its not mean spirited or dismissive really. this thread wants representation for representation sake. smashs crossover theme (which it is at its core, and i recommend reading sakurais direction for this in his interviews) is based on iconic video game characters. unfortunately the game industry hasn't gotten to the point yet where there are may iconic characters of color. plenty of female characters in the game (and most of them are top tier in meta...) and nintendo added dark skin tones for characters that are applicable. this thread op is short sighted as hell and has the most click bait title.