Scrimblo Bimblo

Scrimblo Bimblo

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About

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, often cartoony Smash characters, as a sort of insult towards people who demand them and to refer to cartoony, generic gaming protagonists that might appear in games like Crash Bandicoot, Banjo Kazooie and others games.

Origin

On February 16th, 2021, Twitter[1] 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.


Nemmy Check Pinned | Commissions Open @NemmyArty 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 I WILL BREAK INTO YOUR HOUSE AND MAKE YOU FEEL UNSAFE

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That day, Instagram[2] 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[3] by @Avinny4 under the original tweet on February 17th, depicting both Bimblo and Popular McJRPGGuy (shown below).


POPULAR4 MORPGGUY SCRIMBLO BUMBO

On February 20th, Jack__fr0st's video was shared to /r/SmashBrosUltimate,[5] gaining over 25,000 upvotes in four days.

On June 4th, 2021, Twitter[4] 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.


NINTENDO SWITCH. SCRIMBLO BIMBLO ADVENTURENI FEATURING NEW LITTLE BUDDY! EVERYONE 10- ESRB NINTENDO SWITCH. JRPG McSwordGuy Quest of the Shining Symbol ans TEEN ESRB

On June 7th, Instagram[6] user @gachimad posted a Wojak meme using the name "Scrimblo Bimblo," garnering over 3,300 likes in a day (shown below).


Platformer fans JRPG fans THERE ARE TOO MANY JRPG SCREW OFF, CHARACTERS IN SMASH SCRIMBLO BIMBLO FAN! WE NEED MORE PLATFORMERSS YOU GUYS ARE SO NEEDY LIKE CRASH FOR A GENRE REPRESENTED WELL Fighting Game Fans "Cool Character." "Thanks, you too."

Various Examples


2otoria Scrimblo O Bimblo Scrunks Into Battle! Ubisoft, Gearbox, Xbox, Bethesda, and Square Enix getting obliterated at E3 after Nintendo announces Scrimblo Bimblo for Smash bros CGLG 100 Me when scrimblo bimbo is in funny fighting party game :D

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – nemmyarty

[2] Instagram – described several million people

[3] Twitter – Basically this.

[4] Twitter – graet

[5] Reddit – i hate how accurate this is

[6] Instagram – gachimad

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Kotor
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in reply to DLD493v2

It's definitely used to mock Crash Bandicoot and his fans. They're not helping their case because they always hype up Crash as the next DLC character only to be wrong and then immediately hype up the next DLC character "for sure" will be Crash.

It's led to this images like this one existing.

It's made speculation very tiresome because the fandom refuses to look beyond the same dozen third parties.

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