Smash King is a machinima series made by Tigura21, which follows Bowser and his struggles against his enemies--such as Ganondorf--and some of his former allies, such as Mewtwo and Mario. Bowser himself tries to adapt to the World of Brawl by befriending other characters, such as Wario, Liz (a Charizard), and Meta Knight, and slowly tries to fix his life despite his past mistakes. Smash King became the most popular Brawl machinima of Virtual Smash, mostly because of its deep storyline, voice actors, use of game hacks, and unorthodox characterizations.
The Story Thus FarEdit
NOTE: as Smash King is not yet complete, the story described here will only go up to the latest episode
"This is a unique world. A world of Trophies. These Trophies become animate as a character, one that the outside world would recognize. However, each character lives life differently than what we perceive of them. That is because they are both that specific character, and yet they are not. Regardless, these characters all live with one default purpose: to fight. And now, they fight each other once more, in this newly created World of Brawl." --opening narration of Act 1
Episode 1: The Mission to Recruit Princess Peach...?Edit
Bowser and Peach are fighting each other at Final Destination; at first, it appears that Peach is winning, but Bowser suddenly turns the fight around after nearly falling off the edge. He proceeds to defeat Peach by sending her flying into the distance, then remarks that he may have "went at that a little too hard."
At Green Hill Zone, Wario is sneaking up on Samus. Just when he reaches her, though, she re-equips her Power Suit and knocks him into the distance. Meanwhile, Bowser is pacing about at Onett, waiting for Wario to crash-land nearby. He chastises Wario for his continuing pursuit of Samus until Wario asks him about what happened with Peach. It turns out that Bowser is planning to recruit Peach for his team in the upcoming Smash King tourney. When Wario asks who Bowser plans for his third teammate, he professes that he doesn't know and "politely" turns down Wario's offer to join the team.
Peach, meanwhile, is at Hyrule Temple contemplating what to do. She suddenly sees Mario below her and goes to investigate, but it is actually Bowser. They begin talking about Mario, who has been missing since the creation of the World of Brawl. Peach then decides to join Bowser's team because she wants to "prove [her] credibility as a Brawler." When Bowser says that he'll protect her, Peach hits him with a golf club and says that she doesn't need protecting. When Peach inquires about their third teammate, Bowser is silent and instead offers her a flower "as a token of [his] affection." Peach angrily throws a turnip at him, and Bowser admits that he was only joking. The two of them then leave the Temple separately.
Meanwhile, Mario finally regains consciousness at Frigate Orpheon after being reincarnated in the World of Brawl. He suddenly flashes back to the World of Melee and recalls what he and Bowser did back then, confronting a great evil. He resolves to find Bowser and makes his way to the Bridge of Eldin, where he unexpectedly runs into Captain Falcon. Falcon begins showing off his moves, but Mario is unimpressed. When Falcon realizes this, he thinks Mario is mocking him and tries to hit him with a Falcon Punch, but Mario easily sidesteps and avoids the attack. After a brief fight, which Mario wins, Falcon goes into a long-winded speech about how he feels that he must win the upcoming Smash King tourney and reclaim his title as the fastest Brawler in the world before realizing that Mario has already left. Falcon proclaims his own awesomeness before suddenly (and accidentally) being run over by Wario. Mario makes his way to Spear Pillar and pledges that he will hunt down Bowser, unknowingly right as Bowser passes by him on the next level down.
Episode 2: The Hunt for a DragonEdit
Peach and Wolf are fighting at Pokemon Stadium 2; Peach mocks Wolf when he appears to get the upper hand, planning to strike back when he gets close enough. Suddenly, Ike jumps into the fight and attacks Wolf, and then goes into a long-winded speech about honor and justice. Pit suddenly and immediately stops the fight, annoyed at Ike's interference: Peach and Wolf are fighting in an officially-sanctioned Pre-Tournament Exhibition Match that other Trophies in the World of Brawl place bets on. The crowd begins to boo Ike as he tries to make an excuse, and is then beaten up by Peach and Wolf. Pit then apologizes to President Dedede of the Brawl Spectator (BS) Society, who is also watching the match.
Meanwhile, Wario arrives at Bowser's home, "Hotel Bowser," and informs him that he has little time to find a third teammate for the Smash King tourney, but also that he has been busy scouting a possible candidate for him. Bowser, however, is unimpressed, and recalls an incident a few days before in which Wario tried to convince Bowser to recruit Kirby, who promptly began copying Bowser and caused Wario to determine who was who by sending them both over the edge at Battlefield and causing Bowser to lose one of his Stock. Before they leave, Lizardon (a female Charizard) leaves Bowser's room, prompting Wario to question what she was doing there, but Bowser doesn't answer him.
Meanwhile, at New Pork City, Mario is asking around to try and find out where Bowser is, but everyone is too busy preparing for the upcoming tourney. While Mario gathers his senses, Bowser and Wario arrive in the city several levels above him without him ever knowing it. Wario introduces Bowser to Meta Knight, a neurotic swordsman who leaves Bowser unimpressed. Just as Bowser is leaving, Meta Knight suddenly changes personalities and attacks him, showing his true abilities; this, in turn, changes Bowser's mind and he enlists Meta Knight.
Mario is still having trouble getting any information out of anyone, and reflects on previous tourneys and his bad experiences with them. He is about to go and check in the upper areas of the city--where Bowser is--when Ike suddenly runs past him, muttering something about a dragon. Mario at first mistakes him for Roy and catches up to the swordsman, but Ike corrects him and says that he has no time to talk: he is on his way to his castle, which has been attacked and occupied by a dragon. Mario follows Ike to the castle, thinking that the dragon might be Bowser; Ike then mistakes Mario for another "follower of justice" and agrees to help Mario find and slay his dragon as well, proclaiming that "[he] always fights for his friends;" when Mario asks who his friends are, Ike admits that he actually doesn't have any friends because his strongheaded sense of justice has made him very unlikeable to the other Trophies in Brawl. Once inside the castle, Mario is disappointed to learn that the "dragon" is just a Yoshi; he and Ike then get into an argument about whether Bowser is a turtle or a dragon. Ike eventually gets frustrated with their argument and attacks the Yoshi; Mario tries to stop him, but Ike slashes at the Yoshi with his sword. The Yoshi suddenly roars and activates its Final Smash, attacking both of them. Ike then defeats the Yoshi with his Great Aether. Immediately afterwards, Ike and Mario discover two Yoshi eggs beneath the castle and realize that they just killed their mother. Ike vows to raise the Yoshis to make up for killing their mother, but changes his mind when they suddenly attack. After a Benny Hill-like chase throughout the World of Brawl (in which Bowser and Mario once again narrowly miss each other), they arrive at Hyrule Temple and Mario decides to fight back against their pursuers, unleashing his Mario Finale and defeating the Yoshis. Mario is about to leave when Ike offers to help him to make up for wasting Mario's time with his own troubles. As they leave, they do not notice Sonic, who has been watching them the whole time.
Episode 3: Roundabout Thunder, Tempestuous FlameEdit
Shortly after Team Bowser is formed, the Smash King tourney begins with Dedede giving a global announcement that the tournament is beginning and no late entries will be accepted. Bowser, meanwhile, is playing Soul Calibur 4 with Lizardon at Hotel Bowser; Wario interrupts Bowser as he tells Liz to clean his room while he is attending a special exhibition match between Team Bowser and Team Pikachu, and again teases Bowser about his and the Charizard's relationship. Liz, however, is disappointed that Wario interrupted them before she could make her move; when Bowser asks her about what she was muttering, she avoids the subject.
Team Bowser meets up at Smashville before heading off to the Brawl Spectator Society headquarters. Meta Knight is nervous about entering the tournament, and Peach questions his abilities as a Brawler, but Bowser reassures her that Meta Knight is quite capable. Peach then remarks on how strange it is for her to hear Bowser calling the shots, as Mario had done so back in the World of Melee. Soon, they arrive at the BS Society headquarters, where Dedede makes another announcement, clarifying the rules of the tourney: it is a ladder-ranking tournament--so losing a match does not mean that a team is disqualified--and each team must rack up as many wins as they can over the course of a month in order to be declared the champions; the two teams that acquire the highest scores will enter the finals for the championship and total victory; after the upcoming exhibition match, all teams can travel around the World of Brawl to fight each other; any team can challenge any other team, but a third team cannot interfere with a battle in-progress or wait until the battle is over to get an easy win; each team can only challenge a given team once per day, and nighttime battles are off-limits so that teams can rest and plan strategies for the next day; and New Pork City is a neutral zone for teams to rest and regroup, and battles taking place there will not count towards a team's wins or protect their 10 Life Stock. Falco, who works for Dedede as a Brawl commentator, expresses his displeasure with the name "Brawl Spectator Society," and Fox is oblivious to the underlying second-meaning of "BS Society." Team Bowser also wonders among themselves how Dedede became the President of the BS Society in the first place.
Dedede then announces the beginning of the exhibition match between Team Pikachu--comprised of Pikachu, Kirby, and Toon Link--and Team Bowser. While Team Pikachu is cheered, Team Bowser is booed; Pikachu makes it quite clear that this is only because Bowser is the team's leader. Both Peach and Bowser are annoyed at this, but Bowser tells her to save her anger for the match. Meta Knight goes into the match first, against Toon Link on the Halberd. Toon Link gains the upper hand at first, as Meta Knight appears to still nervous about being in the tournament. In actuality, though, he is unimpressed with Toon Link's performance and suddenly changes personalities, to Fox's amazement as he and Falco commentate on the fight. Finally, Meta Knight finishes the battle with his Galaxia Darkness and returns victorious to the BS Society headquarters. Peach, impressed at Meta Knight's abilities, rewards him with a kiss. Bowser is also impressed at Meta Knight's skills, but Wario shows up just then and points out that Bowser's first impression of Meta Knight wasn't so favorable. At first, Dedede is angry that Wario showed up unannounced, but then accepts Wario's companionship and the exhibition match resumes with Peach fighting Kirby at Green Greens. Though Kirby copies Peach's abilities, she still defeats him relatively quickly, earning a second victory for Team Bowser and adding those wins to their score. Bowser is impressed with Peach's abilities too, though he had expected as much, and Peach comments that it's a shame that Bowser wouldn't get to have a turn at the exhibition match.
However, Pikachu begins chastising Bowser about being weak and having only won because his teammates did all the fighting. Peach retorts by saying that Team Pikachu has already lost, but Pikachu calls Bowser out in an unprecedented winner-take-all match. Dedede states that, as this has never happened before, there are no rules outlawing winner-take-all fights, but Wario says that Bowser wouldn't risk his team's wins, humorously seconds before Bowser accepts Pikachu's challenge. Peach and Meta Knight scold Bowser for risking their victories, but Bowser refuses; when Peach tells him to stop trying to be Mario, he says, "Move aside, right now, and just believe in me!" This brings Peach to stunned silence, and then she asks why Bowser isn't acting like himself; Bowser replies by asking why she has been constantly comparing him to Mario. Peach again sees Mario in Bowser's place as he steps up to fight and swears that Pikachu will regret having ever challenged him.
Episode 4: IcecappedEdit
Bowser and Pikachu stare each other down just before their match starts. Dedede notices that Bowser seems to have incredible power that he has yet to reveal, and sends one of his Zero Suit concubines to New Pork City to place a large bet on him. The match begins as Bowser and Pikachu are transported to the "most classic stage: Hyrule Temple," and the fight begins.
Meanwhile, at Yoshi's Island, Mario is practicing his new skills for the first time since entering Brawl. Ike joins him, and Mario says that he has to be in peak condition in order to defeat Bowser when they finally meet face-to-face. Ike compliments Mario for his dedication to preparing for his fight, but then questions Mario as to why he must be so prepared, since Bowser has a reputation as not being the best fighter. Mario then states that Bowser has changed greatly since he first earned that reputation, and even "surpassed [Mario] in every way during [their] last encounter," and that this shocked Mario, who had been a better fighter than Bowser for the longest time. Mario also states that he needs to learn how to trigger his Final Smash at any time, as he had only been able to use it during an adrenaline rush when he and Ike were being chased by the Yoshis. Ike then volunteers to help Mario train so that he can defeat Bowser. Little do they know, Sonic is still following and watching them.
At Hyrule Temple, the fight between Bowser and Pikachu has already begun. Falco comments that he can't understand why Bowser would risk his team's wins just for a chance to fight Pikachu, and doubts that Bowser will win given his slow speed and larger size, in direct contrast to Pikachu. Fox can't help but agree, given that Pikachu has already taken an early lead. At the Brawl Spectator Society headquarters, Wario is worried about Bowser while Peach is annoyed. In the middle of the fight, Pikachu taunts Bowser, saying that he never stood a chance in the first place. Pikachu begins mercilessly pummeling Bowser; Falco comments that everyone knows Pikachu is going to win and that Bowser should just give up and save himself from any more punishment. Pikachu decides to end the match by invoking his Final Smash, the Volt Tackle. Bowser tries to escape, but is hit dead-on by the Volt Tackle, falling on the other end of the stage. Everything goes silent as Bowser lies on the floor, nearly unconscious.
Meanwhile, at The Summit, Ike and Mario search for a good place to train; Ike tells Mario to take it easy, or else he will overwhelm himself before he even finds Bowser. Just then, Sonic leaps down out of nowhere and knocks out Ike, then attacks Mario as well, insisting that they duel so that he can test Mario's abilities. Mario agrees and their fight begins. Neither of them gain the upper hand over the other, and Sonic compliments Mario on his abilities. He then entices Mario with the offer to help him become even stronger, as well as admitting that he has been watching Mario and Ike for some time. While they are still fighting, Mario asks why Sonic has challenged him, and Sonic says that he wants to recruit both Mario and Ike to his team in the Smash King tourney. Mario, however, is exhausted from earlier and decides that he needs to end the fight, but he can't summon the strength to do so. Sonic attacks again and knocks Mario on the ground. Mario refuses to lose, knowing the Bowser is close, and suddenly transforms into Fire Mario. Sonic is shocked by this, and has little time to escape before Mario unleashes his Final Smash, and again when Mario uses it for the second time in a row. Sonic escapes unscathed, but Mario suddenly becomes exhausted. Sonic looks down at the exhausted Mario and is pleased to see that his expectations were fulfilled. Suddenly, the Ice Climbers leap down on Sonic and knock him out of the area because his and Mario's fight disturbed their rest and their watching of the exhibition match on television. The Ice Climbers then see the unconscious Mario and contemplate what to do with him when Ike suddenly returns and attacks them. Once more misreading the situation, Ike has mistaken the Ice Climbers for aggressors and they promptly begin beating him up as he tries to apologize. Sonic comments that none of this has really gone the way he had planned.
At Hyrule Temple, the crowd cheers Pikachu as Bowser lies wounded. Pikachu gloats his apparent victory as Peach complains about Bowser's arrogance. Just then, Wario begins chanting Bowser's name, encouraging him to get up again. Peach recalls what Bowser had said before the match began, to just believe in him, and she begins cheering him on as well; Meta Knight joins in, too, and Wario is pleased that they got his drift. Pikachu is bewildered and annoyed at Team Bowser's support, because he thinks Bowser has already lost. Bowser, barely awake, hears their cheering, and recalls a conversation that had taken place between him and another fighter back in the World of Melee: that he would give up everything else just to earn the respect of the rest of the Trophies. Bowser suddenly recovers, standing up again. Everyone is shocked at this, after Bowser had taken such a beating from Pikachu before; Bowser's friends continue cheering him as the fight resumes. Pikachu taunts Bowser again, but Bowser walks away and turns his back, laughing to himself. When Pikachu attacks again, Bowser easily grabs him out of the air and pummels him for a short while; Pikachu then tries a Skull Bash, but Bowser sidesteps. When Pikachu returns, Bowser admits that the Volt Tackle did hurt him, but now that he has the support of his friends, he is willing to get serious: he hadn't been fighting at his full strength this entire time, and now he's angry. Knowing what Pikachu is thinking, Bowser explains that he is not going to use his Final Smash and transform into Giga Bowser, as Pikachu would just run to the lower area where he couldn't reach him and let Bowser wear himself out, making for an easy knock-out. Even so, Bowser states that he is going to transform, just not with his Final Smash. Bowser suddenly becomes enveloped in light and screams at the top of his lungs as he transforms. Mario hears this over the television at the Ice Climbers' home, who have temporarily taken in him, Sonic, and Ike after clearing up the confusion from earlier. Sonic then says to Mario that Bowser's sudden show of power is exactly why he can't waste any time in his training.
The light fades, and Bowser has disappeared. Suddenly, Pikachu is hit from behind, but can't find Bowser anywhere. Bowser attacks again, and Fox and Falco both remark that Bowser is moving so fast that they can barely even see him. Pikachu swears that he will get back at his opponent when Bowser walks up, glowing with "star power" and having changed into a metallic, black and white form. Peach and Meta Knight remark on his new transformation as Pikachu tries to attack with a Skull Bash, but Bowser doesn't even budge. Bowser begins pounding Pikachu, intercepting him after each hit and not letting Pikachu recover from his attacks. Falco and Fox are dumbfounded and amazed at the strength and speed of "Super Bowser." Bowser's "star power" wears off and Pikachu finds that he can now hurt Bowser again. Deciding that he has to end the fight immediately, Pikachu uses another Volt Tackle, but Bowser avoids the attack until it wears off. Pikachu is left helpless as Bowser closes in, but he suddenly disappears. Bowser sneaks up behind Pikachu and simply says, "Boo," causing Pikachu to turn around and attack. However, Bowser has disappeared again, reappearing behind Pikachu--now in his regular form again--and attacks. Just before he releases the attack, Bowser silently thanks his old mentor--Mewtwo--for all the training that he gave him back in the World of Melee. Bowser then hits Pikachu with such for that he rocket-KO's him and sends him flying off into the distance, disappearing as a speck of light.
Episode 5: Wario: Portrait of a SmasherEdit
In an opening monologue, Wario states that fighting isn't really his thing because it is "too much work, too much sweat, and too much blood." Instead, he spends most of his time chasing after the woman of his dreams: Samus. Many have told him to give up his "fool's pursuit," but Wario persists nonetheless. As he tries sneaking up on Samus, she suddenly appears behind him and says that he's making it too easy for her by talking to himself and hits Wario with a Super Missile.
Wario then begins narrating, backtracking to the earlier exhibition match in which Team Bowser defeated Team Pikachu. Wario explains that, after defeating Team Pikachu, Bowser and his team went on to win every other fight that they joined that same day, giving them a huge lead in the tournament. It is then revealed that Wario is actually at Hotel Bowser with his friends, and Bowser asks him why he is talking to himself. Wario then commends the entire team for their victories that day and suggests that they celebrate. At that moment, Lizardon shows up and Bowser says that the two of them have their own way of celebrating; Wario, of course, pokes fun at Bowser for this, and Meta Knight asks if Liz is his mistress. Bowser says yes, to everyone's surprise (including Liz) but then says that he was only kidding (which disappoints Liz).
Just then, Dedede, Fox, and Falco show up: Wario had invited them to the "ultimate house party." Bowser is angry, but Wario quickly leaves "to pick up [his] date," Samus. Bowser tries to stop him, but Dedede gets in his way and invites himself in, along with his Zero Suit concubines. Peach decides to leave, but Dedede's hired muscle, the Metal Gears, walk in and she decides to stay.
Meanwhile, in New Pork City, Sonic tells Mario and Ike that he's signed all three of them up for the Smash King tourney as Team Sonic. Mario asks Sonic exactly how he came to the conclusion that Mario would even want to join the tournament; Sonic then points out that Bowser is in the tournament, too, and that Peach is one of his teammates. While Mario wonders why Peach would join forces with Bowser, Ike asks Sonic how he registered them for the tournament without all three of them present; Sonic then says that he bribed Dedede with food for the late entry to the tourney. He also explains that he had previously approached Ike about joining the tournament because of his strength as a fighter, but that Ike had refused, and decided Mario would make an excellent third teammate because of his all-around abilities and strengths. Both Ike and Mario agree to join him, and Sonic suggests that they find a place to rest for the night. As they leave, Samus passes by them, thinking that Wario has lost her trail, only for him to appear right in front of her. Wario tries to ask her to come to Bowser's party with him, but she interrupts and refuses. Samus begins to admit that most people try to distance themselves from her because she's "a ruthless bounty hunter" and that she has few friends as a result, but realizes that she's saying too much and sends Wario flying to the Bridge of Eldin. There, Captain Falcon is muttering to himself when Wario suddenly lands on the bridge behind him. Falcon remembers that Wario ran over him the other day, but Wario doesn't even notice him. Falcon tries to hit Wario with a Falcon Punch, but Wario suddenly farts and sends Falcon flying without even noticing his attacker.
At Hyrule Temple, Samus is looking for Zelda, who has left a note saying that she is gone for the night. Wario is still following her and narrates that, rather than distance himself from Samus, he wants to get to know her and have Samus like him like he likes her, ultimately so that he can brag that they're dating. Wario catches up to her at the Bridge of Eldin, and Samus just tells Wario to leave her alone; instead, Wario tries to use reverse psychology and says that he doesn't want her after all, saying that she isn't beautiful at all. However, it backfires, and Samus seduces him. Wario tries to keep his cool, but eventually can't take it anymore and farts out of nervousness, sending himself flying into the distance. Just before Samus leaves, satisfied that she won, Captain Falcon appears again and, also enamored with Samus, asks her to marry him right then and there. Samus retorts by saying that she prefers to "love 'em and leave 'em," then re-equips her Power Suit and sends him flying.
Meanwhile, at Hotel Bowser, Team Bowser and the BS Society are playing video games and dancing when the doorbell rings. Bowser wonders who it is and Peach goes to answer the door. Fox tries to ask Bowser about something, but the lights suddenly go out, only for them to turn on in another moment when Zelda comes in. She recites a goth-like poem, to everyone's admiration, and Peach welcomes her in. Falco then asks Bowser if Wario is really pursuing Samus, and that he must have a death wish for doing so. Just then, Wario shows up, only to leave just as quickly, dragging Dedede along: Wario has a plan. Wario convinces Dedede to play the villain and threaten Samus so that Wario can jump in and save her to try and earn her affections. Samus immediately turns the tables, saying that Dedede is cute, completely throwing him off-guard. Samus, who happens to love soft things like Dedede, says that she wants "to take [him] home with [her]," which Dedede agrees to. Wario, angry at this turn of events, runs out and spoils his own plan. Samus is surprised and shocked at this, and Dedede makes his own case and betrays Wario. They begin fighting as Samus watches in disgust, but feels compelled to stay because the two are fighting for her "like some sort of princess;" this earns offended comments by both Peach and Zelda, who inexplicably appear behind her. As Dedede approaches with his Jet Hammer, Wario grabs Samus and throws her out of the way to protect her as he is sent flying by Dedede's attack. After Dedede gloats for a while, Wario suddenly reappears and proclaims his survival to "the power of love" (much to the disgust of Samus, Peach, and Zelda). Wario then uses his Final Smash and turns ingto Wario-Man. The two fighters charge at each other, creating a huge flash of light when their attacks collide. Their collision is so powerful that Team Sonic and the Trophies at Hotel Bowser feel it (which Ike sleeps straight through and the men at Hotel Bowser attribute to sex with the Zero Suits).
Some time later, Meta Knight is talking with Zelda, which Peach comments on as being perfect compatibility, unlike Samus and Wario. Samus, in the meantime, has brought the unconscious forms of both Wario and Dedede back to Hotel Bowser and, in spite of everything that has happened between them previously, thanks Wario. Peach then comments on how good the day was for just about everyone. Wario monologues again, saying that even though he lost track of Samus once again, that he would keep trying until she loves him back.
Episode 6: The Forgotten SoulEdit
At Battlefield, Link and Marth are fighting in a one-on-one match as part of the tourney. Link mercilessly beats Marth and rushes in for the finishing blow when, suddenly, Lucario shows up and stops him. Lucario then grabs Marth and throws him off-stage, ending the fight in a victory for his and Link's team. Link is angry that Lucario interrupted, and Lucario explains that he doesn't want their leader yelling at him for letting Link go on a rampage again. Lucario then looks down at the landscape from the edge of the Battlefield and contemplates finding his own opponent.
Meanwhile, at the Brawl Spectator Society's headquarters, Fox and Dedede are discussing whether or not to let Bowser continue participating in the tournament; Fox insists that he be ejected from the tourney, but Dedede refuses. Fox says that they should keep an eye on Bowser, in light of his recently-revealed new powers. Dedede then says that he's already doing exactly that, but plans to use Bowser as a way of making himself rich rather than trying to contain him, and to make sure that Bowser becomes even more powerful, perhaps even powerful enough to challenge the Gods of Brawl. As Fox leaves, he runs into Falco, who says that he didn't detect anything that seemed like a danger to him when they were at Hotel Bowser the day before, and that Fox is worrying about nothing.
At New Pork City, Sonic rouses Mario and Ike for their first fight of the day, and they reflect on Mario's newfound power. As Team Sonic leaves, Mario once again misses Bowser, who is also in New Pork City with Wario and the rest of his team. Wario tells Bowser not to get too cocky after a day of straight wins, but Bowser is confident that they can defeat anyone they come across. As Team Bowser leaves, Wario wishes them good luck.
Meanwhile, Team Sonic has moved on to Distant Planet. As Mario goes on ahead, Ike asks Sonic about why he didn't seem surprised when he saw Bowser's transformation. Sonic explains that he once saw Bowser training and make the same transformation. Ike comments that the transformation "felt similar to a Final Smash," but also that it wasn't exactly that, and questions anyone's ability to do such a thing. Sonic explains that he heard the transformation could be invoked by "rearranging your internal structure with mind power," but that only a few have enough discipline to be able to use such a power, and that he found it strange for Bowser, of all people, to be capable of such a thing. Ike then asks if Sonic is able to undergo a similar transformation, but simultaneously doubts it. Sonic, a bit offended, asks if Ike doesn't think he's patient enough to achieve that level of discipline and power. When Ike presses him further, Sonic says that he might have that kind of power. Just then, the Ice Climbers show up, along with Squirtle and Lucas: Team Climber. Ike says that they cannot possibly fight them after the kindness that Team Climber showed them the day before, but Sonic insists that they fight anyway and attacks Lucas. After a pitched battle, Lucas uses his PK Starstorm, but Team Sonic avoids every meteor. Ike then hits Lucas with his Great Aether, and Sonic throws Nana into the mouth of a nearby bulborb, defeating them. While Popo is distracted, Mario throws him into the air and hits him with a meteor smash, knocking him out of the fight, too. Squirtle tries to run away, but Sonic intercepts and defeats him as well, earning Team Sonic its first victory of the tournament.
At the Mario Circuit, Team Bowser defeats Team Pikachu once again. They leave for Green Hill Zone, where Peach finally asks Bowser about his new transformation powers. As he explains how limited his transformation actually is, Meta Knight asks if Bowser actually created the move. Bowser then explains that, in actuality, he didn't pioneer the technique: Mewtwo did, back in the World of Melee. Peach comments that she didn't know Bowser had had any friends in Melee aside from herself and Mario because of his reputation. Bowser goes on to say that, when no one else gave him any respect, he found friendship in Mewtwo, who had an even worse reputation, as one of the worst fighters in history, until he defeated Fox, who was considered the best fighter in the world at the time. After that, Mewtwo gained much more respect and admiration from the other fighters, especially Bowser.
Before Bowser can continue, though, Link suddenly attacks them, much to the annoyance of Peach. When Link says that, since they're all in the Smash King tourney, they're supposed to attack each other without warning, Peach slaps him and declares them even, but this only makes Link angry. Just then, Lucario shows up as well, to the surprise of Bowser and Meta Knight. Link and Lucario challenge Team Bowser to a fight even without their team's leader present; Link is confident that they can beat them, even outnumbered. Bowser fights Lucario while Link takes on both Peach and Meta Knight simultaneously. Link uses a bomb to attack Peach and Meta Knight while Lucario sends Bowser flying upward into the sky, but not before telling him to wait up there. While Peach and Meta Knight watch in dismay, Link finishes them off and wins the match for himself and Lucario. Link commends himself and Lucario, only to see that his teammate has disappeared.
Bowser wakes up in Skyworld and is confronted by Lucario. Preparing himself for another fight, Bowser transforms into Super Bowser and waits for Lucario to make the first move. Instead, Lucario compliments Bowser's newfound abilities, but then says that he can't help but hate him. Bowser, annoyed at Lucario for not being straightforward, attacks and they fight for a brief moment. Lucario then says that, after all he had done for Bowser before, that he hated Bowser for betraying him. Bowser, however, is confused, as he has never met Lucario before today; Lucario then says that he and Bowser had once agreed to make a wish after winning the Smash King tourney so that no one would be shunned or excluded over preconceived notions. Bowser is suddenly struck by realization: Lucario is actually Mewtwo, reincarnated in a new and different body. Lucario is angry, claiming that Bowser had left him for dead in the World of Melee, which Bowser denies, but Lucario claims that his new ability to see peoples' auras lets him see that Bowser's aura "is stained with blood, the mark of all wickedness." Bowser tries to explain what really happened in Melee, but Lucario won't listen as he attacks and pummels Bowser. Bowser reverts to his normal form and becomes extremely angry at Lucario blaming him for something he didn't do: "Everyone just loves to pick on me. It has always been like this. Because I'm weak. Because I'm nothing. Because I'm a failure! Because I'm a poor excuse of a monster!!!" In a fit of rage, Bowser invokes his Final Smash, transforms into Giga Bowser, and attacks Lucario. Lucario then uses his own Final Smash, Aura Storm, and forces Bowser to change back. Lucario then decides that he cannot let Bowser be used for evil purposes, with such incredible power at his disposal, and attempts to kill him.
At the last second, Pit appears and stops him, stating that, as Lucario's team has already challenged and defeated Team Bowser, he is forbidden from attacking Bowser again. Immediately thereafter, Link shows up, accompanied by his and Lucario's team leader: Gannondorf. Pit warns Ganondorf that his team will be disqualified if they partake in any further misconduct, unaware of the gravity of the situation. Ganondorf assures him that it won't happen again and smoothly convinces Pit to allow him to take Bowser to his team's base. At that moment, Bowser begins to recover, and Ganondorf convinces him to come along as well, or else his team will kill Pit then and there. Reluctantly, Bowser agrees. As Bowser leaves with Team Ganon, Pit mutters to himself that Fox's suspicions seem to have been correct and leaves to tell him what he's seen.
Episode 7: For the Love of DiddyEdit
Peach and Meta Knight regroup at New Pork City after being defeated by Link and Lucario previously. Peach is frustrated at misjudging Link and Lucario's power, and Meta Knight wonders aloud about what happened to Bowser. Meanwhile, Bowser awakes to find that he is being held captive in a cell. He overhears Ganondorf yelling angrily at Link and Lucario about nearly ruining their plans, even though they captured Bowser sooner than he had planned. He remarks that Lucario wasn't acting like himself, and throws an Ivysaur to to Link to occupy himself for a while. Bowser then comments that "[Ganondorf hasn't] changed at all." Ganondorf casually asks how Bowser is feeling, and Bowser just remarks that he thought Ganondorf was dead.
At the Bridge of Eldin, Captain Falcon and Luigi are asking Marth if he is okay after his earlier fight with Link. Marth insists that he will be fine, and Luigi tells him that, at the same time that Marth was fighting Link, he and Falcon were fighting Lucario and were also defeated. Falcon insists that he could have defeated Lucario if his Falcon Punch had hit, but Luigi says that Lucario "saw that attack coming a mile away." As Falcon and Luigi begin arguing, Marth contemplates his fight with Link, and is worried that Link was trying to actually kill him rather than just defeat him, and notes that Lucario had actually saved him from Link by ending the fight. Just then, Team Sonic arrives. Sonic and Falcon immediately confront each other, but Mario walks right by them and up to Luigi--neither of the brothers had seen the other since entering the World of Brawl--and Ike goes to Marth, concerned over his injury. Falcon is angry to see Sonic's teammates acting so casually around his teammates and insists that they fight, but Mario and Ike refuse and suggest that they go to New Pork City to catch up and so that Marth can rest. Sonic agrees and everyone but Falcon leaves. Falcon becomes very angry, but is suddenly run over by King Bulblin, who drives him into the ground.
At New Pork City, Wario, Zelda, and others are watching Daisy and her caravan performing. Zelda comments that she likes to come and see Daisy perform, and Wario concurs; he then says that, even though the grand prize of the Smash King tourney is supposedly a wish for anything that the champion wants, that he is content with what he has. Zelda then asks why he doesn't want to be able to wish for Samus to like him, but Wario just says that he isn't that desperate, and that his life would be boring if he could just wish for whatever he wanted. Suddenly, Zelda is gets a sensation of pain and nearly collapses, and Wario asks her what is wrong.
Elsewhere in the city, Mario and Luigi finish catching up. Luigi asks Mario if he knows that Peach is part of Team Bowser, and Mario reasons that she must be brainwashed. Luigi, however, is not so sure. Mario asks why Luigi didn't stop Peach when Team Falcon fought Team Bowser the other day, and Luigi says that he "didn't think there would be any harm anymore. This Bowser is a different person from his past incarnations. He's...nice now." Mario, however, insists that Bowser is still evil, and asks Luigi to tell him if he sees Bowser again. Sonic then inquires about Mario's obsession with Bowser, and he answers that Bowser has always been evil, and couldn't possibly have changed. Sonic takes this judgment in stride, saying that it will help further his own goals of winning the tournament if Bowser is the object of Mario's hatred, which will make him more determined to defeat Bowser when they inevitably meet. As they continue debating their goals and morals, they suddenly hear a yell. Diddy Kong suddenly runs past them, pursued by Ness. Mario and Ike try--and fail--to stop the monkey, who escapes; Ness begins to cry and explains that Diddy is his pet, who he always treated nicely, and wonders why he would run away. Ike immediately volunteers to help Ness get Diddy back, and Mario quickly agrees. Sonic, however, refuses as he does not want to waste time "catching a kid's pet when there are other teams running around here" and "has nothing to gain from this." Mario decides that they can afford one day to not fight, as the tournament isn't the only thing going on in the world. Mario and Ike leave with Ness to try and catch Diddy: Mario tries to distract Diddy with food, only to be knocked off a cliff; Ike tries to trap him with a Pitfall, but gets burned by Lizardon instead and then falls into his own trap; finally, Diddy fires a Smart Bomb at them and escapes again.
Meanwhile, Bowser is pacing in his cell at Ganondorf's base while Lucario watches silently. Ganondorf approaches and dismisses Lucario, wanting to speak with Bowser privately. Bowser demands to know what Ganondorf did to him, but Ganondorf innocently says that Bowser is "the one who left him for dead," even though it was, in fact, Ganondorf who wronged Mewtwo in the World of Melee. Ganondorf, however, doesn't care, and mocks Mewtwo and Bowser's friendship, calling Bowser his monster, which Bowser refutes. Ganondorf then says that, one way or another, Bowser will belong to him once again, and that he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Then, he reminds him of Bowser's only other friend in Melee, Pichu, and what happened to him. Bowser flies into a rage and transforms into Super Bowser again, trying to break out of his cell; this pleases Ganondorf, who is impressed at Bowser's ability to control and focus his anger, and--in classic villainous gloating style--states aloud that he plans to use Bowser to take over the World of Brawl. Bowser refuses to let himself fall under Ganondorf's control again.
Meanwhile, at Green Greens, Mario and Ike are still trying to recapture Diddy Kong, but have become exhausted in their pursuit; Ness admits that they should just give up. At that moment, Sonic arrives, finally deciding to help them. As they leave to track down Diddy once again, Sonic tells them of his plan. When they find Diddy, Ike and Sonic corner him as Sonic begins taunting Diddy: "You're too slow!" As Diddy tries to catch Sonic, he begins running circles around the monkey and dizzying him. As Diddy grows angry and tries to fire his Peanut Popgun at Sonic, Mario sneaks up and catches him. Suddenly, Diddy tells Team Sonic that "[they] fell for it;" to their surprise, he can talk! Ike and Mario are suddenly hit by a PK Flash. Ness tells Ike and Mario that they should have listened to Sonic in the first place; it was all a setup. At that moment, Ness and Diddy's team leader shows up and attacks Mario. The team leader has a grudge: it's Yoshi, who is angry over Ike and Mario attacking the Yoshis that were occupying Ike's castle days before. Sonic questions the validity of Yoshi's anger, as the Yoshis had taken away Ike's castle first, but Yoshi says that there are too many Yoshis and not enough space in the World of Brawl. Sonic decides to take on Team Yoshi by himself at first and invokes his Final Smash, transforming into Super Sonic; then, he decides that "it wouldn't be a team battle" if he fought them all on his own. Suddenly, the exhausted Ike and Mario get up again, and Mario transforms into Fire Mario, stating that his exhaustion here will only help him prepare for his fight with Bowser. Yoshi realizes that Sonic had been distracting them, mocking Yoshi and transforming into Super Sonic, just long enough for his teammates to recover and stand up again. Sonic changes back to normal, and their fight begins. Diddy and Ness are defeated relatively quickly by Sonic and Ike, respectively, while Yoshi puts up a bit more of a fight before being beaten down by Mario. Team Yoshi can't believe how quickly they were beaten, and Mario finishes them off with his Final Smash, and then reverts to normal. Tired, Team Sonic returns to New Pork City.
Back at Ganondorf's base, Bowser suddenly hears a voice, and his cage is opened. An alarm begins to sound as Link runs up to Ganondorf and Lucario, who have just learned of Bowser's escape. Ganondorf has a hunch about who is responsible for the escape: Sheik.
Episode 8: Not Enough WymenEdit
Bowser and Sheik are escaping from Ganondorf's base of operations. They are attacked by a pair of R.O.B.s, but avoid and block their attacks and Sheik easily defeats them. Bowser is attacked from behind by some alloys, but defeats them as well. Link suddenly appears in front of them, then Ganondorf and Lucario corner them. Ganondorf comments that he is surprised that they caught up to the so easily, and that Sheik is either losing her touch or is just "carrying some heavy baggage this time." Bowser then says that he would rather die than join forces with Ganondorf again, but Ganondorf is unwilling to kill Bowser, as he is too important to his plans, and will just have to "drag [him] back by force." Sheik, however, has other plans: Lizardon, Wario, and Snake suddenly show up and help Bowser escape as well. Lucario comments that he must be getting soft, allowing Bowser to escape, but Ganondorf is pleased with the result: he has already sown the seeds that will eventually lead to Bowser joining forces again, and that he won't be able to rest easy, knowing that Ganondorf is alive and well. He then orders Link and Lucario to seek out Wolf and Samus. Bowser arrives at New Pork City, joined by Liz, Snake, Wario, and Sheik, who transforms back into Zelda. Bowser asks them how they even knew where to find him, and Zelda explains that she had a psychic vision earlier, and recruited Snake to help her rescue him; Wario joined them as well, and they encountered Liz on the way, who insisted on helping as well. Snake then tells Bowser to leave, informing him that Peach and Meta Knight are in the middle of a fight at Jungle Japes against one of the stronger teams in the tournament.
At Jungle Japes, Peach and Meta Knight have already taken a beating from their opponents: Team Kong, comprised of Olimar, Mr. Game & Watch, and Donkey Kong. Falco, commentating on the fight from the Brawl Spectator Society headquarters with Fox, expresses his bewilderment at why Peach and Meta Knight would agree to a fight with one of their teammates missing, let alone that it is their team captain and arguably their strongest fighter. Fox is afraid that Bowser might never return, after what Pit told him previously about his and Bowser's encounter with Team Ganon. At the site of the fight, Game & Watch is disappointed at the lack of a challenge presented by Peach and Meta Knight alone, but Donkey isn't complaining; as far as he is concerned, a win is a win even if Bowser isn't there. Game & Watch then reminds Donkey of what Bowser did to him in their last fight, essentially dry-humping and humiliating him on global television. Donkey then throws a bit of a tantrum, even punching Olimar when he tries to calm him down; this worries Peach, as Team Kong isn't even taking the fight seriously and they are still winning. Meta Knight suggests that they retreat to New Pork City, especially considering that he and Peach are exhausted while Team Kong has barely broken a sweat. However, Peach is confident that they can win and forms a plan to try and defeat them all in one blow.
Meta Knight leaps in to attack, but Donkey easily stops him and orders Game & Watch to use his Octopus power, which temporarily stops Peach, while Meta Knight flies below the stage and attacks Olimar. As Donkey tries to attack him again, he evades and Peach hits him instead. While Olimar distracts Peach, Donkey comes at her from behind and grabs her, and states that he doesn't want to hurt Peach and will simply throw her off the stage, but is sorry for doing so. This only annoys Peach, though, as he isn't fighting with all of his strength because she's a woman. Meta Knight suddenly changes personalities and breaks Game & Watch's Octopus with his Galaxia Darkness, then starts fighting all of Team Kong simultaneously. Peach uses her Final Smash, the Peach Blossom, to put Team Kong to sleep as Meta Knight closes in for another Galaxia Darkness. However, Olimar wakes up at the last second and flies off in his ship, evading the attack; Game & Watch is sent flying off into the distance, but Donkey is barely injured. When Olimar descends, Meta Knight is defeated instead, leaving Peach alone to face Donkey and Olimar. Now, Donkey is angry, and decides to take Peach's earlier advice: now, he isn't going to hold back on her. Mario and the rest of Team Sonic watch helplessly from New Pork City as Donkey smashes her into the ground, and Mario blames Bowser for Peach being in such a dangerous situation. Sonic questions Mario's line of thinking, but Mario insists that Bowser is at fault here, as he had convinced Peach to start fighting back in the World of Melee, though even Ike can't bring himself to agree with Mario completely. Donkey, meanwhile, is ruthlessly beating Peach into a pulp, and she is unable to defend herself or even move after such brutality. As Olimar steps out of the way so that Donkey can finish the match, Peach wonders if everyone she had ever fought before was just holding back on her, and that she wasn't as strong as she thought she was. Donkey picks up Peach and prepares to throw her into the river, but stops to ask God for forgiveness before doing so.
Just then, a voice sounds: "Your Lord might forgive you, but he won't save you from the Devil!" In surprise, Donkey lets go of Peach, who grabs onto the edge of the stage, and Bowser suddenly appears and defeats Olimar in one move. He orders Peach to get to safety, and Donkey tries to stop her, but Bowser intercepts the attack, immediately transforming into Super Bowser. The two fighters talk for a brief moment, in which Bowser pokes fun at Donkey's masculinity after dry-humping him before, which enrages the gorilla and he attacks. As Bowser and Donkey duke it out, Peach watches, impressed with Bowser's abilities and ashamed with her own. Bowser knocks Donkey onto the floor and, just to humiliate him even further, dry-humps Donkey again and defeats him. Dedede, who has been watching from the BS Society headquarters, is pleased with Bowser's performance, though it worries Fox even further. Meta Knight returns, and Bowser decides that they will not engage in any more matches today, as both Peach and Meta Knight are injured and exhausted. However, Peach is upset, as she has already told Bowser that she doesn't want anyone protecting and rescuing her anymore and that she doesn't want to burden anyone anymore. She also mentions that Bowser attained his new transformation before their fight prior to the formation of Team Bowser, meaning that Bowser had been holding back on her the whole time. Bowser doesn't understand why this is such a big deal, and Peach--on the verge of crying--says that she doesn't want to lose anyone important to her again, as she had Mario. Peach then departs, leaving Bowser and Meta Knight with their thoughts.
At Hyrule Temple, Snake and Zelda are talking, and Peach arrives just as Snake departs. When Zelda asks how the match went, Peach angrily tells her off, but quickly changes her mind and says that she doesn't want to talk about it. When Zelda states that she obviously does want to, or else she wouldn't come to her, Peach jokingly says that she'd rather compare bust sizes; Zelda then says that the only one who would win that contest isn't present. This leads Peach to admit that she envies Samus, and guesses that "she never lost a fight before." Zelda then finds out what is wrong on her own, and Peach says that she is upset over Bowser jumping in and saving her. Not too politely, Dedede shows up just then and asks if Peach is available after all that. Peach becomes embarrassed, especially that she and Bowser were never in a romantic relationship, and Dedede is disappointed, as he holds Peach as being the only woman available for him: Samus is too dangerous for his liking and he finds Zelda boring. Enraged, Peach attacks Dedede, who finds Dedede's sweet-talk to have been meaningless since she was just his fall-back plan if Samus and Zelda are unavailable or uninteresting. Dedede hits Peach with his Jet Hammer in the ensuing struggle, knocking her clear across the temple. Dedede asks if she is okay after that attack, and Peach is shocked to find that he has such power hidden away, and wonders if this is why he's the President of the BS Society. Dedede then explains that Peach--like all the other Trophies--only has ten Life Stock to use outside the Smash King tourney, and that she will quickly lose all of them and be unable to be reborn if she loses all of them fighting him. Peach doesn't understand why Bowser was upset over her risking a loss against Team Kong when he had risked their victories against Pikachu before; Dedede then comments that both Peach and Meta Knight had been there for Bowser during the exhibition match, while Bowser was stilled missing when Team Kong challenged them. Peach goes on to admit that she admires both Samus and Bowser for their strength, and that she doesn't "want to sit by and watch anymore." Dedede then states that Bowser was also exhausted when he arrived at Jungle Japes, and that he had transformed immediately so that he could finish the fight as quickly as possible, or else wear out Donkey so that Peach could finish if off if he were defeated as well. Peach hadn't even noticed all that, which doesn't surprise Dedede, as Peach is usually focused on herself. Peach then leaves to find Bowser as Zelda compliments Dedede on his perceptive skills before beating him up for calling her boring.
Peach finds Bowser brooding at Spear Pillar, who doesn't much like the situation: "Damn it, the guy is supposed to come to see the woman after a fight! Now I feel like a pussy." Bowser states that the three of them are in this together: no one fights for themselves, and no one gets left behind. They make up, and Peach then asks Bowser why he wants to win the tournament, and Bowser explains: "My wish? A world where we can walk this world in equal respect. No one would be judged for our fighting ability. No one would be shunned and divided into different groups. No one would suffer like Pichu, Mew, and me did ever again." Peach once again sees Mario where Bowser is, and comes to her senses: it really is Bowser before her, not Mario. With that, they leave.
"This is a unique world. A world of Trophies. These Trophies become animate as a character, one that the outside world would recognize. However, each character lives life differently than what we perceive of them. That is because they are both that specific character, and yet they are not. This aspect suggests freedom, the will to choose, amongst these sentient beings. But just like with all things, certain decisions breed consequences. Who has made the right decisions, and who has made the wrong decisions? And how will this impact the world they live in?" --opening narration of Act 2
Episode 9: La Renard McCloudEdit
The end of the month is approaching, as is the end of the Smash King tourney, and many teams are trying to get as many wins as they can before time runs out: Team Climber and Team Yoshi are in battle at Yoshi's Island while Team Kong and Team Pikachu face off at Pokémon Stadium. Meanwhile, Team Ganon--who is in the lead, without a single loss thus far in the tournament--is stockpiling Blast Boxes as part of Ganondorf's master plan. While many Trophies are watching announcements pertaining to the end of the tournament on television in New Pork City, Marth and Luigi comment on their own status in the tournament--last place, because Captain Falcon insists on staying at the Bridge of Eldin waiting for other teams to show up instead of actively seeking them out--and wonder if they should just go out by themselves and try to get as many points as possible with what little time they have left. Nearby, Bowser is watching Team Ganon on the television with contempt just as Sonic walks up to him, and the two meet face to face for the first time. Sonic tells Bowser that their teams keep missing each other, which Bowser says is lucky for Team Sonic, and Sonic tells him that one of his teammates is "dying to meet ya. You're all he ever talks about." Bowser, not realizing that Sonic is talking about Mario, tells him that they still have a few more days to meet Team Bowser in battle.
Elsewhere, Pit and Fox are just outside an area where Pit has seen Team Ganon numerous times, which they believe to be the entrance to Ganondorf's base of operations. Pit wishes Fox luck as he enters the base; Fox plans to find out what Ganondorf is up to, since President Dedede isn't taking the initiative to do so himself. Meanwhile, at Hyrule Temple, Peach and Meta Knight each go to visit Zelda--Peach to have her fortune told, and Meta Knight to share some poetry with her. Meta Knight becomes too embarrassed to go to Zelda now, though, "because [they] would have an audience," and Peach decides to go first instead. Down below, she sees Samus talking with Zelda about regrouping with Snake and debating what to do about Bowser and Ganondorf. This worries Peach and Meta Knight; Peach decides to question Zelda while Meta Knight follows Samus. Peach immediately asks Zelda if anything is wrong concerning Bowser; Zelda becomes annoyed when she learns that Peach was eavesdropping.
Pit returns to the Brawl Spectator Society's headquarters and is approached by Falco, who asks him why he's acting so nervous and jumpy. Pit refuses to answer, which Falco finds out-of-character as Pit is usually so honest; Pit insists that he is, which leads Falco to try to weasel the truth out of him by accusing Pit of rigging the tournament results, stealing one of Dedede's hammers, and having a lady-friend even though Falco had always thought Pit was gay, all of which Pit denies and leads to Falco poking fun at him about his orientation. Pit, annoyed at all this, asks Falco to stop bothering him, which Falco agrees to as he leaves to get supplies in Fox's place; Pit tells Falco that he'll tell Fox that when he returns, but immediately recognizes his mistake. Falco runs back in--his trick having worked--and Pit fesses up to covering for Fox as he infiltrates Ganondorf's base of operations. Fox avoids the detection of R.O.B.--who is also working for Ganondorf--as he goes deeper into the base. Pit reluctantly takes Falco to the entrance to the base, and insists on accompanying him as he feels he would be unable to convince Dedede that he doesn't know why he and Fox are both missing, and that he would be fired if Dedede found out. Falco sees no problem with this, but quickly quiets Pit down; someone else is nearby. They see Wolf standing over the unconscious forms of a pair of R.O.B. guards that Fox defeated earlier, and Falco comments that Wolf hadn't been seen for most of the month. Wolf runs into the base, and Falco and Pit follow him.
Inside the base, Fox encounters Lucario, who demands to know why Fox has entered Team Ganon's base unannounced and uninvited. Fox, in turn, demands to know what Ganondorf is planning, and if Ganondorf is in the base so that he can question him himself. Lucario explains that Ganondorf and Link are both out, and that he will escort Fox off the premises. Back in Ganondorf's base, an alarm begins blaring as Wolf attacks some of the guards. Falco and Pit finally catch up to him, and Falco begins to try questioning Wolf, but the bounty hunter refuses to "answer to a meddlesome bird like you." Falco, in turn, refuses to accept this as an answer and he and Pit start fighting Wolf. Wolf has little difficulty fending them off. At the same time, Fox and Lucario are fighting as well. After only a short time, Fox and Lucario stop to catch their breath, and Lucario tells Fox to leave immediately. However, Fox refuses, as he "can't shake the feeling that our world is in danger" ever since seeing Bowser's transformation. Lucario, who remembers Fox from the World of Melee, compliments him on his intuition, and says that that was exactly why Ganondorf took him out first during the last days of Melee. Fox wonders aloud about this, not realizing that Lucario is the reincarnation of Mewtwo. Lucario reveals to Fox that "Ganon means to use Bowser and his special transformation--his "Ascent Mode"--to be able to challenge and overthrow our god," and that Ganondorf has become too powerful to defeat head-on; Lucario is, in fact, a double-agent, and plans to permanently destroy Bowser so that he can rob Ganondorf of his chance to achieve godhood. Meanwhile, Wolf knocks Falco and Pit to the ground and escapes; they then return to finding Fox, what they had originally come to Ganondorf's base to do.
While all of this is going on, Mario ang Ike are waiting at Yoshi's Island, annoyed that they are actually waiting for Sonic; Ike, however, takes this as a good sign that they are winning the tournament. Mario is still annoyed, though, as he still hasn't been able to find Bowser or Peach even after almost a month. Just then, Ganondorf approaches, accompanied by Link. Ganondorf himself is a bit annoyed that Mario more or less remembers everything that happened in the World of Melee, including his own attempts to conquer the world at that time; Ike asks if Ganondorf is planning something similar for the World of Brawl, which Ganondorf admits to. Ganondorf then uses his powers to send Ike and Link into "Negative Space" to fight each other one and one. Mario stares down Ganondorf, who begins to leave; he had originally begun following Ike and Mario to try and found out where Bowser lives, but no longer has any leads, and therefore no reason to stick around. Mario threatens him, demanding that he bring Ike back, but Ganondorf mocks him, saying that Mario is too weak to be demanding anything. Mario transforms into Fire Mario--his own Ascent Mode--and begins shooting fireballs and his Final Smash at the King of Evil, but they have absolutely no effect on Ganondorf. Ganondorf concludes that Mario is no threat to him: either Mario is not as powerful as he thought he was, or Ganondorf is simply too powerful himself for Mario's Ascent Mode to make any difference. Mario reluctantly lets Ganondorf leave, who goes into a long-winded speech just before departing: "We devils are of a much superior caliber in this world. Once I tame Bowser with my touch, the both of us will climb up to a realm the likes of which you will never reach. You will always be running blindly after us, seeing nothing but our backs." Then, he flies off and Mario concludes that what Ganondorf means is that he's just wasting his time, but he refuses to accept this and swears to destroy Bowser. At Smashville, Bowser becomes plagued by feelings of uncertainty, then continues on to his home.
Episode 10: It's Just a TitleEdit
Fox and Lucario are still talking in Team Ganon's headquarters. Fox says that Lucario's intentions of killing Bowser--even though it is to stop Ganondorf from taking over the world--is "pretty heartless of you to forsake someone's life like that!" Fox attacks Lucario, who evades his attacks and begins pummeling him. After throwing Fox to the ground, Lucario tells him that he weighed the possibilities--either Bowser alone dying, or many lives being snuffed out instead--and concluded that killing Bowser was the lesser of two evils. He goes on to say that Bowser is naturally evil and doesn't deserve to live anyway; he questions Fox's real reasons for coming to Team Ganon's base, wondering if he trusts Bowser to do the right thing rather than fall into his old habits. Angered, Fox uses many Fox Illusions in rapid succession and then a Fire Fox and a powerful upward kick to momentarily disable Lucario. Once his opponent is on the ground, Fox fully explains himself: "No, I don't trust him. And I don't trust you either. Maybe Bowser is innocent. I just don't know. Maybe what you say is true; I don't know that, either. As long as everything remains unclear to me, I reserve judgment. But in the same time, if I'm gonna get to the bottom of this, I need to make up my mind." Fox puts his Blaster to Lucario's head, and Lucario asks him what he plans to do; Fox holsters his gun and simply says, "I'm going to observe."
Ike wakes up in a vast, empty void after Ganondorf attacked him previously. Link speaks up, leading Ike towards him, and explains that they are now in "Negative Space," a huge place with no real boundaries which is completely devoid of life. Link then says that, while he's glad that he has the chance to fight Ike without holding back, he wishes that he could be someplace else where "people would be crying and shouting out while I hacked your body to bits," and laughs maniacally. Link attacks him, but Ike refuses to fight back at first, only evading and blocking his attacks, because he sees no point to their fight. Link just laughs and says, "There is no point! Does there need to be a reason to fight!?" and begins firing arrows at him. Link begins to overpower Ike, and--while continuing to fight--admits that there may be a reason for the fight, and wonders why Ike doesn't want to fight back even though Link is trying to kill him. Ike just says, "We're both heroes! We shouldn't be fighting against each other like this!" Ike also concludes that Link must be under some kind of spell, because he isn't acting like the Hero of Time that he had heard about. Link just laughs it off and asks Ike who this Hero of Time is; Ike goes on to recount some of Link's many past exploits, defeating Ganondorf and saving the world from the the forces of evil without giving into temptation. Link grows angry: "I can't stand you, talking like you know me. Who are you to tell me what I'm supposed to be?! You need to grow up. Pfft, 'Hero of Time.' It's just a title!" Link goes on to explain that, while the events of the last days of Melee are hazy to him, he remembers enough: he had worked for all of his past lives to the goal of defeating Ganondorf, which he had until the end of Melee. Try as he might, he simply could not defeat Ganondorf, and was reborn in the World of Brawl with the knowledge that he had not fulfilled his destiny. Later on, he encountered Ganondorf and learned from the King of Evil himself that, even though Link had not defeated him, he had been unable to achieve his own goal: Bowser had defeated him instead, breaking the notion that Link was the only one who could defeat Ganondorf. He also states that, just before he lost to Ganondorf in Melee, Ganondorf had said to Link, "Do you have to try and defeat me, or do you want to?" This led to Link feeling content for the first time in his life, that he felt like everyone else and could be whoever he wanted to be rather than what everyone expected him to. Ike realizes that Link never wanted to be the one who had to defeat Ganondorf, which Link confirms and becomes embroiled with anger, remembering all the responsibility that was forced on him. Link yells at the top of his lungs as he raises his sword up, calling down a lightning bolt and engulfing him in light. When the light finally fades, Link begins explaining to Ike: "Ganondorf was the only one who [understood]. So, I figured I'd stick with him as an ally. I wanted to see how life was through a villain's perspective for once. It's not like I'm close friends with the old man or anything. I never felt so alive, so real! You're delusional if you think this is hypnosis. Ganon didn't do a thing to me! What you're seeing now is the real me!" Link has an Ascent Mode, too: Dark Link. Ike decides, while Link is somewhat justified in believing that he can be whoever he wants to, that he will do everything he can to convince Link that he doesn't need to be a villain, and--to that end--that he will fight Link with everything he has. Link laughs at Ike's naïveté, but commends him for his convictions and new willingness to fight. Link charges at Ike, who prepares a powerful attack of his own.
Meta Knight, meanwhile, has followed Samus to Delfino Plaza, where he has lost track of her. Instead, he finds Wario, who is reeling from his last encounter with Samus. He tells Meta Knight which direction she went in, which Meta Knight thanks him for, and is about to leave when Wario stops him. Wario concludes that Meta Knight really wants Samus and "settled with Zelda just to give me a false sense of security," which Meta Knight refutes. Wario threatens to kill Meta Knight if he tries to take Samus for himself, and Meta Knight swears that he won't. Wario doesn't trust him though and insists that he accompany Meta Knight in finding Samus. They follow her to Shadow Moses Island, where Samus meets with Snake, who has just ended a communications line with Wolf: Samus and Snake are working with Wolf towards a common goal, which just became much more complicated now that the Brawl Spectator Society knows about them. Snake says that they have to find Bowser soon now, and Samus commends him for "finally giving up on that useless legend." Snake retorts by saying that he hasn't abandoned it, just that they no longer have the time to search for it and need to default back to their original plan. Snake decides that they will leave as soon as Wolf returns, and Samus suggests leaving Zelda behind; apparently, she is working with them, too. However, Snake just says, "No, she's coming with us. You know the saying: keep your enemies closer. That also applies to traitors." Meta Knight and Wario grow increasingly worried by all this; Wario comments that, in the time that he's been following Samus all over the world, he's noticed that she seemed to have been looking for something, but had no idea what it could possibly have been until now. Meta Knight suggests that they leave, but Wario refuses, partly in Bowser's defense, and partly because he thinks that Snake has his eyes on Samus as well. Meta Knight begs Wario to be serious because of how potentially deadly their situation is. A voice suddenly says, "Quite the nervous wreck, isn't he?" Wario agrees to this notion, only to see that it is Wolf who is talking, who has just snuck up behind them.
Wolf attacks them, making part of the island's structure collapse in the process. Snake wonders aloud if they are spies, while Samus is annoyed at Wario's sudden appearance. Snake says that Wario and Meta Knight are both outnumbered and outmatched, though Wario says that just because he doesn't like fighting doesn't mean he's a weakling. Meta Knight insists that they can't beat them and that they should just run away, but Wario just says, "Live and let live. In any other situation I probably would've hauled ass. It's just too bad that this situation involves a good buddy of mine. Meta Knight is inspired by Wario's defense of Bowser and decides to stand with him against their opponents. Wolf takes a brief moment to become more acquainted with Wario, each of them introducing themselves. Wario wonders aloud if Wolf really wants to have anything to do with his current allies, which Wolf seems to confirm before trying to start the fight. Before he can, though, Mario suddenly runs in and stops the fight. Wario appreciates Mario's help, while Samus becomes annoyed; they don't have the time to waste fighting them. The three Trophies use smoke balls to escape, one of which humorously sticks to Meta Knight's head. When the smoke clears, they see that Snake, Samus, and Wolf have disappeared. Wario thanks Mario for his arrival, which arguably saved their lives, just before Mario notices Meta Knight, who he recognizes as one of Bowser's teammates.
Meanwhile, at Hotel Bowser, Lizardon is getting an English lesson with Bowser, who welcomes her in. With some difficulty, Liz speaks out each letter of the alphabet and a word to accompany them in English with Bowser encouraging her. After going through the alphabet once, Bowser tells her to do it again for practice and she approaches "B;" Bowser hopes that Liz will use his name in her example of a "B" word, but she uses Bumper instead. She tries again later, and Bowser offers to play a video game with her when Liz suddenly yells out, "Bowser!" Bowser is impressed and pleased that she finally said his name in English. He doesn't realize what Liz means, though, and she pulls him into cover at the last second, just as an Aura Storm blasts right over their heads. Bowser is shocked to see Lucario enter his home, and demands to know who let him in. Fox walks in behind Lucario and tells Bowser to prepare himself.
Episode 11: Psycho by the SonicsEdit
Peach and Zelda are running to Hotel Bowser while Zelda recalls her previous conversation with Peach: Zelda had received a vision telling her that everyone interested in Bowser's power would converge on a single point tonight and try to claim it for themselves. Peach had questioned if Zelda and Samus were after his power too, but Zelda rebuffs this, saying that they want to save Bowser, but Peach didn't believe her. Suddenly, Zelda becomes dizzy as someone begins contacting her telepathically; Peach asks if she is alright, and Zelda asks if she really wants to intervene on Bowsers behalf, which Peach plans to do. In another dimension, the one who spoke to Zelda, Midna, muses that it would be more fun to watch what is happening in the World of Brawl than to try and interfere. She then turns to look at an orb of light in the nearby sky, from which the sounds of Ike and Link fighting can be heard. Ike and Link keep dodging and blocking each others' attacks while still landing some hits on each other. Ike unleashes his Great Aether, making a direct hit on Link; however, when the attack finishes, Link has disappeared. Link suddenly appears again in a fiery explosion and stares down Ike, his sword returned to its scabbard. Without drawing his weapon again, Link charges at Ike. Suddenly, Midna appears between them and both Trophies abruptly stop; Link tries attacking her again after a few seconds, but Midna invokes her own magical abilities, creating a huge flash of blinding light.
Meanwhile, Sonic is looking for Mario and Ike at the Bridge of Eldin, annoyed that he can't seem to find them anywhere. Captain Falcon suddenly runs up to him and demands a rematch: when Sonic points out that the tournament has ended for today, Falcon clarifies that he means a race rather than a fight, with the prize of bragging rights and the loser being the winner's "personal troop." Sonic is not amused, but reluctantly agrees to race him.
While all this is going on, Mario is still talking with Meta Knight and Wario at Shadow Moses Island. Mario asks Meta Knight--who he knows is Bowser's teammate--if he can take him to Bowser's home. Wario asks if Mario is a friend of Bowser, and Mario lies, telling him that he is and using the actual truth that Ganondorf is about to attack Bowser. Wario, who is annoyed at all these people trying to hurt Bowser, agrees to lead Mario to Hotel Bowser. They begin to leave, but Meta Knight stops. He suddenly [Dimensional Cape|appears in front of Mario] and attacks, changing to his serious personality in the process; Meta Knight points out that Mario's story doesn't add up: he claims to know Bowser personally, and yet doesn't know where he lives. Meta Knight calls him out as a liar and tells Wario to go on to Hotel Bowser while he holds up Mario. Mario demands that Meta Knight stand aside and let him pass, but Meta Knight flatly refuses, sticking by his team captain and friend. Mario concludes that Bowser really hasn't changed after all this and claims that Meta Knight is being tricked, just like he was back in the World of Melee. Instead of starting a fight, Meta Knight tells Mario to explain himself. Mario admits that he was lying about being Bowser's friend, but that he is telling the truth now: while Bowser was traditionally a villain, he gave up his regular shtick to help Mario and their mutual teammate Roy in the last tournament of Melee', even helping them get all the way to the finals thanks to Bowser's newfound power, and that Mario felt sorry for treating Bowser so badly for so long. However, in the end, Bowser betrayed Mario. Meta Knight concedes that he understands where Mario is coming from, but also says that he doesn't believe everything that he has been told, and refuses to let Mario pass and go on to find Bowser. Now, instead of trying to negotiate further, Mario decides to simply force Meta Knight to let him by and they begin to fight. Meta Knight quickly gains the upper hand, so Mario enters his Ascent Mode and uses his Final Smash to try and defeat Meta Knight, but the swordsman's quick slashes protect him from the fire. Meta Knight then invokes his Galaxia Darkness and attacks Mario as well.
Back at the Bridge of Eldin, Falcon and Sonic agree on the terms of their race: it will take place across the entire world, leaving the Bridge from different directions, passing each other at the Mario Circuit, and returning to the Bridge from the opposite directions they left in. Sonic counts them off and the race begins: they each run through several stages, passing several groups of other Trophies, before running past each other at the Mario Circuit at the same time. As they run by, Falcon recalls their last race, and remarks to himself that he would be having more fun running if it was just for the thrill of it rather than to redeem himself, but Sonic has a different mentality about racing than Falcon does: while Falcon wants everyone to feel the thrill of racing, Sonic wants it all to himself, because he would feel empty if anyone else was even close to being as fast as him. Falcon recalls his first race with Sonic--which ended in "manly" tears when he lost to the hedgehog--though he had still enjoyed himself, admitting that he had underestimated Sonic and asked if he wanted to team up with him for the Smash King Tourney, but Sonic refused: he already had his own plans for the tournament and didn't want to give up on his plan to establish a well-balanced team. Falcon then asked Sonic if he thought the race was fun, and Sonic said that it wasn't because he had already been certain that he would win. It was at this time that Falcon decided to train until he could beat Sonic, because their race had been very close. As night falls, Marth and Luigi arrive at the Bridge of Eldin and are shocked to find that, for once, Falcon isn't at his regular spot. Just then, Falcon and Sonic run in at the same time, reaching the finishing line at the exact same moment. Marth asks what is going on, but Sonic interrupts, refusing to accept a tie and demands that Falcon fight him right then and there to decide who wins. However, Falcon refuses, as he thinks "this couldn't be more perfect. We tied: that means we're equal." Again, though, Sonic refuses to accept this and challenges Falcon to another race, though Falcon again refuses.
Just then, a portal to the Twilight Realm suddenly appears, opened up by Midna, who drops Ike and Link onto the Bridge. Link couldn't be happier: now, he has three other people to mutilate as well. Everyone else is shocked at Link's appearance, and Ike explains to them that--just like Mario and Bowser--the now-evil hero has an Ascent Mode, too. Falcon at first refuses to fight Link as it is the middle of the night by this point and the tourney won't begin again until morning. Link, however, doesn't care, and Falcon decides to fight him anyway, dragging a reluctant Marth and Luigi into the battle as well. Link just laughs at him, reminding Team Falcon of their last encounter: without even entering his Ascent Mode, Link had single-handedly defeated all three of them while Ganondorf and Lucario stood by and watched; to make a point, Link draws his sword and swings it at Falcon, unleashing enough force to send Falcon flying without even touching him. Sonic orders Ike to run and find Mario while he joins Team Falcon in fighting Link; Sonic refuses to let Falcon off so easily, and still wants a rematch. All four of them together at first seem to overpower Link, but he just begins laughing maniacally and won't stay down for more than a few seconds. Soon, Link begins overwhelming them, so Falcon grabs Link to try and hold him in place while Marth unleashes his Critical Hit, but Link breaks free and Marth accidentally hits Falcon instead. Link then grabs Marth and throws him into the air, leaving him helpless against a different Final Smash than his Triforce Slash to attack him: Marth has now been so badly brutalized that he is actually bleeding, a thing unheard of in Trophies. Sonic becomes extremely frustrated, refusing to accept that Link is faster than him, too, and invokes his Final Smash. Link is unimpressed by this, until Sonic activates another Final Smash while he is still Super Sonic. Link is dumbfounded while Team Falcon is amazed. The hedgehog has taken on a new, glowing light blue form, his own Ascent Mode: Hyper Sonic.
Episode 12: Darkness AscendingEdit
Sonic recalls his conversation with Ike at Distant Planet after they saw Bowser achieved his Ascent Mode during the exhibition match against Pikachu at the beginning of the tournament: that an Ascent Mode can be achieved by rearranging one's internal structure with only the power of their mind, but that it takes enormous discipline to do so. Sonic muses to himself that, at that time, he wasn't able to go into an Ascent Mode, but had been inspired by the level of power achieved by Bowser and Mario with their transformations. Sonic noticed a common factor in both of them: their Ascent Modes were triggered by focusing all of their anger and rage into a single point, Bowser's at being weak for so long, and Mario's at Bowser in pursuit of revenge. Therefore, Sonic had concluded that rage was the key to achieving an Ascent Mode; but, try as he might, he could not focus his anger and drive to be the fastest in the world enough to transform. Then, Sonic realized something: "The transformation itself is an unnatural power. You're not born with it, you're basically changing your interior makeup into something different. So I stopped to think what special part of me I can manipulate into something greater. I immediately thought of my speed, and I would be at my absolute fastest when I was Super Sonic, my Final Smash. With that in mind, I decided to experiment. What if I tried to invoke a Final Smash on top of a Final Smash?"
Link finally returns to his senses and commends Sonic on being able to achieve an Ascent Mode, because now he will have more fun in killing Sonic. Silently, Sonic worries that he might not be able to beat Link even with his Ascent Mode because he hasn't had much practice using it and has no idea how long he will be able to maintain his newfound speed and power. In a flash, the battle begins; Sonic instantaneously appears behind Link, who instinctively attacks, but Sonic appears behind him again and attacks, kicking Link into the air and then spiking him down, but the evil hero just laughs this off. The two Ascended warriors stare each other down for a moment, then Sonic rushes Link and attacks again. Link tries to fight back, but Sonic is just too fast, hitting him from one end of the Bridge of Eldin to the next and then pummeling him, finishing up with a throw that the hedgehog himself intercepts with a powerful punch. Luigi is amazed at this new show of force, while Captain Falcon comments, "So, that's true speed." Link is stunned from all the punishment he has taken and remarks that the fight isn't fun at all because, for once, he is the one taking a beating rather than the other way around. Link's vision is beginning to fade; he closes his eyes for just an instant, and Sonic vanishes. Falcon chuckles and tell Link to look up: Sonic is above him, and says that he had warned Link not to blink. Link tries to run, but Sonic performs a flying downward kick that strikes the Bridge with such force that it blows a hole straight through.
Meanwhile, at Shadow Moses Island, Mario and Meta Knight have begun their duel. Meta Knight tries to defend himself with a shield, but Mario breaks it and smashes Meta Knight with a hammer, causing him to hit part of the stage so hard that it crumbles. Meta Knight realizes that, thanks to his Ascent Mode, Mario can easily outlast him. As Mario charges to attack again, Meta Knight hopes that Bowser will live long enough to tell him his side of the story. At the same time, in Hotel Bowser, Bowser and Lizardon are trying to get to safety as Lucario closes in on them, closely followed by Fox. As Lucario descends a ladder, Bowser attacks him by breathing fire at him; Liz intercepts Lucario, but Fox attacks Bowser, throwing him down and blasting him. Liz comes to Bowser's rescue, and Fox shoots at her; at the last second, Bowser grabs Liz and moves her out of the way, taking the blast instead. The fight stops for a moment as Liz tells Bowser not to worry about her, but Bowser can't focus when his primary opponent is his old friend Mewtwo. Liz and Fox are surprised to learn that Lucario is actually Mewtwo, and Bowser tries to explain to Lucario that Ganondorf was the one who betrayed him, but Lucario refuses to believe him after "you wormed your way into [my] heart and allowed [me] to feel for another individual, after being trapped in his shell for so long, only to backstab him at the one crucial moment when it mattered most!" Bowser again denies Lucario's allegations, but Lucario asks if Bowser has changed at all, if he'll betray Liz like Bowser did to him in Melee, and remarks that "she may never want to love again when you're done with her." This only infuriates Liz, who attacks Lucario; with his ability to see peoples' auras, Lucario determines that Liz is not an enemy, but this only makes the Charizard angrier, and she insists that Bowser would never hurt her; Lucario just rebuffs this, stating that he's known Bowser for far longer and that she therefore has no right to judge him. Lucario doesn't want to hurt Liz and tells her to stand down, but she refuses and attacks; Lucario attacks back, prompting Bowser to rejoin the fight as well. Bowser dares Lucario to attack and each of them prepare for pitched combat.
Suddenly, Fox interrupts, asking if Lucario can really bring himself to kill Bowser. He remarks that, "I don't know much your power over the aura, but I've always tried to go by peoples' eyes, because they say that eyes are windows to the soul. Try looking in his eyes and tell me if you can stay true to your resolve." Lucario dismisses this as nonsense. However, Lucario can't help but look into Bowser's eyes, and recalls one of their training sessions back in Melee, when he was still Mewtwo, and the mutual respect they had for one another. Slowly, Lucario powers down and turns back to Fox, confused as to why Fox interfered like that. Fox then reiterates that he did not come with him to fight, but to observe; believing that he has seen enough, Fox apologizes to Bowser for being paranoid and tells Lucario off for wanting to kill him. Lucario feels very conflicted: Bowser's aura is telling him that he is still a wicked person, while his eyes are telling him that he's changed.
Just then, Lucario feels something approaching and attacks Fox, knocking him out. No sooner does he do that than Ganondorf arrives, floating down into the room from above; he had followed Lucario, wondering what he had been up to, but thanks him for saving him the trouble of finding Bowser on his own. Lucario wonders how much of what just transpired Ganondorf saw, and thus how much longer he can play double-agent against the King of Evil. Bowser demands that Ganondorf leave, which he agrees to--if Bowser comes with him. Bowser again refuses, but Ganondorf has another card to play: Liz. Shocked, Bowser, looks back at Liz, and then to Ganondorf, only to find that his enemy has disappeared. Ganondorf threatens to either attack Bowser himself, kill Liz, or merely take everyone captive at once using his newly-restored powers. Bowser sighs and remarks, "Sometimes I hate having a conscience," and tells Fox to get Liz to safety. He is immediately grabbed by Ganondorf, who uses his powers to force Bowser to serve him, explaining very clearly to Fox after he tells Bowser not to listen to him: "He doesn't have to listen. I only need to make him understand: Koopa is a vile beast, a powerful monster...my loyal pet. There is nothing else he could be, because the world we live in will never allow him to be anyone else. Our roles are forced on us because of who we are in the past. So we shall seize the world together, and remake this world into our own image! That way, we can truly be free to choose our fate!" Back at Shadow Moses Island, Meta Knight feels Bowser's screams of pain. Just then Ike arrives; both Mario and Ike are relieved to see that the other is okay. Meta Knight tells them that he can no longer waste any time fighting Mario; he says that they can follow him to Hotel Bowser if they can keep up, but also that he will be there to fight them if they ever try to threaten Bowser's life. Mario insists that they follow Meta Knight, and Ike asks if he should replenish his energy first, but Mario refuses to lose sight of Meta Knight. Ike, surprisingly breaking from his usually strong-headed way of doing things, flatly tells Mario to calm down and hits Mario when he tries to interrupt: he explains that Meta Knight was fighting Mario out of genuine loyalty and friendship to Bowser, which leads Ike to believe that Bowser may not be as bad as Mario keeps making him out to be. Ike insists that, when they do finally run into Bowser, that they will hear him out before anything else, as "blind justice can hurt just as badly as no justice at all. I've learned that from experience," and forces Mario to promise before they leave. Mario exits his Ascent Mode and promises to listen to Bowser first. Suddenly, a voice says, "I believe you, Mario. Please, use this," and a Sticker appears nearby. Mario walks over, bewildered, and gasps when he sees it: he recognized the voice.
Back at Hotel Bowser, Ganondorf releases Bowser, who begins walking towards Liz. Hopeful that he is unhurt, Liz approaches him, but Fox jumps in the way and activates his Reflector just as Bowser begins breathing fire at them. When Ganondorf calls, Bowser comes to him, and the King of Evil begins laughing: Bowser is now completely under his control. Lucario silently curses, as this is exactly what he had been trying to avoid. Ganondorf orders Bowser to transform; unquestioning, Bowser invokes his Final Smash and transforms into Giga Bowser. Just then, Peach, Zelda, and Wario arrive; Ganondorf orders Bowser to devour his friends, who try to snap him out of his trance to no avail. Lucario appears in front of Bowser, defying his approach, and tells them that Bowser cannot hear them while he is Giga Bowser under Ganondorf's control, and therefore that the only remaining option is to destroy him. Lucario uses an Aura Storm to attack Bowser, and Ganondorf realizes that his suspicions about Lucario being a traitor were correct. However, while he is under Ganondorf's control, Bowser cannot feel pain, and walks right through the Aura Storm unfazed and attacks Lucario. In desperation, Fox calls in a Landmaster and attacks as well, but Bowser is again unfazed. Lucario begins trying to figure out a way to destroy Bowser, but Peach refuses to accept that as an option. Lucario again says that Bowser cannot hear them while he is Giga Bowser, but Liz denies this: when she and Bowser first met, he had transformed and woken her up. Bowser actually felt guilty about this, especially after Liz scolded him, and changed back into his regular form as a result. Peach, meanwhile, has a plan to return Bowser to normal; when Wario asks exactly what she has planned, Peach shows them her special Star Rod, which she has been working on for the past month to develop her own special power to turn Bowser back to normal. However, she will need time in order to build up enough power to activate it, so she tells Lucario to keep Ganondorf occupied while everyone else tries to hold off Bowser with every weapon at their disposal. Wario draws Bowser away while Zelda transforms into Sheik and rides after Bowser on Fox's Landmaster, and Liz flies off to the fight as well. Ganondorf immediately notices Peach beginning to power up her spell, and Lucario attacks him to defend Peach. Meanwhile, Wario begins firing a Cracker Launcher at Bowser, but nothing is working. Bowser destroys Fox's Landmaster and attacks, but Liz pulls him to safety; he goes after Wario next, but Sheik turns his attention towards her with a Light Arrow. As Ganondorf continues his fight with Lucario, he commands Bowser to devour Peach and ignore everyone else; try as they might, the other Trophies cannot turn Bowser's attention towards them. Just then, Falco and Pit arrive, using their own attacks to try and slow down Bowser. When Ganondorf realizes that Bowser will now be too distracted to stop Peach, he resolves to do it himself. However, he doesn't get the opportunity; Dedede shows up just then and joins the fight as well, who refuses to let Ganondorf use Bowser, as Dedede plans to use him to make himself rich.
Finally, Peach accumulates enough Star Power to use her attack. She throws the Star Rod into the air and activates her attack: the Peach Beam. A blinding light engulfs Bowser and causes Ganondorf to stop in his tracks. Bowser begins to regain some of his sanity, and everyone begins trying to get Bowser to snap out of his trance. Bowser sees Peach, which wins him over: he immediately changes back into his regular form, but is unconscious and wounded from the severe beating he's taken so far. Ganondorf, befuddled at Peach's ability to return Bowser to normal, refuses to take this defeat lying down and draws his sword, attacking Peach with everything he has. At the last second, Ike leaps in the way and counters Ganondorf's slash. Meta Knight appears to defend Bowser, and Mario does as well, kicking Ganondorf in the head. Peach is shocked to see Mario, finally and for the first time since coming to the World of Brawl.
Episode 13: Ganon's Class ReunionEdit
Meanwhile, at the Bridge of Eldin, Link is still alive, but with hardly half of his strength left. Even so, he is easily powerful enough to overwhelm Sonic and Team Falcon once again. Back at Bowser's house, Mario begins fighting Ganondorf; Ganondorf mocks Mario at first, reminding him of their previous encounter when Mario couldn't even faze him, but Mario's attacks suddenly have effect thanks to the Sticker that he picked up. Dedede joins the fight as well, and with his help, Mario unleashes a new, powerful attack: the Flare Blade, which he received from Roy, the one who sent the Sticker to him. Becoming enraged, Ganondorf transforms into Beast Ganon, but returns to his normal form after a single attack. He goes on fighting off everyone else at once while Bowser is still comatose. Unconscious, Bowser debates with himself about whether he is truly still evil, now knowing that others have grown fond of him, including Peach, who he secretly loves. Bowser becomes tired of living a lie, but resolves to do one last thing for Peach before returning to old habits.
At the Bridge of Eldin, Link continues attacking Sonic and Team Falcon, but Captain Falcon decides to finally end it, and tells Sonic that he wants him to live, because they both have a dream of being the fastest, and if Sonic dies, he will never be able to realize that dream. Knowing that he will die anyway, and wanting at least one of them to experience their dream, Captain Falcon pours all of his energy into one final, powerful Falcon Punch and hits Link with such force that he sends him flying off to distant Delfino Plaza. However, drained of all his energy and life force, Captain Falcon falls into the hole in the Bridge.
Meanwhile, none of the other fighters can even barely touch Ganondorf. Ganondorf summons the Fighting Atom Men to attack Peach, but Bowser recovers just then and defeats Ganondorf's minions. Just before he goes to fight Ganondorf, Bowser and Mario have a brief conversation. Bowser attacks Ganondorf, sending both of them deep underground into Norfair, where they truly begin their fight. Bowser gains the upper hand when he enters his Ascent Mode, and--after some time--goes into "Ascent Mode Mk II," crushing Ganondorf with an Azure Bomb. Just before he can be killed though, Ganondorf teleports away and has not been seen since. Bowser returns to his home, where everyone is waiting for him. In the middle of their celebration over his victory, though, Bowser suddenly punches Mario, forcing everyone to fight him; he then states that he is "Bowser Koopa, a monster after all."
Episode 14: CastawayEdit
Back at the Bridge of Eldin, Sonic, Marth, and Luigi mourn the loss of Captain Falcon. Eventually, a ghostly form of Captain Falcon appears before them, trying to advise Sonic to get his friends and warn them of future attacks; Sonic, however, pushes it out of his mind, angrily telling Captain Falcon that he needed to have a rematch to prove that he is the fastest. Captain Falcon laughs this off and admits to Sonic that he is, indeed, the fastest in the world, as he proved with his Ascent Mode. He tells them that he can see an upcoming battle, which will take place throughout the entire world, and explains that he would have been useless in the state he was in just before defeating Link. Sonic lets him go and brings Marth and Luigi to New Pork City so that they can recover. As he is leaving, he hears a voice which gives him a Power Sticker, claiming that it will give him the power of "Chaos Control." With this newfound power, Sonic instantaneously transports himself to Norfair, where he finds Bowser and Mario engaged in battle. Both combatants enter their Ascent Modes to finish what they started back in Melee. After everyone else catches up to them, Peach tries to get them to stop; when they don't, Ike asks Sonic to help them end the fight. Up above, Samus, Wolf, and Snake are watching them. Sonic intervenes and uses Chaos Control in conjunction with his Ascent Mode to separate the two. Mario explains to everyone that Bowser had joined forces with him, Roy, and others back in Melee seemingly because he had changed his ways, but was actually working for Ganondorf as a spy. However, none of Bowser's current allies believe Mario, and ask Bowser for his side of the story. However, Bowser remains silent, except for telling Peach that she has the right to hate him. Suddenly, a grenade drops down from above, hitting both Bowser and Peach, and Wolf appears, pointing his blaster at Peach to keep her from intervening while Snake and Samus try to hit Bowser with some kind of secret weapon. At the last second, Bowser breaks free and summons a minion to block the attack, which seemingly disintegrates. With this in mind, Bowser has to fight the new team with what little strength he has left while simultaneously avoiding Samus' blasts.
Zelda then explains the truth behind the situation to the last detail. She starts by explaining that the function of Melee was to make fighters stronger, leading up to "Event 51" in which one could fight "the Creator's Triune," characters who evolve faster than everyone else. She goes on to explain that Bowser is the most powerful of the three, and is even comparable to the Creator--Master Hand and Crazy Hand--in sheer power; the other two, Ganondorf and Mewtwo, barely even came close. It is because of this that Snake, Samus, Wolf, and Zelda were recruited by the Creator to capture Bowser and bring him back to the Creator, who believes that Bowser is dangerous because he was a potential threat to his exsitence. Snake and Wolf then throw smoke balls to distract everyone and Samus fires her third shot at Bowser, immobilizing him. In disbelief at what is going on, Bowser's friends do everything that they can to protect Bowser. Suddenly, Bowser begins moving again, shocking everyone. Bowser explains that he just realized that his minion from earlier wasn't disintegrated, but overwhelmed by the sheer power of the blast that it imploded. He then states that, because of his greater size and huge stores of power, he is able to move in this state, but is extremely limited, and explains that, in order to keep moving, he must reach his ultimate form. Bowser transforms into something unprecedented and unimaginable: Ascent Mode Giga Bowser. He then nods up towards the sky and remarks that someone might like him a little too much...
Episode 15: Louder than a Bowser BombEdit
Meanwhile, at Jungle Japes, the battle between Lucario & the R.O.B.s happen. Lucario was off to a good start but the R.O.B.s Soon corner him on the side of the stage, but Lucario uses his Final Smash. All Of The R.O.B.s except for the Leader R.O.B., who was watching the whole time and dodged by using his rocket boosters, got hit by Lucario's Final Smash. Once Lucario had finshed his Final Smash, the Leader R.O.B. used his beam to hit Lucario by ricochet while he was running away, but Lucario had just dodged it while in mid-air and got swept away with the rapids. The other R.O.B.s regroup with the Leader after Lucario got swept away with the rapids. The Leader then calls Ganondorf, Ganondorf says to find Lucario and to kill him 'till his ten-lives stock is gone.
Back in Norfair, Bowser is just standing in front of everyone. Everyone awes in amazement but Wario is panicking and saying that lots of changes will happen because of this result and a imagination scene appears showing Wario's vision. It shows Bowser's Giant castle and that Bowser is their new king. After the vision, everyone facepalms and sighs but Bowser yawns at him but Wario is telling to Bowser that he is laughing in the inside. Bowser confesses that why he hasn't gone crazy with him but that he would choose the crazyness over his god form. Wario and Meta Knight ask what's wrong and says that he can stop Ganondorf now. But Bowser protests and says that even though he has the power to put an end to Ganondorf, he would have nothing else to do afterwards and he wouldn't be able to stay in this world. The Bowser says to the others "You say God, I say Freak! I'm far too powerful than all of you put together as I am. If I just kept this power, that the fact that I can easily trans. anyone that gets in my way would drive me to insanity!". Bowserthen tells more about him and how he has been through lots of things since he was born. He also knew that he was part of the Creators' Triune and that he was the No. 1 but it meant nothing and he wasn't used to helping and now since he has that form now he can complete all his dreams and crap. Bowser also says that it's pretty obvious that Ganondorf would go and destroy the Creators when all of the events he knew were happening and that he feels that he would enjoy going to Ganon's side and give the Creators a piece of his mind.
Samus then walks towards Bowser and points her gun at him and tells everyone that he is willing to go to Ganondrof's side beacuse he is a natural villian. She then says if he was a good person it would be better to spare his friends of this meaningless drama since the more Bowser stays in the world the more his friends are endangered.
Episode 16: Rejoining The BrawlEdit
Episode 17:Memory Lane GalaxyEdit
- Bowser (voiced by Tigura21) is the main character. Bowser is possibly the strongest character in the series, next to "the Gods of Brawl," but was originally thought of as a weakling by the other Trophies. Thanks to training from Mewtwo, he became much more powerful, even strong enough to face and defeat the nearly omnipotent Ganondorf. Bowser was the first character in the series shown to have an Ascent Mode, "Super Bowser," which is similar to but at the same time different from his Final Smash, Giga Bowser. Bowser has a number of catchphrases throughout the series, most commonly his warning of "3...2...1..." before attacking, and occasionally makes "obscure references" to internet memes. Bowser was also close friends with both Mewtwo and Ganondorf in the World of Melee, to the point that he started referring to them by pet names: Mewtwo was simply Mew, and Ganondorf was known to Bowser by his true name, Ganon.
- Peach (voiced by Megami33) is one of the main protagonists, a teammate as well as love interest of Bowser. Since coming to the World of Brawl and being unable to find Mario anywhere, Peach has resolved to prove that she is not just a damsel in distress and can hold her own in a fight. She declares some of her attacks by yelling out things like "Golf Club Attack!" or "Frying Pan Attack!" In Act 1, she also occasionally gets delusional and sees Mario where Bowser actually is, seeing some of Mario's heroic characteristics in the traditionally villainous Bowser, until she realizes that Bowser's change from evil to good is of his own choice and willpower.
- Mario (voiced by StarYoshi14) is both a protagonist and an antagonist; in general, he is cast in a positive light, as he usually is, but is simultaneously trying to hunt down and perhaps kill Bowser for trying to kill him in Melee. Mario never had any intention of joining the Smash King tourney because of previous bad experiences with tournaments, but was eventually drafted into Team Sonic. The driving force between Mario's actions throughout the series are fueled by his obsession with destroying Bowser, to the point of bias and bigotry. Notably, Mario speaks without his typical Italian accent during much of the story, and only switches back when he is under stress or around Peach. Like Bowser, Mario has an Ascent Mode, "Fire Mario," which was amended after he acquired Roy's Power Sticker and allows him to take on a number of different forms and abilities.
- Wario (voiced by Tigura21) is Bowser's best friend, and is officially not a part of Team Bowser or in the Smash King tourney at all. However, he supports and fights alongside Bowser when the need arises. He not-so-secretly loves Samus, who he pursues constantly in spite of consistent (and violent) rejection by the bounty hunter. Wario is the main comic relief character of the series, and is purportedly the most popular character in the entire machinima because of this.
- Captain Falcon (voiced by Tigura21) is the "village idiot" character, who no one takes seriously almost throughout the entire series and constantly refers to himself in the third person. The other Trophies view him as something of a joke, and his team in the tourney ended up being dead-last and having to drop out of the tournament. Falcon was intentionally characterized as being a bumbling fool because of the overuse of the Falcon Punch meme, and is a direct parody of Guitarmasterx7's portrayal of the character. Eventually, Captain Falcon dies when he uses his last Stock in one powerful attack to defeat Link.
- Meta Knight (voiced by Tigura21) joined forces with Bowser as his third teammate for the Smash King tourney. In sharp contrast to his typical characterization, Meta Knight is not a calm and cool character, instead being a "whiny, childish, neurotic" mess who initially left Bowser unimpressed. He also has a split-personality, the changes in which are signified by him changing color from red (his neurotic persona) to blue (his more typical persona); with his "blue" persona, Meta Knight becomes much more like how he is traditionally presented in the original Kirby games.
- Ike (voiced by IblisStarEvan and originally by Tigura 21) is a strong-headed "warrior of justice;" his habit of jumping to conclusions and into situations without knowing all the details has made him quite unpopular in the World of Brawl, but he nonetheless is a powerful fighter. Tigura21 has stated that the reason Ike does not have an Ascent Mode is because "his power comes from his words and the conviction behind them," and thus that he can be a true hero without having to attain an Ascent Mode, as well as to make him more relatable to the audience.
- Dedede (voiced by Shadic23) is the chauvinistic President of the Brawl Spectator Society. Dedede was intentionally given a "Foghorn Leghorn-esque voice" similar to how he was portrayed in the English dub of Kirby of the Stars, in part because Smash King "needed brighter, fun characters." Many of the other characters questioned exactly how Dedede became the President of the BS Society; in actuality, this is because Dedede is secretly extremely powerful. Like many other characters, Dedede sees great potential in Bowser and plans to use him to make himself rich.
- Pit (voiced by Yashanyu1) works for Dedede as the referee of the Smash King tourney, who uses his ability to fly to make sure everyone follows the tournament's rules all over the world. Originally, Pit was only going to make two appearances and not be characterized at all, but was later expanded on as a character into being the only member of the BS Society who actually takes what he does seriously, being "a flighty perfectionist that demands that everything is done by-the-book." Pit is also a fan of Team Sonic, a good friend of Fox--who is the only member of the BS Society who treats him with respect--and is unable to take a joke as "he's easily abhorred by anything inappropriate."
- Wolf (voiced by Darkwolf) makes his first appearance in Episode 2, but does not become a major character until Episode 9. Along with Samus, Snake, and Zelda, he is working on behalf of The Creator to capture Bowser. Tigura21 has stated that he hopes to have more interactions between Wolf and Wario later in the series because, in their respective series, they were both anti-heroes rather than straight-up villains, which was first touched on in Episode 10. It is implied that Wolf may not have wanted to join Snake, Samus, and Zelda in the first place.
- Kirby (voiced by IblisStarEvan) is a minor character, a member of Team Pikachu, who not only copies the abilities of other characters, but also mimics their actions and what they say until he is exposed.
- Ness (voiced by Speedjolt) is a minor character, a member of Team Yoshi. He was a key part of Team Yoshi's plan, along with Diddy Kong, to wear out Team Sonic so that they could defeat them and earn an easy win. However, they were easily defeated by Mario, Ike, and Sonic.
- Olimar (voiced by FireTrainer92) is a minor character, a member of Team Kong. Because Team Kong's theme is African-American stereotypes, Olimar was given his black color scheme in the series and thus is unofficially known as "Blackimar" to fans. He is based on "cool and collected" black characters from different films.
- Toon Link (voiced by Volcanoclaw) is a minor character, a member of Team Pikachu. Toon Link also seems to be friends with Daisy. Toon Link is goofy, awkward and seems to be easily annoyed with Kirby (as shown in the remake of Episode 3). He also loves to sing.
- Pikachu (voiced by Megami33) is the rather annoying and foul-tempered captain of Team Pikachu. Many of the Trophies, but Pikachu in particular, did not think very highly of Bowser until Pikachu challenged him to a winner-take-all exhibition match, which Bowser won because of his Ascent Mode. After that, Pikachu swore to get back at Bowser but, as yet, has not been successful. Pikachu has a habit of ending his sentences with "chuu," a trait originally suggested by Megami33.
- Fox (voiced by Silerknux91) is the enthusiastic, easygoing commentator of the BS Society, alongside Falco.
- Falco (voiced by SonicMega) is the cynical, nit-picking commentator of the BS Society, alongside Fox.
- Sonic (voiced by JAK/JAKShadic) is the wise-cracking "fastest thing alive" who recruits Mario and Ike into his team for the Smash King tourney. Sonic's goal was to create a well-rounded team for the tourney, with himself being the fast character in the team, Mario as the all-around everyman capable of taking any situation, and Ike being the powerful swordsman that makes up for Sonic and Mario's lack of exceptional strength. He also has a rivalry with Captain Falcon, who was formerly considered the fastest of all the Trophies. Sonic is also capable of achieving an Ascent Mode, "Hyper Sonic" by invoking a Final Smash on top of a Final Smash, rather than by just drawing in power from within.
- Popo (voiced by Megablasta) and Nana (voiced by Mippa and Sapphire in Episode 9), collectively known as the Ice Climbers, are minor characters and the joint captains of Team Climber; this makes Team Climber the only team in the Smash King tourney to (technically) have four members. They often speak in turns and were voiced with the intention of being characterized as hillbillies.
- Ganondorf (voiced by Lioncourt) is the leader of Team Ganon, and the primary antagonist of the series. He was written with a "Zoo Keeper" theme behind him, and he refers to characters like Bowser and Link as pets rather than as allies or even enemies. He also has "a droll sense of humor," and even remarked on his change of appearance from Melee to Brawl in Episode 7 as "quite a handsome facelift. See my new nose?" To make him seem like much more of a threat in terms of the story, Ganondorf was given dark magical powers like in the original Legend of Zelda franchise, such as the ability to send people into "Negative Space," though he was at first unable to use these powers in the World of Brawl and had to re-learn everything.
- Samus (voiced by Mippa and Sapphire in Episodes 9 and 10) is a bounty hunter and the object of Wario's affections.
- Zelda (voiced by Rina-chan) is well-known in the World of Brawl for the mysterious, gothic air about her. Zelda can also transform into an alter-ego, Sheik, who is also voiced by Rina-chan.
- Lucario (voiced by Rugiowolf) is a member of Team Ganon, but is secretly working against Ganondorf, trying to kill Bowser so that Ganondorf cannot use him to overthrow the Trophies' gods. In actuality, Lucario is the reincarnated form of Mewtwo, who was previously thought to have not been revived in the World of Brawl after the World of Melee came to an end (clearly a reference to the fact that Mewtwo was essentially replaced by Lucario in Brawl). In Melee, Mewtwo was Bowser's mentor and taught him how to fight more effectively, breaking the traditional role set in place by tiers, and even defeated Fox in Melee, who was considered the best fighter of them all at the time. After being led to believe that Bowser betrayed him and left him for dead in Melee, Lucario has sworn to take revenge on Bowser while simultaneously preventing Ganondorf's grand scheme from coming to fruition.
- Link (voiced by Zenzodiac and Mofat in Episode 11 and 12) has perhaps one of the sharpest contrasts between his incarnation in Smash King and his traditional portrayals. Instead of being the righteous Hero of Time that he is usually cast as, Link is instead a bloodthirsty psychopath who fight alongside Ganondorf, rather than trying to defeat him. In Episode 10, Link explained to Ike that he had been unable to defeat Ganondorf in the World of Melee, but later learned that Ganondorf had been defeated by Bowser instead; this meant to him that he wasn't the chosen hero that everyone expected of him, and that he could therefore be whoever he wanted to and decided to live out his current incarnation as a villain just to see what it was like. It should also be noted that Link was considered a Bottom Tier character in Melee, which may be part of the reasoning behind his characterization as wanting to defeat Ganondorf at first, just to earn the respect of the other Trophies like Mewtwo and Bowser did, making him more of a tragic villain than anything else. Link also has an Ascent Mode, "Dark Link," during which his voice becomes distorted (but still understandable), and which Link has stated is a representation of his true self. In the original drafts, Link was originally going to be portrayed as Dark Link, and the "true" Link would never appear.
- Lucas (voiced by KingdomYoshi) is a minor character, a member of Team Climber.
- Squirtle (voiced by StarYoshi14) is a minor character, a member of Team Climber.
- Yoshi (voiced by Hnilmik) is a minor character, the captain of Team Yoshi. Though numerous Yoshis live in the World of Brawl, this particular character is the only one with a distinct personality. Yoshi holds a grudge against Ike and Mario, because Ike killed a mother Yoshi who had invaded his castle and Mario defeated two young Yoshis that attacked them afterward. As a character, Yoshi has had a mixed reception, with different people thinking of Yoshi as being annoying, hilarious, or sounding like Elmo from Sesame Street.
- Diddy Kong (voiced by Unit613) is a minor character, a member of Team Yoshi. Diddy was originally planned to have a voice similar to his portrayal in the computer-generated television show Donkey Kong Country, but when that proved infeasible, Unit613--who is related to JAK, the voice actor of Sonic in Smash King--was recruited because of his ability to make good monkey sounds. This also earned him the role of Donkey Kong later on.
- Marth (voiced by WhipOfAlchemy and Tom Kitsune in Episode 7) is a minor character, a member of Team Falcon. He was recruited by Captain Falcon to fill the same role for his team that Ike fills for Team Sonic.
- Luigi (voiced by Cybermax17) is a minor character, a member of Team Falcon, and Mario's brother. Unlike Mario, Luigi does not hold a grudge against Bowser, and instead believes that he has genuinely changed. Luigi also continues to speak with his classic Italian accent, which was originally a plot hole but was explained in Episode 9 that Luigi can speak without his accent, but simply refuses to because "if I did that, I would be once again be following my brother's example, and I'll be damned if I get lost in his shadow again." Originally, Luigi was going to be an "ambiguously gay and creepy" character, and would have been depicted in his pink palette swap, but this was revised after the more juvenile aspects of Smash King were dropped in favor of a more serious story.
- Snake (voiced by TheRealNightBlader) is working with Zelda, Samus, and Wolf to capture Bowser. Unlike Samus and Wolf, though, Snake is searching for an alternative method to keep Ganondorf from using Bowser for his own designs, and also helped Sheik, Lizardon, and Wario rescue Bowser.
- Donkey Kong (voiced by Unit613) is the leader of Team Kong. As with the rest of Team Kong, Donkey was characterized as an African-American stereotype, and thus was given his black color scheme and characterized as a black preacher-type character, referring to his teammates as "brothers" and asking God for forgiveness just before trying to defeat Peach.
- Mr. Game & Watch (voiced by Yeeksta) is a minor character, a member of Team Kong. As Team Kong's theme is African-American stereotypes, Mr. Game & Watch (referred to as just "Game" for short) is based on actor Chris Tucker.
- Lizardon (voiced by P.Allen) was originally a minor character who became much more important starting in Episode 10. Called Liz for short, she is a female Charizard who is a love interest of Bowser, along with Peach. Liz originally communicated only in gestures and growls with subtitles, but started speaking English in Episode 10 because of her growing importance. Tigura21 cast P.Allen as her voice actor because of her mature-sounding voice; Tigura21 stated that his ideal woman would be a more mature one, and because Bowser's characterization is partly based on himself, it was therefore fitting that Liz's characterization fit that description.
- Midna (voiced by Fantachan) is a mysterious Twili woman who knows Zelda and who lives in the Twilight Realm, separately from the World of Brawl. Though it currently seems that she is largely unassociated with the World of Brawl, she is able to influence what happens in it and was responsible for removing Ike and Link from Negative Space. Midna is not a playable character in Super Smash Bros., and is instead portrayed using a modified version of Zelda with red hair, light blue skin, and black clothing; this more closely resembles her appearance at the end of the game she appears in--The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess--rather than her more familiar imp-like form. Her design is modified in Episode 16 to look more like her humanoid form in Twightlight Princess and she also has access to her first appearance in Twightlight Princess. Before being named in dialogue, Midna is referred to as only "a mysterious woman," though she is easily recognizable to those familiar with the Zelda games.
- Roy (voiced by Sight360X) was a former teammate of Mario and Bowser who was not reincarnated in the World of Brawl. When Mario first met Ike, he at first mistook him for Roy (obviously a reference to the fact that Ike essentially replaced Roy in Brawl). As Roy has only appeared in Episode 10 and 14 in the World of Brawl, not much has been established about him as a character, though he is pivotal to the story. In Episode 12, Roy sends a "Power Sticker" to Mario which increased his powers exponentially and, most notably, allowed him to use Roy's signature move, the Flare Blade. Like some of the other Melee-only characters in the expanded series, Roy appears more frequently in Smash King: Racconto.
- Smash King was originally going to be set in Melee, as Brawl had not yet been released outside Japan, and a story element would have the characters be transferred into the World of Brawl, but the idea was eventually dropped; the story at this point was originally going to be "a full-on sappy love story" between Bowser and Peach, but instead became more fight-oriented and anime-styled, though the love subplot remains and is less obvious.
- in Episode 1, during Bowser and Peach's fight, the background changes multiple times due to issues with editing.
- every (or almost every) episode of Smash King has a "Jigglypuff Sighting," in which Jigglypuff is inserted in the background of the episode at random, as an easter egg for the viewers.
- originally, Donkey Kong was going to be Bowser's best friend in the series, but was eventually replaced by Wario; commentary for Episode 1 states that their relationship was based on that between Tigura21 and one of his closest friends, with his friend (Wario) being the fun and excitable one while Tigura21 (Bowser) is the calm, relaxed one.
- Samus was originally going to be Bowser's female companion in the series, who would only communicate in gestures and antagonize him; this role was eventually given to Peach because the concept was unexplored in the Mario games while the silent aspect was transferred to Liz.
- Mario was not originally part of the Smash King story, but was included because Tigura21 felt that the Bowser and Peach love subplot was incomplete without him.
- a running joke throughout the series is the fact that the Brawl Spectator Society is often shortened to BS Society, and the naïveté of some characters (particularly Fox) as to the alternative interpretation; BS is also a shortened form of "bullshit," as in something that frustrates or disgusts someone.
- originally, Marth was going to be the third member of Team Bowser, but Tigura21 replaced Marth with Meta Knight when he realized that the setup was "Mutated turtle and two humans." Marth was then considered for Team Sonic, but was again dropped because Team Sonic lacked an exceptionally strong character, and Ike was placed on that team instead; Marth was eventually relegated to Team Falcon.
- in Smash King, there is one specific Yoshi character, but also a race of unnamed Yoshis, as well as numerous individuals of different Pokémon species (like Liz) instead of there being just one of each species in the entire World of Brawl; also, there are several unnamed "Zero Suits" and "Metal Gears" who work for Dedede and the BS Society, who are not the same characters as Samus and Snake, respectively. There are also several R.O.B.s in the employ of Ganondorf, as well as the specific character of R.O.B., who as yet has had a major, plot-important role.
- the plot of Episode 4, Icecapped, was originally part of the plot of Episode 3, but the script ended up taking up more time than Tigura21 originally planned, so that entire plotline was split into two parts. As a result, the title of Episode 3, Roundabout Thunder, Tempestuous Flame, (actually a reference to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) makes no sense, since Bowser and Pikachu's fight does not take place in that episode. Episode 4 was thus originally going to be comprised of the plot from Episode 5, except for the side-story concerning Wario and Samus.
- Ike was originally voiced by Tigura21, but the role was eventually supplanted by IblisStarEvan. However, the original replacement for Ike had been Zenzodiac, who would eventually be cast as Link, because IblisStarEvan had a much more fitting voice for the character and because Zenzodiac's computer was malfunctioning at the time, leading to complications in voicing Ike's lines. At this time, Ike is voiced by IblisStarEvan in all but one episode.
- Ike was originally going to be presented in his default color palette from the game, but was eventually given his yellow/gold color scheme instead to better-complement Mario (default red) and Sonic (default blue).
- the unimportant Smash King tourney teams were designed with a theme in mind for each: Team Pikachu's unstated theme is the cute characters in the game; Team Climber has a water/ice theme; Team Kong is themed around African-American stereotypes; and Team Falcon has a doppelgänger theme, with each of the characters being roughly equivalent to a member of Team Sonic: Captain Falcon to Sonic, Marth to Ike, and Luigi to Mario. The only minor team that doesn't have a theme is Team Yoshi, comprised of Yoshi, Ness, and Diddy Kong.
- Negative Space was originally going to be exactly that: a random, dark space of little importance that can't be easily accessed. However, by the time of the first appearance of Negative Space in Episode 10, the story had evolved to a point where the place was much more important to the storyline. Link explains that it is "a simple void, somewhat like the Twilight Realm." Tigura21 explains in the commentary of Episode 10 that Negative Space is not the similarly named dimension from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and that the comparison is just a reference to that game. The world of Smash King apparently has its own "Twilight Realm."
- of the three major Smash King Tourney teams that are presented in the series--Team Bowser, Team Sonic, and Team Ganon--only two characters on each team have an Ascent Mode, and no other characters do: Tigura21 has stated that Meta Knight, Ike, and Ganondorf do not have Ascent Modes; thus far, the Ascent Modes of Bowser, Mario, Sonic, Link, and Peach have been revealed. This seems to imply that Lucario will also have an Ascent Mode, but it has not yet been revealed.
- though Episode 11 is where Act 2 of Smash King begins, the story arc of the act actually begins in Episode 9. Episode 11 is also when new opening and ending sequences are included with each episode.