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This is my newest work as of now. It doesn't really reflect what I do on average, but it's my most recent.
I really post stuff on Deviantart a lot and I submit in masses at a time, so my newest things may often be similar. If you look at my gallery, you will see that I have a great variety.

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Connor Rentz
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Hi. I am an indie filmmaker. I also do graphic design, I collect Nintendo games, and I do some game research.

I was one of the three founders of the popular online fan-game Super Smash Bros. Crusade, which I worked on for five years starting in 2008. After I left development after the game's successful demonstration at APEX 2013, the game is still being worked on today by a dedicated community. I now have an art pack called Roster Builder which gives you all of the assets you could possibly need to make your dream roster for Super Smash Bros.

The movies I do:

My Switch Friend Code: SW-3971-1655-1602
My 3DS Friend Code: 1032-1432-5027

I hope you enjoy my submissions and all. :)

Journal History


From Reddit: A physics teacher gave a Super Smash Bros. themed test and they used a render of Popo I made awhile back. Never though I'd find it there!

With the addition of Piranha Plant, the final five DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will bring the game's roster up to a whopping 80 fighters. With the infamous Grinch Leak now confirmed to be false...

...Who will these five DLC fighters be? Cue Lifelight.

Sakurai confirmed in the November direct that all of the plans for these fighters were determined early on, so these characters were no afterthoughts. They're likely in pretty early development, and probably already have movesets planned. Who knows - Sakurai and his team may already have their reveal trailers planned. If Isabelle's trailer coinciding with the announcement of Animal Crossing on the Switch is any indication, these reveals are planned pretty heavily and probably well in advance.

This list of possible fighters will not include Assist Trophies or characters featured in Final Smashes or stages. Many characters who are playable have been depicted as Spirits, so it is likely that a character who appears as a Spirit can still be a playable character - although, it may make their chances lower than characters who are not featured as Spirits. Remember that Sakurai said in the November Direct that the final five DLC will not be Echo Fighters, and each new fighter will be accompanied by a stage and new music.

Dixie Kong by ConnorRentz
Dixie Kong: I feel that Dixie Kong may be an unlikely DLC fighter. Her unused data in Brawl may suggest that Sakurai is interested in the idea of Dixie being playable, but it seems she would have been a clone (now known as an Echo Fighter) of Diddy Kong. Dixie Kong will also need to be either a completely new character or be in a situation like Dr. Mario or Falco, who are similar to Mario and Fox respectively. Dixie Kong has also been featured as a Spirit, specifically her Donkey Kong Country 3 appearance.

Black Shadow by ConnorRentz
Black Shadow: Surprisingly, Black Shadow hasn't been referenced at all in Ultimate. Many of us have viewed Black Shadow as a potential Echo Fighter for Captain Falcon, especially now that Ganondorf has received new moves that distance him from Captain Falcon. Sakurai could opt to give Black Shadow an original moveset, much like Captain Falcon received. However, Black Shadow isn't as demanded as Ridley or King K. Rool, nor has he been as relevant as characters like Isabelle or Incineroar.

Bandana Waddle Dee - Star Allies by ConnorRentz
Bandana Dee: Well, we haven't seen him yet. Bandana Dee has likely been requested enough to be a practical option for a DLC fighter, and since Kirby: Star Allies has been out for some time now, it is possible that a unique stage based on an area from Star Allies could be included for Bandana Dee. Sakurai has stated that stages can take up to a year to develop, so if a Star Allies stage were to be featured, it is possible that Bandana Dee could be one of the later DLC fighters available.

Gooey by ConnorRentz
Gooey: Sakurai seems to be somewhat fond of Gooey, who has been featured as a Spirit. With Kirby: Star Allies being in development at the same time as Ultimate, it is possible that Sakurai was aware of the plans of Gooey's inclusion in Star Allies in a situation similar to Greninja. The difference is that Gooey is already an established character. He isn't necessarily a popular character.

Mach Rider - Alt 2 by ConnorRentz
Mach Rider: Mach Rider has always been in the discussion of possible new fighters, but I feel as though no one really took him (or her) seriously as a candidate until the fake Grinch Leak happened. Again, this is a character and a game that Sakurai seems to like. As one of Nintendo's early toys, Mach Rider has similar relevance to Duck Hunt, R.O.B., and Mr. Game & Watch. It also seems now that Sakurai doesn't always consider popularity, especially since a character's inclusion in Super Smash Bros. will essentially guarantee fame for them.

Saki by ConnorRentz
Saki: Oddly absent from the large Assist Trophy roster, Saki is not as popular as some of Ultimate's newcomers nor is he very relevant. However, Saki fits pretty well with characters Sakurai likes to include: fast, dynamic characters with multiple weapons (rather, a single weapon that has multiple functions). If Sakurai has opted for more obscure characters to fill the DLC slots, that would boost Saki's chances.

Marshal by ConnorRentz
Chorus Kids: The Rhythm Heaven series now has a history with the development of Smash Bros., and data from the Wii U/3DS titles suggest it may have been close to getting a representative in the roster. The Chorus Kids have been a very popular choice for Smash Bros. for the past few years. If the Smash Ballot was taken into consideration for Ultimate (as newcomers like Inkling, Ridley, King K. Rool, and Simon could suggest), Chorus Kids could very well be DLC.

Decidueye - Ed Mendoza by ConnorRentz
Decidueye: Decidueye is in an interesting spot for me. With Incineroar being one of the newcomers, that makes me feel like we may not see another Pokémon fighter. However, if there were to be another, making that a DLC fighter may have been an intentional decision to allow the base roster to have more variety. I'm not sure if Sakurai cares about these things either, but Decidueye, Incineroar, and Greninja would complete another trio of starters.

Tails - Modern by ConnorRentz
Tails: With Shadow and Knuckles both as Assist Trophies, Tails is one of the few viable fighters from Sonic the Hedgehog that could possibly be in the game. Seeing Ken and Richter in the game as second characters in third party franchises (for Capcom and Konami respectively) makes me feel as though another SEGA character would be on the way. Tails is certainly popular and relevant. Perhaps Sakurai is more interested in a unique newcomer rather than an Echo Fighter to join Sonic.

Geno - Smashified by ConnorRentz
Geno: The main argument for Geno's inclusion is often related to the pomp and circumstance given to his Mii costume in the Wii U/3DS games, as well as the growing relationship between Square Enix and Nintendo. Geno is certainly one of the most highly requested characters for Super Smash Bros., and he has been for over ten years alongside the ranks of Ultimate newcomers like Ridley and King K. Rool. Other than the passionate fans supporting Geno, he really has no relevancy. However, demand may be enough to guarantee him a DLC spot. Also, Geno is the kind of character that fans would pay for.

Paper Mario - Color Splash by ConnorRentz
Paper Mario: Paper Mario is still relevant and still has a lot of unique fighter potential, and Sakurai doesn't seem hesitant to add more characters from the Mario franchise. Though some of the more recent titles in the Paper Mario series have not been as well received as the first two games, Paper Mario gets a lot of love from Nintendo and fans. One more iteration of Nintendo's mascot may be an ideal way to wrap up the DLC characters.

Impa - Ocarina of Time by ConnorRentz
Impa: With Ghirahim, Skull Kid, and Midna all as Assist Trophies, Impa is one of the few main characters left in The Legend of Zelda series. She is a popular choice among fans and has stayed somewhat relevant the past few years. I am not sure that Impa has a large enough following or enough star power to stand alone as a DLC fighter.

Toon Zelda - Hyrule Warriors by ConnorRentz
Toon Zelda: Another character scrapped from Brawl, it is possible that Toon Zelda would have featured a transformation into Toon Sheik or Tetra, but currently, the only Ultimate character to have any sort of transformation is Pokémon Trainer. Toon Zelda may also be unlikely if Sakurai were to image her as an Echo Fighter for Zelda. However, most Echo Fighters have been in a weight class similar to their source character as well as having a similar bone structure, and Toon Zelda would be much lighter and has a much different form than Zelda. Toon Zelda or Tetra may be relevant enough to possibly get a DLC spot, but again, I feel so though they lack star power to stand alone as a DLC fighter.

Elma - Ed Mendoza by ConnorRentz
Elma: Sakurai revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was not early enough to be included in planning Ultimate's roster. However, at that time, Xenoblade Chronicles X was a success. Elma would not only be a unique fighter, but would also give the roster some diversity. Elma may be strong enough to hold her own as DLC, and with Xenoblade Chronicles X getting a re-release, she may be more relevant for her DLC announcment.

Banjo-Kazooie by ConnorRentz
Banjo-Kazooie: Personally, I think this is the most likely DLC fighter. With long-time requested newcomers like Ridley, King K. Rool, and Simon appearing in Ultimate, Banjo fits right in. Furthermore, Microsoft's relationship with Nintendo has been incredibly strong, and to grasp straws, this close connection with the two companies started at a time when Ultimate could have entered development, and Banjo's planned inclusion could be the reason for the love between Nintendo and Microsoft. Banjo's aesthetic also fits the other Ultimate newcomers very well, and Banjo would certainly have a stage to accompany him.

Rayman - Alt by ConnorRentz
Rayman: Ubisoft and Nintendo have recently developed an incredibly close relationship, as demonstrated by Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Rayman was featured pretty uniquely as a trophy in the Wii U title with a unqiue 3D model. The Smashified series has made Rayman an even more popular choice, and he would certainly be able to stand on his own for a DLC spot.

Monster Hunter by ConnorRentz
Monster Hunter: Capcom would have a lot of representatives at this point, but the inclusion of a Monster Hunter boss/Assist Trophy may make a Monster Hunter a likely DLC character. I think there is enough relevance and popularity here for Monster Hunter to get a DLC spot, though Sakurai may not have more planned for the series than what is already present in the base game.

Steve by ConnorRentz
Steve: Steve may have a hard time fitting in, being different in a foundational way from all of the other characters (Mr. Game & Watch is the only character that is similar). I feel as though a Minecraft stage would fit very well in Ultimate, but Steve has received mixed opinions from fans of Super Smash Bros. With the other newcomers being highly requested characters, Steve wouldn't necessarily fit that category, but Nintendo has a strong relationship with Minecraft.

From these five characters, if I had to make a guess for the DLC, I would say (in no particular order):
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Bandana Dee
  • Saki
  • Geno
  • Mach Rider
The later three may be wishful thinking. My next three guesses would be Rayman, Steve, and Elma. Would love to hear other thoughts!

The newest Roster Builder update is out! Strictly counting character icons, I have reached 1975 icons! Maybe an update after Ultimate's release will officially bring Roster Builder to 2000 icons!
There will be a Roster Builder update ASAP!


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Shinobi36 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Seeing how the next 3-6 Dream Friends have been revealed in Kirby Star Allies, and they got their new renders, should we expect a update next month?
CrazyCartoonFanatic Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just curious, when do you plan n adding Incineroar to the Roster Builder? I'm surprised you haven't yet, even with Vergeben stating he's gonna be in.
ConnorRentz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Student Filmographer
Well, with the Direct on Thursday, I guess we'll see who gets included next... ;)
CrazyCartoonFanatic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good call!
MrLampy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2018
Do you mind adding these renders to the next version of the roster builder?… (including all of the renders in the thread)
ConnorRentz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the suggestions! Some character renders for hoaxes have been added to Roster Builder in the past, so some of these could be included! This all depends on what characters get announced for Ultimate, of course.
ComicMaxDA Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
I was wondering that if in the next version of Roster Builder or a future version of Roster Builder, if there could be dedicated software for the Roster Builder that could automatically organize the CSS and the SSS. With the current roster builder, it is easy to create the rosters and stage select screens, but a bit tricky if you want to add or remove any of the characters or stages on a roster you're working on, it would also make it easier to reorganize characters and stages.
ConnorRentz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Student Filmographer
Hi! This is a great idea that I would love to see through and I have thought of time and time again. If Roster Builder was standalone software that did the arrangement of graphics automatically, then Roster Builder would truly make high quality roster creation easy for anyone. Though I have some coding experience, I am by no means a programmer, and I do not have enough experience on my own to code an application for Roster Builder that would meet my vision for accessibility and allow Roster Builder's current level of customization. I would like to see this happen, and I would do anything I can to help.
ComicMaxDA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
In theory, it could be similiar to the Brawl CSS Designer and the Java-based SSB Roster Maker.
ComicMaxDA Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Isabelle just got revealed, update for Roster Builder?
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