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* Lucas's Up-Tilt and both Samus' Up-Air looks strangely like the [[VideoGame/FatalFury Rising Tackle]].

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* Lucas's Up-Tilt and both Samus' Up-Air looks strangely like the [[VideoGame/FatalFury Rising Tackle]]. And then Terry himself [[HilariousInHindsight appears as DLC]] in ''Ultimate''...


* Many of the alternate costumes a character can put on in the series is one of these, although some are extremely obscure. To name a few:

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* Many of the alternate costumes a character can put on in the series is one of these, are references, although some are extremely obscure. To name a few:few:
** Samus' green palette was referred to on an official site for ''64'' as a "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam mass production type Samus]]", with the colors making her resemble a Zaku.



* One of Mega Man's normals is a [[{{Shoryuken}} Shory]][[StreetFighter uken]]. This is specifically the Mega Upper from his appearances in the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series (and ''VideoGame/MegaMan2ThePowerFighters'' before that).

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* One of Mega Man's normals is a [[{{Shoryuken}} Shory]][[StreetFighter uken]].{{Shoryuken}}. This is specifically the Mega Upper from his appearances in the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series (and ''VideoGame/MegaMan2ThePowerFighters'' before that).

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** One of Lucas's palette swaps in ''Brawl'' gives him a dark-green-and-red-striped shirt, similar to [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger's iconic sweater]].


* In ''Ultimate'', Palutena and Viridi mention that Ryu has fought all kinds of opponents over the years, including [[VideoGame/XMenVsSTreetFighter mutants]] and [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom superheroes]].

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* In ''Ultimate'', Palutena and Viridi mention that Ryu has fought all kinds of opponents over the years, including [[VideoGame/XMenVsSTreetFighter [[VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter mutants]] and [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom superheroes]].

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**Quite the subtle reference since he's now a literal practioner of [[IncrediblyLamePun Wolf]] Fang Fist

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**Joker's white and red alt references [[VideoGame/Persona5 Crow]], who is the only Phantom Thief to not appear in the background of the Mementos stage or during Joker's Final Smash. His red alt resembles Arsene.


* Lucas's Up-Tilt looks strangely like the [[VideoGame/FatalFury Rising Tackle]].

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* Lucas's Up-Tilt and both Samus' Up-Air looks strangely like the [[VideoGame/FatalFury Rising Tackle]].

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* With ''Ultimate'''s inclusion of gender-based variations of certain costumes, the Mech Suit for the Mii Brawler is green for male Mii's, so what color is the female variant? [[Film/{{Alien}} Yellow]].


* In King K. Rool's reveal trailer, Donkey Kong does Karate Joe's pose from ''Rhythm Heaven Fever''.

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* In King K. Rool's reveal trailer, Donkey Kong does Karate Joe's pose from Remix 7 in ''Rhythm Heaven Fever''.

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* In ''Ultimate'', Palutena and Viridi mention that Ryu has fought all kinds of opponents over the years, including [[VideoGame/XMenVsSTreetFighter mutants]] and [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom superheroes]].

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* Galeem's opening attack on our heroes at the start of "World of Light" visually resembles [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV Primal Bahamut tearing Eorzea a new one.]]

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** Not including his swimsuit alt, each of Shulk's alts are based on his six companions from ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles''; in order, they reference Fiora, Dunban, Reyn, Sharla, Melia, and Riki.

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** Zelda's grey hair alt in ''Ultimate'' resembles unhooded Caster from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.


* In King K. Rool's reveal trailer, Donkey Kong does Karate Joe's pose from Rhythm Heaven Fever.
* The picture for Rathalos on the main website resembles the battle visuals of VideoGame/GoldenSun.

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* In King K. Rool's reveal trailer, Donkey Kong does Karate Joe's pose from Rhythm ''Rhythm Heaven Fever.
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* The picture for Rathalos on the main website resembles the battle visuals of VideoGame/GoldenSun.''VideoGame/GoldenSun''.

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* In King K. Rool's reveal trailer, Donkey Kong does Karate Joe's pose from Rhythm Heaven Fever.
* The picture for Rathalos on the main website resembles the battle visuals of VideoGame/GoldenSun.

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