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Veterans

Metal Ajit Pai
Geno
Off the Hook ft. Paruko
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Pitbull and the Aliens
Nintendo Power
Men in Black
ZUN
Thanos
Wario Partners, LLP
King Dedede
Solid Snake
DJ Professor K

Newcomers

Quote
Adam Levine
Johnny Bravo
Mr. Krabs
Mariya Takeuchi
Dr. Robotnik
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
Papyrus
Jack & Elmo
Dr. Piccolo

Jack Bros.
HOBaRT
Rhythm Masters
Nico Nico
Donkey Kong
MissingNo.
The Jazz Cats
Eminem
Law & Disorder

See also: Bonus Characters

Meowth

That’s right! The talkative Scratch Cat Pokémon himself chimes in as the official interviewer of the King for Another Day Tournament! Taking a much-needed break from his misadventures with Team Rocket, he, alongside last year’s tournament winner Unregistered HyperCam 2, is here on the scene, interviewing all 32 contestants and asking them questions peppered with attitude. Make sure you don’t make him angry though, or Pay Day’s coming early!

Illustration: Count Cannoli (@CannoliCount) ft. Coach (@CoachArt_)

John Notwoodman

The esteemed and very nice >:3] CEO of King for a Day Tournament Enterprises once more lends the tournament his daunting presence! Though he has passed hosting duties off to Unregistered HyperCam 2, he will still be around to announce all matches in his signature reverberating voice, and will crown the one most fearsome challenger the King* for a Day!

(*or Kings, or Queen, or Queens, or Queen and King… or, uh… H-HOBaRT?)

Illustration: Keeby (@KeebyAstrokat)

Unregistered HyperCam 2

henlo mojo 2day i will show u how 2 become the host of king for another day. after winning last tournament that john guy let me host this one so ill b helping out with interviews n stuff every now and then. if u liked this mojo post pls r8 5 stars and subscribe thx 4 reading

Illustration: 813N (@813N_)

Men in Black

It’s rewind time! Agent J (played by Will Smith) and Howard the Alien are here to investigate alien activity! Facing all-new threats they’ve never seen before — and a few that they definitely have — the pair will need the best of the best of MIB tech to turn their opponents into slime. Neuralyzers in hand, they will stop at nothing to keep the public safe from all extraterrestrial threats… except for Howard. He’s cool.

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring aliens
  • Rips related to Will Smith
  • Rips featuring music by Lil Uzi Vert
  • Examples
  • Metroid series, Half‑Life series, Pikmin series
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel‑Air soundtrack, Wild Wild West, Gettin’ Jiggy wit It
  • Money Longer, Bad and Boujee, XO Tour Llif3
Individual portraits: Agent JHowardIllustration: Marrow (@mrmarowak), LarryInc64 (@LarryInc64), Alexander A. McDonald (@ColorFairie)

Solid Snake

Kept you waiting, huh? Solid Snake makes his miraculous return to the field of battle! He seems to have snatched a stylish outfit on his way here, and it’s a look only he could pull off. His weapons are also fully-loaded this time around! Get out there and show them what you’re made of, Snake! No regrets!

  • Sources
  • Rips from any franchise Hideo Kojima has worked on
  • Box-related rips
  • Examples
  • Metal Gear series, Silent Hill series, Castlevania series
  • Snatcher, Zone of the Enders, Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand
  • BOXBOY! series, Squeeze Box by The Who, Heart‑Shaped Box by Nirvana
Illustration: Galacksy (@GaIacksy) ft. linkandorf and SmokyThrill77

ZUN

With his imperishable love for alcohol, and his influences on his sleeve (along with the rest of his shirt), ZUN is ready to re-enter the tournament! He’s the embodiment of bullet heck with music that spans across the entire bullet hell genre. Anybody who crosses his path better be prepared for a carousel of agony!

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring songs composed by ZUN
  • Rips featuring music related to the Touhou franchise (including fan projects)
  • Rips featuring music from games in the bullet hell genre
  • Rips related to alcohol
  • Examples
  • Beloved Tomboyish Daughter, Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon
  • Hate not the Wind, Spring Blossoms, Far‑East El Dorado
  • DonPachi, Ikaruga, ESCHATOS, Radiant Silvergun
  • U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up), Tipsy, songs by Alestorm, VA‑11 Hall‑A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
Illustration: Coach (@CoachArt_) ft. Lenox (@Lenoxmst)

Quote

Huzzah! Quote is here, and he’s ready for this new adventure to begin! He may be silent, but his trusty Polar Star sure isn’t. Armed with that and music from classic indie platformers, nothing is going to stop him from claiming his rightful place as the king of indie games!

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring music from games developed by Studio Pixel
  • Rips related to franchises published by Nicalis
  • Rips featuring music from classic indie platformers (2010 or earlier)
  • Examples
  • Cave Story, Ikachan, Kero Blaster
  • VVVVVV, The Binding of Isaac series
  • Super Meat Boy, Spelunky, Braid, Within a Deep Forest, An Untitled Story
Illustration: Dead Line (@DeddoRain)

Adam Levine

Invite received from on high, Adam Levine aims for the lead! Actually, at first, he wanted to be one of the judges for the tournament, but after he failed the interview by disapproving every contestant, we had to deny him such a position. Nonetheless, with his stubborn attitude and his Jagger-esque moves, he certainly isn’t messing around in, what he wishes was his, tournament.

  • Sources
  • Rips related to Maroon 5 or to current/former members of Maroon 5
  • Rips featuring 90s alternative rock music
  • Examples
  • Songs by Square (James Valentine’s old band), Phantom Planet (Sam Farrar’s old band)
  • 90s songs by Pearl Jam, The Cardigans, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer
Illustration: Alexander A. McDonald (@ColorFairie) and thefluffyslipper (@fluffySlipper1)

Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean bumbles his way into the tournament! Representing British comedy and beans, you’ll have no words for the things this man can accomplish!

NOTE: It turns out that Mr. Bean entered himself into the competition without anyone’s knowledge or express permission, and furthermore, he has been grievously injured, and thus will not actually be participating. Please accept our humble apologies.

  • Sources
  • Music from media starring Rowan Atkinson
  • Music associated with British comedy
  • Music associated with Green de la Bean
  • Examples
  • Mr. Bean, the Johnny English films, Rat Race
  • Monty Python, Wallace and Gromit
  • U Guessed It, No Words
Illustration: LarryInc64 (@LarryInc64)

Bonus characters will not participate in the tournament, but will be able to receive arrangements.

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

Like the legend of the phoenix, Daft Punk and Pharrell have risen up to the challenge! Thomas and Guy-Manuel have gotten some new gear, and they invited Skateboard P himself to help them out with the fight. With music of their own as well as from their friends at Ed Banger Records, they plan to win the tournament as swiftly as a gust of wind!

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring music by Daft Punk
  • Rips featuring music by Pharrell Williams or N.E.R.D., or music that includes him as a feature
  • Rips featuring vocoded vocals
  • Rips related to the Despicable Me franchise
  • Rips featuring music by artists signed to Ed Banger Records and other songs in the French Touch genre
  • Examples
  • Get Lucky, Lose Yourself to Dance, Gust of Wind
  • Harder Better Faster Stronger, Robot Rock, One More Time
  • Happy, Frontin’, It Girl
  • Baby I’m Yours, Waters of Nazareth, Music Sounds Better with You
Individual portraits: Thomas BangalterGuy‑Manuel de Homem‑Christo Pharrell WilliamsIllustration: ackrostation (@ackrostation)