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Smash fans were treated to quite a surprise at this year’s Game Awards. The most iconic video game villain of all time, Sephiroth, is coming to Super Smash Bro. Ultimate, for no other reason than to haunt Cloud in yet another game. The Final Fantasy VII antagonist came out of left field for most fans, but that did not stop them from putting together an amazing collection of memes and more to celebrate the One-Winged Angel.
Rumors were circulating ever since the announcement that The Game Awards was going to feature a new Smash character. Some speculated that Agent Jonesy from Fortnite was going to appear. Others (like myself) wanted to see Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series get the invitation. Nintendo it seems, had other plans.
— Nekiiru (@NekiiruKurochi) December 11, 2020
Image all the glorious Kirbys now that Sephiroth is in Smash
If there’s one thing Kirby is good at it’s copying abilities. If there’s a second thing Kirby is good at it’s maintaining some of the best hair in gaming. Artists were quick to give the little pink ball Sephiroth’s signature hair and sword, with some amazing results.
his STYLE pic.twitter.com/i7dGQR8GKC
— Klume 🐏 (@KlumeScribbles) December 11, 2020
-one winged angel intensifies- pic.twitter.com/L06NRIVWbB
Just imagine all the conditioner the two of them will go through with all that hair.
— 🌟StarRoad🌟 (@Star_Road18) December 11, 2020
Kirby after swallowing Sephiroth pic.twitter.com/LKCqkZXmBQ
— Kuya Adriel (@Kuya_Adriel) December 11, 2020
Somehow, one of the most pivotal scenes in gaming doesn’t quite hit the same when Mario is involved.
— The Mid-Geek Crisis (@Mid_GeekCrisis) December 11, 2020
Others were quick to point out how out of place Sephiroth feels when placed next to some of the cuter fighters in Smash.
— 📼🏝Vindicious🆖🏝📼@making lofi fnf (@VelvetyF) December 11, 2020
Sephiroth will join Cloud, Kirby, and the rest of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gang later this December. More information on his release is coming on 12/17 when director Masahiro Sakurai talks about the latest DLC fighter. Stay tuned to Daily Esports as we find out more about this legendary villain as he takes on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters later this year.
Ryan Hay is a writer and content creator currently living in New York. Video games, anime, and Magic: The Gathering have all been strong passions in his life and being able to share those passions with others is his motivation for writing. You can find him on Twitter where he complains about losing on MTG Arena a lot.