The Inklings are the main playable characters of the 2015 shooter game Splatoon. The orange Inkling, commonly known by fans as Ika, is the most popular one, being one of the few that support official artwork. While they can be of either gender, a large portion of the ones seen in Splatoon are female, and are usually indicated as such. They have the ability to transform into squids and swim within ink.
A similar species exists, known as the Octoling. They are members of the Octarian army that rival that of the Inklings'.
The Inklings are fairly competitive, as they are known for their large ink battles that have them covering the terrain with their colours. Little else about their personalities are known, though it is suspected that they are quite playful when squids.
Super Smash Bros. Fusion
An Inkling appears in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. Fusion as an Assist Trophy. After spawning in, the Inkling girl will run around shooting ink at her summoner's opponents. This ink does little damage, but has the ability to slow down opponents. Additionally, she will also turn into a squid herself, and occasionally headbutt people, which does a fair amount of knockback. Various Inklings also appear on the Industrial Complex stage, where they both act as stage hazards and appear in the background.
Inkling appears as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Battle. They are unlocked by unlocking all the file decoration colors, completing 15-Minute Battle, or recruiting them in League of Light.