If People Are Wondering Why Ganon Mains Are so Demonized in Melee Culture tweet and meme.

If People Are Wondering Why Ganon Mains Are so Demonized in Melee Culture

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If People Are Wondering Why Ganon Mains Are so Demonized in Melee Culture refers to a Twitter / X post from a Super Smash Brothers Melee player who argued that the game's player base "demonized" players who primarily fight with Ganondorf because Ganondorf represents a strong male archetype and attracts strong men to play him. The post was widely mocked among the Super Smash Brothers fandom and the tweet was turned into a copypasta in late April 2024.

Origin

On April 24th, 2024, Twitter user and Super Smash Brothers Melee @ssbMekk,[1] who describes himself as the best Ganondorf main in the world, posted that he believed Ganondorf mains are demonized because the character represents a strong male archetype, and the Smash community "antagonizes" "real men" and "masculinity." The full post reads:

If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it’s because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture.
The smash community antagonizes real men, and masculinity. Are you ready for that conversation?

The tweet (shown below) gained over 340 retweets, including 319 quote tweets, and 170 likes in two days.


Mekky @ssbMekk If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. The smash community antagonizes real men, and masculinity. Are you ready for that conversation? 6:59 PM Apr 24, 2024

Spread

The tweet was widely mocked on Twitter in the days after it was posted. For example, on April 25th, 2024, Twitter user @CantEverDie[2] compared the post to Andrew Tate ideology, gaining over 360 retweets and 2,100 likes in one day (shown below, top). The same day, user @TempoAxe,[3] a professional Melee player, pointed out that his girlfriend mains Ganondorf, gaining over 50 retweets and 2,100 likes in one day (shown below, bottom).


beer person @CantEverDie it honestly rocks that there's andrew tate style reactionary menfluencers in the super smash brothers melee scene, we live in the dumbest world Mekk @ssbMekk Follow If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. The smash community antagonizes real men, and masculinity. Are you ready for that conversation? 5:59 PM 4/24/24 From Earth 369K Views 17 Reposts 257 Quotes 130 Likes 73 Bookmarks ר C AXE Tempo | Axe @TempoAxe My girlfriend mains Ganon lol Mekk @ssbMekk Apr 24 If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. Show more 2:07 PM Apr 25, 2024

The tweet was also adapted into a copypasta as it spread online. For example, on April 25th, Twitter user @technospiderssb[4] refit the post for Samus mains, gaining over 140 likes in one day (shown below, left). The same day, user @exciIed[5] adapted the copypasta for Bowser, gaining over 30 likes in one day (shown below, right).


technospider @technospiderssb If people are wondering why Samus mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Samus archetype. Women sacrifice to protect the truth. Women do hard work and take the brunt of many burdens to provide to society and culture. The s 3:08 PM Apr 25, 2024 bobr @ExciIed ... If people are wondering why Bowser mains are so demonized in smash culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the giant turtle archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of many burdens to provide to society and culture. 5:56 PM Apr 25, 2024

Various Examples


WhyDo @WDBTHtGP This literally reads like perfect satire. A team of scientists could not craft a better rage bait joke tweet. Yet it's 100% SERIOUS. The formal language, "MEN" in all caps, the use of "attracted to"... I give up. I will never write bait as good as a genuinely held insane belief Mekk @ssbMekk Apr 24 If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. ... Show more 3:35 PM Apr 25, 2024 SailorMagatron @SailorMagatron Strong men are attracted to Ganondorf. Strong men want to be embraced in his big meaty musclely arms while resting their head on his sweaty ginger chest hair Mekk @ssbMekk Apr 24 • If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. Show more 2:39 PM Apr 25, 2024 dara @Daramgar i know so many beautiful gorgeous women that main ganondorf and every day i think about them. Mekk @ssbMekk Apr 24 • If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. Show more 3:24 PM Apr 25, 2024 madison hailstorm @maddyhailstorm the most popular and beloved smash player of all time is a hypermasculine father with american flag tattoos Mekk @ssbMekk Apr 24 . If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. ... Show more 2:12 PM Apr 25, 2024 Kuzuha @DKuzunoha If people are wondering why Richter mains are so demonized in Ultimate culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Richter archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. Mekk @ssbMekk⚫ Apr 24 If people are wondering why Ganon mains are so demonized in melee culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the Ganondorf archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. ... Show more 6:36 AM Apr 26, 2024 GRIT @gritbjr If people are wondering why Bowser Jr mains are so demonized in ultimate culture, it's because typically strong MEN are attracted to the koopaling archetype. Men sacrifice to protect the truth. Men do hard work and take the brunt of may burdens to provide to society and culture. • 1:48 AM Apr 25, 2024 ... :

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[1] Twitter – @ssbMekk

[2] Twitter – CantEverDie

[3] Twitter – TempoAxe

[4] Twitter – technospiderssb

[5] Twitter – Exciied

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