Smashtasm is a Smash Bros Machinima series by Shippidge.The series takes place in a universe where Super Smash Bros. Melee (and in season two, Brawl) is an online-playable MMORPG. The first season involves the main character, Super64 (playing the default Mario), a newbie to the game, being invited to a "tournament server" by a player named Killa7 (playing the default Bowser) but upon arrival to the location being hit from behind and K.O.'d, flying so far he ends up on a completely different stage. There, after a scuffle, he befriends the user 1337f0x (playing the default Fox) who tells him he got conned—tournaments aren't even a thing, and griefers just use the concept to lure players in and cheap-shot them, increasing their online rank in the process. Super64 decides he has to find Killa7 and knock him down a few pegs, interacting with a plethora of quirky players along the way, learning that 1337f0x is a Playful Hacker and getting wrapped up in a dispute with 1337f0x's former associate who suddenly got evil intentions...The second season starts with the capturing of 1337f0x, with Super64 (now a moderator) intending to save him. More information can be found at the character sheet.
This series has examples of:
Alternate Universe: This series has real life characters playing as Super Smash Bros. characters in an online game.
Ascended Extra: In season 1, Lamp had a fairly minor role, and was pretty much a Mook, but, in season 2, he takes a more important role.
Plot Hole: The game engine makes no sense whatsoever. In both seasons the game is explicitly stated to be using the Melee or Brawl engines, just with drop-in online matchmaking. Yet players routinely act as if A) the game is in first-person with no HUD, and B) that there is only one giant world-map rather than thousands of servers each running independent versions of each map. Mail is delivered by hand in-game, rather than through a chat or private message system, and there's no reason sensitive information has to be discussed in the game rather than over email or Skype chats.
1337f0x in particular holds the Idiot Ball quite a bit. In the climactic battle of the Melee season, it would have been very clear to any spectators that Super64 wasn't dead yet because there was no ring-out explosion, yet 1337f0x immediately believes that he and Super64 have lost. At one point in the second season, 1337f0x is trapped in a glitchy custom stage; he tries to log out, but logs back in at the exact same trapped spot. The very same episode mentions that there are lots of different serves he could have logged into instead. For that matter, there is no reason he should have been captured in the first place if the game doesn't penalize him from logging out (or if it does, he could have turned his modem off).
Put on a Bus: Several characters aren't returning for Season 2, as their voice actors have had problems contacting or their mics don't work, among other things.