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"Next year is the last Splatfest. And I'm gonna win it... no matter what!"
Meggy: It's time...
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SMG4's Mario Bloopers' resident Breakout Character and Action Girl is ready to take on her greatest challenge yet in the first-ever, full-length movie based on SMG4's Mario Bloopers.

2020 is the year of the final Splatfest, due to cost-effect reasons, and as payback, the Squid Sisters decide to spend all of the company's money on the biggest Splatfest ever. Meggy Spletzer wants to win it for her rival Desti, who was killed during the events of the Anime arc, but will she be able to find the strength to confront the trauma that scars her?


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Meggy's Destiny provides examples of:

  • Ambiguous Situation: It's never made truly clear whether the Desti seen in Meggy's dreams and in the real world is just a lingering memory of her, or her ghost. Their conversation at the end implies the latter, but it's never stated outright.
  • Big Bad: Team Killer Ink and their leader, the rival team to the heroes, and also having Fantastic Racism towards humans.
  • Big Damn Movie: Rather than a several-episode long arc, Meggy's big story is SMG4's first real 44-minute "movie".
  • Book-Ends: Although it doesn't happen exactly at the start, having Boopkins be the victim of Mario's game of "Pin the tail on the Boopkin" is still close enough to count. The ending also has Boopkins be the victim to the same game.
  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Desti loved to make Meggy's life miserable in their rivalry, yet Meggy still finds herself looking back fondly of their battles together after Desti's death in the trailer.
  • Character Death:
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    • This marks the very last appearance of Desti, who Disappears into Light after Meggy makes peace with her. SMG4 himself makes it abundantly clear she's never coming back.
    • It also was the last appearance of Meggy’s Inkling form, although unlike Desti she did return in in the YouTube Arc when SMG3 erases Meggy from existence.
  • Darker and Edgier: This movie is more of a sports drama than a comedy.
  • Darkest Hour: Round 2 of the Splatfest ends with the heroes losing, and Meggy crossing the Despair Event Horizon. Thankfully, Mario does some detective work and learns that the Ink Brigade cheated, letting them win by default, while Axol comforts Meggy.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In case it wasn't clear, this is Meggy's time to shine.
  • Demoted to Extra: After having their own side story in the Anime Arc, Team Japan (SMG4, Boopkins, Bob, Saiko, and Axol) serve as a cheer squad for Team Bootcamp (Meggy, Mario, Luigi, and Tari). Axol at least has some moments of encouragement and support with Meggy.
  • Disappears into Light: Inkling Meggy and Desti fade away this way once Meggy makes peace with them.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After what she herself calls "a rough year", Meggy is finally able to win a Splatfest, making peace with both her new humanity and with Desti in the process.
  • Elephant in the Living Room: Meggy's living situation in Inkopolis post-Anime Arc is FINALLY addressed. See Fantastic Racism below for more details.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": As the subtitles show, the leader of Team Killer Ink is called, well, Leader.
  • Fantastic Racism: Team Killer Ink looks down upon and mocks humans, as well as the now human Meggy. This extends to the rest of Inkopolis as well with every single store and food outlet banning humans, though (according to Crusty Sean) that is for health and safety rather than feelings of racial superiority. It becomes clear that Meggy can no longer live there, and moves out after winning Splatfest.
  • Final Battle: Quite literally, since it's the last Splatfest, and Meggy's last chance to win it. Not just for herself, but for Desti as well.
  • Foreshadowing: As the second round is about to end, a loud mechanical sound can be heard before an Ink Brigade member sends a pile of Squidwards flying. The noise was a hidden cannon activating and shooting the Squidwards, which are fake, hinting that Ink Brigade is cheating.
  • Grand Finale: Of Meggy's "Splatfest" subplot since "Meggy's Bootcamp". After the Splatfest was interrupted and shelved for the Darker and Edgier second half of the Anime Arc, Meggy is determined to get herself some closure for her and Desti, and only has this Splatfest left to work with. Also, it serves as an epilogue of sorts to the Anime Arc and its effects on Meggy.
  • Jerk Jock: Team Killer Ink. Their "Douchebags" rating is listed as 5 out of 5.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than the Anime Arc, although to an extent. While there are no huge world stakes this time around, Meggy's inner conflicts and the trauma Francis' actions left on her are treated with serious gravitas.
  • Meaningful Name: Considering who Meggy's avenging, the title "Meggy's Destiny" makes a whole lot of sense.
  • The Movie: SMG4's first motion picture.
  • Pain-Powered Leap: One obstacle during the Splatstacal Course is a tall building surrounded by lava, with one unfortunate Inkling getting sent to respawn when they fall in. Meggy falls in as well when a platform breaks, but she instead bounces all the way to the roof. Mario is seen beaming with pride at this, while the Squid Sisters are understandably confused.
  • Posthumous Character: Desti.
  • Pride: Meggy stubbornly believes she doesn't need her Ink Boi, even though it's been made specifically to compensate for her new human form. She grows out of it after making peace with her Inkling self.
  • The Promise: The movie centers around Meggy trying her damnedest to win Splatfest for Desti.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • As shown in "The Splatfest Incident", the now all-human Splat Squad is unable to swim in ink, which puts them at a critical disadvantage against most of their competition. This necessitates going to resident genius Prof. E. Gadd to invent something to even the playing field.
    • One part of the first challenge features a bunch of water sprinklers, where water is a Weaksauce Weakness that inklings suffer from. While several teams are seen panicking as they get wet, the Token Human Team Splat Squad just casually walks through the water.
    • Humans and inklings, while looking slightly similar when the latter is in their humanoid forms, are two different species. While Meggy had been portrayed to being able to eat human food as an inkling (and Axol has enjoyed burgers in the past), food that is safe for sea creatures can be potentially unsafe for human consumption. Crusty Sean, used to serving primarily the sea creatures that populate Inkopolis, can't possibly accommodate the health and safety concerns of humans with such a small human population in Inkopolis.
  • The Reveal: Meggy's monologue in the beginning reveals just how she got trapped in that paint can in "If Mario Was In... Splatoon". Specifically, she was training at Snapper Canal, and was accidentally caught in a paint can by unaware Piantas who were transporting paint to the Mushroom Kingdom, who placed her paint can in the basement of Peach's Castle, where Mario would later meet her.
  • Sequel Hook: The last image is Meggy's Splatfest equipment stored in a box, almost like she's moving. "Meggy Moves In" would later confirm that she was indeed moving from Inkopolis due to now being done with Splatfest and can't really live there anymore.
  • Sore Loser: When Team Killer Ink lose the final round, their leader throws a tantrum and kicks one of her teammates in the chest.
  • Spoiler Cover: If Desti's spirit and Meggy's human form isn't a spoiler for the events at the end of the Anime Arc, we don't know what is.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Meggy comes back to Inkopolis for the last Splatfest, only to realize the other Inklings don't take kindly to her medical condition. Or other humans, for that matter.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: SMG4 claims to have "cried for ten hours" when he was first told to make the movie.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Of all the Splat Squad, Tari shows the most marked improvement compared to her rather meek portrayal in the main series, effortlessly going toe to toe with elite Inklings with a smile on her face. Lampshaded by Saiko.
    Saiko: Who knew you could hurt people so badly, Tari!
  • Villainous Breakdown: Leader can only scream in rage as team Splatsquad defeats them, ending with her kicking one of her teammates in the chest.
  • Villainous Legacy: Francis may be gone, but the impact his actions left on Meggy (her new body and Desti's death) still lingers, like it has for quite some time now.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Following Desti's funeral, the rest of the Octoposse are nowhere to be seen for reasons unknown.
    • On the subject of absent team members, the old SplatSquad don't make any appearance either, apart from Meggy's flashback at the beginning. This was an absence that was carried over from the Anime Arc, where Meggy gets the team she has now instead. An interesting fan theory is that Meggy was so obsessed with winning Splatfest that she pushed them away.
  • Worthy Opponent: The footage of Meggy and Desti's battle in the trailer shows them complimenting each other on what worthy foes they were.

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