In June of 2013, we learned of the existence of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. This glorious age was a time after Super Smash Bros Brawl, which featured special features called "Codecs", a communication feature from the Metal Gear Solid franchise, where Solid Snake would talk to Mission Control in the form of various characters, trading quips. Brawl featured these codecs as a means for Snake to talk to various Metal Gear characters about his fellow Smash Bros competitors. Another game which featured almost constant banter with Mission Control was another game by Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai, Kid Icarus: Uprising, which feature a lot of witty dialog between Pit and various deities, mostly the goddess of light, Palutena.
After the announcement of the new Smash Brothers games, including Pit and later Little Mac (whose own series Punch-Out!! featured mid-round pep talks with his coach Doc Louis), the tropers of the Super Smash Bros thread in the forums began crafting their own, speculative "codecs" for Pit, Little Mac, and also for Solid Snake (but only towards new characters in the latter's case).
These are the fruits of their efforts:
"Ah ah ah. Settle down. I'm just checking in. Ah, fighting Bowser, I see."
"Yeah, this guy is tough. He moves like a Strongarm and can breathe fire. He's one evil brute."
"Oh, I don't know about 'evil', Pitty."
"Are you kidding? This guy invades the Mushroom Kingdom all the time!"
"That's no more than some human nations do. You should know that, Pitty."
"'Evil' is in the eye of the beholder. One of Bowser's minions would tell you he's a beloved, if strict, leader. He runs his own country, and makes his minions feel at home. Pretty impressive, for such a diverse horde."
"Like you with your minions?"
"Hm... no. I'm more of what you'd call a 'defy and die' kind of leader."
"Lady Palutena, can you hear me? Can you tell me anything about this spaceman?"
"Palutena's not available right now. Please leave your message wih someone who cares about it."
"Viridi! What are you doing here?"
"Isn't it obvious? Look at who you're fighting!"
"A short little spaceman?"
"That spaceman is Captain Olimar. He spends his time fighting with plant creatures he calls Pikmin."
"Those things are plants? But they're moving around like animals."
"And that's really the strangest thing you've seen nature do? Anyway, that man crashed on the Pikmin's home planet, and started growing them and using them to get back to his home planet."
"Oh... so I guess you're not too happy about me fighting him, huh?"
"Are you kidding? Do you know how many hundreds of plants and animals, Pikmin included, died to get that man's gas-guzzling rocket working again? Not to mention the time he came back just to get money! Kick his butt, Pit! But you'd better not hurt a single Pikmin, or else!"
"That's Charizard Pit, and it's actually a Fire/Flying type Pokemon."
"So it only looks draconic. Huh. Maybe it should petition for a new type."
"It already did. When Charizard Mega evolves, it becomes Fire/Dragon, giving it whole new weaknesses and resistances. Think if you were able to swap weapons mid-battle."
"That sounds awesome!"
"Yup, now it can have barbecued angel even easier."
"...You're joking, right?"
"That depends on your abilities Pit. Even when it loses its Flying type, Charizard can still fly, so don't think you're safe in the air."
"Okay, that's not fair."
"Maybe if you got a Mega evolution your wings would finally fix themselves."
"Please don't call me a Pokemon. By the way, didn't Charizard have a trainer last time? What happened to him?"
"Just try to keep yourself popular. Apparently you can do anything if people love you enough."
Little Mac, by Tropers/Pulse
"Huh, that guy sure looks beefy for someone his size."
"That's Little Mac, Pit, and I wouldn't be judging anyone if I were your height."
"I wasn't! And hey, what's that supposed to mean!?"
"Oh, nothing. Anyway, Little Mac is a World Champ in the WVBA, and has an incredible defensive game, famed for dancing like a fly and biting like a mosquito."
"Wow, sounds... Kinda gross."
"But more than that, Mac has a will of iron. There were many times in his rise to the top when it looked like his star was going to go out, only for him to grit his teeth and pull a win from the jaws of defeat!"
"Wow, sounds like my kinda guy!"
"Says Mister 'I'm Finished!' himself!"
"H-hey! It's not how many times you fall, it's how many times you get back up!"
Palutena: That's a Mii Fighter, Pit. Miis are multi-talented warriors who have 3 different fighting styles: Gunner, Brawler, and Swordsman. **Brawlers Like to fight up close, Gunners fight from long distances, and Swordsman are somewhere in between.
Pit: Hey, Palutena? They look almost human...but something is a bit off...
Palutena: That's because they aren't. Miis actually have the power to change their appearance to look like anyone, and they can be in any period in time.
Pit: What?! But that could mean... Are you the real, Lady Palutena?
Palutena: Not really, no.
Pit: Heh heh...you're not serious right, Lady Palutena?
Palutena: Pit, what's up with your face? It's as red as a tomato.
Pit: Uh, what are you talking about milady? My face isn't red. Never have been through out this fight...
Palutena: Stop lying to the all seeing goddess Pit. Is it because you're fighting Samus in her Zero Suit? It's not okay to stare...
Pit: Well, yeah I am fighting Zero Suit Samus, but I swear it's not the reason I'm like this! Honest!
Palutena: Sure it isn't. Anyway, I'd stay clear of those kicks if I was you. She's seems to have armed herself with boots that are attached with rockets. She's also armed with that gun that paralyze if you... Pit are you listening to me?!
Pit: Huh? Oh sure milady! Rocket boots and the Paralyzer. Gotta look out for that!
Palutena: -sigh- Pit, I were you I'd keep those thoughts in check, especially around the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy!
Pit: Sorry milady. Can't be helped huh? -nervous laughing-
"That's not a werewolf. Just a Wolf. Well, the Wolf. His name is Wolf O'Donnel, and he's a mercenary with Star Wolf Team."
"Phew. I thought he would bite me, then I would become a werewolf."
"That's no reason to let your guard down, Pit. He's a dangerous guy. Unpredictable, too. Sometimes he fights your friend Fox, sometimes he doesn't, and no matter how many times he gets shot down, he always lives to fight another day."
"Well, werewolves don't die unless you kill them with silver."
"HE'S NOT A WEREWOLF!"
"How'd you butt in on this conversation, Viridi?"
"Because i'm sick of you guys saying bad things about creatures from my domain!"
Pit: Okay, I know Marth is a guy that looks like a girl, but he looks extra feminine today for whatever reason.
Palutena: (chuckles) That's because it's not Marth. That's Lucina.
Pit: Who's Lucina?
Palutena: Lucina is Marth's descendant from a few thousand years after his time. She's from the—
Pit: Wait, she? You're telling me that's a girl?!
Palutena: ...Yes. That's why she's more feminine than usual.
Pit: I thought you told me that's not Marth?
Palutena: Oh Pit...Anyway, Lucina is from the future where the fell dragon Grima wiped out all but a few of her people. **She tried to prevent Grima's ascension by time-traveling to the past to her father Chrom's time.
Pit: I can only imagine how awkward that family reunion went.
Palutena: Well, not really...I mean it did get awkward later, but that's another point. She hid her identity by wearing a butterfly mask and passing herself off as Marth.
Pit: How'd she manage to pass herself off as a guy?
Palutena: You tell me, Mr. "Marth looks more feminine than usual today".
"That's Robin, Pit. She's the battle tactician of a legendary group of warriors known as the Shepherds."
"A battle tactician? So she directs the army into battles?"
"Not only that, but she tends to lead the charge."
"Really? I thought tacticians were more the type to sit around maps before the battle."
"Maybe for some, but Robin likes to defend her allies directly. She may not directly be the leader of the group, but they definitely rely on her sword, spells, and knowledge of the battlefield."
"Oh, so she's kind of like me! I'm both a warrior and Captain of the guard!"
"Well, I'd say her strategy is a bit more advanced than yours, Pit. Her allies don't get revived, so she tends to be a bit more subtle than just going 'ALL TROOPS, MOVE OUT!' and hoping they deal some damage before dying."
Snake: Otacon, what do Pac Pellets taste like? Is it true they taste like cookies?
Otacon: What? How can you think of food when you're in such serious trouble? You're fighting Pac-Man, Snake!
Snake: So? All he does is run away from ghosts and eat pellets.
Otacon: That's exactly the point, Snake! Years of escaping from ghosts whilst trapped in a maze has made him a master of evasion and turning the tables! He's lead whole armies of ghosts around a corner just to lead them into a trap that devours them in seconds!
Otacon: He's got other tricks, too! Butt bounces, pac dot shots, rev rolls, the list goes on!
Snake: Yeah, but he can't harm me if he doesn't get a power pellet, right?
Otacon: Not quite, Snake. Pac-Man may need power pellets to deal with ghosts, but he's more than capable of unleashing his fists on a physical opponent... or his mouth, if he's hungry.
Snake: What?!? Urgh, no wonder he's wearing such a predatory smile. He was waiting for me to make a mistake all this time!
Snake: So, Otacon, how do I beat Pac-Man?
Otacon: You can't.
Otagon: The game was intended to go on indefinitely, but a glitch in the programming means level 256 is unbeatable, so...
Snake: That's not what I- You know what? Never mind. I'll just try painting my grenades yellow, maybe that will fool him.
Snake: It's some kind of... advanced... cyborg... well, it doesn't look very ninja-ish but...
Miller: No. That's spot-on Snake. That's Mega Man. He's an advanced, killer robot from the future.
Miller: He was built by genius roboticist Dr. Light. He's as agile as they come, dashing from left to right, jumping off walls, dashing. He can even fire a gun while hanging on a wall! You need to watch out for that Snake.
Snake: Well, there don't seem to be too many walls here so...
Paz: Actually, that's not entirely true.
Miller: Wh... what do you mean?
Paz: This Mega Man is the classic version, who can't fight while attached to a wall. The model that jumps off walls is Mega Man X, who comes from a future more distant than the classic version.
Miller: Well, I... wait, a more distant future? How do you know that?
Paz: Mega Man comes with several unique weapons from other robots he's defeated in the past.
Snake: Oh really? So there's a "procure-on-site" subroutine somewhere in that blue, metal dome of his?
Paz: Mega Man's primary weapon, though, and his most dangerous, is the Mega Buster. Think of it as a large, portable laser gun that comes out of his arm. It doesn't need any ammunition, can be fired rapidly, and he can charge it to make the blast more powerful, though this slows down the shot.
Snake: Infinite ammunition? Huh. Ridiculous. Technology hasn't come that far.
Paz: He's from the future Snake. You know, the thing we're fighting for?
Snake: And it leads to invincible fighting robots with laser cannons in the future? -grumble- That wasn't exactly what I had in mind for this world's future. -beat- Hey Kaz?
Miller: Yeah Snake?
Snake: Get the R&D department on the line.
Miller: Uh, sure. What do you want to say to them?
Snake: Tell them I want a prototype Snake Buster by the end of the week, or there's going to be six new positions available in R&D.
Snake: Otacon, I've been seeing a lot of these big-headed freaks. What are they?
Otacon: Those are Mii Fighters, Snake. They're special characters that you make using the Mii Maker channel on the Wii U or 3DS. They come in three varieties, Brawler, Blaster and Swordmaster, each of which can be further customized by changing up their special moves.
Snake: So they're tailor-made mercenaries for any occasion.
Otacon: Well... essentially, yes. And you can make them look like anyone. Friends, family, celebrities...
Snake: Sounds like Les Enfant Terriblies all over again...
Snake: Kaz, there is someone shooting weird things at me.
Miller: What things exactly?
Snake: Sometimes its fire, or a beam of thunder, or even s/he is attacking me with his/her sword and its hitting me while s/he didn't
Miller: Ah, you must be fighting Robin then. The tactician of a group called the Shepherds.
Snake: So their tactician herds sheep by shooting them with thunders or fire?
Miller: No, they call themselves that, but they actually fight Risen, or other threats to their homeland. In fact, they have defeated a being known as Grima, apparently larger than a Metal Gear.
Snake: Bigger than Metal Gear? How do I fight him/her
Miller: S/he also completed it with a few of his/her men dying, almost no casualties. As for fighting him/her, you will have to try other strategies, s/he fights more subtle since people in his/her world can't be brought back to life if they die. Avoid any of his/her lasers, fires, wind attacks, and that levin sword and you will have an upper hand.
Snake: Mei Ling, what just happened? Marth is looking and acting more feminine than usual, kinda like...
Mei Ling: You mean Lucina? You do know she is trying to fight you, right?
Snake: Wait, she?
Mei Ling: Yes, I thought you would know easily. Or have you lost your touch?
Mei Ling: Anyway, she came from a future that was ravaged by a being known as Grima, she went back to time to prevent the end of the world She pretended to be her 1000 year ancestor.
Snake: So she is his thousand year descendant. Wait, time travel? What's next, are you going to tell me someone can marry her? Or that one of her friends was this Grima person? Who knew she was a she anyway?
Mei Ling: To answer your questions, A male Robin or any of her comrades from the future can, I can only say yes, her friend in the timeline she jumped to was affiliated with Grima, and you can try figuring out the third question.
Snake: ... fine. How do I fight her?
Mei Ling: Just fight her like you would fight one of the previous heroes from Fire Emblem. Just know that any damage from her will be the same, even if she lightly grazed you with her sword.
"Looks like Pit's wings don't work Mac. Why don't you do him a favor and send him flyin'?"
"I heard Rosalina likes to tell her Lumas stories. Ask her if she's heard the story of the Princess and the Punch!"
"KO the Luma first Mac! THAT'S what I call a Star Punch! Hahaha!"
"Time to crash Peach's tea party. But don't go empty-handed. Pack some punch to share!"
"Pac-Man Hungers For Battle? Then feed him a knuckle sandwich!"
Mii Fighter Rosters
During the beginning of Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, after an awe-inspiring fight scene between Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime, it was revealed that you can in fact play as your Mii in the latest Smash Bros game (playable in 3 different varieties: Brawler, Swordfighter and Gunner). Since then, fans have talked at length about the many, MANY Miis they will create in the game. These are what the Tropers are planning to create.
ultimatepheer: “Aaaand now I have the image in my head of Rosalina and Palutena sitting around somewhere, having tea, and just discussing whatever trivial things Goddesses like them discuss. And Rosalina Gloating that Lumas are way cuter than anyone Palutena has.”
"Hey Palutena, whatcha thinkin' about?"
"Oh, I dunno... Goddess stuff, I guess"
"thinkin' of life *teardrop*"
"Well, Centurions come back to life."
"So do Lumas. And I don't have to bring them back myself, either."
"I've got Pit."
"I've got Mario."
"Only when he's going into space on his own terms. And Pit remembers who I am." *sip*
"Yes, well. I doubt you ever had to reset the universe because an Obese Turtle decided to fall into a sun with enough force to collapse it into a black hole." *Smirk* *Sip*
"Oh, I can top that. Have you ever been infected by a living manifestation of chaos?"
"I really don't believe that is something to be proud of..."
ultimatepheer: "Are we interpreting these two as being Tsundere... for each other?"
A discussion of how to overcome "The Voiceless"
EvillPaladin: For the speech-less story: Just do something like in the Mario&Luigi series; have them talk in gibberish while characters capable of proper English/Japanese/what have you answer them, which gives you an idea of what they are saying.
I mean, just look at him, stare at his eyes, a dark, black, empty void. If you stare long enough you might find the truth about your God. It speaks to you, in terrible ways possible, speaking to you in different tongues, trying to distract you. Look closer and you'll be driven insane, but if you survive all that, there's only nothing. There is no God.
As your soul is floating around in this big empty void, you begin to feel yourself disappear, slowly driving you mad until you suddenly stop existing. There is no life after death for you, no way for your soul to be re-used in the fabric of time and space, to give birth to a newborn.
Somewhere on this planet, a child will be still-born, all because you descended too deep.
Also, there's the Game & Watch collection, so technically he's there.
"It's an honor to meet you Captain. Lady Palutena always spoke highly of you. Something about those nice fiery muscles."
"Show me your moves!"
"Well, I can shoot lots of magic arrows. And I can fly. Isn't that awesome!"
"I always wondered, what's in the Blue Falcon? Do you have snacks in there? Lady Palutena tells me I eat too much floor ice cream and that I need to start dieting. But all food restores my health equally, so I don't see the problem. Man, I'm hungry."
"Wow, your car's cool. I don't have anything nearly as good as this. Either I have to abandon it after a few minutes or it blows up. By the way, I've noticed you've got a weapon holstered. Why don't you ever use it?"
"...Now I understand. Please remind me never to anger you."
Komayto v Metroid debate (Samus talking to Pit) by Enlong
"No, see, they look similar, and feed in the same way, but Metroids have a different nucleus and can only be stopped with extremely low temperatures. Komaytos can be removed with blunt force trauma. That's why Metroids are a bigger threat. Look. Just... where's Kirby? He gets this."