@superkenon: I actually hate this suggestion but maybe they could add a new character? Was Ganondorf in Windwaker? If so they could add toon Ganondorf and replace his moves or they could replace the current Ganonorf's moves and add a "retro" skin with his old moves. I agree that Nintendo is in a damned if you do situation but I still think the better decision is just to give Ganondorf original moves.
@yummylee: I know they play completely differently but they still have the same moveset which is my main problem. I'm not that familiar with Ganon but surely he has some well known attacks that they could replace his current moves with. I feel that it cheapens the existence of the character, like we don't care enough about this character to give him an original moveset and so he has no personality.
My biggest issue is when the clones persist across sequels. There's no reason Captain Falcon and Ganon should have the same moveset anymore. I'd love for Lucina to have her own moves but if the only reason she's in the game is because she's a clone then fine I can accept that. If Lucina and Marth are back next time I fully expect them to have different moves. I hate when people call developers lazy but I honestly can't think of another reason there are still the same clones from Melee and Brawl. Seriously, Melee came out in 2001, they've had 13 years to come up with a different moveset for Ganon.
If I had to pick one it would be Lucina. I'm enjoying switching between lots of characters though, notably Ike, Robin, Little Mac, Wii Fit Trainer and Sonic are the ones I've used the most so far. I'm super disappointed in Greninja, I really wanted to like him but I just can't get into his moveset at all.
@starvinggamer: Barely a character was maybe hyperbolic but Robin is easily the least interesting character in that game simply due to them being customizable. They basically have no personality since they're an amnesiac and they just tag along and decide the strategy for battles.It's not until the reveal that they become a somewhat interesting character. Maybe I'm just taking my frustration out on Robin because of the disappointing story and characters of Awakening but I really don't like Robin as a standalone character.
@hailinel Robin still has a sword though which is why I would prefer a pure magic class, lord knows there's plenty to choose from. I just want some variety in the Fire Emblem fighters, Robin is a good start but I'd love to have a winged class or a big knight. I've accepted a while ago that I'm in the minority on Xenoblade and Shulk is fun enough I guess.
I just played 5 or 6 online matches for the first time and all but one was good. The first three was with the same four people and it ran perfectly fine. The last one however was horribly laggy and the match didn't last long until we were booted back to the menu. All of these were on For Fun with randoms, I'll never play For Glory since Smash without items and on flat stages is super dumb.
I didn't expect to like the Wii Fit Trainer but I did really well with her in the one match that I won.
This is coming from someone who generally doesn't like most of what Nintendo does but inexplicably loves this series so feel free to take my opinions on this with a grain of salt. I think the roster is decent overall, probably the only two Nintendo franchises I care about are Fire Emblem and Pokemon so obviously I want more of those characters. Lucina is a great choice but I think Robin is a pretty horrible one as they're just an avatar for the player and barely a character, I'd much rather see a purely magic focused class or one of the wyvern or pegasus riders from that series. Any of the armored knights would be cool too since there's not that many big slow fighters. For Pokemon I expected a grass starter and Chesnaught would be a perfect fit.
The only new characters I don't like and wish they would've picked somebody else are Shulk, Duck Hunt dog and Pac Man. Shulk just reminds me of how much a bummer Xenoblade Chronicles was and is too similar to other sword wielders. Pac Man is just not fun to play as and I'll never understand how people could be excited for the damn Duck Hunt dog. If they wanted a dog in then why not a Nintendog and have different breeds be its alternates.