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Everyone Is Home is a web-comic by Wooden Plank Studios, being an Affectionate Parody of the Super Smash Bros. universe. The premise is that all the series' fighters live together in one building, and the comics feature segments of their day-to-day lives as they interact with each other (and with Masahiro Sakurai). The series name was first officially used with Everyone Is Dead in August of 2018, though the art style and characters were used in comics before then.

Initially starting out as a series of mostly-unrelated gags occasionally posted on the Wooden Plank Studios website, June 2021 would see the start of longer story arcs, typically involving the Smashers visiting other video game worlds to either resolve a crisis or to otherwise get into various antics within.

The full series can be found here with dubs by GabaLeth here.


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  • Accidental Hero: The gang in Paldea accidentally saves Professor Sada and the friendly Koraidon by crashing in from the sky right on top of the violent Koraidon who is about to maul them both.
    Sephiroth: Sorry, did we interrupt something?
    Professor Sada: Actually, I'm very glad you came crashing down when you did.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Played for Laughs with Dark Samus, with her appearance under the suit here being an attractive grey-skinned lady, versus how in Metroid canon, she's (in Sora's words) "a super gnarly and disturbing alien skeleton". She continues to appear in this form in some bonus panels, and later on in public panels when she started dating Simon and more often from there on.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • King K. Rool is quite pleasant and well articulated in his interactions with Sakurai. That said, he does still engage in pranks and trolling with the other villains.
    • Sephiroth shows that he's trying to correct his behavior after a bad start with the other fighters. Though it turns out to all be a façade so that he can murder everyone. Fortunately, he gets better in the Paldea arc.
    • Ganondorf is also this, as he beats up the Yiga clan for offering his fellow fighters as a sacrifice, as well as the Phantom of his Tears self for trying to kill Toon Link.
    • Ridley, known for orphaning Samus, attempting to kill her as a child and being a ruthless Space Pirate in his own franchise, is very adamant about reviving Ness and Lucas, not wasting time on frivolities, and chews out the Onett hospital for being a for-profit healthcare.
    • As pointed out in Mean Character, Nice Actor below, this applies to most of the villains.
    • Lynels in the Wild saga Zelda games are solitary warriors who don't take kindly to outsiders. Here, they are essentially a nomadic tribe whose members are willing to interact with other non-hostile species, with one pair even raising a family and taking in Young Link as a Replacement Goldfish.
  • Adaptational Species Change: Well, not quite, as she's still stated to be half Phazon/Metroid Prime and half powersuit, but in this continuity, Dark Samus has a physical body under her suit, which is... uh, sexy.
  • Adaptational Sexuality:
  • After-Combat Recovery:
    • Exploited by Bayonetta to revive the fighting game characters, thanks to a tip from Scorpion, by mimicking a KO screen with the help of Winged Pikmin.
    • Discussed in regards to Pyra/Mythra. Turns out that Sephiroth's poison didn't kill them because Blades can't die from poisoning and simply fainted. They would usually recover after leaving combat, but being in a house with fighters that classify as monsters meant that they technically were stuck in a combat situation.
  • The Ageless:
    • Parodied. Sakurai apparently hasn't aged ever since his days making Smash 64. The Belmonts try to kill him thinking he's some sort of hellspawn.
    • Palutena as well, as her being stuck in the Rewind Spring does nothing to her compared to Doc Louis and Little Mac being de-aged.
  • All for Nothing: Subverted. Meta Knight goes on a journey to get a reviving drink for Pit only for it to be revealed that Pit was already revived with floor ice cream. Fox then points out that they can still use the drink to revive Dark Pit. He does wake up, but he keeps playing dead because the drink is pink, so Fox has to travel all the way to an Animal Crossing town/island to add coffee from The Roost to the drink in order to taint it black just so that Dark Pit would finally admit that he's alive again.
  • All or Nothing: The fighters' attempt at reviving the Inklings was this, due to the risk of losing the Inklings' ghosts. They succeed, but they Came Back... Wrong?
  • All There in the Manual: Occasionally there are plot points that only make sense to those who have read the Patreon-exclusive comics, for example Villager becoming a mob boss in Hyrule after the Smash House evicts him for his role in the Maus infestation.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: "Terrible Night to Have a Kirb" shows Kirby is this since Death immediately gives up Richter and Simon's souls without a fight.
  • An Arm and a Leg:
    • After Wario sneaks a butt grope on Lady Dimitrescu, he shifts the blame to Luigi, who promptly gets his hands sliced off.
    • [1] after getting rid of the Maushold infestion at the Smash House, Palutena is glad that the war did not cause any casualities... Until Link notices that his arm was chopped off by one of the Maushold now serving it as their Hunt Trophy on their little conquest
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: In the Hyrule sub-arc, Cotera the Great Fairy becomes obsessed with Luigi and forces him to marry her. Luigi, completely terrified, flees on the day of the wedding, angering Cotera.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: "After-Battle Dip" has the Smashers celebrate once Sephiroth's heart has been changed thanks to Kirby's Friend Heart and he can't even muster the strength to harm Pichu, cementing that Sephiroth can't bring about despair ever again.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: Incineroar takes this a step further than his evolution line usually does, and not only speaks human language and acts like a human, but also becomes a Pokémon Trainer himself.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: One of the Isabelles note that Knuckles sounds "sexy".
  • Ascended Extra: After several comics of Incineroar, Kazuya, and baby Piranha Plant traveling to the other worlds to revive the other Smash fighters on their own, Kirby joins them in reviving the Belmonts, and immediately afterward every revived character besides Bowser (who stayed behind to watch the remaining bodies) travels to Hyrule to revive the Zelda characters (with Kazuya and Incineroar taking backseats for the next several comics). Following comics show that now everyone is making an effort to revive their fellow fighters and not just Incineroar and Kazuya.
  • Ascended Meme: People were saying that Cloud would go I Warned You on everyone (as he was the only person at that point to suspect that Sephiroth's nice guy act was just that and everyone thought he was paranoic) once he'd be revived to the point it became a meme. They nailed it right on spot.
  • Audience Participation: Twice so far.
    • It was up to readers of the comic to who would get the Fire-type starter Pokémon Fuecoco during the Paldea Vacation arc. Incineroar won the vote, and a second poll was held to determine who would get Sprigatito and Quaxly between Kazuya and Sephiroth; Kazuya ended up getting Sprigatito and Sephiroth got Quaxly.
    • Another poll was also held after the conclusion of the Paldea arc to determine which five Fighters would accompany Link and Zelda to Hyrule for the Tears of the Kingdom arc. They have been revealed to be Pikachu, the other two Links, Ganondorf, and thanks to the Bonus Panels, Villager.
  • Baby Morph Episode: In "It's Rewind Time", Little Mac is de-aged into a toddler after accidentally being left in the Rewind Spring for too long. He returns to his proper age thanks to Dialga.
  • Back from the Dead: After Sephiroth kills seemingly all the Smash Fighters with poison at the E3 2021 welcoming party, the ensuing arc is about reviving them. In order:
    • Sephiroth and Kazuya: Neither of them actually die. Sephiroth leaves thinking his master stroke is complete, while Kazuya arrives after the fact.
    • Incineroar: He wasn't actually at the party, instead having been imprisoned in the basement by Kirby for trying to spoil Kazuya and Sora's arrivals.
    • Kirby: He somehow survived getting poisoned and flew out of the pit Kazuya dumped him down.
    • Yoshi: Rather than reviving him properly, a new Yoshi is hatched from one of Waluigi's spare Yoshi eggs.
    • Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Wario, Rosalina, Bowser Jr., and Daisy: All revived via 1-UP Mushrooms.
    • Piranha Plant: The original rotted away but left a seed behind, which Kazuya uses to grow a new Piranha Plant.
    • Isabelle: Instead of reviving Isabelle, Incineroar and Kazuya travel to a random Animal Crossing island to pick up a new Isabelle (the original is brought back from Hell by Doomguy later on though).
    • Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong: Cranky Kong offers a couple 1-UP Balloons to Kazuya and Incineroar, but at the cost of Kazuya's pants and a coat made of Incineroar's fur (with a hat for Squawks).
    • Ice Climbers: With Madeline's help, Kazuya and Incineroar find some 1-UP Corns.
    • Simon and Richter: Alucard helps Incineroar, Kazuya, and Kirby collect a couple of Magic Crystals from boss monsters in Castlevania.
    • King K. Rool: Somehow gets revived by the Blood Moon in Hyrule due to his similarities to a "fat lizalfos".
    • Zelda and Young Link: Peach and Daisy bring them back by using fairies.
    • Link: With the help of Kass, Rosalina, Yoshi, Richter and Bowser Jr. place Link in the Shrine of Resurrection, with Kass not mentioning that it takes a hundred years for Link to be revived this way until the Shrine is sealed (the other fighters later retrieve him from the future with Dialga and Palkia's help).
    • Toon Link: Gets revived by a bowl of his grandma's Elixir Soup.
    • Sheik: Mario, DK and the Ice Climbers bring Sheik back with a fairy.
    • Ganondorf: Mario, DK and the Ice Climbers try to use a fairy to revive him, but the fairy refuses. He later gets revived by the efforts of the Yiga Clan.
    • Sora: He actually arrives later, just in time to stop Sephiroth from destroying the other fighters' bodies.
    • Dunk Hunt Duo: Luigi convinces Malanya to revive them, despite the fact that they're not horses.
    • Samus: She was never actually at the party, due to being on a mission to ZDR. Instead she left behind a spare suit.
    • Dark Samus: Samus revives her via one of the Chozo recharge stations in ZDR.
    • Fox, Falco, and Wolf: Revived when the Duck Hunt duck takes Samus' arm cannon and performs some impressive aerial maneuvers to collect 1-UPs.
    • Olimar, Alph and Ridley: Planted by Pikmin on PNF-404 to revive as part-Pikmin.
    • Banjo & Kazooie: Master Chief hits them with Gruntilda's Big-O-Blaster to revive them.
    • Pikachu and Pichu: Recharged by a friendly trainer's Electivire.
    • Jigglypuff: Resurrected by Arceus.
    • Mewtwo, Pokemon Trainer (including Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard), Lucario, and Greninja: Revived by Xerneas.
    • Villager and Bayonetta: Brought back from Hell by Doomguy alongside the original Isabelle.
    • Steve: Respawns besides the last bed he slept in, which happens to be Bayonetta's bed.
    • Shulk: Revived when some of his friends hit him with their best healing spells.
    • R.O.B. and Mega Man: Shulk is able to fix the former up due to his engineering skills, but since the latter is too advanced for Shulk to repair, he, Isabelle, and Kirby take Mega Man to Dr. Light to get him fixed up.
    • Ryu, Ken, and Terry: With advice from Scorpion and help from Kazuya, Bayonetta makes use of After-Combat Recovery to revive the trio.
    • Hero: The Isabelles take a bunch of the fighters on a camping trip, which revives Hero after a night of camping.
    • Ness and Lucas: Ridley, Peach, and Daisy bring them to the hospital in Onett, where the two princesses pay for their hospital bills with the money they made selling bikinis and underwear made of fur.
    • Min Min: Ness and Lucas revive her by feeding her a Cup of Lifenoodles.
    • Inklings: Get splatted and revived by a homemade respawn point, though too much power gets used, so they come out looking like Handsome Squidward (they get returned to normal later by Nova).
    • Mr. Game & Watch: Sora revives him with a papercraft 1-UP.
    • King Dedede: Gets revived when Bandana Waddle Dee makes a wish on Nova.
    • Meta Knight: Dedede, Kirby, Zelda, and Young Link deliberately get themselves killed (though Kirby survives) while in the Elden Ring world to trick the respawn system into thinking Meta Knight died with them.
    • Sonic: While still in the world of Elden Ring, Dedede contracts Smithing Master Hewg to make 100 rings to revive Sonic.
    • Captain Falcon: During an F-Zero race, Shulk and DK have Kazuya disguise himself as the captain, place the corpse in the trunk of the Blue Falcon, and make use of Sonic hyped up on coffee, equipped with a bunny hood, and holding the Monado in Speed Mode to gain enough points to give Captain Falcon an extra life.
    • Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter, and Mii Gunner: Mario, Toon Link and Rosalina take the former two to the Mii Channel, where the Wii Remote cursor gives them new eyes to revive them. After clarifying that Mii Gunner and Sans are two different characters, Incineroar and Ryu revive her the same way.
    • Pit: Isabelle 1 and Captain Falcon feed him some floor ice cream (it gives you health!).
    • Dark Pit: Fox uses the Drink of the Gods Meta Knight obtained to revive Pit, though Fox has to taint it black with Brewster's coffee because Dark Pit didn't want to admit a pink drink had brought him back.
    • Pac-Man: Ganondorf, Greninja, Kazuya, and Luigi try to play the titular game to get 10,000 points to revive Pac-Man, but get kicked out after defeating an enemy in an unconventional way and rely on Mega Man's Mega Buster shots (they look like Pac-Man pellets) to do the job instead.
    • Wii Fit Trainer: The Acolytes of the Supreme Sun use the Sun Salutation to revive their sun-worshipping sister.
    • Little Mac and Palutena: They get dipped in the Rewind Spring by Samus and the two Pits. Palutena is brought back with no problems, but Mac comes out as a baby after the others accidentally left him inside the spring for too long (he's later returned to his normal age by Dialga).
    • Snake: Shulk gets a vision that Sephiroth set up Hades to guard the Rewind Spring from further usage, so he tricks the God of the Underworld into chucking a box that holds Snake's corpse into it.
    • Marth: Incineroar has Peach use an Aum Staff brought by Alm and Celica to revive all the Fire Emblem characters at once, though it turns out it only has a durability of 1, so Peach only manages to revive Marth before the staff breaks, rendering it useless.
    • Byleth: She was actually brought back immediately thanks to Sothis' Divine Pulse, but chose to fake her death to stop any backup plans Sephiroth might have in store.
    • Corrin and Chrom: Get revived by a Bifröst Staff by Mii Gunner dressed up as a maid.
    • Robin: Chrom coaches the other fighters and a couple of allies in reviving Robin via the Power of Friendship, which takes effect once Incineroar and Kazuya bring Chrom's sister Lissa into the group.
    • Pyra & Mythra: It turns out they didn't actually die because Blades can't be killed by poison, but were still knocked unconscious. And since they share life force with their Driver Rex, his party uses Sandbag to fill up their party gauge to heal him, and thus the Aegis.
    • Roy, Ike, and Lucina: Isabelle 1 and Ken use a series of sacred springs in Valentia to revive the three of them.
    • Joker: It turns out he didn't die from the poison either since Byleth slipped Pichu's Focus Band on him to let him survive with only 1 HP but still fall unconscious, letting Morgana heal him fully with Zorro's powers.
    • Cloud: Tifa suggests using a large and beautiful Phoenix Down, and Barret is able to do the job using one of Kazooie's Gold Feathers.
  • Badass Adorable: Kirby, as usual, although in the Wooden Plank universe, he's more so of this trope than his canon character.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • "Valentine's Night" has the comic thinking everyone is writing love letters to their love interests, canon or implied. Mario to Peach, Luigi to Daisy, Link to Zelda, Snake to Samus, and Pit to Palutena. And then it's revealed they were all being sent to... Lady Dimitrescu.
    Lady Dimitrescu: Ha, simps.
    • In "Soupiroth", you would think that the cloaked, silver-haired figure who is approaching Kirby, Simon, and Wario is Sephiroth right? Nope. It's just Toon Link's Grandma.
  • Beach Episode: Entitled, "Everyone is at the Beach", it focuses on Luigi, who is uncomfortable about going out in just swimtrunks after seeing the more attractive fighters out and about. Of course, the aesop he learns is about being comfortable about one's own body.
  • Beat Panel:
    • "Results May Fairy" has Kass tell Richter and Rosalina they'll have to wait one hundred years until Link gets revived by the Shrine of Resurrection after they had already sealed Link inside.. Cue beat panel, then the two Freak Out.
    • "Hylian Invasion" (amusingly also related to the shrine) has the Smashers realizing that they can use Dialga to travel 100 years into the future. Dialga declared that it would be possible if he used Young Link's Ocarina of Time as an aid, but it would be unsafe to head to Hyrule because it was far from Sinnoh and they can't leave the dead bodies unattended for too long. Isabelle stated her wish that they had a way to quickly navigate both time and space. Arceus and Dialga stare at each other for two beat panels, then Arceus asks if they had another Poké Ball (to catch Palkia).
  • Behemoth Battle: One occurs between G-Max Incineroar and Team Star's Mechavroom. The Mechavroom wins.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When Mythra (the brash and haughty half of the Aegis) realizes that she's shaking hands with Sephiroth, the one who made her beloved Rex cry with a fake invitation, it's Pyra (the Aegis' sweet and calmer half) who takes over their body and caves his skull in.
  • Big Bad: After a period in which the comic had No Antagonist, Sephiroth took the role right before Kazuya's arrival in the strip titled "Dinner Despair".
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Sora's timely arrival saves Bowser from being killed by Sephiroth (again).
      • Later on, Sora does this again, but this time he is accompanied by Bowser, Duck Hunt, Rosalina, Richter, and Master Chief, where they beat up an E.M.M.I. before it can kill Samus.
    • In Hellrasiers, if it weren't for Doomslayer's intervention, Sephiroth would have resorted to a sudden Plan B with Giratina.
    • It happens again when Byleth returns with every game protagonist in existence to fight back against Sephiroth's villain army.
    • Just as Shadow Sephiroth was about to finish off the Phantom Thieves, Kirby unleashes a Friend Heart on the real one, weakening his Shadow self enough for the Thieves to finish him off.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The occasional Japanese is slipped in untranslated. Such as this comic where Marth seemingly swears in Japanese. And this one where Fox and Marth are talking to each other in Japanese.note 
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Sephiroth was pretending to be nice just so he could murder the entire roster for kicks. He didn't manage to kill Incineroar (who had been locked in the basement by Kirby for almost spoiling Kazuya and Sora's arrivals), Kazuya (who had arrived at the mansion after the mass murder), Kirby (who had survived Sephiroth), Samus (who left on a mission before the murder), Byleth (whom Sothis used Divine Pulse on to prevent her from dying, but went off to look for what backup plans Sephiroth could have in store), and Joker (who was saved after Byleth rewound time because she passed Pichu's Focus Band over to him so he would survive with one hit point left) though.
  • Body Horror: As shown in Elephant Oil Salesman, if a character who is already an elephant eats an elephant apple, they'll sprout duplicate elephant body parts.
  • Breather Episode: After the "Everyone is Dead" saga, the next episode is about Kazuya, Incineroar and Sephiroth becoming Pokémon trainers in Paldea.
  • Brick Joke:
    • Sora first appeared as one of the recipients of Sephiroth's "dickbutt" prank. In "Sora at the Door-ah", Sora tells Sephiroth that he got his real invitation.
    • Later on, in the "Super Space Bros." strip, Master Chief, another recipient of Sephiroth's "dickbutt" prank, joins the Smash gang as a Guest-Star Party Member.
    • As Sephiroth prepares to kill everyone in "Hellraisers", Doomguy, who had kicked Sephiroth's butt for his prank, returns and prompts Sephiroth to bail as he still has trauma from their last encounter.
    • After Sephiroth poisons everyone, Cloud says "You son of a-" before dying. When Cloud is revived, he wakes up saying "BITCH!"
    • Phoenix Wright, Crash Bandicoot, Rayman and Shantae, all victims of the "dickbutt" prank, are part of The Cavalry.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Yeah, Sephiroth learned the hard way Doomguy should not be mocked...
  • The Bus Came Back: After having last appeared in a comic in May of 2021, Lady Dimitrescu returns to the series after a long absence as part of Sephiroth's army of video game villains
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of the "Reviving Characters" arc, Isabelle 2 claims that since her work is done reviving the Smashers murdered by Sephiroth, she has to return to Buttville, and she and Isabelle 1 are shown to have had a very tearful goodbye.

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  • Call-Back:
    • In the 'Everyone is Home - Everyone got Murdered by Sephiroth so now Kazuya has to Bring Everyone Back' arc, all the pictures in the last panel of every comic feature all the characters. Gray-scaled for currently deceased, colored in for revived (Sephiroth is the only one with a question mark over his, indicating unknown location). All of the pictures include crops from previous comics, which range from recent to released quite some time ago. Although it should be noted that some of the pictures are updated.
    • The trip to Sinnoh to revive the Pokémon characters recalls an old gag from the various "Galar Border Patrol" comics about certain Pokémon not being allowed in Galar because they weren't included in the Galar Pokédex. It happens when Incineroar tries to bring Greninja's body into Sinnoh, but neither of them are allowed in, referring to how Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is restricted to the first 493 Pokémon that existed during Generation IV. And as Pangoro obviously isn't part of Generation I-IV, its unofficial Johtonian counterpart Ursaring stands in as the border security.
    • In "Miiracle Cure", the end punchline is a nod to this strip where the Mii Gunner wears the Sans costume full-time to be accepted by the other fighters.
    • In "Brotrip", Incineroar being a Pokémon trainer is a nod to "Kalos Christmas", where he tried to catch replacement Pokémon.
  • Came Back Wrong: When reviving the Inklings, they ended up using too much power for the homemade respawner. The result is two very handsome Inklings.
    • Little Mac is accidentally de-aged into a toddler after being left in the Rewind Spring for too long. Thankfully, Dialga helps fix that.
    • Marth is "reset" to being only able to speak Japanese due to being dead for so long.
  • The Cameo: the Acolytes of the Supreme Sun (A.S.S.) includes Solaire, Amaterasu, Isaac, Solar Man, Kotal Kahn, Mr. Shine, Solgaleo, and the severed head of Helios.
  • Camping Episode: "Dragon Stressed", which has some of the Smashers go camping to revive the Luminary. It worked, but the trip went horribly for everyone but the Isabelles, Rosalina gets smoke in her face from the campfire started by Incineroar, Ryu and Ken's snack bag gets invaded with fire ants, Ganondorf and Steve's tent gets rained on, Fox and Falco argue about pitching a tent, Wario's loud snoring keeps Luigi and Sora awake all night, and Banjo, Kazooie and Olimar try to keep the local wildlife from stealing their food.
  • The Cassandra: Cloud is the only one who feels like Sephiroth can't be trustworthy while everyone assumes he's being paranoid. They won't be thinking that anymore after Sephiroth poisoned them all. He spends the last panel of his revival comic rightfully telling them that he was right all along.
  • The Cavalry: In "On Sephiroth's Left", Byleth returns, having gathered an army of heroes to even the odds against Sephiroth's army of villains.
  • Cerebus Rollercoaster: Starting from the poisoning tragedy, whenever Sephiroth appears, the comic turns more serious (with maybe an odd joke thrown in for good measure). Even during the 'Everyone is Home - Everyone got Murdered by Sephiroth so now Kazuya has to Bring Everyone Back' arc, jokes are still being told despite the dire situation. Sephiroth's two appearances after the poisoning are played seriously straight, and you'd be holding your breath, hoping the fighters don't go back to square one.
  • Changing Yourself for Love: When Pyra and Mythra were announced to join the roster, several of the male fighters go on a fitness spree (Including Chrom who is canonically married, and Richter who is engaged). Of course, when asked, Wario insists he's all about the fitness lifestyle, and not to impress girls.
  • Character Development: Waluigi initially tried getting his way into the Smash House in any way he could. After Ridley confronts him and tells him that he once was like him, with everyone joking about how they wanted him in Smash, only for him to just become one more fighter when he eventually got in, he gives him advice to enjoy his Internet fame while it lasts. Following this, he's become an ally who helped Incineroar and Kazuya gather 1-Up Mushrooms and a Yoshi Egg to revive the Mario cast and is now allowed to visit the Smash House without hassle (even being let into the friendship crowd to revive Robin). He fully cements his Heel–Face Turn by showing up as part of Byleth's cavalry, ready to fight Sephiroth and his army of villains.
  • Character Exaggeration:
    • Sakurai's habit of killing or hurting fighters in reveal trailers leaves everyone terrified of being featured in the next fighter reveal.
    • Pichu in this universe is a full-blown masochist who tries to hurt itself with whatever means possible, a parody of its Smash incarnation whose electric attacks damage itself. The gag however was phased out as the series went on.
    • The Belmonts will attack anything they deem to be supernaturally evil in nature including Bayonetta and Sakurai. They've calmed down lately.
    • Sephiroth's cruelty manifests as extreme trolling. He sends fake invitations to fan-requested fighters that have crude drawings of "dickbutts" drawn inside. And then he murders every fighter (except Incineroar, Kazuya, Kirby, and Samus) by poisoning them as a prank. He also stops wearing a shirt after a while.
  • Characterization Marches On: King K. Rool during the early stages of Everyone Is Home used to be portrayed as a gentleman Mean Character, Nice Actor, had an affable tone towards everyone, and even lacked his bloodshot eye. Later on, he would go back to being unambiguously grouped as a villain, and he got his bloodshot eye back, though like many of the other villains, he has standards as he's the first one to tell everyone that Banjo and Kazooie's bodies are missing and refuses to join Sephiroth.
  • Chekhov's Gag:
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Due to Sora being the Pokémon Center's 1000th visitor, he won a Master Ball. He uses it to capture Arceus.
    • Remember the bikinis Peach and Daisy made out of fur after they shaved Incineroar for his prank? They started a lingerie business with it and thus have more than enough money to pay for Lucas and Ness' hospital bills.
    • The fact that Snake was put in a box and dumped into the Rewind Springs. Hades unknowingly shipped Snake in said box to Sephiroth.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In the background on one panel of "Metroid Med", the Duck Hunt Duck proves to be a natural shot with the Arm Cannon. The next comic sees the duck earn the extra lives necessary to bring back the Star Fox fighters by way of scoring a hundred hit points on a stage.
  • Children Raise You:
    • Kazuya raises a seed the previous Piranha Plant had left behind until a new Piranha Plant is born. Kazuya is very protective of the plant and clearly considers it his child, as Wario found out when he told Kazuya to let it rot. By the time Kazuya meets with his dad in a bonus panel, he decides to spare him because Pirahna Plant has changed him.
    • When Little Mac is de-aged into a child after being left in the Rewind Spring for too long, Samus grows attached to him and seemingly has decided to take care of him. Even when Isabelle says that they need to work on turning Mac into an adult again, Samus is against it, saying that he's perfect the way he is. It's possible that he reminds her of the Baby Metroid... Notably, she's very unhappy when Dialga ages him back to normal at the end of the revival arc.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Sakurai was a mainstay of the comic during its early days in Ultimate’s releasing days. For the reviving characters arc, he inexplicably vanished, and his disappearance has yet to be explained.
  • Closest Thing We Got: When the Horse God Malanya asks Luigi if he has any horses that needs reviving, Luigi answers with the Duck Hunt duo. Malanya points the duo aren't a horse, but Luigi uses Puppy-Dog Eyes to convince him to help.
  • Clueless Dude Magnet: Thanks to their Ms. Fanservice looks, Pyra and Mythra are a walking Dude Magnet that make the male Smash cast drool, much to the jealousy of the rest of the female cast. For their part though, they don't seem to realize, provided they're not being an Indifferent Beauty intentionally ignoring them since they're already established to be Rex's Violently Protective Girlfriend, and some of them, like Chrom, are already married.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The replacement Isabelle wears the yellow winter outfit from New Leaf to distinguish her from the original, who wears the green summer outfit. The former also wore the reddish pink summer outfit from New Horizons during her first few appearances.
  • Comically Inept Healing: Arceus, the creator of all Pokémon, is only able to revive Jigglypuff. He has to explain that he's only good at creating life, not bringing it back.
  • The Comically Serious:
    • Kazuya carries the same expression nearly everywhere he goes. It's funnier when he's wearing the sailor outfit in the Pokémon reviving sub-arc.
    • Steve is even more so; his expression never changes, no matter how mortifying his actions are.
  • Composite Character: Mario and Dr. Mario are the same character in this series.
  • Contrived Coincidence:
    • Arceus requests that Samus and Pikachu find a Pokemon that is blue with glowing horns (Xerneas). However, they seemingly meet up with another Pokemon who is blue with glowing horns — Dialga.
    • When the group go to Kalos to find Xerneas so they can revive the rest of the Pokémon fighters, they find Incineroar trying to catch replacement Pokémon with no luck. While ranting, he tosses one of his catches into a Wonder Trade machine...which pops out Xerneas in return.
    • In "Go Touch Some Grace", when King Dedede shakes Melina's hand, he accidentally warps the party to the Roundtable Hold where Sephiroth has been hanging out.
    • Ness and Lucas just so happen to be slurping on cups of Lifenoodles (the revival item from their game series) just after Spring-Man reveals that Min-Min wanted to replicate the recipe.
  • Covert Pervert: While others were disturbed by Dark Samus' true appearance (a gothic version of Samus with black and blue hair) Sora immediately began snapping pics.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: When reviving Olimar and Alph by planting them a la Pikmin 1 bad ending, Samus plants Ridley as well, insisting that Ridley will always find a way to come back from the dead. Falco finds this absurd and bets 100 bucks that it won't work. He loses.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Waddle Dee seeks out Nova to wish King Dedede back to life and fix the Inklings, only for Marx to jump in at the last minute to steal the wish and conquer Popstar. Or at least that's what Marx would've done if Waddle Dee didn't load up on weapons taken from the Smashers.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Medusa has to face the full might of Alucard, Kazuya, Incineroar, and Kirby.
    • Sephiroth gets one from Sora and Bowser.
    • Before Arceus can deliver divine punishment to the group, Sora throws a Master Ball and captures it in "Psalm 493".
  • Dartboard of Hate: "Plant Parenthood" shows Kazuya has one for his "dear old dad" Heihachi.
  • Deader than Dead: This was Sephiroth's intention to keep his masterpiece in check: destroying the dead fighters' corpses to prevent them from being revived. Fortunately, thanks to Sora, his plan did not work.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist:
    • Steve, who simply respawns in Bayonetta's bedroom after being poisoned.
    • Byleth was immediately revived by Sothis after she was poisoned, but realized that Sephiroth might have a backup plan if everyone were to be revived and departed on her own quest to put a stop to him, leaving behind a dummy of herself to fake her death.
    • Depending on the game the fighter came from, they can easily be revived if a certain "state" is reached, which automatically revives them as seen as when Bayonetta revives the fighting game characters by starting "Round 2", which causes the "game" to detect a "KO" due to them having zero HP, reviving them after the round.
  • Decomposite Character: Sheik is not a transformation of Zelda in this comic, as they are each from different part of the Zelda Timeline.
  • Deconstructive Parody: "Everyone Is Dead" pokes fun at the side-effects of filming the trailers for Ultimate: Inkling Girl has PTSD from witnessing the Smash logo, Mega Man, Luigi, and Dedede are dead, and Mario has his neck in a cast. When Sakurai asks for supporting characters for the next trailer, everyone who was left huddled in fear in the corner (and Olimar and Pit outright flew away). Although they recover a couple of strips later.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: "The Things We Do for Love" has the various guys of Smash coming up with different ways to injure themselves to see Prya/Mythra in the hospital after she damn near drank herself to death against Bayonetta. Captain Falcon and Ganondorf give each other a simultaneous Falcon/Warlock Punch. Sonic tries to take a bath. Chrom (who is married) tries to sing Jigglypuff to sleep. Wario tries to get Mr. Game & Watch to hit him with a 9 hammer. Incineroar hooks up a jumper cable on his tongue and is about to hook the other end to Pikachu. Shulk gets a warning from the Monado about Richter (who has a fiancée) winding up the Homerun Bat. Dr. Mario is throwing down his visor yelling "I QUIT" as we see the Amusing Injuries that happened. Falcon and Ganondorf have fist imprints on their faces while Falcon is carrying Sonic's lifeless body. Chrom's head has a bit of ceiling around his neck. Wario had the 9 hammer in his head. Incineroar got his shock and Richter got the Monado sword slammed in his face.
  • Description Cut: Shadow Sephiroth in "You Win Some, You Lose Some, Part 1" smugly tells Cloud, the Phantom Thieves, and Pyra that by now, his army in the material world should have already decimated the Smash House and killed all the fighters. Cut to the real world, where the Doom Slayer and the Isabelles are wreaking havoc on Sephiroth's forces. Likewise, in "You Win Some, You Lose Some, Part 2", Fox assumes the Phantom Thieves are successful in stealing Sephiroth's treasure. Cut to the Metaverse, where Shadow Sephiroth is clobbering the Phantom Thieves in a similar fashion as Doom Slayer.
  • Deus Exit Machina:
    • Following the revival of the Pokémon fighters, the plan was to use the Legendary Pokémon on hand to easily restore the remaining fighters. However, Sephiroth interferes and throws a big wrench by stealing the Legendary Pokémon, preventing the story from ending so quickly. He also throws a huge wrench in a later plan of theirs to use the Rewind Spring to revive the other Smashers by having Hades guard the Spring and telling him not to let the fighters use it.
    • Another example comes in the form of the Smash fighters coming across a revival wand from Fire Emblem, as it breaks once Peach uses it to revive Marth due to it having a durability of 1.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • During a drinking contest with Bayonetta, Pyra intends on beating her by switching to Mythra to start over fresh. She failed to remember that they share the same damage, so she ends up in the hospital anyway.
    • Isabelle tries to bring Daniela Dimitrescu to the museum, since she's made of a bunch of flies. Blathers finds the idea ridiculous, then Daniela explodes into flies, scaring him unconscious. Isabelle lampshades that she should have seen this coming.
    • Incineroar and Kazuya go and get the corn to revive the Ice Climbers. Only, they did it without any winter gear. They are found frozen in place by Madeline from Celeste.
    • During the Hyrule sub-arc, Kass suggests to the group in charge of reviving Link to use the Shrine of Resurrection to get him back, but apparently failed to tell the group that this method has Link enter a deep slumber from which he will only awake after a hundred years have passed before even placing him inside the shrine. Naturally, Richter and Rosalina Freak Out when Kass casually tells them this after essentially getting Link trapped.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?:
    • Sephiroth is able to kill both Palutena and Rosalina, a pair of Physical Goddesses, by simply poisoning them.
    • Sora captures Arceus with a Master Ball right before it inflicted divine punishment on the group.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Doom Slayer hospitalized Sephiroth because of the "dickbutt" prank.
    • Same with Pyra/Mythra who cave his skull in with their sword for pranking Rex.
  • Dramatic Irony: Olimar and Alph (plus Ridley) were brought back to life with the logic of using their game's bad ending of them dying to rebirth them.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Kirby is one to Death (who gives up the items needed to revive Simon and Ritcher once he sees him). He's also scary enough for Sephiroth to nearly soil himself.
    • Sora is this to Sephiroth who flees the mansion in fear after getting beat up by him.
    • Doomguy has been this to Sephiroth ever since the latter's prank, which saves the fighters when Doomguy makes his Big Damn Heroes moment, causing Sephiroth to flee in terror.
  • Drinking Contest: As part of the intro arc of Pyra and Mythra, they have a drinking contest with the girls, going up against Bayonetta, only to end up getting sick.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: As it turns out, Byleth doesn't feel like she is truly respected after her introduction to Smash was met with sizable hostility. This is why she decides to take on a personal quest to stop Sephiroth after faking her death.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • Mario and Dr. Mario appear as separate characters during the first few strips. Later on it is established that they are both a Composite Character.
    • The Pokémon (mainly Pikachu, Charizard and Ivysaur) were able to speak human language in the first strips released. As the series went on, the Pokémon were all relegated to only communicate via Pokémon Speak, minus the obvious exceptions of Mewtwo and Lucario. The only exception to this is Incineroar, who has always been able to speak a human language for reasons unexplained.
    • Isabelle had a custom text box inspired by Animal Crossing: New Leaf in her first few appearances. This was soon dropped and replaced by a regular white text box.
    • Pichu being a masochist who insisted its name was "Blackrose" was a Running Gag in the early days of the series. The gag was phased out later on, to the point where Pichu is no longer seen hurting itself nor is it ever brought up by anyone.
    • Similar to Pichu, strips released in late 2018 tend to depict Mario as being attracted to Bowsette, much to Bowser's disgust and Peach's annoyance. Later strips phased out this trait, likely due to Bowsette's popularity fading months following the Updated Re Release of New Super Mario Bros. U.
    • Incineroar hangs out with the villains of Smash in earlier strips, seemingly being considered one too, but he stops showing up with them in later strips. He is even shown to not have a positive opinion of Sephiroth from the moment he joined the cast, and tells Kazuya he has issues after he has to recover the bodies of the fighters Kazuya threw into a volcano.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After a year and a half of having to undo everything Sephiroth did in "Dinner Despair", "Last Plane Home" ends with all the Smashers revived, Sephiroth with a slow but sure change of heart (and Cloud was given permission to punch Sephiroth in the face), Incineroar, Kazuya and Byleth heralded as heroes (with Byleth tearing up with joy as she is now fully respected by everyone), Little Mac aged back to normal (much to the disappointment of Samus), and Isabelle 2 on her way back home to Buttville Island.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Incineroar might have been classified as a villain in an earlier strip, but he thinks it's messed up when he attempts to eat Pikachu and Pichu. He also tells Kazuya that he has issues after he throws nearly all the fighters into a volcano. He does not seem to have a good opinion of Sephiroth either (and it's implied he knew of his end goal).
    • Waluigi might still be angry for not being invited as a playable character, but he's not so petty that he won't agree to help Incineroar, Kirby, and Kazuya with reviving the Mario Characters (in contrast to Spring Man spitefully saying Min-Min got what she deserved for "stealing" his place in the roster). It helps that what he wants in return is pretty humble.
    • Peach and Daisy, who had shaved Incineroar after his prank on them, look disturbed after he is almost fully shaven by Cranky Kong as payment for the extra-life balloons to revive the Kongs. It's subverted in the bonus panels however, as it's revealed that the reason why they are shaken by this is because now they won't have any fur for their lingerie business until a while has passed.
    • If Isabelle 2 is as deserving of Hell as the original Isabelle, then her reaction to seeing Kirby trying to use a decapitated Mario penguin's head to revive King Dedede is this.
    • Ridley is disgusted with the fact that the Onett Hospital overcharges those who wish to bring back the dead and constantly increases the price as well.
  • Evil All Along: We all knew Sephiroth is evil, but then he turns a new leaf following the Pyra/Mythra incident. Then come "Dinner Despair", turns out his nice guy shtick was all an act to lethally poison everyone and torment Cloud (who was trying to warn everyone about this but was ignored), who also dies. Thankfully, Kazuya and Incineroar didn't fall victim and plan on resurrecting everyone, and in addition to that Kirby survived being poisoned, Samus wasn't present when the dinner took place, Byleth was immediately revived by Sothis but she played dead until Sephiroth left and went on her own quest to stop him once and for all, Pyra/Mythra merely fainted because Blades can't be killed by poisoning but couldn't auto-heal by themselves due to being stuck in battle mode because of the presence of monsters, and Joker barely survived the poisoning with 1 HP left thanks to Byleth giving him Pichu's Focus Band, but was still left unconscious.
  • Exact Words: Arceus suggests to find Xerenas to help revive everyone, which he describes as "a blue quadruped with glowing horns". Except he never decided to elaborate that he meant either "find the blue quadruped with glowing horns in the Kalos region" or find the blue quadruped with glowing deer antlers, because Samus and Pikachu (in Sinnoh) just so happen to cross paths with Dialga — a blue quadruped with glowing horns.
  • Exposed to the Elements: The shirtless Kazuya (along with Baby Piranha Plant) and the recently shaved Incineroar end up freezing solid when they travel to the Ice Climber mountain to retrieve the corns needed to revive them, and would likely have been stranded there had it not being for Madeline finding them by pure chance. Isabelle berates them for not taking appropriate winter wear as Bowser thaws them out.
  • Expressive Mask: The eyes on Yiga clan's masks behave like actual eyes that can widen, squint, and glance sideways.

    F-P 
  • Face Doodling:
  • Face–Heel Turn: Meta Knight joins Sephiroth's side. It's implied he did it out of spite of being nerfed post-Brawl. However...
  • Fake Defector: ...It turns out Meta Knight never joined Sephiroth's side at all. The Smashers simply had Kirby pose as Meta Knight to trick Sephiroth, and Kirby drops the ruse when Snake gets Sephiroth in a choke hold to smack a Friend Heart at Sephiroth's face.
  • Faking the Dead: After being almost instantly revived by Sothis via Divine Pulse, Byleth, who wants to both prove herself and stop Sephiroth in case he has a backup plan, pretends being dead until Sephiroth flees the Smash mansion, makes a decoy dummy of herself and passes it up as her own dead body, and departs on a solo quest. How no one noticed that the dummy wasn't Byleth until they had to revive the Fire Emblem crew is beyond us.
  • Failed a Spot Check:
    • Cynthia doesn't seem to notice that the "Ho-Oh"note  she found was smaller than average.
    • The fact that no one noticed that Byleth's body was an obvious dummy that had a crudely stitched face until the Luminary pointed it out when they began to revive the Fire Emblem characters, as the real Byleth was immediately revived by Sothis via Divine Pulse, faked her death and departed on her own quest to stop Sephiroth and prove herself.
    • During the flashback to the reveal party Sephiroth didn't catch Byleth spilling her drink and pretending to be dead. On a similar note Sephiroth also didn't notice that "Samus" was actually an empty Varia Suit and that the real Samus had left on a mission weeks before the party.
  • Falsely Reformed Villain: Sephiroth seems to have dropped his villainous tendencies after a few doses of Laser-Guided Karma, if still remaining a prankster with only Cloud being paranoid that this is a ruse. Turns out he hasn't been reformed as the moment he manages to win the roster's trust, he takes advantage of it to kill them off. Fortunately, he gets better, thanks to the Change of Heart finally setting in.
  • Fantastic Racism: When the Smash house is taken over by an army of Tandemaus, the cages containing Pikachu and Pichu are labeled "Inferior mauses".
  • Fisher Kingdom: When the cast goes to other video game worlds to revive the fighters originating from that world, they somehow change form to resemble its characters; Banjo and Kazooie turning into an Ursaring and a Ho-Oh shows that these aren't just mere disguises.
  • Flipping the Bird:
    • When Meta Knight (actually Kirby), defects to Sephiroth's side, he gives the Smashers a double deuce.
    • Zelda does this to Master Kohga as she rides the electric dragon Farosh out of Hyrule's Depths.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In "The Things We Do for Love", Sephiroth is reading a book on how to not be an asshole, or how to be nice, somewhere along those lines. He's studying from a book instead of reading or understanding proper body language on how to be nice, foreshadowing that his 'brain-dead nice guy' act was all a fraud.
      • When he introduces Pyra/Mythra as 'bringer of despair', it could be an allusion to his character in canon, but maybe he slipped his intentions for a second there, in a subtle way.
    • In the last panel of "Cloudtop Bruise", there's a notice on the wall about Sephiroth & Squirtle's Big E3 Dinner Party.
    • In "Cranky King", look at what Isabelle's reading in the second last panel, "ICE CLIMBER'S HISTORY". The next comic, Maize Climbers, they're the next to be revived.
    • When the team uploads teasers of Wednesday's comics on their Twitter, said panel can be used to determine what the next story is about.
    • When Byleth departs, saying she'll come back when the Smash Bros. needs her most, it could be a proud declaration of wanting to prove herself once and for all, but it could also foreshadow that even when the last fighter is revived, the story will not conclude so quickly.
    • It seems very odd that Meta Knight just stands there and doesn't fight the Smashers even after defecting to Sephiroth. That's because he didn't; it's Kirby all along. Moreover Meta Knight never says anything until the big reveal because if he did, all he could say was "Poyo" and thus give away the ruse too so on.
  • For Want Of A Nail:
    • Sephiroth's plan to poison everyone went without a hitch, but he would've won if he just waited a little bit longer for Kazuya to arrive at the manor. Instead, Kazuya arrives after the tragedy and frees Incineroar, who spearheads the plot to revive everyone.
    • Sephiroth only went for the Smashers and not the Assist Trophies. So the likes of Waluigi and Alucard were able to help revive the other Smashers as well.
  • For the Evulz: Justified. What was Sephiroth's motive for killing every single fighter? Absolutely none. He just thought it would be a funny prank (although rubbing it in Cloud's face was probably a bonus).
  • Fountain of Youth: In "It's Rewind Time", Palutena and Little Mac are brought to a Rewind Spring, which reverses time on anyone dipped into it, so that they can be rewound to a point before they were poisoned by Sephiroth. Samus pulls Palutena out after she regains consciousness, so it works perfectly for her. However, Doc Louis tries the pool out for himself and reverts to a younger man, but this distracts Samus from Little Mac, who is de-aged into a child.
  • Frothy Mugs of Water: "Bugs And Witches" has Isabelle and Daniela drinking grape juice, which is a whole lot saner compared to what Castle Dimitrescu's wine is usually made of.
  • Funny Background Event: In Big Boy Battle, When Gigantamax Incineroar is being pulled down by Team Star's Backup, there's a random Chansey helping as well.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Super Sun Bros introduces the "Acolytes of the Supreme Sun", or A.S.S. for short.
  • Fur Bikini: In revenge for his prank on them, Peach and Daisy shave off part of Incineroar's fur and use it to make bikinis which they wear for quite a long time too. They revert back to their regular dresses a few comics later, but in turn they have started a lingerie business, making bikinis and women's underwear with Incineroar's fur. Peach and Daisy's business becomes so successful that not only are various video game female characters seen wearing the fur underwear they sell, they also earn more than enough money to pay for Ness and Lucas' hospital bills and revive them.
  • Furry Reminder: Incineroar tells Dr. Mario about a few problems he has had recently which includes wanting to sit in a box for some reason (much to Snake and Samus' annoyance), feeling like he wants to eat Pikachu and Pichu, and getting nervous at the various dog Smashers such as Isabelle, Wolf, and Duck Hunt Dog.
  • Genre Savvy: Downplayed. Wario doesn't know enough about the mechanics of Pokémon to understand how Electivire works. But he does know an Electric-type when he sees one, and asks the Electivire's trainer to use it to revive Pikachu and Pichu.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: When it came time to reviving Sonic, Tails suggests that they use the Princess kiss method. Peach immediately refuses once she takes a good look at Sonic's rotten corpse.
  • Guest-Star Party Member:
    • Many characters from Resident Evil Village appear in some comics, with the most prominent one being Lady Dimitrescu.
    • Doom Slayer has showed up twice. The first time to beat up Sephiroth for the fake invitation prank, and the second time to drag the original Isabelle, Villager, and Bayonetta out of Hell.
    • Master Chief gets recruited to help revive the space-themed fighters. He leaves after going on his own to revive fellow Microsoft characters Banjo and Kazooie.
    • Cynthia briefly follows the gang around until they leave Sinnoh.
    • When it comes time to revive the Fire Emblem fighters, Alm and Celica arrive to help their fellow characters.
  • HA HA HA—No: In "Bug-type Pokemon", Kazuya, Incineroar and Sephiroth are greeted by Nemona, who introduces them to Paldea and all of its glitchy, buggy gloryinvoked.
    Incineroar: We changed our minds, can we leave?
    Nemona: Hahahahahaha—No.
  • Halloween Episode: The "Everyone is Invited", where Hilarity Ensues when Isabelle invites various Sony characters to the Smash Bros.'s Halloween party using the Smash Invitation envelopes.
  • Has a Type: As seen by his relationships with Bayonetta and Dark Samus, Simon has a thing for Dark Action Girls.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Literally in this case. In the final battle, Kirby's weapon is the Friend Heart from Kirby Star Allies, which he can use to turn an enemy into a friend. In this case, he uses this on Sephiroth to change his heart and weakens him just as Shadow Sephiroth is about to kill Cloud.
  • He Knows Too Much: Incineroar figured out the last two fighters for Fighter Pass Vol. 2 before they were announced. Unfortunately he revealed this to Kirby, who promptly deals with the Pokémon under Sakurai's order. Ironically, this ends up saving Incineroar's life when Sephiroth murders the rest of the cast.
  • Heel Realization: As per the bonus panels for "A Fight for the Aegis", Peach and Daisy realized that their lingerie line made from Littens and Sabrecats simply wasn't ethical note  so they closed up shop...albeit, not without getting Pyra/Mythra - who are implied to be none the wiser about where the lingerie is sourced - to pose for the very last collection's rollout. Rosalina then takes advantage of this and starts her own lingerie line made of Teddiursa fur, basically stealing Peach and Daisy's business.
  • Hero of Another Story: Byleth gets revived by Sothis and fakes her death before heading off to gather an army to fight back Sephiroth. By the time everyone has been revived and the Phantom Thieves are entering Sephiroth's palace, she's amassed quite an army.
  • Hidden Depths: Squirtle seems to have a talent for baking.
  • Hope Spot: With Arceus, Dialga, Palkia, and Xerneas with the team, they can fix everything in an instant! Too bad Sephiroth himself is a Pokémon trainer and catches Giratina.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Everyone except Cloud fell for Sephiroth's nice act and ignored the guy who faces Sephiroth on a daily basis. So by the time "Dinner Despair" rolls along, most (if not all) end up poisoned. By the time Cloud is revived — being the last one even — he is not happy that everyone ignored his warnings and Sephiroth got away with it.
  • Horrifying the Horror:
  • Human Popsicle: Kazuya and Incineroar become encased in ice when trying to find maizes to revive the Ice Climbers. Thankfully, Madeline helps them and takes them and the corns to the Smash Mansion, where Bowser uses his fire breath to unfreeze them.
  • Humongous Mecha: Team Star's Mechavroom is a bunch of Revavroom combined into a gigantic robot.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Simon is canonically a hunter of evil but dates Dark Action Girls in this series. He didn't start out as this, constantly trying to kill Bayonetta for being a witch, but the bonus panels reveal that he softened up on her after the two of them had a one-night stand.
    • The “Christmas Warol” arc’s Bonus Panels contains a side plot involving Professor Layton and Aerith being evil. In the final bonus panels of the arc, Chun-Li is seen talking to some fellow audience members who didn’t enjoy the Layton/Aerith plot as they think the sex and violence clashes with the wholesomeness of the play. Said people are Vaas Montenegro, Trevor Phillips, and Conker, whose home video games have plenty of said sex and violence.
  • I Choose to Stay: Even though the original Isabelle is back, Isabelle 2 decides to stay to continue to research the fighters' lore for a bit longer, claiming that her island will be fine. She does end up returning to her home island at the end of the revival quest, but promises to visit the Smashers whenever she can.
  • Idiot Ball: Considering how crafty Hades is normally, you'd think he'd see through Shulk's Paper-Thin Disguise. He also somehow buys that a mystical Rewind Spring would have a maintenance crew or need to be regularly disinfected, chucking the box Shulk offers him into the spring without checking that it really has such chemicals inside (it actually held Snake's corpse).
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: As revealed in one Animal Crossing: New Horizons strip, all towns and islands in the Animal Crossing universe have their own set of clones of special characters (Tom Nook, the Nooklings, Blathers, The Able Sisters, Brewster etc.). Isabelle is no exception, so when she is murdered by Sephiroth, Incineroar decides to simply have her replaced by one of her many clones.
  • In-Universe Catharsis: In "Last Plane Home" Cloud is given permission to sock Sephiroth in the face by everyone to ensure he doesn't get off easy, and also presumably as an apology for how everyone disregarded Cloud's warnings in the first place.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: The Sandbag, as it turns out, is this; he's willing to let himself be beaten up if it helps the Smashers (which does when it comes to healing Rex to revive Pyra and Mythra)
  • Ironic Name: "A Christmas Warol" has Jin playing the role of Tiny Tim...except Jin is canonically billed in at 6'.
  • It Makes Sense in Context:
    • The creators released the bonus strip for "Morning After Mushrooms" publicly to avert this in order to explain why Incineroar is shaved in future strips.
    • In a preview for one of the bonus strips while the Smashers are in Hyrule, the text specifically mentions that Cotera is forcing Luigi to marry her so things would not be lost on viewers come Of Dogs and Ducks...and Horses.
  • It Only Works Once:
    • The Smashers only get to use the Rewind Spring without interference for one comic before Sephiroth interferes and prevents further usage by calling in Hades. Before this however, Shulk has a vision of Sephiroth's interference, so he manages to plan a way to at least get Snake revived by the spring by tricking Hades.
    • Incineroar has Peach use the Aum Staff to revive the Fire Emblem fighters, as it can only be used by a princess. However, just as Incineroar tells Peach to use it, Isabelle 1 finishes reading the explanation on how the the staff works and states that because it has a durability of 1, it can only revive one person before breaking. Surely enough, Peach only manages to revive Marth with the staff, after which it breaks.
  • I Warned You: Cloud was paranoid about whether or not Sephiroth turned over a new leaf, but no one bothered to consider if he was right. Once he's finally revived, being the last one even, he spends his welcome back party telling everyone that he was right not to trust Sephiroth and that they should've heeded his warnings sooner.
    Cloud: (rapidly pointing at everyone with a RIGTHTFULLY pissed off expression on his face) I told you! I told you! I TOLD YOU!
  • Just in Time: In a Contrived Coincidence manner, given how no one in the real world knew what was happening in Sephiroth's subconscious, Kirby hits Sephiroth with a Friend Heart, weakening Shadow Sephiroth just as he was about to kill Cloud. Shadow Sephiroth's sudden weakening is what allows the Phantom Thieves to turn the tables and defeat him.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: "We're Smash fighters! Who could be powerful enough to kill u-". Said within earshot of Godrick the Grafted. Fortunately, they respawn at the nearest site of Grace, visibly traumatized by the experience.
  • Killed Off for Real: The implied fate of the characters who were replaced instead of revived (Yoshi, Piranha Plant, and Isabelle). Subverted with the original Isabelle, who was resurrected when Doomguy brought her, Villager, and Bayonetta back to the living realm.
  • Killed Offscreen: Inverted; As it happens, Samus wasn't actually present when Sephiroth poisoned everyone. She had left to go on a mission prior, and left her Varia Suit behind.
  • Kilroy Was Here: In the background of the first panel of "Defibrillamon", there is a "Welcome to Sinnoh" sign that has writing on it. It reads "Barry was here! Lucas is a Loser!".
  • Knight of Cerebus: Yes, Sephiroth has his funny moments here and there, but staying true to his character, is genuinely evil and sticks out of the group like a sore thumb. This reaches his apex with "Dinner Despair", successfully poisoning everyone and taunting Cloud one last time before escaping. Thankfully, Kazuya and Incineroar intend on bringing everyone back. Sephiroth returns in "Sora is at the Door-ah" to kill Bowser (who wasn't able to find a disguise perfect for Hyrule) and destroy the rest of the bodies, but Sora's intervention saves both the Koopa King and everyone else. In "Hellrasiers", he tries to kill them all again with Giratina, only for Doomguy, Villager, Isabelle (the original one), and Bayonetta to arrive at just the right time. One horrible memory later, and sticks to the original plan of taking Arceus, Dialga, Palkia, and Xerneas. When Dedede, Young Link, Zelda, and Kirby find him in his Elden Ring hideout, he's in the middle of making a plan, and they beat him up offscreen. He then flees to the Forgotten Land, hoping they don't find him, but considering the antagonistic force in that game...
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • Sephiroth sends fake Smash invites to a number of characters just to troll them. On the next strip, he gets the crap beaten out of him by a very angry Doom Slayer and contorted into said drawing. Later still, Pyra and Mythra cave his skull in with their sword for making Rex cry. Even better, when he later appears at the mansion to make sure the many people he killed are not able to be revived, Sora, who also got one of his letters, happens to stop by and beat him up along with Bowser.
    • What happens to Wario after telling Kazuya to let Piranha Plant rot. Considering that he did pull off the Karma Houdini card a few times, it can be satisfying for him to be near the cliff.
    • Spring-Man gets this for his refusal to help K. Rool and Leaf (Female Pokémon Trainer) in reviving Min-Min, even saying she deserves it for "taking" his spot. Not even Waluigi was this petty and vengeful. To see K. Rool trick Spring Man with a fake Smash Invitation to get him to spill his guts. The pay-off is quite fitting, as it is the very same trick Sephiroth used no less.
    • During their vacation in Paldea, Incineroar does a number of dickish things to the other Trainers there, such as dropkicking a boy to steal his Miraidon away, and using Floragato's Amulet Coin to extort more money out of a young girl they had defeated, causing her to be unable to feed her Happiny. Both Trainers end up joining Team Star, and due to other actions offscreen, Incineroar is put right in Team Star's cross-hairs as a bully that needs to be dealt with. At the end of their confrontation, Team Star ends up defeating Incineroar, forcing him to give back everything he stole including the Miraidon.
  • Latex Perfection: You can't really tell the real Sans from the Mii Gunner costume. It goes to the point where many of the Smashers forgot that they even have a Mii Gunner. Papyrus, on the other hand, knows it's a Mii Gunner immediately.
  • Legion of Doom: Once all the fighters have been revived, Sephiroth decides to finish them all off for good by assembling an army of video game enemies and bosses to invade the house.
  • Life Saving Misfortune:
    • Because Incineroar was imprisoned by Kirby for knowing about the future fighters, he never attended the party where Sephiroth ended up killing everyone.
    • Likewise, although not a misfortune, Samus manages to avoid being poisoned due to being needed on Planet ZDR.
  • Long Game: Sephiroth admits to having played this trope, playing the brain-damaged nice guy until he finally got everyone poisoned... except for Kazuya, Incineroar, Kirby (who survived because he is Kirby), Samus (who left on a mission before Sephiroth could poison her and left a spare Varia Suit behind), Byleth (who was immediately revived by Sothis, played dead until Sephiroth left the Smash Mansion, and departed on her own quest to put a stop to him), Pyra/Mythra (who were fainted due to Blades not being able to killed via poison, and unable to auto-heal due to the presence of many monstrous fighters), and Joker (who was left with 1 HP thanks to Byleth's quick thinking but still required external healing afterwards).
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Alm and Celica bicker about random things such as Alm not doing any house chores or Celica getting too high of a Support with her neighbors, only to passionately kiss each other much later. Isabelle even comments that they act like they've been married for thirty years.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: The "Return of Subspace" arc happens because no one decided to tell the post Brawl Smashers about Tabuu, who was sealed in a box in the basement that Dark Pit asked Sora to unlock.
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • In "Hyrule Travelers", Isabelle takes advantage of the Blood Moon and the fact that K. Rool sort of resembles a Lizalfos to revive him easily.
      Incineroar: (to Isabelle) Man, I'm glad we revived you early.
      • Becomes darkly hilarious when you remember that they didn't revive Isabelle, they just replaced her until the other one returned from the depths of Hell.
    • In an allusion to what fans might be thinking now that they have the Creation trio (sans Giratina) and Xerneas, the fighters can use them to revive everyone. Unfortunately, Sephiroth anticipated this and uses Giratina to steal the fighters' Pokémon and thwart their plan.
    • After watching Mega Man being revived by an extra life head, Kirby attempts to use a decapitated Mushroom Kingdom penguin head to revive King Dedede. As seen by the "fighters revived" panel, it didn't work, but kudos to him for trying.
    • "Mr. Arts & Crafts" sees Sora manage to revive Mr. Game & Watch... by using black construction paper and cutting out a "1UP".
    • How were the Mii Fighters revived? By taking them to the Mii Channel... and having their eyes replaced.
    • In "Multi-Purpose Pellets", Pac-Man consumes one of Mega Man's buster shots as if it was a Pac-Man pellet. The gang revives him by feeding him enough buster shots to reach 10,000 points.
    • Bayonetta gets advice from Scorpion on how to revive Ryu, Ken and Terry Bogard — just recreate the HUD of a fighting game (via Winged Pikmin and cardboard health bars) and then announce "Round 2: FIGHT!" to which they instantly get back up.
  • Love at First Sight: Incineroar falls in love with Kazuya's Meowscarada the moment it evolves from Floragato.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor:
    • King K. Rool in one comic. He is very polite to Sakurai when he brings him dinner and even wonders why the fighters don't eat together, saying that it would be a good way to get to know the other fighters and boost morale (Sakurai tried that. It did not work out). Later comics would generally revert him back to a character similar to his original appearances.
    • Ganondorf counts as well. In Yiga Knockout, the Yiga Clan give him Mario, Sheik, The Ice Climbers, and DK to feast on after he is revived. Ganondorf swiftly takes care of Kohga and the rest of the clan, and he and the others leave.
    • Nearly every villain member of the roster is this with the exception of Sephiroth. Even Bowser is willing to put his life on the line when Sephiroth threatens to destroy the rest of the deceased fighters' bodies so that they can't be revived.
    • Played straight with Sephiroth thanks to the Change of Heart finally setting in.
  • Meaningful Background Event:
    • In "Of Dogs and Ducks... and Horses", Bowser shows Sora a list of all the fighters. They are listed under three categories: "Revived!", "?????", and "Working On!". The ones under "Working On!" are characters that can be revived through their respective means, while those under "?????" still apply for the Fridge Horror aspect of replacement.
    • In "Metroid Med", the Duck Hunt Duck can be seen using Samus' Arm Cannon to shoot down an enemy. The next comic, "Duckfight", sees them use the Arm Cannon again to get the extra lives for the Star Fox fighters.
    • When the Smashers go to a Pokémon Center to revive the rest of the Pokémon, Sora is seen being given a Master Ball for being the 1,000th visitor, which comes in handy when they go to Arceus to revive the rest of the Pokémon fighters and the God Pokémon is uncooperative.
  • The Medic: Mario in his Dr. Mario form is this for the cast not only physically with whatever shenanigans they get up to, but also mentally as well.
    • Sharla also qualifies, as she uses her rifle to help revive Shulk, and is among the grouo of healers helping the good guys during the battle for the Smash House.
  • Milestone Celebration: In-Universe example. In "Psalm 493", Sora is the 1,000th visitor in the Pokémon center, and is awarded a Master Ball for such achievement.
  • Mind Screw: Incineroar is able to Gigantamax. Not only does Incineroar not have a G-Max form in the games, but Paldea does not have any power spots that would allow for Dynamax/Gigantamax to even occur.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • As revenge for Incineroar's prank, Peach and Daisy shave off part of his fur and use it to make themselves Fur Bikinis. They wear them for a considerable amount of time too. They revert to their regular dresses a few comics later, but it's also revealed that they used the fur they took from Incineroar to start a lingerie business that becomes so successful they are able to pay for Ness and Lucas' hospital bills and revive them.
    • Turns out that Dark Samus is not a monstrous abomination underneath her suit.
    • Min-Min gets a Shower Scene in some bonus panels.
  • Mundane Utility: Several smashers use their various psychic powers to...cheat at poker.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Cloud realizes this after he became so paranoid of Sephiroth being nice that he stabs a Zelda cake in a similar way to how Areith was stabbed. He should've kept being paranoid though, given what Sephiroth would do next...
  • Mythology Gag:
    • In Mr. Arts & Crafts, Hero is seen wearing paper cutouts that make him look like Vegeta. His home series, Dragon Quest, has character design by Akira Toriyama, who created Dragon Ball.
    • In On Sephiroth’s Left, Sephiroth’s Palace takes the form of a museum, with Joker and Morgana telling their new teammates that they’ve infiltrated a museum before, that being Madarame’s Museum of Vanity in their debut game. Additionally, Tifa’s Metaverse attire bears a great resemblance to Jesse, one of her fellow members of AVALANCHE. Also, Squirtle gets some shades that bring to mind Ash's Squirtle while he was a member of the Squirtle Squad.
    • Outside of the Metaverse, Sephiroth’s Treasure is stated to have taken the form of a shampoo bottle. In Crisis Core, Sephiroth had an in-universe fan club that discovers that he used entire bottles of shampoo, which were given to him by his Shinra employers, whenever he washed his famously long hair.
  • Naked on Arrival: Our protagonists for the Tears of the Kingdom arc (the ones who wear clothes, anyway) are all stripped down to their underpants when they wake up in Hyrule. Including Zelda, who gets some Scenery Censor to cover her breasts.
  • Nasty Party: The party to welcome Kazuya is when Sephiroth enacts his plans to murder everyone by poison.
  • No Ending: The plotline of Cotera forcing Luigi to marry her is left unsolved. Luigi flees from her the day of the wedding, but it is not known what became of Cotera after this and Luigi simply reunites with the rest of the Smashers once the Hyrule sub-arc is finished.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • When Isabelle, Villager, and Bayonetta were brought back from hell by Doomguy, Samus asked why Isabelle was even sent to hell in the first place. Isabelle only winks, leaving Samus both horrified and confused.
    • When Isabelle 2 reveals that Steve re-spawns next to the last bed he slept in, Steve comes out of Bayonetta's room, which has... implications.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Camilla reveals that her "darling husband" is her adopted little brother Corrin, which grosses out Wii Fit Trainer, Captain Falcon and Pac-Man. This and seeing Elise and Benny being in a relationship causes the three of them to be completely done with life.
  • Not Quite Dead: Despite being seemingly poisoned by Sephiroth, Kirby ends up surviving, not requiring anything to revive him. He also survives Godrick the Grafted, who kills Dedede, Zelda, and Young Link so they can swiftly revive and trick the system into also reviving Meta Knight.
  • Official Couple: There are a few, both carried over from the source materials and created for the comic:
    • Carried from canon, Mario and Peach are in a relationship, and so are Luigi and Daisy. Corrin is also stated to be married to his adoptive sister Camilla (one of the characters male Corrin actually has the possibility of marrying in Fire Emblem: Fates). Pyra and Mythra are both established as Rex's Violently Protective Girlfriend as soon as they are introduced. Chrom is married and with a daughter, but this doesn't stop him from looking for a Mistress (or even a male equivalent to that), much to Lucina's embarrassment.
    • Relationships that are created for the comic include Samus and Snake (with the addition of Snake being married to Ness' mother as revealed in the bonus panels), Simon and Bayonetta before he breaks up with her over her allegedly cheating on him and moving on to Dark Samus... with the three of them deciding to be in a polyamory relationship later on.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: "Sora At the Door-ah"'s second-to-last panel is Sora standing at the door with his Smash invitation. The last panel is Sephiroth running out of the house with a shattered Masamune on the ground and visible lingering damage from Firaga, Thundaga, and Blizzaga.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Pyra plans to win a drinking contest by switching to Mythra to reset the amount of alcohol in their system. Mythra looks panicked when she realizes the plan didn't work because the two of them share damage between each other.
    • The final panel of "Secret Weapons" has Sephiroth look in fear upon learning that Meta Knight didn't defect for evil; it's Kirby dressed up as Meta Knight!
  • Old Master: Cranky Kong may have retired but he takes Kazuya out with one swift strike of his walking stick and puts the fear of Arceus into Incineroar.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Sephiroth reveals in "You Win Some, You Lose Some, Part 1" that after getting his last masterpiece ruined, he now intends to top killing the Smash fighters by destroying the entire world with a dickbutt-shaped meteor.
  • Once More, with Clarity: A bonus panel features a painting in Sephiroth's Palace, showing that he faked the one-night stand between Bayonetta and Steve by placing Steve in Bayonetta's bed while she was asleep.
  • Only Mostly Dead:
    • Pyra and Mythra weren't killed by Sephiroth, as Blades can't be killed by poison. They merely were in an extremely long fainting spell, and couldn't wake up and auto-heal by themselves due to being stuck in "battle mode" because of the number of monsters in the house.
    • Joker also wasn't killed by Sephiroth due to Byleth stealing Pichu's Focus Band and giving it to him, which luckily made Joker survive the poisoning at 1 HP, but it still rendered him unconscious, requiring the intervention of Morgana and the healing powers of his Persona, Zorro.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • How do you know Bayonetta has been hit hard by Simon dumping her? She's not wearing her Smash attire, rather she's sulking and wearing a plain sweater.
    • Kazuya breaks his stoic demeanor in "Kalos Christmas" out of concern for Incineroar getting all winded trying to catch 'mons in Kalos. He gets particularly emotional at the Christmas party once the other Pokémon characters are brought back to life by Xerneas, hugging Incineroar while getting a nice patting on the back in return.
  • Operation: Jealousy: Bayonetta revives Ryu, Terry, and Ken and hangs out with them to get back at Simon for dumping her for Dark Samus.
  • Out of Focus: Pichu's masochism, an exaggeration from its original Smash appearance, was a prominent gag in the early days of the comic, whether as the main punchline or a background gag. Later on, Pichu would be side-lined in terms of screentime to the point where its masochism was hardly one of its defining traits.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Kazuya is fiercely protective of a Piranha Plant he raised. Wario learned it the hard way. In a later comic, he can be seen defending Piranha Plant from others who are going after it.
    • The Yiga Clan learns the hard way why it is not a good idea to offer Ganondorf's friends as sacrifices. This includes the Ice Climbers who are children.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Whenever the groups travel to different areas to revive/replace the fighters in the "Everyone is Dead" arc, they will usually change their attire to blend in with the region. In Sinnoh, the animal fighters and Piranha Plant dress up as Pokémon, and Cynthia thinks that Kazooie is a real Ho-Oh.
    • Later in the Paldea arc, none of the residents of Paldea are aware that Incineroar is actually a Pokémon, and believe him to be just another [buff] human.
  • Pokémon Speak: While this was Averted early on, eventually all the Pokémon, except the obvious ones like Mewtwo and Lucario, began to enforce this trope. Despite this, Incineroar is still capable of fully speaking human language, perhaps as a remnant of the earlier parts of the comic (including its debut strip).
  • Polyamory: The bonus comic for "Last Plane Home" has Simon, Dark Samus and Bayonetta end up in one of these.
  • The Power of Friendship: Exploited by Chrom when tasked to revive Robin, as he believes that the best way to do it is to recreate the same scenario as the last time he came back to life by surrounding him with his friends in a grassy field. When Incineroar brings Lissa into the group, Robin catapults right awake while yelling "Friendship!!".
  • Practical Joke: Incineroar pulls this on the revived Mario characters, having them wake up in rather... compromising positions. It gets him partially shaved, to which he says it was Worth It.
  • Precision F-Strike:
  • Precocious Crush: Young Link has one on Zelda, but it's not very noticeable due to Young Link's size. Toon Link, on the other hand, is a more obvious example due to how small he appears.
  • Properly Paranoid: Cloud is shown to be the only one paranoiac and worrying over what evil scheme Sephiroth has in mind. Everyone else just tells him that he's taking things too far. He was right to be wary and the others refused to listen to him until it was too late. Naturally, when he gets revived, he starts saying to everyone "I told you!"
  • Proscenium Reveal: "A Christmas Warol" ends by zooming out to reveal that the whole thing was just a play that the Smash characters were taking part in.

    Q-Z 
  • The Quiet One: Ness, Lucas, Dark Samus, Steve and Villager never speak.
  • Rage Quit: In "The Things We Do For Love", Mario calls it quits as a doctor after seeing Captain Falcon, Ganondorf, Sonic, Chrom (who is married), Wario, Incineroar, and Richter (who is engaged) having deliberately injured themselves just so they could see Pyra and Mythra.
  • Rapid Hair Growth: Incineroar shaved off Rosalina's hair as part of his prank on the Mario cast before reviving them. In turn, Rosalina shaves off part of Incineroar's fur to make herself a wig. By the time the cast goes to revive the Zelda characters however, Rosalina's hair has fully grown back again.
  • Read the Map Upside Down: In "Souphiroth", while Simon, Wario and Kirby are looking for a Fairy Fountain for Toon Link, Simon realizes that Wario has been holding the map upside-down, leading them both into a dense forest rather than their desired destination. Wario claims he thought it was W for Wario, with Simon calling him out on why a map even have his name on it in the first place. It's one of those things that worked out in the end since they find Toon Link's grandmother who revives him with her soup.
  • Recycled In Space: After the Hyrule arc, the revived fighters intend on going to space (with Master Chief) to revive the fighters that are space related. In Sora's words, "Get in losers! We're going to space!"
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Inverted. When the Smash House Phantom Thieves change Sephiroth's heart, he still tries to punch Pichu, but he can't bring himself to do it, much to his own dismay. "Last Plane Home" reveals that it would take some time before the Friend Heart fully changed him..
  • Replacement Goldfish:
    • Waluigi tells Incineroar, Kazuya, and Kirby that they just replace the now-deceased Yoshi with another Yoshi, as they all look exactly the same.
      Waluigi: We've been sacrificing Yoshi's since 1990! It's a Mushroom Kingdom tradition.
    • Because 1-UP Mushrooms did not work on Piranha Plant, Kazuya decides to raise a seed it had left behind to create a new Piranha Plant, whom he considers his child. He is not amused when Wario insults it.
    • Instead of reviving Isabelle, Incineroar decides to just get another Isabelle from an abandoned New Horizons island. Even after the original Isabelle is revived, the second Isabelle decides to stick around and help.
    • Incineroar attempts to catch replacement Pokémon in Kalos, but only finds a bunch of Com Mons. He accidentally throws one of their Poké Balls into a trade machine which releases a Master Ball with Xerneas, leaving no need to replace the Pokémon.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Several characters turn out to have survived or escaped Sephiroth's poisoning in one way or another:
    • Kirby didn't actually die from Sephiroth's poisoning and is his usual self.
    • As it turns out, Samus wasn't at the Kazuya welcoming party because she left for a mission to ZDR weeks prior and thus was not poisoned by Sephiroth. She left a spare Varia Suit behind and everyone thought that her body was inside it, so when she calls for help, she gets surprised by Bowser reacting to her being alive.
    • Byleth was brought back immediately by Sothis using Divine Pulse, whereupon she faked her death and escaped the house to find a way to counteract any contingency schemes Sephiroth may have had planned.
    • Pyra and Mythra simply fainted, as living Blades can't be killed by poison. Due to the presence of Monster-like fighters at the Smash Mansion, they were stuck in "Battle Mode" and were unable to auto-heal by themselves.
    • Byleth placed Pichu's Focus Band on Joker, allowing him to live with 1 HP left, but still leaving him unconscious. The fighters didn't notice until they were told by her letter.
  • Rescued from the Underworld: Bayonetta, Villager, and the original Isabelle are brought out from hell with the help of Doomguy.
  • Reverse Psychology: This is how Incineroar manages to talk the Isabelle of Buttville Island to leave with him and Kazuya. After she makes a point of refusing to go, opting to stay and wait for the island representative to return (even though it's been eight months since she was last seen), Incineroar states that he understands her stance, as she seems busy and the task they need her for would require a ton of research, hard work, and problems to solve... And one cut later, she angrily arrives at the Smash House, lugging suitcases.
  • Riddle for the Ages:
    • Why can Incineroar talk despite canonically not having any special ability to do so, but the other Pokémon (with the obvious exceptions of Mewtwo and Lucario) can only communicate via Pokémon Speak? The comic never provides an answer to this.
    • After Doomguy brings Bayonetta, Villager, and the original Isabelle back from Hell, Samus asks a question that gets no answer:
      Samus: But why were you {in Hell}, Isabelle?
      Isabelle: (winks)
  • Running Gag:
    • The loss.jpg formation is snuck in every instance or two. You may find it on a bathroom sign (in "Dinner Despair"), or even star formation (in "Cranky King")!
    • Waluigi's endless attempts to get into Smash. This eventually stopped after Ridley gave him advice to bask in his Internet fame for as long as possible.
    • Chrom trying to flirt with just about anyone, much to the embarrassment of Lucina.
    • Female characters wearing nothing but underwear made out of Incineroar's fur.
  • Sanity Slippage: Implied, but not outright confirmed. Sephiroth in "Hellraisers" has much more detail and exaggeration on his face, and his dialogue (with the exclamation marks) indicates a raised voice and yelling. This is a far cry from his appearance in "Sora at the Door-ah", where he is aware that his magnum opus is being undone, but still keeps a calm attitude and a normal voice. It is implied that his sanity takes hits at seeing his greatest masterpiece being slowly undone.
  • Scenery Censor:
    • During the communal shower in "Royal Belly", multiple characters have their private parts covered with soap bubbles.
    • In Sephiroth's Palace, all the shadows are topless, with the female ones conveniently censored by other objects so their breasts won't show.
    • When Zelda wakes up topless during the Tears of the Kingdom arc, her breasts are covered first with a few Little Froxes then in dust clouds.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
    • As shown in the page image, Pit can be seen jumping out the window as Sakurai asks for volunteers for the next fighter's trailer, while Olimar takes off with the Winged Pikmin.
    • Seeing Sora arrive at the mansion prompts Sephiroth to run for his life, not wanting to fight the boy for a third time.
    • A couple of monsters in Hyrule decide to leave for the Mushroom Kingdom when a group of Smashers riding on Arceus, Dialga, and Palkia appear to reunite with the revived Link, trampling on the monsters in the process.
    • Happens to Sephiroth yet again when he sees the Doom Slayer drag Villager, Bayonetta and the original Isabelle back from hell, remembering what happened last time he pulled a prank on him.
    • The fighters sent to Nohr apparently left as soon as they got a Bifröst staff, after learning what is considered an acceptable relationship in Corrin's homeland.
    • Once Sephiroth has his heart changed due to Kirby's Friend Heart, the rest of his villain army goes home not wanting to follow him anymore.
    • Attempted by Incineroar, Kazuya, and Sephiroth the moment they see just what a buggy mess Paldea is. It's only Nemona's appeal to their masculine egos that makes them stay.
  • Seeks Another's Resurrection: The Revival arc involves this: following Sephiroth's mass murder, the survivors Incineroar and Kazuya go on a quest to revive—or in a few instances, replace—the dead Fighters.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Sothis discusses this with Byleth on using Divine Pulse to stop the poisoning attempt entirely. Byleth points out that Sephiroth could easily have backup plans, which is why Byleth choses to only fake herself being poisoned, hide her survival from others, and starts a solo quest to stop Sephiroth by gathering an army to counter his own.
  • Silly Reason for War: In "Fall Out", several Smashers get into a heated argument, which later escalates into an all-out brawl, over whether fall is a lovely or lousy season.
  • Smoking Hot Sex: In "I Can Has Diagnosis" Samus can be seen lying topless in bed with a lit cigar, presumably after having had sex with Snake.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Pokemon Scarlet, Professor Sada had died protecting a Koraidon from a more hostile Koraidon two years prior to the events of the game. In "Death (Averted) From Above", the tragedy was averted thanks to the Smashers' fight for the champion title resulting in them crashing down onto the hostile Koraidon.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • For the "Sephiroth Brings Despair" Arc, Sakurai ends up being this in the long run: by ensuring Kirby locks Incineroar in the basement for figuring out Kazuya before the proper reveal, Incineroar is safe from the poisoning. Moreover, he also had Sora be given an invitation to Smash, meaning that Sora arrives just in time to stop Sephiroth from ensuring the dead Smashers at that point stay dead.
    • Kazuya's late arrival counts too.
    • Kirby also survives the poisoning.
    • Turns out Samus wasn't present when Sephiroth poisoned everyone. She went off on a mission at the planet ZDR and left a spare Varia Suit behind.
    • Sephiroth and Giratina could count as well, throwing a wrench in the heroes' side.
    • Dedede, Kirby, Young Link, and Zelda thwarting Sephiroth's Elden Ring plan with their sudden teleportation in his hideout.
    • Byleth saved Joker specifically because she knew that Joker's battle abilities will count as this in the upcoming final battle with Sephiroth. This was eventually revealed to be Joker's ability to jump into one's consciousness and force a change-of-heart, which he and the Smash House's Phantom Thieves succeed at doing in the end. Better yet, Sothis reviving Byleth helped since this gives Byleth the idea to fake her own death in the first place.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Between the Revival Arc and the Paldea Arc, Incineroar, Kazuya, and Sephiroth have essentially become the main characters of the comic. For the former two, this is notable in that the author expressed his dislike for Incineroar as a character when it was first revealed as an Ultimate newcomer (having a preference for fellow Pokémon Sun and Moon Starter Decidueye), and that he had no knowledge of the Tekken franchise upon Kazuya's reveal. As of Tears of the Kingdom arc, they're currently Put on a Bus.
  • Status Quo Is God: Some comics somewhat revert to a status quo when wrapped up, with a possible allusion to another comic every now and then. However, there were two instances where the status quo is changed.
  • Stopped Reading Too Soon:
    • Incineroar told Peach to use the Aum Staff to revive the Fire Emblem fighters before Isabelle could finish reading about the item and telling Incineroar that, because the staff has a durability of 1, it can only revive one person before breaking. As expected, Peach is only able to revive Marth and the staff breaks, rendering it useless.
    Celica: Wait, what? What the hell is weapon durability?!
    • During the Paldea arc, Incineroar finds a note that was messaged to all Team Star members, stating they were all gathering at one of the bases in order to fight a new evil. When the traveling Smashers visit the base for the Team Star challenge, they are confronted by several mecha piloted by Team Star's leaders. Incineroar then notices that the Team Star note was folded in half, with the other half identifying him as the evil Team Star is opposing.
  • Story Arc: After the period of gags, the comic transitioned into more-involved storylines that can take several months to complete:
    • The first one involving seemingly all of the Smash Fighters being poisoned by Sephiroth, with the newly-arrived Kazuya and Incineroar—who survived because he was imprisoned elsewhere—having to lead things off to revive everyone and then eventually get revenge on Sephiroth for his actions.
    • The second Arc features Incineroar, Kazuya, and Sephiroth vacationing in Paldea and getting into various antics there, and later they are joined by Daisy, Luigi, Kirby, Sora, the Duck Hunt Duo, Kirby and Sonic; meanwhile, the Smash House deals with a Maushold infestation and eventual takeover after a few of the mouse-like Pokémon sneaks into their House.
    • The third Arc features Link and Pikachu being stranded in Hyrule, both having acquired Rauru's arms, while the other Zelda Fighters sans Sheik have also been separated from each other after being split up by the Upheaval. Notably, this one is much less committed to following the story in Hyrule as it regularly cuts back to random antics revolving around the Smash House.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • Subverted in "Hellraisers" in the form of a Spanner in the Works. The cast about to use Xerneas to revive all the other dead Smash Bros. members, until Sephiroth appears with Giratina (being a Pokémon trainer himself to some extent), taking Xerneas, Dialga, Palkia, and Arceus.
    • Subverted again later on. After Sephiroth's Awoofy tells him how Palutena and Little Mac were revived by the Rewind Spring, Sephiroth calls Hades and tells him to not allow the fighters to use the Spring again. Shulk does at least manage to sneak Snake's body hidden inside a box past Hades, though it comes with the side effect of him being stuck in the Underworld until someone comes to pick him up.
  • Straight for the Commander: Rather than follow Purah's instruction to handle Hyrule's regional disasters separately, the Smash gang instead head straight towards Demon King Ganondorf and curb-stomp him, liberating all the regions at once in one fell swoop.
  • Stylistic Suck: Intentionally done whenever the site does a "Shit-Post" comic.
  • Subverted Suspicion Aesop: Cloud is treated by the rest of the roster as wrong for refusing to trust Sephiroth even after his Heel–Face Turn. He was right the whole time. As soon as Cloud finally relents and gives Sephiroth a chance, he stabs everyone in the back. Naturally, once Cloud is finally revived, he is not happy that he no one believed him until it bit them all in the ass.
  • Take That!:
  • Tangled Family Tree: Wii Fit Trainer, Captain Falcon and Pac-Man are all horrified when Camilla says that her "darling husband" is her adopted little brother Corrin. And this is after they see Elise being together with Benny.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: In "Bread Friends Forever", Sonic and Arven quickly break up their arguing and become friends over their love for chili dogs and sandwiches respectively.
  • Tears of Joy:
    • When Isabelle joined not only as a fighter but also as a secretary and assistant, Sakurai was brought to tears of joy from her kindness and hard-working attitude.
    • Byleth sheds these in "Last Plane Home" when she, Kazuya and Incineroar are granted medals for their actions to revive everyone.
  • Tempting Fate: In "Dinner Despair", (Dr.) Mario advises Cloud to let bygones be bygones and start trusting Sephiroth... right before everyone drops dead from the latter's poison.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: After Joker decides the Phantom Thieves will be stealing Sephiroth's heart, Incineroar suddenly starts hearing "acid jazz".
  • They Killed Kenny Again: King Dedede, Young Link, Zelda, Mega Man, Luigi, and Sonic have died about three times (four in Dedede's case, if his assault from King K. Rool is counted) over the course of the webcomic; Mega Man was stabbed by Ridley, Luigi had his soul reaped by Death, Sonic drowned himself, they were all vaporized offscreen by Galeem, all poisoned by Sephiroth, and Dedede, Zelda, and Young Link were killed by Godrick the Grafted.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: After Cloud gets revived, Isabelle explains to Barrett that things are gonna get ugly when everyone returns to Smash manor. Sure enough, Cloud spends the last panel of the comic pointing at everyone how he was right all along about not trusting Sephiroth's act.
  • This Is Wrong on So Many Levels!: When Camilla says Corrin is both her (adoptive) brother and her husband (and this is only after seeing Benny and Elise being in a relationship), Wii Fit Trainer, Captain Falcon and Pac-Man are so grossed out they decide to not only high-tail it out of Nohr but opt out of the revival quest altogether.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Inverted. It turns out that Arceus' power is only good for making life, not reviving life. He then requests that the heroes find Xerneas, who's better suited for the job.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: In "Twitching Streamer", Iono develops one from being starstruck. Shortly after meeting Sora, he introduces her to Mickey Mouse. Iono becomes so overwhelmed by having Mickey on her livestream that she could barely speak. Then Sora brings out Arceus. Iono then turns to the camera with an empty stare in her eyes.
  • Totem Pole Trench: In the "A Christmas Warol" arc, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come is played by Sans and Sephiroth inside a single black cloak. We never see inside the cloak, but we do see Sans' glowing eye under the hood, and Sephiroth's single wing sticking out of the back. They also argue with each other at a couple of points.
  • Touché: After finding out how casually people in the Mushroom Kingdom kill off Yoshis while trying to revive the Mario fighters, Incineroar is disgusted. Waluigi then points out he comes from a world where a species of sentient balloons try to kidnap children, so maybe he shouldn't be so quick to judge. Incineroar concedes the point.
  • Translation Convention: Maybe. Sakurai is a recurring character in the comic, but unlike the real Sakurai, he is shown speaking full English. Everyone can understand him just fine.
  • Translator Buddy: As post-resurrection Marth is factory-reset to only speak Japanese, Kazuya has to act as his translator.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Kirby, who is a baby that can only speak in "Poyo!", shoots Incineroar to keep him from spoiling Kazuya and Sora's arrival, decapitates a penguin after seeing Dr. Light replacing Mega Man's head, thinking it will help with reviving King Dedede, and flips off the Smashers while disguised as Meta Knight.
  • Unexplained Recovery: In spite of being poisoned along with the rest of the cast, sans Incineroar, Kirby's able to fly off and show up just exactly when Kazuya and Incineroar see him on the trailer footage.
    • Not recovery per se, but how did Incineroar get all his fur back in one shot? Maybe he took Isabelle's advice about wearing the appropriate attire?
      • A bonus panel shows that Peach and Daisy had been forcibly rubbing fur-growth gel onto his skin so that they can keep their Incineroar lingerie business running.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Incineroar is capable of speaking human language, whereas the other Pokémon barring Mewtwo and Lucario are limited to Pokémon Speak, is able to catch and train other Pokémon, and is arguably the Pokémon that has the most human-like behaviour of the whole cast. Despite this, none of the other characters question why is Incineroar capable of all of this but not the other Pokémon.
  • The Unreveal: "Face Reveal" goes to Overly Long Gag lengths to keep Ethan Winters' status as The Faceless starting with Samus putting her helmet on his head, Rosalina's Luma blocking him, a butterfly the Villager is chasing getting in the way, Sonic holding a smoke ball, Min-Min offering some ramen, the Inkling splatting him with some ink before Chris Redfield holds a boulder in his face asking if anyone wants to punch boulders with him, finally making Isabelle snap. This extends to his reappearance in "https://www.woodenplankstudios.com/comic/recall-home-everyone-is-home/(Re)Call Home)'' where he's seen from the side in the sandbox and then a couple of character's arms block his face though in the final panels, you can see his mouth.
  • Uncertain Doom: BotW Link in "Results may Fairy", as Kass helped the group assigned to revive him place him in the Shrine of Resurrection, but didn't tell them that Link would only awake after one hundred years had passed until after they locked the shrine. Link's picture is coloured in (indicating he can be revived), but has a question mark. Whether the group will resort to something to bring him back now, or find another BotW Link, is up in the air. The solution is time traveling into the future using the legendary Pokémon Dialga (and Palkia for traveling from Sinnoh to Hyrule).
  • Undressing the Unconscious: Or rather: Undressing the Dead. Before Incineroar brings the Super Mario characters back to life, he wants to prank them a little more. He strips the dead bodies of Luigi, Peach, Daisy, and Wario down to their underwear and, alongside Mario, Bowser, Rosalina and Bowser Jr., doodles moustaches and whatnot on them, positions them in compromising, humiliating poses. That would be very macabre if the characters weren't drawn with goofy X-eyes. The Mario characters also end up shaving off part of Incineroar's fur for his troubles, though he says it was Worth It.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Dark Pit admits that he would rather have been dead after Fox gave him the Drink of the Gods.
  • Un-Paused: Cloud Strife succumbs to Sephiroth's poisoning while in the middle of cussing him out about his plan to kill the Smashers, saying "You...s-son of a-". When Cloud gets revived by a phoenix feather, the first thing he says is "-bitch!"
  • Villain Protagonist: After Sephiroth poisons the cast, it falls upon Kazuya, who just arrived, and Incineroar, who was imprisoned in the basement, to resurrect the rest of the cast.
  • Villain Team-Up:
    • Implied, but not outright confirmed as of now. When Sephiroth thwarts the fighters' plan of using their newly obtained Olympus Mons with Giratina, Cyrus can be seen in the back in the Distortion World. Whether this implies that they teamed up or the Team Galactic leader being there is a Funny Background Event remains to be seen.
    • Following Cloud's revival, its revealed that Sephiroth has gathered numerous video game enemies under him in order to take down the entire cast.
  • Violation of Common Sense: Reviving the fighters relies on either knowledge of video game lore or by giving them extra lives from their home series. Shulk? His teammates just spam healing spells, which one might not think it works due to Shulk being dead. Though, Fridge Logic might have kicked in when you realize that according to Xenoblade Chronicles, Shulk's actually a zombie.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend:
    • As soon as Mythra realizes that Sephiroth, the man she's currently shaking hands with, is the one who had pranked Rex and made him cry, she switches to Pyra and caves in his skull with her crazy strong forward smash.
    • As seen in the bonus panels, Tharja spent a good amount of time tracking down Sephiroth after she learned that he had killed Robin.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: After Sephiroth was introduced to the cast of Smash Bros, he's kept in his Shirtless form, even when it doesn't suit him like the cast's field trip to Castle Dimitrescu.
    • Kazuya as well. He also goes shirtless in a cold place like Sephiroth. And nearly freezes to death. Although it might be implied he learns his lesson, as he wears clothes in Terrible Night to Have a Kirb.
  • We Can Rule Together: Sephiroth attempts to pull one to the Smash villains. The only one to accept the offer is Meta Knight of all people, all because of the nerfs he received... until it turns out that that wasn't the case; it was Kirby covered in paint and wearing Meta Knight's armor in order to trick Sephiroth.
  • Wham Episode: When a comic or arc goes through a major turn of events, it's in the form of a Wham Shot or a Wham Line, but due to the comic's duration, it's counted as this.
    • "Dinner Despair" is agreed on to be the first major whammy from the team, mostly due to a happy event gone completely sour, an intentional poisoning plot, and said planner is Sephiroth. It marks the series' descent into the Cerebus Rollercoaster.
    • In "Status Report – Part 2", it reveals that Byleth had used Divine Pulse, but decided to fake her death so that she could figure out any sort of backup plans that Sephiroth might have in store.
  • Wham Shot:
    • Two of them in "Secret Weapons". First, is Sephiroth getting his secret weapon from Hades in a box...only to find that it's Snake who puts him in a chokehold. To this, Sephiroth turns to Meta Knight to get Snake off him, but Meta Knight points off to the side for Sephiroth to see an unmasked Meta Knight waving at him alongside other fighters. He then turns around to see the defector "Meta Knight" no longer wearing armor...and a pink face covered in dark blue paint.
    • In Death (Averted) From Above, Professor Sada is about to pull her Taking the Bullet for the first Koraidon, when she, the two Koraidon and AI Sada hear a loud explosion...at which point, Sephiroth and Kazuya's group as well as Sora and Arceus suddenly rain down with Sada letting out a "What the—-?", thus indicating the Smashers were in the past of Pokémon Scarlet all along.
    • In the third to last panel of A Christmas Warol — Part 5, We see Wario, PaRappa, Cadence, Chai, Boyfriend and Pyoro and the silhouettes of characters such as Mario and Kirby clapping. It turns out the entire thing was a stage play.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: In "Mystery Massacre", Little Mac, Palutena and Greninja find themselves in the woods, with Mac's leg pinned under a log. They have no idea how they got there, believing they were attacked. When they get back to the house and see it in ruins, Palutena believes Sephiroth's change of heart didn't work and he led a coordinated attack. Mac checks his phone and sees there's a video. Daisy brought Wonder Flowers over. Inside the house, the destruction is from a rager of a Halloween party.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Several examples for some of the characters who are alternate skins for others:
      • The Pokémon Trainer that Sephiroth killed was Leaf, with Red being nowhere to be seen outside of the 2018 Christmas comic Everyone is Celebrating (where Leaf was absent). Likewise, only the female Wii Fit Trainer is revived, while no mention is made of the male one outside of the 2018 Christmas comic.
      • Although Wendy made a brief appearance when Pyra/Mythra joined the cast and again when Mario is suggesting the female fighters do an OnlyFans picture, the Koopalings are nowhere to be seen when Bowser Jr. is revived even though a later comic revives both Olimar and Alph and later both the female and male Inklings.
      • Of the four Dragon Quest heroes, only the Luminary appears after Herodent in 2019, which only featured Eight. All four heroes showed up in Rare Weapon Choice, a comic made on their and Banjo's announcement, but Erdrick and Solo have not been seen since then.
      • Both male and female versions of Byleth show up in the first comic they appear in. Following comics only show female Byleth, with the male one not being present when Sephiroth poisons everyone. Male Byleth's existence is still indirectly acknowledged by a female symbol over Byleth's ragdoll, and he was used as the main Byleth in Wooden Plank Studios' Three Houses strips. Likewise, we only ever see the male versions of Corrin and Robin outside of the 2018 Christmas comic.
    • No mention of Cotera, her obsession with Luigi, or that she made him marry her against his will, is ever made after "Of Dogs and Ducks... and Horses"
    • Spring-Man was last seen fuming when he gets a "Dickbutt" note from King K. Rool — as the croc supposedly waved a Smash invitation in front of Spring-Man's face to fess up about what he knew on Min-Min — and he's not seen as part of Byleth's cavalry.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Sothis tells Byleth that she could rewind time and be considered a hero for toppling Sephiroth's plan to kill everyone. However, Byleth realizes that Sephiroth probably had a contingency plan for that. Instead, she pretends that she died, makes a dummy to disguise herself (and also puts a Focus Band on Joker) before she heads off on her own quest to stop Sephiroth in her own way.
  • Which Me?: In Death (Averted) from Above, both Professor Sada and AI Sada use the former's name to refer to each other.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sephiroth has developed one for Doomguy after he kicked the One-Winged Angel's butt for sending him a troll letter.
  • William Telling: Pit attempts to get Mega Man to shoot an apple off of Sora's head. This results in a "Eureka!" Moment when the resulting Mega Buster shot ricochets off the walls and into Pac-Man's corpse, counting as a pellet and earning 10 points.
  • Wingding Eyes: X-eyes are commonly used for comedic effects when one of the characters dies. Especially after Sephiroth poisoned almost all the characters during a dinner, most of the characters are drawn with Xs for eyes to show that they are indeed dead.
  • Workaholic: Isabelle, as in her home series. Sakurai was brought to Tears of Joy when he saw how much she did for him. Incineroar even exploits it to recruit Isabelle 2, by pointing out how the task they require her for involves a lot of work to be done and many problems to fix.
  • Worth It: Incineroar says this after he gets part of his fur shaved off in retaliation for putting the Mario fighters in a series of compromising positions before reviving them.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Sephiroth had no problem murdering the Ice Climbers, Inklings, Ness, Lucas, Young Link, Toon Link, Leaf, and Bowser Jr..
    • Incineroar acquires a Miraidon by assaulting a trainer who had one.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In "Yiga Knockout", the Yiga Clan captures Mario, the Ice Climbers, Donkey Kong, and Sheik and plan to offer them as sacrifices to Ganondorf once he is revived. If this were a normal Legend of Zelda game then this would be perfectly reasonable and probably even accepted by Ganondorf. But in this setting, Ganondorf is a Mean Character, Nice Actor, and does not appreciate his friends being threatened, even by someone who just revived him. He promptly lays waste to the entire Yiga Clan and escorts his friends safely outside.
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: The Holiday 2023 special event is a parody of A Christmas Carol, in which Wario plays the part of Ebenezer Scrooge. Other characters include Chai as his good-natured nephew, Waluigi as his late business partner, Kazuya as his current business partner with Jin Kazama as the Tiny Tim of the story, Captain Syrup as Wario's ex-wife, and Isabelle, King Dedede, and Sans (plus Sephiroth) as the Ghosts of Christmas. Initially presented as an Alternate Universe, it's revealed in the end to have been a stage show that the Smash House performed for their community.
  • You Can Talk?: When Sandbag volunteers to be the punching bag for the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 cast so the Aegis can be brought back, Isabelle is surprised that Sandbag can talk. Sandbag tells her that he could always talk, just that no one in the house ever asked him.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Implied, seeing as how Ness, Lucas, Bowser Jr., and Squirtle were among those poisoned, despite Sephiroth engaging in pranking Cloud with Ness and Lucas, having Bowser Jr. deliver fake Smash invites, and baking a cake with Squirtle.

 
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