Forums - Nintendo Discussion - SSBU Character Speculation: Thoughts on Malos From XB2? (Echo = Shulk)

 

Im working hard on this so pls read through this before posting. Especially the end where ill explain the difference

 

First of all for Xenoblade newcomers we have Elma and the highly requested Rex with Pyra/Mythra... That said how about an echo to the xenoblade franchise? I welcome you Malos...

 

Spoilers below so people you have been warned! Turn away now...

 

 

Yes this guy, 1 of the main antagonist from xenoblade chronicles 2. Also weilder of 1 of the manados! Though iy doesnt make sense in the story as much (why he has one but whatever)  i believe we can have a xenoblade villain rep with Malos! Also it would complete a trio of all 3 monado users in the franchise!

 

Rex

Shulk

Malos

 

 

 

As for how he would work... As a Shulk echo... Ready? Cosmetically a purple light instead of blue and 1 major change is needed.... Neutral B special! Ill explain this soon but i believe Malos can be shulks echo and feel like a brand newcomer with 5 different arts that are similar yet very different from shulks! Pls stay tuned...

 

Shulk gimmick is his neutral B that changes his attributes for a limited time. So how about Malos as an echo differates himself from him by using his 5 monado arts from his game? Check this out...

 

 

  • Monado Cyclone,  Certain Atks have a windbox effect to them
  • Monado Armor, Creates Super Armor for some of his moves
  • Monado Jail, Locks opponent from using certain attacks (smash atks or maybe special moves?)
  • Monado Eater, Gains HP for hits (like Shulk buster but instead of damage more gains small health)
  • Monado Buster, Knockback for oppenents atks is decreased

Last edited by tbone51 - on 24 August 2018

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Can anybody post this on era in the ssb thread? At least the bottom post with the pics. I like to hear many opinions on this

I think he can be the most unique echo character just with the neutral B change



I don't think there's anything wrong with this aside from the fact that I just really wouldn't be all that excited to play as Malos. Just kind of lukewarm on the character.



I'd rather have Elma and Rex + Pyra/Mythra. But I agree that if there were ever to be an echo fighter of Shulk, Malos best suits the bill due to him having a similar Monado.



This is a wonderful idea, and I would love to see it happen. Make Shulk faster and have Malos be slower, but more powerful. But it depends on two things. 1. Was Xenoblade 2 far enough in development for Sakurai to be able to have this idea. 2. If not, is Nintendo willing to have echoes as dlc? It is possible that they could bundle Malos with another dlc( Rex maybe).



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JWeinCom said:
I don't think there's anything wrong with this aside from the fact that I just really wouldn't be all that excited to play as Malos. Just kind of lukewarm on the character.

He isnt my most wanted character (though rex is a top 5 for me) but having a villain rep as easy to put in as dark samus and maybe others (shadow?) As well as that gimmick of having different properties could give him a fanbase from the smash community. I dunno just a random thought



tbone51 said:

 

  • Monado Cyclone,  Certain Atks have a windbox effect to them
  • Monado Armor, Creates Super Armor for some of his moves
  • Monado Jail, Locks opponent from using certain attacks (smash atks or maybe special moves?)
  • Monado Eater, Gains HP for hits (like Shulk buster but instead of damage more gains small health)
  • Monado Buster, Knockback for oppenents atks is decreased

As someone who doesn't know about anything from Xenoblade, this sounds waaay too gimmicky, and also too different for an Echo Fighter. Having different properties on Monado Arts is reasonable for an Echo, as long as they're not fundamentally different or create such specific scenarios that haven't ever been implemented in Smash such as the locking an opponent's move one (not sure if it's ever been a thing in any fighting game, actually).



Wouldn't Zanza/Klaus' other half work as well as a villain echo fighter of Shulk since he's also got a Monado?

Last edited by Green098 - on 24 August 2018

Green098 said:

Wouldn't Zanza/Klaus' other half work as well as a villain echo fighter of Shulk since he's also got a Monado?

Can work as well but Malos has wayyyyy more precense in his game and XB2 id more popular.

 

Add in the fact they add in rex then malos will complete the monado trio



Yeah I'd be down for more Xenoblade characters in smash bros any day! C'mon Sakurai give us Elma, Rex+Pyra/Mythra and Addam as echo for Rex Xenoblade deserves more presence in SSB!