We’ve already seen two high-profile animated series make a crossover into Smite. Both RWBY and Avatar: the Last Airbender have had battle passes where characters were re-imagined as skins for Smite gods. They were both highly successful, drawing lapsed players back into the game and even pulling in new fans.
This has opened up a new realm of possibilities for Smite. If Hi-Rez Studios are willing to shell out the big bucks to license famous animated series to create Smite content, then RWBY and ATLA should be just the beginning. But which series should Hi-Rez and Titan Forge do next? There are a lot of good options out there, but some are better suited for Smite than others. Much debate has raged within the Smite fan base already about which series should be adapted, but here’s our take on which ones should make the crossover first.
This one should be a shoe-in. Skins inspired by Samurai Jack could easily be implemented in Smite. I’d pay to see a Jack Susano. For some reason, I’m also thinking the main villain, Aku, could have a Cthulhu skin – Akthulhu? The legendary voice acting behind Aku would fit in perfectly. That would be terrifying.
Let’s not leave out the minor characters in Samurai Jack either. The Scotsman, an occasionally recurring character in Samurai Jack, is an obvious choice for Cu Chulainn. Ashi, who becomes a major character during the fifth and final season of Samurai Jack, could also be a candidate. Maybe she could be a skin for Tsukuyomi since they both wield kusarigamas as weapons.
The Powerpuff Girls
Hi-Rez Studios are no stranger to girl power themed passes. Paladins recently got exactly that type of pass with its Radiant Stars update. So why not make a pass centered around the trio of superheroes whose show was the forefront of animated girl power in the 1990s? However, it should be more than just three different recolors of the same skin, considering the individual personalities of each Powerpuff Girl. Perhaps each Powerpuff Girl could be a stance for characters with three different stances, such as Bellona or Merlin? I’m not sure what would be the best move here, but Hi-Rez could make bank if they did a girl power themed pass with arguably the most iconic characters representing that style.
And why stop at the Powerpuff Girls themselves? Their Professor father figure would make a cool Baba Yaga skin, in line with the mixing magic Baba Yaga wields in game. Let’s not forget the villains either. Any fan of the show who’s a Smite fan would love to see Mojo Jojo become Hun Batz. Even some of the villains from the 2016 reboot could be candidates. Packrat Ratatoskr, anyone?
I know what you’re thinking. What could the exceptionally silly Spongebob Squarepants possibly offer Smite? I was thinking the same thing at first. However, one fan artist made me a believer in a potential Spongebob Squarepants crossover. Artist Michael Adams, better known as Raijin Caijin on social media, convinced me with the epic creation you see below.
The artist named this awesomeness “Unholy Doodle Ra.” For those who haven’t figured it out, this is inspired by the Spongebob Squarepants episode FrankenDoodle. That’s the one where Spongebob discovers a magic pencil and uses it to create a doodle version of himself. Said doodle eventually becomes self-aware and runs amok.
Seeing a doodle equivalent of Ra in action like this makes me desperately want a Spongebob Squarepants crossover in Smite. Think about it: Mr. Krabs Bacchus! Plankton Hera! Even Cthulhu Squidward…okay, maybe not that last one, that’d be too horrifying.
The Dragon Prince
This Netflix-exclusive animated series could potentially make a good crossover with Smite. The main strength of this combo is Dragon Prince’s diverse character lineup, which makes for a lot of skin potential! The most obvious choice would be main character Callum and the titular dragon prince who accompanies him, Azymondias. The pair could make an excellent Erlang Shen skin. Meanwhile, another main character, Rayla, would be a good candidate for a Tsukuyomi skin, as both characters have moon affinity.
Again, lots of characters means lots of potential skins, should this see a Smite crossover. Villain Viren could fill in for Merlin. Nyx can make an excellent Discordia. With all the potential characters who could see a skin in Smite, it could certainly make for a full Prestige Track.
Of course, this is just a small selection of the potential animated series we could see crossover with Smite. Not every animated series should make the crossover, though. The debate rages on over which series should make the cut for making Smite content with. What are your picks for series that could potentially work as Smite crossovers? Let us know in the comments below! And stick around with SQUAD for more Smite news and content!