Earlier this week, a leak from late August that Overwatch would come to the Nintendo Switch proved true, and immediately fans dreamt of a world where heroes like Tracer or Winston might find their way into Nintendo’s mash-up fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Smash Bros. historically focused on Nintendo-owned video game characters, but there are already eight third-party character in the game after the recent addition of Banjo & Kazooie. If Nintendo and Overwatch developer Blizzard can come to an agreement about porting the team-based hero shooter over to the Switch, then it at least seems possible that Blizzard might lend one or more characters to Nintendo for inclusion in Smash.
The obvious hurdle would be in figuring out how to translate gameplay mechanics from a first-person shooter into a close-quarters brawl. Nintendo managed this with numerous characters already — like Snake, Bayonetta, Samus, and more — so doing it with one of the cartoonish heroes from Overwatch should be no problem at all, especially when Ultimate abilities in Overwatch already feel exactly like Final Smash Moves.
Assuming this partnership does result in an Overwatch character making their way over into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, out of the current roster of 31, here are the 11 most likely candidates ranked by how well they’d fit and the overall likelihood, along with some fun assumptions about how their toolkit might function: