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    Trailers 
  • The E3 2013 trailer:
    • Villager managing to give Mario a death glare through that blissful expression. This caused Villager to gain a reputation as a Memetic Psychopath within MINUTES of his announcement.
    • Mario's face when he almost gets hit by flying Metal Blades in Mega Man's Reveal Trailer for Smash Bros. 4.
  • In Wii Fit Trainer's Reveal Trailer:
    • Mario, Link, and Kirby are "playing" Wii Fit, trying to hold the tree pose when she casually walks up, taps Mario on the shoulder, then strikes another pose, OHKOing all three of them.
    • What makes it even funnier is that after this, the game says "Great, keep it up!". It's as if she was encouraged for beating the crap out of people.
    • What also makes it funnier is how they do the pose. Mario can't get his arms over his hat, Kirby (having no legs) just puts his foot over the other and can't get his arms over his head because he's too round. Link (having a more realistically human shape than the others) is the only one doing the pose right, but he still has trouble keeping it.
    • And if you pause at the right time, you see Mario was smashed down, then up, then BACK DOWN, before finally smashing up off the screen.
  • If Mr. Sakurai wants it, my body is ready.
  • Rosalina's Trailer:
    • It starts off with Kirby and his Warp Star causing chaos on Rainbow Road. The Mother of the Cosmos gives him a time out.
    • When the race comes to a halt, Donkey Kong pokes Kirby curiously a couple of times.
    • Kirby and Luma dancing at the end, with Rosalina apparently conducting them and the other racers just looking on in the background.
  • In Little Mac's debut trailer:
  • The Smash Bros. Direct had plenty of these moments.
    • The various little fake-outs that were done, like pretending that Zero Suit Samus was deconfirmed, complete with showing an image of her Brawl incarnation fading to black and white, as if to say she is only a memory now.
    • How the Motion-Sensor Bomb is demonstrated: Link is standing close to Peach while Zelda is standing behind him, Zelda throws the bomb, then waves at Link to come over to her. Link falls for it hook, line, and sinker.
      • This is even funnier if you saw some of the pictures on the official website and the pics of the day, as there was a Running Gag of Link having an affair with Peach. Woman Scorned indeed.
    • Before showing the Pokémon that would be usable in the game, we were treated to Sakurai replaced with a stuffed Substitute doll.
      • This moment is even better after Greninja's reveal; the frog ninja has Substitute as one of its moves.
    • Sakurai actually referencing the "No items! Fox Only! Final Destination!" meme with "For Glory" mode for online multiplayer, minus the "Fox only!" part.
    • The fact that one of the Assist Trophies is the Color TV Game 15! A video game fighting inside of a video game! Complete with a scoreboard at the top of the screen.
    • In one of the Trophy Quizzes, the answer seems obvious that it is Palutena. But nope, it's Pseudo-Palutena. What makes it even better is that upon "her" reveal, the camera is zoomed in on "her" face to create a Jump Scare-like effect.
      • Even meaner is that this was done before Palutena's widely-anticipated reveal as a playable character, so the thought of her being a mere trophy caused many a proverbial heart attack. People were happy to be wrong.
    • Mega Man's Crash Bomber special lands on Yoshi's tail. The dinosaur spins around, (presumably trying to take it off,) before it explodes.
    • Villager's Pocket move continues to be hilarious, with the trailer showing him stealing a Spring from under Sonic (which in retrospect, is now impossible to do), and stealing Zelda's summoned Phantom and then attacking her with her own Phantom.
    • When demonstrating how Lucario's aura was buffed, Sakurai demonstrates a potential downside to it by having Lucario use his Up-Special and flying over the stage, self-destructing.
    • A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment during Rosalina's moveset explanation, when it gets to her Star Bits attack. Rosalina sends the Luma out to attack Diddy Kong, but this leaves her open for Donkey Kong to grab and carry her off in the background. The Mother of Cosmos was ape-napped. Also, Diddy Kong scratches his behind right before the scene change.
    • Sakurai's comments on Little Mac, ranging from his poor air moves (complete with funny graphic) and poor recovery (And That's Terrible) to questioning if Giga Mac and Little Mac are the same person.
    • When Charizard enters the fray, each of the fighters prepares to launch an attack. Link throws the Gale Boomerang, Kirby fires a star from the Star Rod, Samus fires a missile, Mario runs at Charizard head on, and Olimar? He throws a Pikmin at it, and the Pikmin doesn't even reach it.
    • At one point in Greninja's trailer, Mario and Luigi try to sneak up on Lucario and Greninja with Poké Balls in hand.
  • E3 2014. So how do you promote the Mii Fighters? By making Reggie and Iwata fight each other to the death, and then having their Miis duke it out.
  • Palutena's trailer:
    • How does she make her entrance? By activating Pit's Power of Flight to toss him away screaming.
    • When Palutena showcases what appears to be her Final Smash on Yoshi and Samus, she comes down and we're treated to Pit "crouching" while she merely spins, crosses her arms, and gives him a look while we hear him say "You don't have to prove anything to ME, Lady Palutena!" Those who've played Uprising can just IMAGINE the expression on his face.
    • Just as she mentions how the rest of the fighters are Worthy Opponents, the screen cuts to King Dedede doing his "crouching" pose.
    • Villager watering Pikmin in a Freeze-Frame Bonus.
  • Pac-Man's trailer:
  • In Lucina and Robin's trailer:
    • Chrom is essentially a Butt-Monkey in this trailer. Him being beaten by Captain Falcon isn't funny on its own, until you hear his only line in the trailer, practically lampshading how he's gotten the short end of the stick compared to his daughter and friend.
      Chrom: I suppose I'll get my chance another day.
    • Then there's the bluntness of the text as Chrom's role in Robin's Final Smash is revealed.
    • Lucina isn't completely free of this herself. During the beginning, her debut states "Lucina wakes her blade?!" Then Robin shows up with his own debut card, and it appears as he's stealing the spot of both of his companions.
    • Robin gets a jab… or rather, female Robin. At the end of the trailer.
      P.S. Also you can play as female Robin!
  • Shulk's trailer:
    • His reveal trailer is named Looks like we don't have a choice!, after what Shulk would say when the party was facing powerful enemies. While it's most likely referring to the fact that his opponents in Smash Bros. are powerful, it also seems like a sly jab at the leak.
    • In the beginning, Bowser lets out a mighty roar… only for a butterfly to fly past him. Even better, he gets distracted enough by said butterfly to let down his guard!
    • Shulk casually steals his friend's catchphrase.
      Shulk: Now it's Shulk time!
    • Towards the end of the trailer, Shulk is seen jumping thrice. While the first two jumps have him in his normal clothes, the third one has him in his swimwear. The guy stripped his clothes off!
  • Xander Mobus, the voice of the announcer, Master Hand, and Crazy Hand, has a half-hour's worth of hilarity as he spends the ENTIRE October 2014 Nintendo Direct hamming it up like there's no tomorrow. It is, of course, glorious.
    Xander Mobus: "On the Game Pad, there's a microphone!"
  • During the 50-Fact Extravaganza, a bar graph displaying the amount of music on the 3DS and Wii U versions is shown. The bar for the Wii U fills up to about the size of the 3DS bar…then suddenly smashes into the side of the screen, and keeps going, eventually becoming about 3 times as long, as Xander declares that the difference is "not even comparable!"
  • Near the end of Bowser Jr.'s trailer, there's a shot of Bowser Jr. and the seven Koopalings on Battlefield… Iggy's clown car is attempting to eat a cake, Roy's car is boxing against a Sandbag, Morton is wildly swinging a hammer around, Wendy is swinging around a Star Rod, Ludwig is swinging a Fire Bar at Lemmy… who is equipped with a Back Shield and happens to be facing the opposite direction, and Bowser Jr. sends out a Mechakoopa to Larry… who picks it up and throws it back at Bowser Jr, who then catches it. They proceed to throw it back and forth, until eventually Bowser Jr. refuses to throw it back, prompting Larry's car to stick its tongue out at him.
  • At one point, we see the Wrecking Crew stage in action. Marth gets crushed by a falling barrel… and you can see a pair of eyes poking out of the barrel.
  • The opening of the Wii U version has some moments.
    • Luigi dodges Ganondorf's Warlock Punch… with his side taunt.
    • Dedede inhales Pac-Man's power pellet, only for Pac-Man to end up taking a bite out of him.
    • A moment after that, Pac-Man scratches his head as Jigglypuff is caught by Galaga, just spinning in place like a ball.
    • And towards the end as the fighters dash forward, you see Donkey Kong carrying Kirby along behind everyone.
  • Duck Hunt's trailer:
    • Mario does a Bring It gesture as an 8-bit sprite from the first Super Mario Bros..
    • The Duck Hunt team are introduced getting startled by their introductory splash. It could also be interpreted as the two getting bonked by the text, seeing as the text is shaking a little bit.
    • Most of the gameplay shown in Duck Hunt's trailer is simply the dog doing goofy stuff in time with the music.
    • Duck Hunt Dog isn't really feeling it.
    • The demonstration of Duck Hunt's smash attacks shows a hand with a Zapper aiming at the screen…and the trailer has to note that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U isn't compatible with actual Zappers.
    • Pay close attention to the Nintendo Seal of Quality on Duck Hunt's promotional art. Nintendo has approved and guaranteed hunting season is now open.
  • Mewtwo's trailer:
    • In a similar vein to Greninja's trailer, Ness sneaks up on Mewtwo with a Master Ball in hand. It's even Shiny!
    • Each time Ness appears, he acts similar to a Pokémon Trainer.
    • At one point, Mewtwo is shown getting attacked by a lone blue Pikmin. It doesn't even react.
    • Mewtwo attacks Goldeen. If you are one of the people who hates Goldeen because it does nothing in Smash, then it's satisfying to see Mewtwo attack it.
    • At the very end of the trailer, Mewtwo uses its Final Smash to transform into Mega Mewtwo Y and take out Dr. Mario, Wario, and Robin. Afterwards, Mewtwo taunts and guess what happens? Pikachu booty crawls from behind. Hilarious and kind of a nod to both Little Mac's trailer and the very first SSB4 trailer that was released.
    • At one point, Mewtwo is riding Gogoat on the Bridge Eldin shooting off a Ray Gun wildly. You can almost imagine it thinking "Yippie-ki-yay." in a dead-serious tone.
    • Mewtwo getting footstooled by a smaller Greninja. Mewtwo proceeds to chase after it.
    • On Jungle Hijinx, Mewtwo smacks Luigi into a barrel cannon, which sends him flying right into a Screaming Pillar.
  • Lucas' Trailer:
    • Lucas introduces the Rope Snake to the Sable Prince.
    • At one point Sonic runs by, and Lucas trips (or rather, taunts).
    • The trailer starts with Ness getting his ass kicked by several of the other characters. In one bit, Ness tries to launch himself back onto the stage with PK Thunder… only for Villager to Pocket it and fly away.
  • Roy's Trailer:
    • After his introductory pose, Roy makes his grand entrance by launching the other Roy clear off the screen.
    • Roy setting himself on fire with his Flare Blade.
    • Marth counters Robin, then gets countered by Ike, who gets countered by Roy, all in the same sequence.
    • A group of eight Roys perform a chain of Flare Blades… needless to say, all of them except for the one in the very back get knocked out.
  • Ryu's Trailer:
    • Ryu does a few low kicks on Duck Hunt's gunman, causing his pants to drop.
    • Ryu runs into Heihachi. Again.
  • Cloud's Trailer:
    • His first line in the trailer is "Never thought I'd see the day.", summing up many reactions.
    • And his tagline? Cloud Storms into battle!
    • Cloud getting seasick while riding on the King of Red Lions.
    • Cloud steals Wario's bike after forcing him off.
    • Cloud using Climhazzard to... pop a balloon carrying a piece of cake on the Animal Crossing stage. And Villager's happy reaction to it.
    • At the end of the trailer, Cloud smells Chocobo. The camera then pans to a bunch of shrunken Mii fighters running around behind him, along with one in the foreground asleep, all in Chocobo hats.
    • At the very end, Square Enix is added to the copyright info with a little plink noise.
  • Corrin's Trailer:
    • The trailer starts at the pivotal moment in Fire Emblem Fates... only for a fourth option to appear for joining Smash. Ryoma and Xander are rightly baffled by Corrin's bizarre choice to ditch the family conflict for a seemingly pointless tournament. All with the utmost seriousness.
    Ryoma: What are you doing? Corrin!
    Corrin: Sorry, Big Brother. But I've made my decision.
    Xander: How could you? You're giving up on us and battling completely unknown opponents!
    • The Stinger has Corrin get chased by Pac-Man's Final Smash... then he chases Pac-Man with a Dragon Lunge on a rolling crate.
    • His family's confused reactions to the gender-swapped female alt.
  • Bayonetta's trailer:
    • During her trailer, you can just feel Bayonetta's animosity towards the cast of Kid Icarus.
    Bayonetta: If you want to learn how to talk to a lady, ask your mum.
    • For added hilarity for the above line, the clip what is used when she says it has her fighting against Bowser Jr., who doesn't even know who his mother is.
      • Those familiar with the story of Fire Emblem Fates can find some dark humor in the fact that the same clip also has Bayonetta fighting Corrin, whose mother dies early on in Fates protecting them from an explosion.
    • Bayonetta uses Witch Time to avoid Pikachu's Skull Bash... then uses the Gust Bellows to blow him all the way off the stage at an incredible speed.
    • Seeing Bayonetta Kirby mimic Bullet Climax is a ridiculously silly sight to behold. It's all in the legs.
    • When Bayonetta breaks out her Wicked Weaves, Pit makes a statement that's... easy to take the wrong way.
    Pit: "They're huge!"
    • Villager attempts to catch a tiny Butterfly Bayonetta with his net.
    • A blink-and-miss moment: Sakurai suddenly puts on a pair of glasses after her reveal.
  • The final clip show at the end of the December 15, 2015 presentation included one last "Peach flirting with Link" gag (and getting smacked by Zelda for it).
    • Marth holding on to a ledge, only for Dr. Mario to step on his hand, causing him to fall down.
    • Lucina putting on her mask to shade herself from the brightness of Wii Fit Trainer's Sun Salutation.
    • Also, Ryu and Dark Pit getting oil drums dropped over them by Sheik and Greninja.
    • Ness, Samus and Yoshi playing base-egg.
    • Bayonetta (and a tiny Game & Watch) ducking a simultaneous Falcon/Warlock Punch.

    Characters 
  • Every character has some amusing reactions when crashing into the screen, but special mention must go to Wii Fit Trainer, who keeps doing exercises even after being thrown at the camera.
  • Certain characters have exclusive equipment types, like Hammers for King Dedede. The Wii Fit Trainer's exclusive equipment? Protein supplements.
    • Corrin can use shoes-related equipments... While he/she's barefoot.
  • Pretty much EVERY time Donkey Kong has a prominent appearance in a trailer or promotional screenshot.
  • Villager's Final Smash? Getting Tom Nook and his nephews to build an exploding house over the opponent. And when the house explodes, the Nooks get blown away and sent hurtling through the air amongst the debris.
  • Wii Fit Trainer as a whole because their moves are ridiculously funny: yoga poses for every single thing. Yes, this includes their Final Smash. They even make a yoga pose when they're being smacked into the screen.
    • This official poster shows silhouettes of the female Trainer, Mario, Link, Kirby, Pit, Donkey Kong, and Samus doing the tree pose.
    • One of Trainer's custom special moves is Deep Breathing so hard that the area around them explodes. The move's description even says that it's a Dangerous Forbidden Technique.
    • The fact that she's apparently in-universe Nightmare Fuel for Luigi. In his Ending movie, he runs from a giant Wii Fit Trainer, and the All-Star picture for her shows Luigi cowering while a bunch of hunched over, zombie-like Wii Fit Trainers close in.
  • Sakurai confirms that Miis are going to be new fighters, and near-completely customizable, and admits that, with this new system, you can have media celebrities fight each other if you so choose, even showing examples like Ice-T, Elijah Wood, and ''Abraham Lincoln'', complete with the announcement screens the game uses.
  • Pac-Man's promotional artwork features 8-bit versions of several smashers in Pac-Man's iconic maze, all with some silliness going on such as Link holding a cherry in his Item Get! pose, and Kirby eating a bunch of Pac-Dots.
  • Pac-Man SMILING while drowning is either gut-bustingly hilarious or just plain creepy.
    • Continuing the smile trend, Jigglypuff putting him to sleep. His reaction to this is like "Oh, okay". His sleep pose is relaxed. And then he wakes up, still smiling, as if thanking her. He really doesn't give a crap.
  • Shulk joins the battle… in his swimwear!!
  • Several of Duck Hunt's "attacks" are really just the dog barely avoiding being shot. It may be the hunter watching out for him, but you can imagine it being the hunter barely missing him.
    • Duck Hunt's Final Smash involves a flock of ducks acting as Disturbed Doves to knock the targets into another place (like Captain Falcon dropping them on the racetrack for his) as a group of desperadoes shoot up the ducks and targets, the last scene showing one of the characters spinning through the air in dramatic slow-mo.
  • Duck Hunt didn't have their own stage in the 3DS version before September 30th, 2015, so they had to share stages with other characters that don't have a stage in that version (this also includes R.O.B. and the Wii Fit Trainer). These include the Battlefield stage (only when you unlock them), the Balloon Fighter stage, PictoChat, and hilariously, the Living Room/Nintendogs stage.
  • The fact that the Duck Hunt dog is even a playable character.
  • The way the announcer pronounces "Duck Hunt" is very peculiar, and pretty fitting considering most people's opinion of the dog in his original game
    • Even Xander Mobus, the voice of the announcer, had to be careful how he said it, having this in mind.
  • Turning the camera to get a look under Rosalina's dress leads to a wonderful view… of the cosmos. When Sakurai said in Miiverse during development that it's said that Rosalina holds the cosmos under her gown, he was not joking.
  • For his grab pummel, Bowser Jr. hits his opponent with a toy hammer.
  • King Dedede's new down tilt attack is him doing a combat roll. It's as silly as it sounds.
    • Even funnier if done from his relaxed, reclining crouching pose, and then continuing to hold down after it's done, watching him do an Unnecessary Combat Roll into a "draw me like one of your french girls" position.
  • Bowser Jr.'s neutral special has the Koopa Clown Car fire a cannon. Kirby can copy this ability, but what does he do since he doesn't have a Clown Car? The cannon emerges from his mouth!
  • If Robin successfully lands Nosferatu, they make a disgusted "bleh" noise as if the blood or whatever they're draining from their opponent tastes bad.
  • Luigi can still get stuck in a wall like in Brawl, but this time the momentum causes his body to spasm uncontrollably before he decides to pull himself out.
  • The way you give equipment to amiibo by "feeding" it to them… complete with what sounds like a munching noise.
  • Most of the other characters' victory animations has them jumping for joy or posing with pride. One of Dr. Mario's victory animations is him simply staring intently at the screen in a stereotypical doctor kind of way.
  • It's rather humorous to hear Palutena yell "Oh no!" upon being launched offstage.
  • Want to play on Gaur Plain as Olimar or Alph? Hope you're not the second player. The Pikmin he raises from the ground during the countdown to the fight are going to fall off the ledge.
  • Really, there is nothing more hilarious and epic then successfully performing Ganoncide. Side special an opponent trying to recover and then Ganon will grab them and dunk them into the ground. It's better in 3DS/Wii U because he always wins whereas in Brawl the results are unpredictable: win, loss, or sudden death thanks to tying.
  • This video is a compilation of stuff Villager can pocket. Compounded with the fact it's thrown back just as fast prior to being pocketed, the sheer absurdity is hilarious.
  • Step 1: Play as Kirby. Step 2: Stand on a breakable platform. Step 3: Spam your side special until the platform breaks beneath you, but do NOT fully charge it. Step 4: Watch Kirby (almost) soar through the air after it breaks. Unfortunately, it doesn't work on the bridge in Gerudo Valley.
  • Ryu's on-screen appearance is just him casually walking onto the stage from the background. It's just so jarring compared to the others. It can especially be funny if you go to a stage like Temple and see him walk out of a wall.
  • One of Ryu's quotes when he gets KO'd is simply, "What?"
  • Cloud's victory theme is a remix of the victory fanfare of Final Fantasy VII. Chances are, fans of said game got a chuckle out of hearing it for the first time, because this is the only victory theme in the game that loops, much like the fanfare does in FFVII.
  • Bayonetta's pummel is a bitch slap. Enough said.
  • Bowser's voice clips had been edited to sound more like a Guttural Growler overall. That isn't the funny part; the only sound that's unchanged is...the Star KO scream he makes. So in a way, Bowser quite literally does a dinosaur iteration of Screams Like a Little Girl if you launch him into the sky.

    Pictures 
  • King Dedede is back and making good use of his improved facial animations. In the image before the one before on King Dedede's character page, he's lying down on the floor while Wii Fit Trainer is facing his direction, making the image that came after even more hilarious, considering Dedede's weight and personality.
  • The pic of the day for February 10, 2014, has this caption: "A bored-looking dog staring at the TV… Occasionally, the Super Smash Bros. series really makes me confused about what I'm creating."
  • This screenshot posted on the Smash Bros. website after Zero Suit Samus was confirmed. Samus wearing a bunny hood is fanservice to the point where it borders on parody. Even better, Luigi and Dedede are right behind her, and Samus's expression gives the impression that she's not thrilled about this at all, or perhaps annoyed that they're ignoring her. Also she appears to be on fire from Spicy Currynote .
  • For April 23, 2014, we have Charizard biting Waddle Dee's face. Sakurai says "Don't eat him. You can't eat him."
  • On May 2, 2014, we have the Assist Trophy Dillon introduced, with Sakurai noting that "He may rival Sonic in the art of rolling." Sonic's expression is priceless.
  • A series of photos shows Princess Peach stealing Link from Zelda.
  • Hours before the big stream that revealed Lucina, Robin, and Captain Falcon, his Pic of the Day showed a trophy… of Rayman.
  • The caption for July 14, 2014, has even Sakurai wondering when Captain Falcon will get another game of his own.
  • The pic of the day for July 18th has Mario and Little Mac suffering a Screen K.O. But instead of simply bouncing off like in Brawl, their faces are smushed against the screen. Even better, the Villager is smiling on the stage.
  • This one's going to need a little context: before Meta Knight's reveal, there was a picture highlighting the new feature of Mii costumes. One of the two Miis in the picture had Meta-Knight's mask on, which led to no little speculation on Meta-Knight's return. Fast-Forward to Meta-Knight's reveal picture with Sakurai speaking as Meta-Knight saying he "introduced that imposter to his sword". Yup, Sakurai just implied Meta-Knight straight-up KO'd a Mii for daring to steal his look. R.I.P. Miita Knight.
  • One of Shulk's pictures on the website jokingly turns him into a pro wrestler, taking advantage of his shirtless alternate costume and all.
  • There is an official screenshot of Falco on the boxing ring stage looking like he is about to majestically body slam Luigi on the floor, with the previous gag of shirtless wrestler Shulk right behind him.
  • The pic of the day for October 30, 2014, has the Sablé Prince sticking his finger into a sobbing Katie's nose. And in the follow-up pic, he has Saharah taste his finger.
  • Intensify your activity by dodging a rampaging car. Imagine that line in the Wii Fit Trainer's voice and try not to laugh. You have been dared.
  • Ganondorf, like Dedede, has had his facial expressions improved. Now, he looks like a sassy teenage girl. Yes, he actually makes that face in-game.
  • Zelda's expressiveness has also been improved. Though she still looks like this for the most part during gameplay, if she stands near a ledge, she will instead look like this.
  • Ryu's promotional art is a pretty neat throwback to this picture, but what sells it is that Princess Peach of all people is the one in Chun-Li's place.
    • Not to mention Wii Fit Trainer in Zangief's.
    • Also, Pac-Man takes Blanka's place, somehow eating a bamboo stick while retaining his iconic smiley face.
  • Thought Roy sending off Roy Koopa in his reveal trailer wasn't enough? One official screenshot has FE!Roy fist pump as Roy Koopa flails about in magma.
  • Bayonetta's artwork poster is amazing in its detail of characters battling for the forces of light and dark, but some details are pretty funny.
  • Corrin's promotional art is a spectacle to behold as both genders of the character are fighting against some of Nintendo's best. But then you notice Xander, Elise, and Ryoma in the background with their mouths wide open...
  • One official screenshot for Bayonetta has the Mario Bros. carry gifts for her, as a reference to the intro of Bayonetta 2 when Enzo had to carry her Christmas purchases.
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    Event Matches 
  • Four Sword Adventures gives us this:
    The Four Sword has split Link into four! Now, they can join forces to save the wor- Nope, they're fighting each other again…
  • The event Princess Punch-Up:
    It's princess against princess in a royal showdown! Looks like their bodyguards just became obsolete.

    Trophies 
  • Little Mac's out-of-shape Captain Rainbow appearance shows up as a trophy in Wii U.
  • How is Dr. Wily portrayed in his trophy? Begging for mercy like he always does!
  • Look at the Giga Bowser trophy. If you look closely, you'll notice that Peach is shoving Mario out of the way, armed with a frying pan as if she's saying "Move over, I got this."
  • Pokémon Trainer's trophy references his past experience in Brawl to the lyrics of the Pokémon anime's original theme of all things.
    "Back in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he fought to be the very best — like no one ever was. To smash them was his real test — to launch them was his cause!"
  • Karate Joe's trophy description in the PAL version of the game makes a subtle reference to the "halo is a pretty cool guy" meme.
    "Karate Joe is a pretty cool guy. He punches flowerpots, bulbs, and exploding barrels without even the slightest hesitation. Truly, he fears nothing."
  • The trophy for the Steel Diver item refers to the weapon as a Sub-machine gun.
  • The entry for Thwomp:
    "Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a Thwomp of your own? If anyone tried to break into your house, it would just go "THWOMP!" right on their head. Yep, a Thwomp would make a great home-security system. Unfortunately, they're not available in shops. Sad times."
  • The Hurricane of Puns for the entry on Cuccos:
    "Now here's a creature that's just poultry in motion. It usually minds its own business, but if you attack it, the chickens will come home to roost — by body-slamming you over... and over... A pretty fowl tactic if you ask us. It's almost futile to fight back, and eventually they'll lose interest and stop driving you Cucco."
  • The trophy of Samus in the Varia suit cribs a certain infamous Miiverse post:
    "In a feature quite unique to the Metroid series, it lets her morph into a ball instead of having to crawl!"
  • The description for the Rover trophy:
    "This kitty is very outgoing, always looking to meet and learn about new people. He'll ask you all sorts of questions the first time you meet. Hopefully you don't respond with random nonsense, since you'll be stuck with your answers. Who wants to live in a town called 'AAAAAAA', anyway?"
  • The description for the 1-Up Mushroom trophy:
    "Eating one of these mushrooms will add another you. "1-Up." Even just saying it aloud feels so right. "Was getting more 1-Ups and increasing the number of us the adventure's ultimate objective?" All the Marios got together and discussed this theory. The end."
  • The start of the description for the Porky Statue trophy:
    "A statue of Porky built under the orders of Porky to honour the great exploits of Porky as acknowledged by Porky."
  • Another Hurricane of Puns from the Pit (Eggplant) trophy:
    "Let's squash a misconception right now — there is nothing worse than being turned into an eggplant. Just lettuce tell you, being hit by an eggplant bomb is humiliating. It leafs you without without mushroom to manuever and also makes you a laughing stalk of your friends. (We're not sorry.)"
  • The description for Fly Guys has this gem:
    "You could say these ones are… pretty fly for a Shy Guy. No? Never mind."
  • The description for Souflees.
    "We could say it's a cake, but that would be a lie."
  • Luigi's trophy description. Poor guy can never catch a break.
    "Luigi recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with The Year of Luigi, but all that attention just made him even more shy and awkward."
  • The Mini-Yoshi's trophy description:
    "In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, this young Yoshi first appears as just an egg. After breaking out of his shell, though, the rascal's cheek and ultra-competitive nature run rampant. He's strong for a little lad and can even carry Mario, who he calls Gonzales. There's a funny reason for that, and it's–oh, we've run out of space. Sorry."
  • This gem at the end of the CD's trophy description:
    "Yes, it IS a shame you can't also throw the CD at a foe, but not everything in life is for throwing at people."
  • The Inkling trophy's description is an endless stream of fish and squid puns. Which is about par for the course considering how punny Splatoon is to begin with.

    Tips 
  • King Dedede can't copy abilities like Kirby with his Inhale move because "Dedede is already perfect".
  • Meta Knight immediately goes into his infinite neutral when you press "A" because "Meta Knight doesn't do standard attacks".
  • Eating food in Ashley's zone of darkness causes damage instead of healing it. It's Pit's worst nightmare.
  • The fire marshal says you can't play every stage in 8-player Smash. However, there are more stages available for 5 or 6 players than for 7 or 8.
  • Unlike Link's down aerial, Toon Link's doesn't bounce up when it hits a foe. If you try to dunk someone with it, you're gonna have a bad time.
  • Kirby can steal a copy ability from another Kirby who's already copied someone else's ability. Confused yet?
  • (Regarding Pauline) She was originally named "Lady". We've come a long way.
  • (Regarding Norfair) Seriously, the floor is lava.
  • (Regarding Ryu's Shoryuken) Input forward, down, down-forward for 1.2x attack power. Think you can pull it off? SURE YOU CAN!

    Stages 
  • In Find Mii/Streetpass Quest, it is possible to hit the cage where your Mii is trapped. If it is hit long enough, the cage will fly away and you will see your Mii get Star K.O'd!
    • Also, some Final Smashes are capable of dealing knockback to the trapped Mii. However, most Final Smashes, while in use, freeze all stage elements (excluding bosses). This means you can launch a flurry of sword beams at the cage while it sits completely still, then, after you've stopped, it spontaneously rockets off the screen.
    • You can use the customizability of Mii Fighters and of your personal Mii to have Reggie punching Reggie to protect the gunned-down Reggie while Reggie watches from above on top of a cage containing the captured Reggie.
  • In Kalos Pokémon League, the Water-type room has a Wailord which, rather than coming out of a Poké Ball, floats down when the stage turns into the room and then floats up when the room changes into something else. It's rather silly to see a 47-foot-long whale do something like that.
    • Well, Wailord is the Float Whale Pokémon! It's only 877.4 lbs., so that probably explains a few things.
  • In the Wii U version of Boxing Ring, each character gets a title that's shown on the scoreboard in the background, some of them in the American version of the game are hilarious.
    • What's Duck Hunt's title? "Bark, Quack, Boom!"
    • What's Pikachu's? "Pika Pika!" (literally).
    • Wario's? "Scoundrel with a Fart Of Gold".
  • If you're playing on Gaur Plain, a lot of Metal Face's dialogue can actually be quite entertaining.
    "Whatever you're doing, it looks… smashing! Ahahahaha!"
    "Maybe I'll watch and give you a few pointers!"
    "Heh, look at the time! See ya, kiddies!"
  • If you make special stages in a particular way, you may glitch up the physics engine in a funny way. For example, ground planes shaped in a certain way can cause items to not only vibrate, but also repeatedly produce the sound they tend to make when they land.
  • If they don't make you cringe, hilariously inappropriate Miiverse posts that slip into the Miiverse stage may cause a laugh riot.

    Character Endings 
  • The character endings are chock full of funny moments for each of the characters.
    • Zelda finally getting revenge on Peach for stealing Link away.
    • Ganondorf finally using his sword (on Link, no less).
    • Luigi fleeing from a giant Wii Fit Trainer.
    • Female Robin chasing male Robin with a Hammer.
    • Zero Suit Samus crawling away from a pair of oncoming Bob-Ombs.
    • Ike offering a Lip's Stick to Palutena.
  • Lucario's All-Star congratulations screen in the Wii U version is that of a female Villager sharing chocolate with him.
  • Zero Suit Samus's Wii U All-Star congratulations screen looks like a nudge to Bayonetta. Now it's Hilarious in Hindsight with Bayonetta herself confirmed!
  • Palutena's Wii U All-Star congratulations screen has her wearing a Bunny Hood amongst some flowers, portrayed by a pair of Lip's Sticks, and Pit looking surprised.
  • Pit's Wii U All-Star congratulations screen, meanwhile, has him trying to elbow Magnus, who is positioned at the center of the picture, as Palutena looks on.
  • Bowser Jr.'s 3DS Classic congratulations screen depicts his Clown Car Blowing a Raspberry at Bowser.
  • Mewtwo's comical seriousness from its trailer continues!
    • Its ending movie features it fighting Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Greninja, and Charizard, all of whom are constantly ducking its Disable.
    • Its Wii U Classic ending shows it being covered in tiny Pikachu and holding one in its hand with an adoring expression.
    • Its Wii U All-Star ending shows… the Wii Fit Trainers taking it to the vet-eran.
  • One official screenshot for Ryu brings an Ascended Meme to epic proportions. Explanation 
  • In Roy's ending movie, Falco taunts him. Roy promptly attacks Falco with the Flare Blade, leaving a nice and delicious roast chicken after the explosion.
  • With Roy in Smash 4, it will be possible to fight him in All-Star Mode. Bowser Jr. will mostly likely be in the same battle, meaning it will be possible to fight Roy AND Roy in All Star Mode… in the same match.
  • Roy's All-Star congratulations picture in the Wii U version, in which Roy performs a magic trick on the Wii Fit Trainer, is humorous enough, but then you look at Donkey Kong's facial expression…
  • In Corrin's All-Star congratulations picture in the Wii U version, he, Zelda, and several Toon Links are doing a reenactment of Snow White.
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    Miscellaneous 

    Meta 
  • Whoever writes the game's Facebook posts is a genius. Every so often, a character card picture is posted showing a character, their Final Smash, game of origin, etc. Some of the statuses that are posted with these pictures are hysterical. Meme references abound for everything from "Green Mario" to the inside joke in the Smash community about complaints about too many sword fighters.
    • Ike's reads "For Fun? For Glory? No. For Friends."
      • Likewise, with Lucina, it's "For my father!"
    • King Dedede's is: "Behold! The best duck face on Facebook. Well, until a certain someone shows up…"
    • Fox's says: "Final Destination better be ready."
    • Anyone could summarize the Wii Fit Trainer's card picture's series, first appearance, and Final Smash as simply… Wii Fit.
    • Roy Koopa's says "Roy's our boy." Became Hilarious in Hindsight after the other Roy came back as DLC.
    • With about a week before the release of Captain America: Civil War, an image of Captain Falcon was posted with "Team Cap" written on the post.
  • This image involving the Smash Ballot. Unimpressed with the votes, Sakurai disregards them and instead gives everyone "Dark Classic Pit" out of spite. "Never ask me for anything ever again."
    • Becomes Hilarious in Hindsight when Roy returns as DLC and most of the others in the image (Ridley, Daisy, Chrom, the Ice Climbers, Wolf, and the Pokémon Trainer) are confirmed for Ultimate.
  • The tier list for SSB4 has one of the best placements thus far. The S-Tier goes to three characters: Bayonetta, Cloud... and Diddy Kong. A powerful Magic Knight and Umbra Witch are in the same tier as a monkey wearing a shirt and a cap.

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