Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Sandbag is way too happy about fighters getting beaten up

Years of being the Home-Run Contest punching bag can change a man... well, bag

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 8, 2018 at 1:38 p.m. PST

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Sandbag item may be harboring a secret love of violence...

As the Super Smash Bros. series' punching bag in the Home-Run Contest over the last three games in the franchise, as well as being the sparring dummy in the waiting room before online matches, this cute little heavy bag-looking character is no stranger to seeing fists fly.

Back in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sandbag was introduced as an item that players can use in matches, and it returns in the same capacity in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A Twitter user named akfamilyhomeak recently spotted something a little unusual about Sandbag within some Smash Bros. Ultimate footage.

Apparently, when the Sandbag item is sitting on the battlefield it has the ability to put on an incredibly happy face. Despite this character literally being a bag with two eyes and no other facial features, the glee on its face is undeniable.

The GIF we see shows Roy facing off against an opponent as Sandbag just sits there watching... way too happily. Either this little creature is simply happy that it's finally not on the receiving end of the beatings — we have yet to see a Home-Run Contest mode announced for Smash Bros. Ultimate — or it really enjoys seeing people throw down.

One thing's for sure, Sandbag does not feel pain (according to its trophy description in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl), and it is "happy to be of service" to those who partake in the Home-Run Contest. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sandbag can now express its happiness, even if someone is getting lit up right in front of it.


Click image for animated version

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is headed to Nintendo Switch on December 7th.

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