Super Smash Bros. Civil War
Chapter 1: Prologue
One Year Ago
Entrance to Bowser’s Castle
Four unknown figures stood in the distance from Bowser's Castle and the rest of his fire and brimstone kingdom. It was a rainy and grim night where lightning was shot from the clouded skies and water poured onto the condensed and desolate urban area of the kingdom.
These four are Smashers, a race of beings from different universes with extraordinary powers and high courage as well as eccentric personalities. The first Smasher was a short but stocky Italian plumber with a red cap, blue overalls, a brown mustache, and blue eyes; Super Mario. The second Smasher was a light brown anthropomorphic fox mercenary with a sported grey military fatigues and green eyes that leads a team of mercenaries called Star Fox; Fox McCloud. The third Smasher was a bounty huntress in an orange and red power suit fitted with a teal blue arm cannon; Samus Aran. The last Smasher was a bounty hunting futuristic racing pilot in racing gear with a helmet; Captain Douglas Jay Falcon.
“Alright-a then. We all know the plan, right? Storm the castle and silence Bowser once and for all”, explained Mario.
“Yeah, but we might need some backup on this mission”, said Fox.
“Our friends are-a always of help. They’re on standby, waiting we need them”, told Mario.
“Hmph, you better know what you’re doing, Mario”, Samus stated.
“I’m not too sure why we're doing this”, stated Captain Falcon.
“Nevermind why! Let's-a-go!”, shouted Mario as they headed off.
They entered silently into the city without making a sound. “Stay near me and don't cause any noise”, Mario whispered to everyone.
They walked past a couple of Koopa soldiers who were on patrol. The Koopa soldiers were wearing gray armor and helmets while armed with standardized high tech weapons. The heroes jumped across the small buildings and looked both ways on the rainy street corners to see if any soldiers were there; the team moved as one by progressing closer to the bridge in stealth mode. They came to a giant, heavy bronze statue of Bowser.
“Yikes, now that’s true tyranny right there”, Samus commented on the statue’s grotesque features.
“That statue looks kinda suspicious”, warned Fox.
“Stay out of plain sight. It could be-”, Mario was about to finish his sentence when the Statue of Bowser began to glow bright golden.
The eyes of the Bowser Statue began glowing and ominously. In seconds, Koopa soldiers ran towards the statue and immediately spotted the Smashers. They were at first intimidated by the Smashers but were lined up to open fire.
“Trespassers! Neutralize them!”, yelled out a soldier.
“What in the blazes?! Bowser must know we’re here”, signaled out Mario. “Team, stealth approach is off now. Let’s Smash!”
The Smashers already blew their cover so they had to fight their way to get to the castle. The team quickly smashed through the soldiers and any other opponents to get to the Bowser Bridge. The rain continued to pour over the kingdom but gradually began to stop. As they got closer, lightning shot out from the skies more frequently.
“We mustn’t let them reach Lord Bowser”, said one of the Koopa soldiers before being knocked out by Mario.
“Save your breath. This is what we came for”, Mario told the unconscious soldier.
The Bowser Bridge was crawling with armed Koopa Soldiers carrying bayonets. The heroes had to act fast in order to proceed. They had their cover blown and they had to cross the Bowser Bridge to continue.
“There’s got to be a way through without having to run into another infantry of spooks”, said Fox.
“I have an idea, said Samus while smirking at Captain Falcon. He wondered as Samus looked straight at with a devilish look.
“Cap. I'll throw you and all you have to do is Falcon Punch through them so the bridge is clear. Got it?”, said Samus.
“Um...I don’t see that working. Let's try something else”, Falcon suggested.
“Um...Nah. Let's do it anyways!”, said Samus as she threw Falcon towards the enemy. Captain Falcon reacted fast as he was launched without notice.
“FALCON PUNCH!!”, the Falcon Punch pushed all the guards from the bridge and into the boiling lava moat. The Koopa soldiers screamed in pain as they fell in.
“Defend Lord Bowser! Seal the cas-”, yelled a Koopa soldier before being knocked out by Samus and thrown into the lava.
The Smashers defeated the remaining soldiers. Fox attached some smart bombs onto the giant metal gates and triggered them open with a blast. “Let's move! Fox, call for backup”, ordered Mario.
“You got it”, Fox tapped into his communicator to reach the other Smashers who are on standby.
The Smashers traveled throughout the castle in search of Bowser. The most probable location of Bowser was his throne room. The castle’s decor was a mix of dark green, some golden, and red, yellow, and bright green color. It was as if the castle was a twisted refurbished fun house in an amusement park. More Koopa soldiers continued to stop them.
“Remember the mission everyone. We stop Bowser once and for all, and we destroy his castle too”, said Mario.
“What? Now I'm not so sure I approve of this”, said Captain Falcon.
“Yeah, I’m going to agree for once. I thought we were to supposed capture Bowser after beating him into turtle soup”, argued Samus.
Mario looked away and turned back chuckling and said, “What? Are you too-a scared of this? Look, we don't have a choice. I don't want to kill him but if we fail to do so, he will certainly destroy us all. Either you join the fight or get the hell out of here!”
“Bowser will certainly destroy us now that you’ve put us in this situation. And I ain’t scared of anything. Not him or you”, Samus was fueled by anger ready to hit Mario but then she stopped herself. “*sigh*...Fine then. Let's find Bowser and remove him from power”, said Samus.
Captain Falcon glared at Mario and looked away in disgust. “You better not be pulling any wrong ideas, Mario”, said Cap.
“I won’t. We’ll walk out alive. You’ll see”, Mario replied.
The other Smashers who acted as backup arrived in Bowser's Castle. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed princess in a pink dress; Princess Peach. The green dinosaur and the close friend of Mario; Yoshi. The elf princess with mystical powers; Princess Zelda. Elf sword fighter in green and the Triforce Hero of Time; Link. Blue-haired swordsman and prince of Altea; Prince Marth. And the infamous blue blur hedgehog; Sonic.
“I received a message from Fox. We’re clear to enter the castle and draw out the soldiers”, said Zelda.
“They must have cleaned house by the looks of this mess”, said Sonic, observing the beaten Koopa soldiers.
“Ni iku koto ga dekimasu. (Let's go inside.)”, said Marth.
“Yes, of course. We have to help our friends”, said Peach. The rest of the aiding Smashers proceeded into the castle with haste. Soon, the unconscious Koopa soldiers woke up to find out that there were other Smashers.
“More trespassers?! Stop them!”, said one of the Koopa soldiers.
“Let’s get to work”, told Sonic as the rest of the aiding Smashers battled them.
To the Core
The four Smashers reached the path to Bowser's reactor core. The entire decor became something even scarier. It started out as a strange medieval fun castle to a revolting technological medieval castle. As they continued to head downstairs, the area seemed to get hotter.
“We have to keep going. We're almost-a there”, said Mario.
The heroes soon encountered Koopa soldiers in high tech armor with guns. “You're not leaving here alive”, proclaimed a high tech armor Koopa soldier. Samus instantly shot the high tech Koopa soldiers with her Arm Cannon and released a ball of energy that knocked them out.
“That's funny because I thought no one was leaving out here alive”, said Samus as she looked back at Mario.
“We're back there again?!” argued Mario.
“Yes, we are! We'll be destroyed along with the castle if we don't have an escape plan”, yelled Samus.
“The exit strategy has already been planned out”, proclaimed Mario.
“Eliminate them! Protect Lord Bowser!”, yelled another soldier. The heroes smashed through the Koopa’s defenses with ease. There was something else questionable.
“How did they even get this kind of tech?”, Fox asked Mario.
“It’s possible Bowser received it from an underground source that supplying him. It had to be Master Hand who’s responsible before we sent him out”, proposed Mario.
The Koopa soldiers began backing off and running away from the Smashers as they were further closer to Bowser himself.
“Looks like we didn't even need backup anyways. Fox, can you call the others to stand down and leave the castle? We don’t want to put anyone in danger”, said Mario.
“No problem”, said Fox as he opened up his comm.
“Everyone. Mario said you must leave the castle immediately because it's about to be turned to nothing when we reach the reactor core”, said Fox over the transmission.
“But we can't leave without you!”, said Peach.
“Just go! We have an escape strategy, but right now, you gotta leave the castle before it blows up”, said Fox.
“As much as I don't like this, we gotta hurry out of this castle”, said Sonic. The other Smashers stood from a safe distance from the castle as soon as they left.
Mario, Fox, Samus, and Captain Falcon finally reached the reactor core area. More high tech Koopa soldiers intervened but were quickly disabled. The reactor room was more sinister and upgraded from the rest of the medieval castle. There were machines that ran on electricity and nuclear fusion. As they walked into the reactor core room, evil squealing laughs and cackles were heard. A flying Koopa wizard in a blue robe with glasses and wand appeared; it was Kamek the Magikoopa.
“Ahahahahaha! You're not going to get to Lord Bowser!”, stated Kamek. “I’ll smite you with my magic!”
“Move out of the way or get stomped, geek. We're going to see your boss and we're going to...well you can guess...destroy him”, said Samus.
“Let's just go pass him", Fox suggested.
“I can handle this dork. The rest of you should get to Bowser. Don't worry about me. I'll catch up in two seconds”, Samus outright mocked Kamek.
“I am not a dork! I am the great Magikoopa! And I will not be ignored! Come! All of you will fight me now!”, yelled Kamek in a high pitched tone. Everyone began laughing at Kamek’s weak battle cries.
“So much for the 'great Magikoopa’? Look, pal, you’re not even worth fighting. Go crawl and get out of here”, said Samus as everyone continued laughing at Kamek. “Let's get out of here guys. It's not worth it to humiliate him any further than he already has”, she continued.
“Sorry Kamek, but we're in a hurry”, said Fox as he laughed and walked with the others.
“You will never leave here alive, do you hear me? You will all soon pay. Wait, where are going? Come back and face me now!”, shouted Kamek.
The heroes paid no attention to Kamek. At last, the Smashers reached the powerful reactor core where the giant alpha spiky-shelled anthro turtle was located, sitting on his throne room; Bowser.
“Mario?! How dare you enter my castle unannounced?! I will not stand for this! The reactor core will not be destroyed while I’m around”, proclaimed Bowser.
“That is where you are wrong”, Mario briefly stated. “Tell us what you’ve been up all this time. I know you’ve been plotting with the Master Hand”, said Mario.
“What are you babbling on about, Mario?! It’s you who should be questioned! I no longer work with the Masters, and I have nothing else to say to you”, explained Bowser. His voice almost sounded honest, but Mario didn’t buy it.
“Alright, then. That’s all I needed from you”, Mario charged towards his nemesis in an ill-fated battle to the death.
The heroes faced off against Bowser in the reactor core. Bowser and Mario exchanged flame-based fireball attacks as Samus and Falcon attempted to subdue him. It was clear that Mario and the others were only distracting Bowser long enough to steer away from the reactor core. Fox had time to place the smart bombs over each generator powering the core and on the core itself as soon as possible.
“That's all the bombs I have. We only have three minutes”, said Fox. He set them to explode at a set time.
“Good enough for me. Now let's get the hell out of here", said Mario.
“You fools! You've doomed us all!”, shouted Bowser. “The reactor core is unstable. It can’t be-”
“We know that. Hey, Bowser...goodbye my old friend. Never come back”, said Mario as he uppercut Bowser in the jaw, which launched him straight up into the air and down below the reactor core and into him a sea of lava, seemingly killing him completely.
“Dammit, Mario! We have to leave right now! That reactor is gonna go any second”, yelled Samus.
“Mario, led us outta here”, said Fox.
“This way!”, Mario pointed to the escape route.
The castle was coming down as the other generators around them started to explode as well. The heroes had seconds left as they continued to run as quickly as they could out of the reactor core and the castle itself. The castle was crumbling apart as debris fell and machines began malfunctioning. There were smoke and ash everywhere and fire as well. They eventually reached a broken wall but Mario knew they had to flee through any means.
“Samus! Destroy the wall so we can escape!” shouted Mario. Samus used her Zero Laser and blasted the wall through, revealing the outside. They immediately jumped out of the castle before the reactor core went off.
Bowser’s Castle Exit
At last, the Smashers exited Bowser's Castle upon its destruction. Everyone took a breather in relief in surviving. Mario spat onto the ground as he walked away. Peach and the others came to their aid and congratulated them.
Peach kissed Mario on the cheek and said, “I am so glad you made it back in one piece...my hero”. Mario was covered in burn marks and had ash on his messy brown hair. He removed his red cap and sighed. “Mario. Is Bowser really gone?”, Peach asked.
Mario spoke and said, “I think he died. I just think.”
“What do you mean, Mario?”, questioned Peach with slight worry.
“I mean that he’s Bowser. He will find a way to come back and show himself again”, he answered.
“You sure?”, asked Fox.
“Positive”, he answered.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, and I thought we'd never make out it in time”, said Samus.
“Well, I’m just so glad you made it out, Sammie. And you too, Fuzzy”, Peach said with excitement and relief. Samus merely smiled while Fox blushed light red.
“Let's clear out of here”, said Captain Falcon.
Soon, all the Smashers departed from the ruined kingdom, but what at the cost of a threat of the past possibly returning to exact revenge for their actions. Soon, they will pay the ultimate price.
Two Weeks Ago
Smash Tower, Smash City