Carl Williams writes, "Nintendo has never really been all that keen on the idea of actually killing, I mean completely obviously utterly ending the life of, characters in their games. Sure, in Super Mario Bros and the sequels you dispatch the enemy characters in cartoony ways. Even in the Smash Bros series, a fighting game by Nintendo, they avoid any real semblance of destruction to other characters. That is until now. What if there were fatalities in Smash Bros? What if, indeed."