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META RUNNER - Season 1 Episode 1: Wrong Warp is the first episode of Season 1 of Meta Runner and the five hundred and twelfth video overall to be uploaded by SMG4.

This episode was aired on July 25, 2019.

Synopsis

Tari wakes up in Silica City and discovers what it's like to be in a world obsessed with video games...

Plot

A man narrates the opening in a laboratory about how in this world, video games are everything and anyone who's training every waking moment will be able to reap the benefits. The best being the Meta Runners, those who replaced their limbs for greater abilites. Musing on how he plans to change all that, he turns to the one he's really talking to...

That girl, Tari, suddenly wakes up in the same lab, now having been abandoned. Dealing with brief flashes of memory of her training with the man and a sudden accident, she stumbles out onto the streets of a bright, flashing city as everything she saw around her changed, as if the lab was an illusion. She walks around, taking in all the sights and the myriad of games, before being stopped by a group of people who see her cybernetic arm and believe her to be a Meta Runner. Pressured and panicked, Tari claims to be a member of TAS Corp. and rushes into the nearby building to escape.

Inside the TAS Corp. sales building, Tari converses with Afro-bot, the salesman in the store, and discovers her location is Silica City, the center of all things gaming. She then gets distracted by a crowd at a speed running arena where TAS Corp.'s number one speed runner, Belle Fontiere, is attempting a new glitch in Ultra Jump Mania to set the narrow world record. Despite Belle's efforts, she blows it on the very last jump and storms off in frustration as the crowd disperses.

Intrigued, Tari takes up the controller and decides to try the game herself. A still-miffed Belle is unimpressed by Tari at first, only to see Tari is learning the game at a remarkable rate. As Tari continues to play, her eyes suddenly go blue and she goes into a trance.

Tari wakes up to find herself on an island, her outfit changed to tropical gear and numerous stats before her eyes. Before she has time to assimilate this, she gets a whack in the head from none other than the protagonist of Ultra Jump Mania, Theo.

Back in the real world, Belle calls in TAS Corp.'s head, Lucks. The two get into an argument about Belle's flop and his playing damage control. Lucks starts insisting she can be replaced while Belle is confident her spot as number one grants her immunity. The discussion then shifts to Tari just before the game screen starts working again and both of them see Tari in the game. Lucks immediately calls in all TAS Corp. scientists to investigate.

Characters

Main Characters

Villains

Minor

Cameos

  • Tari (in her SMG4 incarnation, virtual reality mirror)
  • Axol (virtual reality mirror)
  • SMG4 (Projection screen at 2:06)
  • Mario (Projection screen at 2:06)
  • Wendy Thomas (Billboard)

Trivia

  • Axol and Tari's alternate self from the SMG4 Bloopers can briefly be seen in some virtual-reality screens early on.
  • The robot showing off the gaming chair early on may be a reference to PewDiePie's setup tour where he shows off his chairs ability to go 180 degrees. [1]
  • At 2:06, on the bottom of all the adverts, there is a freeze-frame small advert with the SMG4 logo, Luke dressed as SMG4 and Kevin dressed as Mario.
  • At 1:00, medical status of Tari can be seen in the background. It reveals her age to be 22.

Errors

Lux's name error

Lux's name is now "Lucks"

  • The credits showed Lucks by his new name spelling, instead of "Lux" as it was in the time prior to the official release. This was considered an error until it was confirmed as the correct spelling with the release of "Out of Bounds".

References

v - e - d Meta Runner Episodes
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