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Smash Fiction is a debate-style comedy podcast in which a rotating cast of nerds argue on behalf of their chosen fictional characters. Only one can win!

Nov 20, 2016

In Smash Fiction's first team-up match, Shao Khan and the realm of Outworld decide to invade Earth... which isn't all that out of character, except that this particular version of Earth doesn't recognize the rules of Mortal Kombat. Instead, it chooses its champions via the sacred art of STREET FIGHTING! Which is totally different, except for the fighting part. And the tournament structure. And, you know, the fireballs. There are always fireballs.

As these two one-on-one martial arts meritocracies collide, the first battle begins. INTERPOL agent and leg day at the gym enthusiast Chun-Li sets out to discover more information about her world's mysterious attackers, and enlists the aid of Ryu, professional Super Saiyan with the personality of sliced bread. And of course, it isn't long before the street fighters are accosted by two of the deadliest bloodletters and headsplitters to ever conceal horrific facial features behind their facemasks: Mileena, contender to Outworld's throne and five-time winner of its Best Smile Award, and Scorpion, hellfire connoisseur and the ultimate undead family man. With no story mode option in sight, there's only one thing for these four to do: Prepare for the start of Round 1.

Will Chun-Li's bizarrely-named, physics-defying kicks and Ryu's probably-not-coincidental similarities to Liu Kang be enough to overcome the constant teleportation and increasingly improbable fatality moves of Scorpion and Mileena? Will Miles's slight cold prevent him from complaining about video game -- even the ones he actually likes? (Spoiler alert: No. No, it will not.) And what manner of perverse, spontaneous bullshit will manifest when the Lightning Round goes where only one other fighting game franchise has gone before?

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