In the Super Smash Bros. series, only 11 playable characters have ever been cut from the roster of a subsequent game. All were introduced in either Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) or Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008). Can you remember the newcomers from those two games who were NOT cut?
Some of these characters could originally transform into others, but are now considered separate and distinct.
Though one fighter was later reintroduced as DLC to the same game he was cut from, he was still cut.
One fighter who was never cut was originally part of a team, the rest of which was cut.