It's understandable that one shouldn't try to look too deeply into the plot of the Smash Bros. series, but this photo posted on the r/gaming board made us uncomfortably excited:

 

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photo via: AGuyNamedTrev

 

There! In the center of the Master Core, the inner source of Master Hand's power... is that...

 

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could it be...?

 

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OH. MY. GOD. IT'S GIYGAS!

 

The creepy, inconceivable alien life-form and final boss of Earthbound. At once omnipotent yet childlike and petulant. It makes perfect sense! Now all we have to do is find other screenshots that confirm-

 

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via: ssbwiki.com

 

Huh, it's kind of just a swirly pattern? That can't be right.

 


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via: psiwind.tumblr.com

No, come on, the Internet LOVES easter eggs, this would have been so COOL! Don't do this to us, Sakurai!

 

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via: ask-ssb-marth.tumblr.com

 

Well, SHIT.

Nevermind folks, there's nothing to see here, sometimes an evil ball is just an evil- wait, what's that?

 

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via: imgur.com/Urrq8yz

 

OH. MY. GOD!!!! HOW DEEP DOES THIS RABBIT HOLE GO!?