Edit 06-13-2010: Here's the updated roster! OMG BIG DEAL! [link]
Being a huge Smash Bros. fan, it was almost impossible that I'd resist to make my own super duper FANtabulistic character roster. I'll admit that at some point while making this, I wondered if some of these characters could even fight *cough Tom Nook and Phoenix Wright. (I don't think I can really justify why I added the latter, but I just love the Ace Attorney series so... TAKE THAT!! Plus, the guy's been through a lot of abuse from pretty much everyone in the series and he still manages to stand, kinda)
When making this I tried to only include characters that originated from a video game and appeared on a Nintendo console, which I think were the qualifications that Sakurai imposed for his poll for Brawl. I also tried to only include characters that are owned by Nintendo or not owned by the other first-party developers like Microsoft and Sony. Banjo-Kazooie is made by Rareware which is owned by Microsoft and they'd have no chance in heck to be in Smash Bros but that's the only exception.
I included every playable character from Brawl, with the addition of some Assist Trophies and Mewtwo and Roy.
There's a lot of third-party characters and then there's Banjo-Kazooie who would have absolutely no chance in ever being included in Smash Bros. >_<
I'm sorry I included soooo many Sonic characters AND NiGHTS but I couldn't help myself!!donthurtme!
In case anyone can't read the names typed above the character images, I'll type them below.
Super Mario: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Princess Daisy, Waluigi, Bowser Jr., Paper Mario
Donkey Kong: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, King K. Rool
Super Mario RPG: Geno
Chrono Trigger: Crono
Kingdom Hearts: Sora
Legend of Zelda: Link, Wolf Link & Midna, Princess Zelda, Shiek, Ganondorf, Toon Link, Vaati
Nazo no Murasamejo: Takamaru (art from Samurai Warriors 3!)
Tales: Cress Albane (Phantasia), Lloyd Irving (Symphonia)
Metroid: Samus Aran, Zero Suit Samus, Ridley, Sylux
Kid Icarus: Pit
Punch-Out!!: Little Mac
Mega Man (classic or X would be great) and Zero
Phoenix Wright!! (his final smash could be like calling Maya in to channel Dahlia and have her do terrible things to the other players!!jk) I know he wouldn't be able to fight, and that's why he didn't make it into Tatsunoko vs. Capcom despite being considered for it, but he's just sooooo awesome in a not-fighting kind of way!
Kirby: Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede
Pikmin: Captain Olimar
Panel de Pon: Lip
Joy Mech Fight: Sukapon (I wonder what would happen if he met Rayman?!)
Animal Crossing: Tom Nook
Spyro the Dragon (I'm a fan of the old Crash and Spyro games and I'm kinda disappointed at how they play now but I can't ignore how fun the old ones were)
Star Fox: Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Krystal, Wolf O'Donnell (soorrry Peppy and Slippy!)
F-Zero: Captain Falcon, Samurai Goroh
Mr. Game & Watch
Earthworm Jim (probably one of the goofiest games I've ever played)
Pokemon: Pikachu (naturally), Meowth (surprisingly still popular), Jigglypuff (don't diss the puff), Red (Pokemon Trainer from Brawl, just with a more distinguishing name), May (with Mudkip, Grovyle, and Blaziken, hopefully wouldn't be a clone), Wes (from Colosseum with Espeon and Umbreon because I felt the second generation wasn't getting enough luv, sorry Pichu!), Mewtwo, Deoxys, Lucario, Plusle & Minun
Fire Emblem: Marth, Roy, Lyn, Ike, Micaiah, Black Knight
Mother/Earthbound: Ness, Lucas, Masked Man
Golden Sun: Isaac!!
Metal Gear: Solid Snake, Gray Fox
Castlevania: Simon Belmont (and in his gimp suit too)
Sonic: Sonic the freakin' Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Shadow the Party-Pooper, and DR. EGGMAN!!!! (strangely eggy is my second fav Sonic character next to the blue dude himself)
annnnnnnd... NiGHTS! (the new game was so cute!)
I did not create any of these characters nor did I make any of the artwork I used.
Ergo I'll credit the art used from other artists.
Crono~the creators behind the Chrono Trigger Resurrection project
All other artwork is official artwork from various video games and related media.
Nintendo characters copyright Nintendo, HAL Laboratory, Inc., GAME FREAK inc., Creatures inc., The Pokémon Company, Shigesato Itoi/APE inc., INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, Camelot Software, TOSE
Solid Snake, Gray Fox, and Simon Belmont copyright Konami
Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Shadow the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman, and NiGHTS copyright SEGA
Megaman, Zero, Viewtiful Joe, and Phoenix Wright copyright Capcom
Cress Albane, Lloyd Irving, and Klonoa copyright Namco Bandai
Bomberman copyright Hudson Soft
Geno and Crono copyright Square-Enix
Sora copyright Buena Vista Games and Square-Enix
Rayman copyright Ubisoft
Banjo-Kazooie copyright Rareware
Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon copyright Activision
Earthworm Jim copyright Interplay