This is the final part of a multi-post long series. If you haven’t read the prior posts, check out the links below and get caught up. I assure you: you won’t understand a thing if you don’t.
Today, we bring our journey to an end. The dream has been good, but it’s time to wake up. But do you know what the wonderful thing about dreams is? They could become reality.
That’s right. I’m talking to you Nintendo! Call me and we can set something up. I assure you, the world would be a better place for it.
Anyways, we still have a few movies to get through before the end. Starting with one that most people likely forgot. Just like the game it’s based on! It’s time for Xenoblade Chronicles!
The film takes place one adventures worth of time before Galeem wipes out the known universe, set on a distant world far from the currently known worlds of the NCU. Our story takes place upon the warring bodies of two titans, the Bionis and the Mechonis. Atop these titans are various races, but chief among them are the Homs from the Bionis and the Mechon from the… Mechonis.
Huh. How ’bout that?
The Mechon have been waging war with the people of the Bionis for years. Luckily, the people of Bionis have a powerful weapon on their side: the Manado, formerly used by the legendary soldier Dunban. However, now it is wielded by Shulk, a young researcher with small stature and the ability to see shortly into the future. After the death of his childhood friend/love interest, as well as the annihilation of his home town, he goes off on a quest to destroy the Mechon and save the world.
To cut an exceptionally long story short, Shulk gathers a small party of colorful characters and takes the war to the Mechonis. However, they discover that things are bigger than they think, and both the Mechonis and Bionis are on the brink of awakening and destroying all life as they know it. They climb to the peak of the world, face down Zanza, a god-like being (I’d explain who he is, but we’d be here for another twelve god damn years. Just play Xenoblade Chronicles. It’s easily one of my favorite games of all time, and it’s absolutely worth it.) who threatens their world.
After defeating Zanza, our heroes return to their former lives and rebuild their homes. However, their success is short lived. Shulk gets a sudden vision of a battle happening on a far away world, culminating in the complete consumption of the universe in light. But before he can figure out what this means, the light swallows his world, and we cut to credits.
Was that too complicated for you? Don’t worry. We’re going to go to the other extreme now. It’s time for Kirby’s Dreamland!
The plot is as simple as they come. Kirby, a small little pink blog living in Dreamland, goes on an adventure to stop the corrupt King Dedede, who is stealing all the food in the land. However, things rapidly spin out of control, as a threat even greater than the penguin emerges. Along the way, he faces down Meta Knight, a creature similar to him with mastery over the sword.
This movie features the longest post-credits scene in the whole NCU. As Kirby flies about on his Warp Star, we catch up time-line wise with the rest of the series. The first half of this sequence plays out just like the end of Ultimate: Part 1. However, we get an extra little scene in this movie.
As the light clears, we enter a new, highly bizarre landscape. The world feels like a Frankenstein’s Monster of all the different settings from across the NCU, all stitched together with no coherency whatsoever. At the center of this world is Galeem and Dharkon, who are still going back and forth in their battle.
Which brings us to the grand finale. It’s time for the last movie in the Nintendo Cinematic Universe. It’s time for Super Smash Bros Ultimate Part 2: World of Light.
The movie opens with Kirby crashing into the World of Light, having just narrowly managed to escape Galeem’s destruction at the end of the last film. Curious, he looks around for a bit before being faced by a familiar character, only this time their eyes burn a bright red, and they are far from friendly. It’s Detective Pikachu!
Our familiar mouse friend attacks Kirby, though he’s quickly defeated and brought back to his senses. Figuring out what’s going on, the detective musters his courage and decides to work with Kirby to save his world. Specifically, his long-gone friend Tim.
Together, the two travel across the World of Light, saving every other character/ Smash Bro along the way. This includes:
- Detective Pikachu (the one that started it all)
- Red (along with Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard)
- King Dedede
- Meta Knight
- Donkey Kong
- Diddy Kong
- King K. Rool
- Bowser Jr
- Geno (Nintendo won’t at all, so I shall continue to do so)
- Captain Falcon
- Dark Pit
When everyone is gathered together and stronger than ever, the united team interrupts Galeem and Dharkon’s battle to beat them both. However, the majority of the team is held up by the Master Hand and Crazy Hand swarm, leaving only a small portion of the team to face Galeem. This includes: Detective Pikachu, Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Kirby.
The final battle is the most intense they’ve ever seen. Galeem and Dharkon push the team beyond their limits, and they’re forced to work together with some of the most intense team combos the series has ever seen. It’s hard earned, but the team ultimately claims victory over the two mysterious beings and destroys them.
With the two god-like beings destroyed, the World of Light shatters, and everyone is brought back to their original worlds. As the credits role (accompanied by the main theme song from the game), we see everyone go back to their daily lives. Pikachu reunites with Tim over a cup of coffee, Mario and the gang set a day aside for go-carting, Samus lands a massive score on one of her jobs, etc.
Would every character get a scene like this? Yes. Would the credits last for fifty minutes? Quite possibly. Would I have the series cap off any other way? Absolutely not.
After everyone gets their own individual endings, we come back together for one grand united ending. As all the heroes gather for a celebration, the villains unite and arrive to throw a wrench into things. As both sides charge at each other, the music swells dramatically, and we hard cut to the Smash Bros. logo, bringing the saga of the Nintendo Cinematic Universe to a close.
There we go! I have officially crafted a Cinematic Universe to surpass Marvel! And unlike our superhero contemporary, our story actually has an ending! We’re not going to drown in the greed of constant money printing and sacrifice our stories long-lasting integrity!
Honestly though, I’m really tempted to keep this series going. It’s been a ton of fun writing this, and I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did. It feels like a shame to be letting this go…
Thank you all very much for reading, and I hope you have a lovely day! See ya!