To start off the character creation process, I thought we'd stat out Naija. Why Naija? She should be a great "balanced" character, with a mix of melee and ranged attacks. She may not be the strongest character in any single area, but she's equipped to handle a wide variety of situations.
-Oracle and others
-Xion, Inane, Guert
Preparing to Beast Charge-
Beast Charging Right-
Beast Charging Up-
Beast Charging Down-
Firing Energy Spike(s)-
Flipper Sweep -
Summon Seed -
Spike Plant -
Naija's stats are fairly average. Her attacks are a little on the slow side, although they are fairly strong. Her movement is pretty typical, though she can wall jump.
A - Flipper Kick - A quick kick that does heavy damage.
>A - Beast Charge - Naija lunges forward, dealing damage to all she contacts.
^A - Whirlpool - Naija spins around, damaging and dragging nearby enemies.
^A - Whirlpool - Naija spins around and drifts slightly upward, damaging all enemies nearby and launching them in random directions.
vA - Flipper Sweep - Naija sweeps the ground with her flippers, dealing low damage to enemies on both sides, and setting enemies up for further attacks.
vA(air) - Beast Dive - As Beast Charge, but Naija lunges downwards at an angle.
S - Shield - Naija protects herself, blocking attacks and reflecting projectiles. Her shield can't be maintained for long.
>S - Spike Burst - Naija releases several energy spikes which fan out. Takes some time to charge up. If used at point blank range, the attack is especially powerful.
^S - Beast Leap - As Beast Charge, but Naija lunges into the air at an angle.
vS - Spike Seed - Naija summons a spike seed, a thrown item. This takes a bit of time to charge up. If it hits the ground, it grows into an enormous, spiky vine. The initial attack deals lots of damage and knocks enemies a great distance. Afterwards, it creates a temporary wall that does damage to those in contact with it. Naija can throw it at her feet to launch herself into the air.