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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:The Megabug jumps over this when it possesses Bowser and then decides to destroy everything]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:The Megabug jumps over this when it possesses Bowser and Bowser, then decides to destroy everything]].


** Out of the Rabbids, Rabbid Peach has proved to have been the most divisive, with some viewing her CameraFiend personality hilarious while others are finding it grating.

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** Out of the Rabbids, Rabbid Peach has proved to have been the most divisive, with some viewing her CameraFiend personality hilarious hilarious, while others are finding find it grating.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The opera sung by the Phantom. But, really, the soundtrack is composed by Grant Kirkhope of classic Rareware fame, so it's hardly surprising that it'd be awesome. The fact that it's performed by a {{classical music}} orchestra (specifically, the City of Prague Philharmonic) rather than an in-studio band also helps lend a feeling of epic scope to the whole score.

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The opera sung by the Phantom. But, really, the soundtrack is composed by Grant Kirkhope of classic Rareware fame, so it's hardly surprising that it'd be awesome. The fact that it's performed by a {{classical music}} orchestra (specifically, the City of Prague Philharmonic) rather than an in-studio band also helps lend a feeling of epic scope to the whole score.score.
** The Phantom Rabbid's song/diss track about Mario harkens back to the days of [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay the Great Mighty Poo]], and is just as catchy.



* EarWorm: The Phantom Rabbid's song/diss track about Mario harkens back to the days of [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay the Great Mighty Poo]], and is just as catchy.


** A few weeks before the official announcement, internal documents were leaked of the game. They were never meant to be seen by the public, and thus they used wording that you'd never see in a formal press release and contained several typos. Peach being called "The BadassPrincess" particularly caught on. It was just so hilariously off from what official documents called her.

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** A few weeks before the official announcement, internal documents were leaked of the game. They were never meant to be seen by the public, and thus they used wording that you'd never see in a formal press release and contained several typos. Peach being called "The BadassPrincess" Badass Princess" particularly caught on. It was just so hilariously off from what official documents called her.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeAnimation: The animations under Ubisoft's engine is quite nice, especially seeing Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom crew animated much more expressively under it. Even the in-game animations look very smooth.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The opera sung by the Phantom. But, really, the soundtrack is composed by Grant Kirkhope of classic Rareware fame, so it's hardly surprising that it'd be awesome.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeAnimation: The animations under Ubisoft's engine is are quite nice, especially seeing Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom crew animated much more expressively under it. Even the in-game animations look very smooth.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The opera sung by the Phantom. But, really, the soundtrack is composed by Grant Kirkhope of classic Rareware fame, so it's hardly surprising that it'd be awesome. The fact that it's performed by a {{classical music}} orchestra (specifically, the City of Prague Philharmonic) rather than an in-studio band also helps lend a feeling of epic scope to the whole score.



* CatharsisFactor: Even though Mario's working to cure the enemy Rabbids of their HatePlague and enlisting a few Rabbids of his own to do so, this is still the third game that gives the player a chance to ''fight'' the Rabbids at all, as opposed to Rayman in the console ''Raving Rabbids'' games, who merely allowed them to have their way and escaped at the end without actually confronting them. This is also the first to allow so without A. being an obscure title (the Game Boy Advance ''Raving Rabbids'', a standard ''Rayman'' platformer with antagonistic Rabbids largely overshadowed by said console titles in the mainstream consciousness) or B. controversial circumstances (''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp'', a PlatformFighter with playable Rabbids... at the expense of key ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' staples up to and including Bebop and Rocksteady!). Thus, there's a sweet satisfaction in having Mario and co. pummel the Rabbids in various over-the-top ways.

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* CatharsisFactor: CatharsisFactor:
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Even though Mario's working to cure the enemy Rabbids of their HatePlague and enlisting a few Rabbids of his own to do so, this is still the third game that gives the player a chance to ''fight'' the Rabbids at all, as opposed to Rayman in the console ''Raving Rabbids'' games, who merely allowed them to have their way and escaped at the end without actually confronting them. This is also the first to allow so without A. being without...
### Being
an obscure title (the Game Boy Advance ''Raving Rabbids'', a standard ''Rayman'' platformer with antagonistic Rabbids largely overshadowed by said console titles in the mainstream consciousness) or B. controversial consciousness);
### Controversial
circumstances (''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp'', a PlatformFighter with playable Rabbids... at the expense of key ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' staples up to and including Bebop and Rocksteady!). Thus, Rocksteady!).
:: :Thus,
there's a sweet satisfaction in having Mario and co. pummel the Rabbids in various over-the-top ways.



** The username of LetsPlay/RabbidLuigi, a [=YouTube=] gaming countdown maker and let's player, became this after the game was leaked and officially announced. The Rabbid dressed as Luigi is even called "Rabbid Luigi." This is even alluded in Nathaniel Bandy's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DzhJ2G3CAo How Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Triggers You]]'', where Rabbid Luigi (the [=YouTuber=]) says that they stole his identity.

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** The username of LetsPlay/RabbidLuigi, a [=YouTube=] gaming countdown maker and let's player, became this after the game was leaked and officially announced. The Rabbid dressed as Luigi is even called "Rabbid Luigi." This is even alluded in Nathaniel Bandy's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DzhJ2G3CAo How Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Triggers You]]'', where [=YouTuber=] Rabbid Luigi (the [=YouTuber=]) says that they Ubisoft stole his identity.



--> ''Just let me catch my breath,''\\

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--> ''Just -->''Just let me catch my breath,''\\



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Even long-time detractors of the Rabbids were eager to play this game, since they're not just doing their usual random crap for the sake of being annoying. The fact that you get to [[CatharsisFactor pummel the Rabbids silly helps, too]].

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Even long-time detractors of the Rabbids were eager to play this game, since they're not just doing their usual random crap for the sake of being annoying. The fact that you get to [[CatharsisFactor pummel the Rabbids silly silly]] helps, too]].too.



** Some people have called the game's internal documents leaking an inversion, saying that if it hadn't been leaked beforehand, getting everyone used to the idea of Mario crossing over with the Rabbids and using a gun before the official reveal, it wouldn't have been nearly as well-received at E3 as it was.

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** Some people have called the game's internal documents leaking an inversion, saying that if it hadn't ''hadn't'' been leaked beforehand, getting everyone used to the idea of Mario crossing over with the Rabbids and using a gun before the official reveal, it wouldn't have been nearly as well-received at E3 as it was.



** Due to the Rabbids as being most of the focus in the story and constituting 95% of the enemy roster, it seemed like there was no way to incorporate any characters from the ''Mario'' franchise as enemies on the battlescape. Magikoopa, Hammer Bro, and Fire Bro are all examples that are very eligible and would've made for some interesting opposition.

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** Due to the Rabbids as being most of the focus in the story and constituting 95% of the enemy roster, it seemed like there was no way to incorporate any characters from the ''Mario'' franchise as enemies on the battlescape. Magikoopa, Magikoopas, Hammer Bro, Bros, and Fire Bro Bros. are all just a few examples that are very eligible and would've made for some interesting opposition.


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Though the game overcame [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail initial expectations and reactions]] and was very well-received by critics and players for its surprising depth, fun gameplay, and pretty good humor, the very premise of ''Kingdom Battle'' still sent people running for the hills for various reasons. It's a game involving an EldritchAbomination that inexplicably fuses the two worlds of Mario and the Rabbids together and Mario & Friends have to team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a Strategy Shooter/RPG campaign, a gaming genre that neither franchise is exactly famous for.

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** Despite the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC taking place on Donkey Kong Island, none of the characters from the VideoGame/DonkeyKong series appear anywhere in the mode, not even Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong's main partner or Cranky Kong appear, despite there being a major rabbid character dressed as the latter.


* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Oh, how people jeered and mocked this game before release. Just about ''nobody'' liked the game when it was first leaked, due to a long-standing grudge against the Rabbids for overshadowing Rayman. Even beyond that, the idea of this crossover being a TurnBasedTactics game of all things made this game come across as a weird fever dream. After its formal unveiling (and especially after its release) however, the game was praised for its surprisingly deep gameplay mechanics, music, and humor, with many reviewers urging readers and viewers not to overlook the title.
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Though the game overcame [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail initial expectations and reactions]] and was very well-received by critics and players for its surprising depth, fun gameplay, and pretty good humor, the very premise of ''Kingdom Battle'' still sent people running for the hills for various reasons. It's a game involving an EldritchAbomination that inexplicably fuses the two worlds of Mario and the Rabbids together and Mario & Friends have to team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a Strategy Shooter/RPG campaign, a gaming genre that neither franchise is exactly famous for. Selling two million plus copies worldwide and [[https://nintendoeverything.com/best-selling-third-party-games-for-switch/ being the highest selling third party game on Nintendo Switch in the United States as of May 2019]] is icing on top of the cake.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Oh, how people jeered and mocked this game before release. Just about ''nobody'' liked the game when it was first leaked, due to a long-standing grudge against the Rabbids for overshadowing Rayman. Even beyond that, the idea of this crossover being a TurnBasedTactics game of all things made this game come across as a weird fever dream. After its formal unveiling (and especially after its release) however, the game was praised for its surprisingly deep gameplay mechanics, music, and humor, with many reviewers urging readers and viewers not to overlook the title.
title. Selling two million plus copies worldwide and [[https://nintendoeverything.com/best-selling-third-party-games-for-switch/ being the highest selling third party game on Nintendo Switch in the United States as of May 2019]] is icing on top of the cake.
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Though the game overcame [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail initial expectations and reactions]] and was very well-received by critics and players for its surprising depth, fun gameplay, and pretty good humor, the very premise of ''Kingdom Battle'' still sent people running for the hills for various reasons. It's a game involving an EldritchAbomination that inexplicably fuses the two worlds of Mario and the Rabbids together and Mario & Friends have to team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a Strategy Shooter/RPG campaign, a gaming genre that neither franchise is exactly famous for. Selling two million plus copies worldwide and [[https://nintendoeverything.com/best-selling-third-party-games-for-switch/ being the highest selling third party game on Nintendo Switch in the United States as of May 2019]] is icing on top of the cake.


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Though the game overcame [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail initial expectations and reactions]] and was very well-received by critics and players for its surprising depth, fun gameplay, and pretty good humor, the very premise of ''Kingdom Battle'' still sent people running for the hills for various reasons. It's a game involving an EldritchAbomination that inexplicably fuses the two worlds of Mario and the Rabbids together and Mario & Friends have to team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a Strategy Shooter/RPG campaign, a gaming genre that neither franchise is exactly famous for.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Though the game overcame [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail initial expectations and reactions]] and was very well-received by critics and players for its surprising depth, fun gameplay, and pretty good humor, the very premise of ''Kingdom Battle'' still sent people running for the hills for various reasons. It's a game involving an EldritchAbomination that inexplicably fuses the two worlds of Mario and the Rabbids together and Mario & Friends have to team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a Strategy Shooter/RPG campaign, a gaming genre that neither franchise is exactly famous for. Selling two million plus copies worldwide and [[https://nintendoeverything.com/best-selling-third-party-games-for-switch/ being the highest selling third party game on Nintendo Switch in the United States as of May 2019]] is icing on top of the cake.


** Bucklers are one of the most troublesome enemies in the game. They carry a shield that blocks all non-explosive damage that isn't from the flank or rear (as in 180 degrees), wield powerful [[ShortRangeShotgun Boomshots]] to punish you when you inevitably have to get in close to them to circumvent their shield, and they have a special ability that guarantees a CriticalHit from ''all'' enemies in its area of effect (which also guarantees their weapon's status effects). This gets very dangerous very fast if they're paired up with Smashers, which have a skill that increases weapon damage, and ''[[ForMassiveDamage these buffs stack]]''. This can happen as early as World 2, while the player doesn't get the power to do this until halfway through the final world.

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** Bucklers are one of the most troublesome enemies in the game. They carry a shield that blocks all non-explosive damage that isn't from the flank or rear (as in 180 degrees), wield powerful [[ShortRangeShotgun Boomshots]] to punish you when you inevitably have to get in close to them to circumvent their shield, and they have a special ability that guarantees a CriticalHit from ''all'' enemies in its area of effect (which also guarantees their weapon's status effects). This gets very dangerous very fast if they're paired up with Smashers, which have a skill that increases weapon damage, and ''[[ForMassiveDamage these ''these buffs stack]]''.stack''. This can happen as early as World 2, while the player doesn't get the power to do this until halfway through the final world.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: One of the lines from the first verse of Tom Phan's TheHeroSucksSong essentially fat-shames Mario, and he directly reacts to this one. But given the nature of the song and how on-point the rest of the song is in roasting the plumber, this point is easily glossed over; the accompanying Rabbid struggling in futility to contain their laughter makes said dismissal easier. Not to mention that fact that the Phantom [[LargeAndInCharge is far from]] [[FatBastard in-shape himself...]]

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: One of the lines from the first verse of Tom Phan's TheHeroSucksSong essentially fat-shames Mario, and he directly reacts to this one. But given the nature of the song and how on-point the rest of the song is in roasting the plumber, this point is easily glossed over; the accompanying Rabbid struggling in futility to contain their laughter makes said dismissal easier. Not to mention that the HypocriticalHumor caused by fact that the Phantom [[LargeAndInCharge is far from]] [[FatBastard in-shape himself...]]


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Though the game overcame [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail initial expectations and reactions]] and was very well-received by critics and players for its surprising depth, fun gameplay, and pretty good humor, the very premise of ''Kingdom Battle'' still sent people running for the hills for various reasons. It's a game involving an Eldritch Abomination that inexplicably fuses the two worlds of Mario and the Rabbids together and Mario & Friends have to team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a Strategy Shooter/RPG campaign, a gaming genre that neither franchise is exactly famous for.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Though the game overcame [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail initial expectations and reactions]] and was very well-received by critics and players for its surprising depth, fun gameplay, and pretty good humor, the very premise of ''Kingdom Battle'' still sent people running for the hills for various reasons. It's a game involving an Eldritch Abomination EldritchAbomination that inexplicably fuses the two worlds of Mario and the Rabbids together and Mario & Friends have to team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a Strategy Shooter/RPG campaign, a gaming genre that neither franchise is exactly famous for.

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* GameBreaker: Rabbid Luigi can really wreak havoc on the battlefield. His Vamp Dash, when maxed out, does more damage than Mario's GoombaStomp, dealing 160 versus Mario's 150, and, unlike Mario's stomp, can be used on two enemies in one movement turn. While the health regained from Vamp Dashing starts at only 30% of the damage dealt, it can be increased to a full 100%, which, when combined with a full damage skill for the dash, equates to 320 health, more than half of Rabbid Luigi's maximum of 500, healed just from movement. And since the Vampire effect lingers on an enemy for a turn after infliction, this means that everyone on the team can also boost their health from attacking the Vamped foes, making Rabbid Luigi an excellent CombatMedic. He's no slouch when it comes to combat either, boasting the highest chances of critical hits and accompanying Super Effects of the entire cast, with his two postgame weapons having a 100% guaranteed Super Effect on ''every'' shot; this includes the Round Shield Shocker, which inflicts Stone (which combines Honey [no movement], Ink [no attacking], and Freeze [no techniques] into a weapon that stops a single foe dead in their tracks), and Gag Me With A Spoon, which carries Vamp, allowing Rabbid Luigi to set up heals at a distance. And if he ever needs to get through dangerous territory, he can use either his Super Barrier, which negates all Super Effects and decreases movement damage taken by up to 50% and weapon damage taken by up to 60%, or Weaken, which can lower an enemy's damage output by up to 70%; Super Barrier goes especially well with Vamp Dash, allowing Rabbid Luigi to heal up and let his team do so too, without having to worry about being intercepted.


** The username of LetsPlay/RabbidLuigi, a [=YouTube=] gaming countdown maker and let's player, became this after the game was leaked and officially announced. The Rabbid dressed as Luigi is even called "Rabbid Luigi."

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** The username of LetsPlay/RabbidLuigi, a [=YouTube=] gaming countdown maker and let's player, became this after the game was leaked and officially announced. The Rabbid dressed as Luigi is even called "Rabbid Luigi."" This is even alluded in Nathaniel Bandy's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DzhJ2G3CAo How Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Triggers You]]'', where Rabbid Luigi (the [=YouTuber=]) says that they stole his identity.



** A few weeks before the official announcement, internal documents were leaked of the game. They were never meant to be seen by the public, and thus they used wording that you'd never see in a formal press release and contained several typos. Peach being called "The Badass Princess" particularly caught on. It was just so hilariously off from what official documents called her.

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** A few weeks before the official announcement, internal documents were leaked of the game. They were never meant to be seen by the public, and thus they used wording that you'd never see in a formal press release and contained several typos. Peach being called "The Badass Princess" BadassPrincess" particularly caught on. It was just so hilariously off from what official documents called her.


* CounterpartComparison:
** Rabbid Luigi's long shirt makes him look a lot like one of the chipmunks (specifically Theodore) from ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' prior to their modern redesigns.
** As a videogame boss who sings a funny opera song composed by Creator/{{Rare}} alumni, the Phantom has frequently been described as an E-rated [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Great Mighty Poo]].
** The Megabug is typically compared to [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Solaris/Mephiles the Dark]] as both villains are MonstersOfTheWeek where Bowser/Eggman isn't involved in the main plot, both want to destroy everything and cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, both of them are interpreted as highly skilled [[ManipulativeBastard manipulators]] and both are big KnightOfCerebus for a typical kid friendly game, that causes the [[DarkerAndEdgier tone to go very dark]]. The Megabug's true form even looks like the true form of Solaris. The only major difference is that Mephiles can speak [[TheVoiceless whereas the Megabug can't]].

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