2. Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney series)
The Ace Attorney star has already proven his fighting game mettle over in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, so there’s no reason he wouldn’t fit right in with the rest of the Smash Bros. crew. The tense, overdramatic courtroom antics of Capcom’s interactive novel would work well in the ring, and the veritable circus of quirky side-characters from the franchise would make for unique attacks or Assist Trophies.
(We’d also settle for Apollo Justice, star of the fourth entry in the series, but that guy’s kind of a weenie compared to Wright.)