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* HilariousInHindsight:
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/ridley/ This comic]] and ''especially'' its AltText are even funnier after a certain controversial cutscene from ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. Additionally, in Ridley's trailer for ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'', Samus suffers the WorfEffect while in her Varia Suit, but ends the trailer in her Zero Suit while looking ready to kick Ridley's tail.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/264-countdowntodoom/ This comic about the moon]] includes a fictional playing card about Donkey Kong's Giant Punch. These two things are combined in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/62-fit/ This comic]] featured Kirby attempting ''VideoGame/WiiFit''. One of the fourth ''Super Smash Bros.'' game's new characters turned out to be... a trainer from ''Wii Fit.'' And her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBoL1Ic9uWw intro trailer]] shows Kirby ''still'' having trouble with yoga poses.
** Speaking of the fourth Smash Bros., [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/141-bluebombervsblueblur/ this comic]] accidentally foreshadows a certain Blue Bomber getting in.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/494-politicalstrife/ This comic]] becomes even more hilarious when you realize that Matthew posted it hours before of the E3 trailer of the fourth Smash Bros, announcing the inclusion of the Animal Crossing Villager in the playable roster. Even better, ''all three'' of his "last-minute guesses for newcomers" in the blurb ([[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena]], and Franchise/MegaMan) turned out to be true.
** Either hilarious or tear-jerking depending on the reader, but [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/378-fantasy/ this comic]] ends up being more true than expected after Mario fighting the villain solo in the first battle of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' turns out to be a dream of Luigi's.
** "Hey look! I remembered to make Sonic's arms not-blue this time!" Sonic's arms are [[VideoGame/SonicBoom now blue]].
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/123-armsrace/ This comic's punchline]] is more appropriate than ever now that the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' installment includes Charizard ''without'' Pokémon Trainer.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/539-leak/ One comic]] referenced the Palutena "leaks" for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', stating that she'd only be on the battlefield if Ridley was also in the game. Turns out, both of them appear in the game as combatants, even if only Ridley was still not playable (at least, until the next installment).
** "[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2014/06/09/vacation-break/ E3 predictions:]] for Smash, '''Palutena, Ness,''' Ice Climbers...Ridley? And '''[[Toys/{{Amiibo}} NFP usage in some form]]'''. From Nintendo, almost certainly '''Zelda''', and maybe '''Star Fox'''. I'm guessing '''Mario Maker is real'''. In a couple days, I can look back on this post and laugh about how inaccurate it is..." The items in bold are the ones that have actually been confirmed. Six out of eight. The other two didn't end up in the Wii U and 3DS games, but ''did'' end up in ''Ultimate''.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/15-pac-man/ Kirby fought Pac-Man way before he was announced for Smash 4.]]
** The "Smash Voters" series of comics contain a number of accidental predictions for the series's future roster.
*** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/526-smashvotersmarth/ One comic]] jokingly featured Roy Koopa as a newcomer due to a miscommunication involving names, to the disdain of the other Koopalings and Bowser Jr. In the 3DS/Wii U iteration of the series, Bowser Jr. was confirmed as a playable character, with the seven Koopalings, Roy included, as alternate costumes. Bonus points for [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe that other Roy]] remaining cut during the game's [[DownloadableContent (initial)]] release, leading to a lot of BaitAndSwitch jokes about Roy being included in the new Smash.
*** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/511-smashvotersmario/ This comic]], combined with the previously-mentioned Roy comic, now that Bowser Jr., Wario, and Roy are all in ''Smash 4''... but none of them were officially announced before the game's release on 3DS, as though their invitation letters took longer than usual to reach them due to their ballot votes either being crossed out or mailed to the wrong character.
*** Also amusing is the fact that the comic ends with Toad eagerly awaiting a phone call to join Smash. While he's still not a playable fighter in ''Ultimate'', he takes a much more active role as an AssistCharacter to Peach, helping with her grabs and pummels and willingly enacting her neutral special, as opposed to being held out in front of Peach as in prior games.
*** All the Smash Voter comics become a lot funnier thanks to the official ''Smash Bros.'' Fighter Ballot.
*** In "[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/512-smashvotersfalcon/ Smash Voters: Captain Falcon]]", Samus is shown suspiciously erasing her vote when Captain Falcon asks her if she would vote for Ridley. Of course, her announcement trailer is the duo beating the ever loving crap out of each other.
*** In summary, every single character who received a vote (even a crossed-out or erased vote, such as Bowser Jr. or Ridley) in these comics ended up being playable in ''Ultimate''... except for Jody Summers/Samurai Goroh. Apparently, Captain Falcon's ballot got lost somewhere along the way.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/468-magictomes/ This comic]], now that Robin appears in ''Smash 4''... AND has breakable tomes that are also effective as thrown weapons, to boot!
** In [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/503-hoverkarts/ this comic]] he expresses how much ''Mario Kart'' is becoming more and more like ''F-Zero''. We now have two ''F-Zero'' tracks as DLC in ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'': Mute City in Pack 1, and Big Blue in Pack 2 (of course, that's without mentioning the series has had a Blue Falcon livery available for customization since ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'').
*** Now with 200cc mode in ''Mario Kart 8'', Mario Kart's transformation into ''F-Zero'' is getting even closer.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/shave/ This early comic]] of Kirby changing from [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Snake]] into [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Ryu]] and throwing a Hadouken is this, since Snake was cut from Smash 4 and Ryu has been added as a DLC character.
*** Even more so thanks to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. Ryu now has a costume which has him sporting a BadassBeard.
*** Now in ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'', Kirby can change between Snake and Ryu on the fly, just like in this comic.
** The evolved forms Matt invents for [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Froakie and Fennekin]] [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/460-starters/ here]]. Not because of the sheer inaccuracy of it all (because he drew them before the full evolution families for the Kalos starters were unveiled), but because of how progressively ''uglier'' Fennekin's evolutions get, considering that Braixen and Delphox are actually at the other side of the spectrum. He does get the reactions to said evolutions correct though; Frogadier and Greninja became [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkhorses]] while Braixen and Delphox were a bit of a letdown, especially in regard to their movesets.
** "[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/260-thecaptiveprincess/ The Captive Princess]]" shows Peach doing very well at escaping Bowser's castle by her own, at one point using a Fire Flower, before Mario arrives and she meets him to give him the satisfaction of "rescuing" her. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', Peach is playable and can use the Fire Flower, and ''her dress becomes the same one she wears in [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 her first appearance]]''. Looks like the comic was more accurate than it could have thought.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/24-winefortwo/ One early strip]] involves Kirby drinking poisoned wine and turning into a bottle of poison. Come ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' and Poison is an official Kirby ability.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/happynewyear/ Peach's winter dress]] is strikingly similar to [[{{Disney/Frozen}} Elsa's]] coronation dress.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/275-hyperbeam/ The Hyper Beam gag]], after ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduced Z-Moves, which are about as [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill over the top]] as the comic portrayed the regular move Hyper Beam as being.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/250-cartoons/ This comic]] made a bunch of ArtShift jokes of Nintendo games mixed with a bunch of other cartoon shows, including a joke at the end of Link drawing the Master Sword out [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} and then sleeping until the year 3000]]. Years after ''[=BitF=]'' ended, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' comes out, which opens with roughly the same idea.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/590-comicreviewsmash-2/ This comic]] reviewing the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series features several characters not in the then-upcoming ''Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U'', but would become playable in ''Ultimate'':
*** Nana is teary-eyed as she celebrates having "a second chance". Given that the Ice Climbers were cut from ''3DS/Wii U'', their return in ''Ultimate'' really is a second chance that was celebrated by fans who missed their absence.
*** Snake is shown sneaking towards a sign reading "Private Tournament NO TRESPASSING". One might imagine that this sign was placed here to keep him out of ''3DS/Wii U'', but he ignored it and sneaked into ''Ultimate'' anyway.
*** Skull Kid, Geno, and Ridley are waiting in line, in that specific order. First, Skull Kid was confirmed as an Assist Trophy in ''3DS/Wii U''. Then, Geno became a DLC Mii Fighter costume. Then, Ridley was announced as a playable character for ''Ultimate''. That last one is especially funny, given the small, passionate blurb presumably written in the perspective of Matthew about Ridley having his chance one day.
*** Pichu is derisively referred to as one of the series's missteps. However, Pichu's inclusion in ''Ultimate'' hammers home the much-celebrated TagLine of "Everyone is Here!"; additionally, Pichu's design in ''Ultimate'' has been overhauled to make him [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap generally regarded as a far more useful and fun character to play as]], [[LethalJokeCharacter self-damage and all]].
** The part in [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/495-comicreviewe32013/ this]] comic where Pit tells Mega Man that now they just need to get [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]], referring to ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', has been answered by ''Ultimate'' with the addition of Simon Belmont.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/322-cocoonacademy10/ Part 10]] of the Cocoon Academy arc has Professor Oak comparing [[spoiler:Pinky's transformation into Meta Knight to the life cycle of a butterfly ("You've emerged from a cocoon and metamorphosed into a true knight!")]]. While this is clearly a nod to the school's name, [[spoiler:[[Creator/{{Nintendo}} Nintendo]] would [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/kirby/images/8/8e/Tumblr_m7xuylJqjO1ra4czto1_500.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120904211850&path-prefix=en reveal a concept design for Meta Knight]] during Kirby's 20th anniversary a year later, which is themed after butterflies. This design would then resurface five years after that as a [[BonusBoss secret boss]] in ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'', approprately named Morpho Knight]].
** With the Grinch Leak (now turned out to be fake), the "Your aggravating antics even sicken Sakurai" in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mzUDUVnAqU "You're a mean King, Dedede"]] takes a whole new meaning. Even better, Dedede ends up meeting the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry "seasick crocodile"]] from the painting he stole in person. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't go well for him.]]
** Taranto's choice to make Kirby and pals the de facto protagonists of a ''Smash'' comic, considering that ''Ultimate'''s "World of Light" story mode starts with Kirby on a quest to find the other fighters after [[spoiler:their swift and collective defeat by Galeem]].
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/486-snakeman/ 486 - Snake Man]] features Mega Man gaining Solid Snake as a powerup upon defeating Snake Man. In ''Ultimate'', Snake is the puppet fighter used in Snake Man's Spirit Battle.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/270-hoodwinks/ 270 - Hoodwinks]] has Popo and Kirby prank Nana by having Kirby sit in Popo's hood. In ''Ultimate'', the Ice Climbers' Classic Mode [[https://www.ssbwiki.com/images/a/ad/SSBU_Congratulations_Ice_Climbers.png congratulations image]] has Kirby impersonating Nana the same way.
** The constant transformations in "Meet Me At Final Destination" are eerily reminiscent of the "Reanimated" trend on Website/YouTube.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/379-1up/ One comic]] involves Mario getting salty over a "fake" 1-up, with the punchline being it's for ''Paper'' Mario. This basically predicted ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam''.
** The AltText for [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/403-peachswarning/ 403 - Peach's Warning]] references [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] in a crossover with Mario and Pit, several years before Cloud Strife was introduced to the ''Smash'' series.

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* HilariousInHindsight:
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/ridley/ This comic]] and ''especially''
HilariousInHindsight: [[HilariousInHindsight/BrawlInTheFamily Has its AltText are even funnier after a certain controversial cutscene from ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. Additionally, in Ridley's trailer for ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'', Samus suffers the WorfEffect while in her Varia Suit, but ends the trailer in her Zero Suit while looking ready to kick Ridley's tail.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/264-countdowntodoom/ This comic about the moon]] includes a fictional playing card about Donkey Kong's Giant Punch. These two things are combined in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/62-fit/ This comic]] featured Kirby attempting ''VideoGame/WiiFit''. One of the fourth ''Super Smash Bros.'' game's new characters turned out to be... a trainer from ''Wii Fit.'' And her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBoL1Ic9uWw intro trailer]] shows Kirby ''still'' having trouble with yoga poses.
** Speaking of the fourth Smash Bros., [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/141-bluebombervsblueblur/ this comic]] accidentally foreshadows a certain Blue Bomber getting in.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/494-politicalstrife/ This comic]] becomes even more hilarious when you realize that Matthew posted it hours before of the E3 trailer of the fourth Smash Bros, announcing the inclusion of the Animal Crossing Villager in the playable roster. Even better, ''all three'' of his "last-minute guesses for newcomers" in the blurb ([[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena]], and Franchise/MegaMan) turned out to be true.
** Either hilarious or tear-jerking depending on the reader, but [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/378-fantasy/ this comic]] ends up being more true than expected after Mario fighting the villain solo in the first battle of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' turns out to be a dream of Luigi's.
** "Hey look! I remembered to make Sonic's arms not-blue this time!" Sonic's arms are [[VideoGame/SonicBoom now blue]].
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/123-armsrace/ This comic's punchline]] is more appropriate than ever now that the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' installment includes Charizard ''without'' Pokémon Trainer.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/539-leak/ One comic]] referenced the Palutena "leaks" for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', stating that she'd only be on the battlefield if Ridley was also in the game. Turns out, both of them appear in the game as combatants, even if only Ridley was still not playable (at least, until the next installment).
** "[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2014/06/09/vacation-break/ E3 predictions:]] for Smash, '''Palutena, Ness,''' Ice Climbers...Ridley? And '''[[Toys/{{Amiibo}} NFP usage in some form]]'''. From Nintendo, almost certainly '''Zelda''', and maybe '''Star Fox'''. I'm guessing '''Mario Maker is real'''. In a couple days, I can look back on this post and laugh about how inaccurate it is..." The items in bold are the ones that have actually been confirmed. Six out of eight. The other two didn't end up in the Wii U and 3DS games, but ''did'' end up in ''Ultimate''.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/15-pac-man/ Kirby fought Pac-Man way before he was announced for Smash 4.]]
** The "Smash Voters" series of comics contain a number of accidental predictions for the series's future roster.
*** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/526-smashvotersmarth/ One comic]] jokingly featured Roy Koopa as a newcomer due to a miscommunication involving names, to the disdain of the other Koopalings and Bowser Jr. In the 3DS/Wii U iteration of the series, Bowser Jr. was confirmed as a playable character, with the seven Koopalings, Roy included, as alternate costumes. Bonus points for [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe that other Roy]] remaining cut during the game's [[DownloadableContent (initial)]] release, leading to a lot of BaitAndSwitch jokes about Roy being included in the new Smash.
*** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/511-smashvotersmario/ This comic]], combined with the previously-mentioned Roy comic, now that Bowser Jr., Wario, and Roy are all in ''Smash 4''... but none of them were officially announced before the game's release on 3DS, as though their invitation letters took longer than usual to reach them due to their ballot votes either being crossed out or mailed to the wrong character.
*** Also amusing is the fact that the comic ends with Toad eagerly awaiting a phone call to join Smash. While he's still not a playable fighter in ''Ultimate'', he takes a much more active role as an AssistCharacter to Peach, helping with her grabs and pummels and willingly enacting her neutral special, as opposed to being held out in front of Peach as in prior games.
*** All the Smash Voter comics become a lot funnier thanks to the official ''Smash Bros.'' Fighter Ballot.
*** In "[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/512-smashvotersfalcon/ Smash Voters: Captain Falcon]]", Samus is shown suspiciously erasing her vote when Captain Falcon asks her if she would vote for Ridley. Of course, her announcement trailer is the duo beating the ever loving crap out of each other.
*** In summary, every single character who received a vote (even a crossed-out or erased vote, such as Bowser Jr. or Ridley) in these comics ended up being playable in ''Ultimate''... except for Jody Summers/Samurai Goroh. Apparently, Captain Falcon's ballot got lost somewhere along the way.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/468-magictomes/ This comic]], now that Robin appears in ''Smash 4''... AND has breakable tomes that are also effective as thrown weapons, to boot!
** In [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/503-hoverkarts/ this comic]] he expresses how much ''Mario Kart'' is becoming more and more like ''F-Zero''. We now have two ''F-Zero'' tracks as DLC in ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'': Mute City in Pack 1, and Big Blue in Pack 2 (of course, that's without mentioning the series has had a Blue Falcon livery available for customization since ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'').
*** Now with 200cc mode in ''Mario Kart 8'', Mario Kart's transformation into ''F-Zero'' is getting even closer.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/shave/ This early comic]] of Kirby changing from [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Snake]] into [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Ryu]] and throwing a Hadouken is this, since Snake was cut from Smash 4 and Ryu has been added as a DLC character.
*** Even more so thanks to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. Ryu now has a costume which has him sporting a BadassBeard.
*** Now in ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'', Kirby can change between Snake and Ryu on the fly, just like in this comic.
** The evolved forms Matt invents for [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Froakie and Fennekin]] [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/460-starters/ here]]. Not because of the sheer inaccuracy of it all (because he drew them before the full evolution families for the Kalos starters were unveiled), but because of how progressively ''uglier'' Fennekin's evolutions get, considering that Braixen and Delphox are actually at the other side of the spectrum. He does get the reactions to said evolutions correct though; Frogadier and Greninja became [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkhorses]] while Braixen and Delphox were a bit of a letdown, especially in regard to their movesets.
** "[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/260-thecaptiveprincess/ The Captive Princess]]" shows Peach doing very well at escaping Bowser's castle by her own, at one point using a Fire Flower, before Mario arrives and she meets him to give him the satisfaction of "rescuing" her. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', Peach is playable and can use the Fire Flower, and ''her dress becomes the same one she wears in [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 her first appearance]]''. Looks like the comic was more accurate than it could have thought.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/24-winefortwo/ One early strip]] involves Kirby drinking poisoned wine and turning into a bottle of poison. Come ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' and Poison is an official Kirby ability.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/happynewyear/ Peach's winter dress]] is strikingly similar to [[{{Disney/Frozen}} Elsa's]] coronation dress.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/275-hyperbeam/ The Hyper Beam gag]], after ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduced Z-Moves, which are about as [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill over the top]] as the comic portrayed the regular move Hyper Beam as being.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/250-cartoons/ This comic]] made a bunch of ArtShift jokes of Nintendo games mixed with a bunch of other cartoon shows, including a joke at the end of Link drawing the Master Sword out [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} and then sleeping until the year 3000]]. Years after ''[=BitF=]'' ended, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' comes out, which opens with roughly the same idea.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/590-comicreviewsmash-2/ This comic]] reviewing the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series features several characters not in the then-upcoming ''Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U'', but would become playable in ''Ultimate'':
*** Nana is teary-eyed as she celebrates having "a second chance". Given that the Ice Climbers were cut from ''3DS/Wii U'', their return in ''Ultimate'' really is a second chance that was celebrated by fans who missed their absence.
*** Snake is shown sneaking towards a sign reading "Private Tournament NO TRESPASSING". One might imagine that this sign was placed here to keep him out of ''3DS/Wii U'', but he ignored it and sneaked into ''Ultimate'' anyway.
*** Skull Kid, Geno, and Ridley are waiting in line, in that specific order. First, Skull Kid was confirmed as an Assist Trophy in ''3DS/Wii U''. Then, Geno became a DLC Mii Fighter costume. Then, Ridley was announced as a playable character for ''Ultimate''. That last one is especially funny, given the small, passionate blurb presumably written in the perspective of Matthew about Ridley having his chance one day.
*** Pichu is derisively referred to as one of the series's missteps. However, Pichu's inclusion in ''Ultimate'' hammers home the much-celebrated TagLine of "Everyone is Here!"; additionally, Pichu's design in ''Ultimate'' has been overhauled to make him [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap generally regarded as a far more useful and fun character to play as]], [[LethalJokeCharacter self-damage and all]].
** The part in [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/495-comicreviewe32013/ this]] comic where Pit tells Mega Man that now they just need to get [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]], referring to ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', has been answered by ''Ultimate'' with the addition of Simon Belmont.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/322-cocoonacademy10/ Part 10]] of the Cocoon Academy arc has Professor Oak comparing [[spoiler:Pinky's transformation into Meta Knight to the life cycle of a butterfly ("You've emerged from a cocoon and metamorphosed into a true knight!")]]. While this is clearly a nod to the school's name, [[spoiler:[[Creator/{{Nintendo}} Nintendo]] would [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/kirby/images/8/8e/Tumblr_m7xuylJqjO1ra4czto1_500.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120904211850&path-prefix=en reveal a concept design for Meta Knight]] during Kirby's 20th anniversary a year later, which is themed after butterflies. This design would then resurface five years after that as a [[BonusBoss secret boss]] in ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'', approprately named Morpho Knight]].
** With the Grinch Leak (now turned out to be fake), the "Your aggravating antics even sicken Sakurai" in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mzUDUVnAqU "You're a mean King, Dedede"]] takes a whole new meaning. Even better, Dedede ends up meeting the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry "seasick crocodile"]] from the painting he stole in person. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't go well for him.]]
** Taranto's choice to make Kirby and pals the de facto protagonists of a ''Smash'' comic, considering that ''Ultimate'''s "World of Light" story mode starts with Kirby on a quest to find the other fighters after [[spoiler:their swift and collective defeat by Galeem]].
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/486-snakeman/ 486 - Snake Man]] features Mega Man gaining Solid Snake as a powerup upon defeating Snake Man. In ''Ultimate'', Snake is the puppet fighter used in Snake Man's Spirit Battle.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/270-hoodwinks/ 270 - Hoodwinks]] has Popo and Kirby prank Nana by having Kirby sit in Popo's hood. In ''Ultimate'', the Ice Climbers' Classic Mode [[https://www.ssbwiki.com/images/a/ad/SSBU_Congratulations_Ice_Climbers.png congratulations image]] has Kirby impersonating Nana the same way.
** The constant transformations in "Meet Me At Final Destination" are eerily reminiscent of the "Reanimated" trend on Website/YouTube.
** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/379-1up/ One comic]] involves Mario getting salty over a "fake" 1-up, with the punchline being it's for ''Paper'' Mario. This basically predicted ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam''.
** The AltText for [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/403-peachswarning/ 403 - Peach's Warning]] references [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] in a crossover with Mario and Pit, several years before Cloud Strife was introduced to the ''Smash'' series.
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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/200-odetominions/ Comic #200]] [[TearJerker can make the reader never want to stomp a Goomba again.]]

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/200-odetominions/ Comic #200.]] [[TearJerker You'll never stomp a Goomba again.]]

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/200-odetominions/ Comic #200.]] #200]] [[TearJerker You'll can make the reader never want to stomp a Goomba again.]]



** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/550-plumbers-best-friend/ "Plumber's Best Friend"]]. Trust us. [[TearJerker You WILL start crying.]]

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/550-plumbers-best-friend/ "Plumber's Best Friend"]]. Trust us. Friend"]], [[TearJerker You WILL start crying.even with its sad ending.]]



* CrackPairing: Lakitu's Cloud and Mother Brain? And she got pregnant!?
** And their baby? [[spoiler: Kracko]].

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* CrackPairing: Not only did Lakitu's Cloud and Mother Brain? And Brain get together, she got pregnant!?
** And their baby?
pregnant and gave birth to [[spoiler: Kracko]].



* EnsembleDarkHorse

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* EnsembleDarkHorseEnsembleDarkHorse:



*** For even more "fun," the duck has the same colors as [[spoiler:the one the dog is teamed up with in Super Smash Bros. 4, making this all the more feasible.]]

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*** For even more "fun," Even worse, the duck has the same colors as [[spoiler:the one the dog is teamed up with in Super Smash Bros. 4, making this all the more feasible.]]



** All of [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/500-prodigal-robot/ Prodigal Robot]] You can't help but feel sorrow then joy for what Megaman had to go through.

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** All of [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/500-prodigal-robot/ Prodigal Robot]] You can't help but can make its viewer feel sorrow then joy for what Megaman had to go through.



** The constant transformations in "Meet Me At Final Destination" are eerily reminiscent of the "Reanimated" trend on Website/YouTube.



* ParanoiaFuel: [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/triloigi/ Waluigi]] is [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/151-witf/ EVERYWHERE.]]

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* ParanoiaFuel: [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/triloigi/ Waluigi]] is [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/151-witf/ EVERYWHERE.everywhere.]]



** A few strips manage to make a ''Goomba'' look cute.

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** A few strips manage to make a ''Goomba'' look cute.cute, especially "Ode to Minions".



** After [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/556-warioandwaluigi/ Comic 556: Wario and Waluigi]], [[JerkassWoobie Wa]][[IJustWantToHaveFriends luigi]] has become a BIG time one, even more than in the Waluigi Triloigi.

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** After [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/556-warioandwaluigi/ Comic 556: Wario and Waluigi]], [[JerkassWoobie Wa]][[IJustWantToHaveFriends luigi]] has become a BIG big time one, even more than in the Waluigi Triloigi.


-->'''[[HostileShowTakeover Waluigi:]]''' [[Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily This stupid comic]] [[SelfDeprecation is terrible and needs more purple... uh... in my opinion.]] [[MemeticMutation WAAAAAAA!!!]]

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-->'''[[HostileShowTakeover ->'''[[HostileShowTakeover Waluigi:]]''' [[Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily This stupid comic]] [[SelfDeprecation is terrible and needs more purple... uh... in my opinion.]] [[MemeticMutation WAAAAAAA!!!]]



* InternetBackdraft: In the forums, the fourth part of the Sleepover arc (comic 422) has been accused of having Kirby act out of character.

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/270-hoodwinks/ 270 - Hoodwinks]] has Popo and Kirby prank Nana by having Kirby sit in Popo's hood. In ''Ultimate'', the Ice Climbers' Classic Mode [[https://www.ssbwiki.com/images/a/ad/SSBU_Congratulations_Ice_Climbers.png congratulations image]] has Kirby impersonating Nana the same way.


* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Comic #594 (about [[CrossoverShip Kirby and Jigglypuff's relationship]]) came out the same day that Jiggly was confirmed as playable for ''Smash 4'', so the two lovebirds can stay together even in the new game.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: HeartwarmingInHindsight:
**
Comic #594 (about [[CrossoverShip Kirby and Jigglypuff's relationship]]) came out the same day that Jiggly was confirmed as playable for ''Smash 4'', so the two lovebirds can stay together even in the new game.game.
** Comic #113, an already heartwarming comic commemorating ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' returning to Nintendo systems, takes on a whole new light after E3 2019 revealed the franchise would be getting playable representation in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate''.


* HarsherInHindsight: [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/599-mmafd5small/ The final non-musical comic]] has Master Hand PassingTheTorch to a new generation of hands to continue the characters' stories, as he's only one of "millions and millions of hands out there". Later, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'''s "World of Light" story mode opens with the BigBad Galeem controlling... millions and millions of hands, which turn into lasers, and proceed to kill everyone in the roster except for Kirby.

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* HarsherInHindsight: [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/599-mmafd5small/ The final non-musical comic]] has Master Hand PassingTheTorch to a new generation of hands to continue the characters' stories, as he's only one of "millions and millions of hands out there". Later, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'''s "World of Light" story mode opens with the BigBad Galeem controlling... millions and millions of hands, which turn into lasers, and proceed whose power he harnesses to kill everyone in vaporize the roster entire playable cast except for Kirby.



** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/264-countdowntodoom/ This comic about the moon]] includes a fictional playing card about Donkey Kong's Giant Punch. These two are combined in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''.

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/264-countdowntodoom/ This comic about the moon]] includes a fictional playing card about Donkey Kong's Giant Punch. These two things are combined in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''.



** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/503-hoverkarts/ This comic]] he expresses how much ''Mario Kart'' is becoming more and more like ''F-Zero''. We now have two ''F-Zero'' tracks as DLC: Mute City in Pack 1, and Big Blue in Pack 2 (of course, that's without mentioning the series has had a Blue Falcon livery available for customization since ''7'').

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** In [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/503-hoverkarts/ This this comic]] he expresses how much ''Mario Kart'' is becoming more and more like ''F-Zero''. We now have two ''F-Zero'' tracks as DLC: DLC in ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'': Mute City in Pack 1, and Big Blue in Pack 2 (of course, that's without mentioning the series has had a Blue Falcon livery available for customization since ''7'').''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'').



** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/250-cartoons/ This comic]] made a bunch of ArtShift jokes of Nintendo games mixed with a bunch of other cartoon shows, including a joke at the end of Link drawing the Master Sword out [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} and then sleeping until the year 3000]]. Years after [=BitF=] ended, VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild comes out, which opens with roughly the same idea.

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/250-cartoons/ This comic]] made a bunch of ArtShift jokes of Nintendo games mixed with a bunch of other cartoon shows, including a joke at the end of Link drawing the Master Sword out [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} and then sleeping until the year 3000]]. Years after [=BitF=] ''[=BitF=]'' ended, VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' comes out, which opens with roughly the same idea.

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/550-plumbers-best-friend/ "Plumber's Best Friend"]]. Trust us. [[TearJerker You WILL start crying.]]


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** A lot of strips revolve around this trope, really. Including some very weird instances like [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/332-nooksdiscovery/ "What if Tom Nook encountered a Super Leaf?"]] or [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/336-bossroom/ "What would dungeon bosses be doing before the hero arrives?"]]


*** Also in an inverted context, given that this comic ran from the period between Brawl and Smash 4, maybe the Subspace Emissary had something to do with it...

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*** Also in an inverted context, given that this comic ran from the period between Brawl and Smash 4, maybe the Subspace Emissary had something to do with it...


* FanNickname: "Dededad" for Dedede's unusually [[NonstandardCharacterDesign realistic-looking]] penguin father seen in the Cocoon Academy arc.



** In the comics Matthew made to advertise Howard Phillip's Website/{{Kickstarter}} project (accessible at the bottom of [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/title-442/ this page]]), one woman, angered that her kids are making her buy [[CrackIsCheaper an expensive]] {{UsefulNotes/NES}}, tells Howard "I hope you ''fail''." Howard's [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1358562997/gamemaster-howards-know-it-all Know-it-All project]] ended up failing to reach the necessary funding. 'Tis a shame, as it could have done wonders for the educational system.

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** In the comics Matthew made to advertise Howard Phillip's Website/{{Kickstarter}} project (accessible at the bottom of [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/title-442/ this page]]), one woman, angered that her kids are making her buy [[CrackIsCheaper an expensive]] expensive {{UsefulNotes/NES}}, tells Howard "I hope you ''fail''." Howard's [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1358562997/gamemaster-howards-know-it-all Know-it-All project]] ended up failing to reach the necessary funding. 'Tis a shame, as it could have done wonders for the educational system.


** Mega Man became one of these as Matthew highlighted how much his life has become crap since Creator/{{Capcom}} started cancelling his games. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming There's hope for him with his recent inclusion in Smash Bros. 4, though.]]

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** Mega Man became one of these as Matthew highlighted how much his life has become crap since Creator/{{Capcom}} started cancelling his games. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments There's hope for him with his recent inclusion in Smash Bros. 4, though.]]

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