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- Many of the villains, despite or even because of their comical nature, can be potentially seen as unnerving if analyzed at a different angle, and they're even more dangerous if nearly won.
- SMG3, the main antagonist of the series after Bowser's HeelFace Turn, is usually portrayed as comical and bumbling. However it doesn't keep him from being the most dangerous threat to the main cast and would've beaten the heroes several times if not for sheer luck. His schemes most likely could have dangerous effects if applied to real world terms as well...
- And by the time the YouTube Arc came around, it shows that SMG3, when he puts his mind to things, is scarily competent and dangerous. He's managed to assemble his own version of the SMG4 gang, baited Mario into aiding them by manipulating his grief over Greg's death, led one hell of a raid on YouTube's headquarters, all to get control of the YouTube Remote and become a Reality Warper capable of doing what he's always wanted... completely erase SMG4 and his gang through time paradox, replacing them with his team and himself by making it so they never met Mario, or even worse in Saiko's case were never able to become real in the first place. Had Mario and his gang never stolen SMG3's phone to escape the Deleted Dimension, SMG3 would have truly won.
- Post YouTube Arc, as revealed by the time of "Perectly Balanced", even though he's gone under a HeelFace Turn and is still occasionally eaten by Ugandan Knuckles, SMG3 has effectively taken over the Internet Graveyard via dead trends. He and SGM4 are pretty much stuck working with each other to maintain the Meme Life Cycle to protect both sides of the internet, despite the fact they HATE other. Fridge Horror comes in when you realize when the Glitchy Gang and Snitchy Crew inevitably DIE, they're going to be in SMG3's thrall when it happens, and who knows if he'll have completely dropped his grudge against them all by then.
- Enzo and The Villager were both Ax-Crazy Serial Killers who, while they didn't have the most relatable of motives, still had a very respectable list of offenses.
- Ztar, the series's first true Knight of Cerebus, caused destruction to nearly the entire world in only his 2nd appearance.
- While The Monster is more comedic, he still one of the most powerful and evil creatures in entire SMG4verse.
- Weegee can be terrifying when angered, but can be pretty friendly and knows how to have fun. Said way of having fun also includes destroying a city through a piggyback ride..
- King Pipe nearly infested the Mushroom Kingdom with several pipes, and likely would've killed Mario, Luigi, and SMG4, had Mario not taught him how to be a plumber, convincing him to let them go.
- Grand Dad was a borderline Reality Warper, turning nearly the entire Mushroom Kingdom into a mess of bootlegs and glitches.
- Saiko Bitchitaru, prior to her HeelFace Turn, was certainly capable of causing mayhem, but it was taken up to its height in "Final Fantasy Mario", where she not only commands an army, but has access to a surplus of deadly technology.
- Waluigi, after discovering the Power of Rejection and being denied entry into Super Smash Bros. as a fighter once again, went completely mad. His first villainous action? Infect the entire Mushroom Kingdom with a zombie plague that nearly succeeded in zombifying everyone. Even then, it got everyone to reject him, fueling his powers even further. He shows a downright scary level of competence and determination in seizing power, and will not stop until he's accomplished his goal of making everyone feel as he has. Even after he was depowered and underwent a HeelFace Turn, he still has access to these powers.
- Though Bob isn't a full-on villain, his monotone voice, willingness to betray his "friends" and some throwaway lines that portray him as a murderer can come off as creepy. It gets worse whenever he randomly lapses into Soft-Spoken Sadist speech.
- Francis. Just, FRANCIS! Being the leader of the Anime Cartel , he is possibly SMG4's first twist villain. He's also the villain who's taken most seriously, and is seen by many as the most depraved of all of them. He seems okay at first, since while the Anime Cartel were shady enough for even Tari to not trust them, he doesn't do anything particularly villainous, he listens to Saiko without question, he seemed to care about the rest of the Anime Cartel, and he willingly helps Mario and Co. get anime unbanned. But then, out of anger that Axol didn't draw him any waifus with his magic ink weaver, Francis decides to take it for himself, imprisoning Axol and kidnapping almost all of Inkopolis in order to use the former's pen to make all the waifus he wants—something that would kill the Inklings. What really cements him as a villain is having one of his drawings (Sephiroth) impale Desti, thus making him responsible for SMG4's first major Character Death, giving out a manic laugh while it happens, garnering much hate to the fans. Looks like Tari was more right about the Anime Cartel than she thought.
- The Weegee Dolls, however, may be the worst of the lot. How, you ask? One reason: they WIN! That's right! Unlike every other enemy Mario and friends have faced, the Weegee Dolls (in "The Weegee Uprising") have taken over Earth and kept it that way for 500 years. Fortunately, through time-travel, this Bad Future is promptly undone.
- Ernie, the villain of "If Mario Was In Fall Guys", may have had only one appearance (so far), but he quickly establishes himself as almost terrifyingly morally bankrupt. After taking the throne from his brother Bert, in such a way that Bert is now permanently wheelchair-bound, Ernie organizes the Fall Guys tournaments so he can harvest the bodies of the non Fall Guy losers and make costumes out of them for microtransactions.
- Brown, the villain of "If Mario was Among Us...". The main thing that makes him rather freaky is the fact that he's a very intelligent killer and impostor, with the only clue from the get-go that he's not a good person is that he's voiced by the same person who voiced SMG3. Throughout the video he comes off as a rather nice guy, keeping a rather low profile as he systematically offs people and goes without suspicion in the resulting arguments, taking full advantage of the aggressive natures of both Red and Mario in the arguments to turn them against their crewmates, sticks up for Red when Mario has an overly paranoid reaction to him eating breakfast to prevent himself from looking suspicious by asserting Red is the impostor, later dispatches him after murdering Yellow by smearing ketchup on his suit and making Mario and Green believe Red murdered Yellow, and forming a well-thought out, logical argument as to why Green is the impostor that Mario almost falls for until he catches Brown saying something he logically shouldn't have known. In short, he nearly succeeded in killing everyone in Peach's castle, including Mario. Oh, and did we mention he's a god-damn XENOMORPH in disguise?!
- He returns in Fan Written Episode, where he was disguised as Swagmaster, working at the Spaghetti Factory... AND MAKING THEM FROM PEOPLE.
- Satan, aka Papa John, the antagonist of Mario runs out of Toilet Paper, wants to destroy the world just because and is way more diabolical than SMG3 and Waluigi.
The Waluigi Arc
- In Waluigi's Time, the entire concept behind The Power Of Rejection - the power to inflict the pain of all the rejection you felt throughout your whole life, turning those affected into crying messes unable to defend themselves. Imagine the potential... What if someone truly evil like SMG3 had it? Or Saiko?
- The victims of the T-Pose Virus in Mario and the T-Pose Virus act very much like one would expect from zombies straight from World War Z: unthinking monsters driven only by the urge to reproduce (as in infect other lifeforms with The Virus) that take a hell of a lot to put down. And then The Mario Convention turned them into even more Nightmare Fuel, because they can no longer be cured.
- Particularly creepily is how Meggy gets turned: after knocking over four T-pose zombies, they just slowly get right back up with no change in expression and without even moving their limbs and then proceed to tear Meggy a new one and turn her into another zombie offscreen.
- After Luigi gets turned, Mario goes into a (relatively) quiet rage and kicks Bob (the reason why Luigi got turned in the first place) off the roof they're on and kills him (not for real) in a scene lacking in the humor that SMG4's content is typically rife with. It's a startling out-of-character moment from Mario that makes something perfectly clear: he may not be the best brother to Luigi, but if you cause fatal harm to his little bro you will not be getting away scot-free.
- The ending of this video, in a rare moment of continuity, also follows up on a creepy moment from Waluigi's Time. Waluigi, armed with his Staff of Rejection, was the one who gave Shroomy the T-Pose Shroom for him to eat in the first place, showing that the entire preceding video was his Start of Darkness. Waluigi has gone from a sympathetic "loser" to a maniac hell-bent on causing as much chaos and destruction as he can to the ones who he feels wronged him and is now an Arc Villain for the SMG4 universe. All because Master Hand wouldn't let him be a fighter in Smash Bros. and relegated him to Assist Trophy status.
- Mario SAW further expands on this with all new implications. Not only was Waluigi expecting the outbreak to be stopped and his role in it exposed, but he was also counting on it. The Power of Rejection grows stronger with each person who hates and rejects him, so with a single plot, he turned almost the entire kingdom against him... except for Mario. And with Mario now rejecting him as of the end of Mario SAW, Waluigi has now ascended to what he calls his "final form" (which is really just his buffed up Rambo body with a comically tiny cape, but still).
- While "The Mario Carnival" is otherwise a purely comedic episode, early on Bob makes an offhand comment about how Wario hasn't been seen or heard from since the events of "Waluigi's Time", suggesting that Waluigi has done... something to him. This is mitigated in Mario The Scam Artist, where it turns out that Wario went missing because he's searching for Waluigi.
- After Mario SAW came out, fans found to their horror that Waluigi was now on the channel banner. Each subsequent video leading up to "War of the Fat Italians 2018" had Waluigi getting closer while everything else on the banner slowly became distorted and vanished. The last one before "War of the Fat Italians 2018" was just Waluigi in his final form with a purple, spiraling background. Nothing else.
- The Mario Convention started off like any other SMG4 episode, with the cast going into different shenanigans around a convention center. Then Mario and Meggy decide to get an autograph from Hideo Kojima for their friends. Mario wins and gets something handed to him... a T-Pose Mushroom. Meggy pushes him out of the way and gets herself infected and Kojima turns out to be... Waluigi.
- Waluigi became powerful enough to take control of anyone he chooses. He demonstrates this to almost everyone at the convention center with an evolved T-Pose virus. Oh, and there's no cure AT ALL. (Until his staff gets broken in War of the Fat Italians 2018.)
- Waluigi easily subduing Master Hand, one of the most powerful characters in the series, while using Mind Control on him to make him a part of his army is both as impressive as it is scary. What's even more horrifying is the accompanying cracking sounds while it's happening, leading you to believe it's something else entirely at first.
- Tari's position isn't one to scoff off either. While she is out of sight and behind a hiding spot, she is still Alone with the Psycho, with no possible escape route in sight. Said psycho has also pretty much killed her best friend, and incapacitated Master Hand, who's also the closest thing this universe has to a God.
- Mario and the Waluigi Apocalypse gives us the current state of the world after the apocalypse. It's... not pretty to say the least.
- Fishy Boopkins Plays VR Chat starts off like a normal Filler episode, chronicling what exactly Boopkins is doing during the Apocalypse. Things take a darker turn though, when towards the end, Boopkins answers the door to his house and finds Waluigi, who proceeds to infect poor Boopkins. Worst part is that we don't see it happen, we just hear Boopkins's cries of terror and the VR system fizzle out, with bleak music in the background to all of this too.. And there isn't even a usual ending to this.
The Rapper Bob Arc
This arc is far Lighter and Softer
that any other, but it isn't completely protected from moments like this:
- The end of the Bob's Mansion blooper. Just who is the mysterious character holding the controller? Why do they have a cybernetic arm like Tari? What are they doing? The end of "The Mario Concert" seemingly reveals another character with a cyborg arm, apparently screwing it on. "War on Smash Bros Ultimate" reveals a third new Cyborg.
- The ending of "The Mario Concert" is a mixture of this and Tear Jerker. After Fishy Boopkins accidentally ruins Bob's rap concert, he tries to go and apologize to him, only for Bob to refuse his apology and then continue to berate him for trying to help him (not at all helping is the fact that he also has visibly angry eyes for the first time ever). And where one might think he was just angry over his chances of success being ruined, he then, out of nowhere, reveals the truth about the past few episodes and goes into detail about how all of the events were engineered and his compassion faked so he could manipulate himself into a successful rap career. It's been Hidden in Plain Sight the whole time in the form of good old SMG4 antics, but it is here that the truth about him is finally shown to be worse than anyone could ever imagine.
I wanted to say I'm sorry for what happened. I know I shouldn't have gone on stage, but... it really did sound like you needed help. Bob:
You think I needed help? Boopkins:
Well, yeah, I just wanted to- Bob: I was doing amazing!
No, I was doing better
than amazing! I clearly told you to not interfere and now my rap career is ruined!
I tried so hard to get to where I am now, and now it's all destroyed
because of you.
To think... the lies I told... The scams I had to pull to get here
, and now it's all gone. I even pushed you down a well for god's sake! Boopkins:
What? You pushed
You didn't fall down there by accident
. I pushed you down there
, just so I could be the hero
and save you. It was the perfect chance to push my rap music! Boopkins:
You mean... you didn't save me because we're friends? Bob: Hell no! Boopkins: [breaks down crying] Bob: I even hatched a brilliant scheme of Bobsgiving where I
: replaced all of the fire extinguishers in my house with flamethrowers
; asked you idiots to go and get some gasoline
I labeled as "Bob juice", and told Meggy
to go help cook knowing very well that klutz would burn down the house
. Just so the house could blow up and I could use the sob story to skyrocket myself to fame. Boopkins: [in tears]
Bob, that's not nice! Bob: Nice? You think this world is nice? You're either an asshole or a pushover: a Bob or a Boopkins
, and I sure as hell don't want to be a Boopkins. I'm done with you.
I don't need anyone. I'm gonna build my rap career... bigger this time.
- In The Most Important Thing, Waluigi, to help Bob learn what is important to him, lures him on top of a huge pile of garbage and throws him off of it, with Bob barely surviving since Waluigi used his power to stop his fall at the last minute. While he reveals that he just wanted to help Bob reconcile with the crew, that doesn't help much and shows that despite his redemption, he can still be pretty scary.
- For that matter, Waluigi pulls off two scary Nightmare Faces when helping Bob out.
The Anime Arc
May we simply call it "SMG4: horror story
"? No? ... Ok
- "Mario's Illegal Operation" reveals that Peach has illegalized anime following the events of "Mario and the Anime Challenge" when Mario, Boopkins, Bob, and Tari's anime challenges caused major damage. The state of the Mushroom Kingdom is bad, with the Anime Secret Service (A.S.S) setting up anime checkpoints and "yeeting" anyone caught with anime, crime cartels being set up everywhere and anime being publicly burned.
- Meggy getting kidnapped in "The Splatfest Incident" is decidedly not Played for Laughs. Everyone gets panicked when they can't find her at first, which only worsens once they visit her apartment and find it trashed, with claw marks and squid ink everywhere.
- It only gets worse when Desti (who actually wants to help find Meggy) accuses the group's new friend, Axol, of the kidnapping. Everyone starts arguing and fabricating theories, escalating into a full-on civil war inside the apartment.
- Worse, there's sufficient evidence to suggest he did kidnap Meggy - the claw marks, ink, Naruto anime and the fact he holds a grudge against Inklings due to their bullying of him when he was younger. Look at the situation from the characters' point of view - the possibility that the generally nice, friendly manga artist who helped save your close friend from permanent deportation could well be responsible for the abduction of another friend is gut-wrenching, especially for Fishy Boopkins.
- The final scene is Meggy chained up, reacting to her unseen kidnapper... and the door closes on her. Nothing Is Scarier indeed. It doesn't help that dramatic sound effects play in the outro instead of the usual Super Mario Land remix.
- Oh, it gets so much worse in "The Inkling Disappearances."
- The opening scene is just Axol hanging his head and then
staring directly at the camera. It's quite creepy.
- It's revealed that since Meggy disappeared, almost every other Inkling in Inkopolis has been kidnapped. Inkopolis is now a ghost town and everything is boarded up.
- It doesnt help that Mario and his friends come across a replica of Ryuk from Death Note. Which just hammers in how dead the city has become due to the kidnappings. Of course then Ryuk starts to attack and it quickly goes from Nightmare Fuel to Nightmare Retardant.
- The Inklings that have been kidnapped are held in these weird orange tubes, unmoving, with pained faces. Meggy's expression says it all.
- The final reveal is of Axol, who has been kidnapped as well! Just... who the hell is doing this? And more importantly, why?!
- The fact that the enhanced anime replicas are involved in whatever's going on suggests that whoever's behind Axol and the Inklings' kidnapping has taken control of the Ink Weaver for themselves...or that the replicas have become sentient and this is all part of their rebellion against their former master.
- Or worse it could imply that despite being a victim, Axol's hands aren't exactly clean, it's possible he's was being forced to draw these mooks (being skilled with the Ink Weaver) by the true mastermind.
- The thumbnail also deserves special mention. Those freaking eyes, man...
- But Wait, There's More! "Mario and the Experiment" reveals that the Big Bad behind all the kidnappings is Francis, and his intentions aren't any better. Using Axol's pen, Francis plans to use the ink of every Inkling (and possibly Octolings because of Desti) to keep it constantly powerful enough to draw as many waifus as he wants. Such an act would actually kill Inklings! Anyone having Octo Expansion flashbacks yet?
- The Ink Zuccer 2000 is finally activated in "World War Mario", and it's horrifying. Meggy essentially undergoes Cold-Blooded Torture as the ink is sucked out of her, and she's screaming in pain the entire time. And Desti and Axol are Forced to Watch.
- The end of "World War Mario", where Desti is stabbed through the chest by Sephiroth in a sneak attack. Everyone goes silent and stares in horror, before Meggy screams a Big "NO!" and Francis lets out a borderline psychotic laugh. Sephiroth pulls his sword out of her, and Desti weakly lets out her last words before collapsing with a straight cut to completely silent credits.
- Upon being defeated in "Final Hours," Saiko places Francis in one of the zuccer machines and causes him to scream in agonizing pain by activating it. While he deserved it for his actions in the remainder of the episodes' arc, it is still horrifying. Saiko herself even closes her eyes while walking away as though telling herself, "I never wanted this."
The YouTube Arc
- Take a look at SMG4's channel banner as of July 25, 2020. It looks mostly the same as it was, with the crew hanging out in front of a white background... except, the characters sans Mario—and the logo—are slightly covered with blurry pixels, with some flashes of red light. We all know SMG4 likes to change the channel banner in time for the events of an arc/movie, and the banner was slowly changed overtime during the events of the Waluigi Arc. Naturally, this leaves many to speculate what's going to happen with this theoretical arc/movie. Are they slowly disappearing before our very eyes? Is Mario going to be the last man on Earth? Only time will tell...
- As of August 1st, the characters (once again, excluding Mario, who now looks more unnerved) are glitching out even more, and with Mario Vs. YouTube explaining why, it's shown the Glitchy Gang is slowly shifting into the Snitchy Squad, with subtle features of the villains appearing on their own analogues. It could imply SMG3 doesn't just intend to erase SMG4, but everyone else, and have his team take their place and position as popular YouTubers.
- That implication? As "Deleted" shows, that's EXACTLY what he had in mind for the Glitchy Gang.
- Oh and what about the War of the Fat Italians 2020 Trailer! While it starts off normal, shortly after Armonzii/X waves the checkered flag, SMG4 begins to glitch. Tari begins to glitch soon after, and shortly DISAPPEARS. The same goes for all of the others spectating the match. The stadium then goes dark, with Armonzii glitching and vanishing shortly after, and SMG4 is replaced by SMG3. The Snitch Productions cast also takes the places of the Glitch Productions gang in the audience. SMG3 then declares to be the captain as he sits on a throne. He then pushes a button on the YouTube remote, causing Mario and THE ENTIRE VIDEO to glitch, which then goes to the WOTFI 2020 logo.
- The start of "A Totally Normal S̷͍͖͉̙͚͎̑̃̿͑̆̇̚͠M̸͇͇̦̮̌̿Ğ̴̫̗̖͎͔̳4̶̞͇̰̎̀́̚ Episode" is genuinely UNSETTLING. It starts off as normal with the Glitchy Gang, but then everything starts glitching out, slowly turning it into the Snitchy Squad, which leads to glitched dialogue and glitched bodies at one point. Then when Mario discovers SMG3's behind all this, he attempts to attack...only for SMG3 to pause Mario and walk away. He then stops in the middle of the next camera shot and turns to the camera and evilly announces the SMG3 channel and restarts the video with the Snitch Productions logo and everything.
- War of the Fat Italians 2020:
- Jub Jub gets possessed by the spirit of the YouTube Remote before it begins the next WOTFI.
- SMG3, having had enough of the challenges, grabs Fishy Boopkins and threatens to drop him off the edge of a building in an attempt to reclaim the remote. When his gang rebels against him, he states that he did not need them anyway before ingesting the remote himself and trying to kill them all.
- While he's an Asshole Victim completely deserving of his fate here, SMG3 suffers one of the most humiliating yet painful demises since Francis: being Eaten Alive by Ugandan Knuckles in the Internet Graveyard. Word of God almost immediately after this scene confirms he's dead. A dark end to the closest thing to a Big Bad in the SMG4-universe, but appropriate for him since he became Too Powerful to Live former Butt-Monkey.
- "Luigi's Retarded Manson". While it is very funny, the castle (that Luigi is trapped in) has a sinister feeling and a very dark atmosphere. You just don't know when something is going to pop up.
- Most of "The Forgotten Door".
- "The Visitor" (2014):
- "SM64: Halloweegee special 2014":
- "Freddy's spaghettiria":
- Golden Freddy's Jump Scare. The giant Toad face says it all.
- The ending of Mario's dream about the SMG4 version of the Bite of '87, in which Toad runs up to Mario, who has the body of Foxy, screaming nonsense and angering Mario so badly that Mario climbs down from the stage and slashes off a piece of Toad's head. The entire building suddenly erupts into chaos. Mario doesn't care.
- The entirety of 5AM. Mario starts losing it after spending the entire night dealing with the animatronics. Meanwhile, in the bathroom, Chica is alone until Foxy barges in and tells her "the pizza's ready!" Chica goes into the dining area, only to find a plate of spaghetti instead. Chica eats it anyway, but spits it out saying "That tastes like shit!", which makes Mario finally snap. What follows is a Roaring Rampage of Revenge that ended in Mario giving Freddy the same Jump Scare he gives many players, with a huge mouth to go along with it (although there's Nightmare Retardant if you listen closely and hear "pingas" repeating in the background).
- Hope you don't find that face disturbing because Mario now has that expression nearly all the time in recent videos.
- "Princess Capturing Simulator": Bowser's Mushroom Samba face◊ could give Mario's Nightmare Face a run for its money. Though, just like with Mario's Nightmare Face, it quickly became narmy after it was reintroduced in High School Mario as his default face.
- Toad's situation as revealed in Meet the Toad. He's essentially the only sentient member of his race and can't leave the castle and its wacky antics. As a result, he resorts to candy to ease his pain.
- "How to catch Pokemon" is a generally lighthearted episode, but how does Mario finally succeed? He gets a Mimikyu. Doesn't help that the video ends with him removing its hood.
- In the same episode, Mario attempts to catch one with a bear trap and spaghetti. When it inevitably backfires, he does live, but which Pokemon was close to falling victim to the trap? Sylveon. Mario very well could have KILLED it.
- Stupid Mario Party brings back the Koopa Bank from Mario Party 2 onwards. That's a nightmare in itself. However, SMG4 thought it was a brilliant idea to portray the owner of said bank with an Off-Model Slasher Smile uttering "Money..." in a sinister voice and lunging at Mario, eating his head (and costing him 5 coins, of course).
- At the end of "Welcome to the Kushroom Mingdom", when Toad puts on the gnome hat that fell out of the portal, he turns into a gnome and turns around to face the viewer with a Uncanny Valley gnome face, complete with Scare Chord (although the blow is softened by the random shout of "AH'M GAY!").
- "Stupid Mario Kart" has Link as a "boss battle". The weird faces mixed with his signature screaming are as unsettling as it is hilarious.
- The end of "Marioception" where Mario has a series of Dream Within Dreams in increasingly Bizarre Nightmare Sequences while Mario in real life shakes around terrified and miserable because Toad and E. Gadd are using the dream invention on him as vengeance for Mario stealing it and E. Gadd's chocolate. Even if it's supposed to be karmic it's a bit excessive, and it's possible Mario was dreaming the events of the whole video and didn't actually do anything.
- In SMG4 Christmas 2017: The XMAS Discovery, we get to see Meggy truly pissed off for the first time ever. And my God is it terrifying, not only does she uppercut Waluigi through the roof, but then proceeds to try to murder Wario by using Christmas tree stars as shurikens, and then one hits the emergency button, causing barriers to block Wario from escaping.
- In Doki Doki Mario Club, seeing Fishy Boopkins doing a pagan ritual to make Saiko come to life is a bit... disconcerting. Of course, it's still better than the behavior of Saiko herself, who makes Monika look tame by comparison.
- One could still feel sorry for Saiko since prior to her release she was just a game character trapped in a laptop.
- Remember a certain Signature Scene at the end of Avengers: Infinity War? Well, "The Super Dudes" contains a horrible Shout-Out — when Wario uses the Power Glove to nearly inflict Cessation of Existence on Mario, Bowser, Fishy, and Steve.
- If Mario was in... Starfox is mostly a lighthearted comedy adventure as per the standard SMG4 style, but it also introduces the idea that memes are a Cosmic Keystone in the SMG4verse, and a planet without memes will completely cease to exist. We are thankfully not shown the end result of overexploitation of memes, but it still leaves a chilling potential that a future villain could use this to cause mass pandemonium.
- The Mario Purge in almost its entirety.
- Mad Mario takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, brought about by a shortage of internet. It's horrifying to see several of the nicer characters such as Meggy and Tari take a level in jerkass in the video.
- "If Mario was in... Deltarune" has the heroes encounter Jevil, who is just as insane as he was in the game. Unlike the source material, his claims of "I CAN DO ANYTHING!" seem to be true here. He turns the battlefield 3D (and Ralsei and Susie into GMod models), teleports and spams projectiles, all while doing Fortnite dances the entire time. He can even summon objects from other realities. It's scary to think what would have happened if Mario hadn't tricked him.
- "Mario's Prison Escape"; the Guards are reintroduced to the main bloopers. Despite the comedic back-and-forth banter and stupid remarks, Swagmaster of all people proves to be the biggest threat throughout the video; attacking Mario and co. with an ax several times, coming after them in a military jeep, taking out the group's getaway vehicle, and showing no hesitation in shooting everyone with a rocket launcher.
- Peach turning into this... thing at the end of "Mario Does the Chores". Though the horror factor is somewhat diminished by the out-of-nowhere masculine roar followed by "I'm gonna kick your ass, mkay?!" and Mario's reaction.
- In "Stupid Mario Maker 2", Mario accidentally turns an ordinary Toad into a unsettling mishmash of items and creatures. Not helping is the Toad himself screaming "WHAT AM I" and running off in horror.
- Meggy's Roaring Rampage of Revenge after Mario accidentally destroys her treehouse in "There's Something Up With Meggy". And that's one of the least crazy things she does in the episode.
- And to say nothing of the title card...it looks like shes possessed by a demon!
- The Minecraft Plague's titular plague is essentially a goofier version of the Medusa Bug. Any living thing afflicted by it that isn't native to the Minecraft setting is effectively petrified, and while they're still able to talk, they're completely unable to move and still conscious.
- No mention of "The Weegee Uprising?" The Weegee Dolls, revealed to be still sentient, manage to take over the Mushroom Kingdom and hold onto it for 500 years, killing or turning EVERYONE in their path. It takes Luigi, Fishy Boopkins, and Shroomy traveling back in time to the start of the episode to stop Patient Zero.
- In "Mario Alone", most of the episode runs on Adult Fear, if a home invasion scares you. Mario was not only abandoned by his friends on their Christmas trip to Miami because he overslept, but Wario and Waluigi planned for the Castle to be abandoned so they could steal anything the main cast had left behind, and stick to the plan even after finding Mario in the Castle, anyway. Lucky for Mario, they were too cocky to believe he could be a threat.
- Mario himself is actually a bit of a source of this all episode. Previous episodes have shown that Mario enjoys whooping ass as a hobby, and he's given a few hours to set up traps. Most of them prove to be designed to either do maximum damage or outright kill the Wario Brothers, and Mario is enjoying every second of watching the chaos. At the end of the episode, when the rest of the cast is beating the Wario Bros. up, Mario pulls a rocket launcher to join in on the carnage.
- Wario and Waluigi, themselves, can be a source of this. They start the heist with a crowbar and a shotgun, even calling the latter the "emergency device" should Mario give them enough trouble. As the episode goes on and Mario thwarts their attempts to break in, Wario becomes more and more unhinged in his rage. After he and Waluigi barely survive the gauntlet of Mario's improvised friends, Wario decides he's done tolerating Mario's shenanigans and decides to outright kill him. When Mario unfortunately finds Wario and Waluigi are Not Quite Dead, they pin him against a wall, and prepare to shoot him dead on the spot, only for the rest of Mario's friends to have come back for him and walked in on this scene. Their arrival was the Last Straw for Wario, who screams that nothing is going to stop him from robbing the castle and brandishes his crowbar with the intent to kill EVERYONE. Luckily for the cast and unluckily for Wario, Mario's friends are a Badass Crew.
- In "The Festival Of The Year", Saiko gets possessed by Majora's Mask. Thankfully, a blinded Bowser brought her back to normal.
- "Lord of the Memes", being an Affectionate Parody of The Lord of the Rings, has a sleep-deprived SMG4 filling the role as Sauron, having created The Ultimate Meme, a meme that threatens to control the very internet, with a bunch of Kermits being "Memewraiths", the big "Mario Teaches Typing" Head as his Eye of Sauron, and all of them hellbent on retaking The One Meme.
- The sheer power of the Ultimate Meme in question. Not only does it No-Sell Mario shooting the USB its saved on to Kingdom Come, but one watch of it is able to make Fishy Boopkins act like Gollum. He even tries to kill Mario and Luigi over the USB multiple times for the rest of the video! If this meme is capable of turning SMG4 and Boopkins into Ax-Craxy pyschopaths, imagine what the meme could do in the hands of the cast's enemies! This meme, said to be capable of allowing whoever has it to control the entire Internet, could have probably single-handedly started yet another Arc just by EXISTING! No wonder why Bob, having gone on a power trip with severe consequences before, immediately deems the USB Too Powerful to Live and made Mario, Luigi, and Boopkins join him to destroy it!
- The moment when Boopkins gets corrupted also counts too. As Boopkins watches the meme, the camera zooms in on him (complete with an Ominous Visual Glitch) with bloodshot eyes and a very unsettling Slasher Smile as he says "Hey, that's pretty good!" in a twisted voice. All while highly disturbing music plays in the background.
- Meggy's Destiny: During the second round, Team Killer Ink's Leader tried to kill Meggy.
- "Mario Runs Out Of Toilet Paper" shows the people of the Mushroom Kingdom panic-buying toilet rolls until all the shops are empty. But not because of coronavirus. No. It's because of the THE END OF THE GODDAMED WORLD! Geez, we all knew that 2020 would go to shit, but we didn't think it would be this bad!
- "Mario is Cancelled" introduces us to the "Cancelled Dimension", which is effectively Internet Hell. Because Mario was trying to say the N word note , he was sent here, where he witnessed the physical manifestation of Twitter torturing people for commenting on the Internet, even NICE comments was very frequently harassed by evil clowns, and experienced mockery by the entire SMG4 cast, even his own friends! And that's before he was nearly crushed to death by the DISLIKE BAR!
- As demonstrated by the fate of Bubsy, the only way to escape this hell is to make an Apology Video. The only way to be able to make said video, however, involves collecting magical receipts in a dark forest. However, remember those evil clowns? Here, they behave like Slender Man, and stalk the forest, killing anyone who tries to collect the receipts! Poor Bubsy is Dragged Off to Hell and very possibly Killed Offscreen, and Mario, had he not gotten the last receipt, would have been next!
- "Mario the Supreme Ruler" shows us how easily power can go to Mario's head. As an example, Bob is thrown in front of him for stealing from the royal treasury. Mario's response? Have the Charging Chuck that brought Bob there break his spine. And this is after Bob points out how good friends they are!
- In "War on Beeg SMG4", the jokes don't cover up the fact that the world is in danger of ending again, this time by a Beeg SMG4 falling from the sky like the Moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. You thought Papa John was enough from the Toilet Paper episode? This is worse.
- What's even worse is the reason why there's a Beeg SMG4 in the first place: E. Gadd became so obsessed with Beeg SMG4 memes that he straight-up kidnaps SMG4 and forcibly fuses him with a Beeg Yoshi in a demonic ritual. E. Gadd may be a little crazy, as seen from past episodes, but goddamn is it fucked up.
- Little, but in Officer Meggy Mr. Monitor said that he heard everything while was offline.
- The beginning of Mario Vs. Siren Head, where Siren Head stole Luigi and tried to do same thing with Mario.
- The Demon Among Us Full stop! Its revealed in the previous episode that kind and compassionate Shroomy used to be a demon hunter and has a split personality who is a brutal, violent monster obsessed with hunting down and killing demons or anything and anyone it mistakes for a demon. This ranges from things like a sign hanging over an ice cream shop to Bowser whom he kidnaps and burns at the stake! And it gets worse! It seems this other personality is so powerful not even Saiko can take it down.
- Its implied Shroomy has been repressing this secret side of himself for some time now and at the end of the episode, its face shows up in a window. Meaning we will no doubt see this crazed hunter again. And considering this all began with Bob simply scaring the mushroom boy scout with a skull and in the next episode, it makes a brief cameo, we just might be looking at the beginning of the next story arc!
- For Halloween 2020, SMG4 released the video called, [TEXTURES NOT FOUND], and the premise is absolutely terrifying, with the crew being attacked by zombie-like copies of themselves that steal their textures. While this sounds funny, trust me when I say, it's more scary than funny.
- Mario goes to subway and purchases 1 tuna sub with extra mayo: The scene where we see how the tuna from Subway is made. Two of the fish employees have a third fish tied to a cross in the kitchen and they carve the tuna out of him (as completely canned tuna, but still...)
- We also learn that Mr. Boopkins is a pretty terrifying creature. If it wasn't because the gang found Fishy Boopkins, they may have not left the Subway offices alive.
- Stupid Bowser's Fury:
- Unlike the canon side game, which thankfully took place in the unpopulated (by sentient life save for Bowser's cat-ified minions, some Toads, and Plessie) Lake Lapcat, Bowser's rampage happens in the middle of the Mushroom Kingdom, with surprisingly realistic results. People ran for their lives as soon as they saw him, Bowser burned his own minions alive, and wrecked the entire city. Chris doesn't sugarcoat to Swagmaster that people were DYING as a result of this rampage.
- One scene of Bowser's rampage featured Godzilla, of all people, seemingly on his way to the Mushroom Kingdom. However, upon seeing Fury Bowser, he wanted nothing to do with the Mushroom Kingdom, and decided to turn around and LEAVE.
- While Meggy is sulking over the fact that she hasn't found something she's passionate about. A shadowy figure with yellow eyes appears by her door. What prevents Mario VS Youtubers from ending on an ominous note is Bob barging in for an after party. Next episode, we find out this figure is Shadow Meggy, a dark version of Meggy that embodies her insecurities and flaws. Whenever Meggy is doubtful of herself, this...thing appears, taunting her and telling her to give up.
- Her first and last appearance is outright chilling, with Shadow Meggy taunting Meggy and avoiding all of her punches like its nothing. She repeatedly shouts at Meggy to give up, which has implications, and then...Meggy wakes up. With Shadow Meggy's laughter echoing eerily...
- "If Mario Was In Friday Night Funkin'" gives us a more comedic take on the Monster from the eponymous game. Unfortunately, Whitty doesn't get the same treatment, as shown when we get a look at him glaring down at Mario menacingly, cracking his knuckles and displaying what can only be described as a look of pure rage.