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SMASH 150 - 169 - GOKU by professorfandango SMASH 150 - 169 - GOKU by professorfandango
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!
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PEPDROX9000 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019
The yuyuki remix brought me here
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DreamingWizard2000 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
Haha! Excellent!

(You don't need to keep me up to date on these though - grateful as I am - I'll be able to find out myself in a couple of weeks!)
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DreamingWizard2000 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! it's about time Yuyuki got some love.
[Ok. i'm just letting you know.]
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SammyW28 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
People need to realize that there are many other Gokus (AKA Wukong AKA the Monkey King or just Monkey) besides that overexposed sell-out...
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
Yes, even in games there are tons of references to Journey to the West and lots of Monkey fellows.

Granted, I can only think of SonSon and BusterRod G off the top of my head but I'm confident there are more out there.
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SammyW28 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
Oh, there are.
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PhantomThief7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so THAT's why people want Goku in Smash,it was referring to this version and not the DBZ one
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Fried-Ricer-Man Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
The ONLY Goku that deserves to be in Smash.
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AgentC-24 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A great action pose and a fine entry no matter which franchise he comes from! :) Great work and keep at it!

(and as someone who preferred DB to Z... I laughed at the artist comments as well)
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
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!
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Heh. They should totally do this just to screw with everyone.
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
There always seems to be a new retro character in each game so you never know!
Though I think the entitled Waluigi fans would have something poisonous to say about it.
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
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!
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Might be why Wario defaults to his WarioWare outfit so that connection is less apparent.
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
That just makes it even MORE frustrating! It's like having Mario's default wearing his beret from Mario Paint!
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
HELL YEAH!!!

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aftertaster7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Monkaaaaaaaay (oh wait, that was a different Journey to the West game.)
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
Which game was that?
I know there was a TV show called Monkey which was also based on it.
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aftertaster7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018   Digital Artist
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)
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Ah, interesting! I'll have to look those up!
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Doodlemaster1000 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
THE REAL GOKU
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