Taunting is an important part of any multiplayer game — and Smash Bros. is full of taunts. In fact, every character has a handful of taunts, all of which you can look at right here.
GameXplain has a compilation video of every Smash character's taunts, and it's definitely worth a watch. Be warned, however, that the video does include secret characters from the Japanese release of Smash. Watch at your own risk!
If you don't have seven minutes for this, however, that's OK. We've excerpted some of the best taunts in the game via GIFs. Obviously, these picks are going to be subjective, so don't feel bad if your favourite taunt is left out! And do note that many of the taunts in the new Smash Bros. have been featured in the game before, but some are in fact new.
Thank god a video game in 2014 lets me plank.
Bowser Jr's swirl:
Donkey Kong's jerk face
You gotta love this silly gorrila's jerk face.
I can see this clap infuriating people, which is why I love it.
That's quite the package you've got, Ganondorf.
What a doofus. I love it.
Duck Hunt Dog's laugh
What an arsehole!
The villager's everything
Wii Fit trainer's stretching
Dark Pit's twirl
Sonic's gotta go fast
Is that supposed to be a taunt?
Little Mac's, uh, whatever this is
Edit: so he's pulling his boxing glove. Still don't think it's a good taunt!
Dr. Mario's shoe
What is this, even?
And since lots of people were talking about this particular taunt, here's Palutena's pole dancing:
What about you, do you have any favourite taunts? Let us know in the comments.