The Smash Freshmen is a fanfic based on the production process of Super Smash Bros.
Wii U/3DS. It was written by prastarkeepers and is posted on deviantart.com and fanfiction.net. The fic stars Villager, Mega Man AKA Rock, and the Wii Fit Trainer AKA Jazz
, the three newcomers of the game, as they are welcomed and integrated into the Fourth Annual Super Smash Brothers Tournament. As they train, they are acquainted with numerous faces from Super Smash Bros. and Nintendo as a whole. Meanwhile, Bowser and other villains are working behind the scenes on a scheme to take over the tournament with a dark smash ball made from a shard of Tabuu's wings
. The situation is further complicated when a string of mysterious attacks leads Mario, Link, and Kirby to leave the Smash Grounds to investigate. The attacker turns out to be Metal Mario and two brothers
- Audience Surrogate: Primarily Villager, to an extent all three newcomers at times.
- Big Good: Mario, arguably Samus.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Bowser and other villains including Ganondorf, King K. Rool, and Ghetsis.
- Big Brother Mentor: Pit, Olimar, Toon Link, and Sonic. Basically all of the Brawl newcomers revealed so far.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Olimar.
- Deadpan Snarker: Olimar.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Jazz, and to some extent Samus.
- Disney Death: Everyone taken over by the metal.
- Hero Killer: Bowser and the Metals.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Link and Waluigi.
- Jerk Jock: The male Wii Fit Trainer AKA Garrett.
- Killed Off for Real: Fox.
- or maybe not.
- Arguably, everyone taken over by the metal: Luigi, Fox, Donkey Kong, Mona, Galleom, Ace the Balloon Fighter, Professor E. Gadd, Captain Falcon, Ness, and who knows who else. But, of course, thanks to the metal, that's a little iffy.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: A given, for a fanfiction based on Super Smash Bros..
- One-Winged Angel: Bowser using the dark smash ball. How much so? Just ask Fox.
- The Tell: Anyone taken over by the metal can be identified when their eyes become glowing and metallic.
- Two Guys and a Girl: The three newcomers.
- Walking Spoiler: Generally anything to do with the Metals gets a strong spoiler treatment.