Masterhand is So Obviously the MurdererIt's The Untwist we've all been waiting for.
Zelda is in deep and acting behind Link's backLakitu claims to get all of his political information from one source. He goes to get information on his informant (who he always refers to as a "he", keep in mind "Sheik" was a male disguise of Zelda in OOT), and ends up with an envelope. This is likely the same envelope that Mario gives to Luigi when he's fighting off Link and Zelda in the jail (right after he uses the Fire Flower) in Episode 7. The envelope contains a photo of Zelda without her mask, revealing her true identity. So it can be concluded that Zelda was Lakitu's informant, and that she possibly knew about the murders earlier than the others. Also, at the beginning of Episode 6, Link was seen yelling at "Sheik" about the city being his city alone, making the point that Link and Zelda don't see eye to eye on everything, which leads to the possibility that Zelda/Sheik was the one who called the raid on Dedede's place, possibly in order to deliberately cover the killer's tracks. Finally, when Link was yelling at Zelda in episode 6, Zelda flat out looked at Luigi when he was looking at argument scene. Seems kinda suspicious.
Jigglypuff is the murderer.Jigglypuff is the only SSB character that has yet to appear, even though it has been a playable character since the original. This also adds some irony to Mewtwo being shoved in a Pokeball.
Link and Zelda are behind everything.Hyrule collapsed and was taken over by the Mushroom Kingdom. Link and Zelda would NOT have been happy about that, particularly since they have no respect for Peach whatsoever. So they've arranged for Bowser to kidnap her and for all the murders so they could take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Link through the police, Zelda by being crowned 'acting' princess. Once she's crowned, Peach would 'conveniently' be found dead, solidifying their rise to power.
Tabuu is the murderer.Well, he was behind everything in SSBB anyway...
Red is the murderer.When he meets Luigi's group in episode 6 he is seen disposing of something in a bin and acts rather suspicious. Mewtwo's remains were even found inside a pokeball.
Metaknight is the murderer
Mario: Heh, all it takes is one Master Key to open up all the cells. That's a Hyrulian for you.
Nobody Did It
It's all in Luigi's head.Cue last scene: Luigi in some psych ward, gone insane from too many ghosts at Luigi's Mansion or something.
Lucario is the murderer.The first murder was Mewtwo (who Lucario replaces), Lucario has the strength to bash De Dede's skull but also the technique Extreme Speed to get away. Red has been acting suspicious, possibly an accomplice or the brain behind it (controlling lucario using a pokeball). The main problem is Pichu's death really. Mewtwo is understandable, Pichu not so much.
Mewtwo is the murderer.All the killer leaves is internal organs, a clever way to not make it easy to figure out if the dead person is the real deal. Mewtwo faked his own death so he wouldn't be suspected, then started killing the other dons. After, he plans painting himself blue and returning to take over under the guise "Lucario" to take over, thinking his superior brain will allow him to rule far better and to create a 'pokemon kingdom'.
Dark Pit is the murderer.In SSBB, there is a alternative costume of Pit in black with black wings, dubbed 'Dark Pit' in some circles. Dark Pit would use the same weapons as Pit (which are swords) and as he's one of the quicker fighters, be able to escape easily. Now, the question is: Is Dark Pit his own entity or does the Pit we know and love have a split personality?
Mario is the murderer.Though he doesn't know it. The killer is someone enraged after the loss of his practice, and someone who's handy with a scalpel. Someone who simply... disappears, leaving a confused Mario with a gap in his memories. Look out world: Dr. Mario is in town.
Kirby's still alive.All they found was a burnt corpse and Meta Knight nowhere to be found, it just begs to think that Kirby killed Meta Knight, took his armor and weapons, then set the corpse on fire. Now there's two killers on the loose...
Wario killed Yoshi.Either him or the Ice Climbers, but they're not the dismemberer. If the dismemberer killed Yoshi it would mean he wanted to send a warning to Mario but needs to keep him alive. However it is also possible that he was killed by someone with a grudge against Mario. Wario fits the bill and the Ice Climber's didn't seem to like Yoshi too much either, Wario seemed quite fascinated with the murders in episode one and the Ice Climbers are outside Mario's window before Yoshi is found. wario could be the dismemberer but it feel more like he's taking advantage of the chaos rather than causing it.
Princess Peach is Alive and Hiding Amongst the Foreigners of Old Town.One will notice that in Episode 8, amongst the throngs of the foreigners and destitute that the End of Days, (Olimar) has gathered together for his cult, there is a blanketed figure in the front row that gets quite a number of views and even a close-up. While the face is most conceled, that eye is rather familiar. If it is Peach, a probable reason for hiding her face is she's either been disfigured, amnesiac from an attack on her, (possibly both) or is doing her own investigation and is trying to hide herself as she would stand out too much otherwise to make her efforts effective.
There are actually two killers.Ok, so we have the death of Roy, Pichu, and later Yoshi, probably from some sort of psychopath - the Ice Climbers Perhaps? Considering that Wario doesn't let them go home with him, leaving a time they are unaccounted for. Not to mention their appearance in episode eight... Someone (most likely an important figure who could gain power from it) hears of this, and kills the Dons in similar ways to create confusion.
Olimar is not only alive, but preparing a Final Smash.That thing he took with him at the end of Episode 8 looks suspiciously like a Smash Ball.
Waluigi is the Murderer.He's not as stupid as he looks. Either Wario's fooled, or he's in on it.
Peach is the Murderer.It's unlikely, sure. But years of being more than trophy (no pun intended) for Bowser and Mario to fight over, being little more than a rebound for Luigi, and being in charge of a crumbling kingdom's pushed her over the edge. While everyone fights their own battles and makes assumptions, she can sit back, kill whomever has the moral fiber to pick up the pieces of the kingdom, and watch it burn to the ground.
Sonic is the MurdererI am honestly shocked not to see it on this page, since I had thought it almost painfully obvious. We know exactly three things about the Murderer: (1) they appear to be omnicidal, having attacked every power block save Bowser (and several people point out that even he was never this crazy). (2) they are very, very fast, able to kill, skin, and pile up the remains of Dedede in less than a minute. And (3) they must be a Brawl character. Who's the lightning-fast Brawl character who has reason to hate everything from Nintendo?
Kirby became a genius monster after eating Hannibal LecterBefore he was a childlike creature that never really seemed fully aware of the damage he does. Then one day, he eats a genius cannibal serial killer and gains his power, namely, he becomes a genius killer. His transformed state includes the teeth and the intellect.
The bomb that killed Red was sent to the wrong house.Red wasn't really a major player in the Brawl going on in the Mushroom Kingdom, so it's possible the bomb was intended for somebody else. Waluigi's condition is a good piece of evidence for this, as he might have gotten mixed up and sent it to the wrong house by mistake.
The bomb that killed Red was a Power Bomb of Metroid fameIt doesn't seem like Wario to off his own minions, and it'd be a shame if all that foreshadowing and gloomy music surrounding Samus went to waste.
Tabuu is behind everything.He sent his Game & Watches to find a suitable champion—when Olimar was found lacking, he recruited Ganon instead. He sent the butcher to kill Mewtwo and Dedede (and G&W to kill Bowser) to secure the streets for Ganon and orchestrated Peach's kidnapping to clear the throne for his puppet, Zelda. Why? Good question.
So here's how it's gonna go down.Ganon and Zelda are working together (oh the irony). Ganon recruited Olimar, who made the Pikmin bomb which Zelda gave to Wario to kill Red. Also, if I remember correctly, Bowser was poisoned when Luigi talked with him. This could be a result of the poisoned knife Olimar tried to use on Falco and Mario, or perhaps just other White Pikmin extract. However, since Olimar and Ganon were named by Luigi as two possibilities, we can pretty much rule them out. Then who would have the ability to disappear, the skill with a blade, the connection to Zelda, and the sheer better-than-everyone-else-ness necessary to be the killer? As guessed above, Meta Knight. However, he will become less of a problem when Olimar unleashes the End Of Days upon the Mario Bros.
Ganondorf is the murderer.He slips under the radar because he's one of the slowest fighters. However, there are two things that statistically support his ability to be the one. 1) He has a sword, thus giving him the ability to make the kind of kills being made, and 2) HE CAN TELEPORT, giving him extremely quick entrances and exits into areas that no one should be able to enter.
Zelda is the victim in this.Like Princess Peach Zelda is also a well known damsel in distress. Also if one recalls the events of Twilight Princess it's possible that Ganon has Zelda under his control due to magic. Should Zelda succeed in ruling she would be nothing more than a puppet ruler while Ganon is the real overlord behind the scenes. The movie went through great detail on how alike Zelda and Peach are when it comes to being the damsel that Link and the Mario Bros save on a daily bases. Link even commented that Zelda isn't the same person he knew before.
Red was learning Poke-speak before he died.Red was taking care of and training all the orphaned Pokemon. As a result of spending so much time with the little critters, he began to learn their language. Since most of the Pokemon worked with Mewtwo before he was killed, they might be able to tell Red information that the murderer wants to be kept a secret. So Zelda (or whoever she's working for/with) sent the bomb to kill Red and all his 'mons in one fell swoop, to elminate any possible witnesses.
The Ice Climbers are the DisembowlersWario's two little minions have already been hinted by Zelda to be up to more than Wario knows about, and they always seem to be in the background when bad things happen AND they're just ax crazy enough to do it all. I submit that in the tenth episode they'll either show themselves to be of more intelligence than they've shown so far or at the least be doing the murders at Zelda or Ganondorf's behest. I also hope for a scene where the reveal is given by them killing either of the two Hylians (Ganondorfs a Gerudo I know, shut up), as he would love to see that self assure smirk wiped off Ganon's face, especially by a mallet or an ice pick.
Toon Link is an Enfant Terrible, commanding Zelda and behind everything.Why else would he be the only character who hasn't shown up yet? Also, having a child be the real enemy would rather wonderfully twist the "As long as a single child still laughs" quote from Peach, which is obviously the only reason Luigi can still go on. This theory is not unlikely, because... well... just look at Kirby... Oh, and, before I forget, there must be a reason why Link is always listed in the credits and casting as "Police Chief Link" rather than just "Link". This could hint at another Link appearing in the final episode, which would support this theory.
There won't be some asshole who feels the need to write Jossed under every single WMG after the last episode comes out just to make himself feel better.
In this universe, Sakurai and Miyamoto were the highest powers at the time of their probable deathsWith a power vacumm from the mob bosses and Peach's death, either one of two things happened. Either the kingdom reformed into a republic or democracy, or one of them was the closest heir to the throne since the Toadstool line died with Peach. Somehow. My guess would be that Miyamoto would have the higher position, president, prime minister, or king, and Sakurai was his vice president, chancellor, or something else.
Mewtwo set the whole thing upMewtwo is a psychic, and a powerful telpath as it is his only way to be understood being a pokemon and all. with Ness and Lucas prefering telekinesis over telepathy he could have easily figured out that Ganondorf had taken Ness and Lucas, so instead he forms a plan, fake his death by cloning a body in a similar experiment to what created him in the first place and have Ness and Lucas kill him, with one mob boss suppossedly gone he could just sit back as the others try to take control, get killed along with the culprits all in time for a sweeping return as thier saviour with only the police in charge to make himself acting regent of the mushroom kingdom after a bit of brainwashing. However since things didn't quite work out they way he hoped with the return of Kirby being at large and the death of Red possibly being one of the few he could trust that he has decided to stay hidden.
Link and Ganondorf either aren't dead by the end of episode ten or will soon revive.Link could have a fairy on him, possibly Navi, since we have already seen her. As for Ganondorf, he always comes back. He's had the master sword shoved straight through him before and still returned eventually. Someone will revive him to use as a powerful henchman/dragon. Maybe Kirby, who offed his lackies at the very end of episode ten, will discover he needs some muscle to get the job done, or perhaps Bowser survived afterall, and will decide to go after Kirby himself with the help of an old enemy. Ganondorf would probably be more than happy to kill the guy who cut his head off, especially since the killers he was actually terrified of, Lucas and Ness, are now out of the picture. Just rambling here, really, but it could happen.
In the end, Kirby took over NintendoThat's what he's doing with Miyamoto Shigeru's skin.
Red comes back from the dead. Leaf is unable to cope with his death, and so over a period of two years, she carefully cultivates a 1-up mushroom—very hard to raise, and equally rare. Unfortunately, experiencing what happens after death has hardened him, and 1-up mushrooms are less effective when used postmortem. He never speaks, and becomes obsessed with becoming stronger. He heads to Mount Silver to harden himself and his once-innocent Pokémon...
Kirby now has Ness's powers.Someone pointed out on the main page that the reason we're able to tell that Kirby killed Ness was that he was wearing Ness's baseball cap...just like if he had ate him to copy his powers. And that's exactly what he did.
Porky was really behind it allIn the Smash Bros universe, anyone who died in their original games is still alive. Although Porky was defeated in the Subspace Emissary, it never really showed him dying. He used Mewtwo to get Ness and Lucas under control, but once the boys were under sufficient control, he turned on Mewtwo and had him killed. Now, why did Porky have all the victims be disemboweled? Because HE was the owner of the trophy gallery, and he was bored, so what else was he to do besides torture and trophify the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom? It also sounds rather typical of his Mother 3 incarnation. His plans looked like they were ruined when it was destroyed, but he's also controlling Miyamato, so his evil plans might be able to continue...
Meta Knight was either Dead All Along or never existed in the first place.Kirby has been using the identity of "Meta Knight" to screw with the police since he first came to the Mushroom Kingdom. After he was "captured" by the Mario Brothers, he arranged to place himself under his own guard, sitting back to watch the chaos of the Kingdom's last breaths. Despite the fact that he's supposed to be guarding Kirby, Meta Knight's location can never be confirmed at the same time as Kirby's. Take his meeting with Luigi: as it starts, the lights go out, Meta Knight vanishes into the shadows, and only a few moments later - plenty of time for an escape artist as skilled as Kirby later proves to be - does Kirby become visible in his cell. Luigi notices Meta Knight isn't present - notably only at Kirby's prompting - but Kirby waves it off by saying Meta Knight is always present, which is literally true as much as it is misleading. Kirby even played a short recording of Meta Knight's voice, saying something that he knew would eventually be appropriate to the conversation, to steer the encounter as he desired while giving Luigi the illusion of control. As for the burned remains of "Kirby", later attributed to "Meta Knight"? An innocent Mr. Saturn, killed with PK Fire. After all, one small pile of burned flesh looks like another if you don't have the time and resources to study it properly.
Kirby wasn't always a monsterPrior to the events and backstory of the series, Dark Matter let itself, as a whole, be swallowed up by Kirby by disguising istelf as food. Dark Matter then gradually corrupted Kirby, combining it's hatred for all life with Kirby's unstoppable hunger to become the monster he is today. How else could you explain him surviving the explosion at the end of the series? Dark Matter cannot be destroyed of course! So basically, It is Kirby with Zero's "ability".
Adding on to the previous WMG, There Will Be Brawl takes place in the same universe as Brawl in the Family.Yes, you can hate me now.
Otacon's in this series.There's a skinny, bespectacled man with shoulder-length brown hair styled in a way similar to Hal's Metal Gear style who stands at Snake's side among the immigrant cultists when Falco is killed and Mario confronts Olimar. Obviously, he (and probably Mei Ling and Campbell too) immigrated along with Snake and is living alongside him and Sonic in the slums. After all, wherever Snake goes, Otacon goes with him. Plus, Snake and Sonic are in no shape to survive on their own. Either Otacon's mind snapped under the stress of caring for his partner, plus all the horrible stuff going down, or he was twisted by End Of Days, Ness and/or Lucas. Either way, in desperation and madness, he inducted Snake and Sonic into the cult. Hmmm... to the fanficmobile?
Paula was crying over Ness'death. While Ness was the butcher, it was still the same person as his video game counterpart, so odds are he still kept tabs with Paula offscreen.