Voice actor for Goku and Lucario — Sean Schemmel — reportedly has not been approached by Nintendo for work on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Maybe some memes are just not meant for reality...

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 12, 2018 at 5:55 a.m. PDT

Some time ago, Funimation reached out to Nintendo over Twitter asking about the inclusion of Goku into the Super Smash Bros. series. The idea of Goku finally joining the roster has been a meme within the Super Smash Bros. community throughout the history of the franchise.

Notably, we do know that Metroid's Ridley and Donkey Kong Country's King K. Rool are finally going to be playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It's always been perceived that Ridley would be too big and too overpowered to ever be playable in Super Smash Bros., but it ended up happening anyways. While no reason has ever been given about King K. Rool's exclusion, these two characters had also basically entered meme status despite their undeniable popularity.

Implementing Dragon Ball's Goku would set precedence perhaps more so than the inclusion of third party characters like Metal Gear's Snake or Sonic back during Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Masahiro Sakurai has been adamant about sticking to fighters whose histories originate from gaming. While Goku has appeared in games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, he is considered to be a manga and anime icon.

Despite this, there are surely many fans who have been — unironically — clamoring for Goku inclusion into the series. One of the people who wants this to happen is apparently Sean Schemmel.

Schemmel has been the English voice actor for Goku since 1999. Before him, Peter Kelamis and Ian Corlett had also held this role for the Dragon Ball Z English dub. It's also worth mentioning that Schemmel voiced Lucario in "Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew" and Super Smash Bros. 4 — but not Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Recently, Schemmel mentioned that he has not yet been approached by Nintendo for voice acting work in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This seems to suggest that either he was replaced for the role of Lucario or his lines in Super Smash Bros. 4 are simply being reused.

Given, if Schemmel were voicing a character — such as Goku — that wasn't announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate yet, then he'd be contractually obligated to not reveal such information.

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Source: Sean Schemmel's Twitter.

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