It’s an idea so obvious I’m surprised it has never been done before, take the concept of Smash Bros and fill it with Nickelodeon characters. Thankfully though the roster isn’t just Spongebob and Ninja Turtle characters, in fact it’s quite diverse going through the network’s entire history including Obolina from Ahh Real Monsters, Powdered Toast Man from Ren and Stimpy and even Nigel Thornberry, it goes without saying that Tim Curry needs to get back into the recording booth. Of course my favourite announcement was that of Danny Phantom being playable, despite the fact his 3D model makes his hair look like white poop. While I don’t expect Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl to play anywhere near the quality of Smash Bros, the novelty of playing as childhood favourite characters is incredibly appealing so we sat down and came up with a list of who else should be here.
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Katara & Zuko
While the obvious choices should be either Korra and Aang, in all honestly having the master of all elements could be a bit overpowering to say the least and see them nerfed to the point that they play nothing like the Avatar should. Alternatively, Katara and or Zuko would be a perfect choice as they are certainly powerful, they don’t have the strength of an ancient deity. Katara could work as both an offensive player with her fierce water-based attacks but also offer a strong defense with healing abilities. Zuko on the other hand would be far more attack-heavy with his fire and lightning attacks offering lingering damage to opponents.
Angry Beavers: Dagget & Norbet
While Katara and Zuko could be either or, I could see these two working in tandem similar to that of Ice Climbers. The two brothers could work together to chomp down opponents like they were the biggest trees in the woods. But what would really seal the deal is bringing the duo of Richard Steven Horvitz & Nick Bakay back to voice the beavers, as their reactions to getting hit or falling off the ledge would be hilarious, not to mention their primary attack of slapping their opponent silly.
My Life as a Teenage Robot: XJ9/Jenny
Out of all the potential characters to be added to Nick Brawl, XJ9 better known as Jenny would be one of the most well-rounded characters possible. Being a robot she possesses superhuman strength and speed, not to mention a large array of weapons to choose from like a giant mallet, laser gun and even sprouting additional arms with swords. Oh and she can fly too, which would mean if she is included she will probably be one of the most nerfed characters as well.
Fairly Odd Parents: Jorgen Von Strangle & Crimson Chin
Timmy Turner just wouldn’t make the best fit for a fighting game, what would his main attack be, wishing for his opponents to be defeated? Instead, we should go with two of the toughest characters in the game, Jorgen is a Schwarzenegger inspired military fairy who appears via atomic bombs and if that doesn’t work there is always the resident favourite superhero of Timmy, The Crimson Chin, the character was based on his voice actor Jay Leno and his superpowered chin. While these are the obvious choices, we could always have someone crazy like Denzel Crocker whose main attack is hitting people as he screams FAIRY! GOD! PARENTS!
Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Jimmy
The first CGI series from Nickelodeon means one thing, that there is little chance for his 3D model to look any worse than his original design. The smartest kid in the universe will have a large array of gadgets at his disposal to help take care of the roster, as you may recall Jimmy has appeared in several games already with weapons such as a laser gun, shrink ray and even a jetpack. Plus his pet robot dog Goddard will be there to lend a helping hand as well.
Dora the Explorer: Dora
Dora! In a fighting game?! Perish the thought, next you’ll be expecting me to list Blue or even Face. While I was initially reluctant to include anyone from Nick Jr, Dora has been a character that has seemingly grown up with her audience and the recent movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold showed that the character could be used in a more mature setting, almost like a younger Lara Croft.
Danny Phantom: Ember McLain
While Danny already is representing the series by himself, there is a long list of potential characters that could also feature as playable characters. There’s the main baddie Vlad Plasmius or the robotic ghost hunter Skulker, but the obvious choice has to be the ghost rocker Ember McLain with her fiery hair and powerful guitar Ember by far is one of the most popular characters from the series
Which Nickelodeon characters would you like to see being announced? I gotta say, with Smash Bros wrapping up, I’m all hyped again for roster reveals!
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