Oh nice, my Anchor submission got... 9th? 10th? 6th? A number, that's for sure. I had quite a few other concepts for entries for this contest, but couldn't ever make any of them feel like full-fledged abilities. Maybe its because my favorite game is Amazing Mirror, so I'm kind of predisposed to a "This ability does this thing and then, like, one or two other moves" rather than the Super Star "So many moves!" style.
Yeah, when I think of ability combos, my mind immediately goes to Kirby 64 style (which I suppose makes sense), leading to a more "this ability does this thing and then, like, that's it actually" style.