but she has yet to be seen again on her own since then.

Spikeman

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Artwork of Spikeman.

Spikeman stand

Spikeman is a character created by the McLeodGaming Forums member of the same name. He is a red ball with shoes and a red mane who commonly uses his tongue to attack or grab, due to him having no arms. Nothing else is known about him or his origins.

Spikeman insanetrans special

Spikeman was initially planned to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Flash 2. The only element of his moveset to be officially confirmed was that his Final Smash would have had him turn into Insane Spikeman, a Transformation Final Smash that would have made him smaller, faster, and stronger with a completely different moveset. Like with most other fan characters, he was removed from the roster following its revamp. Unlike with the other fan characters, however, it has been confirmed by developers that Spikeman will not return as an expansion character.[2]

Reference

  1. https://www.mcleodgaming.com/2012/05/revamped-roster-looking-for-new-devs
  2. http://forums.mcleodgaming.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27699&hilit=crateria&start=10320

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