Looking back on the many characters and enemies over the course of the 25 plus years the series has been around, the series could pull off its own fighting game separate from the SuperSmash Bros series.
It would definitely be a smash hit. *no pun intended
Here's some of the characters I would throw into the game
Link (Twilight Princess version) with the ability to turn into wolf form
Ganon (of course) with the ability to turn into beast form
Zelda with Puppet Zelda form as a special ability
Ghirahim with demon form
Lizalfos with wing form as a special ability
Zant with ability to summon twilight monsters
King Bulbin with his boar as a special
Helmaroc as a secondary boss like Goro (non playable or...)
Majora's Mask with Majora's Wrath
Odolwa with Goht as a summon
a Goron (not sure which one)
Demise (final boss)
So, what do you guys think? Any other characters that should be included? I know I left out some more interesting choices, I'm sure.
Could a Zelda fighter work using only characters from the Zelda universe and not the Nintendo universe as a whole?
It might work, but I don't know. Zelda isn't really about the fighting.
The Mario series really isn't either, but Mario still fits in well with Smash Bros., as do many other non-fighting Nintendo characters. This doesn't have to be a totally serious game or considered canon. Just an ide.
And yeah, I did leave off quite a few pre Ocarina of Time characters didn't I. Vaati would be a good addition. Just have to imagine their 3D renderings translating over from the 2D side of things. I forgot Agahnim as well. He'd be a good addition too.