Smash Characters as people from High School

Mario: The popular kid everyone knows, but never talks to.

Donkey Kong: The Wannabe Chad

Link: The nice but slightly off guy that seems to be a member of every club and fronted your shitty rock band.

Samus: The only kid who knows how to fix a car

Dark Samus: The kid who breaks people’s cars

Yoshi: Someone’s Dog

Kirby: The innocent looking Chubby Asian kid who actually knows Jujitsu and has probably almost killed someone

Fox: That kid who acts like he knows Jujitsu 

Falco: That kid’s smartass friend

Pikachu: The Class Hamster 

Luigi: The kid who’s there just to do the work

Ness: That freshman from the middle school that got closed down for violence

Captain Falcon: That actual Chad who you think is a douche but is actually a number one friend

Jigglypuff: That kid in the drama club who overreacts to everything 

Peach: The popular kid’s girlfriend and head cheeleader.

Daisy: The cheerleader’s sister who takes baseball WAY too seriously.

Bowser: That guy who somehow has a kid

Ice Climbers: the Twins unfortunately all in the same classes and remind you a little too much of the Lannister twins.

Zelda: That rich girl who doesn’t like being rich

Sheik: That same rich girl, just wearing regular clothes.

Dr. Mario: The popular kid’s job that nobody knew about 

Pichu: The baby Hamster from when somebody brought their own hamster to the class

Marth, Lucian, Roy, Ike, Chrom, Robin, Shulk, Cloud, and Corrin: The Anime Club

Young Link: The kid who just shows up and no one knows what to do with so he just wanders around and everyone is afraid of.

Ganondorf: The science teacher who sounds literal about everything 

Mewtwo: That kid who acts like he’s smarter than everyone, but gets D’s on everything.

Mr Game and Watch: That guy who still has a tape recorder

Meta Knight: The edgy kid 

Pit: The teacher’s pet

Dark Pit: The REALLY edgy kid

Wario: The gross kid who never showered 

Snake: The gym teacher who takes dodgeball WAY too seriously. 

Pokemon Trainer: That kid who worked for Animal Control

Diddy Kong: The wannabe Chad’s Hypeman

Lucas: That weird kid who’s scared of everything 

Sonic: That smartass kid nobody liked

King DeDeDe: That kid who unironically stole people’s lunch money because he actually wanted to buy more food.

Olimar: The kid who joked about having a flea circus.

Lucario: That kid who was in the anime club and owned a Katana.

ROB: The school computer

Toon Link: The eccentric kid who jokes about killing himself

Wolf: The kid who wants to be edgy but just looks like an 80’s movie villain

Villager: The silent kid who did community service for something nobody talks about.

Mega-man: The super Teacher’s pet

Wii-fit Trainer: The fit kid

Rosalina: That kid who pretends to be interested in space to look interesting 

Little Mac: The FIT kid

Greninja: The kid who dodged class everyday.

Palutena: The hot teacher all the guys dreamed about having but also terrifies everyone.

Pac-man: That 40 year old guy in adult education

Bowser Jr: The Freshman who everyone hates

Duck Hunt: The kid who goes hunting

Ryu and Ken: The two kids who tried to start a karate club.

Bayonetta: That kid who said she was Wiccan just to piss off that one Catholic Teacher

Inkling: That kid who played Paintball after school.

Ridley: The creepy guy who got held back almost a dozen times.

Simon: That kid who has a collection of old Gothic books.

Richter: The guy who actually owns those books

King K Rool: That substitute who tried to choke someone 

Isabelle: The kid who tries way too hard to simple work

Incineroar: The only kid in the Wrestling club

Waluigi: The guy who got expelled for reasons unknown

Mii: That kid who nobody talks to.

Video game Dictionary Boss types

Welcome one and all! Today we will be discussing my personal definitions of some video game terms. This time we will be reviewing the term “boss”. When I say boss, I don’t mean the man or woman with the fancy suit and a cop of their favorite coffee, I mean a video game boss, a challenge. What are bosses? Well Read on and find out. Please note this list contains spoilers so read at your own risk.

Boss – A boss is usually a very powerful enemy that is encountered during key moments of a game, such as at the end of a level or dungeon and so on.  They challenge the player and can test the players skill to see if they are up to par. Most video games that feature enemies have bosses. They are often unique enemies or characters and are rarely encountered more than once.

Sub-Boss – Some people consider Sub-Bosses and Mini Bosses to be the same thing, I differentiate them. From my perspective a Sub-Boss is just a slightly stronger than average enemy that is usually just stronger than other enemies in the level. Some enemies I consider Sub-Bosses include the Lizafos from Ocarina of Time and the Black Knights from Dark Souls, strong enemies like Deathclaws from Fallout and Dragons from Skyrim could qualify as well.

Mini-Boss – Mini-Bosses are often powerful and unique enemies that do not act as the boss of the level but can act as a halfway challenge. Sometimes Mini-Bosses may require special abilities or techniques to defeat them. Almost every Final Fantasy game has an example of a Mini-Boss, another example could be shadow Sora from Kingdom Hearts or most of the stage one bosses from Sonic 3. The Zelda series also has plenty of mini bosses such as phantom Ganon from Wind Waker.

Unwinnable Boss – The unwinnable boss fight is exactly as the title suggest. A boss that you have little to no chance of defeating and being defeated is usually what is meant to happen. Also referred to as a hopeless boss battle, these are often used to drive the plot along. Some Examples can include the first battle with Zeus in God of War 2 and The Wizards Dragon from the Borderlands 2 expansion Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep. However, in some rare cases these bosses can be bested, though it does little to alter the story other than perhaps a slight cutscene change, though in very rare cases it can alter the story dramatically. Examples of these include the first fight with Leon and Cloud from the original Kingdom hearts, or some of the bosses from certain Dragonball games.

Joke Boss – A joke boss is usually an end level boss that has build up only to be defeated so easily that it is humorous in effect. These bosses put up very little resistance and go down incredibly easily. These bosses are completely pathetic and nearly virtually impossible to lose against, in a way, you are their hopeless boss fight. Some examples include Bob the Goldfish from Earthworm Jim, The Leader from the Incredible Hulk and Mysterio from Spider Man 2, all of them go down in one hit and do not fight back.

Boss Rush – A boss rush is often a grueling gauntlet a player might have to face where they fight previous bosses, one after another with little time to rest between battles. Usually by the time this happens the player will be quite adept at the game and the bosses will not be as challenging as they were during the first fight. The Mega Man series and Shovel Knight both make these rushes mandatory to beat the game, while other games offer an optional boss rush mode to test the players skill.

Penultimate Boss – The penultimate boss is the boss before the final boss. This should not be confused with a final boss that has multiple stages. The penultimate boss may be the main bad guy’s right-hand man or something, and they serve as an appetizer for what is to come shortly after. In most cases there should be little time and distance between both bosses, maybe a level at max, but they are to signify the end of the game. Some examples of a penultimate boss include Kuja from Final Fantasy IX, Saix from Kingdom Hearts 2, Father Balder from Bayonetta and the Col. Volgan fight from Metal Gear Solid 3.

Final Boss – This is simple, the final boss is the last boss of the game, the end. This is where the story wraps up for the most part. Some games outright end at the final boss while other games continue after the final boss’ defeat. The final boss is the last mandatory challenge and can be the most difficult foe in the game. Examples can include Ganon, Bowser, Ocelot from Metal Gear Solid 4 and Gwyn from Dark Souls.

Secret Final Boss – Also known as the true final boss. This boss can only be accessed under certain circumstances and will otherwise not be encountered. This may mean the game must be beaten on a certain difficulty level, or with a certain clear rate. The secret final boss is usually alluded to in the endings or hints are dropped regarding their existence at later points of the game. They are not necessarily optional, as they more often than not must be defeated for the true ending. Examples include Red from Pokemon Gold and Silver, Zero from the Kirby series and Terranort from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Optional Boss – As the name suggest, these bosses are not mandatory and can be skipped entirely They are usually challenging foes that hide various rewards. Most linear games rarely have optional bosses, as they tend to be found in open end games and RPGs. Not much to say here other than they are a normal boss, but optional. Examples include the Wither from Minecraft, the hunts from Final Fantasy XII, and bosses such as the Ancient Dragon from Dark Souls II.

Superboss – The superboss is often the most powerful boss in the game, more powerful than the final boss. A superboss will test the skill of the player and serves as the ultimate challenge. Superbosses can have tons of health, can dish out some heavy damage and can overall be an extremely challenging task to undertake. These are end game bosses and can require hours if not days of preparation. Examples include the Emerald and Ruby weapon from Final Fantasy XII, Sephiroth from the Kingdom Hearts Series, and Culex from Super Mario RPG.

Raid boss – Like a superboss, only harder. Raid bosses often require multiple people to defeat and can be among some of the hardest bosses out there. They are often found in MMOs and other multiplayer games. These bosses require coordination and teamwork to defeat. While in some cases they can be taken down solo, it is often recommended to have a group. Some raid bosses include the invincible enemies from the Borderlands series, C’Thun from world of warcraft, and the pandemonium warden from final fantasy XI. These bosses often call into question just how far can a boss go before its considered too much?

Thanks for reading, maybe you learned something! I don’t know, but I was glad I was able to share!


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Doing a Viera Dragoon male for a FF XIV themed tabletop rpg. Here’s some quick conceptual sketches I did today at school (the headshots) and an armor design inspired mostly by Fran from FF XII.

I don’t know much about Final Fantasy games, but I tried to imitate the vibes they have.