I really wanted to get this guy in the main project, naively thinking it was a joke nobody else had done but when I found out he'd already been considered by other artists (in earnest, sometimes) I conceded that there were more important characters to consider.
If you're not already familiar with the concept, there are a number of people out there who (I assume jokingly) call for "Goku in Smash!" referring to the character from Dragonball (or more likely Dragonball Z because some people have no imagination) since it's such an outlandish and unlikely character (originating from a comic rather than a game.)
But it turns out there IS a character in a Nintendo game called Goku! From Yuyuki, one of those story-heavy action games on the Famicom Disk System. I don't know a lot about the game itself but I do know that it's inspired by the classic story "Journey to the West," as was Dragonball, which explains why the main characters are so similar.
The thing is, with a(n extendable?) staff and a flying cloud vehicle, this guy would probably translate into Smash pretty smoothly and he did actually get a cameo in another Nintendo game. Kirby's Dreamland 3 contained a few unusual cameos including Rob with Professor Hector, Donbe and Hikari and even Samus! This fellow had to be rescued and brought back to his fried Chao so who knows? Maybe it's only a matter of time before Yuyuki shows up in Smash somehow!
Haha, I appreciate that! I watched DBZ in my youth and loved it at first though it did get very samey later on. It was only a couple of years ago I watched the original and it was so much more interesting and inventive and had actual stakes I definitely prefer it!
I'd rather see the entitled DBZ fans throw a fit. Tee hee.
Although, as a completionist, it still bothers me that Waluigi isn't playable. The roster looks so weird to have Mario, Luigi, and Wario without Waluigi. You've got both Mario Brothers! Why not both Wario Brothers? It drives me crazy!
Monkey Magic for Playstation; turns out there are tons of Journey to the West inspired games. (just throwing this discovery out there, Wukong's design in "The Monkey King" for the Wii is also pretty good)