Here Are Some of the Best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Memes

The World of Light trailer from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct presentation inspired a litany of memes—mostly Spongebob references.

November 5, 2018

With Super Smash Bros. being the strange, cultural phenomenon it is, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the latest Direct presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate inspired some widely circulated joke images. “Memes” is what I think the kids call them these days, and I’ve been tasked with compiling some of the funniest ones for your own enjoyment.

Most of these are inspired by the Infinity War-esque doom beams of light that pretty much offed everyone in one fell swoop in the cinematic trailer for the game’s adventure mode. Perhaps it is just my bias as loving the cartoon as a child, but most of the memes found on Twitter and Reddit are solely Spongebob Squarepants-based, no kart racing to be found here.


Oh, barnacles… from r/Spongebros

Luckily, other animated shows like The Simpsons and King of the Hill were able to join in the fun as well.

Live-action shows like Drake & Josh and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are usually primed to act as meme fodder in cases like this.

“DRIVE FASTER, BROTHA!!” from r/Spongebros

I was also sent these, and I’m compelled to improve them, even though I don’t understand them one bit.

Meanwhile, we mourn the deaths of all Smash Bros. characters—no, not the ones who didn’t make the roster, but everyone who got beamed up, besides the lone survivor of Kirby.

Finally, just to circle back to Spongebob one last time, let us revisit the ultimately fake “Grinch leak.”

Got this sent to me in a group chat so sorry for no source. from r/Spongebros

That isn’t even mentioning some impressive and funny trailer mash-ups, including an Avengers: Infinity War mash-up and our own Kingdom Hearts mash-up, courtesy of my nemesis (and Editor-in-Chief) Lou Contaldi.

Any good ones we’ve missed? Be sure to fire off in the comments with your best stuff. In the meanwhile, you can pre-order platform fighting game and $60 meme Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Amazon through this link.

Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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