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  • Meta example: in the wee hours of the morning on February 1, 2013, Melee successfully raised over $90,000 as part of a competition to be concluded in the EVO fighting game tournament for 2013. Brawl barely hit three digits. Why? Brawl fans turned out to support Melee and unite behind that game instead of their own. Reasons aside, this event has dramatically cooled tensions between two factions in the Broken Base. Although that's likely an instance of the Spoiler Effect.
  • The Invitational Tournament at E3 2014. This coming together of fans and creators alike, all together for a show of sportsmanship and camaraderie, with everyone in a good mood.
  • When the Brawl website posted a sample of Meta Knights theme under the music section, Sakurai opens the blog post by nostalgicly looking back on making Kirby Super Star.
  • This video made for Sakurai's 44th birthday. Which features Sakurai moving to beats of various Kirby soundtracks. Special mention goes to the moment where King Dedede and Kirby are moving their arms along with their creator and the ending.
  • Why does the Duck Hunt Dog team up with a duck? This comic is one explanation. That same comic has been made into a dynamically-animated comic on YouTube.
  • Another fan comic was made to explain why the Ice Climbers didn't return. As of Ultimate, now Popo can bring Nana.
  • This Miiverse post has a magnificent screenshot: the Original Eight, on screen together for the first time outside the character select screen. Seeing such iconic characters gathered like that just plain feels good.
  • Sakurai has on occasion retweeted excited reactions to major character reveals like Mewtwo and Cloud. It really goes to show how much he enjoys making the fans as happy as possible.
  • Hideki Kamiya's tweet upon Bayonetta's inclusion, complete with delight and amusement. What makes this even more heartwarming was that Kamiya was generally dismissive of Smash and the prospect of Bayonetta's appearance in it, showing how he's seemingly okay with it.
    To Sakurai

    And

    All Smash Idiots:

    I LOVE YOU
  • At the end of Final Video Presentation, Sakurai thanks all the fans for their continued support of the Super Smash Bros. franchise and expresses his hope to see the characters continue their adventures in more titles.
  • This fan comic suggesting why Mega Man was included.
  • For the third-party characters, Smash Bros. doing things like giving Cloud his Limit Gauge and making Ryu always face his opponent in 1v1 fights show that even if they are not of Nintendo's creation, they will make sure they are represented properly.
  • The fact that the twelve characters from the very first game in the series have never been cut from any game in the series really shows that despite some of them not having any appearances in a long time, will always remain relevant to Super Smash Bros.
  • This fan-made video. Despite Isabelle and Snake coming from two vastly different games, the conversation between the two is very sweet.
  • Sakurai tweeted a thank you message for Smash players on the day of the original's 20th anniversary. It's sweet that not only does he admit that the game is 20 years old, but he even thanks players for playing his games, even though it was hard work.
    "Today is the 20th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. For twenty years, I have seen a lot of things that have been played intensely and happily. In various houses, gatherings, competitions, offices of the same business. Of course, it was hard work, but I think it is a very happy thing. Thank you for playing."
    • Even sweeter, people actually responded to it and thanked Sakurai for the series as a whole, and some even encouraged him to take a break.
  • This comic portrays the characters as Animated Actors. While Bowser has a lot of trouble out of universe because he plays the bad guy, his friends are there when he needs them.


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