Here’s How Twitter Reacted to Luigi’s Death in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct
Today, Nintendo, nigh, the world, said goodbye to one of gaming’s most important characters. While viewers from around the world watched as Masahiro Sakurai announced incoming fighters, new stages, new assist trophies and more in today’s Super Smash Bros Ultimate direct, and did so with delight, not a single member of the audience was warned of the impending doom of our beloved plumber. And no, we aren’t talking about Mario. That guy’s a bore. We’re talking about the smarter, taller, more handsome, more effective and all-around better brother of the Mario bros: Luigi. You read that right. Ladies and gentlemen, Luigi is dead.
While showing off the new Castlevania stage, which will serve as the home of not only the new fighter Simon Belmont, but his echo fighter, Richter, as well, we saw Luigi do all he could to survive.
Sadly, Luigi was first scared to death and then quite literally, consumed by death, or at least his life was (and if you haven’t seen it, go check it out — Nintendo is not holding back these days).
As a result of this death, fans of the green guy flocked to Twitter in droves to pour one out for the world’s best fighter, turn his death into a meme and express their feelings toward Sakurai and his decision regarding Luigi today.
With that said, here’s how Twitter reacted to Luigi’s death.
"Mr. Sakurai, I don't feel so good…" #SmashBrosUltimate #Luigi pic.twitter.com/mBXZeleXKQ
— ROCCAT (@ROCCAT) August 8, 2018
It's time to get the #Luigi board out pic.twitter.com/n8rssBc8pk
— Pinky (@lesleycowley90) August 8, 2018
Oh my God they straight up killed #Luigi 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/NnkqnqSAWM
— PokeWorld (@The_PokeWorld) August 8, 2018
After years of Nintendo making sure everyone knew #Luigi was a complete loser, they had enough and straight up murdered the man, in marketing material! Why do they hate my boy Luigi so much? 🙁
— Matthew Grove ⌾ (@imatthewgrove) August 8, 2018
I can't believe #Luigi is not only trending, and not only trending more than Simon, but Nintendo responded to this because of how much it's trending.
God, I love video games. pic.twitter.com/3q8RwteU6j
— Chasu Swizzlesticks (@chasina64) August 8, 2018
Gone too soon #Luigi pic.twitter.com/x0FkLva1uL
— 🎮 BLANE'S WORLD 🎮 (@TvBlane) August 8, 2018
''He was a good brother''
— Weasel (@GoodboyWeasel) August 8, 2018
Nintendo killed Mario in the first announcement for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and now they killed Luigi. The mushroom kingdom is in danger.
— Ian Paul (@lanPauI) August 8, 2018
You saw a Nintendo Direct about Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
I saw a teaser trailer for Luigi's Mansion 3. pic.twitter.com/ZioHE3rfJf
— Aaron (@trippdigital) August 8, 2018
Telltale Games presents Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Episode 1: Ridley Kills Mega Man and Mario.
Episode 2: Luigi and Dedede dies.
Find out who else dies next in Episode 3! 😈
— Aperez (@aperez8696) August 8, 2018
So far, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailers have killed off:
It's basically Nintendo's Infinity War.
— C Lav (@AnOnlineFacade) August 8, 2018
Luigi has died and will no longer be in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. pic.twitter.com/OuxDhKYGi3
— Kieran Watters (@Kiw1Penguin) August 8, 2018
Me several weeks after watching the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct and realizing Luigi is still dead pic.twitter.com/Qss4yKhH0v
— Kelpy G (@ifunny_select) August 8, 2018
I don’t like this next Tweet one bit. Highlight? How dare you!
Literally the highlight of the Castlevania reveal for Smash Ultimate is just Luigi being straight up murdered.#SuperSmashBros #SuperSmashBrosUltimate #Castlevania
— Rei (@rei_alegre) August 8, 2018
These are crazy times we live in. In the last 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailers, Nintendo have brutally KILLED both Mario and Luigi. Someone take Yoshi into protective custody! https://t.co/ydH35XWJQk
— StaticVeins (@StaticVeins) August 8, 2018
RIP Luigi (1983-2018) https://t.co/0HNZx9Qacx pic.twitter.com/kGTg1iyf4b
— Kotaku (@Kotaku) August 8, 2018
Even Diplo weighed in.
We all need to take a moment of silence to mourn the loss of our fallen king Luigi. If the super smash bothers need someone to fill in I’ll gladly step up in their time of need.
— Diplo Uchiha (@diplo) August 8, 2018
Resurrecting Luigi after that Belmont Reveal pic.twitter.com/RaqOhPuVDc
— Digi😼 (@DigiDriver) August 8, 2018
I love how Luigi is trending more than Simon AND K. Rool.
— Ryan Malis (@NayrmanBSC) August 8, 2018
You’re damn right he is.
And my personal favorite, if not just in effort:
If Luigi isn't dead yet, he will be. pic.twitter.com/o9cnBA1OiC
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) August 8, 2018