This morning, Nintendo dropped three Smash Bros. bombshells named Lucina, Robin, and Captain Falcon. The unternet was quick to react.
For starters, you must check out this new art by Kozaki Yusuke (via TinyCartridge):
Of course Twitter was quick to respond to the big reveals with jokes:
In my darkest moments, I'll find solace in this Smash Bros. screenshot of Captain Falcon acting like a maniac. pic.twitter.com/DiAP88gURa
— Kit Ellis (@kitosan) July 14, 2014
Kellam was also added to Smash Bros. today, but nobody noticed.
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) July 14, 2014
All this FE/Smash news is amazing, but I hope Sakurai knows the fans won't rest until this guy takes the stage: pic.twitter.com/PlUjadaoqi
— John Ricciardi (@johntv) July 14, 2014
I dread to think how much animating all these female Smash characters is costing Nintendo.
— Chris Schilling (@schillingc) July 14, 2014
"smash bros celebrates the rich diversity of characters in nintendo's various franchises including fire emblem, fire emblem and fire emblem"
— Andrew Goldfarb (@garfep) July 14, 2014
who's got the death stare now you motherfucking plumber pic.twitter.com/OOyORauyrG
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 14, 2014
There's some concern that Lucina is just a Marth clone:
...and Lucina is a Marth clone? Why didn't she get the newcomer treatment on the Smash Bros site?
— Ben Bertoli (@SuperBentendo) July 14, 2014
Marth with long hair and not a guy >
— Dakota Lasky (@TheRapture_) July 14, 2014
The thing I'm salty about is, lucina looks basically exactly like a marth clone :S
— Kirby Mastah (@KirbyMastah) July 14, 2014
Lucina just looks like a clone of Marth...not excited...shoulda been Chrom
— Mykal Williams (@MykalMTWilliams) July 14, 2014
People are undoubtedly psyched about Captain Falcon, too:
Nice to see Captain Falcon getting a reprieve from the Nintendo unemployment dole. Rumors had been that Falcon was hitting the bottle lately
— Pete Skerritt (@PeteSkerritt) July 14, 2014
"Say my name." "Captain Falcon" "YOU'RE GOD DAMN RIGHT" pic.twitter.com/HC3pBDe7hB
— Not Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie_NOA) July 14, 2014
Captain Falcon be like "yeah I'm from Fire Emblem what of it" "ok sir, go on through"
— VideoJames Montagna✨ (@JamesPopStar) July 14, 2014
can i be female captain falcon
— Daniel Switzer (@daniel_switzer) July 14, 2014
Some Redditors chime in:
And there are some great gifs on Tumblr:
There's also concern that Earthbound's Ness still hasn't been announced:
With every Smash Bros. announcement that isn't Ness, Earthbound fans sweat even more. How many characters can the roster realistically have?
— Jason Venter (@jasonventer) July 14, 2014
Nintendo is saving the Super Smash Bros. Chibi-Robo reveal until after they announce Ness and Jigglypuff. Right? RIGHT?!?
— Jeff Cork (@gijeff) July 14, 2014
None of these characters are Ness. I'm going to a bar.
— Marty Sliva (@McBiggitty) July 14, 2014
Another Smash reveal without Ness. IS NOTHING SACRED?
— Ben Gilbert (@RealBenGilbert) July 14, 2014