Debut: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)
Aliases: Michelangelo, Mikey
Species: Mutant Turtle
Kirby Hat: Orange mask and shell
Alternative Textures: Red mask, Purple mask, Blue mask, Light Blue Mask
Background: These guys have been around for such a long time, with more media than perhaps any characters around today. If you don’t already know these turtles protect NYC and the world from the Shredder and the Krang and any other avdersaries they meet. Michelangelo in particular is a party fanatic who loves pizza and acting out.
Reasoning: They are so popular and with Mario and Sonic facing off the next most appropriate or obvious character to include would be a ninja turtle.
Probability: Again the 3rd party excuse comes into play, but it is a business after all and Nintendo has to be smart with their money too. I think it would be too expensive, especially with how much they are already putting into the new SSB games.
Thoughts: The image in my mind of Mario uppercutting Mikey while Megaman blasts away at Sonic is just unbelievably cool for an avid gamer from the 80’s and 90’s like myself. I think it would work nicely, I just don’t think it is realistic.