In a recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced more details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate title. Amongst the many gameplay details, they revealed three new characters. Two of them, Ken Masters from Street Fighter, and Incineroar from the Pokemon universe, were pretty well received, and even expected. The last character, however was…unique, to say the least:
Needless to say, Smash fans were not expecting a random Mario enemy to become a fully-fledged character. People took to Twitter to announce their shock, surprise, anger, disbelief, and of course, their best memes.
Anger Only, Thank
The hardcore fans who were expecting Banjo-Kazooie or Geno to get announced let their rage be known. WARNING: INTENSE LANGUAGE AHEAD:
Basically everyone's reaction to Piranha Plant in Smash pic.twitter.com/8irh0RpzE6
— Ninkendo☕️ (@Ninkendo) November 2, 2018
Why we got Piranha Plant in #Smash instead of Waluigi, Explained. pic.twitter.com/lYUgvyZgUe
— Protomario (@Protomario) November 7, 2018
Just read a Smash Ultimate leak
To celebrate New Super Mario Bros on Switch, along with Piranha Plant, we're getting a totally neutral tournament-ready stage–but every character dances to the "BAA" every single time and you can't stop it pic.twitter.com/Ao8kk76Dgj
— CONEY (@CONEY) November 8, 2018
Here Comes The #PlantGang
Others were more receptive to the new character, with a hashtag #PlantGang popping up shortly after the Direct, full of people eager to use the new character. It also led to them roasting the salty fanboys, as well as supplying hilarious and flat-out filthy memes.
Reading all the hate tweets over Piranha Plant being added to Smash. #PlantGang
— CuddleCorp | The Security Guard (@HATERETHA) November 4, 2018
The outrage against Piranha Plant could be starting a war…
Let's bully the bullies #RexGang#PlantGang pic.twitter.com/xL2fLSib30
— Plant Gang (@PlantGangSmash) November 5, 2018
This is filthy. I don’t know why I included it. I’m offended.
I see that you are a man of culture.#PlantGang pic.twitter.com/XEKUoLIZ4W
— Seum Dwa 🍎🐢 (@KanohiRren) November 2, 2018
The plants are coming, the plants are coming!
#PlantGang got members all around the world. pic.twitter.com/W96gvX2ELo
— The Eyes Have It | #BLM | #DEELC (@Toasty_Nerd) November 3, 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate comes out on December 7th, and we can expect more memes, ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking, at that time. May the ones that involve drawings be burned forever…