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:
photo via: AGuyNamedTrev
There! In the center of the Master Core, the inner source of Master Hand's power... is that...
could it be...?
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-
Huh, it's kind of just a swirly pattern? That can't be right.
No, come on, the Internet LOVES easter eggs, this would have been so COOL! Don't do this to us, Sakurai!
Nevermind folks, there's nothing to see here, sometimes an evil ball is just an evil- wait, what's that?