HISTORY OF MALE AND FEMALE CHARACTERS IN SMASH BROS. (updated!)
Red dots: Male characters
Blue dots: Female characters
Dark blue dots: Nonbinary characters, characters with unidentified gender, double-character with a female and/or character with female alt(s). These will be referred to as alts for simplicity’s sake.
SUPER SMASH BROS. (64)
Amount of characters: 12
SUPER SMASH BROS. MELEE
Amount of characters: 25
SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL
Amount of characters: 35
SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR 3DS/WII U
Amount of characters: 49
Plus! Newcomers in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U
Amount of newcomers: 15 (not counting Dr Mario as he already has appeared in a previous Smash-title, thus only being a revived character)
Please note: The only Pokémon you can tell its gender on is Pikachu and Pichu. All other Pokémon have been labeled as alts. Jigglypuff, while often considered female due to its feminine alt-costumes, has never been confirmed as a female and thus I label it as an alt.
Also, the Duck Hunt dog is referred to as a male in the original manual for Duck Hunt, thus I assume that his gender is the same here in Smash.
I would like to ask why this is such a big deal in a game like smash bros. At all?
Female representation is awesome don’t get me wrong I just don’t understand why it’s such a big deal in a party free for all like smash. Can someone help me or am I justified in my confusion?