"YES!!!!"Explanation What Captain Falcon says after successfully performing his up-B attack, Falcon Dive.
Show me ya moves!Explanation Captain Falcon's (badass) taunt.
SHOW ME YOUR BOOBS!Explanation One of Captain Falcon's taunts has him saying, "Show me your moves!", but either because he couldn't be heard clearly because of the accent, or because players really were that immature... yeah, it was kind of inevitable. It is probably the series' best-known taunt.
Show me a MOOSE!
Captain Falcon punched Chrom so hard he fell out of the roster.Explanation In Lucina's reveal trailer, Chrom is knocked out behind her, and Captain Falcon easily has Lucina herself on the ropes before Robin steps in.
Other popular Mondegreens include "Hands off my bread!", "Too easy, pizza-cake!", "Falcon Thrust!", "Rape the targets!", and "Landbastard!"
"No items, Fox only, Final Destination."Explanation A jab at tournament-level Super Smash Bros. (Melee) players, who generally turn off items to avoid random elements, keep up on character tiers (Fox and Falco typically being top-tier in Melee), and play only a subset of available stages to avoid unfair advantages or more random elements—Final Destination is often a favorite due to being a featureless flat plane. These efforts at making the Super Smash Bros. series more balanced for Tournament Play are dismissed by some players as taking the fun away from the game. Note: The phrase is a snowclone of the unrelated horror movie's tagline.
"Final items, no only, Fox Destination!"
As of the 3DS and Wii USmash games, No Items and Final Destination have achieved Ascended Meme status, in the online multiplayer mode For Glory. In contrast, For Fun mode enables most features, but explicitly bans Final Destination.
For Glory Mode, Fox only! Explanation This varation has started to pop up as well.
BOWSER of all characters has been subject to the long running meme as of the SDCC 3DS tournament where, you guessed it, quite a few competitors used the King of the Koopas due to how much more agile he is in the fourth game.
JAPAN TIEMExplanation Referred to Sakurai's daily blog at the Smash Bros. Dojo, leading up to the release of Brawl, in which he'd detail new features of the game. Since it updated on Japanese mornings, this meant checking at unusual hours for it in more Western countries.
SAKURAAAAAAAAAAAIIIII!!!Explanation The reaction to the above when fans were outraged over absent characters and other frustrating features.
Sakurai:-laughs-Explanation And the counter-reaction. Comes from many interviews with Satoru Iwata in his "Iwata Asks" column, wherein every chuckle from anyone present is meticulously recorded as shown ad nauseum. One of these columns happened to involve an interview with Sakurai, popularizing the oddity.
"Have you ever made a game?" Explanation At E3, a competitive fan confronts Sakurai about balancing the game. Sakurai shut him down with this response. Fans now use this as a joke response to criticism.
You know why he's laughing? Because REAL MANS USE ITEMS!!!1!1
No JohnsExplanation Johns=Excuse. People take this and run away with it.
This one got a small revival in 2014 after Reggie included it in a speech he made for EVO, though it apparently fell into disuse in the meantime as there were some half-joking comments asking why Reggie didn't like people named John.
Ike's "I FIGHT FOR MY FRIENDS"Explanation What he he says during his victory pose.
TVTROPES CONFIRMED FOR BRAWL or TVTROPES joins the Brawl!Explanation Based on character introduction trailers for Brawl and the 3DS / Wii U games, particularly the latter where the character's portrait is shown along with their name and a quip about them entering battle, such as "Mega Man Joins the Battle!" or "Rosalina & Luma Launch into Battle!" Used as both wishing for a certain character to be included as well as a joke about the massive number of available characters.
Naturally, the newcomer intros are also done with various other characters. As seen here.
The other taunt, "COME ON! STEP IT UP!" gets this a lot too.
Within the Sonic boards, Winning Steak (based on a misspelling of "owning streak").
Also, Sonic was once considered the fifth-worst character in the game. Now a handful of players are calling for a move to high tier. And justifiably so (YMMV).
Related: the "miracle at MLG", in which two of Sonic's best players got fifth and sixth at a major Smash tournament.
Almost the entirety of Sonic being in Brawl is a meme in and of itself. Certain parts of the Smash Fandumb and the Sonic Hatedumb are at arms with this, and pretend to be in disbelief to Sonic's inclusion in the game, combined with the unexpected success Sonic players have achieved in certain tournaments, as well as the rising of his tier. All layered with the above memes as reasoning.
Fire Emblem: Marth(a)Explanation Many people noticed Marth's flamboyant appearance and the fact that he wears a tiara.
Pikachu + Ganondorf's moves = Pikaman! (AKA Longchu and Ganonchu)Explanation Based on a famous moveset-swapping hack for Brawl. A video featuring the moveswap was featured shortly after the game came out.
'"SUPAR! SMAAAAAAAAAAAASH BROTHERS!Explanation What the Large Ham announcer says after the game's opening cinematic.
Warning! Challenger Approaching!Explanation This screen appears when the player faces an unlockable character. People tend to Photoshop characters they would like to see in Smash Bros. and put them in these screens with the words and their silhouette shown.
TIRES DON EXITS!!Explanation One fan's (poorly spelled) objection to the insistence that each character can be put into a specific tier.
You must recover!Explanation From the official website, a caption from a lesson explaining the tricks of getting back to the stage when knocked off. Many people were frustrated about the update because it didn't give any new information about the game.
You have no time to ponder such questions, as this troper has just grabbed a Meme Ball.Explanation Oddly phrased caption while explaining Smash Balls. The original grabber is Link.
"2:04, Ganon. No strategies, just fighting as hard as I could."Explanation After one poster asked how quickly everyone had beaten the 100 Man Brawl, one poster responded with this.
Stafy, why did you even come here?Explanation Possible shoot comment from the official website when introducing Stafy/Starfy as an assist trophy.
WOMBO COMBO!!!Explanation during a 2v2 match, SS (Fox) and Tang (Falcon) took out Lucky (Fox), and got Zhu (Fox) to his last stock. The two defeated Zhu by performing an extremely difficult and fast combo from zero percent to death in FIVE SECONDS. This managed to impress the commentator HomemadeWaffles, and the combo is considered one of the best in all of pro Smash.
That ain't Falco!
GET YO' ASS WHOOPED!
MY DICK HURTS!
Look at that Up Smash! And now Up - Uh-oh, poor Zhu!
Ridley is too bigExplanation Ridley is a character who gets requested often from the Metroid fanbase, but his gargantuan size many consider to be an obstacle to his inclusion.
"X for Brawl!" "He's too big."Explanation After the "Ridley's too big" meme took root, it started being used on any suggested character. Mostly on GameFAQs.
Bigley. Explanation One user jokingly made a stick figure Ridley reading 'Bigley', and now around half the posts you see on the Super Smash Bros. Miiverse community are just Bigley pictures.
Related: Geno. Likely won't ever get in because of copyright issues with Square, but still a very common request.
X da bessExplanation Originally used with Meta Knight, in a video about him being overpowered.
"Heroes always arrive late."Explanation This cryptic sentence ended the music update post for "Go K.K. Rider!" To this day, nobody is sure what it means.
"Big Gay Thunder!" "Big Gay Fire!" "Peanut Butter!" "Big Gay Dance!" "PK Tenor!" "PK Flush!"Explanation Mondegreens of both Lucas's and Ness's names for their attacks. This, naturally, has led the fandom to give Dedede's final smash move a similar name to go with the gag.
"Why is Misty?" "She's a trophy"Explanation The first quote was the title of a GameFAQs message board topic asking why there was a picture of Misty from Pokemon in the manual for Super Smash Bros. Melee. The topic quickly reached the limit of 500 posts thanks to a multitude of replies similar to the second quote.
"Kirby Cheat?" "Furby Meat?" (etc.)Explanation Another Melee-related GameFAQs topic where someone asked for information on a "Kirby cheat", possibly referring to spamming Kirby's standard A attack to rack up a high combo in Training mode. After a number of replies like "Kirby cheat?" it mutated into other phrases that rhymed with it.
There was going to be another meme here, but we cut it in favor of Environmental Noises.Explanation Environmental Noises is a "music" track that is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Some people see it as a completely useless music track and complain about other cool songs that could have been in the game instead.
TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!Explanation Fans eagerly awaited Captain Falcon's Brawl reveal. The hype for Captain Falcon on GameFAQs helped bring rise to the "Falcon Punch!" meme.
LANDMASTER!Explanation This meme originated shortly after Brawl came out in Japan; it was revealed that three characters (the Star Fox representatives) used the Landmaster as a Final Smash; more than any other Final Smash in the game. Fans now joke that any unknown Final Smash is going to be the Landmaster.
The Mario is better than MarioExplanation This originated in a GameFAQs thread where a user was discussing who he thought were the most important characters to the franchise. However, he accidentally put a line break before and after "The Mario," which made the phrase stand out on its own. Users then talked about "The Mario" being superior to regular Mario, even being worshipped like a god..
Mario will never get in!Explanation Many users like to joke that Mario has next to no chance of appearing in the Super Smash Bros. games, even though as Nintendo's mascot, he is all but guaranteed to appear in every game in the series.
Gordondarf.Explanation One user made a topic discussing which version of Ganondorf should be in Brawl, but accidentally wrote his name as "Gordondarf." This meme became so big it had its own day dedicated to it. Jokes about Gordon Freeman from Half-Life have been constantly made.
Who would you is the original Smash Bros.?Explanation The nonsensical title of a GameFAQs thread due to the lack of the word "think" between "you" and "is", and the inability to attribute "the original Smash Bros." to a character.
"shoots SA2 in the foot."Explanation A GameFAQs user named SA2 became annoyed with the overabundance of character lists on the board, so he threatened to shoot himself in the foot every time a character list was made. Eventually, people started "shooting him in the foot" themselves.
TOURNAMENTS!Explanation Meta Knight's broken-ness has become a meme among the Smash community, prompting people to make numerous memes about him and his unbalanced-ness, since the only characters able to beat professional Meta-Knight players are: Meta Knight and possibly characters from the tier below Meta Knight, and he's also one of the very few characters in Smash history to have a tier level to himself.
TALK SHIT GET FITExplanation The Wii Fit Trainer was... not exactly everyone's first choice for Smash newcomers. With the help of her introductory trailer, though, she's becoming a bit of a Memetic Badass (with a side of Memetic Sex God/Rule 34), almost to Falcon levels. Macros started appearing not six hours after her reveal.
I'm going to make you fit... INTO A COFFIN.
Visualise your ideal body... BAG.
Your ideal heart rate... IS ZERO.
Some women just want to watch the world burn... calories.
And before then, Rosalina is touted as a "Stand user" because of how she utilizes Luma.
Phantom Zelda was also revealed with regular Zelda nearby, leading to it being referred to as Zelda's Stand. Becomes Hilarious in Hindsight because that Phantom is actually Zelda's new Down B, and it's summoned as if it was a Stand.
And now even Little Mac has been connected to JoJo, due to this screenshot◊ where Mac's face bears a surprising resemblance to Joeseph Joestar, the internet ran with it, and we ended up with this◊.
Diddy's reveal came with an image of his stretching his arms out, leading to a war of whether characters should be 'JoJofied' or 'One Pieced'
Wii Fit Trainer is a JoJo character too, apparently. S/he breathes in air to power up and uses the energy of the sun as one of the attacks. Definitely a Ripple user.
Ike's reappearance comes with a huge muscle upgrade, putting him more in line with the exaggerated characters in Jojo.
When TV Tropes joins the battle, Alfonzo is in charge of the tropes. Alfonzo: "Leave it to me!" Explanation One pic of the day revealed that in the 3DS version of the game, Alfonzo drives the Spirit Train instead of Toon Link when the the latter is being controlled. It got started as a meme the next week, when a pic of the day featured a Palutena statue and someone photoshopped Alfonzo in◊ as a reference to a (later-proven-accurate) rumor making the rounds that Palutena was playable. Before long, Alfonzo was being edited◊ into◊ pictures to replace other characters◊, and it eventually◊ mutated◊ further.
Luigi's Nose confirmed Explanation The infamous 100th pic of the day has led to Luigi's nose becoming practically synonymous with disappointing filler updates, although characters lying down is rapidly catching up.
SALUTE THE SUN! Explanation Wii Fit Trainer's neutral Special move is Sun Salutation, a yoga pose that summons a small sun in front of her that grows. The pose and the similarity of the name sure made certain Dark Souls fans noted.
Sakurai's hand movements in the Smash Direct attracted much attention, leading to videos like this.
Reggie Fils A MechExplanation A Mega64 video announcing the game appearing at Best Buy over the summer is done by having the Mega64 guys infiltrate Nintendo's headquarters using a Reggie Android. With laser eyes. Yeah...
After Ike's new, Radiant Dawn-based appearance in the fourth game, plenty of jokes have been made about how he has bulked up since Brawl.
Only exemplified by Ike's already memetic status in Brawl. Case in point.
Some time during E3, people have encountered a bug on the smash bros website where instead of the three revealed characters (Mii Fighters, Palutena and Pac-Man), the challenger approaching messages display 3 Ikes!◊
This Gamefaqs post has been making this way around some Smash communities. Multiple references have been made to King Dedede from Kirby Air Ride, Urkle's Shirt, Machoman with a fishing pole riding the sun and the suns got sunglasses, and so on.
Another famous moment was the celebrity match where Greninja was able to use his Final Smash on Kirby and Link... but Bowser, having sent flying off the stage earlier, is still floating on his recovery platform as the Final Smash continues.
It became a running gag during the invitational to hold up Pikachu cards during the fan favorite votes, long after Pikachu's player, MilkTea, had been eliminated.
The zap thing! Explanation The lightning bolt item was described by one of the commentators as "the Mario Kart zap thing".
They invited Pac-Man?!Explanation With Pac-Man's inclusion in Smash Bros, this particular line from Wreck-It Ralph (where Pac-Man was invited to the 30th anniversary of the Fix-It Felix Jr. game instead of Ralph) becomes fairly appropriate. There's even gifs where Ralph is photoshopped with Captain Falcon's helmet or Ness' head.
E3 2014 had an amusing fight sequence between Iwata and Reggie that was to promote Mii Fighters in Super Smash Bros. 4. Naturally, memes have sprouted around this, including edits of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure footage putting Iwata as Star Platinum and Reggie either as Dio or as Jotaro and using Iwata as his stand.
With multiple accounts of Chunky Kong being an assist trophy yet still no footage of it, images like this◊ are starting to crop up.
Year 20XX. Explanation A hypothetical post-apocalyptic year where the knowledge and skill of players have reached a point where they play with absolute perfection, and can no longer improve; Fox, being the most efficient character in the roster, is the only viable character left; and as a result of every player playing perfectly, the matches are determined by a rock-paper-scissors match for port priority.
Press 1 if you feel bad for Hungrybox. Explanation Repeated whenever Hungrybox does badly at tournaments, particularly at the Smash 4 invitational where fans felt he was "cheated" out of his victory against Zer0.
"Looks like Mango has found his new main." Explanation Competitive player Mang0, one of the top five Melee players, is often considered the most "patriotic" of the top five, and crowds will often chant "USA" when he does well.
Mashpotato Samurai.Explanation This comes from a Miiverse post that misspelled series creator Masahiro Sakurai's name as such.
"I suppose I'll get my chance... another day..." Explanation Chrom's statement in the reveal trailer for Lucina and Robin, who were both confirmed while he was simultaneously deconfirmed. The statement's been used to refer to other characters that are looking less likely to appear, such as Ridley and Mewtwo.
Friend Zoned By Smash Bros. Explanation Someone on Miiverse uploaded a screenshot of custom named weapons in Fire Emblem Awakening, each weapon saying one of the above letters, as a way to explain Chrom's lack of inclusion. Hilarously, Chrom was the one holding the weapons.
FEET CONFIRMED FOR SMASH! Explanation Tying in with the meme of none of the 3D character models in Awakening having feet, fans were delighted and tickled when they saw that Lucina, Robin and Chrom's Smash models did.
We Esports now. Explanation Said in regards to Melee's rapidly expanding competitive community, after EVO 2013 and multiple big-name tournaments in 2014 like EVO and MLG Anaheim, as well as an invitational tournament at E3 held by Nintendo themselves.
MY ESPORTS IS SO HARD RIGHT NOW
If your esports lasts for more than four hours, please contact your doctor.
Super Hat BrosExplanation A lot of screens have the Mii Fighters wearing a myriad of hats, whether a standard hat or one based off a fellow Fighter. Comparisons to TF2 followed shortly.
"Did you hear that Smash Run will be a playable mode on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS™?" Explanation With the official site's Picture of the Day focusing mostly on the 3DS version in the couple of months leading up to its release, fans have started responding with sarcastic wide-eyed enthusiasm every time Sakurai mentions Smash Run in an update (especially those that add little new information). Fans take it upon themselves to make sure the public is well-informed that Smash Run will be exclusively for the 3DS version.
I hope you enjoy my good friend Shulk :)Explanation The Gematsu leaker, who had previously gotten the majority of his predictions correct, positively said that Shulk would be revealed for an at-the-time upcoming announcement. The reveal in question then proceeded to turn out to be Robin and Lucina, which cast the credibility of the remainder of his leak into question. The phrase was then used to mock people who wanted/thought Shulk would be in, until he really did get in, at which point the phrase was used triumphantly by Shulk fans.
Now it's Shulk time!Explanation Based on the already memetic "Now it's Reyn time!" from Shulk's game of origin, this is the line he recites right before his official confirmation in his trailer. His ridiculously British accent does not help.
Shulk is just a photoshopped Little Mac.Explanation When the 4chan leaker posted a screenshot of the roster, its detractors claimed that Shulk's portrait appeared to be a shopped Little Mac, as their faces were turned at the exact same angle and their eyes were almost exactly the same. Now that Shulk has been revealed (and it turned out that the "photoshopped" portrait was real), pictures featuring Shulk are often sarcastically claimed to contain a "shopped Little Mac".
FUCKING MENUSExplanation A common reaction to Pics of the Day come near the Japanese release date. Most where just pictures of various in-game menus with a description explaining them. There was even a whole week full of menus.
9/11 never forget.Explanation The full roster of the fourth game was discovered on September 11th, 2014, the day before the Japanese release, frustrating many who had assumed there were at least 4 more characters who were expected to be either highly requested newcomers or veterans. The date was not unnoticed.
"I have a rather... Embarrassing problem with Peach."Explanation From this reddit thread (probably NSFW), where the OP admits to being sexually attracted to Peach, which is throwing off his game whenever he plays against someone using her, and asks for tips to mitigate it.
/u/[Character Name]ProblemExplanation Whenever someone expresses sexual attraction to a Smash character, people declare that they're waiting for a post from a similarly-named account.
R.I.P. Trophy Explanation Upon the reveal of the final roster, people were hoping that characters like King K. Rool, Ridley, Chorus Kids, and Ice Climbers would hopefully be revealed as DLC. When they got a lot of characters that they were hoping for as DLC as trophies, they said "Rest in peace" or "Good game". Some people argue that if there was DLC, there could still be hope for such characters.
So happytogether...Explanation Everything from the original English commerical for the Nintendo 64 game has become memetic in some way or another. From the sheer ridiculousness of the concept to the dissonant yet somehow fitting choice of music to Don LaFontaine as the narrator, it's widely considered to be one of the best — and funniest — commercials that Nintendo has ever produced.