Most of the fighters filling out the originalÂSuper Smash Bros‘ lineup, despite boasting variety in skill, style, and species, fit the bill for a certain class of player aiming to look, and feel, tough. Fox was cool; Link was swift; Donkey Kong was brutal and brawny; Samus was edgy. But Kirby? Nobody chose Kirby to boost their street cred. Kirby was the character you chose first out of sheer love, or perhaps merely appreciation for his adorable boneless frame, until you eventually learned that he was actually kind of a powerhouse. (Unless you’re like me andÂneverÂbecame good atÂSuper Smash Bros., and simply kept choosing him because he’s cute.)But now, we proud Kirby devotees have some serious pink-hued glory to bask in, asÂSuper Smash Bros UltimateÂpractically deemed the Pop Star native its freakin’ messiah. The game’s latest trailer, debuted during Thursday morning’s Nintendo Direct presentation, showcased an apocalyptic nightmare that spared not even the mightiest of Nintendo’s beloved heroes… except, that is, Kirby. See him survive the actual end of the world at the 2:20 mark:And lest you believe I’m simply blowing smoke about a community of Kirbyists who couldn’t be prouder of our respiratorally gifted savior, take a quick gander at Twitter to see just how excited our kind is.
can we talk about how Kirby is the definitive mvp of Smash pic.twitter.com/68eDcHxSFp
â€” Rex is a Mii Costume (@Blun_Z) November 1, 2018
We sure can talk about it. In fact, we’re all talking about it. Kirb Kirb’s heroism has gone far too long unsung.
I can’t stop thinking about how Kirby is the canonical hero of Nintendo and it makes me so happy 😭 pic.twitter.com/1e1nTzUdmq
â€” Tylor (@theSirToasty) November 1, 2018
Granted, we’re not quite sure how the narrative of the trailer will come into play in Smash Bros Ultimate proper, but we’re excited to see Kirby reign supreme as the true best character of the lot. In the meantime, let’s continue to delight in some Kirby love, and celebrate everything we’ve learned from the shapeshifting demigod over the years.
like kirby my aim is to remain tender and be the last one standing
â€” standrea riseborough (@soalexgoes) November 1, 2018
kirby when literally everyone else got killed except him pic.twitter.com/FNvbc15Ae4
â€” 🌺 ALBUM OUT NOW 🌺 (@Shinobu301) November 1, 2018
Everyone: why do you only play kirby????
Today: OH.â€” Ross O’Donovan (@RubberNinja) November 1, 2018
Kirby is the first character playable in the new adventure mode because he’s the first original character Sakurai created. Think he’s trying to say if it wasn’t for Kirby there wouldn’t be Super Smash Bros. pic.twitter.com/orGzE3v4td
â€” Larry Lurr (@LarryLurr) November 1, 2018
For Sakurai so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Kirby shall not perish but have eternal life – Smash 3:16
â€” addy â™¡ 👻áµ‡áµ’áµ’ (@jivke) November 1, 2018
kirby plots do usually go like ‘elder space god disturbs kirby’s picnic, kirby murders it’
â€” Mama Dio 🐞 (@LadyBloof) November 1, 2018
I just want to reblog this and stress this: Kirby lost his entire squad. He didnâ€™t lose 20% of his squad. He didnâ€™t even lose 50%. He lost his whole squad. Look at what itâ€™s done to him. You can see the death in his eyes, but he keeps on going. This is why Kirby is one of my favo
â€” return of amelia (@blueskycrystal) November 1, 2018
“You know Kirby has defeated gods, right?”
“No way Kirby’s a cutesy kid’s game”[God kills literally everyone except Kirby]”…You know Kirby has defeated fucking gods, right?”â€” -NEON- (@NE_0_N) November 1, 2018
And of course, Twitter couldn’t help but make comparisons to another world-ending debacle we all enjoyed recently.
Shulk: I’ve seen 14,000,605 versions of the coming conflict.Mario: How many did we win?Shulk: *looks at Kirby* … One.
â€” BY2K 🇨🇦 (@TheBY2K) November 1, 2018
When Thanos snaps his fingers, half the world disappears.
When Sakurai snaps his fingers, the entire world disappears. Except Kirby.First Ultimate tier list: Kirby > Sakurai > Thanos. pic.twitter.com/P11Fgqwx5lâ€” Panda Global (@PandaGlobal) November 1, 2018
â€” Artendy Malik (@ArtendyMalik) November 1, 2018
Are you a Kirber, through and through? Join us.