Trivia / Smash King

  • Creator's Favorite: Tigura is a major fan of Bowser, hence why he not only made the Koopa King the lead character in Smash King, but also voices him. He's also a fan of Donkey Kong and Wolf.
  • Deleted Scene: Quite a few over the course of the series:
    • In the original cut of Episode 2, Bowser is seen (via flashback) trying to recruit Game and Watch to his team. G&W is seen...beating his meat, and Bowser leaves awkwardly. It was removed from the remake because a) it was mainly put in for a cheap laugh, and b) it didn't match with Tigura's vision of how to portray G&W later on.
    • Episode 5 had a deleted scene where Bowser and co. played a game similar to laser tag at his house party. It was removed because it didn't really add much to the plot of the episode, especially when said episode focuses mainly on Wario.
    • Episode 17 had an altered ending: in the final cut, Lucario's Ascent Mode is Mega Lucario, which purges Mewtwo's spirit from his body and forces the real Lucario to emerge. Originally, his Ascent Mode was to be Lucario's Shiny coloration. In addition, Dedede and Ganon would have been present, and Meta Knight would attempt to cut Lucario off before he reached Bowser. This was all changed to better flow with the story, primarily Episode 18 (although some parts of this scene were reintergrated into Episode 18).
  • Development Hell: Episodes 13 and 17, much to the creator's annoyance. 13 was mainly due to the huge amount of fight scenes (requiring a lot of editing), while 17 was due to the incredible amount of exposition.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: During Wario's flashback where the Yoshis invaded Bowser's house in Episode 15, one Yoshi remarks how Bowser isn't a true gamer because he doesn't have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. A brief line of text appears, which reads "Goes to show how old this script is."
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Sean Chiplock, aka Sonic Mega, was the original voice actor for Falco up to Episode 13, where he had to drop out and be replaced. However, Sean did go on to voice act for characters professionally in the video game industry. The kicker? He became an official voice actor in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and one of the three characters he plays looks exactly like Falco.
  • Mythology Gag: This one is arguable, but the voice that Tigura21 uses for Bowser is somewhat based on Bowser's voice from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show.
    • In a similar vein, Sonic's voice is based on Jaleel White, his voice from AoStH and SatAM. Dedede's voice takes inspiration from the Kirby! Right Back at Ya! anime.
  • What Could Have Been: Apparently, Tigura originally planned Marth to be the third teammate rather than Meta-Knight, but decided that having two human characters with Bowser in one team looked off.
    • Marth was also originally planned to be the third member of team Sonic but was replaced by Ike after Tigura21 decided to expand on Ike's role.
    • Sonic's original concept for his Ascent Mode was going to be Darkspine Sonic instead of Hyper Sonic. It was originally shown in an older (although no longer available) version of the Second Opening, but Darkspine Sonic was scrapped in favor of Hyper Sonic, since Hyper Sonic PSA/Moveset Hack was already available to use, as opposed to Darkspine Sonic, whose moveset hack was taking too long during development. As for why Darkspine Sonic was originally chosen, Sonic's Ascent Mode was planned to be of The Berserker archetype, which would be intentionally out of character for Sonic. It would have focused on his strength, instead of his speed. As for the transformation into Darkspine Sonic, Sonic would have ran so fast, that he would have created three after-images of different colors. He would then fuse with those afterimages, and then transform into Darkspine Sonic. This method of transformation was a reference to Sonic's transformation in the Secret Rings, where he absorbed three World Rings to become Darkspine Sonic.
    • Even bigger was the original premise. Smash King was meant to be a sappy romance story between Bowser and Peach, before several revisions turned it into what it is today, even though some bits from the original plot made it into the final draft.
    • An alternate version of Peach's charging of the Peach beam was recorded not by her usual actress Megami33, but rather by Zelda's actress Kira Buckland.
  • The Other Darrin: Ike was orignally voiced by the creator, Tigura21, before the role was given to IblisStarEvan.
    • This could be said for half the cast in the first couple of episodes. Prior to being remade, Episode 1 was voiced entirely by Tigura and Megami33, and Tigura voicing every character in the original version of Episode 2. With the cast having expanded and the aforementioned episodes being remade, this is no longer the case.
    • Ganondorf and Zelda are now expected to be replaced by other voice actors as well, due to Rina-Chan becoming too busy to continue being Zelda, and Tigura sadly ended up losing contact with Lioncourt (Ganon's VA). Zelda and Ganondorf are now voiced by Rachele1220 and TheHedgehogEngine, respectively.
    • Charizard was originally voiced by CrayZBrawlr, who was also an understudy for Ganon. Now that CrayZ is no longer active, Charizard is now voiced by Blaze1216J.
    • Snake is now voiced by TokaAsh as of Episode 18, as opposed to TheRealNightBlader.
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