Jesus Christ, Nintendo, Sephiroth Is Going To Get Someone Killed

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Sephiroth has been in Smash for like 34 seconds, and already, he has nearly got both Mario and Princess Zelda killed. This is wildly irresponsible!

Considering we’re only a year removed from Smash killing Luigi (Rest In Peace), you would think Nintendo would have been more selective with their roster selections going forwards.

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But nope, here they go inviting one of the most ruthless villains in video game history into the series, a guy with a huge fucking sword and a proven track record of murdering beloved star characters.

I mean, look at this! This nearly went very badly!

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Or this! Just some asshole falling out of the sky to almost murder the namesake of the Zelda series while she’s having a nap.

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Very sloppy, Nintendo. Please vet your Smash roster updates more carefully going forwards.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Smash fanbase: No more anime sword fighters.

Sakurai: *adds Sephrioth* how bout I do... anyway?

Fans: ...fuck it where do we pay?