I've loved Smash ever since the first one came out back on the N64. I was never very good (I'm pretty average. Get it?) but I loved playing the game with friends anyway. There's nothing like screaming at the television and your friends while you play. An important part of playing Smash is knowing your characters.
Super Smash Bros. (N64) -- Link
Here's the weird thing, I've barely finished any Legend of Zelda game so I had no idea why I chose Link when I started playing Smash. But there was something about his green tunic and giant sword that made me want to get good with him in the game. It was hard at first but as a young child, Link was my guy. Sometimes, when I'm feeling nostalgic, I'll use him in one of the later games. Oh, and throwing bombs at people for no reason is fun.
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) -- Zelda
Again, I have no idea why I was drawn to playing Zelda when I got my hands on Melee but it was something I was compelled to do. Being able to teleport around was really great and playing Zelda is a lot like playing two different characters at once since she can morph into Sheik at any time. So balancing when to use Zelda and when to use Sheik was always fun.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) -- Solid Snake
I hope this isn't a surprise to you. But Snake is one of my favorite video game characters of all time. So when I heard he got announced for Smash, I nearly lost my mind. Playing as a character I actually knew and liked might have made me more motivated to learn all of his moves. There was a time where I was actually very, very, good with Snake. To the point where people thought I was great at the game. This was a very fun time in my life.
Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) -- Mega Man
If you know the rosters, I'm pretty sure you saw this coming. Mega Man means so much to me, so when I saw the announcement trailer for the Smash 4, I got so unbelievably excited I almost bought at Wii U just for this game. That being said, I've only played this iteration a handful of times but I think I'd be able to hold my own if I picked up the sticks right now.
I've beaten a couple of folks using Mega Man and I feel like I could probably get real good with him if I had a Wii U and a copy of the game. Hopefully soon I'll be able to get my hands on the system and the game just so I could hone my skills as the Blue Bomber and wax all my friends into the goddamn floor.
Note: I can name every single one of his moves and which Mega Man game they're from. Get at me, dog. You ain't down with Mega Man like I am.