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* Meta: Just the amount of hate Isabelle has gotten after her reveal.

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* Meta: Just the amount of hate Isabelle has gotten after her reveal.


* The ending to the original game. [[spoiler:After you defeat Master Hand, the character you played as is dropped on a table in what appears to be a kids room, where they lay motionless for the rest of the cutscene. All the while, emotional music plays in the background while the camera zooms out and the screen fades to white. The screen then cuts to black to the sound of a door closing before cutting to the credits.]] One of the most tissue-reaching endings is [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu's,]] who [[spoiler:sits there staring at the camera with [[GoOutWithASmile an honest-to-Arceus smile on his face.]]]]

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* The ending to the original game. [[spoiler:After After you defeat Master Hand, the character you played as is dropped on a table in what appears to be a kids room, where they lay motionless for the rest of the cutscene. All the while, emotional music plays in the background while the camera zooms out and the screen fades to white. The screen then cuts to black to the sound of a door closing before cutting to the credits.]] One of the most tissue-reaching endings is [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu's,]] who [[spoiler:sits sits there staring at the camera with [[GoOutWithASmile an honest-to-Arceus smile on his face.]]]]]]



* In Lucas' reveal trailer, just before the ending shot, it shows Lucas approaching one of his alternate colors on the Onett stage. [[spoiler:The recolor is of his twin brother, Claus. It just zooms in on both of them staring at one another before cutting to the final shot. No fighting, no taunting, nothing funny. Just two brothers seeing each other once again.]]
** Perhaps even more emotional is a scene earlier in the trailer, showing Lucas fall on the ground in front of another alternate color. [[spoiler:This time, it's the new costume based on the Masked Man, aka brainwashed Claus, who also is holding a Beam Sword, and Lucas is equipped with a Franklin Badge. Basically, the final battle of MOTHER 3.]]

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* In Lucas' reveal trailer, just before the ending shot, it shows Lucas approaching one of his alternate colors on the Onett stage. [[spoiler:The The recolor is of his twin brother, Claus. It just zooms in on both of them staring at one another before cutting to the final shot. No fighting, no taunting, nothing funny. Just two brothers seeing each other once again.]]
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** Perhaps even more emotional is a scene earlier in the trailer, showing Lucas fall on the ground in front of another alternate color. [[spoiler:This This time, it's the new costume based on the Masked Man, aka brainwashed Claus, who also is holding a Beam Sword, and Lucas is equipped with a Franklin Badge. Basically, the final battle of MOTHER 3.]]



* Many of the remixed songs sound [[AwesomeMusic/SuperSmashBros absolutely epic]]. Destroyed Skyworld on the other hand, has a chorus added to it that only makes [[spoiler:[[PlayerPunch Pit seeing everything he ever stood for fall apart]] [[TearJerker/KidIcarusUprising in Chapter 20]] when Palutena attempts to kill him under the Chaos Kin's control]] even more heartbreaking.

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* Many of the remixed songs sound [[AwesomeMusic/SuperSmashBros absolutely epic]]. Destroyed Skyworld on the other hand, has a chorus added to it that only makes [[spoiler:[[PlayerPunch [[PlayerPunch Pit seeing everything he ever stood for fall apart]] [[TearJerker/KidIcarusUprising in Chapter 20]] when Palutena attempts to kill him under the Chaos Kin's control]] control even more heartbreaking.


* On the other side, though, finding out a beloved character is making a debut [[spoiler:or unexpectedly returning]] can bring tears of joy to your eyes. Especially watching reaction videos on YouTube and seeing people literally ''scream'' in joy. One Lets Player literally did cry after a moment of stunned silence when he found out [[spoiler:Mewtwo]] was going to be in Smash Bros. 4.


* Zapdos' trophy description may bring a tear to your eye (and a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments fuzzy feeling in your heart]]) from nostalgia:
--> "Gazing up at dark storm clouds gathering in the sky, many children must have once wondered if the Pokémon they saw in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon2000}} second movie]] was in the clouds. An innocent and children dream, perhaps… but even today as adults, the sound of thunder might just bring back memories of this Legendary bird Pokémon."


** It also counts as FridgeBrilliance, as ''Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' manga adaptation (released before ''Melee'') depicted Zelda as deliberately sealing her memories so she could stay in hiding for longer, leading to Sheik being a completely different entity altogether. In that sense, Zelda and Sheik really ''can'' be considered separate.


** Heck, one moment could give a tear of joy to even the most beleagured, fed-up [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] fan: ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Sonic saves everybody.]]''

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*** At least, Marth sounds way more confident in the English version of ''Ultimate''.


** This had been alleviated by the confirmation of DLC characters being made available for ''Wii U/3DS'', with Mewtwo confirmed on October 2014 (for release in April 2015), Lucas announced in April 2015 (for release in June 2015), and Roy announced in June 2015. Hope sprang eternal.

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** This had been alleviated by the confirmation of DLC characters being made available for ''Wii U/3DS'', with Mewtwo confirmed on October 2014 (for release in April 2015), Lucas announced in April 2015 (for release in June 2015), Mewtwo, Lucas, and Roy announced being released as [=DLC=] in June 2015.2015, and everyone else returning a game later in ''Ultimate''. Hope sprang eternal.


* Sure, it's just a game, but if you had a favorite character in a previous installment who didn't return in the following one, or had a character you really wanted to become playable but didn't make the cut, then it's natural to feel disappointed. The BrokenBase for some characters ([[VideoGame/IceClimber Ice Climbers]], [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]], and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mewtwo]][[note]]before its return was announced[[/note]] come to mind) only makes it worse, with many detractors mocking character supporters.

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* Sure, it's just a game, but if you had a favorite character in a previous installment who didn't return in the following one, or had a character you really wanted to become playable but didn't make the cut, then it's natural to feel disappointed. The BrokenBase for some characters ([[VideoGame/IceClimber Ice Climbers]], [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]], and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mewtwo]][[note]]before its return their returns and additions was announced[[/note]] come to mind) only makes it worse, with many detractors mocking character supporters.


* Do you remember the betrayal of the entire R.O.B. race against [[TearJerker/TheSubspaceEmissary the Ancient Minister?]] [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/90501ceba5aedce6279ea85ab1a1313d/tumblr_nuvlk1dzth1tswdslo1_500.jpg It's canon.]] In Super Smash Brothers 4, there is a Boxing Ring stage for Little Mac, the Punch Out!! Representative. Affectionately, each playable character was given a boxing name. While most are fitting, and sometimes funny, R.O.B.'s is [[LastOfHisKind "The Last of His Kind."]] So the Subspace Emissary not only is [[WordOfGod canon in the Super Smash Bros. franchise,]] but this R.O.B. is the Ancient Minister; the same Ancient Minister that witnessed the genocide of his entire race, and has been carrying the weight of his own sins as well as knowing that it is all his fault that the R.O.B.s are dead. This is the '''''same R.O.B.''''' that has emotions. And now he lives with the utter trauma of his entire species turning on him and setting him on fire, just before their destruction. That was the moment where his world comes crashing down (Quite literally once the island is destroyed). And to top it all off, after the Subspace Emissary ends, he's all alone until Super Smash Brothers 4. Feel horrible yet? It gets worse. While it is also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, when R.O.B. blasts down a bunch of enemies, he looks [[StoicWoobie absolutely heartbroken]].

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* Do you remember the betrayal of the entire R.O.B. race against [[TearJerker/TheSubspaceEmissary the Ancient Minister?]] [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/90501ceba5aedce6279ea85ab1a1313d/tumblr_nuvlk1dzth1tswdslo1_500.jpg It's canon.]] In Super Smash Brothers 4, there is a Boxing Ring stage for Little Mac, the Punch Out!! Representative.''VideoGame/PunchOut'' character. Affectionately, each playable character was given a boxing name. While most are fitting, and sometimes funny, R.O.B.'s is [[LastOfHisKind "The Last of His Kind."]] So the Subspace Emissary not only is [[WordOfGod canon in the Super Smash Bros. franchise,]] but this R.O.B. is the Ancient Minister; the same Ancient Minister that witnessed the genocide of his entire race, and has been carrying the weight of his own sins as well as knowing that it is all his fault that the R.O.B.s are dead. This is the '''''same R.O.B.''''' that has emotions. And now he lives with the utter trauma of his entire species turning on him and setting him on fire, just before their destruction. That was the moment where his world comes crashing down (Quite literally once the island is destroyed). And to top it all off, after the Subspace Emissary ends, he's all alone until Super Smash Brothers 4. Feel horrible yet? It gets worse. While it is also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, when R.O.B. blasts down a bunch of enemies, he looks [[StoicWoobie absolutely heartbroken]].


* Simon Belmont's trailer is not much nicer to our Smash Veterans. Luigi is exploring Dracula's castle only to find his tools are not useful on these foes and then stumbles unto ''Death himself!'' [[YouAreTooLate Simon doesn't show up in time to save Luigi]] and Death slashes the soul out of poor Luigi. It's sad to see Luigi stuck

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* Simon Belmont's trailer is not much nicer to our Smash Veterans. Luigi is exploring Dracula's castle only to find his tools are not useful on these foes and then stumbles unto ''Death himself!'' [[YouAreTooLate Simon doesn't show up in time to save Luigi]] and Death slashes the soul out of poor Luigi. It's sad to see Luigi stuckstuck in a situation where he is incapable of defending himself and then die as a result.

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* Simon Belmont's trailer is not much nicer to our Smash Veterans. Luigi is exploring Dracula's castle only to find his tools are not useful on these foes and then stumbles unto ''Death himself!'' [[YouAreTooLate Simon doesn't show up in time to save Luigi]] and Death slashes the soul out of poor Luigi. It's sad to see Luigi stuck

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** It looks like he finally gets a proper chance to fight in Smash Ultimate ... as an echo fighter.


* A meta example: [[https://mobile.twitter.com/wonderhavoc/status/1008787668824555521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2Ftwitter.min.html%231008787668824555521 People have been harassing Sakurai]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution not adding Waluigi to the roster, making him an assist trophy once again]]. It's gotten to the point that he started blocking users. To see someone harass a man who puts so much love into the characters and games that he creates... it's just cruel.
* Another meta example: Even though some reactions to characters getting in as mere Assist Trophies are a bit overboard (see the first meta example on ''that'' note), it's understandable on paper. A character someone desperately wanted to be playable getting relegated to a minor role, whether it's due to lack of recognition, potential moveset, or just because they didn't think to make them a fighter, can dishearten even the most diehard ''Smash Bros.'' fanatics. VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} probably got the most genuinely heartbroken reactions out of everyone when they learned he was made an Assist Trophy, though the returning [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Lyn]] and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Waluigi]] are close contenders.

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