Yep, I'm back! And this time, for the goddess' sake, I'm going to reach those damn 100 reviews. I'll put all my 'mad skillz' on this!
Okay... uh, read on. This is the introduction. It's quite short, but you can still go ahead and amuse yourself with it. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this doesn't have a real plot yet... maybe later. If you know me, you should know I have this problem with screwing up the first chapters!
Disclaimer: The idea for this was created by Slam422, but stolen and modificated by me. Um, stolen might not be the correct word, since I actually got his permission... whatever.
Like a Twisted Fairytale.
Chapter One: New smashers needed.
"No, no, no!"
Zelda shivered at the yells that came from Master Hand's office. "Anyone, enter and see what happens!"
"Well, you majesty," Falco replied mocking. "Why don't you go?"
Such yells had startled the smashers ten minutes ago, waking up all of them. They had congregated around the door, but none had dared to enter, scared by a breaking sound and the constant booming of the voice. Still in their pyjamas, everyone eyed each other nervously, discussing who would go. Zelda seemed to consider Falco's words, but shook her head as a loud curse was heard from inside. "I'm not going in there! Ness, you go."
"I appreciate my life. Marth, go."
"No, thanks... Pikachu goes."
"Pi, pika pi, chu!" The yellow pokémon shook its head frantically, and pointed to Fox.
"No way. Peach, you go."
"I don't want to die! Falcon should go."
"I pass. Popo, go."
"Why me? Mr.Game and Watch is the older one; he should go."
"Ah, stop this! I'll go."
Everyone turned to face Link, who yawned and stepped forward. Nobody replied to his decision, for they knew one important thing about the hero: he was always in a bad mood in the mornings. Arguing with him in the moment wasn't a good idea, for sure.
He knocked on the door, not caring to moderate his strength. "Master Hand?"
The door burst open, causing some of the smashers to gasp. The blonde hero entered, sweating a bit, while the morning bad mood disappeared to be replaced by fear. "I-Is something wrong, Master Hand?"
In one swift movement, the gloved hand towered over him. "Something wrong!" It repeated, and then threw the newspaper at Link's face. "See for yourself!"
The hylian frowned and began looking for what could be so important in the news. How does a hand read anyway? ...A body-less hand talking, floating and living is weird enough! Those thoughts were interrupted as he turned a page. "There." The hand said, voice lower.
"Hmm?" He finally found the correct article. 'Smash Brothers tournament finished.' In fact, a tournament had just ended a month ago, which Ganondorf won.
Link looked over his shoulder, noticing everyone outside the open door, and read aloud. "Let's see...fourth tournament ended, blah... popularity skyrocketed with the addition of new fighters on the third one, blah blah blah...fans expecting to see more new faces on the next tournament?" He looked up. "Are you adding new people?"
"Keep reading." Master Hand commanded.
"Okay. Fans expecting to see new faces on the next one... as the popularity suffered a great decrease. Various interviewed fanatics have stated: 'Without new fighters, the Smash Brothers might lose their charm this year.' A recent poll reveals...thirty-five percent of Nintendo city's population feels excited about the upcoming event, while fifty percent assure they probably won't be interested if no new fighters are added to the competition. The remaining fifteen percent are unsure."
"Oh... that's not good..."
"Thanks for your remark Kirby, but... I already know!"
Everyone exchanged looks upon hearing their boss' outburst, until Samus decided to break through the uneasy silence. "So, who are you throwing in?"
"That's the problem. There's nobody left as famous as all of you."
Feeling rather important, and taking the last phrase as some sort of compliment, Roy came up with an idea. He walked forward, seeming proud. "There are fighters, but not very known of... what if we bring them anyway, and make them famous with the tournament?"
Luckily, Master Hand calmed down, agreeing. "That sounds good, and it would give the Smash Brothers a new sense. Now, who to pick?"
"Ah, let's just spread the news about open spots for fighters. I'm sure many will come!" Zelda said.
If possible, the hand would have nodded. "Well then. Everyone, you have three days to go home, contact whatever form of authority you find, and let the news spread. Or make the announcement right away, considering some of you are the authority. Link, you go to Sega city, and Capcom city if possible."
"Let's go!" Mario said, already walking, and everyone followed him as the leader.
Maybe they were just sleepy, or Master Hand actually was the only one paying attention to the situation, because his remark caught them off guard. "Fine, just... not in pyjamas."
If Link saved Hyrule and Termina in a tunic that resembled a skirt, why can't they go in pyjamas? Stupid hand. Not like it's got a brain anyway.
Now, for the only important part of my rambling, how to get included:
Review, e-mail or pm me with a description of your character. I would prefer e-mails or pms, because I don't want to get reviews for a reason that isn't my writing. Anyway, include all the obvious (name, race, background info, personality, enemies, allies, etc.) but don't forget to mention where the person or creature-thingy comes from.
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT worry about overdoing it. Write 10000 words if you want. The more you put about the character, the better for me. I mean it. If possible, add how he/she/it would act towards the rest (example: hates little kids, might get along well with the villains, etc). I'm serious about this... OVERDO IT ALL YOU CAN! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
THREE THINGS THAT MUST BE ADDED (if you don't, your character won't be in this):
Occupation: Maybe your character isn't exactly a good fighter. Well, with more people here, we'll need some maids and medics. You can't deny that the idea of healing some bishie's wounds sounds tempting... err, I mean, sounds tempting to you. Not me!
Flaws: Can't jump high so save his life, sings like an old cat... whatever; just to know your character isn't a Mary-Sue or Gary-Stu. Remember that everyone has flaws, and not even a fictional character can be perfect.
Techniques (if your char is a fighter): Self-explanatory, if your character is in the mansion to fight, he/she/it must have some techniques! I need the normal style of fighting (like the A button attacks), and the special attacks (B or B+Whatever).
About how the tournament works, I will explain the next chapter. First I have to know if someone is interested in becoming part of it. See you later!