Hello, I am Kirbypower, otherwise known as smashmaster521, Troll Toad, DisillusionedSonicFan, TobiTheThird, and Luigi. I am a troper with a complex mind that is tough to understand.
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I am a huge fan of the Super Mario Bros.
, Sonic the Hedgehog
, Crash Bandicoot
(although I have become very rusty with Crash), Pokémon
, and Super Smash Bros.
video game franchises, I am neutral to The Legend of Zelda
franchise, I want to get into the Castlevania
franchise (the old school Castlevania games, anyway, but I will play any newer Castlevania games that are on a console I have), and I am struggling to get into the Mega Man
My favorite anime/manga are Naruto
, Dragon Ball Z
, Death Note
, and InuYasha
My favorite comic book series is Marvel Zombies
Tropes that Apply to Me or Super Smash Bros. Crossover
- Berserk Button: I have so many Berserk Buttons to list, so let's go.
- I cannot stand the Call of Duty SERIES as a whole and I am convinced it will cause another crash of the Video Game industry. I even have plans to locate the man in Activision who conceived the idea of this franchise and put him through a long torture to make him pay if that does happen, and it would make The Joker proud (HeheheheheheHAHAHAHAHAHA).
- Gligar13Vids is another Berserk Button. The criticisms he makes towards games he deems "bad" such as Sonic Generations or Super Mario World (my favorite 2D Mario game) fills me with rage that rivals that of The Angry Video Game Nerd. Hell, Gligar is part of the reason I find the Classic Sonic games to be overrated. Yeah, I went there, Classic Sonic fans. The Classic Sonic games aren't the best Sonic games ever made.
- Petty as it may be, The Homing Attack's Lock-On Cursor from the Modern Sonic games fills me with rage, as it is an insult to the player's intelligence.
- The Sonic Rush gameplay engine. It isn't a bad gameplay engine, but what makes it a Berserk Button for me is its use in the 3DS version of Sonic Generations for Modern Sonic's gameplay, as the 3DS is perfectly capable of handling a full 3D Sonic game and it completely destroys the point of Sonic Generations in my eyes. I am glad that Sonic Lost World for the 3DS will avert this.
- Finally, Sonic & the Secret Rings. People say Sonic 06 is the worst Sonic game ever made, but I find Secret Rings to be worse as it introduced the Homing Attack's Lock-On Cursor and began a trend of Sonic being the only playable character, which leads to...
- The Sonic fanbase viewing the Werehog and Classic Sonic as separate characters from Sonic, OH GOD, THE SONIC FANBASE VIEWING THE WEREHOG AND CLASSIC SONIC AS SEPARATE CHARACTERS FROM SONIC. We all know that the Sonic fanbase is the worst fanbase ever, but what riles me up is when they consider Sonic the Werehog and Classic Sonic to be separate characters from Sonic, because the Werehog and Classic Sonic are simply Sonic the Hedgehog in different forms with different gameplay styles.
- The Sonic fanbase as a whole (the obnoxious ones anyway) are essentially a Berserk Button waiting to be pressed for me.
- Initially, Age of Ultron fell into this category. I compared it to Ultimatum and Countdown to Final Crisis because of the pointless deaths and how it doesn't accomplish anything. However, I have come to accept it as a decent event, if still pointless.
- Ben 10: Omniverse has become a major Berserk Button due to the damage it caused to the Ben 10 franchise, and it has disillusioned me from TV in general.
- As a result of Omniverse being an insult to the progress Dwayne McDuffie made with the Ben 10 franchise, any insult towards Dwayne McDuffie can easily enrage me.
- In Super Smash Bros. Crossover, several characters have their own Berserk Button as well;
- Batman becomes enraged at the mere presence of Kabuto after everything he has done, but Batman DESPISES being compared to Kabuto, which Kabuto has used to his advantage. On another note, if someone tortures one of Batman's close allies, he will unleash a brutal beatdown on whoever was responsible.
- Sonic.exe also becomes enraged at Kabuto's presence for personal reasons, and he loses it when Kabuto calls him a friend. However, if Princess Peach is hurt, Sonic.exe goes ballistic and the person who hurt Peach will be begging for mercy.
- Sasuke doesn't like it when the Uchiha are insulted, and absolutely loses it when Itachi is insulted.
- Zombie Spider-Man does NOT like being compared to Zombie Reed.
- Zombie Wasp doesn't like it when someone spits at her, be it blood or saliva.
- Ben Tennyson does not like it when someone talks about Gwen Tennyson or Kevin Levin in a negative way in front of him. In fact, endangering anyone close to Ben is a Beserk Button
- Princess Peach becomes furious if she is betrayed.
- So Bad, It's Good: This is my views on Sonic 06 and Superman64. The first game I defended as part of my Defense series of YouTube videos was Sonic 06, but my reason for defending Sonic 06 was because I felt that it didn't truly deserve all the hate it has garnered. After watching Johnny of the Super Gaming Bros.' Let's Play of Sonic 06, I saw that the glitches were hilarious and it is now the reason I will defend Sonic 06. As for Superman 64, ProtonJon will tell you why.
- Don't take this as me saying Sonic 06 or Superman 64 are good, HELL NO. I fully acknowledge that Sonic 06 is bad (despite never having played it), but it is So Bad, It's Good because of it, and as for Superman 64...Again, ProtonJon will tell you everything.
- Guide Dang It: The Legend of Zelda I and Metroid for NES are prime examples of this for me. I cannot possibly enjoy these games without a map and guide. In fact, I am convinced that The Legend of Zelda I was deliberately made to not age well.
- Bias Steamroller: The Classic Sonic games on the Sega Genesis (with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles being the lone exception), Generation I of Pokémon, EarthBound, and Sony are this to me. Ironically, the amount of praise the games listed here get are why I am biased towards them.
- In Super Smash Bros. Crossover, the Heroes of Legend harbor a grudge against the Justice Lords and distrust the X-Men (excluding Wolverine), Near, and the Kira Task Force due to the suffering they put the Heroes of Legend through.
- Trademark Favorite Video Game: Let's list them off, shall we?
- Everything's Better on SNES: I have high hopes that Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will make me appreciate the Metroid franchise (which I struggle to enjoy) and The Legend of Zelda franchise much more.
- So Okay, It's Average: This is my opinion on Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Colors. I don't hate Shadow the Hedgehog like some people do, but it is merely a game I will play just to kill time. As for Sonic Colors, I found the speed factor to be inconsistent due to the scarcity of the Wisps in later stages and I didn't feel as fast without a Boost since the Spin Dash is gone. Don't get me wrong, Sonic Colors isn't bad, I just find it to be an average Sonic game and my personal LEAST favorite.
- Deadpan Snarker: I can be this at times as a result of TV Tropes. In the reboots of Super Smash Bros. Crossover, Dark Kabuto and Dark Gwen are this in spades.
- The Stoic: This is how I am in public, which is odd considering that I'm autistic and you would think I wouldn't be this way.
- Not So Stoic: However, the behavior of some kids in my school can drive me up a wall to the point where I am tempted to tell them to shut the hell up.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: Oh boy, once I memorize a voice actor, I can mimic them perfectly to various degrees of success. Need proof? I can pull off an imitation of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Sean Schemmel, Tyrone Savage, Yuri Lowenthal, and several other voice actors of popular characters quite well.
- The Other Darrin: Not me per say, but I prefer George Newbern over Tim Daly as the voice of Superman and I would have no problem with having Bruce Greenwood voicing Batman in Batman: Arkham Origins instead of Kevin Conroy.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Oh boy, I am practically a GOD of this trope. If Super Smash Bros. Crossover is any indication, I have made my own takes on specific characters, which either revamps them from their original incarnation or takes a certain character trait Up to Eleven. Some examples listed are below.
- Sonic the Hedgehog's arrogant attitude is a way to hide his knowledge about the 1st Cycle (since he shouldn't remember it) and mask his sorrow about Sally Acorn's death in the development cycle, essentially making him a lighter version of Shadow in Super Smash Bros. Crossover as Sonic has witnessed a lot of horrible events in his life and had the people he cared about killed before him (they got ressurected later), but this only makes Sonic more determined to protect the ones he cares about.
- Bowser, instead of being an outright villain, is a tortured soul who has witnessed the darker side of the Smash World, with the only thing keeping him from becoming a nihilist being his love for Princess Peach (don't ask). However, Bowser is also somewhat unstable, as he sees a hallucination of Peach's past self in moments of great depression.
- Metal Sonic was the final creation of Dr. Ivo Robotnik before his death at the hands of Sonic.exe via Sonic's body, giving Metal Sonic a more sympathetic motive for wanting to kill Sonic, as Metal Sonic wants to carry on Dr. Robotnik's legacy. Metal Sonic's lack of respect for Dr. Eggman is also justified due to Dr. Eggman being a flawed robotic copy of Dr. Robotnik that Metal Sonic refuses to acknowledge as his master out of loyalty to Dr. Robotnik.
- Outside Super Smash Bros. Crossover, I have even more Alternate Character Interpretations;
- Mr. Game & Watch is like Ultimate Tony Stark...he is ALWAYS drunk.
- The Wisps are potheads, and the Miles Electric fails to translate what they are really saying.
- Blaze the Cat originally came from Silver's timeline, and became high from smoking him too many times. After sending herself to the Sol Dimension, Blaze overcame her drug addiction, but did not remember Silver, Sonic, or Iblis, rectifying her Sonic 06 backstory as canon in the main timeline.
- Silver the Hedgehog is literally marijuana, and people start getting high from being near him.
- Luigi isn't just Manic-Depressant. Luigi is the Manic-Depressant, Red Bull loving Moon that is also Mr. Popo.
- Crapsack World: In Super Smash Bros. Crossover (as of the Evolution era and the Unlimited era before the reboot), the Smash World has become completely consumed within Subspace, the government has deemed superpowered beings or costumed vigilantes as a threat due to both the Heroes of Legend's actions and Zombie Angel's manipulations, Ultron has unified the Revolutionaries, the League of Villains, the Neo-Acolytes, and the zombies into an army, and the Justice League Unlimited has become unstable, with several members either defecting to evil at will or being brainwashed. Also, the Phoenix Force is roaming free in a human disguise and Metal Solaris, a machine created to consume worlds into itself, has been revived, which is only undone when reality is completely recreated from scratch. Even then, the Smash World is still a pretty dark and depressing place. Damn, I certainly know how to use a trope to the extreme.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: The Heroes of Legend became this after Season 37 until the first reboot, as they would fight against the Revolutionaries, but it wasn't always clear if they are doing so to be heroes. As of now, the Heroes of Legend have truly redeemed themselves.
- Midna also became this after her full backstory is revealed and as the series progresses, as she attempts to reform and truly fix the world, but her love for Obito Uchiha keeps her from fully redeeming herself. However, as of the first reboot, Midna has finally redeemed herself. It helps that Obito later joined the side of good as well.
- The Atoner: Several characters fall under this trope.
- The Heroes of Legend after the Phoenix Force is purged from them, although several members already wanted to redeem themselves while the Phoenix Force was within them, due to their selfish actions following the deaths of the Heroes of the World.
- Sonic the Hedgehog due to allowing his friends to suffer and letting the world fall apart around him.
- Zombie Spider-Man due to having devoured his Aunt May and Mary Jane.
- Sasuke Uchiha after learning the full truth about the Uchiha Clan Massacre and Curse of Hatred, as he feels he has insulted Itachi's sacrifice with his actions.
- Ben Tennyson due to letting Kabuto Yakushi tear the bond he shares with Gwen Tennyson and Kevin Levin apart as well as feeling responsible for the Heroes of the World's deaths.
- Batman, as a result of being manipulated by Kabuto to further his plans and his actions unintentionally making things worse for the Heroes of Legend, wishes to return the Smash World to its peaceful state before Mephiles rose to power.
- Wolverine, after realizing that the Heroes of the World unintentionally treated the Heroes of Legend the same way that they claim the Smash World viewed them (either as threats or its only saviors), wishes to have the Heroes of the World truly connect with the Heroes of Legend. In addition, following the dissolution of the X-Men, Wolverine has vowed to keep the X-Men together and ensure they are never divided again.
- Zero, due to his inability to prevent Iris' death and his failure to prevent Starly's defection (twice), is determined to protect the people that he cares about.
- Sonic.exe, after learning that his actions while helping Kabuto left Jill Sheen (Fabia Sheen and Psycho Kirby's daughter), Necrosis Haruno (Sakura Haruno and Mechtavius Destroyer's daughter), Neon (Samus Aran and Yami Bakura's son), and Dusk and Nathan (Tikal and Master Hand's daughter and son) as orphans as well as seeing Blaze the Cat go insane out of grief and despair at being responsible for Silver the Hedgehog's death, as well as seeing that Princess Peach died as a result (she got better due to reincarnation), broke his partnership with Kabuto, but remained a villain. Later, after learning the true cause of Master Hand's death being his broken heart after Aleena.exe's death, Sonic.exe vowed revenge on Solaris, but expressed that he will only target Solaris, and vowed to keep killing Kabuto every time he returned so he could never hurt anyone else again, eventually becoming a member of the Justice League Unlimited, putting him under this category as well.
- Midna, after learning that Naruto Uzumaki was the same child she saw was orphaned as a result of Obito's actions, helps the Heroes of Legend stop Solaris, but returned to her old ways due to her love for Obito. However, after seeing how Peach has suffered as a result of her actions, Midna has begun to try to atone for her actions, although she is conflicted due to her love for Obito.
- XANA became this as well due to the fact that Gwen never bent it to her will like Kabuto did, and is now determined to reconcile the strained relationship Gwen had with Ben and Kevin before her Face-Heel Turn. However, as of the first reboot onward, XANA has returned to his antagonistic ways.
- After the recreation of reality, Mechtavius Destroyer renounces his former ways as his selfish desires ultimately led to his daughter, Necrosis Haruno, being erased from existence and now wishes to save the Smash World from suffering the same fate as the original. Unfortunately, Mechtavius Destroyer eventually becomes a part of Solaris once more, removing him from this category.
- Following the loss of her memory, Solaris has vowed to atone for the destruction she has caused to the Smash World over the years.
- Due to her part in the birth of Decapre, Juri Han has been trying to turn over a new leaf to atone for her actions.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Several examples here.
- Prior to the Phoenix Force's extraction, the Heroes of Legend attempted to justify their actions by stating they were trying to fix the Smash World for the better, which was not true.
- The Revolutionaries, prior to their Motive Decay, only wished to fix the Smash World for the better. As of now, however, only a select few of the Revolutionaries have stuck to Midna's original goal.
- Cyclops and Yellowjacket have defected to the Neo-Acolytes because they feel that the Heroes of Legend have crossed the line and need to be put down, but the Justice League Unlimited is unwilling to do so.
- When Gwen began to fade from existence after purging the Phoenix Force from Princess Peach, XANA removed Gwen's soul from her body so she could enter the Plane of Non-existence and be reunited with Kevin's previous incarnation. Although Ben and Kevin were upset by this, XANA only wanted to give Gwen a chance to be happy. Somewhat subverted by the fact that Gwen returned to her body later since she wasn't fully non-existent.
- Coredegon went to extreme methods in order to convince the Heroes of Legend and the Justice League Unlimited that they need to stick together in order to bring peace to the new world.
- In the first reboot, Gwen Tennyson became this after saving Spider-Man's life, as she feels that the only way to ensure peace is to remove those who would threaten it (the Legion of Villains) and those who won't end the conflict (the Justice League Unlimited) to the point of crossing the Moral Event Horizon. Even after returning to the side of good, Gwen was more than willing to kill members of the Legion of Villains to protect the innocent. This ultimately led to Gwen's final defection and rebirth as Dark Gwen, since Gwen's arrogance and belief that criminals needed to be put down ultimately caused a rift between her and the Justice League.
- Fan Boy: I am a huge fan of Nintendo and Marvel Zombies.
- Badass: Pretty much everyone in Super Smash Bros. Crossover, even the Butt Monkey characters.
- Badass Normal: Batman, obviously. It is even more apparent as Batman is able to go up against individuals like Kabuto Yakushi and hold his own.
- Butt Monkey: Yoshi is this as nobody takes him seriously, even after he becomes a Hero of Legend. Yamcha is also a usual victim of this trope, as he is perceived as a weakling by many of the characters in the series.
- Composite Character: Sonic.exe's backstory is a combination of his official story and a fan's interpretation of Sonic.exe.
- Villain Decay: The League of Villain have devolved into a minor threat since the Revolutionaries were introduced.
- The Legion of Villains began undergoing Villain Decay after Dark Kabuto, Tabuu, and Broly came into the conflict between them and the Justice League Unlimited. The Legion later reestablishes their credibility by having Otto Octavius steal Peter Parker's body, and fully recover from their Villain Decay when Magneto leaves the group.
- Evil Laugh: I can pull a pretty good one, whether it would be my own or the Joker's laugh.
- Killed Off for Real: The Heroes of the World to an extent. Despite being reincarnated and having their memories restored, the Heroes of the World aren't the same ones that appeared before Season 37.
- Itachi Uchiha, Professor Xavier, Mello, and Ryuk play this trope straight.
- Break the Cutie: Gwen Tennyson is the definitive example of this trope. First, Gwen was roboticized by Mecha Sally, who left her free will intact but made Gwen unable to control her own actions. Then, Gwen was infected with the Midna Virus, which put her under Midna's control while leaving Gwen aware of her actions under Midna's control. Finally, Kabuto Yakushi, in his efforts to become a god, infected Kevin Levin with the Kabuto Virus, which eventually killed him FOR GOOD (Kevin got better due to reincarnation)! As a result, Gwen came to view the current reality as worthless just like Obito does and performs a Face-Heel Turn, much to Ben and Kevin's dismay, and it gets better. After learning about the existence of the Plane of Non-Existence, Gwen becomes determined to cause enough destruction to open a pathway to it so she can be reunited with Kevin, but is defeated multiple times by the Heroes of Legend and the Justice League Unlimited, causing Gwen to suffer multiple breakdowns, with each one getting worse than the last. Gwen just can't catch a break, can she?
- Janet Van Dyne, AKA The Wasp, is another example of this trope. As part of their plan to recreate the world after the apparent deaths of Batman and Superman, the Heroes of Legend chain Wasp up to a machine that they use to electrocute her in an attempt to make her succumb to Kabuto's influence so they can hijack XANA from him. Despite being unwilling to accept Kabuto's offer of power at first, Wasp eventually cracks under the torture and gives in to Kabuto's influence.
- Fallen Hero: The Heroes of Legend are this in the old continuity.
- The Insurgency is this in spades in the second reboot.
- Darker and Edgier: Season 4 of Super Smash Bros. Crossover onward has a more serious tone than the first 3 seasons, but are still tame. Following Season 22, Coredegon's official debut, Super Smash Bros. Crossover becomes much darker than before, as the battles become more brutal and the amount of deaths becoming larger as the series progresses, and the Evolution and Unlimited eras of Super Smash Bros. Crossover are even darker than the original Super Smash Bros. Crossover, which was a contribution to the Seasonal Rot of the series. The second reboot of Super Smash Bros. Crossover is far darker than the original continuity and the first reboot.
- Recycled Soundtrack: Super Smash Bros. Crossover uses songs from various sources, such as SupermanDoomsday, Mega Man X, Sonic the Hedgehog, the list could go on and on.
- Complete Monster: Kabuto Yakushi. GOOD LORD, Kabuto Yakushi. Kabuto is the definition of a Complete Monster in Super Smash Bros. Crossover, as Kabuto orchestrated the deaths of the Heroes of the World in order to make the Heroes of Legend see the world the way he does, which he perceives as rotten due to his nihilistic side, drove Gwen Tennyson and Blaze the Cat insane, and orphaned Jill Sheen, Necrosis Haruno, Neon, Dusk, and Nathan, all so he can become a god. In addition, Kabuto shows no remorse for any of his actions as he believes he can make everyone's ambitions become a reality and is the only one capable of ruling such a world.
- If you need further proof that Kabuto is a Complete Monster, here are a few things that validate this.
- Light Yagami, a Well-Intentioned Extremist with a god complex, AGREES with Kabuto's methods and view of the world.
- Batman, Superman, and Sonic.exe are DETERMINED to kill Kabuto due to how disgusted they are by his actions.
- Mechtavius Destroyer also qualifies, as he has slaughtered millions of individuals without a second thought (all victims were revived). However, Even Mechtavius Destroyer has standards, as Mechtavius Destroyer is against prolonging his victims' suffering (preferring to kill them instantly) and does genuinely care about his family (although with Sakura Haruno, it depends on the circumstances) to the point where he renounced his former ways after the recreation of reality due to Necrosis being wiped from existence.
- Solaris is the poster child of this trope, being responsible for the tragedy and conflict within the Heroes of Legend's lives. Solaris' status as a complete monster is truly cemented, however, when she has a gold Octobot switch Ben Tennyson and Albedo's minds while Albedo is on the verge of death, causing Ben to die in Albedo's place.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Recently, whenever Batman or Sonic.exe and Kabuto clash with each other, the fight is brutal. Justified, due to Kabuto having committed multiple atrocities and well deserving such a beatdown.
- Not So Different: Prior to his Heel-Face Turn, Sonic.exe says that Naruto and Sasuke aren't so different from him in an attempt to get them on his side, but fails. In a more disturbing example, Kabuto and Light have pointed out that the Heroes of Legend are no different from them. The disturbing part is that the Heroes of Legend acknowledge this.
- In his attempt to save the Heroes of Legend, Batman realizes that he isn't so different from the Heroes of Legend as they've both fought a never ending war on crime, have lost someone close to them, and have been manipulated by Kabuto, and even states that he could have ended up the same way.
- Continuity Nod: A majority of the characters' backstories are a nod to their official canon.
- Continuity Lockout: Meaning that if you know nothing about these characters' official canon, you'll have a hard time understanding the story.
- Ascended Meme: Whenever Batman is underestimated, Yoshi and Kirby call him the Goddamn Batman.
- Most Annoying Sound: Misdreavus' screech that she makes anytime one of her counters rise is this to EVERYONE. Thankfully dropped after the original continuity.
- Real Life: The mooing from Sonic.exe is this to me due to not knowing how to exit Sonic.exe.
- Tearjerker: The Heroes of the World's deaths are a prime example of a tearjerker. Unlike most instances of a major character dying, the Heroes of the World's deaths are permanent since they were killed by the Kabuto Virus, which (as a virus) is a natural cause of death (preventing the Dragon Balls from reviving them), and their souls ceased to exist because the virus was lethal to even the dead. However, it gets sadder because of the impact it had on the Heroes of Legend, as they were trying to bring the Heroes of the World back to their senses since the Kabuto Virus warped their minds and still failed. This ultimately caused the Heroes of Legend to become disillusioned with the Smash World, eventually attempting to destroy it (despite vowing to avoid repeating their past mistakes) in an act of revenge like the Heroes of the World tried doing for them. Despite the influence of Batman and Superman, the Heroes of Legend never truly recovered from this tragic loss, with Princess Peach even going insane months after the event due to her status as a Creator's Descendant and an Uchiha Clan member in this series.
- What makes this even sadder is Gwen's reaction to Kevin's death. As stated previously, Gwen was roboticized and brainwashed with her free will intact and was on the verge of a mental breakdown. However, the death of Kevin was what ultimately caused Gwen to snap and become an antagonist until her death, which only contributed to the Heroes of Legend's own mental breakdown.
- The Heroes of Legend's deaths from the Kabuto Virus is also a tearjerker due to how the Heroes of the World, despite not remembering their friendship, broke down in tears at the deaths of their friends. It gets even sadder because the Heroes of Legend were left with most of their memories upon reincarnation, so they were unable to reunite with the Heroes of the World that they knew.
- Ben and Kevin's reactions to learning that XANA removed Gwen's soul from her body to allow her to get to the Plane of Non-Existence are pretty gut-wrenching, as they both tried to save her and still failed. It gets sadder because Ben now has to live with the guilt of being responsible for the Heroes of the World AND Gwen's deaths. Even though Gwen is later revealed to be alive, it was still pretty sad.
- The Revolutionaries have succeeded in their goal of recreating reality, but the Heroes of Legend, Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Zero, and Sonic.exe retain their memories of the old world. This means they have to live with the knowledge that they failed to save the Smash World from ruin and the fact that the surviving Heroes of the World who joined the Revolutionaries are now non-existent, leaving them truly alone.
- This is only worsened by the fact that Jill Sheen, Necrosis Haruno, Neon, Dusk, Nathan, and Seeker Surrow no longer exist due to the fact that the timeline of the old world never happened. The fact that some of the Heroes of Legend will have to cope with the knowledge that their children (or niece in Kirby's case, since Seeker is Meta Knight and Zenet Surrow's daughter) are gone forever is truly painful and another sign of how much Kabuto's cruelty has hurt the Heroes of Legend.
- Ben Tennyson and Batman's Heroic BSOD as a result of this is what truly makes the recreation of reality a tearjerker. In Ben's case, he has to live with the fact that Kevin, his best friend, and Gwen, his cousin, are gone forever as well as the fact that he is essentially responsible for it, made more evident by the fact that Ben has become more stoic and serious ever since he awakened and his final farewell to Gwen and Kevin. In Batman's case, however, Batman has to live with the fact that he failed to stop the Revolutionaries, who are criminals, and that he failed to redeem himself for inadvertently hurting the Heroes of Legend, to the point where he has shut himself off from Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl and was willing to kill the Joker in the open for his role in the event.
- Gwen Tennyson's final fate is also a tearjerker when one thinks about it. In the normal timeline, Gwen was essentially brainwashed to help bring about the end of the world while remaining fully aware of her actions and was on the verge of a mental breakdown as a result. Gwen then witnessed Kevin Levin, the man she loved, permanently die from the Kabuto Virus, which caused Gwen to embrace Obito Uchiha's ideals that the current reality is worthless, since she feels that Kevin's reincarnation cannot replace the one she knew. Later, Gwen learns of the Plane of Non-Existence where the spirit of the Kevin she knew now resides, and devotes the rest of her life to causing enough destruction under the belief she will be able to create a rift to the Plane of Non-Existence and bring back the Kevin she knew, descending further and further into insanity since she is stopped by the efforts of the Justice League Unlimited, and was ultimately unable to achieve her goal due to the recreation of reality erasing her from existence.
- It gets even worse in the reboot, since despite her best efforts, Gwen is ultimately unable to escape her role as Dark Kabuto's successor.
- Although Otto Octavius' mind swap with Spider-Man is exposed, his actions while impersonating Spider-Man ultimately causes Spider-Man to quit the Justice League Unlimited out of guilt for letting Otto paint the League in a negative image as well as tainting his own image.
- The Heroes of Legend then proceed to step down as full time members of the Justice League Unlimited. Their reasoning? They feel guilty for failing to protect their friends by allowing Spider-Man and Blaze to get possessed by Otto Octavius and Diagon and ultimately compromising the League.
- The Justice League Unlimited's fall from grace and internal collapse is a tearjerker in general.
- Surpassing the Heroes of the World's deaths as a tearjerker is the death of Ben Tennyson in Albedo's body. In a manner similar to Dying Wish, Ben and Albedo's minds are switched while Albedo is dying due to internal injuries caused by the Kabuto Virus. The difference, however, is that the rest of the Justice League Unlimited quickly found out about this thanks to Cyclops being Genre Savvy, but were unable to save Ben. Not only do we see the League's reactions to Ben's death, but a funeral is held for Ben (albeit concealed with Albedo's identity to prevent others from finding out) where Tony Stark delivers a heartfelt speech about Ben's selfless and heroic nature...while visibly trying his hardest not to break down in tears. Even Albedo, who is on the Watchtower IV while the funeral is going on, mourns for Ben while stating that his desire for revenge wasn't worth it while breaking down in tears. What makes Ben's death worse is the fact that this act was instigated by Solaris for the sole purpose of causing Gwen to embrace her role as the Dark Messiah once more.
- The Heroes of Legend, Batman, Superman, Zero, Sonic.exe, Wolverine, Spider-Man/Otto Octavius, Meta Knight, Sally Acorn, Obito Uchiha, Azula, Omniverse Ben, and Ben's team's reactions are especially heartwrenching, as they were the closest to Ben.
- Cyclops' reaction to Ben's death, while not as sad as the reactions of those who were close to Ben, is still pretty sad, since Cyclops blames himself for Ben's death since he helped Ben get out of the medical bay.
- During the war against Solaris' revolution, Albedo finds several holo-viewers in Ben's drawer for the Heroes of Legend, the survivors of the previous timelines, Gwen, Grandpa Max, Kevin, Julie, and Azmuth and proceeds to give them to the person they're meant for. The tearjerker part comes in when it is revealed that the holo-viewers are video recordings of Ben giving his final will to his friends, causing the Heroes of Legend, the survivors of the previous timelines, Gwen, Kevin, Grandpa Max, Julie, and Azmuth to break down in tears. Made even sadder by the recordings of some of the holo-viewers themselves.
Ben (to Gwen): Hey, Gwen. If you're getting this message, then it means I'm dead, that I bit the dust, that I croaked. You know what I mean. Anyways...I know our relationship hasn't exactly been the best, considering that we used to bicker a lot as kids and that you've been prone to jumping off the deep end recently. I just want you to know that despite everything that has happened between us, you're still my favorite cousin and no matter what you do with your life, I will always love you.
Ben (to Grandpa Max): Hey, Grandpa Max. If you're getting this message, it means that I'm gone and I've moved onto the afterlife. I never got the chance to thank you for that awesome summer road trip six years ago. Thanks to your guidance, I learned to use the Omnitrix responsibly and I was able to save the universe from people who would threaten to endanger it. Even if I have died, I don't want you to blame yourself for my death, but rather to be proud of what I accomplished in life thanks to you. Good-bye, Grandpa Max.
Ben (to Kevin): Hey, Kevin. If you're getting this message, it means that I died in the line of battle. I know we're weren't always the best of friends. I still remember the days you tried to kill me. Despite our...complicated past, I'm glad I was able to meet you, Kevin. You're the best friend a guy like me could ask for. Promise that you'll take care of Gwen in my absence. She's been through a lot recently and the only other person I can count on to protect her is you, Kevin. I'm counting on you.
Ben (to Julie): Hey, Julie. If you're getting this message, then it means one of my enemies finally managed to finish me off. I know our relationship has gotten a bit rough ever since my secret was exposed to the world and I'm sorry I didn't devote as much time to you as I should have. I just want you to know that despite all the bumps we've had as a couple, I still love you, and that will never change no matter what happens. Take care of yourself, Julie.
Ben (to Azmuth): Hey, Azmuth. If you're getting this message, then it means that I've been killed and that I probably let the Omnitrix fall into the wrong hands. I know you're probably too busy to even listen to this, but I just wanted to thank you for creating the Omnitrix. It was the best thing that ever happened to me, and I'm glad that you made such an amazing device, Azmuth. I hope you continue to make new inventions that will benefit the universe. Good-bye, Azmuth.
Ben (to Spider-Man/Otto Octavius): Pete, Otto. If either of you are receiving this message, then I'm sorry. Sorry that I'm gone, because I know how you feel when it comes to losing family, and that's what you two are to me now. You're family because of how much you both have looked out for me and Gwen. So, if you're thinking of this as my last will and testament, neither of you are getting my car or any valuable belongings...I'm leaving you the best thing I've ever had...a spot on my team and a place in my family. I'm leaving you the best cousin, the best grandfather, and the best friends a guy could ask for. They—we all love you two so...Peter, Otto, are you up for it? We're all here for you.
- The New Avengers' backstory. To put things into perspective, Jill Sheen (the daughter of Fabia Sheen and Psycho Kirby), Necrosis Uchiha (the daughter of Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha), Neon (the son of Samus Aran and Yami Bakura), Kenneth Tennyson (the son of Ben Tennyson and Julie Yamamoto), Devlin Levin and Anna Levin (the son and daughter of Gwen Tennyson and Kevin Levin), Emily Wagner (the daughter of Nightcrawler and Ino Yamanaka), and Elias the Hedgehog (the son of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sally Acorn) were forced to live their early childhood as soldiers of the Insurgency by Cyclops, with Fabia, Psycho Kirby, Sakura, Ben, Nightcrawler, Ino, Sonic, and Sally being killed when they refused to allow Cyclops to do so, with Julie's consciousness being supressed as the Nanochips were injected into Kenneth. Refusing to allow Cyclops to continue to do this, Wolverine, Meta Knight, Zenet Surrow, and Kirby secretly planned to get the children off of Utopia II. In order to give his allies an opening, Wolverine sacrificed his life after calling Cyclops out on his actions. Unfortunately, Cyclops managed to catch up to Meta Knight and Kirby as they got the children, including Seeker Surrow (the daughter of Meta Knight and Zenet Surrow), to the boat, and was only stopped when Zenet activated a bomb that she strapped to her chest to stall Cyclops, much to Meta Knight's horror. Following their escape, Meta Knight and Kirby held a funeral for Wolverine and began training the New Avengers (including Seeker, who was given special sunglasses so she could see due to being born blind) with the goal of sending them back in time to prevent the Insurgency from falling any further. This is enough to cause the present Cyclops to have a mental breakdown
- Wolverine's pre-recorded message to the New Avengers before they leave for the past, with Wolverine expressing his regret at being unable to protect his friends and entrusting the New Avengers with the task of stopping the Insurgency from falling any lower.
- Juri Han's backstory. For those who don't know, Juri's father heavily opposed Shadaloo, the organization led by M. Bison. As a result, M. Bison killed Juri's parents and damaged her left eye. Juri would eventually replace her damaged eye with the Feng Shui Engine, causing her to go insane.
- Decapre's origin in Super Smash Bros. Crossover. To elaborate, in an attempt to lure the Justice League Unlimited into fighting them, Juri and Vile began causing mass destruction in the city. However, Juri accidentally blew up a car and severely injured the family inside, with the daughter being scarred along the right side of her body in a similar manner to Two-Face. Horrified at her actions, Juri betrays the Neo-Revolutionaries in a fit of rage before turning herself in to the Justice League Unlimited, requesting that they get the family to a hospital. Unfortunately, Scorpion murders the girl's parents and brings her to Citadark Isle to convert her into a weapon to replace Juri. The girl is then artificially aged to adulthood by Eon and infused with Psycho Power by M. Bison, being reborn as Decapre. In other words, an innocent civilian ended up being caught in the crossfire of the conflict between the Justice League Unlimited and the Neo-Revolutionaries and was turned into a weapon simply to spite Juri. Made worse by the fact that Decapre doesn't remember her old life at all, being left with nothing but hatred towards Juri (until she realizes that Juri didn't mean to hurt her) and Scorpion.
- Emma Frost's death at the hands of Albert Wesker to protect Cyclops, especially Cyclops' reaction. Made worse by the fact that Emma's death is implied by Vile to be the catalyst for Cyclops' descent into darkness in the New Avengers' future.
- Captain America's death in the Umbrella Nation Arc. Unlike everyone else who died up to that point, Captain America didn't just let himself die. He actively made a final stand against Jill Valentine to protect the Earth. What makes this even more of a tearjerker is how the Justice League Unlimited reacts.
- Cyclops' death in the Umbrella Nation Arc manages to be a tearjerker on the same level as the Heroes of the World's deaths and Ben's death. To clarify, Cyclops had just regained public approval and was turning his life around for the better. Unfortunately, Albert Wesker and Jill Valentine's actions ultimately caused Cyclops to go off the deep end and absorb the Phoenix Force before engaging in a bloody battle against Wolverine. However, when Cyclops realizes that he will end up like his future self and sees the full extent of Jill's threat, he makes the decision to hurl Jill and himself into the Sun to save the Earth. What makes this moment especially tragic is Cyclops' farewell to the Justice League Unlimited AND the Neo-Revolutionaries, saying they are the best friends and worthiest adversaries he's ever met, and Wolverine's reaction to Cyclops' death.
- The climax of the Umbrella Nation Arc. Neo-Umbrella has been defeated, but Emma Frost, Forge, Gambit, Rogue, Captain America, and Cyclops (in addition to several citizens) died at the hands of Neo-Umbrella. Although Jill's defeat causes the future to change, this causes the New Avengers to fade from existence, since the events that led to their lives never happened. To compound the tragedy even further, Iron Man officially disbands the Justice League Unlimited at the funeral for those who died at the hands of Neo-Umbrella, stating that Captain America and Cyclops were what kept the team alive even when they fell from grace, and that without them, the Justice League Unlimited is finished.
- The funeral for the people who died during the Umbrella Nation Arc shows just how tragic the climax of this arc was. Unlike Ben's funeral, everyone is mourning for the people who died at the hands of Neo-Umbrella. Iron Man, who is giving the eulogy for Captain America, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Forge, Gambit, Rogue, and the civilians who died, is struggling to keep himself from breaking down in tears at the loss of Captain America (his best friend), while Wolverine and Jean are visibly crying at the deaths of their fellow X-Men, particularly Cyclops. However, what makes the funeral even sadder is that even Madara Uchiha is mourning for Cyclops. I repeat, Madara Uchiha, the man who cares for nobody but himself and vowed to make Cyclops pay for his role in his defeat, is mourning the death of Cyclops, and even risks a conflict with the heroes just so he and the Neo-Revolutionaries can pay their respects.
- The fallout of the Cataclysm Arc. The Heroes of Legend, the survivors of the old world and the first reboot, the Creator's Descendants, and Kakashi Hatake managed to undo the Infinite Tsukuyomi, but several members of the Avengers died during the conflict while everyone else was left emotionally scarred by being pulled out of the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Several examples in the series;
- When Princess Peach makes it clear that she will do whatever it takes to exact vengeance on the Smash World and assumes full control of the Phoenix Force, Gwen Tennyson, after reminiscing on Ben and Kevin's efforts to save her and her friendship with Miller, the Flash, and Clone Superman, apparently flees from the Heroes of Legend's castle at high speed, only to return and punch Peach in the face before repeating the process and, in a homage to how the Flash defeated Lex Luthor/Brainiac in Justice League Unlimited, eventually pummels the Phoenix Force out of Peach, nearly ceasing to exist in the process.
- Later, when the Revolutionaries, the Neo-Acolytes, the League of Villains, and the zombies begin recreating reality. Realizing there is no way to win, Sonic uses the last ounce of his strength to wish upon the Chaos Emeralds to erase everyone's memories of the Heroes of Legend, with the exception of Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Zero, and Sonic.exe, so that the Heroes of Legend can redeem themselves in their new life as well as sealing Kabuto Yakushi away due to the threat that he poses.
- In the reboot, when a mentally unstable Gwen taps into her full power to destroy the Justice League Unlimited and the Legion of Villains, Mechtavius Destroyer and Starly willingly merge with Mephiles the Dark and Iblis to become Solaris and stop Gwen, despite knowing that they will be consumed by Mephiles' hatred.
- When Albert Wesker attempts to kill a weakened Cyclops, Emma Frost puts herself between Wesker and Cyclops at the cost of her own life.
- When an Urobouros-infused Jill Valentine attempts to kill Decapre, Captain America sacrifices himself to protect her. However, Captain America makes sure to inflict a brutal beatdown upon Jill before dying.
- When Jill infects herself with all of the Urobouros Virus in an attempt to kill the Justice League Unlimited, Cyclops (possessed by the Phoenix Force) flies himself and Jill into the sun to end her threat once and for all.
- Real Life Example. I recently began playing Pikmin again, and I had a horrible run the first day I unlocked the Yellow Pikmin. While they were carrying stuff to their Onion, they accidentally woke up a Bulborb. In an attempt to protect my Yellow Pikmin, I attempted to fight the Bulborb with my bare hands, but failed miserably. By the end of the day, I only had 7 Yellow Pikmin left. Still, the fact that I endangered myself to save the Pikmin counts as a Heroic Sacrifice in my eyes.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Two characters fall under this trope.
- Zombie Angel used to be a minor antagonist who occasionally ended up being on the receiving end of Mechtavius Destroyer's attacks, and was basically cannon fodder. Then Season 39 rolled around, where (with the help of Brainiac) Zombie Angel infiltrated the government and revived Project: Cadmus, convinced Cyclops to join the Neo-Acolytes, and instigated a war between the Justice League Unlimited and the Smash World. Damn, Zombie Angel certainly Took a Level in Badass.
- Kabuto Yakushi used to be Orochimaru's right hand man, but a minor threat. Kabuto went from that to being an Omnicidal Maniac with a god complex. Hell, in an alternate timeline known as the Armegeddon timeline, Kabuto even became the ruler of the Smash World.
- Although Gwen was already a major threat, her Armegeddon timeline counterpart is this trope. During Kabuto's rise to power, Future Gwen spent several years perfecting Orochimaru and Midna's immortality technique by creating a pill that regresses an individual's age by a few years before taking control of Harley Quinn's body, who she had cryogenically frozen and modified to her taste. Then, Future Gwen challenged Darkseid of all people for the throne of Apokolips and killed him, becoming the new ruler of Apokolips in the process, and this was when she was only in her early adulthood.
- Verbal Tic: Several examples below.
- Due to being roboticized for so long, Ino Yamanaka consistently addresses Mecha Sally as Mistress Mecha Sally even after being returned to her normal state. Dropped in the reboot due to Ino never being roboticized.
- As a result of her mental breakdown, Gwen Tennyson has developed a stutter that occasionally makes it take a long time to say a word. In addition, after rationalizing that Mecha Sally and Midna are responsible for her constant suffering, Gwen adopts Ino's Verbal Tic of addressing Mecha Sally as Mistress Mecha Sally. Dropped in the reboot for Gwen, but Future Gwen retains this verbal tic, although it is worse in her case.
- Old Shame: My embarrassing run in Pikmin, where I only had seven Yellow Pikmin by the end of the first day I found them is this for me.
- Continuity Reboot: Due to writer's block on how to reverse the current situation in Super Smash Bros. Crossover, I have decided to reboot the entirety of Super Smash Bros. Crossover's continuity, centering the new focus of the series on the Heroes of Legend's quest for redemption and the rebirth of the Justice League Unlimited as they fight against the forces that could threaten it. However, Sonic the Hedgehog manages to wish to the Chaos Emeralds to erase everyone's memories of the Heroes of Legend's existence, with the exceptions of Batman, Superman, Zero, Sonic.exe, and Wolverine, so that they can redeem themselves for their sins. Other than that, the continuity of Seasons 1-39 are treated as the old continuity while Season 40 onward will be the new continuity. The continuity is later rebooted again due to the series becoming stale, although the Heroes of Legend, Batman, Superman, Zero, Sonic.exe, Wolverine, Superior Spider-Man, Meta Knight, Sally Acorn, Obito Uchiha, and Azula retain their memories of the old world due to Solaris keeping their memories intact (with the exception of Azula, who was saved by Cell).
- Continuity Rebooter: The Revolutionaries, the Neo-Acolytes, the League of Villains, and the zombies empower Metal Solaris so he can unify the twelve universes into one, unintentionally becoming the new Dark Smash Core while the Justice League Unlimited becomes the New Light Core. To further drive the reboot point home, Sonic and Metal Solaris use the Chaos Emeralds to erase everyone's memories of the Heroes of Legend, with the exceptions of Batman, Superman, Zero, Sonic.exe, and Wolverine (Sonic), as well as sealing Kabuto away due to the chance he will be immune to the changes as a result of his ascension, and seal the memories of the Revolutionaries away to start a new conflict from scratch (Metal Solaris). The second reboot is caused when Gwen, whose mind has fully melded with Dark Kabuto's, destroys the Light Core and the Dark Core, which is subsequently repaired by a reborn Solaris. However, due to Ben sending his younger self back to the past with a holo-viewer containing the identities of the future members of the Justice League, the timeline has changed radically from what it was before.
- Crowning Moment of Awesome: Sonic the Hedgehog, Zombie Spider-Man, and Zombie Wasp are confronted by Dr. Eggman when they try to get Metal Sonic back, so what does Sonic do? Simple, he effortlessly curb-stomps Dr. Eggman and his robots, made only more awesome when Metal Sonic defies Dr. Eggman and helps Sonic deliver the final blow to the doctor when Metal Sonic had previously been willing to destroy the Smash World with no care about redemption.
- Mecha Sonic also gets a crowning moment of awesome when he is reawakened by Colonel America, Zombie Giant-Man, Zombie Hulk, and Zombie Luke Cage. Not only does Mecha Sonic fake being deactivated long enough to find out where Sonic is, he also effortlessly defeats the zombies who reawakened him. We have a badass here, people.
- When Doomsday begins rampaging in Metropolis, Bowser and Wolverine show up to help the Heroes of Legend, Batman, Superman, and Sonic.exe, so how do they make their entrance? Simple, Bowser slams in front of the Mystery Machine which knocks Doomsday back while generating a wall of fire while Wolverine drives his motorcycle into Doomsday and then proceeds to slash him backwards, disorienting him long enough for Superman to knock Doomsday into a nearby building.
- Upon seeing a crowd of civilians, including the Insurgency's allies, defend the Insurgency, Cyclops calmly tells Colonel Rozum that the Insurgency has won. When Colonel Rozum considers arresting him, Cyclops merely states that if the military attempts to arrest him, then they will have to face the wrath of the Insurgency, the time-displaced Justice League Unlimited, the New Avengers, Solaris, and Phoenix, which will result in massive destruction to the city. This causes Colonel Rozum to hear out Cyclops' demands for the creation of Utopia II. Cyclops isn't the face of the Insurgency for nothing.
- After Captain America is impaled by Jill Valentine while defending Decapre, he uses his final moments of life to inflict a devastating beat-down upon Jill.
- Adaptation Distillation: Due to the large amount of members of the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Justice League, the groups are condensed into modified versions of the rosters from their animated shows for Super Smash Bros. Crossover;
- The X-Men (as of the reboot) consists of Professor X, Wolverine, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Archangel, Storm, Nightcrawler, Forge, Emma Frost, Shadowcat, Gambit, Rogue, Colossus, Spyke, Jubilee, Phoenix (Jean Grey), and X-23, essentially combining the rosters from Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men: Evolution, and the 90s X-Men cartoon, with Colossus and X-23 being added back from the comics for Super Smash Bros. Crossover.
- The Brotherhood has been similarly condensed, now consisting of Magneto, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, the Blob, Avalance, Toad, Domino, Pyro, Sabretooth, Juggernaut, Mystique, and Psylocke.
- The Avengers (as of the reboot) mainly consists of Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Yellowjacket, the Wasp, Captain America, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, the Vision, Black Widow, and the Falcon, essentially combining the rosters from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Avengers Assemble.
- The Justice League (as of the reboot) is the only group who remains relatively unchanged from their DCAU incarnation, although Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern (John Stewart), the Flash (Wally West), the Martian Manhunter, and Hawkgirl are usually the only ones who receive any focus.
- Subverted with the Bakugan Battle Brawlers, which consists of every major and minor member of the group.
- Lots And Lots Of Characters: This is a trope I WANT in video games, particularly having multiple playable characters.
- This trope was in full force in Super Smash Bros. Crossover. In fact, the reason the Continuity Reboot occurred from a writing standpoint was because there were TOO many characters to focus on, with some being ignored completely depending on the current story arc. As of now, this trope is still in effect, but not to the extreme it was before the reboot.
- To clarify, the main cast (as of the first reboot onward) will consist of Naruto Uzumaki, Goku, Sonic the Hedgehog, Zombie Spider-Man, Psycho Kirby, Fabia Sheen, Ren Krawler, Sakura Haruno, Pichu, Anubias, Sellon, Gohan, Zombie Wasp, Bowser, Samus Aran, Mario, Luigi, Shadow the Hedgehog, Silver the Hedgehog, Yoshi, Ben Tennyson, The Dark Surfer, Zombie Wolverine, Zombie Iron Man, The Punisher of Earth-TRN028, Boo Rock, Mewtwo, Sasuke Uchiha, Vegeta, Princess Peach, Metal Sonic, Yami Bakura, Rosalina, Bass, Marth, Kirby, Ridley, Batman, Superman, Zero, Sonic.exe, Wolverine, Spider-Man/Otto Octavius, Meta Knight, Sally Acorn, Obito Uchiha, Azula, Omniverse Ben, Gwen Tennyson, Kakashi Hatake, Madara Uchiha, Lucina, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Forge, Gambit, Rogue, Beast, Archangel, Nightcrawler, Captain America, Hawkeye, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkgirl, the Flash (Wally West), the Martian Manhunter, Neji Hyuga, Orochimaru, Kabuto Yakushi, Scorpion, Carlie Cooper, Hashirama Senju, Tobirama Senju, Hiruzen Sarutobi, Minato Namikaze, X-23, Decapre, Vile, Vergil, Nemesis T-Type, Jill Valentine, Young Cyclops, Young Jean Grey, Young Beast, Young Angel, and Young Iceman.
- As of the first reboot onward, the current supporting cast consists of Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Yellowjacket, the Wasp, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, the Vision, Black Widow, and the Falcon, Dan Kuso, Choji 'Marucho' Marukura, Shun Kazami, Runo Misaki, Julie Makimoto, Alice Gehabich, Mira Clay, Ace Grit, Baron Leltoy, Spectra Phantom/Keith Clay, Gus Grav, Jake Vallory, Rafe, Paige, Gunz Lazar, Lena Isis, Zenet Surrow, Mason Brown, and Jesse Glenn, Krillin, Piccolo, Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, Future Trunks, Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka, Choji Akimichi, Hinata Hyuga, Kiba Inuzaka, Akamaru, Shino Aburame, Rock Lee, Tenten, Might Guy, Asuma Sarutobi, Jiraiya, Tsunade, Kevin Levin, Grandpa Max, Julie Yamamoto/Elena Validus, Ship, Azmuth, Argit, Rook Blonko, Professor Paradox, Jeremie Belpois, Aelita Schaffer, Yumi Ishiyama, Ulrich Stern, Odd Della Robbia, William Dunbar, Nightwing, Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, the Thing, Aang, Katara, Sokka, Suki, Toph, Zuko, Professor X, Iceman, Storm, Shadowcat, Colossus, Spyke, Jubilee, Phoenix (Jean Grey), Magneto, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, the Blob, Avalance, Toad, Domino, Pyro, Sabretooth, Juggernaut, Mystique, Psylocke, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, Robin (Tim Drake), Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), King Dedede, Mega Man, Colonel America, Zombie Luke Cage, Zombie Hulk, Zombie Giant-Man, Mega Man X, Wonder Woman, Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Wolf O'Donnell, Lucario, Roy, Blaze the Cat, Axl, Proto Man, Solid Snake, Captain Falcon, Ike, Ness, Lucas, Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, the Silver Surfer, She-Hulk, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, War Machine, Red Hulk, Pikachu, Pit, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Rouge, E-123 Omega, Captain Olimar, Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot, Crunch Bandicoot, Aku Aku, NICOLE, Dr. Strange, Stario, Starigi, Killer B, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Little Mac, Sir Arthur, Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Catwoman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Aquaman, the Flash (Barry Allen), Nova (Sam Alexander), Spider-Man 2099, Palutena, King Kai, Dark Kabuto, Itachi Uchiha, Ganondorf, Wolf O'Donnell, Midna, Ghirahim, Gardevoir, Wario, Mr. Game & Watch, R.O.B., Terra Branford, Android 17, Android 18, Deadpool, Albedo, Harley Quinn, Juri Han, Ryu, Ken Masters, Chun-Li, Guile, Cammy, Zangief, Viewtiful Joe, Dante, C. Viper, and Agent Venom, Raiden, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Jax, Sub-Zero, Smoke, Kitana, Jade, Stryker, Kabal, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Alfred Pennyworth, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Hal the Koopa, Jeff the Goomba, the G.U.N. Commander, Near, Suichi Aizawa, Kanzo Mogi, Hideki Ide, Touta Matsuda, Maria Hill, Clay Quartermain, Nick Fury, Elise, Ryuk, Tikal, Amanda Waller, Professor Hamilton, Dende, Mr. Popo, Shizune, the President of the United Nations, Mary-Jane Watson, Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson, Perry White, Hercule, Carl Tennyson, Sandra Tennyson, Bulma, Baby Trunks, Dr. Brief, Mrs. Brief, Chi-Chi, the Ox-King, Colonel Rozum, James Gordon, Harvey Bullock, Kurenai Yuhi, Stan Lee, Serena Sheen, and Nurzak.
- As of the first reboot onward, the villains consist of The Joker, Dr. Eggman, Dr. Wily, Mecha Sonic, Sigma, Lumine, Mag Mel, Patient Zero, Darkseid, Zombie Reed, Zombie Sue, Zombie Torch, Zombie Thing, Zombie Thor, Zombie Hawkeye, Zombie Daredevil, Zombie Nova, Zombie Angel, Zombie Falcon, Maria Robotnik, Lex Luthor, Doomsday, Khyber, Vilgax, Darkstar, Aggregor, Sixsix, Sevenseven, Vulkanus, Dr. Animo, Kraab, Zombozo, Malware, the Penguin, the Scarecrow, Two-Face, Bane, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Ra's al Ghul, Bizarro, the Skrulls, Dr. Doom, Dark Samus, Tabuu, Fawful, Dimentio, Dr. Neo Cortex, Dr. N. Gin, Dr. N. Tropy, Tiny Tiger, Dingodile, Uka Uka, Ultron, Brainiac, Frieza, Cell, Apocalypse, Chaos, Broly, Hugo Strange, Bolivar Trask, Black Doom, Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Venom, Carnage, the Leader, Abomination, Absorbing Man, Baron Zemo, Lord Piccolo, Superman Prime, Scourge the Hedgehog, the Maker, BEN, Ryuga, Giovanni, Ghetsis, Dowser, Light Yagami, the Enchantress, Skurge the Executioner, Loki, Hades, Bills, Whis, Boomerang, Shocker, Overdrive, the Beetle, Speed Demon, Hex, Dark Meta Knight, Dr. Psychobos, Psyphon, the Vulture, the Rhino, Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, Electro, the Hobgoblin, Gorvan, Eon, Ozai, Nekron, M. Bison, Seth, Deathstroke, Balrog, Vega, Goblin Knight, Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor, Rok-Ko, Wa-Wa, Py-Ro, Lo-Lo, Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, Sindel, Mileena, Baraka, Goro, Reptile, Kano, Noob Saibot, Albert Wesker, Jill Sheen, Necrosis Uchiha, Neon, Seeker Surrow, Kenneth Tennyson, Devlin Levin, Anna "Levin" Octavius, Emily Wagner, Elias the Hedgehog, Future Iron Man, Future X-23, Future Decapre, Future Sasuke, Future Samus, Future Bakura, Future Kevin, Future Starly, Future Colossus, Future Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, Future Cyclops, Future Magneto, Future Superior Spider-Man, Future Gwen, Dark Harley Quinn, Diagon (Future Gwen, Dark Gwen, X.A.N.A., and Dark Jill Valentine), Kaguya Otsutsuki, Solaris (Mephiles the Dark, Iblis, Starly, and Mechtavius Destroyer), Master Hand, and Crazy Hand.
- Insistent Terminology: Even though Marvel has established Earth-TRN028's official reality number as Earth-11080, I shall refer to it as Earth-TRN028.
- After Ben 10: Omniverse changed the pronunciation of Albedo's name, I refuse to use the new pronunciation (Al-bay-do) and only use the proper pronunciation.
- In Super Smash Bros. Crossover, the zombies of Earth-2149 are addressed as their name with Zombie before it to avoid confusion.
- Prior to the reboot, Bass' (base) name was pronounced the way it was pronounced in Mega Man 8. This was corrected after the reboot since I pronounce Bass' name properly on a normal basis.
- Shout-Out: Miller is a clone of Batman with his TheDarkKnightReturns appearance, with his name being a shout out to Frank Miller himself.
- Canon Discontinuity: Although I will allow Ben to have the new alien forms from it and acknowledge Rook, Khyber, Dr. Psychobos and Malware's existence in the series, I refuse acknowledge Ben 10: Omniverse as canon to Super Smash Bros. Crossover due to my general dislike of Ben 10: Omniverse. Somewhat subverted, as Ben 10: Omniverse is now a TV show within Super Smash Bros. Crossover as well as an alternate universe.
- Played with in regards to any Marvel or DC character, where their animated incarnations replace their main comic book incarnation as the main version of the character, although the Marvel characters have had aspects of their comic continuity implemented.
- Conspiracy Theorist: This trope is present on both sides;
- Real Life: I am convinced that Joe Quesada is a hack that is responsible for any of Marvel's questionable actions, such as Age of Ultron, due to the infamous One More Day story (thanks, Linkara), and that Marvel and Disney have indirectly ruined the Ben 10 franchise since Man of Action (the creators of Ben 10, Alien Force, Ultimate Alien, and...Omniverse) also worked on Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble (Ultimate Spider-Man predated Ben 10: Omniverse by several months).
- Super Smash Bros. Crossover (pre-reboot): Following her mental breakdown, Gwen Tennyson has settled into a state of mind where the reason that everyone is interfering with her plans is because they are either infected by the Midna Virus and under Midna's control or they have been replaced by robotic duplicates controlled by Mecha Sally (The Flash actually used this to his advantage to save Ben's life by talking to Gwen as if he had escaped being infected by the Midna Virus, becoming one of Gwen's few friends following her breakdown).
- From Bad to Worse: Despite the fact that the Revolutionaries have become the new Dark Core and reality has been rebuilt from scratch, the temporal distortion caused by the recreation of reality has allowed Future Gwen to escape captivity and cross over into the new Smash World, Azula has escaped from her cell at the mental institution in addition to having slight knowledge of her previous life, prompting her to locate the Heroes of Legend for answers, and Kabuto Yakushi has managed to cheat being erased from existence by implanting a seed within Azula during the end of the old world so that he could operate through her after the recreation of reality.
- Big Bad: Super Smash Bros. Crossover had a running theme of passing the Big Bad title around, eventually settling on Kaguya Otsutsuki as the final antagonist
- Pre-Reboot: Obito Uchiha, Kabuto Yakushi, Solaris, and Darkseid serve as the main antagonists.
- 1st Reboot: Mephiles the Dark, Dark Kabuto, Madara Uchiha, and Albedo serve as the main antagonists.
- 2nd Reboot (Pre-War of the Worlds Arc): Madara Uchiha, Dark Kabuto, and Albert Wesker serve as the main antagonists.
- 2nd Reboot (Post-War of the Worlds Arc): Albert Wesker, Future Cyclops, Master Hand, and Kaguya Otsutsuki serve as the main antagonists.
- Take That: I LOVE to deliver these to One More Day. Just as Linkara DESPISES One More Day, I take just as many chances to bash and insult One More Day to the point where I question why people are angered by Otto Octavius taking control of Peter Parker's body with what he did in One More Day and consider any instance of regression in a franchise (like Ben 10: Omniverse) as a case of One More Day Syndrome. If I'm not delivering these to One More Day, I'm making sure to bash Ben 10: Omniverse;
- In Super Smash Bros. Crossover, Dark Kabuto delivers a vicious beating on Ben Tennyson while criticizing him for his arrogance and always being so full of himself. Although this is just Dark Kabuto's cruelty at work in terms of SSBC, it is also a jab at Ben's character regression in Ben 10: Omniverse.
- In a rare instance of Mood Whiplash and an Out-of-Character Moment, Diagon takes a brief moment to shove the Ben 10: Omniverse logo away, making it clear that he dislikes Ben 10: Omniverse.
- Following her redemption, Azula takes the time to point out the flaws of the Heroes of Legend and the other survivors of the old world and the first reboot...citing reasons that fans have stated for their current dislike of the character in question.
- Take That, Sonic Fans: My interpretation of Sonic the Hedgehog and his assorted cast of characters in Super Smash Bros. Crossover is a deconstruction of how the more obnoxious Sonic fans believe that Sonic should just be a smug and overconfident hedgehog with attitude while his friends should just be generic associates of Sonic (it infuriates me that Knuckles is just hanging out with Sonic instead of protecting the Master Emerald while Shadow is treated like a generic rival when he had a fleshed out backstory). I know the obnoxious Sonic fans must be seething at the fact that I have removed all attitude from their beloved hero.
- The Cameo: I made an appearance in the second session of Hangin' Out from Somecallme Johnny as DisillusionedSonicFan, Troll Toad, and Luigi, but I left since my messages barely appeared in the chat.
- Tempting Fate: In the process, I ended up revealing that Matt would do Earthbound after Pokemon Yellow after I said F@&k Earthbound due to how overrated it is, much to my chargin.
- Rule of Three: Used in Super Smash Bros. Crossover in a unique way regarding William Dunbar and Azula.
- In his original debut and his reincarnation, William was under XANA's control and had to be freed from XANA's control before he would join the side of good. However, in the new continuity, William joined the side of good while still under XANA's control due to the fact that Gwen Tennyson, who is a reserve member of the Justice League Unlimited, has merged with XANA as a result of the reboot.
- In her original debut and her reincarnation, Azula was at a mental institution and only left because Sasuke Uchiha freed her from the institution. However, in the new continuity, Azula liberated herself from the mental institution.
- Played normally in the fact that there are three Super Smash Bros. Crossover series; the original Super Smash Bros. Crossover, Super Smash Bros. Crossover: Evolution, and Super Smash Bros. Crossover: Unlimited.
- Big WHAT: This was my reaction to Clement's announcement that he would be on a two/three month hiatus.
- Big NO: Not very big, but this was my reaction to when Marvel announced that Deadpool would appear in the Ultimate Spider-Man show, which clearly should have been a Deadpool show to begin with.
- This was my reaction when I found out that Derrick J. Wyatt was planning to undo Charmcaster's character development that Dwayne Mc Duffie wrote before his death in Ben 10: Omniverse and turn her into a psychopath.
- Nostalgia Filter: Heavily SUBVERTED. Even though I have played Pokémon Red & Blue, I still find them to be boring and archaic games.
- Homage: The way Gwen Tennyson defeats Princess Peach and, later, the way Ben Tennyson defeats Future Gwen is identical to how the Flash defeated Lex Luthor/Braniac in Justice League Unlimited.
- I Have Many Names: Besides my birth name (Maxwell Cohen), I go by the names of Troll Toad, smashmaster521, DisillusionedSonicFan, TobiTheThird, Kirbypower, and Luigi.
- In Memoriam: I dedicated my review of the All-Star Superman film to Dwayne Mc Duffie.
- Broken Pedestal: I have become disillusioned with the Ben 10 franchise and the Pokémon anime as a result of Ben 10: Omniversse and the Pokémon Black & White anime adaptation.
- The Heroes of Legend, the New Avengers, the New X-Men, and the Secret Avengers have become this to the Avengers in the wake of the Schism of the Avengers in the Death of the Gods Arc.
- Signature Style: All of my reviews on TV Tropes have a title followed with "(Kirbypower's Review of [X])"
- Schedule Slip: I have gone on hiatus multiple times in regards to Youtube.
- Creator Breakdown: As I realized a while back, the chaotic state that the Smash World was in before the reboot was me subconsciously unleashing my anger at the current state of the real world.
- During my breakdown, Ben Tennyson was being put through more hell than everyone else. Although it wasn't my intention, this was essentially me unleashing my hatred for Ben 10: Omniverse.
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: I expressed my gratitude towards the people in the Sonic News Network chat for listening to me as I ranted about the decay of TV and when I realized I went through a Creator Breakdown.
- Lighter and Softer: While the dark tone of Super Smash Bros. Crossover is still present, the reboots are nowhere near as dark and violent as Season 36 to Season 39. This is partially because the majority of the main cast become snarkier as the series progresses and the sheer randomness that Azula provides after her Heel-Face Turn.
- Evil Costume Switch: Following Wolverine's replacement by a Skrull agent, Skrull Wolverine changes his costume to that of Ultimate Wolverine.
- After taking control of Spider-Man's body, Otto Octavius switches Spider-Man's costume to the original Superior Spider-Man suit, and later the second Superior Spider-Man suit. Subverted by the fact that Otto isn't evil anymore.
- Wham Episode: Tabuu is liberated from Subspace as a vessel for Kabuto Yakushi and the Heroes of Legend's past has been revealed to the world by Ultron.
- Blaze the Cat becomes Diagon's temporary vessel, giving the Legion of Villains the idea to have Otto Octavius switch minds with Spider-Man to infiltrate the Justice League Unlimited.
- Obito Uchiha becomes the Ten-Tails' jinchuuriki (in response to his canon counterpart doing the same) and Midna taps into Mephiles' power, leading to the most intense conflict in the rebooted Super Smash Bros. Crossover.
- Gwen Tennyson is merged with Dark Kabuto and XANA, as well as finally becoming Diagon's vessel, which ultimately leads to Gwen becoming Dark Gwen and destroying the Light and Dark Cores, leading to the second recreation of reality.
- The Umbrella Nation Arc as a whole, due to the deaths of Emma Frost, Forge, Gambit, Rogue, and Captain America, as well as Cyclops' Heroic Sacrifice. That's not even going into the fact that Neo-Umbrella's assault led to the deaths of one-tenth of the population of Earth.
- The Cataclysm Arc manages to top the Umbrella Nation Arc as a Wham Episode for multiple reasons;
- Nightcrawler is killed defending Wolverine from Albert Wesker.
- Albert Wesker resurrects himself after escaping his failed execution.
- Dark Jill Valentine is born after Vergil removes the P30 drug from Jill Valentine's chest.
- Jill Valentine is resurrected by Vergil, who recruits her as a member of the Secret Avengers.
- Palutena and King Kai are exiled to Earth by the Elder Gods in order to "learn a lesson in humility".
- The Neo-Revolutionaries break the Earth into seven pieces while using the Elementals to cause global devastation.
- Madara Uchiha becomes the host of the Ten-Tails and reclaims his missing eye.
- Hawkeye, Neji Hyuga, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkgirl, the Flash (Wally West), the Martian Manhunter, Beast, and Archangel are killed by Madara Uchiha.
- Madara Uchiha activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi, affecting everyone except Naruto Uzumaki, Goku, Sonic the Hedgehog, Zombie Spider-Man, Psycho Kirby, Fabia Sheen, Ren Krawler, Sakura Haruno, Pichu, Anubias, Sellon, Gohan, Zombie Wasp, Bowser, Samus Aran, Mario, Luigi, Shadow the Hedgehog, Silver the Hedgehog, Yoshi, Ben Tennyson, The Dark Surfer, Zombie Wolverine, Zombie Iron Man, The Punisher of Earth-TRN028, Boo Rock, Mewtwo, Sasuke Uchiha, Vegeta, Princess Peach, Metal Sonic, Yami Bakura, Rosalina, Bass, Marth, Kirby, Ridley, Batman, Superman, Zero, Sonic.exe, Wolverine, Spider-Man/Otto Octavius, Meta Knight, Sally Acorn, Obito Uchiha, Azula, Omniverse Ben, Gwen Tennyson, Solaris, and Kakashi Hatake.
- Madara is betrayed by Black Zetsu, who reveals himself to be the will of Kaguya Otsutsuki, who possesses Madara to ensure that the Infinite Tsukuyomi can't be stopped.
- The War of the Worlds Arc has Kaguya reveal that the Creator's Descendants are actually descended from her, and that Master Hand took her children as his own after her defeat at the hands of Hagoramo Otsutsuki and Haruma Otsutsuki.
- The Death of the Gods Arc manages to surpass the Cataclysm Arc as a Wham Episode for numerous reasons;
- The Young Avengers and the Ultimate Avengers (the surviving Avengers from the future where Neo-Umbrella won) and Lucina (Marth's descendant) are pulled into the present due to the creation of the Amalgam World.
- Kaguya's claims in the Amalgam World about the Creator's Descendants are confirmed to be true.
- Starly betrays her friends to join Kaguya, being disillusioned as a result of Master Hand's lies.
- The Heroes of Legend, the New Avengers, and the New X-Men leave the Avengers in disgust due to the Avengers eavesdropping on the Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers behind their backs. In addition, the Young Avengers are accidentally killed during the violent fallout.
- The Neo-Revolutionaries return, now known as the Goblin Nation and led by Norman Osborn, and infect the population of Earth with the Goblin formula before launching a devastating attack against the Heroes of Legend, the New Avengers, and the New X-Men.
- During the Goblin Nation's attack, Albert Wesker abducts the Ultimate Avengers (minus Future Decapre) and steals the Young Avengers' corpses for his own sinister purposes.
- Sonic.exe confronts Master Hand and learns that the only false memory he gave to Kaguya's children was the memory of Master Hand creating them, as well as the fact that Starly suffers from split-personality disorder. Unfortunately, Master Hand kills Sonic.exe while declaring his intention to wipe the Earth from existence to restore order, but Sonic.exe manages to write the information he obtained down on his brooch and teleports it to the Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers.
- Future Decapre sacrifices her life to protect the Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers from the Goblin Nation while giving her Feng Shui Engine to them.
- Following the Goblin Nation's defeat, the Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers sever their ties with the Avengers and the New X-Men so they don't try to get involved with their conflict against Kaguya and planning on giving them incentive to kill them in their final battle.
- Lucina joins the New Avengers and gives Sonic.exe's brooch to the Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers, prompting them to search Madara's mind for any remaining connection to Kaguya, which they use to discover that Kaguya and Starly are at the Valley of the End, which Emma Frost eavesdrops on and gives the information to the New X-Men, unaware that Wesker is listening in on them.
- Albert Wesker is revealed to have formed an uneasy alliance with the time-displaced Insurgency, now known as the Ultimate Brotherhood, who help him steal Future Decapre's corpse. It is also revealed that Wesker has put the Ultimate Avengers and the revived Young Avengers under his control.
- In order to help the Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers against Kaguya, the New X-Men travel to the Hidden Leaf Village where Orochimaru uses the Shinigami mask and some White Zetsu spores to resurrect Hashirama Senju, Tobirama Senju, Hiruzen Sarutobi, and Minato Namikaze.
- Master Hand and Crazy Hand decide to head to the Valley of the End to deal with the Heroes of Legend, the New Avengers, the New X-Men, Wesker's forces, Starly, and Kaguya personally rather than wait for them.
- Obito sacrifices himself to protect Naruto, Sasuke, and Kakashi from Kaguya's bone daggers, which disintegrate the victim upon contact, but not before returning the Sharingan he gave to Kakashi to him.
- Future Cyclops is revealed to still have the power of the Phoenix Force in his possession, which is subsequently stolen by the New X-Men, who lose it to Gwen Tennyson.
- The Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers turn against the New X-Men and ultimately defeat them in battle, but decide to spare them and flee to Neathia with the reincarnated Hokage.
- The New X-Men bring the original X-Men to the present and head to Neathia to pursue the Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers while betraying the Avengers and stranding the Secret Avengers on Gundalia, where they join forces with the Goblin Nation and launch an attack on Neathia.
- The seal on Diagon is broken, allowing Diagon to subjugate Gwen and put Dark Jill Valentine in control.
- Otto Octavius steals the Venom symbiote in an attempt to free Gwen from Diagon.
- The Heroes of Legend, the New Avengers, the New X-Men, the Secret Avengers, and the original X-Men declare war against the Avengers while beginning a revolution against Master Hand and Kaguya.
- Obito is revealed to have returned as a mass of chakra and subsequently merges with Kakashi so he can continue to help his friends.
- The Heroes of Legend, the New Avengers, the New X-Men, the Secret Avengers, and the original X-Men are forced into an uneasy alliance with Kaguya, Solaris, Neo-Umbrella, the Ultimate Brotherhood, and Master Hand and Crazy Hand to prevent the destruction of all of reality.
- Grand Theft Me: The Legion of Villains have Otto Octavius do this to Peter Parker. However, this eventually leads to Otto Octavius having a Heel-Face Turn.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Yoshi is this in spades. However, Dark Kabuto has a tendency of saying outright bizarre things, which he does to remove tension. Dark Gwen possesses this trait due to being the result of Gwen's mind merging with Dark Kabuto's essence. Azula also falls under this trope after her redemption due to still being mentally unhinged.
- Arc Fatigue: The Nomadic Mechtogan Arc after Season 23, to the point of Seasonal Rot.
- Seasonal Rot: Super Smash Bros. Crossover is not immune to this, and there are 3 instances of this trope;
- Season 24 to Season 31, which is part of the Nomadic Mechtogan Arc, is this for the same reason people hate The Clone Saga...IT JUST WOULDN'T END! While the battles maintained their usual quality, the Nomadic Mechtogan were constantly being killed (supposedly for good) only to be resurrected not long after, and the chaotic plot element known as time travel was abused to justify the revivals of the Nomadic Mechtogan, muddling up the timeline severely. Since the end of this arc, I have refrained from using time travel in Super Smash Bros. Crossover.
- Super Smash Bros. Crossover: Evolution in general is considerably worse than Super Smash Bros. Crossover, mainly due to starting during the Nomadic Mechtogan Arc, which was Seasonal Rot itself, and for Season 36 to Season 39 (the worst Super Smash Bros. Crossover has ever gotten) being included in the Evolution Era.
- Season 36 to Season 39 of Super Smash Bros Crossover are the worst seasons of Super Smash Bros. Crossover as a whole, and is right up there with Justice League: Cry for Justice, Amazons Attack, and Countdown to Final Crisis in terms of quality. The Heroes of the World were killed off (until reincarnation) by the Kabuto Virus without putting up a fight, the majority of the cast (including the reborn Heroes of the World) underwent severe Character Derailment, with Princess Peach and Cyclops suffering the most from the Character Derailment, EXE City, a prison city where criminals were left at the mercy of the cannibalistic Heroes of the World (due to their EXE side), was filled with Unfortunate Implications, Batman and Superman were practically Creator's Pets, and the violence of the series became outright Gorn. To make matters worse, I had written myself into a corner by Season 39, leading to a partial Continuity Reboot. If Linkara was a fan of Super Smash Bros. Crossover (if it was a comic), he would absolutely loathe Season 36 to Season 39 for containing everything he hates in comic books.
- The Woobie: Ben Tennyson. Dear lord, Ben Tennyson is the poster child of this trope in Super Smash Bros. Crossover. Ben's lecture to the infected Heroes of the World about the pointlessness of revenge was what made them stop eating human flesh and stop giving into to their EXE side, which ultimately led to their deaths by the Kabuto Virus. Everything that has happened since then is therefore Ben's fault, which he fully acknowledges after Gwen's defection. With the amount of guilt that Ben is burdened with, you can't help but want to hug him.
- The Heroes of Legend also fall under this category. From having their idealism shattered, the "permanent" deaths of the Heroes of the World, and their fall from grace to their failure to prevent the destruction of the old world...you can't help but feel sorry for the Heroes of Legend.
- Iron Woobie: Even after everything they've been through, the Heroes of Legend, Batman, Superman, Zero, Sonic.exe, and Wolverine still continue to fight to prevent the tragedies of the old world from happening again.
- Creator's Pet: There are two instances of this in Super Smash Bros. Crossover;
- Pre-Reboot: Batman and Superman, which contributes to the third Seasonal Rot of Super Smash Bros. Crossover. Although Batman and Superman were based on their DCAU incarnations and written as sympathetic and likable characters, they fall into this trope for being too overpowered. To put it this way, Superman was able to go head to head with the Heroes of Legend despite the fact that they were practically gods at this point and managed to beat them in the process, although this can justified by the fact that Superman is as strong as he needs to be. However, there is no excuse for how overpowered Batman is. Batman is able to go toe to toe with Kabuto Yakushi, who has become one of the most powerful beings in existence, and can inflict savage beatings on him. I repeat, Batman, who is a human with no powers, can fight on even footing with Kabuto Yakushi, who is practically a god. Fortunately, Batman avoids being a Sue due to being manipulated by Kabuto, making things worse than ever, and being portrayed as a very sympathetic character.
- Post-Reboot: Gwen Tennyson. In addition to her natural abilities, Gwen retains her enhanced abilities that were provided by Dark Kabuto, gains the powers of the Elementals, gets her own Omnitrix and Iron Man armor, and is able to access her Anodite form at will. As an added bonus, Gwen has become a major part of the Legion of Villains' ambitions, as they intend to utilize her god-like powers to take control of the 12 universes. Unlike Batman and Superman, Gwen is more of a straight example of a Creator's Pet, since the vast power she possesses has caused Gwen to become arrogant and overconfident to her allies' chargin and she has been shown to be a very sadistic individual when it comes to dealing with her enemies to the point of falling into Designated Hero status. Eventually subverted when Gwen's mind fully melds with Dark Kabuto, leading to the birth of Dark Gwen.
- Time Travel: Used heavily during the Coredegon Arc as part of the Heroes of Legend's efforts to stop the Nomadic Mechtogan, to no success. This caused the Coredegon Arc to be dragged out, leading to a Seasonal Rot that lasted for 7 Seasons. Since then, Time Travel has not been used as a major plot element until the Unlimited Era, where Ben encounters his younger self and sends him back with a list of the future members of the Justice League Unlimited to form the group in the past, which ultimately culminates in the younger versions of the members of the Justice League Unlimited (now known as the Insurgency) coming to the present to save their older selves from their path of hatred. However, the extensive time travel ultimately puts on a strain on the Earth, leading to the Cataclysm. Following the events of the War of the Worlds Arc, the damage to the fabric of time and space has caused the Young Avengers, the Ultimate Avengers, the Ultimate Brotherhood, and Lucina to be pulled into the present while making further time travel even more of a risk, as Iron Man says it could end up destroying reality itself, which is ultimately proven true.
- Character Derailment: As mentioned in Seasonal Rot, the majority of the main cast got hit pretty hard by this trope. Princess Peach got hit the worst by this, as she went from a kind and sweet woman to an arrogant, vengeful, and malicious woman. Cyclops was also hit pretty hard, as he went from being a strict, but understanding leader to being a man who refused to forgive the Heroes of Legend for the death of Professor Xavier (which wasn't even their fault) and was willing to betray his friends to get revenge.
- Character Rerailment: The Heroes of Legend, after spending the entirety of the EXE City Arc as hypocrites who sought vengeance on the Smash World for the Heroes of the World, begin actively trying to redeem themselves in the reboot without being forced into doing so.
- In Superior Spider-Man, Otto Octavius initially sought redemption after becoming Spider-Man before his goal decayed into him trying to be a better Spider-Man than Peter Parker ever was. In Super Smash Bros. Crossover, after initially going to extreme and controversial measures to improve the Justice League, Otto Octavius actively tries to redeem himself and carry on Peter Parker's legacy, which is only cemented when he witnesses Peter die from the Kabuto Virus. While he still wishes to improve the Justice League, Otto is more than willing to accept the help of his allies than he was in Superior Spider-Man.
- Albedo initially began as a credible threat in his arc in Omniverse before he was stripped of his sympathetic side, his goal became a cartoonish supervillain goal, and was reduced to an absolute joke. In Super Smash Bros. Crossover, Albedo is portrayed as a credible threat with a logical goal; get revenge on Ben Tennyson (and the Heroes of Legend later on) for humiliating him by stripping Ben of his allies and breaking his rival down completely before having a change of heart after the God's Wrath Arc.
- Magnificent Bastard and Genre Savvy: Albedo is the poster boy of these tropes in Super Smash Bros. Crossover. Let's see what Albedo has done to qualify under this trope;
- Albedo created Ben 10: Omniverse to ensure he could survive on his own and render the Justice League incapable of arresting him.
- Albedo made sure to study the entire Justice League before he faced them as to avoid being caught off guard.
- Albedo purposely did not free the Legion of Villains from their trophy forms because he knew they would try to betray him if he gave them the chance.
- Albedo managed to successfully outsmart Gwen Tennyson after she merged with Dark Kabuto by creating a device that reduced Gwen to being the power supply for her Omnitrix and succeeded where the Legion of Villains failed by implanting a device on Gwen's Omnitrix to convert her into the device's AI, which was the moment Albedo crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
- Albedo created a program that overrode Tony Stark's nanotechology protection so that Elena could control the Justice League, and later managed to outsmart Otto Octavius by creating a device that would allow Elena to override his nanotechnology protection by possessing Julie Yamamoto and making her the new Queen, crossing the Moral Event Horizon once again.
- When the Legion lost control of the Ten-Tails, Albedo fled Universe 7 to continue to discredit Ben rather than fight a losing battle.
- When Albedo revealed to the Heroes of Legend his intention to betray Eon after he usurps Solaris or Dark Gwen, he made sure to block the transmission Eon was broadcasting across the universe so that Solaris, Dark Gwen, and Eon wouldn't hear him. Azula even lampshades this, stating that this was pretty clever on Albedo's part.
- When Dark Gwen detaches her Omnitrix to completely merge with Gwen, Albedo puts his arm in the way of the duplicate Omnitrix to prevent the fusion from being completed.
- During the siege of the Watchtower, Albedo proved that being crippled by the Kabuto Virus means nothing to him, as he initiated the self-destruct sequence of Dark Gwen's Omnitrix before removing it to prevent Dark Gwen from melding with Gwen, although Otto Octavius helped Albedo realize this.
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Azula becomes prone to this after her redemption, as she will pull things out of nowhere for the most bizarre reasons. Used mostly for comic relief, and justified due to Azula's insanity.
- Time Skip: A major plot point of the second reboot. Due to Ben telling his younger self to form the Justice League in the past before the second reboot, the world has changed significantly, with flashbacks being shown to explain what has changed in 6 years.
- Zombie Apocalypse: Occurred on Earth-2149, the Marvel Zombies reality, but has yet to occur on Earth-616, the primary Earth.
- Nothing Is the Same Anymore: The second reboot of Super Smash Bros. Crossover is drastically different from the original continuity and the first reboot. Zero even lampshades this, saying that the Heroes of Legend and the survivors of the previous worlds are becoming more detached from how things used to be as time goes on.
- Undying Loyalty: During the battle between the Creator's Descendants and Solaris, Sasuke Uchiha tells Solaris that even though he has been corrupted, he still considers himself a Hero of Legend. This is then followed by Gwen Tennyson stating that no matter how much she falls off the deep end, she is still a Plumber and an Avenger.
- Later, after seeing what Cyclops becomes 40 years in the future, Emma Frost tells Cyclops that she will follow him no matter what happens to him.
- During the battle against Kaguya, Starly, Wesker, the Ultimate Brotherhood, the brainwashed Young Avengers and Ultimate Avengers, Master Hand, and Crazy Hand, Cyclops says that the Heroes of Legend and the New Avengers gave him more purpose in life and saved him from being consumed by darkness, and that he and the New X-Men refuse to abandon their broken comrades until he repays them.
- The Corruption: The Heroes of Legend are infected with Phazon in Season 33 as part of Ganondorf's plan to usurp Master Hand, although they eventually overcome the corruption.
- Sasuke Uchiha, Princess Peach, Rosalina, Kirby, Sonic.exe, Meta Knight, Sally Acorn, Obito Uchiha, and Gwen Tennyson become corrupted by Dark Kabuto during the Corruption Arc as a result of absorbing the remaining traces of the Kabuto Virus. However, it is later shown that the Creator's Descendants aren't exactly evil, but more ruthless in how they bring about peace.
- Villain Decay: Dark Kabuto was the most powerful antagonist of Super Smash Bros. Crossover in the old continuity, but has since been overshadowed by threats like Madara Uchiha, Solaris, and Albedo, to the point where he is temporarily killed by the corrupted Creator's Descendants. Dark Kabuto even acknowledges his own decay, and seeks out Shao Kahn to train him so he may restore his credibility.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: At the end of the God's Wrath Arc, Solaris is revealed to be alive after presumably being killed by the Creator's Descendants, but has lost all of her memories except the ones related to Zero. It is later revealed that this is because Jean deliberately refused to restore Solaris' memories after reviving her.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Gwen Tennyson has had this reaction whenever she nearly kills Ben Tennyson or Kevin Levin.
- Solaris, who is currently suffering from amnesia, has this reaction when she discovers that she is responsible for the actions that led to the Insurgency's creation.
- Cyclops' past self has this reaction when he discovers that his older self killed Professor X.
- The present day Cyclops has this reaction when he learns that his future self killed Fabia Sheen, Psycho Kirby, Sakura Haruno, Ben Tennyson, Nightcrawler, Ino Yamanaka, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sally Acorn when they refused to let him train their children as soldiers for the Insurgency. Cyclops also has this reaction upon seeing his older self kill Wolverine for confronting him about this and brutally attacking Jill Sheen for eavesdropping on the event. It's enough to cause Cyclops to have a Heroic BSOD.
- Heroic BSOD: Ben Tennyson and Batman experience this in the wake of the first reboot, with Ben's being due to him being unable to save Gwen and Kevin and Batman's being due to him being unable to prevent the destruction of the old world. In Batman's case, he even closes himself off from his allies and nearly kills the Joker.
- Cyclops suffers this after seeing that he will become more ruthless in the future, particularly his remorseless killing of his friends so he can use their children as soldiers. It takes Emma Frost's Undying Loyalty to snap him out of it.
- And the Adventure Continues: After the deaths of Emma Frost, Forge, Gambit, Rogue, Captain America, and Cyclops, as well as the disbanding of the Justice League Unlimited, Iron Man says that the heroes of Earth are going to go even bigger.