Earlier this week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate producer Masahiro Sakurai revealed more details about the newest DLC fighter: Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury. One of the most talked-about segments in the video presentation, however, was Sakurai pointing out specifically that SNK’s Mai Shiranui would not be making a cameo as part of Terry’s DLC – because she was too mature-looking for its family-friendly rating.
As with all things Smash-related, fans quickly jumped aboard with memes of all shapes and sizes about Mai’s absence. Some poked fun at the apparent irony of Bayonetta being in Smash already, while others depicted Mai’s dejection at not making it into Smash. One Twitter user even resurrected an older edit of Mai Shiranui wearing sporty black tights – similar to Mythra’s altered costume in Smash!
Check out a few choice pickings below:
— Gaijinhunter (@aevanko) November 6, 2019
— Emmanomia / COMMISSIONS CLOSED (@Emmanomia23) November 6, 2019
Sakurai Says: "There will be no bad boys or girls in my Smash Ultimate!" pic.twitter.com/9WqZnbl4le
— Dragonith (@EXDragonith) November 6, 2019
I started this drawing last weekend and was still coloring when Sakurai said Mai would not appear in Smash Ultimate ( ›´ᾥ`‹) pic.twitter.com/lJgmR1nfmh
— haniwa (@ayyk92) November 6, 2019
— Francis (@Mediamaster_127) November 6, 2019
— Brian Bear’s turkey neck (@BeaPeaBear) November 6, 2019
— Jellcaps ? (@jellcaps) November 8, 2019
Smash fans: "Why is Mai not in Smash?"
— Breckin Mathias (@BreckinMathias) November 6, 2019
Bayonetta: E rated character, completely fine
Mai Shiranui: pic.twitter.com/ZjKCC6zCQn
— MerryNanners (@MultiNanners) November 6, 2019
I mean, they could’ve just done this with Mai and it would’ve been fine for smash. pic.twitter.com/HavASceJJF
— ? Conjix ? (@Conjix1) November 7, 2019
What do you think? Have any funny memes about the Mai Shiranui situation yourself? Feel free to share them in the comments below!