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:
- Accidental Hero
- 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.
- Ax-Crazy: PrincessH.
- Batman-Gambit: The only way to get rid of Greg at the end of Season 1.
- Big Damn Heroes: Random people in episode 10, season 1
- Bilingual Bonus: Greg and l33tfox's full-l33t conversation. Spell out what they're actually saying as opposed to what the subtitles tell you. A few YouTube commenters already have.
- The Chase: Season 1's primary plot.
- Characterization Marches On:
- Lamp's character quirks were not as prominent in Season 1 as they are in Season 2.
- Greg had some aspects of 1337Fox (Leet speak being among them) in Season 1 in his first two appearances, but to perhaps distinguish the two more, later appearances go for a more snarky sense of humor.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Lamp, and to some extent, PrincessH, who also mixes in Ax-Crazy for convenience.
- Dark Chick: Technically Alan
- Disc One Final Boss: Killa7 is pretty much a jerk, but isn't really anybody important.
- Evil Twin: The subject of another video.
- Felony Misdemeanor: Online world of Smash Bros. shutting down by a bunch of crackers? We're all gonna die!
- Have a Gay Old Time: Faggot - A pile of sticks. If you thought it meant something else, then you are a terrible person.
- Imagine Spot: The scenario that takes place in Dark Sheik/PrincessH's head, right before she
betrays Super64 has a Heel-Face Turn instead.
- Intercontinuity Crossover: With Guitarmasterx7's Brawlgasm and Dexterboy124's Wolf's Retarded Mission and Peach's Slutty Adventure
- Large Ham: The Narrator in season two.
- Leet Lingo: 1337f0x. At one point, he and Greg have an entire conversation spoken in (mock-)l33t, complete with subtitles.
- The Man Behind the Man: Greg and Killa7.
- Mistaken for Gay: a Running Gag of Gront and Grant
- Medium Awareness
- Mythology Gag: There are several Stealth Puns and Injokes in this series regarding other Nintendo games.
- Only Sane Man: Super64 as the cast grows stranger and stranger.
- 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.
- Running Gag: Every time that Super64 has a flashback, it tends to be inaccurate. The characters tend to notice this, even when they're inside Super64's flashbacks.
- Schedule Slip: It wasn't until a year later til we got Episode 4 and two years after that for Episode 5.
- Serious Business: Moreso than the "Stop Having Fun" Guys, when did saving the online world of Super Smash Bros. become life or death?
- Shout Out: At the beginning of episode 4:
- Spin-Off: Grant and Gront have their own series now, aptly titled: Grant and Gront.
- Split Personality: PrincessH implies this, saying something about the other half of her brain.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: Compared to Brawlgasm, very optimistic.
- Sliding Scale of Seriousness Versus Silliness: Compared to Brawlgasm, very serious.
- Talking to Himself: Both Grant and Gront are voiced by Edwyn Tiong, which makes their duet in episode 4 all the more impressive.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Grant and Gront
- Visual Pun: When Princess H asks "Can love bloom on the battlefield?", Super64 decides to test that theory by going to Battlefield, saying "Nope".
- Youtube Poop: Lamp's mind seems to consist of nothing but these.
- Also Alan, who's based on someone from a Volvic commercial named Tyrannosaurus Alan, the character itself being used by many YouTube Poops.