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Scrimblo Bimblo is a fictional video game character used in a viral tweet to exaggeratedly describe how angry some Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players get when their favorite characters from nostalgic games aren't added to the game, particularly when JRPG characters are added in favor of them. This is likely a reference to the large number of Fire Emblem characters in the game. Scrimblo is frequently used in reference with Crash Bandicoot, an oft-requested character by Smash players. The tweet was posted in February 2021, with users inventing lore for the character, as well as another named Popular McJRPGGuy, in the months to come. The name is also used broadly to refer to frequently requested Smash characters, and as a sort of insult towards people who demand them.
On February 16th, 2021, Twitter user @NemmyArty posted, "Smash Fans when Sakurai reveals Popular McJRPGGuy and not Scrimblo Bimblo, the Lovable Scrunko from the great platformer they played as kids 26 years ago," along with an image macro of a man pointing over the text, "I will break into your house and make you feel unsafe" (shown below). The post gained over 30,400 likes and 7,900 retweets in four months.
That day, Instagram user jack___fr0st posted a video consisting of the tweet text over a video of Boogie2988 flipping a table, garnering over 12,600 views in four months (shown below).
People quickly began imagining Scrimblo Bimblo as an actual video game character. One of the earliest examples can be seen in a comment by @Avinny4 under the original tweet on February 17th, depicting both Bimblo and Popular McJRPGGuy (shown below).
On February 20th, Jack__fr0st's video was shared to /r/SmashBrosUltimate, gaining over 25,000 upvotes in four days.
On June 4th, 2021, Twitter user @graetgalaxy posted mockup video game box art for a "Scrimblo Bimblo and JRPG McSwordGuy" video game, notably changing the name of the character "Popular McJRPGGuy" (shown below). The post gained over 3,200 likes and 1,000 retweets in three days.
On June 7th, Instagram user @gachimad posted a Wojak meme using the name "Scrimblo Bimblo," garnering over 3,300 likes in a day (shown below).
 Instagram – described several million people
 Twitter – Basically this.
 Reddit – i hate how accurate this is
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