Super Smash Bros. Ultimate created stage depicts Kirby if he inhaled creator Masahiro Sakurai

And he's doing the iconic Sakurai pose!

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 25, 2019 at 9:38 a.m. PDT

The internet is a deep, strange place filled with limitless oddities and possibilities. Just when you think you've seen it all, something like this pops up that stops you in your tracks.

One Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fan recently used the game's stage builder feature to create a battlefield that imagines what Kirby would look like if he inhaled his creator — and Super Smash Bros. series creator — Masahiro Sakurai. How have I never seen this idea conceptualized before?

The stage was generated by Smash Bros. Ultimate user DrectrOFun and is exactly what you would imagine it to be. We see a platform with the Smash Bros. ball logo on it, along with Sakurai-Kirby standing behind it.

As many know, Kirby has the power to suck up his opponents, swallow them, then harness one of their abilities. When he does this, Kirby's appearance changes to reflect a distinct feature of the character he just inhaled — like wearing Mario's trademark cap.

After becoming Sakurai, Kirby sports his creator's hairstyle and gains facial features that resemble his subject matter as well. With this stage, Kirby also does the now iconic Sakurai pose from the Super Smash Bros. 4 Direct held on April 8, 2014 where he put his hands up in front of his head, which has since been turned into numerous memes.

This isn't the first time we've seen Sakurai added into his own game by way of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate created stages. Back in May, another player designed a battlefield depicting actual Sakurai doing the same pose from that Nintendo Direct, and we've even seen other major figures from Nintendo such as former presidents Reggie Fils-Aimé and the late Satoru Iwata immortalized in stage form.

As always, you can check out the images below for download info, if you want to try this stage out yourself.

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