So I botched my attempt to add this to my Sochi wish list thread(No "Other" option among other things) , and after thinking about it some more, just creating a poll isn't all that informative since you really don't get anyone's perspective on why they think that character is deserving to be playable in the Mario & Sonic games.
So I'm going to try something different.
In this thread post your top two most wanted/deserving playable characters from the Sonic franchise along with your top two most wanted/deserving characters from the Mario Franchise.
You can also list honorable mentions for other characters you'd like to see but only your top choice for each franchise counts towards that character's grand total of requests.
You can explain your choices if you want, that way people know why you placed them ahead of so many others. Also, if you just want to list a single Sonic character or Mario character you can do that too.
This way maybe we can find out who is really in demand and who just has a few really vocal fans.
I will update the OP with the results as soon as you guys start voting to reflect the standings.
Most Requested Sonic Character:
1) Rouge the Bat (7 votes, 2 honorable mentions)
2) Espio (6 votes, 6 honorable mentions)
3) Jet the Hawk (5 votes, 3 honorable mentions)
3) Big the Cat (5 votes 2 honorable mentions)
3) Tikal (5 votes 2 honorable mention)
4) Cream (4 votes)
5) Mighty (3 votes)
6) Charmy (2 votes 2 honorable mention)
7) Sally Acorn (1 vote 1 honorable mention)
7) Bark the Polar Bear (1 vote)
7) Eggman Nega (1 vote)
7) Chaos 0 (1 vote)
7) Omega (1 vote)
8.) Classic Sonic (1 honorable mention)
8.) Princess Elise (1 honorable mention)
Most Requested Mario Character:
1) Rosalina (13 votes)
2) Diddy Kong (7 votes, 1 honorable mention)
3) Birdo (3 votes, 4 honorable mentions)
4) Toad (2 votes, 1 honorable mention)
4) Metal Mario (2 votes)
4) Toadette (2 votes)
5) Dixie Kong ( 1 vote 1 honorable mention)
5) Baby Mario (1 vote)
5) King Boo (1 vote)
5) Captain Syrup (1 vote)
5) Random Koopaling (1 vote)
6) Mona (1 honorable mention)
6) Petey Piranha (1 honorable mention)