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[[folder: Super Smash Bros.Brawl]]
* The confrontation between Bowser and Donkey Kong; Bowser has a gun that transforms the characters intro trophies. Diddy Kong doesn't understand the danger he's in, so Donkey Kong performs a HeroicSacrifice by knocking Diddy into the air TakingTheBullet Bowser aimed for Diddy, transforming him into a trophy, all to protect his buddy. Aw!
* The friendship that forms between Samus and Pikachu is sweet. Samus is the "IWorkAlone" type, and since she's human and Pikachu is a Pokemon, it makes her look like Pikachu's trainer.
** Especially her face when she sees Pikachu being basically tortured in the machine. She takes in about a ''second'' of seeing the little guy squealing in pain and promptly responds with a non-verbal HELL NO and smashes the glass.
*** And what does Pikachu do the second it's released from being ''tortured''? Jumps in front of Samus with cheeks sparking, ready to defend its savior from the R.O.B.s attracted by the alarm.
* When Ness realizes the badges that revived him and Luigi belong to Dedede, he immediately decides to revive him. This for some guy he doesn't even know!
** On that note, there's also Ness and Luigi helping Dedede up after Wario attacks him. This doubles as a [=CMoF=] on Wario's part.
* Ness again, he jumps in to save a kid he just met. Then he pushes him out of harms way not knowing if he'll be revived or not! Ness is a real sweet kid.
* Whichever scene you play ("Mario's Misunderstanding/Link's Misunderstanding") is kind of heartwarming in a way. Mario gets it if he sees his princess's trophy apparently dissolve at the hands of Link, and rushes in to try and avenge her. Whereas if you play Link, he's the one charging at Mario, who then has to avoid becoming a plumber-kebab. Either way, it's nice to know how much they both care.
* Dedede! Boy, was he a surprise! First he [[spoiler:gathers up as many heroes as he can in one place to make a hero team. Then he gives up the one thing he knows can revive trophies for one of the princesses. Near the end of the game he gives Kirby a BearHug!]]
* The friendship between Pokemon Trainer and Lucas, particularly their handshake after [[spoiler:Lucas's Crowning Moment of Awesome blowing up Galleom's arm to save himself and PT.]]
** [[AntiHero Meta Knight]] swooping in and saving the duo from a deadly fall at the last minute, after Lucas [[spoiler:frees them from Galleom.]]
* After defeating Tabuu, you see the entire playable cast (or at least, all those you saved) on a cliff, overlooking the ocean where the Great Maze area of Subspace was, with the main theme blaring full blast. Then, the credits cut in, with an epic medley of the credits theme of the original Smash Bros, the main theme of Melee, and a piano solo of the main theme from Brawl, all while bits of cutscenes that correspond to the mood of the music play in a little box on the screen.
** The music is great, and now knowing the lyrics, its meaning is clear.
---> "Now, my friends are here with me. [[EnemyMine Some once heroes, some my mortal enemies]]. And now, as we face each other in battle, locked in combat, we shine ever brighter."
* The fact Diddy Kong forces Fox and Falco to help save his friend Donkey Kong is sweet. For Donkey Kong, at least.
** The fact that neither of the protest much indicates that they really don't mind helping. Falco's thumbs-up to Diddy is proof of that.
* When Link and Zelda find Ganondorf's trophy, they share a glance with each other before reviving him. Ganondorf is shocked by this, and while he considers attacking them the moment they turn their backs on him, he decides against it and instead follows them to fight Tabuu, knowing that he is the true enemy.
* The reason behind HideoKojima asking Snake to be in ''Brawl''? His kids are fans and they wanted to see one of their father's characters in the game.
* During Snake's codec conversation about Luigi, Snake instantly argues in Luigi's defense when [[spoiler: AI]] Colonel starts mocking Luigi.
** Another codec conversation, Snake sympathizing with Lucas' [[spoiler: troubles and with the loss of a brother and mother]] is particularly heartwarming.
* The concept alone of the many famous protagonists of several video game franchises teaming up together to defeat one great evil. Even better that even the antagonists who were initially puppets of Tabuu, join our heroes in the very end to save the world, knowing that it's for the greater good.
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[[folder: Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS]]
* Mega Man finally showing up in the series, because many fans asked for him, so they gave the fans what they wanted.
** Keiji Inafune, often called "the father of Mega Man", stated that he was "ecstatic" that Mega Man was added to the roster. He also said that he was looking forward to playing as Mega Man and beating his own kids in the game.
** Even better, Mega Man's Final Smash involves summoning [[VideoGame/MegaManX four]] [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends other]] [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Mega]] [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Men]] to help him.
** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98DG-rEaxGk tribute]] sums the entire beauty of this perfectly
* As a secret unlockable character, Luigi usually isn't revealed until after the game is released. However, seeing as how it's [[TheYearOfLuigi The Year of Luigi]], they decided to give the man in green the spotlight for Super Smash Bros. 4 early, further showing that Nintendo hasn't forgotten about [[StuckInTheirShadow Mario's younger brother]].
** Luigi gaining Poltergust as his Final Smash in Smash Bros 4 seems go way of showing that Luigi has finally embraced his strengths and positiveness towards his self-confidence, especially if looking to the outcome of events in [[LuigisMansion2 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.]]
* Kirby and a Luma dancing together at the end of Rosalina's reveal trailer. They even hi-five with their stubby arms!
* The old red biplane from Pilotwings and the new seaplane from Wii Sports Resort in flight together is pretty epic. It represents two generations of Nintendo in one place!
* The Smash Bros. Direct had a quick one. When Rosalina sends her Luma out to attack Diddy Kong, [[PapaWolf Donkey Kong]] swoops in and carries her off the stage for it.
* Pac-Man joining the fight is cool for different reasons, but someone else put it best when describing what his inclusion means for Smash Bros. and Nintendo (also counts as an AwesomeMoment):
--> "Whether you're a fan of the character or not, with the introduction of Pac-Man, Nintendo just pulled the video-game equivalent of "Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit." This is an incredible achievement that should be noted

--> This means that Nintendo has pulled off something unheard of - something no other company has come close to accomplishing. They have brought together four gaming legends that each started the entire industry from four separate corners of the art form. Mario from Nintendo, Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega, Megaman from Capcom, and Pac-Man from Namco. These are four characters and companies that made the very foundation of what gaming is today, and now, in one giant collab hosted by Nintendo, they will all be in the same game together for the first time to fight it out in a celebration of the art.

--> This is literally on the same scale as Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse being in the same scene together from the movie, and will probably never happen again for a long time. Nintendo literally blew E3 out of the water culturally with this. So yes, the hype is very high, but the weight of this should drive it even higher! +1 Respec' for the Big N."
** [[http://www.smashbros.com/images/character/pac-man/screen-2.jpg These]] [[https://d3esbfg30x759i.cloudfront.net/ss/zlCfzSCqgRoNzlmoU0 images]] pretty much sum it up.
* Chrom, Robin, and Lucina are still TrueCompanions as in their source material, fighting in each others' names. Even though he's not playable, Chrom still fights with Robin for his/her Final Smash. And as in the game, female Robin could be Lucina's mother and male Robin could be her husband, adding another layer of closeness between the characters.
** Anyone who's played through Awakening knows how close and protective Lucina wishes to be of Chrom. To see her rush right at Captain Falcon and Robin coming to both lord's aid can cause a tear to form.
*** Taken even further between Chrom and Robin during the latter's Final Smash. When calling Chrom to the battlefield, both already deploy their strengths to aid each other for (Robin's) victory. Chrom is seen catching the opponent off-guard from ''behind'', presumably per Robin's given strategy. Chrom then proceeds to slash the opponent fiercely to smithereens along with Robin barraging with his/her spells. In the ''Fire Emblem: Awakening'' fandom, it's universally regarded as the best and most heartfelt presentation of the unbreakable bond between Robin and Chrom, a common theme occurring throughout their game. It's also a classic BattleCouple moment if Robin is female.
*** Chrom has been shown [[http://i.imgur.com/bdQvBel.jpg to cameo in Robin's Victory Pose]]. Watching him seal the victory to his beloved (or best friend) will leave you heavy with heartwarming feelings.
*** On the subject of Male!Robin and Lucina, defeating Lucina when playing as Male!Robin will change his victory quote to "Lucina, I hope I didn't hurt you."
* Sakurai asked Ubisoft for some artwork of VideoGame/{{Rayman}} for trophy reference material. Ubisoft gave him a 3D model rendered specifically for Smash.
* In Shulk's reveal trailer, he [[BorrowedCatchphrase borrowed a catchphrase]] from someone. Players of Xenoblade know that the quote belongs to Reyn, Shulk's best friend since childhood. Even if Reyn doesn't show up, Shulk shows the bond they share.
** Also, fighting alongside [[ParentalSubstitute Dunban]] is just heartwarming, considering [[HeroicBSOD no matter how dark it got for him]], Dunban was always there for Shulk.
* Master Hand and Crazy Hand brofisting at the start of their boss fight in Classic Mode can sort of be one. The creator and the destroyer teaming up to reign in a naughty trophy getting too big for its britches. [[spoiler:Similiarly, on higher difficulties, Crazy Hand exiting the battle when Master Hand transforms into [[EldritchAbomination Master Core]] could be taken as him deciding that the battle is now in the creator's capable hands, now that he's going all-out and not holding anything back.]]
* Even though Lucas isn't returning for this installment, he's still with Ness in spirit; some of his specials are available for Ness as custom abilities.
** Heck, even his trophy is heartwarming (and somewhat [[TearJerker tear inducing]], as it cements the fact that he isn't coming back and it sort of plays up the [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} ambiguous ending of his native game]]). From a translation:
--> "Lucas used to be weak-willed, and cry all the time. However, he overcame unimaginable hardships, and must surely be out adventuring somewhere right now. Or perhaps, he’s found a partner and made a family of his own… No, no, that feels too soon. To fans of the MOTHER series, both Lucas and Ness might be young boys for all eternity."
* The fact that many of Duck Hunt Duo's attacks involve barely missing getting shot may well seem like a normal CallBack to Duck Hunt, until you realize it's probably the hunter watching out for his dog.
* [[{{Videogame/Mother}} Ninten]] can sometimes be seen on the Magicant stage, mostly in flashbacks showing his first encounter with Loid and him playing with his dog. After all these years, it's rather nice to see Ninten again.
** Adding onto the Magicant love- you know the Magicant you've been fighting on this whole time? That's ''Ninten's'' Magicant.[[labelnote: *]] More specifically, It's [[spoiler: the Magicant of his grandmother Maria, made from her subconscious]], but it's still from his game. [[/labelnote]]
** Adding on more; as with the Cameos of Ninten, Ness and the other Chosen 4 in their original 16-bit forms can sometimes be seen near the Lumine Hall while the text "I'm Ness" scrolls by. Considering that Ness' Magicant is in his mind, the Lumine Hall displays Ness' thoughts, and this stage is where you first discover Ness in this game, it could just be Ness playing back a memory to greet you in his own funny little way.
* Simply put, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy]] isn't coming back. He didn't for this one and he probably won't for the next. That said, Nintendo is making it clear they haven't forgotten about him; Roy lives on in the form of [[CallBack his old crowd chant]] of "Roy's our boy!", which has been given to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Roy the Koopaling]] in his stead.
** Even better- Marth has a costume alt that looks like Roy's ''Melee'' garb. It seems his old ''Fire Emblem'' friend hasn't forgotten about him either.
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* Meta example: in the wee hours of the morning on February 1, 2013, ''Melee'' successfully raised over $90,000 as part of a competition to be concluded in the EVO fighting game tournament for 2013. ''Brawl'' barely hit three digits. Why? ''Brawl'' fans turned out to support ''Melee'' and unite behind that game instead of their own. Reasons aside, this event has dramatically cooled tensions between two factions in the BrokenBase.
** Although that's likely an instance of the Spoiler Effect.
* The Invitational Tournament at E3 2014. This coming together of fans and creators alike, all together for a show of sportsmanship and camaraderie, with everyone in a good mood.
** Special mention to the crowd's reactions to Mega Man, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wnnv5zySAk especially once he finally managed to get his Final Smash off]]. It really says a lot about how much the Blue Bomber is loved when his fans cheer him on despite doing relatively poorly throughout the Invitational.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqkhESNTxKA This video made for Sakurai's 44th birthday.]] Which features Sakurai moving to beats of various Kirby soundtracks. Special mention goes to the moment where King Dedede and Kirby are moving their arms along with their creator and the ending.
* Why does the Duck Hunt Dog team up with a duck? [[http://capnjamesman.tumblr.com/post/97529396924/beapeabear-and-thats-why-theyre-friends This comic is one explanation.]] That same comic has been made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahL27fggDlE into a dynamically-animated comic on YouTube.]]
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