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Years after the Subspace Emissary collapse, a mysterious explosion forced Nintendo Universes to a planet called Li.
A mystical force is said to be the cause of bringing everyone into a trap of noxious gas known as Starvia.
It is up to the new Smash Brothers of Li to step up and change the world through their actions.
Will you make the right choice?
Find out more here: The Origins
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SSB: LIFE ITSELF 2011-2020
10 years after the collapse of the Subspace Emissary a new world was born from an unknown blast wave. It was composed of notable places such as the Mushroom Kingdom, Hyrule, Sector X, Zebes, and many others, it is known only as Li. Characters from all walks of life are forced to work together on this planet in order to survive, cause you see... there is one major problem: a disease known as Starvia.
Before anyone could even begin to know the wonders of Li the disease spread like wildfire. It turned characters from all backgrounds and abilities into infected beings that glowed with the familiar black-purple aura of the Subspace foes. Groups of the tainted characters gathered in the west presumably in search of the diminished essence of Tabuu; and the origin of the explosion.
The courageous warriors of the Smash Brothers universe banded together to find this point of extraction and destroy whatever essence of Tabuu was left. Leaders in battle, Mario and Sonic both have very different views on what they should do to end this plague and have been arguing. Mario wishes to recruit all the brothers and sisters of the smash universe to push towards the point of essence and battle their way to victory just like they did on Subspace, but Sonic wishes to create a massive bomb to destroy the planet and flee to find a new planet.
Without a majority vote on how the Life Sphere wants to proceed Sonic and Mario are stuck wondering what to do. Now it is up to the newcomers and all the other brave souls willing to step up to the plate to choose who's side to take, be it Mario, Sonic, or their own method.
It's time for a stand. But could Tabuu still be alive? Do Master & Crazy Hand still lurk to wreak havoc on the Smash Bros? How much longer does the planet have before the Starvia overcomes the Life Sphere? With recent findings it may be possible to end the Starvia plague! But it will be a hard road ahead.
L E T ' S B R A W L !
For a more detailed tale of the first days on Li you can read a short story called The First to Fall in our Flashbacks board
For more info on how the Life Sphere functions you can read our Government write up
Believes in doing the most good and often chooses to make peace rather than fight. He hates arguments, created and endorsed the "No Hero Left Behind" act on Planet Li to ensure maximum hero safety and rescue, and wishes one day for everyone to get along and end the Starvia plague as a single cohesive unit.
SSB: LI - Biography Known as the ideal hero for his many feats, Planet Li salutes this man as a huge asset to ending the Starvia outbreak. Mario often aims to protect and defend only when he absolutely has to, otherwise he'd rather enjoy a peaceful living atmosphere with his brother, Luigi. His biggest hope is to have no causalities during this deadly epidemic and to ensure survival and safety for all of the planet's residents.
He, Samus, and Sonic have been trying, key word trying, to work together to come up with a plan to save the planet but all have many different visions on how to do this. Mario wants all of those willing and able to fight to push with him to the Essence of Extraction and destroy whatever is causing this plume of disease, then turn the planet into a peaceful world to live in. But there are complications.
If Mario were to send the entire population of Life Sphere to fight with him to the western hemisphere, the diseased air may infect, if not kill, them all. Even if there was a way to breath healthy and survive the waves of diseased oxygen, the amount of danger and enemies ahead may be too much for the willing fighters to handle. Although it has its flaws, the positives are there as well. If successful, the entire essence would be wiped out in a matter of days, the planet's oxygen would slowly return to normal, and life would return. Peace would be achieved and everyone would be able to start their new lives happily. Those once infected could then be cured soon after, and help rebuild life on planet Li.
As one can see, it's a big gamble if Mario's theory was tried. But for now all he can do is wait to see if he is the hero Li wants. He can usually be found in his house at Brightwing Lane eying pictures of his now destroyed kingdom and thinking up new strategies to overcome this darkened time.
Sonic AKA The Blue Blur
Unable to stand still and a love for fun, exercise, attention, and chili dogs, Sonic is a speed demon with an appetite for risk taking and high octane fun! However, he was for an intensely long time over many months within the Life Sphere given a terrible rap for bestowing some....extreme beliefs.
The blue hedgehog, or so many thought, was a firm believer in fending for yourself but can't say no to a fight and squashing buzz kills. If you're boring, Sonic would gladly leave you in the dust. He created and endorsed the "Blue Strap Of Safety" act to encourage those that cannot fight to stay behind and do what they can to help the Life Sphere. Wants desperately to end the Starvia plague quickly and by himself. But during this thought process was he TRULY himself? See the below Bio for more details!
SSB Li Biography: Known as the arrogant gladiator to his counter parts, Sonic relies on only himself to get the job done and ensure safety for everyone else by keeping them away and at bay. He believes he is the key to ending the disease and saving everybody. However, due to numerous complications and countless arguments with Mario, Sonic is forced to hold back and tweak his thinking. Often wanting Mario to be chained up somewhere, Sonic reluctantly keeps to himself and his own plans until the community of Life Sphere eventually give in to his demands and he saves the planet the way only he knows how: destroying it.
Often bored out of his wits from being forced to stay within Life Sphere, Sonic has been drawing up blueprints of a massive bomb that can be launched from outer space to destroy Li and the essence. He wishes to send the bomb off right on target with the point of essence and destroy the entire area with acidic chemicals that would zap the essence and the planet. However, like Mario's plans, it has flaws. If successful, the essence would effectively be destroyed. But the entire population of Life Sphere would need to find a new planet. He would make sure all survivors help him create ships to send him and everyone else into space to find another planet to live on. MOST would probably successfully survive upon leaving the planet and finding a new home.
The flaws are just as broad. In addition to destroying a potentially supportive planet, it would take years to make a bomb large enough to destroy the point of essence. The bomb could also create complications and explode too soon or too late. In order to launch the bomb, the Life Sphere citizens would have to be evacuated in a timely manner and a clean sweep of the planet for any survivors before the bomb detonation would have to be done, which could take months.
Finally, it would take years to find material enough to make space ships if possible at all, and with all the accumulated months and years added up it may be more trouble than it's worth for the community.
HOWEVER, upon deeper investigation and through just a growing level of impatience, it turns out these array of believes and extreme ideals was not the doing of the true Sonic himself at all, but the demonic hedgehog known as Mephiles, posing as Sonic in the life sphere for a very long time until his impatience and frustrations got the best of him and he revealed himself to the community and attacked the Life Sphere without remorse. Overtime he had cultivated enough of a following of narrow minded citizens and evil doers to do his bidding to move forward with a formal strike. Luckily the heroes of the Life Sphere properly thwarted Mephiles and the Fake Sonic was never part of the Life Sphere Governmental Equation again.
Recently however shortly after Mephiles was defeated, the actual Sonic showed himself and made the trek to the Life Sphere after living off the wastelands for quite some time to help keep the community safe and for real this time. Once the real Sonic came to be in the picture, there was immediate uncertainty from the last turmoil with Mephiles on if they should really trust him or not. Currently Sonic's view on the Life Sphere is one in the same with Mario's, to work together and attack the Starvia origin point and attack it hard with those in the community capable of fighting. Due to a terribly bad rep, Sonic has lost most if not all of his loyal followers and is working desperately to gain back the trust of the Life Sphere.
Samus Aran AKA The Hunter
From Planet Zebes
She is not as argumentative as Mario or Sonic and would rather observe and analyze outcomes. With wisdom beyond her age, Samus trusts wholly the power of technology and loves tinkering with anything that she can get her hands on. She'd rather protect what she can than go head first into a battle that doesn't need to be fought. Samus Aran is responsible for creating, pioneering, and updating the Central's powerful protective shielding aptly named: The Life Sphere.
SSB Li Biography: Known for her unmatched skills in combat and bounty hunting, Samus Aran is often looked up to as the one that makes the key decisions involving battle plans and technology within The Life Sphere. She isn't known to argue or debate, and her only plan to end the disease is to continually update and tweak The Life Sphere to ensure everyone's safety. She is a female of few words, and would rather focus on her work than talk to anyone. She leaves the idiotic decisions and the bickering to Mario and Sonic. Most actually hailed her as the one to end the outbreak and destroy the essence, but to this day has never answered the call to do it. When confronted about decisions she says nothing and secludes herself in her laboratory within Sunshine Circle. She rarely leaves her lab if only for a moment to gather materials.
Those who have tried to enter her lab by force and have a word with her have ended up with wounds. The only conclusion one could come to as to why she isn't a part of the decisions to end the disease is the simple fact that she is an extremely patient person. All the time she spends secluded and alone with her thoughts few can only hope she is devising a plan to overcome the outbreak and save the planet. But until the day she finds a flawless solution, Samus keeps to herself and works all hours of the day to keep Life Sphere Central safe from threats.
Arle Nadja AKA The Prodigy Magician
From The Madou World
Thoughtful, introspective, and studious, Arle was Sonic's apparent polar opposite. She prefers strongly to take her time and work with her friends on solving problems, using her resourcefulness to overcome issues she alone can't hope to deal with. Deeply empathetic and bold, she has a heart of gold and focuses on taking care of people first and foremost. Arle is at least partially responsible for the creation of Hylia's Grace Academy and plays a large part in helping macromanage the life sphere's food and water supplies.
SSB Li Biography: The newest Life Sphere Leader, Arle rose to power after leading an insurrection against Sonic alongside Mario, Samus, and a group of her friends and allied heroes. She is known as one of the Life Sphere's hardest working and perhaps beloved heroes, having earned herself celebrity status prior to ever rising to the rank of a leader using her natural charm and skill with magic. Allying herself with the reclusive Viridi, goddess of nature, she brought a new plan of action to counter Sonic's. Rather than destroy the planet, they were to heal it. This plan united the three life sphere leaders for the first time in Li's history, such that every leader was able to agree with the importance of each other's goals. Arle's plan could be described as a middle ground between Mario's and Samus', the support to their offense and defense.
It is Arle's dream to return forests, nature, and beauty to the world of Li utilizing magic, agriculture and hard work to heal the large, dead wastelands ravaged by the starvia. In her eyes, it is equally as important to heal the lands and make them habitable as it is to drive the starvia out of them. While she is not opposed to helping with the latter, it is usually more an incidental goal than a primary one. Though she is technologically illiterate herself, and can even border on technophobic at times, she is very close to Samus. She was also a friend of Sonic's prior to his replacement by Mephiles' and has a positive relationship with Mario as well. Her friendship with Sonic is what allowed her to see through Mephiles' act, having taken a hard stance against him long before the other leaders.