Types of Smashers
Depending on the time a user has joined, there are three categories and generations of Smashers:
- Bandwagon Smashers: Smashers that embody Smasher stereotypes. Bandwagon Smashers are ones that joined after the Smash Series Community was shut down.
- Veteran/Original Smashers: Smashers from the original Smash Bros Community. The Veteran/Original Smashers are ones who posted in the original Super Smash Bros. Series Community who have survived to this very day and were tossed around to various other communities. This generation is from June 11, 2013 - October 2, 2014.
- Medieval Smashers: A user that joined the community that the Smashers currently called home. They usually enjoy posting memes, making friends, and having fun on Miiverse. This generation is from October 3, 2014 - July 28, 2015
- Modern Smashers: A user that survived the update and joined the community the Smashers called home. This generation is from July 29, 2015 - present day
- Average Smashers: Smasher users who never really took part in the off-topic posting or trolling, but simply posted about Smash-related things.
In the Summer of 2013, Nintendo created the Super Smash Bros. Series Community in anticipation of the fourth installment of the Smash franchise. The community started out fine, as many excited fans flocked to discuss the Smash Bros. series together. For unknown reasons, however, the community slowly became more and more off-topic and crowded as time went on. Eventually, the Smash Series Community became swamped with Shrek worshippers, memes, trolls, edgy people, and just about everyone else you can imagine. The chaos that ensued earned the Smash Series Community a very infamous and silly reputation. Nintendo actually caught wind of all the mayhem, and tried many times to kill the fire with extra rules and harsher administration. Fortunately, the Smashers only grew and prospered from this for a very long time- spreading memes, discussing games, and trolling together like one big, inbred family.
The Smash Series Community was shut down by Nintendo in October 2014, and the Smashers were greatly separated. Most gathered and took refuge in the Volleyball Community. It was there that the famous Hotel Bigley was constructed and used as a haven for the homeless Smashers. The Smashers were very distraught over losing their beloved Smash Community, and entered a dreadful time of depression. All seemed lost for the once-thriving crowd of users, and some even decided to abandon Miiverse forever.
About a week after the depression began, a small group of unknown Smashers organized a massive invasion of the Legend of Zelda Series Community. Much to the Zelda fanbase's lament, the Smashers began spamming and trolling the community relentlessly. A few Smasher clans even report-bombed and banned Hylians for complaining about the invasion. In the end, the Smashers successfully conquered the LoZ Series Community and began using it as their new home. This greatly upset the Hylians, and lead to a devastating report-bombing by the infamous Cold Midna; and so began The Great Smasher/Hylian War.
The Smashers stood little chance against the Hylians, and were almost entirely massacred until they finally moved to the Wii Fit U Community (WFUC) in the January of 2015. The Wii Fit U Community was practically empty and contained no locals to deal with. The Smashers were in a weakened state, and were mostly glad to have a new home far away from the victorious Hylians. The Wii Fit U Community served as the Smashers' home for nearly two years, until Nintendo found them again and made another attempt to eradicate their "Disruptive" behavior by creating the dreaded Miiverse Redesign. The redesign made posting in the WFUC impossible since none of the Smashers owned the actual game. The Smashers were in for another devastating blow, and this time it would also affect the rest of Miiverse. Despite the massive outcry from users of all sides, Nintendo carried through and crippled Miiverse. Once again, the Smashers were homeless and scattered.
Oddly enough, it was the Hylians who stepped up and invited the Smashers to stay in their community despite the tension and bad blood. Even Cold Midna herself, allied with various Smasher clans, allowed them to take refuge there. Nintendo had badly damaged the Smasher population during their Redesign, but also mistakenly managed to bring two icy groups together as well.
The Smashers quickly found a new community thanks to some unknown scouts. Everyone moved to the New Super Luigi U Community, which had somehow not been affected by the redesign. This miracle was just the opportunity the Smashers needed to live on. The Smashers- battered and dwindling from years of shit- had at last found their final home.
The End of Miiverse came on November 7th, 2017. This was the final nail in the coffin for not only the Smashers, but for the entirety of Miiverse as well. Some panicked, few held out hope for another miracle, but the majority accepted that Miiverse was a temporary thing, and had to end someday. On the evening of November 7th, Miiverse shut down forever- destroying the Smashers for good. RIP.
The Smashers were a very diverse, mixed bunch. They consisted of trolls, gamers, weeaboos, clan leaders, fanboys, edgy people, losers, shitposters, and every other breed of person to be found online. They were often scrutinized by other groups due to their unruly nature and outlandish tastes. Despite this, most Smashers were just decent guys and girls who wanted to use Miiverse like any other social media. (But with more memes and weird religions)
To get a taste of that sweet Smasher culture, see the following pages:
The Smashers encountered many conflicts in their long history. There were always users on Miiverse who resented the Smasher for being off-topic, or for using memes on a social media site intended for children. As a result, there were users like Digit03 and Cold Midna, who strove to banish the Smashers for embracing freedom of speech. These conflicts often lead to people being banned, and ruined the experience for those who only wanted to use Miiverse in peace.
There was also the issue of "Bandwagonism" in Smasher culture. Many Veteran Smashers believed that new Smashers were only joining in order to become popular and gain followers. While this belief was, in hindsight, very petty and harmful, many new Smashers were actually made outcasts for not being apart of the original group. As a result, the Smasher population struggled to remain active and fresh at certain times.
Position of Power on Miiverse
The Smashers were once considered the superpower and capitol of Miiverse due to their large size and number of clans. When the Smasher/Hylian War broke out, the Smashers took heavy losses and was afterwards recognized as merely the largest group, rather than the most powerful. The number of Smasher clans also dwindled after the war.
When the Miiverse redesign was announced, many Smashers panicked and feared what would happen to the Wii Fit U Community and off-topic posting. Some Smashers looked for a possible new community to post in, while others sadly decided to leave Miiverse for good. When the redesign hit, the Smashers were surprisingly welcomed to The Legend of Zelda Series Community. This was the only community unaffected by the Redesign, and so it made for a good haven. Some unknown users discovered that the New Super Luigi U Community also wasn't affected, and so they moved there in order to keep peace with the Hylians.
The End of Miiverse
When Nintendo announced that Miiverse would be shut down on November 7th, 2017, the entire population was forlorn and frightened. Smashers, Hylians, Pokémon fans, YouTubers, and everyone else shared their grief in the final days of Miiverse. On that final day, Nintendo granted Miiverse some small mercy by disabling their oppressive administration. This, obviously, opened the floodgates to all kinds of insanity. The final hours of Miiverse were certainly it most beautiful- users of all generations said their goodbyes and waited til the end.
Some Smashers went on to become extremely popular/infamous in their communities, and thus have earned the description as legendary. Some of those users are listed below:
- Hatty J. Hattington (The first king of the Smash Bros. Series Community)
- Mr. Up
- The Bard
- Giga Gamby
- Big D
- Queen Alyssa
- JJ the Comet King
- Mr. Right
- Mr. Grab
- Dr. Wily
- Sir Willy
- Count Dooku
- Dr. James
- ***** (Fake)
- Dr. Eggman
List of Active Smashers Before the End:
Not including the ones that left.
- Asiantroll (Kenneth)
- David G.
- Evil Linj
- Fred (pending, staying until console ban)
- Jč (Chase347)
- Just Ethan
- Sour Meat
- Xavier (VlexxB)
- Ink²Mely (Raz0rParpy)