Humanity’s Mightiest Warrior!
The hero of the human realm in Kid Icarus: Uprising, Magnus is an imposing figure. The obvious problem we run into is that he’s “just another big sword fighter.” This is true, and honestly there’s not a lot to go off of in terms of super specific signature moves. He’s got a pretty good dash smash that ends with a spinning kick that you execute in Uprising, and he’s perfect to have a few more of the game’s weapons added in as special attacks. Maybe a Twin Bellows Canon or the Poseidon Canon could be unleashed for some range coverage! Also, remember that Captain Falcon was a head in a car before Smash Bros. developer Masahiro Sakurai transformed him into the Falcon Punching, Falcon Kicking tour-de-force that we all love. Plus, Magnus is one of Sakurai’s characters, being that Sakurai developed Kid Icarus: Uprising. When I try to think of other Smash potential to come out of Kid Icarus, all I can find are good Assist Trophies and stage ideas; Magnus is the most terrestrial, recurring character in the game and is a right fit for Smash.
You’ve got me on a Final Smash, but hey, they pulled Luigi’s out of nowhere, so sky’s the limit. In Kid Icarus: Uprising, he has a connection of some sort to the Dark Lord Gaol. During one sequence, the two once enemies fight together, so perhaps that could somehow be related. Or he could bust out one of the game’s signature vehicles and ride around the stage, namely in the Aether Ring!
Magnus wasn’t really around long enough to get a proper alternate costume, so I think this is a great place to get more creative with the design! Personally I’d want to see some sort of Centurion Strongarm outfit for him, or one of Palutena‘s other soldiers.
I recently realized this is only the second wishlist character I’ve done. I’m trying not to just spam this with a wishlist of random characters, but I’m trying to really, practically sit down and imagine what they’d do and what purpose they’d serve. How do you think I am with Magnus? Too obscure for a full character? Is he destined for an Assist Trophy? I’d love to hear those comments below!