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Badass in Distress: Doing it the right way

sparkylurkdragon:

Mmm, I feel like chewing on Other M again. Let’s talk about how to set up your protagonist being rescued without making her look like a dumbass.

Now, Samus has actually been rescued by people at least twice before Other M: once in canon in Metroid Prime 3, and once in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Both scenes are done much better than the infamous Other M Ridley scene. And, in fact, both scenes do also involve Ridley, too.

I’m going to let the Other M scene more or less speak for itself this time. It’s been analyzed to death, and may we whip the corpse forevermore, but I want to talk more today about why the other two scenes worked than about why this one failed.

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ryttu3k:

"Ahead, on another thrilling episode of Shadow Makes Poor Life Decisions…!"
Pokeddexy days 19 and 20! For favourite Eeveelution - well, naturally, it’s Umbreon! (And, indeed, Umbreon is my second-favourite Pokemon of all time <3 ) Instead of using Sheik from my HeartGold run, I’m going with a fic/RP version - Shadow!
(In the RP that the fic is based on, he once tried to pounce on a Ponyta’s tail. He regretted this. Very, very quickly.)
For favourite electric rodent… I’ve never actually USED any in Pokemon games, and don’t have any real attachment to them. Whoops. However, Pikachu in Smash Bros Brawl is great, so let’s go with that! He’s dealt with fuckin’ Ridley, okay. He’s sooo not gonna let some Umbreon just poke him, okay. (What name did you use for this one, Sparky? Shinespark?)

Yep, Shinespark!
Also that is a very grumpy little Shinespark, haha.

ryttu3k:

"Ahead, on another thrilling episode of Shadow Makes Poor Life Decisions…!"

Pokeddexy days 19 and 20! For favourite Eeveelution - well, naturally, it’s Umbreon! (And, indeed, Umbreon is my second-favourite Pokemon of all time <3 ) Instead of using Sheik from my HeartGold run, I’m going with a fic/RP version - Shadow!

(In the RP that the fic is based on, he once tried to pounce on a Ponyta’s tail. He regretted this. Very, very quickly.)

For favourite electric rodent… I’ve never actually USED any in Pokemon games, and don’t have any real attachment to them. Whoops. However, Pikachu in Smash Bros Brawl is great, so let’s go with that! He’s dealt with fuckin’ Ridley, okay. He’s sooo not gonna let some Umbreon just poke him, okay. (What name did you use for this one, Sparky? Shinespark?)

Yep, Shinespark!

Also that is a very grumpy little Shinespark, haha.

Filed under pokemon umbreon pokedexy pikachu shinespark the pikachu super smash bros ssbb

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ryttu3k:

sparkylurkdragon:

I honestly read SSE as a tongue-in-cheek parody of EPIC GAEMS. All the pieces are there, but they’re all twisted somewhat in that way only a crackfic can do. Brawl in general lampoons a lot of tropes common in games that are trying way too hard to be Epic and/or Meaningful. Mushroomy Kingdom with its grimdark real-is-brownness, for example, gives me gigglefits every single time. (This is not to say games can’t be epic and meaningful, of course. You know me. But like in any media, some of them try too hard and fall flat.)

And like any good parody, at times it’s completely indistinguishable from the thing it’s poking fun at. And that’s just wonderful.

It is THE best kind of parody. It parodies the fuck out of “OMG EPIC” so hard it actually loops back to actually epic. (Kirby takes out a giant fucking cannon with Dragoon. Kirby. KIRBY. A little pink ball taking out a giant thing with cannons that is actually amazing!)

I dunno, I would argue that Kirby is truly among the most badass of Nintendo protagonists, since he is literally a baby eldritch abomination who went good (if you believe the anime) and fights fellow eldritch abominations on a regular basis. Like that fucking Zero guy who shoots his own blood at you.

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ryttu3k:

OKAY SO I’M WATCHING SUBSPACE EMISSARY CUTSCENES AND I FORGOT HOW RIDICULOUSLY FUCKING EPIC THE GREAT INVASION IS.

I know it has its detractors, but I seriously hope Smash Bros U has something like SSE. It’s ridiculous cracked-out sci fi with Nintendo characters. It has Samus Aran teaming up with Pikachu. It has Snake, Lucario, Meta Knight, and the Ice Climbers teaming up. It has an actually quite feels-worthy scene with fucking ROBS. IT HAS SHEIK SPEARHANDING AN ARWING THEN DRINKING A NICE CUP OF TEA.

How can you NOT love it? <3 

I honestly read SSE as a tongue-in-cheek parody of EPIC GAEMS. All the pieces are there, but they’re all twisted somewhat in that way only a crackfic can do. Brawl in general lampoons a lot of tropes common in games that are trying way too hard to be Epic and/or Meaningful. Mushroomy Kingdom with its grimdark real-is-brownness, for example, gives me gigglefits every single time. (This is not to say games can’t be epic and meaningful, of course. You know me. But like in any media, some of them try too hard and fall flat.)

And like any good parody, at times it’s completely indistinguishable from the thing it’s poking fun at. And that’s just wonderful.

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(Super Smash Bros. Brawl) SSE #63) The Copied Power Suit (by Gamechamp3000)

I just think it’s awesome how, of all things, it was decided this scene needed Metroid Fusion music.

As if the Metroid fans weren’t already yelping “SA-X!” at the screen.

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