We are just two days away from Min Min’s launch in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Thanks to his extendable arms, Min Min has access to ranged attacks that are well above average.
But why was Min Min chosen among all the ARMS characters? Those unfamiliar with ARMS might believe that Spring Man is the main protagonist and face of intellectual property. However, it appears that Spring Man is not necessarily the only protagonist according to what ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuki told Masahiro Sakurai.
“Many of you may be thinking that Spring Man is the protagonist, but that doesn’t seem to be the case,” said Sakurai. “Mr. Yabuki said, ‘Everyone is the protagonist.'”
Among ARMS fans, it can be argued that Min Min is one of the most popular. Min Min even seems to be a personal favorite of Mr. Yabuki himself.
“Now, you might ask, ‘Why Min of all the ARMS fighters?'” Sakurai continued. “To be honest, it’s because Mr. Yabuki, the producer of ARMS, said, ‘I want Min Min.'”
If it weren’t for Mr. Yabuki’s comment, there is a possibility that we will have another representative like Ninjara. Of course, Min Min was apparently still on Sakurai’s radar even before consulting Mr. Yabuki.
“I was actually thinking about Min Min too, but also about Ninjara,” Sakurai said. Notably, Ninjara and Spring Man were the only other characters other than Min Min to be shown touching the Smash invitation during Min Min’s official reveal trailer.
After everyone else was already defeated, Min Min simply had to defeat Twintelle and Kid Cobra to finish their place on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.