What was common between both leaks was that they listed the Dragon Quest hero Erdrick as one of the DLC characters and now datamine of the game files confirms that there is indeed a character named after him in the game files. The hero class in Dragon Quest is referred to as "yusha", which directly translates to "brave".
Ultimate was a hit with many a Switch user when it launched last month, but the esports community is also intrigued by the release, as it joins the existing games in the series that have their own spot in the Fighting Game Community (FGC). Dragon Quest XI will also be making its way to the Nintendo Switch later this year, which makes the possibility of Erdrick joining Smash Ultimate all the more interesting. Ultimate, as the Dragon Quest character had been pointed to possibly being a new character in a leak back in the middle of December.
"It has also been confirmed that the data for "Brave" was added in the Day One patch (1.1.0) while Piranha Plant and Joker were always present in the base game", reads a post on popular gaming forum ResetEra that had Jam1Garner's findings. This lines up with director Masahiro Sakurai's previous statement that all of Smash Ultimate's DLC characters were determined ahead of time.
According to a report by GearNuke, a leak posted on 5channel has alleged that a wide cast of characters that players were likely not expecting will be coming to the roster of Super Smash Bros. Each downloadable content (DLC) pack will be sold separately and contains a character, stage, and music.
With so many characters to work with, Marvel Studios has created one of the most iconic intros that plays before each of the studio's movies.