How was Marth relevant in Japan?
Well you'd have to explain how you quantify relevant and irrelevant.
I have aready given my viewpoint on this bro. Ultimate is a celebration of the last 20 years Smash Bro's before hitting the reset button. With that in mind relevancy is not a topic that they have to consider. Of course as much content from those 20 years should be included. Its a celebration game! I don't know why you brought up Solid Snake? I already said I think all the current 3rd party should the cut and then the team pick new/current 3rd party reps. Yes, Snake should go. All conversation about how they proceed with roster is post reset, where they aren't contrained by the series luggage. It has to happen, it will happen. Fighters are unique in the sense that there is a definite upper limit where it becomes just many characters to deal with. Some characters will return. Some wont/shouldnt and they have to find a system that helps decide that. The most logical is what is relevant in current market with Nintendo and 3rd parties.