helix”Crazy Ice KingRebel is widely considered to be the best Robin user for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in The Netherlands. Although Mad Ice King plays a character that is generally considered middle class by most gamers, Mad Ice King seems to genuinely believe in Robin. Whether it’s offline tournaments or online in battle arenas, this is a player known for consistently destroying opponents until they’re forced to submit (usually by kicking the host against Mad Ice King in battle arenas).
However, it seems that some players just don’t know when to stop. Earlier this week, Mad Ice King received an angry email about a certain player’s experience against him during an online session. What is particularly interesting about this email is that it did not come from the opponent, but from the opponent’s mother.
Although the email was originally written in Dutch (the official language of the Netherlands), Mad Ice King was kind enough to provide a rough translation of what was written to him. The e-mail started normally as it was addressed to “Sir Mad Ice King”.
“My oldest son was playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on his Switch around 11pm and wanted to sleep at a decent time as he had to work early the next morning.”
“When I went to bed he was still in his room screaming ‘Cancer Mario! Cancer Robin! I hope you all die soon!’”
This suggests that the player referred to in the email had a particularly difficult time getting the most out of Mad Ice King. The next line confirmed that the player couldn’t make a single game.
“I told him to calm down and that it was time for bed. He replied he would if he had won at least once. That didn’t happen.”
“That’s why I wrote you this angry email because I couldn’t sleep because of it and because of the controllers being thrown across his room.”
Unfortunately for the mother’s son, drastic measures apparently had to be taken to violently end this session.
“He was very aggressive and I had to turn off the internet to get him to calm down.”
However, it sounds like the son didn’t take it particularly well. Although this was all in writing, one gets the impression of a passive-aggressive tone from the mother based on what is said at the very end.
“After a lot of crying, he went to bed. I hope that doesn’t happen again.”
It really feels like Mad Ice King is being blamed for this situation. Although not directly stated, the last line gives the impression that maybe Mad Ice King should have just let his opponent win. Or maybe Mad Ice King should have been the one to end the session between the two players.
According to Mad Ice King, he responded to the email by saying that this behavior was not his responsibility and then suggested that the mother should look elsewhere for a solution to the son’s anger issues.
The funny thing about all this is that Mad Ice King himself doesn’t even know who the player is in this situation. As mentioned, Mad Ice King has invaded battle arenas in the past, where he’ll then continuously smack everyone until the host gets fed up before kicking them out of the lobby.
Needless to say, this inspired the creation of a specific meme (as seen above). Those familiar with the Batman Beyond series should recognize this scene between Terry (as Batman) and Blight.
At some point, this player’s mother must have seen who the son was playing against and made a note of the Mad Ice King username. From there, she probably looked him up and found his contact information on his Twitter or YouTube profile.
As a content creator, Mad Ice King also spends a lot of time creating guides on YouTube that focus on almost every facet of Robin’s toolkit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These guides are actually incredibly detailed and well worth checking out. Who knows? If you learn Robin through these guides, it might be possible to get an answer like this from someone.