Follow TV Tropes


Machinima / Ultimate Heroes For Hire

Go To

Created by Amaletz The Shark, member of the Smash Bros. Machinima Group Smashing XIII, Ultimate Heroes for Hire is a machinima filmed in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The series follows Pichu who, after being left alone with other Nintendo characters (and Snake) that didn’t return in The Brawl Initiative and Project 4, finally rejoins Smash in The World of Light, and takes down the top reigning champ Bayonetta that was unbeatable for years on end. He’s then recruited to join the Ultimate Heroes for Hire, who try to keep the peace in the world and constantly combat the Board of Evil consisting of many of Nintendo’s famous villains. But this being a comedy series, shenanigans ensue and nothing usually goes according to plan for them.

As of September 2020, 9 episodes have been released. The series can be viewed here.


  • Big Damn Heroes: Subverted. The Ultimate Heroes try to do this for Pichu when he's cornered by the Blades in the dark but he ends up solving the problem himself by awakening a hidden power and one shotting them on his own.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ridley confesses to Bowser about having "good" feelings, such as wanting to pet a puppy. But Bowser reassures him that wanting to pet cute animals is a universal reaction, even for villains.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Though most of the Ultimate Heroes and Board of Evil are constantly fighting each other, they have a truce at Wario's pub to not fight there, and Cassandra and Yoshi actually have friendly talks with Bowser and Ridley. This also happens in a later episode where the two groups meet again at Peach's castle and decide to hang out and goof around rather than fight, making a lie later that Yoshi and Cassandra's group "beat" oshi and Ridley.
  • Advertisement:
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ridley decides to reform and defects from the villains as Bowser returns to them.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Averted with Captain Falcon and Pichu, who wear a different outfit every episode, and with Cassandra, who dyes her scales on occasion. Downplayed with everyone else in that they simply don't wear any clothing.
  • Medium Awareness: The cast on a regular basis does this, whether it’s referencing Sonic’s old atrocious movie design, or various jabs at Nintendo, they’re all very aware of their status as game icons.
  • The Mole: Bowser has been working for the Ultimate Heroes for Hires all along, posing as a villain.
  • Noodle Incident: “We don’t talk about Colin.”
  • Only Sane Man: Mewtwo is the only villain in the Board of Evil that’s actually fairly competent. Douglas is a self absorbed tool, Bowser isn’t very smart, Ganon is Douglas’s right hand man who is too blinded by his evilness to be much more competent than him, K. Rool only really cares about food, and Ridley is focused more on his hobbies. Mewtwo’s plan was also the only one to actually nearly succeed. Subverted in that Bowser is actually competent and was working to undermine the villains all along.
  • Running Gag: The series has a few of these
    • Starting from Episode 5, whenever a character breaks the fourth wall, their Screen KO plays for a split second.
    • Snake’s split personality in his head that he constantly bickers with.
    • Throughout Episode 3, Pickle believes that Yoshi is depressed because he thinks everyone forgot his birthday (This joke is meant to throw shade at the Not-So-Forgotten Birthday trope). Even when Yoshi confirms it's not his birthday, Pickle continues to mention this.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Quoted word-for-word by Yoshi and Cassandra when Bowser mentions it.
  • Talking to Himself: Amaletz himself voices Yoshi, Pichu, Pickle AND Bowser who all often talk to one another.
    • Nall voices both Captain Falcon and Ganondorf as well.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: